Friday, April 10, 2009

Bible Study: Revelation - What Was, What Is, What Is To Come - Chapter 15

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material.


Take a few minutes to savor Revelation Chapter 15. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations.

15:1 — seven last plagues — They begin in chapter 16 and they will end of the world, destroying all evil and completing God's judgment. Who is left to endure these last plagues if the earth has been completely harvested in chapter 14? All decisions for Christ have been
made. There is no more repentance. Actually, I believe these last seven plagues are the winepress of God's wrath!

See Leviticus 26:21 (AMP)

15:2 — those who had been victorious over the beast — see 12:11.

Fire — pyr — fire, flames (Strong's 4442/KWSB 4786). Describes sea of glass mixed with fire.

What do you think the fire represents? Does this appear to represent judgment due to sin? Can you see the fire destroy what has been corrupted by sin?

15:3 — song of Moses — See Exodus 15.

See Exodus 15:1; Psalms 145:17 (AMP)

15:4 — See Psalms 86:9-10; Jeremiah 10:7 (AMP)

15:6-8 — the angels in sashes (part of the priest's uniform) have emerged from the temple with God's final 7 plagues. No one can enter the temple until God's plan is completed. Just as not everyone could enter the holy of holies before Jesus tore the curtain. See 2 Chronicles 5:14 for another visual.

15:8 — Christ's eternal reign won't begin until all evil is destroyed by his judgment.

See 1 Kings 8:10; Isaiah 6:4; Ezekiel 44:4 (AMP)

15:23 – the song of Moses. See Exodus 15 and Deuteronomy 32.

  • Remember that the main message of the book of Revelation is the infinite love, power and justice of the Lord Jesus Christ. How is this evident in today’s text?
  • What attributes of God do you see in this chapter?
  • What scripture seemed to be God speaking directly to you? What is He teaching you in these verses? How does He want you to respond?

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