From Pastor Perry

Revelation 16:17–21 (ESV)

The Seventh Bowl

17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. 19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. 21 And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.

 

 

As the Lord pronounces the end of the outpouring of His judgment, the created order itself begins to come unhinged. After describing this same event, Peter poses a question we all need to consider daily: what sort of people ought we to be (2Pt 3:11)? The only basis for confidence on that dreaded day is that our Lord Jesus paid the full price of our punishment while dying on the cross (Jn 19:30), then rose from the dead and returned to the Father, where even now He is preparing a place for us. [Lutheran Study Bible, CPH]

 

 

I pray: Lord, receive our heartfelt thanks for having Jesus bear Your judgment for us. Because You promise to spare Your people from the terrible plagues that will accompany the final judgment, we ask You to keep us in the true faith. Amen.

Revelation 16:12–16 (ESV)

The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath

12The 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. 13And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. 14For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. 15(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) 16And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

 

 

The Lutheran Study Bible states:  As the bowls of God’s wrath are poured out, all those worshiping false gods and refusing to repent of their sins are afflicted with terrible plagues. Tragically, there are even some within the Church who persist in this or that vice, stubbornly refusing to repent, and so put their very salvation in peril. Through Baptism, however, the Lord clothes His people with the perfect righteousness of His Son. The Holy Spirit leads God’s children away from the plagues of judgment and keeps them on the winning side in the final battle.

 

 

I pray:  Heavenly Father, I thank You for adopting me as Your own through Baptism into Christ. By Your Word and Holy Supper, keep me in Your salvation so that I will remain with You forever. Grant me strength during these last days to be faithful to You always. Amen.

Revelation 16:10–11 (ESV)

The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath

10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish 11 and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.

 

 

This fifth bowl produces plagues similar to the ones described in Ex 10:21–29 and Rv 8:12.  The hard heartedness of the people still refuse to repent.  They are unwilling to stop, acknowledge that they are wrong, and to change.

 

I pray: O Lord, I must admit that at times, I can be stubborn and want to do things my way.  I repent and want to do better.  I want to do it your way, forgive me when I fail and point me back to you.  Amen.

Revelation 16:8–9 (ESV)

Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath

8The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. 9They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.

  

This fourth plague I find baffling.  When this bowl is poured out, scorching heat and fire is poured out onto the people.  They curse God when they should repent.  They will not relent.  It makes them hate God even more and their hearts are hardened even more.  The God that has power over the plagues is still ignored.

 

I pray: O Lord, I give you all glory, laud, and honor!  You are more powerful than Satan and there is only one God… You!  I repent of my sins and trust in you alone.  Thank you for your saving grace and the faith you gave me.  Amen.

Revelation 16:3–7 (ESV)

Seven Bowls of Wrath (Part 2)

3The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea.

4The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood. 5And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say,

       “Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was,

for you brought these judgments.

  6    For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,

and you have given them blood to drink.

       It is what they deserve!”

7And I heard the altar saying,

       “Yes, Lord God the Almighty,

true and just are your judgments!”

 

 

This bowl of wrath takes us back to the plague in Exodus where Moses (through the power of God), turns water into blood.  This bowl effects the sea, while the third bowl effects the fresh water sources, like rivers, springs, and lakes.

 

I pray: O Lord, help me to never forget you, nor doubt your powers.  I don’t need proof, I simply trust in the faith you have given me.  Amen.

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