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Now we are going to see what is happening from the vantage point of heaven at that same time as in the previous study. 

So, heeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeee'ssss Johnny!

John now looks and sees yet another PICTURE, a sign, a supernatural wonder in heaven. He SEES seven angels who have the seven last plagues containing the wrath of God to be poured out upon the earth on that Day of Vengeance by the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Rev. 15:1
And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
The good news is that the wrath of God is now complete, i.e. it will be fulfilled and over with in these seven plagues.
Seven remember is the number of spiritual perfection or completeness. Even "gooder" news is that His wrath is poured out only on His enemies and NOT on His children who have already overcome (been granted ETERNAL LIFE) and are now preparing to sing the Old Testament version of "We are the Champions".
[2] And 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, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Do you remember this sparkling, crystalline "sea of glass" from chapter 4 verse 6? It is the floor before the very throne of God. And now, standing on that pure sea of glass are those who have overcome Satan, and his one world system, and his deception of claiming to be the Messiah. And they have musical instruments to play as they sing in the next verse.
[3] And 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.
Just and true are the ways of the King of Nations (as the texts read), i.e. the King of kings.

And what is the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb? The "Ode of Moses" or "The Ballad of Moses the Servant of God" is the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy, which sums up the plan of salvation, which draws from the entire Word of God, which is the Word of the Lamb, which is His Song.

It is, as Dr. Bullinger notes in the Companion Bible (Deut. 31:30), the key to the apocalypse of Rev. 15:3.

Why?

Because it tells of His greatness and of the proclamation of His Word and it tells the story of the plan of God, the plan of the Rock of our Salvation for His people. It tells of those who would claim to be God's chosen people as taught in these latter times by the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia, but whose rock is not our Rock for they are a perverse and crooked generation, and their vine is not of the true Vine.

It tells of how dearly and lovingly our Father brought forth and nourished and protected His people, giving them of the fattest portions and blessings of the earth and how after all that, they turned their backs and whored after other gods, provoking our Father to jealousy. It tells of how His people would become "lo ammi", which is to say "not my people" for period of time.

It tells of how He would scatter His people (the Christian Nations of Western Europe and the Americas, in this 21st. century) abroad and they would lose their identity, no longer calling themselves of the House of Israel and in fact calling themselves gentiles. It tells of how God would allow the "teeth of beasts" and the "poison of serpents" to come upon them to chastise them, and yet through all of this our loving Father would not forsake them.

Finally it tells how in the end, in the last days, that God would render vengeance to His enemies and to the enemies of His people, that they would know that He and He alone is Sovereign, and that there is no other Rock but Him

It is that Day of Vengeance, the pouring out of those 7 Last Plagues, at which point we are in the Book of Revelation.
Yes, the overcomers of the beast (Satan) and his system, i.e, his locust army will be singing the Victory Song, the Song of Moses, for in it we know the plan from the beginning and in the end we know that His Word has come to pass exactly as it was written. We have the victory!

So here is a question of paramount importance. When is the last time you heard the Song of Moses, the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy, taught in your church, or even read for that matter? Of course many churches teach that you don't need to know the Book of Revelation because you're going to fly on out of here before all those events occur. Therefore they never read the 15th chapter of Revelation and are completely unaware that the overcomers will be singing the Song of Moses. I guess their names won't be printed among the choir members in the program directory. They will be elsewhere getting squeezed in the winepress.

So it would serve us well before we finish this 15 chapter of Revelation to review the Song of Moses. The last verse in Deut. 31 gives us the identity of this song.

