“It is done;” heaven declares!
“The seventh angel poured out his bowl into air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘It is done!’” Revelation 16:17. The “It is done” means that humans have made all decisions for God and Jesus Christ. God knew who among the world’s people would surrender themselves and accept His salvation. He knew that before He created this universe and the humankind in it. God sees everything, and He knows it all. 1 Samuel 2:3; Isaiah 40:13, 14. The events preceding the return of Jesus are the answer to the prayer of God’s people; who were slain because of the word of God, as described in the opening of the fifth seal. Revelation 6:9 – 11. The fact that the return of Jesus will be at the end of the seven last plagues confirms that His return will be during the early phase of the rule by the seventh kingdom on earth.
The seventh kingdom, the “One World,” will, as expected, experience unprecedented troubles in the early phase of its rule. The troubles will become more severe because of the pouring out of the seven last plagues. The seven last plagues will show that God’s answer to the prayer of slain saints will be commensurate with and proportional to the evil committed by those who live on earth against those who are in the kingdom. During the time of unprecedented troubles, heaven will declare “it is done,” and Jesus will return as King of kings. While still on earth, Jesus identified the time-frame-frame of His return. The day and the hour, however, cannot be known. “People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:26 – 27.
While the yielded believers should not concentrate their energy to determine the day and the hour of Jesus’ return, they should heed the Jesus’ advice. “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28. The formation of the seventh kingdom on earth is progressing as planned originally. It will be a unique conglomeration of the world’s sovereign countries and nations never before attempted by humankind. Because the form of the seventh kingdom does not match any previous kingdom on earth, the people are not paying attention to sit formation. However, the seventh kingdom currently in its formation is not a concept but a reality. The return of the King of kings is much closer than people realize.
John observed the Son of Man holding the sickle with which He harvested the earth. What did He harvest? “And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heavens to the other.” Mathew 24:31 This event is so glorious that the entire heaven shouted, “halleluiah!” Revelation 19:1. For the righteous by the faithfulness of Jesus, the time of the end is past; the eternity with the Lord has begun. The Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, and His Bride, the Church, will go on a honeymoon for a thousand years.
The fall of the “great city,” read the next blog.