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it like it is! series
OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE BY JESUS CHRIST
The first 6 seals of Revelation 6. We notice that the 6th seal in the 6th chapter of the Book of Revelation is 6 verses long. That makes for allot of 6s, don't you see? 666 What does that tell you?
Chapter 6 begins after the line of red stars ************* below.
"You're going to be gone anyway at that time".
They also say;
"It's not to be understood yet".
This is odd because the
means to "to reveal" or "unveil" something.
When you unveil anything,
you make it known.
The book of Revelation is a sister book to the book of Daniel in the Old Testament.
Both of these books were written to the people who live in the final generation, of the "latter days", the generation we are now living in.
Daniel was told to, "shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:" [Daniel 12:4].
He was told by God; "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand: but the wise shall understand." [Daniel 12:10]
The wise are those who study God's word, line upon line, chapter upon chapter, for all these words are wisdom from God.
This is why the wise should understand.
As we study Revelation, let us take a fresh look at the book, and allow God's Word to speak through us. Let's permit the Holy Spirit to allow His words to speak to our hearts which is our minds with understanding.
This chapter covers a time period that most people living on the face of the earth today will live through, and the wise Christian should understand these teachings.
So, be very cautious of any group that would tell you not to study, or to throw away part of God's word. Those are words Satan would use.Caution to students of God;s Word - Please remember two things when using our American Wisdom Series studies:
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
This Bible Study was originally written by Roger Christopherson,
published at http://www.theseason.org/You can view it at the season`s web site (address above) as originally published
Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.
Now here is our revised study of: Christopherson's Revelation chapter 6
"The Six Seals, and Their Sealing"
The first 6 seals of Revelation 6. We notice that the 6th seal in the 6th chapter of the Book of Revelation is 6 verses long. That makes for allot of 6s, don't you see? 666 What does that tell you?
The book of Revelation is a revealing by Jesus Christ, to John, all of the things and events which would take place far into John's future of time. We saw in Revelation 1:10 that John was taken in his spirit to the "Lord's day"; The day of Jesus Christ's return at the seventh and final trump. In studying this entire book of Revelation, you must fix in your mind that you are on that day. Then all events we see taking place in the book of Revelation are just prior to that date, or in the Millennium kingdom age of our Lord, for this date marks the beginning of Jesus Christ's coming and setting up that kingdom of His.
The time frame of the earliest start of these events mentioned in Revelation, are the "seven days of years", which is the "one week missing" from Daniel's seventy weeks of years; for it marks the time schedule of the Messiah's return as recorded in Daniel 9:24-27. The book of Daniel and the book of Revelation are very closely related, and overlap in their writings.
The second and third chapters of Revelation were a look at the seven types of churches existing on the earth in "the time of the end". Jesus told John to write the report of what each would be like, and exactly what He thought of them. Only two of these churches did well in God's sight; they were the churches in Smyrna, and Philadelphia. These were the only two churches that knew who the "Kenites" are, and how to identify them.
In chapters four and five, John was taken in the spirit by Jesus into heaven, and given a glimpse at, and around the throne of God. John viewed and wrote as he saw Jesus being crowned on that day and given the seven spirits of authority. Those spirits were power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing.
Upon a search of the realm of the universe, it was found that Jesus Christ is the only one that can break the seals, and reveal what is in the book. This is because Jesus Christ is found worthy. He was qualified because of His sacrifice of His blood shed on the cross. He is going to open the seals now, as John writes them down, for you and me to read and understand. Praise His Holy Name.
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 [living creatures] saying, Come and see."
John saw and recorded this. God would never say, "Come and see", if He never expected you to see and understand the vision of John. The order from Jesus to John is to write what he sees so that each of us living in this generation could read and see with understanding what we are about to learn.
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."
This one who rode on the white horse had a bow, but without arrows. He had the authority, but not the strength to back up his authority. What strength that he did have, was through deception. The rider of the white horse is Satan, in the role of the Antichrist or false-christ. Satan will come first as the fake Christ, the Antichrist; and he will ride and conquer the people of the entire earth.
This first seal we will see in detail in the ninth chapter. It takes place after the fifth trumpet sounds, Satan is the first morning star, and he is only spiritually riding this white horse now, by guiding his sons, the Kenites, from his place of confinement in heaven, but when the sixth trumpet sounds he will personally be here on earth to take over the reins. This event will catch many, if not most, Christians off-guard, for many tie themselves to the '"rapture doctrine", and will worship Satan, the Antichrist or spuroius messiah, as the true Christ, in ignorance. This is why the rapture doctrine is so dangerous, for it ties its followers to the first Christ to come, who is the Antichrist.
The rider of this white horse is not the rider of the white horse who comes with a rainbow around his head, and a rainbow around the throne he leaves. This "bow" in the Greek is a cheap fabric, or imitation, In the Greek it's called "toxon". His grandeur will be cheap, yet convincing all of those who are looking for the rider of the "first horse" to fly them out of here will be easy for Satan. He is supernatural, you realize, do you not? The Antichrist will offer them all they desire to fulfill their wishes and they will fall in lockstep behind him.
"bow" - 5115 toxon (tox'-on); from the
base of 5088; a bow (apparently as the simplest fabric): KJV--
In the nineteenth chapter we will see the true Christ coming in all his glory, and then this first rider of the white horse will go to the pit. The first rider of the white horse, Satan, does not come in war, for no arrows are mentioned; but in religious peace to win the hearts on the Biblically unlearned. This is important to remember, for it could bring about your downfall through deception.
Five of the seven churches of Revelation chapters two and three, God found fault with because they were minus the "key of David". They accepted false teaching, and did not know the Word of God. Those churches will accept the false messiah, for Satan will come with his supernatural powers, his bag of tricks, even healing miracles, and promises to win over anyone not grounded in God's Word.
Revelation 6:3 "And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see."
We are told to open our eyes and understand of this second seal also.
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."
The term "red" in the Scriptures has two meanings, "war", and "Esau". We are living in the time of the end, and as such, lets take a special look at Esau [Russia, or Rosh]. "Power was given to take peace from the earth." True peace is that peace that comes only from God, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
This second rider, Satan in also spiritually riding (leading) this red [Esau] horse, which is out to remove "Christ, and the living God from the earth". Satan himself will be riding this [red] horse, when the sixth trump sounds and he will come in peacefully, and will completely remove Christ from every fabric of your life as his Kenites have now started the process of doing. The time of war is over for now, for Russia fell in one day so the terms between the Russian people and Israel [the Christian nations] are now considered peaceable. This war of deception is well underway, and it will be fierce. You simply will not stand against the rider of the red horse when he gets here in person, unless you are prepared with your armor completely on and in place, and mentally ready for their spiritual attacks [see Ephesians 6:10-20].
