The Seven Seals Of Revelation

I have mentioned before that this book came out of an attempt to understand when Ezekiel’s Fire was going to happen. The goal was to find absolutely conclusive evidence that Gog and Magog and the Return of Jacob would – or would not – happen before the coming of the Antichrist. My initial focus was on Old Testament evidence of when the Children of Israel would return to God. Actually, that has been my focus for 40 years. It still is. It’s where my heart lives. But, not everyone has that focus.

That’s why I turned this book around, rewrote most of it and concentrated on comparing the army of the Antichrist with that of Gog. It’s clear that they are not the same, and that the circumstances surrounding these invasions of Israel were different. But, there was no escaping the thread of evidence that wound its way throughout this comparison between Gog and the Antichrist:

The Return of Jacob

So, I added a new chapter that directly proved – without a shred of reasonable doubt – that the Children of Jacob must return to God, before the Antichrist takes power. That chapter is utterly conclusive. There just isn’t any other way to look at the salvation of Israel. But, talking about the salvation of Israel, also means talking about the 144 thousand Israelis, sealed in Revelation 7.

Seal Six

The signature of God upon the foreheads of 12 thousand Israelis from each tribe is rock solid evidence that Gog comes before the Antichrist. You can’t get that many virgin men (Revelation 14), if you don’t have millions of Israelis saved many years before the first invasion by the Man of Lawlessness. But, that hasn’t stopped theologians from trying to downplay that evidence. Of course, most of you know what kind of person a ‘theologian’ is.

But wait….

…when are these 144 thousand sealed?

Seal Six

That seal is opened in the last part of Revelation 6. And, that section starts with this verse:

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.

 – Revelation 6:12 (NKJV)

That… earthquake. And, what happens to the sun and moon. That sounds so much like what the prophets describe about the coming of Gog and Magog, that we cannot ignore this.

This is EXACTLY what we would expect would happen AFTER a micronova. And, just because verse 12 does not describe the initial burst of light, means nothing. Isaiah 28 makes it absolutely clear that God does not reveal everything in a single prophecy. We must add the prophecies together, in a proper way, to see the whole thing. Those who are rebellion against God will not be able to do so. But, back to this micronova…

After its initial brilliance, the micronova that is described in Isaiah 30, will darken the sun and make the moon turn red in the exact same way that verse 12 describes. This micronova will throw out a thin outer layer of the sun, into the Solar System. This expanding sphere will glow brightly and will grow to seven times the diameter of the sun, before cooling down and turning into dust. After several hours, it will look like an expanding cloud. Of course, you’d probably need to be sitting on Mars or in the Asteroid Belt, to see it that way. But, as this cloud sweeps past Earth, the sun will be darkened and the moon will be like blood.

Again, just because Revelation 6 does not describe the initial burst of light – i.e., the brightness of the sun and moon – well, that means nothing. Isaiah 30:26 and Revelation 6:12 fit together perfectly.

The following verses describe events that are exactly what we would expect from a micronova:

13 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. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

 – Revelation 6:13-14 (NKJV)

The wave front of this micronova will obscure the galaxies and stars at night. And, as it moves outward from the sun, it will look like the sky is being rolled up. We will also see ‘shooting stars’ as bits of matter from the sun impact Earth’s atmosphere. And, when it says that every mountain and island will be moved out of its place, that is exactly what we would expect from this event. This earthquake will be truly amazing – and deadly.

Now, is it possible that this event is different than the one described in Ezekiel, Zechariah and Isaiah?

When it comes to the Book of Revelation, I am extra willing to agree that I could be wrong. You’ll see why, at the end of this chapter. But, it’s hard to believe that we can look at all the evidence that we have collected so far, and not see a connection to these verses in Revelation 6.

Moreover, consider the reasons why God draws Gog and Magog down against Israel. Here’s what God says in Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39:

You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.”

 – Ezekiel 38:16 (NKJV)

Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.” ’

 – Ezekiel 38:23 (NKJV)

“And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.

 – Ezekiel 39:6 (NKJV)

…Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.

 – Ezekiel 39:7b (NKJV)

“I will set My glory among the nations; all the nations shall see My judgment which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them.

 – Ezekiel 39:21 (NKJV)

That is exactly what happens during the Sixth Seal in Revelation 6, and God explains this in the next three verses:

15 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, 16 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! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

 – Revelation 6:15-17 (NKJV)

This will be the biggest demonstration by God, showing that everything in the Bible is true. Never before will so many see the Truth with absolutely no possibility of miscommunication. It will be clear. It will be in-your-face. There will be no possible excuse for not seeing how real God is. Everyone around the world will know and fear. It will be the last big chance for everyone to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. There will be other chances, but none will be as big as this one.

