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Truth about the Seven Seals
Many different interpretations are given to explain the prophecy of the Seven Seals & many are misinterpretations of this wonderful prophecy. It is extremely important that you understand the prophecy of the Seven Seals, whether you want to hear it or not, it is to your ultimate well being that you understand this awesome prophecy. By the guidance of the Holy Spirit I will share with you what the Lord has revealed to me as we unfold the prophecy of the Seven Seals.
Many people that's familiar with the book of Revelation thinks that the Seven Seals is a series of future events right before the second coming of the Lord Jesus. Hence, they are very wrong, the opening of the Seven Seals has already began to take place throughout history & we ourselves are in the midst of the sixth & seventh seal today. Walk with me for a moment as I explain each seal in detail.
Revelation 6:1-2 "I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come! So I looked and saw a white horse, and its rider had a bow. And he was given a crown, and rode out to conquer and defeat."
Now pay close attention to the attributes of the horse and its rider. This horse was "white" which represents purity, this emphasizes that the hose represents the purity of the gospel & its rider symbolizes the early church in its purity. It's doctrine was pure & came directly from the Word of God. The rider was given a crown, which symbolizes authority & he rode out to conquer & defeat. This refers to the time after Jesus was raised from death when he commanded his disciples to go & preach the gospel to all the world -- Matthew 28:19 "Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."
Those early disciples of Christ did as they was commanded & the gospel spread like a wildfire into the whole earth. This white horse & its rider (the early church) conquered the hearts of nations from the power of darkness with truth & defeated evil, as a result many people all over the world became Christians & followed Christ. By the end of the first century 5 million people had given their life to Christ & became Christians. By that time every creature under the sun had heard the gospel, according to saint Paul -- Colossians 1:23 "But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have been appointed as God's servant to proclaim it."
Revelation 6:3-4 "When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. It's rider was granted permission to take peace from the earth and to make men slay one another. And he was given a great sword."
This horse was red, throughout the Bible the color red is used as an synonym for sin. This means the church has now became sinful, apostasy has now set in. The church has now been given a sword, emphasizing that the church has now become powerful & using force to promote religion. Forcing the consciences of men, for people to either do what the church says or be put to death in the name of the Lord. The church has now become corrupt with paganism.
Revelation 6:5-6 "When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures, saying, "One day's ration of wheat for a day's wage, or three day's ration of barley for a day's wage! But don't damage the olive oil or the wine!"
You should notice that this horse is now black, which is the exact opposite of white where white represents purity & black being just the opposite of that. The church has now become so corrupt that it has lost its purity, it has become totally impure filled with paganism & the gospel is no longer being preached. The church is now profiting off of people for ill gain, they are saleing salvation & forgiveness going completely against the Word of God. Legendary tales of purgatory, pious frauds, traditions of men, the worship of saints, relics & images all have taken the place of pure & simple Christianity & the bible was laid aside for these pagan things.
The pair of scales that the rider is holding represents the counterfeit religion being measured with the true gospel. A days wages could buy you a ration of wheat, which was used to make bread, a healthy source of nourishment. However you could also buy three rations of barley for the same price & barley was unhealthy & a source of malnutrition. This means that the church was spiritually serving the people unhealthy nutrition. They served the congregation lies & paganism, leading many people astray.
This verse also speaks of not damaging the olive oil or wine. The wine represents the blood of Christ, which is his covenant with those who believe in Him. The olive oil represents the Holy Spirit, this means that the blood covenant & the Holy Spirit could not be affected, it weas still available to the people, all who really wanted to seek truth & follow Gods way. The Holy spirit or the covenant of Jesus can not be sold, you can't sale righteousness no matter how you cut it.
Revelation 6:7-8 "When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by wild animals."
