Summary: This lesson, the final one of six, details the final judgments on the World prior to the battle of Armgeddon.
IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
A STUDY OVER THE BOOK OF REVELATION & THE END TIMES: PART VI
INTRO: This upcoming study on Revelation, is obviously a lot of guesswork. Although is information is entirely Biblical and comes from theologian type sources, it still cannot be correct 100%. But the following is only the best try considering all the details and facts as we know it in this year at such a time as this.
FINALLY: WE HAVE REACHED THE 7 BOWL JUDGMENTS:
BIBLE VERSE: Revelation 16:1-2 (1st Bowl): Painful Sores
Then I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshipped his image.
Painful Sores: The first plague is poured upon the earth and a foul and painful seeping sore appears on those who accept the mark or do homage to the image of the first Beast from the Sea. This ulcer is described in the King James as being ’noisome’. This term in the Greek means among other things, troublesome, injurious, pernicious, destructive or baneful. These sores do not come and go quickly. The timeframe for the pouring out of the seven plagues could be as long as three and a half years (but also could be much shorter). This plague falls on the entire population of the earth.
BIBLE VERSE: Revelation 16:3 (2nd Bowl): Seas Smitten
The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died.
Seas to Blood: The second plague is poured upon the sea. The sea in turn changes its chemical composition and all that lives within the sea die. The sea is described as becoming as the blood of a dead man. When a man dies his blood congeals and becomes thick reddish black and viscous. The sea will become just so as well. Many who live next to the sea and live off of what the sea produces will die as well (this plague roughly parallels the second trumpet warning. The main difference is that this plague affects every ocean in the world and every living thing in the ocean).
BIBLE VERSE: Revelation 16:4-7 (3rd Bowl): Rivers Smitten
The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: “You are just in these judgments, you who are and who were, the Holy One, because you have so judged; for they shed the blood of your saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.” And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”
Differences of The Sea Water & The River Water: The third plague is poured upon the rivers and fountains of fresh water and they become blood as well. This blood though is not described like the second plague as being as the blood of a dead man. This blood water is also NOT DESCRIBED AS BEING DEADLY WHEN CONSUMED. It is just very, very nasty. And the people will drink it. In fact it says here that men will have to drink this blood water because this plague will affect all of the fresh water of the world.
*This plague is also the only plague that gives a specific reason for its execution. This plague is in response to the blood of all the martyrs that had been spilled to that day. This includes the tribulation saints who were killed for not receiving the mark of the beast or worshipping its image. “For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy” “They are worthy” is also rendered in some translations as “such is their due.”
BIBLE VERSE: Revelation 16:8-9 (4th Bowl): Scorching
The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.
Ever get a sunburn? Ever get an unbearable sunburn? Ever get a sunburn so bad that your skin blisters up and the very thought of going outside becomes unbearable? Well, that is going to happen.
The fourth plague angel pours out his plague upon the sun. The angel is given the power to scorch men with fire. The term scorch also means to torture with heat. Up to this point those who have the mark of the beast are afflicted with oozing sores, the oceans have been changed killing all life therein, and the drinking water of the entire earth has become blood-like and does not quench one’s thirst.