Today’s Reading | Revelation 8
There was Silence
Why was there silence in heaven after the seventh seal was opened? As you read this chapter, you realize silence is about the only reaction one could have in response to what will be taking place. How would you respond to such news? Can you imagine what it is going to be like to live on the earth during the Tribulation? Think about this seventh seal judgment. One third of the earth will be burned up, a third of the sea will be turned to blood, and, as a result, a third of the creatures in the sea will die. Can you imagine the smell that is going to create? Also, a third of the rivers become bitter and even more people will die. The fourth trumpet results in a third of all light from the sun and moon turned dark. A third of each day will be totally black. How horrible it will be for those left trying to survive the judgment of God during these days. We need to be more diligent in sharing the message of Christ with those who are headed for these judgments because they are not saved. Do you love your unsaved friends enough to share Christ with them? How can you reach out to them this week? What should you say to him?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?