So last night I am watching the history channel and a show comes on called Nostradamus Effect. So I settle in to watch something about the seven seals of Revelations. See my grandmother has beat me over the head with this since I was little.
Ok, not beat me over the head lol. She has talked to me about the "End Times" repeatedly. To the point where somewhere in my psyci it has become reality. Something that is going to happen. Not just something that could happen. In my head I just never believed that it would happen during my time. Or hoped it wouldn't
As I watched this show I could feel little tingles of worry going through my body. They were describing the seals as if they are occurring now.
I am about to add a few pieces of information in with my insights. And no I am not losing it lol. And no I will not be turning into a religious talk show blog either. It is just this show I watch kinda freaked me out so blogging about it is my way of purging those feelings.
Seal #1 Brings a white horse denoting conquest.
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!" 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.
— Revelation 6:1-2 NIV
To me and I guess a lot of people this means the Antichrist. Although in my head it is just an incredibly evil person. An evil person who can pretty much bring death on my head.
Anywhooo.... they described this as someone who is incredibly charismatic but ends up being evil.
Seal #2 Brings a red horse denoting war
When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a huge sword.
— Revelation 6:3-4 NIV
A lot of people take this to mean World War 3. Or pretty much mass war all over the world. This show talked about the seal being all ready broken. That the wars we see everywhere right now are the result of that. Personally I would hate for that to be true. Hell I would hate for World War 3 to happen for that matter. But then again we have some crazy people out there right now. Just look at the leader of North Korea. He is flat out insane. Many people think that he will start WW3 with his idiotic weapons tests. And frankly.... I wouldn't be surprised if he did. That guy scares the hell out of me.
Seal #3 Brings a black horse denoting famine.
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. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"
— Revelation 6:5-6 NIV
Up until this point in the show I had pretty much been just watching. Now I had actually began to worry a bit. They showed crop failures around the world. Famine and disease. Starvation. How many of us has seen images of this every day on our tv?
They talked about the price of food increasing dramatically. They talked about the recession and people losing their houses. And I have to admit I actually got nervous as they talked about this.
We are living in a point in time where livelihoods suck. Where people are starving. Crops are failing. Places that had water in supply are becoming dust bowls.
Seal #4 Brings a pale horse denoting death.
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" 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.
— Revelation 6:7-8 NIV
This "horse" brings the death of 1/4 of the worlds population. That is just staggering to me. We are talking 1.5 billion people dead. Mind blowing and totally frightening. But you know we aren't there yet. What kind of disease could cause this? What type of climate shift would cause this much destruction. UGH.
I turned the show off at this point lol. I figured I wouldn't be able to sleep. But I will give you the last seals for the heck of it.
Seal #5 Vision of the martyrs
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, how long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:9-11)
Seal #6 Earthquake and the marking of the 144,000
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. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Revelation 6:12-17)
Seal #7 Trumpets of Angels and the end of the world
“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” (Revelation 8:1)
Somewhere in here is the rapture. Although I actually called my grandmother and asked when. She said it would happen before all of this happened. For those of you who don't know what that means that means everyone who believe in God disappears up to heaven. That is a lot of people gone in an instant. I can't even imagine the panic that would cause. And the fear of the people who were on the fence that were left behind. UGH just knowing that your belief wasn't strong enough and now you have no choice but to believe. And knowing that you are about to become hunted. Knowing that if you get the mark (or in my head chip implanted that allows you to purchase stuff or drive or anything that requires identification)you are doomed for death.
OK that's it no more of that show for me!
Sorry about the whole tangent thing today but it actually bothered me.