Revelation Chapter 15 focuses on the seven angels with the seven last plagues. John described what he saw in detail. The song of praise for the Lord in this chapter can be traced back to Deuteronomy, Psalms, and Jeremiah.
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The Angels and Plagues
The plagues that were sent in Revelation Chapter 15 were the last ones because God’s wrath was almost complete. John saw a sea of glass which seemed to be glowing as bright as fire and was ablaze. He said that those who were standing behind this sea were people who did not follow the beast. These are the ones who overcame the antichrist and his evil number.
Singing Praises to God
God gave the people harps and they sang songs which Moses once sang. The song in Revelation Chapter 15 can be found in the book of Deuteronomy. They also sang of the Lamb of God. They praised God for His marvelous works and for what He had done for people. They praised the Lamb for being the holy one and they said say that He was the ruler among nations.
Once the songs of praises were done, John looked over to the tabernacle of the law, which was in Heaven. He saw that it had been opened. The seven angels came out and were given bowls by the four living creatures. These bowls contained God’s wrath.
God’s Bowls of Wrath
God, whom John described as the living God who rules forever and ever, had these bowls filled with His wrath and the seven plagues. He said the angels were dressed in fine linen and were aglow. They were clean and wore gold sashes around their bodies. During this time, the temple in Heaven was filled with smoke. No one could enter it until the seven plagues were complete.
Revelation 15 (King James Version)
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
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.
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.
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.