second [deuteros] woe [ouai] is past; [aperchomai] and, [kai] behold, [idou] the third [tritos] woe [ouai] cometh [erchomai] quickly. [tachu] KJV-Interlinear
second woe is past; behold, the third woe is coming quickly. NASB
The first woe was the
fifth trumpet. The second woe, which we have just finished studying, is the
sixth trumpet. The third woe, is yet to come. That third woe is the seventh
trumpet, which will include all of the remaining judgments, the seven bowl
Have you ever been in
trouble as a child, and your parent starts counting to three, and if you don’t
start or stop whatever it is that you are doing by the time they get to three,
then your parent will lower the boom on you?
Well, that is what the
world is in for. God is going to count to three and most everyone is going to
When you have a parent
after you, the worst might be a spanking or getting grounded or something like
that. That is, when a responsible parent is on the other end of the discipline.
But when God is on your
case, and you flip him off, so to speak, then the stakes become much higher.
For just a few years,
truth will have been rejected and replaced with evil, corruption, murder,
theft, immoralities beyond description, atrocities beyond description.
Economies will have been dismantled, inflation and famine will be running out
of control, and death will be all around.
People will have the
gospel every day. People will have the opportunity to change their minds away
from evil. People will have the opportunity to turn to God, to Christ, to
truth, and to the accomplishment of a completed life of blessings for
themselves, but they will reject it.