The 7th Seal is Opened – Revelations Part 3
When we begin in Revelations 8 it starts off that there is “silence in Heaven for about half an hour”. This begins at the opening of the 7th Seal. What is this? To really understand this statement we must understand Daniel 9:24-27. It reads…
24 Seventy weeks are decreed
about your people and your holy city—
to bring the rebellion to an end,
to put a stop to sin,
to wipe away iniquity,
to bring in everlasting righteousness,
to seal up vision and prophecy,
and to anoint the most holy place.
25 Know and understand this:
From the issuing of the decree
to restore and rebuild Jerusalem
until Messiah the Prince
will be seven weeks and 62 weeks.
It will be rebuilt with a plaza and a moat,
but in difficult times.
26 After those 62 weeks
the Messiah will be cut off
and will have nothing.
The people of the coming prince
will destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end will come with a flood,
and until the end there will be war;
desolations are decreed.
27 He will make a firm covenant
with many for one week,
but in the middle of the week
he will put a stop to sacrifice and offering.
And the abomination of desolation
will be on a wing of the temple
until the decreed destruction
is poured out on the desolator.”
God Gives the Jewish people 70 weeks to be his witness to the world. 1 week is considered 7 years. We know this based on the 7-year peace deal that gets set up by the AntiChrist, which this passage calls “he” in verse 27. The Messiah is Jesus who was cut off 2000 years ago. There is a future 7 years coming, to complete the 70 years in total. During this future 7 years, the Anti-Christ will confirm a peace deal or the Abrahamic Covenant with the Jewish people and many other middle east nations. The Jewish people will begin the daily Sacrifices again at the start of this 7 year period as we read about in the old testament. The Temple will be already rebuilt. We will literally see an old testament Israel on earth during these 7 years. Israel will be the most prosperous nation on earth. It will be like the Dallas of the world. Hard to believe right? In the middle of this 7-year peace agreement, the Anti-Christ will end the daily Sacrifice, most likely by sacrificing an unclean animal on the altar. This obviously will make the Jewish people mad and then war will begin and that when all nations gather against the Jewish people.
So what happens in the Spiritual world, manifests in the physical world. I could give examples, but there will be a war in Heaven while Israel is at war against the Anti-Christ, the angels will be fighting the devil in heaven. We get this verse in Revelations 8:1, “Silence in heaven for about half an hour”. This is referring to this 3 ½ years of peace due to the peace covenant Israel enters into with Anti-Christ and all these middle East Nations. This is going to be a World Peace Achievement situation we will see. The Anti-Christ will be known as a man of Peace and loved and honored by the nations worldwide. The Church will still be on earth at this time in history and start sounding the alarms that Anti-Christ is here. You can imagine the backlash the church will receive and this will lead to massive worldwide persecution of the church.
All that in Verse 1… Then Verse 2 says that these Angels come with 7 Trumpets and get ready. Verse 2-5 says that these angels use the Prayers of the Saints to throw fire from the altar at the world. Remember, what happens in the Spiritual will manifest in the physical. Fire from the Altar thrown at the earth in the Spiritual World. The Anti-Christ will be screwing around with the Altar and war will begin in the Physical World.
This is a lot of information that goes deep. Join me next week for more.