Revelation 16: Will You Obey The Great Voice?
Verse of the Day: (V1) “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.”
1. Great Voice (V1-13)
V11 “And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.”
The great voice belongs to Jesus Christ as He commands His 7 angels during the end of the Great Tribulation period to execute His 7 judgments upon the people who have sinned against Him. No longer is Jesus the meek voice of a Saviour who died on the cruel cross for the sins of the whole world, but it is now the great voice of a Judge who shall judge the people for their sins. The 1st judgment is grievous sores upon the people with the mark 666 of the beast upon their bodies resulting in many deaths. The 2nd judgment is blood in the sea resulting in the death of all sea creatures. The 3rd judgment is blood in rivers resulting in many deaths as there is insufficient drinking water. The 4th judgment is intense heat that burn many to death. The 5th judgment is great darkness and pain resulting in many deaths. The 6th judgment is drought resulting in many dying of thirst. Even with all of God’s judgments and the many deaths, the people still harden their hearts and blaspheme God, and refuse to repent of their sins, and believe and trust in God.
2. Great Day (V14-18)
V14 “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.”
The great day of God Almighty is the final war between God and Satan, and it is called the Battle of Armageddon, which shall take place after the Great Tribulation period and the Millennial Kingdom. This is when God and His saints shall have the final victory over Satan, his demons and followers. Let us be on God’s side - though sometimes it seems that we are on the losing side - but ultimately God always wins, because He is God!
3. Great City (V19-21)
V19 “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.”
The 7th judgment of the Great Tribulation period is a great earthquake and hailstorm that destroy the great city, which is Jerusalem, into 3 parts, and the great Babylon, and the entire earth, because of the sins of the people. During the Old Testament era, Jerusalem was once a holy city, where many people from the world came to the temple of Jerusalem to worship the true God of Israel, but today, it is no longer a holy city, because of sins.
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to obey Your great voice and fully trust in You.