Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Seven Seals Being Opened in Real Time

The book of Revelation speaks of a scroll with seven seals that will be opened by the Lamb in heaven during the final days leading up to His return to earth. These seals will unleash judgments upon the earth that the saints will be here to witness. When the Lord opens the first four seals, it releases the four horses of the apocalypse, which are as follows:

First Seal
"I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, 'Come!' I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest." (Rev 6:1-2)

White Horse at DNC Denver 2008
The first horse of Revelation is a white horse, and notice that its rider held a bow but no arrows. I think this is significant. The rider of this first horse rides forth as a conqueror bent on conquest, but he is not using ammunition. He is using more peaceful means to conquer. He was given a crown. In my opinion, this represents the initial emergence of the antichrist. It could occur before most people realize that he is the antichrist.

One historical event that comes to mind, which could have fulfilled the biblical events that were foretold to happen when the first seal is opened, is Obama's apology tour of the world that he did right after he was elected President in 2008. He spent an inordinate amount of time traveling abroad, trying to win the favor of many nations, as if he was campaigning to be President of the entire wold. That's just an example of what may be depicted by the rider on the first horse. Interestingly, there were many other biblical signs that accompanied him.

Obama in Oval Office with crown, throne, and bow
For example, when he accepted the nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, the stage on which he gave his acceptance speech was modeled after the ancient temple of Pergamum, which was considered in Scripture to be the throne of satan. There was also a statue of a giant white horse (pictured above) standing on its hind legs atop the wide screen on which Obama's face appeared. The Denver Broncos icon, "Bucky the Bronco" provided important symbolism for that historic event.

Later as President on June 3, 2015, as he carried out his destructive policies, he personally released a photo of himself (shown here), which pictured him sitting in the Oval Office at the White House with a large bow on the table in front of him. The image had been digitally altered to include a throne of swords and a crown on his lap, but since he released the image himself, it seems that was the image he wanted to portray, which included some of the same symbols of the rider on the white horse that is released when the first seal is opened. It may seem too hard for most to believe, but it actually happened. Some people may doubt that anyone would be so blatant about it if it were really true, yet those in the occult often like to display their symbols right in plain view for all to see. For more on this, please see my article called The Antichrist.

Second Seal
"When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, 'Come!' Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword." (Rev 6:3-4)

The rider on this second horse, which is fiery red, had power to take peace from the earth and make men kill each other. When you consider all the wars and rumors of war happening on the earth, you can see how this has already been unfolding. You have the Iran crisis and the threat of war with them that could begin World War III. At the same time you have the threat of North Korea launching nuclear missiles and starting a war. Then there is the continuing cold war with Russia, and the Syrian conflict, which the US, Russia, and Turkey have gotten involved in. So there is no peace on earth right now, as people fear the possibility of WW III (see here for more on that).

But it's not just the threat of wars that involve military personnel, it's also the constant stream of massacres and mass shootings. All over the world there are armed madmen terrorizing civilians in stores, streets, malls, and churches. There are people killing each other every day.  This seems to me to indicate that the second seal has already been opened.

Third Seal
Scripture says: "When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, 'Come!' I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, 'Two pounds of wheat for a day's wages, and six pounds of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!'" (Rev 6:5-6)

When two pounds of wheat cost a day's wages, and six pounds of barley cost a day's wages, it becomes very expensive to eat. I reported in December 2019 that a man in Puerto Rico named Rene had a dream in September 2019, in which he saw the black horse walking through New York City.  Here is a link to the video with his dream:

Two End Time Dreams/Giant Black Horse NY!

If this brother actually saw the black horse of Revelation chapter 6 that comes forth when the third seal is opened, then that would indicate that the third seal has been opened. The fact that the giant black horse was in New York City, which is the financial capital of this country and the rest of the world, fits perfectly with the economic turmoil that will come when the third seal is opened.

Update: This article was originally posted on February 20, 2020, but a fulfillment of this section on the third seal occurred on March 9, 2020. On that day, which will now be known throughout history as Black Monday, the stock market crashed worldwide amid economic fears related to the coronavirus. According to Wikipedia, "The 2020 stock market crash is a global stock market crash that began on 20 February 2020 during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ-100 all fell into a correction on 27 February during one of the worst trading weeks since the financial crisis of 2007–08." It is interesting that the global stock market crash began on February 20th, unbeknownst to me, which was the day I posted this article originally.

Meanwhile, the price of oil also crashed on March 8, 2020. Wikipedia states: "On 8 March 2020, Saudi Arabia initiated a price war with Russia, triggering a major fall in the price of oil, with US oil prices falling by 34%, crude oil falling by 26%, and brent oil falling by 24%."

Moreover, China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) plunged 40% during first quarter. Goldman Sachs economists forecast a 24% drop in the US GDP for second quarter 2020, following a 6% decline in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley economists joined in with Goldman Sachs predicting a 30% drop in second quarter. In order to put that into perspective for you, if the world GDP is normally growing by 3% and slows down to 1%, that signals a recession, because any growth below 2% is classified as a recession. Yet the prospects for this year are even worse than that, considering that on March 25, 2020, IHS Markit revised down its forecast for world real GDP growth in 2020 to 0.7%.

Consequently, financial analysts are warning that "A global recession is inevitable" in 2020. In fact, there are even fears of a depression. For example, Alvine Capital Management's chairman Stephen Isaacs has stated that the coronavirus crisis is unprecedented, and that we are facing a 1929-like crisis that will be worse than 1987 and worse than 2008. Analysts are warning of "utter carnage" as oil crashes and global stocks tumble. Wall Street investors speculate 5,000,000 jobs will be lost in April, and that the month will begin with two million losses. They are expecting US unemployment rates to average 12.8% during second quarter of 2020. Let this be a confirmation and a wake up call to everyone reading this article that what I have written is truly happening. It seems the third seal has indeed been opened.