Deut. 31:30
And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
Do you have ears to hear?
Deut. 32:1
Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
Listen, both heaven and earth! And sure enough this song is sung on earth as we read in chapter 14 and sung in heaven as we read in chapter 15.
[2] My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
His doctrine, His truth, His way shall drop as pure as the purest water, which is the morning dew, and as the gentle rain which brings fruit to the maturity of harvest.
[3] Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
His gospel and His name will be published (proclaimed) throughout all the world (Mark 13:10).
[4] He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.
Psalm 62:6-7 "He only is my Rock and my salvation: He is my defence; I shall not be moved. [7] In God is my salvation and my glory: the Rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. [8] Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."
[5] They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of His children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
The "they" are the "children of disobedience", a perverse and crooked generation. Their leopard spots do not belong to God's children. They are the tares of Mat. 13, the offspring of Cain (John 8:44), those who claim to be God's children but are liars and are of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9 and 3:9).
[6] Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not He thy Father that hath bought thee? hath He not made thee, and established thee?
He purchased us with His own blood.
[7] Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
Ask one who is mature in the Word of God about the things of old that were given for ensamples for us today (1 Cor 10:11).
[8] When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
We now go back to Genesis chapter 2 and see the 8th day individual man, Adam, "eth-ha adham" (not a generic term for man, not "Adam", as in mankind in general, as described in Genesis chapter 1), separated from the nations and the boundaries set according to God's will and His plan.
[9] For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
But the Lord's portion, His inheritance, is His people and vice versa (Num. 18:20, Deut. 18:2).
[10] He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He led him about, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.
Our Father nourishes and instructs and is as protective of His children as we are of the pupil of our eye, i.e. instinctive and instant to react.
[11] As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
The great eagle is swift and masterful and strong as it spreads its wings to protect and as it swoops down to bear up its young when it falls while learning to fly.
[12] So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
Even as God led Israel forty years in the wilderness and purged an entire idolatrous generation before He took them into the land of milk and honey.
[13] He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
As He promised Abraham, confirmed in Isaac and again in Jacob/Israel, that his seed would inherit great national wealth and blessings. And who is it that has become the wealthiest and most prosperous nation in the history of mankind?
[14] Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.
This verse describes the richness of those blessings. Kine are cows, Bashan means "fruitful", and "kidneys of wheat" are the heart, or white of the wheat. They were to have the best of the best!
[15] But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
Jeshurun is a symbolical name for Ideal Israel, i.e. Upright Israel. And when they became "fat and happy", with plenty to eat, with money in the bank and plush 401k's, and plenty of entertainment, then they didn't have much time for God. Sound familiar?

But just let the good times cease or calamity befall them and they turn quickly and say "Oh God, please help us!"

So it would seem that when the sun is always shining that God's people soon take it for granted and cease to appreciate its warmth and kindness, until a violent storm comes along and destroys their crop and takes their roof off.

Then hopefully they will return to the Rock of their salvation at which point the storm was truly a blessing.

We are studying the 15th chapter of the Book of Revelation, and in verse 3 we saw that the overcomers of the beast and his image (his image is that he is Jesus), and his beast system (the one world political system), were singing the Song of Moses, the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy.

Now since "momma didn't raise no fools" we figured it would be a "wise 'ting" to know the words of the song before we had to sing them or we just might be humming a different tune. Know what I mean?

We had just read how that our Father had richly blessed His children. You might even say that He spoiled them. And guess what?  They got fat and lazy and began to think their riches were an entitlement and that the "good times" would never end, and they forgot God and sought after other gods.

That didn't make our Father too happy with them, nor does He like it today.

Deut. 32:16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
His children were indignant then and they are indignant now! How so?
[17] They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
Today the traditions of men have His "sottish" children rolling Ishtar eggs and placing little fertile bunnies at the altars in their churches during the most sacred time of the year, the Passover. And that's just the beginning.
[18] Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
That's pretty evident as we look out across our nation and in our cities and in our schools.
[19] And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
God hates their works. Oh yes, have you never read His Word?
[20] And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
So our Father says, "I'll stop answering their prayers and see if they 'get it'!"
[21] They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
"Vanities" means "emptiness". Look it up. Their churches are full of emptiness. They have become 'Beth-avins', Houses of Emptyness, instead of 'Beth-els', Houses of God.

"So not only will I stop answering their prayers", our Father says, "but I will allow the kenites to come in and afflict them, and bind them into captivity until the end of this age!"

Amos 6:14
But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.
"Unto the river of the wilderness" means "until the end of this age". Hemath was the father of the kenites. So the question is, are you familiar with the four hidden dynasties which are controlled by the kenites? You can't overcome the enemy and be victorious and sing the Song of Moses if don't know who the enemy is!                      Read Live Link to->> 666
[22] For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
And in the end, our Father, who is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29) shall cleanse this earth of all that is evil.
[23] I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.
They picked the wrong One to have angry at them!
[24] They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
Hunger and intense burning fever and bitter destruction. Problems, problems and more problems. Worse yet, the lowlife serpents and the beast system will "chew you up". Without the gospel armor on, you have no defense.
[25] The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
There's no hiding place and it applies to all, young and old alike!
[26] I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
Jacob, the House of Israel! Hello, where are you? Wake up!
Yep, and He did scatter them/us and they/we have lost their/our identity. Most of us cannot trace their genealogy past great grandpa and are clueless from whence they/we cometh. They are the lost tribes of Israel, indeed! They are so lost they have allowed the kenite to convince them that they are gentiles. How humiliating, if they/we only knew!

