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Revelation 4 and 5 introduces Jesus as the wavesheaf who was accepted by God and found worthy to open the scroll with the seven seals.
Revelation 6 and 7 introduces the work of the Holy Spirit of Pentecost who seals the people of God by writing the laws of God in their heart. This is the promise of the covenant that is revealed when the new king opened the seal.

Revelation 6 is the destiny of those who reject the Holy Spirit and the covenant.
Revelation 7 is the destiny of those who accept the Holy Spirit and the covenant.
The symbols used are from the sanctuary and the blessings and the curses of the covenant. The prophecy of the seven churches in Revelation 1 to 3 shows the status of the church and the counsel of Jesus as their High Priest. The seven seals show why Jesus warns, rewards and punished them, because here He is presented as their King.
Sons of Israel Jesus and the Church. The seals also follow the order of the journeys of the twelve tribes. Jesus begins His journey after the point of resurrection and the church starts at the beginning. The information shows that as the church experiences their afflictions, they are helped by an High Priest who has also been afflicted in the same way.

Law The Open Door
Revelation 4 describes Heaven in terms of the Most Holy Place in the Sanctuary.
Revelation 5 describes the acceptance of the wave sheaf offering after the resurrection.
a door was opened in heaven. (Revelation 4: 1).

Crucifixion
Cross
Veil
Torn
Resurrection Wave Sheaf Inauguration High Priest
is King
and Judge
Holy
Spirit
Dove
Pentecost
Jesus First Fruits Alive Lamb becomes High Priest 12 3 4 5 6 7
Friday Nisan 14 > Lamb > 24 Elders Sunday Nisan 16 Nisan 16 - 22 Receives Covenant Seals Opened
Temple Opened Revelation 5 Revelation 6
This verse describes an open door in Heaven. This door was opened when the veil to the Most Holy was torn. Jesus entered that door at His ascension when He was accepted as the wavesheaf offering and inaugurated as our High Priest.
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4: 14-16)

Two Sets of Laws
Ark

Law The Sealed Scroll And The Covenant
The crisis in Revelation 5 centers around a Scroll with seven seals. We will show that this scroll is the covenant which was kept at the throne of God.

Located At The Throne (Ark).
The scroll was ... in the right hand of him that sat on the throne. Revelation 5: 1
The only written documents kept in the sanctuary were the Ten Commandments and the Torah written by Moses.
Even Bible Science proves that the sanctuary is the source of all laws, civil and scientific.

Written On Both Sides. Both the scroll and the Ten Commandments were written on both sides.

The Paradox
Only a Priest could enter the Sanctuary. And only a King could receive the Scroll to Rule. In Ancient Israel, a Priest came from the tribe of Levi. The King came from the tribe of Judah. No one was allowed to serve in both roles.

The King And The Priest.
Two people kept a copy of the law.

The problem was, that since the law was kept in the sanctuary, the king could not get a copy unless there was a legitimate High Priest who could enter the Most Holy Place to retrieve the copy. In addition, no one was allowed to be both a king and a priest.
The King Makes A Personal Copy. And it shall be, when he sits upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them. (Deuteronomy 17: 18-19)
So the king must read and enforce the law.

The Offering
When Jesus died He fulfilled the quality and time requirements to become several offerings.
  • The Passover Lamb.
  • The Sin offering.
  • The Ram of Ordination (Inauguration).
  • The Wave offering.
  • The Wavesheaf (First Fruits).
  • The Peace offering (Free Will).
  • Who Is Worthy?
    Therefore we have this dilemma.
    Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals? (Revelation 5: 2).
    In other words, who can enter the temple of heaven to retrieve a copy of the covenant? And who has a right to be king and receive the law? For a time no one could be found.
    And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it? (Revelation 5: 3).

    No one was found until Jesus was victorious over sin and death.

    The Covenant With David and Levi. If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not come at their appointed time; Then my covenant may also be broken with David my servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levitical priests, My ministers. (Jeremiah 33: 20-21).
    The eclipse at His crucifixion may have technically broken the covenant with these tribes. During the eclipse day and night were not at their appointed time. This dark sun was a miracle on two levels.

