The Great Soul Harvest. When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. Revelation 6:7.
To better understand this great verse of scripture let’s take a step back just after the Rapture occurs.
Every person left behind at this point in time share several traits.
1. They have ignored Christian friends and family, rejecting the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His promise of salvation.
2. They were members of many of the worlds religions.
3. They were as Jesus described in Revelation 6:3-15. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Playing the Christian talk, but never walked the walk in submitting in their belief of Jesus Christ, they played Church.
4. The hard hearted, atheist, agnostics, and anyone who simply rejected the idea of an Almighty God. And finally, the undecided.
I explained in a previous article “The Rapture” how devastating the Rapture will be to the world on a personal level, it would be hard to find one single person left behind that didn’t know a Christian before the Rapture, and with the condition of the world after this great event, a total collapse of the world economy, rampant inflation, people will suffer great grief, sorrow and pain and crushing guilt, many realizing that they were wrong about Jesus Christ, that their Christian friends, family and others were right.
This is what Jesus is counting on. I want to be very clear, Jesus Christ and God are not being cruel here.
Every person left behind made a conscience free will decision and rejected the truth about Christ’s offer of salvation. They chose their path, but all hope is not lost.
Jesus is sending help.
At some point after the Rapture, scripture doesn’t give a timeline, Jesus sends 144,000 Jews that span all over the globe with the eternal message of salvation.
Revelation 7:4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
These Jews will spark the seed of truth in those left behind. Imagine 144,000 Jewish Billy Grahams or Apostle Paul’s fanning out across the world preaching the Gospel.
A Great Soul Harvest occurs, scripture proves this fact.
Revelation 7:9. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.
The Apostle John gives a good comparison of the number of those how call on Christ and become saved, as like “grains of sand along a sea shore, that no man could count.” These men, women and children will be killed, or as scripture says “martyred” for their testimony which they had maintained and shared with many.
But why are they killed?
It’s obvious by the number killed for their message of salvation through Jesus Christ that the Antichrist and his sycophants are trying to stifle the Christian message of salvation, so he tries to quell the Gospel by killing anyone that’s found preaching the truth about Jesus Christ and anyone that has been saved. Those that have given their lives as Tribulation Saints cry out to God and Christ asking to avenge their murder. God and Christ give them special white robes and given rest for a little while under God and Christ’s Authority until this act is complete.
The Great Prostitute and the Beast, Revelation 17:1-6.
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, 2. With whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” 3. And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. 4. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. 5. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” 6. And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
Babylon the Harlot represents the one-world religious system that rules over the religious affairs during the first half of the Tribulation. She rules over the nations of the world fully controlling the religious affairs, and has the reluctant support of the government. The headquarters of this one-world religion will be the rebuilt city of Babylon, (the mother of idolatry,) for it was here that idolatry and false religion began. (Genesis. 11:1-9.)
In verse six (6) the women is drunk with the blood of those who suffered martyrdom for the Messiah (Jesus Christ.) This answers the question as to who was killing and hurting the fifth seal saints. The Gentiles who are saved under the ministry of the 144,000 Jews will suffer persecution by the so-called Ecclesiastical Babylon, and many will be martyred.
The ride of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse is now over. And God is about to unleash His Wrath.