There is a much different world coming - one developing out of this present world that we all know - a world like no one has ever seen before, or will ever be seen again.
Revelation 13: 2-4
I am going to tell you straight up that my understanding has changed as I attempted to write this. Two things stand out in my mind:
My previous post has seen the two-witnesses removed from the earth, brought on a great earthquake, and left everyone watching in fear.
Revelation 11:16 ESV And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,
The seventh angel.
Recap: The two witnesses: After 42 months of demonstrating the power of a mighty God, the false prophet has managed to kill them, even though no one else could.
Revelation 11: 11 - 14