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                                  CHAPTER   SIX

This is the beginning of Sorrows and Judgment. John had to see the throne of God to build his faith, preparing him for what he was about to see.  John knows it will be ok in the end, that Jesus is in control.  While judgment is on the Earth, the primary message is for us to be "over-comers" with the warning "not to be deceived".   Here are scriptures to study showing us what to do in order to survive these last days on 1 Thes 5:5-22.

1 Cor 15:50-58
What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever. 51) But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52) It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the
last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53) For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.   54)Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:

   “Death is swallowed up in victory.
55)  O death, where is your victory?
      O death, where is your sting?”

56) For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57) But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58) So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

How we can expect the Rapture in this fourth chapter simply does not line up with the Word.  The word just does not bear it out. I too bought into the “pre-Trib” doctrine, but I was in error.  The scripture above clearly says we are to hear the last trumpet first. Therefore, we need to study the scriptures so we will know when to expect Jesus to call us home. We need to remember this book was written in veiled symbols, pointing us to actual events.  These symbols much like the parables are so the unsaved will see this Book at a mystery. The scriptures tell us to be very careful not to cast our pearls before swine (Matt 7:6).  The Lord only wants His own to understand what is a mystery to everyone else. The Pharisees hated what they could not understand, much like the unsaved do today.  When we are Born Again and study the word we find the scriptures to be open and understandable.  The more we read and study the scriptures the more open it becomes to us.

Matt 13:10-17  NLT
His disciples came and asked him, “Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?” 11) He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not.12) To those
who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. 13) That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they do not really see. They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand. 14)This fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah that says, ‘When you hear what I say, you will not understand. When you see what I do, you will not comprehend. 15)  For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes—   so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.’ 16) “But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. 17) I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.

I want to share with you a vision I had during a church service.  The preacher was giving his sermon and I saw several large “Black birds” flying around the congregation.  In their beaks were the “word’s” being spoken by the preacher. This is exactly what happens to those with closed ears to God’s word.
This message is not about money it is about understanding the Word of God. Many today say this passage is speaking of money; nowhere does the Lord say He wants us to be rich in money!  That is man's message. 

2 Tim 2:15-26
Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. 16) Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. 17) This kind of talk spreads like cancer, as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus. 18) They have left the path of truth, claiming that the resurrection of the dead has already occurred; in this way, they have turned some people away from the faith. 19) But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,”and “
All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil.”  20) In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21) If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work. 22) Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. 23) Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. 24) A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. 25) Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. 26) Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.

It is vital we come to the Word with no preconceived ideas.  We need to be open to read various Bible versions. While the King James is my favorite, it is only a few hundred years old and has several inconsistencies.  It is wise to compare various translations as well as key words in the Hebrew and Greek dictionaries.  This will help you find the true meat of the Word. I exhort each of you to verify everything a Pastor or teacher including myself says with your Bibles. There are many preachers selling a false doctrine, which in truth is a false god, it is the “prosperity” doctrine. This love of money will send many a sincere person to hell. Matthew 24 is the prophetic outline of the Book of Revelation.  Matthews 24 coincides with the seven seals.  Here is the outline:

1. False prophets and false Christ’s  verse  5
2. Wars    verse 6-7
3. Famine  verse 7
4. Pestilence   verse 7
5. The Great Tribulation  verse 21-22
6. Cosmic disturbances and earth quakes  verse 29
7. Signs of His Coming and Appearance  verse 30

Verse 1
THEN I saw as the Lamb broke open one of the seven seals, and as if in a voice of thunder I heard one of the four living creatures call out, Come! 

Jesus is the Lamb and the only one able to open the seals. The seals are being opened which is the beginning of the Judgments of God. Here is a "key" word:  Thunder is always the voice of God. We will see the final judgment of God against the churches enemies and the final triumph of Jesus Christ. There will be Christian die at the hands of the anti-Christ, but we will not come suffer from the wrath of God. Before we get into the horses I want to share a passage I found to be really exciting.

