Chapter 15 – Show me the tabernacle!
The final installation of world devastation, smite the world of truth and love, kill all your darlings with a slap of your glove. Jesus, I take the name and speak it in vain. I know my place: I am a blasphemer. Without a trace, you can’t shake me out of your mind. Tis but a name, you are faithless in the essence of the message. You are left behind.
1 I saw in heaven another great and marvellous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name.
Good, you’ve transcended the glass ceiling and are now at the top looking down on the plebs and the escarpment. The river is lined with the souls who watch the passage of the somnolent lives. These guys stand vigil and watch the unfolding of the petals that cradle your soul. How will you go? Everyone is watching and judging if you’ll do it the correct way (which is whatever way they used. Doesn’t matter if everyone’s methods are different, they’ll deem you to be wrong if you deviate from what they think they know).
They held harps given them by God 3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb:
“Great and marvellous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the nations.
4 Who will not fear you, Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
Got a little personal cheer squad there. With self esteem and worth so low, you need a constant retinue of personal (generalised) glorifiers to sing of your praise. Pfft, then at least say your name – conquer the fear within.
5 After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened. 6 Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests.
Aren’t they dressed so fancy and clean? Garbed in bright white linens, sashes like they’re pageant prom kings or queens. Leave the dirty work up to those like me and my kind. We do what must be done, while those white collars get the glory. *sigh* Well fuck it. It is as it is, it’s still a pretty rad spectacle.
7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
Where there is smoke, there is fire. If it’s getting hot and smoky in here, Nelly sings that clothes should be removed God is on fire, or he’s smoking a shit ton of something noxious. God is coal, he is the black fuel that pollutes, a resource that cannot be renewed. Or maybe this is the sign that tells you that it is not god that sits on the throne of the bible, it is the mark of the power-hungry devil.
The show is about to begin, get ready for the third act. The third installment of tribulation trilogy is about to begin. It’s the big finale, the big guns are coming out. No one is allowed to leave or move at all from your seat. Watch and weep, you are bound to perceive the truth of your failings as human beings.
I made a page for all my Revelation installments. The list at the end of these posts was getting pretty long to tack on to the end of every one of them.k