Jesus answered them and GAVE THEM THE SIGN: “When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)...” Mark reported: “But when ye shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand)” Luke's Report TELLS US PLAINLY what we're supposed to "UNDERSTAND": “And WHEN YE SHALL SEE JERUSALEM COMPASSED WITH ARMIES, THEN KNOW that the DESOLATION THEREOF is nigh.” The END-TIME ANNIHILATION of JERUSALEM IS THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION!! (Mat 24:15, Luk 21:20, Mar 13:14) ..... Let's TURN ON THE NEWS and see if armies are CURRENTLY surrounding Jerusalem?? --clark

The Seven Thunders of Revelation Chapter 10

Ana Elizabeth commented on Last Day Bible Prophecy's link.  We where discussing prophecies that are sealed up until the time of the end.
Ana wrote: "Amen! The Word is clear that certain things, including those that are "sealed" must take place before He returns. I asked before if you had any revelation about the seven thunders were sealed up until the end. Please send me a link if you do."   My answer to her follows:
Let’s put Revelation Chapter 10 into context.  The 6th trumpet angel has already sounded and the 7th trumpet angel is about to sound.  “Seven Thunders” are uttered and John is about to write down what they said.  But “a voice” from heaven stops him and says “Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not (v.4).”  Then the same (non-trump) angel declares “that there should be time no longer (v.6)”… AND HE DIRECTS OUR ATTENTION TO THE 7th ANGEL WHO IS NOW ABOUT TO SOUND:  
“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished (V.7)”
So when the 7th Angel (who is about to sound) sounds, “the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets (v.7).”  I believe the “MYSTERY” spoken of here is plain:
The Lord “Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him (Eph 1:9-10)”  
This wonderful mystery is commonly known as the Resurrection of the dead-in-Christ and/or the Rapture of the living-in-Christ.  Many think of these mysterious events as separate, but they are actually one-in-the-same-event (some are those who have died and are “in heaven” and some are still alive here “on earth”).   We see here that the mystery spoken of pertains to the coming sounding of the 7th Trumpet, spoken of in Rev. 11: 15 (“in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished”).  From my view the utterances of the 7 Thunders still remain sealed, BUT The Mystery of the 7th Trump has been revealed!  Paul says it plain:
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at THE LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we [which are alive] shall be changed (1Cr 15:51-52).”
“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent [precede] them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words (1Th 4:15-18).”

Comments welcome,
Clark Callear

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