Synopsis of Bible Study 08/17/11
Bishop Walker III
left off last week talking about the beast
and the dragon. The Dragon of
course was the devil and the first beast to come out of the sea
was the Antichrist. The 2nd
beast we see now comes out of Chapter l3, which we are getting ready to see
13:11 says 11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the
earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
- This beast is interesting. It has to
horns like a lamb. The two horns will represent that the beast has
authority in two realms which are the religious
and political realm.
- When he spoke, it was like that of a dragon. This beast
is called the false prophet.
Revelation 13:12-14 says 12And he
exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him; and he causeth the
earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly
wound was healed. 13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh
fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.14And he
deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by means of those miracles which he had
power to do in the sight of the beast, saying to them that dwell on the earth
that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword and
- This beast’s responsibility is to exercise
all authority of the first beast in the presence of the first beast. He
causes all the people on the earth to worship the first beast, the Antichrist
who’s deadly wound was healed, and he performed great signs (like making
fire come down from heaven) which was used to deceive the inhabitants of
- He told those who dwelt on the earth to
make an image of the first beast.
Revelation 13:15 says 15And he
had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast
should both speak and cause to be killed as many as would not worship the image
of the beast.
- What we see is this
false prophet giving adoration to the Antichrist. He encourages those on
the earth to worship the first beast. He is like the cheerleader for the Antichrist.
- He encourages the
inhabitants on the earth to make a statue or idol of the first beast. He
actually causes signs and wonders take place. Jesus says there will be
great signs and wonders, but this would not be of him. This false prophet will be a great deceiver. Everyone doing
signs and wonders is not of the Lord.
- There are amazing
consequences to those who would not worship the beast. If you go back to
the beginning of time, before the fall, Lucifer was God’s worship leader.
When he got tired of the worship going to God, the Dragon was cast out of
heaven and took a third of the stars (angels) with him who became fallen angels. They were kicked out of the
heavenly host, because they wanted worship shared. God will not share his
glory with anyone. The antichrist now desires
to be worshipped. That is what this False Prophet on earth will do. He
will make those think they are worshipping God, but they will worshipping the
Antichrist. Those that do not worship the Antichrist will have great
consequences as a result of not worshipping the Antichrist.
Revelation 13:16 – 17says 16And
he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive
a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads, 17that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark or
the name of the beast or the number of his name.
- Followers of the
False Prophet. They will have a mark on head or hand. Without it, they can’t
buy our sell.
- This mark will impact
the economy, because in that day, you will see that no one can participate
in the world’s economy without this mark.
Revelation 13:18 says 18Here is
wisdom: Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for it
is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six.
- We know the number
man is 6, because he made man on the 6th day.
- There are a lot of hypothesis
about what the 666 really means. There are a lot of people throughout
history like Hitler and Ronald Reagan that people thought could be the
Antichrist. After all, this beast would have authority and come to a political position.
- Some even try to use
the number of letters in person’s name to justify this. Some people tried
to say President Ronald Reagan was
the Antichrist, because there were 6 letters to his first, middle, and
last name. Now we know Ronald Reagan was not the Antichrist. 6 letters in
your name don’t make you an antichrist. If that were the case, then Bishop Walker would be the
Antichrist. There are six letters to his first, middle, and last name
(Joseph Warren Walker).
- Some ways people try
to come up with this 666 formula:
- The number 12, the
square root of 144, is God’s number. 25 is the square root of the
Antichrist number. By this, we find out the Antichrist will be a political
body that would affect the number 15 just as much as God and his church
affect the number 12. Ex- God
did a lot with the number 12 such as the 12 tribes of Isreal, 12
disciples, Gen 12 God gave Abraham the promise, the woman with the issue
of blood was sick for 12 years. Jesus began his ministry at the age of 12.
12 is a powerful number
- Others say if you
take the 6 roman numbers I=1 V=5
X=10 L=50 C=100 D=500. You can add them up and get the number 666.
- They say if you add
the letters in “Jesus” using Greek letters, you end up with 888.
- 666 is a satanic
counterpart to 888 falling just short of the perfect number 777.
- Some people suggest
in 1 Kings 10:14 that King Solomon received a yearly wage of 666 talents
of gold. They suggest that the Anitchrist will be someone like Solomon who
was a good man who turned corrupt.
