It should be noted, The Most High has measured the times and numbered them, see 2 Esdras 4:36-37, the visions for each seal, symbolize and proclaim the fulfillment of time wherein the Most High will unleash his prophecies.




Objectives:
After reading this report the reader should understand the following;


1.

That the Two Witnesses are the “balances” against the Beast whose deadly wound was healed, and the False Prophet;

2.

That John would be brought back to prophesy before many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings;

3.

That the 144,000 are the Servants of God.

The Third Seal

The Third Seal


Revelation 6:5: “And when he” [Christ] “had opened the third seal,” [Christ opened the Third Seal of the book that he received from the Most High, see Revelation 5:5, 7] “I” [John] “heard the third beast” [One of the four beast, see Revelation 4:6-7] “say, Come and see.” [The vision of the Third Seal.] “And I” [John] “beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.” See Ecclesiasticus 33:13-15.

The vision of the Third Seal represents the Two Witnesses, see Revelation 11:3-6.

Revelation 6:6: “And I” [John] “heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.”



Message to reader: The Third Seal

The following prophecies are contained in The Third Seal.








Vision Of The Mighty Angel With The Little Book


Revelation 10:1: “And I” [John] “saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:”

Revelation 10:2: “And he” [The angel] “had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,”

Revelation 10:3: “And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he” [The angel] “had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.”

Revelation 10:4: “And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I” [John] “was about to write: and I” [John] “heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.”

Revelation 10:5: “And the angel which I” [John] “saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,”

Revelation 10:6: “And sware by him” [The Most High] “that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:”

Revelation 10:7: “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound,” [His trumpet] “the mystery of God should be finished," [See Revelation 11:15] "as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”



John Eats The Little Book


Revelation 10:8: “And the voice which I” [John] “heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.”

Revelation 10:9: “And I” [John] “went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.”

Revelation 10:10: “And I” [John] “took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.”

Revelation 10:11: “And he” [The angel] “said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” The angel's statement proves that John will be brought back before the second coming of Christ to prophesy. This is also an example of the promise from Christ, see John 6:39-40.







Those Without The Temple


Revelation 11:1: “And there was given me” [John] “a reed like unto a rod:” [A measuring instrument] “and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar," [New Jerusalem] "and them that worship therein.” See Revelation 21:2-3, 22, 27 and Revelation 7:9, 15.

Revelation 11:2: “But the court which is without" [Outside] "the temple" [Holy Jerusalem, see Revelation 21:10, 22-23] "leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles:” [See Zechariah 14:16-19] “and the holy city" [Jerusalem] "shall they" [The followers of the Beast whose deadly wound was healed, and the False Prophet] "tread under foot forty and two months.” Three and half (3 ½) years, the time period of the great tribulation, which will be explained in the Forth Seal.



The Two Witnesses


Revelation 11:3: “And I” [Christ] “will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days," [Three and half years, see Message to read: The Period of Great Tribulation (3 ½ Years)] "clothed in sackcloth.”

Revelation 11:4: “These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”







The Sealing Of The 144,000/Servants Of God


Revelation 7:1: “And after these things” [The visions shown to John in Revelation chapter 6] “I” [John] “saw” [Another vision] “four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.”

Revelation 7:2: “And I” [John] “saw” [In the vision] “another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God:” [See Revelation 14:6] “and he” [The angel] “cried with a loud voice to the four angels,” [Standing on the four corners of the earth, see verse 1] “to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,” See Revelation 8:7-8.

Revelation 7:3: “Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we” [The angel ascending from the east, and the four angels standing on the four corners of the earth] “have sealed the servants of our God” [The 144,000] “in their foreheads.” The Servants of God/144,000 will be sealed by the angels; they will receive the knowledge of the everlasting gospel to preach to the people of the earth, see Revelation 14:6-7.



Message to reader: The Sealing of the 144,000

The angel ascending from the east and the four angels standing on the four corners of the earth shall seal the 144,000, see Amos 3:7: “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”

The 144,000 shall ALL be sealed before the opening of the Seventh Seal.

Jeremiah 23:4: “And I” [The Most High] “will set up shepherds” [Christ and the 144,000, see Revelation 14:1 and Revelation 20:4] “over them” [The Elect/Children of God] “which shall feed them: and they” [The Elect/Children of God] “shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.”



The Number Of Those Sealed


Revelation 7:4: “And I” [John] “heard the number of them" [The servants of God] "which were sealed:” [With the knowledge of the everlasting gospel] “and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”



Message to reader: The Children of Israel

The 144,000 and the Great Multitude (see verses 9-10, 13-15) are the children of God/the children of the promise/the children of Israel; they are joint heirs with Christ, see Galatian 3:16, 29 and Romans 8:17. They were chosen by God to be holy and without blame before him in love by the adoption of children through Jesus Christ (they are the believing Jews and Gentiles in Christ).

For more information see Message to reader: The Gentiles in Christ.



Revelation 7:5: “Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.”

Revelation 7:6: “Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.”

Revelation 7:7: “Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.”

Revelation 7:8: “Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.”



The Multitude From The Great Tribulation


Revelation 7:9: “After this” [The above vision, verses 1-8] “I” [John] “beheld," [Another vision] "and, lo, a great multitude," [Those written in the Book of Life, see Revelation 21:24, 27] "which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne,” [Of the Most High] “and before the Lamb,” [Christ] “clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”

Revelation 7:10: “And" [The great multitude] "cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.”

Revelation 7:11: “And all the angels stood round about the throne,” [Of the Most High] “and about the elders” [The 24 elders] “and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,”

Revelation 7:12: “Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.”

The above vision took place in the Most High’s throne room, see Revelation 4:2, 4, 6, it is the prophecy of the great multitude; those who overcame, had their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life, and received the promise of New Jerusalem/The Kingdom of Heaven, see Revelation 21:1-2, 27.



The Elder's Question To John


Revelation 7:13: “And one of the elders” [The 24 elders] “answered, saying unto me,” [John] “What are these which are arrayed in white robes?” [The great multitude, see verse 9] “and whence” [From where] “came they?”

Revelation 7:14: “And I” [John] “said unto him,” [One of the 24 elders] “Sir, thou knowest. And he” [One of the 24 elders] “said to me,” [John] “These are they” [The great multitude] “which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Revelation 7:15: “Therefore are they” [The great multitude, see Revelation 21:27] “before the throne of God, and serve him" [The Most High] "day and night in his temple:" [Holy Jerusalem, see Revelation 21:22] "and he” [The Most High] “that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.” See Revelation 21:3.

Revelation 7:16: “They” [The great multitude] “shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.” See Revelation 21:23 and Isaiah 60:18-20.

Revelation 7:17: “For the Lamb” [Christ] “which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them,” [The great multitude] “and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters:” [See Revelation 21:6-7 and John 7:38-39] “and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” See Revelation 21:4 and Isaiah 25:8.






This diagram represents an overview of the Third Seal.