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

  • Word on Revelation 15
    When Satan comes as a false Christ or antichrist, instead of Christ, and makes his presentation by healing a political wound and performing supernatural events as the likes of bringing down lighting from the sky at his will and claims to be God returned you will then see a beast rise up out of the water people don't go just wait for the true Christ. Stay home with your bills payed, food 3 months.
  • Maggie on Revelation 15
    The book of Jeremiah distinctly tells us that the 14400 are from the Jewish tribes.
  • MATTHEW PETERS on Revelation 15
    The 144K are the ones that get victory over the Beast (Papacy) and the second beast of Revelation 13:11 (USA). The USA gives power to the first beast that had the head wound in 1798 and did live. It is the USA that will pass a National Sunday Law to honor the Papacy as she is the Whore church that changed the Biblical day... 4th commandment 7th day Sabbath worship to SUNDAY WORSHIP!
  • SEMISI SERU - in Reply on Revelation 15
    Amen.praise god.
  • Carl on Revelation 15
    The redeemed of Christ in Heaven stand upon the Firmament.
  • Word on Revelation 15
    Wait for the true Christ don't follow anyone else. The Lord returns at the 7th trump with fire and hail stones weighting up to 180 lbs and he will crush Satans head as he sits in Jerusalem claiming and being worshipped. When the fire comes to burn all wickedness off the face of earth and you don't want to be caught worshipping Satan. Buy food, pay your bills up for 3 months when Satan comes.
  • Walter - in Reply on Revelation 15
    Pay your bills?
  • SabbathkeeperandWife on Revelation 15
    ALL roads lead to Rome. So does Sunday Sabbath, immortality of soul (only God is immortal, our eternal life comes only from Jesus- the way, truth
  • Word on Revelation 15
    Traditions of men teach Satan comes antichrist to kill and destroy. You also have preachers add on to that an easy salvation we rapture before all the destruction and then you have those who blame all of it on a religion because it's not their way of believing. Gods salvation is Satan comes to deceive the whole world as a false prophet antichrist meaning instead of Christ looks like Jesus.WAIT!
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife on Revelation 15
    Satan has EVERYBODY but a small remnant who actually know what truth is. When you start declaring unfactual things that have ZERO biblical basis, not only do you put yourself in danger but have blood on your hands of others you may lead astray. It's a VERY serious thing to know exactly what you are stating as truth. Rome started a passle of lies and satan decieved the WHOLE WORLD- THATS BIBLICAL


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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