End Time Series
Revelation 16 New Living Translation (NLT)
16 Then I heard a mighty voice from the Temple say to the seven angels, “Go your ways and pour out on the earth the seven bowls containing God’s wrath.”
2 So the first angel left the Temple and poured out his bowl on the earth, and horrible, malignant sores broke out on everyone who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue.
3 Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse. And everything in the sea died.
4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs, and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel who had authority over all water saying,
“You are just, O Holy One, who is and who always was,
because you have sent these judgments.
Since they shed the blood
of your holy people and your prophets,
you have given them blood to drink.
It is their just reward.”
7 And I heard a voice from the altar,[a] saying,
“Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty,
your judgments are true and just.”
8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, causing it to scorch everyone with its fire. 9 Everyone was burned by this blast of heat, and they cursed the name of God, who had control over all these plagues. They did not repent of their sins and turn to God and give him glory.
10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. His subjects ground their teeth[b] in anguish, 11 and they cursed the God of heaven for their pains and sores. But they did not repent of their evil deeds and turn to God.
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River, and it dried up so that the kings from the east could march their armies toward the west without hindrance. 13 And I saw three evil[c] spirits that looked like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. 14 They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty.
15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”
16 And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon.[d]
17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. And a mighty shout came from the throne in the Temple, saying, “It is finished!” 18 Then the thunder crashed and rolled, and lightning flashed. And a great earthquake struck—the worst since people were placed on the earth. 19 The great city of Babylon split into three sections, and the cities of many nations fell into heaps of rubble. So God remembered all of Babylon’s sins, and he made her drink the cup that was filled with the wine of his fierce wrath. 20 And every island disappeared, and all the mountains were leveled. 21 There was a terrible hailstorm, and hailstones weighing as much as seventy-five pounds[e] fell from the sky onto the people below. They cursed God because of the terrible plague of the hailstorm.
John the apostle says in Revelations 16
Then I heard a loud voice from the temple. It said to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the seven bowls of God’s anger on the earth.”
The first angel left. He poured out his bowl on the land. Then all those who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped its idol got several severe malignant sores that were ugly and painful amongst their body.
The second angel went off and poured out his bowl on the sea. Then the sea became red like a dead man’s blood. And everything living in the sea perished and died.
The third angel left out and poured out his bowl on the rivers and the springs of water. The rivers and the springs of water became blood red also. Then I heard the angel of the waters say to God,
“You are the one who is and who always was.
You are the Holy One.
You are right in these judgments you have made.
The people have spilled the blood
of your holy people and your prophets.
Now you have given those people blood to drink.
This is what they deserve.”
And I heard the altar say,
“Yes, Lord God All-Powerful,
your judgments are true and right.”
The fourth angel then also poured out his bowl this time on the sun. The sun was given power to burn the people with fire. The people were burned by the great heat. They damned the name of God, who had control over these plagues. But they refused to change their hearts and lives and give glory to God and refocus on the faith they knew.
The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast. And darkness covered the beast’s kingdom. People bit their tongues because of the pain. They cursed the God of heaven because of their painful sores they had. But they refused to change their hearts and turn away from the evil things they did.
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates. The water in the river dried up. This was so that the Kong’s coming from the east could march their armies from the west in battle.This prepared the way for the rulers from the east to come. Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs. They came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. These evil spirits are the spirits of demons. They have power to do miracles.They go out to the rulers of the whole world to gather them for battle on the great day of God All-Powerful.
Listen! I will come at a time you don’t expect, like a thief in the night. Great blessings belong to those who stay awake and keep their clothes with them. They will not have to go naked and be ashamed for people to see them.”
Then the evil spirits gathered the rulers and armies together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
Then this seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. Then a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne. It said, “It is finished!” Then there were flashes of lightning, noises, thunder, and a big earthquake. This was the greatest earthquake that has ever happened since people have been on earth. The great city split into three parts. The cities of the nations were destroyed. There was nothing left but rubbish and debris. God did not forget to punish Babylon the for their great sins . He gave that city the cup filled with the wine of his terrible anger. Every island disappeared and there were no more mountains. Giant hailstones fell on the people from the sky. These hailstones weighed almost 100 pounds each. People damned God because of this plague and of the hail. It was terrible. There would be no escape from that damage and disaster that had been done from God’s wrath. It was over.