Coachlight Bible Study – Revelation Chapter 15

The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter – Part XII

Preparation For The Last Seven Vial Judgments


We now picture John in back in heaven.  John sees heaven preparing for the last seven vial judgments.  Pictured are seven angels having in their possession the seven last plagues: the wrath of God which will be poured out on earth.

When God pronounces judgment, He always then immediately shows His mercy, and John then pictures the remnant of God’s people, that did not take the mark of the beast, standing in the sea of glass.  The sea of glass has fire symbolizing the fiery trials they went through during the Great Tribulation.  They are playing harps and singing the song of Moses and the Lamb.

The heavenly tabernacle of testimony is seen full of smoke showing that the accumulated wrath of Almighty God is soon to be poured out on earth.


I. Preparation For The Last 7 Vial Judgments Of The Tribulation


Revelation 15:1 ¶ And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.


A. John Sees Another Sign In Heaven

1. The Sign Was Marvelous

2. The Sign “Filled Up The Wrath Of God”

3. Or Completed The Accumulated Pouring Out Of The Wrath Of God


B. The Sea Of Glass



Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.


 1. This Is The Same Sea Of Glass We Saw Before The Throne


Revelation 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.


a. The It Was Unoccupied

b. Now It Is Occupied

c. Then Its Surface Was Clear

d. Now Its Surface Is Fiery – Symbolizes Fiery Trials Of The Occupants

2. The Occupants Of The Sea Of Glass Came Out Of The Tribulation

a. They Have Gotten Victory Over The Beast

b. They Have Gotten Victory Over The Image Of The Beast

c. They Have Gotten Victory Over The Mark Of The Beast

d. They Have Gotten Victory Over The Number Of The Beast

3. The Occupants Of The Sea Of Glass Have Harps

a. They Sing The Song Of Moses – They Are Jews

b. They Sing The Song Of The Lamb – They’ve Been Redeemed By The Blood


II. The Tabernacle Of Testimony


Revelation 15:5 ¶ And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

Revelation 15:6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

Revelation 15:7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

Revelation 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.


A. Here Again Is The Heavenly Temple

1. 7 Angels Come Out Of The Temple

2. The 7 Angels Are Clothed In Garments Of A Priest

3. The 7 Angels Have Each A Golden Vial Given Them By One Of The Cherubim

4. As They Were Given The Vials – The Temple Was Full Of Smoke

B. When Moses Finished The Tabernacle

1. There Was A Cloud – The Shekinah Glory

2. There Was No Smoke


Exodus 40:34 ¶ Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Exodus 40:35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

Exodus 40:36 And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:


C. When Solomon Finished The Temple

1. There Was A Cloud – The Shekinah Glory

2. There Was No Smoke


I Kings 8:10  And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

I Kings 8:11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

D. What Does The Smoke Mean?


1. The Cloud Means Grace

2. The Smoke Means Judgment


Isaiah 6:1 ¶ In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

Isaiah 62 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

Isaiah 63 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Isaiah 64 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.


Exodus 19:16 ¶ And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

Exodus 19:17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

Exodus 19:19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

Exodus 19:20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.