VI. Seven Bowls

A. Introductory Vision: God’s glory fills the heavenly tabernacle; no one can enter it (Revelation 15:5 – 16:1)

B. The pouring out of the seven censer-bowls (Revelation 16:2-21)

1. A plague strikes the earth–boils (Revelation 16:2)

2. A plague strikes the sea–blood (Revelation 16:3)

3. A plague strikes the rivers and springs–blood (Revelation 16:4-7)

4. A plague strikes the sun–burning heat (Revelation 16:8-9)

5. A plague of darkness on the throne of the beast (Revelation 16:10-11)

6. The great river Euphrates dries up (Revelation 16:12-16)

a. The wicked: demonic spirits gather the kings for Armageddon (Revelation 16:13-14,16)

b. The righteous: conditions for blessing (Revelation 16:15)

7. “It is done”–Babylon falls (Revelation 16:17-21)

 

Summary

With the Seven Last Plagues God responds to Satan’s end-time war of deception and to the wicked who have made their allegiance to Satan and rejected the Creator God, His Son, and have willfully pursued harm of His saints.

 

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