Note: If you don't know who and where the so called Lost Tribes of Israel are, then you need to acquire the booklet "The Abrahamic Covenant" by E. Raymond Capt, and start there.
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following link here on this site:>>> "Do you know who you really are?"  Are you a Israelite?  Be thoughtful before you answer.  (Maybe you only think you're a Gentile!)
[27] Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
God is so angry that He'd let the enemy continue, but He knows that they'd take all the credit for His chastisement.
[28] For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
One becomes void of counsel by not listening to the Wonderful Counsellor. And so common sense and understanding disappear. Your documentation for this is the evening news! CNN = Counsellor Not Near! NBC = Never Believe Christ! and ABC = Anyone But Christ!
[29] O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
When the children of God forsake Him, the children of disobedience take over!
But the overcomers who will be singing this song know and understand this and they have considered the latter end! That's even why they are reading this study.
[30] How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
This is real simple. One man and God form a majority against all enemies.

Remember the words of Christ?
Luke 10:19
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
But without our Father, your "mind" is dead meat for serpents and locusts to devour.
[31] For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
Their god is not as our God. Even our enemies know that.
There are two rocks, the false messiah (little rock) and the True Messiah (capital "R"). And so it is that their god is Satan and not Jesus Christ.
(Yes I know, and what a "type" we have witnessed from "little rock".  If people can support and believe an amateur liar, cheat and thief, Read President Clinton. I guarantee you they will absolutely love Satan, the most charismatic leader of all time, and supernatural too.
After all, he drew fully 1/3 of all God's children, our brothers and sisters, into his New World Order (of old, in the world that then was) with his prosperity programs and trafficking.)
[32] For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
The fruit produced from their vine is nothing but perversion and idolatry all of which is in "bad taste" and our Father hates it.  He took care of the grapes in Sodom and Gomorrah, didn't He? And why do you suppose He did?
2 Peter 2:6
And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
There's your example! If we don't do something about the perversion in this country, our Father will! He means business! He hates it! Tell that to the ACLU.
[33] Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
Did I mention that without our Father, the "mind" is dead meat for serpents and locusts to devour?
If you've studied Revelation with us to this point then you know who the red dragon is, that old serpent, the devil and Satan. And if you are able to count the number of beast from the beginning and have studied the Book of Genesis, then you know who the serpent's children are, i.e. the seed of serpent. Remember in Gen. 3:15 that God placed enmity between the serpent's "seed" and the woman's "seed", God's children. 
The children of the serpent are the kenites, the sons of Cain, the tares of Mat. 13, those who call themselves of Judah, but who are liars and of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9, 3:9).
[34] Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
It sure is, and if you have ears to hear you can hear a trumpet in the next verse.
[35] To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
To fully understand the thought of verses 34 and 35 they should read as follows (as documented in the Companion Bible):
Deut. 32:34-35
Is not this laid up in store with Me,
Sealed up among my treasures?
For the day of vengeance, and recompence,
For the time when their foot shall slip?
That Day of Vengeance occurs at Christ's second advent, not His first. That is why in Luke 4:19-20 Jesus stood up in the synagogue and read only the first half of Isa. 61:2.
Luke 4:19-20
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. [20] And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
The reason Jesus didn't read the second half of the verse was because it did not apply then, i.e. it was not time for that Day of Vengeance, but it soon shall be! Here's the second half of Isa. 61:2:
Isaiah 61:2
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
And so it shall be on that first day of the Millennium, when this Song of Moses is being sung by the overcomers, the champions, that Vengeance shall have already been poured out, and those that mourned will no longer say "... How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" (Rev. 6:10), for they shall have been comforted!

Let us continue now with Song of Moses, the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy, which those "who have gotten the victory over the beast" are singing in Revelation 15:3.

In verse 35 the Lord said "To Me belongeth vengeance" and "the day of their calamity is at hand".

Deut. 32:36 For the LORD shall judge His people, and repent Himself for His servants, when He seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
This verse is just a little clearer in some of the other translations. For example, the New American Standard has it:
Deut. 32:36
For the Lord will vindicate His people,
And will have compassion on His servants;
When He sees that their strength is gone,
And there is none remaining, bond or free, (N.A.S.)
God will not forsake His people and He will have compassion on them in their captivity by the beast and his systems, and the day WILL COME that He will put a stop to it!

And when He does:
Deut. 32:37 And He shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
And the Lord shall say "Hey, where's the 'Big Talker Boy' now? Where is he who promised peace and prosperity to all and a free ride in the Rapturemobile for all those who would follow him?"
And the answer is: Since it is the 1st day of the Millennium, Satan has been placed in the pit and will be bound for the entire 1,000 years. Rev. 20:2 "And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,"

And so during the Millennium people will walk by him and shake their heads and say "unbelievable, just look at him now".