The pale color of this horse represents the lack of light received by the church. The church became so full of darkness that it became pale, receiving absolutely no light from the word of God. By 500AD the gospel had spread all over the world & everyone was becoming Christians, the bible was translated into over 500 different languages. In the 4th century millions upon millions of bibles was burned, and by 100 years later there was only one version of the bible & it was in Latin, which was not the common language so majority of the people could not read the bible because they could not read Latin. The authorities of the Roman Catholic Church was mainly the only ones who could read Latin & they were the only ones with access to the Word of God. The people was told that they was too ignorant to read the word of God & the privilege of reading the bible was taken away from them. Once the Word of God was taken away, there was no longer any light, the gospel was no longer a part of the church but pagan practices took over, the church was no longer a projector of light but the reflector of death, this lasted for 1000 years.
"They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth." During the dark ages people not only died spiritually but the Church put to death over 50 million people alone that they labeled as heritics, also during the dark ages the black plague killed over 25 million people. In the spring of 542AD, the plague arrived in Constantinople, working its way from port city to port city and spreading around the Mediterranean Sea later migrating inland eastward into Asia Minor and west into Greece and Italy. There was also another series of horrific plagues that lasted for years & wiped out millions of more people.
Revelation 6:9-11 "When the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of all who had been slain for the word of God and for being faithful in their testimony. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then each of them was given a white robe and told to rest a little while longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers & sisters, were killed, just as they had been killed."
Now to understand this part, we have to use a cross reference of God's Word. This doesn't mean that there was literally souls under the alter shouting, we all know that dead people cant talk, but what it means is that their blood was a witness of them crying out against those who put them to death. Just like in Genesis when Cain killed Abel Genesis 4:10 "But the LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground!" Abel was not literally crying out to God about what Cain did but his blood was a witness to what Cain had done & it cried out to God. This is the same for the souls of those who were put to death by the Roman Catholic Church when 50 millions of them were slayed for their faith.
The white robes that was given to them symbolizes the restoration of their reputations from when they where disgraced for the truth that they died for. When Martian Luther, a German monk & professor of theology, was exiled because he rejected the teachings & practices of the church; he got a hold of a bible & he translated it from Latin back into the common language. Around the time he finished translating that bible, Johannes Gutenberg, a blacksmith had just invented the Gutenberg Printing Press and they got together and printed copies of the translated bible of Martian Luther. Then God's Word started to spread, the light began to shine again, people read the bible & discovered the truth after being without the light of God's Word for 1000 years. They realized that all those people who was put to death for going against the Church wasn't wrong after all, & the reputations of those 50 millions of people that was put to death was saved. They was given white robes symbolizing that they was now viewed as pure & righteous instead of disgraced & being viewed as a heretic as when they were killed.
Revelation 6:12-13 "When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, like unripe figs dropping from a tree shaken by a great wind."
Take heed to the things that God says, what ever he say stands & just like he said in this text, these things came to pass.
In 1755 The Lisbon Earthquake was the greatest earthquake in the history of mankind, it registered all the way from Lisbon on through Siberia all the way down into South Africa. According to Sir Charles Lyell, Principals of Geology, pg.495 "A sound of thunder was heard underground, and immediately afterwards a violent shock threw down the greater part of that city. In the course of about six minutes sixty thousand persons perished. The sea first retired, & laid the bar dry; it then rolled in rising 60 feet above ordinary level"
The Great earthquake spoken of in revelation 6 has came to pass!
The dark day of May 19, 1780 the Sun turned black as sackcloth. One reporter said: "That the darkness was not due to an eclipse is evident from the fact that the moon was then nearly full. It was not caused by clouds, or the thickness of the atmosphere, for in some localities where the darkness extended, the sky was so clear that the stars could be seen. Concerning the inability of science to assign a satisfactory cause for this manifestation, Herschel the astronomer declares: "The dark day was one of those wonderful phenomena of nature which philosophy is at a loss to explain."
There is no other explanation for this other than the complete fulfillment of prophecy, what God says goes.
