What is said of
those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark?
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If
any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his
forehead, or in his hand. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath
of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his
indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the
presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb."
What is the wrath
"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." Revelation 15:1.
"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." Revelation 15:7.
Will there be any
service in the heavenly temple while these plagues are being poured out?
"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." Revelation 15:8.
What will the
fourth plague bring?
"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." Rev. 16:8, 9.
What will be the
effect of the fifth?
"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." Revelation 16:10.
applies at this time to those who have loved the truth?
"A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right
hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou
behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD,
which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no
evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling."
What takes place
under the sixth plague?
"And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river
Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings
of the east might be prepared." Revelation 16:12.
When the seventh
angel pours out his vial, what is heard?
"And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there
came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne,
saying, It is done." Revelation 16:17.
Whose is this
prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD
shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he
shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they
that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth."
What then takes
"And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there
was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth,
so mighty an earthquake, and so great." Revelation 16:18. (See also
Haggai 2:21 and Hebrews 12:26).
"And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every
stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the
plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."
What will the
people of God do in this time?
"The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from
Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will
be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of
Israel." Joel 3:16.
To prepare the
people for this terrible time, what will the Lord send beforehand?
The third angel's message.
At the expiration
of this message, what will take place?
The close of probation, and the seven last plagues.
What will then come
upon those who have rejected that message?
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a
famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of
hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea,
and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the
word of the LORD, and shall not find it." Amos 8:11,12.
When the people
shall thus cry for the bread of life, what will the Lord say to them?
"Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my
hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and
would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will
mock when your fear cometh." Proverbs 1:24-26.
How does the
Saviour represent the condition of such?
"When once the master of the house is risen
up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock
at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say
unto you, I know you not whence ye are:" Luke 13:25.
Is not the third
angel's message, then, an important one for this generation?