The Sixth Seal pt 3

Revelation 6:12a  ‘The sun turned black like sack-cloth made of goat’s hair, the whole moon turned blood-red and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The sky receded like a scroll rolling up and every mountain and island was removed from its place.’

Please be warned that this is a tough verse!

This dramatic description of the end-time cosmological disturbances is a fitting prelude to the return of King Jesus in power and glory. 

Isaiah emphasises the wrath of God. I appreciate that the wrath of God is a difficult thing to accept for some people.

Isaiah 13:13  ‘Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the Lord Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.’

God has made clear the truth about Himself by His perfect creation. The universe, and everything within it, sings without ceasing of His glory!

Psalm 19:1  ‘The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands.’

 If man, in his utter arrogance, denies God the creator, then they reveal their self-centred godlessness and wickedness and they deserve the righteous wrath of God.

God has created the most magnificent of worlds for His children to dwell in. But yet, in His righteous anger, He will bring it all down upon those who refuse to accept His grace and mercy.

When the sky recoils like a scroll, and every mountain and island is removed from its place, then even the most wicked of men will realise too late that God is the source of all creation after all. 

In fear, they will head for the caves and rocks.

Prayin this morning that they will know God the creator beforehand.

and my previous verses:

Revelation 15:3 A Deeper Understanding

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If you struggle with the horror of Revelation then you are certainly not alone. The absolute horror reflects the weight of sin that has corrupted man to the core. 
But as we embrace these sacred truths, they will bring us deeper, far deeper than ever before, into an understanding of the heart, into an understanding of the perfect holiness of God. 

Revelation 15:3 Moses and Jesus

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The mention of both Moses and Jesus the Lamb in the same sentence strengthens the idea that Jesus will be the perfect Moses, who will deliver Israel, imprisoned or exiled by the antichrist and lead them victoriously back to Jerusalem. 

Revelation 15:1 Glass and Fire

The bitterness of martyrdom gives way to eternal celebration. Their victory has always been dependent upon the strength that God provides and this is reflected in the harps given to them by God.
 And what a glorious celebration. The enemy has been defeated and the bowls of wrath will bring this evil age to a conclusion. The joy of eternity awaits! 

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