709. And there went forth a great voice out of the temple of heaven from the throne, saying, It is done, signifies that it was thus made manifest by the Lord, that all the things of the church were devastated, and that the Last Judgment was now at hand. By "a great voice going forth out of the temple of heaven" is signified a manifestation from the Lord out of the inmost of heaven; by "a great voice" is signified manifestation; and by "the temple of heaven" the inmost of heaven is signified, from which the influx is (n. 669). It is said "out of the throne," because heaven is signified by "the throne," and likewise judgment; that it signifies heaven, see n. 221, 222; and judgment, n. 229: and this because it is now made manifest that all things of the church were devastated, and thus that its end has come; and at the end of a church a judgment is executed: wherefore this is said when the last angel "poured out his vial from the temple of heaven from the throne." By "It is done" is signified that it is consummated; that is, that all things of the church are devastated; see above (n. 676).