The fourth, fifth, and sixth bowls of wrath poured out in the end times finally move us into judgments reserved specifically for the spirit realm.
The fourth bowl judgment, when the sun scorches the earth, is global warming that not even the most ardent climate justice warrior can imagine. The fifth bowl judgment, however, targets the kingdom of Antichrist specifically, and it’s the first judgment that targets the beast and his kingdom.
The sixth bowl judgment is a callback to the sixth trumpet. In this judgment, the Euphrates River is dried up “to prepare the way for the kings from the east.” This seems to be a precursor to the invasion of Israel by the army of 200 million described in Revelation 9:13–20.
These three bowls echo the fourth, fifth, and sixth trumpet judgments of Revelation 8 and 9, in which the sun is darkened (rather than scorching the earth), the abyss is opened, and the four angels bound in the Euphrates are released.
We explain why we believe that army is demonic and why we think the drying up of the Euphrates is a symbol for tearing down the barriers between the physical world and the spirit realm.