Isaiah 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
You can even continue from this verse right on with verse 38 of the Song of Moses:
Deut. 32:38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
Yes, the little rock, Satan, had everyone sacrificing to him, i.e. giving their offerings to him, for he had the whole world deceived into believing he was Jesus.
So the LORD says "Let Satan and his little rock group help you now!" (Of course Satan is in the pit and his 7,000 angels have been slain.) It is a pretty sad state of affairs, wouldn't you say?

Having now made His point as to "the worthless one", the Lord continues:

[39] See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with Me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
The Lord God Almighty is in charge. He alone "calls the shots" and that's the way it is. That's the way it always has been. And that's the way it is always going to be!
[40] For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
For He is the Eternal God of Hosts.
[41] If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
So when He sharpens that glittering Two-edged Sword, those that have it coming are going to get it!

Is that not what we are now reading about in Rev. 15, about the Day of Vengeance?

[42] I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
"From the beginning of revenges upon the enemy" means that He will start with chief leader of the enemy.
Remember the last verse in Rev. 14 "and the blood will run as high as a horse's bridle for two hundred miles."
Again, this is spiritual for the sword is the Word of God, and never forget, when Christ returns the flesh age is over, i.e. all flesh is changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, to spiritual bodies (1 Cor. 15
).
 
So, there is no real blood, as we now/think of it, but our Lord uses blood as a example to make His point so that in our mind's eye we can appreciate the severity of what He is telling us! 

So what is the conclusion of the matter?

[43] Rejoice, O ye nations, with His people: for He will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to His adversaries, and will be merciful unto His land, and to His people.
Rejoice, Rejoice! All ye nations rejoice with His people! This day is a happy day!
God's people are no longer praying "How long?", they are rejoicing and singing "Hallelujah"! They are singing the Song of Moses, the song of victory, for He was merciful to His children while rendering vengeance to His enemies.

How appropriate it is that this Song of Moses will be sung on that day of victory.

Let us recap why:

"Because it tells of His greatness and of the proclamation of His Word and it tells the story of the plan of God, the plan of the Rock of our Salvation for His people. It tells of those who would claim to be God's chosen people as taught in these latter times by the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia, but whose rock is not our Rock for they are a perverse and crooked generation, and their vine is not of the true Vine.

It tells of how dearly and lovingly our Father brought forth and nourished and protected His people, giving them of the fattest portions and blessings of the earth and how after all that, they turned their backs and whored after other gods, provoking our Father to jealousy. It tells of how His people would become "lo ammi", which is to say "not my people" for period of time.

It tells of how He would scatter His people abroad and they would lose their identity, no longer calling themselves of the House of Israel and in fact calling themselves gentiles. It tells of how God would allow the "teeth of beasts" and the "poison of serpents" to come upon them to chastise them, and yet through all of this our loving Father would not forsake them.

Finally it tells how in the end, in the last days, that God would render vengeance to His enemies and to the enemies of His people, that they would know that He and He alone is Sovereign, and that there is no other rock but Him. It is that Day of Vengeance, the pouring out of those 7 Last Plagues".

The Song of Moses is ended in verse 43.

 We return now to the 15th chapter of Revelation.
Rev. 15:3
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
[4] Who 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.
Along with the Song of Moses we read that the overcomers also sing the Song of the Lamb, the words of which are given to us ahead of time. Imagine that!
These words are composed from various verses (see references in the Companion Bible) of the Word of the Lamb and complimentary to the victory song, the Song of Moses.
"GREAT AND MARVELOUS ARE THY WORKS,
O LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY;
RIGHTEOUS AND TRUE ARE THY WAYS,
THOU KING OF THE NATIONS.
WHO WILL NOT FEAR, O LORD, AND GLORIFY THY NAME?
FOR THOU ALONE ART HOLY;
FOR ALL NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE THEE,
FOR THY RIGHTEOUS ACTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED." N.A.S.
There are 8 lines to the Song of Lamb. 8 in Biblical numerics is the number of "new beginnings" and "resurrection" (see appendix 10 in the Companion Bible). And so it is that this song is sung on the 1st day of a "new era", the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ and His "zadok", by those who have just been "resurrected" to both their spiritual bodies and eternal life.
[5] And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

[6] And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

Though the texts read "with precious stone pure and white" instead of "pure and white linen", either way it shows that these angels are clothed with righteous acts (remember from chapter 3 that white raiment, i.e. white clothing, is righteous acts?).
[7] And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
Remember also from chapter four who the four beasts, the four living beings, are? They are the handsome "Zoon", the cherubims arrayed in the "standards" of Israel, who guard the throne of God.

