chapter 7


Chapters 4-5, 6-7 are happening in heaven. Chapter 12 is a parenthetical, a spiritual glance of Israel, The Christ, the Great Red Dragon Satan being cast to earth for his last 7 years before the millennium.  The sealing of the saints on their foreheads, the saints are given garments, and worship God. The description of heaven is here. John is taken into heaven and he gets to see the Lord sitting on His throne.

BACK TO HEAVEN

Chapter 6

The opening of the 1st seal of God’s wrath. The seals occur simultaneously with the church ages.

SEALS

Rev 6:1 NOW I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.”

One of the seals opened
four living creatures say
“Come and see”

1st Seal (Rev 6:1)
[Rev 6:1-2 NKJV] “1 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”
1st Church Age (Rev 2:1-7) ‘Age of Grace’
[Rev 2:1-7 NKJV] “1 “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 “and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 “Nevertheless I have [this] against you, that you have left your first love. 5 “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place–unless you repent. 6 “But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.””

Rev 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Zech 1:8,18-21; 6:1-3;

White horse (war)

1st Seal (Rev 6:1)
*[Rev 6:1-2 NKJV] “1 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, *”Come and see.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”
1st Church Age – ‘Age of Grace’ – Ephesus
[Rev 2:1-7 NKJV] “1 “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 “and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 “Nevertheless I have [this] against you, that you have left your first love. 5 “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place–unless you repent. 6 “But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.””
*[Scofield Commentary, 1967 Edition, page 1357: Rev 6:2; note: “The rider on the white horse is not Christ. Those who identify this rider with Him consider the passage a prophecy of conquest by the Gospel. But no crown was given to the Lord as the proclamation of the Gospel began, and the terrible world events which accompany the other three riders (vv. 3-8) do not imply an earlier conquest by Christ.”]

Zech 1:8,18-21; 8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that [were] in the bottom; and behind him [were there] red horses, speckled, and white. 18Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. 19And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What [be] these? And he answered me, These [are] the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. 20 And the LORD shewed me four carpenters. 21Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These [are] the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up [their] horn over the land of Judah to scatter it. [Iran/Turkey/Iraq/Syria?]
Zech 6:1-3; 1 And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains [were] mountains of brass. 2In the first chariot [were] red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; 3And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. 

Rev 6:3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature [beast]saying, “Come and see.”

2nd Seal – (Rev 6:3-4)
Rev 6:4; 4the horse was red; and power was given to him that sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another; [The dark ages].

2nd Church Age (Rev 2:8)
the church under persecution – Smyrna
[Rev 2:8-11 NKJV] “8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: 9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and [I know] the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but [are] a synagogue of Satan. 10 “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw [some] of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.” ‘”

Rev 6:4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. 

took peace from the earth
War

2nd Seal – (Rev 6:3-4)
Rev 6:4the horse was red; and power was given to him that sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another; [The dark ages].
2nd Church Age (Rev 2:8)
the church under persecution
[Rev 2:8-11 NKJV] 8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: 9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and [I know] the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but [are] a synagogue of Satan. 10 “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw [some] of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.””

Rev 6:5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. [Note: Africa has been in famine for 50 years. Now the U.S., Israel, Syria, Turkey]

where Satan’s throne is
World Wide Famine
“Perilous times” also includes “economic disaster.

3rd Seal – Rev 6:5 –
Rev 6:5 a black horse; and he that sat on him has a pair of balances in his hand . . 

3rd Church Age (Rev 2:12)
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Rev 2:12-17 NKJV] “12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: 13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne [is]. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas [was] My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 “But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. 15 “Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 “Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. 17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives [it].””
“4/2/13 https://www.upi.com/blog/2013/04/02/Plutos-Gate-to-Hell-uncovered-in-Turkey/6101364903540/  Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology, and Italian archaeologists announced this month that they found it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBz3KsUp4U – Supernatural Seminar | Dr. Michael Heiser // Session 4 ; go to 25:15 min to begin the discussion on the gate through 27:15 (approx) – (Mark 9:2-13; (Matt 17:1-8; Luke 9:28-36;))”

Rev 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” Matthew 24:6,7;

where Satan’s throne is
World Wide Famine
“Perilous times” also includes “economic disaster.

3rd Seal – Rev 6:5 –
Rev 6:5 a black horse; and he that sat on him has a pair of balances in his hand . . 

3rd Church Age (Rev 2:12)
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Rev 2:12-17 NKJV] “12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: 13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne [is]. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas [was] My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 “But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. 15 “Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 “Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. 17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives [it].””
“4/2/13 https://www.upi.com/blog/2013/04/02/Plutos-Gate-to-Hell-uncovered-in-Turkey/6101364903540/  Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology, and Italian archaeologists announced this month that they found it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QBz3KsUp4U – Supernatural Seminar | Dr. Michael Heiser // Session 4 ; go to 25:15 min to begin the discussion on the gate through 27:15 (approx) – (Mark 9:2-13; (Matt 17:1-8; Luke 9:28-36;))”

Matt 24:6-7; “6 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

“God will release a fourth horse and rider that will fulfill 6:7; John said, “So 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” (Revelation 6:8). God will allow this horse and rider to come on the scene to show the world that the antichrist is not the Great Physician, Jesus is. One-fourth of the world’s population will die as war and economic disaster spreads like wildfire triggering hunger and disease.”