- One thing we can
really extract from this is that the Antichrist is an imitation. 666 is
always imitation. When you know
the real thing, you know the counterfeit. If you are not sure what is
real, you are easily persuaded or deceived by the counterfeit. A person
that really knows jewelry or clothes can look at something and tell if it
is real or not. Just like this, a person that really knows Christ, can try the spriit by the spirit. One
of the greatstest compliments Bishop ever received was a Profession Actor who
said to Bishop, “I know acting when I see it and I want to thank you for
being the real thing. “ This antichrist is not the real thing.
- Know that you have to
know Jesus for yourself, because there will be many deceivers that will
- To recap, we just saw
beast come out of the land and he was the False Prophet that promoted the
Antichrist. He tries to get every to worship the dragon who was the devil.
And those who refuse will be killed.
Revelation 14:1 says 1And I looked and lo, a Lamb stood on Mount Zion, and with
Him a hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father’s name written in
- There were a 144,000
reedemed during the tribulation. They had their fathers name in their
forehead. What is the father’s name some may ask? Bishop Walker takes a
stab at it by saying the only name that we can think of that runs consistently
through tthe bible is “I am
that I am” . In Hebrew it means, I will be who I will be.
Revelations 14:2 says 2And I
heard a voice from Heaven as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a
great thunder, and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps. 3And
they sang, as it were, a new song before the throne, and before the four living
beings and the elders; and no man could learn that song, except the hundred and
forty and four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.
- You have these who
were redeemed from the earth which means they will not suffer the tribulation. They have accepted Christ
and they are with him at Mount Zion.
Mt Zion is an ancient name for the hill that makes up Jerusalem is the
place where the Messiah will gather the remnant and reigns over the earth
along with those who have their father’s name in their foreheads. Psalm 48 talks about this when it says1Great
is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, on the
mountain of His holiness. 2Beautiful in situation, the joy of
the whole earth is Mount Zion; on the sides of the north, the city of the
great King., Isaiah 24:23 when it says23Then the
moon shall be confounded and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall
reign in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem and before His elders gloriously., Joel
2:32 when it says32And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered; for in
Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said,
and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call., Obadiah 1:17 where it
says17“But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance, and
there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their
possessions., Obadiah 1:21 says 21And saviors shall come
up on Mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the
LORD’S., Micah 4:1 where it says1But
in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of
the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains; and it shall be
exalted above the hills, and people shall flow unto it., and Micah
4:7 where it says7And I will make her that is halt a
remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation; and the LORD shall
reign over them in Mount Zion from hence forth, even for ever.
- This 144,000 who had
been redeemed had heard a voice like running water and loud thunder. It
was the voice of God. If you remember in Revelations 1:5, God often spoke
and it was like thunder and many waters. Remember Matthew 25:21where it says 21His
lord said unto him, `Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Thou hast
been faithful over a few things; I will make thee ruler over many things.
Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.’-We believe this is the
fulfillment of the word that the Lord gives. This was an approval for
- Harpist was playing. Remember
the elders in Revelations 5:8 had harps.
- The 144,000 sung a
unique song. Their praise brought them into the presence of God before the
throne. Our praise and worship transports us to heavenly places.
Revelations 14:4-5 says
4These are they that were not defiled with women, for they are
virgins. These are they that follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were
redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.5And
in their mouth was found no guile, for they are without fault before the throne
- Virgin deals with
purity. They were not defiled by idoltry. Israel throughout scripture is consistently
referred to as the virgin. For
Example: In 2 Kings 19:21 it says21This is the word
that the LORD hath spoken concerning him: “The virgin, the daughter of
Zion, hath despised thee and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of
Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. –
Israel is called the virgin daughter of Zion., Isaiah 37:22 says 22this
is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him: `The virgin, the
daughter of Zion, hath despised thee and laughed thee to scorn; the
daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.- Again called the
virgin daughter of Zion. Lamentations 2:13 says 13What
thing shall I take to witness for thee? What thing shall I liken to thee,
O daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort
thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? For thy breach is great like the sea. Who
can heal thee? – Again called the virgin daughter of Zion. Jeremiah 18:13 says13Therefore
thus saith the LORD: “Ask ye now among the heathen: Who hath heard
such things? The virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing. – Here
she is called virgin of Israel. – All of these scriptures refer to Israel
as a virgin or undefiled and pure. It means
following God without being tainted by idolatry or going the wrong way.
These are redeemed.
