Chapter 15

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1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

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.

Commentary for Revelation 15

A song of praise is sung by the church. (1-4) Seven angels with the seven plagues; and to them one of the living creatures gives seven golden vials full of the wrath of God. (5-8)1-4 Seven angels appeared in heaven; prepared to finish the destruction of antichrist. As the measure of Babylon's sins was filled up, it finds the full measure of Divine wrath. While believers stand in this world, in times of trouble, as upon a sea of glass mingled with fire, they may look forward to their final deliverance, while new mercies call forth new hymns of praise. The more we know of God's wonderful works, the more we shall praise his greatness as the Lord God Almighty, the Creator and Ruler of all worlds; but his title of Emmanuel, the King of saints, will make him dear to us. Who that considers the power of God's wrath, the value of his favour, or the glory of his holiness, would refuse to fear and honour him alone? His praise is above heaven and earth.

5-8 In the judgments God executes upon antichrist and his followers, he fulfils the prophecies and promises of his word. These angels are prepared for their work, clothed with pure and white linen, their breasts girded with golden girdles, representing the holiness, and righteousness, and excellence of these dealings with men. They are ministers of Divine justice, and do every thing in a pure and holy manner. They were armed with the wrath of God against his enemies. Even the meanest creature, when armed with the anger of God, will be too hard for any man in the world. The angels received the vials from one of the four living creatures, one of the ministers of the true church, as in answer to the prayers of the ministers and people of God. Antichrist could not be destroyed without a great shock to all the world, and even the people of God would be in trouble and confusion while the great work was doing. The greatest deliverances of the church are brought about by awful and astonishing steps of Providence; and the happy state of the true church will not begin till obstinate enemies shall be destroyed, and lukewarm or formal Christians are purified. Then, whatever is against Scripture being purged away, the whole church shall be spiritual, and the whole being brought to purity, unity, and spirituality, shall be firmly established.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Revelation 15

  • Wallace
    Revelations inspires my soul God's raft is real Angels are rejoicing Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. Praise him your blessing is on the way.
  • Timothy a eskel for verse 4
    One of my favorite passages!the greatness of God is beyond human description and explanation.our only response is to simply do and obey what God tells us to do in His word and we will reap the tremendous benefits and blessings of it. As the vapors of worship ascend to Him the showers of blessings descend to us!Hallelujah!
  • This is on a spiritual level. The temple of God is not made by the hands of men. The one destroyed over and over represented that heavenly representation and when those given the covanant6 said they would yet turned away that temple was destroyed. WE are the temple of God. His covenant is not community based but individual based. Every man will answer for his part in that temple... unfortunately some will be ripped out
  • The first will be last and the last will be first.
  • Yasharon
    The 144thousand sing the song of Moses and the Lamb, and it is following the Law of Moses, statutes and Feast Days. timesandlaws.
  • Word
    That song of Moses that the election will be singing is in Deut. 32 and it 's good to study.

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Bible Trivia

Who sings the song of Moses and of the Lamb in the book of Revelation?
  • The 144,000
  • Martyrs
  • The bride of Christ
  • Those who got victory over the beast and did not take his mark
  • Jewish believers throughout church history