Interpretation of end time events
Biblically sound and by common sense
The Author of Revelation - chapters 1, 4 & 5:
The first and most important thing to understand is that God is The author. In Revelation 1,
verse one it explains that it is The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him. This
statement is seen in visionary form in Revelation Chapters 4 and 5. Chapter 4 is a vision of
God, sitting on His throne with a seven sealed scroll in His right hand. Chapter 5 is a vision
which explains that Jesus Christ is The only one in all of creation who can open The seven
sealed scroll. John is The man who wrote The message that he saw and heard, but it is
uniquely and absolutely authored by God The Creator of The heavens and The earth and
who placed a created spirit into each of mankind. God your creator has given to you a
message while seated upon His throne -- it is of utmost importance to every human being.
The Message to The Church:
Before Jesus opens The seven seals He, in chapters 2 and 3, addresses seven churches.
The number seven in biblical prophecy means complete or all, thus as Jesus Christ
addresses seven churches He is sending a message to all / or The complete church. The
messages to The seven churches address sins that are unique to The members of each
church. The fact that each message is unique to each church gives each church an
understanding of who has sent them a message. Jesus Christ is The only one who could
have known The circumstances in each church, thus when The individuals are confronted
with their own personal sins, they realize that only The Lord could know and He is
correcting them in their sinful conditions. Jesus Christ, to The first century church, points
out their sins, instructs them to repent, commends them for their good points, and instructs
The church to listen with a spiritual ear, what The Spirit says to The churches. THUS -- to
every church of The family of God -- there are sins and sinners in The church. They must
repent. There are also good things in The church. They must apply spiritual
understanding in all matters of The church to discern and to deal with The ever present
The Seven Seals:
As Jesus Christ opens The seven seals we are given The prophecy from The right hand of
God. (This is not tribulation).
This prophecy declares The events of The end time tribulation as described in the message
of seal # 7. These events will happen, be carried out, during The last seven years of God's
creation. The seven seals reveal / prophesy the coming of judgment - and events of those
Although this is prophecy of The end times, yet it describes The conditions / The plan of
God from The beginning of His creation. From the beginning every person is given
freedom of choice. From The beginning there would be a result / consequences for sin and
disobedience. From the beginning there was planned an accounting of each person for
their life. From The beginning there was planned -- an end, that included death of The
physical, and a resurrection into The spiritual -- then the judgment. From The beginning
there was planned a judgment. From The beginning there was planned a home for The
family of God and a hell for The rebellious / disobedient.
Seals 1 -- 5 prophesy the law / the basis for a coming judgment. A judgment at which every
human being who has ever lived will be present and their eternal destiny will be
determined. It is a spiritual judgment in The spiritual realm before The throne of God The
Creator -- The Great White Throne Judgment. At that time all of mankind will have died
physically -- have been resurrected from The dead and in their resurrected bodies stand at
that judgment. All mankind will be judged individually before God -- by God. Those who
have been obedient to their creator, whose names are written in The Lamb's book of life
will individually receive their reward as part of The Family of God. Mankind who has been
rebellious, disobedient to their creator will be judged individually by their unrepentant sins
as recorded in The books that will be opened with the recorded evidence.
Please refer to 'The Law of The Heart' -- a page in this website.
Seal 6 is a message that tells us that mankind is divided into two groups. Beginning with
The first family, Adam & Eve and continuing through every generation, there are those who
are faithful and those who are unfaithful to their God and creator. Seal #6 gives a clear /
vivid picture of each group at The very end of physical creation as we know it.
The first vision of seal # 6 (Revelation 6: 12 - 17) shows The circumstances / The physical
end of mankind, who has rebelled against / rejected their God and creator. Those who are
attempting to hide from God are from all The world and from every walk of life -- great and
small, rich and poor.
The second visionary picture of Seal # 6 shows 2 groups of people. The first is 144,000
from 12 tribes of Israel. (Primarily from the Old Testament era). The second group is a great
multitude too numerous to count from every nation, people and tribe. These two groups,
The whole family of God, are before the throne of God in Heaven.
SOOO -- The visions of The 6th Seal show The 'faithful' and The 'unfaithful' at the end.
From The beginning -- God knew this would be the circumstances of the end.
Seal 7 gives to us a very lengthy message, as it begins in Chapter 8 verse one and
continues to The end of The book of Revelation. (Please remember that The seven sealed
message from The right hand of God is complete. Seven seals == complete message).
