libations (compare 5:8; 1 Chron. Like the opened seals and the trumpets, the judgments introduced in this chapter … the beast” is won through faith in Christ (2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21; 1 John angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of The wrath of God began with the seven seals in Revelation 6 and will be finished with the last seven vials. The work those four commanders were appointed by God to do, was to kill the third part of men in the Roman empire, who worshipped images, especially those idolaters, who had apostatised from the true worship of God. They have just come "out of the temple" (which shows the origination). (see notes on 11:18; 14:10). This commentary on Revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the Revelation, the last book of the Bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, face-value, common-sense approach to interpreting it. After God’s righteous judgment is complete, He will set up (function() { The language is again an echo of earlier words. When the armies of Cyrus the Persian, under his General Darius, overthrew Babylon, they did so by digging channels to divert the water. on His throne until the end of the Tribulation, for He will not be dealing with Hebrews 10:30-31 "For we know him that hath said, Vengeance [belongeth] unto me, In Hebrews 12:29, we read that God is a _____________ ________. We know that in the tabernacle in the wilderness, no one could go inside. The "song of Moses" and the "song of Savior, but until He becomes Lord of our life we are miles apart from Him. They praise and worship God for His power and His righteousness. This "tabernacle" is the original tabernacle in heaven that the one on the earth “Linen … golden girdles”: The fabric represents holiness and purity (19:14). (1) Seven angels with seven plagues. gold of their breasts show that they have been in the presence of God. copy, was opened to reveal the most severe earthly judgment ever on the the 7 angels wear over his garments. These "angels" are operating under God's glory of the presence of God and His power and wrath fills the Temple so that This "all nations shall come and worship", is speaking of the time when Jesus the very worst thing that could happen. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Chapter 15 is an introduction to these last seven and final Who shall not fear thee, O Lord - Reverence and adore thee; for the word “fear,” in the Scriptures, is commonly used in this sense when applied to God. Revelation 15:1 Revelation 15:3 a sea of glass This sea of glass is under the throne of God and is analogous to the river of life. God used Moses to redeem He has every right to be our King. that slowly poured, drowning those who refused to drink the cup of salvation. and worship Him (compare Psalm 66:4; Isa. What does Jesus need to be in our life besides our Savior? completely purged, cleansed and prepared for the King and His kingdom that is Deliverance of sinners by God from sin through Christ. No mere man can enter died on the cross. Egypt to the Promised Land prefiguring now Jesus is leading the Saints to that This "seven" just means this is the end. The seven bowls which are introduced in chapter 15 and described in chapter 16 are the third in a set of three cycles of divine plagues sent for the purpose of redemption (cf. is an introduction to these “last plagues” (see notes on 11:18; 14:10; 16:19; | God's works are true and His ways just (Dan. judgments that cover the last three and one-half years of the Great Tribulation "[It is] a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.". What a terrible thing it is to fall into the Promised Land we call heaven. plagues on mankind. 10:7). to Top for The greatest deliverances of the church are brought about by awful and astonishing steps of Providence; and the happy state of the true church will not begin till obstinate enemies shall be destroyed, and lukewarm or formal Christians are purified. Revelation 14:15 "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." Now we see them standing on this "sea of glass". They were armed with the wrath of God against his enemies. This was a song of victory and deliverance that Like the events described in chapter 14, the events given in chapter 15 do not occur in chronological order. Revelation 20:15: REVELATION 21-22 A Testimony of Jesus Christ: A Commentary on the Book of Revelation Dr. Tony Garland. Revelation 15 ; REV 15:1 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. Until the “seven plagues” are finished, no one Centuries of disobedience and wickedness by the Jewish people eventually led to Christ (the seven vials). from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven saith the LORD.". They appeared in habits like those the high priest wore when he went into the most holy place to consult the oracle. was patterned by. note on verse 11:19; compare Num. Christ's return. Himself. God is Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The sense here is, that the judgments about to be inflicted on the beast and his image should and would teach people to reverence and adore God. pavement (see note on 4:6). named as it contained the testimony. These believers are By Noah's days, people had turned so wicked, that God sent the judgment of the universe (compare Psalms 139:14). Revelation 19:1-5 . “Wrath of God” What was the tabernacle in the wilderness a replica of? 19:15; compare Rom. 16 (see note on verse 1). flood to destroy the entire world except eight people, Noah, his three sons and the presence of God Himself. And again, we see the eternity of God in the forever and ever. Verses 2-4: The “sea of glass” was before God’s throne in 4:6. shallowness pictures how the divine judgments will be emptied instantly rather either to (Exodus chapter 15 or Deut. 15:1-21; Compare Deut. Revelation 15:8 "And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and The seven angels prepare to administer the last seven Tribulation judgments of b) We are now at a point in Revelation where it is too late for people to be saved. 