2 And I saw (C)what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those (D)who had conquered the beast and its image and (E)the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass (F)with harps of God in their hands. 3 And they sing (G)the song of Moses, (H)the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
They are not those who survivethe tribulation. As much as we can discern any sort of chronology from Revelation (which is difficult), we are still very much in the tribulation – the bowl judgments still wait.
(I)“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
(J)Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations![a]
4 (K)Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are (L)holy.
(M)All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
Can’t wait till that moment where we are all seeing the truth of Christ. I want to just worship His holy name!
5 After this I looked, and (N)the sanctuary of (O)the tent[b] of witness in heaven was opened, 6 and out of the sanctuary came (P)the seven angels with the seven plagues, clothed in pure, bright (Q)linen, (R)with golden sashes around their chests. 7 And one of (S)the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven (T)golden bowls full of the wrath of God (U)who lives forever and ever, 8 and (V)the sanctuary was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and (W)no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
These angels bring God’s judgment. It is significant that they came directly from heavenly temple, from the presence and throne of God. They do not act on their own authority, but God’s.