Revelation 14.6-7 says 6And I saw
another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to
preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation and kindred, and
tongue and people, 7saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and
give glory to Him, for the hour of His Judgment is come. Worship Him that made
heaven and earth, and the sea and the fountains of waters.”
- This angel flies through.
The 144,000 has been redeemed and the church has already been caught up.
The only people left on the earth are those who are damned or those who are condemned to judgment. The angel flies
though and says, “You better give God glory whether you are a sinner,
cynical, or atheist.” The angel preached to earth saying judgment has come!
Everyone regardless of your belief will one day have to declare that He is King of kings. It is hard for
some people to believe in the story of Christ. You don’t have to, but know
that Paul says in Philippians 2:9-119Therefore
God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above
every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in Heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, 11and
that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory
of God the Father. – In the end, even the dragon will have to bow down. You
might as well get your practice in now.
Revelation 14.8 says 8And there followed another angel, saying, “Babylon is
fallen! Fallen is that great city, because she made all nations drink of the
wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
- Babylon was the
nation that made them drink the wine of wrath and fornication. God was faithful to them, and they kept
cheating with idols. Prophetically Babylon always refers to a literal city, a religious system, or
political system. What this angel is saying is Babylon is going to
fall. Babylon represents the things
that people had been investing in and position of thinking was going to
Revelation 14: 9-11 says 9And the
third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If any man worship
the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead or in his hand, 10the
same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out unmixed
into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and
brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11And
the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever; and they have no
rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth
the mark of his name.”
- Those who received
this image 666 on their forehead will drink of the wine of the wrath of God and the cup of
indignation. Can you imagine the full strength of the wrath of God? Ex–
On the weather channel one day, Bishop says he heard someone say that an F5
tornado is the worst type of tornado to go through. They said in
comparison that an F5 tornado is like just one finger of God. Knowing
this, just imagine if God would release his whole strength on the earth.
- The cup of indignation-
The wrath of God is called the cup of indignation. More than 13 times in
the bible, we see this cup of
judgment. We see it in Psalm
75:8 which says 8For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the
wine is red and fully mixed; and He poureth out the same. But as for the
dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out and drink
them., and we see it in
Jeremiah 25:15 which says 15For thus
saith the LORD God of Israel unto me: “Take the wine cup of this fury at
My hand, and cause all the nations to whom I send thee to drink it. The most
powerful and prolific one is this; Matthew 26:39 says 39And
He went a little farther, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “O My
Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I
will, but as Thou wilt.”-Jesus loved us so much; he took the wrath of God
upon himself. Jesus took for us, a cup they we deserved and some folk don’t
think anything about it.
- Indignation really
comes from the Greek word 3709. orge or-gay’ from
3713 which means settled disposition.
- Smoke from their
torment ascends forever and ever. They have no rest day or night.
Revelations 14:12 – 13says 12Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep
the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13And I heard a voice from Heaven, saying unto me,
“Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth.'”
“Yea,” saith the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors,
and their works do follow them.”
- When we are saved and
know the Lord, we put death in perspective. When saints die, it is not a
final act. They are really more blessed than living. They will be the
first caught up during the rapture.
- They rest
from their labor and their works follow them.
14:14 says 14And I looked, and behold, a white cloud; and upon the cloud
sat one like unto the Son of Man, having on his head a golden crown and in his
hand a sharp sickle.
- This is about the
harvest in the earth.
- The last time we saw
Jesus, he had a crown of thorns. This time his has a golden crown on his
head and a sickle used for harvest.
14:15 – 16says 15And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud
voice to him that sat on the cloud, “Thrust in thy sickle and reap; for
the time has come for thee to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
16And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth,
and the earth was reaped.
- We see this word reap
and we think of it as a positive think. It really is about something being
overripe as in a dry crop. God
doesn’t rush to judgment. He keeps saying alright, alright, ok, alright,
ok, and then finally “that’s enough!”
says 17And another angel came out of the temple which is in Heaven,
he also having a sharp sickle. 18And another angel came out from the
altar, who had power over fire, and cried with a loud cry to him that had the
sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in thy sharp sickle and gather the clusters
of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.” 19And
the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the
earth, and cast it into the great wine press of the wrath of God. 20And
the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the wine
press, even unto the horse bridles, for the space of a thousand and six hundred
- All this means is the wrath of God
trampled on the people of God like grapes
15:1 1And I saw another sign in Heaven, great and marvelous: seven
angels holding the seven last plagues, for in them is filled up the wrath of
- Here 7 last angels
have 7 last plagues. Within them, the wrath of God is complete after this.
