Thursday, June 10, 2010

Revelation Chapters 15-16

The most frequently requested Christ in Prophecy television show episodes on Revelation have been pulled out of the vault and re-released!

Over the six episodes, Dr. David Reagan and guests Don McGee of Crown and Sickle Ministries and Dennis Pollock of Spirit of Grace Ministries go chapter by chapter through the book of Revelation, explaining that the book of Revelation isn't difficult to understand, rather it is difficult to believe. But, if you will believe it for its plain sense meaning, you will understand it. For anyone who's been born again and has the Holy Spirit residing within them, Revelation can become very clear.

We'll continue on in our journey through the great book of Revelation as the Earth bears the final round of Tribulation judgments that will be poured out of bowls in Revelation 15-16. Feel free to watch, listen, or read along by clicking one of the icons below.




Revelation Revealed: Chapter 15

[Read Chapter 15 in the NASB version via Biblegateway.]

Dr. Reagan: Having been reassured that Jesus and His saints will triumph, we are now ready to proceed with the final pouring out of God's wrath.

Chapter 15 introduces us to this final stage of the Tribulation, stating that with this last series of judgments the wrath of God is finished. This statement is a clear indication that the entire Tribulation is a period of the pouring out of God's wrath.

What are we told in Romans 5:9? We are told that those of us who are redeemed are guaranteed protection from the wrath of God. Similarly, in I Thessalonians 1:10 we are told that Jesus is coming to save us from the wrath of God. These are indications that we the Church are going to be taken out of this world before the Tribulation begins.

Revelation Revealed: Chapter 16

[Read Chapter 16 in the NASB version via Biblegateway.]

Dr. Reagan: Chapter 16 records the final release of God's wrath. The Bowl Judgments' wraths are poured out in rapid succession. It probably takes them no more than a month's time for all of these judgments to occur.

Bowl Judgment #1 - Painful Sores

We are told that the first judgment results in loathsome and malignant sores, and these of course could be a result of radiation from the previous nuclear war.

Bowl Judgment #2 & #3 - Polluted Waters

The second and third bowls of judgment pollute all the water on the planet, both seawater and fresh water.

Bowl Judgment #4 - Scorching Sun

Then, just as there is no longer any decent water to drink, a horrible thing happens. The fourth bowl judgment results in the sun being multiplied in its power and people are scorched with heat. You can imagine the suffering and agony this would produce.

Bowl Judgment #5 - Impenetrable Darkness

The fifth bowl of judgment produces a thick darkness in the area of the Antichrist's throne, which of course would be Europe.

Bowl Judgment #6 - Dry Euphrates River

And, the sixth bowl dries up the Euphrates River and enables that great Asian army to march into the Valley of Armageddon.

Bowl Judgment #7 - Great Earthquake & Crushing Hail

The rest of the chapter provides a detailed description of the destruction of the Antichrist's kingdom. It is a flash-forward to the end of the Tribulation when the great earthquake occurs. The Antichrist's capital city is destroyed, as people are pummeled with huge hailstones that weigh 100 pounds each.

The tragedy is that once again we are told that most people refuse to repent. Their hearts have become so hardened that they focus their energy on blaspheming God.

In the next part on this series on Revelation, we're introduced to a mysterious harlot who rides a scarlet beast in Revelation 17-18.


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hartdawg said...

the seal judgements are the natural reaction to sin, the bowl judgements are supernatural judgements meeted out by God himself. when seals were opened things happened but the language employed here is different. the angel is active in this judgements by pouring it out directly. plus there is nothing natural about the 5th and 6th trumpet.

hartdawg said...

the darkness in the 5th bowl may be local but by this time the whole earth is the "throne of the beast" plus satan is "the God of this world" so this bowl may very well be global. since the angel of the waters declares giving people blood to drink as they deserve for shedding blood, that to me further indicates the bowl judgements are supernatural by nature, plus people are aware thhese judgements are acts of God. its hardly like man to give credit (or blame)to God unless God is involved.

hartdawg said...

and another thing, since at the 5th bowl the pain of the 1st bowl intensifies that tells me one doesnt stop and another starts. one begins and keeps going while another begins...the same is true of the seals. the 2nd brings war the 3rd famine and they both are still going at the 4th seal.

Expected Imminently said...

Hello Nathan
Just like the Tribulation, just when I didn't think it was possible to get any worse, it has! My hubby and my old mum are breaking their hearts and I can do nothing to ease it except take the insults and false accusations. They are searching around for mud to throw and stick to me, but instead they are scaping the bottom of the barrel and finding a few 'dust bunnies' to chuck at me. If I didn't feel so miserable I'd laugh.

Sunday 13th is D day and it looks like my husband is pulling us out from attending? I am trusting his final decision will be God's will in this, especially since the eye op and ulcerated leg has left mum rather frail.
Thank you for bearing with me. God bless.

Praise The Lord and Maranatha!

Dennis said...

