Countdown to the End

6th seal intro

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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The Seals Opened

seal 1“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