The Book of Revelation covers some incredible scenes of horror and bloodshed. So much so that it scares many people into not reading it. “It’s too scary…” someone once said to me as to why they had not read it. The fact that it is a prophetic book about future events for this world should be the scary thing for many of us. One particular event that is incredibly horrific is the account of one of Christ’s judgment that is subtitled by many Bibles under the heading “The Earth Is Harvested”.
It is astonishing to fathom the death toll of human beings that would produce a river of blood about 200 miles long and about 20 feet deep! There are those among us, Christians and especially non-Christians alike who would shout: “What kind of God would kill so many people out of anger?” I will submit this to you in response:
I looked and saw a bright cloud, and someone who seemed to be the Son of Man was sitting on the cloud. He wore a gold crown on his head and held a sharp sickle in his hand. An angel came out of the temple and shouted, "Start cutting with your sickle! Harvest season is here, and all crops on earth are ripe." The one on the cloud swung his sickle and harvested the crops. Another angel with a sharp sickle then came out of the temple in heaven. After this, an angel with power over fire came from the altar and shouted to the angel who had the sickle. He said, "All grapes on earth are ripe! Harvest them with your sharp sickle." The angel swung his sickle on earth and cut off its grapes. He threw them into a pit where they were trampled on as a sign of God's anger. The pit was outside the city, and when the grapes were mashed, blood flowed out. The blood turned into a river that was about two hundred miles long and almost deep enough to cover a horse. (Revelation 14:14-20 CEV)
- Number of abortions per year: Approximately 42 Million
- Number of abortions per day: Approximately 115,000
- Where abortions occur:83% of all abortions are obtained in developing countries and 17% occur in developed countries.
- Number of abortions per year: 1.37 Million (1996)
- Number of abortions per day: Approximately 3,700
© Copyright 1996-2008, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. (http://www.agi-usa.org/)
I suspect that with the statistics captured above, the amount of blood that man has ruptured in the past 50 years of abortions would fill a river more than 2,000 miles long and 10 horses deep. Horrific indeed. The Book of Revelation has nothing on the Book of Man. I implore you readers of this post not to do anything to contribute to this river at sometime in your future.