3 Passages from Revelation
Let’s take a look at three passages from Revelation that describe groups of people who ought to repent, but choose not to.
The first Revelation passage:
“Then the kings of the earth . . . and everyone else . . . hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their] wrath has come, and who can withstand it?” (Revelation 6:15-17).
Several things immediately catch my attention about this passage.
First, people are praying to rocks for help and deliverance. Instead of turning to Christ they turn to the rocks! How tragic!
Second, no matter how rich or poor, good or bad, significant or insignificant, God’s judgment is coming, and no one will survive it.
Third, when the day of judgment comes, people will try to hide from God. Adam and Eve tried to hide, but they failed because no one can hide from God. Fortunately, when we receive Christ as our Savior, we no longer need to hide.
Finally, consider how the gentle lamb becomes the agent of wrath! But they still don’t turn to him.
The second Revelation passage:
“The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders” (Revelation 9:20-21).
It is only natural to think that the remainder of humankind would take warning from this awful fate; but they will not and instead continue to worship their idols and demons. Our world will be saturated in nothing less than devil worship. Bound humans and bound demons will languish in evil for eternity.
The third Revelation passage:
“From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible” (Revelation 16:21).
You would think that all of these torments would cause people to turn their hearts to Jesus for help and relief, but they don’t!
Here are 4 reasons why they won’t turn to Christ: