The courtroom in heaven
Daniel 7 records 2 judgments rendered by the Heavenly court. The book of Revelation records the second judgment. Thus we see a critical link that provides context and purpose to the book of Revelation. This link also provides chronological context to the book of Revelation. The worldwide cataclysmic events described in Revelation clearly apply to the destruction of Antichrist’s worldwide kingdom and do not fit into the second half of the 70th week of years that are focused on Israel.
Destroy Beast’s kingdom From heaven
When the Heavenly court passes judgment to terminate the beasts’ kingdom, it sets in motion an incredible series of events to consume and destroy the beast’s kingdom.
But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end. (Daniel 7:26)
The first set of events originate in Heaven and include the four apocalyptic horsemen, the prelude to the first six trumpets, the first six trumpets, the first six vials, and the prelude to the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Seals in Revelation
Trumpets in Revelation
Vials in Revelation
Prelude to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ
Just prior to Christ’s return we see the fall of Mystery Babylon and signs in the sun moon and stars. When Jesus Christ returns there will be no more opportunities for salvation so the great commission must be fulfilled prior to His return.
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
He that endures to the end shall be saved (Matthew 24:13)
Except those day be shortened no flesh saved (Matthew 24:22)
Destroy Beast’s kingdom From Earth
The Old and New Testaments often refer to this as the “Day of the Lord”.