THE LAW OF THE HEART
Biblical Prophecy of Judgment
Biblical prophecy is a very prominent part of the Bible. Prophecies are numerous and speak to
many and varied subjects.
There are two major categories of prophecy and under each category various subjects.
1). One category / type of prophecy is prophecy that tells of events that happen to mankind -- in
which mankind is involved or is active in the carrying out of the prophecy.
The destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians.
2). Another category/type of prophecy is prophecy in which mankind has no involvement --
totally an act of God intervening in physical creation bringing to pass that which He has
determined / prophesied.
The birth and life of Jesus Christ -- the end time tribulation -- the final judgment of mankind, etc.
We are told in Scriptures that God will prophesy to His creation events to come.
"Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they sprang forth
I tell you of them." Isaiah 42: 9.
"Surely, the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets."
Amos 3: 7
Therefore, since God reveals before He acts, He has given to us the final events of His creation
in the book of Revelation.
The prophecy of Revelation is unique as compared the other prophecies in the Bible and totally
an act of God.
First --- it is unique in its manner of delivery to mankind.
The message is from the right hand of God as He sits on the throne, sealed with seven seals,
which only Jesus Christ can open.
*** "And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the
back, sealed with seven seals." Revelation 5: 1.
*** "And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne, and of the four living creatures, and in
the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, ---. Then He came and took
the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. -----, You are worthy to take the
scroll and to open its seals, for You were slain and have redeemed us to God by Your blood."
Revelation 5: 6, 7, & 9.
All prophecy comes from God through Jesus Christ --- He is the author of the future.
"For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Revelation 19: 10b.
Therefore, because of the manner of delivery as described in Chapter 5 and referred to above,
we see the importance and uniqueness of this prophecy in Revelation. God seated on the
throne; only Jesus can open and all of creation declaring the worthiness of Jesus to open the
seven sealed scroll makes to be most important among the prophecies.
Most important because:
The old testament prophecies were primarily given to Israel and the peoples surrounding the
nation of Israel.
### But this prophecy from the right hand of God seated on the throne is given to all mankind, as
all mankind will be present at the great White Throne judgement. The great White Throne
judgment is the final judgment of all mankind from Adam to the last person to live.
We believe that the message of the book and prophecy of Revelation is the coming judgment at
the great White Throne of God.
There is no other message / prophecy that involves every human being that has ever lived.
Thus -- the importance of the Revelation of prophecy from the right hand of God given to Jesus
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants -- -- things which must
shortly take place. And he sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, who bore
witness to the Word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ of all things that he saw."
This statement in Revelation 1: 1 is acted out in visionary form in Revelation chapters 4 and 5.
Please note: In Revelation 1: 19 Jesus instructs John to, "Write the things which you have
seen". Jesus then, quotes to John Revelation chapters 2 and 3. Then, beginning with chapter 4:
1, John says, "I looked", 5: 1, "and I saw", 5: 2 "Then I saw", 5: 6, "and I looked", 5: 11,
"Then I looked", 6: 1, "I saw", 6: 2, "I looked", 6: 5, "I heard", 6: 6, "I heard", 6: 7, "I heard" 6:
9, "I saw" --- this same pattern continues throughout the book of Revelation.
Please recognize the importance that John wrote only what he saw and what he heard from the
the Seven Sealed Scroll from the right hand of God seated on the throne.
*** Therefore, the message from the right hand of God gives us numerous prophecies -- God's
law, tribulation, the physical end -- and the conclusion -- the Great White Throne judgment,
followed by the results of that judgment.
It is needful / necessary at any seat of judgment that there be a basis / law / or foundation upon
which judgment will be declared. Also, there must be evidence presented to the court of
judgment. That evidence can easily be seen from the books opened at the great White Throne.
### The basis / law or foundation for the great White Throne judgment is revealed as Jesus
Christ opens the Seals of the Seven Sealed Scroll from the right hand of God.
*** Seals #s 1 -- 5 are the basis / law for the Great White throne judgment of God. (Revelation 6:
1 -- 11.)
