I agree. And the last trump is sounding NOW. Blessings....
I respectfully disagree, that the 7th trumpet has sounded yet. Nor do I believ the 7 thunders have sounded, I believe they are still sealed.
I can't say about the 7 thunders, but the 7th trump is definitely being sounded. The trump is to remove the flesh off the 7 (read fullness of something here) churches, ie. the body, off HIM, IN that body (the first veil being rent, between the outer and inner courts), so that the manifestation (unveiling, uncovering) of the sons of God can take place, and He can surrender His kingdom over to the Father.
The problem is, that the teaching ministry regarding the sons of God had it's own tare, in that they received the revelation and then corrupted it down to the image of the creation/flesh instead of the Spirit, WHICH IS CHRIST/THE SEED.
God's Son is one Seed (that's why it says Abraham's seed, not being many), in a MANY-MEMBERED BODY, whom He is not ashamed to call brethren (ie. more than one). To manifest is to uncover, reveal, or unveil, but who is it that is to be unvealed? The manifestation therefore of the sons of God, is not about flesh and blood sons, but rather begins with Christ IN US, the hope of glory.
The FATHER was IN CHRIST, reconciling all men unto Himself. Where is Christ now? Is it not in us?
The hope is Christ, the earnest of our portion is Christ, but the glory to be revealed IN US, IS THE FATHER, desiring to bring MANY SONS unto glory. Christ has been in varying stages of revelation since the beginning of the church for the past 2 days/2000 years; it's the Father's turn to be seen again.
It is HE who is to be unveiled or uncovered, thus the pattern Son could say (as we will), WHEN YOU'VE SEEN ME, YOU'VE SEEN THE FATHER. The priest's portion, was God Himself (the Father).
And so it says, that you can't have the Son without the Father or the Father without the Son. The 7th trump is as the circumcision of Abraham, and the FATHER provides the sacrifice (veil to be rent that reveals the Father/Holy of Holies), and He did, Christ/the Seed, the firstfruits. My Blessings....
I believe that message has been sounded from the beginning of the gospel till now, it is the gospel of the cross of Christ. That Christ is in us is obvious to those of us in whom He dwells. As to whether that is the 7th trumpet that is written in Revelation 10, and 11... the last trumpet of 1 Corinthians 15:52, the great trumpet of Matthew 24:31 and 1 Thess 4:16.... In my opinion "definitely" is far too strong a word. When that trumpet sounds the age will end, and the kingdom of this kosmos will be overthrown by the manifestation kingdom of our God and His Christ. Sure as the word of God is, the children of Israel still had to cross the Red Sea to get to the wilderness, and cross the Jordan to get to the promised land. I believe there are many trumpets, and surely the trumpets have been sounding since Enoch prophecied,
"Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
IMO the 7th trumpet is reserved for an announcement that is yet to come, and includes way more than just believers.
I have noticed, the trumpets and the bowls are God speaking to the world. The descriptive phrases surrounding them indicate the responses of unregenerated people against divine authority.
The Messiah's Triumph and Kingdom
Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
(2) The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
(3) "Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us."
(4) He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
(5) Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
(6) "Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion."
(7) "I will declare the decree:
The LORD has said to Me,
'You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
(8) Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
(9) You shall break[a] them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.'"
(10) Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
(11) Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
(12) Kiss the Son, lest He[c] be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
I am happy though, that as we may disagree on some of the particulars, we agree on the end result. All will be reconciled, God will be ALL IN ALL. Someday we will know as we are known, and it will be beautiful, because we will know what is the height and the depth and the breadth of the love of Christ....and be filled up unto all the fulness of God. Peace