First the 7th seal explains the circumstances of the time when the doors of heaven are
closed and after that the tribulation begins. This is explained in Rev. 8: 1 - 5. In verse 1 it
says there will be 'silence in heaven for about half an hour'. This means that for 1/2 hour
no one has repented -- thus, the angels have not sung for that 1/2 hour. With no one being
saved there is no reason for earth to continue -- thus the end destruction begins. This is
further understood in verses 3 & 4 as it says 'that he should offer it with the prayers of all
the saints'. This means that all of the family of God has repented and their prayers
presented / heard before the alter and the throne -- the family of God is complete.
Then the message of The 7th seal describes the tribulation. These are acts of God - not
mankind, It explains the last seven years of physical earth / mankind, -- various
explanations, 3 battles -- the physical end, -- 1,000 year reign of Christ, -- the final judgment
(The Great White Throne Judgment) and the results of that judgment and then God's
discription of Heaven.
The message describes seven years of tribulation divided into two parts. The first half is
described by 7 trumpets.
Trumpets 1 -- 4 describe physical destruction of The earth; one third of physical things are
destroyed. The earth is destroyed in a simular / somewhat order as it was created.
(Example -- the sun, moon and stars were created on the 4th day -- the 4th trumpet and the
4th bowel effects the sun moon and stars. This is worthy of notice, as it says God is in
charge and they are acts of God -- not acts of mankind nor natural phenomena.
The message of trumpets 5 -- 7 explains spiritual destruction and why that destruction.
Trumpet #5 tells that mankind, living life, neither believes nor repents, thus because they
reject Jesus Christ they have a king called the destroyer. Trumpet #6 gives the description
of a great war in which one third of mankind is killed, but they 'still did not repent'.
Then, Trumpet 7 explains The history of spiritual war with God and His faithful believers
being attached by rebellious mankind and their leader satan that results in The enemies of
God in control of physical earth. Revelation 12 -- 13.
Then, in The continuing message of Trumpet 7, Revelation 14: 14 - 16, is The description of
The 'rapture' or taking away of The last of The family of God.
Please note -- at The end of The seven trumpets there is no longer the physical family of
God on earth. Also trumpet #7 describes the 'gathering' of mankind who are not the family
of God (Rev. 14: 17 - 20). This 'gathering is explained in chapter 14 , but does not actually
happen until Armageddon in chapter 19.
The second half of tribulation is described as 'bowls' / 'vials' of God's wrath, (stored up
anger toward rebellious mankind), being poured out upon the earth -- Mankind.
Bowls / vials 1 -- 4 are primarily destruction of physical earth similar to that of trumpets 1 --
4, except the bowls / vials destroy completely. With The completion of The bowls / vials
of wrath, The earth is no longer as we see it today.
Bowls / vials 5 -- 7 are concentrated upon all mankind and gathers mankind, with satan as
their leader, to make spiritual war against God their creator. The results is the end of
physical mankind. Revelation 19: 21.
In The continuing message of The 7th 'Seal' the final physical battle (Armageddon) is set
with The 6th 'bowl' and then the 7th is poured out with further descriptions in Rev. 16: 12 -
21. But the actual battle does not occur until 19: 11 - 21 as Jesus Christ returns with the
armies of Heaven.
Thus -- it is important to note that between The battle being set -- then the actual battle, is
the concluding explanations in Chapters 17 & 18.
Revelation chapters 17 & 18 explains The 'Judgments' against The woman on The scarlet
beast. The woman has 5 'judgments' brought against her. This is important to understand
-- because these 5 judgments are the basis of -- the main theme of -- the purpose of -- the
message from the right hand of God.
'Seals' 1 -- 5 gives to mankind the essence of the law for all mankind.
1 -- Every human is given a 'crown' of choice.
2 -- Every human is a sinner.
3 -- Every human is responsible for their actions.
4-- Every human will physically die.
5 -- Every unfaithful human is at enmity to the faithful.
("The Law of the Heart"- everyone knows right from wrong).
The explanation of The sins (judgments) of the woman correspond with those 5 laws.
Thus -- shall all mankind be judged at The Great White Throne.
Please refer to 'The LAW OF The HEART' -- and other articles in this website.
As the 7th 'Seal' message concludes, we are given The explanations of:
***satan being bound for 1,000 years.
*** The 1,000 year reign of Christ with the whole Family of God -- 1st resurrection.
***The final battle -- comprised completely of spiritual persons.
*** satan, the beast and the false prophet cast into the lake of fire.
*** The final resurrection of all mankind to be judged.
*** The Great White Throne Judgment -- with justice carried out.
*** Explanations of The new heaven and The new earth.
The above study is, as a brief outline, intended to
point out some truths and encourage more study.
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