Welcome back to JPCE SPIRITUAL TALK today we are breaking down the Scriptures' here Revelation 16: We are getting into the Bowl Judgements which if we pay close attention some of today's study you might all find extremely interesting!!! I see our fallen world being prepped for what's to come, I said this many times that's because it's the truth...Don't take my word for it take a look for yourselves Nations are against Nations, Kingdoms against Kingdoms, everyone including families are tearing each other part...We have diseases, famines, and earthquakes and volcanos all in various passes...I re-call the words of Our Lord and Savior, Yeshua (Jesus) all these things are the beginning of sorrows, and all must come to pass but the end will not be yet, as if was in the Days of Noah so shall it be in the Age of the Son of Man!!! That's our clear from the Lord Himself, we have time but our time is now running short, seek Him now, repent or perish!!!
16:1: These Judgements are all similar to a point, the trumpet plagues were partial/ a warning like a call to repentance while on the other hand the Bowl Judgements are final: It will be extremely dreadful and painful when the world transitions from the "Beginning of Sorrows" to a 'Final Judgement" Both Revelation 16 and Revelation 15 contain many of the same elements that are visible to us in (Joel 4:9-17)...
The loud voice from the celestial temple, it's not of this world so it is the voice of the Lord: Pour out is a liturgical term (Lv 4:7, 18, 25): referring to the blood and wine poured out with the offering of the daily sacrifice and the Feast of Dedication: The Day of Atonement, blood was dropped seven times towards the inner veil, more was then smeared on the horn of the altar, the remainder was poured out to the cry of the martyrs(From under the altar) for vengeance (Ps 68:25; Jer 10:21; Zep 3:8):
16:2-4: Listen attentively: The First Bowl is poured out, than the "MARK OF THE BEAST" will breakout out on those all who have received it, so for three punishment foul and loathsome sores, see the sixth plague of (Exodus 9:8-11): The Second (v. 3) and the third (v. 4) bowls are like those found in the first plague (Exodus 7:20-21; see Revelation 8:8-11):
16:5-7: This doxology is in occasion to the Lord our God from the angel of the waters, the element just affected by the wrath of the Lord of the Most High (vv. 3, 4): From a Biblical perspective: the thought of spiritual or angelic powers have charge of the physical realm- all elements of the material world have angelic guardians: The voice of the martyrs proves the judgements of the Lord are true and righteous (v. 7)
-Parallel with the "song of Moses" (15:3,4): Yes there is the musical interlude in the Jerusalem Temple liturgy between the preparation and the offering of the sacrificed lamb: It is their just due (v. 6) "they are worthy (axios) the worthiness of the lamb (3:4; 5:9, 12): a deacon, priest, or bishop, the assembly sings "Axios" as an assent to the candidates worthiness (Wsol 3:5):
16:8-9: The receivers of the mark of the beast will have their own spiritual hardened ones will not be able to repent, they only continue to blaspheme at the Judgements of the Lord of God!!! See, Daniel 3:22-24, 46-50, where holy youths who refuse to worship Nebuchadnezzar's image are even singed by the furnace's heat, here those who worship the beast and it's image are scorched with great heat (v. 9):
16:10: Plague of darkness: see ninth plague in (Exodus10:21-29) to see similarities!!! Here the THRONE is in fact ROME (see 2:13), and the KINGDOM is the EMPIRE: Satan has shared his dominion with "the beast of the land", the false prophet (13:2):
16:12: In Revelation 9:13-21: "The Parthian Empire threatened the Rome Empire, as it had Israel: The historical setting of Revelation Chapter 9 seems to be clarified: Rome will lose its natural defensive line (The Euphrates) and will be punished by the kings from the east, the Parthians (see, also 6:2; 17:12-13): The OT, miracles crossing over a river on dry land (Exodus 14:21-22; Jos 3:17) are repeated (see, also Isaiah 11:15; Jeremiah 28:36; Zechariah 10:11):
16:13: See similarities to the Second Egyptian plague (Exodus 7:26-8:11): Unclean Spirits: (see, 1 Timothy 4;1; 1 John 4:3) are like frogs!!!
16:14: Spirits of demons, performing signs are attested by our Lord (Mark 13:22; see also Acts 13:6; 2 Th 2:9): The great day of God Almighty (Revelation 6:17, see also Joel 2:11, Zep 1:14; graphically described in 2 Peter 3;12) is the Eschatological Day of the Lord:
16:15: We are told that the Day of the Lord we will see Him coming unexpectedly as a thief in the night (3:3; Matthew 24:42-44; 1 Th 5:2): Like the wise virgins who stand in readiness of the bridegroom who comes at midnight, the Lord will exhorts His blessed faithful here to remain just as vigilant!!! Tradition says the officer on duty at the Jerusalem temple was to see that his night guards kept awake during their watch: if caught asleep, they were usually beaten, caught the second time, they were stripped of their garments (Mark 14:51): A garment of a Christian is his or hers white baptismal robe, "the garment of righteousness", the putting on of Christ:
16:16: Decisive battles in some of Israel's history were fought in the strategic pass near Megiddo (see 4 Kg 9:27): Armageddon-the word found here in Scripture means the "hill of Megiddo"; the nearest hill to Megiddo is Mt. Carmel, this where Elijah apparently confronted the false prophets of Baal (3Kg 18:19-40): During the final conflict during Armageddon, evil spirits (vv. 13, 14): will indeed lead apostate mankind against the Lord our God!!! This battle is fully recorded in (Revelation 20:7-10, also foreshadowed in Ezekiel 39 and Joel 4):
16:17-21: The Last Bowl: is the conclusion to the acts of Judgements; a loud voice from the Lord's throne in heaven declares: "it is done", just like He said on the Cross when He was crucified!!! (Revelation 21:6; see also John 19:30): The Cosmic signs are manifested signs from the Lord- evoking Mt. Sinai (4:5; 8:5; 11:10), will be quite similar to the the judgements of the Last Trumpet (11:19)- also mentioning great earthquakes, causing extreme worldwide destruction (v. 20): 75lb (equivalent of one talent): hailstones (v. 21) fail to induce repentance: the great city (v.19) is most likely Jerusalem (see, 11:8): Rome is quite often mentioned separately as the Great Babylon!!!
READ FROM PEACE WITH THE PSALMS/MY WHOLE HEART PSALM 9
4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);
1 TIMOTHY 3:4-5
"Discipline on all levels is what the Lord is looking for in His followers who bear the CROSS with Him...Today's youth is out of control, they lack discipline, humility and overall they lack decent abilities to be functioning adults in this Fallen World!!!I struggle daily with my kids but I will remain patient with tough love because Discipline is the only way to ensure we keep our freedoms!!! Our freedoms and rights are God given, but this fallen world will stop at nothing until it has destroyed anything that actually stands for good!!!Today hold the line of discipline because he is the difference between slavery and freedom!!!
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