The Seven Vials (Bowls) of Revelation

The Seven Vials  (Bowls) of Revelation


Part 3 of the 21 Judgements and this features the last 7 Judgements called "The Seven Vials" which are often referred to as "The Seven Bowls". I use the KJV Bible and it states Vials often depicted as a small perfume bottle, so Vials is the word that will be used in reference to these judgements.

These last 7 judgements are the most severe of the 21 judgements in the Book of Revealtion and whilst the other 14 judgements are ramping in nature or fractional in their delivery, the Seven Vials are 100% judgement, not fractional but total and absolute. They are the pure wrath of God!. These are judgements that will affect the whole planet, from which there is no escape.

The 7 Vial Judgements come quite a way after the 7 Seals and the 7 Trumpets and arrive after the arrival of The Anti Christ and the False Prophet and the key event known as the "Abomination of Desolation" when the Anti Christ stands in the Temple in Jerusalem and declares himself God and rules the world and the "Mark of the Beast" is implemented or the "One World System". Further details on where we are if at all on this timeline, will be debated in the closing of this article.

Again just like The Trumpets the intensity increases and each judgement is more intense than the previous and also each event is a warning of the next to follow until all 7 are fulfilled. The introductory verses in Revelation 15 give a taste of what is to come. It heralds the decline of The Beasts ruling and basically this planet will become hell itself. You could say it will be "hell on earth".

Revelation:15:6-8 is an introduction to the Seven Angels and The Seven Vials
6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

There is further mention of the Seven Angels with the Seven Vials in the first verse of Revelation 16

Revelation:16:1 The Beginning of the Vial Judgements
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

The First Vial: Sores on those who have taken the Mark of the Beast

Revelation:16:2
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.

The Second Vial: The Sea becomes Blood, everything in the sea dies

Revelation:16:3

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.

The Third Vial: Freshwater sources become Blood

Revelation:16:4-7
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:16:5
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.

The Fourth Vial: The Great Heat

Revelation:16:8-9
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.

The Fifth Vial: The Great darkness

Revelation:16:10-11
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.

The Sixth Vial: The River Euphrates dries up

Revelation:16:12
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.

The Seventh Vial: The Voice from the Temple of Heaven Thunders, Lightnings, Great Earthquake, Mountains and Islands disappear. The Great Hail

Revelation:16:17-21
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, 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.
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.

Where are we on the Seven Vials and Revelation timeline.

As mentioned in the previous article if all the 21 judgements are in sequence and it doesn´t make much sense if they are not, we are most definitely not in this last series of judgements known as the Seven Plagues or The Wrath of God. These events have not come to pass yet. The 7 Trumpets as mentioned in The 7 Trumpets of Revelation conclusively you could say none of those events have happened either which brings us finally onto the Seven Seals. In my opinion we could be on the 5th seal waiting for the 6th to be opened as stated in The Seven Seals of Revelation article. That is the furthest that we could possibly be on the 7 Seals timeline BUT we could be in the run up to the opening of the 7 seals which means none of them have been opened yet, which is what I´m leaning towards. Many people will not agree with this theory, and many others will have other theories, but just like mine, they are just theories. All these judgements will be unmistakable as acts of divine intervention, instantly recognised and there will be no confusion at all.

The only anomaly in the whole of this Revelation timeline is a recent headline and tweet that was put out today stating that the River Euphrates is drying up. This is quite clearly stated in Revelation 16:12 above and signifies the 6th vial! Verse below

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.

The Sixth Trumpet also mentions the River Euphrates and a vast movement of troops

As mentioned in the previous article, all these events are the result of divine intervention and are not man made. The Euphrates River has in recent times had many dams built on it including one of the biggest known as the Atatürk Dam, located circa 55 kilometres (34 mi) northwest of Şanlıurfa. This 184-metre (604 ft) high and 1,820-metre (5,970 ft) long dam was completed in 1992; thereby creating a reservoir that is the third-largest lake in Turkey. With a maximum capacity of 48.7 cubic kilometres (11.7 cu mi),. Get this, the Atatürk Dam reservoir is large enough to hold the entire annual discharge of the Euphrates! Information courtesy Wikipedia

This significantly changes the prophecy implications of the Euphrates as man has the potential to totally dry up the Euphrates (which is happening as we speak) which would not be the result of divine intervention as specified in Revelation 16:12.

Quite clearly Vials 1-5 have not happened yet and the in the between period of the Abomination of Desolation which occurs at the very mid point of the 7 year? Tribulation period and before the Trumpets and Vials has not happened either. Others may disagree and many theories abound about certain Religious leaders and World Political figures, stating one is the Anti Christ and the other is The False Prophet. Problem is the pieces don´t fit. Yes these key world leaders are forerunners for sure, they have roles to play in the laying of the foundations of the One World System commonly known as The New World Order along the guidelines of the 2030 Agenda,. The problem is these characters are just the chess pieces on the board. It´s the players and not the pieces that need to be looked at.....again just my opinion. Here´s an indication of the powers of the False Prophet to put things into perspective, that would need to materialise for any world leader Religious or otherwise to even be remotely considered as THE False Prophet.

Revelation 13:11-15
11. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

This is yet another event that has clearly not happened yet. This Bible verse shows how powerful this false prophet will be and how many people will be deceived. The Anti Christ and the False Prophet is a massive and highly controversial topic, subject to huge debate and is a completely separate article in itself that may be covered in a future article.

Summary.
The Seven Seals, The Seven Trumpets and The Seven Vials (Bowls), form the backbone and the 21 Judgements of God in the Book of Revelation. They share many similarities to other judgements throughout the Bible such as The Great Flood, The Tower of Babel and Sodom and Gomorrah amongst others. There are many other plot lines and threads that run throughout this Prophecy Book but the Seals, Trumpets and Vials are up their as the most memorable, vivid and horrific parts. The whole purpose of these events is to gradually turn up the heat on mankind to make him  repent, realise the truth, that God is the Creator and The Almighty. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who´s name is simply..... Yahweh. A living God that has no equal. The beginning and the end, the first and the last. In his love and mercy he gives mankind endless warnings to change his ways, but in the end just as in The Old Testament, the final judgements are the only alternatives left, BUT even then the judgements are incremental giving even more chances to acknowledge that as the Lord´s prayer says "Our Father, Which Art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy Kingdom Come. Thy Will be Done".

As has been said many times and it will be said again.........."No one knows the day or the hour...........but we are in the season". Anybody that says otherwise needs to read the Bible quote below!

Bible Quote:
Matthew 24:36
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
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