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."
This seal marks a war of dark sayings. Satan uses false balances in his interpreting Scripture for you; spiritually working through his sons, the "Kenites". In Amos 8:1-5, Amos tells us how the Kenites will use false balances to take world control. They will take control through the four hidden dynasties. These dynasties are economics [commerce], education, politics and religion. These methods are the exact methods used today to tighten control over every family and person on the face of the earth. We are being deceived. It will be through their merchandising, trade agreements and false economic scales that these Kenites subdue the world into accepting their ways, and their father, Satan, and his ways.
Your dollar doesn't buy much anymore since we use the Kenite's scales. Amos 8 warned us a long time ago about these fake Jews that would creep in unawares. Amos also told us that the famine in the end times would not be for a lack of bread, but for hearing the Word of God. There are very few churches today, as Christ told us in chapters 2 and 3, that teach, or even understand the the Minor Prophets of the Word of God, but the Minor Prophets were given for our generation to read and understand.
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:"
Amos 8:12 "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord and shall not find it."
Remember that the education system is one of the four hidden dynasties, which includes the press, and all those presentations put on by the print and electronic media. The Word of God is being removed so gradually from every part of our lives, even in the church houses and from the pulpits, to the point where this famine Amos warned us of is here and now. People are going from one end of our land, and even to the religious practices to find peace and satisfaction for their souls, and they are not finding it.
The removal of God Word from the land is this fourth seal, and it is time that each of us be aware of what is going on, and ground ourselves in the Word with understanding. Get used to using the tools of the Bible, to where you can seek the truth out for yourselves, and document those thing that are spoken from the pulpits. When those words are true, give an "Amen" and thank God for the man of God you have there instructing you, but when those words are not, mark that man well. Remember this fourth seal alerts us of those thing that control your spiritual life.
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."
The "oil" is the oil of our people and what is used in the anointing, the "wine" is the blood of Christ. The elect are those who understand God's Word, and are sealed, and secured in Him. This is still part of the third seal.
Everything we have, wear, eat, ride or enjoy is geared to the false balances of the Kenites; The banker, teacher, politician, or religious nut doing the interpretation of God's Word for you, is part of those four dynasties. Some know what they are doing and are part of that system, while most others are doing the work of Satan in ignorance. Both the Church of Smyrna and Philadelphia knew them and how they work, and Jesus pointed that out; "They say they are Jews, but are not; they are of the synagogue of Satan." That knowledge is the thing that makes the difference in the churches in these end times.
Does your church allow these false doctrines to enter in unaware, and are the teachings ignorant of the Kenite that brought it, or do you check out all doctrine with the Word of God?
Revelation 6:7 "And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see."
The fourth seal is now open. Jesus told us in Mark 13:8, "And nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:" We have had two world wars leading into this final generation. "And there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and their shall be famine [remember Amos 8], and troubles:" This sounds like the news reports we have had over the past 50-years. Jesus then said, "These are the beginnings of sorrows."
On May 15, 1948 we had the planting of the fig tree, and it took place in that tiny nation of Israel. This is what Jesus talked about in "The Parable of the Fig Tree". That establishment of the tiny nation of Israel, in Palestine, started the final generation. God's elect and remnant know the true meaning of that event, and understand that it is time to observe the events of each day. When we know God's Word, by the events happening, we can know how close the time of the Antichrist is, and later when the coming of the true Messiah is.
One note here; for the complete control of Jerusalem did not take place until after the war of 1967. However, several decades have past since those two dates marking the start of the end. Jesus told us in Matthew 24:34, 35; "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away." These Words of the book of Revelation are also Word's spoken from the mouth of Jesus, and written by the Apostle John.
Revelation 6:8 "And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell, [Hades] 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 [wild beasts] of the earth."
The pale horse is always symbolic of death. Death is one of Satan's roles, and his name in Hebrews 2:14. This is a different role that Satan will play as the Antichrist.
The word "beast" in this verse is not translated like the other verses [living creatures], but in the Greek it is "therion", and means "wild, venomous, poisonous". This refers to the offspring of the poisonous serpent [Satan's role in the Garden of Eden], and they are the son's of Cain, who are called the Kenites.
Let's recap the first four seals.
|Seal||Horse||Symbolic of:||Hidden Dynasty|
I sincerely hope these 4 Seals, unveiled by the Lamb of God, revealing the hidden truth of what is happening on the four corners of the earth just prior to His return, has been a blessing to your eyes, shall we say a real "eye opener".
There are Three Seals yet to come. I can't wait!
See Revelation 6:9 through 8:1Revelation 4 through 11 also includes the seven trumpets of these end times.
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:"
These souls were killed for their stand in the Word of God.
Who could that be?
The saints of God, for their souls are now at [not under] the altar of God in heaven.
Those souls have died and are with the Father in Heaven.
Revelation 6:10 "And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord [Master], holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth."
Their blood was shed on the earth, while at this time they are pleading at the altar of God in heaven. To be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord [Ecclesiastes 12:7]. The time of revenge will come at God's appointed time. Before God, nobody gets away with anything.
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."
Satan was already on earth when God spoke to the seven churches, so think about this short season. A fellow servant is one just like yourself, if you are are a Christian, they also were Christians. We know these souls are Christians, for they died for their testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you stand for their testimony, then you are one of their fellow servants. They were killed just like those who are still alive have to be, then God will avenge.
This is the seal Jesus spoke of in Mark 13:9, when He was referring to those souls that were at the altar. This does not mean that all Christians will die of a physical death, but the reference here is whether they individually will stand and give their witness for God, as the Holy Spirit of God speaks through them. Refusal to do such, will result in a spiritual death to those who refuse. God said, "they cannot harm a hair on your head", but they will try to kill your very soul if you listen to them.
You will be delivered up before kings and rulers for Christ's sake, He tells us. When you speak, it will not be you speaking but the Holy Spirit speaking through you, at this time. This is what Peter spoke of in Acts 2:7, after the Christians had spoken in the cloven tongue. When all the Jews heard and understood clearly in their own language and dialect from their home towns around the world. Joel spoke of it happening also in Joel 3:28-32. The fifth seal is this spiritual warfare, or revival to claim your soul for the first messiah to come, the Antichrist, Satan.
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 [unripe] figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind."
"untimely figs" - 3653 olunthos
(ol'-oon-thos); of uncertain derivation; an unripe (because out of
season) fig: KJV-- untimely fig.
The trouble starts in heaven, as it is written in Revelation 12:7-9, where Michael casts Satan upon the earth. When Satan is gone, then there is peace in heaven, but woe to them on the earth for his destination is earth.
These are the "untimely figs" which are harvested out of season. Jesus talks about this in Mark 13:24, and this will be covered in detail in Revelation 12. This covers the second advent [coming of Christ], and these figs [people] who claim the name of Christ, yet do not know God's Word, nor His times and seasons. These people will be taken by the Antichrist [out of season]. God's elect will not be taken out of season, but will withstand all events and allow the Spirit to give answer for them.
Mark 13:27 says, "And then shall He send his angels and shall gather together His elect..."
This is what many call the "rapture", and but it's not hard to figure out something is missing here in that theory.
coming here to earth;
the church is not leaving to go anywhere.
The "four winds" are the four spirits at the end of this earth age.
This is discussed in Revelation 7.
Mark 13:28 "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:"
Christ cursed this tree, whereby it will never bring forth fruit, but only leaves.
Summer is the time when God will gather His elect.
The fruit is in season, and the fruit is ripe.
Mark 13:29 "So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it [He] is nigh, even at the door."
Jesus Christ said to learn and know about this fig tree.
This parable started in the Garden of Eden, between Eve and Satan, and from that sexual [yes sexual] relations came Cain.
The offspring of Cain, and his father Satan [not Adam] became the race of people called the "Kenites".
See Strong's Hebrew dictionary, #7014; "Qayn, Kajin, the name of the first child, an oriental tribe: Cain, Kenite[-s]."
These "Kenites" took over the scribe duties from the Levites, as recorded in First Chronicles 2:55, and the priest duties as recorded in Ezra 2:43-65. They mixed with the people of Judah, and even called themselves "Jews", taking the name which did not belong to them. Matthew 13:39 even identifies them as children of the devil.
The Kenites are Satan's physical kids on earth through Cain, and in Matthew 13:14-15 Jesus told His disciples that it is part of prophecy that the Kenites do not understand. For if they did, they would repent and Jesus would have to save them, which many will do in the Millennium for God is always fair in His ways.
You now have the key that opens many doors of understanding if your eyes are spiritually capable of seeing it.
It's a spiritual insight; you either see it, or you do not.
Live Link to- #7027 Christian, if you are going to get any benefit from reading your Bible, you had better have Christ spit on your eyes like the blind man from Bethsaida.
This is what the Churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia understood.
That these Kenites were in their midst; that they were the offspring of Satan, and that they also altered doctrine of the churches in the final days, and that the other five churches would follow the first Christ on the scene, Satan, as the Antichrist.
Is this what your church teaches?
Mark 13:30 "Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done."
This generation that shall not pass away started either on May 15, 1948 at the founding of the nation of Israel or after the war of 1967 when the Jews took Jerusalem; Either way this generation is getting older and must come to a close very shortly.
This is why the things mentioned in end time prophecy seem so common and not mystical, for you're living your life in that time.
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."
At Jesus Christ's return their will be a mighty shaking.
Those mountains are nations, and they will not be moved, but removed and not exist as governing bodies.
There will be only Christ's Kingdom left on this earth, as we move into the Millennium age of Christ's kingdom.
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;"
All mankind, except God's "elect", the remnant, and the 144,000 of chapter seven, will be part of Satan's [Antichrist's] kingdom.
Revelation 6:16 "And said to the mountains and the 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?"
Many Christians have been taught that at Christ's coming, the wrath of God is out to bury you, and destroy the entire earth.
God, in the minds of most Christians, has the image of a harsh destroyer, instead of the loving and compassionate friend that we have in Him.
By their own teaching, most of the church world condemn themselves.
The wrath of the lamb, will not let one soul slip from Him in ignorance.
The judgment comes following 1000 years of Christ's kingdom [the millennium].
Revelation 6:16-17 sets the frame of mind for all those who have allowed the Kenites to interpret the Scriptures [Bible] for them.
Editor's Note: If you don't understand how it is that we are allowing the Kenites to interpret the Scriptures (Bible) for us, you need to read Live Link to- "The Famine is Coming"
This is what the fools are saying, and not what God's Word promised us.
This entire chapter leads us to that one great "Day of the Lord", and Christ's return at the seventh trumpet.
Do you recall that the scroll that was sealed with the seven seals was complete, i.e. filled on both sides, which means it was the entire Word of God? The removal of the seven seals would therefore unseal the entire scroll or the entire Word. However, Jesus is not going to read the entire scroll to us. He's just going to "take the cover off", unseal it, make is easily accessible for us to "unroll the scroll" and read with understanding. Got it?
There are several other foundational things that we need to look at before we see these seven seals come off. First, "Seals" are not "Trumpets". Trumpets are used to sound the charge of war, i.e. when you hear the trumpets it means the horses are coming and the battle has begun. We will "hear" the trumpets sound when we get to chapter 8. And since they unfold the battle, they are sounded in order. It is at the LAST TRUMP, the 7th trump, that the King of kings and Lord of lords returns on His white horse and every knee shall bow. But before that... watch out for the 6th Trump!
The seals then "seal up" the battle plan. Their removal reveals the preparatory knowledge necessary to successfully wage war and withstand the charge (all of which is a spiritual onslaught). So the seals need not be, nor are they revealed in the order of the "charge" but rather in the order of spiritual and mental preparation.
The first four seals are grouped together with several common denominators.
(1.) They are 4, the number of "earth" in Biblical numerics, such as the 4 points of the compass, East, South, West and North (Reference appendix 10 in the Companion Bible). They will reveal the knowledge of what is happening on earth at the time of the assembly of the unsealing taking place in heaven where John is. You must have this knowledge loaded into your mind in order to be able to "unroll the scroll" and understand it. You must have the Seal of God in your forehead in order to remain untouched and unscathed in the battle to come, when the trumpets sound. If you do, He has promised to protect you. If you don't, you're marked as "dead meat" for the beast to consume. Chomp, chomp!
(2.) John is invited by each one of the 4 Zoon, the guards at the throne, to come near unto them, even past them, if you will, to the Lamb, and take a look at these 4 seals. Can you believe the security clearance John was given? Unbelievable! These cherubs, if you recall, bear the likeness of the four standards of the Tribes of Israel (the Lion, the Man, the Ox, and the Eagle) which stand respectively at the East, South, West & North gates of the Temple. Can you see John right there at the throne of God? What a sight! It gives one goose bumps.
(3.) In as much as these seals are symbolized by 4 different colored horses, representing 4 different powers, they EXACTLY parallel the four hidden dynasties, the horns (powers), spoken of by Zechariah the prophet in the first chapter of the book bearing his name. They are the powers of Religion, Politics, the Economy, and Education. They are what's happening here on earth just before Satan, the false-christ, takes over. They are what's happening NOW! We'll point out each one as the seals are removed.