*** Seal # 6 is the dividing of mankind into two groups -- the rebellious (Revelation 6: 12 - 17.) --
family of God. (Revelation 7: 4 - 9.)
*** Seal # 7 is the description of tribulation -- with numerous explanations. (Revelation chapters 8
Explanations of Seals 1 -- 5:
Seals 1 -- 5 give the basis / law for the judgment of all mankind.
At the Great White Throne, the eternal destiny of all mankind will be determined.
Please note -- that there is a law, the 10 Commandments that was given to Moses, and it is the
basis of God's law for mankind.
But most mankind are not aware of, do not known of, nor are taught the 10 Commandments.
Jesus expanded upon the 10 Commandments as he taught us in the sermon on the Mount, etc.
Yet many millions have lived, who have not known the 10 Commandments nor the teachings of
Jesus or even who is Jesus Christ --- and they will been judged at the Great White Throne to
determine their eternal destiny.
Seals 1 -- 5 are the foundation of the law given in the 10 Commandments. These Seals and the
10 Commandments are contained in each other, expand each other and complement each other
as does the teachings of Jesus Christ.
*** Seals 1 - 5 are the law of the heart. (The words of this writer). The law -- written in the heart
of every human being who has lived and
who has possessed a sound mind. Everyone knows it is wrong to kill – to steal –to commit
adultery etc. Every human, who has lived, is without excuse to believe or not to believe in God --
it is their personal decision and evidence is everywhere.
" For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by
the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
--- ". Romans 1: 20.
Seal #s 1 - 4 have in common; announcements from one of the four living creatures, a horse --
the courier, a rider -- mankind.
SEAL # 1:
The message of seal number one is twofold:
1. The rider had a bow -- a bow is an implement made from God's creation. It can be used for
good (help to put food on the table)
or bad (to threaten harm are kill a neighbor). Mankind is given from God, the ability to make
things from His creation from wooden bows to nuclear power and mankind will be judged by how
he uses it.
2. The rider was given a crown -- -- the crown represents freedom of choice -- like a king.
Mankind is given / guaranteed from God, the right to choose -- make their own decision both
physically and spiritually.
God allows every person to choose their occupation and life-stile, but they will be judged by what
they did with the life God gave them.
Mankind is guaranteed the right to believe or not -- recieve or reject -- the God who created
them. At the Great White Throne judgment each human being will receive the consequences of
the choice, which they made.
SEAL # 2:
The message of Seal number two is twofold:
1. "It was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth."
Mankind is granted (not given) to 'take away peace' / cause trouble.
Example == A person walking peacefully down the road, then meets another person, who speaks
with anger, malice, prejudice, etc. Peace is taken away and trouble ensues, which has the
possibility to escalate even to the point of murder -- the sword.
2. The rider was given a great sword:
The term 'great sword' is given to symbolize sin -- many and great sin. If a person speaks to
another and anger -- it is sin. If a person speaks with malice to another - it is sin. If a person
treats another with prejudice - it is sin. Yet the greatest sin against another person is to kill
them. Thus, the 'great sword' is used as a term implying / referring too the physical sinfulness of
mankind. An angry word -- murder, both are sin. Sin == spiritual death.
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3: 23.
At the great White Throne judgment mankind will be judged for physical sin.
SEAL # 3:
In the message of the third Seal the rider 'had a pair of scales'. The scales represent the
exercising of business / work of the individual person. Because –
in verse six the message refers to the cost of food -- thus, the necessities of life.
All mankind, at the Great White Throne judgment, will be held accountable for the way they
conducted business and the work that they did in their life time. (Honesty - fairness - etc.)
SEAL # 4:
The message of the 4th Seal is -- the rider is named death -- and one fourth of mankind will die a
tragic -- premature or early death.
All mankind must die a physical death as God declared to Adam in Genesis 3: 19 'for dust you
are and to dust you shall return.'
All mankind's destiny is determined at the point of physical death, as is illustrated in Jesus'
parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man in Luke 16: 19 - 31 --- hell for the rebellious against God --
or -- Abraham's bosom (A place prepared for the family of God) for God's family.
The Great White Throne judgment is a judgment in the spiritual realm.
