Summary: After the glorious heavenly introduction of chapter 15 God brings about the end to His global judgment

Revelation 16

Title: The Seven Last Plagues

Theme: The Grand Finale of God’s Global Judgment

Text: Revelation 16:1

I. The Command to Execute Judgment (v.1)

A. Go your ways

B. Pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the Earth

II. The First Angel Pours His Vial upon the Earth (v.2)

A. Noisome and grievous sores

B. Upon the men which had the mark of the beast

C. Upon the men which worshipped his image

III. The Second Angel Pours His Vial upon the Sea (v.3)

A. The Sea became blood

B. Every living soul died in the sea

IV. The Third Angel Pours His Vial upon the Rivers and Fountains of Water (v.4)

A. The fresh water supplies contaminated

B. The waters became blood

V. The Two Angelic Declarations (v.5-7)

A. Of God’s Righteous Judgment

B. Upon those who shed the blood of the saints and prophets

C. They are worthy

D. True and Righteous are God’s Judgments

VI. The Fourth Angel Pours His Vial upon the Sun (v.8, 9)

A. Power was given to him to scorch men with fire

B. Men were scorched with great heat

C. They blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues

D. They repented not to give Him glory

VII. The Fifth Angel Pours out His Vial upon the Seat of the Beast (v.10, 11)

A. His kingdom was full of darkness

B. They gnawed their tongues for pain

C. They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sored

D. They repented not of their deeds

VIII. The Sixth Angel Pours out His Vial upon the Great River Euphrates (v.12-14, 16)

A. Preparation for Kings of the East

B. Unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon/devil

C. They gather the kings of the earth to the battle of the great day of God/Armageddon

XI. The Third Beatitude of the Revelation (v.15)

A. Behold, I [The Lord Jesus] come as a thief

B. Blessed is he that watches and keeps his garments

C. Lest he walk naked and they see his shame

X. The Seventh Angel Pours out His Vial into the Air (v.17)

A. Great Voice from Heaven saying “It is done”

B. There were voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and there was a great earthquake

C. The Great City [Jerusalem] was divided into three parts

D. The cities of the nations fell

E. Great Babylon came in remembrance before God to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath

F. Every Island fled away

G. The mountains were not found

H. There fell upon men great hail out of heaven, about the weight of a talent [130 lbs]

J. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great

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