by Zach Terry

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The Seal Judgments (6 of 16)
Series: Revelation
Zach Terry
Revelation 5-6

CONTEXT: Remember that John saw a scroll sealed with 7 seals. It contained God’s plan for the culmination of all things. No one in Heaven or on Earth was found worthy to open to scroll and break it seals. In other words, no one could bring about God’s plan. John began to weep, then one of the elders told John - “weep no more” behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. And behold he looked and there in the midst of the throne stood one like a lamb slain. He, Jesus Christ was worthy to open the scrolls.

In Order to Understand Revelation 6, you really need to be familiar with Dan. 9
Daniel 9 Daniel has been taken captive into Babylon. Babylon has fallen to Persia and the nation of Israel is under Persian rule. Daniel picks up his bible, he is an old man at the end of his life and he reads the book of Jeremiah. Daniel 9:2 (ESV) 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.

Jeremiah the Prophet had written that the nation of Israel would be in captivity for 70 years. You see, God told them through Moses that they were to take a weekly sabbath (rest one day in 7) and a Sabbath of Years - let the land rest one year in seven.

Israel had disregarded the law of God for 500 years and God sent them into captivity for 70 years.

Daniel reads what Jeremiah had predicted and realizes that he’s living at the very end of the 70 years. At this point he begins to pray fervently that God will fulfill His word and deliver the nation of Israel from captivity.

Daniel 9:21–27 (ESV)
21 while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He made me understand, speaking with me and saying, “O Daniel, I ha ...

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