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Many Slumbering Prophecies
None of these seals of Rev. 6 have yet been broken and launched upon Earth. They still slumber like a giant volcanic eruption, as the white-hot magma rises and slowly builds to an explosive force, just waiting to be triggered.
When they do, the superman, humans have always longed for, will emerge: so that global peace & prosperity will at last arrive (the white horse). That deception of the first seal will be followed quickly by global warfare (the red horse); then by starvation & scarcity (the black horse); then by death & pestilence (the pale horse); and then finally by a countless number of martyrs who died for the Name of Christ under the reign of the False Christ, the Final Emperor (the fifth seal).
Only 4 of the 66 books of God’s Word contain no prophecy about future events. Those four are Ruth, Song of Solomon, Philemon, and 3 John. A summary of the Bible’s prophetic content would be that:
“Out of the OT’s 23,210 verses, 6,641 contain predictive material or 28.5 percent. Out of the NT’s 7,914 verses, 1,711 contain predictive material or 21.5 percent. So for the entire Bible’s 31,124 verses, 8,352 contain predictive material or 27 percent of the whole.
Of these, over 1,800 verses (including 318 in the New Testament) deal with the Second Coming of Christ.
If all of these 1,800+ verses describing the Second Coming of Christ were grouped together, they would be equivalent to the size of one-fourth of our entire New Testament. That is huge, and that is what God planned. We need to know and understand what God has planned in the second coming of Christ.
In God’s Word, the description of Christ’s Second Coming covering those over 1,800 verses employs several key Biblical terms. But the most crucial of all those terms is the one known as: the Day of the Lord.
We are examining the Day of the Lord in two parts. Last time we looked at the Lord, the One whose Day it is. We saw that He is coming in the person of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 1:1-3 we saw that the:
Jesus is seated in Heaven right now, at the Right Hand of God the Father, interceding for us His Church. Our Savior Himself is going to stand up, empty Heaven of every angel and every saint, and come back to finish the plan of God. One way to express this event is to merge the two key descriptions and call this event:
The Day of the Lord’s Second Coming
When the Inheritor of Everything, the Creator of Everything, the Radiator of God’s Glory, Character of God, and the Sustainer of Everything, the Purifier of Sins, returns as the Ruler of Everything: the Universe begins to convulse.
As Christ comes, the Earth begins to quake, and every human with sin staining their lives: begins to crawl for cover, burrow for holes to hide, and cry out in the fear that will forever consume them in torments, as an Angry God returns.
The seven years also is further divided by God’s Word into various subdivisions known as times, time, and half a time or three and one-half years; also 42 months, and also 1,260 days. All of these are tied to seven years. The various sub-terms are used to distinguish when some events fit into the overall seven-year period.