So far, we have covered Christ’s letters to the seven churches (Rev. 2, 3), the Heavenly Throne of God (Rev. 4), the Scroll with seven seals (Rev. 5), the Seals of God (Rev. 6), the sealing of God’s servants (Rev. 7), and the seven trumpets of judgment (Rev. 8-10), the Two Witnesses and the last trumpet (Rev. 11).
The are many interpretations of these events but, I believe as the end of these things nears, God will make them clearer to those who search for God’s truth. I believe most of the events so far are chronological but, there may be some that fold back upon previous events thus giving further revelation about them and some of the events are happening at the same time and only appear chronological because that is the only way John could write them down. Continue reading
Woe, woe, woe
“And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” – Revelation 8:13
The next three angels announce great ‘woes’ to befall men on earth. I will list the angels and their woes and then I will give an analysis.
5. “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.” – Revelation 9:1 Continue reading
“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” – Revelation 8:1
As the 7th seal is opened there is silence in heaven where normally there is constant praise and worship. Why? I believe it is because God is grieving for the judgments that are about to be released on those God created. God told Ezekiel –
“Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'” – Ezekiel 33:11 Continue reading
The sixth seal begins the countdown to the end, so to speak. It is not the end, but it is announcing the beginning of the end. Notice the signs are all natural in nature:
- a Great Earthquake
- the Sun is eclipsed (unexpected, I think)
- the Moon is eclipsed, become red as blood (again, unexpected I think)
- many Stars appear to fall to the earth
- the very heaven will appear to be rolled up like a scroll
- many Mountains and Islands appear to move out of place.
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” – Revelation 6:9-11
During the first four seals many true believers have suffered for their faith in God and Jesus. In the fifth seal we understand that God has not forgotten or overlooked them or their suffering. They are under His Altar, close to His heart. Their blood will be avenged, just as the blood of righteous Abel cried our from the earth to God, their blood and prayers will result in the rescuing of many from the ravages of hell and to Continue reading
“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” – Revelation 6:1, 2
The first four seals all describe horses and their riders; white, red, black, and pale. All of which describe human history. While the message they bring is true of man throughout his history, it is especially true from John’s time until today. Continue reading