I continue on my journey through the Book of Revelation. I continue to make comparison to what I am reading in this book to what is happening in our world today. It is amazing what five, ten, or twenty years has done for our insights as God reveals more and more to us.
What stands out for me today is the hatred that we are witnessing that is destroying our lives. Look at what one year has done for all of us in this past year. I honestly believe that God is saying, “Open your eyes and see what is surrounding you. Discover the times before it is too late.” Yes, we know that end times must come – being unfurled daily – hatred intensifying. I pray that I am able to clarify to you what the Lord is revealing to me. Open your eyes and your minds and be aware of the times.
Let’s read these next verses together and bear witness to the signs and symbols of the times:
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been put to death for proclaiming the Word of God, that is, for bearing witness. They cried out in a loud voice, “Sovereign Ruler, HaKadosh, the True One, how long will it be before you judge the people living on earth and avenge our blood?” Each of them was given a white robe; and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow-servants should be reached, of their brothers who would be killed, just as they had been.
Then I watched as he broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake, the sun turned black as sackcloth worn in mourning, and the full moon became blood-red. The stars fell from heaven to earth just as a fig tree drops its figs when shaken by a strong wind. The sky receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place. Then the earth’s kings, the rulers, the generals, the rich and the mighty — indeed, everyone, slave and free — hid himself in caves and among the rocks in the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of the One sitting on the throne and from the fury of the Lamb! For the Great Day of their fury has come, and who can stand?”
The fifth seal reveals souls that have been waiting for God to avenge their blood. How long? But they are told to wait. There are more deaths coming – the full number must be reached.
And then we come to the sixth seal – broken – and a great earthquake – and the Great Day is upon them – the fury of the Lamb!
The earthquake could be mighty, but it could also be a symbol here. This is where I mention hatred and what is happening to society world-wide. Could this earthquake be the final breakdown of our society – of our righteousness? Could it be the brokenness of authority? Will all this hatred finally be placed upon God and upon His Son? Is this what the earthquake will be? Will this be the place that we finally understand that there will be a wrath of the Lamb?
It will not matter when tribulation will begin – but that we have been saved by the Blood of the Lamb.
There is so much information for us today and it is important for how we receive it. No one can have all the answers, but one thing is clear, there are keys here that we need to take in without all the rules that man is trying to change today – like some who want Mary to speak to her son, Jesus, and lighten up! Yes, it’s out there – those trying to silence the voice of Jesus. You cannot read through the Book of Revelation and think that the Lamb is weak and will not do what he has said in the past – believe me – it’s time to start looking at this Lamb and what is said here about the “Fury” and the “Wrath” of the Lamb.
Once again, I mention that there are many beliefs out there and in the end it will not matter. What will matter is if you are saved by the Blood of the Lamb.
At some point, we must and we will become aware of the true meaning of the “Fear of the Lord.”
Heavenly Father, I thank you for what you are revealing to me. I thank you that you are showing me what the times are saying today – and that we must take seriously what is in front of us. Help us to seek your Word as a fine treasure but more than that, that we throw ourselves at the Mercy Seat and repent. Father, we are getting further and further away from your heart. Help us, Lord to not buy into what the world is trying to sell us right now. I love you, Lord. I ask this in Christ Jesus’ name, amen.
If you would like some extra reading, I have shared a few Scriptures below:
2 Thessalonians 1