So, here we are in late July, 2016, and the prophecies of the Bible are in full force, but due to this habit of mankind thinking Man is in charge of Life, precious few people are aware of the dangers in which they exist? And in fairness, the lack of clarity in Revelation in the Bible does little to help us realize what a pickle we are in… nor do most people realize just how serious this ignorance of mankind is… relative to themselves.
In Revelation 20:4-5, we read:
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Who does this apply to… do you know?
…and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands…
And, more to the point, who does this apply to?
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished?
Those beheaded because of their faith is clear to us, is it not? And those killed for not worshipping the beast should also be clear to us [although not as easy to “know” since it has not as yet taken place].
The number of people who will be forced to “worship” the Antichrist could be millions of people. If America had of elected Ted Cruz, the number in US would be less. But, with either Trump, or Hillary, the number could be millions of Americans heading for the Lake of Fire. And who is responsible for the ignorance of Americans regarding the Antichrist? Each person who is not aware is personally responsible for his or her own lack of understanding… and parents are responsible for instructing their children, and this is a point worth discussing just a bit… but who cares, really? The message has been available for 2,000 years…