Case III: The Seven Plagues
Revelation 15:5-8,”After this I looked and in heaven the temple, that is, the tabernacle of the Testimony, was opened. Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests. Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.”
The First Bowl
Revelation 16:2,”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 worshiped his image.” The people who have pledge allegiance to the Beast and his system, will be tormented with these sores.
The Second Bowl
Revelation 16:3,”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.” This verse is in direct correlation with Revelation 8:8. This can be the aftermath, and everything in the sea dies from such catastrophe. Imagine living in a world, where everything in the sea is dead, food consumption will be greatly hampered, and water as well.
The Third Bowl
Revelation 16:4-7,”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 have 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 judgements.” This verse can be a continuation of the catastrophe that was unleashed from the second bowl. However, noticed that there’s a conversation between an Angel and God, referring to the shedding of blood of the saints and prophets.
The Fourth Bowl
Revelation 16:8-9,”The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. They were scorched 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.” How you ever heard of the term Global Warming? Well folks, this will be Global Warming, but to the extreme. People will practically burn from such intense heat. When the tribulation finally arrives, barbecues will be a thing of the past, crispy will be better suited. And the sad thing about it, is that people will not repent for their actions, and refuse to glorify the creator of heaven and Earth, the Almighty God.
The Fifth Bowl
Revelation 16:10-11,”The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.” This could be in direct correlation with the Trumpets, specifically with Fourth Trumpet, where it states the following: Revelation 8:12,”The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.” But the question remains is which Kingdom, and what Beast? Well, as per the word of God, the Beast is referred to as the Anti-Christ, the little horn, the Son of Perdition. In other words, this figure will be a political figure that will enter into the world arena, through peacefull means. Moreover, his kingdom, can relate to the political/economic system that’s in place in the world during this time. Therefore, this kingdom is plunged into total darkness after the terrifying effects of the Trumpets. Furthemore, people will not repent of all the things they have done, and instead of placing their faih in God, they chose to follow and pledge allegiance to the Beast and his system.
The Sixth Bowl
Revelation 16:12,”The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.” This verse relates to the drying up of the Euphrates river, which can be done manually. This occurs for the Army that comes from the East to march into the Battle of Armageddon. Moreover, some theologians have stated that the Kings of the Easth is China, with it’s 200 Million strong footsoldiers. Furthermore, they are marching directly into the Middle East to join other Armies from the world, as they combined their Military might, to fight against our Lord Jesus Christ in the Battle of Armageddon, in the plains of Meggido. As you can see from this verse: Revelation 19:11,”I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.” Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.
The Seventh Bowl
Revelation 16:17,”The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!”This is the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ over the kingdoms of the world, or like it says in Revelation 11:15,” 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 Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.” In other words after the battle of Armageddon, and the forces of the Beast are crushed, the kingdom of God will be finally established on Earth, and our Lord Jesus Christ will rule with an iron scepter, Revelation 2:27-31,”He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like pottery, just as I have received authority from my Father.I will also give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”.Many in this world believe that when our Lord Yeshua returns, he will return as a Lamb, but that’s incorrect, he will return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and woe to the nation who fight against him.