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The Preparation for the End (28 of 40)
Series: GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
April 27, 2003
I want to welcome you to Revelation chapter 15. Take God's Word and join me in the 15th chapter of GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING.
We are reading this morning a very short chapter, yet a very significant chapter. You will recall back in chapter 5 that there was a scroll, the title deed to planet earth. On that scroll were 7 seals. As each seal will be removed, they will unleash a judgment upon the earth. And as each seal will be removed, the intensity of the judgment will increase.
Under the seventh seal will be seven trumpets. And as each trumpet will sound, it will unleash a judgment. And like the seal judgments, the trumpet judgments will increase in intensity.
All right, so far we have seen the seven seal judgments and the seven trumpet judgments. Now before we go any further, let me remind you that after the church is raptured that there will be many people left behind. Those left behind will have to make a choice: follow the Anti-Christ and be able to buy and sell and live OR follow the Real-Christ, not be able to buy and sell and die. Life on earth in exchange for Life with God OR life with God in exchange for life on earth.
Now because God is not willing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance, He will unleash these judgments in hopes that some will turn to Him and be saved. So first will come the seven seal judgments, under the seventh seal will come seven trumpet judgments. Now under the seventh trumpet, after a short interlude, will come seven bowl judgments. And these seven bowl judgments will be more severe than the seven seals and seven trumpets.
In fact, Jesus said in Matthew 24:21-22, "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be s ...
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