Verse By Verse Through Revelation (15:1-5)


1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.

These 7 plagues which are the Bowls in Revelation 16 that will be brought by the angels of God, are the final judgments that will satisfy God’s righteous anger towards sinful humanity.

2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.

“sea of glass mingled with fire” is a reference to God’s throne, see Revelation 4:6.

The believers who went through the great tribulation and did not accept the mark of the beast (666) or his name were given the honor to sing a song of praise in God’s presence.

3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!

The song of Moses is a reference to having victory through God’s Mighty Power. If you go to Exodus 14, it takes you back to the time when God split the sea in two like two walls on either side. The Israelites passed through but the Egyptians were killed when the waters came back down on them. The LORD saved Israel that day and because of such a great deliverance from the Lord, Moses and the people sang a song of praise to God Almighty (Exodus 15).

In the same way, the believers who died in the great tribulation for not receiving the mark of the beast by being faithful to Jesus Christ through His power, they now show gratitude for their eternal rest in heaven and sing praises in God’s honor.

4 Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Verse 4 could be in reference to Christ’s millennial reign

5 After this I looked, and the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven was opened

“the sanctuary of the tent of witness in heaven” refers to God’s Temple in heaven. See Revelation 11:19.


Verse By Verse Through Revelation (12:6-10)

Michael vs Satan

6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, to be fed there for 1,260 days.

In verses 1-5, the woman mentioned was Mary as the context went back in time to the dramatic scene of King Herod who Satan used to try to kill Jesus when He was an infant. Now the scene jumps all the way to a future not yet come which is the great tribulation. Here the woman represents Israel meaning the Jewish people who fled by way of help into a safe place, away from the Antichrist for 3 1/2 years.

Most likely this event, the Jews fleeing, will occur when the Antichrist puts his image in the corner of the third temple in the middle of the great tribulation or the last 3 1/2 years.

In Matthew 24:15-18 it sheds light to that event which says, 15 “So when you see the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place” (let the reader understand), 16 “then those in Judea must flee to the mountains! 17 A man on the housetop must not come down to get things out of his house. 18 And a man in the field must not go back to get his clothes.

According to the Book of Zechariah, not all of the Jewish people will escape or survive as seen in Zechariah 13:1-5 which says, A day of the Lord is coming when your plunder will be divided in your presence. 2 I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle. The city will be captured, the houses looted, and the women raped. Half the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be removed from the city. 3 Then the Lord will go out to fight against those nations as He fights on a day of battle. 4 On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. The Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, forming a huge valley, so that half the mountain will move to the north and half to the south.

7 Then war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels also fought,

While the Antichrist is trying to destroy Israel and proclaim to all the people that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:4) so that he can be worshipped, the scene then changes to a climactic scene of the final spiritual battle that takes place in heaven.

This is Satan’s ultimate goal since the very beginning, to take full unlimited control of earth as well as the kingdom of God in heaven. There are two major battles going on for pure domination. Satan and his fallen angels go to make war in heaven against Michael, the chief prince, and his angels. Here we see that Satan wants to make into reality what was said about him saying in Isaiah 14:12-14 which says, 12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’

8 but he could not prevail, and there was no place for them in heaven any longer.

Satan unquestionably was no match for Michael, the chief prince, and his angels. The red dragon was defeated and permanently was kicked out of heaven.

9 So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.

This verse makes it clear who the dragon was which the title “ancient serpent” reveals that Satan was the one who deceived Eve in the garden (Genesis 3). Satan and his fallen angels are the ones responsible for all deceptions that have occurred on earth through false religion, atheism, and the occult.

10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
The salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of His Messiah
have now come,
because the accuser of our brothers
has been thrown out:
the one who accuses them
before our God day and night.

After the defeat of the red dragon and his fallen angels, there is a celebration that takes place in heaven, giving glory to God the Father and God the Son because justice and judgment are quickly approaching to take place against the devil for all that he has done.

Verse By Verse Through Revelation (7:1-8)


1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, restraining the four winds of the earth so that no wind could blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree.

Who are these four angles? In Revelation 9:15 there are also four angels that are unleashed with one of the Trumpets and are clearly demons who come to make war. The context here doesn’t say but it does make a distinction between the angel who has the seal, see verse 2 or mark of God with the four angels who do not have the seal of God. The four angels could possibly be fallen angels since they like those in Revelation 9:15 will bring destruction upon the earth. Another possiblity that they (the four angels) could be demons is because God is going to protect His children from these angels. Only demons attack believers, not angels from the Lord, see Job 1.

Angels from the Lord and fallen angels are participating in God’s judgments, see Revelation 9:1-12 (demons) &  see Revelation 16:8 (an angel from the Lord)

The phrase “four corners of the earth” could refer that there will be no escaping for what’s coming.

The four angels were holding back God’s judgments that not even the wind was allowed to blow on the earth until the 144,000 were sealed with God’s seal, see verse 3.

2 Then I saw another angel, who had the seal of the living God rise up from the east. He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels who were empowered to harm the earth and the sea:

The phrase “who had the seal of the living God” means a distinguishable mark to reveal that the angel belongs to the Lord. Satan through the Antichrist also mark those who belong to them.

3 “Don’t harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we seal the slaves of our God on their foreheads.”

God protects His saints by sealing them with His mark (Jesus and the Father’s name was placed on their foreheads, see Revelation 14) so that they will be off limits to the four angels.

4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 sealed from every tribe of the Israelites:

The ones who are being sealed are messianic Jews who came to believe that Jesus is the Messiah through faith.

5 12,000 sealed from the tribe of Judah,
12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,
12,000 from the tribe of Gad,

6 12,000 from the tribe of Asher,
12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,

7 12,000 from the tribe of Simeon,
12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,

8 12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,
12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
12,000 sealed from the tribe of Benjamin.

These 12,000 per tribe are selected for a special ministry for the Lord because they were blameless and righteous before God’s eyes, see Revelation 14:5 and He will protect them so that they may accomplish His will.