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THE LAST DAYS,
THE SOUNDING OF THE SEVENTH TRUMPET.
The period of the seventh trumpet an interesting subject of inquiry-Proofs
that this trumpet has not sounded—Its true date a few years after the time, times, and half a time-This trumpet pre-eminently one of woe, yet hailed with delight by celestial beings—The kingdom of God set up-The world at present ruled by the “Prince of the power of the air”—The kingdom of God is introduced by judgment upon his enemies—The temple of God in Heaven opened-Closed during the seals and six first trumpets—The ark of the testament seen-Revival of true religion predicted-Present state of the Church affords room for it-The other results of this trumpet-Precise character of this era of prophecy as distinguished from the close of the time, times, and half a time.
“ And the seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders which sat before God on their seats fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come ; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great, and shouldest destroy them
which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament : and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”—Rev. xi. 15–19.
The period of the sounding of the seventh trumpet is one of the most interesting subjects of inquiry that can engage the attention of the present age, both from the important nature of its contents, and the high probability that its blast will shortly be heard. The opinion which has long prevailed among expositors, that the French Revolution in 1793 constituted that era, will probably be rejected by most persons at the present period. This hypothesis, supported as it is by the names of nearly every commentator of note since that period, manifestly proceeds upon a most imperfect acquaintance with the nature of the close of the twelve hundred and sixty days, and its results upon the Church and the world. At the close of the forty-two months, that is the twelve hundred and sixty days, the ten-horned Beast, the representative of Civil Tyranny in Europe, loses the power given him to effect his will (Rev. xiii. 5). At the same era the Church of Christ quits the wilderness (Rev. xii. 6), and the Holy City ceases to be trodden under foot (Rev. xi. 2). At the same era the second woe, or Mahometan delusion, ceases to hold possession of the Eastern world (Rev. xi. 14), and at this identical period, too, the Papal apostacy, or little horn of Daniel, loses its long-cherished dominion (Dan. vii. 25). Now, these conditions have never been fulfilled : not one of these results has yet occurred. No permanent improvement in the state of the Church, no lasting injury to the dominion of the Anti-christian powers, has taken place. On the contrary, we have witnessed, during the last few years, a marked and extensive revival of Popery in Europe and America, and the rise and incredible spread of a similar system of doctrines