4 Who shall not fear, O Lord, and glorify thy name? It was the same when Moses could not enter the Tabernacle when the smoke of the cloud of God’s glory, sometimes called the, Filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power. Toggle navigation. But now John will go back and describe God’s judgment in more detail. [3] God's saints are not harmed by them. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. The seven bowls which are introduced in chapter 15 and described in chapter 16 are the third in a set of three cycles of divine plagues sent for the purpose of redemption (cf. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. Out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues: These angels bring God’s judgment. When they have finished, God will stop being angry. Ὁμοίως μετανόησον οὖν) The angel at Pergamos is ordered to repent in like manner with the angel at Ephesus: καὶ, also, corresponds, Revelation 2:15. We need to get a glimpse within the Holy place to "understand" the secret spring and the end of God's righteous dealings. Introduction. Revelation 15:1-8 . the glory of God and . (5-6) Seven angels, distinctively clothed. This idea of stating and re-stating in more detail is common with prophecy, and with Hebrew literature in general (see Genesis 1:1-2:7 and Genesis 2:8-25). The mark, in fact, is the number of his name which the faithful refused to receive, and so were victorious over it. . . You can also change some of your preferences. Revelation 15 – Prelude to the Bowl Judgments A. All the unholy are excluded, Revelation 22:15. I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous. over the number of his name--A, B, C, Vulgate, Syriac, and Coptic omit the words in English Version, "over his mark." 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass. The two appear joined in this phrase, as they are in the twenty-four elders. After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened. He sees angels that are preparing to deliver the final segment of God’s wrath against lost mankind. CONTEXTUAL INSIGHTS TO REVELATION 15:1-16:21. 3. song of Moses . So Noah and his family were taken out of the doomed world before the deluge; Lot was taken out of Sodom before its destruction; the Christians escaped by a special interposition of Providence to Pella before the destruction of Jerusalem. The temple was filled with smoke from 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. A. . The destruction of Babylon ( Revelation 18:2 ) is the last: then in Revelation 19:11-16 He appears. The singing victors are the 144,000 of Israel, "the first-fruits," and the general "harvest" of the Gentiles. Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. So the preposition, Greek, "epi," with the accusative case, is used for at, Revelation 3:20 . God had defeated all who were against him. But A and C, read "who have": not that they had them yet (compare Revelation 15:7 ), but they are by anticipation described according to their office. There he heard loud voices. : Only one song is sung, but this song goes by two titles (. ( C) —last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. behold--omitted by A, B, C, Syriac, and ANDREAS. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. As the pillar of cloud and fire interposed between Israel and the Egyptian foe, so that Israel was safely landed on the opposite shore before the Egyptians were destroyed; so the Lord, coming with clouds and in flaming fire, shall first catch up His elect people "in the clouds to meet Him in the air," and then shall with fire destroy the enemy. This may be a reminder of the “fires” of judgment. . ( A) I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, ( B) seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished. We may request cookies to be set on your device. saints--There is no manuscript authority for this. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. 1. c. Filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power: Both the bowls and the cloud came from the glory of God and from His power. Allusion is made to the Israelites standing on the shore at the Red Sea, after having passed victoriously through it, and after the Lord had destroyed the Egyptian foe (type of Antichrist) in it. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. They are the last troubles. A curse denounced against those who shall either add to or take away front the prophecies of this book, Revelation 22:18, Revelation 22:19. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. God’s worship (all nations shall come and worship before You). He holds them carefully … . are broad, flat bowls or saucers used ritually for drinking or for pouring libations in sacrifice. Revelation 15 Revelation 17 Chapter 16. The conversion of all nations, therefore, shall be when Christ shall come, and not till then; and the first moving. They are not like the modern anti-hero or vigilante, who sink down to the level of the criminals they fight. THE SEVENTH TRUMPET—THE LAST WOE TRUMPET. It has a pregnant sense: "standing" implies rest, Greek "epi" with the accusative case implies motion "towards." Study the bible online using commentary on Revelation 16 and more! stand on the sea of glass--ALFORD and DE BURGH explain "on (the shore of) the sea": at the sea. The elect after their trials (especially those arising from the beast) shall be taken up before the vials of wrath be poured on the beast and his kingdom. no man was able to enter . Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . cause will be Christ's manifested judgments preparing all hearts for receiving Christ's mercy. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. 2. b. Chapter 15 Hitherto, according to the judgment of very eminent expositors, God had represented to his servant, John, I. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. These tribulation martyrs are given the blessing of worshipping God with music in heaven. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 1. the seven last plagues--Greek, "seven plagues which are the last." are God’s judgment on a disobedient and contrary world. Nothing could hinder it any longer, because access to this temple in heaven would not long be denied. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. They declared that all the earth now belonged to God and to Christ. The judgement, which began in 1844, is finished and all the saints are sealed. c. Pure bright linen… their chests girded with golden bands: Their cothing is a reminder that God’s judgment is always completely pure and righteous. Still English Version is consistent with good Greek, and the sense will then be: As the sea typifies the troubled state out of which the beast arose, and which is to be no more in the blessed world to come ( Revelation 21:1 ), so the victorious saints stand on it, having it under their feet (as the woman had the wherein the feet sink, but solid like glass, as it was under the feet of Christ, whose triumph and power the saints now share. It was the same when Moses could not enter the Tabernacle when the smoke of the cloud of God’s glory, sometimes called the Shekinah filled the tent (Exodus 40:34-35). linen--So B reads. 7. one of the four beasts--Greek, "living creatures." filled--( Isaiah 6:4 ); compare Exodus 40:34 , 2 Chronicles 5:14 , as to the earthly temple, of which this is the antitype. Description - Garland's work is one of the best commentaries available on the book of the Revelation.Garland approaches the text from a literal perspective and also assesses the weaknesses of various non-literal interpretations. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The contents of such a shallow bowl were quickly, easily, and completely poured out. In this chapter we have an account of the pouring forth of these vials that were filled with the wrath of God. Proud member ( B) with the seven last plagues. a. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the … C reads "of the ages," and so Vulgate and Syriac. Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous = is the third and final heavenly sign that marks this section of the Revelation. They do not act on their own authority, but God’s. The whole earth was now part of his *kingdom. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Similarly, Isaiah 12:1-6 foretells the song of the redeemed (Israel foremost) after the second antitypical exodus and deliverance at the Egyptian Sea. power--then fully manifested. of VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARY ON THE REVELATION "A TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST" by Tony Garland. 1 ‘Now write this to the angel of the church at Ephesus: “This is the important message to you from the one who holds the seven stars. In Matthew 14:26 , where Christ walks on the sea, the Greek oldest manuscripts have the genitive, not the accusative as here. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. The state of the church under the pagan powers, in the six seals opened; and then, II. Revelation 15:1-4 – Preparation for the Seven Last Plagues ; The chapter opens with a new vision being presented to John. The point at issue in the Lord's controversy with the earth is, whether He, or Satan's minion, the beast, is "the King of the nations"; here at the eve of the judgments descending on the kingdom of the beast, the transfigured saints hail Him as "the King of the nations" ( Ezekiel 21:27 ). But A, B, C, Vulgate, and CYPRIAN reject "thee." . song of Moses . . All rights reserved. Revelation 15 The seven angels with the last troubles. The two titles refer to a single song. . : These are those who were victorious over the beast through their faithfulness unto death. The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, : When the cloud of glory fills the temple in heaven, no one can enter. a. judgments--Greek, "righteousnesses." the Lamb--The New Testament song of the Lamb (that is, the song which the Lamb shall lead, as being "the Captain of our salvation," just as Moses was leader of the Israelites, the song in which those who conquer through Him [ Romans 8:37 ] shall join, Revelation 12:11 ) is the antitype to the triumphant Old Testament song of Moses and the Israelites at the Red Sea ( Exodus 15:1-21 ). They did not even focus on their own costly and glorious victory. This commentary on Revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the Revelation, the last book of the Bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, face-value, common-sense approach to interpreting it. But, even after these plagues, the holy wrath of God against his other enemies does not cease, Revelation 20:15. This is a reminder of God’s special presence and glory, even in the midst of devastating judgment. With English Version, compare Acts 1:10 , 10:30 . Better, And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in the heaven (persons) saying, The kingdom of the world is become (the possession) of our Lord, and of … Thus the meaning is, Having come TO the sea, and now standing AT it. THE LAST SEVEN VIALS OF PLAGUES: SONG OF THE VICTORS OVER THE BEAST. . They have the heart of true worship, understanding that it’s all about. Fire was mixed in it. They can stand, not merely as victorious Israel at the Red Sea, and as John upon the sand of the shore, but upon the sea itself, now firm, and reflecting their glory as glass, their past conflict shedding the brighter luster on their present triumph. Thus this corresponds to Revelation 7:14 Revelation 7:15 . God will rule as king and his government will never end. mingled with fire--answering to the baptism on earth with fire, that is, fiery trial, as well as with the Holy Ghost, which Christ's people undergo to purify them, as gold is purified of its dross in the furnace. 8. temple . The, here refers to the heavenly reality of the, Out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues. . Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? REV:16. vials--"bowls"; a broad shallow cup or bowl. Here is a perfect union between law and love, between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. . 2 And I saw. Christ sent his angel to testify of those things in the Churches, Revelation 22:16. Sloth and pleasure may counsel ease, and tempt the watcher to lay aside his garments and take rest and sleep. ( D) glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious. The temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven: Exodus 25:8-9 and Hebrews 8:9 remind us that the tabernacle God told Moses to build was based on a heavenly pattern. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest where the whore sitteth are peoples, &c. — In the former part of this description, (Revelation 17:1,) the whore is represented like ancient Babylon, sitting upon many waters; and these waters are here, Revelation 17:15, said expressly to signify peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. A, B, Coptic, and CYPRIAN read, "of the NATIONS." The present preaching of the Gospel is gathering out the elect remnant; meanwhile "the mystery of iniquity" is at work, and will at last come to its crisis; then shall judgment descend on the apostates at the harvest-end of this age (Greek, Matthew 13:39 Matthew 13:40 ) when the tares shall be cleared out of the earth, which thenceforward becomes Messiah's kingdom. And I saw a sign in heaven, great and marvellous — Such as fixed my attention, and will demand that of the reader: seven angels (doubtless holy angels) having the seven last plagues — Hitherto God had borne with his enemies with much longsuffering, but now … 1 Then I saw another very surprising thing in heaven.I saw seven angels with seven bad troubles to make people very ill. The Churches of the Old and New Testament are essentially one in their conflicts and triumphs. Pure bright linen… their chests girded with golden bands. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. The word vials is really a poor translation. This is the "new song" mentioned in Revelation 14:3 . Commentary on Revelation 15:1-4. You can check these in your browser security settings. and . ( C) what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those. —Better, And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in the heaven ( persons) saying, The kingdom of the world is become (the possession) of our Lord, and of His Christ, and He shall reign to the ages of ages. Verse 2 [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. 1. The Book of Revelation in the Bible is one of the more difficult books of the Bible to understand. ( D) (Read Revelation 15:1-4) Seven angels appeared in heaven; prepared to finish the destruction of antichrist. As the seventh *trumpet sounded, John was in heaven. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. The passage through the Red Sea under the pillar of cloud was Israel's baptism, to which the believer's baptism in trials corresponds. 5. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Take a look at the basic structure of the Book of Revelation; its major interpretations; the various perspectives on the Millennial Kingdom mentioned in Revelation 20; and how key events shaped John the Apostle and his … the Lamb--The New Testament song of the Lamb (that is, the song … It is significant that they came directly from heavenly temple, from the presence and throne of God. . 15 Then. Those victorious over the beast. Leviticus: Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness. The state of the church under the papal powers, in the vision of the six trumpets that began to sound upon the opening of the seventh seal: and then is inserted. The Lamb is more: He is the SON. 15 I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: ( A) seven angels. harps of God--in the hands of these heavenly virgins, infinitely surpassing the timbrels of Miriam and the Israelitesses. golden girdles--resembling the Lord in this respect ( Revelation 1:13 ). The breadth of the vials in their upper part would tend to cause their contents to pour out all at once, implying the overwhelming suddenness of the woes. (15) And the seventh angel . . . . Verse 1. 