God always gives warning, and that one will be impossible to ignore.

Furthermore, the correlation between Revelation 6 and the coming of Gog and Magog is way too strong to be ignored. You might not think that it is the same level of ‘rock solid’ evidence that I have provided elsewhere, and that’s your choice.

But, do you really want to claim that Gog and Magog does not come in Revelation 6:12?

Not me. I am NOT going to make such a claim. Unless someone can come up with a ‘rock solid’ argument for why this cannot be Ezekiel 38 and 39, I believe that we are forced to make this our central conclusion – with the warning that we could be wrong.

The good thing is that we have the first five seals in Revelation 6 to look at. When we see evidence that these seals have been opened, we’ll know that we should be looking for Seal Six to happen soon. So, let’s look at these.

Seal One

We start with the first two verses of Revelation 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.” 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.

 – Revelation 6:1-2 (NKJV)

The first question that everyone asks, is:

Is this the Antichrist?

Anything is possible, but I seriously doubt it. Remember that we have lots of proof that certain events must happen before the Antichrist begins his rise to power.

Do you remember the ten kings?

You will find them in Daniel 7 and Revelation 17. And, those ten kings are NOT in power today.

But, will they be in power tomorrow?

I have studied and lived geopolitics for most of my life. And, at the moment, there is only one empire – Pax Americana. You could make a case for this ’empire’ to really be Euro-American, and there would be a lot of truth to that. But, there aren’t ten empires that control the world.

China and India are rising, but they are not yet at the level of these then kings. We have rising regional alliances, all around the world, but there aren’t ten of those – at least, not yet. Nor are they strong enough.

We could speculate all day about who or what these ‘ten kings’ are, and we’ve all had fun doing that in the past. But, there’s something that we should all realize, as we think about this:

The world of the Ten Kings is not the world that we live in today.

For the ten kings to rise, or for a political structure to rise that would be ruled by these ten kings, the world would need to change, drastically. As I write this, it’s 2021. The reaction to the Chinese virus has done terrible damage to economies and political confidence around the world. Uncertainty rules the hearts and minds of almost everyone.

That’s bad, but it’s going to get much worse.

When I started the Omega Shock website, in 2011, I knew that one of the biggest challenges to our current civilization, was the decline in available energy – specifically, transportation fuel. That decline actually began in 2005, but the financial markets plugged the hole with debt, allowing us to live on borrowed time until 2018.

In November of 2018, we turned a corner in our civilization. That month marked the absolute maximum in the global production of crude oil. We will never get back to that level of production, ever again. From that moment on, there are only two words for our future:

Permanent Decline

No civilization handles permanent decline well. Every time it has happened in the past, the result was war. The empire in decline will fight to keep what it has. The nations around it will seek for ways to take advantage of the failing empire. Greed and fear will rule the world until these ten kings take power.

The rise of Gog and his rule of the Land of Magog, will be one such attempt to take advantage of a weak America and Europe. China is already attempting to carve out its own empire. Russia is trying to hold on to what it already has, while expanding its influence. Turkey wants to recreate the Ottoman Empire.

Will another country do the same?

We can only speculate over who are represented by the rider of the white horse. But, the fall of empire creates the conditions that lead to wars of conquest. And, the damage that these wars will do to our civilization will shake our lives.

The whole idea of inviolable international borders will be tossed out, and only the strongest nations will survive.

It makes me sick to think of how much war and violence will erupt because our civilization has entered permanent decline. This will be very, very hard to watch. The only question is about how long it will take.

Seal Two

The second seal confirms that we are not talking about individual human beings riding horses. And, this seal also falls in line with the cause of the first one:

3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” 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.

 – Revelation 6:3-4 (NKJV)

Why would people kill each other?

Revelation specifically says that the rider of this horse has been granted the right, power and obligation to take peace from the earth. So, this spirit of violence is real and should not be questioned. So, maybe we should ask about the method this rider will use. And, there are a couple of questions that we could ask ourselves.

How do people react, when they expected to get something that they wanted, but got a lot less than that?

What happens when a strong nation needs what a weak nation has?

What happens when the rich get richer and the poor get poorer?

What happens when those in power seek to secure their rule, by turning one part of society against the other?

