Revelation – Chapter 15

Last Seven Plagues

ANGELS WITH THE LAST PLAGUES

Review Last Lesson:

Last lesson in Chapter 14 of Revelation, we learned about the return of the Lord, and the time that he prophesied about during his time here on earth.  Now that Christ has returned, the harvest of the world is about to take place.  Just as we discussed last lesson, the harvest does not come easily. We talked about how fruit and vegetables are gathered for the harvest and that in Jesus’ day; harvest was a quite painful process.  Chapter 15 speaks of the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb.  Pay close attention to the correlation between what is talked about in this chapter and the Song of Moses.  The ending of the Song of Moses shows us how to get through the hard times that will take place during the harvest of the world, and how, if we do His will, God will protect us during that period.

The Angels with the Last Plagues

1 And I saw another sign in Heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the last seven plagues, because the anger of God was completed in them. 2 And I saw, as a glassy sea having been mixed with fire. And the ones overcoming the beast, and its image, and its mark, of the number of its name, were standing on the glassy sea, having harps of God. 3 And they sing the song of Moses the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty, righteous and true are Your ways, King of the saints. 4 Who will not fear You, Lord, and glorify Your name? For You only are holy. For all the nations will come and will worship before You, because Your righteousnesses were made known.

 5 And after these things I saw; and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in Heaven was opened! 6 And the seven angels having the seven plagues came forth out of the temple, having been clothed in clean and bright linen, and golden bands having been girded around the breasts. 7 And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the anger of God living forever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with the smoke of the glory of God, and with His power. And no one was able to enter into the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels should be completed.

Review

Chapter 15

  1. Seven Angels with the last seven plagues
  • The ones who overcame sing the song of Moses and of Christ.  They are on the glassy sea praising God.
  • Angels prepare the last 7 plagues
  • HEAVEN IS CLOSED

The Song of Moses

1Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying,
        I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously:
         the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

2The LORD is my strength and song,
        and he is become my salvation:
         he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation;
         my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

3The LORD is a man of war:
        the LORD is his name.

4Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea:
        his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

5The depths have covered them:
        they sank into the bottom as a stone.

6Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power:
        thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

7And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee:
        thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.

8And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together,
        the floods stood upright as a heap,
         and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

9The enemy said,
        I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;
         my lust shall be satisfied upon them;
         I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

10Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them:
        they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

11Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods?
        Who is like thee, glorious in holiness,
         fearful in praises, doing wonders?

12Thou stretchedst out thy right hand,
        the earth swallowed them.

13Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed:
        thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.

14The people shall hear, and be afraid:
        sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palesti’na.

15Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed;
        the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them;
         all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.

16Fear and dread shall fall upon them;
        by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone;
         till thy people pass over, O LORD,
         till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

17Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance,
        in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in;
         in the sanctuary, O LORD, which thy hands have established.

18The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.

19For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea. 20And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21And Miriam answered them,
        Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously:
         the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

Heaven is closed until all of the plagues have been fulfilled.  Everyone who overcame will not be on the earth during the last plagues.

Chapter 15

Test

  1. What was the marvelous sign in Heaven?
  2. From this chapter, what is the description of Heaven?
  3. What song do the overcomers sing?
  4. What do the overcomers overcome?
  5. What will all nations do before God?
  6. What was seen when the temple of the Tabernacle was opened?
  7. What was in the seven golden bowls?
  8. Who gave the seven angels the contents in the bowls? 
  9. Who is in Heaven with God?
  10. How long will Heaven be closed?