Today’s Reading: Revelations 15-17
Today we get the opportunity to read through some very intense, detailed reading that looks at the expression of God’s final anger. I will admit that many of the descriptions and details were hard to imagine. I lean back on the truth of God’s Word being the truth ad that when these days come if I’m still in this physical space, I want to be written in His book.
This anger described is in 7 bowls of wrath shared by seven angels. These bowls included different wraths given around the following areas.
- Sores – These were given to those who had the mark of the beast.
- Water – was turned to blood and all sea creatures died.
- Rivers and Springs- of water were turned to blood.
- Sun – people were burned by the heat.
- Throne of Beast – darkness
- The Euphrates – dries up, and the kings all come together for a battle. Frogs come from the mouth of dragons.
- Air – Lightning, thunder, earthquakes, and 100 lbs hail.
At the time of the seventh bowl, a loud voice came from the throne in the temple saying, “It is done!”
Going back to Revelation 13:16, the beast forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have the mark placed on their right hands or foreheads. I had read a commentary saying these markings were put on their hands and foreheads based on actions and choices.
Chapter 17 talks about the great prostitute, beast, abominations, and impurities. And while I struggled with all the meaning behind many of these stories, I landed on a few reminders.
They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with I’m recalled and chosen and faithful.”
As I read through these chapters, I was reminded of the importance of turning our life over to God. Many had an opportunity to turn to God throughout these chapters, but they didn’t. The infinite time we equally have consisted of 24 hours 7 days a week. The most precious commodity we have is time. The time we have with others gets shorter every day. I pray that we share in these days between Christmas and New Year with friends, family, and others who need to know of our Lord’s victory these days. I ask for wisdom and prayers from all of you to share and influence my family in making this most important decision of their lives so they will continue to transform their own children’s lives. Thank you.