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Revelation 6 – 6:8

The Seven Seals

The First Seal

Jesus Christ by his sinless life and willingness to die for humanity to fulfill the will of God the Father, was resurrected to spirit and had the glory that he had had before giving up his God-hood to become flesh, restored to him.  He then ascended to God the Father to be accepted “for us” to be accepted as our atoning sacrifice and to be made a High Priest to intercede for us with God the Father and to reconcile us to the Father. 

Being found worthy to receive eternal life and everlasting glory, Jesus Christ was also found worthy to unseal the secret things of God the Father.

Revelation 6:1 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.

The first seal is a white horse with its rider and in the grand overall scheme of things it pictures Satan the Adversary who presents himself as an angel of light to deceive the nations. 

Specifically however, this refers to the end time and refers to the climax of Satan’s activities and of his deceptions through human agents.  This seal refers to the abomination spoken of by Daniel [Dan 12] and by Paul.

2 Thessalonians 2:3   Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away [a falling away from zeal for God in the brotherhood as has now happened] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [who is the final miracle working abomination];

2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God [he will be exalted by humanity above the words of all gods] sitteth in the temple of God [he will falsely present himself as the head of the body of true believers, the spiritual temple] shewing himself that he is God. 

This man will exalt himself as God by exalting himself above God as humanity’s ultimate moral authority.  This same wickedness has already been taking place for eons of time and has even overcome today’s Ekklesia who exalt men and the false traditions of men above the Word of God.

2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?  2:6 And now ye know what [that Christ is holding Satan back until the appointed time] withholdeth that he [the final great deceiver] might be revealed in his time.

2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work [even in Paul’s day men exalted other men above the Word of God]: only he who now letteth [restrains, withholds]  will let [will restrain this setting up of the final great deceiver until the appointed time], until he [that is, the restraints are removed] be taken out of the way [Christ will restrain the setting up of this person until the appointed time when the restraints will be removed].

2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed [and from the time that he is set up doing miracles in the Vatican he will have only 1,335 days until he is destroyed by Christ (Dan 12)], whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders [doing many miracles],  2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness [deceiving men into rebellion against the Word of God] in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

This miracle working deceiver will be of the earth, earthy, carnal, worldly; and will deceive most of humanity by doing amazing miracles to exalt himself as their ultimate moral authority, following his word instead of the whole Word of God. 

This earthy, worldly, carnal, miracle working deceiver will appear to be a man of peace and as harmless as a lamb [trying to counterfeit the true Lamb of God]; but he will speak the words of Satan the dragon, teaching all peoples to follow him instead of living by every Word of God.  He will teach that HIS word is to be obeyed, because he alone can properly understand and interpret the Word of God.  This same thing is being done in the Ekklesia today. 

This man will do great miracles, probably in the form of trying to imitate Christ; he will call for the nations to join a new order in Europe, and will be so exalted by the people that ten nations will come together to follow his advice. 

Revelation 13:11   And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast [the church will have the backing of the state, the Holy Roman Empire church state system] before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast [to exalt and be in awe of the New Europe], whose deadly wound was healed.

13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image [a likeness] to the beast [the Holy Roman Empire, church state federal Europe system], which had the wound by a sword, and did live [which church state system was destroyed by war and will be brought back to life by Satan through this final great deceiver]

The white horse is deceptive and shows the deceptive nature of this person who tries to appear as a shining white paragon of righteousness while he deceives men into following his own ways contrary to and in rebellion against the Word of God. 

He will conquer the minds and hearts of people through his impressive miracles and smooth words.

Revelation  6:2 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.

This final deceiver conquers the people through deceiving them into regarding him as a great moral authority transcending all religions.

The Second Seal

The second seal reveals the terrible wars that will come upon the earth during the final 3 1/2 year period.

6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast [a second spirit being (seraphim) by the throne of God] say, Come and see. 6:4 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.  

The second seal is the ruler of the New Federal Europe which was brought into existence  by the first seal deceiver, who called on the nations to join this system.  This ruler will have power to make war for 1,260 days.

Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue [margin rendering: power to make war]  forty and two months.

He may come to the leadership position over the New Federal Europe sooner, but he will make war and will occupy Jerusalem for 42 months:

Revelation 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

 

The Third Seal

The third seal is about the terrible famine that will come because of wars, bad weather etc.

Revelation 6:5 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. 6:6 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.

The second seal is about wars between nations and the third seal is about internal conditions in the nations, as starving people riot and fight for food and survival, and vermin multiply exponentially, eating up the food stocks and carrying disease.  

This will take place in America and the Anglo Saxon nations while the New Europe prospers abundantly, but in the third year Europe will also fall in a war with Asia.

The Fourth Seal

The great dying

Revelation 6:7  The fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast [the fourth spirit being (saraphim) before God’s throne] say, Come and see. 6:8 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.

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