Revelation 11:15: “Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
The 7th trumpet, for Gill, signals a new era of prophetic history that will make every postmillennialist salivate. It inaugurates the glorious Philadelphia church era, in which the world’s antichristian nations suddenly are born again. Gill’s two favorite phrases to describe this era are: (1) the “spiritual reign of Christ” and (2) the “latter day glory.” They’re referring to the same time period. His view is predicated on certain OT prophetic passages, especially in Isaiah.
Isaiah’s Influence on Gill
Gill’s eschatology emerged, in large part, from his understanding of the OT prophets. Isaiah’s prophecies were critical in synthesizing a prophetic calendar (or sequence of events).
For instance, consider Isaiah’s…