The 7 Seals of the Apocalypse

(The 7 Seals of the Revelation of Jesus Christ)


The 7 Seals of the Book of Apocalypse represent the last period and the last 7 years before consummation, the reign of Antichrist, the last and intensive phase of Satan world control, unleashing of evil, great deception and lies and imposter, a union of political system (political system and military system leading to chaos and wars and disintegration of institutions and dictatorship) and financial system (leading to poverty and famines and financial crisis and mark of Antichrist) and religious system (undermining and destroying the Laws of God and Christ leading to the worship of Antichrist) and social system (social system and media system leading to corruption and immorality and disintegration of society and lawlessness), a perverse eschatological judgment, revolt and blasphemy against God and Christ and his Church and persecution of the Church, until Just Divine Judgment is poured out, "The Day of the Lord shall not come unless there come a revolt first [rebellion - apostasy - falling away], and the man of sin be revealed [Antichrist], the son of perdition, whom the Lord Jesus shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming" (St Paul). Each Seal represents the beginning of the fullness of events, extending and intensifying to the end, corresponding with Our Lord Jesus Words in St Mathew chapter 24, and Prophet Daniel and all the Prophets. The Great Tribulation, the last 3 1/2 years, is so severe as described by the prophets, and Our Lord Jesus "When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (see Antichrist) ... There shall be then great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved, but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened".

 

The Heavenly Court in session around the Throne of Almighty God, along with the Angels, and the Saints of all ages; and from the Throne proceeds lightnings and voices and thunders: announcements, promises of adoption, and judgments. St John in the Spirit witnessing the apocalyptical events, as the Lamb who was slain, the Lord Jesus Christ, opens up each Seal. The First 5 Seals mainly describe Satan and Antichrist and his Allies actions causing destructions, disasters, chaos, wars, famines, and annihilation of many. "Satan desires to destroy not only human life, but also nature and the planet on which you live. Therefore, dear children, pray that through prayer you can protect yourselves with God's blessing of peace" (Our Lady of Medjugorje). The last 2 Seals mainly describe Just Divine Judgments and the renewal of heaven and earth, the heavens are dissolved with great heat and the earth renewed by fire. "The day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great noise, and the elements shall be melted with heat, and the earth and the works which are in it, shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things are to be dissolved, what manner of people ought you to be in holy conduct and piety?". (St Peter - 2Peter 3:10-11). Our Lady of Medjugorje has given the visionaries 10 secrets referring to these events and says "I desire to lead all of you to my Son, your Savior. You are not aware that without Him you do not have joy and peace, nor a future or eternal life" and "Read Sacred Scriptures, live it, and pray, to understand the signs of the times" and a great promise "I will be with you until the meeting with the Heavenly Father".

 

And in the days of these kings [Antichrist and his Allies] shall the God of heaven set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed, and the Kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever... Then the kingdom, and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms, under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the Saints of the Most High. His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and all dominions shall serve Him and obey Him".  (Prophet Daniel 2:44; 7:27)

 

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the "Woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of twelve stars" raging war against the Dragon, who has prepared her children in Medjugorje, sets  them out witnessing even more boldly during this time of trial and darkness and hopelessness and preparing the way of the King, and will sustain and protect and lead them, and present them to God in the appointed time. "And when the dragon [Devil] saw that he was cast unto the earth, he pursued the woman, who brought forth the man child [Jesus], and there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time from the face of the serpent [the Blessed Virgin Mary protecting and sustaining her children during the great tribulation of 3 1/2 years. This may also be interpreted as 35 years Our Lady educating and nourishing her children]... And the dragon was angry against the woman and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ [persecution of the rest of the children of Mary, the remaining Church, and new converts, and who have the testimony of Jesus Christ, as also revealed in the 3rd Secret of Fatima and in the 5th Seal]" (St John - Apocalypse12). "Because you have kept my word of perseverance, I will also keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world to try them that dwell upon the earth". (Our Lord Jesus - Apocalypse3:10). At the same time Satan and his fallen angels, the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls, are engaged in the counter warfare against Our Lady of Medjugorje, along with innumerable false and deceptive apparitions and messages, leading many unto shame and everlasting contempt. "But they who are learned shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they who instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity" (Prophet Daniel).

 

The Apocalypse 7 Seals, along with the prophets and the Apostles, reveal the consummation and the renewal of the world, the agony and turmoil of humanity immersed in sins and abominations and perversions, alienating itself from the Creator and rejecting his Laws and his mercy, that went further to blaspheme and curse Him, the God of love and longsuffering, dismissing the fact that human lives are worthless without Him, that everything is vain without the Most High. A Humanity that has attained a highest standard ever of living and modernism and technology, yet the lowest moral and social and religious standard ever in the history of mankind, "Neither they did penance from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their sexual immorality, nor from their thefts" (Apocalypse 9:21). An unpleasant time to know what is the difference between being under the rule and love of God and the rule and hatred of evil, a time humanity will know that everything is worthless and vain, a time that shall not be left a stone upon a stone, a time that humanity will cry out for a Saviour before his revealing from Heaven with all might and power, with legions of Angels and Saints, to save and heal and restore Humanity, "in the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all who mourn", in the day of the Judgment of the living and the dead, and to establish the Eternal Kingdom of justice and peace.


