Almost everyone in the whole world believes that really there is God who created everything. Nevertheless, despite the differences in their ways and system of belief in God, there is everlasting life they are awaiting. The purpose of this knowledge are taught is because of the hoped for salvation. There is no step or preparation being done by the leaders of different religions. The reason is that the believers do not know the ways or methods how to attain salvation from God’s judgement. If they ever knew it, they just ignore it because the events to come are so perilous, dreadful, nerve-tickling and very scary.
The Holy Bible warns through the writings of the prophets especially the Book of Revelation about the SEVEN PLAGUES known as the LAST WRATH OF GOD. God will put to an end the life of every mankind owing to their extreme and excessive sins setting aside only a few that will comprise the new seeds (ISAIAH 6:13).
It is indicated in the Book of Revelation that the Lord Jesus Christ sent His Angel to reveal to his servant John who testifies to everything he saw. The SEVEN PLAGUES, which is the LAST WRATH OF GOD, is clearly indicative that they will surely happen. Similarly, through the letter of Apostle Mathew, we know that Jesus Christ has said: “HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL PASS AWAY, BUT MY WORDS WILL NEVER PASS AWAY.”(MATHEW 24:35)
The occurrences of the SEVEN PLAGUES have already started. Factually, five (5) have already taken place:
The first that happened was SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) which started in Guandong, China on November 16, 2002. In REVELATION 16:2 we read: “THE FIRST ANGEL WENT AND POURED OUT HIS BOWL ON THE EARTH. TERRIBLE AND PAINFUL SORES APPEARED ON THOSE WHO HAD THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND ON THOSE WHO HAD WORSHIPED ITS IMAGE”. In Guandong, China the people worship the image of the dragon. According to the Holy Bible, dragon is a beast and the first plague was poured out in China. The victims suffered from stinging pain and abominable wounds. The wound appeared in the human lungs and is known as SARS or CORONA VIRUS. Why is the pain so smarting? Human lungs is likened to a balloon. Once a person inhales the lungs expand and become smaller on exhalation. A person hit by SARS feels almost unbearable pain in the back in the process of inhalation and exhalation. The SARS victim prefers not to breath owing to severe pain in the lungs. Why is the wound abominable? People in the places withSARS wear face masks to avoid being afflicted by this sickness. This sickness spread throughout China, Taiwan, Hongkong, Singapore, Canada, and Vietnam. In the Philippines, few people became sick of SARS.
The second plague that happened was HEATWAVE which took place in France in May 2003. As a result, many people died because of extreme heat from the sun reaching 40 to 50 degrees Celsius. Several other countries like India, the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, the United States of America, Canada, and some countries in Europe were also affected. In REVELATION 16:8-9 we read: “THEN THE FOURTH ANGEL POURED OUT HIS BOWL ON THE SUN, AND IT WAS ALLOWED TO BURN PEOPLE WITH ITS FIERY HEAT. THEY WERE BURNED BY THE FIERCE HEAT, AND THEY CURSED THE NAME OF GOD, WHO HAS AUTHORITY OVER THESE PLAGUES. BUT THEY WOULD NOT TURN FROM THEIR SINS AND PRAISE HIS GREATNESS.”
The third plague that happened was TSUNAMI which took place on December 26, 2004 in Phuket, Thailand. In REVELATION 16:3 we read: “THEN THE SECOND ANGEL POURED OUT HIS BOWL ON THE SEA. THE WATER BECAME LIKE A BLOOD OF A DEAD PERSON, AND EVERY LIVING CREATURE IN THE SEA DIED”. TSUNAMI severely affected Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives, and Somalia. This disaster claimed more than 226,566 human lives. Thousands more were not recovered.
