Revelation 16:1-2 Skin Marks
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.” 2 So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and a harmful and painful sore afflicted the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
The plagues in Revelation 16 and God’s wrath on the earth are like God’s wrath on Egypt and the plagues He released on them. There are many similarities between Revelation and Exodus about God’s wrath, who is affected by the plagues, and who is not. The temple in heaven is God’s control center, and like a general warrior, He sends the angels to deliver His wrath. The beast’s mark is internal and not external; the Lord can see the spiritual sign, and so can His angels. The angels are commanded and told to go deliver the wrath of God, like pouring bowls of plagues. Each plague damages elements of the earth that mankind can only call an act of God. The Israelites in the book of Exodus know who Yahweh was; they desired to worship Him and knew He was their Savior. The Egyptians did not, nor did they care. So the first bowl of God’s wrath attacks the flesh of the wicked Egyptians, which is very painful because it is a biblical virus. Ancient Egypt had soothsayer priests for their gods, but their prayers or medicine could not heal the painful boils God plagued them with. Ancient Egyptian or Israelites did not have microchips or barcode tattoos, nor did medical vaccines exist, but God knew who worshipped Him and who did not. The book of Exodus tells this very well.
Exodus 9:4 But the Lord will distinguish between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt so that nothing will die of all that belongs to the sons of Israel.”’” 5 And the Lord set a definite time, saying, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.” 6 So the Lord did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died, but not one of the livestock of the sons of Israel died.
False prophecy exists because of three reasons; one is because of lack of knowledge of God’s word. Another is trying to put physical understanding to spiritual words. The third is fear; many fear the plagues or tribulations of the book of Revelation. The tribulation the wicked do to Christian, children of God, cannot escape. The plagues of God will not affect Christians at all. The plagues do not make the wicked repent; they only curse at God more and more as they receive them. On the day of Judgment, the Lord will know who is His and who is not. The first wrath attacks the skin of those who worship the beast. Satan knows that humans can tolerate many tribulations. Attacking the skin is painful and worst of any health issues. Satan knows this, and He told God to attack Job’s flesh, and he will curse God to His face.
Job 2:4 Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has, he will give for his life. 5 However, reach out with Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face!”
God knew Job’s heart and knew that he would remain faithful. The world has been leading up to judgment day. Tribulation for Christians and even non-believers increases more and more as the end times approach. The Lord afflicts the beast worshippers’ skin with boils because their hearts are sick with unrepented sin. They rejected Jesus as the Son of God; therefore, they will perish. The servants of the Lord’s church are not quietly raptured away but untouched by God’s wrath. This is the first of seven plagues the jealous God delivers to those who worship false gods and idols. This is the beginning of God’s wrath, and only His true children receive God’s mercy and grace. Today is the time to repent and prepare hearts for the kingdom of God is near. Are you ready, or do you want to get ready? Reach out to me if you need any. God bless you all; the Lord Jesus loves you, and so do I. His bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.
Exodus 9:8 Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take for yourselves handfuls of soot from a kiln, and Moses shall toss it toward the sky in the sight of Pharaoh. 9 Then it will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and will turn into boils breaking out with sores on every person and animal through all the land of Egypt.” 10 So they took soot from a kiln and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses tossed it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on every person and animal. 11 The soothsayer priests could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the soothsayer priests as well as on all the Egyptians.