Revelation 6: The Six Seals!!!
Revelation six starts out with John in the Spirit with visions of the Lamb (Yeshua-Jesus) opening up the seals!!! These are visions with signs of the end of the age, The Age of the Son of Man, Yeshua tells us a great deal about what's to come in (Matthew 24; Mark 13; and Luke 21)...These Seals are the consequences of man's condition, and is a great look into the birth pangs of the beginning of sorrows that are now ahead of us, indeed the Second Coming Christ is truly eminent!!! The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, see (Zechariah 1:8-17; Revelation 6:1-8): The model of what's tom come looks like this a Judgement on the faithless, along with war, famine, plagues, and natural disasters sounds like our times on steroids'???
6:2: The First Rider: White Horse, carrying a Bow- represents the spirit of conquest, reminiscent of fierce divine judgment...If we look to the OT, this was military power of adversaries (Jeremiah 27:29; Ezekiel 5:15): Yeshua told us in Matthew 24 Nation will rise against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom: Bow is Strong Greeks 5115= Toxon a simplest form of fabric: Crown: in Strong Greeks G4735=(as a badge of royalty, a prize in the public games or a symbol of honor generally; but more conspicuous and elaborate than the simple fillet, G1238), literally or figuratively:—crown. White: in Strong's Greek G3022=brilliant light like angels maybe??? Horse: Strong Greeks G2463= ἶριςîris, ee'-ris; perhaps from G2046 (as a symbol of the female messenger of the pagan deities); a rainbow ("iris"):—rainbow.
6:3-4: Second Rider- that's war along with extremely violent bloodshed and widespread death- The restrainer must get removed because total peace is removed from the entire planet!!! Yeshua also told us in Matthew 24 we could see wars and rumor of wars for awhile all of this was the beginning of sorrows!!!
6:5-6: The Third Rider- famine and inflation, of course wars will continue during these periods of time!!!
6:7-8: The forth Rider: more widespread human death, the vision includes rotting flesh pale green being color for that!!! More Pestilences followed with starvation and more famine!!!
6:9-11: The cry of the martyrs: white robe: The resurrected body, and wedding garment of salvation!!! Reference (Revelation 3:5; 7:9, 13-17; 19:8-9; Isaiah 61:10; Daniel 10:5; Matthew 22:1-4; Galatians 3:27; see also 1 Enoch 62:16)...vision of souls of the martyrs under the altar!!!
6:12-17: The Sixth Seal: Cosmic disturbances and is indication to the Second Coming of Christ, with people in rebellion against the Lord!!! Lots of judgements and wraths being poured out right before our Lord's Return!!!
REVELATION 7: ANGELS VISIT EARTH!!!
The Seventh and Final Seal will not be opened until Revelation 8:1: Visions here of the faithful form an interlude the Lord's faithful are indeed sealed against His coming wrath!!!
7:1-3: The Four winds symbolic for winds of judgement, Reference (Jeremiah 25:16; Zechariah 2:10; Daniel 8:8; Mark 13:27, see also 1 Enoch 76:1-4): Restrained until the Lord's servants ( Isaiah 44:5; 2 Corinthians 1:22, 2 Timothy 2:19) are sealed!!! a special protection against Judgements (Ezekiel 9:1-11)...
7:4-8: Servants of God are sealed!!! by the Holy Spirit!!! Debates into the 144,000, some say the number symbolizes the entire faithful of the Church!!! 12 tribes x 12 apostles x 1000- a number which is great!!! the numerology suggest for completeness and perfection!!! 12x12 is perfect square, some see the 144,000 as a militant Church, the Church on earth!!!
7:9-14: shifts to heaven lots of worship from all and the Nations all before the throne of God!!! white robes, and palm branches this purity and victory!!! washed in the blood of the Lamb!!!
7:15-17: like a vision from Isaiah 49:10 there is nothing but unending worship to the Lord and all suffering has banished!!! Stay faithful to the end and endure this what this Book is all about!!!
I will start Revelation studies back after Christmas!!!
Special readings and commentary on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Readings will be taped with commentary and posted to my page on those days!!!
Christmas Eve: Hebrews 1:1-12: Luke 2:1-20:
Christmas Day: Matthew 1:18-25, Galatians 4:4-7, Matthew 2:1-12
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