    God chose to keep the covenant with David and end the covenant with Levi. According to verse 26, He would restore the fortunes of David and have mercy on him.
    The New Priesthood
    Jesus had to be both a priest and king. But the law forbids a priest from the tribe of Levi or a king from the tribe of Judah to hold any other office. Therefore, to keep this law Jesus became a king from the line of Judah, but He became an eternal priest from the line of Melchisadek

    David. Because it is still day and night time and there are no other kings of God on earth, He became king from this tribe. Therefore, He was born from Judah so that He could inherit the throne.

    Melchisadek. Since He was from Judah, he could not be from Levi because He could not legally hold both offices during day and night time. But on earth there was an eternal line of priests of God. He could claim this line.

    Levi. Therefore there is no need for the priesthood of Levi to continue. It can pass away. According to Jeremiah 33: 20, God has the right to suspend this line of priests at a time when night does not follow day.

    Under the eternal priesthood, all people could become priests, not just the tribe of Levi. This is what happens in heaven.


    The Messiah As Lamb And Lion Of Judah. ... Look, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals. (Revelation 5: 5).
    Because Jesus was a legitimate heir to the throne of David, He was a king who could receive the scroll. And because He was a high priest, He was able to enter the temple to receive the scroll at the throne.

    The Messiah as Priest and King. And speak to him, saying, So speaks the Lord of hosts, saying, Look the man whose name is The Branch; and He shall grow up out of His place, and He shall build the temple of the Lord: Even He shall build the temple of the Lord; and He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon His throne; and He shall be a priest upon His throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. (Zechariah 6: 12-13)
    For the first time there will be someone who can be both Priest and King. He was the branch.
    Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil; Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisadek. For this Melchisadek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him. (Hebrews 6: 19 to 7: 1)

    Law The Blessings and Curses.
    Revelation 5 portrays Jesus as the King and Priest of the Order of Melchisadek. Jesus entered the Heavenly Sanctuary at His Ascension, to receive the Heavenly Scroll of the Eternal Covenant. (Revelation 5: 5-10)
    We see that after the inauguration ceremony and the events of Revelation 4 and 5, the seals were opened and the terms of the covenant were revealed. God kept His agreement by sending the Holy Spirit at Pentecost as the blessing. He also kept the agreement by sending all the punishments. These are the five curses that are recorded in Leviticus 26.
    The Blessing of Pentecost for the Righteous. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days says the Lord; "I will put my laws into their minds and write it on the hearts. And I will be their God and they shall be My people". (Hebrews 8: 10)
    The Curses for the Wicked. But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments, if instead you reject my statutes, and if your soul abhors my ordinances so as not to carry out all my commandments, and so break my covenant, I in turn will do this to you ... (Leviticus 26: 14-16)

    Gift The Gift Of The Holy Spirit
    Prince At The East Gate Cross Resurrected Turban High Priest Inaugurated Walk
    The
    Earth
    Crown King Coronated Pentecost
    Gifts Gifts Water Sacrifices Blood Day 1Gifts Sacrifices LawDay 8 Law CourtJudges Gifts Gift
    8 Days 8 Days 33 Days 8 Days Day 50

    The Seven Seals

    Our study of the seven seals looks at the prophetic details that are revealed as each of the seven seals on the scroll that Christ received is opened (Revelation 5: 1). As Jesus reads the scroll, He does all things that are required by law. He sends the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to write the laws into our hearts and He sends the curses as the church collapses into disobedience.
    And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them. (Deuteronomy 17: 19)

    Pentecost 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Holy
    Spirit
    Dove
    Blessing Curse 1 Curse 2 Curse 3 and 4 Curse 5 (The Wrath of God) Blessing
    White Horse Red Horse Black Horse Pale Horse Martyrs Signs Silence
    Early
    Church
    31-199
    Roman
    Persecution
    200-350
    Apostasy

    350-538
    Papal
    Persecution
    538-1740
    Martyrs
    Wait
    1740-55
    Earthquake

    1755
    Dark
    Day
    1780
    Stars

    1833
    1844 Sky
    Splits
    Second
    Coming
    The Sealing

    The Four Creatures
    The Cherubim. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast was like a calf; and the third beast had a face as a man and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. (Revelation 4: 7)
    Revelation 4 mentions the order of the four beasts who would be sent with each seal. It represents the order in which the work of Christ will be done on behalf of the righteous and the order in which the curses will be applied to the wicked. The same power of God that is salvation for the righteous becomes a curse for the wicked.

