Death will take a holiday for about 5 months. People will not be able to die, even if they want to. Sometimes living is worse than death. When the body can no longer fulfill the purposes for which God designed and created it, it can become a prison of pain. We have all seen people who are in agony, kept alive by artificial means. That’s not living.Can you imagine what it will be like for these people who are being tormented by demons, wanting to die, trying to commit suicide, but they just can’t be put out of their misery? It will be a horrible time.
The opening of the 7th Seal in Rev. 8 brings forth the 7 Trumpet judgments, then the 7th Trumpet, will bring the 7 Bowl judgments. These judgments occur consecutively & not simultaneously. They happen like dominoes or fireworks falling. And the Wrath of the Lamb is not complete until the last bowl is poured out upon this Christ-rejecting world. As we read of the devastation that will occur at this time, we are reminded that God is fair. “Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!” (Rev.15:3) When the whole truth has been revealed, we will all declare that God was just & true. Whenever you come to something you don’t understand, fall back on what you do understand. I know that God is love. I know that God is true and His judgments are right.
The elder of Revelation 7:13 identifies the great multitude as “the ones who come out of the great tribulation.” I believe the greatest period of revival that the world has ever known will take place immediately after the Rapture.
There will be so many people who have been out on the fringes, those who have heard the gospel but who haven’t responded to it by committing their lives to Jesus Christ. Their loved ones who have been witnessing to them for a long time will suddenly disappear. I believe this will bring many to their knees, crying out to Jesus for salvation. Pastor Chuck Smith
We admire the faithful witnesses from Foxes Book of Martyrs … or future martyrs (Rev.6:9). But today they would be called a nuisance, or a narrow-minded legalist, or worse. Yet imagine if in those ages past, Polycarp, Lawrence, Wickliff, Zwingle, and their peers had said, “The world is lost in sin; but if we try to set it right we shall only disgrace ourselves. Let us sleep on it, and maybe when we wake up things will be better.” Such action would have brought upon you and I a legacy of curses. Age after age would have gone down into the pit, and many errors would have swallowed all of us. But these men and women loved God’s Word and Jesus too much to see them trampled upon.
Today it is much as it was in the Reformer’s days. Decision is needed. Where is the witness for today? We who have had the gospel passed down to us by the martyr’s hands should not take it lightly, nor sit by and hear it denied by traitors who pretend to love it, but actually hate every line of the gospel. If Jesus does not come soon, there will come another generation, and another, and all these generations will be tainted and injured if Christians today are not faithful to Christ and to His Truth.
The wrath of the Lamb just doesn’t sound right does it? (Rev. 6) We don’t associate wrath with lambs. Lambs are very mild little animals. You will never see a sign that says; “Beware of vicious lambs!” However, Jesus is the Lamb of God who gave His life as a sacrifice for our sins because of the evil in the world. The thing that brings Jesus’ wrath down upon earth is the effect that Satan and sin bring upon mankind. And seeing the suffering and destruction brought upon His creation as a result of sin brings The Wrath of The Lamb.