7 And [kai] one [heis] of [ek] the four [tessares] beasts [zoon] gave [didomi] unto the seven [hepta]
angels [aggelos] seven [hepta] golden [chruseos] vials [phiale] full [gemo] of the wrath [thumos] of God, [theos] who [ho] liveth [zao] for [eis] ever [aion] and ever. [aion] KJV-Interlinear
7 And one
of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full
of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever. NASB
Now you have to go back to our study in Rev. 4:6, to review the four creatures or beasts being referred to here. Recall that they existed roundabout, and through and through the throne of God. They represented or symbolized the essence of life.
And now, these seven angels, having exited from the inner holiest of holy dwelling of God, are in turn being given something from the living beasts, herein being referred to as one.
The term 'one' can be used to identify a single thing or person, but it can also be used to identify a single concept or unit or group. And since the four living beasts from chapter four, are united and inseparable, then this is the referenced to the essence of life, which they represent.
So, the picture here is that from the dwelling of God, from the inner most private and holy place of Gods life, comes judgment, being delivered by seven angels who are presently waiting their orders. The source of judgment is further identified as coming from the source of life, which is also God, who is life.
Therefore, truth is the foundation of life, and from that comes justice, and from that comes judgment.
Everything is on the up and up, in accordance with true and fair prosecution in accordance with the evidence, which accurately and correctly convicts evil, and therefore the judgment is appropriate.
And, since this evil has run its course for a very long time, and since truth has been presented over and over, again and again, and has been repeatedly rejected, then this judgment is fair and necessary.
If judgment were withheld, then none of us would have a life of any kind. Satan would rule and everything would cease to exist.
The seven vials, are shallow bowls, and are generally referred to as the bowl judgments. This picture being portrayed here is not one of a single bowl being tilted gently and allowed to pour out slowly, but of seven full bowls, being dumped simultaneously, causing a flood from its contents, to overcome and overwhelm those on whom it is being poured. The content of only a single bowl is sufficient to overwhelm all.
This is a picture of phenomenal judgment that has never before occurred in history. It will be repetitive, rapid, unceasing, and thorough.
This comes from 'The' God, 'theos' who is the one and only true God, the highest authority in all of existence, whom we know as Jesus Christ, who gives life and who takes it away.