    4 BCConqueror 31 ADLamb of God 1844Righteous Judge
    Son of Man
    Second
    Coming
    Bridegroom
    Lion of the Tribe of Judah Calf (Sacrifice for Sin) Man (Judge, Pair of Scales) Eagle (Eats the Wicked Dead)

    The Symbols Of The Seven Seals
    Cherubim Creature Seal Symbols Curse Period
    1 Lion The Four Horsemen White horse Crown, bow Blessings Early church
    2 Calf (Ox) Red horse War 1. No peace Persecution
    3 Face of a Man Black horse Scales, wheat, barley. Oil and wine not hurt. 2. Famine Apostasy
    4 Flying Eagle Pale horse Wild beasts, sword, famine, pestilence 3. Wild beasts
    4. War, famine, disease
    Dark ages
    5 These last judgments are not sent by the creatures. They come from God himself. The Wrath of God Souls under the altar ask for justice White robes The fifth curse, which is the final wrath of God. It is sent as an answer to the prayers of the saints. Reformation
    and
    Martyrdom
    6 Day of wrath. Earthquake, dark sun, blood moon, stars fall and sky splits After 1798
    7 Silence in heaven for half hour End of time
    We will note that a Creature is associated with each of the first four seals. Revelation 4: 6-8 tells us that these four living creatures were around the throne. Remember the living creatures around God's chariot throne in Ezekiel's visions. (Ezekiel Chapters 1 and 10): A color is associated with the horses seen in each of the first four seals.
    Joel 2: 1-4, Zechariah 1: 8-10 and Zechariah 6: 1-3 describe horses which bring judgment from God.
    The sealed scroll is the covenant. The terms of this covenant includes reward and punishment in the form of the blessings and curses. As the seals are opened either a blessing or curse is applied. Therefore the symbolism comes from the curses in the covenant. A vision of a flying scroll in Zechariah 5 seems to support this view.
    Then I lifted up my eyes again and looked and saw there was a flying scroll.
    And he said to me, "What do you see?" And I answered, "I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits. " then He said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the face of the whole land".
    (Zechariah 5: 1-3)
    The first four seals were delivered by the creatures from the throne of God. They send the equivalent horses of judgment. All these symbols are associated with the curse. The first seal shows the blessing as the church is obedient to the covenant. They are victorious. As apostasy takes control the five sets of curses are applied. In the fifth curse, the blessings are seen for the righteous as God protects his people of the covenant and sends the final curse on the wicked.
    It is not a coincidence that the next prophecy deals exclusively with the people of God who are sealed. They survive the opening of the seals. They are not condemned by a curse. This prophecy shows the selection and rejection of people of the world and the next introduces us to those who are selected.

    The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
    The seals can be divided into two sets.

    Seal The First Seal
    Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, "Come". I looked, and saw, a white horse, and 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)

    The Fulfillment Of The First Seal (The Early Church) (31-199):
    This is the early church during the time of the apostles. The first century through the mid second century. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the conquering Christ, they had a purity of the faith and the zeal for the work of God through which they conquered the world. Their crown is a victory wreath.
    However, as time continued the church became corrupted and as each seal is opened, the king sees that He must apply the punishments written down as curses. So amazingly we find that the rest of the seals bring the five series of curses in the order specified in the covenant.

    Seal The Second Seal
    When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come". And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him. (Revelation 6: 3-4)
    The Curse
    CalfCalf and Red HorseRed Horse
    The curse brought the Roman persecutions which eventually caused compromise and apostasy and martyrdom.

    The Fulfillment Of The Second Seal (The Roman Persecutions) (200-350) :
    The church suffered many persecutions under the Romans but they were still strong in faith. Here we see the great sword of war fighting against the Great Sword of the Word of God. As they spread their faith, they gave up their lives. Ultimately, the Romans themselves had no peace because of the constant bombardment by the Barbarian hordes. This constant attack led to their breakup in 476 AD.
    The Curse
    ManMan and Black HorseBlack Horse
    The curse brought famine. Specifically lack of human wisdom and a period of famine for the word of God.
    The blessing would have been to be fed from the table of shewbread with the wine of the fruit harvest and the bread from the wheat and barley harvest under the light of the Menorah and the word of God.