- We are about to the
see the complete wrath of God.
Revelation 15:2 2And 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, standing on the sea of glass and
having the harps of God.
- Remember in Revelation
4, we told you what the sea of glass was and we told you it was at the
throne of God? We are at the throne of God at this time, because we have
been redeemed, because we are saved.
Revelation 15:3 3And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the
song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God
Almighty! Just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints!
- All those that
resisted the beast were singing a song while the wrath of God is about to
be poured out onto the earth. The redeemed are at the throne singing God’s
15:4 4Who 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 is the song of Moses
and the song of the Lamb.
- The two titles of
this song refer to the perfect union between old and new covenant or the
Old and New Testament.
- They are
- God’s worship
- If you really look
at this song, how many times do you see you or your? This means that this glory has nothing to do with
us; it has all to do with God.
15:5 5And after that I looked, and behold, the temple of the
tabernacle of the testimony in Heaven was opened; 6and the seven
angels, having the seven plagues, came out of the temple, clothed in pure and
white linen and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
- Out of this temple, there
came 7 angels who had 7 plagues.
- They were clothed with
pure white linen and their chest was girded with golden bands. Remember their chest grided with gold bands is
to remind us God’s judgment is righteousness.
15: 77And one of the four living beings gave unto the seven angels
seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
- When we talk about the
bowls or vials (depending on translation), we are not talking about fruit
or cereal bowls. It is more like a shield turned upside down.
- Remember the 4 beasts
represent the 4 gospels. They
gave the angels the vials (or bowls) filled with God’s wrath.
15:8 8And 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.
- No one was able to enter the temple with plagues.
- Praise and worship brought
in the glory and smoke and once it happened, we mov/ to chapter 16.
Revelation 16:1 says 1And I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying to the
seven angels, “Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God
upon the earth.”
- And so God’s wrath begins …
bowl- Sores that would never heal-
Revelation 16:2 2And
the first went and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a
noisome and grievous sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast and
upon them that worshiped his image.
bowl – Blood of a dead man in the sea–Revelation 16.3 3And
the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the
blood of a dead man, and every living soul died in the sea.
Remember in Revelation 8, there was only
partial contamination that took place, but now there will be complete contamination, because this is
the complete wrath of God.
Remember in Genesis, God created
everything in perfect order. He put the grass there before the cows, so they
could eat it for example. He didn’t make man and say oops, he is going to be
thirsty. He did everything in perfect
order so man would have all that he needed.
- Now all the water is contaminated
Revelation 16:5-7 5And I heard the angel of the waters say, “Thou art
righteous, O Lord, who art, and wast, and shall be, because Thou hast judged
thus; 6for they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou
hast given them blood to drink, for they are worthy.” And I heard another
out of the altar say, “Even so, Lord God Almighty; true and righteous are
Thy judgments.” -Those who had caused the death of God’s prophets and
those who martyred the saints now have to drink the blood that they caused. Be
careful how you handle God’s anointed. The bible says vengeance is mines said
were scorched, but didn’t die.
cursed God the whole time, even though God had the power and did not repent.
They beast and his kingdom blasphemed God because
of pain. They gnawed their tongue and teeth.
Remember in Exodus 10 God made darkness come, because Pharaoh would not let his
people go. Judgment may produce carnal
repentance which is of the flesh. In this type of repentance, the heart
remains the same. It is only an outward
show of repentance. The iron is cast into another image, but it never turns
to gold for example. Carnal repentance is caused by fear. It is a repentance caused by the fear of the consequence. Doesn’t
every murderer repent when he is about to be hung? When you can repent even
when God condemns you, this is real
repentance. It is taking responsibility for what you have done and agreeing
not to do it anymore.
- This is the great day of the Battle of the Lord.
There are 3 important battles
mentioned in prophecy.
- The battle of Gog and Magog- The allies came against Israel
in Ezekiel 38 and 39.
battle of Armageddon- This is when the Antichrist leads that world system
against Christ himself.
Battle- When Satan and his allies, after the 1000 millennia reign, make war
- The battle of Gog and Magog- The allies came against Israel
reason why verse 14 says the great day of God almighty is because the winner of
the Battle of Armageddon, the great Day of God, is God.
15 says he comes as a thief. A thief does not announce when he is coming.
