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…
REVELATION 6: IN THE SEAL JUDGMENTS:
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
Verse 1 – No Wind blowing on earth or sea
REVELATION 8: IN THE TRUMPET JUDGMENTS:
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)
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
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
Verse 15 – Huge flood
Verse 16 – Ground opens up to absorb water (earthquake)
Verse 13 – Fire falls from the sky
REVELATION 16: IN THE BOWL JUDGMENTS
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!