Revelation Chapter 15
2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God.
3 And they *sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations!
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Matthew Henry's Bible commentary for Revelation Chapter 15...
A song of praise is sung by the church. (1-4) Seven angels with the seven plagues; and to them one of the living creatures gives seven golden vials full of the wrath of God. (5-8)1-4 Seven angels appeared in heaven; prepared to finish the destruction of antichrist. As the measure of Babylon's sins was filled up, it finds the full measure of Divine wrath. While believers stand in this world, in times of trouble, as upon a sea of glass mingled with fire, they may look forward to their final deliverance, while new mercies call forth new hymns of praise. The more we know of God's wonderful works, the more we shall praise his greatness as the Lord God Almighty, the Creator and Ruler of all worlds; but his title of Emmanuel, the King of saints, will make him dear to us. Who that considers the power of God's wrath, the value of his favour, or the glory of his holiness, would refuse to fear and honour him alone? His praise is above heaven and earth. 5-8 In the judgments God executes upon antichrist and his followers, he fulfils the prophecies and promises of his word. These angels are prepared for their work, clothed with pure and white linen, their breasts girded with golden girdles, representing the holiness, and righteousness, and excellence of these dealings with men. They are ministers of Divine justice, and do every thing in a pure and holy manner. They were armed with the wrath of God against his enemies. Even the meanest creature, when armed with the anger of God, will be too hard for any man in the world. The angels received the vials from one of the four living creatures, one of the ministers of the true church, as in answer to the prayers of the ministers and people of God. Antichrist could not be destroyed without a great shock to all the world, and even the people of God would be in trouble and confusion while the great work was doing. The greatest deliverances of the church are brought about by awful and astonishing steps of Providence; and the happy state of the true church will not begin till obstinate enemies shall be destroyed, and lukewarm or formal Christians are purified. Then, whatever is against Scripture being purged away, the whole church shall be spiritual, and the whole being brought to purity, unity, and spirituality, shall be firmly established.
garyloyd's comment on 4/03/2012, 5:53am...
This chapter is to heaven. This completes it. Pure fire for God is a consuming fire. God protects His own. Verse 2 talks about them that got sealed.That would be the elect and them that turned away after seeing it was satan and not a god but just a man.15:3 is the song of Moses in Deut. 32. The elect know the song and will be singing it. The song of the Lamb is in the Psalm and Jeremiah. But we are all changed at the same time. No wrath or harm will come to them that waited for Our LORD. Oh! Yeah, you flyers will be in the ships and satan will be flying you out. Just about a mile. I think the flyers will get that high before the hail storm hits. All the wars are 15 minutes because God fights the battles.
zbee1's comment on 11/12/2011, 4:55pm...
REVELATION SPEAKS VOLUMES ON THEIR BEING A RAPTURE PRIOR TO THE TRIBULATION
Revelation chapter 6 onward deals with 3 kinds of peoples: 1)the un-redeemed gentiles of the world (beast) governing system, 2) the redeemed/sealed jews (the 144k of chapter 7), 3) and the rest of Israel--the jews. The events in Revelation center around Israel and mostly Jerusalem. Check chapter 11 v. 8 and find that \"that great city\" (where Babylon the Great--the corrupt socio-economic system, and Mystery Babylon the Harlot--the un-redeemed jew\'s revived religion of sacrifice are located) is described as \"where our Lord was crucified.\" That city is Jerusalem.
Now, note that the Lord, while addressing the churches in Chapter 3 v. 10 gives a promise to his faithful followers that \"Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.\"
Now look closely at the Beast of Rev. 17--this beast is the world-wide socio-economic system devoid of God/Jesus as its foundation. Note that it is world-wide. Note that it is scarlet colored. Note that it has 10 horns and 10 crowns (horns symbolizing power, crowns symbolizing ruling sovereignity). Understand that the number 10 is consistently used in Scripture to speak of gentils (see Gen. 10 for the gentile nations that will seek to come against Israel in the war of Gog and Magog of Ezek. 38, which happens prior to the Tribulation period). Again, understand that this beast is the entire gentile world and it is SCARLETT colored, which symbolizes SIN. Now, go to Isaiah 1:18 where the Lord pleads with his people Israel \"though your sins be as scarlet I will make them white as snow.\" The entire gentile world is SCARLETT in Revelation. We believers in and followers of the Lord Jesus are NOT SCARLETT colored. We are not there during the Tribulation.
tom's comment on 11/04/2011, 10:41pm...
MR.Lydon! Your post indicates in the third paragraph that you or we do the list you enumerated. Hence eternal bliss results. I find this to be in disagreement with the Bible. Consider Joh 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
Joh 5:40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
Here it is evident that Jesus is the source of life. Not me, but His power saves me.
Then we have Rom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
How many people are righteous?
To sum up, salvation is only to be found in Jesus. You and I are living in this 3 dimensional world and cannot see the spiritual battle going on between Christ and Satan. It is the gift of God that we understand the amount we do, because Satan certainly does not want us to know what he\'s up to at all. God gives us plenty of information, but we must study the Word comparing scripture with scripture to find gems of truth. Remember Mar 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. How come it isn\'t possible to decieve the elect. Because they are studying the Word, understand prophecy, know exactly what events have transpired and what must still happen before Jesus comes in great power to claim the earth.
Michael Lydon's comment on 9/24/2011, 6:06am...
The enemy is no man, woman or child. We are Lambs. We are Children of Light.
Perfect God Desires for ALL to gain Eternal Life. Can any man make God a liar?
The \"Whore of Babylon\" delivers out to \"Babylon\" Earth\'s people via the \"False Prophet\" of Lying Deceits by the \"Serpent\": Iudgments of Damnation, Hatred, Sorrow, Fear, Controlling slavery, Demanding obedience, pains, illnesses, ALL SINS such as Pride, Gluttony, Vanity, etcetera and all of the things that deliver DEATH onto us Children of Light.
We are ALL Children of Light. The only enemy here is the Controlling Energy of Darkenese. You can\'t fight this enemy. You can only Overcome it.
Offer to ALL others your helping hands when you can. Don\'t Iudge anybody as \"bad\" EVER. Work on building up the Spirit of Christ: Liberty (ETERNAL TRUTH), Love (ETERNAL LIFE), Joy (ETERNAL WHOLENESS), Hope (ETERNAL LIGHT), Grace (ETERNAL STRENGTH), Peace (ETERNAL STATE OF BEING), Mercy, Gratefulness, Humility (ETERNALLY RECIEVING WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE) Longsuffering (ETERNAL PATIENCE), Compassion, Charity, Admiration, Kind Guidance & Patient Influence (ETERNAL POWERS)
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