More than four out of every five Americans agree that “we all will be called before God on judgment day to answer for our sins,” (Quoted in Signs of the Times, August, 1993,p. 6).C … More
Chapter 6 is a pivotal chapter in the book of Revelation. By this time the Christians have been raptured (I Thes. 5:13-18). It describes the first six seal judgments and introduces the seventh seal. The day of the Lord and the time of God’s judgments on earth before Christ visually returns is the subject of this chapter. It is interesting to note that there is a striking similarity between the events found here in Revelation and Christ’s sermon (Olivet Discourse) on the end times (Matt. 24).
Event Christ’s Sermon Revelation 1. War Matt. 24:6-7 Rev. 6:3-4 2. Death Matt. 24:7-9 Rev. 6:7-8 3. Martyrdom Matt. 24:9-10, 16:22 Rev.6:9-11 4. Upheaval in Nature Matt. 24:29 Rev.6:12-14 5. Divine Judgement Matt. 24:32-25:26 Rev. 6:15-17
Event Christ’s Sermon Revelation
1. War Matt. 24:6-7 Rev. 6:3-4
2. Death Matt. 24:7-9 Rev. 6:7-8
3. Martyrdom Matt. 24:9-10, 16:22 Rev.6:9-11
4. Upheaval in Nature Matt. 24:29 Rev.6:12-14
5. Divine Judgement Matt. 24:32-25:26 Rev. 6:15-17
Six of the seven seals that were broken are recorded in this chapter. As each seal is broken a new terror falls upon the earth. The first four seals speak of riders on different horses.
This chapter should put to rest the false teaching that a God of love could never judge a wicked world. I’m thankful that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and I will escape this wrath to come?
Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Come!" And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!" When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.
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