That same evening the moon appeared to be blood red, one reporter said: "After midnight the darkness disappeared, and the moon, when first visible, had the appearance of blood." Just exactly as God said, these things have happened in rapid succession.
In 1833, the last of the signs appeared which were promised by Jesus as a sign of his second coming. Said Jesus, Matthew 24:29 "The stars shall fall from heaven." & just like John saw in his vision in Revelation 6. This prophecy received a striking fulfillment in the great star shower of November 13-14 1833.
One witness said: “It seemed as if the whole starry heavens had congregated at one point near the zenith and were simultaneously shooting forth, with the velocity of lightning, to every part of the horizon, and yet they were not exhausted—thousands swiftly followed in the track of thousands, as if created for the occasion" Another witness said: “Being up this morning, I witnessed one of the most grand and alarming spectacles which ever beamed upon the eye of man,” he later wrote. “The light in my room was so great that I could see the hour of the morning by my watch which hung over my mantel, and supposing there was a fire near at hand, probably on my own premises, I sprung to the window, and behold, the stars or some other bodies presenting a fiery appearance were descending in torrents as rapid and as numerous as I ever saw flakes of snow, or drops of rain, in the midst of a storm.”
This happened just as the Lord said it would & just as John saw in his vision. Dear reader take heed to what the Lord says, because as you see here what God says is final & it shall come to past. The Lord has been as explicit with his signs as possible & if you are not a believer, I pray that this prophecy has opened your eyes & allowed you to see the truth. Please do not remain skeptical after reading this, that's exactly what the enemy (Satan) wants you to do. He wants to keep you in confusion & disbelief by influencing you with thoughts of doubt & timid-ness, encouraging you to trust in your own reasoning, to trust in science & to trust your feelings and senses.
I'm here to encourage you not to depend on your own understanding, instead trust God & have faith that his Word is true. Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding." Alot of times we try to reason on level with God, attempting to makes sense of his ways; we have to realize that we are only human & God is completely on an entire different level than we are, in every way. We must understand that we cannot comprehend everything that God does, we humans are limited creatures, we are only finite while God is infinite. God is greater than we are so trying to comprehend everything He does & why He does it, is humanly impossible. We wont understand everything God does & trying to make sense of His ways is insanity, trying to logic & reason on level of understanding with God is impossible and on the borderline of blasphemy. Isiah 55:8-9 "My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the LORD. "And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts."
That's why it takes faith to believe & trust in the Lord, faith is the only way we have assurance. Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see." Faith is the only way that we are even able to believe any of God's Word or have a relationship with Him. Faith is taking the first step even though you don't see the whole staircase. Faith is seeing light with your heart, when all your eyes see is darkness. Faith begins where mans power end, faith doesn't make sense it makes miracles so let your faith be greater than your fears, greater than your worries, your doubts, your stress, your disbelief and your uncertainty. We must live by faith & not by sight!
2 Corinthians 5:7 "For we walk by faith, not by sight."
2 Corinthians 4:18 "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
Hebrews 11:3 "By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
Hebrews 11:6 "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him."
Faith is like WiFi. It's invisible, but it has the power to connect you to what you need. So I encourage you today to put your faith in God, trust in His love for you, and His power & trust in His Word. Have faith & believe in the gospel even if it doesn't makes much sense to you, trust that God will give you the understanding & wisdom, & that He will enable you to become a strong follower. God has a wonderful plan for each of us, including you. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. You may feel like you are too far from God or too deep in sin to come to God or to even be on good terms with him, but i'm here to tell you, that sense of feeling is invalid. Nothing you have done, no matter how evil or dirty it was or has been, is too great of a sin to be forgiven, nothing you have done is unworthy of forgiveness. No matter what kind of life you have been living, God still loves you & his mercy & grace is unlimited.
Romans 8:38-39 "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, no power in the sky above or in the earth below--indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 1:7 "In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace."