(4.) All 4 of these seals (even all 7) were given to the disciples by Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, at their request, in Matthew 24 and Mark 13. The Beginning and the End, there is nothing new under the sun. We'll also point out each seal in Mark 13 as we go.
All set? Let's go for it!
John is standing there watching the Lamb of God open one of the seals. Then one of the four guards turns to John and in his usual thunderous voice says, "Hey John! Come over here and take a look at this!" So John did. (It doesn't say anything about his knees shaking or anything! Brave soul I'd say.)Rev. 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.
You may already know this, but when we get to Rev. 19 we'll see that Christ comes on a white horse. His horse is white! (Let's see: "horse" = power, and "white" = purity, righteousness.) Hmmmm, now I know why all the "good" guys in the movies and on TV always rode white horses. It's Biblical! 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.
But wait! There's a "he" with a little "h" sitting on this white horse. No big "H"? Who's this dude? No big "H" means it's not Him.
We see he has a bow. What's a bow? A bow and arrow, a rainbow? Please hold while I go get my Strong's Concordance. The Greek word is toxon, #5115, and means the simplest (cheapest) fabric. It's a cheap fabric made to resemble the beautiful "shekinah glory" surrounding the big "H". This guy's a FAKE!
And he even has a crown. Who gave him that? My guess is that he crowned and exalted himself, the phony, and our Father has allowed him to continue his charade for a short season. No, I take that "guess" part back. It's no guess! I've read Ezekiel 28 and I know who this little "h" who thinks he's a big "H" is. Guess what? He's going to go to "h".
Finally, we see he's been riding around "conquering" and seeing who else he can conquer. And do you know what? He's been to five churches, rode right up to the pulpits, took over command, and conquered their congregations into believing he's the big "H". "Hey, look at me, I'm on a white horse!" And on queue they read from a script "It is the Lord, Amen." Let's now sing hymn # 666.
Did Christ warn of this? Did Jesus give this seal to the disciples?
Number one seal? Deception! Watch out for dudes who claim to be Christ's representatives! Their cheap clothing may be hiding a big bad wolf!Mark 13:5
And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
So the first "seal" to be removed in understanding God's Word shows that there are two Christ's, the real and the fake, the Christ and the instead of christ. The majority of Christianity CANNOT tell them apart, for they do not have "eyes to see" and "ears to hear". It is the Hidden Dynasty of Religion, even churchianity, that has deceived the whole world and caused them to fall asleep. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
There were Two TREES in the garden, the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (the little box cedar), there are Two ROCKS (a big "R" and a little "r"), there are Two Christ's and there are Two Christianities, the "religion", i.e. illusion, and the "reality".
The first seal has been removed. Was it tough? Not at all! It's a "Piece of Cake", we say figuratively, meaning it's simple!
Just remember seal #1: "Not everyone who rides a white horse is who in the "h" he says he is!"
We've learned that the removal of the First Seal revealed a white horse, the first of four horses in as many seals, symbolically used to represent "powers" in the earth. Each horse has a rider, one who controls the horse's reigns! These riders are commonly called "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", and volumes have been written about them.
However, don't be mystified by the symbolism, for you will notice that the rider of each of these different colored horses is the very same entity, Satan himself. He spiritually controls the reigns of these four horses, i.e. powers (hidden dynasties), and rides upon them bringing about the religious, political, economic and educational conditions of the earth, which make up his New World Order (the political beast we'll soon read about), just prior to the return of Christ.
He is creating Live Link to- "Mystery Babylon"
So in the first seal Satan rides as the "false messiah" using the power of religion to deceive the masses, even the whole world (Rev. 12:9). All they can see is a white horse and it appears good to their flesh eyes which cannot "see" the real rider. If you've followed Christ's messages to the 7 Churches in chapters 2 and 3 then you have "seen" the extent of this highwayman's robbery.
We now come to the second seal, opened by the Lamb of God.
This time, when the second seal is opened, the second cherub tells John to "Come see". Don't miss the fact that these four seals involve each of the four guards, the watchmen of the throne of God.Rev. 6:3 And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
Here we see that the rider of the red horse has the power to take peace from the earth, i.e. to bring about war. Well, who is it that declares war? It is the governments, the political leaders of the nations, and the reigns of their power today are controlled by those same "children of disobedience" who listen to and follow "he who rides upon the red horse". 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.
For an informative look behind the scenes and into the hidden dynasty of politics, read the book by author William Guy Carr, "Pawns in the Game", Omni Publications.
Jesus also warned the disciples to watch the political stage just prior to His return, and so He gave them the second seal.
There will even be world wars (I & II) that will bring about the alignment of the nations, and so it has come to pass. And there shall be "commotions" in divers places, and so there are.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.
 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places,...
Note: Look up the Greek word translated "earthquakes". It is seismos and is directly translated "commotions". It derives its meaning from the context, i.e. the subject. If it is (of the air) it's a gale, if it is (of the ground) it's an earthquake, if it is (of wars) it's skirmishes.
That should about bring us up to date, to 1 Thes. 5:3. It's when you hear them cry peace, peace, peace plan here, peace accord there, that the 6th trumpet blows! Listen carefully!
And now the Third Seal.
The Black horse symbolizes famine and inflation which always follow war.Rev. 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.
Balances are the symbol which we use for justice. So yes, we could say that justice is out of balance, even upside down, and that would certainly be a true statement. But these balances aren't just used to mete out justice, they are used to weigh commerce as the next verse so aptly documents.
The word "penny" is denarius and it was the equivalent of a day's wages. This verse says that conditions will be such economically that it will take a day's wages to buy a loaf of bread.Rev. 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.
They say we work until May 8th of each year to pay our taxes. Then we make mortgage payments, let's say of $1000 a month, and 90% ($900) of it goes to usury, to make the banks and mortgage lenders wealthy (let's see... $900 x 12 = $10,800 per year). Add to that the car payment interest and oh yes, the credit card debt.... Yep, that about leaves enough per day for a loaf of bread.
Do you think that's an overstatement? Actually, some are so insolvent they literally don't even have enough for a loaf of bread. They live on borrowed money.
Our people have become servants to a debtors system of usury. Many are prisoners in their own homes and yet they sleep on. But our Father warned us long ago about the stranger who rides with the red horseman.
Why has this happen to our people? The answer is in verse 45.Deut. 28:43-45
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.  He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
Note: If you would like a closer look at the third seal find and read the booklet "The Hidden Dynasty of the Economy". Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
Did Christ include this third seal in His revelation of the signs He gave to the disciples? Yes He did. It is included in the 8th verse of Mark 13, right where it should be, following war.