We saw an example of that in 2011, during what they called the Arab Spring. The mainstream media said that Egypt rose up against Hosni Mubarak because they wanted democracy. Sure, some wanted free elections, but that wasn’t why they were in the streets, trying to tear down the government.

Their kids were hungry.

The only thing standing between many Egyptian families and starvation was subsidized cooking gas and subsidized flour. When those subsidies were taken away, Egyptians took to the streets.

Think also of rich countries. As once-prosperous citizens have less and less, when they were expecting more, they will start tearing their neighborhoods apart – especially, if their version of morality gives them permission to do so.

The Fall of Rome was the perfect example. The government offered free food and free entertainment to the mobs in exchange for their support. Eventually, the promises could not be fulfilled, and the citizens of Rome tore the city and empire apart.

Like Rome, we built our world on the promise of prosperity. When we fail to deliver those promises, people will turn to violence. And, if you need a more personal example…

How many marriages fail because of unrealistic expectations and weak morality?

Yeah. That phrase:

Unrealistic expectations

That is everywhere in our society and culture. TV, movies, music, books and our education system have all programmed us to believe that the future is bright. Worse, our preachers tell us that God doesn’t want us to suffer, and that we can have our ‘best life now’. But, that’s not how this sinful world works.

The unfortunate reality is that we have stolen from our future, without any intention of paying back what we have taken. We forgot that there’s a limit to how long the real world will accept our empty promises. And, as our permanent decline increases in speed and ferocity, it will be our youngest generations that will make us pay.

Their currency of choice?

Looting, violence and burned out buildings.

Seal Three

This brings us to the third seal:

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. 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.”

 – Revelation 6:5-6 (NKJV)

This Seal is about the cost of basic necessities getting so expensive that your wages will only be enough to cover the cost of the food that you eat each day. And, while there is truth to the claim that this is the scourge of inflation, there’s a lot more to this picture.

‘Inflation’ is a word that describes what happens when the number of currency units in circulation grows. And, we’ve seen inflation at work for centuries. But, inflation is only part of the story.

We will also be seeing the permanent decline in the ability to create the goods and services that a nation needs to prosper. I introduced the term Permanent Decline in Seal One, and it will be a major cause for what happens in Seal Two and this seal – Seal Three.

As our ability to produce what we need declines, the cost of the basic necessities will consume more and more of our income. Eventually, all our efforts will only be enough to cover the food that we eat – and maybe, not even then.

Just look at the decline in our ability to produce transportation fuel. As gasoline/petrol becomes more and more expensive, the cost of food will go up dramatically. Farmers will plow less land. The cost of fertilizer – which comes from petroleum and natural gas – will go up. The cost of transporting food will go up. The great food producers of the world, won’t be able to supply as much as people want. What we eat today, will be considered a luxury, when seal three is opened.

Life will become a desperate struggle for almost everyone.

Seal Four

Many have come to me with different views on what Seal Four represents:

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.

 – Revelation 6:7-8 (NKJV)

The word for ‘pale’ in that verse is this one:

χλωρος (pronounce chloros)

That’s Greek for green.

If you know any biology, you have probably come across that special something that allows plants to turn sunlight into growth:

chlorophyll

That’s the same kind of ‘green’ that we’re talking about. It’s a ‘tender’ form of green. But, we’ll need to speculate to think about what that color means. The colors of the previous horses seemed to fit with what their riders were doing. White for conquest. Red for violence. Black for scarcity.

But, what does green connect to?

Again, we’re speculating, and ONLY speculating. None of us have the answers, but we do have possibilities.

ISLAM – the most violent religion in the world – outside of Atheism – is Islam. Only the Atheism of socialism has killed more people over the past century. In all other centuries, no religion has killed more people than Islam. And, the symbol of that evil religion is the sword and the green flag. And, wherever those two symbols go, death follows.

STARVATION – when the cost of food goes up, the poorest starve, and starvation makes you vulnerable to disease. In fact, most people usually die of infections before they suffer organ failure due to lack of food. Also, those without food will try to kill those who have it.

Also, famine is a common weapon in the hands of cruel governments. Millions of Ukrainians were killed by an artificial famine created by Stalin. Tens of millions died in China from starvation because of the Chinese Communist Party. And, Hitler starved the Jews as he worked them to death in his concentration camps – at least, for those he did not murder in his gas chambers.