Rev 6:7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.”

4th Seal-Rev 6:7-8;
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
4th Church Age (Rev 2:18-29;)
[Rev 2:18-29 NKJV] “18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: 19 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and [as] for your works, the last [are] more than the first. 20 “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 “And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 “Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 “I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. 24 “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden. 25 “But hold fast what you have till I come. 26 “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations– 27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’–as I also have received from My Father; 28 “and I will give him the morning star. 29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.””
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

Rev 6:8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.   Rev 1:18; 6:8; 20:13,14; Matt 24:6,7; Lk 21:9; 1 Chr 15:26;

Pale horse – Death and Hades followed.
Power over a fourth of the earth
to kill with sword, hunger, death, pestilence, by beasts of the earth
(Those poor people in Africa and the Middle East must believe they are in the throes of God’s wrath now! The ‘Great’ Tribulation! Terrorism led by ISIS and Al Queda, etc.)
(‘Three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots’ – Syria, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon
ISIS was successful in destroying these countries. al-Baghdadi is dead now and ISIS has broken up, relocated home base, but they are still active. Destruction is first order of business.’ God uses them to discipline the world.)

4th Seal-Rev 6:7-8;
Rev 6:7-8; 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
4th Church Age (Rev 2:18-29;)
[Rev 2:18-29 NKJV] “18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: 19 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and [as] for your works, the last [are] more than the first. 20 “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 “And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 “Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 “I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. 24 “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden. 25 “But hold fast what you have till I come. 26 “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations– 27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’–as I also have received from My Father; 28 “and I will give him the morning star. 29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.””
The Dark Ages through the period of Enlightenment, World War I, II, Korea, Viet Nam,
Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies.

“God will release a fourth horse and rider that will fulfill this. John said, “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, pestilence, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth”
(Revelation 6:8). Rev 6:8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth”.
“One-fourth of the world’s population will die as war and economic disaster spreads like wildfire triggering hunger and disease…” I believe we are experiencing this now!
 

10/31/19 https://www.npr.org/2019/10/31/775038966/isis-confirms-baghdadis-death-and-names-his-successor “The Islamic State on Thursday confirmed the death of its founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and announced a successor. The propaganda arm of ISIS also confirmed the death of another top ISIS official, its former spokesman.
In an audio message released through its central media operation, the group’s new spokesman announced that Baghdadi’s successor is a man named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi. He is a figure largely unknown outside of ISIS circles and is hailed in the message as “emir of the believers” and “caliph” of the group’s alleged caliphate.”

“We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” the ISIS leader, have been in a fight for a decade. They are messianic in their vision, and they are not going to stop.” http://townhall.com/columnists/hughhewitt/2014/08/08/we-dont-understand-real-evil-organized-evil-very-well-this-is-evil-incarnate-n1876441?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl  Ryan Crocker, who was ambassador to Iraq under Mr. Bush and to Afghanistan under Mr. Obama.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQenZg9WgYQ
https://www.wnd.com/2020/02/dead-bodies-attracting-biblical-swarms-crows-china/

VI RAPTURE

Rev 6:9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. Rev 4:1; Rev 15:8; Isa 26:20; 27:1; 40:8; Rev 1:2,9; 6:9; 18:4; 20:4;

Sardis, you have a name you are alive,
Represents the church as dead
Yet a few names
who have not defiled their garments

5th Seal – Rev 6:9-11 – Rapture (Happens same time as 4:1; 6:9; – *The Rapture!)

‘Rev 6: 9-11; **9When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held 10And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both [the number of] their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they [were], was completed.
5th Church Age – *Rev 3:1
[Rev 3:1-6 NKJV] 1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. 3 “Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. 4 “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
1st Trumpet – Rev 8:2;
Rev 8:2,7; 2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. … 7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. (World War III)
**Rapture – * (Happens same time as 4:1; 6:9; –
(Read about the rapture here: http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/many-people-have-asked-me-this-year-what-is-the-rapture-heres-what-i-tell-them/

