I have three questions:

1) What is the scriptural basis for the assertion that the 7th Trumpet of the book of Revelation contains the 7 Vial judgments? I am unable to find a satisfactory scriptural support for this assertion. I can understand it when we say the 7th Seal comprises the 7 Trumpets, but I don't see any scriptures that support the view that the Seventh Trumpet contains the 7 Vials. If you have any scripture that supports this view, could you share it with me?

2) If the 7th Trumpet sounds at the end of the Tribulation (i.e. on the final day of the great Tribulation) as Revelation 11:15-19 appears to indicate, it cannot contain the 7 Vials because all 7 Vials are not poured out on the final day of the Tribulation. My understanding is that only the 7th Vial is poured out on the final day of the Tribulation, which means Vials #1-6 have to be poured out before the final day of the great Tribulation. If this is correct, it means the outpouring of Vials 1-6 occurs BEFORE the sounding of the 7th Trumpet on the last day of the Tribulation. Thus, on the final day of the Tribulation just before Jesus Christ returns to earth, the 7th Trumpet sounds and the 7th Vial is poured out. Following the sounding of the 7th Trumpet on the final day of the Tribulation, rejoicing breaks out in heaven with voices saying "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ......"

If my understanding is correct, it means the Trumpets and Vials are not sequential since the pouring out of Vials #1-6 will be occurring before the sounding of the 7th Trumpet. What do you think? Do let me know if I am missing anything here.

3) What is the correct interpretation of Revelation 10:7: " But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets."

First, what exactly is meant by "the mystery of God" in this context? Secondly, does this verse mean that the mystery of God will be finished at the very moment the 7th Trumpet BEGINS to sound or during the sounding?


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    I would break these questions up into 3 separate questions, as an answer could be more focused. Thank you! – Tau Nov 1 '17 at 11:42
  • hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/11638/… Could be helpful. – Bagpipes Nov 1 '17 at 15:06

I will try and answer your first question:

If you look at Revelation 11:19, when the Seventh Trumpet was sounded, the temple of God was opened in heaven and the ARK OF HIS COVENANT was seen; This shows that the second Vail was opened into the Most Holy Place;

Comparing that with Revelation 15:5, the same temple was opened into the Most Holy Place; This opening is the same one described in Revelation 11:19 at the sounding of the Seventh Trumpet;

And in Revelation 15, as soon as the Temple is opened into the Holiest Place, Seven Angels come out of the Temple to pour out their Vials:


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