Eschatology – The Seven Seals, the Four Horsemen and the Destruction of Jerusalem – Rev. 6 and 7

Yeshua, in Matthew 24’s prophecy, primarily referring to the 70 A.D. Destruction of Jerusalem, describes the events to come:

4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.

Thus, Wars, Famines, Earthquakes, Persecution of the Saints and betrayal describe this period.

In Luke 23 Yeshua is speaking to the same era saying

27 And following Him was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him. 28 But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

So at the time of this great tribulation and calamity of 70 A.D. people will “say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ ”

In Rev. 6 and the description of the Four Horsemen, the White Horse is Yeshua (Rev. 19:11) in his conquering of the Roman Empire described in Daniel 2 and the great stone. The Red Horse(vs 3-4) brings war. The Black Horse (vs 5-6) brings famine. The Ashen Horse(vs 7-8) brings more death, famine and pestilence. The fifth seal (vs 9-11) brings persecution of the saints. The sixth seal (vs 12-17) brings and earthquake and the fulfillment of Luke 23:30 when men say “ to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;” Rev. 6:16. The interlude to the seventh seal, Rev. 7, refers to the victorious saints of the Great Tribulation 70 A.D. period. Rev. 7:14. The Seventh seal introduces the seven trumpet angels.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s