Sunday, January 18, 2009

Their Blood---about 200 Miles Long

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”.

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)
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:

WORLDWIDE
  • 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.

UNITED STATES

  • 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.

1 comment:

LisaShaw said...

I have to admit that upon first glance at the photo I was taken aback. The photo combined with the Title suggested to me immediately that this was BLOOD I was looking at and it had something to do with LIFE!

As I began reading tears filled my eyes as I thought about every unborn child that has fallen subject to the decisions and choices of each of us.

I hope everyone also views "the river" link at the end of your message. Reading those statistics absolutely blew me away. One, because I'm in those statistics from the choice I tragically made in my past over 17 years ago and secondly I was blown away by what was said under who is having abortions (religions) collectively outweighed the non religious group.

We have to put a voice to the voiceless. We, as a people, scream about animals being put down for the use of commercial products yet where is our voice for the babies being 'put down' for various reasons. We, as a people, are angry for the lives lost in wars or in the tragedies and attacks of such things as 911 yet where is our pain and anger over the murders (which is what abortion is) of our unborn.

We're out of balance, we're in sin as a world. That's not a judgment I'm making it's a fact based on the Word of God. We had better repent or the destruction of our nation will surely come. our GOD is a loving GOD slow to anger, abounding in love BUT He's still GOD and His wrath is fierce!

Reverential fear not compromise is what we are missing from the White House to some of the Church Houses down to our houses. Reverential fear of GOD!

May your message bring about great change in someones heart. I often say one heart changed is a life saved.

God bless Shaw. Keep writing.

A God who sends people to Hell?