They are the ones who called John forth to the throne to take a look at the first four seals.

And now one of them gave unto the seven angels the golden vials full of the wrath of God, which we will see poured out in the next chapter.
[8] And 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.
Though we have the victory in it, our Father is not pleased to have to pour out His wrath, to execute judgment and "tough love". We are all His children from the beginning of creation, even from the first earth age, and He so wishes that all His children would love Him. And so the pouring out of His wrath shall be a solemn occasion to Him and the door to the temple shall be closed.

Let us all remember that as we see His wrath poured out in chapter 16 of Revelation.

Now, The 7 Vials which contain the "wrath of God". If you have studied with us through the 7 Seals and the 7 Trumpets then you will have no difficulty whatsoever with the 7 Vials, for you will see that they are exactly the same as the 7 Trumpets and are exactly in the same order.
You will see! Let's begin!
Rev. 16:1
And 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.

[2] And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

That which follows in chapter 16 will be the pouring out of the "wrath of God" which as stated in verse 2 will be only upon those who are deceived, i.e. have the "seal of Satan", the mark of the beast, in their foreheads, and who worship his image.

We have documented many times what the "mark of the beast" is. It is deception, "the seal of Satan", the lack of the "seal of God", His Word, in your mind. 

But many have asked "What is the image of the beast"? Some have suggested that his "image" is the Picture on the screens of TV's and Computers as he holds services and broadcasts to the world. And that will happen. But, no, such is his picture and not his image. In fact it will be the "picture" of his "image". Why?

Because the "Image of the Beast" is that which Satan "imagines" himself to be, which is Jesus Christ. In other words the Beast, Satan, "sets himself up" as Jesus Christ and presents that "Image" to the world. It is a deception, a mirage, a smokescreen! It is a mere image! It is his IMAGE and NOT REALITY! And he causes the deceived people of the world to worship his "Imaginary Christ", making them believing that he is Christ, when in fact he is really "the Beast".

You see, no one would worship "the Beast" if they believed he was "the Beast"! "Oh look honey, there's the Beast, that old devil himself, let's worship him as Jesus!" 
They WON'T KNOW he's "the Beast"!
They will IMAGINE that he is Jesus Christ because that is the "Image" he has created! Do you see? That's what it means when we read "they worshipped his image".

Note: Most politicians try to create an image of themselves to the public. Many of them whom the public perceive as great guys and gals, all for the good of the people, are really a bunch of lowlifes. Test their fruit, don't believe their image!

We're now ready for the 1st Vial. As we study these Vials, which are in the exact same order as the Trumpets, we will first Hear the Sounding of the Trumpet and then See the Pouring of the Vial.

  Here the 1st Trump and the 1st Vial:

Rev. 8:7
The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Rev. 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

These two verses set the stage for what is happening here with the Trumps and the Vials. The hail and fire of the 1st Trump is the wrath (hail) and the Word of God (fire) "mixed with" or cast upon all of mankind (symbolized by blood). And as we've discussed, His "wrath" represented by the Vials, do not affect His already saved children. We're not talking about the mingling, the whole "enchilada", but only the "wrath" portion which is poured out on those who are deceived and worship Satan as if he were the real Jesus.
And so God's already saved children are NOT MENTIONED even one time in the 7 Vials, because the Vials do not apply to them. Period!

The Vials then are simply the effect of what the events of the 7 Trumpets will have on those who (in the end) had the mark of the beast and "are worshipping" (as the Companion Bible documents) his image, which we just explained. 

Actually, the past tense in verse 2 reveals the fact that they already have the mark of beast, i.e. they are already deceived with "apple and snake stories" and "rapture fly-away tales" and the rest of the traditions of men, and they WILL BE seduced by the spurious messiah when he is cast out of heaven in Rev. 12:7-9. 

They have no idea that there are two Jesus Christs. Mention that to them and they look at you like you're nuts. They think Satan comes to earth as some bad dude who will be going around killing people after they're gone, in some sort of RAPTURE!!! But they are already gone, gone from the reality of His Word and gone from common sense.

And we have already noted that the wrath of God is not directed, and will NOT BE POURED OUT on HIS CHILDREN, who love, have studied "His Word" (and THEREFORE; HAVE THE SEAL OF GOD IN THEIR MINDS)

So when the "fire" from the altar, the truth of God, is cast upon the earth, it warms the heart of His "ministers of fire" (Heb. 1:7), His children, but it infuriates and scorches and consumes "stubble" You can witness this yourself on TV whenever the liberal left, gods and goddesses are confronted with "facts" and "substance" by those who are "right", they become infuriated and usually resort to name calling.       It's a hoot to watch!

