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Why Does God Send The Tribulation
The rider on the pale horse begins his deadly ride at some point during the Tribulation, and before his ride is over, a quarter of the population of mankind will be dead from either war, famine, or the beasts of the earth. The word “beasts” in verse 8 is therion in Greek, and means a “venomous beast.” The H5N1 avian flu is a viral infection that scientists fear has crossed over from the beasts of the earth to human-to-human transmission. A virus is, in and of itself, a living thing, a “venomous beast” by definition.
The existence of a deadly virus, combined with the other signs of the soon return of the Lord, suggests a loose time frame for the end of human history. For 2,000 years, that time frame was “someday” or “eventually.” For our generation, however, the ability to kill a quarter of mankind with war, famine, and infectious disease is imminently real. As Dr. Michael Specter observed: “If not this year or the next, the following year, depending on the ‘if-then’ factor …While we wait, we have been gifted, called, and empowered to be His witnesses.
• The Motivation: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Our marching orders as believers came in Galilee as Jesus invited His disciples to their commissioning (see Matthew 28:16–20). We are all to be involved in making disciples. We are to LOVE the lost by going to the lost.
• The Power: “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44). We are to PRAY for the lost.
• The Method: Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily (Colossians 1:28–29). We are to WARN the lost.
• The Urgency: Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men … (2 Corinthians 5:11). We are to PERSUADE the lost.
Are you loving, warning, persuading, and praying for the lost? Make whatever time you have left on earth count for Christ—for eternity!
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