    Seal The Third Seal
    When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come" I looked, and saw, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine." (Revelation 6: 5-6)

    The Fulfillment Of The Third Seal (Apostasy) (350-538):
    This is the period before the church was handed formal power. There was much compromise and the church was looking to the state for power. The light of God was gone. The word of God was gone. During this time the "Man of Sin" would tear the church away from the Man, Christ Jesus. And the church would be given up because they were unfaithful. This represents a period or phase of church history when human authority and "wisdom" is being substituted for the authority of Christ and God.
    The Man of Sin Appears. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4)
    The Little Horn with Human Eyes. I was considering the horns, when another horn appeared, a little one coming up among them; to make room for it, three of the earlier horns were plucked up by the roots. There were eyes like human eyes in this horn, and a mouth speaking arrogantly. (Daniel 7: 8)

    The Curse
    EagleEagle and Pale HorseGrey Horse
    The eagle goes to a place of death. This curse brought famine, war, disease (bubonic plague) and Islam

    Seal The Fourth Seal
    When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come". I looked, and saw, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6: 7-8)

    The Fulfillment Of The Fourth Seal (Papal Persecution) (538-1740-1798):

    Wheel Signs: Days of Darkness (535-546). The period began with a great sign all over the world. The physical destruction pointed to the great spiritual darkness, famine and death that had just begun. People believed that the fourth horseman of the apocalypse had begun. In February 535, a great volcanic eruption split the island of Java and created Sumatra. The sound was heard around the world, even in Mexico. The volcanic ash blotted out the sun totally for 18 months so that the day was as dark as night. The light from the sun was as effective as the light from the moon. It rained red water and yellow ash. 536 was the darkest year and was known as the year without a summer.

    » Dark Ages. The prophecy was fulfilled during the 1260 years of papal domination and mirrored the signs of 535-546.

    This is the same period described during the testimony of the two witnesses. According to these verses, the punishments were sent by them. This is what the fourth seal shows. Because they are legal punishments from God allowed by the terms of the covenant, they are sent by God on the testimony of two witnesses.
    And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth. ... These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. (Revelation 11: 3, 6)

    Seal The Fifth Seal
    When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. (Revelation 6: 9-11)
    The Curse
    JudgeJudge and Martyrs Martyr
    They ask for revenge on their enemies and God promises that judgment will come.
    The first four seals show the judgement of God against those who deserve the curse. The next three seals show the fifth and final curse as God executes His wrath on the wicked. It begins with the righteous asking for justice and protection that God has promised them.

    The Fulfillment Of The Fifth Seal (A Cry for Justice) (1740-1755):
    This is a time shortly before the start of the Investigative Judgment period when the sanctuary will be cleansed. These intense persecutions came to an end in the middle of the eighteenth century, approximately fifty years prior to 1798. They had just experienced the height of the burning times (1550-1650). Many Huguenot persecutions during which Louis XIV slaughters 500,000. Bloody queen Mary lit the fires of Smithfield and the Dragonnades terrorized Protestant homes.

    Seal The Sixth Seal
    I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?" (Revelation 6: 12-17)
    The Curse
    sun The Wrath of God Fireball
    The final curse brings judgment from God beginning in 1844, the seven last plagues at the Second Coming and hell fire at the end

    The signs warn the world that this is the time of the end and that the judgment of the wicked is coming. The sixth seal covers the historical period from approximately 1750 until the Second Advent during the time of the end.
    Both the sixth and seventh seal are the fifth and final curse. They are the vengeance of God that was promised to the martyrs in the fifth seal.

    The Fulfillment Of The Signs (1755-End of Time)
    sun A Great Earthquake. A great earthquake was prophesied to occur after the opening of the sixth seal. On November 1, 1755 (All Saints Day), The Great Lisbon Quake occurred. It was the largest ever recorded earthquake. It was felt on four continents. It has been estimated that it would have measured over 9.0 on the current "Richter Scale".