So whereas when we see the verses depicting the Trumpets aligned with the vials, they will say "the third part" was "killed" (spiritually that is, not physically killed), while the vials will be all inclusive for they concern only those who worship Satan as Jesus AND do not make it before the return of Christ, i.e. they do not repent and will be placed in the "winepress of His wrath" when He returns and they will go through Millennium, in disciplinary school, learning once and for all  how to tell the difference between what is holy (Jesus) and what is propane (Satan). Hopefully, after that disciplinary school, they will still be saved, BY THEIR WORKS AT THE CLOSE OF THE MILLENNIUM, and they will also be awarded eternal life!

Do not confuse the winepress of His wrath with the vials. The winepress occurs at harvest time, when the sickles are thrust in, at the 7th Trump, when as you will see in the 6th Vial, His enemies are gathered at "Harmagedon". We'll discuss this more when we get to the 6th Vial.

One more important point. You will notice that with the rest of the Trumpets and Vials, as they Sound and Pour respectively, that there is an exact parallel in terminology in both, for they are exactly the same. Only the Vials are a "close up" of His wrath upon those who didn't make it, at His return! upon those who worshiped the image of the beast!

Keep it simple. There's nothing complicated here at all!

Here's the 2nd Trump and 2nd Vial. Sound the Trumpet and Pouring of the Vial on the walking dead, those who missed our on the 1st. resurrection.
Rev. 8:8
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

Rev. 16:3 And 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.

Hopefully you remember what the "sea" is from the times we referred to Rev. 17:15. The sea and waters are the peoples of the earth.
As a refresher, here it is again: Rev. 17:15  
 
"And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."

Now notice in 16:3 that it is "every living soul died". Again it is "everyone in Rev. 16:3 meaning it is every living person who worships the image of the beast. 

And do you know that those who don't "make it" in the first resurrection, who must go through the Millennium, i.e. all those in Rev. 16:3, will be called "the dead" during this Millennium period.
Why? Because, even though they are now also in spiritual bodies,  they still have mortal souls, so therefore; they are potentially dead (still may lose there soul after the "Great White Throne of Judgment" in"The Lake of Fire")!
Note: We're not going to go into great detail about what the Vials are since they are the same as the Trumps. If you don't remember what the Trumps are then you should go back to chapter 8 and review each one. The great burning mountain, if you recall, is His Word!
And now the 3rd Vial. Remember it's Hear the Sound, Pour the Vial. What team work!
Rev. 8:10
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

Rev. 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

These are the only two verses containing "rivers and fountains" in Revelation, or in the entire New Testament for that matter, for they speak of the same thing. Again, the detailed explanation of the 3rd Trump will explain this verse to you. But here is some more detail of this Vial which concerns specifically those who are the enemies of His children, i.e. the Kenites.
 
You will notice that we are also told why they "got it coming"!
[5] And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
He is righteous because He judged fairly, i.e. they deserved His wrath! They earned it! They had it coming! Why?
[6] For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
"For they are worthy" means "they are worthy of His judgment", i.e. they deserve it! Christ elaborated on this verse 6 for us in Mat. 23 as He addressed the Kenites, the descendents of Cain, face to face. Ever done that? Some will get that opportunity when they are delivered up in the synagogues in Mat. 24 and Mark 13! Kenites are real snakes and they will beat on you hard!
Here's Jesus talking to the Kenites
:
Matthew 23:31-36
Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
"They", the Kenites, "have shed the blood of the saints and prophets". Our Father is not too happy about that, needless to say. How happy would you be towards those who murdered your kids?
[32] Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
You guys live up to your father's reputation, i.e. you carry Cain's "stigma", his mark.
[33] Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
They could if they would repent and accept the Lord as their savior, but it doesn't seem too likely.
[34] Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
If you are a true servant of God and teach the doctrines of the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia (Rev. 2:9 and 3:9) concerning those who are of the synagogue of Satan, then expect trouble ahead!
[35] That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Right in the House of God they murdered a righteous man of God. They have no morals or shame, just like their father Cain, the first murderer, because they are his offspring, his children. Christ said so as He also addressed the Kenites in John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

Christ concludes His address to the Kenites with the warning of wrath.

