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The Seals are opened. Revelation 6 and beyond. Part 4

The Sixth Seal – From the poor to the richest. And when He had opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake. And the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs when she is shaken by a mighty wind. And the heaven departed like a scroll when it is rolled together. And every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains. And they said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him sitting on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of His wrath has come, and who will be able to stand? (Revelation 6:12-17 MKJV)
Let’s break this down just a bit.
Verse 12: (From the Wuest translation) “And I saw whe…

The Seals are opened. Revelation 6 and beyond. Part 3

The fifth seal is opened. When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" (Revelation 6:9-10 NIV) I want you to keep something in mind as we go ahead. Nothing is in this book we call the bible, is by accident, and this look into heaven, at this first set of martyrs is no different. Why would I be compelled to mention that? Because this insertion of slain saints between such horrors seems out-of-place. Every previous seal has been filled with death, destruction, and deceit, and yet this seal gives us a look back into heaven at those who have been slain since some specific point-in-time. I like to think that the point is the catching away of the church. If this details a mid tribulation catching away, that of course negates the …

The Seals are opened. Revelation 6 and beyond. Part 2

The third seal is open - Revelation 6:5
The rider on the black horse holds a pair of scales in his hand.
Revelation 6:6 ERV Then I heard something that sounded like a voice. The voice came from where the four living beings were. It said, "A quart of wheat or three quarts of barley will cost a full day's pay. But don't harm the supply of olive oil and wine!"
I can generalize this and say the economy suffers from total upheaval. My bible is a Dake’s, King James version, and the comments indicate that food will rise to prices 8x above whatever is normal, and that might be the tip of the iceberg. We are watching national economies collapse and a national conservative broadcaster claims that if Obama gets re-elected the economy of the United states will collapse and that there will be food riots across this nation. Why would he say that? Across the United States we have suffered horrible drought and crops that have not died are dying. This affects everyone as …