These next 3 articles are going to be extremely HARD HITTING. I am not going to pull any punches on what will be discussed in these articles. These article have to do with the JUDGMENTS AND WRATH OF GOD HITTING THIS EARTH FULL FORCE DURING THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION - which will be the last 7 years of the world.
Many Christians are too afraid to read this part of Book of Revelations because it is just too horrible to think about and contemplate on. However, God is specifically telling us what is going to happen with these
IF GOD DID NOT WANT US TO KNOW OR HAVE THIS INFORMATION DUE TO THE INTENSITY AND SEVERITY OF THESE JUDGMENTS, HE WOULD HAVE NEVER PUT IT IN THE BIBLE. BUT SINCE HE DID, THAT MEANS HE WANTS US TO HAVE THIS INFORMATION FOR OUR OWN KNOWLEDGE AND TO ALSO TO BE ABLE TO PASS THIS ONTO OTHERS IF THESE EVENTS START TO OCCUR IN OUR LIFETIME.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE THE STOMACH TO PRESS IN ON EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, I CHALLENGE YOU TO JUST SIT BACK, RELAX, AND USE YOUR IMAGINATION TO FULLY IMAGINE THESE EVENTS AS THEY ARE DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURE VERSES. IF YOU DO THIS, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GRASP THE INTENSITY, SEVERITY AND MAGNITUDE OF THESE EVENTS. THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THESE EVENTS AND THE WORLD WILL NEVER SEE ANYTHING LIKE THIS EVER AGAIN!
Remember one last thing when you start reading on exactly what is going to occur with these judgments - these events will be occurring on a world wide global scale. When using your imagination to visualize these events, imagine you are hovering above the earth, looking down and seeing these events occur on a worldwide global scale. Then you will be able to appreciate the magnitude and intensity of these events.
The Judgments And Wrath Of God
There will 3 sets of judgments that will come upon the earth during the last 7 years. Some of these judgments will be "allowed" by God to occur. The rest will come directly from His hand. The 3 sets of judgments will occur in chronological and successive order as they are presented to you from the Bible. They are called:
The Seal Judgments (7)
The Trumpet Judgments (7)
The Bowl Judgments (7)
There are 7 judgments within each of them, hence the number 7 behind each of them. If there is a Rapture, the Church should be off the earth by the time these judgments start to occur. These judgments are targeted for the rebellious and nonbelievers - the hardened sinners.
When you read what will occur, the first question you will ask is why? Why is God going to go to such an extreme extent to allow and cause this type of massive destruction to hit our earth. There are two main reasons and you need to get a STRONG HOLD ON EACH OF THESE 2 REASONS SO THAT YOU CAN PERFECTLY UNDERSTAND WHY GOD IS GOING TO ALLOW AND CAUSE ALL OF THESE EVENTS TO OCCUR. The 2 reasons are as follows:
1. To try and get as many people saved as He possibly can before the end comes. Remember, the Rapture will probably have occurred before these events start to happen. That means that all the Christians will be gone. What will be left are the hardheads who either did not get it the first time around or were too stubborn and/or too rebellious to get saved the first time around.
God, in His incredible loving mercy, is going to come after these people for a "second time." However, in an effort to try and reach them with the seriousness and gravity of the situation, HE WILL BE THROWING EVERYTHING AT THEM, INCLUDING THE "THE KITCHEN SINK," IN AN EFFORT TO TRY TO LET THEM KNOW THAT HE DOES EXIST, AND THAT HE WILL BE CALLING THEM FOR THE LAST AND FINAL TIME.
As you will see, a lot of these people will still fail to repent and turn to God - even after the most serious of these judgments literally hit this earth with full force. After you read what is going to happen, you are going to be blown away that so many of these people will still fail to repent and turn to God after seeing and literally living through these massive onslaughts by God.
They will even know that it is God Himself doing it because these events will be so supernatural. But they will still curse Him and refuse to break because of their hardened natures and sinful ways. Their eventual end, when it is all said and done, is that they will be thrown in to what is called the Lake of Fire and Brimstone where they will live under severe torment for the rest of their eternal lives.
