Thursday, March 7, 2013
Good morning everyone!! Here we go with Revelations 16!!
1Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, "Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God."
Here we go!
2So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
Ouch!!! Don't want to be against God right now!!
3The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea.
NO FISH!!! ANYMORE!! GONE!! I think Earth isn't looking so good right now!
4The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.
I'm no expert, but if you ask me, I think blood isn't very drinkable....
5And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say,
"Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was,
for you brought these judgments.
6For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink.
It is what they deserve!"
7And I heard the altar saying,
"Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
true and just are your judgments!"
The angels say that they judgments are just.
8The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. 9They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.
The sun gets REALLY HOT!! But amazingly the righteous are not hurt!
10The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish 11and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.
God makes the antichrist's kingdom dark.
12The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east. 13And 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. 14For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. 15("Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!") 16And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
So here we are getting ready for the Battle of Armageddon!!! The Euphrates river dries up and provides a place for the kings to go.
17The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" 18And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. 19The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. 21And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.
So there is a big earthquake and hailstones, 100 lbs each, and destruction!!! The Earth is pretty much done for and probably can't last much longer. So this is why we believe that these last few days occur at the very end of the tribulation.
Who told the seven angels to pour out on the earth the seven bowls of wrath?
Where is the “great city” (16:19)?
Why did the great city split into three parts?
How severe was the earthquake (16:20)?
Why do men continue to “blaspheme” God?