Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

The Second Bowl of Wrath

"The second Angel poured his bowl on the sea: The sea coagulated into blood, and everything in it died." (Revelation 16:3 - The Message)

Verse three in the Greek, reads, “it became blood as of a dead man.” John clearly distinguishes the blood here from that in early passages. Blood, in the Bible, can refer to anything with a blood red color. In chapter eight, it referred to the Red Tide which is a natural occurrence in the ocean. In chapter fourteen, it referred to molten lava.

However, in this passage, John tells us that he is speaking of blood like the blood of a dead man. It seems clear that under the second bowl of wrath, God turns the oceans into actual blood. The natural result will be the death of all marine life.


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