Then, as starvation and death depopulates an area, animals will move in and fight over what’s left. Also, those animals that have depended on human activity, will have to fight harder for what food is left. Deer feed on the grain that farmers plant. Wolves eat the deer. When wolves go hungry, they look for other sources of food.

The irony is that starvation and Islam, often go together.

The question is…

…what ‘fourth of the world’ is this?

There are a number of possible regions of the world that would fail because they were not able to adjust to these changes in the world. I have often heard people claim that Africa was the most likely region where the ‘pale horse’ will ride, but most people don’t know how fragile India and China are. And, as Europe and North America continue to decline, they become candidates for this rider, also.

Seal Five

This one is a lot harder to place and understand:

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.

 – Revelation 6:9-11 (NKJV)

Most people don’t know this, but more people are being persecuted and killed for Christ, than at any other time in human history. And right now, China is the worst of them all. No one talks about what China is doing to Christians, but the news that we are getting, about Chinese Communist Party persecution of believers, shows that the situation is getting worse and worse and worse. In Muslim countries, Christians are being killed almost on a whim. Islamic terror groups are murdering Christians in Africa and Asia, and there doesn’t seem to be an end to this escalation in evil.

The Rest Of Seal Six – Revelation 7

We’ve already talked about the first part of Seal Six and the 144 thousand Israelis with the signature of God in their foreheads. This is the most likely moment when Gog comes to attack Israel. It’s also the most likely moment for Ezekiel’s Fire – the micronova that knocks our civilization flat.

But, of all these seals, it appears to be the longest one.

Here’s why:

2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”

 – Revelation 7:2-3 (NKJV)

Seals One through Four take years of time, each. We can be reasonably sure that these seals overlap, but they still take time for the actions of the four horsemen to take effect. It takes years to conquer. It takes years for violence to reach peak effect. It takes years for economies to fully collapse. It takes years for starvation and violence to crush a quarter of the world.

We could speculate endlessly about how long each seal would take, and how much each seal overlaps the others. If history is any guide – and I admit that it might not be – the most reasonable estimate is years of time. Even decades.

It is even possible that the first four seals have already been opened, and have been open for years. But, that’s not the point of Revelation 7:3.

That verse quotes an angel, who basically says:

Wait an extra amount of time.

If the previous seals take years, does Seal Six take decades?

Again, this is speculation, but it should give us a clue that we have plenty of time for Gog to come down, Ezekiel’s Fire to strike and for our civilization to recover enough for the Antichrist to get ready to rise. I think that many of us have thought of these seals as working over too short of a span of time. I know that I once did.

So, this seal will be extra long, and after the sealing of the 144 thousand Israelis, it introduces something else:

9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Amen.”

 – Revelation 7:9-12 (NKJV)

This is not just the 12 thousand from each of the 12 tribes. This is a lot more than that. All the angels. And, millions of people. Maybe billions.

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Except, there’s a description of who these people are:

13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”

14 And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”

So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. 16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

 – Revelation 7:13-17 (NKJV)

So, here’s the question:

Are these the Christians who died during the time of the Antichrist?

I don’t think so. And, I think that we can confirm this by looking at three different groups of souls that appear in heaven. We already saw the group that appeared when Seal Five was opened. We see this one, from chapter 7, which is Seal Six. But then, there’s this group from Revelation 15:

1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete.

2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.

 – Revelation 15:1-2 (NKJV)

Those appear to be different from the multitude in Revelation 7. In fact, I think that we are required to say that they are different. Those in chapter 15 are a very specific group of people that have a very special place – those who had victory over the Antichrist. This is not at all like the multitude in Revelation 7.

And, what about those who appear when Seal Five is opened?

They seem to be a part of this multitude that suffered great tribulation in Revelation 7. But, the Seal Five souls have a special status, having been killed for Christ – while the multitude in Revelation 7 is described differently. They might not have been slain, even though they suffered great tribulation.

Are these distinctions important?

Well, they are mentioned, so we shouldn’t ignore them. And, we will definitely understand these distinctions, should we live long enough to experience these events. But, they are outside of the narrow purpose of this chapter and of this book.

Our main purpose is to attempt an understanding of Seal Six.

Those of us who experience the first four seals, will have a more accurate view of what Seal Six represents. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that the first horseman of the Apocalypse has already begun his ride.

Seal Seven

Then, the final seal is removed and the book opens. Seven angels with seven trumpets get ready to sound. And, when they sound their trumpets, bad things happen to the Earth.

What is the difference between the Seals and the Trumpets?

