Revelation 16:4-7 – November 14
God, please give us a fresh revelation of Jesus Christ as we study the book of Revelation!
We’ll be studying Revelation through the end of November. Please feel free to read and journal with us as often as you can, with the goal of getting to daily time at the feet of Jesus. For this study, we are using Beth Moore’s “Here and Now…There and Then” lecture series and study guide on Revelation as a resource, so you may see it referenced occasionally.
You can read the NIV version of today’s reading below or your favorite Bible version then spend some time meditating and journaling on the reading, letting God speak to you through it. We encourage use of the SOAP method of Bible study as you grow in your relationship with God. Check out the What’s SOAP tab above for more info. Also, below today’s reading is a SOAP journal entry from our team to help dive into God’s Word. And we encourage you to share your SOAP journal entry, prayer requests, or questions in the Comments section on our website.
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Revelation 16:4-7 – The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath
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.”
True and Just are Your Judgments | Rebecca Hoyt
As I read this, the song “Nothing But the Blood of Jesus” popped into my head. It’s interesting how God uses the blood for saving us and for pouring out judgment. This reminds me of the plagues God put on Egypt, and Moses telling them to “let my people go”. Here, God is telling Satan, “Let my people go.”
You are just in these judgments, “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.” Evil is finally being judged. We are all sinners; we all deserve it. But God’s people are forgiven.
Dear God, thank You that by the blood of the Lamb I am covered. Thank You for my quiet time with You today. Thank You that a tough week is coming to an end, and You are right there beside me. Amen.