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|NASB||Revelation 5:1 I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals.|
|Revelation 5:1 I saw in the right hand of Him who was seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, closed and sealed with seven seals. [Is 29:11; Ezek 2:9, 10; Dan 12:4]|
|Bible Question: What does each Seal represent?|
Bible Answer: Scripture....................................
See my response to Peggy for an overview of the Seals! But I will try to break down the seals below.
If in fact, the seals are general jugdements leading up to Daniel's 70th week, they would correspond nicely to Jesus' comments in Mt. 24 about the events leading up to the end times. In fact, they are almost identical.
The first seal (Rev. 6:1-2) refers to conquest. Jesus said in Mt. 24:7 that nation would rise up against nation in the time prior to the end times.
The second seal (Rev. 6:3-4) refers to war. Jesus said in Mt. 24:6 that there would be wars and rumors of war leading up to the end times.
The third seal (Rev. 6:5-6) refers to famine. Jesus said in Mt. 24:7 that there would be famines leading up to the end times.
The fourth seal (Rev. 6:7-8) refers to death by plague, famine, and beasts. Again, this sounds like Jesus' words in Mt. 24:7.
The fifth seal (Rev. 6:9-11) refers to persecution of Christians. Jesus said in Mt. 24:9 that Christians would be persecuted and put to death.
The sixth seal (Rev. 6:12-17) refers to earthquakes and natural disasters. Jesus said in Mt. 24:7 that there would be earthquakes leading up to the end times.
The seventh seal (Rev. 8:1-2) refers to the beginning of the seven trumpets.
The pattern seems to be that the 7 seals refer to general judgement leading up to the end times. The 7 trumpets seem to refer to more intense judgements during the first half of Daniel's 70th week. And, the 7 bowls seem to refer to the full expression of God's wrath during the last half of Daniel's 70th week.
I hope this helps!
Your Brother in Christ,
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