Revelation 16 Lesson

God's wrath

In Chapter 16, we see the seven bowls of the wrath of God poured out:

  1. Bowl one became a loathsome and malignant sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
  2. Bowl two was poured out into the sea, and it became blood and every living thing in the sea died.
  3. Bowl three was poured out into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.
  4. Bowl four was poured out upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire.
  5. Bowl five was poured out upon the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain,   and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds.
  6. Bowl six was poured out upon the great river, the Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.          
  7. Bowl seven was poured out upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.” And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty.   The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.   And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.   And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe.

So as God continues to display His mighty powers, many continue to have hard hearts.   Instead of repenting for their sins and begging for mercy, John tells us that, “Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe.”

We are all going to face God’s judgement.  

“It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.” – Hebrews: 9:27.

We also know that God disciplines those that He loves.

“For those whom the Lord loves, He disciplines.” – Hebrews 12:6.

If we are wise, we will accept God’s discipline and continue to serve Him.   If we are foolish, we will rebel and face His judgment.   Amen  


Annette Michelle Waite

The wrath of God will consume those who have no love and fear for Him. The incidents sound very detrimental to those who are not in Christ. My prayer is not just for me to gain wisdom and strength in Him but for those who are earnestly seeking Him as well. To God be the glory.


Sounds horrible. "Fear God and keep His commandments" - as Solomon summed up everything for us. I want no part of those horrible bowls of wrath.