1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete.
2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.
3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!
4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested.”
5 After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.
6 And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands.
7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.
8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
In the song of those who have accessed and applied their power against the evil threats of darkness, there is very serious and essential recognition that there is only One who is holy, just and true. That means there are other spiritual beings that would question and oppose His rule. There is also an observance that being on His side is not just an optional choice of those who are weak and in need of a crutch. His goodness is not just seen in that He is “good all the time/all the time good”. He would not be the Almighty King of kings and Lord of lords if He did not judge and overcome all His opposition with ruthless force. It’s not just people that are being judged, but it’s the rulers of darkness they have chosen to worship and believe in. Just as the plagues of Egypt were required for the judgment of Pharoah and deliverance of His people, so there is a need for the plagues that will judge evil forces of this world that continue to surge forward in their defiance of the Great I Am. While they present themselves to be so caring and understanding of people in need, in their disregard to the thoughts and purposes of God, they are directly aligning themselves with and owning the judgment that will prove them to be on the wrong side of righteousness.
God’s glory and His holy presence don’t just fill the room with uplifting and encouraging promise. Apart from His judgment and defeat of His threatening foes there can be no reign of peace in His righteousness. There can be no cohabitation with those who have no fear of Him. That would just make for a world that is utterly chaotic – as the world today is manifesting in increasing volume and frequency.
The One we have chosen and aligned our lives with is an uncompromising and undefeated Lord that to really be known at all is to be utterly feared. Our opportunity in this preamble to the events of His judgments is to find Him so before the thunderings and lightnings of His wrath, to be secured safely at His side in trembling awe and complete deference. In the face of the world’s godless foolishness that is aggressively anti-Christ, we can remain undefeated and overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony, separate and safe from their utter nonsense and foolishness that will be totally crushed.