In the previous post, I mentioned how I heard my pastor speak as though the antichrist will bring economic prosperity when this male “global” leader comes on the scene. If you read that post on Revelation 6:3-11, you know that I disagreed with the pastor’s assertion. I suppose we might get the idea that economic prosperity is coming because the “globalists” will unleash their “great reset.” An aspect of their reset is income for everyone; they call it universal basic income. If I can be painfully honest, the only ones who see themselves making money are guys like: Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates – members of the World Economic Forum.
Suppose economic prosperity was going to be possible during the seven years of wrath. How could anyone tell people that God is bringing judgment against the nations and the Jews for their rejection of Him?
Honestly, few would see a need for God or repentance in this upcoming and horrific time associated with the antichrist.
Think about what we already know of this time of wrath that may be upon us, and soon.
A rider on a white horse.
I do not believe that anyone will see this guy come riding out of the sky on a white horse reserved for Jesus. It is, therefore, a symbolic event, although the man – the antichrist, will be real enough, and he will be unleashed upon the earth. Something will have happened that necessitates a call for peace.
I told you that I see nothing in my bible that makes me believe that this guy has the slightest concern for Israel’s peace, and though the scripture tells us, “that he makes a covenant, for seven years, with many, there is no Israel mentioned.
This first rider immediately goes out conquering and to conquer (and this just the first seal.)
Do you see any affirming aspects in this statement? Yeah, me neither, and so I have a hard seeing this man as bringing financial prosperity.
If you were to take the time to read The Copper Scroll, by Book by Joel C. Rosenberg and Robert Feather, you would get a good feel for the real motivation behind most global conflicts, and that is oil.
.Much like a popular radio station, the hits keep on coming.
- The second seal brings us the rider on the red horse.
This rider is permitted to remove peace from the earth; and that men would slay each other. (Yes, God is deeply invested in what is going on here, and He uses people to accomplish His plan.)
Didn’t we just learn that the first rider goes out conquering?
Now we have an exponential growth in violent and deadly acts upon humanity from other people.
The third seal has a rider carrying scales – a device for weighing out things, like gold.
It is indicative of cheating, the rapid rise in food costs, and general economic upheaval. This is NOT a flourishing economic recovery. Just look at Venezuela’s economy, and you will understand better.
The fourth seal brings us two riders, Death and Hades.
The combined efforts of these two riders will affect one-fourth of the earth’s population; this equates to close to two billion people being killed, but that is not the end of it. These people will die by the sword, plagues, and by wild animals.
End of page one.
With the fifth seal, we see a vast number of martyred saints beneath the altar in heaven.
The fact that they are here, before the throne, indicates that the conquering, and the killing, have already begun. Do you read the news? I do not make it a habit as it will ruin my day, but it is evident that the killing of “Christians,” especially in the Northern African nations is on the rise.
Can what we see here include those already slain before the rapture? The logic says NO as we do not perceive them as Christians, a part of the church, and were therefore, caught up in the rapture already. So No, these are dead after the catching away; and, they have turned their hearts to Jesus. Scripture tells us that they are here because of their testimony.
I had previously asked what does their “testimony” look like. Since some of the definitions of the Greek word marturia are a “declaration in a matter of fact,” judicial evidence, testimony in general, or reputation, then you should be able to see that it is not a tightly defined word. Consider the thief on the cross, whom Jesus told, this day you will be with me in paradise. How extensive was his testimony? The answers are there, and, if you pay attention, quite deep, but the words he said, simple as they were, spoke out to Jesus in belief.
Earlier in this post, in talking about the rider on the white horse, I said that the descriptive initiates symbolically, as NO ONE will see him coming out of the clouds, as they will when Jesus comes back to the earth. With that in mind, can we say that the rest of the riders will become physical manifestations? Not likely, but it is clear that humanity and wild animals are also busy fulfilling God’s plan.
So, I want you to ask yourself a hypothetical question. In these seal scenarios, when does the bad stuff begin?
My response is, immediately after the catching away, or as many call it, the church’s rapture.
There is still so much more to come, like trumpet blasts and bowls of horror.
In trying to describe the timing of these events, some will say NOTHING happens until the antichrist puts forth this seven-year covenant of peace. So, in making a statement like that, we have put mandates on God, attempting to get God to conform to our image, and that NEVER works.
Let’s pick up where we left off.
Revelation 6:12-17 NASB (12) I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; (13) and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. (14) The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. (15) Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; (16) and they *said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; (17) for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
He (being Jesus) broke the sixth seal.
Because of that:
There was a great earthquake;
The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;
The stars of the sky fell to the earth as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.
The sky receded like a scroll being rolled up,
Every mountain and island was moved out of their places.
End of page two.
Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; they *said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?
We are going to ponder this for a few minutes. Who or whom are these people?
If you have been following my posts on Revelation, you know I have done the best I could to explain that we are looking at those who think they are in control when they speak out about population reduction, a global reset, and a one-world economy. Examples of those who believe they are in control are the World Economic Forum – they have been the most vocal of all these groups and seem to be telling everyone else how they should think. I say this because, in the light of the “Covid vaccines” doesn’t it seem strange that virtually everyone, down to the small town Doctor, seems to be pushing this “life saving” vaccine. A vaccine that so severely damaged or killed every animal they tested it on that they chose to stop testing and use it on humans. So, we, in a sense, became the test dummies.
The passage tells us that the kings of the earth, etc., hide themselves in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. When this was written, there were no elaborate, abandoned, military-style bunkers, which they convert to luxury underground living arrangements; but there is now, which is where we find these people when this passage opens.
Again, I cannot tell you exactly when these events will happen. I suppose, much like with the rapture, that if you knew when it would happen, you would dig your bunker deeper, hoping to escape God’s wrath.
The scriptures demonstrate that instead of calling out to God, they cry out for the rocks to cover them and hide them from the presence of God. There seems to be a clear understanding that the great day of God’s wrath has come, and no one will be able to stand.
Do you know for sure you are going to be with God in Heaven when your time comes?
You can know, and that is a significant difference between the followers of Christ and any of the other religions. None of the others offer you the confidence of knowing your relationship can be secure; that is because Jesus Christ paid the price for our redemption – the forgiveness of sins.
Acknowledge that you are broken and need a savior. Another way of saying this is to admit that you are a sinner.
Believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins and was raised on the third day.
And finally, you need to call upon the Lord.
Recently I talked about the thief on the cross and how he did nothing religious, and yet Jesus said this day you will be with me in paradise.
What did the thief do to gain acceptance, as he did?
He acknowledged that Jesus had done nothing wrong; therefore, he admitted that Jesus was sinless.
The thief, looking at Jesus, says to the other thief, do you not fear God. The thief understood that Jesus was God.
The thief said to Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom. He knew there was a kingdom, that Jesus would soon be there, that it was the eternal home of the Father and the Son, Jesus, and that others could join Him there.
End of Page three.
What will become of you?
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 NASB (1) Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, (2) by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. (3) For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, (4) and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
The gospel, which was preached to you, in which you stand, by which you are saved, if you hold fast to the word which I (Paul) preached to you. Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. He was buried and was raised on the third day, just as the Scriptures tell us.
This is what we believe, nothing else. I suppose it requires you putting faith in these words, but it also means that something else has to happen – you make a 180° change, you turn to the Lord, just as that thief did.