This is the day of vengeance and retribution: for a world
that refused to be  reconciled unto God  will suffer the
recompense of their wicked ways.  This is the day that
was prophesied of by Jeremiah, the prophet; the time in
the latter days when a grievous whirlwind from the Lord
will go forth in fury:  and it shall fall grievously upon the
head of the wicked.  The righteous have  finished their
course, they have passed the test: and they have been
redeemed by their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The
Bridegroom has already come for the Bride: and those
that are left have no wedding garments on; so they shall
receive the chastisement of God,  through the pouring
out of the  wrath of God, for they were  found naked
before Him.

* Rev. 16:1-2 * (Study Text)
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.
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 sixth plague  that God poured out  in the days of
Moses, upon the Egyptians, was a plague of grievous
boils. The plague of that day, and the plague of sores
to come,  were both destined  for a rebellious people
who had hardened their hearts against God. The people
upon the earth  in the days  of the latter plague will have
the mark of the beast  upon them;  and this mark will be
a distinguishing symbol denoting their being owned and
influenced by Satan;  and because of this the weight of
God's wrath will fall heavily upon them.

* Rev. 16:3-7 * (Study Text)
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.
And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers
and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
And I heard  the angel of  the waters say, Thou art
righteous, O Lord,  which art,  and wast, and shall be,  
because thou hast judged thus.
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
and  thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are
worthy.
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord   
God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

As I have mentioned before the events,  or the plagues,
that take place during the pouring out of the
seven vials
of wrath
 are similar to the events that took place during
the sounding  of the
seven trumpets.  But each plague
that will be  taking place  during the pouring out  of the  
seven vials of wrath  will be three times  as severe as
was the events that took place during the sounding of   
the
seven trumpets.

The
second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and
it became as blood:  and every thing that had life in the
sea died.  When the
second trumpet  began to sound in
Rev. 8:8,  the third part  of the sea  became as blood;  
and one third of all life in the sea died; and the third part
of all the ships were destroyed.

The
third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and
the fountains of waters;  and they all became blood.
Because the nations  have shed the blood of the saints
and prophets,  God will give them  blood to drink.  God
also turned  the rivers and the waters  in Egypt to blood
during the days of Moses; and because of the hardness
of his heart, Pharaoh,  and all the Egyptians were given
blood to drink.  During the sounding of the
third trumpet
in Rev. 8:10,  the rivers and fountains of waters were
made bitter, and God gave them water of gall to drink.
That which made the water bitter is called Wormwood.
In Jeremiah 9:15 God gave the people wormwood to
drink as a punishment for not obeying the voice of God;
for instead of obeying God they continued to walk after
the imagination of their own heart. So water being made
bitter, and the waters being turned to blood is God's
recompense upon man for not obeying His Word, and  
for not keeping His commandments.

* Rev. 16:8-9 * (Study Text)
And the fourth angel  poured out his vial upon the sun;
and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
And men were scorched with great heat,  and they  
blasphemed the name of God,  which hath power over
these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

During the sounding of the fourth trumpet,  in Rev. 8:12,
the sun, the moon,  and the stars were all smitten,  and
the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone
not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. But when
the
fourth vial of wrath is poured out the sun will scorch
men with fire.

* Rev. 16:10-11 * (Study Text)
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,
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their
pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

During the sounding of the fifth trumpet,  in Rev. 9:1, a
nation will rise up,  and will be under the influence of a
satanic and tyrannical leader: and this nation will cause
great pain and suffering upon the earth during that time.
But during the time of the pouring out of the
fifth vial of
wrath
,  the righteous God of judgment  will cause pain   
and torment  to be experienced  by the beast,  and all  
those who took his mark.

* Rev. 16:12-16 * (Study Text)
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.
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.
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.
Behold, I come as a thief.  Blessed is he that watcheth,
and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they
see his shame.
And he gathered them together into a place called in
the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

During the sounding of the  sixth trumpet  in Rev. 9:14,
we see nations of destiny begin to rise to power,  and
their inevitable place  in the unfolding of  the great day
of battle that is forth-coming.  These nations the Bible
tells us, are bound, or enclosed by, the Euphrates River;
and again  these four nations are Iraq,  Arabia,  Syria,
and Turkey.  
See Map    And these nations,  along with
other nations  (possibly the same nations  that were a
part of the ancient  Roman Empire)  will gather them-
selves together, and they will prepare the world for the
great battle of Armageddon, that will take place upon
the earth when the
sixth vial of wrath is poured out.

God brings to remembrance,  in verse 15,  the warning
gave to the world to watch,  and to keep their garments,
lest they walk naked,  and their shame be seen.  The
righteousness of Christ is our covering, our garment;
and those who walk without Christ, shall walk uncovered
before God.  The world has chosen  not to heed God's
warning and walk in  His righteousness;  so they must
bear in  their flesh  the chastisement  of God  for their
nakedness and their shame.

* Rev. 16:17-21 * (Study Text)
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.
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 earth-
quake, and so great.
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.
And every island fled away, and the mountains were
not found.
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.

Each plague or vial has, up to this time, been poured
out upon a particular area of the earth or the heavens:
but the
seventh vial of wrath is poured out into the air,
or the atmosphere that envelops the entire earth. And
the angel says,  "It is done."  The time  has come for
utter desolation  and destruction,  and it comes from
an avenging God,  on a world found guilty of evil, and
all manner of  ungodly abominations.  This is the day
of great devastation that was  foretold of by Ezekiel,
the prophet.

Eze. 38:20-23
So that the  fishes of the sea,  and the fowls of the
heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping
things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that
are upon  the face of  the earth,  shall shake at my
presence,  and the mountains shall be thrown down,
and the steep places shall fall,  and every wall shall
fall to the ground.
And I will call for a sword against him throughout all       
my mountains,  saith the  Lord God:  every man's   
sword shall be against his brother.
And I will plead against him  with pestilence and with
blood;  and I will rain upon him,  and upon his bands,
and upon the many people that are with him, an over-
flowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I
will be known in the eyes  of many nations,  and they
shall know that I am the Lord.     

The pouring out of the seventh vial of wrath upon the
earth will be a time of termination and completion. So
was the day of the sounding of the
seventh trumpet a
time of termination and completion.  If you recall we
established in the fourth chapter entitled "The Days Of
Tribulation" that there will be three dispensations to be
brought to a close during  the time of the sounding of
the seventh trumpet.
Again,  they are,  (1) the dispensation of the gospel of
Christ will  be completed,  (2) the fall and  blindness of
Israel will be ended, and (3) the day of mercy and grace
are brought to a close, that the day of God's wrath may
be ushered in.

When the
seventh vial of wrath is poured out God brings
to a
final end the authority and the rule of man kind upon
the earth
.  
For then will man's method of government be terminated;
and the long awaited  day of the millennium,  the time for
Christ's  supreme reign  upon the earth,  and the time of
His peaceable kingdom draws nigh.
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