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Does Jesus Return to Earth in Revelation Chapter 11, Verse 15, Before the 7 Vial Judgments Take Place?

If Jesus were to come back to earth in Revelation 11: 15, at the time of the 7th trumpet judgment, the 7 vial judgments would take place after His return, and that cannot be. For we know that those vial judgments will happen after the 7th trumpet judgment (Rev. 15: 19).

Matthew 24: 30 and 25: 31 will not take place at the same time as Revelation 11. Those verses will happen at the time of Jesus' return in Revelation 19: 11. The 7 vial judgments cannot take place after the events that Matthew 25: 31 - 46 describe. The sheep (saved) inherit (enter) the kingdom in Matthew 25: 34.

The 7 trumpet judgments will take place, then the 7 vial judgments, then The War Against Jerusalem, and then, and only then, will the Lord Jesus return in the Revelation/Second Coming (Rev. 19: 11). Jesus cannot return in Revelation 11. His return takes place in Revelation 19: 11. Jesus' Second Coming cannot take place right after the 7th trumpet judgment because the 7 vial judgments and The War Against Jerusalem have to happen first. Revelation 11: 15 and 18 cannot happen at the same time Revelation 19: 11 does.

On the same day the Lord comes back to earth to reign (Matt. 24: 30 - 31), He will have His angels gather together all the living. (Read Matt. 25: 31 - 33, 34 - 40, 41 - 46.). This judgment will take place after the Second Coming. (The people who have died will be judged at other times and places.). The living who are saved will enter the kingdom (Matt. 25: 34) (the 1000 year reign of Christ) on that same day Jesus returns to earth (Matt. 25: 31). The living who are unsaved will be thrown into Hell (Hades) in the heart (center) of the earth (Matt. 25: 41).

Now, if the unsaved at the time of Jesus' return die and go to Hades, there will not be any unsaved people alive upon whom those 7 angels pour out their vials in the 7 vial judgments. On whom then will they pour out their vials? Nobody! That's because the unsaved are all dead. So, Jesus cannot return to earth in Revelation 11: 15, and the 7 vial judgments cannot take place after He comes back to earth either.

So, don't try to tell me that the coming of the Lord takes place in Revelation 11 at the 7th trumpet judgment because it does not. It will happen in Revelation 19: 11. According to Matthew 25: 31 - 33, 34, the kingdom (the 1000 year reign of Christ, the Millennium) will begin on the same day that Jesus comes back to earth. That Millennium is going to be one beautiful period.

"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
"And He (Jesus) shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." (Matt. 24: 30 - 31)

The gathering together, in Matthew 24: 30 - 31, 25: 31 - 32 will happen after the Day of the Lord is over, and Jesus' feet touch the Mount of Olives and it splits in two. (The judgment of Matthew 25: 31 - 46 will take place after Jesus returns to earth according to Matthew 25: 31 - 32.). Only the living, who are saved and lost (unsaved), are gathered and judged in Matthew 25: 31 - 46. There is no resurrection in Matthew chapter 25, or in Matthew 24: 30 and 31.


"When the Son of man (Jesus) shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory:"
"And before Him (the Son of man) shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:"
"And He shall set (put) the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left."
"Then shall the King (that's Jesus, Zech. 14: 9) say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:" (Matt. 25: 31 - 34)


"Then shall He (the Son of man) say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:" (Matt. 25: 41)


"And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal (everlasting)." (Matt. 25: 46)

Here is how I believe the events take place when Jesus comes back to earth in the Revelation/Second Coming.

  1. The War Against Jerusalem will be in progress when Jesus comes back to earth (Rev. 19: 11). (Read Joel 3: 2, 9, 11, 13. See also Rev. 14: 17 - 20, Zech. 14: 2, 13 - 14.). (Jesus will return on the 45th day of Daniel's 45 days that are referred to in chapter 12, verse 12.).
  2. The Day of the Lord will happen (as described in Joel 3 and Zechariah 14) on the same day that Jesus returns to earth. (Read Rev. 19: 11. See also Acts 1: 11, and Zech. 14: 4 - 5.). The Day of the Lord will take place on the last day of that battle, The War Against Jerusalem, as Jesus descends from the sky (Rev. 19: 11, 21) and destroys the enemy soldiers (Joel 3: 14, 16) who are from all nations of the world (Zech. 14: 3, 4 - 5, 12).
  3. Matthew 24: 31 will happen on the same day that Jesus comes back to earth. (See Matt. 24: 30. Read also Rev. 19: 11.).
  4. Matthew 25: 31 - 33, 34 - 40, 41 - 46 will take place on the same day that the Lord Jesus returns to earth. Matthew 24: 31 and 25: 31 are referring to the same event (judgment), which will happen when Jesus returns to earth (Rev. 19: 11).

There are more things that will happen on the same day that Jesus comes back to earth in the Revelation/Second Coming, but this is enough to establish the point that I am trying to make.

The Millennium, the millennial reign of Christ, will begin on the same day (Matt. 25: 34) that He comes back to earth to reign (Rev. 19: 11). Not only that, but Matthew 24: 30, 31, 25: 31 - 33, 34 - 40, 41 - 46 will also happen on the same day that Jesus returns to earth.

After the judgment of Matthew 24: 30 - 31, 25: 31 - 46 is over there will not be any more judgments, etc... until the Millennium, the 1000 year reign of Christ, has been completed. Then those things (events) that are described in Revelation 20: 7 - 9, 10, 11 - 15 will take place. The lost/unsaved are thrown into Hell (Hades), and they will stay there until the Great White Throne Judgment takes place at the end of the world. This judgment will happen after the Millennium, the 1000 year reign of Christ, is over. (See Rev. 20: 11 - 15. Read also II Pet. 3: 7.).


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