In REVELATION 16:4-6 we read: “THEN THE THIRD ANGEL POURED OUT HIS BOWL ON THE RIVERS AND THE SPRING OF THE WATER, AND THEY TURNED INTO BLOOD. I HEARD THE ANGEL IN CHARGE OF THE WATERS SAY, ‘THE JUDGMENTS YOU HAVE MADE ARE JUST, O HOLY ONE, YOU WHO ARE AND WHO WERE’. THEY POURED OUT THE BLOOD OF GOD’S PEOPLE AND OF THE PROPHETS, AND SO YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM BLOOD TO DRINK. THEY ARE GETTING WHAT THEY DESERVE”. This is the 4th plague which is called LANDSLIDE, MUDSLIDE and FLASH FLOODS which is caused by water. This plague happened in the Philippines and it happened also in several other countries. This had happened several times in many parts of the Philippines. The first happening took place on February 17, 2006 in Guinsaugon, Leyte.
The 5th plague is a kind of sickness known as ENTERO VIRUS 71 or HAND-FOOT-MOUTH DISEASE(HFMD). In REVELATION 16:10-11 we read “THEN THE FIFTH ANGEL POURED OUT HIS BOWL ON THE THRONE OF THE BEAST. DARKNESS FELL OVER THE BEAST’S KINGDOM, AND THE PEOPLE BIT THEIR TONGUES BECAUSE OF THEIR PAIN, AND THEY CURSED THE GOD OF HEAVEN FOR THEIR PAINS AND SORES. BUT THEY DID NOT TURN FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS”. Comparatively, this disease is known as FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE (FMD) of the animals. This disease originated in Fuyang City, Anhui Province, China in March 2008. Many people died of this disease, majority of them aged 10 years and below. The symptom of this disease is indicated by swelling with wounds on the legs, hands and mouth of the victims. The victims feel paralyzed on their legs and it is called “POLIO”. This is also called intestinal VIRUS which renders the patient persistent diarrhea. It carries complication in lungs which is coughing and colds and become cause of death. The most dangerous symptom is the presence of water or fluid in the brain and will result to death of the patient.
The 6th plague is written in REVELATION 16:12-14 about Euphrates River which is now getting dried up. Surprisingly, it is now knee-deep despite its being one of the few biggest rivers in the world. This shows that the 6th plague is now beginning to take place.
The 7th plague is rain of ice weighing fifty (50) kilos each. Sad to say, there is now ice sighted in the hemisphere at the North and South Pole. The ice is named AERONOMY OF ICE IN THE MESOSPHERE having a distance of 84 kilometers above the earth. This situation worries the scientists because once the ice fall the whole world will definitely be ruined and will result to the loss of countless human lives.
Undoubtedly, the whole world has witnessed these events. Nevertheless, no single religion ever show concern for the remaining two (2) which are expectedly taking place in the near future most especially theSEVENTH (7th) which is the strongest ever EARTHQUAKE. It will shake and shatter the whole world (REVELATION 16:17-21) and will surely result to the loss of lives of the entire mankind (JEREMIAH 25:33) except the few God’s chosen ones who will be spared (ISAIAH 24:6) to comprise the new seeds.
Almost all the people in the whole world believe that there is God. Even if their ways and system of belief and worship vary from each other, their aims are but one- the salvation from God’s judgement. In ACTS 10:42, there is a statement about the judgement of the living and the dead but there is no clear explanation as to how the living and the dead are to be judged.
The leaders of religion are just taking this for granted. Their preachings are full of promises that their members will be saved. They make their members believe that they are the true people of God and that their religions are true. Yet, when anyone of them is asked about the SEVEN PLAGUES, we are convinced that all of them are neither prepared nor making any preparation for the time of judgement. Therefore, what will happen to their preachings about their so called truth? Certainly, all of them will be in vain. That is why in JEREMIAH 25:34-37 God said: “WEE AND WAIL, YOU SHEPHERDS; ROLL IN THE DUST, YOU LEADERS OF THE FLOCK, FOR YOUR TIME TO BE SLAUGHTERED HAS COME; YOU WILL FALL AND BE SHATTERED LIKE FINE POTTERY, THE SHEPHERDS WILL HAVE NOWHERE TO FLEE, THE LEADERS OF THE FLOCK NO PLACE TO ESCAPE, HEAR THE CRY OF THE SHEPHERDS, THE WAILING OF THE LEADERS OF THE FLOCK, FOR THE LORD IS DESTROYING THEIR PASTURE, THE PEACEFUL MEADOWS WILL BE LAID WASTE BECAUSE OF THE FIERCE ANGER OF THE LORD”.
