Continuing with a study of Revelation 6 and the sixth seal. Once again, these are rather grim verses but the joys of Revelation 7 are just two posts away. Promise!
Revelation 6:16 ‘They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
Fallen man has always preferred to deny the existence of God, hoping in vain, that they will somehow escape his wrath. But the cosmological disturbances, the darkened sun, blood-red moon and falling stars, have concentrated their minds and they are forced to recognise both His throne and His wrath.
And in the foolishness of their darkened minds, they look for somewhere to hide.
This takes me back to Genesis where Adam and Eve, having crossed the line of transgression, now look for somewhere to hide themselves.
Genesis 3:8 ‘Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you”?
And so, at the beginning of this age and at the end, like tragic bookends, fallen man will try in vain to hide from God who sees everything.
Hebrews 4:13 ‘Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must all give an account.’
The darkness will offer them no respite at all.
Tomorrow, will Christians face the wrath of God?
For my previous posts, please click below.
- Revelation 15:3 A Deeper UnderstandingPlease 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 JesusPlease 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 FireThe 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 battlefieldTo 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 winepressTo 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.