Revelation 6
In chapter 4, we saw the heavenly throne encircled with worship.
In chapter 5, we saw Jesus, the only one worthy to open the sealed  book to begin God's Judgment.
In Chapter 6, our attention shifts from future events in heaven to future events on earth as the Judgment
begins.

The 7 Jewish Feast Days:
God gave the Jews 7 feast days to observe forever.  They are important because God has set these days
aside for important events to take place.  It can be shown that:
·        Jesus was crucified on Passover (the first feast day)
·        Jesus was in the grave on Unleavened Bread (the second feast day)
·        Jesus arose from the dead on First Fruits (the third feast day)
·        The church began on Pentecost (the fourth feast day)
·        There is reason to believe the Church will be raptured on Trumpets (the fifth feast day)
·        There is reason to believe the Second Coming will occur and the Tribulation Period will end on
Atonement (the sixth feast day)
·        There is reason to believe the Millennium will begin on Tabernacles (the seventh feast day)

A look ahead - judgments

2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is
longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Eze 33:11 . . . I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live .
. .

It would be easy to say that 21 judgments will occur, but that is not the case.  The first 6 seals will be
broken one at a time and each seal will produce a judgment for a total of 6 judgments.  The seventh seal
will not produce a seventh judgment.  Instead it will produce the 7 trumpets.  The first 6 trumpets each
produce a judgment for a total of 6.  But the seventh trumpet will produce 7 bowls.  When the seventh bowl
is poured out, the Tribulation Period will come to an end.

The Antichrist

Over the centuries people have always tried to figure out the Anti-christ’s identity, since he will probably be
alive when the Church is raptured. But the problem with this is he will be restrained and will not be revealed
until the proper time.  When the true Church is raptured, it will be time to start watching for the Antichrist.  

2 Thessalonians  2:7  For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth
now, until he be taken out of the way.

He will not stand out at first, so the best thing to look for will be a popular and powerful person.  When he
signs a 7 year treaty to protect Israel, his identity will be known.

Antichrist means "against Christ".

John Hagee:  The Antichrist will be a man who makes his debut upon the stage of world history with
hypnotic charm and charisma.  He will probably come from the European Union or a country or
confederation that was once part of the Roman Empire, which stretched from Ireland to Egypt and included
Turkey, Iran, and Iraq.

Noah Hutchings:  The consistent interpretation by premillenial scholars of eschatology in reference to
Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:14-21 is that a dictator will rise up out of the Revived Roman Empire and con-
firm, or add the prestige and power of his empire, to a peace treaty that will involve Israel.  This same
dictator is thought by the same scholars to become the Antichrist.  On pg. 11 of The European (Nov. 15,
1995), Israel is hailed by the European Union (E.U.) as a new ally.  Therefore, the assassination of Prime
Minister Rabin actually hastened a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East, and now the E. U.
states that within a few months this final peace process instrument will be confirmed by (its member)
nations.
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