DURING THE SILENCE
We are continuing the series: Revelation – Jesus, the Overcomer. After the first cycle of end-time judgments (The Seven Seals) comes the second cycle, the Seven Trumpets. These seven judgments are bracketed by offered prayers (8:1-5) and a hymn of praise (11:15-19). These prayers offered on the altar of God are the first things referenced as the now unsealed scroll is opened. Prayer must play a huge part in the plans and purposes of God. Finally, though the trumpets cycle of judgments are brutal, even revolting it concludes with the hymn: The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ (11:15). Revelation says, evil will judged and evil has been defeated.