Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Mankind Hides From God

"Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, 'Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits 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?' " (Revelation 6:15-17 - New American Standard)

The terrible events of the seals, especially the earthquake, will leave mankind in fear and terror. People will think that the end of the world has come. They will think that God is going to destroy the world. They will fear God's wrath, but these events are not God's wrath. His wrath will be much worse than the events of the seals.

The events that occur under the opening of the seals are either caused by man or nature. God's wrath is yet to come.

The fifth and sixth seals present quite a contrast. Man goes about killing those who are God's children. Then he cries out in fear of God when a great earthquake occurs. Man thinks that he can defy God. Yet he has no power over natural events, yet alone over true acts of God.

Those of us who are Christian should learn to trust and depend fully upon the Lord. We can then face human cruelty and threats or natural disasters with hope, faith and trust in the sovereign and good will of God.


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