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1 REVELATION SEMINAR #22 The seven plagues of Revelation

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3 THE WRATH OF GOD THE WRATH OF GOD

4 1. What are the seven plagues called? Revelation 15:1 (1816) 1. What are the seven plagues called? Revelation 15:1 (1816)

5 Having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

6 2. The last three-point message of love and warning to the world is found in Revelation 14:6-12 (1815).

7 …What two punishments are mentioned for the wicked? Revelation 14:10 (1815) …What two punishments are mentioned for the wicked? Revelation 14:10 (1815)

8 Drink of the wine of the wrath of God… be tormented with fire and brimstone.

9 3. Who will escape the plagues? Revelation 15:2 (1816) 3. Who will escape the plagues? Revelation 15:2 (1816)

10 Them that have gotten the victory over the beast and over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name.

11 4. Whom do the saved praise for their deliverance? Revelation 15:3, 4 (1816) 4. Whom do the saved praise for their deliverance? Revelation 15:3, 4 (1816)

12 Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty!

13 SALVATION’S DOOR CLOSES SALVATION’S DOOR CLOSES

14 5. When will the plagues begin to fall? Revelation 15:8 (1816) 5. When will the plagues begin to fall? Revelation 15:8 (1816)

15 The temple was filled with smoke… and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues… were fulfilled.

16 6. What announcement will Jesus make that will indicate the heavenly judgment has ended? Revelation 22:11, 12 (1825) 6. What announcement will Jesus make that will indicate the heavenly judgment has ended? Revelation 22:11, 12 (1825)

17 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still...

18 and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

19 NO SECOND CHANCE NO SECOND CHANCE

20 7. Sometimes illness or disaster clarifies a person’s thinking and causes him to turn to God. …

21 …In the case of the plagues, however, no one will be converted....

22 …What purpose does God have in sending the plagues? Revelation 16:10, 11, 21 (1817) …What purpose does God have in sending the plagues? Revelation 16:10, 11, 21 (1817)

23 They… blasphemed the God of heaven… and repented not.

24 Let’s examine Exhibit #1

25 GOD’S PLAGUES PRONOUNCE PUNISHMENT GOD’S PLAGUES PRONOUNCE PUNISHMENT

26 8. How long will the plagues last? Revelation 18:8 (1820) 8. How long will the plagues last? Revelation 18:8 (1820)

27 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day.

28 9. What are God’s acts of punishment and judgment called in Isaiah 28:21 (1055)?

29 His strange work… His strange act.

30 The first plague 10. What is the first plague? Revelation 16:2 (1817) 10. What is the first plague? Revelation 16:2 (1817)

31 A noisome and grievous sore

32 The second plague 11. What happens during the second plague? Revelation 16:3 (1817) 11. What happens during the second plague? Revelation 16:3 (1817)

33 The sea… became as the blood of a dead man.

34 The third plague 12. What is the third plague? Revelation 16:4-7 (1817) 12. What is the third plague? Revelation 16:4-7 (1817)

35 The rivers and fountains of waters… became blood.

36 The fourth plague 13. What takes place during the fourth plague? Revelation 16:8, 9 (1817) 13. What takes place during the fourth plague? Revelation 16:8, 9 (1817)

37 Man were scorched with great heat.

38 The fifth plague 14. When the fifth angel pours out his plague upon the seat of the beast, what happens? Revelation 16:10, 11 (1817) 14. When the fifth angel pours out his plague upon the seat of the beast, what happens? Revelation 16:10, 11 (1817)

39 His kingdom was full of darkness.

40 THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON

41 The sixth plague 15. What happens under the sixth plague when the angel pours out his vial upon the great river Euphrates? Revelation 16:12-16 (1817) 15. What happens under the sixth plague when the angel pours out his vial upon the great river Euphrates? Revelation 16:12-16 (1817)

42 The water thereof was dried up… and he gathered them together into a place called… Armageddon.

43 Let’s examine Exhibit #2

44 The seventh plague 16. 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) 16. 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)

45 And there was a great earthquake.

46 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven.

