Again, the news surrounding the death of Gaddafi reminds me of a bible passage, Revelation chapter 11.
He was buried today after being on public display for four days as Libyans lined up to view his battered body. Cell phone images circulated on the internet of the last minutes of his life.
In the period referred to as The Tribulation, God will send two witnesses who will perform many miracles. Then, God will allow these prophets to be killed. Their bodies will be left in a Jerusalem street for three and a half days, unburied and stared at by people from all over the world. This is certainly possible with the billions of cell phones in our world today. The Bible goes on to explain that people will celebrate their deaths for these two prophets’ message and miracles trouble the conscience of everyone left on the earth.
Then, after three and a half days, the Living Spirit of God will enter them—they’re on their feet!—and all those gloating spectators will be scared to death. I heard a strong voice out of Heaven calling, “Come up here!” and up they went to Heaven, wrapped in a cloud, their enemies watching it all. At that moment there was a gigantic earthquake—a tenth of the city fell to ruin, seven thousand perished in the earthquake, the rest frightened to the core of their being, frightened into giving honor to the God-of-Heaven.
Don’t wait; learn Who Jesus is today.
- This future scene is described in Revelation 11: 7 – 13. The quote is from The Message version of The Bible.
- Read what God says about the death of tyrants in Thoughts on the Death of Muammar al Gadaffi from Job 27.
- I don’t condone what Gaddafi did in his lifetime nor do I condone the way he died at the hands of the mob. For more thoughts from Scripture on the death of a wicked man, see my post, What’s Next after Osama Is Gone?
- This image is available from Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency through Wikimedia Commons.