Mat. 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
So you can count on it! They are going to get His wrath. And what else do we learn about the pouring out of this 3rd Vial?
Rev. 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
Even His wrath upon the Kenites is an act of love. For in their severe chastisement lies their hope of "how they can escape the damnation of hell". It's called "tough love".

Here's Trumpet and Vial number 4, the Sounding and Pouring.
Rev. 8:12
And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

Rev. 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

This is real simple concerning the rest of those in verse one who are deceived. God's Word, the light, the truth, the sun, is going to scorch those who aren't "sealed in their foreheads" with it. I think Christ made this point before in His parables concerning trying to plant the seed, the Word of God, in their foreheads:
Matthew 13:6
And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Mark 4:6
But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

Yes He did make that point. So listen up! If you're not founded in His Word you'll be turned into "Christian Crispies" when the sun comes up (I use that phrase because remember they are all worshipping the image of the beast, which is Jesus the Fake.)
Rev. 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Not only that, but just wait until they start messing with the "heavy hitters", the two flame throwers, i.e. the two witnesses of Rev. 11. They will bring forth some great heat to those who say the two witnesses are not of God, because they are of God! That in itself is blaspheming God's name!
Rev. 11:5
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
This is the true "Scorched Earth" policy!

Now the 5th angels do their thing, sound and pour.
Rev. 9:1-2
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. [2] And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Rev. 16:10 And 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 for pain,

Remember the 5th, 6th and 7th Trumps are "Woe Trumps". What's that make the 5th, 6th and 7th Vials?
The 5th Trump releases the locust army and the "smoke" from the pit causes his "kingdom to be full of darkness".
 And what of these who sit on the seat with the beast, upon whom this vial is poured and truth confronts them?

Here's how they react:
[10] ... and they gnawed their tongues for pain, [11] And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
They will be blaspheming God by claiming they are of God and will be sore because those darn "bruisers" are a "pain in their ***" (backside)!  Will they repent? Not! They will be swarming like a great cloud of crazy locusts!

Next we will see that the 6th and 7th Vials exactly parallel the 6th and 7th Trumps. And you know what? When we are finished with the Vials you will be able look back upon your studies and SEE that the false messiah, Satan himself, is present in the 6th Seal, the 6th Trump, and 6th Vial, and he too gets the "Wreath of God!

"666" Amazing isn't it!

The Word of God is perfect.

Now we'll conclude our study of the 7 Vials containing the wrath of God, which is poured out "upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image". We have seen that the Vials are simply another view of the 7 Trumps, focusing on the "recipients of the wrath" and not the children of God who have no part in it other than to witness it.

We are now ready for the 6th Vial. And since the Vials are the same as the Trumps, we have been "Hearing" the Trumpet 1st and then "Seeing" the Pouring out of the Vial. (This allows both your "ears to hear" and "eyes to see" to work together for a better understanding.)
Rev. 9:14
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

Rev. 16:12
And 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.

These two verses are the only two verses in the entire New Testament that speak of the great river Euphrates and that is because they speak of the same event. What is that event?

It is the great river Euphrates upon which Babylon sits, where resides the king of Babylon, who you will recall from the Book of Daniel is a "type" representing Satan. 

Remember we learned in chapter 12 of Revelation that Satan and his angels are now "bound", i.e. restrain, by Michael and his angels. But Satan and his angels will soon be "loosed" and cast to this earth. It happens at the 6th Trump and the 6th Vial and it is "Woe to the inhabitants of the earth".

So the event of the 6th Trump and 6th Vial is the "un-bounding", the "loosing", the casting out of Satan and his angels upon the earth. It is the event of Rev. 12:7-9.

Who then are the "kings of the east" in verse 16:12? They are simply the kings who reign with Satan during the hour of temptation, when he is cast out. Let's look at the Hebrew definition of "Euphrates" in Strong's Concordance to gain more insight.

Perath, per-awth', Hebrew 6578; from an unused root meaning to break forth; rushing; Perath (i.e. Euphrates), a river of the East :- Euphrates.
The kings of the east are of the great Euphrates, a river of the east. We will talk about these kings in the next chapter, chapter 17 of Revelation.

Meanwhile, here's a sneak preview
:
Rev. 17:12-14
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. [13] These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. [14] These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
You know, the continuity of the symbols and the events of Revelation are absolutely astounding. We are going to read of the gathering of "these kings who are going to make war with the Lamb" in the next two verses here in chapter 16.

 Let's do it.
Rev. 16:13 And 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.
Don't complicate this verse. First of all the dragon, the beast and the false prophet are all names, rolls if you will, of one and the same entity, Satan himself.
The three evil spirits that come out of his mouth are just that, "evilness".

