1. And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
2. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
3. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
4. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
NOTE: Manifest comes from the Greek word which means to make or render apparent or to reveal or show. At this time, the children of God have endured the final test. Like Moses and the children of Israel, they can sing this song of triumph and deliverance. God's judgments, the seven last plagues and the "time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation, even to that same time," (Dan. 12:1) will now be poured upon the disobedient people revealing which are truly God's people and which are Satan's followers.
5. And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
6. And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
7. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth forever and ever.
NOTE: At this same time, there is a special resurrection described in Daniel 12:2: "Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and contempt." The ones who awake to everlasting life are seen standing on the sea of glass in Heaven: the firstfruits of the harvest (Rev. 15:2). The ones who awake to shame and contempt, include the ones who condemned Christ for declaring himself to be the Son of God. "And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven." Mark 14:62. They are awakened just to see the One they condemned come in power and glory. "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him." Rev. 1:7.
8. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
NOTE: No ministry can take place in the temple and probation is closed when the seven last plagues are given. No man in the temple includes Jesus, our high priest (Heb. 4:14-16). The sentence has been passed, "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still." Rev. 22:11.