DEATH! People have attempted to avoid this reality for years. Explorers looked for the fountain of youth, Dr’s today are looking for ways to overrule it. But the reality is that one firm truth is that we are all subject to it. As the Lord opens the 4th seal, in Revelation 6:7-8, the extent of destruction brought about by war and famine is then quantified. Authority was given to death and the grave to destroy a fourth of the population of the world. We are told death will use four tools in its grim task, War, famine, wild beasts, and pestilence. We see all these things present in our current state, they will just be magnified because of the global state of affairs. The first four seals clearly describe awe-inspiring, frightening judgments without parallel in human history. Noting this devastating has happened, yet these first four seal judgments are just the beginning of the horrific, worldwide woes that the sinful, rebellious world will experience. What are we to do about these events? We must prepare our hearts and minds for the reality of these things while there is still opportunity. The time is short, but grace is long. We do not have to face these things, we are given opportunity to God from our sin, don’t wait until it is to late. in the words of the writer of Hebrews, “How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” (Hebrews 2:3). Choose today, to live in the grace and mercy of our wonderful God. Where we are told in 1 Corinthians 15:54 “Death is swallowed up in victory.” If you want to live in freedom from the fear of death, turn to the victory that was won through our Lord Jesus Christ.