This week in our Mens and Womens Bible Studies we walked through Revelation 6. Both groups stood in awe of the Sovereignty of God and His redeeming plan to lovingly and graciously save disobedient sinful people by the work of Christ on the cross.
Revelation 6 is the opening of the seven seals. (well, at least the first 6 seals.) The sixth seal, verses 12-17, is the second coming of Christ.
Notice how very similar Rev. 6:12-17 is with Matthew 24:29-31. Thats because it is the same thing. What Matthew is writing about what Jesus is saying on the Mount of Olives is the very thing that John is seeing at the opening of the sixth seal in heaven.
Remember that in Matthew 24:3 we learn that the disciples (that includes John) were there privately listening to Jesus teaching. So in other words, what God is revealing to John in Revelation, John had already heard Jesus teach about on the Mount of Olives. The Bible is so incredibly masterful. It is truly God’s Word.
Don’t be those folks of Revelation 6:15-17 who are so scared of the Wrath of God that they run to the mountains crying out for the mountains to collapse on them and kill them. Instead, be those folks of Revelation 7:10 who know that salvation belongs to the Lamb (Jesus) and that His death on the cross satisfied God’s wrath for all time of those who believe.
Amen! 1 Corinthians 16:22!