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5.5 Beginning of Judgement, Six of The Seven Plaques

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Red - The seven angels having the seven last plaques.
Orange - The voice of God, or the four beasts of Heaven.
Blue - The saying of an angel or the four beast around The Throne in Heaven
Green - The specific plaque is described. What does it do to the wicked?
Purple - They blaspheme God. The Wicked do not repent.
Darker Purple - The wicked deserve what they are getting.
Dark Blue - The work of the evil forces.

Since the seventh seal starts the process of the seven Trumpets, then the Trumpets and the Seals and the Trumpets are of the same character.

Some think that the Seven Seals and the Seven Trumpets are like the Seven Plaques, and some have made parallel texts that compared these different sets. It is true that there are some similarities.

However, it seems that there is a difference. The plaques are the wrath of God on the wicked. The Trumpets, while some are suffered only by the wicked, it seems that the Trumpets are like the Seals in that God is taking away His protection of our world.

Presently, our world is kept in relatively safety, it is preserved. However, in the time of the end, God will start allowing Satan to do some of the things that he has always wanted to do. Presently, God has been holding back the satanic attack that would have destroyed us long ago. But God has protected us, even the wicked along with the righteous. But at the end, while the righteous will be protected, the wicked will experience an accelerated series of disasters that will seem to be so severe that the wicked may start to realize that their time has come for their destruction.

5.5 Beginning of Judgement, Six of The Seven Plaques

Revelation 15

1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues;for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

Revelation 16

1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.


2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.


3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.


4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.


8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.


10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

6th Plaque

12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

7th Plaque

17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

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