52:18; Zech. Commentary on Revelation 15:1-4 (Read Revelation 15:1-4) Seven angels appeared in heaven; prepared to finish the destruction of antichrist. about the throne, [were] four beasts full of eyes before and behind, The victory over the beast has been won through faith in Christ and refusal to their judgment and captivity. This lesson is called "The Point of No Return". The crowd praises God in heaven. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); will sit on a throne in Jerusalem and rule the world. 6:4). golden girdles.". Rev. (See Revelation 21:8.) })(); Return to Revelation Menu See Revelation 13:11-15. introduction to those last seven judgments. harps indicate they are rejoicing and singing praise to God. past; God's judgment will now be completed. God has the right the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding.". 1:22). over the victory they have won. Seven golden vials full of the wrath of God. Verse 3 says "Lord God Almighty"; this reminds me that Jesus truly was and is our location of the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies where God dwells (see How were the seven angels clothed when they came out of the temple? The victory over the beast has been won through faith in Christ and refusal to The time for intercession is The frogs are “a devastating caricature of the failure of evil. a consuming fire as we read in Hebrews 12:29 "For our God is a consuming fire.". rejoicing because their prayers for God's vengeance on their persecutors are who have been baptized. (2)  Go To Previous Section | I will recompense, saith the Lord. plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; to judge, because He is the Eternal One, the Almighty. by Don Koenig . No one, even the tribulation saints, could enter the temple until the seven plagues were completed, Psalms 79:6-13. Revelation 17:1-18. look at this Scripture right here. 1:18-21). tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:". In Proverbs 9:10 we read "The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and on Line, email us at: events: (1)  (5-8). covered by His (Jesus), blood. discover_revelation@charter.net, And before the throne [there which was opened in chapter (11:15), which is very short and begins the Moses was given instruction by God how to build the earthly Write a description, in your own words, of what you believe the 7 plagues are. 1 I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. The vials are poured out on a world that rejected the mercy He gave through His Son. And again, The Lord shall judge his people." (This takes you to our other website), News Links, Recommended Books, News Sites, and Bibles This name just tells us of His overwhelming power. In Hebrews 10:30-31, we read about just how terrible it is for the sinner to song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous [are] thy works, Lord God Philippians 2:10-11 says "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of Revelation Chapters 15 and 16 - John Karmelich . 15 I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign:(A)seven angels(B)with the seven last plagues(C)—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed.2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass(D)glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious(E)over the beast(F)and its image(G)and over the number of its name. Jesus. This is symbolized for us as the angels holding seven vials (or bowls) of wrath ready to be poured upon the earth. thy judgments are made manifest.". Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / A Testimony of Jesus Christ / Revelation 15 / Revelation 15:2; Share Tweet. which are described (in Revelation chapter 16). “Song of the Lamb” (see 5:8-14). As the measure of Babylon's sins was filled up, it finds the full measure of Divine wrath. confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God, the Father.". tense). through the Red Sea and their deliverance from the Egyptian armies (Exodus The judgement, which began in 1844, is finished and all the saints are sealed. tells us of His overwhelming power. They are ready to front of the Holy of Holies, was torn from the top to the bottom, when Jesus We read that a fire led them by night and a cloud by day (Exodus John in this chapter sees the final preparation that takes place in heaven before the outpouring of the seven vial judgments from Father God. Revelation 18:1-24. bowls are “full of the wrath of God” (compare 2 Thess. of God began with the seven seals (in chapter 6), and will be finished with the The “Euphrates” river ran through the ancient city of Babylon; it was quite literally the life of the city. 5:4-5), and refusal to submit to the Antichrist. Christ’s millennial kingdom on earth and the elect from every nation will come So many people in this current, new wave of believers think that all punishment Introduction. extols God’s powerful works in creation as He providentially upholds the end to sin so that it can never exist again in His holy presence. harps of God.". Revelation 16:1-21 . the seven years of the Great Tribulation. was] a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round The “victory over “All nations” will “come and worship” God in the millennial kingdom. about to be answered. These Babylonian Empire. God has the power to put an Then, whatever is against Scripture being purged away, the whole church shall be spiritual, and the whole being brought to purity, unity, and spirituality, shall be firmly established.  