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GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
January 5, 2003
We once again find ourselves in chapter 6 of GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING! So take God's Word and join me in Revelation chapter 6.
Last Sunday we saw Jesus opening the first 4 of the 7 seals. Each seal contained a judgment. These seals are like burners on a stove. They start out not that severe, but as each seal is removed, the heat gets turned up.
For instance, when the first seal is removed, the rider on the white horse begins to ride. He will deceive the nations of the world to follow him. He will be a great military and politician. He will be a man of peace, but soon everyone on earth will be required to worship him.
After his mission is complete, he will then begin his ride on a Red horse. The peaceful rider on the white horse will become a savage with a sword. There will be killings and murders and assassinations like never seen on earth.
Next comes the Black horse. Food will be so scarce that it will take a man working all day to earn enough money for one meal. Millions will starve to death.
And then finally, we saw last Sunday that following the White Horse and the Red Horse and the Black horse will come the Pale Horse.
Death will claim body after body and Hell will claim soul after soul. And we read in verse 8 that 1/4 of the world's population will perish!
Now that brings us this morning to the 5th and 6th seals. It is within these two seals that we read about...
The Faithful and Fearful
Now as we think about The Faithful and Fearful, John begins by describing...
(1) The Persecutions of the Faithful.
Verse 9, "When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held."
John mentions "souls" in heaven. That's what a man is! That's what a woman is! Your b ...
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