The following is a condensed break down of events leading up to the END of
The Seven Seals
The seven seals were things that would be continuous right up until the time of Christ's return, yet would increase in scope as we come closer to the end of this age, they are also referred to as the beginning of sorrows Matthew 24:8.
The first six seals have been occurring through out history, but will increase in intensity as we close in on the end of this age.
First Seal - White horse = False preachers / religions Revelation 6:2, Matthew 24:5, 24:11, 24:21-24 Mark 13:6,13:22 Luke 21:8
Second Seal - Red horse = War Revelation 6:4, Matthew 24:6, Mark 13:7, Luke 21:9 The World at war (a great sword), though world war I and II are referred to as world wars, they were isolated in geography, yet what many fail to notice is that we are already fighting world war III. This time it really is world wide in scope. The Muslim world has brought the fight to every continent.
Third Seal - Black horse = Famine Revelation 6:5-6, Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8 Famines, disease, epidemics. Due to severe weather conditions world wide food production is dropping and will continue to worsen.
Fourth Seal - Pale horse = Pestilence Revelation 6:8, Matthew 24:9, Luke 21:11 Pestilence, many diseases that where thought to have been eradicated are now on the come back.
Fifth Seal (Satan's Wrath) = Persecution of Christians Revelation 6:9-11, Matthew 24:9-13, Mark 13:9, Luke 21:12
The persecution of Christians will and have increased worldwide, laws worldwide prohibit public acknowledgement of Christian values or faith. And after these days (the removal of God and his values from society) comes the day of God's wrath. Joel 1:15 2:31, Matthew 24:29, Revelation 6:14-17
Sixth Seal = Great earthquake, heavenly signs Revelation 6:12-17, Matthew 24:29-31, Mark 13:24-27, :24-25, Luke 21:25-27, Acts 2:19-21, Joel 2:31, Zephaniah 1:14-15,17 Earthquakes have been increasing in intensity with more lives and property being lost, this is the last warning to mankind to repent before the last plagues are poured out.
Now at the end of the sixth seal, and before opening the seventh seal, God's people are sealed for protection from the remaining seal Revelation 7:1-4
NOTE! Gods people remain on earth during this time.
Seventh Seal = The Lords wrath Is a combination of seven different things that occur in seven successive stages and are referred to as the seven trumpet plagues. Revelation 6:14-17
Seven Trumpet Plagues
1st Trumpet - One third of the worlds trees and grasses are destroyed Revelation 8:7 Fire and hail destroy a third part of all trees and grass.
2nd Trumpet - One third of all the oceans become barren Revelation 8:8-9 Some thing described as like great mountain burning with fire is cast into the sea and a third part of the seas became as blood, and a third of the creatures in it died. Also a third of the ships in the seas are destroyed.
3rd Trumpet - One third of all fresh water is contaminated Revelation 8:10-11 A great star burning like a lamp falls into the rivers and fountains causing a third part of all fresh water to become bad.
4th Trumpet - The sunlight and moonlight decrease by a third Revelation 8:12 The sun and moon and stars are darkened by a third, most likely due to smoke and dust in the air.
The last 3 trumpets of the seventh seal are described by the Angels as woes.
The 3 Woes = Revelation 8:13
5th Trumpet - (1st WOE) Those not sealed for protection are tormented for five months by the beasts government
Revelation 9:1-12 A military / political superpower will wreck havoc upon the nations of the world.(Last revived Empire = European Union? Revelation 17:8-14)
6th Trumpet - (2nd WOE) A third of mankind will be killed by an army of two hundred thousand thousand (Eurasian?)
Revelation 9:13-21, Ezekiel 38:4, 15.
Just before the last trumpet sounds, what are described as the two witnesses appear (Revelation 11:3-14) proclaiming Gods truths to the World, having supernatural powers to prove they have been sent by God. Their ministry lasts only 3 1/2 years at which time they are killed, their bodies lying in the street for 3 1/2 days while the nations of the earth rejoice over it, because nobody wants to change their lifestyle. But they will come back to life, in that same hour they come back to life there is and there will be an earthquake that kills seven thousand.
The 7th Trumpet - (3rd WOE) which is a combination of seven last plagues called the seven vials completes the wrath of God. Revelation 11:15-19
CHRIST has now returned! The nations are going to be angry that Christ has returned, but could it be because they have been deceived prior to this by the rapture theory? By believing the false teachings of the many false Christian organizations of the world, and, so, they will believe that Christ is the Anti-Christ, and they will fight against his
The final plagues, called Vials, will be poured out in the presence of Christ, the angels, and all his saints. Revelation 14:10
1st Vial - There fell a noisome and grievous sore upon them that have the mark or worship the beast Revelation 16:2 Those that do not keep Gods laws.
2nd Vial - The seas become as blood and every living thing in them dies, Revelation 16:3
3rd Vial - All remaining fresh water becomes as blood, Revelation 16:4-6
4th Vial - Men will be scorched by the heat of the sun, Revelation 16:8-9
5th Vial - The seat of the beast and his kingdom is afflicted, Revelation 16:10
6th Vial - The Euphrates river dries up and three unclean spirits work miracles to gather the nations of the earth to battle against God, Revelation 16:12-14
7th Vial - Thunder, lightning, earthquake divides Jerusalem into three parts, hail falls weighing 75lbs apiece, Revelation 16:17-21, Ezekiel 38:22-23
Battle of Jerusalem (1st battle)
Christ destroys the armies coming against it and begins his thousand year reign. Zechariah 14:1-3, Psalms 110:5-6, Revelation 19:14-21
Satan is bound for a thousand years Revelation 20:1-3 During this thousand year time the remaining peoples left of all the earth are shown the benefits of obeying God's laws, Revelation 20:4-6, Isaiah 2:1-4
Satan is released (2nd battle) for a short time after the thousand years are up Revelation 20:7-10
Satan once again is allowed to deceives the nations of the earth, people are given free agency to decide for themselves, but there are still those who chose to battle Christ and his saints. They are destroyed and Satan is cast into the lake of fire once and for all Revelation 20:7-10
The great white throne judgment Revelation 20:11-15
"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could
number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before
the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their
hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth
upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the
throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne
on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and
wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God
for ever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What
are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said
unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came
out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white
in the blood of the Lamb."
A new heaven and earth is created Revelation 21: through Revelation 22:5
Luke 21:36 "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to
escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of