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THE BOOK OF The REVELATION (6 of 24)
Jesse M. Hendley
If you have your Bibles, friends, turn with me please
to the 8th chapter of the Revelation.
The Church has been caught up to meet the Lord in the
air. In Chapter 4 we had the great throne chapter, God
the Father sitting on the throne with the little book
in His right hand. Chapter 5 we saw the Lord Jesus,
the Lamb of God in the midst of the throne. Chapter 6
depicts Jesus standing up; this is a heavenly scene.
Jesus takes this little book (scroll) out of the right
hand of the Father. He tears the seven seals one by
one. Each time, judgment strikes the earth. After the
seals come the trumpet judgments. After the trumpet
judgments come the bowl judgments, which are the final
judgments of God moving right on to the Second Coming
of Christ with His redeemed back to this earth again.
We are in the very middle of the Tribulation Period
here in chapter eight. We had six seals up until this
Now comes the time for the opening of the seventh
seal. We read in chapter 8, verse 1, "And when He had
opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven
about the space of half an hour."
Silence in heaven. What is meant by that? First of
all, heaven is a place of SOUND. A lot of sound goes
on in heaven. Secondly, heaven is a place of ACTIVITY.
A lot of activity goes on in heaven. One of the things
that I love about this Book of Revelation is that it
says so much about heaven. I plan to go there one of
these days and I want to know as much about it as I
can find out. I don't find any other book
authoritative but the Bible. John (the writer of this
Book) is in heaven. God caught him up into heaven and
commanded him to write the things that are coming to
There is silence in heaven. All of a sudden there is a
cessation of all voices and a profound silence creeps
over all of heaven. God doesn't say an ...
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