I noticed, when I was reading Revelation Chapter 16, that these same words are spoken in heaven. This time it means the probation of the world is over. There is no more time, no more governments, no more pleading from God to man or man to God. The work of God for the world is finished.
“Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. And a mighty shout came from the throne in the Temple saying, “It is finished.” Then the thunder crashed and rolled and the lightning flashed. A great earthquake struck – the worst since people were placed on the earth.” Rev.16:17,18
It goes on to say that people cursed God because of the terrible plagues that were falling on the earth. But I believe it isn’t God who sends these plagues, it is us. We are killing the planet now and one day will destroy it completely.
The first plague is sores on mankind. Probably chemical warfare, some of which produce sores.
The second plague is the sea became like the blood of a dead man. Everything in the sea dies. We don’t know what ocean or sea the Bible refers to; but we do know what we have done to them. It doesn’t surprise me the creatures of the oceans will die.
The third plague is the rivers and springs become like blood. We have certainly polluted those also.
The fourth plague is the sun scorching the earth and man dying from the heat. Global warming at its worst.
The fifth plague is darkness. Perhaps large electrical grids going out in the cities.
The sixth plague is the drying up of the Euphrates River and the armies coming together for war. A war over water? Yes, very likely. Right now, Turkey wants to dam the Tigris River because they need more water. Iraq and other countries say this will take their water, and they are right.
The seventh plague is the great earthquake and huge hailstones. We are already experiencing very large hailstones. I read in the news that recently hailstones that weighed 50 lbs. fell upon a city.
These events are coming and some have already started. God will not have to send them. We have created them all by ourselves.
“There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves. Men will faint from fear and anxiety over what is coming upon the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. At that time, they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to happen, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
“…But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life—and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare. For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. So, keep watch at all times, and pray that you may have the strength to escape all that is about to happen and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke Chapter 21.