    Another Great Earthquake. The December 26, 2004 earthquake of magnitude 9.3 in the Indian Ocean, hit with the force of five million atomic bombs. Normally an earthquake shakes for 30 seconds, but this shook the earth for ten minutes, rupturing the earth for 780 miles (1300 km), raised the surface of the whole earth 0.4 inches (1 cm), and caused the earth to tilt one inch (2.54 cm) on its axis and spin three microseconds faster. 221,000 people were killed and five million were left homeless.
    Political Earthquake. The Papacy and Babylon falls.

    sun Black Sun and Blood Moon. This literally occurred on May 19, 1780, when a darkness occurred in mid-day that was unlike anything ever experienced, with the phenomenon centered in the New England area. (See following quotes):

    "In some places, the darkness was so great, that persons could not see to read common print in the open air, for several hours together: but I believe this was not generally the case. The extent of this darkness was very remarkable." Samuel Williams, "An Account of a Very Uncommon Darkness in the States of New England, May 19, 1780:'" in Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: to the End of the Year 1783 (Boston: Adams and Nourse, 1785), Volume 1, pages 234, 235.

    "The darkness of the following evening was probably as gross as ever has been observed since the Almighty fiat gave birth to light. It wanted only palpability to render it as extraordinary, as that which overspread the land of Egypt in the days of Moses ... If every luminous body in the universe had been shrouded in impenetrable shades, or struck out of existence, the darkness could not have been more complete. A sheet of white paper held within a few inches of the eyes was equally invisible with the blackest velvet. Considering the small quantity of light that was transmitted by the clouds, by day, it is not surprising that, by night, a sufficient quantity of rays should not be able to penetrate the same strata, brought back by the shifting of the winds, to afford the most obscure prospect even of the best reflecting bodies." Letter of Samuel Tenney (an eye-witness of Rowley, [Massachusetts], dated Exeter [N.H.], December, 1785, in Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 1, 1792 (Boston: Belknap and Hall, 1792), Pages 97, 98.

    "The 19th of May, 1780, was a remarkable dark day. Candles were lighted in many houses; the birds were silent and disappeared, and the fowls retired to roost. The legislature of Connecticut was then in session at Hartford. A very general opinion prevailed, that the day of judgment was at hand. The House of Representatives, being unable to transact their business, adjourned. A proposal to adjourn the Council was under consideration. When the opinion of Colonel Abraham Davenport was asked, he answered, I am against an adjournment. The day of judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause of an adjournment: if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought." Timothy Dwight, quoted in Connecticut Historical Collections, compiled by John Warner Barber (Second edition; New Haven: Durrie 8 Peck and J. W. Barber, 1836), page 403.

    sun The Stars Fall.
    Prophesy Again
    We are proposing an interpretation that the command to prophesy again in Revelation 10: 11 means that we should repeat all the prophecies of the time of the end. We recognized that there will be two falls of the papacy.
    Both falls will end with the same signs.

    Therefore, the earthquake on December 24 may be a repeat of the signs of the sixth seal for the last generation. We will probably also experience another dark day, and either another spectacular meteor shower or devastating asteroid which will trigger a movement back to God at any cost.
    Earthquake Darkness Stars Fall Scroll
    Fall 1 November 1, 1755 May 19, 1780 November 12, 1833 Judged
    1844
    Fall 2 December 26, 2004 Future Future Future
    Second
    Coming
    Earth Split
    In Two
    No Light
    No Sun
    Powers
    Fall
    Sky
    Scrolls
    On the night of November 12, 1833, (early morning November 13, 1833), the greatest meteor shower of in history occurred. It had as many a 100,000 or more shooting stars per hour. The intensity and nature of the stars looked like they were shooting past on all sides (going outward from the center in all directions), just like figs being shaken from a fig tree by a mighty wind. The display was so spectacular that it jump started the modern field of astronomy.

    "The morning of November 13, 1833, was rendered memorable by an exhibition of the phenomenon called shooting stars, which was probably more extensive and magnificent than any similar one recorded before this ...
    "Probably no celestial phenomenon has ever occurred in this country, since its first settlement, which was viewed with so much admiration and delight by one class of spectators, or with so much astonishment and fear by another class ..." Denison Olmsted, "Observations on the Meteors of November 13, 1833," The American Journal of Science and the Arts, 25 ([January ?] 1834), page 363.
    "For nearly four hours the sky was literally ablaze ... Careful scientific accounts indicate that more than a billion shooting stars appeared over the United States and Canada alone." Peter M. Millman, "The Falling of the Stars," The Telescope, 7 (May - June, 1940), 57.

