An Introduction To The Seal Judgments.

John was taken in spirit by Jesus and placed before the throne of God, he begins to describe what he witnesses. Four living creatures singing day and night great praises to God and Christ, we also see the throne of God is surrounded by the Heavenly Host, angels, who like the four living creatures sing praises, obviously the throne of God is a very busy place, then the scene changes in Revelation 5, John sees in the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne a scroll written on the front and back and sealed with seven seals.

Then a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “who is worthy to open the scroll, apparently all Heaven and Earth are searched looking for one who could be deemed worthy to open Gods scroll, John begins to weep bitterly because no one was found, then one of the 24 elders says “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered; thus he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” The one who is worthy to open this specific scroll is Jesus Christ.

What is the purpose of the Seal Judgments?
“Redemptive Wrath.”

Revelation 6:1-2.
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. 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.

First, read this article, What the bible says about the Antichrist.

Then read and study our companion articles to this summary. The Seal Judgments, a series of seven articles outlining the seal judgments.

You will learn about:

At some point in this study you may have a few questions like:
When does the rapture occur?
When does the tribulation begin?
How much time passes between the rapture and the start of the tribulation?

I can answer these three questions here.
When does the rapture occur? The date of the rapture is unknown, and because it is unknown something obviously triggers this great event, so logically it has to be a numbers event. Although some may say different, to me it’s obvious given the condition of the world today that the message of the Gospel is falling on deaf ears, people are rejecting it, giving themselves over to itching ears, (2 Timothy 4:3, For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.)

People today are rejecting the wisdom the church carries to the world. God and Christ know a persons heart and it’s condition. This is not the fault of the Church or the message of grace the Gospel contains. God and Christ will determine by examining the heart of all who will come to salvation during the church age and who will not, those who do not will enter the tribulation. When this happens, the rapture will take place.

When does the tribulation begin?
Many believe that the rapture of the church will trigger the tribulation, this is a misnomer.  (Daniel 9:24-27) clearly points out that the Antichrist will draft a covenant, some say a peace treaty with Israel and many others nations who will sign this covenant. When this signing occurs at the new Jewish Temple, this one event will trigger the 7 year countdown.

How much time passes between the rapture and the start of the tribulation?
Regardless of the date of the rapture, since the date is unknown, the amount of time between these two events is also unknown, it could be months after the rapture when the tribulation begins, or a few years. Lets say for the sake of argument that the rapture removes 1 billion believers, think about it, believers occupy every known occupation from farmers to doctors, firemen etc. When these people are removed, commerce, transportation, banking, food manufacturing and distribution etc, everything you know today will grind to a halt, the worlds economy will no doubt crash, this is the perfect scenario for one man to come riding in on a (symbolic) white horse, with all the answers people need. The leaders of our devastated world will hand it over to him on a silver platter, and because of his new power he will probably draft this covenant in just a few short months after the rapture.

Next. The First Seal Judgment.

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