the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great
voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And
there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake,
such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and
so great. Rev. 16:17, 18.
We need to study the pouring out of the seventh vial. The powers of evil will
not yield up the conflict without a struggle.
midst of the angry heavens is one clear space of indescribable glory, whence
comes the voice of God like the sound of many waters, saying: "It is
done." Revelation 16:17.
shakes the heavens and the earth. There is a mighty earthquake, "such
as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so
great." Verses 17, 18. The firmament appears to open and shut. The glory
from the throne of God seems flashing through. The mountains shake like a
reed in the wind, and ragged rocks are scattered on every side. There is a
roar as of a coming tempest. The sea is lashed into fury. There is heard the
shriek of a hurricane like the voice of demons upon a mission of destruction.
The whole earth heaves and swells like the waves of the sea. Its surface is
breaking up. Its very foundations seem to be giving away. Mountain chains
are sinking. Inhabited islands disappear. The seaports that have become like
Sodom for wickedness are swallowed up by the angry waters. Babylon the great
has come in remembrance before God, "to give unto her the cup of the
wine of the fierceness of his wrath." Great hailstones, every one "about
the weight of a talent," are doing their work of destruction. Verses
19, 21. The proudest cities of the earth are laid low. The lordly palaces,
upon which the world's great men have lavished their wealth in order to glorify
themselves, are crumbling to ruin before their eyes. Prison walls are rent
asunder, and God's people, who have been held in bondage for their faith,
are set free.
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