The last two seals will bring great distress to the whole world. The full implications of what happens are intertwined with other passages in the Book of Revelation. Let’s continue looking at the seals the Lamb of God will break.
And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of Heaven fell to the Earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. (Revelation 6:12-13 AKJV)
What could cause the sun to become black and the moon to be red? Sackcloth of goat’s hair was used in mourning and usually connected to a time when judgement had occurred. Since we can still see a red moon, this cannot be a sun that is entirely blocked. Perhaps it refers to an eclipse of the sun. Before we address the red moon, let’s talk about the stars. The “stars of Heaven” which fell may cause this. To understand why, we need to look at more scriptures.
The Greek word aster is translated “stars.” It is the same word used earlier in the same manuscript where it is defined for us:
Stars of Heaven falling to Earth can now be clearly seen as angels being kicked out of Heaven. We know when this event will happen from prior studies.
And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in Heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the Earth, and his angels were cast out with him… (Revelation 12:7-9 AKJV)
And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the Earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, (three and a half years) from the face of the serpent. (Revelation 12:13-14 AKJV)
Within these two verses, we can see that this seal will be broken at the midpoint in Daniel’s week when Satan and his minions will be kicked out of Heaven. How does this affect the moon and what does that mean? To understand this, you will need to know about principalities.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12 AKJV)
Satan is not omnipresent. He has to organize his army to enforce his will and receive information. This shows the levels of the organization:
- Principalities: rule over nations (Daniel 10:13)
- Powers: rule over states or provinces
- Rulers of the darkness: over cities, enforcing rules and regulations
- Spiritual wickedness in high places: demons operating in the spirit realm
The bigger the country, the bigger the principality - literally. There was a testimony given in 2011 when the tsunami hit Japan which shows what happens when an evil principality is kicked out.
The Korean churches had been praying for God’s salvation for Japan for many years. The year 2010 saw the beginning of a project to plant 10 churches in 10 years. Because of this, God appointed a good principality for a time of mercy.
A vision of two bright white angels wrestling a dark angel and casting it to the earth was seen. This dark angel hit the ground where the epicenter of the earthquake was which created the tsunami.
From what I have learned about angels, it seems the more powerful ones are quite big. The greater the population, the bigger the principality. When Satan and his minions are cast to the Earth, this would explain what happens as we continue reading:
And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. (Revelation 6:14 AKJV)
If every mountain and island are moving, then this is a serious earthquake. Every evil host being removed over geographical locations explains why every mountain and every island is shaken. The earth moving to this degree may very well set off many volcanoes in the Ring of Fire which contains approximately 850–1,000 volcanoes around a tectonic plate in the Pacific Ocean.
Scientists have recently discovered that ash and smoke from wildfires will cause the moon to look very red. The “moon became as blood” refers to much more than a local phenomenon such as a “blood moon.” This is seen worldwide. The ash and smoke from the volcanoes would account for the red moon. This worldwide event will affect all nations. The next verse shows the reactions of mankind:
And the kings of the Earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Revelation 6:15-17 AKJV)
The earth and the hearts of men will be shaken as the sixth seal is broken and they will run for safety instead of running to God. At this point, all Christians should know that Daniel’s Week has begun, the seals are broken, because the scripture states that “the day of His wrath has come.”
The two witnesses die at this point: they had been prophesying and giving testimony against the world. This may be why the world realizes God’s wrath is on the way!
Many church leaders believe the seven-year agreement will be signed by the end of 2023. You will want to consider the effects of this seal and begin to prepare. The first step is to ask the Lord about your country, how this seal will impact your nation. It will do no good to stockpile food and water if an earthquake destroys your home. If you are not able to hear clearly from the Lord yet, the classes in the Courts of Heaven Academy will help.
I live in the USA and recently, the Holy Spirit opened up my eyes in a time of prayer. A vision in the heavens revealed that an evil principality has been appointed over America. This means when the sixth seal breaks, we are due to have a huge earthquake. Where will this hit?
There will be two “American Ellipses” occurring seven years apart over North America. Seven is God’s number of perfection in the physical. These two events point out God’s perfect will for this nation. They conveniently create an X to mark the spot where the evil principality will land.
The Madrid fault line runs under the Mississippi River on the border between Illinois and Saint Louis. When this fault is affected, we will have a new continental divide as the water from the largest river in this country is drained. This will affect food production as well as distribution because Saint Louis is known as the Ag (agricultural) Coast of America with the second largest inland port in the USA.
The Lord may reveal a connection between the location of the 2011 tsunami and why the principality will land in Carbondale, Illinois. At this time there are still some missing pieces to that puzzle, although the answer could be as simple as the location being in the middle of America’s Bible Belt.
Other areas may be affected as “powers” are overthrown that rule over large population centers. These impacts won’t be as great, but may set off fault lines and volcanoes located nearby. Those located near a tectonic plate may have more effects from these impacts. A few major US cities to consider are:
- Los Angeles - the San Andreas Fault
- Portland - Several volcano possibilities
- Seattle - Several volcano possibilities
New York may also be affected, but since they are not located next to a tectonic plate, it may not be as severe. You will need to look at your country and the fault lines close to major metropolitan areas, national capitals, or located on the coast. The real question is:
Will this calamity be enough to convince the world to go to a paperless money system or join the World Economic Forum?
That is the end goal of the Satanic kingdom, to unite the world under one currency which is easily controllable so that the AntiChrist can take control of all buying and selling.
And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in Heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. (Revelation 8:1-2 AKJV)
The seventh seal releases the seven trumpets. Trumpets sound a warning or announce that something is coming. In this case, they are announcing that God’s wrath will be poured out! They are not God’s wrath, they are a warning that it is on the way. The “silence in Heaven about the space of half an hour” indicates it will be some time before those trumpets begin sounding.
This heavenly half-hour of silence makes great sense when you put it into the full timeline we have discovered so far:
1st Seal: AntiChrist riding fourth in power
2nd Seal: War coming after the peace treaty is signed
3rd Seal: Famine
4th Seal: Death over ¼ of the world
5th Seal: Blood of the martyred saints crying out, continuing for a short while
6th Seal: Satan and his army kicked out of Heaven: earthquakes and skies darkened
7th Seal: Silence in Heaven as trumpets are handed out
When the Sixth Seal is broken, people run and hide, knowing God’s wrath is coming. The AntiChrist blasphemes Heaven, God, and all who dwell there. When nothing more comes from Heaven for one to two years, people come out of hiding and begin submitting to the AntiChrist.
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunder, and lightning, and an earthquake. (Revelation 8:3-5)
God receives the prayers of the saints who are crying out. The response is to bring “fire of the altar of God.” This Greek word pyr (poorr) is often related to the cleansing fire of purification. The next three and a half years will be a time where Christians are tried in the fire of God. The Bride of Christ will become bright and pure. Thunder is explained elsewhere by John:
...Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” (John 12: 28-29 ESV)
When God spoke loudly, some only heard thunder others heard a voice. Lightning is God’s display of power. Just as it was in the days of the Acts, Christians will be under great persecution, however, God will be moving strongly through those who are rightly aligned with Him and His ways! We will become a bright shining light in a dark time.
Since the seventh trumpet happens after the sixth, we can place the seventh trumpet after the middle of the Tribulation.
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