1st Seal

And I saw that the Lamb had opened one of the seven seals... And I saw, and behold a white horse, and he who sat on him had a bow, and there was a crown given him, and he went forth conquering that he might conquer. [Antichrist takes full control - a bow without arrows means false and deceptive peace and security and prosperity plan and promises and settlements, and conquering by Satan power]

2nd Seal
And when He had opened the second seal... And there went out another horse that was red, and to him that sat thereon, it was given that he should take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another, and a great sword was given to him. [Antichrist aggression and World and Middle East dominance and reshaping, and raising people against each other - escalating conflicts and tensions and wars and chaos]

3rd Seal
And when He had opened the third seal... And behold a black horse, and he who sat on him had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying: a measure of wheat for a denarius, and three measures of barley for a denarius, and see you hurt not the wine and the oil. [one day of a worker wage for about 1 kg of wheat - escalating economic and financial crisis and poverty, and inflation and shortages mostly affecting food and necessities - luxury and luxurious items not much affected and the people of God preserved]

4th Seal
And when He had opened the fourth seal... And behold a pale horse, and he who sat upon him, his name was Death, and hell followed him. And power was given to him over the fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with famine, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. [Antichrist Dictatorship - intensive wars, famines, catastrophes, pestilences, and death - mostly concentrated in the Middle East and the surrounding region and around Israel, leading to Armageddon in Israel - see Armageddon and Prophet Daniel 11:36-45, Prophet Zechariah 14, and Apocalypse 16:13-16]

5th Seal
And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord, holy and true, do you not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given to every one of them one; and it was said to them, that they should rest for a little time, till their fellow servants, and their brethren, who are to be slain, even as they, should be fulfilled. [Persecution of the Church as also stated in the Catechism of the Holy Catholic Church #675, and in the 3rd secret of Our Lady of Fatima which reveals the martyrdom of the Pope among many faithful Ecclesiastics and Religious - and persecution of New Converts and all who have the testimony of Jesus Christ - persecution and trial and deception comes from apostasy and sin and unholy movements within the Church, from Antichrist, and from outside]. "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire, and them who had overcome the beast [Antichrist], and his image, and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having the harps of God, and singing the canticle of Moses, the servant of God, and the canticle of the Lamb, saying: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord God Almighty; just and true are your ways, O King of ages. Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and magnify your name? For you only are holy, for all nations shall come, and shall adore in your sight, because your judgments are manifested." (St John - Apocalypse 9:21).

6th Seal
And I saw, when He had opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood; And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig tree casts its green figs when it is shaken by a great wind; And the heaven departed as a book folded up, and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains; And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb; For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand? [
dissolve and renewal of the heavens and the casting out of the wicked hosts - severe natural and ecological disasters - also in this Seal there was stations describing the protection of many Servants of God redeemed from Israel, and part of the Saints are in Heaven, through this devastating cosmic event, "who have come out of the great tribulation and have washed their robes, and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb", the remaining Church will continue the Commission and go through persecution, and some through martyrdom, as through Purgatory fire - St Victorinus, in his "Commentary on the Apocalypse", commented that in this Seal the brightness of doctrine is obscured, the Church of the Saints pouring out more blood for Christ, then the Church is taking away before last short and intensive Just Divine Judgment is poured out. Catechism # 677: "The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover". The Lord Jesus will take his Bride, before his Second Coming, at the close of the period of persecution.]

7th Seal
And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven, as it were for half an hour [Heaven holds its breath a short time or 6 Months before the impending Just Devine Judgments]. And I saw seven angels standing in the presence of God; and there were given to them seven trumpets... And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden cups... [the 7 trumpets and 7 cups from Chap. 8 - 18 describe the last severe events and Just Devine Judgments on Antichrist and his allies and followers and world corruption and revolt and blasphemy against God and on the invading armies against Israel, wars, famines, pestilences, death, natural disasters,
earthquakes, nuclear devastations, stars falling from heaven and collapsing with the earth, fire and brimstone and large hail, the sun and the moon darkened, the earth shifts out of its axis, the collapse of the kingdoms of the earth, ending up with Armageddon, renewal of the earth by fire, and the second advent of Jesus Christ; "The sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn; and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty" (Our Lord Jesus - St Mathew 24) - World population reduced to fraction since the beginning of the Apocalyptical events - the Resurrection and Gathering of all Saints at the 7th and Last Trumpet - Chap 16 describes the 7 Cups the final and quick and destructive Judgments - Chap.17 portrays the fallen away from the Holy Catholic Church in the end times, aligned with Antichrist, teaching contrary to the Dogma of the Church, and persecuting the Saints, leading to the martyrdom of the Pope and many faithful Ecclesiastics and Catholics and Christians, and the destruction of the Catholic Church, by Antichrist and his Allies; the produce of the 100 years given to Satan to test the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, a betrayal and fall similar to Juda's among the Apostles - Chap.18 describes the quick downfall and destruction of Antichrist Superpower Nation or behind him: Babylon the Great, world financial and political center and all nations speaking its language, the rich, the arrogant, the sinful, the corrupt, that corrupted world leaders, and all nations have drunk of the wine of her immorality. Chapter 19 and on describe the Second Advent of Jesus Christ, the Judgment of the living and the dead, the Messiah Everlasting Kingdom - the Kingdom of God, end of transgression, sin, inequity, and everlasting justice and peace, and afterward New Heaven, New Earth, Heavenly Jerusalem - not excluding the lake of fire the eternal abode of Satan and the fallen angels and men.  And the Saints of the Most High shall possess the Kingdom and reign with Him for ever and ever.]

 


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