May/June 2010

The Judgments of Revelation

A look at the Tribulation


Many people today want to ignore Scripture’s teaching concerning the last days, but the book of Revelation promises a blessing to those who read it and heed its message. This issue explores the seal, bowl, and trumpet judgments of the Tribulation and the glories of the Lord’s promise to overcome. It also includes short, enlightening snippets you won’t want to miss.

Features

The Tribulation’s Silver Lining

Humanity is about to hit the skids. But God has a reason for everything. Here is a peek at His purpose and the glorious silver lining.

The Beginning of the End

When the Lord Jesus opens the first seal, God’s final judgments will begin. And it will be the end of life on Earth as we know it.

The Coming ‘Perfect Storm’

The Tribulation tempest is filled with wrath. And it’s not God’s wrath alone.

And the Trumpets Shall Sound

The trumpet judgments will affect the entire world’s ecosystem: trees, water, and the very air we breathe.

Beware the Bowls!

The scene is God’s courtroom in heaven. The bowls are about to be poured out, bringing to full measure God’s wrath on sinful humanity.


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