6:1,2. The false Christ going forth to make war on the saints. (1st seal. Matt.24:4,5.)
3-8. Judgments on him and his followers.(2nd, 3rd, and 4th seals.) Matt.24:6,7.
9-11. The effects of the war with the saints. Their martyrdom. (5th seal.) Matt.24:8-28.
12-17. Judgments on him and his followers.(6th seal.) Matt.24:29,30. Question, "Who shall be able to stand?"
(The opening of all of God's Word. The Seals are not in the Chronological order of events, but are in the order of understanding.)
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 living beings saying, "Come and see!"
(God would never say, "Come and see", if He never expected you to see and understand the vision of John. The order from Jesus to John is to write what you see so that each of us living in this generation could come and see with understanding what we are about to read.)
2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and he (= the false Christ = Satan) that sat on him had a bow (Gr. toxon = made out of cheap fabric); and a crown was given unto him, and he went forth conquering and to conquer.
(The rider of the white horse is Satan, in the role of the Antichrist. Satan will come first as the fake Christ, the Antichrist; and he will ride and conquer the people of the entire earth.
This first seal we will see in detail in the ninth chapter. It takes place after the fifth trumpet sounds, Satan is the first morning star to come. This event will catch many Christians off-guard, for many tie themselves to the '"rapture doctrine", and will worship the Antichrist as the true Christ, in ignorance. This is why the rapture doctrine is so dangerous, for it ties its followers to the first Christ to come, who is the Antichrist.
The rider of this white horse is not the rider of the white horse who comes with a rainbow around his head, and a rainbow around the throne he leaves. This "bow" in the Greek is a cheap fabric, or imitation, In the Greek it's called "toxon". His grandeur will be cheap, yet convincing all of those who are looking for the rider of the "first horse" to fly them out of here. The Antichrist will offer them all they desire in fulfilling their wishes.
In the nineteenth chapter we will see the true Christ coming in all his glory, and then this first rider of the white horse will go to the pit. The first rider of the white horse does not come in war, for no arrows are mentioned; but in religious peace. This is important to remember, for it could bring about your downfall through deception.
Five of the seven churches of Revelation chapters two and three, God found fault with because they were minus the "key of David". They accepted false teaching, and did not know the Word of God. Those churches will accept the false messiah, for Satan will come with his supernatural powers, his bag of tricks, even healing miracles, and promises to win over anyone not grounded in God's Word.)
3 And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second living being say, "Come and see!"
(These are given so you won't be deceived.)
4 And there went out another horse (horses symbolic of power) that was red (symbolic of war); and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, that they should kill one another; and there was given unto him a great sword.
(This second rider on the "red" [Esau] horse is out to remove "Christ, and the living God from the earth". Under this [red] rider, he will come in peacefully, but will remove Christ from every fabric of your life. The time of war is over, for Russia fell in one day so the terms between the Russian people and Israel [the Christian nations] are considered peaceable. This war of deception is well underway, and it will be fierce. You simply will not stand against the rider of the red horse, unless you are prepared with your armor completely on and in place, and mentally ready for their spiritual attacks [see Ephesians 6:10-20].
Most people think today that they are going to church, for a time and place to meditate. In fact most people think this is a time when they can let their spiritual guard down, however the warning here from John's writing directed to these final days, is that the churches in America and other Christian nations are becoming spiritual battlefields. They have been taught to accept what is said from the pulpit as truth, and because of this, many false doctrines are being accepted as Scripture.
Jesus said in Mark 13:7, "And when you hear of wars, and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet." As long as wars are talked about, we are not in the time of the Antichrist.
However, when the entire world is planning to live in peace, it will be right upon us. Friend, the one world system, or government and it's many agencies are already in place, and recognized by every nation in the world. Every nation on the face of the earth today has signed on to it's charter. The time is coming very shortly when this "political beast" will receive it's mortal head wound and end as a world political government. When the political beast ends, the religious beast will assume power, and friend, that is the Antichrist, and his religious system. We will discuss these to beasts in detail in Revelation 13.
Jesus is warning us to wake-up and be on guard, that we not be deceived by Satan, the Antichrist.)
5 And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third living being 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.
