SEVEN BOWLS OF WRATH
REVELATION 15, 16
The seven last plagues represent final judgment that comes with
The whole of the bowls of wrath take place during the
last parts of the
seals and trumpets.
(probably in time of Seal 6 and Trumpet 6) For the
bowls represent full judgment and is the Great Tribulation.
Verses 1-4 indicate that this takes place following the rapture of
The Bride. The
seven years of Great Tribulation refers to the seventieth
week of the prophetic history of Israel.
NOTE: THE REASON THAT
MANY PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE IN THE TRADITIONAL INTERPRETATION
OF REVELATION PINPOINTING THE RAPTURE is that it is referred
to several times.
Of course, there is only one rapture of
so each of these references must be aligned to the same
The sealing of the saints in chapter 7; the measuring
of the temple in chapter 11, and the harvest of the Earth in
chapter 14 all may speak of the same event – the
Vision of Seven Angels holding Seven
Plagues – 15:1-8
Seven angels introduced - !5:1
Those who overcame the wrath of the
Anti-Christ – 15:2-4
Angels given seven bowls – 15:5-8
Seven Bowls of Wrath Poured Out –
The first four bowls bring
destruction in the natural realm – 16:1-9
Bowl #1 – Sores on followers of the
Beast – 16:1-2
Bowl #2 – Sea becomes as blood –
Bowl #3 – Rivers become as blood –
Bowl #4 – Sun scorches men – 16:8-9
Next two bowls destroy domain of the
Beast – 16:10-21
Bowl #5 – The Beast’s kingdom
darkened – 16:10,11
Bowl #6 –
dries up; Kings of East gather – 16:12-16
Bowl #7 – Last phase of Armageddon –
In what tense is the “Song of the
Overcomers” in 15:2-4?
What is indicated by the phrases:
“Song of Moses” and “song of the Lamb” in 15:3?
(See Exodus 15:1-18 for "song of Moses".
What is meant by “and no one
could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the
seven angels were completed? 15:8
Compare Seal #5 (Rev.6:9ff) and
Bowl # 5 (Rev.16:10ff).
Where do they take
place? What is the significance?
Compare Rev. 9:21 (Sixth Trumpet)
with Rev. 16:9,11 (fourth and fifth bowls).
What does this suggest about God's purposes in