“The Seven Seals of the Lamb” (Part 7)
The Seventh Seal: (Revelation 8: 1-13; 9:1-21; 11:14-19)
The Seventh Trumpet
With the sound of the seventh trumpet and the seventh bowl poured out we see the end of this present age when all of God’s enemies will be destroyed. Those nations that do survive will be conquered by the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords when the kingdoms of this world will have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah. And so we read…
(11:14-19) “The second woe has past; the third woe is coming soon. Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever!”
Once again we need to look at what happened at Jericho in the Book of Joshua. Jericho is a type of this world. Joshua is a type of the Lord Jesus and the armies of Israel a type of the armies of heaven. The city was under siege by the armies of Israel. God’s instructions were that the Israelites were to march around the city once with all of the armed men and that they were to do it for six days. They were to have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark.
On the seventh day the armies of Israel were to march around the city seven times with the priests blowing their trumpets. When the armies of Israel heard a long blast on the trumpets all the people were to shout and when they did the walls of the city would collapse and the people of Israel were to go in to take possession of the city for the Lord. (Joshua: 6:3-5) When we look at the seven seals in the Book of Revelation they correspond in type to the Israelites marching around Jericho and ultimately taking the city.
Each trumpet the angels had correspond in type to the seven priests each holding a trumpet. The seven trumpets that make up the seventh seal correspond to the seven priests blowing their trumpets on the seventh day as the Israelites marched around Jericho seven times. In the seventh seal we see a parallel with the fall of Jericho. The seventh angel sounded his trumpet and there were loud voices in heaven shouting and declaring that the kingdoms of this world had become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Messiah and that His reign would be forever!
We also notice that Rahab was rescued out of this time of wrath that fell upon Jericho because by faith she had tied the scarlet cord to the window frame. She represents all of the blood washed, blood brought, blood redeemed children of the Living God who will not be on the receiving end of God’s wrath when the Messiah returns to destroy all resistance and inaugurate His Messianic Kingdom on earth. We are also told that at the sound of the last trumpet we will be raptured and resurrected. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52) This corresponds with (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) (Matthew 24:31) in all three references you have the trumpet blast. Now let’s read on…
“And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.”
With this ultimate victory of the Lamb over the Beast the hosts of heaven are overwhelmed with this great event so much that even the 24 elders who sat on their thrones fell on their faces and worshipped the Triune God for this great and awesome victory over the nations of the earth. Some have interpreted these elders as the 12 patriarchs and the 12 apostles. The word elder is the same word for presbyters or overseers used in the New Testament to those designated to have oversight in the Christian assemblies. Whether these 24 elders are the patriarchs and the apostles we cannot tell. In chapter four John tells us that these elders sit on thrones, dressed in white with crowns on their heads. Now we know that the Lord Jesus said to the disciples; “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Matthew 19:28)
Having said this, the word “regeneration” it seems is not primarily speaking about heaven but about the earth being brought back to its original pristine condition before the fall of Adam and Eve. It will not be a perfect world but one under the governance of the Lord Jesus. His law will be the only law sent out from Jerusalem. He will control the media and the internet and what people watch on television. He law will control the business and financial world and the domestic world. There will be no abortion clinics, muggings, violence and bloodshed. There will be no brothels, immorality, adultery, sodomy and every other sin of the flesh you can think of because Satan will be bound for 1,000 years and will not have access to the human race during this 1,000 year Messianic Kingdom on earth. As believers this is what we have to look forward to after the Lord Jesus has come back. Added to this we will have glorified bodies that will never get old, sick or die. This is “the regeneration” our Lord Jesus spoke about in the gospel record.
The word “regeneration” itself denotes the signal and glorious change of all things (in heaven and earth) for the better, that restoration of the primal and perfect condition of things which existed before the fall of our first parents, which the Jews looked for in connection with the advent of the Messiah, and which Christians expected in connection with the visible return of Jesus from heaven. So we cannot say that the 24 elders are the 12 patriarchs and the 12 apostles because these elders are seen in heaven and are part of the divine council. They are designated elders because they have oversight and are directly accountable to God. They are all elohim but created spirit beings whereas God is the supreme Elohim and eternal, never having been created, but the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last and the Beginning and the End, the Everlasting God!
