The Sixth Seal pt 8

The Sixth Seal pt 8

Hi, continuing my study of Revelation chapter six. You might want to read my last two posts that are linked down below to follow the argument through.

Revelation 6:17  ‘For the great day of their wrath has come and who can stand?

We saw in the first post  that Matthew 24:29 and Revelation 6:12 describe the same event. 

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…’

In fact, Revelation 6 runs remarkably parallel with the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24.

We saw yesterday that Revelation 6 and Matthew 24 describe the same end-time sequence, that is: the tribulation, followed by the cosmological disturbances and then the return of Christ Jesus.

Matthew 24:21, Matthew 24:29 and Matthew 24:30 all show this sequence.

Revelation 6:9;  Revelation 6:12 and Revelation 6:16a show the same sequence. 

Matthew 24 focuses on the returning Christ sending his angels to gather the elect. 

Matthew 24:31  ‘And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call and they will gather his elect

Revelation 6 focuses on the coming wrath of God.

Revelation 6:16a  ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.

I would suggest that since Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 are running parallel and describe remarkably similar sequences, we can therefore assert that Christ will gather the elect, immediately before the wrath of God is poured out upon this earth.

There is therefore a strong argument to be made for the case that:

1    We endure the tribulation of Matthew 24:21 and Revelation 6:9.

2   We witness the cosmological disturbances of Matthew 24:29 and Revelation 6:12.

3   Christ Jesus returns and gathers his elect;  Matthew 24:31.

4  The unrepentant peoples of the earth then suffer the brief period of God’s wrath described in the Trumpets of Revelation 8&9 and the Bowls of Wrath in Revelation 16. Revelation 6:17.

5 Jesus returns to fight the battles of Armageddon and defeat the enemy, and then establish his kingdom here on earth.

I hope this all makes sense. To be honest, I have just had my booster jab and my head is full of cotton wool at the moment.

Some of the very best teachers (who teach on this much better than I can) on this subject are from Zion’s Hope who may be found here:

These teachers have been a constant help to me over the years and I would thoroughly recommend their teachings!

We head to chapter 7 next!

My previous posts:

  • Revelation 19:10 The Testimony of Jesus…
    One understanding of the testimony of Jesus is that he will return as the radiant King; and he will bring peace and righteousness to this earth when he establishes his kingdom and reigns from Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 19:9 Invited
    The Church as a whole will be invited to the wedding as a corporate being but we will also be invited as individuals, by virtue of our personal salvation that we have received.For many of us who are not usually invited to high-society events and who are often left out and behind, this comes as a blessing indeed!
  • Revelation 19:7 Eager Anticipation
    In the same way, we are called to look forward to the day when we meet with Christ Jesus, on the day that he returns in power and glory. He is our blessed hope and our lives lived here on earth should be directed towards this coming moment. 
  • Revelation 19:7 A Wedding!
    I pray that we will live out our salvation with fear and trembling, and walk closely with our Lord, that we might walk with confidence and reassurance, knowing that we will be warmly welcomed and honoured as a guest, wearing the white robes of righteousness. 
  • Revelation 19:6 Hollering With Joy
    This side of glory, we pass through victories and defeats, as we march faithfully on. But even the most stoic and conservative amongst us might be forgiven here for ‘hollerin and a hooterin’ around the yard and throwing his hat up wildly in the air!

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