- Recipients of the Mark Suffer Infected Sores—First Bowl
- The Deadly Blood——————————–Second Bowl
- Rivers of Blood———————————–Third Bowl
- Sun’s Intense Heat——————————–Fourth Bowl
- Power Center of Beast Blacks Out—————Fifth Bowl
- Global Nations Rally for War——————–Sixth Bowl
- Destruction of Earth from the Throne of God–Seventh Bowl
The seven bowls are the last of the wraths before Jesus returns.
The seven last plagues are directly affecting those who live by the mark of the beast. The very first plague is global and causes festering sores to break out all over the bodies of those who live by the inner presence of the mark of the beast. Added to that, there is deadly blood going around and it kills everyone contaminated by it. Problems keep coming as blood begins to flow like a river and springs of water. Obviously, there are no vaccines, medical help, or peacekeeping missions that can turn back the plagues. Even if there was, but there isn’t, the sun’s intense heat scorched the population of the earth. Today, global warming is becoming more and more of a problem. It is then that the system that governs by the mark of the beast is plunged into darkness. Not surprisingly, war breaks out. That will usher in the end of the world, but the destruction is brought from the throne of God.
Here begins the pouring out of the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.
“”Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels,
“Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.”
Recipients of the Mark Suffer Infected Sores–1st Bowl
This plague is happening around the world, specifically to those who live by the mark of the beast. Their body is covered with ugly festering sores. They are looking horrid, and I imagine are feeling even worse. I would definitely be avoiding them in every way possible. Their daily lives are horrible as it would affect not only their social life but also their work life. On this date, August 4, 2022, monkey pox has been declared a health emergency because it is spreading so rapidly around the world. The sores that it causes all over the body look terrible. What is mentioned in this verse is all too clear of a reality.
The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land,
and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who
had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.”
The Deadly Blood–Second Bowl
In the year 2022, I’m familiar with deadly blood diseases. Just a couple includes HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and blood cancers. When this verse talks about “blood like that of a dead person” I can envision the suffering. The blood is contaminated with something that is deadly, so deadly that anything in contact with it dies.
In the Revelation, “the sea” is often interpreted as the global population of people. When the sea is interpreted as oceans it usually mentions ships along with it. For example, “And he said to me, the waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” Revelation 17:15 and “The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.” Revelation 8:8-9
The phrase, “turned into blood like that of a dead person,” is a very heavy clue that this is referring to deadly contaminated blood of a person.
“The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea,
and it turned into blood like that of a dead person,
and every living thing in the sea died.”
Rivers of Blood–Third Bowl
I live in Ohio so there are fresh rivers, springs of water, and lakes everywhere. For ten years, I lived on the edge the popular Lake White. It used to be a “breath of fresh air,” and a place to “drink in” some refreshing entertainment. It was known for water skiing, fishing, platoon boats, swimming, tanning on the beach, etc. In more recent years, it became a hub of deaths. A couple bodies were found lying on its banks, a boat exploded into flames without any explanation, a person was killed while jet skiing, and other such bloody tragedies. It became a very unpopular place. It went from a place known for not only its fresh water but also for being able to “drink in” a bit of fresh, relaxing, and fun activity.
This third plague is turning the rivers and springs of water into blood. But it is also directed towards those who live by the inner presence of the mark of the beast. As quoted here, “for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.” I definitely think that the society of those living by the mark of the beast will be drinking in a lot of violence. The Angel makes it known that they deserve it. There is a lot of bad blood within the global system that operates through the inner presence of the mark of the beast. They are starting to look horrid with festering sores all over their body, infected with deadly blood, and what should be their fresh spring waters are flowing with blood.
“The third angel poured out his bowl
on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.
Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say:
“You are just in these judgments, O Holy One, you who are and who were;
for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.”
And I heard the altar respond:
“Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”
Sun’s Intense Heat–Fourth Bowl
I think we all know how hot the sun is getting these days. In one word, intense. “Global warming” is such a problem that global leaders are working tirelessly to reverse it. However, the judgment of God cannot be reversed without God. Unfortunately, the global leaders have no intention of turning to God through Jesus Christ because they are committed to governing by the inner presence of the mark of the beast. Although the sun’s intense heat is already causing rivers, lakes, and reservoirs to dry up, how much hotter will it get? Droughts are even causing the reduction in harvest of crops. Recently, with every summer comes the advisory not to stay in the sun for any long periods of time. It is that dangerous. Every summer weather forecast comes with the daily “Heat Index” to know how to prepare for the scorching heat. It is going to get much hotter.
“The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun,
and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire.
They were seared by the intense heat, and they cursed the name of God,
who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.”
Also see 2 Peter 3:10-13 for how the sun’s intense heat melts the elements
Power Center of Beast Blacks Out–Fifth Bowl
The fierce intensity of the sun’s heat is present globally and now something devastating happens; the power center of the mark of the beast goes into complete darkness. Their power lines are down. There would be no more power over physiology, no more ability to form thoughts, nor to create emotions, nor to establish behaviors. Their global society of very talented and knowledgeable people who lived by the inner presence of the mark of the beast are plunged into darkness. They have gone offline with no reboot button. Their artificial internal comforts are gone. Yet, they continue to curse God instead of seeking repentance through Jesus Christ.
“The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast,
and its kingdom was plunged into darkness.
People gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven
because of their pains and their sores,
but they refused to repent of what they had done.”
Global Nations Rally for War–Sixth Bowl
The government that once ruled by the inner presence of the mark of the beast is now powerless. All that is left is conventional warfare, no more manipulating and controlling the masses like puppets on a string. There would be armies wanting to go to war to try to salvage the system of the mark of the beast, and there would be those making the most of the power failure by making war. This provides the environment for a massive war.
“The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates,
and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.”
The “Silver Tongue” is Lost and now Speaks of War
When they had power over physiology to control emotions and thoughts, they were very persuasive. They were the proverbial, “Siver tongued devils.” Without the inner presence of the mark of the beast they lost all of the persuasive powers of speech. Satan, the beast, and the false prophet ae furious to lose the inner power of the mark of the beast. Once again, they sound like themselves, sounding like impure spirits of frogs. From “silver tongued devils” to a mouth spewing out impure spirits like frogs. With the loss of the inside track to human physiology, and with their demonic hatred for God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, they gather the world for war. This will be the great day of God Almighty, the battle of Armageddon. At this point, the return of Jesus is like a thief.
“Then I saw three impure 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.
They are demonic spirits that perform signs,
and they go out to the kings of the whole world,
to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.”
“Look, I come like a thief!
Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed,
so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.”
Destruction of Earth from the Throne of God–Seventh Bowl
What is being done here is the from the Power of God, nothing to do with the power of the armies that fight in the battle of Armageddon. The earthquake that occurs is so powerful that it breaks the entire earth into three pieces. Every city in every nation collapsed, islands disappeared, there were no mountains to be seen, one-hundred-pound “hailstones” fall on people, and they cursed God.
“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,’
which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”
It is done!
“The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air,
and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying,
“It is done!”
Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake.
No earthquake like it has ever occurred
since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.
The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed.
God remembered Babylon the Great and
gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath.
Every island fled away, and the mountains could not be found.
From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, fell on people.
And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.”