The seven seals of Revelation chapters five and six give us the specialized knowledge and wisdom we must have sealed into our foreheads (i.e., our minds) in order to successfully navigate our way through the time of Satan’s great deception, when he comes to this earth in his role as the spurious messiah — the false Christ — and begins to rule over the world from Jerusalem. But few Christians truly understand the knowledge hidden within the seven seals. The following in-depth Bible study constitutes a fresh look at that knowledge, seal-by-seal, including some new insights into the seventh and final seal, which might surprise you…
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I am thrilled to see that you finally see that the silence in heaven is NOT mid tribulation as being taught.
I posed this view awhile back which you denounced.
One truth leads to others which you have plenty to share.
Good to hear from you.
You state, regarding the one-half hour silence in heaven, that you’re happy I’m now teaching it as being “NOT mid-tribulation.” I’m happy about that too, for reasons I’ll explain in just a moment.
But you also state that you had posted this view awhile back, somewhere, and that I “denounced” it.
I don’t remember denouncing any of your views. I might disagree with people, from time to time. Maybe even strongly. And I might be wrong from time to time. No one’s perfect, but Jesus.
But if I “denounced” you, or something you said, I think I’d remember it. “Denounced” is a pretty strong term. I think I’ve only “denounced” the teachings of two other bona-fide Christians in all of my life, one for teaching that Pastor M. was the antichrist, and the other for putting words that didn’t exist into Pastor’s mouth, and then doubling-down on it even when Pastor himself refuted the gentleman’s claims on national TV.
You did write me back in July 2018, asking about a fad teaching going around that the deadly wound takes place at pouring out of the fifth vial. I agreed with you that this fad teaching was incorrect. But that’s the only communication I can find between you and me.
As for my take on the half-hour of silence in heaven, in the new study on the Seven Seals of Revelation, I’ll have to admit that previously I did not hold my current view. I previously agreed with the standard S.C. teaching that the half-hour of silence in heaven is an event which takes place when Satan is cast out of heaven halfway through the hour of temptation.
But while writing this new study, which is actually a revision of an older study I had written many, many years ago, I took great pains to double-check the facts, in the Bible, and in the process of double-checking my understanding of each seal, I found that the popular teaching that the half-hour of silence takes place halfway through the hour of temptation, is incorrect, Biblically.
In fact, as I worked on revising that study over the course of this past year, I continually had a nagging impression that something was wrong, leading me to do more in-depth Bible research. Indeed, several times I went to post the revised study, and several times Father resisted my attempts to post it, as if something was incorrect. And there was. So I thank Father for resisting my efforts to post the study prematurely, before it was complete and correct.
I now find it glaringly obvious that the half-hour of silence in heaven cannot possibly take place halfway through the hour of temptation, or even the first half-hour of the hour of temptation, because during the seals Satan has not yet even been cast out of heaven.
After all, the seven trumpets have yet to sound at the seventh seal. And Satan isn’t cast out of heaven until the fifth of sixth trumpet, depending upon one’s take on it. It’s very clear in those verses (Rev. 8:1-5) that the trumpets have yet to blow at the seventh seal. So the events described in the seventh seal could not possibly take place anytime at all during Satan’s hour of temptation, which is when he’s here on this earth.
At any rate, I’m glad to hear someone else sees that fact, as well. And if you previously posted about this topic somewhere else, then I suppose you should pat yourself on the back for planting a seed that later germinated.
I’ve been studying God’s Word, and teaching, for 30 years now. But I’ve never put myself up to be some big shot preacher/teacher. I’m just one of God’s slow kids, but who loves His Word, and loves to share what I learn in it, as I study. And He blesses me for my efforts in studying and teaching it, and I’m grateful, because part of those blessings include correction, via the Holy Spirit, when I’m mistaken.
No human teacher is perfect. We’re all fallible. Which is why Pastor M. always stated “Don’t believe this man, or any man. Check it out for yourself in God’s Word.” Too many SC students hear him say that over and over, thousands of times, in hundreds of studies, yet never check him out as he directs.
So if you previously saw that the half-hour of silence in heaven has nothing to do with Satan being cast out of heaven to this earth, or his hour of temptation, but instead, happens beforehand, then kudos to you. And kudos for sharing your view with others. It’s sometimes not easy to go against the grain, so to speak, especially when it conflicts with what some of the better teachers are saying.
St. Paul gently corrected St. Peter when he was wrong (Galations 2:11). So correction is always appreciated, when it’s properly given, with due humility, and minus the arrogance that always denotes the Holy Spirit is not involved.
As the Scripture states, “Iron sharpens iron,” meaning, essentially, a good, Bible-based debate on a subject can sharpen the minds of ALL Bible students participating in the debate, because it makes you return to the Scriptures and think things through, rather than simply regurgitate what some “respected elder” said without checking it out first. We’re all guilty of doing that, from time-to-time. But as we mature in His Word, we should be less and less guilty of it.
