And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. Revelation 15:1
passion, angry, heat,
anger forthwith boiling up and soon subsiding again
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. Revelation 15:8, 16:1
There is a Temple in Heaven.
Isaiah 6: 1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. 4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
בשׁנת מות המלך עזיהו ואראה את אדני ישׁב על כסא רם ונשׂא ושׁוליו מלאים את ההיכל
שׂרפים עמדים ממעל לו שׁשׁ כנפים שׁשׁ כנפים לאחד בשׁתים יכסה פניו ובשׁתים יכסה רגליו ובשׁתים יעופף
וקרא זה אל זה ואמר קדושׁ קדושׁ קדושׁ יהוה צבאות מלא כל הארץ כבודו
וינעו אמות הספים מקול הקורא והבית ימלא עשׁן׃
When Moses was instructed by God to build the Tabernacle he was told the following: Exodus 25: 8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.9 According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
We are told in Hebrews that this was a “shadow” of other things. Hebrews 8: 5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
The judgments are about to begin
And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. Revelation 15:5-8
Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
First Golden Vial Judgment in the Tribulation Grievous sores upon them who have taken the mark of the Beast – copyright and credit line: Art used from Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
The following image is extremely difficult to see.
Bubonic Plague Uploaded July 14, 2011 University of Birmingham
Noisome Middle English: offensive, disgusting as an odor, harmful or injurious to health
Grievous: full of labours, annoyances, hardships
Sore: a wound, especially a wound producing a discharge pus
First Golden Vial Judgment in the Tribulation the sea becomea as the blood of a dead man – copyright and credit line: Art used from Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
Revelation 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
The oceans of the world will become foul smelling disease carriers as masses of dead marine creatures float on the surface. By this time the Earth is a stinking rotten mess.
This verse does not say the sea became blood, but “became as the blood of a dead man”. What is the blood of a dead man like? It soon becomes very foul smelling and a carrier of disease.
blood to drink
Revelation 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
In this judgment the Word of God says “they became blood”, not, they were as blood.
This is an extremely repulsive judgment, as this is the only time in the book of The Revelation where an Angel is heard to say what is said: “Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.”
Research on this lesson on the Golden Vial Judgments show there are several places in the world where people drink blood, such as in Nepal and Kenya. Some people also eat blood pudding and blood sausage or meat so rare blood pools in the plate. Through television and movies, people receive their enjoyment from watching movies about creatures who drink blood.
Research will also show that both
Old and New Testament
condemns the eating or drinking of blood.
Leviticus 17:14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.
כי נפשׁ כל בשׂר דמו בנפשׁו הוא ואמר לבני ישׂראל דם כל בשׂר לא תאכלו כי נפשׁ כל בשׂר דמו הוא כל אכליו יכרת
Acts 15: 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; 29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
The fresh water systems of the world, rivers, lakes, wells will all flow with blood.
Revelation 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Scorched: The burning or charring of the surface of something. If extreme heat scorches you, it is so hot that it is painful.
How can people protect their health when temperatures are extremely high? Drink plenty of fluid, replace salts and minerals.
The water has turned to blood!
AVOID alcohol drink, because they will cause you to lose more fluid.
That sun burn was by far the worst physical pain I’ve ever felt. I remember it didn’t really start hurting until we went to bed. I just remember laying there my back on fire.I can’t sleep. Vomiting from sunstroke, head’s bobbing up and down like I’ve acquired a permanent seasickness, I thought I was dying…. crippling my upper body. I just remember crying myself to sleep for two nights before going to hospital. My back was covered in blisters, I’d given myself second degree burns and some were bigger than my fists, combined, sensitive and full of puss.
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues:
Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
Look at the present world situation. In the fiorst three and a half years over 3,500,000,000 people die. Then Satan comes to Earth and the Scripture says: Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Then horrible sores break out on those who have worshiped the Beast, the sea becomes like the blood of a dead man stinking bloated bodies covering the oceans. God turns all drinkable water to blood and the sun increases its heat to scorch all on the Earth. Then, there is complete darkness. The sun, moon, stars, electricity produce any light.
It is utterly, completelt dark
and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
And blasphemed the God of heaven
because of their pains and their sores
Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Since the time of the Abomination of Desolation the Antichrist and False Prophet have had the ability, with Satan’s help, to perform many unusual things to convince people that Satan is God. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders
These three specific devils will “go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. “
The River Euphrates will be dried up so the armies from the East will have free access to the Valley of Jezreel and Plain of Esdraelon in Israel. These devils will start gathering the Kings of the East for the great battle called the Battle of Armageddon. This will be the largest battle ever fought on Earth.
Revelation 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
The Earth Shook
The Cities Fell
The Waves Roared
“The cities of the nations fell”
Here are a few.
If half of the Earth is dead by the middle of the Tribulation,
how many are dead now?