Garments are pictures of spiritual riotousness. Remember in Galatians 3:27
which says27For as many of you as have been baptized into
Christ, have put on Christ. – Here God reminds us to have spiritual garments. Remember Ephesians 4 reminds us to put on holiness. Remember in Genesis 3:7 which says7And the
eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed
fig leaves together, and made themselves things to gird about. – Adam and Eve
were naked and they tried to cover themselves, because of their sins. Isaiah 64:6 says 6But
we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;
and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us
away.- God reminds us that our righteousness is like filthy rags in his sight.
Armageddon or Megiddo is a literally region.
Many battles of ancient times were fought here in this valley: In Judges
5:19 which says 19“The kings came and fought; then fought
the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of
money.- Deborah defeats Sisera In Judges 7, Gideon defeated the Midianites (Judges 7:24 – 25 24And Gideon
sent messengers throughout all Mount Ephraim, saying, “Come down against
the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and the
Jordan.” Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and
took the waters unto Bethbarah and the Jordan. 25And they took two
princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and they slew Oreb upon the rock of
Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the wine press of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and
brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side of the Jordan. Pharaoh
defeated Josiah in 2 Kings 23:29 which says 29In his days
Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up together with the king of Assyria to the
River Euphrates; and King Josiah went against him. And Pharaohnechoh slew
Josiah at Megiddo when he had seen him.). Judges 7 guide over the midianites
and 2 Chronicles 35:22 which says22Nevertheless Josiah would
not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with
him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came
to fight in the Valley of Megiddo.
Also it is a place of end time morning. Zechariah
12:11 11“In that day shall there be a great mourning in
Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the Valley of Megiddo.-
- The city was divided into 3 parts.
- The mountains were not found.
Hail fell upon men in a great hail storm. The
hail stones will be about 100 pounds.
God stretched the scene out. First there were
the seals, the trumpets, and then the bowls. There will be no more judgments
The waters dried up. We saw 3 unclean spirits
came out of the mouth of the beast looking like frogs.
From the throne of God comes the announcement
that it is done!
God stretched this scene of mercy out. He gave
us his mercy. It was the seals, then the trumpets, and then the bowls. There
will be no judgements on the earth after this. It is done.
where the 7th angel pours out his bowl. It is over the air. Ephesians
2:2 declares this about the devil; 2wherein in times past ye
walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the
power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.
-The devil was called the prince and
power of the air. This bowl then will be poured out where this devil reigned.
the earthquake comes, it is like one never seen before. Hebrews 12:26 says 26whose
voice then shook the earth. But now He hath promised, saying, “Yet once
more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.” – God will shake earth and heaven. When the hail
comes down it will be like the weight of a talent weighing up 100lbs. Men will blaspheme
God because of this hail.
- 3rd bowl- The freshwater becomes blood. Revelation 16.4 4And
the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of
waters; and they became blood.
- 4th bowl- The sun scorches mankind
– Revelations 16:8 8And
the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given
unto him to scorch men with fire. 9And men were scorched with
great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God, who hath power over these
plagues; and they repented not to give Him glory.
- 5th bowl- Attack against the beast and
his government- Revelation 16: 10-11 10And
the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his
kingdom was full of darkness, and they gnawed their tongues from pain; 11and
they blasphemed the God of Heaven because of their pains and their sores,
and repented not of their deeds.
- 6th bowl- Armies gather for the great
battle– Revelation 16:12-16 12And
the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and
the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east
might be prepared. 13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs
come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast,
and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14For they are the
spirits of devils working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the
earth and of the whole world to gather them for the battle of that great
Day of God Almighty. 15“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed
is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they
see his shame.” 16And he gathered them together at a place
called in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon.
- 7th bowl – Final Judgment – The
seven angels poured the bowl into the air (there was great earthquake. Revelation
16:17 -2217And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air;
and there came a great voice out of the temple of Heaven from the throne,
saying, “IT IS DONE!” 18And there were voices and
thunders and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as has not
been since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake and so great. 19And
the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations
fell, and great Babylon came to remembrance before God, to give unto her
the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20And every
island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21And there
fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of
a talent. And men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, for
the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Chapter 16 is often referred to as the Great Chapter,
because it describes:
- A great evil
- A great city
- Great Babylon
- Great tools of
- Great heat
- Great river that
- The Great earthquake
- Great hail
- Great plagues.
What it really shows is if we you are saved, we serve
a great God!