"And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven." (Revelation 11:11-13)
One of the most encouraging titles for God's Spirit is found in the opening verse. He is called the Spirit of life. Romans 8:2 uses the same title in its description of salvation. "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." Everything about God's Spirit exudes life. When the repentant sinner calls upon Christ in faith, the Spirit of life regenerates that person and makes him or her forever a child of God (Titus 3:5). When the believer chooses to yield to the Spirit's power rather than to his flesh, spiritual health and life are the results (Romans 8:13-14). Yes, everything about God's Spirit breeds life, and He rightly fills the Prince of life (Acts 3:15) Who gives eternal life to all who call upon Him in faith.
Unlike the temporary resurrection of the beast, these men will be raised to die no more. One can only imagine how abruptly the world's victorious joys will end when it witnesses such a terrifying and miraculous event. The sight of this resurrection and the fear of the events that follow will bring many to their knees in glorification of God's awesome power.
"The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever." (Revelation 11:14-15)
The third woe is synonymous with the seventh trumpet (Revelation 8:13). This trumpet marks the termination of the world's powers and the advent of Christ's kingdom. A few plagues remain, but for all intents and purposes, the battle has been won. Even though the events of Revelation have yet to unfold, the Christian lives daily in the reality that His King has won the victory. Every kingdom, regardless of past, present or future opposition, is indeed the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ!