Bible Study-REV-Chapter 6
.The Book of Revelation.
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The seven seals are going to be opened by our Lord Jesus Christ in this chapter. It’s important that you know that the seven seals are corresponding to the seven trumps, pretty much the same events.
One thing that is not the same is that while the seven trumps are executed in chronological order, one right after the next, the seven seals are not. The seals are presented in such a way as to give you a better understanding of the events.
First Vision in Heaven—The Six Seals
Revelation 6:1 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. KJV
Who is the Lamb? Jesus Christ. What has He done? He’s just opened the first seal. And only one of the four Zoon told John to come and take a look.
This kind of bends the gray matter a bit, doesn’t it? Physically, St. John is sitting in a prison cell on the island of Patmos; his spirit, his intellect, is in heaven with the Father and our Lord, and now John is going to look at some future event that hasn’t even happened yet!
This is kind of like you sitting at home on the couch while your mind goes to Walmart and you watch some future event on a large screen TV there. I know that’s a rather silly example but I think it gets it done.
This must be one heck of an event for when Christ opened that first seal a peal of thunder rolled through heaven. Ever had lightning strike close by to you and heard the thunder rattle the windows….gets your attention, doesn’t it?
First Seal—Here on Earth
Revelation 6:2 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. KJV
White horse, rainbow, crown, coming to conquer. Sounds like Christ is returning on this first seal, right? I mean, that’s what it says in Revelation 19:11, doesn’t it?
Ref: Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. KJV
This first seal is not concerning Christ, it concerns Satan and there are two things that will give us the truth without any doubt. First, Satan was never called faithful and true and second, this bow in 6:2 is toxon in the Greek and it means a cheap imitation fabric. This is not the Shekinah glory that surrounds Christ but a cheap imitation worn by Satan.
✡ Bow_NT:5115 toxon (tox'-on); from the base of NT:5088; a bow (apparently as the simplest fabric): KJV - bow.
Our Father allows him to wear a crown and he will come and conquer but only those that have no truth in their brain; they do not have the seal of God in their forehead; an understanding of the truth of the Scriptures.
Don't get fooled by the white horses. The first one is riden by Satan/Antichrist. The second one is riden by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Satan is coming and he will look just like the true Messiah. White horse, a crown on his head with his cheap fabric flapping in the wind. His goal is to deceive our Father’s children. Let’s go, for a moment, to Mark 13:5 and 6 and hear the words of Jesus Christ as He warns us of cheap imitators:
Ref: Mark 13:5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
Ref: Mark 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. KJV
Satan, in his role as the Antichrist, which is what his role is at the moment, will deceive everyone that just didn’t take the time to read the Scriptures to understand them or listened to some idiot that told them that they didn’t need to read the book of Revelation in the first place. And the reason that they tell people that is probably because they haven't taken the time to read and understand it for themselves.
Teaching the traditions of established religion is easier and less time consuming on their part.
Certainly, these preachers, these false christs, will be judged harshly for teaching the people lies but your soul is in danger as well. You will be taken in by Satan/Antichrist and you will believe his lies as well.
When Satan comes as the instead-of-christ it will be seen around the world. How, you may ask. TV. The internet. Satellite communications. News organizations. Broadcast networks. It’s going to be a really big deal.
I want you to think back and remember what Christ’s answer was when the Apostles asked Him why He spoke in parables. He said that it was not meant for all to understand. Why not? Because some people just don’t give a rat’s behind about the Word of God. They hear but they don’t listen; they look but they don’t see.
If you are reading this then you are showing Christ that you do care, you will see and you will listen. And what will you end up with? The seal of God in your brain. Spiritual knowledge. Not because of my words, because of His Words.
Second Seal—Here on Earth
Revelation 6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. KJV
Of the four living creatures standing around the Throne of our Father the first told John to come and see at the opening of the first seal; here we have the second living creature telling John the same thing at the opening of the second seal.
Revelation 6:4 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. KJV
When you take peace away, what replaces it? War. What do people do during a war? They kill one another.
The color of the first horse was white which represents purity and because Satan is impersonating the true Messiah, which is purity, he’s trying to deceive those that do not know the difference.
The color of the second horse was red, which is the color of blood but we’re not talking about flesh and blood but rather spiritual blood. Satan could care less about your human body, he wants your soul.
This word kill is sphazo in the Greek and it means to slaughter or butcher, as in preparing a sacrifice. Satan wants you to believe him and to sacrifice your very soul in the process.
✡ Kill_NT:4969 sphazo (sfad'-zo); a primary verb; to butcher (especially an animal for food or in sacrifice) or (generally) to slaughter, or (specifically) to maim (violently):
Let’s go back to Mark and see what Christ has to say:
Ref: Mark 13:7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. KJV
We’ve got a lot more to come before He returns.
Third Seal—Here on Earth
Revelation 6:5 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.
