Archive for February, 2011

Since we have already seen that the seven sealed scroll is an indictment of some sort against apostate Israel, John then realizes that someone had to be worthy enough to open this judgment and introduce the verdict that is to follow. Rev 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who […]

Previously we discussed the scroll itself and paid little attention to the actual seals. though we discussed the importance of the sealing in this post we will deal directly with the seals and how they have been understood or interpreted throughout history. This places us in Chapter 6 of the book of Revelation. Before we […]

We now begin our discussion of the actual seven seals and how commentators and theologians have interpreted them throughout the ages. As noted in the previous post, some (myself included) argue that these seals are actually the verdict and sentence handed down against apostate Israel, but are not the actual actions themselves. They serve as […]

With the breaking of the second seal we are introduced to the rider of a red horse who’s given the ability to take peace away from the earth. Rev. 6:4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that men should slay one another, and […]

The third seal continues the calling out of the horses and their riders. This time the horse is black and it’s rider is carrying a pair of scales. Rev. 6:5-6 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 […]

With the breaking of the fourth seal we have the unleashing of the fourth and final horseman of the apocalypse. As with the first three we should best understand these introductions as belonging to the soon coming sentence against apostate Israel and it’s divorce from it’s covenantal husband that it rejected and placed upon a […]

Lev 4:7  The priest shall then put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the LORD in the Tent of Meeting. The rest of the bull’s blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the Tent […]

As we now continue to sixth seal we find language that the readers of this blog should have grown accustomed to hearing. they may be odd and terrifying to the uninitiated, but for those who have read the Old Testament and understand it’s usage should have no problems dealing with this normally difficult passage. Much […]

Revelation 6:15 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, [16] calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of […]

Revelation 6:17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand This question ends the section on the sixth seal. Who was going to be able to stand against this onslaught of judgmental tribulation? But before the days of chapters and verses, the answer is immediately give. The answer also provides […]