If you are 10,000 steps away from God he will take 9,999 just for you to take that one step of faith. All you have to do is trust his Word & confess all of your sins to Him, then you will be blameless in His eyes.
1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Romans 10:9 "If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
This is a message of warning & hope, warning that the end of time is at hand, closer than we even think, we are living in a time between the 6th & 7th seals. The next thing left to happen is the coming of the Lord. Revelation 6:14-17 "The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.And they cried to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.For the great day of Their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?"
Mark 13:32 "But as for that day or hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
2 Peter 3:10 "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will disappear with a roar, and the elements will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 "For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come in the same way as a thief in the night."
Therefore I encourage you reader, to be alert and spiritually awake, so that you will be ready when the Lord returns to judge the world. WARNING always comes before destruction, you have been warned!
1 Corinthians 16:13 "Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong."
1 Peter 5:8 "Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour."
This message is not only a message of warning but also of HOPE. Take hold of the life that God created you to live, accept his invitation of eternal life & be saved from his great wrath, which is the second death.
Matthew 3:2 "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near."
James 1:2 "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
John 3:15 "that whoever believes in him may have eternal life."
1 Corinthians 2:9 "But, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him."
Today, decide that you will follow God & not the world, understand that if you remain neutral you ultimately have chosen to be on the devil's side. There is no such thing as neutral, you are either with or against God, no matter how you put it.
Matthew 12:30 "Whoever is not with me is against me, and anyone who isn't working with me is actually working against me."
If you want to believe & be saved from the second death then I encourage you to say this prayer with all your heart (be sure to be some place where you will not be disturbed or distracted, but fully focused on this conversation with God) :
Dear God, I come to you boldly & humbly, I realize that I am a sinner & that I have been spiritually asleep, I realize that the only way to heaven is through you Lord Jesus, I confess all my sins to you right now, all known & unknown sins, I realize that none of my sins are hidden from you no matter how much I try to hide them. Father God I know that I have did some things, said some things & thought some things that was unpleasing to you, I now ask that you forgive me of all my sins According to your Word in 1 John 1:9 Father God I ask that you reveal any unknown sins in my life & help me to have victory over each one of them. I ask that you help me to not let sin rule my life any longer but to always be led by your Holy Spirit. Come now Lord Jesus into my heart & take your rightful place in my life. Fill me now completely with your Holy Spirit & help me to have the faith that please you & help me to accept the truth, whole truth & nothing but the truth and not allow me to believe in any lie. I ask that you help me to not be deceived by anyone or anything, I ask that you allow my mind to be saturated with the mind of Christ and not dwell on negative thoughts. Father I confess with my mouth today that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is Lord & help me to believe without a shadow of a doubt all that is true. I ask that you Lord Jesus, transform my thinking & renew my mind so that I will have understanding & wisdom that comes from you, that I will be alert. Help me to follow you and you only & help me to let my life be a living sacrifice to you, help me to obey you & not my sinful desires help me to keep your commandments and not the commandments of men. I choose to not follow the world or the traditions of men. Father God please give me the courage & strength that I need to obey & please you. Help me to fulfill Your Will for my life in complete measure & not chase after my own desires. Help me to choose you over my pleasures, over my friends, over the world, over family, over material things, over money & another thing that seeks to take your rightful place in my life. Help me to put you first always and serve you with love & fear. Help me to let go of anything or anyone that I need to & help me to reach my full potential in you. I ask that you open any doors that need to be open in my life, weather natural or spiritual & close any doors that needs to be closed, in Jesus Christ name. Finally Father God I ask that you cover me & all my love ones with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ from the top of our heads to the soles of our feet, that you protect our mind, body, heart, spirit & soul and that you force out, drive out any evil or unclean spirits in any of us or our surroundings & cast them into the abyss never to return again. Help me to become more spiritually and mentally mature & have a greater level of intimacy with you father God. I ask all of these things according to John 14:13-14 in Jesus Christ Holy name, AMEN.
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
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