07/04/20

The Seven Seals


FINAL HOURS MINISTRY

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The Seven Seals

July 4, 2020

 

[Our lesson on the Seven Trumpets began with the opening of the Seventh Seal. So may hap the seals are the time of trouble such as never was. What do they tell us to expect?]

 

(Rev 5:1-5 KJV) And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

 

[No one of mankind was able. How many are crying because they fear tomorrows coming? Yet tomorrow will come, ready or not! Often the confusion in Revelation comes from setting time lines for events that have not yet come to past. Those are guesses, not facts for only Yahweh knows the times He has set. Still He told us to watch the seasons and events around us that we might know when the time of Yahshua’s returning is near, even at the door.]

 

(Rev 8:1-4 KJV) And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before Almighty; and to them were given seven trumpets. 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before Almighty out of the angel's hand.

 

(Rev 5:6-7 KJV) And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of Almighty sent forth into all the earth. 5:7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne. 5:8 And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

 

[Normally we would start with the beginning, not the end. I want us to realize that Yahweh is in charge no matter how messed up our world has become because of our exercise of freedom of choice. He has always planned for our rescue in spite of our failures. There has always been those that know Him and walk in obedience to all they know or their circumstances allow them to obey. Until the end of time they have been and are today in the minority, yet their prayers are what keeps Yahweh from reeking vengeance.]

 

(Rev 5:9-14 KJV) And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to Almighty by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 5:10 And hast made us unto our Almighty kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.

 

[The redeemed come from all of mankind, from all over the earth, and from every race. No one has been barred because of their heritage! Verse 10 say we shall reign, not that we are to reign today. The only one able to open the seals is the only One Yahweh has given the power to save mankind from itself, Yahshua is His name!]

 

(Rev 6:1-2 KJV) 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. 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.

 

(Rev 19:11 KJV) And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon Him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.

 

[I am sure that both are talking about Yahshua, and both speak of Him as a warrior, a conquering warrior today and as a conquer in the future. How did He fight here among us? He fought evil with the words of Yahweh the Father of us all. When those words were refused the one refusing was punished in some manner, even the rich young ruler for his heart became sad. Isiah and Ezekiel both tell us of Yahweh’s weapons of warfare.]

 

(Eze 14:13-18 KJV) Son of man, when the land sinneth against Me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out Mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it: 14:14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Most High Almighty. 14:15 If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts {H2416 – living thing}: 14:16 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Most High Almighty, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate. 14:17 Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it: 14:18 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Most High Almighty, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves.

 

(Eze 14:19-23 KJV) Or if I send a pestilence {H1698-murrain or plague} into that land, and pour out My fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast: 14:20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Most High Almighty, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness. 14:21 For thus saith the Most High Almighty; How much more when I send My four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast? 14:22 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it. 14:23 And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Most High Almighty.

 

[We know the weapons that will be used; famine, beasts, sword, and pestilence. In Ezekiel it is talking about Jerusalem, but I believe Revelation is talking about the entire earth. The world may well be looking at famine due to the shutting down of our farms and factories. If so are we preparing for that time since it can be seen?

With famine comes disease and a shutting down of support systems. When that happens the beasts/living creatures of all kinds will enter the cities as well as the country side. Some places are getting a taste of that at the present time.

The sword can be open warfare or terrorist activities.

Murrain is the same as a plague as fell on Egypt, man and beast.

This shall all be brought about by Yahshua! The next horses give us the order to look for.]

 

(Rev 6:3-4 KJV) And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast 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.

 

[We will see another war, a war that covers the entire earth. Certainly the political giants of this earth are doing a lot of in-fighting which can draw all mankind into this horse. If so it is Yahweh’s timing not mankind’s.]

 

(Rev 6:5-6 KJV) 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 punishment – famine. There are places where famine has already made whole nations dependent on others. When this comes there will be no one to supply the lack for all will come under the same condemnation.]

 

(Rev 6:7-8 KJV) And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast 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.

 

[What fourth part we are not told and have been given only one clue, maybe. Is it a continuous ¼ or is it a spot here and there that makes up ¼? Normally in the past judgments have fallen on a continuous area. China and Russia? North and South America? Africa and Europe? Only Yahweh knows!]

 

(Rev 6:9-11 KJV) And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of Almighty, and for the testimony which they held: 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Most High, Set-apart and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

 

[This seal takes place outside our reality, for it appears to be before Yahweh. It says there is still martyrdom to come. We are told not to fear for Yahweh is with us and will strengthen us if we but call on Him and believe He is there. We are told He feels what we feel so Yahweh is also suffering. It shall come to past and martyrdom will come, and is even now a part of our world. This however will be open, not hidden.]

 

(Rev 6:12-17 KJV) And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 6:17 For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

 

[This seal appears to bring about what is fore cast in the Trumpets, yet not quite the same. When the heavens depart what really happens? We can see the people do not die as could be expected if our canopy is ripped and we lose our atmosphere. We might think it is Yahweh’s throne room that is displayed, yet we cannot know for sure. That is the thing with prophesy, we cannot know/really know for it has not happened yet. We are given clues so we can know approximately where we are in the history of the earth, Hints for the righteous so they can warn others to repent if they need to and to warn the outright rebellious that judgment is near, maybe even at the door.

We have covered the 7th Seal at the beginning and know it is the introduction to the Trumpets.

As bad as the Seals are the Trumpets are worse. They will indeed try men’s souls. Will we have accepted the training Yahweh offers all? The training necessary for our successful ‘standing in the gap’? If we refuse to stand and be counted under the pressures of today how can we expect to develop the spiritual strength to stand under the Seals and Trumpets?

Obey in the little things, those things that may be inconvenient or difficult, and you will gain the strength for the hard things to come. Obedience will have become a habit, an over powering habit.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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