by Alan Yusko
The judgments of the book of Revelation will soon come to pass! God has appointed a time when He will judge the earth. Sin and wickedness must be dealt with. These judgments will occur at a time commonly known as: the 70th week of Daniels prophecy, the Tribulation period, The time of Jacob's trouble. It is a 7 year period that will occur after the rapture of the Church where the antichrist will rule the world. The antichrist cannot come to power at this time because the Church, the body of true believers, is still on earth. However the rapture will remove the Church and thus remove the restrainer which is keeping the antichrist from rising to power.
When will the rapture occur and set in motion the time when God judges the earth? Well the exact day cannot be dated, however as we see the signs of the final 7 years and the reign of the antichrist being setup right now....how soon must the rapture be! The important thing is that you, reader, be ready to stand before God. You will spend eternity in either heaven or hell. You either let the Saviour pay for your sins or you will pay for them yourself. God became a man, Jesus, and died on the cross and purchased a place in heaven which He now offers as a gift. Will you accept this free love Gift from the Lord Jesus or will you perish in your sins?
During the time when God judges the earth terrible judgments will be poured out on the earth. There will be 7 seal judgments, 7 trumpet judgments, and 7 vial judgments. All these are the judgment of almighty God on a sinful and wicked world.
In this tract we will look at these judgments as recorded in God's Word, The Bible. As you read through them think of your local newspaper and world events occuring today. Things in the world are getting chaotic and troubled. Soon the Lord Jesus will come and take His Church in the rapture. After that event the antichrist will be free to rise to power and he will sign a 7 year treaty with Israel. During that 7 year event the following judgments from God will occur on earth:
1. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
The white horse and the rider is the antichrist. When this seal is opened he will proceed to conquer the earth. Notice that he has bow but nothing is mentioned about any arrows. When the antichrist conquers the world he will do it through peace. It will not be a military conquest. Through peace he will deceive and conquer the world.
Look at the problems in the world today and the calls for peace. The antichrist will be there for a Christ rejecting world looking for answers to the major problems threatening the world on every side. He will offer timely solutions to global problems and the world will embrace and love him like a messaiah! He will easily conquer the world through peace.
v 3. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse [that was] red: and [power] was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
The second seal when opened will allow wars to break out all over the world. Today all nations are arming themselves and preparing for war. All that preparation will be used when the 2nd seal is broken.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and [see] thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
When the third seal is opened there will be widespread economic troubles. It will literally take a full day of work just for food in those days. However in all the economic troubles, the booze will not be harmed. Men can still drink like blind fools to dull the senses and the mind.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
When the forth seal is opened a pale horse, death is released on the earth. One quarter of the earth's population will die with hunger, plague, and the beasts of the earth. Currently the earth has close to 6 billion people. If one quarter die that means there will be 2 billion die with 4 billion surviving. That is massive death on a large scale!
Today we have the incurable aids virus and other diseases becoming resistant to antibiotics. During the time of the forth seal there will be many plagues worse and faster killing than aids. The end result will be 2 billion people dead.
9. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they [were], should be fulfilled.
When the fifth seal is opened the killing of God's people will begin worldwide. The God rejecting people on earth will hunt down any that believe in God and have them put to death. It will be a massive holocost. However during this time all men must decide if they want to follow the devil or follow God.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
When the sixth seal is opened there will be a massive earthquake on earth. Men will recognize that it is God who is pouring out His wrath on Earth! Unfortunately they still will not repent. Wicked men will not repent even when they know the truth!
1. And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer [it] with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, [which came] with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. 5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast [it] into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
The seventh seal begins the seven trumpets. Remember we have 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 vials. All this is the judgment of God on a Christ rejecting world. This world today is headed for its darkest hour. Soon these events will come to pass!
7. The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
When the first trumpet is blown there is a massive judgment of hail and fire with blood poured out upon the earth. One third of all the trees and all the grass is burnt up on earth!
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
When the second trumpet is blown a great mountain burning with fire is cast into the sea (ocean) and one third of the ocean will become blood. One third of all sea life will die and one third of all the ships on the ocean will be destroyed. Perhaps this 'great mountain' will be a meteor from space hitting earth. At any rate, it will do massive damage to the earth!
10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
When the third trumpet is sounded, a great burning star from the heavens will fall to earth. The star is called Wormword and it will pollute one third of all the fresh water on earth. As a result many men will die from this judgment.
