WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
Scripture: Revelation 6:7,8
Revelation 6:7,8 says, “When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, ‘Come and see.’ So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.” It is obvious that the God of War in the New Testament is going to do more than He has ever done in history. Instead of the God of War diminishing in the New Covenant because of what Jesus did, He actually increases. There is one place in the Old Testament where, through the flood, God killed the population of the earth. But the population of the earth in those days would not even number a small percentage of what one fourth of the population is in the last days. Here, in one fell swoop, the Lord kills one fourth of the population and when we go over to Revelation 9:13-15, it is one third. The New Testament Jesus, in one instance, released an anointing to kill more than ever existed during the Old Covenant flood, and then released an anointing to kill another third of the earth’s population. It is obvious that in the book of Revelation, one half of the earth’s population is killed by the God of War, in the hope that others will repent. Why do we not represent this God of War today? It is obvious that He is real and it is obvious He is at work. Some of us have some growing to do.