However, there are still more events to come God’s plan for the fullness of time, which is, in the words of Paul, “to bring all things in heaven and on earth together in Christ” (Ephesians 3:10).
The events recorded in the book of Revelation also continue to unfold for John in his series of visions. As I mentioned in our examination of the first view of the last days and concerning the seventh trumpet, the sounding of this trumpet seems to open the way for the pouring out of the seven bowls of wrath. We shall have to wait a bit to see what John writes about those bowls however, for at this point, he relates another vision that he received.
The Woman, the Child, and the Dragon
John is next given a vision that returns to an earlier time in the history of events concerning activities both in heaven and on the earth. As any event or activity has many perspectives, depending upon one’s viewpoint and upon which scene or character one is concentrating, so are the events of the last days. Thus, in the book of Revelation, we have various accounts of the last days given from several differing perspectives. We begin here with the second vision.