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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Revelation Chapter 15


Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: John the Apostle
Date Penned: (95 AD)
Overview: God Reveals the Future to John (c 1-22)
Theme: Messages for the Church (c 4-22)
Message: The Pouring out the Seven Plagues (v 1-8)

Revelation 15 Commentary

(15:1-4) The Song of Moses and the Lamb - John was describing not two separate songs but one song celebrating deliverance and victory. They had been delivered from the power of the Antichrist, but they were in heaven because they had been delivered from sin through the death of the Lamb. Each line comes from a phrase in the Psalms or Prophets.

(15:5-8) The Seven Bowls of the Seven Plagues - Seven angels were given seven bowls from which they would pour out the seven “bowl judgments,” the last plagues to be visited upon the earth. Unlike the previous plagues from the seals, which had destroyed one-fourth of the earth (chapters 6–8), and the trumpets, which had destroyed another third of the earth (chapters 8–11), these plagues were directed only against the Antichrist’s followers but affected the entire earth. These judgments were complete and final, culminating in the abolition of all evil and the end of the world. These would bring about the end of the Antichrist’s reign.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

A Just Wrath

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we Continue in the book of Revelation with Chapter 15 and in today's text we are introduced to the plague judgments also known as the vial judgments. These vials are like bowls and are filled up with the wrath of God which are to be poured out as the judgment of God is exercised. In making application we see that God's Mercy and Love is long suffering but His wrath is Sure and Just. Some believe that judgment will never come so live in sin and enjoy yourself. The truth is that  your sin affects and hurts others so God must judge sin for He is Holy. His love should motivate us to be saved, live right, and reach others for Christ. His wrath should do the same, time is of the essence judgement is coming. How about you? Does the wrath of God motivate you to turn to Christ in submission, service, or obedience? Listen to the Holy Spirit take the Word and give you direction for your life. 


Revelation 15

Revelation 15

 1And 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.

 2And 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.

 3And 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.

 4Who 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.

 5And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

 6And 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.

 7And 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.

 8And 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.