Revelation 16:17 Earthquake

Revelation 16:17  Earthquake

Continuing our study of Revelation 16.

Revelation 16:17  ‘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”. 

The declaration comes from the temple that the seventh bowl brings God’s wrath to its conclusion. The consequences will be seen in the following verses, with the fall of Babylon. 

Revelation 16:18  ‘Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.’

These earthly phenomena, perfectly describing God’s wrath, come to a head with a great earthquake. There are many earthquakes described in scripture but this is the big one. 

This earthquake is often equated with the geographical upheavals described by Zechariah. 

Zechariah 14:9  ‘The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord and his name the only name. The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up and remain in its place.’

The assumption here is that a plateau will be raised up to receive the Holy City, the New Jerusalem when it comes to this earth. We will explore this more with Revelation 21. 

But first comes the destruction of Babylon, as we shall see tomorrow. 

  • Revelation 19:11 Faithful and True
    Our testimony is that Jesus has been faithful and true and stood alongside, through every storm that has been thrown at us, and never let go of us ever!
  • Revelation 19:10 The Testimony of Jesus…
    One understanding of the testimony of Jesus is that he will return as the radiant King; and he will bring peace and righteousness to this earth when he establishes his kingdom and reigns from Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 19:9 Invited
    The Church as a whole will be invited to the wedding as a corporate being but we will also be invited as individuals, by virtue of our personal salvation that we have received.For many of us who are not usually invited to high-society events and who are often left out and behind, this comes as a blessing indeed!
  • Revelation 19:7 Eager Anticipation
    In the same way, we are called to look forward to the day when we meet with Christ Jesus, on the day that he returns in power and glory. He is our blessed hope and our lives lived here on earth should be directed towards this coming moment. 
  • Revelation 19:7 A Wedding!
    I pray that we will live out our salvation with fear and trembling, and walk closely with our Lord, that we might walk with confidence and reassurance, knowing that we will be warmly welcomed and honoured as a guest, wearing the white robes of righteousness. 

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