BUT AS BAD AS THAT EVENTUAL END IS GOING TO BE FOR THESE PEOPLE, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD DID EVERYTHING HE POSSIBLY COULD TO TRY AND GET THESE PEOPLE SAVED BEFORE THE FINAL JUDGMENT TAKES PLACE WHERE THEY ARE THROWN INTO THIS HORRIBLE PLACE OF TORMENT FOR THE REST OF THEIR ETERNAL LIVES. THAT IS WHY THESE JUDGMENTS WILL BE SO SEVERE, INTENSE, MASSIVE AND WILL BE OCCURRING ON A WORLDWIDE GLOBAL SCALE.
GOD DOESN'T WANT OR WISH THAT ANYONE SHOULD PERISH INTO THIS HORRIBLE PLACE - BUT HE CAN'T MAKE OR FORCE PEOPLE TO ACCEPT HIM. HOWEVER, HE WILL BE GOING TO THE MOST EXTREME LENGTHS POSSIBLE WITH THESE JUDGMENTS TO TRY AND GET SOME OF THESE HARDENED AND REBELLIOUS SINNERS TO TURN TO HIM.
If you read about all of these judgments in this light, you'll be able to appreciate and understand why God has to go to this extreme. When these judgments are over and Jesus returns for the second time, there will be no second chance for these people. If they don't accept Jesus before He comes back, their fate will be sealed for all of eternity in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone.
2. The second reason these judgments are going to be released by God is to punish and show His wrath to all the hardened and rebellious sinners which will include the Antichrist, the False Prophet, Satan and all of his demons. You will have not only have the Antichrist and Satan killing and persecuting others, but other people will be killing one another.
This will be worse than the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. Most of the Christians who get saved during the Tribulation will be killed by the Antichrist. This one event alone will cause God to release His anger, wrath and vengeance upon the rest of the unbelieving world. It will also serve as a warning and foreshadowing of what is about to come their way very shortly - eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone.
In one of the actual seal judgments, there is a whole "seal judgment" just devoted to the Christians who are martyred during the Tribulation. They are crying out to God to extract vengeance on their behalf and He tells them to wait just a little while longer before He does so.
THAT IS HOW WICKED THE WORLD IS GOING TO BECOME DURING THIS TIME. THE PERSECUTION AND BLOODSHED CAUSED BY THE ANTICHRIST, SATAN AND THE REST OF THE UNBELIEVING WORLD WILL BE SO BAD, THAT IT WILL CAUSE GOD TO RELEASE, WITH FULL FORCE, THE FURY OF HIS WRATH UPON ALL THESE WICKED PEOPLE. AGAIN, IF YOU CAN GRASP HOW BAD AND EVIL PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BECOME DURING THIS TIME, YOU CAN THEN FULLY UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE WHY GOD IS GOING TO RELEASE SUCH SEVERE JUDGMENTS UPON THE EARTH DURING THIS TIME.
AS INTENSE AND POWERFUL AS THESE JUDGMENTS ARE GOING TO BE, THE REAL SAD PART ABOUT ALL OF THIS IS THAT THERE WILL STILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT TURN TO GOD. BUT AT LEAST WE CAN ALL TAKE WITH US IN THE NEXT LIFE THAT OUR GOD DID EVERYTHING HE POSSIBLY COULD TO WARN AND TRY TO GET THESE PEOPLE SAVED AND PULLED IN. BUT JUST AS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF THE ANGELS HAVE FALLEN, REBELLED AND TURNED AWAY FROM THEIR GOD, A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF HUMANS ARE GOING TO DO THE SAME THING, AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WE OR EVEN GOD HIMSELF CAN DO ABOUT IT BECAUSE OF THE FREE WILL HE HAS GIVEN TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. THAT IS GOING TO BE THE SADDEST PART OF HUMAN HISTORY AFTER IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE.
The next article will deal with the 3 sets of Judgments that will take place during the last 7 years on earth.
Article written by Michael Bradley of Bible Knowledge Ministries. Their website is a resource of Bible articles, commentary and teaching. They currently have over 100 Bible articles. All free of charge.