And they cried to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of their wrath has come, and who will be able to survive?”
The beauty of the opening scenes of Revelation gives way to the awful scenes of judgment upon the earth. God is merciful and long-suffering, but He will not be mocked. Earth is a ticking time bomb, waiting to explode with God’s fury and judgment upon the centuries-old wickedness in the nations of the world.
Step by step, plague by plague, the judgment of God will be poured out upon the earth. The fear of God’s wrath will fall upon all human beings to the point where mountains and rocks falling upon them will seem like a welcome relief!
The writer of Proverbs questioned, “Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down? Who holds the wind in his fists? Who wraps up the oceans in his cloak? Who has created the whole wide world? What is his name—and his son’s name? Tell me if you know!” (30:4).
Fear the One who sits on the throne and His Son, the Lamb. Fear the Lord now while you may still receive His grace and forgiveness!