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Pamphlet 1850 Rev. kc 18

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,
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).

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.

[14] 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:

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.

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:

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.
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...

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:

[16] And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.

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.

[17] But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
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.)

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:

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.
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 spiritual seduction evidenced by verse 3.

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.
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,(spiritually speaking), nursing a baby, guess what?

He knows she's already "been had" by someone else!
(the antichrist who came first and stood in the temple claiming to be Christ)See 2 Thes. 2:4 & Mark 13:13

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?

[18] And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
Don't be taken out of season!

Harvest time is NOT in the winter.

Wait on the Lord, the true one not the fake!

[19] 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.
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.

[20] 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.
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.
[21] And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
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,

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?"

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.
You will no longer bleed!

Have you not read of this "mystery" by Paul in 1 Cor. 15?

 The flesh age ends when Christ returns.

[22] For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
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:

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
It's going to be just like it was in the days of Noe (Greek for Noah).

What were they doing back then?

[38] 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,
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 caused the flood of Noah.

And what about those people back then?

[39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
They were unaware of the impending flood
about to sweep them away and so they WERE TAKEN in the flood.
[40] Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
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.

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!

[41] Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Just like it was in the days of Noah!

We are without excuse!

How so?

Remember Christ's words back in Mark 13:23?

He told us everything,
exactly how it is going to be!

Mark 13:23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
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.

What is it that Jesus Christ would have us learn from the 6th Seal?

For one thing, there are TWO TRIBULATIONS!

Untimely figs are figs out of season, i.e. not ripe.

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 "king of fierce countenance" 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.

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 the king of fierce countenance which comes first and it is followed by the tribulation of Christ, the wrath of Almighty God.

We read much about the tribulation of man of sin, the son of perdition,
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.

We have now come to the 6 verses of the 6th seal in the 6th chapter of the Book of Revelation. 666

Let us now examine the 6th Seal,
unveiled by the Lamb of God, taking verses 12 and 13 together as they complete a sentence.

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;

[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.

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, us still in celestial bodies, not yet born in the flesh of a woman's womb, i.e. the sons of God. 

We know Jesus brings the saints with Him (1 Thes. 4) when He returns.

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!

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 notice in 6:13 that they are cast out as a fig tree casts her "untimely" figs when violently shaken. We'll read it again.

Rev. 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.

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.

Now, what about the sun becoming darkened as sackcloth of hair?

Doesn't the sun darken when Jesus returns?

Yes is does, but by reason of His brightness, not like black sackcloth of mohair.

Here's how the sun darkens by the false Jesus:

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. [2] 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.
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".

The sixth seal: anarchy

Let's look again at verse 12.

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;

[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.

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)

Now let's continue with the 6th Seal.

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.
This is the beginning of the birth of a new age signaling the return of the true Messiah, the second advent.
[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;
Do you know why these people from every walk of life want to hide themselves?

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"!

[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:
"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!
[17] For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
The second tribulation is come! That's enough! The question is "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.

Mark 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

[25] And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

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.
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.
Continuing in Mark 13.
Mark 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
And THEN (AFTER), after the tribulation of  the false christ 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!)
[27] 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.

[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:

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[29] So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
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!

But here is the bottom line:

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.
When will all this happen?
[30] Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
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.

So there will be those of the Baby Boomer generation (which officially began in 1946) who will see the return of Jesus Christ.

[31] Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
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!

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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