Wrath on the Beast

To read the Bible in a year, read Revelation 16.
Revelation 15 introduced us to the seven angels with the seven plagues God was to pour out on the beast, the Empire of Rome. Revelation 16 shows the bowls of wrath from those angels poured out on the Lord’s enemy and the church’s enemy, the beast. A voice from the temple in heaven spoke to the angels, saying, “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth” (Revelation 16:1). These angels obey God perfectly.
Therefore, the first angel poured out his bowl and a horrible sore appeared on those who followed the beast and worshiped him (v. 2). The second angel poured out his bowl and it affected greatly the sea, hurting the empire greatly, for it was from the sea that the beast originated (v. 3).
Be patient. Wait on the Lord. He will defeat our enemies, even as He did for our brethren centuries ago when He wasted the Roman Empire.

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