Mankind -- who had previously died physically -- their spirits then residing in their respective
place, until they are united with their resurrected bodies to be judged at the Great White Throne.
Thus, the Great White Throne judgment is a judgment of spiritual mankind that determines
spiritual death for those who have rejected God.
This spiritual death is separation from God and the provisions for spiritual life that are from God
At the Great White Throne the family of God will be rewarded eternity in heaven – and the
provisions described in Revelation chapters 21 & 22.
SEAL # 5:
The message of the fifth seal declares that those who have killed the servants of God will be
judged for their actions at the Great White Throne.
Whereas, there are numerous variations of the interpretation of Revelation and the fact that
Seals one through five are almost unanimously interpreted to be tribulation, it is necessary to
make some explanations.
Tribulation is explained through the message of the seventh Seal, which is opened in Revelation
8: 1. The message of the seventh seal then continues from Chapter 8, all the way through to the
end of the book of Revelation --- thus, the seven sealed message is the complete message of
Revelation. (The number '7' is a complete number in prophecy). The tribulation, explanations
and judgment are explained as Jesus Christ opens the 7th Seal. From the beginning God had a
plan for His creation. He prophesied / reveals to us that plan through the seven sealed message
from His right hand.
There is a judgment declared, an illustration of judgment against the woman / great harlot who
sits on the scarlet beast in chapters 17 & 18.
The woman, by the descriptions given of her, is representative of mankind, who has rejected God
their creator. (In a similar / like manner the 'Bride of Christ' (a woman) is representative of the
family of God.) The extensive descriptions and explanations of this woman called Babylon the
great / the mother of harlots and abominations contains five judgments. These five judgments
correspond with -- are of the same nature / spirit as the judgments explained in Seals one
through five. The judgments of the woman are expanded / more explanation, as compared to the
Seals, thus giving a broader understanding of the Great White Throne Judgments. The five
Seals established the basis / law for judgment and the judgment against the great harlot
describes the lifestyles of those who will be judged guilty at the Great White Throne.
The law of Seal number # 1:
The crown of choice === The family of God, described as the 'Bride of Christ', has
exercised their choice, chosing to believe in God --
obedient to God's plan -- their names written in the
Lamb's book of life --- thus there is no further judgment
for them -- innocent by the blood of the Lamb.
Mankind, who by choice rejected God, represented by
the great harlot are judged to be unfaithful / spiritual
fornication -- rejecting their God and creator --- thus,
guilty. (Reference -- Revelation 17: 2 & 18: 3).
The law of seal # 2:
Take away peace & a great sword === The physical sins of the great harlot have
reached to heaven -- thus, judged guilty.
(Reference -- Revelation 18: 5).
The great harlot is also judged guilty of the
blood of ‘all that were slain upon the earth.
Revelation 18: 24b.
The law of seal # 3:
'Scales' -- business === The great harlot used corrupt business to amass the
riches of the world --- thus, found guilty.
(Reference -- Revelation 17: 4 & 18: 6 & 9 - 19).
The law of Seal # 4:
''Death" === The great harlot denies death – then judgment --- thus, judged guilty.
(Reference -- Revelation 18: 7b - 8.)
The law of Seal # 5:
To kill because of the Word of God == The great harlot was drunk with the blood
of the saints --- thus, judged guilty. (Reference --- Revelation 17: 6 & 18: 24.
With the above explanations we believe that God has given to all mankind a prophecy, (The
book of Revelation, from the right hand of God -- seated on His throne), declaring that
He will judge all mankind at a time and place called the Great White Throne Judgment. With 5
pre-determined judgments, God will judge. Every sound-minded person knows right from
wrong and will recognize the justice declared at the Great White Throne Judgment.
God created all -- from Adam to the last person -- all belongs to Him and He has determined this
judgment will come with all present at His Throne of Judgment.
God has given fair warning --- and mankind is without excuse.
The obedient family of God, whose names are written in the Book of Life will be with their creator
forever, as pre-determined during their lifetime.
Mankind, who has rejected God -- being disobedient until physical death -- will be judged – then
given their pre-determined choice of disobedience -- separation from God forever.