A Tribulation Foretaste by Ron Clark

July 14, 2022 by R H Clark (has been edited for Readability and SEO results)

“May you live in interesting times”, an old Irish curse that seems to be true in our generation. While reviewing many of our current events, it became clear that the prophecies of Revelation in the Bible are very similar to today’s news stories.

Below are some comparisons.

1. In verses 1 and 2 we see a man on a “white horse”, who is the “Antichrist”, and evil man who corrupts everything he touches.

I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
(Revelation 6:1-2)

Times have become greatly difficult. With decreased crude oil availability and the government’s control of energy distribution and raising fuel costs to the public, distribution of food and material goods comes to a stand still. Prices rise and inflation hits a new high every day.

Riots occur to promote secular actions and the government pushes to make the murder of unborn babies a Constitutional “Right.”

Judges of moral courage and conservative citizens are harassed and threatened.

2. In verses 3 and 4 reveals a man on a “red horse” who comes to take peace from the earth. It’s the judgment of “war” released upon humankind.

When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword. (Revelation 6:3-4)

Joe Biden withdraws troops from Afghanistan allowing ISIS to take over the country and leaving weak in the eyes of the world.

War breaks out between the Ukraine and Russia, China flexes its military muscle around Taiwan.

3. In verses 5 and 6, the man on a black horse is revealed. This is the judgment of famine.

When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Revelation 6:5-6)

Grocery stores have numerous empty spaces on their shelves because of shipping backlogs and large crop production areas are destroyed by war in the Ukraine and drought in many parts of the world.

4. The fourth seal, versus 7 and 8, is depicted as a man on a “pale horse” that represents plague,”one-fourth of the earth’s population is killed.” That will mean over 1.75 billion people killed.

When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)

COVID-19 kills millions and the so-called vaccine kills many more. The COVID virus mutates and evades mRNA vaccines.

Monkey pox is believed to be the next pandemic, without evidence.

Governments attempt to force citizens to be immunized, whether they want it or not..

From eNews (07/14/2022)
“The Bottomless Pit

It’s interesting that in the days of Noah the demons changed the genetic make-up of humans. The Bible says that the days just before the Rapture will be “just like” those days of Noah.

For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. (Matt. 24:37)

Hmmm, isn’t that what we see today? Satan is subverting God’s creation by changing the human genome through vaccines that change your DNA.”

5. The fifth seal ,verses 9 – 11 , describe those who will be “martyred” for their testimony. They are not Christians but people, Jews or Gentiles, who will come to Christ after the Rapture.

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been. (Revelation 6:9-11)

One might say that is not happening today. However, remember one of the students killed at Columbine (spelling?) was killed when she answered that she was a Christian.

There are news stories everyday about very evil people killing large numbers for people for unexplained reasons.

6. The sixth seal, verses 12 – 14, will be “ecological” judgments upon the earth, earthquakes, and in the heavens.

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. (Revelation 6:12-14)

Earthquakes, extremely hot weather and drought are seen across the world. There are hurricanes and typhoons and other violent storms which are the heavens.

This is not making a case to claim we are living in the time of the Tribulation in our time.

However, it is to point out the similarities between our times and prophecy in the book of Revelation.

God is giving us a small taste of the coming time as a warning and a call to repentance.

There are also seven trumpet judgments and the incense judgment that occur after the seven seal judgements in Revelation 8.

Take heed, time is growing short and you are responsible for your decision. As the knight said in Indiana Jones movie, about the Holy Grail, “You must choose wisely.”

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Ron is a retired pharmacist with 42 years of experience. He and his wife Kitty have been on mission trips to Thailand and Columbia. Ron lives in Rockport, TX and enjoys fishing, hunting, and riding motorcycles.

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