In this short article I want to do some calculations as to the possible number of deaths in relation to all the judgments upon the earth. The current world population of the world is almost 7 billion people. We will start with 7 billion people at the beginning of the tribulation and estimate the number of deaths at the end of the 7 year tribulation when the Lord Jesus returns to setup His Kingdom.
Let's start by looking at an overview of the coming judgments that are found in the book of Revelation:
-1st Seal: White horse (Antichrist) to conquer
-2nd Seal: Wars on earth
-3rd Seal: Worldwide economic troubles
-4th Seal: Death released. 1/4 of the worlds population to die by plagues, disease, beasts of the earth etc.
-5th Seal: Persecution and killing of God's people worldwide
-6th Seal: Massive earthquake
-7th Seal: Silence then the 7 trumpet judgments
Trumpet judgments (assumed 200 million base)
-1st Trumpet: Hail, fire, and blood. 1/3 all grass and trees burned up
-2nd Trumpet: Great mountain hits sea. 1/3 all ocean becomes blood. 1/3 all sea life dies and 1/3 all ships destroyed.
-3rd Trumpet: Wormwood star hits earth. 1/3 all freshwater poisoned.
-4th Trumpet: 1/3 of sun and moon darkened
-5th Trumpet: locust beasts that sting and torment men loosed from the pit (none as they just torment)
-6th Trumpet: demons released and 200 million Eastern army kills 1/3 of the world's population (1,320,000,000 dead)
-7th Trumpet: Cries from heaven and 7 bowl judgments to be released on earth
Bowl Judgments: (assumed 300 million base)
-1st Bowl: Terrible and painful sores break out on all who worship beast
-2nd Bowl: Entire ocean becomes blood. All sea life dies
-3rd Bowl: Fresh water becomes blood. No more fresh drinking water
-4th Bowl: Sun increased in heat and scorches and burns people
-5th Bowl: Supernatural darkness on earth
-6th Bowl: Great Eastern army heads toward Armageddon in the Middle East for the final battle
-7th Bowl: Babylon destroyed, massive earthquakes, and 100 pound hailstones devastate earth.
Armageddon is the final battle which is fought by the people and armies of the antichrist against the Lord Jesus who has now returned to earth. (300 million dead)
Below is the actual calculations. For the estimates look above to the seals for a more detailed description of the judgment. Below we will briefly list the judgment and the estimate of the number of deaths that will occur world-wide.
start 7,000,000,000 (7 billion people)
seal 2 deaths 100,000,000
seal2 total 6,900,000,000
seal 3 deaths 100,000,000
Total Seal3 6,800,000,000
Seal4 calc (1/4 population dead) 1,700,000,000
Total After seal4 5,100,000,000
Seal 5 deaths 200,000,000
Total after seal 5 4,900,000,000
Seal 6 deaths 100,000,000
Total after seal 6 4,800,000,000
Trumpet 1 deaths 200,000,000
Total after trumpet 1 4,600,000,000
Trumpet 2 deaths 200,000,000
Total after trumpet 2 4,400,000,000
Trumpet 3 deaths 200,000,000
Total after trumpet 3 4,200,000,000
Trumpet 4 deaths 200,000,000
Total after trumpet 4 4,000,000,000
Trumpet 5 deaths none as they are tormented
Trumpet 6 deaths 1,320,000,000
Total after trumpet 6 2,680,000,000
Bowl 1 deaths 300,000,000
Total after bowl 1 2,380,000,000
Bowl 2 deaths 300,000,000
Total after bowl 2 2,080,000,000
Bowl 3 deaths 300,000,000
Total after bowl 3 1,780,000,000
Bowl 4 deaths 300,000,000
Total after bowl 4 1,480,000,000
Bowl 5 deaths 300,000,000
Total after bowl 5 1,180,000,000
Bowl 6 deaths 300,000,000
Total after bowl 6 880,000,000
Bowl 7 deaths 300,000,000
Total after bowl 7 580,000,000
Armageddon deaths 300,000,000
Final total 280,000,000 (280 million - may be high...)
A final amount of 10-50 million people left after judgment may be more accurate.
As you can see the above judgments will cause a major drop in the size of the world's current population. There are other indicators in Scripture that suggest the death count will be very high.
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
In the flood of Noah's day the Lord destroyed the entire wicked world and only 8 people were spared! At the time of the flood the world population could also have been 5-7 billion people.
There are some differences between the end of the age judgments and the flood of Noah's day. When God judges the world this time it will not be a sudden one-time event. Instead the judgments of God will fall over a 7 year period during the kingdom of the antichrist.
Here is a brief overview of the coming scenario that is about to come to pass.
First will be the rapture of the Church. The antichrist is being restrained by the Holy Spirit working in and through the Church (body of born-again believers). When the rapture occurs, that restraint is removed. At this point Satan is free to bring to power his antichrist and setup the kingdom of the antichrist. The final 7 year clock starts ticking when the antichrist and Israel sign a 7 year peace treaty. During that 7 year period all the judgments from the book of Revelation will occur on earth. During these judgments the population of the earth will be drastically reduced.
As the world is now about to enter it's darkest days, it is time to get right with the Lord Jesus! He is the only Saviour and the only way to heaven. Come to the Lord Jesus, repent of your sins, and accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Only He can save! Be warned that all other so-called paths to God actually lead to hell.
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.
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