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October 15, 2023 Sermon Notes and Questions

Times UP!

Wk 19, “The Finale”

Revelation 16:1-21


Darin Elquist

Message Notes

Revelation 16:1-2
1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.”
2 The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.

Bowl #1


Revelation 16:3
The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died.


Bowl #2

The Sea Water Turned to Blood

Revelation 16:4-7
4 The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.

5 Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say:
“You are just in these judgments, O Holy One,
you who are and who were;
6 for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.”
7 And I heard the altar respond:
“Yes, Lord God Almighty,
true and just are your judgments.”

Once this third bowl has been emptied on the earth, there will no longer be any fresh water. Since our bodies are something like 98% water, this is by far be the biggest catastrophe mankind has ever or will ever see.

Bowl #3

Fresh Water Turned into Blood

Luke 16:23-24
John 4:13-14

Revelation 16:8
8 The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire

Bowl #4

             The Sun Scorches the Earth and All the People on It.

Joel 2:12-14

Revelation 16:10-11
10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in agony 11 and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.

Bowl #5

Two things happen when the angel pours the 5th bowl.

  1. The beast’s kingdom is covered in darkness
  2. The people are consumed by terrible pain

Throne- Seat of Authority

Exodus 10:21-23

Matthew 27:45

John 1:4-5

Genesis 6:5

Romans 1:18-26


Revelation 16:12-16
2 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. 13 Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.
15 “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.”
16 Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

Bowl #6

The Great River Euphrates is very significant

in the Bible as well as the world.

Revelation 16:17-21
17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. 19 The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20 Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. 21 From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.

Bowl #7

Still… Np Repentance… ☹

Revelation 19:20-21
20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21 The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

It’s never too early to believe in Jesus,

but someday it will be too late.



As a group, recap the book of Revelation so far without using your notes.

     What is the event that happens right in the middle of the tribulation called?  Explain       this event.

Why is there a future tribulation period?

Describe attributes of the antichrist.

     Describe attributes of the false prophet.

     Is there any indication in scripture of who they will be or where they will come from?

Read Revelation 16:1-7

     Do you think all of God’s judgements are fair? Why or why not?

     Why do you think God would not just destroy the earth all at once and be done with it?

Read Joel 2:12-14

     Have you ever had to return to God in your life?

     If willing would you describe the experience with the group.

Read John 4:13-14

     What is the water Jesus is talking about that He gives?

Read Revelation 16:8-11

     Does pain usually push us closer to God or pull us away?

     Who is the beast that is referred to and what is its kingdom (verse 10)?

Can you identify any parallels with this final set of judgements and the judgements on Egypt shown in Exodus 10?

Would you say that humanity typically accepts or rejects God?

     Read Romans 1:18-26

     Does this sound like it was written almost 2000 years ago?

Read Revelation 16:12-21

     What is meant by “Babylon the Great”?

Please pray for the upcoming children’s ministry. Getting the message to children has shown statistically extremely important.  Jesus always let the little children come to him.  Pray that we will also do the same.