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
When the forth trumpet sounds one third of the light from the sun and moon will be darkened. The light of day was reduced by one third and the light during night is also reduced by one third. After this trumpet and angel will fly and cry out "woes" to the inhabitants of the earth. Men will know that God is judging the earth and still they will not repent. The wicked do not want to turn to God but would rather have the devil and darkness. The reward for their choice will be an eternity in hell.
1. And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment [was] as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7 And the shapes of the locusts [were] like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads [were] as it were crowns like gold, and their faces [were] as the faces of men.
8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as [the teeth] of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings [was] as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power [was] to hurt men five months.
11 And they had a king over them, [which is] the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath [his] name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past; [and], behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
When the fifth trumpet sounds demonic locust type of beasts will be loosed from the pit. They will sting men and torment them for five months. The pain will be so great that many will seek death... but death will not come. This will be a foretaste of hell to many.
13. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen [were] two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates 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.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails [were] like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
When the sixth trumpet sounds three demons are released from the pit. They will work through the Chinese army that today can easily field 200 million men. As a result of this judgment one third of those remaining on earth will be destroyed. If there is 6 billion then 2 billion will die. If there is only about 5 billion or 4 billion people left before this judgment then this will kill over 1 billion people.
What are the result of these judgements on the wicked? Do they repent and turn to God? Nope, they have no intention of leaving their sins and prefer to stay in darkness.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
When the seventh trumpet is sounded there are great cries from those in heaven. The seventh trumpet is composed of the final 7 bowl or vial judgments that will be poured out on the earth.
5. And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
1. 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.
These final judgments will complete God's judgment on earth. With these 7 vials God's wrath will be complete. One thing to note is that the first seal is God's wrath and so is the seventh one. All seven seals, seven trumpets, and the final seven vials are the wrath of God on ungodly mankind. Although the judgments increase in severity, they are all the judgment of God.
2 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 worshipped his image.
The first vial is poured out and terrible sores come upon all mankind that has taken the mark of the beast. It will probably be some kind of open, oozing, painful, and incurable boil of some kind. At any rate it will cause terrible pain.
3 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.
The second vial is poured out and it kills everything living in every ocean.
4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous [are] thy judgments.
The third vial is poured out and all the fresh water becomes blood. God will give the wicked who have slayed the people of God, blood to drink. They wanted blood so they will be given blood instead of fresh water.
8. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
The forth vial is poured out upon the sun. This will cause great heat on earth which will literally burn the skin of men. Do people repent in all these great judgments that they know is from God? Nope, that is not even a consideration. Instead they blaspheme God.
10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
The fifth vial is poured out on the seat of the antichrist, the beast. As a result darkness will envelope his kingdom (which is worldwide). So men will have terrible heat and a supernatural darkness on the earth to add to their pain and their sores.
12. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
The sixth vial is poured out to allow the Chinese army to come into the middle east to take their part in the final battle of armageddon. The battle of armageddon is not when the earth is destroyed....as some believe. No, it is the final world war which will be ended by the return of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The Lord Jesus is coming back at the end of armageddon and He will setup His earthly kingdom and reign on earth for 1000 years. (See Revelation chapter 20 for more details)
17. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, [and] so great.
19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, [every stone] about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
The seventh vial is poured out which completes God's judgment on mankind. It includes the judgment of sinful Babylon. A great earthquake occurs that will destroy all the cities on earth and will sink every island and level every mountain. Finally 100 pound hailstones will pound the earth destroying everything the earthquake didn't destroy.
In light of these terrible judgments that will occur on planet earth it is now time to think about eternity. Will you accept the Lord Jesus and the salvation and forgiveness that He freely offers to all who will repent and accept? Or will you reject the Lord Jesus, miss the rapture of the Church, and live in the days of the antichrist and the time when God judges the earth?
The choice is yours. Where will you spend your eternity?
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Let me ask you a question......IF YOU WERE TO DIE TODAY DO YOU KNOW FOR CERTAIN THAT YOU WOULD GO TO HEAVEN?
IF YOU ARE NOT 100% SURE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN THEN IS IT POSSIBLE YOU MIGHT GO TO HELL?
The Lord Jesus said:
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT HELL?
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
IS THE LORD JESUS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
WHAT ABOUT OTHERS WHO CLAIM THEY KNOW THE WAY TO GOD?
12. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
COME TO THE LORD JESUS AND RECEIVE THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS AND ETERNAL LIFE
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner and I ask You to come into my life to forgive and save me. I now receive You as my Saviour (trusting in You ALONE to save me) and my Lord (making You my Master and comitting my life to You).
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
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