Vials of God’s Wrath 1-2

The First Vial

Revelation 16:1-2

165. On what did the first angel pour his vial? (16:2)

166. Who was affected by the first vial? (16:2)

167. What happened to them? (16:2)

The Second Vial

Revelation 16:3

168. On what did the second angel pour his vial? (16:3)

169. What were the effects of the second vial? (16:3)

Answers

The First Vial

165. On the earth

166. The men who had the mark of the beast, them who worshipped his image

167. They had a “noisome and grievous sore” (foul and loathsome NKJV, severely painful HCSB, ugly festering NIV)

The Second Vial

168. On the sea

169. The sea became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

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Anti-Christ

In Revelation 12-13, we are introduced to the dragon and the two beasts, who play a significant role in the last days. These three make up the unholy trinity.

The dragon – Satan

The beast from the sea – Anti-Christ

The beast from the earth – False Prophet

This is not the entire sequence of events. In order to get the full prophecy, you would have to read the entire book of Revelation. These verses include most of what you have heard about the beast, the Anti-Christ.

Revelation 12 (This chapter shows us past, present and future.)

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. (Most Bible scholars believe this woman is Israel, the crown of twelve stars represent the twelve tribes of Israel, and the child is Jesus.)

And another sign appeared in heaven: a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. (We are told the dragon is Satan (12:9), and the stars represent one-third of the angels that Satan deceived, fallen angels, now demons)

And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her child as soon as it was born. She gave birth to a male child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God and His throne.

Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”

Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (We are the offspring of the woman.)

Revelation 13

And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.

(This is the Anti-Christ)

The beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion.

The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.

So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months (3 ½ years). Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.

It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.

(This is the False Prophet.)

And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.

He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

Revelation 14:9-13

A third angel followed them (two other angels with proclamations) flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ”

“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

This sounds like the ending, but there is still more. The earth is reaped (Revelation 14:14-20) and seven angels have seven vials of wrath that they pour on the earth (Revelation 15-16).

Revelation 17

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written:

MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

(This is not the same woman we saw earlier.)

I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.

But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition.

And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.

The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.

For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.

And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”

Revelation 18 tells of the fall of Babylon.

Revelation 19 Tells of the battle of the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies against Jesus Christ with his armies in heaven.

Revelation 19:20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 20:1-3

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.

Revelation 20:4-6

And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them.

Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

(This is the millennium.)

But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished.

This is the first resurrection.

Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over these the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:7-9

God and Magog

When the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Revelation 20:11-17

The Great White Throne Judgment

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life.

And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.

The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.

Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

What happens after this?

Lots of good stuff:

Revelation 21:1 John saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.

New Jerusalem described in Revelation 21:2-27

But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (Revelation 21:27)

God’s Paradise

Revelation 22

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Seven Vials of Wrath

Revelation 15:1-8

159. In Revelation 15:1, John saw seven _____________ having the seven last _____________; for in them is filled up the ____________ of God.

160. Who did John see standing on the sea of glass? (15:2)

161. They sang the song of _____________________ the servant of God, and the song of the ______________. (15:3)

162. And after that John saw the _____________ of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was _________ in Revelation 15:5.

163. One of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden ______________ full of the wrath of God. (15:7)

164. No man was able to ____________________________________, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. (15:8)

ANSWERS

159. Angels, plagues, wrath

160. 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.

161. Moses, Lamb

162. Temple, opened

163. Vials

164. Enter into the temple

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The 10 Plagues of Egypt

I’ve heard some folks comparing the plagues of Egypt with the events of the end times. So I wanted to take a look at that. Here’s what I found:

Plague 1 of Egypt — water turned into blood; fish died.

Exodus 7:19,21,25 And the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, their canals, and their ponds, and all their pools of water, so that they may become blood, and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, even in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.’”

(20) …and all the water in the Nile turned into blood.

(21) And the fish in the Nile died, and the Nile stank, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. There was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

(25) Seven full days passed after the Lord struck the Nile.

2nd Trumpet – Revelation 8:8-9

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

2nd vial of God’s wrath – 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.

3rd vial of God’s wrath – Revelation 16:4

And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

Plague 2 of Egypt — frogs

Exodus 8:2-4 …I will plague all your country with frogs. The Nile shall swarm with frogs that shall come up into your house and into your bedroom and on your bed and into the houses of your servants and your people, and into your ovens and your kneading bowls. The frogs shall come up on you and on your people and on all your servants.

Plague 3 of Egypt – gnats

Exodus 8:17 …Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the earth, and there were gnats on man and beast. All the dust of the earth became gnats in all the land of Egypt.

Plague 4 of Egypt – swarms of flies

Exodus 8:21-22 And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth. And I will put a division between my people and your people: to morrow shall this sign be.

Plague 5 of Egypt — livestock disease

Exodus 9:6-7 And the Lord did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one. And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead.

Plague 6 of Egypt – boils

Exodus 9:9-10 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.

1st vial of God’s wrath – 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.

Plague 7 of Egypt — fiery hail.

Crops smitten (flax and barley) Moses gave a warning so that those who would believe could save themselves and their cattle. Exodus 9:18-21 Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now. Send therefore now, and gather your cattle, and all that you have in the field; for on every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down on them, and they shall die. He that feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses: And he that regarded not the word of the Lord left his servants and his cattle in the field.

1st trumpet – Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast on the earth: and the third part of trees was burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

Plague 8 of Egypt — locusts

Exodus 10:4-6. …tomorrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains for you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which grows for you out of the field: And they shall fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians…

Exodus 10:14-15. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they…they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

5th Trumpet – Revelation 9:3-5 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a man.

Plague 9 of Egypt — darkness

Exodus 10:22-23. …and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

5th vial of God’s wrath – Revelation 16:10-11

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, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

Plague 10 of Egypt – death of firstborn

Exodus 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

Exodus 12:7 And they shall take of the blood (of a lamb), and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

Conclusion:

So we see that there are some of the same events:

– water turned to blood

– boils

– hail

– darkness

And a similar event:

– Locusts

But they aren’t all the same.

The most important lesson I see is: Although the Israelites were only a short distance away, God separated them and protected them from at least some (if not all) of the plagues.

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The Reaping of the Earth

Revelation 14:13-20

151. What did the voice from heaven say to John in Revelation 14:13?

152. One sat on a white cloud. He was like unto _______________________.

On his head was a ______________________________

and in his hand a __________________________. (14:14)

153. What did the angel say to the one who sat on the cloud in verse 15?

154. And the earth was ________________. (14:16)

155. Another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a _____________. (14:17)

156. What was this angel instructed to do? (14:18)

157. Where did the angel cast the clusters of the vine of the earth? (14:19)

158. How much blood came from the winepress? (14:20)

Answers

151. Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, says the Spirit,

that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

152. The Son of man, golden crown, sharp sickle.

153. Thrust in your sickle, and reap: for the time is come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

154. Reaped

155. Sharp sickle

156. Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

157. Into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

158. To the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs (200 miles)

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Worship of the Beast

Babylon in Fallen

Revelation 14:8

8] And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

Consequences for Worship of the Beast Revelation 14:9-12

9] And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10] The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

11] And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12] Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Questions

149. What did the angel in Revelation 14:8 say?

150. What will happen to those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark?

(14:10-11)

Answers

149. Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

150. They shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night

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Gospel to Every Nation

Revelation 14:6-7

147. What did the angel have? (14:6)

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148. What did the angel say? (14:7)

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Answers

147. The everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth, and to every

nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.

148. Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship

him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

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