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Painful Plague Sores (Revelation 16.1-2)

"Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, 'Go, pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth.' The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image." (Revelation 16.1-2)✞

Last Terrible Plague

Ten Plagues of EgyptWilliam Barclay (1907-1978) in "The Revelation of John" writes of these verses, "Here we have the last terrible plagues and the sores associated with them. They are not connected to the ten plagues in Egypt and the terrors which followed the sounding of the seven trumpets in Revelation 8-11." We see in Exodus 7.20-25, the ten plagues and painful plague sores when Moses confronted Pharaoh with the wrath of God. Water was turned into blood and the invasion of frogs appeared. Lice filled the air like dust then flies swarmed around the people and animals. Plague sores appeared on the cattle and then boils followed on the people of Egypt. Thunder and hail came from the skies and locusts swarmed and ate up all the greenery. Finally, darkness was cast over the whole land. Then came the slaying of the first-born in Exodus 12.29-30, "At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead."

"Painful Plague Sores"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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