Of course those with "eyes to see" know that the true famine of the end time is recorded in Amos 8:11, and is for the hearing of the Word of the Lord. Did we not just read in Deut. 28:45 that not listening to our Father is the reason for the "troubles" with the lenders?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.
The Greek word for "sorrows" means "labor pains", and so it is that each contraction of current events, fulfilling one prophecy after another, brings us closer to the birth of a new age, the Day of the Lord.
Have you ever heard the phrase "Back in Biblical Times", as if God's Word stopped in history somewhere along the way? Well guess what? It's a stupid statement! Because these are the most exciting Biblical times in the history of mankind. Right now! All the prophets and disciples wanted to know what it would be like in the 21st century A.D. Checked your calendar lately? Checked world events lately? Noticed any "contractions"?
Come on baby!
We have just completed the revelation, the unveiling, of the Third Seal by the Lamb of God and discovered that it too was given to the disciples in Matthew 24 and Mark 13. Not only that, we will see that all Seven Seals were given to the disciples when they ask Jesus what the "Signs" would be just prior to His return and "When" shall they be.
So in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, at the time Jesus walked this earth with the disciples, the "Seals" were called "Signs", but when John was taken in the spirit to the Day of the Lord, a time just a little ahead of us, these "Signs" had become "Seals". Why?
Because in the final generation, the generation of the "fig tree" (also known as the Baby Boomer generation), you MUST HAVE these "Signs" in your forehead, i.e. sealed in your mind, in order to escape the Flood of Lies, the fast approaching Great Spiritual Tribulation of the false-christ. It is documented in chapter 9, where we see Satan's army described as swarming locusts that may consume (eat spiritually) all those men which HAVE NOT the seal of God in their foreheads.
Do you remember what the very first thing Christ told His disciples would be the sign of His coming?Rev. 9:4
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
What man? The man on the first "White Horse"! The First Sign! The First Seal!Mark 13:5
And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
Jesus told us that many would come riding in on the "white horse" of Christianity, claiming to be authorized riders of His horse, and deceive the masses. How would they do it? By teaching the Traditions of Men, like Rapture theories and Ishtar bunnies, and promoting religious services and church attendance, etc., etc., and never quite getting around to teaching the Word of God line by line, leaving their congregations UNSEALED. It is sad but documented thoroughly; If you are Biblically illiterate in this final generation then you are gourmet locust food, scorpion prey, or as we say today, just plain "Dog Meat".
That should come as no surprise. We learned when we read in chapters 2 and 3 what Christ said to the Seven Churches, that if you're not careful to study His Word, rightly dividing it to align with Smyrna and Philadelphia, you can pretty much kiss your Candlestick goodbye, because you won't have enough "oil" to keep it lit anyway.
Jesus then said to His disciples that there would be "Wars and rumours of wars..", i.e. the "Red Horse". The Second Sign! The Second Seal!
Then there would be "famines and troubles; which are the beginnings of sorrows", i.e. the "Black Horse". The Third Sign! The Third Seal!
And that brings us to the Fourth Seal.
Remember that John is right there at the very Throne of God. The fourth and final cherub now beckons John to come and see.Rev. 6:7
And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
The rider's name is Death. Ever hear of the son of "perdition" which means to perish, i.e. die? Yep, that would be archenemy #1, Satan himself. Keep this in mind, i.e. that his name is "Death", when we return to Mark 13.Rev 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.
Also, the fact that Hell follows with him shows that the death we are talking about is the "second death", the death of the soul, and not the death of flesh which is the first death and nothing to worry about (OK, OK, by comparison). I was just referring to what Christ said. Read it yourself.
Note: If you're looking to save your precious flesh body during the Great Tribulation by taking off in some Rapturemobile, then you've totally missed the point and you think too much of your temporary dwelling. Besides, the tribulation of Satan when he comes as the false-christ, the great end time battle, is spiritual anyway. That's why you need the gospel armor. It's a time of peace and prosperity with "live" people who have been "killed", yet still walk and talk, i.e. second death victims.Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Let's return to Rev 6:8. The phrase the "fourth part of the earth" should be read the "four parts of the earth", or even the "four corners of the earth" if you like, which means they have power over all the earth. See Acts 10:30 where exactly the same Greek word, tetartos, is translated "four" instead of "fourth": "And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour;... "
And so the power they are given over all the earth is to "kill", i.e. make ready for the second death, with sword, hunger, death and beasts. What are these?
The word "beasts" in verse 8 is not the same word used to describe the "living beings", the zoon (cherubs) who guard the throne of our Father. This word is therion and means a dangerous venomous beast, such as an asp or poisonous snake. They would be the very same "children of disobedience", the tares of Matthew 13, the offspring of the head Serpent, the kenites (descendents of Cain), the same "beasts" Christ addressed in John 8, Matthew 23, etc.
Their sword, hunger and death are symbolic of their "lies", their offensive weapon of propaganda (sword), and their withholding, i.e. starvation (hunger), of truth both secular and religious, which ultimately causes spiritual death unless the people "wake up" from the slumber induced by the viper's venom.Matthew 23:33
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
It is the Fourth Horn, the Fourth Horse, the Fourth Power on the earth, the Hidden Dynasty of Education, which permeates throughout the world, in the media, in the schools, in the institutes of higher education and in the "leaven" infected doctrines spewed forth from the pulpits. In the gnawing stage the locusts continue to eat away at the moral and religious fabric of society with their venomous lies and propaganda, consuming even now whom they may (I saw a hidden locust on TV just yesterday, hoLOCaUST). But be prepared, for as they say, "You ain't seen nothin' yet!" The swarming stage is soon upon us.
In Matthew 24:7 Jesus referred to this Fourth Seal as loimos, i.e. pestilences, meaning a "plague" or "disease" or figuratively "pests". And so it is and so they are.
And there you have them, the First Four Seals of the unveiling that you must have locked in your mind in this final generation in order to be able to begin to "unroll the scroll" and read His Word with understanding. Do you "see" them? Did you make the trip to the throne with John to take a look?
Let's recap the first four seals.
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I sincerely hope these 4 Seals, unveiled by the Lamb of God, revealing the hidden truth of what is happening on the four corners of the earth just prior to His return, has been a blessing to your eyes, shall we say a real "eye opener".
There are Three Seals yet to come. I can't wait!
Four Seals have been now been opened and revealed by the only one found worthy in both heaven and earth to open them, the Lamb of God. There are three more which must be opened in order to gain full access to the scroll on which they are affixed. If you know anything about sealing scrolls then you should realize that if one or two seals were to remain unopened, the scroll would still be waxed shut.
