Remember that Revelation 10:1-11:14 serves as a parenthesis between the sixth and seventh trumpet judgments. In Revelation 11:1-2, John continues to record an unusual vision with an unusual measurement. There are three features to this unusual measurement that we must take note of.
1. The Equipment for the Measurement (v. 1a)
2. The Elements of the Measurement (v. 1b)
3. The Exclusion from the Measurement (v. 2)