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Revelation 8:13-9:21

The trumpet judgments continue as we move into Revelation 9. With the fifth trumpet we see the releasing of a multitude of locust-like demons. If I didn't know better, I'd think I was reading a script from a horror movie. These locusts look like horses prepared for battle, have crowns on their heads, human faces, hair like women, teeth like lions, and tails like scorpions with the power to inflict excruciating stings on those people who do not know Christ. They are not allowed to kill anyone, but it will be so bad that the people will seek death, they'll long to die, but death will flee from them (vs. 6).

Then the sixth trumpet blows and four apparently evil angels are released to kill a third of mankind. With them is a terrifying mounted army numbering 200,000,000. One fourth of the earth has already been killed as a result of the fourth seal (Rev. 6:7-8) and now one third of the population that remains is killed here. That means that these two judgments by themselves have reduced the population of the earth by one half to this point.

So you'd think these happenings would get the attention of the people who are not following Christ, right? Sadly, the answer is no. Verses 20-21 tell us that the rest of mankind who were not killed DID NOT REPENT.

I know I went here yesterday, but these verses are heavy on my heart and I feel compelled to put this before us all again today. Let's think about who we know that doesn't know Christ and what we can do to change that--even today or this week. Please don't miss that what we're reading here isn't fiction. It is going to happen at some point in the future, and that time could be near. Tami W.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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