In the first great event on the last day of the end-time tribulation, Jesus Christ will be in the heavens above the earth with the 144,000 who will be resurrected. The display from earth will perplex mankind. Some will know the significance and will anticipate Jesus Christ coming, while others, who still resist, will see this awesome display as a threat to their power and existence. Finally, man's reign will be brought to an end:
The second woe is past, and behold, the third woe is coming quickly. Then the seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have now become the kingdoms of our Lord, even of His Christ, and He shall reign from now and forever more" (Revelation 11:14-15)
This is the announcement that man's reign over the past 6,000 years has finally been brought to an end, and now, God will reign on earth in His Kingdom with Jesus Christ at its head; Christ has now become King of kings over all the earth:
Then the twenty four elders, who sat before God on their thrones, fell on their faces and worshipped God, saying, "We give you thanks, O Lord God Almighty, who is, and was, and are yet to come, because you have taken to yourself your great power, and will now reign. " (Rev. 11:16-17) God has always been in control of His creation, but He chose to allow man to rule himself for 6,000 years. This has always been part of God's plan in order for man to learn that only God's way of life produces good and lasting results. The witness of man's ways over the past 6,000 years has proven to be disastrous.
When the Seventh Trumpet sounds, the time will have come for God to begin His rule over the earth. This has been His plan since before the creation of the universe millions of years ago. As it says in verse 18, the time has come for God to "destroy them who destroy the earth. "
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