Monday, May 02, 2005

God's Miniseries, Part Fifteen

Revelation 15 (New Living Translation)

Revelation 15

The Song of Moses and of the Lamb
1 “Then I saw in heaven another significant event, and it was great and marvelous. Seven angels were holding the seven last plagues, which would bring God's wrath to completion. 2I saw before me what seemed to be a crystal sea mixed with fire. And on it stood all the people who had been victorious over the beast and his statue and the number representing his name. They were all holding harps that God had given them. 3And they were singing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb:
“Great and marvelous are your actions, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations.[
4 Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous deeds have been revealed.”

The Seven Bowls of the Seven Plagues
5Then I looked and saw that the Temple in heaven, God's Tabernacle, was thrown wide open! 6The seven angels who were holding the bowls of the seven plagues came from the Temple, clothed in spotless white linen[
b] with gold belts across their chests. 7And one of the four living beings handed each of the seven angels a gold bowl filled with the terrible wrath of God, who lives forever and forever. 8The Temple was filled with smoke from God's glory and power. No one could enter the Temple until the seven angels had completed pouring out the seven plagues.”

Revelation 15:3 Some manuscripts read King of the ages; other manuscripts read King of the saints. Revelation 15:6 Some manuscripts read in bright and sparkling stone.

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