Prelude to the Bowl Judgments
1Then #Rev. 12:1, 3I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: #Rev. 21:9seven angels having the seven last plagues, #Rev. 14:10for in them the wrath of God is complete.
2And I saw something like #Rev. 4:6a sea of glass #(Matt. 3:11)mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, #Rev. 13:14, 15over his image and over his mark and over the #Rev. 13:17number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, #Rev. 5:8having harps of God. 3They sing #Ex. 15:1–21the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the #Rev. 15:3Lamb, saying:
#Deut. 32:3, 4; Ps. 92:5; Rom. 11:33“Great and marvelous are Your works,
Lord God Almighty!
#Ps. 145:17; Rev. 16:7Just and true are Your ways,
O King of the saints!
4#Ex. 15:14Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are #Lev. 11:44; 1 Pet. 1:16; Rev. 4:8holy.
For #Ps. 86:9; Is. 66:23all nations shall come and worship before You,
For Your judgments have been manifested.”
5After these things I looked, and behold, #Ex. 38:21; Num. 1:50; Heb. 8:5; Rev. 13:6the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened. 6And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, #Ex. 28:6clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. 7#Rev. 4:6Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God #1 Thess. 1:9who lives forever and ever. 8#Ex. 19:18; 40:34; Lev. 16:2; 1 Kin. 8:10; 2 Chr. 5:13; Is. 6:4The temple was filled with smoke #2 Thess. 1:9from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.