(This seal marks a war of dark sayings. Satan uses false balances in his interpreting Scripture for you; working through his sons, the "Kenites". In Amos 8:1-5, Amos tells us how the Kenites will use false balances to take world control. They will take control through the four hidden dynasties. These dynasties are economics [commerce], education, politics and religion. These methods are the exact methods used today to tighten control over every family and person on the face of the earth. We are being deceived. It will be through their merchandising, trade agreements and false economic scales that these Kenites subdue the world into accepting their ways and their father.
Your dollar doesn't buy much anymore as we use the Kenite's scales. Amos 8 warned us a long time ago about these fake Jews that would creep in unawares. Amos also told us that the famine in the end times would not be for a lack of bread, but for hearing the Word of God. There are very few churches today that teach, or even understand the the Minor Prophets of Word of God, but the Minor Prophets are given to our generation.
Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:"
Amos 8:12 "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord and shall not find it."
Remember that the education system is one of the four hidden dynasties, as well as the press, and all those presentations put on by the print and electronic media. The Word of God is being removed so gradually from every part of our lives, even in the church houses and from the pulpits, to the point where this famine Amos warned us of is here and now. People are going from one end of our land, and even to the religious practices to find peace and satisfaction for their souls, and they are not finding it.
The removal of God Word from the land is this third seal, and it is time that each of us be aware of what is going on, and ground ourselves in the Word with understanding. Get used to using the tools of the Bible to where you can seek the truth out for yourselves, and document those thing that are spoken from the pulpits. When those words are true, give an "Amen" and thank God for the man of God you have there instructing you, but when those words are not, mark that man well. Remember this third seal alerts us of those thing that control your spiritual life.)
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living beings say, "A measure of wheat for a penny,
(Bread by weight means a time of scarcity, time of famine, this is a days wage.)
and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine!"
(This points to a special protection of the elect in famine times. See 12:14. Zech. 13:8. Rom. 3:1,2; 9:4,5.
The "oil" is the oil of our people and what is used in the anointing, the "wine" is the blood of Christ. The elect are those who understand God's Word, and are sealed, and secured in Him. This is still part of the third seal.
Everything we have, wear, eat, ride or enjoy is geared to the false balances of the Kenites; The banker, teacher, politician, or religious nut doing the interpretation of God's Word for you, is part of those four dynasties. Some know what they are doing and are part of that system, while most others are doing the work of Satan in ignorance. Both the Church of Smyrna and Philadelphia knew them and how they work, and Jesus pointed that out; "They say they are Jews, but are not; they are of the synagogue of Satan." That knowledge is the thing that makes the difference in the churches in these end times.
Does your church allow these false doctrines to enter in unaware, and are the teachings ignorant of the Kenite that brought it, or do you check out all doctrine with the Word of God?)
7 And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living being say, "Come and see!"
(Jesus told us in Mark 13:8, "And nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:" We have had two world wars leading into this final generation. "And there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and their shall be famine [remember Amos 8], and troubles:" This sounds like the news reports we have had over the past 50-years. Jesus then said, "These are the beginnings of sorrows."
On May 15, 1948 we had the planting of the fig tree, and it took place in that tiny nation of Israel. This is what Jesus talked about in "The Parable of the Fig Tree". That establishment of the tiny nation of Israel, in Palestine, started the final generation. God's elect and remnant know the true meaning of that event, and understand that it is time to observe the events of each day. When we know God's Word, by the events happening, we can know how close the time of the Antichrist is, and later when the coming of the true Messiah is.
One note here; for the complete control of Jerusalem did not take place until after the war of 1967. However, several decades have past since those two dates marking the start of the end. Jesus told us in Matthew 24:34, 35; "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away." These Words of the book of Revelation are also Word's spoken from the mouth of Jesus, and written by the Apostle John. )
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 a fourth part of the earth to kill with sword,
(Lies, as God's sword is the truth)
and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
(Asps, Satan's workers spreading lies. It may indicate the nations supporting “the beast”. See Dan. 7 for the Divine description of “the powers” as “wild beasts”.
The pale horse is always symbolic of death. Death is one of Satan's roles, and his name in Hebrews 2:14. This is a different role that Satan will play as the Antichrist.
