Rapture & Wrath: Ready or Not? Pt 2A – The 7 Sealed Scroll

Presented by David RosenthalZionsHope.org

In this new episode (Part 2A), David explains that the scroll with 7 seals introduced in Revelation chapter 5 is the key to unlocking the chronology of the last days. What the backbone is to the human body, the seals are to the Book of Revelation. When understood properly, the 7 seals around the scroll provide us with the crucial sequence of end-time events.

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7 thoughts on “Rapture & Wrath: Ready or Not? Pt 2A – The 7 Sealed Scroll

  1. Thank you for this (2a) video, which I’ve watched twice now. I couldn’t agree more with the statement that the ‘Olivet Discourse’ (Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21) has parallels in Revelation chapter 6 (and no doubt elsewhere in the Book of the Revelation.)
    My difficulty is in believing that Seals 1-4 haven’t already been opened (i’m in agreement that they refer to the “Time of Sorrows”/”Time of Jacob’s Suffering”)

    Here’s why. IF Global Warfare (WW1 WW2) DOESN’T constitute “sorrows”/ work of the second horseman of the Apocalypse, what in the world does? To me these escalations of warfare match exactly the INCREASED strength/frequency of the “labour pains” predicted by Christ, prior to “birth” (but NOT the final pains OF birth itself I would agree.)

    Surely we have been in the “Time of Sorrows” since early in the 20th Century, since warfare evolved from pistols/swords to guns/cannons/tanks (then to the pinpoint accuracy of laser-guided missiles, capable of ‘taking out’ a single terrorist thousands of miles away) or am I missing something?

    Hope this makes sense and thanks, in anticipation of your reply. Shalom/God bless+++

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    • Hi Bryan. So sorry for my late reply.

      To be honest, I (like you) am not entirely convinced that all of the seals have to be contained within the final 7 years, also known as Daniel’s 70th Week, for a couple of reasons listed below.

      Here are my thoughts:

      1) Chapter 24 of Matthew is a condensed version (though also providing a bit more detail) of the end times events of Revelation, chapter 6. In Matthew, Jesus identifies the conditions listed in at least the first 3 seals as the beginning of birth pains, rather than specific and identifiable events. Birth pangs don’t go from 0-10 cm all at once, they come on over a period of time to set the conditions for the baby to be delivered.

      2) The abomination of desolation (AoD) happens at the 3.5 year mark of this final 7 year period. That appears to happen somewhere between the fourth and fifth seal. This in itself has led me to question whether the seals could be opened outside of the 70th Week of Daniel, as it seems to me there wouldn’t a sufficient amount of time to bring about all the events and destruction in 3.5 years. But recent events have shown me that things can change drastically overnight.

      All that said, I don’t think we can rule out the possibility that what we are experiencing and seeing now, and over the past century or so, is the ‘beginning’ of birth pains that will set the stage for the opening of the actual seals. I used to be of the mind that all these conditions would be contained within the seals themselves, but I’m leaning more toward these conditions being present already and culminating in the opening of the seals.

      When I think about how fast Covid-19 changed our entire world literally overnight, it makes me rethink the idea of time constraint. It would only take one massive event to bring about everything that is mentioned in the first 3 seals at least, and we know that the conditions are ripe because we’ve been experiencing the ‘beginning of birth pains’ for quite a long time, as you pointed out.

      So, to recap.. The Beginning of Sorrows, or the Beginning of Birth Pains may not actually be the Seals of Revelation, but a period of time that sets the stage and culminates in the opening of the actual Seals. I don’t know if we can be sure one way or the other. I would like to spend some time studying and reading up on this and then get back with you once I feel like I have any more to say.

      Feel free to leave your thoughts. God bless!


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