Revelation 6:12 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 book of Revelation has always troubled man and many a times people (Catholic Church) has tried to eliminate it from the Bible. People who are ignorant of its contents frighten others about the biblical apocalypse written in it. They do not understand the basics that this book, it is called Revelation meaning it has nothing new but an expounding of scriptures already given in the OT (95%) and one of the books of NT (Gospel of John). Since they do not understand the OT they do not realize its dangers.
Initially as I was mindlessly reading the Bible suddenly the Lord started expounding scriptures to me as I was reading this book of Revelation. Later when I went back to the OT then I realized the links to that book. Actually Revelation is a toned down version of the OT.
Today’s scripture talks on one of the most frightful periods the timeline of man. If one truly understands the 7 letters, 4 horses, 6 seals they will see they overlap and say the same story. What is interesting is we have stepped into the sixth seal. Yes we have stepped into the most frightful period just a few years back but ironically it is also the most glorious era of the Church.
Disasters and evil have always been there but what is new is the magnitude and concentration of these disasters. We passed an era of men killing men but now we enter an era of nature killing people, so we will see disasters, sicknesses and events that we did not see since very, very long, all happening close to each other.
Today’s scripture talks of a great earthquake which people who follow prophecies would be knowing as the ‘Ring of Fire’ an event waiting to happen since long. That does not mean it will happen tomorrow but as written will happen within this sixth period that is within 200-300 years.
Seismologist know any major quake in this belt will go like a chain reaction all along this belt. That means it will affect 15 countries including USA, Indonesia, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Guatemala, Russia, Chile, Peru, Philippines… verse 14 gives a depth of the suffering that will be experienced, people will look forward to death since life will be such bad. What will surprise most is that true Christians will be least affected and the Church will actually become very strong spiritually.
Let us strengthen our feeble feet and walk in the way of the Lord so that we are not counted amongst the casualties of these disasters. The Hand of our God is not short.
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord never sleep nor take a holiday. Your eyes are always on those who have your Word in their hearts and seek your Kingdom. Lord we pray your people take refuge under your wings and in your fortress of your Word. Lord we pray that more and more are strengthened in You and Jerusalem becomes Israel soon…
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
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;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Dated 25 Feb 2020