OPEN HEAVEN DEVOTIONAL
DATE: SUNDAY MAY 22ND 2022
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8
READ: Revelation 6:7 -8
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
If you think the three seals we have discussed in this series so far have been terrifying, you haven’t seen anything yet. There are still four more seals to be opened and studied. According to the Bible, at the opening of the fourth seal, a pale horse would appear with Death sitting on it, hell following close behind. Death will have a field day after rapture. In fact God Himself will allow it take one quarter of the whole earth. Hell will be following right behind it so that as the people are dying, he can be collecting them and putting them through an eternity of torment. After they have suffered so much on earth, they will then go on to continue the suffering in hell. That is what people call “from frying pan to fire”. I’m so glad l will not be here when all this is happening. I and my children-in-the-Lord will be having a beautiful fellowship with God and other saints in heaven.
Some of the people that death will take will be killed by the sword. Remember, a war will be going on at that time. Another set of people will be killed by hunger. That will be as a result of scarcity of food in the whole world. Yet another set will be killed by the beast of the earth. This could either mean that the wild animals will start killing people or that diseases from animals will kill many people. Of course, when there is hunger, people will eat all kinds of animals and these animals will have diseases in them that will be passed on to human population. The Coronavirus pandemic that hit two years ago only killed a relatively tiny population of the world and the whole world trembled. Imagine what happens when a quarter of the whole world is dying. That is why, if, you are sure of your salvation, you should preach to others to be saved.
Why are you not preaching the gospel to them? Why are you not inviting them to Church meetings where you know that they will hear the word of God? Why are you staying silent, watching them head towards danger? I know the danger that is coming, so l have determined that l will not stop preaching the gospel. I will go to the nooks and crannies of the world to warn everyone about this imminent danger. I will keep preaching the gospel and l will take as many people as l, can along with me to heaven. What about you?
Father, please don’t let me or anyone I know miss the rapture in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Esther 5-10
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A ADEBOYE
HYMN 29: WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD IN THE STORM OF LIFE.
1 Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Stedfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.
2 It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy the blast, through strength divine.
3 It will firmly hold in the straits of fear,
When the breakers have told the reef is near;
Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow.
4 It will surely hold in the floods of death,
When the waters cold chill our latest breath;
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While our hopes abide within the veil.