The Book of Revelation  

Bible Study-REV-Chapter 15

Chapter 15

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

     This chapter is directed to heaven and it is simply setting the stage for the seven vials. Where is heaven? Wherever our Father is. ...

     Revelation 15:2 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. KJV

     Ever played an instrument before? You will here if you overcome. This is yet future because the five-month tribulation of Satan/Antichrist is not over here on earth. The sea of glass indicates purity because in heaven there is nothing that offends anyone.

     Revelation 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. KJV

     Remember in the last chapter there was another song being sung, is this the same one? Let’s review:

     Revelation 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. KJV

     No, this song in chapter 14 can only be sung by the 144,000 and it was a song of rejoicing because they had seen the light and were snatched out of the grasp of Satan/Antichrist.

     This song here is the song of Moses and this one will be sung by everybody that overcomes Satan during this life and Satan/Antichrist during this tribulation. You can find this song in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 32; the entire chapter. I’ll not include it here but I will put it under “Bible Basics” on the top menu bar and you can read/study it from there. It’s pretty lengthy…52 verses.

     It’s my understanding that some people have committed this chapter to memory, all 52 verses, which is something far beyond my capacity. (What was it that I had for breakfast this morning?)

     Thou King of saints is not really a mistranslation but the older and better Manuscripts have the word ages instead of saints, and it does throw a bit of a different light on the matter.

     Not just the King of all who have overcome but King of all who have overcome throughout ALL THE AGES. The age that was and this one.

     Revelation 15:4 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. KJV

     However, this word fear is a mistranslation and it should be revere:

      Fear_NT:5399 phobeo (fob-eh'-o); from NT:5401; to frighten, i.e. (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. revere:

     The only ones that should fear our Father are the ones that are not in good standing with Him. He loves you anyway but He will thump you pretty hard sometimes to get your attention.

     His judgments have been made known to all men, if you have read any of the Old Testament at all. And when you read of His anger, you should take caution that it doesn’t include you. Get right with Him and you won’t have to worry about anything. All you gotta do is repent from the heart.

    Revelation 15:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: KJV

     This word testimony really means evidence:

     ✡  Testimony_NT:3142 marturion (mar-too'-ree-on); neuter of a presumed derivative of NT:3144; something evidential, i.e. (genitive case) evidence given or (specifically) the Decalogue (in the sacred Tabernacle):

     Revelation 15:6 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. KJV

     The last of the judgments are coming forthwith, these seven plagues.

     Revelation 15:7 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. KJV

     Remember the Zoon or Zoa, the living creatures from chapter 4? These are the same ones. And, thank goodness, His wrath is not going to be directed at you or me, only the ones that follow and have the seal of Satan/Antichrist.

     In chapter 5:8 we read of some other “golden vials” but those contained the prayers of people like you and I and, actually, they are somewhat of the reason that these vials of wrath will be poured out on the world because it’s a justification of those that held fast right up to the end.

     Revelation 15:8 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. KJV

     No man was able to enter into the temple means that the door to heaven was closed while these plagues were loosed. 

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