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Submitted by martinleech on Mon, 15/02/2021 - 16:30

What was your first thought when you read 'apocalypse'? Calamity, disaster, even the end of the world? Literally, 'apocalypse' (which originally is an ancient Greek word) means an 'uncovering' or 'revelation'. Interestingly, it is the first word of the last book of the Bible and gives that book its name. In that book, the Lord Jesus Christ reveals information to the Apostle John by means of an angel. John then wrote it down in the book known in Greek as Apocalypse and, in English, as Revelation...

Among the many important matters you can read about in Revelation, is a consistent warning to all mankind of God's impending final judgement. However, the final judgement is heralded by forewarnings, or lesser judgements, which ought to wake us up to our peril as sinners rushing headlong towards eternity without a Saviour. It seems to me that the pandemic is one of these forewarnings to us all. Forewarned is forearmed. We need to listen carefully and take seriously the warning and respond by turning to the Lord, by seeking God in Jesus Christ. There is the fearful prospect that many will not - "The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts." (Revelation 9:20-21, ESV) Please, don't be among them.

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