They aren't real frogs, but frogs are very unclean creatures, i.e. not to be eaten, to which these spirits are likened.

 The next verse clarifies it and shows what Satan's up to.
[14] For 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 to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
As Dr. Moffat translates it, they are "demonic-spirits"These two verses simply describe the evilness of Satan, the miracle worker himself, who goes forth and gathers the kings of the earth to prepare to do battle with Christ at the 7th Trump, whom he knows is coming! Verse 16 will tell us where he gathers them to. Of course everyone knows where Christ returns, even Satan, so that will be no new revelation.
The next verse is a parenthetical verse. That means it should have parenthesis around it because it's a break in thought (Many translations do).
 It is just a little whisper of the voice of Lord, a little hello reminder, to those who are not partaking of the wrath, but who are watching. Are you watching it?  Stay on guard!
[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.)
A thief comes when no one is expecting him, like in the middle of the night when it's dark. (Didn't we read,earlier that at the 5th Trump and 5th Vial, "his kingdom was full of darkness")? Yes we did.

Now think about it. The whole world will be worshipping the false messiah and will think that Jesus is ALREADY HERE! (They're in the dark all right!) So obviously they won't be looking for Him and they won't be expecting Him! 

All of a sudden at the 7th Trump, SURPRISE! They will all be caught with their pants down getting seduced by their lover, Satan! But don't you be caught. Keep
y
our gospel armour on
!

Also, there's nothing new about this statement describing the surprise of Christ's return to the unsuspecting. Peter, in 2 Pet. 3:10, and Paul, in 1 Thes. 5, both told us that Christ's return will come like a thief in the night to those who aren't watching for Him. Again, why won't they be expecting Him? They will think Jesus has already returned and it's heaven on earth, peace and safety, all is well.

Let's return to Revelation and see what old frog breath is up to!
Rev. 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Who's the "them" he has gathered? The kings of the earth from verse 14! Where's Armageddon? Wrong! It's not the valley of Megiddo! It is a place "called" in the "Hebrew" language "Meggidown" and it means "rendezvous" or "gathering place of the crowd".

Do you recall in chapter 11 where Satan's angels are gathered when they are slain? In the temple in Jerusalem (OR IS THAT PLACE IN YOUR HEART) We talked of this earlier!

So the kings are gathered. Sound the 7th Trump and Pour out the 7th Vial!
Rev. 10:7
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

Rev. 16:17 And 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.

When this seventh angel pours out his vial into the "air", the flesh age is over. It is done! This word "air" does not mean the sky.
Look it up in Strong's Concordance. It means "to breath unconsciously", breath in and out, to respire, blow.
The apostle Paul very eloquently explained this, which seems to be a mystery to most people, and that is the fact that when Christ returns, AT THE LAST TRUMP, and not a moment before like in some secret whisking away of the "goodie, goodie, two shoes", we are all changed into spiritual bodies, the breath of life body, the "air", INSTANTLY.
1 Cor. 15:51-52
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, [52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
So when we gather back to Him, as Paul explained in 1 Thes. 4:17, we will meet Him in the "air", our breath of life body. Again, the word "air" does not mean sky. You must look it up and do your own homework!

Ok, the 7th Vial has been poured out, which means the 7th Trump has sounded. What else do we see?

Here's more of the 7th Trump:
Rev. 11:19
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Here's more of the 7th Vial:
Rev. 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
They are identical, except for there is hail listed in the Trump but not listed in the Vial. Well guess what? The hail is listed separately in the last verse of this chapter 16, for it is the last "physical" act of wrath in this flesh age, and will destroy the armies of Hamon-gog in Ezek. 39 and Armageddon, which we just read of.
The Word of God is so full of wonders!
Rev. 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
The Mount of Olives has been split in two and the great city, Jerusalem, has been divided into three parts. The grapes are now squeezed in the winepress of Rev. 15:20!

What else do we learn from the 7th Vial?

Rev. 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
Islands and mountains are symbolic of governments and nations. They're history! They're gone! They belong to Him (Our Lord) now! They are all under the "Rod of Iron". This verse is just another way to express this same event of the 7th Trump and 7th Vial. Here's the Trump version:
Rev. 11:15
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
It's all over, my Christian friend!
Rev. 16:21 And 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.

Editors note: Look up the weight, in pounds, of a talent on your computer. Can you picture the amount of damage 130 pound hail stones falling from the sky, will do?
Oh well! They will have a thousand years to change their attitudes and turn to our Father or their names will simply be blotted out of the books and they will perish with old frog breath in the lake of fire.

Leapin' Lizards!


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