Revelation 11:11-15
(Rev 11:11 KJV)
And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

The three and a half days was the very brief time period in which it seemed that Satan had won by completely killing the Christian message. Now the second vision of John begins to conclude with the return of the Lord Jesus Christ on the last day. The Christians had seemed to be defeated in that the true Gospel was quashed by the world. Their joy in quashing the true Gospel resulted in great merriment that it was like a party atmosphere on earth that the great conscience of society was now dead. Here in this verse we see that things have become reversed rather quickly. The great joy which the world had felt believing they defeated true Christianity has now been turned into great fear. The body of believers which was portrayed as having been killed were now resurrected in might and the whole world has seen these believers and were in great fear. Now at this point I do not know what has caused the great fear in the world except that the final things have now begun to happen and the world now knows that the return of the Lord is very near and that could very well be the source of their fear. The Lord Jesus Christ, who they have mocked and degraded throughout the years is now ready to return in power and in judgment.

(Rev 11:12 KJV)
And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

(1 Th 4:16-17 KJV) 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: {17} 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.

The fear in the previous verse may be related to 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 where the believers which have been physically dead are now raised from the dead and the world is watching as these believers who have died natural causes and who were murdered by the world are now being raised. This would definitely cause fear in a person to see someone you personally killed or had killed, come to life again. In this verse we are reading that a voice from heaven is now telling the believers to come up hither and this worldwide resurrection will be witnessed by those in the world. From the way these two verses (Rev. 11:11-12) are worded there seems to be a short interval of time between the raising of these dead and their actual ascension into Heaven. When the believers who are alive begin to see these things take place, there will be given them a holy boldness to once again proclaim that judgment is now approaching very shortly. The Christians and the church who had lost their witness in the world have now once again regained their holy boldness in the Holy Spirit and now the world fears them and their message.

(Rev 11:13 KJV)
And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

“The same hour” indicates that the final judgment of mankind has begun simultaneously with the raising and rapture of the saints. Revelation 11:13 parallels Revelation 6:15-17 in the first vision of John. At this point of the final judgment, the one tenth represents the beginning of the end for the world. Seven thousand men were slain by the earthquake. Seven, as you recall, is the number of divine perfection which means that in this number we are seeing a number of people who were slain at the outset of the beginning of Judgment. However, this did not end the world at this moment because the rest of the world called “the remnant” were affrighted. The word “affrighted” carries with it the meaning in the Greek of “great fear or terror.” The world is now being struck with terror because the day of reckoning has come. As usual, whenever the world faces some crisis, they immediately become religious and believe that they can appease God to avert catastrophe. We all remember what happened on 9/11 and after that tragedy millions had gone to church but four years later, the churches are empty again and the malls and playgrounds of the world are filled on Sunday morning. However, this time there will be no appeasing because the end has come and nothing will change the plan of God.

(Rev 11:14 KJV)
The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

Either John or that angel is now relating that the second woe is passed and the third woe will now come quickly because the end time events are unraveling at a rapid speed. “Woe” is used to express “grief, distress, or calamity.” The third woe spells final doom for the unbelievers of the world.

(Rev 11:15 KJV)
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.

The scene now shifts back to heaven. The seventh angel has sounded his trumpet and with this woe the new heaven, the new earth, and the final judgment of man at the Great White Throne judgment will commence. Satan who was called the god of this world had all the kingdoms of this world under his influence but now his rulership has ended and the world has now become the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. The fact that the verse tells us the He will reign forever and ever tells us that this is speaking of the New Earth which will go on forever where the true believers will dwell.
(2 Pet 3:13 KJV) Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Every vestige of sin and Satan’s influence has now been totally expunged from the world and the universe.
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