Seven Golden Bowls

Revelation 15:5   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.

Love first “is”, then Love “does”.  The Sons have been brought to full maturity and have been awaiting instruction and the command to go forth.  They have been Spiritually perfected in their Love walk and patience has had its perfect work as well.  They are now clothed in pure bright linen to go forth with the message of the Good News.  Their heart has been circumcised by the golden band of Divine Love.  They are clothed with a garment of fine linen with such a brightness that is seen as light.  Paul spoke of this attainment in Romans chapter 13:

11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.

14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

The above passage speaks of “putting on” the armor of light which is the Lord Jesus Christ.  This is precisely what the Beloved Disciple saw in the third Heaven.  Their hearts have been circumcised and the light is radiating from the inward to the outward and they are adorned with the acceptable linens to minister as priests inside the Temple.

Back in Revelation chapter 5 we recall the golden bowls of incense:

8   Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

We now see these bowls containing the prayers of the Saints being referred to as bowls of judgment.  They have been patient for FATHER to answer their prayers, knowing that HIS timing will bring forth the fruit of righteousness:

James 5:7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.

8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

FATHER is longsuffering when it comes to dealing with mankind.  Those who have distanced themselves are given sufficient opportunity to come forth and repent before HE brings forth judgment.  They are given substantial warning just as HE told the children of Israel to notify their enemies of their intent before going to war.  Judgment isn’t dished out lightly or recklessly but is done in a righteous fashion.  “Vengeance is Mine” says THE LORD.  It is best to leave the execution of judgment to HIM for HE will only deal out the appropriate judgment based on the sin committed.  They prayers of the Saints provide the legal necessity for the judgment to come.  Elijah provides an example of judgment in this 5th chapter of James:

16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

FATHER responds to righteous prayers of the Saints.  The prayers in Revelation 5:8 provided the necessity of the seven bowls of Judgment in chapter 15.  The prayers are now to see a manifested response.  Elijah’s first of eight miracles was to stop the rain which brought forth judgment on the earth.  A famine ensued.  During this famine, FATHER provided three specific miracles by the hand of Elijah: HE multiplied flour and oil for the widow at Zarephath ( "refinery"), raised the widow’s son from the dead, and defeated the prophets of Baal with fire from Heaven.  Afterward, he prayed for rain and it came, the fifth miracle.

In the midst of the judgments, FATHER will provide for us just as HE did for the widow and her son.  During the time of Elijah, his prayer brought forth a severe famine (1 Kings 18:2).  The fourth miracle dealt with the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of Asherah.  FATHER has always retained a righteous remnant to bring forth HIS judgments on earth.

Once the judgments are activated, entrance to the Temple is fully restricted and it is filled with smoke.  The darkness has now come forth and only FATHER’S Intent is to be carried out.  This is the same darkness that brought forth the covenant with Abraham:

Genesis 15:12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him.

17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces. 18 On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying:

“To your descendants I have given this land…

This darkness of judgment precedes the full inheritance to be realized by this covenant with Abraham.  All the nations are to be blessed but before that happens, the necessary judgment must come.  This judgment is contained in the seven bowls.  Heaven is prepared and the Sons are ready to ride.

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