Death Draws Near…Choose Life! :: By Robert Mandel


Dear Reader, this article is intended to be sent out to friends and family as an appeal to escape the coming judgments of God and be saved!

Fear… Panic…Disease…Financial Ruin…Global Terror…Death!

The virus sweeping the earth has brought all of this and more!

Please hear me when I tell you: this is just a small “walk-through” rehearsal for all of the judgments soon to fall upon this planet!

The Book of Revelation predicts 21 separate horrors which will fall upon the people of every country within a short period of 7 years known as the “Tribulation.” Here is a short list of those tragedies compiled by RR contributor, Gale Davidson, and presented in the sequence in which they will come…


Verse 8 – Famine (no rain, no food)

Verse 12 – Great Earthquake

Verse 12 – Sun turns dark – no light

Verse 12 – Moon turns to blood (Eclipse of Sun and Moon)

Verse 14 – Sky vanishes

Verse 14 – Mountains and islands dislodged

Revelation 7:

Verse 1 – No Wind blowing on earth or sea


Verse 5 – Thunder, lightning & an earthquake

Verse 7 – Storm of hail

Verse 7 – Fire mingled with blood

Verse 7 – 1/3 of earth is burned up

Verse 7 – 1/3 of trees are burned up

Verse 7 – All green grass is burned up

Verse 8 – Great mountain blazing with fire is hurled into the sea               (volcano or comet?)

Verse 9 – 1/3 of the sea is turned into blood

Verse 10 – Huge star (asteroid) falls from Heaven

Verse 10 – 1/3 of the rivers; springs of water become polluted

Verse 12 – 1/3 of the sun is smitten

Verse 12 – 1/3 of the moon and stars are dark

Verse 12 – 1/3 turned to darkness (daylight and night gone)

Revelation 9:

Verse 2 – Smoke darkens the sun and atmosphere darkened

Verse 3 – Poisonous locusts appear and torment people for 5 months

Verse 18 – 3 plagues: fire; smoke and Sulphur

Revelation 11:

Verse 6 – Two witnesses given power to cause NO rain;                                                                                  turn water into blood; scourge the earth with plagues

Verse 13 – Tremendous earthquake

Verse 19 – Lightning, thunder, and earthquake, terrific hailstorm

Revelation 12:

Verse 15 – Huge flood

Verse 16 – Ground opens up to absorb water (earthquake)

Revelation 13:

Verse 13 – Fire falls from the sky


Verse 3 – Sea turned to thick blood

Verse 4 – Rivers, springs of water turned to blood

Verse 8 – Sun burns with fierce, glowing heat & fire

Verse 10 – Total darkness – No light

Verse 12 – Euphrates River dries up

Verse 17 – Air polluted

Verse 18 – Lightning, thunder, a tremendous earthquake                                                                          (severe and far reaching like the “ring of fire”)

Verse 19 – Mighty city broken into 3 parts

Verse 19 – Cities of nations are destroyed (“ring of fire”)

Verse 20 – Every island disappears

Verse 20 – No mountains remain

Verse 21 – 50-60 lb. hailstones fall from Heaven

Consider these numbers…

If 50% of the people on earth contract the Corona Virus and the death toll holds to the 2% figure we have seen so far, then 80 million people would die before the epidemic ends! But God’s Word predicts the death toll of the 7-year Tribulation to be 50% of the earth’s total population… 4 billion people!! This is about 50 times worse than the “tiny plague” we face today! Dear friend, if you think I am trying to scare you, the truth is, I am!

So, if God is so loving as the Bible says, then why is He allowing this Corona Virus to disrupt and endanger the whole world!? And why would He ever subject the entire planet to suffering 50 times worse than that?!

The answer to both questions is simple:

to save us from far greater suffering in Hell!

God, in His wisdom, has equipped our bodies with pain receptors that tell us when it is time to seek help and healing. This same God is willing to bring enough pain to mankind to send the same life-saving message.

The real question is, must we travel that hard, painful road, or is there an easier alternative? The Bible answers us with great news!

“The Lord is not slow about keeping His promise as some people think. He is waiting for you. The Lord does not want any person to be punished forever. He wants all people to be sorry for their sins and turn from them” (2 Peter 3:9). (Scriptures from NLV).

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. Whoever puts his trust in God’s Son will not be lost but will have life that lasts forever” (John 3:16).

“If you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved from the punishment of sin” (Romans 10:9).

If it seems too incredible to believe that terror and tragedy will come upon the earth in the near future, ask yourself a question: Did you ever think you would live to see the things that are happening all over the world today?! God is giving us a “sneak preview” of the Tribulation in the hope that some will reach out for the lifeline of Christ and be spared from a far greater suffering coming soon upon the earth.

Will you believe His word? Will you choose life? Pray for His guidance!