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The Horsemen of the Apocalypse...

& the...7 Seal Judgments

The horsemen ride out,
dreadful war, famine and drought,
disease all about!

The Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  1. White Horse - False peace... ................Revelation 6: 1-2
  2. Red Horse - Dreadful period of war... ...Revelation 6: 3-4
  3. Black Horse - Dreadful period famine... .Revelation 6: 5-6
  4. Pale Horse - Plagues & pestilences... .....Revelation 6: 7-8
  5. The most cruel Period of persecution... ....Revelation 6: 9-10
  6. A most vile Ecological cataclysm... ..........Revelation 6: 11-12
  7. The 1/2- hour period of Silence & trepidation...
    .......the worst is yet to come! Revelation 8:1

Revelation 5...

1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the even Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
Revelation 5:1-14

Revelation 6...

1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Revelation 6:1-17

The breaking of the seals of the book (or scroll)...
(this book or scroll represents the title deeds to planet earth...)
commences the period of judgment.
Also known as the day of the Lord's vengeance...

Definition...Vengeance - reprisal; retaliation; retribution; revenge;

When confronted with the increase of wickedness, the multitude and extent of injustices and corruption in the world. (E.g. The evils of racism, religious and ethnic conflicts. The abuse and exploitation of the weak and the vulnerable, the gross division between the poor and the wealthy. The perpetually increasing arms race; rampantly obsessive materialism, immorality etc.). Some who are concerned about these ever increasing problems, (yet perhaps lacking in discernment), can invariably make comments such as...

Why if there is a God in heaven doesnít he do something about the state of the world?

This section merely emphasises that the scriptures clearly point to a particular time in the affairs of mankind when an intervening God will do just that. The words of the Psalmist and the O.T. Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Micah; The words of Jesus recorded in Lukeís gospel; Paulís letters to the Romans and Hebrews all suggest a time of vengeance with the latter adding...

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Hebrews 10.31

Considering that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom...
(Job 28:28 Psalms 111:10 Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; 15:33;),
then in fearing the Lord, (i.e. has an awesome respect towards Him),
one fears nothing else. As such the vengeance of the Lord is destined to be poured upon the wicked and lawless. Remembering that ALL are guilty in the eyes of the Lord, (Romans 3.23), until proven innocent, i.e. through demonstrating faith in Jesus Christ. Those, who therefore, enjoy a right relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, should then liken this time as being the eviction & prosecution of riotous and antisocial neighbours!

Following the seal judgments...the Trumpet Judgments

Revelation 8...

1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
Revelation 8:1-2

Where are you going to run to?

Remember...And when these things begin to come to pass...

Then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Luke 21:28

Poem......Children of the Apocalypse
Prayer for......Mercy in Judgment

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