by Daniel Rodgers

Food Shortage? What's This?
Dan Rodgers
Revelation 6:1-8

INTRODUCTION: Without a doubt, the book of Revelation is one of the most interesting and exciting books in the entire Bible. In it, God gives us great detail about the final days on earth. The title, Revelation, is a translation of the Greek word, Apocalypse, meaning, "to reveal." The book of Revelation is a revealing of Jesus Christ and His coming judgment on earth.

The Apostle John was a prisoner on the Island of Patmos in the Mediterranean Sea, when the Lord appeared to him and gave him the Revelation. We read in Rev. 1:9-11a,
"I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. [10] I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, [11] Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book..." In (vs. 19), John was told, "Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter."

In the first five chapters, we have the introduction to the book, with the Lord's appearance to John, the letters to the Seven Churches and John's discussion of the Church in heaven (I like that part). In (5:9, 10), it says, "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; [10] And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth."

Keep in mind; this event takes place before the beginning of the Tribulation Period and God's judgment on earth. The New Testament Church will be caught away to glory before God's wrath is poured out. Rev. 3:10 states: "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the h ...

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