The Sixth Seal pt 4

Continuing with our study of Revelation 6 and the 6th seal. This is still very grim reading I am afraid but the hope and reassurance of Revelation 7 is coming up soon!

Revelation 6:15  ‘Then the kings of the earth , the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.’

We read in Revelation 6:10 how the martyred souls call out for justice and vengeance and here we see this justice being played out.

How many of us have suffered at the hands of ruthless tyrants and cruel bosses but yet they will reap their reward in due time. Not even death will hide their crimes. 

Revelation 20:12  ‘And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened…The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.’

Isaiah, perhaps, has the last word here:

Isaiah 10:1  Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar.

I appreciate this all probably sounds rather gloomy and sober, but there is a day of reckoning coming upon the corrupt and the cruel, which will precede  the heavenly righteousness of Christ’s beautiful kingdom that will be established on this earth.

Justice will prevail!

Hasten the day!

and previous posts:

  • Revelation 15:3 A Deeper Understanding
    Please click image to reaf full post and scroll down. 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
    Please tap image to see full post 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! 
  • Revelation 14:20 The battlefield
    To read full post please tap image and scroll down. There is a justice here, that as Christ Jesus was crucified outside of the city, so this battle will take place outside too. Those who hold to the idea that Jesus is a humble servant will be stretched by the description of Jesus as the mighty bloody warrior. 
  • Revelation 14:20 Trampled winepress
    To read full post please click image and scroll down. In the past few posts we have explored the corn harvest which I suggested will be the harvest of the redeemed and then the grape harvest which is clearly the wrath of God being poured out upon the wicked.  God will inspire the antichrist to march against Jerusalem but it will be a foolish move. 
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