Revelation 16:10-11 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish 11 and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.
Leviticus 26:14-33 reveals the mind of God and desire of God to help people repent and live according to the truth. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11). God sends increasingly severe judgments that reveal the consequences of sin in the hope that people will repent of their sins and turn to Him to be forgiven of their sins and empowered to live according to the Truth.
We see God, in our text today, seeking to reveal the consequences of sin to the people of the earth. He plunged the entire earth into a darkness so painful that people gnawed their tongues in anguish. The people acknowledged God by cursing Him for their pain and sores.
The reality is that sin is so bad that its punishment is eternal torment. The deception is that sin is pleasurable and that sinful man’s way (devoid of Biblical truth) is the best way to “cure” the human race of damaging behaviors and habits (Hebrew 11:24-25; Proverbs 14:12). God’s judgments are meant to reveal the destructive nature of sin to mankind to motivate each person to repent and take the way of salvation (Mathew 1:21). The primary job of Christians is to live displaying Jesus to all around them and to speak the truth in love so all around may hear and respond to the salvation God has provided (John 3:16). Be bold and loving. Share the message of Jesus given in the book of Revelation to all who will listen. Perhaps some will take to heart the message of salvation, repent and believe the gospel.