I think it's possible that the darkness is global, or more centered in his immediate kingdom. The 5th bowl I think also reflects the spirit of those who are apart of his hell bound kingdom. satan's kingdom is of darkness, all who follow him are children of the night, and are in spiritual darkness. I think this is both a literal darkness, and a symbolic gesture as well. There is no goodness, holiness, or righteousness in his kingdom, or those persons who are in it.
bowl 1 also exo 9:9 bowl 2-3 also exo 7:17 bowl 5 also exo 10:22 just interesting simulars in exodus. Maranatha brothers and sisters

Nathan Jones said...

I'm so sorry to hear about everything falling apart for you, E.I., and that you won't be making it to the dedication. Guess you're probably relieved not to be going, though. I'll be praying for healing for your family and that your kids will truly see the false doctrines they're being taught.

hartdawg said...

one thing you gotta understand is sin seperates(i`m sure you already know this)when one takes a stand all too often division comes. they`re not rejecting you,they`re rejecting God. i was reading in 1 samuel when isreal insisted on a king and God told samuel it was God they`re rejecting. jesus said i came not to bring peace but division. its tuff to stand for whats right and to speak agains false doctrine.

hartdawg said...

as for your kids, God wants them for his kingdom more than you do.his big enough to accomplish it AND he`s good and loving enough to do so as well. prayer is a powerful weapon.

hartdawg said...

one more thing, ei, i hope not to sound callous or anything like that, i never had family turn on me but being involved with youth i have had people i care about turn on me cuz of some stands i take. it hurts. its like a big hole is ripped outta you. 1 peter is a good book on suffering for christ. you may wanna study it. i say it again, sin seperates and when you live for God there is often a seperation even from family. just thought i`d share my thoughts.

Nathan Jones said...

Well said, Hartdawg!

Expected Imminently said...

You have put your finger on what is really troubling me; if I am suffering for Christ and for doing as he has directed, then so be it.

I have been told several times that I do things and don’t know I have done them? My past memory is acute, and as I cannot remember ‘causing trouble’ and ‘interfering’ (I am not well enough to try and take over someone else’s life, I can barely cope with my own).

I have asked my doctors if I have some sort of insanity because of the clinical depression I have always had. They have assured me that I am completely sane and one told me my sons were behaving very badly. My husband and mum agree I am not insane, so why can’t I remember what three of my boys say I am guilty of? If I am guilty, then it’s my own fault and I deserve it.

I shall make 1 Peter my evening reading; bless you.

I am so grateful you put up with my Witter. My grandchildren need prayer for protection from the false spirit when they go to the dedication. As do my sons and their wives.

It is official now; my hubby has told my we are not going, and she understands. Thank you for your prayers, I know The Lord hears; so when I have some answers I will let you know.

My young friend, in the midst of her own problems said that the Lord has ‘lanced a boil’ and all the upset is the muck coming out before healing can take place!

My thanks are not enough for your support; it has made me feel less isolated and bolsters my faith. May God bless you both with answers to all your needs. God willing I will see you soon, so get ready for a huge sisterly hug on the way up. x

Expected Imminently said...

Nathan and all,

Like everyone else, I am a sinner; but one who is saved from eternal separation (hell) from a righteous and holy God by believing in The Lord Jesus Christ to save me from bearing the penalty of sin!

That said, in my flesh I am guilty of many things, but not what I am being accused of. Unless I accept what I know is true, it really will send me insane trying to understand all the accusations.

At the risk of sounding as if I really have 'lost the plot'; I have always known what the real problem is and haven’t wanted to face it. The days are 'perilous', that means the true Church of Jesus Christ is under a savage attack from the demonic realm. I am not at war with my family of flesh and blood, but with principalities and powers who know their time is nearly up. Jesus Christ is literally on His way and they are feeling the 'squeeze' of His coming in the air of which Satan is prince.

I am convinced two of my son’s have been ‘infected’ by rebelling against their father’s instructions, at the age of fourteen, by appealing to their grandparents for ‘Citizen Band Radio. Two once gentle boys became enraged with words of hate screaming at the strangers on the other end of their radios. My husband forced them to get rid of the C.B’s but not before a spiritually sinister event occurred that terrorised them. They are now middle aged and both have had ‘breakdowns’ while struggling with depression.

Our youngest son, once loving and gentle; also rebelled against his father and became a problem with using video games also at the age of fourteen, again a gift from grandparents. He is nearly 40 and is still glued to violent ‘warcraft’ games and deceived by ‘Emergent’ and claims healing from his breakdown and depression; but he isn’t healed, his personality has changed and has become a religious clone of his false teacher. For balance, our third son, also in his early forties, showed no interest in electronics or ‘strange’ music and has remained as his brothers once were, not perfect, but kind, loving and gentle. All four belong to Jesus from a young age, so Salvation is not a barrier against rebellion and the prince of the power of the air. They are not ‘possessed’ but tormented or affected by the demonic. I have more ‘spiritual’ evidence of this, but I do not want to give any more attention to the enemy than I have already.

2Timothy 3:1-…”This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come…” First and foremost this warning concerns and is directed to the end time CHURCH. The word ‘perilous’ is khä-le-po's meaning hard to take or to bear; dangerous, harsh, fierce, savage.
Chalapos is Strong's Number G5467. It occurs twice in the two verses of 2Tim.3:1; and in Matt.8:28 “And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding (fierce – CHALEPOS) so that no man might pass by that way.

1John4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”.