Today’s Reading | Revelation 9
Nor Did They Repent
How do you imagine you would respond if you were living on the earth during the Tribulation period? Imagine experiencing what you have read in Revelation up to this point. God’s judgment, however, is not finished. Today we read about more of God’s judgment. John reveals that there will be demonic forces coming up out of hell that will torture people for five months. People will be in such agony that they will want to die but will not be able to. According to verse six, death will elude them. Four angels will be released, and they will kill a third of all mankind. Keep in mind that these two events follow the events found in chapter eight. One would assume that people would flock to God in repentance, seeking His mercy. One would think that by now, they would be getting the message that God hates sin, and they need to repent and seek His forgiveness. Do they? – Not according to verse twnety. They still do not stop worshiping demons and idols, or repent. Often, we do the same thing. God convicts us about sin in our lives, yet we refuse to repent. Is God dealing with you right now about an area in which you need to repent and seek forgiveness?
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?