Revelation Chapter 15

(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.

  • This is said to be great and marvellous, as in big and something that makes one marvel at the sight of it
  • This is the last of it all on earth, and seven is the number of perfection, so God's Wrath is now perfectly to the full, and about to be perfectly fulfilled on earth to man who rejects Him
  • That few in number means each one must be incredible to behold, hence the "great and marvellous" description
(Revelation 15:2 )
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.

  • The victory is to not give in and relent and take the mark of the beast, nor to worship the beast or his image
(Revelation 4:6 )
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

(Revelation 15:3 )
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.

  • No one from earth, from Scripture, seems to be mentioned by name in Revelation as being there, just the "Song of Moses"
  • Yet here is a song from Moses, in Heaven
  • The original is in Exodus 15, Deuteronomy 32, about the destruction of the enemies of Israel
(Psalms 111:2 )
The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

(Psalms 139:14 )
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

(Revelation 15:4 )
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.
  • This part is from Psalm 86:9-10:
(Psalms 86:9-10 )
All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

(Revelation 15:5 )
And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

  • This is the real tabernacle in Heaven, after which Moses fashioned his tabernacle
(Exodus 25:40 )
And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

(Acts 7:44 )
Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.

(Hebrews 8:5 )
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

(Revelation 11:19 )
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

(Revelation 1:13 )
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

(Revelation 15:6-7 )
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.

KJVD: Bowl; goblet.

VI'AL, n. [L. phiala.] A phial; a small bottle of thin glass, used particularly by apothecaries and druggists.
Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head.
1 Sam 10.
Vials of God's wrath, in Scripture, are the execution of his wrath upon the wicked for their sins. Rev 16.
VI'AL, v.t. To put in a vial.

(Revelation 15:7 )
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.

(Revelation 15:8 )
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 same was on earth in the Old Testament times
  • Hebrews 9, et al, explains this process of temple purification
(Exodus 28:35 )
And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.

(Hebrews 9:7 )
But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

Revelation Chapter 16


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