Why Does God Send The Tribulation
Revelation 6:8 “And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.”
First Seal (vv. 1–2)—The Conqueror: … A crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer (v. 2b).
• Second Seal (vv. 3–4)—Conflict on Earth: … It was granted … to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword (v. 4b).
• Third Seal (vv. 5–6)—Scarcity on Earth: … He who sat on [the black horse] had a pair of scales in his hand. … “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine” (vv. 5b, 6b).
• Fourth Seal (vv. 7–8)—Widespread Death on Earth: … The name of him who sat on [the pale horse] was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth (v. 8).
• Fifth Seal (vv. 9–11)—The Cry of the Martyrs: “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” … And it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed (v. 10b, 11b).
Sixth Seal (vv. 12–17)—Cosmic Disturbances: … There was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, … Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out. Finally, in Revelation 11:15, when Jesus Christ unrolls the seventh seal and the seventh trumpet blows, it will be complete—He will have taken back the rule of His planet: The seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”
During this terrible time of tribulation, one out of four people will die (6:8)—some through the ravages of war, others by starvation, and many others by the beasts of the earth. Death may come instantly, without prolonged dread, or it may come slowly and painfully. In 2006, the world’s population was 6,491,353,180; that means that at least 1,622,838,295, or more than five times the current population of the United States, will die. Can you imagine that? Because the population of the world doubles every thirty-nine and one-half years, the number of people who will die grows larger every day.
In addition, one-third of all vegetation will be burned up. All grass, every tree, and everything else that is green will be destroyed (8:7). The sun and the moon will be darkened as nature goes into revolt (8:12). The gates of hell will open and hordes of locusts shaped “like horses prepared of its place (vv. 12–14).
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