Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The SEVEN seals

 

Revelation 5:1-2

King James Version

5 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne 

a book written within and on the backside, 

sealed with seven seals.

2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 

Who is worthy to open the book, 

and to loose the seals thereof?


After the church -- GOD's faithful -- have been Raptured, the Tribulation starts.

People left behind will experience GREAT suffering.

This post, and the succeeding ones, speak of what apostle John witnessed in spirit, as he was tasked to bear the WORD of GOD.

Let's start with the SEVEN seals.


No man was worthy of opening the book.

Revelation 5:3

King James Version

3 And no man in heaven, 

nor in earth, 

neither under the earth, 

was able to open the book, 

neither to look thereon.


Only JESUS was worthy.

Revelation 5:5-7

King James Version

5 And one of the elders saith unto me, 

Weep not: 

behold, 

the Lion of the tribe of Judah, 

the Root of David, 

hath prevailed to open the book, 

and to loose the seven seals thereof.

6 And I beheld, 

and, lo, 

in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, 

and in the midst of the elders, 

stood a Lamb as it had been slain, 

having seven horns and seven eyes, 

which are the seven Spirits of God 

sent forth into all the earth.

7 And he came and took the book 

out of the right hand of him 

that sat upon the throne.


The SEVEN seals.


The FIRST seal. 

(The WHITE horse):

Revelation 6:1-2

King James Version

6 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.

2 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.


The SECOND seal. 

(The RED horse):

Revelation 6:3-4

King James Version

3 And when he had opened the second seal, 

I heard the second beast say, 

Come and see.

4 And there went out another horse that was red: 

and power was given to him that sat thereon 

to take peace from the earth, 

and that they should kill one another: 

and there was given unto him a great sword.


The THIRD seal.

(The BLACK horse):

Revelation 6:5-6

King James Version

5 And when he had opened the third seal, 

I heard the third beast say, 

Come and see. 

And I beheld, 

and lo a black horse; 

and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, 

A measure of wheat for a penny, 

and three measures of barley for a penny; 

and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.


The FOURTH seal.

(The PALE horse):

Revelation 6:7-8

King James Version

7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, 

I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, 

Come and see.

8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: 

and his name that sat on him was Death, 

and Hell followed with him. 

And power was given unto them 

over the fourth part of the earth, 

to kill with sword, 

and with hunger, 

and with death, 

and with the beasts of the earth.


The FIFTH seal.

(God's faithful who were slain):

Revelation 6:9-11

King James Version

9 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:

10 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?

11 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 fellowservants also and their brethren, 

that should be killed as they were, 

should be fulfilled.


The SIXTH seal.

(The GREAT day of wrath):

Revelation 6:12-17

King James Version

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, 

and, lo, there was a great earthquake; 

and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, 

and the moon became as blood;

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth

even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, 

when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll 

when it is rolled together; 

and every mountain and island 

were moved out of their places.

15 And the kings of the earth, 

and the great men, 

and the rich men, 

and the chief captains, 

and the mighty men, 

and every bondman, 

and every free man, 

hid themselves in the dens 

and in the rocks of the mountains;

16 And said to the mountains and rocks, 

Fall on us, 

and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, 

and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17 For the great day of his wrath is come; 

and who shall be able to stand?


The SEVENTH seal.

(GREAT silence):

Revelation 8:1

King James Version

8 And when he had opened the seventh seal, 

there was silence in heaven 

about the space of half an hour.


After that silence, this:

Revelation 8:2-6

King James Version

2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; 

and to them were given seven trumpets.

3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, 

having a golden censer; 

and there was given unto him much incense, 

that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints 

upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

4 And the smoke of the incense, 

which came with the prayers of the saints, 

ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

5 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.

6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets 

prepared themselves to sound.


What is the significance of those SEVEN angels?

And the sounding of their trumpets?

Find out on the next post.


Additional readings:

The Coming Great Tribulation | Billy Crone

END times

Revelation Chapter 7

The SEVEN angels

The SEVEN last plagues

The RETURN of JESUS

How JESUS Will Return

LAST days PROPHECY made CLEAR

It's ALL preparation NOW


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