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The Demons Are Coming! (9 of 32)
The book of The Revelation is a blessing to the saved.
It is a blessing to God's people. In fact, you recall
that in the opening of The Revelation and also in the
conclusion God promises a special blessing to those of
His children who will read and who will obey the
contents of the book of The Revelation. So, it is a
blessing to those who are saved, but it is also a
warning to those who are lost.
The Bible does not tell us when the Rapture is going
to occur. At any moment the Lord Jesus Christ could
return, God's children would be resurrected if they
are dead; raptured if they are alive, and caught away
to be with the Lord. We do not know when that will
occur and so it is very imperative that those who do
not know the Lord receive Jesus Christ as their Savior
before the rapture occurs-before it is too late.
The book of The Revelation is a warning in that
direction. It is a warning to those who squander the
opportunity to come to know Christ as their Savior.
Because when Christ comes, if you have rejected the
Lord Jesus Christ, there is no more opportunity for
you to be saved.
When we come to the 9th chapter and the 1st verse, we
have the sounding of the 5th trumpet. I think it is
important for us to look at verse 13 in the previous
chapter. We are told that there was an eagle flying in
mid-heaven. We believe that the best translation is
for it to be "eagle" not an angel. "Flying through the
midst of the heaven and 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!"
Four trumpets have already sounded and they tell us
about natural disaster on the earth. Now, there is
going to be the sounding of the 5th, 6th, and 7th
trumpet. So serious and so severe and so intense are
they going to be that th ...
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