Read Revelation 6
Focus on verse 15-17
Currently there is some frightening saber rattling going on between North Korea and some of her neighbors. What makes it a little concerning is that these are nations who have nuclear weapons led by men who may be inclined to try to use them. One can only hope that it does not go beyond threats of leaders intent on intimidating each other with their posturing.
In today’s reading John describes how God will in the final days of earth, reveal Himself in power and glory to the great kings of the earth who have been rebelling against Him.
Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” (v. 15-17)
Apparently there is no human or being of any kind who can stand in the presence of God when He reveals His glory. In fact those who remain alive will be looking in vain, for places to hide from Him. This will be the great equalizer, when justice is visited upon those who have rejected God and persecuted or killed the followers of Jesus. It will be a fearfully awesome day when every knee will bow either voluntarily or forcibly before the Lord of heaven and earth. Personally, I would recommend the voluntary option. There is no time like the present to get one’s heart right before God so that when that day comes when we find ourselves standing before him – we can choose to bow before Him with confidence that our eternal future is secure in Him.