Seven bowls

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The Giving of the Seven Bowls of Wrath / The First Six Plagues, Revelation 16:1-16. Matthias Gerung, c. 1531
Fifth Bowl, the Seven-headed Beast. Escorial Beatus

The Seven bowls are a set of plagues mentioned in Revelation 16.[1] They are recorded as apocalyptic events that were seen in the vision of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, by John of Patmos. Seven angels are thus given seven bowls of God's wrath, each consisting of judgements full of the wrath of God[2][3] These seven bowls of God's wrath are poured out on the wicked and the followers of the Antichrist after the sounding of the seven trumpets.[4]

Plagues[edit]

First Bowl[edit]

When the first bowl is poured out, foul and painful sores come upon those bearing the mark of the beast and those who worshiped the image of the beast.[5]

Second Bowl[edit]

When the second bowl is poured out, the seas and the oceans become blood as of a dead man, forcing everything in the sea to die.[6]

Third Bowl[edit]

When the third bowl is poured out, the rivers and the remaining sources of water turn to blood. The angels then begin praising God's holy judgements.[7]

Fourth Bowl[edit]

When the fourth bowl is poured out, the sun causes a major heatwave to scorch the planet with fire. The incorrigible wicked refuse to repent while they blaspheme the name of God.[8]

Fifth Bowl[edit]

When the fifth bowl is poured out, a thick darkness overwhelms the kingdom of the beast. The wicked continue to stubbornly defame the name of God while refusing to repent and glorify God.[9]

Sixth Bowl[edit]

When the sixth bowl is poured out, the great river Euphrates dries up so that the kings of the east might cross to be prepared to battle. Three unclean spirits with the appearance of frogs come out of the mouths of the beast and the false prophet. These demonic like spirits work Satanic miracles to gather the nations of the world to battle against the forces of good during the Battle of Armageddon. Jesus says that his coming will be like that of a thief in the night, urging his followers to stay alert.[10]

Seventh Bowl[edit]

When the seventh bowl is poured out, a global earthquake causes the cities of the world to collapse. Every mountain and island are removed from their foundations. Giant hailstones weighing nearly 100 pounds plummet onto the planet. The plagues were so severe that the wicked's hatred against God intensifies while the incorrigible continue to curse God.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2016&version=ESV
  2. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2015:7&version=ESV
  3. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2016:1&version=ESV
  4. ^ Revelation 11:15-Revelation 16:21
  5. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2016:2&version=ESV
  6. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2016:3&version=ESV
  7. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2016:4-7&version=ESV
  8. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2016:%208-9&version=ESV
  9. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2016:10-11&version=ESV
  10. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2016:12-16&version=ESV
  11. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2016:17-21&version=ESV