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Revelation 15 - By the Sea of Crystal

God's wrath is a fearsome thing. Be glad you'll see it from above, rather than underneath it.

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Revelation 15 Summary

This fifth perspective of Christ's victory seems very similar to the fourth. We've already seen God's wrath poured out on those who had the mark of the beast. But in that earlier perspective, we saw that those plagues were preceded by trumpet blasts warning people to repent, and that even in the as the plagues, dragons and beasts came there was time for them to repent.

This current perspective has two key differences. First, it begins with a picture of all of God's people (so that includes you!) having been made victorious by God's grace standing around a sea of crystal praising God. The saints will not need to endure the bowls of wrath that will be poured out.

Secondly, unlike the seven trumpet blasts, these bowls of wrath will give no warning and leave no time for repentance. These are the seven last plagues, because with them God's wrath is completed.

Dig Deeper

The story of the Bible is a story of a God who was grieved and injured by the rebellion of His creation, but who nonetheless pursued His children, redeemed them and welcomed them back into His presence. That story has come to an end here in Revelation 15. The elect have been gathered in and now God's wrath is being poured out on the unrepentant. Look at the fury those who had refused God's invitation of salvation will face in v8:

And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Praise God that He has saved you from experiencing this terrible wrath.

AAA Prayer :

  • ACKNOWLEDGE WHO GOD IS: Father God, who lives forever and ever (v7)

  • ALIGN YOUR LIFE WITH GOD'S WILL: Pray that you will be able to live today knowing that you will be one of the saints gathered around the sea of crystal!




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