The seals appear to be the result of the actions of mankind, in one way or another. The trumpets appear to be supernatural disasters – even though they might appear to be natural. And no, I’m not sure that I want to be around to see them and check to see if we understood them properly.

Where Is The Antichrist?

Then, as we look at these Seals and Trumpets:

Where does the Antichrist come in?

He figures prominently in our concerns, but we don’t see him in the Seals. We don’t even see him until after Trumpet Six sounds. And, the description that we have of the Antichrist does not seem to be chronological. He kills the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11, but the Woman doesn’t begin her flight into the wilderness until Revelation 12. And, the description of the rise of The Beast happens in Revelation 13.

Very confusing.

At least some of that confusion comes from our desire to make this chronological. Some have argued that everything in Revelation happens one after the other, and I won’t say that they are wrong. But, the description does not appear to be so. Yes, the Seals come before the Trumpets which come before the Bowls. And, each Seal, Trumpet and Bowl occurs in the order described.

But, where does the Antichrist, the False Prophet and the judgment of the Great Harlot fit in?

I would say that those three happen before Trumpet Seven. To be more precise the Antichrist might rise when Seal Seven opens, but before Trumpet One. However, he might begin his reign of terror before Seal Seven – since the sealing of the 144 thousand could be completed while they are in the wilderness.

The least probable place for the Antichrist to appear, is before Seal Six. If you wanted to say that he was gathering his power before Seal Six, that’s fine. But, it is not possible for him to have declared himself to be a god until long AFTER Seal Six has been opened. You just cannot fit the events of Daniel 11 into Seal Five. You can’t do it without distorting the Bible and damaging the Book of Revelation – something that you do NOT want to do, which we will talk about in a moment.

What Are These Seals?

However, we still have one more question:

What are these seals?

Well, Revelation 5 gives us a clue:

1 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.

 – Revelation 5:1-3 (NKJV)

Those seals keep a certain book closed. And, when that book cannot be opened, there was great distress among those looking at it:

So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.

 – Revelation 5:4 (NKJV)

This book was of great importance to followers of God, in the throne room in heaven. Either something bad would happen, if it could not be opened, or something good could not happen if it stayed closed.

Is this the Book of Life?

That would be a great guess, since Jesus is the One who opens this scroll. He purchased the right to open it through His death, burial and resurrection. His sacrifice allows Him to open this book. I would be fully satisfied with that explanation, and I would be okay if we stopped right there.

However, when we see the result of the opening of this book, it makes me think that it could be something else. Again, I caution you that we are speculating here, but the result of this book opening sounds like the coming of the Antichrist, the wrath of God upon those who rebel against Him and all the final battle before the Millennium. And, I am reminded of another book that has a name that no one talks about:

The Book of Truth

It’s also referred to as Scripture of Truth, Writing of Truth and Scroll of Truth. Here’s the proper name in Hebrew:

בכתב אמת

bee-chtav emet (ch as in Bach)

‘in a book of truth’ or ‘in a writing of truth’

And, I made reference to it in my chapter about the Army of the Antichrist. Here’s the verse where we find it:

But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth. (No one upholds me against these, except Michael your prince.

 – Daniel 10:21 (NKJV)

What follows in the verses after that (Daniel 11) is a description of empires rising and falling – and the coming of the Antichrist. In fact, the key part of Daniel 11, is the Antichrist.

Is it a coincidence that the description of what’s in the Book of Truth (Daniel 11), also occurs after the Seventh Seal is opened?

Yeah. It could be. The scroll that is sealed with seven seals could be that Book of Truth. But, we will not know for sure until we stand before God, after this life is over. And, speculating too much here is more than a little dangerous.

A Vital Warning Against Too Much Speculation

Here’s the warning that we all need to pay attention to, from the last chapter of Revelation:

18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

 – Revelation 22:18-19 (NKJV)

If you add to Revelation, you will suffer in this life. If you take away from Revelation, you will suffer after you die, FOREVER. And, we have evidence that people are doing both. I do not want any of us to be caught by those two verses. And, it’s why I was reluctant to include this chapter. But since we seem to be approaching the events described in Revelation, I felt a strong need to include this.

The Bottom Line

Here is the bottom line:

Pay attention to what is said in Revelation 6, and compare what you see with what is happening.

There are reasons for why our civilization is collapsing, and I believe that what has been said here is at least part of those reasons. But, the ultimate reason is God. He knows what He’s doing, and there is a great purpose for everything.