Revelation 16:1-6 " And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of GOD upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image.
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
And I heard the angel of the waters say, THOU art righteous, O LORD, which are, and was, and shalt be, because THOU has judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and THOU has given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. "
It is quite possible that the unsaved people living today will enter the tribulation (Daniel's Seventieth Week) to experience the horrors of that time period. Being part of this time of wrath will be truly terrifying. JESUS, Daniel, and Jeremiah all foretold that this will be the most difficult time of trouble the world will ever know (Matthew 24:21; Daniel 12:1; Jeremiah 30:7). The tribulation judgments will plague the entire earth. Just two of the twenty-one judgments will reduce the world's population by one half. This can be illustrated by imagining four huge bags of rice representing the world's population. In the fourth seal judgment, one fourth of the world's population will die (Revelation 6:8), thus removing one bag of rice with three remaining. In the sixth trumpet judgment (Revelation 9:18), one third of the world's population will perish, thus removing another bag of rice, leaving just two remaining. More than 3.5 billion people could perish, and this does not even count those who die in the other plagues.
In the Holocaust the world's Jewish population was reduced by one third; in the tribulation, it will be reduced by two thirds (Zechariah 13:8-9). Almost 100 million died in both World War I and World War II. If our tribulation estimates are correct, the casualties of just these two tribulation plagues will be thirty-five times the number of deaths in the two World Wars combined. The coming tribulation is certain and deadly, a sobering and horrifying reality, and not merely something for curious prophetic speculation. The day of grace will soon be over; the JUDGE is coming. But those who have received JESUS CHRIST as SAVIOR will be saved from this coming wrath (1st.Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9). GWZ
Your servant in CHRIST,
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