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                                                           The Seven Seals

Jesus, the Lamb of God opened the seven seals to those who have the Holy Spirit by explaining their meaning in Matthew 24.

And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven
seals.
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to
open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it
had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every
one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying,
Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy
blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and
we shall reign on the earth.
    
Revelation 5.1-10

The Four Horsemen

These are the signs of the end of the age (Matthew 24.3):

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come
and see.  Revelation 6.1

1st Seal -

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering,
and to conquer.   Revelation 6.2

And Jesus said:

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Matthew 24.4-5

[The first seal is the spiritual confusion and deception that is every where you look – a counterfeit gospel masquerading as the truth,
there are many preachers who say that Jesus is the Christ and deceive the people into paganism (Sunday, Xmas, Easter) and a long
list of false teachings.]

2nd Seal –

And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that
they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.  Rev.6.4

And Jesus said:

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not
yet.  Matt.24.6

3rd Seal -

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat
on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and
see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. Rev. 6.5-6

And Jesus said -

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in
divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.   Matthew 24.7-8

4th Seal -

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto
them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Rev. 6.7-8

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in
divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.   Matthew 24.7-8

[These plagues have been going since the founding of the Church and are escalating. They are "The beginning of sorrows".] [We are
on the brink of the 5th Seal now.]

5th Seal -

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the
testimony which they held:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell
on the earth?
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their
fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.  
Rev. 6.9-11

And Jesus said -

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.  Matthew
24.9-14

[this is the "tribulation" or "the time of Jacob's Trouble" (Jeremiah 30) when the LORD allows the Beast (guided by the Harlot) to destroy
the Lost Tribes of Israel and the gentiles who have been grafted in
(whoever they may be? *see below ).

The “Tribulation” is Satan’s wrath against the Lost Tribes of Israel (Genesis 48.16) and the few people who he has been unable to
deceive into believing “the lie” (2 Thessalonians 2.7-11), that is those who have held fast to God’s Commandments.]

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into
the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his
Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down
unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished
for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God,
and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.         
Revelation 12.9-17

6th seal -

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? Rev 6:12-17

And Jesus said:

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall
from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.  Matthew 24.29

[This is the start of the last 3 1/2 years - The Day of the LORD - when the punishment comes on to the gentiles and the Beast betrays
the "The State of Israel" – Judah, and sets up the abomination of desolation (Daniel 9.25-27) and starts with the trumpet plagues and
ends with the bowl judgments are poured out upon the Earth in Rev. 16.]

Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:
And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be
amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners
thereof out of it.
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the
moon shall not cause her light to shine.
And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will
lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.  Isaiah 13.6-11

The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there
bitterly.
That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day
of clouds and thick darkness,
A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall
be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.  Zephaniah 1.14-17

Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;
Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of
the Lord's anger come upon you.
Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall
be hid in the day of the Lord's anger.  Zephaniah 2.1-3

The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Howl ye, Woe worth the day!
For the day is near, even the day of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.  Ezekiel 30.1-3

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and
half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.  Zechariah 14.1-3

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they
shall not escape.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.   1 Thessalonians 5.1-4

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat?   2 Peter 3.10-12

The Seventh Seal -

When the 7th seal is opened there is a brief interlude when the 144,000 of all the Tribes of Israel (except Dan) are sealed.

And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind
should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.  Revelation 7.1

The “winds” are restrained from blowing the “The Trumpet Plagues”.

And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. Revelation 8.1+2

The 144,000 who are sealed are of all the Tribes of Israel (except Dan, Joseph receives a double portion since he received the
birthright blessings in Genesis 48.17-20) – they are the same 144,000 written about in Revelation 14.1-5. They are called virgins
because they have not had any dealings with the Harlot and her daughters. They never participated in the pagan holy days (Sunday,
Xmas,Easter, ect.) - thereby receiving the mark of the Beast and they refused to accept it's number (the veri chips). They never
believed or practiced the lies of the Harlot (Revelation 14.5).

They are protected from the trumpet plagues by the LORD.

Then the “Trumpet Plagues” begin:

The First Trumpet plague is:

The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of
trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.  Revelation 8.7

The Second Trumpet is:

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea
became blood;
And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.   Revelation
8.8+9

The Third Trumpet is:

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the
rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters,
because they were made bitter.  Revelation 8.10+11

The Fourth Trumpet is:

And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars;
so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the
earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
Revelation 8.12+13

The last three trumpets are the “Woes”.

The Fifth Trumpet is the first “Woe”:

1.  And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2.  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air
were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3.  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4.  And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only
those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5.  And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the
torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6.  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7.  And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and
their faces were as the faces of men.
8.  And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9.  And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses
running to battle.
10.  And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11.  And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the
Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12.  One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.   
Revelation 9.1-12

The Sixth Trumpet is the Second “Woe”:

And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of
men.
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the
heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not
worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.   Revelation 9.13-21

The death and resurrection of the two witnesses (Revelation 11.11-14) is the end of the “second woe” and brings on the “third woe”.

The Last (seventh) Trumpet is the Third “Woe”

The third “woe” is the bowl judgments (Revelation 16) which are plagues on the people who have accepted the Mark of the Beast and
worshipped it’s image. These plagues are straight from the LORD and are the culmination of His wrath (Rev. 16.1; 16.9).

Bowl #1

Painful sores on those who have the mark of the beast and have worshiped it’s image. Rev. 16.2

Bowl #2

The sea turns to blood and all sea life dies. Rev. 16.3

Bowl #3

The fresh waters turn to blood.  Rev.16.4-7

Bowl #4

People are scorched by the Sun.  Rev. 16.8+9

Bowl #5

Darkness on the Earth.  Rev. 16.10+11

Bowl #6

The Euphrates River is dried up clearing a way for the armies of the King of the East to march to the west. And the three “frogs” go out
from Satan, the Beast, and the False Prophet to gather all the armies to Armageddon.       
Rev. 16.12-16

Bowl #7

IT IS DONE!  Rev. 16.17-21

The seventh bowl is the utter destruction of the armies of the King of the North, the King of the South, and the King of the East. It is the
end of the plagues, the return of Jesus, and is accompanied by a great earthquake and huge hail stones:

And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne,
saying, It is done.
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the
earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God,
to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the
plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.   Revelation 16.17-21

Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall
cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall
remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. Zechariah 14.3+4

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms
of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.  Revelation 11.15

And Jesus said:

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son
of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end
of heaven to the other.  Matt 24.30-31

This is when first resurrection takes place (Revelation 20.4-6) - this is when the catching up occurs (1 Corinthians 15.52; 1
Thessalonians 4.16) - this is when the LORD takes over the Throne of Israel and goes to Jerusalem. And the Satan, the Beast, and the
False Prophet are apprehended (Rev. 19.20; 20.1-3).

* For more info on the “Lost Tribes of Israel” and how the U.S., Great Britain, and Europe fit into end time prophecies please go to:

http://www.garnertedarmstrong.ws/europe.htm

By Jim Wright
Contact me:    jim@lumberguy.net