Revelation 6:7-8, "And when He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living being say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a green horse and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with humger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."
Death and Hades are given power to kill 1/4 of the earth by the 4 following plagues:
The end result will be, if we are thinking correctly, the following depopulation of the earth 8,000,000,000 - 2,000,000,000 = 6,000,000,000. Then add to this the event that will happen soon after, which is the 5th Trumpet. In this event 1/3 of mankind will be killed with 3 plagues, fire, smoke and brimstone. So now let's take 1/3 of the remaining 6,000,000,000 and we get -2,000,000,000. This will leave, again if we are thinking right, 4,000,000,000,
Matthew 24:40 says, "Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left." What is left? 1/2 are left!
Matthew 24:41 says, Two women will be grinding at the mill, one will be taken and one will be left." Again what is left? 1/2 half!
Most Christians today hear Matthew 24:40-41 used to try to prove the rapture theory. If you have a Strongs Concordance, you will notice that rapture is not in the Bible, but please don't make up your mind yet!
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