Summary: This sermon deals with the final judgments God pours out on sinful man during the latter years of Tribulation.
Some People Are Just Too Hard Hearted
12Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.
13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to 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 am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame."
16And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.
17Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
18And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.
19Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.
20Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.
Today we will continue our examination of Revelation.
We pick up where we left off last Sunday in chapter 16.
Chapter 16 describes the final 7 Bowls of the wrath of God
The punishment of sinners comes during the 7 year Tribulation.
We see that God offers no repentance to them.
He finds these people too hard hearted to repent.
The judgments we read about are similar
to the 10 plaques God sent on Egypt.
The bowl judgments affect people all over the world.
So let’s get into today’s passage.
VERSE 12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.
The 6th Bowl Judgment causes the Euphrates River to dry up.
This judgment comes in 2 parts.
#1. The drying up of the Euphrates River
which will be a preparation for the battle of Armaggedon.
#2. The demon forces that will bring the rebellious armies
to the Valley of Megiddo for the purpose of opposing the Lord.
The Euphrates River is about 1,800 miles long.
It is so large that it forms a natural barrier against the armies.
Crossing it with a large army would be difficult.
The 6th bowl judgment will dry up that river
to make way for the "kings of the East."
Those "kings from the east" will march a sizable army across
to battle with Jesus, the King of kings.
That army will probably be 3 to 5 million strong.
These forces will be joined in the valley of Megiddo
by huge armies from all over the world.
Napoleon said this about the valley of Meggido, "the most ideal, natural battlefield in the world".