Today’s Reading | Revelation 6
Who can Stand?
In this chapter, we begin reading about how God is going to judge the world for their sinfulness. We, as Christians, will not be on the earth at this time because the rapture will have taken us to heaven. What takes place on earth at this time ought to motivate us to be more diligent in our witness. In this chapter, John reveals six of the seven seal judgments. They involve peace being removed from the earth and men beginning open war with each other. Famine befalls the earth so severely that what had been staples of life, become luxuries. One-fourth of the population of the earth is killed by the sword, hunger, natural death, and wild beasts. There will be major physical changes to the earth. The great earthquake will occur; the sun will be darkened like sackcloth. The moon will be reddened as blood; a meteor shower will pound the earth. Mountains and islands will be moved. It is hard to even imagine such devastation. What effect should these facts have on our lives? First, thankfulness towards God who saved us from this, and second, a renewed motivation to share Christ so that others will not have to experience this disaster.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?