Verse 1,2) “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. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon them which had the mark of the beast and upon them which worshipped his image.” Remember the trumpets and vials are separated by a major event, The Rapture. All the saved are in Heaven while the vials are being poured out on the earth. Could this noisome and grievous sore be radiation burns resulting from nuclear warfare, or some type of reaction from the mark or chip implanted in the bodies of those that take the Mark of the beast, and worship his image?
Verse 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.” The trumpets before the Rapture bring on destruction in thirds, while the vials bring on almost total destruction.
(Verse 4-7) “And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. 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. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.” It is going to be extremely hard to get a clean glass of water in these days for the unsaved left on the earth after the Rapture. Why would anybody not want to receive Jesus and escape the wrath of God? Jesus said; “He that believeth on the Son hath ever lasting life and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.” ( John 3:36). This will be a great time for vampires. So all you Vampire movie watcher fans will have something to look forward too. Because the anti-christ worshippers will kill many of our brothers and sisters, God is going to give them blood to drink. “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous all together.” ( Psalm 19:9b) The wheel of God’s judgments sometime grinds exceedingly slow, but exceedingly fine.
(Verse 8,9) “And the forth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 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.” There will be great solar flares and activity in the sun which will heat up the earth. Talk about “global warming”. Even during all these plagues people still will not repent and turn to God. “The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” ( II Peter 3:9).
(Verse 10,11) “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, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.” This fifth vial deals with the headquarters of the anti-christ and could be the result of nuclear warfare which can cause electrical blackouts and malfunctions called EMP’s or electronic magnetic pulses, and could effect those that have the mark of the beast and cause them to have great pains and even gnawing their tongues because of the pain, because the mark of the beast is connected to their computers. Electric power grids will be effected causing great darkness.Their pains and sores could also come from plagues and pestilences. Some are even man made, such as bio-chemical warfare.
(Verse 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.” The Euphrates River will be dried up so it will be easy for the armies of the kings of the east to come to the battle of Armageddon.
(Verse 13,14) “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 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 the great day of God Almighty.” These three unclean spirits that come out of the mouth of the devil and the false prophet that look like frogs and work miracles are assigned from the devil with a special mission to bring the armies of the world together for the battle of Armageddon.
(Verse 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.” The Lord will come as a thief in the night to those who don’t know the signs of his coming and to those who are not saved and prepared and watching.
(Verse 16-21) “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. 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. 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. 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. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 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.” The seventh vial is the battle of Armageddon, and also the great earthquake when Jesus touches down on the Mount of Olives it will split in the middle and there will be a very great valley resulting from that earthquake. “ And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north and half of it toward the south. “ and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee:” (Zechariah 14:4,5b). Recently a fault was discovered in the mountain of Olives, and building activities were halted ( another sign of the times). The great city dividing into three parts as a result from the great earthquake is probably referring to Jerusalem, since most of Bible prophecy centers around Jerusalem and Israel, and at this time Jerusalem is the world capital of the anti-christ before Jesus kicks him out into the lake of fire along with the false prophet. Some people think this passage about Babylon could be taking about New York City. However Jerusalem is referred to in the scriptures as “the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt where also our Lord was crucified.” ( Revelation 11:8b). This is obviously talking about Jerusalem. It also says “ and the cities of the nations fell.” (Revelation 16:19a). It sounds like this great earthquake is going to be felt world wide. Babylon is ultimately fulfilled in Jerusalem during the Antichrist’s reign, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Lost Vegas, Moscow,to mention a few, are components of Babylon the whore. America the greatest nation ever has not been left out of Bible Prophecy. It seems that all the great city systems of man and the devil comprise to make up Babylon the great whore, ultimately fulfilled in Jerusalem at the time of the anti-christ reign. “ Every island fled away and the mountains were not found.” (Revelation 16:20) This could be a jump into the future to the time when God makes a new heaven and a new earth after the Great White Throne Judgment and the thousand year reign of Christ, or it could be God preparing the earth for the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ on earth, also called the Millennium. The hail stones about the weight of a talent which is around a hundred pounds could be talking about volcanic explosions shooting out huge rocks, or fallout from nuclear bombs, or literal hail stones falling from the heavens. Sometimes in the book of Revelation, different verses are literal, or symbolic, or John is just describing things he sees in his visions the best he can and relating them to us from things of his day. The Book of Revelation is a continuous revelation, and the Lord reveals more to us, and makes things more clearer as we move forward in time to the days when these prophecies are beginning to be fulfilled.
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.