God Has Power Over These Plagues

The God and Father of Jesus Christ is almighty.  He is even almighty over bad things that happen in the earth where man's disloyalty has precipitated The Curse and in this case "the bowls of the wrath of God". Chapters 15 and 16 of Revelation make up the 5th vision of Revelation; "The Vision of the Judgment of God in 7 Bowls".

One more time we see a situation in which brokenness and humility would be appropriate, but man offers up only more disrespect and stubborness.

Rev 16:1
(1)  Then I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, "Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God."

Rev 16:8-9
(8)  The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire.
(9)  Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory.

Reading Revelation reminds me that Jesus did not come on a mission to condemn the world, since the world was already condemned. The Story of the Bible is a story of two falls (Adam and Israel), two exiles away from God's favor (the garden and the land) and one Son of Man who responded appropriately to God's will under the circumstances. Praise God, Jesus is Lord. 

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