January 27, 2020 - A. V. Rauf
The Breaking of The Seals
In the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John is given a series of visions and revelations (no pun intended) that describe what many Bible scholars agree to be the history of the Church in the first three chapters.This is then followed by a series of judgments that occur in Sevens: There are Seven Seals that are broken, followed by Seven Trumpet judgments and then there is a a series of Seven Bowl judgments ultimately culminating in the very return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Millennial Kingdom.
Revelation 5:1-5—Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4 I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David,has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.
Here you see the beginning of the judgments and it is confirmed that there is none other to open the seals then Jesus Christ Himself. remember at his first coming He came riding on a donkey and was meek and humble and servant-like. His second coming is different story.
The year 2020 is still in its first month and so much has happened globally beginning with the U.S. on the brink of war with Iran. In no particular order we then witnessed one of the largest fires in the world taking place in Australia burning up over 72,000 square miles of forest and brush, claiming the lives of over one billion vertebrate animals let alone taking the lives of many people and being listed as the fifth largest fire ever recorded in the world!
Popocatépetl Volcano near Mexico City suffered a large eruption sending ash two miles into the air. Mexico City has the 11th most populous metro area in the world.
Taal Volcano near Manila, the capital of the Philippines, just experienced a massive eruption—its first eruption since 1977. Ash reached over nine miles into the sky. Metro Manila is the 7th most populous metro area in the world. Within 60 miles of the Popocatépetl and Taal volcanoes, there are some 50 million people.
The entire Russian government under Vladimir Putin resigned paving the way for Putin to make sweeping constitutional changes similar to what Recip Erdogan did in Turkey a few years ago (Gog & Magog anyone?)
Great Britain decides to exit the European Union. The geopolitical and economic impact that this will have both in Europe and globally could be profound. Israel will have its third election in less than a year. By the way since its founding in 1948, Israel had never had a redo election, and now it’s about to have its third since last April of 2019.
Just last week an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse, killing at least 14 people, injuring more than 300 and leaving several trapped, Turkish officials said. The epicentre of the quake was in the Elazig province, about 340 miles east of the capital, Ankara. The quake was felt as far away as Israel, where residents in Petah Tikva, Holon, Yavne and Beersheba reported feeling the temblor. Folks we have had over a dozen quakes that have measured 6.0 or above not to mention the thousands of quakes that Puerto Rico has witnessed.
Also, since late last week, about 46 MILLION people in 16 cities in China, are under a lockdown quarantine, as a new virus, known as Coronavirus has been spreading. No one can enter or leave the cities involved. Never before in the modern history of human existence, have 46 million people been quarantined; yet that is exactly what is taking place in China today.
There is speculation that the coronavirus may be a bioweapon that was accidentally released from a facility near Wuhan. The death toll could ten times eclipse 1918 flu epidemic which claimed 50 million lives and this virus is spreading across the globe. The Wuhan coronavirus is another example of the global pestilences Jesus prophesied about on the Mount of Olives. This is a fulfillment Bible prophecy!
And this week, in the midst of the Impeachment trials , President Donald Trump is about to unveil the Deal of at the Century that will attempt to bring peace in the Middle East. I would not be surprised is Saudi Arabia and Israel continue to establish diplomatic relations as this deal is announced paving the way for peace in the Middle East. This deal will be announced just after leaders including kings, presidents ad dignitaries from 46 countries just visited Jerusalem to celebrate the Fifth World Holocaust Forum.
What has been leaked already includes the following: Israeli sovereignty in all West Bank settlements, Israeli sovereignty throughout Jerusalem, including the Old City, with only “symbolic Palestinian representation” in Jerusalem.Were Israel to accept the deal, and the Palestinians to reject it, Israel would have US support to begin annexing settlements unilaterally.The Palestinians will be granted statehood, but only if Gaza is demilitarized, Hamas gives up its weapons, and the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Also, just let week, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich held a meeting at her office in the Vatican, and declared to Pope Francis that the United States is fully committed to working with the Pope to advance their shared goals of mutual respect, religious freedom, and peaceful coexistence” in regards to the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative.
Now I am not writing this to incite fear. What are the odds of all this happening as this year has just begun: Now read this:
Revelation 6:1-8—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!” 2 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.3 When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!”4 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.5 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. 6 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[c] of barley for a day’s wages,[ and do not damage the oil and the wine!”7 When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 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.
We are living in exciting times folks. I am not implying that these current events are a direct fulfillment of the above mentioned Scriptures. Our focus should not be on the news but rather on the spoken word of the Holy Writ. But I will say this: If you are reading your Bible, we are near the very end of time and the Time of Jacob’s Trouble otherwise known as the Seven Year Tribulation is not far from commencing. Know Jesus. Get saved now while the door of the ark is open.