And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
There is much talk about the temperature of the Earth and seas. Arctic ice is melting at a rapid rate. This can be easily proved. A North West Passage has even opened up for shipping.
A subsidiary debate is about its cause. Some say the sun radiates more heat, others that Man has caused it. Regardless, the temperature is rising and so is the sea level.
As far as the passage in Revelation? You might ask, "What has that to do with the church? We will be in heaven before the fourth angel pours out his vial." And you would be entirely correct.
The events of Revelation sixteen happen to Israel and to the Gentiles. But the question arises, are we seeing preliminary events? Are they "warning shots"?
People who never gave it a thought, are beginning to think of "the beginning of sorrows. The Rapture seems more needful now, and even more desirable. Humans, supposedly masters of the world, are revealed as impotent in the face of what is beginning to occur.
Soon all talk of "carbon footprints" will cease. Not that the world will change, except to become more evil. But the illusion of mankind's dominance will be shattered. Men will not repent, but they will witness the act of God, through his angel, as he pours out his vial upon the sun.