Zech 6:1-7
Then I looked up again and saw four chariots coming from between two bronze mountains. 2) The first chariot was pulled by red horses, the second by black horses, 3) the third by white horses, and the fourth by powerful dappled-gray horses. 4) “And what are these, my lord?” I asked the angel who was talking with me. 5 The angel replied, “These are the four spirits of heaven who stand before the Lord of all the earth. They are going out to do his work. 6) The chariot with black horses is going north, the chariot with white horses is going west, and the chariot with dappled-gray horses is going south.” 7) The powerful horses were eager to set out to patrol the earth. And the Lord said, “Go and patrol the earth!” So they left at once on their patrol.

These are the horses of the Apocalypse, standing before the Lord ready to do His bidding covering the entire earth.

Verse 2
And I looked, and saw there a white horse whose rider carried a bow. And a crown was given him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer.  

This is the beginning of Sorrows. We will observe two camps, one being the followers of Jesus, then the camp of the opposition.  We will witness the wrath of God as it is discharged to His enemies. This white horse brings the spiritual warfare against the anti-Christ.  There are no arrows showing us this is not physical but spiritual. Many believe it is the actual anti-Christ but again I do not think it lines up with scripture.  The anti-Christ will appear later.  The warfare I am speaking about here is the one against all the false doctrines being sent around the globe.  This false doctrine is the love of money, which is the focus of most churches today.  To stay in line with the Word of God we must apply the full armor of God in Phil 6 and keep it on.  We must study the Bible in full, and then we will come to know the true character of God. If we will do this, we will not be deceived.  To say the Lord wants us to be rich is not even making sense, it does not line up with the Word.  We need to have a good Greek and Hebrew dictionary and several versions of Bible and study to find the truth and meat of the word..

Matt 24:1-8
As Jesus was leaving the Temple grounds, his disciples pointed out to him the various Temple buildings. 2) But he responded, “Do you see all these buildings? I tell you the truth, they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will be left on top of another!”  

The above destruction happened in AD 70

3) Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?” 4) Jesus told them, “
Don’t let anyone mislead you, 5)for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.They will deceive many. 6) And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. 7) Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8) But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

This is Jesus speaking in the first person.  When He says many "will come saying I am the Christ", this is referring to himself as being said He is the Christ the Messiah.  Jesus is warning us that many "leaders" will come proclaiming Jesus as Lord but in truth they will be false shepherds, false Christians, wolves in sheep’s clothing. While the spirit of anti-Christ has always been with us, the past few years have taken on a new fierceness not seen before, for example: It is against the law to have prayer in school.  It is against the law of the land to display any Christian item including the Ten Commandments in a public place.  Many Christians are suffering persecution for speaking of the Lord at work or in the public place. In many places, it is unlawful for a person to wear a cross or any other Christian jewelry. The theater and TV shows are full of blasphemous themes, as well as the computer being a well of filth.

Even our churches are adopting many of the “new age” (witchcraft) practices. Many Christians see nothing wrong with Harry Potter books, which are seeped in witchcraft.  I was shocked to see how many churches are also putting a “Labyrinth” into their churches. This is a path made in a round shape, which goes around, and around until you reach the center, then you walk your way out again following the same path as it unwinds around.  The churches say this will cause a person to find peace and a deeper walk in God.  This Labyrinth is pre-Christian, related to the “Medicine Wheel”.  It is compared to the one used by the Buddhist Monks.  This is a definite item used in the New Age Occult and should never be allowed in our lives or churches.
2 Cor 6:14-18 and 7:1, mystic practices have been finding their way in the Christian churches. You might take the time to search the web for this information.

2 Thes 2:1-12
Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. 2) Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them,
even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. 3) Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction. 4) He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God.   5) Don’t you remember that I told you about all this when I was with you? 6) And you know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time comes. 7) For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. 8) Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming. 9) This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. 10) He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11) So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. 12) Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.