Many in this generation would say that it is not important to study the Bible in depth, or at all for that matter. What is important, they say, is that you just "believe" and have "love" in your heart. Well, you can't argue that those aren't important, because they are, but you can argue that they are not the ONLY important things. For instance, did you know that even the demons "believe" there is one God (and they also know that Jesus is the Christ), and that even non-believers love and care for their own families.
But Jesus Christ warned us. He said (live link to)-TAKE HEED, I have foretold you all things. Where has He foretold us all things? In His Word.James 2:19
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Do you think He expects us to read and understand that which He foretold us? I hope you recognize that to be a dumb question (I'm capable of asking them you know). Timothy certainly knew the answer and so he recorded for us that which should be obvious to Christians:Mark 13:23
But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
Notice though that Timothy added a qualifier as to how we should study. We should rightly divide it.2 Tim. 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Knowing now the importance of these Seven Seals to our understanding of the Word in our generation, and that we should examine them carefully and prayerfully, let us study the Fifth Seal.
Wow, this is revealing! Remember that the "I" in the "I saw" is John who is in heaven at the very throne of our Father witnessing along with the 24 elders and the innumerable multitude of the sons of God, the unsealing by Jesus Christ. And what time is it? It is the day of the Lord (Rev. 1:10), the first day of the Millennium, just before the King of kings and Lord of lords returns to earth to rule all nations with a rod of iron.Rev. 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:
Look who John sees! The "dead in Christ", who are under the altar of God, right there in heaven. (Picture them as being in the center court, with prestigious front row seats, beneath the throne which is elevated before and above them, as well as every one else.) This is an "eye witness" documentation of where the dead are! But they are not dead at all for we shall see them speak in the next verse.
The apostle Paul also made this point concerning where the dead are perfectly clear in 1 Thes. 4. He said that if you believe Christ died and rose again you must also believe that those who have died in Christ have done likewise and are with Him now. Of course, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. That's how it is He is able to bring them with Him when He returns.
So in Seal #5 we must know where the slain, the dead in Christ are! We now know. They are in heaven with Christ.1 Thes. 4:13-14
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Next we are told why they were slain. They were slain for the Word of God, for boldly and fearlessly teaching the truth and for giving testimony both of Him that was crucified and against those who would crucify.
And guess what? The Four Horsemen have ridden far enough, dropping enough manure, to see to it that at this time the most "Politically Incorrect" subject in our society is the "true" Word of God. They seek to erase it from our government, our schools, our money, and yes, even our churches (Whadda you know, I believe we touched all four dynasties there).
Here is what the dead in Christ were saying as John looked on:
How long? Soon. And there will be a judging and an avenging by He who is holy and true, and every knee shall bow! It is known as the Day of Vengeance of our God, the return of Messiah.Rev. 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?
Do you recall in Luke chapter 4 that Christ went into the synagogue and picked up the Book of Isaiah and read the first half of chapter 61, verse 2, which pertained to His first advent, and then closed the book?
Well, the second half of that verse pertains to His second advent and you can read it for yourself:
His enemies are going to "get what's coming", holy and true. His beloved are going to be comforted.Isaiah 61:2
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
Back to Rev. 6:11
Next we see that White Robes were given to them. Remember from our study of the Seven Churches in chapters 2 and 3 that white raiment symbolizes purity and righteous acts, which are the "clothing" for the spiritual body. These remnant are not just dressed in "play clothes", they are elegantly adorned in beautiful white flowing robes. They earned them! 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.
These saints under the altar of God are then told to be patient for a "little season". That season would be the summer of Mark 13:28.
Why must they rest for that little season? Uh, oh! So that that which shall befall their fellowservants and the brethren of their fellowservants, who should be killed as they were (should be, but won't except for the two witnesses), should be fulfilled.Mark 13:28
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
You must understand this part of Seal 5, the number of grace in biblical numerics (see appendix 10 in the Companion Bible). Christ foretold His disciples of this very same happening. Read it carefully, because for some of you, it is your commission, your very destiny. This is reality! How exciting!
They shall deliver you up? Who are they? They are the leaders of the councils and the synagogues of Satan that we read of in Rev 2:9 and Rev. 3:9. The churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia know!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.
The big question is who is the "you" who will be delivered up? Take heed, Christ said, that could be you!
The beating and scourging will be verbal abuse, brow beating if you will, of the most severe nature. (In fact you'll be on the "hot seat" heated 7 times hotter than is wont to be). Imagine a courtroom full of hateful scripture lawyers from the synagogue, skilled prosecuting attorneys, and you are on the witness stand for boldly teaching God's Word, for daring to use the "k" word, etc., i.e. you are on trial for His sake. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc. all have their cameras rolling and the gavel sounds order in the court, and you....
.... suddenly remember the words of Christ (whom you refer to as "Savior" at this point), and you KNOW there's a reason and a purpose for this!
There's a testimony you are about to give all right! But it won't be directly from you. Almighty God is about to "proclaim" the gospel among all nations.Mark 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
Jesus Christ says don't even think about what you are going to say. So tell your attorney to "chill out" and "Behold the Witness of the Holy Spirit" (on second thought, maybe just tell him to relax, you'll be OK). 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.
Because here's where it really gets exciting! At this delivering up, that cloven "tongue" which goes forth in all directions, which was spoken on Pentecost Day in Acts chapter 2, will once again be spoken. Every person of every language of every nation tuned in to listen will hear God's servants give testimony, and they will hear the words spoken in their own dialektos, i.e. their own native language wherein they were born.
For it is not ye that will speak, but Holy Spirit!
Also, at that time of these trials, the rider of the first white horse will be here in person and the world at large will believe he is in fact the real Jesus. But he will be the fake, the false, the instead of Christ, who you better know appears first. And don't forget, one of his names as we read a few verses back is "Death".
Now check out this next verse:
Now you already know that there are two deaths, the First Death and the Second Death. Many people struggle with this verse, but it is really very simple when they understand that the death spoken of here is the Second Death. Hello!Mark 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
If your spouse or brother or child believes Jesus is here, they will naturally want to help you be "saved" too! Why? Because they love you! Parents don't turn their kids over to anyone to be put to death, even if they are guilty of heinous crimes or even murdering someone. Watched any news lately? They always hire hi-powered attorneys to get their kids off!
But even though they turn a loved one over to Satan, believing in their hearts that he is Jesus, they have just betrayed that loved one, haven't they?
And those "rascally bruisers", you stubborn elect of God, shall be hated for His sake. But not to worry, hang in there, you'll be OK.Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
We will soon document that those with the seal of God in their foreheads cannot be harmed by the false-christ and his little serpentettes. But just so you know that Mark 13:12 speaks of the second death and not the first (flesh), here's Luke's account of the same event.
