This is continuing my study on Revelation chapter six and the 6th Seal.
Revelation 6:17 ‘For the great day of their wrath has come and who can stand?
This is a bit of nerdy theology crammed into a small jam-jar so please bear with:
Many have argued, quite rightly, that Revelation chapter six runs remarkably parallel with the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24. For instance, the false christ of Matthew 24:4 agrees with the false christ of Revelation 6:2.
Matthew 24:4 ‘Watch out that no-one deceives you. For many will come in my name claiming, “I am the Christ.”
Revelation 6: 2 ‘I looked and there before me was a white horse!. Its rider held a bow and he was given a crown and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.’
This pattern runs throughout Matthew 24 and Revelation 6.
Therefore, the cosmological disturbances of Matthew 24:29-30 are one and the same with the cosmological disturbances of Revelation 6:12-15. Both mark the exact same point in time.
Matthew 24:29 ‘Immediately after the distress of those days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.’
Revelation 6:12 ‘I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black…’
Understanding that these two verses describe the same event is important because there is a great truth that emerges from understanding both chapters together.
I will go a little further tomorrow.
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- 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.