God’s wrath will be poured out on an unrepentant world in a sequence of events you definitely want to miss.
We return to the Book of Revelation this week and pick up with chapter 15. We discuss John’s vision of the angels receiving bowls of judgment from the cherubim, the throne guardians, those who had “conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name,” and of the nations (Greek ethnē, as in “ethnicities”) who join in singing the song of Moses—a radical idea for Jews in the first century!
The first three judgments—painful sores, and the transformation of the sea and rivers to blood—echo several of the plagues that struck Egypt during the Exodus, which is not a coincidence.
And we learn in Rev. 16:5 that there is an angel in charge of the waters, just as there is one over the fire (perhaps of the altar; Rev 14:18) and the four winds (Rev. 7:1)—an idea that certainly runs counter to our modern, scientistic worldview.
Israel is open for tourists again! For details on our Israel Tour March 19-30, 2023, visit www.gilberthouse.org/travel.