Revelation 7 (The Intermission)

4 angels of revelation7-6Between Revelation chapters 6 and 8 there is an intermission, a pause before the judgments of the 7th seal begin. The four angels who are about to harm the earth and the sea are restrained –

“After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” – Rev. 71-3

Before God unleashes these judgments on he earth He seals His servants on earth. There are 144,000 of them from the 12 tribes of Israel. A strange fact is however that Manasseh and Joseph are listed but the tribe of Dan is missing. Joseph had two sons who became tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim so why are the tribes of Dan and Ephraim missing? Continue reading

The Scroll of History (6th Seal)

6th seal introThe sixth seal unveiled a coming great earthquake, the likes of which the world has never seen. Not only is the earth shaken but also the heavens. Suddenly mankind finds itself facing the wrath of the Lamb of God, and we have passed from the age of grace into the age of judgment. People don’t like to think about this time. They see Jesus as one who turns the other cheek to mankind’s abuse and rejection, thinking there will always be time to make it right with God, or that God wouldn’t cast someone into the burning flames of hell, even though the words of the Bible clearly say He will.

“I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! “For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” – Rev. 6:12-17 Continue reading

Alarming Rise in Earthquakes

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Major Earthquakes (7.0+) around the Ring of Fire since 2000

Jesus forecast signs that would appear in abundance in the end days and among them were earthquakes –

“For nation (ethnos – racial tensions) will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” – Matt. 24:7

Scriptures foretell the final use of earthquakes to warn of the soon return of Jesus –

“And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.“ – Revelation 8:5 Continue reading

Countdown to the End

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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:

  1. a Great Earthquake
  2. the Sun is eclipsed (unexpected, I think)
  3. the Moon is eclipsed, become red as blood (again, unexpected I think)
  4. many Stars appear to fall to the earth
  5. the very heaven will appear to be rolled up like a scroll
  6. many Mountains and Islands appear to move out of place.

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