Revelation Chapter 16

Then I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.” Revelation 16:1

The Final Judgement is here, a judgement that will be leading up to the restoration of the Kingdom of God. We’ll notice the similarities between the plagues of Egypt and the Bowls of Judgement in Revelation

Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name. Psalm 79:6

So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image. Revelation 16:2

The 1rst Bowl will be painful sores that will cover people, however notice these sores only effect the people who took the “mark of the beast”

We notice the 6th Plague in Egypt was the boils that covered the Egyptians who worshipped Pharaoh instead of God

So they took soot from a kiln, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses threw it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man and beast. Exodus 9:10

The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died. Revelation 16:3

The 2nd Bowl will be the sea becoming like blood and everything died within it. We can imagine the stench and devastation of all the world’s oceans turning into blood.

Again, notice the similarity to the 1rst plague of Egypt, the Nile River was turned into blood and everything died within it

So Moses and Aaron did even as the LORD had commanded. And he lifted up the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood. Exodus 7:20

Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying, “Righteous are You, who are and who were, O Holy One, because You judged these things; for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink. They deserve it.” And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.” Revelation 16:4-7

The 3rd Bowl we know see the blood poured on the fresh drinking water of the world. God said this is symbolic for the bloodshed for the saints. So now at this time, all the water in the world has turned to blood and is not drinkable. Also all the sea life has totally perished.

Again we reference the plagues of Egypt and the similarities here to the Bowls of Judgment

‘Thus says the LORD, “By this you shall know that I am the LORD: behold, I will strike the water that is in the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it will be turned to blood. Exodus 7:17

The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory. Revelation 16:8-9

The 4th Bowl here we see God controlling the Sun to scorch the wicked people of the Earth. Notice this is different than the plague of Egypt where God darkened the Sun to prove his power. Even with all these plagues , the people still didn’t repent, they even kept blaspheming Gods name

So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. Exodus 10:22

Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds. Revelation 16:10-11

The 5th Bowl we now see the darkness of The Sun, as we saw in the plagues of Egypt. However even after all the power God has displayed and punishment he has inflicted, the wicked people still will not repent. They continue to blasphemy Gods name

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt.” Exodus 10:21

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east. Revelation 16:12

The 6th Bowl is now the “Euphrates River” drying up, many believe that the “Euphrates River” is symbolic for the support/followers (Mark of the Beast)  of the Anti Christ system of Babylon. The real Euphrates River used to flow under the real city of Babylon

And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. Revelation 16:13-14

Satan’s days are numbered, and here he is sending demons (frogs) out all over the Earth to deceive the remaining people left to support him. God sent a plague of Frogs to Egypt during the Exodus, this was a foreshadow of this event to come. Note Frogs are considered unclean animals , meaning they are evil not pure

 

So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt. Exodus 8:6

“Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.” Revelation 16:15

A powerful message by Christ himself, interesting to note that according to Christ message, there are still Christians remaining on the Earth at this point. Are they the tribulation Saints? Are they the Church?

For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 1 Thessalonians 5:2

And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon. Revelation 16:16

The Battle of Armageddon is about to take place! Many translations say the demonic spirits (frogs) led all the worldly armies to this battle. Satan believes he’s going to destroy Israel for good, what he doesn’t realize is he’s going to meet the Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ!

Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.” And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. Revelation 16:17-18

The 7th Bowl and the Final Judgement has been unleashed, notice the angel declares “It Is Done”. It says it was the greatest Earthquake to ever happen on the Earth! Think about that, think of all the devastating Earthquakes throughout history. Nobody has seen anything like this before.

The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. Revelation 16:19

The Great City here is “Spiritual Babylon” this is probably symbolic for Babylon is being totally destroyed. The False and Evil religious and political system is falling. God knows all the sins of Babylon and is pouring out his wrath upon them

And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe. Revelation 16:20-21

The Earthquake was so severe it destroyed mountains and islands just disappeared. Hailstones , 100 pounds each, are being thrown down on the wicked. Again we reference the plagues of Egypt as God sent hail down on Egypt. Also think about Sodom and Gomorra , where God totally destroyed these cities due to their wickedness. The End is Near for Satan and his followers

Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt. Exodus 9:23

Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven, Genesis 19:24

 

 

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