15 Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and amazing: seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended. : These angels bring God’s judgment. . But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. (7-8) The bowls are given; the cloud of God’s glory fills the temple. d. No one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed: This declares that judgment was now irreversible. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. c. Your… Your… You… Your… You… You… Your: These martyrs are only focused on God. Read Revelation 16 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). 8 The first part of the book of Revelation. 15:5-8 John saw the temple in Heaven open and seven angels came out "having the seven plagues.” God’s glory and power filled the temple and “no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues…were fulfilled.” The messages of mercy borne by the three angels of Revelation 14 have done their work. No one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed. I also saw people who were standing at the edge of the glass sea. 4. Who shall not--Greek, "Who is there but must fear Thee?" Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. A Testimony of Jesus Christ is a commentary that explains some of the mysteries of Revelation. If you’re befuddled by the Book of Revelation in the Bible, don’t fret. The King James Version says that the angels had seven golden vials full of the wrath of God. Revelation 16. (1) Seven angels with seven plagues. There is a description of John’s work in the first five … Commentary on Revelation 14:14-20 (Read Revelation 14:14-20) Warnings and judgments not having produced reformation, the sins of the nations are filled up, and they become ripe for judgments, represented by a harvest, an emblem which is used to signify the gathering of the righteous, when ripe for heaven, by the mercy of God. Their happiness is heightened by the retrospect of the dangers through which they have passed. … . 2. sea of glass--Answering to the molten sea or great brazen laver before the mercy seat of the earthly temple, for the purification of the priests; typifying the baptism of water and the Spirit of all who are made kings and priests unto God. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. A Bible text and commentary on the Book of … The Lamb leads the song in honor of the Father amidst the great congregation. Choose a verse from 'Revelation 15' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . Click on the different category headings to find out more. ©2019 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. servant of God--( Exodus 14:31 , Numbers 12:7 , Joshua 22:5 ). : This declares that judgment was now irreversible. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. The contents of such a shallow bowl were quickly, easily, and completely poured out. It is supported only by Vulgate, Coptic, and PRIMASIUS, but no manuscript. are--literally, "were": the prophetical past for the immediate future. They have the heart of true worship, understanding that it’s all about God, not about us. (15) And the seventh angel . The earnest watcher desires, like St. Paul, to be found in Christ, clad in the true righteousness of faith ( Philippians 3:9 ). We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Verse 15 The seventh (7th) *trumpet. a. Revelation 15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Angels with the Seven Last Plagues. There are no more plagues after these until the Lord's coming in judgment. Revelation 2:15-16. b. [2] "These bowls are final but not complete." The invitation of the Spirit and the bride, Revelation 22:17. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. The vindication of the justice of God that so He may be glorified is the grand end of God's dealings. all nations shall come--alluding to Psalms 22:27-31 ; compare Isaiah 66:23 , Jeremiah 16:19 . thee--so Syriac. This is the famed chapter of the bowls; and what we have here is a "free adaptation, with modifications and amplifications," [1] of the series of trumpet judgments depicted in Revelation 8 and Revelation 9, which "the prophet wishes to emphasize by recapitulation." The presentation of the vials to the angels by one of the living creatures implies the ministry of the Church as the medium for manifesting to angels the glories of redemption ( Ephesians 3:10 ). : Their cothing is a reminder that God’s judgment is always completely pure and righteous. They are really “shallow, pan-like, golden bowls, or censers, such as were used in the temple to hold the fire when incense was burned.” (Seiss). The confederacy of 'the apostates against Christ becomes, when overthrown with fearful judgments, the very means in God's overruling providence of preparing the nations not joined in the Antichristian league to submit themselves to Him. "The tabernacle of the testimony" appropriately here comes to view, where God's faithfulness in avenging His people with judgments on their foes is about to be set forth. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Seven angels having the seven last plagues. They do not act on their own authority, but God’s. He shall effect by His presence what we have in vain tried to effect in His absence. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 9:20-21; 14:6-7; 16:9,11). : Revelation 14 seemed to describe the consummation of all things, ending with the fury of the Battle of Armageddon. As the measure of Babylon's sins was filled up, it finds the full measure of Divine wrath.