The word "beast" in this verse is not translated like the other verses [living creatures], but in the Greek it is "therion", and means "wild, venomous, poisonous". This refers to the offspring of the poisonous serpent [Satan's role in the Garden of Eden], and they are the son's of Cain, who are called the Kenites.)
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.
(=the true Word of God)
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?"
(See Deut. 32:43. Luke 18:3. A call consistent with the day of judgment, not with the present day of grace.
Their blood was shed on the earth, while at this time they are pleading at the altar of God in heaven. To be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord [Ecclesiastes 12:7]. The time of revenge will come at God's appointed time. Before God, nobody gets away with anything.)
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 fellow servants and also their brethren, who were to be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
(A fellow servant is one just like yourself, if your are a Christian, they also were Christians. We know these souls are Christians, for they died for their testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you stand for their testimony, then you are one of their fellow servants. They were killed just like those who are still alive have to be, then God will avenge.
This is the seal Jesus spoke of in Mark 13:9, when He was referring to those souls that were at the altar. This does not mean that all Christians will die of a physical death, but the reference here is whether they individually will stand and give their witness for God, as the Holy Spirit of God speaks through them. Refusal to do such, will result in a spiritual death to those who refuse. God said, "they cannot harm a hair on your head", but they will try to kill your very soul if you listen to them.
Satan, and his synagogues are going to try to beat you in a spiritual battle, for that is what this war of end times is concerning. It is a battle of words, concepts, ideas, and the twisting and misquoting of the Scriptures. The world is in peace, and the Antichrist is coming as a man of peace, at that time. Your mind and your commitment is what is important to Satan. Satan wants you to think and worship him as God. Your physical death is his loss, for at your death he loses his opportunity to claim your soul. Then you would be one of these victorious souls at the altar of God.
You will be delivered up before kings and rulers for Christ's sake, He tells us. When you speak, it will not be you speaking but the Holy Spirit speaking through you, at this time. This is what Peter spoke of in Acts 2:7, after the Christians had spoken in the cloven tongue. When all the Jews heard and understood clearly in their own language and dialect from their home towns around the world. Joel spoke of it happening also in Joel 3:28-32. The fifth seal is this spiritual warfare, or revival to claim your soul for the first messiah to come, the Antichrist Satan.)
(The seal in which Satan appears. The signs immediately preceding the Advent of ch.19. Matt.24 covers exactly the period of the six seals, thus;
Matt.24. The Seals Rev.6
------------------------------------------------- 4,5. 1st. The false Messiah 1,2. 6,7-. 2nd. Wars. 3,4. -7-. 3rd. Famines. 5,6. -7. 4th. Pestilences. 7,8. 8-28. 5th. Martyrdom's. 9-11. 29,30. 6th. Signs in heaven of Advent 12-17.
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;
(The shadow of deception is this great.)
13 And the stars of heaven (i.e. the fallen angels) fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs when she is shaken by a mighty wind.
(The trouble starts in heaven, as it is written in Revelation 12:7-9, where Michael casts Satan upon the earth. When Satan is gone, then there is peace in heaven, but woe to them on the earth for his destination is earth.
These are the "untimely figs" which are harvested out of season. Jesus talks about this in Mark 13:24, and it this will be covered in detail in Revelation 12. This covers the second advent [coming of Christ], and these figs [people] who claim the name of Christ, yet do not know God's Word, nor His times and seasons. These people will be taken by the Antichrist [out of season]. God's elect will not be taken out of season, but will stand all events and allow the Spirit to give answer for them.
Mark 13:27 says, "And then shall He send his angels and shall gather together His elect..."
This is what many call the "rapture", and but it's not hard to figure out something is missing here in that theory. Christ is coming here to earth; they are not leaving to go anywhere. The "four winds" are the four spirits at the end of this earth age. This is discussed in Revelation 7.
Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
Christ cursed this tree, whereby it will never bring forth fruit, but only leaves. Summer is the time when God will gather His elect. The fruit is in season, and the fruit is ripe.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it [He] is nigh, even at the door.
