OVERVIEW: The Lamb breaks the seventh seals, and the seven trumpet judgments begin. The earth’s natural resources are damaged to lead sinful humanity to repent and turn to God.
BIG IDEA: Judgment begins
KEY VERSE: Revelation 8:13 (John reports an eagle’s warning)
Then I looked, and I heard a single eagle crying loudly as it flew through the air, “Terror, terror, terror to all who belong to this world because of what will happen when the last three angels blow their trumpets.”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Judgment will come to those who choose to ignore my invitation and instead live their way. It is my desire for everyone to trust me, to walk with me, and to receive salvation through Jesus. Those who believe Christ do not have to worry about my judgment. You are guaranteed protection from spiritual harm. You are free and clear! But those who reject me for the wickedness of this world will suffer my wrath.
My creation is beautiful. There is much joy to be had in this life. But make no mistake: this world is not your home. This world has relentless rebellion, chronic unfaithfulness, wicked intention, brutal slaughter, perpetual emptiness, ruthless domination, insatiable vanity, casual disregard, twisted manipulation. Those who mock me and my righteousness subject themselves to my holy judgment. I have given you time to turn from sin. I have given you time to help others cry out to me. Go where I lead today.
Thank God for his grace and salvation. Ask him to bring someone to mind who faces judgment because they reject God. Pray for this person. Send him or her a message of encouragement today.
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