If you are one of His then not one hair of your head can be harmed!Luke 21:17-18
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.  But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
Do you remember the type of the "delivering up", set forth in the Book of Daniel, when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were delivered up before the king of Babylon, the type of spurious messiah? They were tossed into the fiery furnace which was heated 7 times hotter than was wont to be. And guess what? Yep, not one hair on their heads was even singed.
And so the words of the Psalmist rings true as the command to Satan concerning God's elect:
Seal #5 has been unveiled. What incredible comfort there is in knowing His Word!Psalm 105:15
Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
We have now come to the 6 verses of the 6th seal in the 6th chapter of the Book of Revelation. The seals, remember, unlock, i.e. give access to the knowledge (His Word) that is necessary for one to have stored in his/her forehead in order to remain a "virgin" until the true Bridegroom comes at the sound of the 7th Trump, the final trump.
The false messiah though, the look-alike Jesus, Satan, will appear first, before our Lord's return, and shows up at the 6th Trump and the 6th vial, and we will find him here in the 6th seal as well.
This is absolutely precious knowledge! If you have "eyes to see" and "ears to hear" you will discover that this sixth seal will reveal something that the majority of Christian ministers and pastors and teachers are completely unaware (ignorant) of, and consequently they cannot understand the events of prophecy foretelling of our present day and the days that lie just ahead. (They have been following the rider of the white horse of the first seal who has led them down a desolate road.) They must therefore rely on "traditional" teachings which defy common sense and can easily be proven to be contradictory to God's Word even by a child. It is no wonder they shy away from the Book of Revelation, even telling their congregations that they won't be here anyway when these events take place, so why bother trying to understand it. Woe unto them!
We have also learned that all Seven of the Seals were given to the disciples by Jesus in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 as Signs of what it would be like just prior to His second advent. To understand this 6th seal then, let's pick it up in Mark 13:14, just after He gave the 5th sign (we'll repeat verse 13).
What is the abomination of desolation? Actually the question should be "who" is the abomination of desolation? Just a little application of rightly dividing the Word will make this very, very simple.Mark 13:13
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
You will find that "he" is the "abominator" who comes in on the wings of desolation, i.e. lays waste, makes desolate, spoken of by Daniel the prophet in chapter 9 of the book bearing his name. That is why Dr. Moffat translates "standing where 'it' ought not" as "standing where 'he' ought not".
Do you know where he ought not to be standing? The apostle Paul speaks of this exact same event in his second letter to the Thessalonians concerning the son of perdition, i.e. the son who will perish, the abominator who makes desolate, Satan himself:
He stands in the temple of God, where he ought not to be sitting either, claiming he's Jesus Christ. When you see this, Christ continues in Mark 13:15...2 Thes. 2:4
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
These two verses simply say that when you see this "benchmark" of prophecy come to pass, i.e. Satan posing as Christ in Jerusalem, that time is short and Jesus will return very soon and as watchmen on the tower or workers plowing in the field, there is no need to come down or go back to the house and pack your bags. These verses are figures of speech saying time is extremely short.Mark 13:15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
Oh boy! This verse will cause the unlearned wife to say "Not tonight honey, I have a headache", because she's secretly afraid that she might get pregnant and she senses we may be living in the end time, and she thinks Jesus is advocating not having babies. So you see, ignorance is not necessarily bliss. It can cause you suffer needlessly and to be unhappy! Those with "eyes to see" are "luckier" than those without. (Just thought I'd throw that in as a little extra motivation to study deeper into His Word.) But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Now ya' all don't seem to have a problem with how the apostle Paul said the very same thing in 2 Cor. 11:2 where he is addressing the church:
If you're waiting for your wedding day to be married to your fiancée, the Bridegroom, then don't go crawling in bed and losing your virginity to someone else. His analogy is to the spiritual seduction evidenced by verse 3.2 Cor. 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
So Mark 13:17 should be a "no brainer" also. Christ is simply saying that when He returns to take His virgin bride and finds she is nursing a baby, guess what? He knows she's already "been had" by someone else! She has been SEDUCED. "Woe unto them" means He's really angry. Let's use a figure of speech, "He's not a happy camper!" How would you feel?2 Cor. 11:3
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Don't be taken out of season! Harvest time is NOT in the winter. Duh! Wait on the Lord, the true one not the fake! And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
The word "affliction" means "tribulation". Here is part of the key to understanding the 6th seal. When the son of perdition stands in the Holy Place showing great signs and wonders, performing miracles in the sight of men, deceiving the whole world into believing he's Jesus Christ, that THAT time will be the greatest tribulation of all time. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
In fact, Satan is sooooooo good at deception that Christ has rescheduled this actor's 3 1/2 year personal appearance and performance as "The Messiah is Here" soon to be playing in the Temple in Jerusalem, to a shorter run, the length of which we will learn in chapter 9. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
So, if someone tells you Jesus has returned and is in Jerusalem, just perform the "pinch test". Pinch yourself really hard with your sharpest fingernails (if you've chewed them off, use your teeth), and if you draw blood, BELIEVE HIM NOT. Say to him "That's really something isn't it, er.. I'm bleeding... look see... would you excuse me? Do you know where I can find a Band-Aid?" And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
You see, when the true Messiah returns we who are alive and remain will instantly, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the snap of a finger, be changed from our flesh bodies into our spiritual bodies. Have you not read of this "mystery" by Paul in 1 Cor. 15? The flesh age ends when Christ returns.
When Satan is kicked out of heaven in Revelation 12:7-9 and comes to earth as the false messiah, you'll read that his angels are cast out with him. These guys are really good too! These are the same fallen angels that seduced the daughters of Adam in Gen. chapter 6. We just read that they are coming to SEDUCE again. How do we know? It's recorded in Matthew's account in chapter 24 concerning this same seal. These are the words of Jesus Christ: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
It's going to be just like it was in the days of Noe (Greek for Noah). What were they doing back then?Matthew 24:37
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Who was doing the seducing? The sons of God, the fallen angels who left their first habitation, i.e. their heavenly abode (see Jude), and came to earth and seduced the daughters of Adam, the union of which produced giants and for this reason God flooded the land in Noah's day to rid the land of these hybrids. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
They were unaware of the impending flood about to sweep them away and so they WERE TAKEN in the flood. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
And so just as it was in the days of Noah, those who are unaware WILL BE TAKEN in the flood of lies and be seduced and impregnated with deception. There is absolutely no other way to interpret what is being said here unless you pluck these verses out of context and twist them to appear to say something they don't. That is how Satan, the illusionist, "un-rightly" divides the Word of God. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Note: The ignorant and the unlearned that we spoke of earlier, believe that the first one taken is raptured by Jesus Christ. They along with their entire congregations are going to get screwed and lose their virginity! Too graphic? I think not! Eternal life is at stake here!
