CHAPTER 16

1) 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) So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathesome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. 

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.

5) And I heard the angel of the waters saying: You are righteous, O Lord, The One who was and who is 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."

7) And I heard another from the altar saying, "Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgements."

8)Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire.

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.

11) They blasphemd the God of Heavens 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.

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.

14)  For they are the spirits of demons, preforming 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.

15) Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest they walk naked and they see his shame. 

16) And they gathered them together in the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. 

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 which had not occurred since men were on the earth.

19) Now the 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.

21) And great hail from Heaven fell upon men, and each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed the name of God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.

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16:1) Here comes the wrath. The bowls are a representation of the final result of the trumpets, same judgments but seen in this view as the resulting effects.
16:2) The end result of the unbelieving after being plagued with burning hail and fire evidently pointing out that only people with the mark are affected, means believers are supernaturally protected.
16:3) It started by affecting 1/3, but eventually the seas die overtime from the effect.
16:4) After poisoning water, the end result is all rivers are undrinkable and poisonous. Wondering how mankind gets its water from this point on. Since man can only survive for so long without water, probably some scientific process will exist to produce purified water.
16:5) The first 3 plagues force the heavenly host and the population of heaven to reflect on who and why is doing this. The earth is God's
16:6) Realizing that the torment makes them feel the "sour stomach" that John experienced in rev 10, they give it to God, realizing his justice will prevail.
16:7) A reminder that what they feel is true and accurate, despite the horror they are witnessing, it is all justified.
16:8-9) The sun that was darkened for the first part, has now reached its climax of super heating and will go super nova at some point. At this point repentance is over in the later stages of judgment and all you will have at the end are unbelieving pagans who hate God. Notice they will all believe God is in control. even the most ardent atheist will know .
16:10) The sun going super nova will create no light of natural origin. only electric lights will be available in the later stages of the tribulation. Pain from locust stings is manifest 10 fold by the fact that it is dark and unseen.
16:11) there will be no more repentance at this point.
16:12) now it will be easier for all armies to finally get to Israel. At this point it is probably been determined that the God of Israel is responsible.
16:13) A vision of demons so vile, they are unclean, powerful, and deceitful, coming from the unholy trinity.
16:14) They come to convince and deceive the armies of the world to convene and conspire that it is in their best interest to destroy Israel, the cause of their agony. If they destroy them, the plagues will cease.
16:15) God is stressing the readiness of all believers to be ready for his son's return.
16:16) Site of many wars.  A staging area for the worlds armies to finally destroy Israel.
16:17) All judgments have been decreed, the only thing left is to let them all play out.
16:18-16:21) (rev 11:19 in more detail) the end result of God's wrath.
16:19) Jerusalem is the only city to be spared in judgment, prepared for its glory in the millenial kingdom.
16:21) 1000 lb. hail, ouch!