Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Book of Revelation Series: Section 2: The Scroll with Seven Seals - Past...
The Seals, which we find in The Book of Revelation 5:1-8:6 , we believe, based on the events resulting from the breaking of the sixth, Revelation 6:12 , are a summary of ALL the Divine judgments which will usher in the Day of the LORD: including the whole of The Tribulation, and leading up to the End...the last seven years, and The Great Day of His Wrath. Therefore, they cover the whole period in broad outline.
Now this is very important. There is every reason to believe that the Day of the LORD will be a prolonged period. It must not be limited or confined to seven years, as everyone thinks. The time between the coming forth of the LORD to Snatch-up (Harpazo), and meet His BODY IN THE AIR, and His coming unto the Earth WITH His BODY, in power and great glory, we believe, could very well correspond to the thirty three years between His coming forth at Bethlehem, as we read in Micah 5:2 , and His coming unto Jerusalem as we read in Zechariah 9:9 . All the events between Micah 5:2 and Zechariah 9:9 we speak of as constituting His First Coming. In like manner, all the events described in The Book of Revelation, which take place between His coming FOR and His coming WITH His BODY, we also can speak of as His Second Coming or The Day of the LORD.