1) What will it be like for those alive during the last days? Will those not yet following Christ have any chance against Satan?
2) What lyrics would you write for the last song heard in heaven before the final judgments? What words would you use to express yourself?
3) What was the purpose of the temple in Israel? What would be the reality for men if the temple was inaccessible?
While the last days will be filled with great evil, Satan can and will be resisted. Evidence of this is found in 15:2 where we read of those in heaven who “had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name.” This is true for us today as well. In James 4:7 we read, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” We must choose to live in obedience to God and stand firm against the evil one. “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13
The Song of Moses, found in Exodus 15:1-21, and the Song of the Lamb, found in Revelation 5:8-14, both express praise of God’s deliverance. Apparently, the song found here in 15:3-4 is considered to have the same theme. Sung by those who had been victorious over the beast, this song speaks of God’s goodness, justice and the praise due His Name.
As the seven angels leave the temple with the seven bowls containing God’s final judgments, the temple becomes inaccessible. No one would be allowed in until the plagues were completed (15:8). Perhaps there was no more time for intercession. The final components of God’s judgment would soon be poured out.