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 7 part 6
    But for me, the main message here is that God has chosen a number of Israelites, 144,000,that they are the first-fruits of many others, that they are sealed by salvation into Christ Jesus and they will be protected by their faithful Father.
  • Revelation pt 5
    The 144,000 are the first-fruits: they go ahead of the multitude of Israelites who will wonderfully receive Christ Jesus as their Messiah when he returns in power and glory.
  • Revelation 7 pt 4
    God is about to release the trumpet judgements upon the earth and the purpose of the seal on the forehead of the 144,000 is to protect them through this ordeal. 
  • Revelation 7: pt 3
    One of the most valuable lessons to understand when reading Revelation is to approach it simply, without being too clever. If it says that the 144,000 are from all the tribes of Israel then that is exactly who they are!
  • Revelation 7 pt 2
    The four winds describe the trumpet judgements of chapters eight and nine of Revelation.But yet four angels are posted to keep these winds blowing until God decrees that the right time has arrived. These judgements will bring immense chaos and disorder to this world yet God is in sovereign control. 
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