Jesus Christ said to learn and know about this fig tree. This parable started in the Garden of Eden, between Eve and Satan, and from that sexual [yes sexual] relations came Cain. The offspring of Cain, and his father Satan [not Adam] became the race of people called the "Kenites". See Strong's Hebrew dictionary, #7014; "Qayn, Kajin, the name of the first child, an oriental tribe: Cain, Kenite[-s]."
These "Kenites" took over the scribe duties from the Levites, as recorded in First Chronicles 2:55, and the priest duties as recorded in Ezra 2:43-65. They mixed with the people of Judah, and even called themselves "Jews", taking the name which did not belong to them. Matthew 13:39 even identifies them as children of the devil.
These are the people (the kenites) who plotted and killed Jesus and Judas, and are referred to in Revelation chapters 2, and 3, by their saying, "they are of Judah, when in fact they are not." If you are to understand any of the prophecy of the final days, you must know who these people are. You must know how they operate, and just why they do what they do. They are the negative part of God's plan, and God's people are not to harm them in any way, in fact, because of the plan to use Judah as their shield, they are well hidden. To pull or try to gather these tares, from among the wheat, damages the wheat. Christ instructed us to leave them alone: Matthew 13:29-30 "But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: " However, when you know them, you are not taken in by them.
The Kenites are Satan's physical kids on earth, and in Matthew 13:14-15 Jesus told His disciples that it is part of prophecy that the Kenites do not understand. For if they did, they would repent and Jesus would have to save them, which many will in the Millennium for God is always fair in His ways.
You now have the key that opens many doors of understanding if your eyes are spiritually capable of seeing it. It's a spiritual insight; you either see it, or you do not. This is what the Churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia understood. That these Kenites were in their midst; that they were the offspring of Satan, and that they also altered doctrine of the churches in the final days, and that the other five churches would follow the first Christ on the scene, the Antichrist. Is this what your church teaches?
God is pleased with churches [Christians] that seek the truth, and not accept man's traditional teaching, such as Easter [Ishtar], and the rapture theory without documenting it through God's Word.
Mark 13:30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done."
This generation that shall not pass away started either on May 15, 1948 at the founding of the nation of Israel or after the war of 1967 when the Jews took Jerusalem, and must come to a close very shortly. This is why the things mentioned in end time prophecy seem so common and not mystical, for your living your life in that time. Those thing are happening in government, on the news, in the schools and even in many of our homes.)
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
(At Jesus Christ's return their will be a mighty shaking. Those mountains are nations, and they will not be moved, but removed and not exist as governing bodies. There will be only Christ's Kingdom left on this earth, as we move into the Millennium age of Christ's kingdom.)
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;
(All mankind except God's "elect", the remnant, and the 144,000 of chapter seven, will be part of Satan's [Antichrist's] kingdom. When the rest of the Christians see our Lord Jesus Christ coming, they will all know immediately what they have done. Then the shame will be great, to the point of killing themselves, if it were possible. But it will not be possible for all souls will be changed into their incorruptible bodies at the coming of Christ. I Corinthians 15:50-54 reveals that no flesh and blood can nor will exist at that time, nor will any of the things dealing with the flesh body exist.)
16 And they said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us,
(See Hos. 10:8, and cp. Luke 23:30.)
and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb!
(This verse is describing how you will feel when you see the true Christ at the seventh trumpet. The fear will be so great that it will be a terror to your mind for the sins that you have committed in worshipping the false christ.)
17 For the great Day of His wrath is come,
(All preceding judgments lead up to this. See Joel 2:11,31. Zeph. 1:14. Cp. Jude 6.)
and who shall be able to stand?"
(Answer: You! the elect & very elect.
Many Christians have been taught that at Christ's coming, the wrath of God is out to bury you, and destroy the entire earth. God, in the minds of most Christians, has the image of a harsh destroyer, instead of the loving and compassionate friend that we have in Him. By their own teaching, most of the church world condemn themselves.
The wrath of the lamb, will not let one soul slip from Him in ignorance. The judgment comes following 1000 years of Christ's kingdom [the millennium]. Revelation 6:16-17 sets the frame of mind for all those who have allowed the Kenites to interpret the Scriptures [Bible] for them. This is what the fools are saying, and not what God's Word promised us.
This entire chapter leads us to that one great "Day of the Lord", and Christ's return at the seventh trumpet.)