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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Are we watching for the 6th Seal?

(guest post by Character Victory)

From the time of first becoming a student of the bible till today, the world's landscape has changed drastically.  Though much of the world was in poverty and some parts were suffering from little wars and injustices, the western world for the most part was still prosperous and with hope.  Today however we can't really say that, the tides of darkness seem to be at our feet from all directions.  What can we do in such dark times? Pray and read the Word of Yahweh...

DISCLAIMER: I'm not a preacher I'm just noting that back when I first read revelations I had a better chance of understanding a Chinese comic book story than the Book of Revelations.  However today, some of this book is actually starting to make sense, no pictures needed...

The Seals: 1-6 KJV

The 1st Seal - Rev 6.1 - 6.2
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.
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.

Most of this world has been conquered though monetary and international policies.  Governments and been installed and uninstalled in the third world and larger powers are all assimilated into one.

The 2nd Seal - Rev 6.3 - 6.4
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
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.

There has definitely been war since 9/11 and hasn't really let up much.  No peace:  power definitely seems to have been given and even used a bit.

The 3rd Seal - Rev 6.5 - 6.6
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.
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.

A penny in scripture is a day's wage.  A measure of wheat or a 3 measures of barely is a days worth of food.  Yes, even in this great country, most of us are living paycheck to paycheck.  "Hurt not the oil and the wine" - that is the 1% and they are definitely not hurting.

The 4th Seal - Rev 6.7 - 6.8
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
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.

Not sure where (or when) the fourth part of the earth is but the power is there for whereever or whenever the fourth part of the earth is.  Millions of people have already died at the hand of war, hunger, death?, and beasts (govt's?) .  All in all, it is not outrageous to say that power has been given unto them to do all that.

The 5th Seal - Rev 6.9 - 6.11
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:
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?
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.

This is the part that is still unknown to me and not clearly revealed hence the title of this post.  Is this the signs of times or not?  At this point I do not know but when the 6th seal opens it should be awfully clear:

The 6th Seal - Rev 6.13 - 6.17  
 12And 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.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
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;
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:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

No big enough of an earthquake has occurred to fit this description but if you just take a look at the earth's climate and geological changes, its not illogical to think something is going to pop soon.  Tectonic and volcanic activity has risen.  You might think that just more information is available but I remember back in the days we had like one major earthquake every year or two max.  Now its like every month or even week or two.  Also, there are bunkers built in the mountains in every country private folks have even taken it upon themselves to buy and modify silos or build their own bunkers.

The only thing clear is that there are signs of this going on now and this chapter makes a lot more sense today than it did before.