We must be very careful not to be deceived. We have to take the Word in its entirety, not just a passage here and there to prove our belief.   This is the age of evil words and mockery as well as twisting the Word of God to feed our own egos.  We have to remember this spirit of "anti-Christ" is  false teachings to an untaught church.  This false teaching is the "harlot" spoken of in the book of Revelation.  There is a love of money like never seen before in the churches.  Many of our "Pastors" are teaching us to love "filthy lucre".

Hosea 4:4-7
“Don’t point your finger at someone else and try to pass the blame! My complaint,
you priests, is with you. 5) So you will stumble in broad daylight, and your false prophets will fall with you in the night.    And I will destroy Israel, your mother. 6)  My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children. 7) The more priests there are, the more they sin against me. They have exchanged the glory of God for the shame of idols.

The idols and new doctrine today is Prosperity. This is the primary anti-Christ in our land today.  This doctrine is destroying many a Christian as they refuse to study the word for themselves and see the false hood of this teaching.  What will happen when the Market crashes?  There will be mass suicides even in the churches.  The untaught are convinced the Lord wants them to be rich. Such nonsense, again if we study with the Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries we will clearly see the falsehood of this god.

Titus 1:10-16  KJV
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11) Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not,
for filthy lucre's sake. 12) One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13) This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14) Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15) Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.  16) They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Luke 16:13-15     KJV
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon. 14)And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. 15) And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Verse 3-4
When the Lamb broke the second seal, I heard the second living being say, “Come!”  4) And another horse came out, flaming red. And its rider was empowered to take the peace from the earth, so that men slaughtered one another; and he was given a huge sword.

The next horse and rider enter: the horseman with a Red Horse represents War.  This rider raises terrorism to a stronger degree then it is today; removing peace and prosperity from the land; replacing it with terror, slaughter and violence. In the Greek, this sword is exceedingly fearsome, as being a mega loud sword. It is possible this sword could be a bomb.

Joel 2:3-6
Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste— nothing escapes them. 4) They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry. 5) With a noise like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like a crackling fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army drawn up for battle. 6) At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale.

Matt 24:7-13   NIV
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8) All these are the beginning of birth pains. 9) "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10) At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11) and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12) Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13) but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Nations are rising up against each other as well as brother against brother; this will only increase as the time draws closer to the coming of the Lord.  Many are offended today in our own families and churches like never before.There is much anger and hatred loosed on the Earth today.

2 Tim 3:12-17
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13) while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14) But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15) and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17) so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
(Eph 6)

I hear so often that God is love and He wants us happy, therefore we can have sex, drink what ever we want to do and it is all right.  A dear friend of mine preaches, yes, I said preaches, that suffering in hell is only temporary then the soul will cease to exist, because God loves us.  I will say it again, read your Bible’s.  God is a loving God yet He is Holy God and demands holiness from His children. He knows we cannot walk completely sin free, yet we must try and repent when we slip up.

Verse 5
When the Lamb broke the third seal, I heard the third living being say, “Come!” I looked up and saw a black horse, and its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand.

This seal brings famine, mourning and woe.  The rider holds a pair of balances or scales, representing excessive prices.  War always brings famine.  As in the days of Joseph (Gen 41) we need to prepare for this famine.  It isn't a lack of faith to set food stuff aside, it's using wisdom to follow the Lord's warning in this Book.  We will see a scarcity of food over night. Then it will be too late.  We will also need flashlights and sanitary items, as well as any medication we can set aside. It would be a good idea to look on Google for a list of survivor supplies.

Verse 6
And I heard what seemed to be a voice from the midst of the four living creatures, saying, A quart of wheat for a denarius [a whole day's wages], and three quarts of barley for a denarius; but do not harm the oil and the wine!

Ps 37:18-19 &,25
Day by day the Lord takes care of the innocent, nd they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever.
19) They will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough. 25) Once I was young, and now I am old.   Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.

