6 And [kai] in [en] those [ekeinos] days [hemera] shall men [anthropos] seek [zeteo] death, [thanatos] and [kai] shall [heurisko] not [ou] find [heurisko] it; [autos] and [kai] shall desire [epithumeo] to die, [apothnesko] and [kai] death [thanatos] shall flee [pheugo] from [apo] them. [autos]KJV-Interlinear
in those days men will seek death and will not find it; and they will long to
die and death flees from them. NASB
Seeking death, is because of the hopelessness of life and the
pressures in life, and suicide seems to be the only viable option.
That is the logic of
those who reject truth.When things have
gone from bad to worse, they continue seeking even worse situations.
In this realm of our
world we all live for a time and then we die. None of us were ever placed here
on earth to be here forever.You can
look around and never find anyone who has lived forever.
after life here, then what?
Well most cultures have a
concept of an afterlife. The afterlife lasts forever.So, what a person needs to do is consider his
options after this life.And in
Christianity, there are only two options.In all, repeat all other religions there is only one option, which is
the Lake of Fire, since all other religions are false.
So that brings us back to
Christianity, the only true faith, a relationship with God through Christ.
And you might note
something interesting here.Throughout
this book, there is no mention of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, or any other
religion per se.They are all lumped
into the false religion category of the anti-christ,
because they are all false, just as the anti-christ
is a false savior.
Look at life thus far in
the Tribulation.The world is in a
shambles.Since the Rapture, evil has
been unleashed, unrestrained, and what do people do to restrain
themselves?Nothing.They seize upon the opportunity to rob and
steal and rape and pillage and murder and worse.
They reject the writing
written on the wall, the signs of the times, and Christ.Christ is the focal point of everything that
goes on.Christ is the common thread
that runs through life, that determines where every
person will end up when it is all said and done.That is true for those folks in the
tribulation, and it is true for you, here and now, as it has been true for
everyone since Adam.
The world in the Tribulation
has been hit with failed attempts at creating a utopia.It has been hit with devastation from various
sources – hail, earthquakes, volcanoes, and more.The dead are piling up, the oceans are awash
with the putridness of death, the skies are filled with dust and ash, and the
spiritual realm has been unleashed as never before in history.
All that people have to
do, is realize that their way is not working, and that
there is one hope still out there – namely Christ.But what do they do?They pursue even more destruction for
themselves – death.They attempt suicide
and cannot even succeed in that.
They could take about a
half of a second, and think in their mind, ‘I believe in Christ.’But they will not take the easy way out,
thinking four little words.They
continue resisting and resisting and resisting as their minds have been blocked
by their own stubbornness of attitude.
The option for salvation
is still there, because they are still alive, but they continue to resist
Pharaoh was the example
of this stubbornness, a very long time ago.There are people even in our current day that pursue this course in
life.But in the Tribulation, this pattern
of life will reach its peak in humanity.
And the worst is yet to
At first people are
negative, then the world is devastated, and then they are tormented, and then
the sequence reveals the description of the demons.Why do you suppose this description was not
mentioned first, before verse six, rather than afterwards, in the upcoming