100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #90 | with Daniel Whyte III
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 16:1-11: “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. 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 shalt 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. 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 blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. 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.”
We are currently in the middle of a series of messages on the end times and the second coming of Christ. So far, we have covered the Rapture, when Christ takes all believers from the earth and brings them to Heaven to be with Him forever. We also looked at the coming of the antichrist who is empowered by Satan and who sets up his worldwide kingdom on earth. And then, we began looking at the tribulation — a seven-year-long period of judgment wherein God punishes those who remain on the earth for their defiance and rejection of Him. We have covered the first two phases of the Tribulation — the seven seal judgments and the seven trumpet judgments, which we wrapped up on yesterday.
Today, we are going to begin looking at the final phase of judgment — that is the seven vial judgments or the seven bowl judgments. These judgments are the most severe out of all the judgments poured out on earth. One of my points in sharing this message with you is to warn you that you don’t want to be left behind for the wrath of God on this earth. You need to be saved today and I will show you how to do that in a few minutes. Right now, very briefly, let’s look at the first five of these judgments:
1. The first vial judgment brings painful sores on all those who have pledged allegiance to the antichrist.
2. The second vial judgment turns all of the sea to blood and kills every living thing in the sea.
3. The third vial judgment turns all of the rivers and fresh water to blood making them undrinkable
4. The fourth vial judgment causes scorching heat to come from the sun and burn mankind.
5. The fifth vial judgment strikes the kingdom of the antichrist with utter darkness.
+ Plus, listen to Regina Belle singing “God is Good” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”