September 6, 2019
Scripture Passage: Revelation 8-9:12
As studied in the Book of Revelation, the first six seals of the Great Tribulation will have more than their fair share of false peace, war, earthquakes, famine, and disease. But perhaps the most significant sign of judgment is the silence in Heaven acknowledged in the seventh and final seal.
What is this silence in Heaven? It is the lull before the storm. The calm before the tornado. The silence before the jury announces the verdict.
Men left behind on earth have hated the Light, and now they’ll have their share of the darkness. Satan, the prince of darkness, the fallen angel, now has permission from Heaven to open the pits of hell and release the most debilitating and diabolical demons to have ever existed which is far worse than any sort of haunting spirit you could have ever encountered before.
Who could possibly escape this sort of doom? Who could possibly be excused from the coming wrath? 1 Thessalonians 1:10-11 says, “To wait for His Son from Heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come. For God hath not appointed us to wrath but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.”
God is not going to pour out His wrath upon the church. No.
God will chastise us and all will answer for what he or she has done. But He’ll never pour His wrath out upon us.
Adrian Rogers says, “One of these days, another trumpet will sound and that is the trumpet that calls us to meet the Lord Jesus Christ in the air. And just as the Lord took Lot out of Sodom before fire and brimstone, just as the Lord put Noah in the ark before the flood, He’s going to call His beloved home.”
Come to Jesus today. The days are short and the end is coming. The Great Tribulation is promised in Scripture, but there is hope for us, still.