All were taken except Noah, his wife, his 3 sons and their wives. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
We are now ready to return to verse 12 of Revelation chapter 6 and begin the 6th Seal. I know we are spending considerable time on chapter 6 and each of the seals, but when you think about their importance and the fact that you must have this knowledge "sealed" in your mind so as not to be taken in the flood, then a little extra careful "dividing" is more than justified.Mark 13:23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
What is it that Jesus Christ would have us learn from the 6th Seal? For one thing, there are TWO TRIBULATIONS! Find out more as we continue in this Book of Revelation!
When is the last time you heard your preacher or minister, or for that matter anybody else's preacher or minister, talk about the Two Messiahs? Who has told you that there are Two Jesus Christs? Who has told you how to tell the Two Jesus Christs apart from one another? And who has told you that there are TWO TRIBULATIONS? In other words, who has explained the 6th Seal to you?
Have you ever observed how the cause of the tribulation is always portrayed as some human flesh "man" who is "probably" alive right now on earth somewhere and is just waiting to be revealed? "Guesses" by the unlearned (those who don't know what the Bible teaches and guess at what it says) include figures such as Saddam Hussein, the Pope, the President, or some Jew living in Israel, and on and on and on. Would you like to see deception at work? Just go into a religious book store and see all the books written about the tribulation! Babel, Babel, which means Confusion, Confusion! Satan, the rider of the white horse in Seal 1, just loves it! You can bet he gives his horse an "apple" for a treat every time someone buys that trot!
That which we MUST LEARN from the 6th Seal is that there are Two Tribulations and we MUST KNOW not only what they entail but the sequential order in which they occur. And it is very simple: There is the tribulation of Satan when he comes to earth first as the false-christ and is followed by the tribulation of Christ, the wrath of Almighty God.
We read much about the tribulation of Satan, the "seduction" as in the days of Noah, the consuming flood that takes those (first ones) who are unaware (have not the seal of God in their foreheads), etc. We shall read much more about this period of time before we finish this great Book of Revelation and about the spiritual devastation it (which is actually peace) brings upon the souls of men, the likes of which can only be compared to the slaughter of warfare and the consuming of flesh by beasts.
Let us now examine the 6th Seal, unveiled by the Lamb of God, taking verses 12 and 13 together as they complete a sentence.
When both Messiahs return (the false first and then the real) they bring "stars of heaven" with them. This should not be mysterious sounding to anyone who has studied Revelation with us up to this point, because we learned in the first chapter what "stars" are symbolic of: they are angels, i.e. sons of God. We know Jesus brings the saints with Him (1 Thes. 4) when He returns.Rev. 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;
 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.
When Satan is cast out of heaven in Rev. 12:7-9 to this earth, his angels are also cast out with him. So he brings "stars" too!
Now notice in 6:13 that they are cast out as a fig tree casts her "untimely" figs when violently shaken. Untimely figs are figs out of season, i.e. not ripe. Remember, we read that Christ said "pray that your flight be not in winter", out of season. These stars, angels of Satan, appear out of season, BEFORE harvest time which is when Christ returns. Be sure you're not deceived and "harvested" by them.Rev. 12:9
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Now, what about the sun becoming darkened as sackcloth of hair? Doesn't the sun darken when Jesus returns? Yes it does, but by reason of His brightness, not like black sackcloth of mohair. Here's how the sun darkens by the false Jesus:
I know we haven't covered the symbolisms contained in this verse yet, but simply notice that the sun is darkened by reason of the "smoke of the pit".Rev. 9:1-2
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
Let's look again at verse 12.
The phrase "the moon became as blood" means that the whole, or full moon became as the color of blood. (See note on "moon" in verse 12 of the Companion Bible)Rev. 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;
Now let's continue with the 6th Seal.
This is the beginning of the birth of a new age signaling the return of the true Messiah, the second advent.Rev. 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.
Do you know why these people from every walk of life want to hide themselves? 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;
It is for the shame of realizing they've been seduced and even caused others to be "had" likewise! We have an expression in English that aptly describes this, they will have "Hit Rock Bottom"!
"Hide us from the shame and embarrassment! I'd rather die than face Him!" People just don't want to face reality, do they? Well guess what? He's real! 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:
The second tribulation is come! That's enough! The question is "Who shall be able to stand?" For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
And the answer is... Those who have endured with patience and maintained their virginity by wearing the full suit of gospel armor (Eph 6) and have 'stood against the fiery darts of Satan'. Yes, they will still be standing. The rest will have fallen short in ignorance and deception and missed the 1st Resurrection and the double portion of inheritance that comes with it. Don't let that happen to you. Learn the Seals and then unroll the Scroll.
Let us now finish the 6th Seal as Christ gave it in the Book of Mark, chapter 13.
Untimely figs shall be shaken out. The only time the "powers of heaven" are shaken is when Satan and his cronies are booted out. Then there is silence in heaven (Rev. 8:1), but woe to those on earth when he comes.Mark 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
Continuing in Mark 13.Rev. 12:12
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
And THEN (AFTER), after the tribulation of Satan when he comes as the spurious messiah and NOT BEFORE, they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds with GREAT power and glory. (Ooops, another puncture in the Rapture Balloon.)Mark 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
If you don't want to be harvested out of season then you better do as the Savior instructs: Learn the parable of the Fig Tree. And then shall He send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
If you're educated in the Word of God and you see these things come to pass, then you will know what's happening! No guesswork! So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
But here is the bottom line:
When will all this happen?If you don't know ahead of time that the False Messiah is coming first; if you believe Jesus Christ can return at any moment; if you don't have the Seal of God in your forehead, then it will be next to impossible to convince you that the First Rider of a White Horse, when he appears in person, is not Jesus Christ. For he is most charming and beautiful and he will bring peace and prosperity to the world and he will perform great signs and miracles in the sight of men and his ministers, appearing as angels of light, will be sweet as pie as they seduce you.
The generation referred to here is the generation pertaining to the subject being discussed, i.e. the Fig Tree. When you learn the parable you will find that both the good and the bad figs (Jer. 24) were set out on May 15, 1948 when the United Nations sanctioned the State of Israel. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
So there will be those of the Baby Boomer generation (which officially began in 1946) who will see the return of Jesus Christ.
You can count on it! And isn't it incredible to know that the Word of God has now been declassified, no longer under seal, available to understand clearly to anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear? Isn't that wonderful? Now's your chance. Go for it! Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
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