What Happens To Those Christians And Others Who Are Not Raptured?

Most believe truly committed Christians, will be raptured prior to the seven years of Tribulation when God pours out His judgment on those left on earth.

Revelation 16:1 – 4 – “Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died. The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.”

During the later part of the Tribulation, God will deal with non-believers by punishment. In previous Scripture, everyone has been warned what will happen if they take the mark of the Antichrist. It should not come as any surprise when God begins His punishments.

The first punishment is some serious sores or cancerous lesions that affect everyone on earth except those who have received the Holy Spirit and have their name in the Lamb’s Book of Life. The sores will be very painful and resist any antibiotics or are unable to be healed.

The second punishment, the seas will turn a blood red with some types of pollutants. Sea life will die from this ecological disaster. In 1949, off the coast of Florida, a ‘red tide’ occurred. Water was filled with countless billions of tiny one-celled organisms. Sixty-miles of stinking fish fouled the beaches. This area appeared looking like blood.

Revelation 16:6 – 9 – “for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.” And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.” The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.”

The third punishment, rivers, lakes, springs of water will become polluted. Imagine how this could affect cities and farmers who cannot live without pure water. God has told us that this would happen and if we did not accept Christ and receive the Holy Spirit this is what we could expect. Yet, Scripture says people cursed God and refused to repent.

The forth punishment, will be a solar flare that hits the earth and cause severe radiation. The sun will become so hot that it will scorch men as fire would do. We will hear Al Gore coming on TV and telling the world: “I told you so and you would not believe that we were going to have global warming.” President Obama will tell us that is why it was his number one priority when he was president. Do you suppose the solar flare will take out the national electric grid and we will no longer have any electricity? Without air conditioning and the sun becoming much hotter, won’t you be glad if you were raptured?

Isaiah 30:26 – “The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the Lord binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.”

Revelation 16:10 & 11 – “The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.”

The fifth punishment plunged the world into darkness. Was it because of no electricity? At this time people were suffering from sores, burns, lack of water and now complete darkness. Regardless of their fear and the Antichrist and false prophet’s control, they refused to repent of what they had done.

Revelation 16:12 – “The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.”

The sixth punishment causes the Euphrates River to dry up and assisted the army’s movements toward Israel. Melting ice and snow from Mount Ararat forms the Euphrates River. With the excessive heat from the sun all snow melted and there was no source of water. There are 12 dams on the Euphrates that could also stop the flow of water. Armies from all over the world gather for the final battle of Armageddon. It is possible armies from all over the world accumulate outside of Jerusalem believing there will be an invasion from outer space, as unbelievable as that may seem. Could the Antichrist be thinking Christ and the heavenly angels will attack? Or, there will be such a hatred of the Jews that they are there to destroy them once and for all. Something drastic occurs to get every nation’s army to fight a tiny country such as Israel. We know God pulls them there.

Revelation 16:17 – 21 – “The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.”

The seventh punishment earth receives an unprecedented thunderstorm. Blinding flashes of lightning burn and blaze across the sky; deafening peals of thunder crash and roll like some universal cannon going off. People will be terrified. Some indicate the earth will veer off course causing it to shake violently. It is at this time that it is believed islands will sink into the ocean and mountains will become flat. Almost everyone believes they know where Babylon is: some say it is Rome, others Jerusalem and some believe it is the United States. There is belief that it will be a rebuilt city and the capitol for the Antichrist. Most everyone believes it stands for an evil city, or an immoral empire or the focal point of anti-Christian activity.

Wherever this city or empire is located, a violent earthquake will totally destroy the city or country. It will be a quake probably greater than the Richter Scale can record. Something as gigantic as the west coast falling into the ocean or greater. Almost every phenomenon that has taken place has destroyed most every growing thing. Now hailstones weighing maybe hundreds of pounds come down to cause the final destruction. Why is it that nonbeliever’s hearts were so hard that they continually rejected and cursed God? At this point salvation had been withdrawn. All who were going to be saved have been saved. SHOULDN’T YOU BE SPIRITUALLY READY TO BE A BELIEVER THAT IS RAPTURED?

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  1. Great review and commentary on these seven bowls of wrath during the Tribulation! Thank you!


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