Three-fold Reference to Heavenly Temple of God:
- … ”And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:” (Rev. 15:5). (Emphasis added).
- … “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.” (Rev. 15:6). (Emphasis added).
- … “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.” (Rev. 15:8). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: The temple contains four (4) things; testimony, seven angels, smoke and glory from God’s power. Two (2) references that contain two (2) descriptions of (seven angels and seven plagues). Two (2) denotes God is solidly confirming a matter and providing a duplicate measure of purpose or plan. Two (2) descriptions of the angels attire (pure, white linen). Seven (7) constitutes God’s divinely determined completeness as to his purpose or plan (seven angels, seven plagues). God’s purpose or plan is that no man can enter into his temple until his wrath is completed on earth by the seven angels with the authority to exercise God’s seven plagues on mankind, during the seven years great tribulation period. Through his word, God introduces us to his temple of the tabernacle three (3) times in Revelation.