Discussing Revelation 6 and the Sixth Seal
Many people have made money from false interpretations of Bible prophecy by manipulating fragments of the sixth seal prophecy, and applying it out of chronology and context. If you read the Bible, you can see beyond the manipulation of scripture, and know that it will be VERY apparent when He has returned. After seals one thru five which we discussed in prior posts, Revelation 6:12-17, the sixth seal, tells of very obvious signs. It says:
“When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and there came a great earthquake; the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree drops its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll rolling itself up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth and the magnates and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one seated 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?”
Contrary to what many people are saying, before Yeshua comes, we will not simply be taken up into the sky with no notice. It is something nice to pray for, but not biblically supported. Contrary to what many people are saying, an eclipse of the moon is not a required sign of end times Bible prophecy, rather, the moon must turn blood red. A blood red moon may not be an eclipse. An eclipse may not be a blood red moon like this last one in September 2015 was not blood red.
Before I became obsessed with Bible prophecy, I was deceived many times about the end times. I can remember many people storing for Y2K when I was school age. Many people around me stored food because churches were saying to their members that year 2000 would be the end of the world. In my adulthood, I have found many instances where I have to test end time theories to ensure that I am not missing something, but the prophets are very clear, Yeshua’s return will be marked with VERY obvious signs. We can be prepared for tribulation, we can be prepared for satanic attack when we’re obedient to Yahweh’s word, and we can be prepared by understanding the times, but let’s not be deceived: the seals are signs for us that precede the catastrophic groaning of the Earth.
- A Great Earthquake
There have been earthquakes in varying places throughout history, but being that this is a sign for all of Earth’s inhabitants; this may be the first global earthquake. We do not know the severity of this Earthquake, but consistent with the remainder of the sixth seal signs, this will be very noticeable. Yeshua said:
“For peoples will fight each other, nations will fight each other, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various parts of the world” (Matthew 24:7)
The earthquakes can be human-induced. Recently, a phenomenon known as fracking where oil companies shoot in excess of 600 hazardous chemicals (including known carcinogens) at intense speeds to fracture shale rocks, and release natural gases. Fracking is done internationally, and has been known to have huge counter effects on residents who live near fracking sites. This procedure has been connected to chemical seepage into waterlines, and because of the fracturing of Earth’s plates, fracking has been connected to earthquakes. If the oil companies expand their procedures (which is highly forecasted), and continue to bribe world governments, this disruption alongside others of its type (underground chemical waste disposal, nuclear warfare, underground nuclear tests, or other dabbling with the Earth’s plate formations) could induce frequent worldwide earthquakes. Since the removal of the seals reveals and relinquishes the power that Satan has given to world governments, this very likely could mean that human-induced earthquakes go crazy-out-of-control. The enemy is busy raising his minions!
- The sun will become black as sackcloth
It is good to look back at previously fulfilled prophecy to see the miraculous ways Yahweh worked before. For example, in the Exodus, darkness descended over Egypt. The darkness was so thick that Egyptians could not walk around. The darkness impeded the Egyptian economy because no one was able to work around the impact of the darkness. God’s favor was shown to the obedient Israelites in Exodus, and Isaiah prophecies that He will distinguish His covenant keepers in the end times; it will be a greater exodus. Exodus 10:21 says, “Adonai said to Moshe, “Reach out your hand toward the sky, and there will be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness so thick it can be felt!”
- The full moon will become like blood
Eclipses can be used to turn the moon red, but they are not the only way the sun can become like blood. We run into trouble when we attempt to speculate “how” God will fulfill Bible prophecy too much, and remained too confined in a perspective that we become self-deceived away from the truth. The Bible says the full moon will become like blood. Let us not be too focused on “how” God will fulfill this prophecy, but rather be watchful for when He fulfills this prophecy.
- The stars will fall from the sky
The Bible sometimes calls angels stars later in the book of Revelation, so it could be that angels are descending at this time. The falling stars of Revelation 6 could also be what we call today comets, meteors, or asteroids. Some have proposed that the stars falling could be nuclear warfare. I don’t personally believe that nuclear warfare fits the scope of influence described in Revelation 6 or Matthew 24, but I mention this, so you can test those theories for yourself. We know that stars will fall from the sky; there are many possible ways this phenomenon could occur; Heaven and Earth could be used or man and technology could be used. Let’s see how this sign is fulfilled!
- The sky vanishes like a scroll
Like the sixth seal prophesied by John, Isaiah 34:1-3 also prophesied the sky vanishing like a scroll when Yeshua returns to judge the nations. It says:
Draw near, O nations, to hear;
O peoples, give heed!
Let the earth hear, and all that fills it;
the world, and all that comes from it.
For the Lord is enraged against all the nations,
and furious against all their hordes;
he has doomed them, has given them over for slaughter.
Their slain shall be cast out,
and the stench of their corpses shall rise;
the mountains shall flow with their blood.
All the host of heaven shall rot away,
and the skies roll up like a scroll.
All their host shall wither
like a leaf withering on a vine,
or fruit withering on a fig tree.
This picture is mind-boggling, but I believe the Bible as it is written. I do not suspect “how” this will happen. Many theories exist to suppose “how” the sky could roll up like a scroll, or how the illusion of the sky rolling up could manifest. However, Yahweh is a miraculous God. He set the sky in place during the creation. Genesis 1:6-8 says:
“And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.”
Yahweh placed the firmament in the sky, and during the sixth seal He will remove it. This will cause a drastic change of temperature and humidity. This could make the winds and rays of the sun painful or nearly unbearable. The absence of the sky would effect our gravity, and no one knows exactly how life can be sustained when the sky is rolled away outside of the protection of Yahweh. Those that abandon the covenant of Yahweh will have to concern themselves with life after the sky is rolled away because in the seventh seal we will see the regathering of covenant keepers to the wilderness (a place of God’s protection), judgement for non-covenant keepers (trumpets and bowls), the rolling up of the old earth and old heaven, and the descending of a New Jerusalem. Ezekiel 20:33-38 prophesies the greater Exodus saying:
“As I live, saith the Lord God, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you: And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord God. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.”
Yahweh will care for us. We will experience tribulation, but not His wrath; they are two different things. Without the atmosphere (or sky), we lose a layer of climatic protection from the forces outside of the Earth. The sixth seal will not be something you or I could miss. Everyone will notice the sky rolling up like a scroll: pagan and covenant-keeper alike.
- Every mountain and island is moved from its place
- The kings of the earth hide in caves
Potentially, a global earthquake, meteors or asteroids will be falling from the sky, the sun will be black, the moon will be blood red, the sky will roll up like a scroll, and you have been disobedient to Yahweh and misleading His children?!!! Can you imagine the fear that would be in a leader who spoke against Yeshua? The sixth seal will be a time of mourning for all those who have made the wrong decision. The New World Order leaders and those in compliance with the beast system will run to caves to hide, they will want the mountains to fall on them.
When all of these events happen, let’s make sure we can participate in the blessing of all of this. The sixth seal will be a hopeful time for the bride of Yeshua, but simultaneously a grievous day for the disobedient. There is no lukewarm!
- Open your Bible today
- Read the covenant of Yahweh beginning with His ten commandments
- Commit to the marriage covenant: applying the ten commandments and reading thru Yahweh’s instructions applying each one that applies to you (avoiding the ones that are not for your gender or not for use outside of the temple in Jerusalem temple)
- Repent for lawlessness
- Begin applying the instructions of God to your life today.