47 17. During the sixth plague, what happens to Babylon’s three-fold alliance of the beast, false prophet and dragon? Revelation 16:19 (1818) 17. During the sixth plague, what happens to Babylon’s three-fold alliance of the beast, false prophet and dragon? Revelation 16:19 (1818)

48 And the great city was divided into three parts.

49 GOD PROTECTS HIS PEOPLE GOD PROTECTS HIS PEOPLE

50 18. In Moses’ day God sent ten plagues upon the Egyptians. How were God’s people protected from the death angel of the tenth plague? Exodus 12:7, 13 (105) 18. In Moses’ day God sent ten plagues upon the Egyptians. How were God’s people protected from the death angel of the tenth plague? Exodus 12:7, 13 (105)

51 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts… And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts…

52 And when I see the blood, I will pass over you. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you.

53 19. How will God’s people overcome during the seven last plagues? Revelation 12:11 (1813) 19. How will God’s people overcome during the seven last plagues? Revelation 12:11 (1813)

54 They overcome by the blood of the Lamb.

55 20. The book of Revelation contains God’s last imperative message for planet earth. What did God say He would do to anyone who tried to add anything to the book of Revelation? Revelation 22:18 (1826) 20. The book of Revelation contains God’s last imperative message for planet earth. What did God say He would do to anyone who tried to add anything to the book of Revelation? Revelation 22:18 (1826)

56 God shall add unto him the plagues.

57 21. What does God promise the righteous in regard to the plagues? Psalm 91:10 (926) 21. What does God promise the righteous in regard to the plagues? Psalm 91:10 (926)

58 Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

59 22. What plan does God have to protect His people from the plagues? Psalm 91:11 (926) 22. What plan does God have to protect His people from the plagues? Psalm 91:11 (926)

60 For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee.

61 23. What wonderful promise, regarding the time of the plagues, is given to God’s people? Psalm 91:5 (926) 23. What wonderful promise, regarding the time of the plagues, is given to God’s people? Psalm 91:5 (926)

62 Thou shalt not be afraid.

63 24. Jesus desperately wants to assign angels to protect you during the plagues. …

64 …Will you invite Him to be your Saviour and Lord so He can do so? He is waiting with great anticipation for your answer! …Will you invite Him to be your Saviour and Lord so He can do so? He is waiting with great anticipation for your answer!

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66 SUPPLEMENTAL REVIEW Good News in The Plagues SUPPLEMENTAL REVIEW Good News in The Plagues

67 The FIRST plague Revelation 16:2 (1817) 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. Revelation 16:2 (1817) 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.

68 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. The Good News is… Psalms 91:3-10 (926) 1.

69 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

70 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

71 The SECOND plague Revelation 16:3 (1817) 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. Revelation 16:3 (1817) 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.

72 16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. The Good News is… Isaiah 33:16 (1062) 2.

73 The THIRD plague Revelation 16:4-7 (1817) 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. Revelation 16:4-7 (1817) 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.

74 The THIRD plague 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.

75 17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. 18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. The Good News is… Isaiah 41:17-18 (1073) 3.

76 The FOURTH plague Revelation 16:8, 9 (1817) 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. Revelation 16:8, 9 (1817) 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.

77 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. The Good News is… Psalms 91:1-4 (926) 4.

78 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

79 A Song of degrees. 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. A Song of degrees. 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. The Good News is… Psalms 121 (926) 4.

80 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

81 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

82 The FIFTH plague Revelation 16:10, 11 (1817) 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. Revelation 16:10, 11 (1817) 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.

83 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? The Good News is… Psalms 27:1 (876) 5.

84 The SIXTH plague Revelation 16:12-16 (1817) 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. Revelation 16:12-16 (1817) 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.

85 The SIXTH plague 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.

86 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) The Good News is… 2 Corinthians 10:4 (1700) 6.

87 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, … The Good News is… Ephesians 6:10-17 (1720) 6.

88 …against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

89 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

90 14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. 15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. 16 Behold, I have created the … The Good News is… Isaiah 54:14-17 (1091) 6.

