Rev. Manson B. Johnson

by Rev. Manson B. Johnson
Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times



Bible Fact: The Book of Revelation is given by Jesus and written by John to strengthen our hope of the future.

Bible Text: Revelation 1:1; Matthew 24:1-51

Aim: To help students to become aware of what to expect in time and eternality to come.

The Things Hereafter: Chapter 16

The Vials of Wrath of God upon the Earth

  1. The voice from the temple  v.1
  2. The 1st vial upon the earth  v.2
    1. sore on men with mark
  3. The 2nd vial upon the sea  v.3
    1. water became as blood of a dead man
  4. The 3rd vial upon the rivers  v.4
    1. waters become blood
  5. Angel of waters speak  vv.5,6
  6. Angel of the altar speaks  v.7
  7. The 4th vial upon the sun  vv.8,9
    1. scorching heat
  8. The 5th vial upon the seat of the beast  vv.10,11
    1. kingdom become dark and painful
  9. The 6th vial upon Euphrates River; v.12
    1. water dried up
  10. Another Pause  vv.13-16
    1. three unclean spirits as frogs  v.13
    2. spirits of devils working miracles  v.14
    3. coming as a thief  v.15
    4. The great gathering  v.16
  11. The 7th vial into the air  v.17
    1. earthquakes and sounds of troubling  v.18
    2. Babylon and great cities fall v.19
    3. creation hides herself  v.20
    4. great hail storm  v.21

Let’s talk about it:

  1. In v.1 who gives the seven angels their instructions and what were they told to do?
  2. In v.2 why were a grievous sore breakout upon men?
  3. In v.3 what is the result of the out pouring of this bowl?
    1. Name industries that will be impacted?
  4. In v.4 what will be the impacting results of this vial pouring?
    1. What impact will this vial have upon life?
  5. In vv.5,6 what is the message from the angel of waters?
  6. In v.7 what is the message of the angel from the altar?
  7. In vv.8,9 what is command given unto the angel?
  8. In vv.10,11 what are the four responses of those the received the pouring in these verses?
  9. What impact of the pouring in v.12 have upon the great river Euphrates?
  10. In vv.13,14 what were the unclean spirits liken to and what was their ultimate role?
  11. In vv.15,16  what is the warning?
  12. In v.17 where did the seventh angel do its pouring?
    1. In vv.18-21 identify at least 12 things that will happen because of the out pouring of the seventh angel?

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