Isa 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
**Rev 15:8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Order of events:
Christians will be raptured, the ‘first’ resurrection (Rev 6:9; Rev 20:6). The anti-christ will be revealed (2 Thess 2:3), The Scarlot Coloured Beast Leader (Rev 13) The wrath of God will be poured upon all mankind.{countries/kingdoms/nations/people} Babylon will be destroyed in one day.(Rev 17,18)   Israel will be attacked.(Zech 12-14:2)  Israeli remnant will be placed in safety.(Zech 13:8-9)
Rev 16:13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. (drmsh.com explains he believes it is har-mageddon and that translates to ‘Jerusalem’) [See Dr. Michael Heiser – The Unseen Realm Part VII, Chap 40-41, pgs 322,323,369-372.
Zech 14:4-6 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, [Making] a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south. 5 Then you shall flee [through] My mountain valley, For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee As you fled from the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the LORD my God will come, [And] all the saints with You. 6 It shall come to pass in that day [That] there will be no light; The lights will diminish. Then ‘IT IS DONE’! (Rev 16:17) The marriage supper of the Lamb.(Rev 19:9-21) Thousand year reign of our Lord!(Rev 20:2-7) Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

See: What Must I Do To Be Saved  https://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved/

The Rapture
“He who has the key of David. He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens” Rev 3:7

Isa 26:20; Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

VII BACK TO HEAVEN

Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Isa 26:20-21; Rev 15:8;

The 5th seal, Rev 6:9-11 –
Rapture (Happens same time as 4:1; 6:9; 
[Rev 6:9-11 NKJV] “9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been 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, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both [the number of] their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they [were], was completed.”
5th Church Age – Rev 3:1
Sardis, you have a name you are alive,
Rev 3:1;“AND to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.”
Represents the church as dead.”
Yet a few godly men and women
The souls under the altar, slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. We join them. (Read about the rapture here: http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/many-people-have-asked-me-this-year-what-is-the-rapture-heres-what-i-tell-them/ ) note: one minor thought – in these days; the leaders of the world will be saying, “Peace, peace,” and the calamity around us my be shocking, but in an instant we who remain will be changed (raptured) and delivered from His wrath, according to His promises! Amen!

**The door is shut! **Rev 15:8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Isa 26:21-21; Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Rev 6:11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. Rev 3:5,18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; 22:14; Ex 28:2; Lev 8:6-9; Isa 26:20; 61:10; Dan 7:9; Matt 22:11-14; Rom 3:21; 1Thess 4:16-17; Rev 15:8;

White robes given to each of them
Rest a little while longer

The 5th seal, Rev 6:9-11 –
Rapture (Happens same time as 4:1; 6:9; 
[Rev 6:9-11 NKJV] “9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been 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, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both [the number of] their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they [were], was completed.”
5th Church Age – Rev 3:1
Sardis, you have a name you are alive,
Rev 3:1;“AND to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.”
Represents the church as dead.”
Yet a few godly men and women
The souls under the altar, slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. We join them. (Read about the rapture here: http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/many-people-have-asked-me-this-year-what-is-the-rapture-heres-what-i-tell-them/
1st Trumpet
Rev 8:2, 7; 2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. … 7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. (World War III)

**The door is shut! **Rev 15:8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Isa 26:21-21; Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the Lord comemth out of his place to punish the inhabitants sof the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her sslain.

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 26:20; Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.

1 Thess 4:16-17; For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

Chapter 6 verses 12 through 17 are descriptions of events that are final for the earth and the heavens. They will come later.

Will continue to add chapters, a work in progress.
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To be Continued, with chapter 7.

BABYLON  (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917.)  The city, Babylon is not in view here, as the immediate context shows. It is important to note the significance of the name when used symbolically. “Babylon” is the Greek form: invariably in the O.T. Hebrew the word is simply Babel, the meaning of which is confusion, and in this sense the word is used symbolically. (1) In the prophets, when the actual city is not meant, the reference is to the “confusion” into which the whole social order of the world has fallen under Gentile world-domination. (See “Times of the Gentiles,” Luke 21:24Revelation 16:14Isaiah 13:4 gives the divine view of the welter of warring Gentile powers. The divine order is given in Isa. 11. Israel in her own land, the centre of the divine government of the world and channel of the divine blessing; and the Gentiles blessed in association with Israel. Anything else is, politically, mere “babel.” (2) In Revelation 14:8-1116:19 the Gentile world-system is in view in connection with Armageddon; Revelation 16:1419:21 while in Rev 17, the reference is to apostate Christianity, destroyed by the nations Revelation 17:16 headed up under the Beast ; Daniel 7:8Revelation 19:20 and false prophet. In Isaiah the political Babylon is in view, literally as to the then existing city, and symbolically as to the times of the Gentiles. In the Revelation both the symbolical- political and symbolical-religious Babylon are in view, for there both are alike under the tyranny of the Beast. Religious Babylon is destroyed by political Babylon Revelation 17:16 political Babylon by the appearing of the Lord Revelation 19:19-21. That Babylon the city is not to be rebuilt is clear from ; Isaiah 13:19-22Jeremiah 51:24-26,62-64. By political Babylon is meant the Gentile world-system. (See “World,”;  John 7:7Revelation 13:8) It may be added that, in Scripture symbolism, Egypt stands for the world as such; Babylon for the world of corrupt power and corrupted religion; Nineveh for the pride, the haughty glory of the world. (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13.″)
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