To see this heavenly council more clearly we need to go back to the Old Testament where we read; “God presides in the great assembly; He gives judgement among the gods.” (Psalm 82:1) The word “gods” in the Hebrew is elohim. The word “Elohim” in Hebrew means “more than one and no less than three.” God himself is “Elohim” and it used in a plural sense being the Triune nature of God, “three in one and one in three.” All three together are “Echud” or “Oneness.” (Deuteronomy 6:4) The same word is used when God says that Adam and Eve were “one flesh” (Echud) they were one yet within that oneness there was more than one.
We are tripartite beings made in the image and likeness of our creator who is Himself tripartite in nature yet One God. They are one God but three distinct persons equal in divinity and in their divine attributes but not created but co-eternal. Now these other “gods” mentioned are also “elohim” being more than one and are spirit beings with all the marks of personality but are created beings. These are not angels but spirit beings that co-rule with God the supreme uncreated and eternal Elohim. They are His heavenly council.
Angels are of a different class and they are messengers with varying tasks. Michael is the Archangel of war and the prince who watches over Israel. (Daniel 12:1) whereas Gabriel is the messenger who bring tidings from the throne room of God and the one who came to Mary to tell her she would conceive the Messiah. (Luke 1:26) It was Gabriel that came to Daniel to impart to him God’s wisdom and insight. (Daniel 9:21) Angels (messengers) we are told in the New Testament are ministering spirits sent to minister to those who will inherit salvation. (Hebrews 1:14) Each of the seven churches has an angel overseeing each assembly. These angels are seven out of all the angels sent as ministering spirits to those who are to inherit salvation. (Hebrews 1:14)
However we do know that God sits on a throne and has a divine council that do His bidding and who are designated with tasks to oversee what God Himself does and commands to be done. Being His heavenly council He would discuss with them his plans even though He has the final word as the supreme eternal Elohim. We know from what John describes that there are different kinds of heavenly beings in the throne room of God including the spirits of those believers who have physically died on earth.
As the author of Hebrews writes concerning us as believers on earth; “you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to myriads of angels in joyful assembly, to the congregation of the firstborn, enrolled in heaven. You have come to God the judge of all men, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:22-24) God has a heavenly family and an earthly family that in the future they will be united in the Millennial Messianic Kingdom and then in the final and perfect state. Believers in their physical bodies on earth are physically separated now from their fellow believers who have died and their spirits are now in heaven. However, in the Millennial Kingdom this will not be the case. Now let’s continue…
“The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”
Here we are told that the nations were angry. They were angry with God because He had afflicted them with all kinds of plagues and judgements as He afflicted the Egyptians in the time of Moses. People will be angry with God when the Lord Jesus comes back because it will mean an end to their self-centred lifestyles, sinful pleasures, pursuits and concern only for the things of this world. It will be the time when murder, occult activities, theft, adultery, immorality, sodomy, licentiousness and hedonistic lifestyles and all of the other sins of the flesh will be judged. They are angry because their lives have been suddenly stopped and the time for giving account to Him has come for them. It will be a time to judge those who are spiritually dead in their rebellious ways towards God and who have continued in their sin.
It will also be a time when God’s messengers and His saints will be rewarded for their faithfulness during the time of Great Tribulation. Multitudes of believers will have been faithful unto the death and receive the crown of life. They are blessed because they have persevered under trial, stayed faithful to the Lord Jesus, passed the test of enduring to the end and been richly rewarded knowing the God always keeps His promises. (James 1:12) In fact all who reverence His name both great and small, the “babies” in the Messiah, the “young men” strong in the word of God and the “fathers” of faith, who have known Him who is from the beginning, they will all be richly and amply rewarded beyond anything they can even imagine or think! As for those who have destroyed the earth through their industrial complexes and polluted the oceans and have violated the environment, these too will be judged. And so we read…
“Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.”
