A study of the End Times - Revelation 2018 PM # 25 - The Kings of the East March To War 09/09/18
Remember these “vials” of God’s wrath are the last round of judgments intended to bring about the end of all things. They are purposely harsh so any undecided soul will decide once and for all, whether to follow satan and the antichrist or to listen to God. They are also to bring all those nations and peoples who have opposed the Gospel throughout the ages to be judged. And though we have had a sermon on the Vial Judgments, we did not cover the sixth one.
At this point, we are nearing the great battle of Armageddon, which is just a few sermons away, but here God begins to set up the chess board with all the players. The antichrist and false prophet are in place, it seems to me in Jerusalem, though they are likely sitting in the dark, drinking bitter water as their worldly kingdom begins to collapse around them.
The first part of the chapter told us that God had sent waves of wrath. God had sent cancerous sores to everyone who’d taken the mark of the beast, turned first the oceans and then the rivers into blood, sent solar flares so strong it scorched anyone caught outside, along with ruining anything electronic. And now, wherever the antichrist was, it was dark…almost humorous as a literal dark cloud followed him. And I can imagine him and the false prophet talking when a messenger arrives saying the Kings of the East are marching to war and have crossed the Euphrates.