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Book of Revelation Chapter 6
  • The Victorious Christ
  • The First Six Seals

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Revelation 61
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.
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Scroll/Book Destiny of the Church
  • Only the Lamb is worthy to open the sealed book.
  • John sees the Lamb open the first seal of the
    scroll with seven seals.
  • Four corners of the earthfour winds of the
    earthGods judgment going out into the world.
  • Come and Seea thundering voice enabling John
    to observe the proceeding.

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Revelation 62
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.
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First Seal White Horse and Rider
  • Seal of the living God
  • Equipped with a bow
  • No one escapes (Psalm 453-5)
  • Crown of victory
  • Stephanos (210 311)
  • Went out conquering
  • Whiteholy (purity)
  • Conquered through Gods word/gospel

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Revelation 63,4
When He opened the second seal, I heard the
second living creature saying, Come and see.
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.
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Second Seal Red Horse and Rider
  • Fiery red
  • Redthe color of fire and blood
  • Power given for its rider to take peace away from
    the earth
  • He was given a great sword.
  • People (governments) would kill one another.
  • Conflict with those who had the gospel message

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Revelation 65
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.
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Revelation 66
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.
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Third Seal Black Horse and Rider
  • Blackthe color of mourning and grief
  • Pair of scales in the hand of the rider
  • Denarius - a full days wages
  • Oil and Wine in abundance
  • Black is a sign of hunger
  • Economic discriminationtrade guilds
  • Conditions in which Christians would live because
    of their persecution

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Third Seal Black Horse and Rider
  • This follows the rider of the red
    horsebloodshed.
  • Pressure to conform would be brought on
    Christians.
  • They would be prevented from selling or buying.
  • They would undergo famine, peril, and shortages.
  • All brought to bear because of their faithfulness
    to the Lord!

13
Revelation 67
When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the
voice of the fourth living creature saying, Come
and see.
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Revelation 68
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.
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Fourth Seal Pale Horse and Rider
  • Ashen (pale) horse
  • Rider is Death acting by way of a sword.
  • Hades followed himdeath slays and Hades reaps.
  • Ashen, the color of death
  • The One breaking the seal gave them (death and
    hades) authority.
  • A fourth of the earth. Limited to only a
    portionnot complete judgment

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Fourth Seal Pale Horse and Rider
  • Many Christians would be killed during this great
    tribulation.
  • Righteous retribution poured out on the
    ungodlythe innocent also suffer!
  • Unite the people of God and bring them closer to
    Him
  • Hades always follows death.
  • Death caused by sword, hunger, death, and the
    beasts of the earth

17
Revelation 69
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.
18
Revelation 610
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?
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Revelation 611
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.
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Fifth Seal Souls Under the Alter
  • The martyrs for truthbodies asleep in the grave
  • Ecclesiastes 127
  • Souls of those saints under the altar
  • Ezekiel 4122
  • Blood cries out for righteous vindication
  • Genesis 410
  • Slain because of the word of God
  • Testimony they had maintained

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Fifth Seal Souls Under the Alter
  • Cry to Godfor His goodness and reliability
  • To judge and avenge their blood
  • Not for revenge but for justice!
  • Men receive time to repent, but
  • Wanted to know how much longer God would be
    longsuffering to those hurting His children?

23
Fifth Seal Souls Under the Alter
  • Answer to their cry
  • Each is given a white robe
  • Rest for a little while longer
  • Until the persecution is complete
  • Death is not the end!
  • Crown of righteousness and victory
  • Rest from their labors (1413)
  • Honored because their faith has passed the test!

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Revelation 612
I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and
behold, there was a great earthquake and the sun
became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon
became like blood.
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Revelation 613,14
And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a
fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by
a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll
when it is rolled up, and every mountain and
island was moved out of its place.
26
Revelation 615
And the kings of the earth, the great men, the
rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every
slave and every free man, hid themselves in the
caves and in the rocks of the mountains.
27
Revelation 616,17
and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us
and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the
throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the
great day of His wrath has come, and who is able
to stand?
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Sixth Seal Announcement of Judgment
  • No one is hurt in vs. 15,16yet!
  • Announcement of judgment to come is vividly
    portrayed.
  • Wrath of the Lamb
  • No one will be able to stand against Gods
    righteous judgment!
  • Judgment language

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Sixth Seal Announcement of Judgment
  • Vision of Johns judgment can be seen in the Old
    Testament on other judgments
  • Isaiah 344sky spilt (Edom)
  • Isaiah 1310Sun dark (Babylon)
  • Zephaniah 114,15(Judah)
  • Joel 210(Judah/Jerusalem)
  • Micah 13-6mountains (Samaria/Jerusalem)
  • Jeremiah 423-26(Judah)
  • Isaiah 210-21(Judah/Jerusalem)

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Sixth Seal Announcement of Judgment
  • This seal reveals what is ahead.
  • A judgment, which comes upon the ungodly, for
    its the Lambs wrath
  • The mighty society and civil structures which
    oppose Gods people are set for destruction
  • Who will be able to stand?
  • What will happen to Gods people?
  • Answers lie ahead of us

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