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Revelation 16 - Key

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And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

I think that this is a period between when the beast has come to power, and when Jesus will return. I think the beast and his deceived have martyred all of the Lord's faithful servants who were left on earth. The Lord's people are now in heaven, and the Lord is free to pour out His wrath on the beast and the beast's deceived on the earth.

What stuck out to me in this verse was that the wicked didn't repent, and they spoke against God instead of giving Him glory. When we go through hard times, we should take them as the Lord's goodness, take the opportunity to examine our lives for sin, and be zealous to repent.

Application

Revelation 3:19
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

When I go through a hard time, I'll consider that it could be chastisement from the Lord, and be zealous to repent in any way I need to.

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