The series of judgments described here, though similar to those of the seals and trumpets, is seen as a separate ‘sign’ in heaven. What follow are no longer warnings but a final outpouring of the wrath of God.
- John is looking at the seven angels when his eye is caught by another vision, which he describes in 15:2-4, no doubt for the comfort of believers, in face of the terrible judgments that are about to fall. What great truths are they thereby assured of, and encouraged to rejoice in? What should such awareness make them-and us-do? Cf. 16:5-7.
- 15:3, 4. ‘The song of Moses’: cf. and contrast Exod. 14:30-15:19.