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The Bible says in Revelation 4:1-2: “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Wrath of the Lamb” (Part 4) from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
The opening of the seven seals initiates the messianic judgments that comprise the whole of Revelation 6-11 and 14-19. Beasley-Murray observes, “The conviction that judgments must fall prior to the coming of the kingdom of God is rooted in the teaching of the Old Testament prophets concerning the day of the Lord.” These judgments also parallel the pattern predicted by Christ in Matthew 24-25 and Mark 13.
John omits Mark’s reference to the fall of Jerusalem since it has already occurred. Instead, John draws on the symbolism of the four horsemen of Zechariah 1:8. and 6:1. The Old Testament prophet foretold of red, black, white, and bay (or “grisled”) horses that represented the four spirits (“winds”) of the heavens. In John’s vision, the four horsemen of the Apocalypse represent various disasters that are forthcoming.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — Stand Firm (Part 11)” by Ray C. Stedman