Many years ago, we had no money to buy anything not even food.  A little chicken in a pot of broth and pasta lasted a family of three one full week.  It never spoiled nor did the pot run dry, even though we ate our full each evening.  At the end of the week, we received a paycheck and the pot ran dry. Why do we doubt the Lord can still care for us? We have nothing to dread, He is a good Father. But again, our Father is warning us to set aside some provisions.

James 5:1-3
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. 2) Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3) Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.

I often wonder how the prosperity preachers answer this scripture. At this time there will be mass suicides, it will be a horrible time for those depending on the money they love.

Verse 7-8
When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living being say, “Come!” 8) I looked up and saw a horse whose color was pale green. Its rider was named Death, and his companion was the Grave. These two were given authority over one-fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword and famine and disease and wild animals.

The Greek meaning of death in this context is pestilence, and plague from the beasts of the Earth.  Fourteen million children in Africa, starve to death each year due to AIDS. There were five million new cases last year in Africa alone.  Again, in Africa, two out of every ten women suffered from AIDS leaving forty-two million children orphaned in the last seven years.  This is not even counting the cases of AIDS and other diseases caused by some kind of animal in other countries. The intensity of war, disease and violence will be so hard as to cause one fourth of the Earth’s population to die.

Verse 9
When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of all who had been martyred for the word of God and for being faithful in their testimony.

This fifth seal shows us the souls of the dear saints of God murdered for their faith.  These are from the beginning of time to the present.  Did you know there were 10 million Christians murdered by Hitler?  We only hear of the dear Jew’s murdered, but there were as many Christians murdered as Jews.  There are special rewards for those saints giving their lives for their testimony. Some believe the Tribulation begins at this point.  Since we have not seen the seventh trumpet I don't accept this belief as scriptural truth.

Verse 10-11
They shouted to the Lord and said, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?” 11) Then a white robe was given to each of them. And they were told to rest a little longer until the full number of their brothers and sisters—their fellow servants of Jesus who were to be martyred—had joined them.

This verse is speaking of the tribulation martyrs, which will include some of us.  I want to encourage each of us by relating a dream the Lord gave me.  There were three of us lined up against a wall to be burned a live. Of course, this would be terrifying. The young woman next to me looked at me with tears running down her face, when I told her to focus on the Lord and sing unto Him of His greatness. Never taking our minds off Him no matter what they did to us.  When they lite the fire we felt it and it was uncomfortable, but not horrible as we kept singing and glorifying the Lord. Then we died a peaceful death. What have we to fear? We may suffer for a few moments’ then eternal life and joy. It will be ok, it really will as long as study and learn who He is and allow ourselves to fall deeply in love with Him.

Verses 12
I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood.

This describes nuclear winter.  The moon becomes blood red color not actually blood.  An astroid as well as massive earthquakes and volcanoes will cause the to moon to turn to red.

Verse 13-14
Then the stars of the sky fell to the earth like green figs falling from a tree shaken by a strong wind. 14) The sky was rolled up like a scroll, and all of the mountains and islands were moved from their places.

arthquakes will cause every mountain and island to be moved.  Stars are astroids, and many are mentioned the Bible. Remember it's in the clouds that Jesus comes for us, so lets get excited when this begins to happen.

Isa 24:17-20
Terror and traps and snares will be your lot, you people of the earth. 18) Those who flee in terror will fall into a trap, and those who escape the trap will be caught in a snare. Destruction falls like rain from the heavens; the foundations of the earth shake. 19) The earth has broken up. It has utterly collapsed; it is violently shaken.   20)The earth staggers like a drunk. It trembles like a tent in a storm.
It falls and will not rise again, for the guilt of its rebellion is very heavy.

