The final judgments, poured out by the preaching of a true ministry, are described in detail within the final chapters of Revelation, starting with chapter 16. But this ministry has a final preparation to do before this final calling to preach. So in Revelation chapter 15 we first start with the identification of this ministry.
“And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.” ~ Revelation 15:1
In the three preceding chapters to this scripture above, the kingdoms and marks of the beast were exposed. These kingdoms are shown to be nothing more than carnal systems of so-called Christian religions, generally recognized as Catholicism and divided Protestant sects.
Because these systems have now been exposed for what they are, the true saints were shown in Revelation chapter 14 to have been set free from the deception of this beast form of false Christianity. And now that they are free, God has determined to use them to pour out the plague judgements of Revelation against the hypocrisy of fake, beast-like Christianity.
Do the plague angels of Revelation come from heaven?
A “plague” here means a blow or a wound. A public affliction or calamity. It is a judgement event that is witnessed by everyone.
The word angel here means messenger in the original Greek. And specifically in Revelation, angels are often identified as human messengers, or preachers.
They are preachers full of the fire of the Holy Spirit in the message they deliver.
"जसले आफ्ना स्वर्गदूतहरूलाई आत्मा बनाउँछ; उहाँका सेवकहरू ज्वलन्त आगो हुन्” ~ भजनसंग्रह 104:4
They are true ministers that are faithfully obedient to the Lord and his Word.
“परमप्रभुले स्वर्गमा आफ्नो सिंहासन तयार गर्नुभएको छ। अनि उहाँको राज्यले सबैमाथि शासन गर्छ। परमप्रभुको प्रशंसा गर, हे उहाँका स्वर्गदूतहरू, जो शक्तिमा उत्कृष्ट छन्, जसले उहाँका आज्ञाहरू पालन गर्छन्, उहाँको वचनको आवाज सुन्दै। हे सबै सेनाहरू हो, परमप्रभुको प्रशंसा गर। हे उहाँका सेवकहरू, जसले उहाँको इच्छा पूरा गर्छ।” ~ भजनसंग्रह १०३:१९-२१
विशेष गरी प्रकाशको पुस्तकमा तिनीहरू पुरुषको रूपमा चिनिन्छन्।
“अनि उसले त्यसको पर्खाल नापे, एक जना मानिसको नापअनुसार, अर्थात् स्वर्गदूतको नापअनुसार एक सय चालीस हात नाप्यो।” ~ प्रकाश २१:१७
Preachers whose message from God is so profound, that even an Apostle would be moved towards glorifying them. But a true preacher will not allow anyone to worship him. He will always tell people to only worship God!
“And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.” ~ Revelation 21:8-9
Now in Revelation chapter 15 we see seven messengers with seven plagues of God’s wrath: because the scriptures often use the number seven to show the “completeness” of something spiritual. So these final seven judgement messages complete the final preached judgements of the Lord. And in these preached judgements, the final mercy of the Lord is shown: warning everyone to repent of hypocrisy and all sin, before the final judgement!
Note: The warning message is divided into seven parts. And this division into seven happens four different times within Revelation: the last time being the seven plague angels. This seven-pattern also reflects the manner in which God promised he would correct the Old Testament Israelites in Leviticus 26:18-28. Four different times he said he would correct the Israelites seven times: if they forsook him.
In the next scriptures of Revelation chapter 15, we will see how a true ministry must prepare to be able to pour out the plagues of God’s wrath.
नोट: तलको यो रेखाचित्रले 14 औं र 15 औं अध्यायहरू पूर्ण प्रकाश सन्देश भित्र कहाँ छन् भनेर देखाउँछ। यी अध्यायहरू पनि 7 औं तुरही सन्देशको भाग हुन्। प्रकाशको उच्च स्तरको दृष्टिकोणलाई राम्रोसँग बुझ्नको लागि, तपाईंले "प्रकाश को रोडमैप।"