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The Bible letter, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, is God’s last message to a dying planet. In Revelation 14:6-12, three angels shout a warning to “those who dwell on the earth;” people who hate God and hate those who love God. It’s a message given in great love because God is willing to go to the uttermost to reach even his most aggressive enemies.

Please consider the second half of Revelation 14:10: “He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.”

In my last post, I wanted note that it doesn’t say that the person with the mark of the beast is being tormented by the lamb. Rather, for this person who was given themselves completely to the Dragon and the Beast, simply being in Jesus presence is torment.

I suspect you have experienced a small taste of this at least once in your life.

When I was a student at Canadian University College there came a point when I was overwhelmed. I had taken on too many tasks. I was Yearbook editor. Hebrew class was killing me. In my English Literature class, I was late completing the last assignment. I even skipped a couple classes before the weekend trying to get caught up. That Sabbath I was happy to be worshiping with my church family and not having to think about school when I came to face with… My English Lit instructor.
Being in her presence was torment.

Now she wasn’t mean to me; she didn’t scream at me or hit me. So what was going on?