More and more people from all over the world have been asking for some time now, the following: How many seals of Revelation have been broken? So if you found this website using those search terms realize you are not alone, because thousands before you have done the same thing.
I recently saw another form of this question that was asked to find this website which was: Why are people claiming some of the seals of Revelation have already been broken? This is a great question to ask as all questions are, for we can't learn unless we ask. The reason why people are asking, and the reason people are starting to realize that some have been broken, is because of the evidences of the first five seals can be seen going on all around us, and have been for quite some time. Really there is nothing new in the first five seals of Revelation at all, they are simply describing normal life and death by many methods.
But why were these questions not asked just a few decades back? Because their intensity, multiples numbers and convergence only began to really be noticed around the year 2000, which is also when the global earthquakes started to climb off the charts.
So then, it would be impossible for example, to know when seal two is broken, when there is already no peace on the earth and there hasn't been since Jesus walked the earth, except among those who know Jesus intimately.
If the evidences are already being seen and felt, then one must conclude the seal has been broken already. Is there peace on the earth now? Of course not and there never has been, except among the real Christians.
So we will look at all this more closely now.
Some "pre-wrath" people and others, say the following below on the first five seals. The problem they are having along with many others, is not realizing that the first five seals have already been broken. We will be looking at proof that they have been here. We here also believe in some elements of the pre-wrath position, but it does not mean the first five seals are future. If you look at the first five seals for yourself, without looking to some mans interpretation, you will see what they describe is what has been going on all around us for a long time.
Also identifying where God's wrath begins in Revelation is paramount. God's wrath begins at the sixth seal of Revelation, because that's what Revelation 6:16&17 proclaims for itself. The people on the earth proclaim this for themselves right in the passage, no less than twice that his wrath has now come. Once in verse 16 and the other in verse 17. Nowhere in the first five seals, is God's wrath or the words "Apocalypse" mentioned, instead man has added this. The first five seals are simply describing normal life though sometimes unpleasant. We all know there is no peace on the earth (except among some Christians), many die in wars, by disease, animal attacks, murder and famine. Also we see inflation going on and have been for some time which seal three describes.
So then, when one comes to realize that the first five seals have in fact already been broken, then it is easy to see that the Rapture is not only pre-wrath, but pre-tribulation as well. So the pre-tribulation crowd has been correct all this time, but they could not point to a specific verse that showed the Rapture event to be occurring, in what looked like was pre-tribulation or pre-seven seals in the book of Revelation.
Some in the pre-tribulation camp (and I am a part of this camp as well), have sought to jamb a Rapture event into scripture where it does not belong. There is no Rapture occurring in chapter 4 of Revelation, when Jesus tells John to "come up here." Jesus tells us in the passage why he is calling only John up to heaven at that time, and it is simply to show him the rest of the vision. Though some may think they have right motives adding a Rapture here, it is dangerous to do this, and is adding to and taking away from the passage. There is a punishment for doing this and Rev. 22:18 tells us this. Let me show you another example of what some do with scripture.
At www.prewrathministries.org , they assume the following about the first seal and quoting: "the rider on a white horse looks and sounds like a hero, but the implication is that he does not deserve his title. He was given a crown which seems to indicate that he did not earn it. Secondly, we are told he rode out as a conqueror. Most scholars agree that this seal describes the appearance of the Antichrist on the scene. He will begin the 70th Week by looking like the answer to the problems of the world".
This is what some do to further their own views, but their implications here are not warranted as they are guessing at something they want to be in scripture, but isn't. The bible says the following in the NIV: Rev 6:1-2 " 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".
A few important things we first need to realize about the first five seals are as follows:
1. These are spirit riders of spirit horses not men! This is a very important detail to not overlook. The Antichrist is a man, therefore he can immediately be disqualified from being anyone of these riders. All of these riders have tremendous power that is affecting all of mankind which no one man can do. Later on when the Antichrist attempts to force everyone to accept his mark, many will decline it and be killed as Martyrs, so he will not have nearly the power that these spirit riders possess.
2. The first rider has a crown, which signifies he has even more power than the riders after him do and he is likely commanding them to do what they will and in charge of them. We need to remember Jesus uses both evil spirits and men to do his will.
3. Gods wrath is not mentioned in the first five seals nor is the Apocalypse. This has been a manmade concoction from the beginning.
More on the white horse rider in a little bit. This is just a few nuggets for now.
The pre-wrath ministry.org folks admit that the rider looks and sounds like a hero but then they say the "implication is, he does not deserve this title". But who is implying this? They are, not the bible itself. Then they say "He was given a crown which seems to indicate that he did not earn it". Again they add something here they say seems to indicate? Who says just because someone is given something means they didn't earn it and where is the implication that he didn't deserve it? This is extremely poor hermeneutics which is surprising since they do a pretty good job up until this point in their presentation. But this is where it goes off the rails because they are adding things they wish were there but aren't, and by the way many traditional pre-tribbers also do this and say the first five seals are future.
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