Sealed Scroll, Seven Trumpets


John saw the scroll again, now unsealed and completely open, signifying his call to prophesy once more to peoples and kings Revelation 10:1-11.

The first six trumpet plagues failed to cause the “inhabitants of the earth” to repent. Instead, they only further hardened their hearts.  Something more was needed to complete “the mystery of God.” The narrative now takes a new direction. Rather than another plague, John is commissioned to prophesy to the “nations and kings of the earth.”

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Four Creatures, Sealed Scroll, Seven Seals


The third seal released a rider on a black horse and economic hardship Revelation 6:5-6.

The “Lamb” opened the third “seal,” and once again, one of the “four living creatures” summoned its rider, this one riding a “black horse” that, apparently, represented economic distress and food shortages. As before, the task of the rider was declared by one of the four “living creatures,” as well as the limitations on its effects (“the oil and the wine do not harm”).

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Sealed Scroll, Seven Seals


The second rider was sent to “remove peace from the earth” and to cause men to “slay one another”Revelation 6:3-4.

As with the first rider, the second one was commanded by one of the four “living creatures” to “go forth.” Although each seal is opened by the “Lamb,” the involvement of the “four living creatures” serves to emphasize that heaven remains in firm control over the earthly events represented by each “rider.”

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Lamb, Sealed Scroll


The central figure of Revelation is the slain Lamb, who alone is worthy to open the sealed scroll – Revelation 5:5-14. 

In the preceding paragraph, John saw the scroll sealed with seven seals held tightly in the right hand of the “One Who Sits on the Throne.” A search was made throughout the Cosmos to find someone “worthy” to break the seals and open the scroll, but no one could be found. This caused John to weep profusely. If the scroll remained sealed, its contents could not be revealed and implemented.

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