This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study gives a prelude to the 7 bowls of judgment in Revelation 16.
Revelation 15:1 “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.”
The seal judgments and trumpet judgments were against the pagan Roman Empire, who Satan had empowered to try to wipe out the Early Church, killing millions of saints.
The bowl judgments mark a shift, as they are poured out to exact vengeance against the next phase of the Roman beast, the Roman Catholic church, who had killed tens of millions of saints.
Revelation 15:2-4 “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and 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. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.”
The saints overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. In the economy of God, every martyr who did not deny their faith was a victory over the beast.
Revelation 15:5-8 “And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.”
The wrath of God is against those who worship/revere (mark on forehead) the antichrist Popes of Rome and obey (mark of right hand) their commands.
David Nikao Wilcoxson
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