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THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES
The 22th study in the series. Studies written by William Carey. Programming by Michael Salzman. All texts are from the New King James version. All rights reserved.
1-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Will the mercy of God end for the disobedient? Revelation 15:1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous; seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete.
1-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES God will pour out His wrath without mixture (Rev. 14:10) by sending on the disobedient SEVEN TERRIBLE PLAGUES just before Christ appears at the last day. Mercy is then no longer extended to the DISOBEDIENT.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES What are these terrible plagues? Rev 16:1-21 the temple Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.”
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 2 So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worship his image.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 3 Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died. 4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying: “You are righteous, O Lord, The One who is and who was and who is to be, Because You have judged these things. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.”
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 7 And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.” 8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory. 10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds. 12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 14 For they are the spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 15 “Behold I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” 16 And he gathered them together to the place called in the Hebrew, Armageddon.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES temple of heaven 17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceeding great.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES The first plague will be a terrible sore on all the millions of people have the mark of the beast on their forehead or in their hand. Under the second plague the sea will be turned to blood; the third plague the rivers and fountains, the source of man’s drinking water, will be turned to blood for men to drink.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES This will be like the plague that came on the Egyptians when their water was turned to blood for seven days (Ex. 7:17-25). Under the fourth plague, the sun will scorch men with terrible heat. Under the fifth plague will come a darkness that can be felt.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Under the sixth plague, the devil’s three generals - the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet - will attempt to marshal the whole world to fight against God in the battle of the great day of God Almighty.
2-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Under the seventh plague great hailstones will fall, weighing a talent each, which according to our system of weights is 57 pounds. Nothing like this has ever happened: so it must be in the future.
3-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES How long will the plagues fall? Revelation 18:8, 10, 17, 19 “Therefore her plagues will come in one day -- death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
3-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 10 “standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ’Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ 17 ‘For in one hour such great riches came to nothing. Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance
3-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 19 “They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’
3-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES These plagues will all come in a very short period of time while Jesus is coming down to this earth. Revelation 22:12
4-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES What happens during the seventh plague? Revelation 16:17,20 temple of heaven 17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!”
4-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. When the time comes for the islands and mountains to be moved out of their places by this last mighty earthquake, then Christ will appear through the opening heavens. Rev. 16:14-17
5-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Will man be able to enter the temple for forgiveness during the plagues? Revelation 15:5-8 temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.
5-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES out of the temple 6 And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. 7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.
5-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES The temple glory of God the temple 8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
5-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES During the time when these plagues are being poured out, Jesus Christ, our High Priest and Mediator, will no longer plead the merits of His shed blood for sinners. During the time of these plagues there will be no forgiveness for sin. We must turn to God NOW to receive forgiveness and cleansing from every sin. VICTORY over sin (the transgression of God’s law, I John 3:4) must be NOW. When the plagues begin to fall there will be no opportunity then to receive forgiveness.
6-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Is everyone’s case decided before the plagues fall? Revelation 22:11,12 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
6-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 12 “And behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give every one according to his work. Before the plagues begin to fall, every person’s case will have been decided forever. Christ will pronounce this decree of Rev. 22:11 at the close of His intercessory and mediatorial work.
6-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES He will cease to plead for sinners as man’s High Priest. Then the plagues of God’s unmixed wrath will fall upon the disobedient. These Scriptures make it plain that the seven last plagues will come during the short interval between the time when Christ ceases His mediatorial work as our High Priest and His appearing in the sky above us.
7-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Who is protected during the plagues? Psalms 91:7-10 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
7-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
7-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Those who are OBEDIENT TO GOD and who trust wholly in Jesus, will be protected during these plagues. Rev. 3:10, Joel 3:16, Ps. 46:1-3
8-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Who will stand during the plagues? Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
8-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES The only way we can hope to escape the plagues and have the protection of God during this terrible time is to turn to Him NOW in full OBEDIENCE TO ALL HIS COMMANDMENTS AND THE FATIH OF JESUS.
9-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES When should we seek the LORD? Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.
9-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return unto the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
9-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES It will be too late to attempt to prepare when the plagues begin to fall. The decree of Rev. 22:11 will be pronounced before the plagues begin. Since no man can set a date when this will be, the only safe course is to DAILY live a life in complete harmony with God’s expressed will.
10-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Were people able to get into the ark when it started to rain? Gen 7:1,4,16 Then the LORD said unto Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.
10-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 4 “ For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will I destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.” 16 So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.
10-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES The door of the ark was closed seven days before the Flood came. All who were saved had to enter the ark before the Flood began. So all who will be saved in this great coming world crisis will have to turn to God in obedience before Jesus closes the door of pardon and mercy and pours out His wrath in the seven last plagues.
11-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES Can you enter a door the Master has closed? Luke 13:24-28 Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
11-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 25 “When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut to the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us; and He will answer and say to you, I do not know you, where you are from,’
11-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 26 “then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’ 27 “But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.
11-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES 28 “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. Many will try in vain to enter when the door has been closed and it is forever too late. Jer 8:20
12-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES When should we be ready to meet Jesus? Matthew 24:44 “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
12-SP THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES We should be ready every day. God’s time is always NOW. (2 Cor 6:2) God never tells us to put our salvation and obedience off until tomorrow -- only Satan would tell us to delay a preparation for the coming of Christ. End