With the opening of the first seal, thunder
sounded. A signal and warning that
something ominous is coming.
The first living beast, first mentioned in chapter
four, calls John (and us) to come and see.
What is coming is a hero, as far as the world is concerned. But not just any hero, because the world has
rejected Christ, and so the world looks to its own. Someone seemingly super powerful.
However, the anti-christ
carries a bow. A weapon of course, but
it is for fighting at a distance, and has limited power. If you miss, you can run. Christ carries a two-edged sword. Something that you can get up close and very
personal with, when in a fight. You
cannot run when in a hand to hand fight. The runner always loses.
The anti-christ has a
crown, but it is not a real crown. He
takes it and presumes authority and retains authority by deceit. Christ has a crown, wherein He earned by
saving humanity, by fulfilling the plan of God, by receiving it from the
The anti-christ is a weak
person, lacks wisdom, lacks truth, and the one thing that stands out in his
life is, that all of the people who allow him to come into power, are even
weaker than he. He is blind in life and
he is a leader of the blind. He will
boast of being the winner of a one runner race, but when you are the only
runner, then winning is not something to boast about.
He is nothing and he has nothing of substance.
He conquers, and what does that tell you about his opponents? They are very weak. And since the world is anti-truth, then
defeating a weak world comes easy.
The second seal is opened. The second living beast says, ‘Come and see.’
The opening act of the Tribulation has begun and it
is time for us to see what is really there.
The world is absent of believers. They were whisked away, as the Holy Spirit
and the restraining power of the Holy Spirit (through believers) was whisked
away at the rapture.
And since the world has power and restraint only as
a result of God and Gods influence, so now, with believers gone, the world is
without power (except what it presumes for itself).
Man is dust and therefore what power is there in a
speck of dust, when compared with the universe let alone God?
And note one more thing. Nothing historically occurs on this earth,
until it is first revealed in heaven.
The seals are broken and then activities are allowed to occur on
earth. Who controls what in life?
End of study