VISION V

VISION OF GODíS WRATH 15:1,5-16:21

SEVEN VIALS: POURING OUT OF THE SEVEN VIALS

 

REVELATION 15

I. THE SEVEN ANGELS WITH THE SEVEN VIALS 15:1-4

II. THE GLORY OF GOD 15:5-8

This section is an introduction to the seven last plagues. These plagues are referred to as the qumoV of God. The Greek word qumoV means an outburst of inner emotion and is best translated "fury" or "anger" rather than "wrath." The KJV and some of the other translations do not make the distinction that should be made between these two words. The Greek word orgh is best translated "wrath" because it means inner emotion that is planned persistent resistance against something. The judgements of God during the tribulation period are referred to as the anger of God while the final judgments are referred to as the wrath of God.

 

TEXT w/ Scofield Notes

(Rev 15:1 KJV) And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels[1] having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God[2].

1 "ANGELS": See Heb 1:4, note

2 "GOD": Cp. Lev 26:21

(Rev 15:2 KJV) And I saw as it were a sea of glass[1] mingled with fire[2]: and them that had gotten the victory[3] over the beast, and over his image[4], and over his mark, and over the number of his name[5], stand on the sea of glass, having the harps[6] of God.

1 "GLASS": Cp. Rev 4:6

2 "FIRE": Cp. 1 Pet 1:7

3 "VICTORY": Cp. Rev 12:11

4 "IMAGE": Rev 13:14 -15

5 "NAME": Rev 13:17

6 "HARPS": Cp. Ps 150:3; Rev 5:8

(Rev 15:3 KJV) And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God[1], and the song of the Lamb[2], saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty[3]; just and true are thy ways[4], thou King of saints[5].

1 "GOD": Exo 15:1 - 21

2 "LAMB": Rev 15:3; cp. Ps 22:22

3 "ALMIGHTY": Deu 32:3 - 4; Ps 92:5; Rom 11:33

4 "WAYS": Rev 16:7

5 "SAINTS": Some ancient MSS. read <the nations>

(Rev 15:4 KJV) Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy[1]: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

1 "HOLY": Lev 11:44; 1 Pet 1:16; Rev 4:8

(Rev 15:5 KJV) And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened[1]:

1 "OPENED": Cp. Rev 11:19

(Rev 15:6 KJV) And the seven angels[1] came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen[2], and having their breasts girded with golden girdles[3].

1 "ANGELS": See Heb 1:4, note

2 "LINEN": Cp. Rev 19:8

3 "GIRDLES": Cp. Rev 1:13

(Rev 15:7 KJV) And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels[1] seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever[2].

1 "ANGELS": See Heb 1:4, note

2 "EVER": Cp. Jer 25:15; Rev 14:10

(Rev 15:8 KJV) 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[1] were fulfilled[2].

1 "ANGELS": See Heb 1:4, note

2 "FULFILLED": Cp. Exo 40:34 - 35; 1 Ki 8:10 - 1; Isa 6:4; cp. 1 Sam 4:21 - 22