Fourth Seal
"When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, 'Come!' I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth." (Rev 6:7-8)

This fourth horse is a pale color and some translations say it is green. The Greek word is chlōros meaning greenish, or pale. It reminds us of a person who is dying, and their face becomes ghostly pale, even greenish. It does not look healthy, but looks like death. The rider on this pale horse is named Death, and hell is following close behind him. Notice what they have the power to do, which is to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. So this seal unleashes more killing of people, not only by the sword, but also by famine, plague, and wild beasts.

I have seen videos and heard news reports of wild animals attacking people. I think it is on the rise and we'll probably continue to see it happening more and more.

I have already written elsewhere about the many modern plagues taking place in our day, including the bat plague in Australia, the locust plague in Africa, the swine fever plague that is killing millions of pigs, and the coronavirus known as COVID-19 that has already killed over 359,903. And some of these plagues are threatening to cause famine, which is also being brought about through floods and droughts around the world. Therefore, it is my opinion that the fourth seal may have already been opened. For more on this, please see my articles End Time Plagues and Coronavirus Origin, Reason, and Remedy.

Fifth Seal
"When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, 'How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?' Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been." (Rev 6:9-11)

After this fifth seal is opened, there will be mass martyrdom of the saints, as many who follow Jesus will be put to death for His Word and for their testimony, until the full number of those who are to be killed have been killed. There will also be prison camps set up, and they will be worse than the Nazi concentration camps. As you prepare yourself for this, I recommend reading my article, The Glory of Martyrdom for Christ. You need to be filled with the Holy Spirit and baptized with fire beforehand, in order to help you endure this.

Sixth Seal
"I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, 'Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?'" (Rev 6:12-17)

Prophetic Words of Jesus in the Gospels
As I explained in my previous article called Synching Up the Seven Seals with the Gospels, the sixth seal correlates with what Jesus taught that before His return there would be signs in the sun, moon and stars, nations in anguish, tsunamis, terror, and heavenly bodies shaken.

“Immediately after the distress of those days 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’" (Mt 24:49)

"But in those days, following that distress, 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'" (Mar 13:24-25)

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken." (Lk 21:25-26).

Jesus taught that after the fulfillment of these signs, which seem to correlate with the sixth seal, then He will come and send His angels, and they will gather His elect from the four winds.

For more on this, you may see Darkened Skies in the Last Days.

Seventh Seal
When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God's people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God's people, went up before God from the angel's hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake. Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them." (Rev 8:1-6).

The fact that there there will be silence in heaven for about half an hour, when this seal is opened, may indicate that there will be a brief, holy pause right before everything gets much worse. The seven angels who stand before God are given seven trumpets, the prayers of all God's people are going up before the throne, and then on earth there will be peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake, as the seven angels prepare to sound their trumpets.

Closing Words
When the first four seals are opened, it releases the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, which will then run together concurrently. The signs around us seem to indicate that this has already happened.

Things will get worse and worse from here on out. The famine will continue becoming more and more critical. Disasters will continue becoming more and more severe. People will continue fighting and killing each other more and more. Floods and droughts will continue to be more and more frequent. The climate will continue becoming more and more abnormal. The plagues will continue to get worse and worse, killing more and more people. The situation will continue to get more and more sinister.

Meanwhile, following release of the four horsemen, there are still three more seals remaining to be opened by the Lamb. The next one is the fifth, which brings on more and more martyrdom, including extermination camps. And then the sixth one will be opened, which will release a great earthquake and even shake the heavenly bodies.

What excites me is that the Lord is now calling His children to Himself, pouring out His Spirit on us, before He returns to rapture his saints up to meet Him in the clouds. You can see it everywhere, as the saints around the world (including me and my family) are receiving urgent, supernatural warnings from God to prepare for Christ's soon return. Many people are having dreams and visions of the rapture in fulfillment of Joel 2:28-29 and Acts 2:17-18 (see here for several of those dreams and visions). Many are also having dreams and visions of cataclysms about the strike the earth, such as tsunamis, asteroids, nuclear war, earthquakes, and chaos (see here for some of those). Get ready, people! Prepare while you still can. Get your house clean and in order. Repent and turn from your evil ways.

As Jesus said to the angel of the Church in Smyrna: "Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life." (Rev 2:10)

Attributions: Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible NIV, copyright Zondervan, used by permission. Four Horsemen of Apocalypse painting, by Viktor Vasnetsov. Painted in 1887. Images of white horse at DNC Denver and Obama in the Oval Office are used per the Fair Use Act for educational and commentary purposes only without copyright violation. Photos may be subject to copyright.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.  You may also want to read my other related posts:

The Land Mourns in the Last Days The End Time Plagues Are You Rapture Ready?
Rapture Dreams: Jesus is Coming Soon! Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster Dreams and Visions: Tsunamis, Asteroids, Nuclear, Earthquakes, Chaos
Something is Going on in 2013 The Antichrist Mark of the Beast (666)
The 311 Moment Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ Synching Up the Seven Seals with the Gospels

You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org

2 comments:

  1. Brother Len, I thank God for the teaching on the seven seals! It has changed my life and getting more prepared for His return.Just a week a go I dreamt seeing storeyed houses in the space, so glorious, and the Lord standing by the door of a wonderful building.I saw the glorious saints entering and I too entered.The glory thereof can not be explained in human words!
    We bless His Name for this!

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    1. Praise the Lord! You're welcome, brother Grace.

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