“Turn Away From Our Sinful Past “
Guys, maybe gals too at times inflict pain on someone weaker than us. They say stop. it hurts.
We reply if you say uncle, I will stop. Some people will say uncle quickly and some refuse. I have seen tears streaming down the victim’s cheeks but they will not say, uncle.
Maybe you have not done this or heard of this. It is a way of making the weaker submit to the stronger. (sounds like a fun game?? not)
Please read Rev 9:1-21
1 The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. 2 When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. 3 And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 They were not given power to kill them, but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 During those days men will seek death, but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. 7 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads, they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. 8 Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. 10 They had tails and stings like scorpions, and in their tails, they had power to torment people for five months. 11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.12 The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come.13 The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. 14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number. 17 The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and sulfur. 18 A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke, and sulfur that came out of their mouths. 19 The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.
20 The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood — idols that cannot see or hear or walk. 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality, or their thefts.
Now I am not suggesting the Lord God is playing uncle. What He is doing, is giving the people another chance to turn away from their sins and turn towards Him. But most of the people will not do it.
It reminds one of Pharaoh, who allowed the plaques of the Lord God to destroy Egypt rather than submit to the will of the Lord,
COVID 19 and other 2020 issues that have happened are giving the people of the world another chance to turn away from the world’s evil to the everlasting love and good of the Lord.
Praise God, some are doing this, but the majority simply curse everything that they can curse and go on their merry way.
What you just read will be experienced by those who go through the great tribulation. I beg you, if you have not named Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, do it now, right now.
Each brand new morning, we are one day closer to the great tribulation. I can’t tell you when it will come, only the Lord God knows the time.
But I can help you be ready by asking Christ to be your Savior. And when you are the Lord’s, come what may, He will bring you safely into His eternity and share eternal life with you.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;