    Volcano The Mountains Moved. A series of devastating volcanic eruptions occurred in this period, spilling ash into the atmosphere which affected the weather for years.

    Notice how the physical signs mirrored the spiritual signs and preceeded them by a few years. The mountains and islands that were moved were all the principalities and powers that were judged resulting in many colonies gaining independence from the empire and the end of slavery.

    sun The Sky Rolls Up Like a Scroll. The final fulfillment is a future event. But when the judgment began in 1844, a symbolic or spiritual fulfillment occurred. The scroll that was opened in the heavens was the book that was opened at the judgment.
    Scrolls Opened. ... the court sat and the books were opened. (Daniel 7: 10)
    But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. (Daniel 7: 26)

    A Rare Super Solar Flare.
    FulfillmentYear
    Seventh Day Baptists1683
    EarthquakeEarthquake1755
    EclipseMoonDark Sun1780
    French Revolution1789
    Mormon1830
    Falling Stars Stars Fall1833
    Scroll Scroll Opened1844
    Millerite Movement1844
    Bahai1844
    Christadelphian1844
    Southern Baptists1845
    Messianic Judaism1850
    Falling Stars Super Solar Flare1859
    Atheism and Evolution1859
    Seventh Day Adventist1860
    Salvation Army1865
    Holiness Movement1867
    Jehovah's Witnesses1870
    Christian Science1879
    Volcano Mountains Moved1783-
    1888
    Pentecostal1906
    Assemblies of God1914
    Unification Church1954
    On September 1, 1859 a giant solar flare erupted causing a geomagnetic storm the next day which created red, green, and purple auroras reaching as far south as Cuba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, El Salvador, and Hawaii and it disrupted telegraph systems. It is the first and the largest solar flare recorded so far.
    Charles Darwin produced his book on evolution, "The Origin of the Species" in this year.
    I place this under this prophecy because the auroras look like colorful giant sheets with folds and parallel lines and they are sometimes called curtains because of their appearance.

    sun The Fifth Curse. This curse from Leviticus 26: 27-43 and Deuteronomy 28: 15-68 has certain elements which are fulfilled in the sixth and seventh seals.

    The Three Angel's Message. All the elements of the fifth curse are repeated in the second fall of Babylon. You can also see the major topics of the warnings of the three angel's message in the fifth curse.

    1. Sabbath. The Sabbath will again be an issue. There is a call to Sabbath worship from the first angel. Humans are told to "fear God". In this way they will escape judgment and eternal death. Their only alternative is the fear, judgment and death from the wrath.
    2. City and Sanctuary Destroyed. Flee from the city and religion of Babylon the Great which has fallen.
    3. Wrath. This angel tells us to escape the wrath of God.

    Waves of Birth Pains (Prophesy Again).
    Birth Pains Birth Pains Birth Pains Delivery
    183+ Years ? Years (1991-?) One YearOne Day
    Sixth SealTime of Trouble Seven Last PlaguesSeventh Seal Second Coming
    Earthquake Dark Day Blood Moon Stars Fall False Religion Death War Earthquake Dark Day Blood Moon Stars Fall False Religion Death War Earthquake Dark Day Blood Moon Stars Fall False Religion Death War Earthquake Dark Day Blood Moon Stars Fall False Religion Death War
    All the elements remind us of the time a child spends in the womb and the birth pain associated with its deliverance through water. Before the birth, the pain is experienced in faster and more intense cycles until the birth. With each cycle the signs of the fifth curse are repeated, requiring that we repeat the prophecies associated with the final curse.
    Hurricane Katrina
    #Plague The Destruction of New Orleans
    1Sores and disease Large sores and other diseases from the cesspool
    2Blood in the sea Flooding from the sea with the storm surge
    3Blood in the rivers and springs Flooding of 80% of the city from the lake and rivers with the broken levees
    4Heat High heat and humidity. Over 90 degrees
    Famine and drought Over 70,000 people without food and water in the Superdome and Convention center for five days
    Cannibalism There were rumors of cannibalism. Alligators ate people
    5Darkness Moonless night. Power outage for over one month
    6Loss of support.
    Great Loss
    The lack of support from the government and FEMA contributed to the loss of the city
    7Disaster from the air Hurricane Katrina
    Earthquake Events shook up the Bush Administration
    Exile One million homeless scattered across 24 states
    This was a single disaster that created all the signs of the plagues and the final curse. The disaster happened during a moonless night, in a period of high heat and humidity. We even had animal attacks from alligators, dogs who were once pets were forming vicious packs, large black flies covering the city and stories of cannibalism. Economic disaster from the loss of oil infrastructure and the key ports used for agriculture. There was chaos, despair and lawlessness. The estimated cost of rebuilding is over $300 billion.
    These cycles have no clear beginning date. One can only know that a cycle is occurring because of the physical signs, especially wars and natural disasters. We can only distinguish these signs from ordinary calamities by the scale of the tragedy and the presence of other signs in the series. For this reason, we can assume that the 2004 earthquake is another "great earthquake".
    The Destruction of New Orleans. We could also assume that the 2005 destruction of New Orleans by hurricane Katrina is a sign of the coming fall of Babylon the Great just as the fall of Paris was a sign. At the fall of Paris it was the peasants who came in like a flood, but a real flood destroyed New Orleans. The city is French, Catholic, full of immorality and demonic practices. Its fall had all the elements of the final curse and some of the characteristics of the French Revolution.

