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The Judgment.

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by Marilyn C, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Marilyn C

    Marilyn C Newbie Supporter

    (I seemed to have missed these scriptures, sorry.)

    The Judgment (Rev. 15: 1 – 8)

    We are now shown the details of this judgment that was proclaimed. (Ch. 14: 7)This will
    be the final judgment in the tribulation upon rebellious mankind. These 7 plagues will complete God`s wrath. They are described as `great & marvellous, `meaning that they are very astonishing & so exceedingly great that all men should fear.

    `Then I saw another sign in heaven, Great & marvellous:
    7 angels having the 7 last plagues,
    for in them the wrath of God is complete.`
    (Rev. 15: 1)

    Yet amid such terrifying events there are a group of people who have overcome the beast, & have not worshipped his image or taken his mark or used his name as authority to buy food & necessities. These people are before God`s throne rejoicing in God`s deliverance.

    `And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire,
    & those who have the victory over the beast, over his image & over his mark
    & over the number of his name,
    standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.`
    (Rev. 15: 2)

    They sang the song of Moses, proclaiming that `great & marvellous` are God`s works, & `just & true,` are His ways.- His judgments. Many people from all the nations who have not bowed to the Anti-Christ will come & worship the Lord.

    Moses spoke ...the words of this song,...
    `Ascribe greatness to our God! The Rock!
    His work is perfect, for all His ways are just;....
    Rejoice, O nations, with His people;

    for He will avenge the blood of His servants,.....`
    (Deut. 32: 3,4, & 43)

    `And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God,
    & the song of the Lamb, saying:
    “Great & marvellous are your works, Lord God Almighty!

    Just & true are Your ways, O king of the Nations!
    Who shall not fear You, O Lord, & glorify Your name?
    For you alone are holy.
    For all nations shall come & worship before you,
    For Your judgments have been manifested.`
    (Rev. 15: 3 & 4)

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  2. Marilyn C

    Marilyn C Newbie Supporter

    The 7 Bowls of God`s Wrath.

    The song of Moses says that `He will avenge the blood of His servants....` (Deut. 32: 43) And His judgment is `just & true.` (Rev. 15: 3) Thus we see that from the `Holy of Holies,` in the
    heavenly sanctuary comes forth the last judgments.

    `After these things I looked, & behold,
    the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened,
    and out of the temple came the 7 angels having the 7 plagues,
    clothed in pure bright linen, & having their chests girded with golden bands.`
    (Rev. 15: 6)

    Temple of the tabernacle of testimony – Christ`s authority as the fulfiller of the covenant.
    (Rev. 4: 3)

    7 angels clothed in pure bright linen – Indicating the holiness of the angels. (Ex. 28: 2 & 5)

    Their chests girded with golden bands – Regal authority given to outwork these judgments.
    (Rev. 1:13)

    7 plagues – 7 means complete, thus final judgments. (7 – Heb. `shaba` to be completed.)

    Then Christ gives the 7 angels not only the authority to pour out the judgments but also
    the timing & extent of these `plagues.`

    `Then one of the four living creatures
    gave to the 7 angels 7 golden bowls
    full of the wrath of God who lives forever & ever.`
    (Rev. 15: 7)

    One of the four living creatures One aspect of Christ`s living ministry. (Rev. 4: 6)

    7 golden bowlsHoly receptacle symbolising the delivering of the judgments.

    The Holy of Holies, the throne of God is then engulfed with His glory & the greatness of
    His power. It is such a solemn & momentous time as the high court Chief justice delivers
    the final verdict upon a sinful, rebellious world. The weight of such delivery is fearful.

    `The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God & from His power,
    and no one was able to enter the temple
    till the 7 plagues of the 7 angels were completed.`
    (Rev. 15: 8)

  3. Marilyn C

    Marilyn C Newbie Supporter

    God gave the details of this judgment to Moses as a song to be a witness against Israel when they turn against God, -

    `..this people... will forsake Me & break My covenant which I have made with them....
    Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day,...
    call the heavens & the earth to witness against them....
    & evil will befall you in the latter days...`
    (Deut. 31: 16 & 17, 28 & 29)

    But God also declares that He will have compassion on His people when their strength is gone & render vengeance upon His enemies. He says –

    `There is no God beside Me; I kill & I make alive; I wound & I heal;
    Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
    For I lift My hand to heaven, & I say,
    “As I live for ever, if I whet My glittering sword, & My hand takes hold on judgment,
    I will render vengeance to My enemies....”
    (Deut. 32: 39 – 41 c/- Rev. 10: 5 & 6)

