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Miller’s Works, vol. 2. Evidence from Scripture and History of the Second Coming of Christ about the Year, Page 201

Let us now for a moment see what follows the history of the two witnesses.

14th verse, “The second woe is past, and behold, the third woe cometh quickly.” The second woe began by the civil wars in France and Germany, and ended in the French revolution; and the third woe will come quickly. It is the last great woe denounced against the woman sitting upon the scarlet-colored beast, and against the earth, which she hath filled with her sorceries, and the kingdoms of this world, which must all be destroyed under this woe.

15th verse, “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 his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” The third woe and seventh trumpet are both the same thing, (see Revelation 8:13;) and the seventh trumpet is the last trump, when the dead shall be raised. See 1 Corinthians 15:52. It is evident, also, that we are carried into the eternal state forever and ever.

16th verse, “And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell on their faces and worshipped God.” By the four and twenty elders, I understand the true ministers of Christ, alluding to the twenty-four courses of the priesthood appointed by David, 1 Chronicles 24.

17th verse, “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.” This is the language of every humble and devoted minister of Jesus Christ, who makes the word of God his study, and believes in the overruling hand of God as accomplishing the great designs therein revealed.

18th verse, “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.”

This verse shows us what takes place at the sounding of the seventh trumpet and third woe, which the angel

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