Once again we see the lightning and thunder coming out of God’s storehouses in the heavens. It is God’s lightening that He reserves and that also comes out of the palm of his hand. As Habakkuk the prophet writes; “God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran His glory covered the heavens and His praise filled the earth. His splendour was like the sunrise; rays flashed from His hand, wherein is the hiding place of His power. Plague went before Him; pestilence followed His steps. He stood, and shook the earth; He looked, and made the nations tremble.” (Habakkuk 3:3-6a)
So then we are told that this lightning and thunder are accompanied with a great earthquake with great hail. We have already seen this earthquake in the sixth seal and we will see it again in the seventh bowl. Here we see the full measure of the wrath of God extended from the sixth seal, being announced in the seventh seal by the seventh trumpet and poured out in the seventh bowl.
This earthquake is not a local earthquake but a global one when everything will be moved out of its place. Huge skyscrapers will fall, fissures will open on roads and vehicles will go down into the openings, people will be running here and there with nothing to hold onto. People from every walk of life and from every level of society will be affected.
As Isaiah the prophet writes; “See, the Lord is going to lay waste the earth and devastate it; He will ruin its face and scatter its inhabitants—it will be the same for priest as for people, for the master as for his servant, for the mistress as for her servant, for seller as for buyer, for borrower as for lender, for debtor as for creditor. The earth will be completely laid waste and totally plundered. The Lord has spoken this word.” (Isaiah 24:1-3) This shaking will affect the religious world, the domestic world, the political world and the business world.
When the lightning flashes and the thunder roars and the earthquake and the hail fall the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, will seek to hide in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They will be calling to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!” (Revelation 6:15-17) Everything in fact that God has not established on earth will be shaken! This shaking then will see the return of the Lord Jesus who will set up His Kingdom on earth. (Haggai 2:6-7)
Isaiah the prophet writes; “Terror and pit and snare await you, people of the earth. Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit; whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare. The floodgates of the heavens are opened; the foundations of the earth shake. The earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, and the earth is violently shaken. The earth reels like a drunkard, it sways like a hut in the wind; so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion that it falls—never to rise again.” (Isaiah 24:17-18) And so in the seventh trumpet we see announced and the foreshadowing of the seventh bowl which is poured out. And so John writes…
The Seventh Bowl
The Seventh Bowl: (16:17-21) “Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.”
This is the one and the same global earthquake we see in the seventh seal and in the seventh trumpet and now in the seventh bowl, all giving us the same vision of the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus and what immediately precedes it. Notice the phrase “It is done!” With this seventh bowl the wrath of God is completed. Let’s read on…
“Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great. “
In the Bible Babylon was the first major city built by Nimrod along with the City of Nineveh. In the Bible the kings of Babylon and Assyria are types or the foreshadowing of the man of sin also called the antichrist or the man of lawlessness to come at the end of this age. Like Nimrod he will seek to build a financial, economic, militaristic and religious empire that will be the economic centre of the world. Nimrod built the Tower of Babel which was a Ziggurat which had at the top an occult emblem and the occult portal where in the pagan worship that was conducted there they actually invited fallen spirit beings to enter into this world.
We are told that “Nimrod was a mighty hunter before the Lord” in the English translation of the Bible. However, in the Hebrew translation we are told that “Nimrod was a mighty hunter in the face of God.” He was a rebel of the worst kind and that against God. It was also said that he was angry at God for sending the flood on his forebears and wanted to get back at God and sought to build a tower to heaven. Nimrod got so far and then God stopped him and scattered his kingdom.
