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Seven Bowls

What do the seven bowls mean or symbolic in Revelation chapter 16? It is the last plagues, for with them the wrath of God is finished. Now a loud voice sounded in the heaven. Can you hear it?

Seven Bowls

1Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”

So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people(countries) who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.

So what does it symbolic or what does it mean ?

The first bowl pour on the earth, harmful and painful sores come up. What does it mean? What is the sores? Let’s see some pictures.

First of Seven Bowls

So maybe sores symbolic a big area of the volcanic eruption take place on a country, can you imagine that picture? How about if many sores(volcanic eruption) occurring in a country? And can you imagine a picture of many countries occur the symbolic sores(volcanic eruption)? Can you imagine the view point of God from heaven seeing on earth? Yes, the harmful and painful sores will be come upon the earth(on every countries).

The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea.

So, what does it symbolic? When angel pour out his bowl into the sea, it means the lava magma like blood of a corpse will erupt and all living things in the sea will death.

The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.

Maybe like this :

The third bowl
The third bowl

And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say,

“Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was,
    for you brought these judgments.

For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
    and you have given them blood to drink.
It is what they deserve!”

And I heard the altar saying,

“Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
    true and just are your judgments!”

Now the time of judgement for the beast and the great city-Babylon the great has come, make them drain the cup of the wine of the fury of God’s wrath.

The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. 

They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.

During that period, maybe the earth is very hot, when the fourth bowl pour out to the sun and it will scorch people. May we all pray Father and repent and give glory to him from now on. Amen.

10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish 

11 and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.

The beast(US and EU) become darkness no hope can’t see the future, also they will be harmed and pained by the sores. But they don’t repent.

12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east.

What does it mean of the great river Euphrates?

Revelation 17:15 ‘And the angel said to me, “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.”‘

Why God use water to symbolic peoples? Because most people live concentrated in the area around the river for getting the water much easier, this is life’s essential need, specially in ancient time. Therefore water is used to symbolic peoples and multitudes… So what does it mean the great river Euphrates will be dried up? It means many peoples and multitudes and nations and languages will be death(dried up). And surely the real Euphrates river shall be dried up too at that time, for God’s word all shall be accomplished.

13 And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.

14 For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.

16 And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

We have no idea about the three unclean spirits and it’s signs, who will go abroad to assemble kings for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. This is called “Armageddon”.

15 (“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)

At that time, it is the war of Armageddon and Jesus is come. His coming is like a thief that no one knows, so the saints and all should stay awake(don’t sleep in spiritual meaning), keeping his garments on(the righteous deeds).

17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!”

What does it mean pour out the seventh bowl into the air? When the last bowl has poured out, the wrath of God is finished, “It is done!”. The judgement of Babylon the great has come. It’s related to “the spiritual forces of evil”. Why we can say that?

Ephesians 2:1,2 “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.”

Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 

So the “air” means the spiritual forces of evil, which means from the evil spirits field. Is there any symbol or sign to let us know when will this happen? Yes, when there were…

18 And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake.

19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. 

20 And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. 

21 And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.

We can’t see “Babylon the great” through our nked eye, for it is in the spiritual fields. But if this happens…

“flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake.”

“And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found.”

“And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people.”

This will be the signs or symbols for us to know “Babylon the great” has fallen down.

Same as the Priests of Isrealites blew trumpets 7 times at the 7th day, and then the Jericoh fellen down. This symbolic Isrealites officially entering the Promised Land. And the seven angels(like Priest) “clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests”, pour out the seven bowls at the 7th trumpet, and then Babylon the great has fallen down. This symbolic God’s people entering the “New Heaven and New Earth” officially too.

“Great and amazing are your deeds,

    O YHWH God the Almighty!

Just and true are your ways,

    O King of the nations!

Who will not fear, O YHWH,

    and glorify your name?

For you alone are holy.

    All nations will come

    and worship you,

for your righteous acts have been revealed”


May we all give Praise, Glory, Honor, Worship to you our Heavenly Father YHWH God. For your will has done and your Kingdom has come.


But what does “Babylon the great” mean?

Please read Revelation chapter 17 and 18 <Babylon the Great>…

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