The Sixth Seal pt 7

Hi, continuing a slighly nerdy post on Revelation 6. It may help to first read my last post The Sixth Seal pt 6 which can be found in my previous posts below.

We saw yesterday 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.

Lets go a little deeper:

Matthew 24:30 shows the clear end-time sequence of :

1. the tribulation; 

2. the cosmological disturbances 

3. the return of Christ Jesus in power and glory.

1   Matthew 24:21  ‘Then there will be great distress…(tribulation)...’

2   Matthew 24:29  ‘Immediately after the distress of those days, the sun will be darkened….’

3   Matthew 24:30  ‘At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky…’

So the end-time sequence will be the tribulation, then the disturbances then the return of Christ.

Revelation 6 shows the same sequence:

1 tribulation 

2 cosmological disturbances 

3 the return of Christ Jesus.

1   Revelation 6:9  ‘When he opened the fifth seal, I saw the souls of those who had been slain, under the altar…’

2   Revelation 6:12  ‘I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black…’

 3 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.

So the end-time sequence of Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 are the same: the tribulation, then the disturbances then the return of Christ.

Once again we see that Revelation 6 runs remarkably parallel with the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24.

Tomorrow I will wrap this all up in one beautiful truth. Thank you for persevering with this post!

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: https://www.zionshope.org

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

And my 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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