2018-11-08 / Worship

The revelation to John continues

(Revelation 9:13-21)

John says, “The sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God.” (verse 13) The voice is giving direction to the sixth angel which has the trumpet that sounds out directions: “ Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.” (verse 14) God’s preparation for the end of normal time on Earth is about to happen to mankind. The words spoken to mankind throughout the Old Testament and New Testament days, warning about sin, challenging mankind to come and follow God’s commands, given through chosen men of God, throughout God’s word, the Bible, is ending throughout the whole world of mankind. There has never been a day on Earth like this day. Throughout God’s word, mankind has been given many opportunities to follow God’s teachings, but have failed as a whole population.

The sixth angel commands four angels, who are bound in the great Euphrates River, to prepare to slay the third part of mankind, within the next year. (verse 15) And the number of horsemen were two hundred thousand, thousand. That would be 200 million soldiers.

John says, “And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplate of fire and of jacinth, and brimstone and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.” (verse 17) Thus we see God’s army against the sin of mankind at war against all evil upon the face of Earth. By these three weapons of God, fire, smoke, and brimstone, a third part of mankind will be killed. (verse 18)

Their power was in their mouth and tails. And with their heads did they hurt mankind. (verse 19)

But the sad story is found in verses 20 and 21. It says, “And the rest of the men which were not killed did not repent; that they should not worship devils and idols of gold, silver, and brass, and stone, and wood, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk. Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”

This should be a warning to us today, that repenting of our sins is most important in our lives and coming to accept and believe in Jesus Christ to be our Saviour is most important for all of us. Today is the day to repent of our sins and accept Jesus as Saviour.

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