Joel 2:28-32;  Acts 2:17-21
"Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. 29) In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on servants—men and women alike. 30) And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth— blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31) The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and terrible day of the Lord arrives. 32) But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved, for some on Mount Zion in Jerusalem will escape, just as the Lord has said. These will be among the survivors whom the Lord has called.

Amos 5:18-20
What sorrow awaits you who say, “If only the day of the Lord were here!” You have no idea what you are wishing for. That day will bring darkness, not light. 19) In that day you will be like a man who runs from a lion— only to meet a bear.   Escaping from the bear, he leans his hand against a wall in his house—   and he’s bitten by a snake. 20) Yes, the day of the Lord will be dark and hopeless,   without a ray of joy or hope.

Day of the Lord will be dark, but when Jesus comes all will see Him for He is lighter/brighter then the sun.

Amos 8:8-13
The earth will tremble for your deeds, and everyone will mourn. The ground will rise like the Nile River at floodtime; it will heave up, then sink again.  9) “In that day,” says the Sovereign Lord, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth while it is still day. 10) I will turn your celebrations into times of mourning and your singing into weeping. You will wear funeral clothes and shave your heads to show your sorrow—   as if your only son had died.   How very bitter that day will be! 11) “The time is surely coming,” says the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine on the land—
not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the words of the Lord. 12) People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from border to border searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it. 13) Beautiful girls and strong young men will grow faint in that day, thirsting for the Lord’s word.

I hate to say this but we are now in a famine for the true Word of God being preached.

Isa 13:4-13
Hear the noise on the mountains! Listen, as the vast armies march! It is the noise and shouting of many nations.   The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has called this army together. 5) They come from distant countries, from beyond the farthest horizons.   They are the Lord’s weapons to carry out his anger.       With them he will destroy the whole land.   6) Scream in terror, for the day of the Lord has arrived—      the time for the Almighty to destroy.   7) Every arm is paralyzed with fear. Every heart melts,   8) and people are terrified. Pangs of anguish grip them, like those of a woman in labor. They look helplessly at one another, their faces aflame with fear.

9) For see, the day of the Lord is coming— the terrible day of his fury and fierce anger. The land will be made desolate, and all the sinners destroyed with it. 10) The heavens will be black above them;   the stars will give no light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will provide no light. 11) “I, the Lord, will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their sin. I will crush the arrogance of the proud and humble the pride of the mighty. 12) I will make people scarcer than gold—   more rare than the fine gold of Ophir. 13) For I will shake the heavens.   The earth will move from its place when the Lord of Heaven’s Armies displays his wrath in the day of his fierce anger.”

The planet will go through tremendous upheaval. The plates will all be moved.

Isa 34:1-4
Come here and listen, O nations of the earth. Let the world and everything in it hear my words.   2) For the Lord is enraged against the nations. His fury is against all their armies. He will completely destroy them, dooming them to slaughter. 3) Their dead will be left unburied,  and the stench of rotting bodies will fill the land.   The mountains will flow with their blood. 4) The heavens above will melt away  and disappear like a rolled-up scroll.   The stars will fall from the sky like withered leaves from a grapevine,
or shriveled figs from a fig tree.

Asteroids will hit the earth, as well as many volcanoes will erupt.   Is 50:2-3; Joel 3:13-14,  Ez 32:7,
There will be a nuclear winter due to the volcanoe's and  meteor showers.

Matt 24:29-31
“Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 30) And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31) And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world —from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven.

This is speaking of the rapture of the church.  There must be a trumpet sound, as well as the sky must be darkened.  We will be gathered from all over the earth.

Verse 15-16
Then everyone—the kings of the earth, the rulers, the generals, the wealthy, the powerful, and every slave and free person—all hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16) And they cried to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.

The sixth seal brings the wrath of God. The Earth is in revolt, upheaval, and convulsing. The sun is darkened, stars are falling and the heavens are rolled up.

Verse 17
For the great day of His wrath (vengeance, retribution, indignation) has come, and who is able to stand before it?

No one can endure God’s wrath.


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