Revelation 6:6 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. KJV
The third living creature, the Zoon, beckons John to take another look and this rider had a pair of balances in his hand. What are balances used for? They’re used to weigh things. In this context they indicate a scarcity which usually follows a war. Food was hard to get and they’re down to weighing bread, which is what our Lord’s reference, “a measure of wheat for a penny” means.
The deeper meaning is that there is no food for the soul during these times as the minor prophet Amos once stated:
Ref: Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: KJV
Not hearing the Word of God did not just suddenly happen here, it’s been going on for quite some time. Churches today are too concerned with making money and they think that if they preach/teach the Word of God people will drift away and not get their usual fix of religious nonsense, so they continue to teach religious traditions, which is what Satan wanted in the first place. Satan does his best work when his audience is spiritually uneducated.
They are easily deceived when their brains are in this condition.
See thou hurt not the oil and the wine is a modest warning to Satan to not mess around with His Election, those with the seal of God in their brains. Father will make this crystal clear later on in this book.
What did Christ have to say back in the book of Mark?
Mark 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows, KJV
The events of the three seals that have been opened so far are not happening one right after the other nor are they happening in a short period of time. Believe it or not, the events of these seals have been happening for quite some time and the events of one may overlap or occur at the same time.
In Mark 13:8 the word sorrows used by Christ does not mean what we would think it to mean. In the Greek it is odin and it means a pang or throe, especially of childbirth. As a woman begins the birthing process someone usually times the interval between the pangs or contractions and the closer they become the closer the actual birth becomes.
✡ Sorrows_NT:5604 odin (o-deen'); akin to NT:3601; a pang or throe, especially of childbirth:
Our Lord is telling us that the events leading up to the end of this dispensation, the time within which we are living, will come faster and faster as the end time approaches. We’ve had wars and rumors of wars for many years but earthquakes in diverse places may raise a flag. We’ve had a few recently out in the Pacific Ocean which produced a tidal wave called a tsunami.
The economy of the U.S. almost collapsed several years ago and almost brought down other foreign economies in Europe and Greece. Notable events are happening on a world-wide platform. The events in one part of the world will affect other countries around the world.
I believe that global events such as these are necessary in preparation of the coming of Satan as the Antichrist. He will possess the God-given ability to cure many of the world-wide troubles when he does appear for that five month period. Without them, his powers of deception would be for naught. If we are all living comfortable and secure lives what would be the need for his appearance in the first place?
Forth Seal—Here on Earth
Revelation 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
Revelation 6:8 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. KJV
The fourth beast, or should I say, living creature, Zoon, has opened the fourth seal which means that there will be no further announcements of come and see. The first four seals relate to events that happen here on earth, evidenced by the fact that all four of these living creatures had the face of something that related directly to the earth:
The first living creature had the face of an eagle.
The second living creature had the face of a lion.
The third living creature had the face of a man.
The fourth living creature had the face of an ox. (Calf)
You probably have already figured out that this rider is Satan because he is death. If you are taken in by his lies your soul will probably face a spiritual death on Judgment Day.
To kill with sword is a metaphor much like the truth coming out of the mouth of Christ is referred to as a two-edged sword. It’s His truth that cuts both ways. With Satan/Antichrist, it’s his lies that cut both ways.
These four seals will bring our Father’s judgment upon the people of this world that do not believe in Him nor His Son. And those that do believe have been brainwashed by the church into believing that the supernatural entity that is soon coming is the true Messiah when, in fact, it is just the opposite.
The five month tribulation of Satan/ Antichrist will give him ample time to work his deception on unsuspecting souls because the groundwork has already been laid. The tools that he will use for his siege on the souls of God, during these five months, are already in place.
Muslim factions in the Middle East are growing in numbers every day; they spread their terrorism across this globe, fueled by their immense hatred for both Jew and Christian alike. They are, in my humble opinion, the sons of Cain.
America has been ruled by a president with subtle Muslim sympathies. Subtle only because the news media, senators and congressmen are afraid to reveal to the public how deep those sympathies really reach.
By the time that Satan is released from heaven to wreak his havoc on the spiritually weak, Obama and his policies will have almost brought this nation to her knees. Mighty Jacob. Ruled by a Muslim sympathizer with a deep socialistic determination.
I remember a time long ago when the former Soviet Premier Nikita Krushev said that they and communism would take over America without firing a single shot. That was about 60 years ago and look where this country is today. There is very little difference between communism and socialism.
One-world-order is here, it's not just a thought or a wish or a dream any longer. An example is the loose coalition of 28 countries that form the European Union with 19 countries using the same monetary system, the Eurodollar. When the economy of one country falters it affects the economy of countries around the world.
America, at one time, was almost the only country on earth that wasn’t mired deep in socialism but that has changed and most Americans don’t even realize it. They even think that the debacle of Obamacare, a one-payer health care system run by the federal government, will someday be repealed.
They'll soon realize the truth of it when they are denied a medical/surgical procedure because it's too costly or they are too old, pain medication regulated to the point of not being able to receive it and government panels deciding when old codgers, such as myself, are no longer worthy of medical care and we'll be left to die.
