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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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Fifth Bowl of Wrath

"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." (Revelation 16:10,11 - King James Version)

The first bowl of wrath causes painful sores to break out on those who follow the beast. The second destroys all sea life. The third pollutes all rivers and fountains. The fourth causes the sun to burn men with great heat.

These are direct acts of God. There are no scientific explanations for them. Yet rather than throw himself upon the mercy of God, mankind, as a whole, curses God. God continues to judge the wickedness of man.

Darkness thick enough to be felt falls upon the capital city of the beast. This may be Rome or a re-built Babylon or some other city. Wherever it is, the darkness will be complete. This will be a clear indication of God's disapproval of the Anti-Christ.

They will sit in darkness. The pain of the sores of the first bowl and the burning caused by the fourth bowl will continue to torment them. They will continue to blaspheme and curse God. They will continue in their rebellious sinful ways. They will refuse to repent and turn from wickedness.