I strongly suggest you read the Book of Revelation to understand what the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments are.
Those of you who believe you have years to make up your mind about taking Jesus as Savior, listen up! I need to tell you this. There is not much time left. There is coming a day - soon and very soon - when the dead in Christ and the Church of God will be snatched away, caught up out of this world to meet Jesus in the air. I truly believe that at the speed things are moving now, you could be reading this after the church is gone.
The Book of Revelation tells us that after the church is taken from the earth, there will come a time of tribulation, (trouble, trial; suffering) "as has never been" (Daniel 12:1) when people will suffer plagues and droughts and lack of food as well as sickness and disease. Many will die.
Revelation tells us that there is a scroll with God’s judgment written on it which only Jesus is holy enough, sinless enough to open. It reveals first the set of judgments, the 7 Seal judgments. Revelation 6:7, 8 tells us that when the fourth of those seals is opened, one fourth of the world's population will be killed. Later, at the judgment seat of Christ, they will be judged, found to be full of sin, and damned to hell.
This is no time to play. This is serious business. Your eternal soul is hanging in the balance. Rejecting Jesus as your Savior is truly the only unforgiveable sin you can commit, and it’s the sin unto death. You have two choices. You can come to Jesus for salvation, or to satan for destruction. If you think hell is a party, read what Jesus will say at the judgment when he separates the wheat from the weeds. “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41) and what the third angel said. "The same (those who reject Jesus for the devil) shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture (undiluted; full strength) into the cup of his indignation (God’s anger); and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever" (Revelation 14: 10, 11).
You can believe this or not. But be sure what you believe. The only assurance you have that you won’t face the wrath and judgment of God is to repent before God of your sins, turn to Jesus and ask Him to be your personal Savior and Lord. Jesus left us no wiggle room when He warned us that He is the only way to eternal life in Heaven with God. He said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me” (John 14:6). That's it, case closed. You go through Jesus or you go to hell.
Those of us who are born-again in Christ are bound by His command. “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). That’s not to say that we are to preach to cats, dogs, and birds, but to God’s people creation: humans!
Be careful what you believe. Remember, Israel is God's chosen and blessed nation and the Jews are the apple of God's eye. People who make a living speaking against all that the Bible tells us about Israel have a frightening agenda, and it's NOT called peace. God gave Israel the land, and for the sake of peace, Israel gave much of it back to the true occupiers.So, if someone comes to your church and tells you Israel is the trouble maker, don't be quick to believe. Israel is a nation beset because of her own failure to repent and turn to Jesus as Savior, but she is NOT an occupier in the sense the Palestinians are making out. Israel is occupying the land because GOD gave it to the Jews.
Pray for Israel, the peace of Jerusalem and the return of all lands back to the ones GOD chose to live there.
Read this article presented in Olive Tree Ministry and see what's going around out there that is totally opposite what God said.
This is a beautiful song that was well done by Joey and Rory Feek. It was my husband Larry's favorite hymn. It's perfect for this time of year, too. Please listen to all the words carefully.