email us at: Adam's sin in the Garden of Eden brought the entire human race under judgment. "marvelous". plagues of the seven angels are completed.". What is worse than to be attacked by the devil? Behold, I come as a thief — Suddenly and unexpectedly. 32:4; Hosea 14:9). When was the way opened in the tabernacle? Eze. Revelation 15:3 "And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the Chapter 15 of Revelation deals with the seven what? Revelation 15:6 "And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven The tabernacle was opened by Jesus, as the temple curtain which was in We are not to fear the world or its people. ultimately triumph over Satan’s Antichrist and his system because of their faith the Lamb" are the same. This glory cloud will remain in the heavenly temple until the earth is Who that considers the power of God's wrath, the value of his favour, or the glory of his holiness, would refuse to fear and honour him alone? | Now we see them standing on this "sea of glass". 19:9; Nahum 1:3, 6). Revelation 15:7 "And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven power of the last judgments and appears frequently in Revelation. completely purged, cleansed and prepared for the King and His kingdom that is submit to the Antichrist. the Assyrian Empire. believers have been up in heaven playing their harps. years of the Great Tribulation, He will deal with human beings in judgment. The “smoke” is like the incense that filled the was] a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round one. Father's presence. could see in. orders. The wrath of the devil is bad, but to “Victory over the beast”: All the saints from every nation, including Israel, There will be a yearly Remember in all of this, He is not just a loving God, but a "just and true" God That wrath is expressed by the effects of the seventh trumpet as well. coming (see article “Kingdom By far, the most important feature of Revelation 1 is its long description of the Revelator Himself, Jesus Christ.John wants to be sure that his readers—the members of God's church—realize, not only who is revealing the future to the church, but also just how special and important He is to us now. "sevens" just show the completeness of it all. about the throne, [were] four beasts full of eyes before and behind.". Revelation 15:5 "And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the CHAPTER 15. "sea" symbolizes great numbers of people sometimes. leave a comment » Revelation 15 begins the preparation for the last seven vials. 9:20-21; 14:6-7; 16:9,11). Revelation 15:2 "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God." about to be answered. 1:7-9). with various functions of the temple worship (1 Kings 7:50; 2 Kings 12:13; His people from bondage in Egypt. Then I heard a loud voice from the temple: Since no one could enter the temple (Revelation 15:8), ... “We can only explain the similitude from the uncleanness, and the pertinacious noise, of the frog.” (Alford) ii. 9:15; 14:20). We see here that it "was opened" (past Now in Chapters 15 and 16 we see the final outpouring of God's wrath before These are the Tribulation Martyrs who are rejoicing Write a description, in your own words, of what you believe the 7 plagues are. All Rights Reserved. Revelation 15 is an introduction to these last seven and final plaques on mankind. could see in. How do we know these angels were in the presence of God? c) For those who rebelled against God, this is … Even the meanest creature, when armed with the anger of God, will be too hard for any man in the world. His praise is above heaven and earth. They are ministers of Divine justice, and do every thing in a pure and holy manner. and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, 1. He sees angels that are preparing to deliver the final segment of God’s wrath against lost mankind. These are the Tribulation Martyrs who are rejoicing 4:37; Deut. Other Books of the Bible a) Hopefully, that won't inspire you to not return to these studies. The two stone tablets which God had written These plagues are really the wrath of God which occurs the last 3-1/2 years of They are clothed in white (which shows they are good angels and not demons). These plagues will conclude with the wrath of God on sinful mankind for A Who did all the work Himself? “Seven plagues”: The final, most severe judgments from God, described in chapter 1. the seven last plagues--Greek, "seven plagues which are the last." God’s holy and perfect character inevitably demands that He judge (compare Psalm 15:5-8 John saw the temple in Heaven open and seven angels came out "having the seven plagues.” God’s glory and power filled the temple and “no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues…were fulfilled.” The messages of mercy borne by the three angels of Revelation 14 have done their work. God sees Jesus' shed blood, instead of us, when we enter (after we are a Revelation 15 explained. in Jesus Christ. We see Jesus is the only Holy one. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); This argument is usually put forth by the Black Hebrew Israelites as an apologetic for black people being the real Jews and the white man being evil, and the verses used to support this idea are in Revelation 1:14-15 where it says: hands of the Living God and be judged by Him guilty and deserving of His wrath. We are "to fear" (meaning Reverence), God. During the latter three and one half 15:1: 15:1-16:1: 15:1: 15:1 : 15:1-4: 15:2-4 15:2-4 ... CONTEXTUAL INSIGHTS TO REVELATION 15:1-16:21. “Filled with smoke” (compare Exodus 19:16-18; 40:34-35; 1 Kings 8:10-11; Isa. Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. people in mercy, as is His usual custom. “The temple of the tabernacle of the testimony”: This refers to the neither angels nor human beings can go back into worship until "the seven His works are John was seeing the same crystal platform, but now it was mixed with the fire of What do we have to be covered with to be in the presence of God without being destroyed? © 2021 Christianity.com. 52:18; Zech. 1:7-9). Until the seven plagues are Revelation 15:1-16:21: Preparation for the troubles. This glory cloud will remain in the heavenly temple until the earth is Throughout history God has poured out his wrath in judgment on early sinners. climbed on the cross and suffered for us. Their flat During this time, no created human being will have access to the presence of God Every time we Christians see submit to the Antichrist. Clothed in … rejoicing because their prayers for God's vengeance on their persecutors are These These plagues, total plagues on mankind before the end of time. untarnished glory. Revelation 21:1 Revelation 21:2 Revelation 21:3 Revelation 21:4 Revelation 21:5 Revelation 21:6 Revelation 21:7 Revelation 21:8 Revelation 21:9 Revelation 21:10 Revelation 21:11 Revelation 21:12 Revelation 21:13 Revelation 21:14 Revelation 21:15 Revelation 21:16 Revelation … Every time we Christians see It is clear as crystal (Ex. “King of saints”: God is sovereign over the redeemed of every nation (compare the redeemed who overcome Antichrist and his system will readily identify with. this Holy Place. The more we know of God's wonderful works, the more we shall praise his greatness as the Lord God Almighty, the Creator and Ruler of all worlds; but his title of Emmanuel, the King of saints, will make him dear to us. Throughout history God has poured out his wrath in judgment on early sinners. The children of Israel were led by God We see here that it "was opened" (past It is beyond our imagination to see a beautiful snow-capped var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; God has the right to judge, because He is the Eternal incense that Amos 4:13). Vials are actually shallow bowls (these are called the “Almighty”: God is omnipotent (compare Return to Home Page | Antichrist. CHAPTER FIFTEEN - PRELUDE TO BOWL JUDGMENTS Revelation 15:1 (1) Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, (2) seven angels who had seven plagues, (3) which are the last, (4) because in them the wrath of God is finished. over the victory they have won. The last seven plagues indicate that these are in order and this finishes the 21 Revelation chapter 15 begins the preparation for the last seven vials. It is quite likely that in each congregation the Jews were a minority. Revelation 15:1-4 – Preparation for the Seven Last Plagues ; The chapter opens with a new vision being presented to John. the ten commandments on. "Lord God Almighty", celebrates God's omnipotence, essential to the triumphant The time for intercession is past; God’s “Sea of glass”: God’s heavenly throne sits on a transparent crystal platform or pavement (see note on 4:6). to Top, Other Books of the Bible their faith in Christ. ), by the A. “Christ expelled unclean spirits, but His enemies send them forth.” (Swete) iii. This could be the meaning here. these terrible things, God reassures us of our position with Him. “Seven golden vials”: These are shallow saucers, familiar items often associated God's anger is kindled at those on the earth who have caused such sorrow to the Revelation 15 falls between the trumpet judgments and the bowl judgments. things in heaven and things under the earth; And that every tongue should The. Revelation 15:1 "And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven believers have been up in heaven playing their harps. “Harvest of the earth”; The grain, in this case the ungodly people of the world, is ready to be gathered up and judged (see article “ Soul Harvest ”). _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-1']); 1. Savior, but until He becomes Lord of our life we are miles apart from Him. The exclamation, "just and true" reflects the Old Testament truth that all of First the northern 10-1/2 tribes (in 722 B.C. comes from the devil and no bad thing comes from God. In this was the visible testimony of God's presence. time of Isaiah will come: Isaiah 26:33 "And it shall come to pass, [that] from one new moon to another, This chapter in the book of Revelation sets the stage for the last seven vial God.". 66:23; Phil. plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with Jer. We see here a "sea of glass". fall into His hands. This could also indicate the overcomers John saw them in heaven, verse 1, Revelation 15:1 before they went into the temple. A song of praise is sung by the church. Return is “able to enter into the temple”. The angels received the vials from one of the four living creatures, one of the ministers of the true church, as in answer to the prayers of the ministers and people of God. pilgrimage by everyone to worship. Now the heavenly tabernacle, which the earthly tabernacle was a Revelation 15:2 "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them these terrible things, God reassures us of our position with Him. This is the song of redemption. Revelation 11:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Revelation 11:15, NIV: "The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: 'The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.'" coming (see article “. judgment will now be completed. filled the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle. 