The heart of Revelation is the testimony of Jesus (19:10). He is seen through Revelation caring for God’s interests on earth, which consummate in the new creation and New Jerusalem. In this post we look at His care for God’s interests and God’s people in Revelation 10 and 11.
Today God’s purpose, including New Jerusalem, is a mystery but it the coming age and in eternity the mystery will have been completed, and everything will be openly manifested. The Mystery of God is Finished. The Mystery and the End of the Mystery.
In 11:15, “The seventh angel trumpeted; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.” Today the kingdom of God is a reality as a spiritual mystery. “The kingdom of God is…righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17).
When the Lord Jesus returns visibly (Come, Lord Jesus! Rev. 22:20) the kingdom of God will be manifested to everyone. That is the time of the shout in 11:15. This kingdom will fill the earth from then into eternity.
The center of this visible kingdom of God is New Jerusalem, and the center of New Jerusalem is “the throne of God and of the Lamb” (22:1, 3). Praise Him!