Owing to this situation, everyone must be very careful and be alarmed. Everyone must be very sure of the existency and consistency of the evidences of truth in order to avoid being fooled, swayed or deceived. InJEREMIAH 25:32-33, we read: “THE LORD ALMIGHTY SAYS THAT DISASTER IS COMING ON ONE NATION AFTER ANOTHER, AND A GREAT STORM IS GATHERING AT THE FAR ENDS OF THE EARTH. ON THAT DAY THE BODIES OF THOSE WHOM HE HAS KILLED WILL BE SCATTERED FROM ONE END OF THE EARTH TO THE OTHER. NO ONE WILL MOURN FOR THEM, AND THEY WILL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY AND BURIED. THEY WILL LIE ON THE GROUND LIKE PILES OF MANURE.”
The promise of religions is that their members will be saved from God’s judgment through RAPTURE. In 1 THESSALONIANS 4:15-17, we read: “WHAT WE ARE TEACHING YOU NOW IS THE LORD’S TEACHING: WE WHO ARE ALIVE ON THE DAY THE LORD COMES WILL NOT GO AHEAD OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED. THERE WILL BE THE SHOUT OF COMMAND, THE ARCHANGEL’S VOICE, THE SOUND OF GOD’S TRUMPET, AND THE LORD HIMSELF WILL COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN. THOSE WHO HAVE DIED BELIEVING IN CHRIST WILL BE GATHERED UP ALONG WITH THEM IN THE CLOUDS TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR. AND SO WE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH THE LORD.”
It is explained in this particular verse of the Holy Bible that those who are alive when the Lord comes will not go ahead of those who have died. It is explained further that those who have died believing in Christ will rise to life first and then we who are living at that time along with those who will rise to life will meet the Lord altogether in the air (RAPTURE)
It is written in the Holy Scripture that those who died believing in Christ will be brought back to life within a thousand years after judgment. In REVELATION 20:4-5, this is what we read: “THEN I SAW THRONES, AND THOSE WHO SAT ON THEM WERE GIVEN THE POWER TO JUDGE, I ALSO SAW THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO HAD BEEN EXECUTED BECAUSE THEY HAVE PROCLAIMED THE TRUTH THAT JESUS REVEALED AND THE WORD OF GOD. THEY HAD NOT WORSHIPED THE BEAST OR ITS IMAGE, NOR HAD THEY RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST ON THEIR FOREHEADS OR THEIR HANDS. THEY CAME TO LIFE AND RULED AS KINGS WITH CHRIST FOR A THOUSAND YEARS.(THE REST OF THE DEAD DID NOT COME TO LIFE UNTIL THE THOUSAND YEARS WERE OVER.)THIS IS THE FIRST RAISING OF THE DEAD.
In what method will the living wait within a thousand years? This will happen only to those who will survive the SEVEN PLAGUES. In REVELATION 21:1-4 this is what is said: “THEN I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH. THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH DISAPPEARED, AND THEY VANISHED. AND I SAW THE HOLY CITY, THE NEW JERUSALEM, COMING DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN FROM GOD, PREPARED AND READY, LIKE A BRIDE DRESSED TO MEET HER HUSBAND. I HEARD A LOUD VOICE SPEAKING FROM THE THRONE: “NOW GOD’S HOME IS WITH PEOPLE! HE WILL LIVE WITH THEM, AND THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE. GOD HIMSELF WILL BE WITH THEM, AND HE WILL BE THEIR GOD. HE WILL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES. THERE WILL BE NO MORE DEATH, NO MORE GRIEF OR CRYING OR PAIN. THE OLD THINGS HAVE DISAPPEARED”.
Our Lord God’s promise is so clear that there will be no more death after the advent of the SEVEN PLAGUES (FINAL JUDGEMENT) because He will make everything new. It is so encouraging! Therefore, we must be on watch and be alert. We must strive to be saved from these plagues in order to be counted among those waiting for the fulfillment of God’s promise while the dead are brought back to life.