by Jerry Watts

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You Don't Want To Live THEN! (25 of 41)
Series: The Unveiling
Jerry Watts
Revelation 9:1-21

• To read this chapter is to want to 'break and run' for 2 Corinthians 6 and shout out, "Now is the acceptable time, NOW is the day of salvation" because my heart's desire is that no one, especially those under the sound of my voice remain on earth to experience these trumpet judgments. If all we had of God's word was Revelation 9, it would be enough for me to desire a relationship with God through Christ. This time spoken of in chapter 9 is not a time you want to live in.

• It has been rightly said, 'there are some things worse than death' and we find it right here. In fact conditions on earth are so extreme that verse 6 tells us people want to die and can't.

• Some hear these words and ask, "Are you trying to frighten us into trusting Jesus?" I respond, "If I thought I could, I would gladly do it to keep you from the horrors of God's judgment." What we have just read is not fiction, a fable, or a fairy tale, it is a fact given by God Himself to make us aware of what lies ahead.

• For the believer these words should be words of ENCOURAGEMENT that God is in control and has the last word, that earth will be purified and redeemed, and that evil will ultimately be judged.

• For the unbeliever these are words of ENLIGHTENMENT. They are enlightened as to what the future holds in store for all those who refused God's offer of grace and rejects the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus.

• Jesus died on the cross, shed His blood, was placed in a tomb, and rose from the death, for YOUR SINS. He paid a debt He did not owe and paid YOUR debt YOU could not pay. He did this so if you believe in Him, follow Him with your whole heart, and receive HIS offer of abundant and eternal life; you can miss the trumpet judgments and make your home in heaven with Him. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; and no one comes to the Father except through me." This mea ...

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