The third woe, like the previous two, is proclaimed with a sense of sadness and condemnation; it heralds
the worst of God's judgments.
The second woe is past; behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
The seventh trumpet heralds the last of God's judgment portrayed by the appearance of the
reapers: a) Jesus Christ, sitting on the cloud wearing a golden crown, wields a sharp sickle
(Rev 14:1-16), and b) an angel, who came out of the heavenly temple,
wields a sharp sickle (Rev 14:18-19). Angels reap by gathering the
wicked whose sins are now ripe for judgment.
The mention of the third woe (Rev 11:14) attempts
to describe the enormity of the reaping by the angels. The reaping includes the dispensation of bowls
(Rev 16:1-21) and ends at the conclusion of Armageddon when Jesus trends
the wine press of God's great wrath (Rev 19:15) and produces the vast
amount of blood (Rev 14:20).