Today’s Reading | Revelation 11
The Third Woe is Coming
With all that has gone on thus far in the tribulation, one would think that the hearts of people would be softening. One would think that the survivors would be open to seeking God’s forgiveness. In today’s reading we see that their hearts are, in fact, growing harder. We read that there will be two witnesses on the earth at this time. They will be a testimony to who God is and what He expects their response to Him should be. The world will not respond well. For 1,260 days, the witnesses will preach, and no one will be able to harm them. After the appointed days are up, they will be killed. The world will celebrate. Their mockery towards God is demonstrated by the desecration of the witnesses bodies. The world will turn their deaths into a holiday of gift giving and celebration. What contempt! But God will intervene and will raise them from the dead and call them to heaven. A major earthquake will occur and 7,000 more lives will be lost. You can almost sense the calm before the greatest storm ever known. God desires that we allow His judgment to soften us and bring us to repentance, not to harden our hearts against Him.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?