New Defender's Study Bible Notes
7:16 nor any heat. During the three-and-one-half-year reign of the Beast, there will be an intense effort to kill all Christian believers and to keep them from even buying food or drink without the mark of the Beast (Revelation 13:15-17). Their only hope of escape will be to flee to the wilderness (note Matthew 24:16; Revelation 12:14), and try to live off the land. Multitudes will die, either by the Beast’s executioners or by hunger, thirst, or heat, but then they will enter into a very special realm of service in the presence of Christ.