The Coming Holocaust
The word "HOLOCAUST" means a thorough (complete) destruction. There is a time of great destruction coming upon planet earth and millions of people will die, but this destruction will not be caused by man. This will not be a destruction caused by the Russians, by Iraq, by China, or by any other country. This will not be a destruction caused by certain countries having a nuclear war. This destruction will be caused by GOD HIMSELF! The entire unsaved population of the world will be removed from the earth by the time God is finished with His work of judgment.
The book of Revelation tells us about these judgments and plagues that will come upon the earth in the future. For example, in Revelation 6:8 we are told that the FOURTH part of the world's population will be killed. In Revelation 9:15 we learn that ANOTHER THIRD part of men will be killed. This is mass destruction! You can read about more of these plagues in Revelation chapters 8 and 9. When the Lord Jesus Christ returns at the end of the Tribulation, there will be another great destruction and slaughter of the enemies of God (see Revelation 14:14-20; 19:11-20). Fortunately for us, all born again believers, who will have been caught up into heaven, will be kept from this terrible time of trouble that will come upon all those who remain on the earth (John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10).
Man should not be feared. Russia or China or some other country should not be feared. The Bible indicates in Ezekiel chapters 38-39 that God will take care of that great power from the north (RUSSIA and its allies). Satan is not the one we should fear. The One that we should really fear is GOD HIMSELF (see Matthew 10:28). If we really want to have PEACE, then we need to make sure we have PEACE WITH GOD (Romans 5:1)!
The most terrible war of all is when a person is at war with God in his heart. The Bible clearly teaches that an unsaved person is an ENEMY of God (Romans 5:10). The Lord Jesus died on the cross so that this war could be over (Romans 5:6-10). Those who believe on Christ and those who have received Christ as their Saviour have peace with God (Romans 5:1). Those who reject Christ and refuse to trust Him are still at war with God. If they refuse God’s mercy, then there is nothing left but God’s judgment and wrath (John 3:36 and 2 Thess. 1:8-9). Have you surrendered your life to the living God or are you still fighting against Him?