Revelation 6:15-17 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 calling to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?"
The sixth seal takes us to the very end of the days before the return of Jesus Christ’s one thousand years rule on earth. The seventh seal will reveal the seven trumpet judgments. The trumpet judgments take place during the last seven years before the one thousand years rule of Christ and again take us to the end of time before Christ begins His earthly rule. We will then get a more detailed look at the judgments upon mankind in those years.
Please note the people who denied the Christ and followed the rule of sinful man. The listing goes from the most powerful people on earth to the least powerful. Station in in this life doesn’t matter when people reap the wages of sin, the wrath of God. Please note also the actions of all of the people who trusted in mankind and denied the Lord Jesus Christ. All these people, great and small, hid in caves terrified as God poured out His wrath upon them. These revelations are of events yet to come. Wise people see the danger ahead and take refuge in Christ by repenting of their sin, believing the gospel and living according to the Word of God. Foolish people disregard the revelations of the outpouring of the wrath of God and suffer for it eternally.
Any person who has not repented of his sin and believed the gospel needs to take seriously these revelations from Jesus Christ of what is yet to come. The Bible instructs us that the wages of sin is death and describes the two deaths this refers to. All people who reject Jesus will die physically and will experience eternal torment (Romans 6:23a; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8).
All believers need to take the revelations of Jesus Christ seriously so they are not surprised by what happens to the earth the people living on it. No believer will experience the wrath of God, since Jesus paid the penalty for every believers’ sin. However, each believer needs to be prepared to experience the wrath of man during the times of the seven seals and six trumpet judgments as we shall see as we continue on through the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
Believers, armed with the knowledge of what God is going to do in the future, need to be warning all in their sphere of influence and telling them how to escape the coming wrath by repenting of their sins and believing the gospel. Are you warning people around you of the wrath to come and showing them how to escape it? Are you prepared to suffer the wrath of man as you live for Christ?