Updated: Mar 9, 2022
This what people ought to fear! BILLIONS will die during the 7 year Great Tribulation time (aka. the 70th week of Daniel, the Time of Jacobs Trouble) that is fast approaching and precedes the return of Christ to establish His 1,000 year kingdom on earth and rule from David’s throne.
In the 20th century over 100 million people lost their lives to war, but it’s nothing in comparison to the 7 year Great Tribulation. The genocide in the Tribulation will unfold two-fold: (1) By the Antichrist and his minions (Rev 6:8; 9:15-18; etc) whom God providentially allows to judge and persecute the Gentiles and persecute His beloved Jacob (Matt 24), to bring repentance and conversion to Israel for the first time in its history since the patriarchal fathers, and (2) By Jesus Christ at His second return to judge the ungodly Gentiles and those who refused to obey the gospel of Christ (Rev 14:15-20; 19:11-21; 2 Th 1:7-9). BILLIONS will be slaughtered collectively in these events.
During the 7 year Tribulation, the Antichrist will slaughter all those who refuse to worship him and take his number on their hand or forehead (Rev 13:1-18). Billions will be killed, as noted in these events:
1. Firstly up to 1/4 of the earths population which would be about 1.5 billion today: “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth” (Rev 6:8).
2. And then a 1/3 of the earth by the four angels and their two hundred million horsemen army, which would be about 2 billion people today (Rev 9:15-21). “By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.” (Rev 9:18).
3. In here somewhere, 2/3 of Israel is slaughtered as well by the Antichrist, while the 1/3 survives by fleeing into the wilderness.
4. And then hundreds of millions if not a billion when the Lord Jesus Christ returns at the end of the Tribulation with His army of saints (Rev 14:15-20; 19:11-21; 2 Th 1:7-9) by the sword of His mouth (Rev 19:21), of “the kings of the earth, and their armies,” who are “gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.” (Rev 19:19). The number of these slaughtered by Jesus Christ is very very high, for when all these people that come against God, His army and His chosen Israel are “cast into the great winepress of the wrath of God” and Christ is finished slaughtering them and trodding the winepress without the city, the “blood [that] came out of the winepress,” is so mammoth “that [it’s] even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” (Rev 14:19-20). Horse’s bridle = average 5 ft. 1,600 furlongs = appr 322 km. Yes, you read that right: 5 ft deep and 322 km of human blood. Thats a lot of blood!
Now is it any wonder that Jesus said lest these days be shortened no flesh would be saved (Matt 24:21-22). This is not the message lovers of self and this world, ear-tickled, effeminate and “tolerant” people want to hear today, but its critical for us to prophecy to sinners (forth-tell not fore-tell) of this terrible judgment coming their way. It is commanded and necessary to bring sinners to a fear of God, saving repentance and faith (Ac 17:30-31).
And as bad as those temporal massacres will be, they’re nothing in comparison to the eternal and unquenchable hell fire for all lost people, including false “believers” which mostly fill the modern church’s today. The mortality rate of that pandemic is 100%!
Man fears dying. Rightfully so. Eternal hell fire awaits them. Through His death, the Lord Jesus Christ “destroy[ed] him that had the power of death, that is, the devil”. Why? To “deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Heb 2:14-15).
But before the fear of death can be overcome (in salvation), the fear of God has to be real. Hence the many warnings in scripture to “fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matt 10:28).
If you have never repented of your sin and self and stuff and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your wicked sins and deceitful heart (Jer 17:9) and for eternal life, so to become His servant and worship Him “in spirit and and in truth” (Jn 4:23-24), you have never feared God. There is no true repentance without fearing God (Ps 25:12-14; 66:16; 103:8-18; Ac 13:26; Jn 16:7-11). All your alleged good deeds and church attendance holds ZERO weight (Isa 65:6; Rom 3:10-11). You have not feared His judgment, “the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God” (Rev. 19:15) and the eternal hell fire that awaits you (2 Th 1:7-9), for ye are but “chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.” (Lk 3:17).
You can escape His wrath and judgment — His judgment in the Great Tribulation, His judgment at the end of the Tribulation (Ps 96:13; 98:9; 2 Th 1:7-9; Matt 25:33-43) and then His judgment for all eternity in the lake of fire, but its only through the new birth (Jn 3:3-21), through “repentance towards God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ac 20:21). You can be saved from all the terrible blood shed and evil by being born again (1 Th 4:13–5:10; 2 Th 2:1-3). God will deliver His saints from evil and from the wicked, just like He did Noah and Lot.
Our compassionate Creator sent His Son to be the Saviour of the world. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom 6:23).
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” (Ac 17:30-31).