91 …smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

92 The SEVENTH plague Revelation 16:17-21 (1817) 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, … Revelation 16:17-21 (1817) 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, …

93 The SEVENTH plague … 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. …

94 The SEVENTH plague … 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.

95 20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. The Good News is… Isaiah 26:20, 21 (1053) 7.

96 1. Psalms 91:3-10 (926) 2. Isaiah 33:16 (1062) 3. Isaiah 41:17, 18 (1073) 4. Psalms 91:1-4 (926) Psalms 121 (926) 1. Psalms 91:3-10 (926) 2. Isaiah 33:16 (1062) 3. Isaiah 41:17, 18 (1073) 4. Psalms 91:1-4 (926) Psalms 121 (926) Good News Promises During the Plagues

97 5. Psalms 27:1 (876) Micah 7:8 (1360) 1 John 1:5-7 (1790) 6. 2 Corinthians 10:4 (1700) Ephesians 6:10-17 (1720) Isaiah 54:14-17 (1091) 7. Isaiah 26:20, 21 (1053) 5. Psalms 27:1 (876) Micah 7:8 (1360) 1 John 1:5-7 (1790) 6. 2 Corinthians 10:4 (1700) Ephesians 6:10-17 (1720) Isaiah 54:14-17 (1091) 7. Isaiah 26:20, 21 (1053)

98 QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) 1. The wrath of God is: a. The seven last plagues b. Eternal torment c. A strange act 1. The wrath of God is: a. The seven last plagues b. Eternal torment c. A strange act

99 QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) 2. What announcement did Jesus make indicating that salvation’s door was closing: a. Let the unjust stay unjust b. Let the holy remain holy c. I’m coming to give every man his reward 2. What announcement did Jesus make indicating that salvation’s door was closing: a. Let the unjust stay unjust b. Let the holy remain holy c. I’m coming to give every man his reward

100 QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) 3. How will people escape death during the seven last plagues: a. By the blood of Christ b. By the word of their testimony c. By minding their own business 3. How will people escape death during the seven last plagues: a. By the blood of Christ b. By the word of their testimony c. By minding their own business

101 QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) 4. 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. Nothing c. Add to them the plagues 4. 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. Nothing c. Add to them the plagues

102 QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) QUIZ QUESTIONS (choose one or more answers) 5. What does God promise to His people during the time of plagues: a. No fear b. Protection from the plagues c. Companionship of the angels 5. What does God promise to His people during the time of plagues: a. No fear b. Protection from the plagues c. Companionship of the angels

103 QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS 1. The wrath of God is: a. The seven last plagues b. Eternal torment c. A strange act 1. The wrath of God is: a. The seven last plagues b. Eternal torment c. A strange act

104 QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS 2. What announcement did Jesus make indicating that salvation’s door was closing: a. Let the unjust stay unjust b. Let the holy remain holy c. I’m coming to give every man his reward 2. What announcement did Jesus make indicating that salvation’s door was closing: a. Let the unjust stay unjust b. Let the holy remain holy c. I’m coming to give every man his reward

105 QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS 3. How will people escape death during the seven last plagues: a. By the blood of Christ b. By the word of their testimony c. By minding their own business 3. How will people escape death during the seven last plagues: a. By the blood of Christ b. By the word of their testimony c. By minding their own business

106 QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS 4. 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. Nothing c. Add to them the plagues 4. 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. Nothing c. Add to them the plagues

107 QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS QUIZ QUESTIONS ANSWERS 5. What does God promise to His people during the time of plagues: a. No fear b. Protection from the plagues c. Companionship of the angels 5. What does God promise to His people during the time of plagues: a. No fear b. Protection from the plagues c. Companionship of the angels

108 RESPONSE QUESTIONS 1. If you understand the reason for the plagues, put an “X” in box #1.

109 RESPONSE QUESTIONS 2. If you are clear on how to be protected from the plagues, and have asked Jesus to help you, put an “X” in box #2.

110 RESPONSE QUESTIONS 3. I have appreciated the studies, Christ is my Saviour, 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 …

111 RESPONSE QUESTIONS … fellowship of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. I feel that God is leading me to make that decision. If this statement is true, put an “X” in box #3.

112 IN HIS STEPS

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