    `Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the 7 angels,
    “Go & pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.”
    (Rev. 16: 1)

    1. The Malignant sores on the Mark.

    `So the first went & poured out his bowl upon the earth,
    & a foul & loathsome sore came upon the men
    who had the mark of the beast & those who worshipped his image.`
    (Rev. 16: 2)

    2. The Sea turns to Blood.

    `Then second angel poured out his bowl on the sea,
    & it became blood as of a dead man;
    & every living creature in the sea died.`
    (Rev. 16: 3)

    3. The Waters turn to Blood.

    `Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers & springs of water,
    & they became blood
    `And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
    “You are righteous, O Lord, the one who is & who was & who is to be,
    because You have judged these things.
    for they have shed the blood of saints & prophets,
    & You have given them blood to drink for it is their just due.`
    (Rev. 16: 4 - 6)

  4. Marilyn C

    Marilyn C Newbie Supporter

    The voice of a martyr is now heard from the `altar,` agreeing that God`s judgments
    are lawful – true & righteous.

    `And I heard another from the altar saying,
    “Even so, Lord God Almighty, True & righteous are Your judgments.”
    (Rev. 16: 7)

    `I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain
    for the word of God & the testimony which they held.`
    (Rev. 6: 9 – 11)

    4. Men are Scorched.

    Those who have taken the mark of the beast now have terrible sores on their bodies.
    The sea & waters, (rivers, streams etc) have become bloodied through fish & people dying. The waters would be foul & polluted and with the great heat following, the pain people
    would be enduring, is intense. Yet we see men do not repent of their evil.

    `Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun,
    & power was given him to scorch men with fire.
    And men were scorched with great heat,
    & they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues;
    & they did not repent & give Him glory.`
    (Rev. 16: 8 & 9)

    5. Darkness & Pain.

    Amid all this horror comes a darkness so intense that it causes people to gnaw their
    tongues. This is a day of `darkness,` both physical & spiritual, with much demonic activity.

    `Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast,
    & his kingdom became full of darkness;
    & they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.
    and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains & their sores,
    & they did not repent of their deeds.`
    (Rev. 16: 10 & 11)

    `For the Day of the Lord is coming, for it is at hand:
    A Day of darkness & gloominess,
    A Day of clouds & thick darkness,....`
    (Joel 2: 2)

  5. Marilyn C

    Marilyn C Newbie Supporter

    6. The Euphrates dried up.

    Satan, the Anti-Christ & the False Prophet finally deceive the whole world into gathering together against Israel. Demonic spirits are sent out performing signs to entice rulers to
    go against Israel. The great & mighty army from the East (of Israel) – China, Japan, Korea
    & others are given clear access to cross the river Euphrates.

    `Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates,
    & its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the East might be prepared.
    And I saw 3 unclean spirits coming out of the mouth of the dragon,
    out of the mouth of the beast, & out of the mouth of the false prophet.
    For they are spirits of demons, performing signs,
    which go out to the kings of the earth & of the whole world,
    to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.`
    (Rev. 16: 12 – 14)

    Even amid all this demonic activity there are those who are still looking to the Lord for Him to bring them deliverance & protection through the final cataclysmic events.

    “Behold I am coming as a thief.
    Blessed is he who watches & keeps his garments,
    Lest he should walk naked & they see his shame.”
    (Rev. 16: 15)

    These events unfold one upon the other. Thus while the nations are gathering their armies to Armageddon,....

    `And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.`
    (Rev. 16: 16)

    there comes a mighty earthquake that shakes cities, mountains & islands, & great hail.
  6. Marilyn C

    Marilyn C Newbie Supporter

    7. The Great Earthquake.

    `Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air,
    & a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven,
    from the throne, saying, “it is done!”
    `And there were noises & thundering & lightnings;
    & there was a great earthquake, such a mighty & great earthquake
    as had not occurred since men were on the earth.

    Now the great city was divided into 3 parts,
    & 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, & the mountains were not found.
    And a great hail from heaven fell upon men,
    every hailstone about the weight of a talent.
    And men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail,
    Since the plague was exceedingly great.`
    (Rev. 16: 17 – 21)

    Many people `flee to the mountains,` (Matt. 24: 16) for the time is near when the world`s armies gathering in the valley of Armageddon, will come down & surround Jerusalem.

    `..when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
    Then let those in Judea flee to the mountains,
    Let those who are in the midst of her depart....
    For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.`
    (Luke 21: 20 & 21)