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Sinners in the Hands of the Living God, Part 3. Revelation 16:10-21

Psalm 103:1-22

Revelation 16:10-21
“The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds. The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east. And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. (“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.”

1. The Fifth Bowl: (Rev 16:10-11)
God’s wrath on the beasts
(Nahum 1:3, Hab 3:12-14; Rev 17:9ff)

The beasts kingdom plunged into darkness
(Ex 10:21-29; Joel 2:2, 3:14-15; Zeph 1:15; Acts 2:20;
Mark 13:34; Luke 21:25)

2. The Sixth Bowl: (Rev 16:12-14)
The river Euphrates dried up
(Gen 15:18; Deut 1:7; Josh 1:4; Gen 2:10-14; Lev 11:10; Ex 8:5;
Rev 13:13-14; 2 Thes 2:9-10)

3. The Third Beatitude (Rev 16:15)
Faithfulness and endurance to the Lamb
(Rev 1:3, 14:13, 16:15, 19:9, 20:6, 22:7, 22:14)

4. Armageddon (Rev 16:16)
The great battle
(Judges 5:6-8, 19-20; 2 Kings 19:35; Rev 11:7-11,
19:11ff, 20:7ff; Rev 3:18, 7:14)