In the Bible we are told that Babylon is a city in a desert by the sea and that the sound of its destruction is heard at the Red sea. (Jeremiah 49:20-21) The only city that fits this description is Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The last global empire will be an Islamic empire and the man of sin from the Middle-east. He will not be from Europe. While the Bible reveals that Babylon was a literal city in the Old Testament times we are also told prophetically that the city of Babylon will arise again only its location will not be in Iraq but in Saudi Arabia. (We have dealt with this subject in other website studies) Historically the City of Babylon was never destroyed. Its destruction still lies in the future. (Revelation Chapter 18)
Having said this when we look at the whole world today we see the wicked and occult and immoral practices that were part and parcel of Ancient Babylon happening in every nation where wealth, opulence, lavish living, materialism, sodomy. Immorality, the love of money, the love of leisure, the love of pleasure and the love of self has saturated every level of society. When the Lord Jesus comes back the unsaved will be angry but also frightened and in terror when they see the sky rolled back like a scroll and the rider on the white horse descending from the heavens, riding on the clouds accompanied by the armies of heaven. (Revelation 19:11-21)
The great city we are told is split into three parts and the cities of the nations fall, all those lofty skyscrapers and the kingdoms that man has created will come tumbling down just like they did when the walls of Jericho came tumbling down foreshadowing the end of the age. Isaiah the prophet writes; “In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall.” (Isaiah 30:25a) God remembered Babylon and gave it what it deserved. The fierceness of His wrath was poured out without restraint on a Messiah hating, Messiah rejecting world and even the islands and the mountains will no longer be found. Everything that men have trusted in for their security will be removed. As the hail falls people will blaspheme, denigrate and curse God’s name because He has overthrown their pride, their ambition, their pleasures and pursuits, and pastimes, their businesses and their hedonistic and immoral lifestyles. Even after all of these bowls have been poured out people will still refuse to repent. (Revelation 9:20; 16:10-11)
After the seven seals have been broken and after the seven trumpets have announced the wrath to come and after the seven bowls of God’s wrath have been poured out, we see the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus. He is not coming as a suffering servant but as the all-conquering king! In Revelation Chapter 19 we are told that the heavens will be standing open and a white horse is seen whose rider is called Faithful and True and that with justice He judges and makes war. This is a battle He has engaged in with all of the evil forces on earth arrayed against God, against Israel and against the saints.
His eyes we are told are like blazing fire and that on His head are many crowns and He has a name written on Him that no one knows except Himself. His robe is splattered with the blood of his enemies and his name is the Word of God. His armies were all clothed in fine linen white and clean, adorned with his holiness and purity. The fine linen, bright and clean, stands for the righteous acts of the saints. (19:8) He is not only accompanied by the angels but also by the saints who have been caught up to meet him in the air at His Second Coming. (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18) (Zechariah 14:5) (Jude 1:14-15)
We are also told that out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. This sword is the words of His mouth and He is the commander in chief of His heavenly army and at His command the armies go forth to wage war against all of His enemies. It is interesting that the word for sword is used for a Roman sword. The Romans had a sword which they used for stabbing their enemies but there was another sword which had a razor sharp blade much like a hammerhead and was very heavy and had two handle grips. With both hands a very strong soldier would swing this axe from side to side and cut down the enemy in its path. With this sword he could hold of several men and any who came near him would be cut to pieces by the very sharp blade. This is the sword that came out of his mouth, not a literal sword of course, but His Word which cuts both ways and is sharper than any two edged sword. (Hebrews 4:12) Once He has destroyed all resistance He will set up His Kingdom and rule it with a rod of iron. His fury is such that the blood of His enemies’ flows as wine trodden and crushed in a winepress flows. This is the winepress of the wrath of God. (Isaiah 63:1-6) (Joel 3:13) (Revelation 14:17-20) We are also told that on His robe and on His thigh He has the name written” KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Troubled times are ahead for Israel, for the faithful Church and for the world. The whole Book of revelation was given to John to encourage the faithful Church to persevere and to endure to the end. (Matthew 24:13) While the saints have been in tribulation (thlipsis) down through history a time is coming when for 1,260 days,42 months, a time, times and half a time (three and a half years) there will be a time of Great Tribulation (thlipsis) that will see believers persecuted and martyred on a scale unprecedented in past history.
