'Beginning of Sorrows - 4th Seal'
Mat 24:6-7 "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."
With wars everywhere (WW3), famines, plagues and numerous great earthquakes with huge tsunamis, tens and hundreds of millions will be killed worldwide, as though it is the end of the world. This event is similar to the 4th Seal.
Rev 6:7-8 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a pale (green) horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
These two riders are empowered by the green horse (Islamic power of the Antichrist) or the beast, the 8th conqueror of Israel.
The first rider is Death (killer) and following him is Hades. A quarter of mankind killed in this period of WW3 will be cast to Hades or hell.
1Pet 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
I believe God will remove all these tares so that Christians will be set free from heresies and be able to know and obey the truth in His words. Then He can prepare us to become the bride of the Lamb for Rapture.
Mat 13:30, 38, 41-42 "Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 'First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.'...The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one... The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
So far, the Lord has allowed the tares to grow with the wheat since Y2K, but He will use WW3 to harvest the tares and cast them to hell.
1. Sons of the wicked one
These are the antichrists (depraved pastors, prophets, televangelists, leaders, who are apostates) in 1John 2:18-19; Heb 6:4-6; 1Tim 4; etc.
1Tim 4:1-2 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,
2. all things that offend
Worldly, carnal, sensual and covetous pastors, leaders, etc.
Col 3:5-9 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
3. Practicing lawlessness
Lawlessness is doing things against His words e.g no love nor compassion, unforgiving, ignoring widows, orphans, poor, building own empire instead of His Kingdom, worldly, carnal, covetous, unholy, etc
Mat 7:21-24 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.