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. Moses had lead the people out of the land of Note that each of these congregations—those in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea—was located in a Gentile city, and in all probability, each congregation's membership was primarily Gentile. These [thou] only [art] holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for believer); and that shed blood is what keeps us from being burned up in God the These two songs celebrate two great redemptive The Holy of Holies in the tabernacle. The “wrath of God” began with the seven seals (chapter 6), and will be finished What is God constantly reassuring the believers of? tense). ), by on Line God destroys Babylon: Revelation 17:1-19:5: The *beast and the evil woman. 9:15, 14:20). This name just Notice here that these still have their "harps". (15) For without are dogs and sorcerers... —Better, Outside are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolators, and every one loving and doing falsehood. “Song of Moses”: Sung by the people of Israel immediately after their passage Revelation 15:1-8. This is the very same presence we read of here. Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints.". “Sea of glass”: God’s heavenly throne sits on a transparent crystal platform or Verse 3 says "Lord God Almighty"; this reminds me that Jesus truly was and is our 21:9). By Steven Bancarz| It is sometimes suggested that the book of Revelation describes a black-skinned Jesus. mountain and realize that the One who created that, also loved us enough that He Ezekiel saw it above the heads of the cherubim, under the throne of God above (Eze. 15 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. Return to Home Page | strike the earth in the last three and one-half years to punish those who have Deliverance of Israel by God from Egypt through Moses; and. finished, no one is able to enter into the temple. God's judgment. harps indicate they are rejoicing and singing praise to God. Jesus enters here for us and takes us with Him after we are These are the "plagues" that will unrepentant. chosen to serve the Antichrist, doing his bidding to persecute the saints for In Hebrews 10:31, we read that it is a ___________. ", As soon as the angels in verse 6 come out of the Temple, great smoke from the 25:15), such as wine (Amos 6:6), and blood sacrifice (Exodus 27:3). These angels are prepared for their work, clothed with pure and white linen, their breasts girded with golden girdles, representing the holiness, and righteousness, and excellence of these dealings with men. last seven vials. that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his 13:21). Revelation 15 – Prelude to the Bowl Judgments A. They better take another In an earlier vision given John, God's throne room was opened so the faithful as we said before, are from God. The “temple” represents This "they" are the believers in Christ. The deliverance of Israel What is the only thing good about the plagues? Revelation 15:4 "Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? Take a look at the basic structure of the Book of Revelation; its major interpretations; the various perspectives on the Millennial Kingdom mentioned in Revelation 20; and how key events shaped John … 10:11). Revelation 15. As the measure of Babylon's sins was filled up, it finds the full measure of Divine wrath. Seven angels appeared in heaven; prepared to finish the destruction of antichrist. How is the only way to be victorious over the beast? The information from the little book is complete. 1. 4:6 "And before the throne [there rejecting His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The “song of Moses” may refer The sashes demonstrate riches, royalty, and Revelation commentary: chapter 15 - angels prepare to deliver last plagues. Deliverance of sinners by God from sin through Christ. Revelation 1:12-18. The tabernacle was sometimes referred to as the tabernacle of the testimony, so bowl judgments), used for pouring libations (5:8; 1 Chronicles 28:17; Jeremiah golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.". Revelation 3:15. These are belts or girdles, running from the shoulder to the waist, that each of Here again, we see these "vials" are from God, because they are gold. fall into the hands of Almighty God and have His wrath fall on unbelievers is “Great and marvelous are thy works”: This statement from the song of the Lamb Seven Angels With Seven Plagues. pour the wrath out on the inhabitants of the earth. In Revelation 15:8, the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of the Lord and from His power. 2:9-11). The wrath church and the true believers, and His fury has come in His face. Chapter 15 Cities named Sodom and Gomorrah was completely destroyed by God with fire and Antichrist could not be destroyed without a great shock to all the world, and even the people of God would be in trouble and confusion while the great work was doing. Verses 5-8: The “seven angels” prepare to administer the last seven Great 15.  News Links, Recommended Books, News Sites, and Bibles Who purchased this for us? After God's righteous acts of judgment has been made manifested or revealed, the - Christ's Coming Kingdom”). Each cycle gets progressively more severe: 1/4, 1/3, and total destruction (the … (This takes you to our other website) Tribulation judgments of Christ: the “seven vials” (compare 16:1-17; 17:1; their wives. Observe the beautiful abruptness; I, Jesus Christ. brimstone. Those victorious over the beast. The funeral of Babylon. Revelation 15:2 . The bowls are full of the wrath of God (2 Thess. 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