by Rev Joel Yong
Revelation 11:13 (NKJ)
In the same hour there was a great earthquake and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake 7000 people were killed and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.
This happens between the 6th and the 7th trumpet.
Prior to this, we read in Revelation 9:21 “And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.”
I have wondered: “If God is all powerful, why does the end of the world, take so many stages – so many trumpets are blown and the judgment is unleashed in stages … why not destroy it all in one fell swoop?”
The answer is clear. God does so, to give people time to repent still and turn from their sin! If He were to destroy us in 1 fell swoop – it would end almost immediately.
The drawn out nature of the judgments, is so that we might still have time to repent before the final end of the world!
God loves us more than we can imagine.
His love extends even until the very end.