(From: REVELATION #13)
M. 11:15-19 SEVENTH TRUMP: AUTHORITY GIVEN TO GOD AND HIS CHRIST
a. 11:15 A TREMENDOUS DECLARATION!
Kai ho HEBdo-mos AGge-los eSALpi-sen: kai eGEnon-to phoNAI meGAlai en toou-raNO, LEgon-tes,
And the seventh angel trumped: and great voices in heaven came, saying,
E-GEne-to he ba-siLEIa tou KOSmou tou KuRIou heMON kai tou ChrisTOU auTOU,
The kingdom of the world is become our :Lord's and his :Christ's,
kai ba-siLEUsei  eis tous aiOnas ton aiOnon.
and he shall reign unto the ages of the ages.
b. 11:16-17 THE APPROPRIATE WORSHIP RESPONSE FOR THE 24 ELDERS
kai hoi EIko-si TESsa-res presBUte-roi ,
And the twenty-four elders,
hoi eNOpi-on tou TheOU kaTHEme-noi ePI tous THROnous auTON,
who sit before :God on their :thrones,
Epe-san ePI ta PROso-pa auTON kai pro-seKUne-san to TheO,
fell upon their :faces and worshiped :God,
LEgon-tes, Eu-cha-riSTOU-MEN  soi, KUri-e ho TheOS, ho pan-toKRAtor , ho on kai ho en;
17 saying, We thank you, Lord :God, the Almighty, who is and who was;
HOti EIle-phes ten DUnaMIN sou ten meGAlen, kai e-baSIleu-sas .
because you have taken your :great :power, and did reign.
c. 11:18 RIGHTEOUS RETRIBUTION AND REWARD
kai ta ETHne orGISthesan , kai ELthen heorGE sou,
And the nations were wrathful, and your :wrath came,
kai ho kaiROS  ton neKRON kriTHEnai ,
and the season of the dead to be judged,
kai DOUnai ton misTHON tois DOUlois sou tois proPHEtais,
and to give their reward to your :bondmen the prophets,
kai tois haGIois, kai tois pho-bouMEnois to OnoMA sou,
and to the saints, and to them that fear your :name,
tous miKROUS kai tous meGAlous ; kai di-aphTHEIrai tous di-aphTHEIron-tas ten gen.
the small and the great; and to destroy them that destroy the earth.
d. 11:19 A MOST UNUSUAL MANIFESTATION
Kai eNOIgeho naOS tou TheOU ho en toou-raNO,
And the sanctuary of God :in :heaven was opened,
kai OPHtheheki-boTOS tes di-aTHEkes auTOU en tonaOauTOU;
and in his sanctuary the ark of his :covenant was seen;
kai eGEnon-to a-straPAI , kai phoNAI, kai bronTAI , kai seisMOS, kai CHAla-za  meGAle.
and lightnings came, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.
NOTE: - 11:15 - Mark this. It is oneof the great declarations of all of Scripture. It is fulfillment of Romans 8:19, for when the Father and the Son reign, thenwill the Son's bride withHim reign, and will be manifested as the Sons of God.
11:16-17 - Some have suggested that these 24 heavenly elders represent the 12 apostles of the Lamb sitting on 12 thrones judging the 12 tribes of OT Israel, who join them in this joint function. Whoever they are - they are grateful that at last the Almighty has begun his 1000 years Millennial reign.
11:18 - One great result of this time deals with reward of the saints at the (BEma) Judgment Seat of Christ, and destructive judgment upon men on earth who destroyed it.
11:19 - And finally, the opening of God's sanctuary in heaven (the Holy of Holies) to reveal the Ark of the Covenant! David foresaw this day when he returned the “taken ark” to Jerusalem, put it in a tent by his palace, and worshiped in front of it just like the saints in heaven have done for its “Antitype”. It is seriousfor God to reveal the “Ark of His Covenant”, for behold the 5-fold judgment that followed this manifestation. J.A.W.