50 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE END-TIMES MORE ACCURATELY - DAY 31 - "SEAL JUDGMENTS" - AUDIO & VIDEO

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This is DAY THIRTY ONE of the daily devotional.


I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.

The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.

The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d

The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper

The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account

DAY 31 - "SEAL JUDGMENTS"

If my reasoning on the last issue about the timing of the pre-“Day of the Lord” darkening of the sun and bloodying of the moon is accurate, a logical question may arise. How could the “seal judgments” of God’s end-time wrath recorded in Revelation 6 still be pre-“Day of the Lord,” if His end-time wrath is poured out? Could the following verse really be the pre-“Day of the Lord” sign that Joel and Peter spoke of?

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.” (Revelation 6:12-13)

This is another issue where presuppositions get in the way of “having ears to hear and eyes to see” what the Bible actually says. First, these seals in Revelation 6 are never called “seal judgments” by God. That is a presupposition that people read into the text. Second, these seals are not the wrath of God, end-time or otherwise. An honest evaluation of what the Bible actually says can easily prove this. If one was to read through Revelation 5, you would find that this is where the concept of these seals first appears, for there is “a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals” (Revelation 5:1b). The focus of Revelation 5 is the book, not the seals. The book is mentioned eight specific times, while the seal is only mentioned four times. Also, the seals are never mentioned in Revelation 5, except that the book is mentioned with them.

“… a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.” (Revelation 5:1b)

“… Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” (Revelation 5:2b).

“… the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” (Revelation 5:5b)

“… Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof…” (Revelation 5:9)

As we examine these excerpts, and consider that there are four specific mentions of the “book” alone as well, we can clearly see that the focus in on the “book." I believe that it is the book that contains the end-time wrath of God, and that the seals are just requirements that have to be met prior. For instance, until “the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood”, the seventh seal would not be allowed to be opened. After all, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come” (Joel 2:31). Once these events occurring between the seals are viewed as requirements that must be met first prior to the opening of the next seal, instead of as effects of the previous seal, a very different picture begins to emerge.

Point #1 : Nowhere in the Bible are the seals mentioned in Revelation 5 & 6 ever called “seal judgments”; that is a presupposition that many read into the text.

Point #2 : The focus is not on the seals, but on the book which the seals temporarily prevent from being opened; I believe that the book contains God’s end-time wrath.

CLOSER

If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.

Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!

PREVIOUS POSTS

Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.

Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!

Until next time…

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“having ears to hear and eyes to see” loved it @papa-pepper ! Your post made me think a lot. "We are spirits in a material world", like police's song... Thanks for sharing your wisdom mate! Greetings from Spain!

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Thank you, greetings from America!

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GOD bless us all amigo!

thanks for info @papa-pepper

I wonder the revelation you are describing same facts are present in holyQuran.. God bless you.. The end times are the same thing on which all are united.. It ll be a tough time no doubt.. I am afraid of that time.. When stars will scatter gravity ll end moon and sun will fly in the air and hills ll fly like cotton.. Everything ll destroy.. Thanx for sharing.. God bless yoy

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The signs of world end are obvious. I think more and more people are aware. Just an example the red sky in Europe caused by the tail of storm Ophelia carrying smoke and dust north from Southern Europe. At the same time people wondered “is this the end?”
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This is the first real Christian article I'm seeing and reading in the platform. Thanks for sharing this with us. I'll take out time and go through each and every one of the chapters as the end time is actually closer than we think.

I really didn't fully grip what was talked about on this episode but I know I'll catch up as I take out time to go through all of the rest.

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Yeah, just start at the beginning and take it slow, seeing if it makes sense.

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Yeah, the end of the world of ungodly people is at hand, but the righteous ones will! survive and receive eternal blessings from the Almighty God.

Uhmmm... True! One's entire perspective of the message does change if you think of the seals as requirements!

Another daily devotion,the sign of the world this days are very pellucid to man, it really relate to the things that the bible spoke about.

thanks @papa-pepper motivation for sure I will not waste my time online

motivation of you is a good. thanks you @papa-pepper

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wow!!! I have a little knowledge in escatology(the study of end time).

My questions, does the seal have a relatable sign(s) people of the earth will see?
Raptured souls won't be around to witness this, isn't it?

I like your scriptural analysis; I am from the same school of thought.

Thanks for sharing. I need some prayer for my loved one. Please help. She is suffering from fever for last two days. @papa-pepper

thanks @papa-pepper for sharing

Thanks for motivation dear @papa-pepper good work