    Sealing: Who Is Able To stand?
    We are interrupted between the sixth and seven seals with a sealing of the righteous. The question is asked, "Who is able to stand" at the appearing of God the Father and Jesus Christ, at the Second Advent? It echoes the question asked about the scroll, "who is worthy to open the book?" Jesus was worthy because He overcame. Those who will be able to stand are those who are sealed with the Holy Spirit and overcome with the blood of the Lamb.
    This is also the same question we saw in Isaiah 33: 14-17. It asked, "Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?" These verses in Isaiah tell us those who are righteous will be able to stand.
    Revelation Chapter 7 responds with the 144,000. They will stand. So all the events of chapter 7 do not follow chronologically after the sixth seal. It shows all the people who were being sealed during the application of the curses. They have received the Holy Spirit and have the law written in their hearts. They keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus. These are the people who will be able to stand in the Second Coming in the seventh seal. It is time for the sealing to be completed so that God can count His people before the seventh seal.

    Seal The Seventh Seal
    When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (Revelation 8: 1)
    The Curse
    The Wrath of God
    The last plague of the last curse punishes the wicked as God returns.
    When the Seventh Seal is opened, there is silence in heaven for half an hour. Just moments before, Heaven was celebrating and praising God. So why are they now silent?
    Using the prophetic day for a year principle we can calculate this time.
    One day is one prophetic Year. Two hours is one month.
    Half hour in real time is one quarter month or one week or seven days.

    Silence In Heaven For Seven Days. One could assume that these are events after the arrival of Christ which last for seven days. Then it would be a period of intense agony for the wicked. However, in the following examples, we see that the waiting period is also a time of testing for the righteous.

    Fulfillment: Silence In Heaven For Seven Days
    God and Jesus, and the hosts of heaven are coming to gather God's people from the earth. (Revelation 19: 11-14). This is the final week on Earth. The period of the Second Coming. Heaven empties itself to come to earth for the saints.

    Repeat The Seven Seals And The Jewish Branch
    Although the seven seals are probably aimed at the Christian branch of the church. The fact remains that other prophecies show that although the Jews were no longer the Aaronic priesthood, they were still part of the covenant and still had duties as Levitical priests. So the prophecies must address their experience.

    1. White Horse. For 3.5 years the disciples ministered until the 490 years ended for the Jewish covenant.
    2. Red Horse (The Siege of Jerusalem). The Jews revolted and the warring factions killed each other.
    3. Black Horse (The Fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD). The scales of justice and vengeance for the covenant were executed against the third generation of Jews after Christ. Famine caused cannibalism. In the end, over one million were killed and the temple was destroyed.
    4. Grey Horse (Bar Kokabah Revolt in 132-135 AD). They lost the city and were exiled and scattered among the wild beasts, the unclean Gentiles
    5. Cry for Vengeance. So far, over 2 million had been killed by the Romans and the rest were driven off the land and scattered. By 524 AD, they had fulfilled the worst case of all possible time requirements for punishment for the covenant. So, they have a right to ask for vengeance according to the terms of the covenant. If they were going to be punished seven times, then their punishment should have ended in the sixth century. This is when the prophecy announces that they should rest for a while until their brethren were also punished. The Christian church would undergo 1260 years of punishment, beginning in the sixth century.
      » Islamic Rule (638-1898). They were under Islamic rule for about 1260 years.
      » Dome of the Rock (688-1948). Islamic structure occupying the temple mount, completed in 692, but the Jewish state was created 1260 years later on 14 May 1948.
    6. Signs. So both branches of the church emerged when the signs appeared in the eighteenth century. The Messianic Jewish movement began as Jews accepted Christ.
      » Zionist Movement (1894-1899). In this period, events spurred the scattered Jewish people to begin the search for a homeland.
      » Aliyah (1891-1958). Jewish exodus out of Europe and Arab countries increases.
    7. Silence. Deuteronomy 27: 9 states what will occur in the silence. In this period, the two branches of the church will be united and they will become one fold under one Shepherd. They will be like the tree of life with twelve fruit whose trunk is on either side of the river, but whose leaves unite at the top.