While the faithful Body of the Messiah will experiencing suffering, the joy set before them of co-reigning with the Messiah in His Messianic Kingdom on earth and then dwelling with Him in all eternity, will be the motivation for enduring in the tribulation. We know that this time will only be for three and a half years and that even those days will be suddenly cut short for the sake of God’s elect saints and for the very survival of the world. (Matthew 24:21-22) God measures time differently than we do. In eternity time does not exist as it does down here on earth. A thousand years on earth is as one day to the Lord Jesus in Heaven. (2 Peter 3:8)
Added to this Israel as a nation will be saved and delivered from the hands of their enemies and from the hand of all who hate them but it will be a remnant that will survive to inherit the Messianic Kingdom. (Zechariah 13:8-9) We also need to keep in mind that Rahab was protected by the scarlet cord that was tied to her window frame when the walls of the city were crumbling around her. It is the blood of the Messiah that will protect us in the day of His wrath. (Romans 5:9) We will experience tribulation in this life and go into the time of Great Tribulation but will be divinely protected. If some of us should suffer and die at this time we will go to a better place. At the Second Coming of the Messiah as believers will receive brand new bodies that will never get sick or age or die and co-reign with Him on earth for a thousand years. This is our blessed hope as believers.
If anyone suffered deprivation, prison, an infirmity, hostility, physical violence, opposition and fears within and without and resistance from within and without the Church and persecution it was the apostle Paul. However, he was able to write; “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, yet our inner self is being renewed day by day. For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
There is a new world coming and in that world both the faithful remnant of Jewish and Gentile believers as one family will co-reign with the Messiah from Jerusalem. We will be the ones controlling the media, the internet, the business world, the worship services and the administration of justice and righteousness in the law courts. The Headquarters and the supreme capital of the whole world will be located in the City of David with the Millennial Temple on Mount Zion.
As Isaiah prophesies; “The mountain of the house of the LORD will be established as the chief of the nations; it will be raised above the kingdoms on earth at that time, and all nations will stream to it. And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways so that we may walk in His paths.” For the Torah will go forth from Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Then He will judge between the nations and arbitrate for many peoples. They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer take up the sword against nation, nor train anymore for war.” (Isaiah 2:2-4)
If we are to co-reign with the Messiah our Lord Jesus in the Kingdom to come then we must be prepared to suffer with Him in this life as He suffered. (2 Timothy 2:12) Of course not all will be martyred but many will go to prison, lose their jobs, be rejected by family members, be accused before law courts because of their faith in the Lord Jesus. Many will suffer betrayal at the hands of their fellow believers who have apostatized and denied the Messiah. Having said this when they are falsely accused God will give them words of power at that time and the enemy shall by no means harm their souls. (Luke 21:12-19) These things we will have to endure but only for a season. After that we will inherit a 1,000 years of joy and peace in our glorified bodies and then live for all of eternity in the new heavens and earth.
The Book of Revelation begins with a vision of the Resurrected all powerful, all conquering King of Kings and Lord of Lords reigning over creation and heaven filled with His followers triumphant over all of their enemies. It is a vision of hope for persecuted believers who remain faithful to the end. The Book of Revelation ends with the New Heavens and earth and where the New Jerusalem comes down out of heaven to earth, a beautiful and magnificent eternal city whose light in the Lord God and the Lamb of God. As John writes; “And the city has no need for sun or moon to shine on it, because the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its lamp.” (Revelation 21:23)
And again John writes; “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.” (Revelation 21:1-7)
He also tells us; “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8) And again the Lord Jesus says; “Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.” “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:12-17)
Even though troubled times are ahead for the faithful Body of the Messiah, for Israel and most certainly for the world we know what the end of the Book of Revelation says. So then let us press on serving the Lord Jesus, crucifying the flesh daily with its passions and desires, letting go of the things that hinder our spiritual growth. Let’s keep walking by faith with God and persevere knowing that our light and momentary affliction will be far outweighed by the weight glory to come. Let us fix our eyes upon the Lord Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him in seeing many sons and daughters inheriting and sharing in His glory, endured the suffering on the cross. Let us also who suffer for His name sake fix our eyes on the joy that is to come for all who overcome. He is the author and perfector of our faith and what He starts He intends to finish!
We are destined to co-reign with Him on earth in His Messianic Kingdom. As John writes; “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:10) We are reigning with the Lord Jesus now in the heavenly realms but after He has come back we will co-reign with Him on earth. In that day “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14)
And so The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:12-17)
Will you come?