God said in Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Most Christians confuse the following verse as the Rapture: Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Many say “you can not know the day nor the hour of the Lord’s coming in the Rapture.”
Matthew 24:21, 22, 36
NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RAPTURE.
Not knowing: “the day and hour knoweth no man” is talking about the end of the Tribulation when the Lord returns to Earth to fight the battle of Armageddon. The Lord said in Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
What was suppose to be a full 7 year period
of the 70th week of Daniel is cut short.
(Because) except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
With the tremendous earthquake and the falling of the mountains the oceans will rise to great height and cover ALL the islands. Is it necessary to give a list of Earth’s islands? You think about it!
Anyone who thinks that the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb” will be during the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, has not wept while reading the book of The Revelation. The time for that event is discussed in the Feast of Tabernacles.
Whoever is left from the Earthquakes will certainly think they should run for their lives to find open places where nothing could fall upon them.
Then it hails and giant hailstones weighing almost 100 pounds each fall from the sky!
Verse 21 – And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
“and men blasphemed God
because of the plague of the hail;
for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”
This is the time
of the Wrath Of God!
The Revelation Chapters 17, 18 and 19 verses one through 10 show many of the details that help explain what, when, where, why, and how the seven year Tribulation will fit together. There is some symbolic language used in these chapters, however much that is discussed should be taken as literal. Much of the symbolism is explained in the context of the chapters.
Marriage Supper of The Lamb
is mentioned in:
Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
It is time to put the following verse
in its proper context.
Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
The return of the Lord Jesus Christ to end the Time of Jacob’s Trouble should have been easy to calculate, however God said “except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”
It would seem quite reasonable to say “Leviticus chapter 23 tells us exactly when the feasts are suppose to start.”
The Passover started exactly on:
In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S Passover.
בחדשׁ הראשׁון בארבעה עשׂר לחדשׁ בין הערבים פסח ליהוה
The Feast of First Fruits (The Omer) started exactly on:
And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
והניף את העמר לפני יהוה לרצנכם ממחרת השׁבת יניפנו הכהן
The Feast of Weeks started exactly on:
Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.
עד ממחרת השׁבת השׁביעת תספרו חמשׁים יום והקרבתם מנחה חדשׁה ליהוה
Even though the following three feasts have not yet been fulfilled, the Lord tells us exactly when they will start.
The Feast of Trumpets starts exactly on:
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. (Why does so many people think this is something we can not know?)
דבר אל בני ישׂראל לאמר בחדשׁ השׁביעי באחד לחדשׁ יהיה לכם שׁבתון זכרון תרועה מקר ־קדשׁ
The day of Atonement starts exactly on:
Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement:
אך בעשׂור לחדשׁ השׁביעי הזה יום הכפרים
The Feast of Tabernacles starts exactly on:
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD
דבר אל בני ישׂראל לאמר בחמשׁה עשׂר יום לחדשׁ השׁביעי הזה חג הסכות שׁבעת ימים ליהוה
God never told us we could not know when the Feast of Trumpets was. He dis say no one in Heaven or Earth can know the day or the hour He would end the Tribulation.
This is the moment of fulfillment
for at least two Bible prophecies:
Daniel 2:34, 35 and Matthew 24:22-36
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
Revelation 19:11-16 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
The battle of Har rh (Hebrew for mountain) Megiddo wdgm ( a small mountain on the South West side of the Valley of Jezreel).
Jesus will come from Heaven and will go first to a place called in English Armageddon. It is a large area called the Jezreel Valley about 32 miles by 25 miles. There with a simple Word from His mouth all the armies of the Beast and the False Prophet are destroyed.
The description in Revelation 14:14-20 is probably the vision of this battle. 14-20 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
Revelation 19:19-20 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
These two do not go to the Bottomless Pit, they go straight to the Lake of Fire. The Bottomless pit is at the Heart of the Earth. No one knows the location of the lake of Fire, but it is not on Earth.
All who have taken the Mark of the Beast are killed.
Revelation 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth:
This now leaves just two types of people on Planet Earth. There are those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior however God said in Revelation chapter 14 “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” They would have been better off dead rather than going through the remainder of the Tribulation. Then there are those who have not accepted Jesus as their Savior but have not worshiped the Beast nor received his mark.
For all the Feasts of Leviticus chapter 23 there is something to eat. Who eats at this Feast?
Revelation 19:17-18 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
Satan is bound 1,000 years
Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
For the entire time of the Feast of Sukkot, the Kingdom, Satan is not allowed to influence the Earth. He is bound and cast into the Bottomless Pit for the 1,000 years.
Shame and contempt for 1,000 years
thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: … all the chief ones of the earth… shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Shame and contempt
The Scriptures do not indicate that Satan will go to the Bottomless Pit and be in charge and torment others, but will himself receive shame and contempt.