    Repeat Repetition and Enlargement
    The seven seals parallel the prophecies given by Jesus in Matthew 24.
    SealTopic Matthew 24 Mark 13 Luke 21 Comment
    2Wars 6 7-8 9-10 Wars and rumors of wars will increase. But this is not the end
    3False Christs 23-24 21-23 8 Apostasy deceives even the saints
    4Famine 7 8 11 In many places great famines would occur.
    There was also a famine for the word of God.
    5Persecution 9, 21 19 12 The 1260 day persecution that almost wipes out the church
    6Earthquake 7 8 11 Lisbon earthquake November 1, 1755
    Dark day 29 24 25 May 19, 1780
    Stars fall 29 25 25 November 13, 1833
    Fear, sky splits - - 26 Global fear of an astronomical event. Judgment
    -Gospel 14 10 - The seventh trumpet will cause the end of the world
    7Second Coming 30 26 27 The end

    Repeat The Journey Of The Twelve Tribes
    You must understand the lesson on the twelve tribes to understand the discussion about which tribe is represented by the seal.
    When Christ was resurrected He went to heaven while the church remained on earth. Naphtali symbolized the point of the resurrection of the one with "Good News". The blessing to Naphtali says to go to the south west!
    Divert To The South-West. Of Naphtali he said, "O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full of the blessing of the LORD, take possession of the sea [west] and the south." (Deuteronomy 33: 23)
    Remember that He was captured by the raiders in the south west and taken immediately to the north, bypassing the blessings in the west. Now He must travel the path that He was denied.

    » Timing and Convergence. The way shows an order of experience, not timing. The paths of righteousness symbolize an order for the messages which are to be given and the journey which must be experienced by each group. For, as time progressed, the trumpets, seals and churches were fulfilled in parallel.
    Ungodly Affliction (The Seven Last Plagues)
    7 Trumpets Trumpet 1 1 Trumpet 2 Trumpet 3 Trumpet 4 Trumpet 5 Trumpet 6 Trumpet 7 7
    (Laodicea)Laodicea 7 Judgment Death RaisedEast
    Seven Churches
    North
    Defeat Evil
    Eagle 4 Seal 4 Dan Asher Naphtali
    5 Dead6 Earthquake
    Benjamin Son of Man 3 Seal 3 Seal 3
    3
    Altar The Way Seal 1
    1
    Ephesus 1 Judah
    Manasseh Calf2 Seal 2 Smyrna 2 Issachar
    Joseph Lion1 Seal 1 Seal 2 2 Pergamos 3 Zebulun
    West Seven Seals Seal Philadelphia 6 Smyrna 5 Thyatira 4 Raging Waters Cross Kidron
    Testing
    Gad Simeon Reuben
    Fortunate Raider Hated Afflicted
    Godly Affliction

    The first trumpet began either with His trail and crucifixion or around the year 1844 to announce the judgment. The opening of the first seal began seven days after His resurrection after He was inaugurated and crowned. The call to the first church began fifty days after His resurrection at Pentecost.

    Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.   2 Timothy 2: 15 Time: 100 minutes
    Print: 21 pages
    Copyright   Updated : September 2009 (tribes)
    Credits:
    Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)
    Thanks to the Holy Spirit for instructing me to write this as a fulfillment of the curses.

    • Catastrophe! David Keys. 2009 documentary on PBS based on the book. The disaster in the middle sixth century.