#22 The seven plagues of Revelation
THE WRATH OF GOD
What are the seven plagues called?
Revelation 15:1 (1816)
for in them is filled up the wrath of God.Having the seven last plagues.
2. The last three-point message of love and warning to the world is found in Revelation 14:6-12 (1815).
…What two punishments are mentioned for the wicked?
Revelation 14:10 (1815)
.Drink of the wine of the wrath of God… be tormented with fire and brimstone.
Who will escape the plagues?
Revelation 15:2 (1816)
Them that have gotten the victory over the beast and over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name.
Whom do the saved praise for their deliverance?
Revelation 15:3. 4 (1816)
Great and marvelous are thy works. Lord God Almighty!
SALVATION’S DOOR CLOSES
5. When will the plagues begin to fall?
Revelation 15:8 (1816)
. till the seven plagues… were fulfilled.The temple was filled with smoke… and no man was able to enter into the temple.
.6. What announcement will Jesus make that will indicate the heavenly judgment has ended?
and he which is filthy.
. let him be unjust still.He that is unjust.. let him be filthy still..
let him be righteous still. and he that is holy. let him be holy still.
.and he that is righteous.
NO SECOND CHANCE
.7. Sometimes illness or disaster clarifies a person’s thinking and causes him to turn to God.
…In the case of the plagues.. . no one will be converted.
. 11.…What purpose does God have in sending the plagues?
They… blasphemed the God of heaven… and repented not.
Let’s examine Exhibit #1
GOD’S PLAGUES PRONOUNCE PUNISHMENT
8. How long will the plagues last?
Revelation 18:8 (1820)
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day.
9. What are God’s acts of punishment and judgment called in Isaiah 28:21 (1055)?
His strange work… His strange act.
10. What is the first plague?
Revelation 16:2 (1817)
e first plague Th
A noisome and grievous sore
What happens during the second plague?
Revelation 16:3 (1817)
econd plague The s
The sea… became as the blood of a dead man.
What is the third plague?
Revelation 16:4-7 (1817)
hird plague The t
The rivers and fountains of waters… became blood.
13. What takes place during the fourth plague?
Revelation 16:8. 9 (1817)
ourth plague The f
.Man were scorched with great heat.
When the fifth angel pours out his plague upon the seat of the beast. what happens?
Revelation 16:10. 11 (1817)
ifth plague The f
His kingdom was full of darkness.
THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON
15. What happens under the sixth plague when the angel pours out his vial upon the great river Euphrates?
Revelation 16:12-16 (1817)
ixth plague The s
The water thereof was dried up… and he gathered them together into a place called… Armageddon.
Let’s examine Exhibit #2
The second coming of Jesus takes place under the seventh plague. What two devastating upheavals of nature take place at that time?
Revelation 16:17-21 (1817)
enth plague The sev
And there was a great earthquake.
.And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven.
17. During the sixth plague. what happens to Babylon’s three-fold alliance of the beast. false prophet and dragon?
Revelation 16:19 (1818)
.And the great city was divided into three parts.
GOD PROTECTS HIS PEOPLE
In Moses’ day God sent ten plagues upon the Egyptians.18. How were God’s people protected from the death angel of the tenth plague?
Exodus 12:7. 13 (105)
And they shall take of the blood. and strike it on the two side posts…
And when I see the blood.
. I will pass over you.
19. How will God’s people overcome during the seven last plagues?
Revelation 12:11 (1813)
.They overcome by the blood of the Lamb.
What did God say He would do to anyone who tried to add anything to the book of Revelation?
Revelation 22:18 (1826)
. The book of Revelation contains God’s last imperative message for planet earth.20.
God shall add unto him the plagues.
What does God promise the righteous in regard to the plagues?
Psalm 91:10 (926)
Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
What plan does God have to protect His people from the plagues?
Psalm 91:11 (926)
.For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee.
23. is given to God’s people?
Psalm 91:5 (926)
. What wonderful promise. regarding the time of the plagues.
.Thou shalt not be afraid.
.24. Jesus desperately wants to assign angels to protect you during the plagues.
…Will you invite Him to be your Saviour and Lord so He can do so? He is waiting with great anticipation for your answer!
Good News in The Plagues
and poured out his vial upon the earth. and upon them which worshipped his image. and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast.Revelation 16:2 (1817) And the first went.
IRST plague The F
and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.The Good News is…
1. and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers.
Psalms 91:3-10 (926)
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler.
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness.
A thousand shall fall at thy side.Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. and ten thousand at thy right hand. but it shall not come nigh thee. nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. nor for the arrow that flieth by day.
There shall no evil befall thee.Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
. even the most High. which is my refuge. neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
Because thou hast made the LORD.
and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.Revelation 16:3 (1817)
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea.
OND plague The SEC
Isaiah 33:16 (1062)
He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him.The Good News is…
2. his waters shall be sure.
and wast. O Lord. 5And I heard the angel of the waters say. and shalt be. Thou art righteous. which art.
RD plague The THI
.Revelation 16:4-7 (1817) And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters. because thou hast judged thus. and they became blood.
and thou hast given them blood to drink. Lord God Almighty.
RD plague The THI
. true and righteous are thy judgments. 7And I heard another out of the altar say.For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets. Even so. for they are worthy.
The Good News is…
3. I the God of Israel will not forsake them. and there is none.
Isaiah 41:17-18 (1073)
When the poor and needy seek water.
. and their tongue faileth for thirst. and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water. 18 I will open rivers in high places. and the dry land springs of water. I the LORD will hear them.
which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.Revelation 16:8. and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
RTH plague The FOU
. 9And men were scorched with great heat. and blasphemed the name of God. 9 (1817) And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun.
