They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them. (Revelation 9:5-6)
Text: Revelation 9-10; Isaiah 60
These passages in Revelation are pretty scary. There are images of judgment, desolation, death and destruction – images like these:
The Lord’s justice will be terrible in those days which will bring this age to a close. Two thoughts about the wrath to come: First, for those of us in Christ Jesus, we will be spared. Second, this is a serious reminder of the stakes for those around us who do not yet know Jesus. Our calling to reach others for Jesus is a serious matter.
in Him, Mike