To understand what’s going on in the world and what will take place in the not to distant future you only need to read and study the book of Revelation in the Bible as prophesy is being fulfilled right before our eyes and the countdown to Jesus Christ’s second coming is just around the corner, within just a few years.
Most churches don’t study the Revelation at all and many refuse to even discuss it for fear of losing members plus the fact that pastors and priest have no clue what it all means or how to even go about studying it, yet it’s the only book that promises a blessing on those who read it.
To begin with you must understand it is not written in chronological order but instead it’s actually written in four parts all discussing the same event from different perspectives, that being the return of Jesus Christ and what follows. Just as we have the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John describing the life of Christ, so it’s the same with Revelation broken down in four parts all describing the return of Jesus and events that unfold.
Here the way it breaks down and how to study it: four divisions
Revelation 4:1 – Revelation 8:1-5
Revelation 8:6 – Revelation 11:19
Revelation 12:1 – Revelation 14:20
Revelation 15:1 – Revelation 19:20
Remember all these scriptures are the same events told with different perspectives and additional details for each one.
Some of the events have already taken place and some are coming sooner rather than later. Breaking down the seals, trumpets and vials is paramount to understanding. Chapter 4 begins the prophetic future and is not the rapture as some teach.
The Seals that Jesus broke open are a series of events that occurred over a long period time ending with the second coming of Jesus Christ in the battle of Armageddon. The Trumpets are a shorter version of the same events ending with the battle of Armageddon. The Vials are a very short version of the same events ending with the battle of Armageddon.
The Seven Seals in chapter 5 set everything in motion. They are not Gods wrath but Satans wrath on the earth after being kicked out of heaven.
Some things are symbolism but are later explained in the book or in the Old Testament books.
Chapter 5 says worship the Lamb 100 million angels worship Him who sits on the thrown and the lamb who was slain who is worthy.
Heres a quick review of the time lines. Three sections of the book are: Things which thou has seen ( chapter 1), the things which are (chapters 2 &3), and the things which shall be hereafter (starting with chapter 4 :1)
There is only one rapture and only one second coming but they are told several times throughout the chapters.
Timeline of the seven seals are there are five. White horse is catholicism, second seal is communism the red horse, the third horse is black and is the symbol of capitalism, the fourth horse is green and a symbol of Islamism, and the fifth seal timeline is the great tribulation which is not Gods wrath. The sixth seal is the battle of Armageddon. And the seventh seal is the rapture.
Timeline of the seven Trumpets are first trumpet WWI, the second trumpet is WWII, the third represents the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, the fourth is the speeding up of time and shortness of days, the fifth trumpet is the gulf wars and Saddam Hussein, the sixth predicts a future WWIII that is coming in which a third of the world population will be killed, the seventh trumpet is the battle of Armageddon and the rapture.
Now the timeline of the Vials which are all in the future are Gods Wrath. The first vial is sores on mankind who took the mark of the beast during the tribulation, the second vial is the sea became blood (most likely the sea of the Middle East) third vial the rivers become blood, fourth vial mankind scorched by the sun, the fifth vial a great plague of horrible darkness, the sixth vial the Euphrates river dries up to make a way for the kings of the east to come down for the battle of Armageddon. The seventh vial earths greatest earthquake and 100 to 120 pound hail storm. Also contained in the seventh vial is the Rapture of Believers.
The final seven years of the end of this age begins when Israel signs a peace treaty. After the signing the third temple will be built and animal sacrifice will be reinstated by the Jews who are lost because they do not believe in Jesus as Gods only begotten Son.
In addition there will be the great final harvest of souls throughout the earth in the final great awakening before Jesus returns.
The final generation will be those who see The abomination of desolation set up in the holy placeand see those Jews flee to the mountains.
Every being in heaven and on earth will see the King of Kings come on clouds of glory, everyone that has ever lived and every being that was created will see Him come to judge the wicked and the dead, all those who have not made Him their Savior and Lord….