Psalms 91:1-4 (926)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. in him will I trust.The Good News is…
I will say of the LORD.
. He is my refuge and my fortress: my God.
and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers.Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler. and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
4. 2 My help cometh from the LORD. 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills.The Good News is…
A Song of degrees. from whence cometh my help. which made heaven and earth.
Psalms 121 (926)
. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day. he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.Behold.
. 5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. nor the moon by night.
. and even for evermore. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth.The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
IFTH plague The F
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast. and repented not of their deeds. and they gnawed their tongues for pain.
. and his kingdom was full of darkness. 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores.Revelation 16:10.
Psalms 27:1 (876)
The LORD is my light and my salvation. of whom shall I be afraid?
. whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life.The Good News is…
that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. and out of the mouth of the beast. and out of the mouth of plague the false prophet. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon.Revelation 16:12-16 (1817)
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates. TH
. and the water thereof was dried up.
lest he walk naked. which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world. and they see his shame. The S
. working miracles. and keepeth his garments. Blessed is he that watcheth. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue IXTH plague Armageddon. to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. I come as a thief. 15 Behold.For they are the spirits of devils.
2 Corinthians 10:4 (1700)
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal.)
. but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.The Good News is…
Ephesians 6:10-17 (1720)
Finally. that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. against the rulers of the darkness of this world. and in the power of his might. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. my brethren. against powers. be strong in the Lord.The Good News is…
6. but against principalities. 11 Put on the whole armour of God. …
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God. that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day.…against spiritual wickedness in high places. and having done all. and having on the breastplate of righteousness. 14 Stand therefore. to stand.
. having your loins girt about with truth.
1 6 Above all. wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. taking the shield of faith. and the sword of the Spirit.And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. 17 And take the helmet of salvation. which is the word of God:
15 Behold. they shall surely gather together. for thou shalt not fear: and from terror.
Isaiah 54:14-17 (1091)
In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression.The Good News is…
6. I have created the …
. for it shall not come near thee. but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. 16 Behold.
saith the LORD. and I have created the waster to destroy. 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD. and their righteousness is of me.
. and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work.…smith that bloweth the coals in the fire. and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
18 And there were voices. and there was a great earthquake. and thunders. …
NTH plague The SEVE
. It is done. from the throne.Revelation 16:17-21 (1817)
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air. and lightnings. saying. and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven.
and so great. and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts. so mighty an earthquake. to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. …
NTH plague The SEVE
.… such as was not since men were upon the earth.
TH plague The SEVEN
. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven. and the mountains were not found. 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.… 20 And every island fled away.
behold. my people. 21 For.
Isaiah 26:20. until the indignation be overpast. 21 (1053)
Come. the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood. enter thou into thy chambers. and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment. and shall no more cover her slain.The Good News is…
Good News Promises During the Plagues
1. 2. 3. 4.
Psalms 91:3-10 (926) Isaiah 33:16 (1062) Isaiah 41:17, 18 (1073) Psalms 91:1-4 (926) Psalms 121 (926)
5. 6. 7.
Psalms 27:1 (876) Micah 7:8 (1360) 1 John 1:5-7 (1790) 2 Corinthians 10:4 (1700) Ephesians 6:10-17 (1720) Isaiah 54:14-17 (1091) Isaiah 26:20, 21 (1053)
(choose one or more answers) 1. The wrath of God is: a. The seven last plagues b. Eternal torment c. A strange act
(choose one or more answers) 2. Let the holy remain holy c. Let the unjust stay unjust b. I’m coming to give every man his reward
. What announcement did Jesus make
indicating that salvation’s door was closing:
By the blood of Christ b.QUIZ QUESTIONS
(choose one or more answers) 3. How will people escape death during the seven last plagues: a. By minding their own business
. By the word of their testimony c.
What will God do to those who discredit or
tamper with the teaching of the Revelation of Jesus Christ:
a. Put them on probation b. Add to them the plagues
. Nothing c.QUIZ QUESTIONS
(choose one or more answers) 4.
No fear b. Companionship of the angels
. What does God promise to His people during the time of plagues: a. Protection from the plagues c.QUIZ QUESTIONS
(choose one or more answers) 5.
A strange act
. The wrath of God is: a. Eternal torment c. The seven last plagues b.QUIZ QUESTIONS
2. What announcement did Jesus make
indicating that salvation’s door was closing:
a. I’m coming to give every man his reward
. Let the holy remain holy c. Let the unjust stay unjust b.
By the word of their testimony c.QUIZ QUESTIONS
ANSWERS 3. How will people escape death during the seven last plagues: a. By the blood of Christ b. By minding their own business
Add to them the plagues
. Put them on probation b. Nothing c. What will God do to those who discredit or
tamper with the teaching of the Revelation of Jesus Christ:
What does God promise to His people during the time of plagues: a. No fear b. Protection from the plagues c.QUIZ QUESTIONS
ANSWERS 5. Companionship of the angels
put an “X” in box #1.
1. If you understand the reason for the plagues.
2. put an “X” in box #2. If you are clear on how to be protected from the plagues. and have asked Jesus to help you.
I have appreciated the studies. I believe the Sabbath to be God’s day for worship. and I am ready by God’s grace to accept the privilege and the joy of becoming a part of the …
. Christ is my Saviour.RESPONSE QUESTIONS
If this statement is true.
. put an “X” in box #3.RESPONSE QUESTIONS
… fellowship of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. I feel that God is leading me to make that decision.
IN HIS STEPS
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