From Pastor Perry

03/17/2013 Revelation 15:1-8

Revelation 15:1–8 (ESV)
The Seven Angels with Seven Plagues
15 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.
2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
        “Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
        Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!
    4     Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
        For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
        for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
5 After this I looked, and the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven was opened, 6 and out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests. 7 And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever, 8 and the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.

Again I point out that there is one Revelation and this vision is another slice of the pie which is actually going back in time and ending at the Final Judgement.  John sees heaven opened up and out of the sanctuary come seven angels with seven plagues.  Just like Joan Rivers announcing fashion statements on the red carpet about what the stars are wearing, the scriptures state: "clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests.”  Now the big question, are these good angels or bad angels?  Their dress indicates that they would be good angels, but remember that Satan masquerades as an angel of light.  We see one of the four living creatures giving the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God.  Is he giving it to them as a punishment or is he giving the bowls to dish out as punishment.  These bowls are to dish out punishment.  These angels are good angels coming out of the sanctuary of God and they are giving all glory to God, not Satan. Listen to their song of praise:


“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
        Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!
    4     Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
        For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
        for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

The wrath of the seven bowls of plagues will be revealed, but we have to wait for tomorrow.  I pray: Lord, John heard the music of harps and singing of praises.  Lord it is a joy to sing praises to you in church and while I’m driving down the road.  Help me to keep you ever before my eyes and help me to endure to the end, help me to be one of those who “conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.”  Oh, to praise you is a joy.  Your victory over Satan is our victory over death.  Thank you for your forgiveness and reconciliation into your Kingdom.  Amen. 

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