Fifty years ago something like this happening was unthinkable.
The stage is already set, the cannon has already been primed and cocked and when Satan is released from heaven as the Antichrist, he will explode overnight and rock this world and its inhabitants to their core.
The light at the end of this tunnel comes from the book of Daniel:
Daniel 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: KJV
Whether Obama realizes it or not, I believe that our Father allowed him to come to power. A junior senator of two years who never voted yea or nay for anything becomes the president of the most powerful country on earth for eight years? Trust me, our Father’s hand is all over this.
America, the only remaining superpower on this planet, had to be brought down to a parity with other countries for Satan/Antichrist to work his deception because his powers come from God Himself. Our Father knew that Obama was the man to do just that; He is not only allowing it to happen, its part of His overall Plan.
The Fifth Seal—In Heaven
Revelation 6:9 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:
Revelation 6:10 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?
Revelation 6:11 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. KJV
Where in the world did these souls under the altar come from? According to these preachers that teach the rapture theory, all souls are still buried in the grave with the flesh and blood body until Christ returns. That’s what they tell us the rapture means; rapturing the souls out of the dirt grave to meet Christ in the air.
Sometimes I’m amazed at the load of horse crap that some people teach and others believe, just because he calls himself a preacher! In the vision, St. John SAW the souls under the altar that had died or been killed for teaching the testimony of Jesus Christ.
So, who are you going to believe? Some idiot that calls himself a man of God, whose mouth is full of lies or the words of St. John who actually saw these souls because our Father allowed him to do so?
Good grief. Get a grip.
Father tells these souls to sit tight because there are still a lot of people walking around here on earth that are going to face the same consequences for teaching the same testimony as well. The time for Christ’s return is not here yet. But it’s a’comin.
How did these souls get under the altar?
When a flesh and blood body dies the soul goes immediately back to the Father that gave it.
Ref: Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. KJV
The soul goes, not to heaven, but to Paradise. A waiting place for all souls, good and bad. What did Christ say to the malefactor on His right just before He expired?
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. KJV
Christ didn’t say:
“Today shalt thou be with me in HEAVEN”.
No, He said:
“Today shalt thou be with me in PARADISE."
Paradise is IN HEAVEN but a SEPARATE holding place. Those souls on the left side have nowhere to go. They stay right there and part of the definition of hell is to experience the anguish and heartbreak of NOT BEING ABLE TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE AND BE CLOSE TO CHRIST.
If you read about the parable of Lazarus and the rich man you will find out that there is a gulf or a valley that separates the good souls, the ones that overcame in this life, on one side and the bad souls, the ones that did not overcome, on the other side.
Ref: Luke 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. KJV
The souls on one side cannot pass over to the souls on the other side and vice versa. Regardless of which side a soul is on it can still see what’s going on in heaven. The kicker is that the souls on the right side can get close to Christ and enjoy His Presence while the souls on the left side cannot.
The souls under the altar of God are the souls on the right side of the gulf. They have overcome in this life.
They are all wearing white robes because white represents purity and the fabric that makes up these robes is an accumulation of righteous acts over the span of their life. Each righteous act makes up a thread and when woven together produce the robe that we will wear throughout the eternity:
Ref: Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. KJV
Righteousness means that you’ve done some good things in your life. Let’s go back to Mark and see what Christ is saying about the persecution that some will go through during the reign of Satan/Antichrist here on earth:
Ref: Mark 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. KJV
Some of us, our Father’s Election in particular, will be interrogated by the Antichrist and we will witness for Christ before him. Not to worry. We are told explicitly that the words we speak will come straight from the Holy Spirit so it won’t be our words that will mean something, it will be the Words of our Father:
Ref: Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. KJV
Our Father is in total control and His hand will be on each and every one of us that believe on Him and try to live our lives according to His Will and Commandments.
Relax. Everything is gonna be alright.
Sixth Seal—In Heaven
Revelation 6:12 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;
Revelation 6:13 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.
Revelation 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation 6:15 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;
Revelation 6:16 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:
Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? KJV
When this seal is opened every person.......every person that believed that the false messiah, Satan, the Antichrist, was the true Jesus Christ, will have their spiritual eyes opened and they will realize and understand that they bought into the lies of Satan/Antichrist hook, line and sinker.
They will pray for an immediate death because they will understand that they did not take the time to put the seal of God inside their heads; they didn’t take the time to understand that the false christ comes before the True Christ.
They listened to some idiot that fed them a bunch of horse crap every time they showed up on Sunday morning. They didn’t read the Bible for themselves. They let someone else do their thinking for them. Don’t let someone else play Russian roulette with your very soul. It’s too important.
Hey, wait a minute. Where’s the seventh seal? Did Father forget about that one? Nope. It will be opened a little later, along with the blowing of the seventh trumpet and the pouring out of the seventh vial.
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28 January 2015