Regards in Christ,
Thank you for your kind words.
Denounce probably wasn’t a good choice of words. I should have used disagreed. I apologize for my bad choice. I truly enjoy your studies. You have been at this a lot longer than I have.
The sad part of today is many will not listen to other views. To me this is how we learn and move forward. We are all a part of the body, and need each other by design, for strength and endurance. The word is so deep that one little truth can be overlooked and missed which is a building block to other truths.
I believe that part of the end time famine, as well as being falsehood, is believers shut down due to ridicule and slander from other believers due to seeing things a little differently. They get ostracized.
As you have said, we need to check out everything and everyone, no one has it all figured out. If we don’t, we become sheep and just follow.
Thanks for your hard work bringing clarity to God’s most precious Word, blessings to you.
You’re welcome, John. Thanks for your kind words. And all praise to our heavenly Father for His precious Word.
Hi Steve. I’ve been enjoying the written studies you share with those of us that understand the importance of studying God’s word; especially at this point in time. I’m in this study “The Seven Seals of Revelation” and am at the 5th seal. I’m at the part where you are talking about satan overstepping his bounds and having the two witnesses killed. In part of your commentary you say there’s “one more martyred saint being possible and you cite Revelation 2:14. Would you please expand on this? In my King James Bible in Revelation 2:14 the passage is Christ saying: “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols and to commit fornication.” Am I missing something? Also, thank you for the great Bible studies.
Larry, thanks for pointing that out. I must have “fat fingered” the keyboard keys. I meant to type Revelation 2:13 (not Revelation 2:14) in reference to God’s faithful martyr Antipas.
I’ve just discovered your site and truly appreciate your wonderfully thorough explanations. I’m starting to see what you are describe in all of your Bible studies in the real world and wanted to ask about something regarding the word ‘bow’ (Greek: toxon).
Regarding this specific Bible study, do you think that the ‘bow’ that satan is wearing during the first seal could be a rainbow flag?
In your study, on page 9 you write:
“We know from Revelation 4:3 that there’s a bright emerald rainbow around Christ’s throne, which is symbolic of eternal life. But this bow held by the single-crowned rider on the white horse is just simple fabric – a cheap imitation of the real thing.”
I’ve often considered the irony of the rainbow flags being flown in honor of homosexual pride, the rainbow being a symbol of God’s promise to Noah; as well as a symbol of ‘eternal life’ according to your deep understanding of symbolism.
So it would make sense for satan, in his role as deceiver of nations, to appeal to a ‘one world, one love, one religion’ by using a ‘cheap imitation of the real thing’; i.e. a ‘fake’ rainbow flag.
The presence of these flags has become ubiquitous all of a sudden and with the papist Roman Church embracing not only the homosexual community, but also all of the world’s religions, it seems an appropriate ‘cheap imitation of the real thing’ for satan to use to unite the world’s religions under one banner.
I just read Nostra aetate today, having discovered it in Michael Hoffman’s book “The Occult Renaissance Church of Rome” and I was quite shocked at the moral equivalency between religions laid out in it. This seems completely antithetical to Christ’s teachings and unnatural for Christianity in general.
Anyways, I thought I’d ask for your professional opinion of the symbolism of the ‘pride’ rainbow flag and the correlation to the ‘bow’ satan will be wearing upon his arrival as the Antichrist.
Thank you for your wonderful work, you’re responsible for the ‘sealing’ of my forehead with these studies and I will treasure them as long as I live.
Kirk, we won’t know until we see it. But it would not surprise me a bit. Good discernment.
To Christians, a rainbow flag would be symbolic of God’s promise to never flood the earth again. To the perverts, it would symbolize the idea that “God” (i.e., antichrist) is approving of their perversions and wants them in the fold, so to speak. So, potentially, a banner like that could help capture both of those groups and drag them over into the antichrist’s camp.
I’d also like to point out that the “pale horse” the antichrist arrives on (Rev. 6:8) is actually green in color. Look up the word “pale” in that verse (Strong’s G-5515). It means “greenish.” So with that horse being green in color, I’d say it represents the environmental movement, i.e., the greenies, who are always telling us the world is about to come to a screeching halt unless we take radical action to “save the planet.”
Isn’t it interesting that the transgender-affixed LGBTQ+++ crowd and the greenie environmentalist crowd are the two crowds making the biggest splashes on this earth right now. And since the people pushing COVID are actually from the technocracy movement (which seeks to pare down earth’s population by hundreds of millions of people in order to “save the environment”), then just about everything major happening today has to do with either the “rainbow” movement or the “greenie” movement.
So, if you’re right, with the fake “rainbow flag” antichrist would rake the homos and transgenders into his camp, elevating them to new heights, and with the green horse he ropes in the environmentalist/liberals. At least, that’s what the symbologies would seem to indicate. We’ll know for sure when he gets here.