Moreover, the express purposes of The Seven Seals are to: Proclaim God's Factual Existence, Drive A Wedge Between His People And Others, Call His Children Out Of Spiritual Babylon, And Place His Seal Upon Them [Prior To His Final Restorative Actions]. Thus, "The Seven Seals" will: be obvious and readily-apparent to all people who live upon the Earth, follow the exact sequence having been openly given to all, and increasingly more noticeable with each historical fulfillment.
The First Seal: "The Great War"
- "Now I saw when The Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, 'Come and see,' And I looked and behold A White Horse. And he who sat on it had a bow and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer." - Revelation 6:1-2.
- "And Ye shall Hear Of War(s)..." - Mathew 24:6. [#1]
First of all, it is described as a very big one. In fact, it is far larger in scale than any other having ever been fought before - by: anyone, anywhere, or at anytime! Secondly, the one having fought it is depicted as riding "A White Horse" and having been given "A Crown" to [factually] do so.
World War I was attributed to the criminal assassination of "Francis Ferdinand" - the nephew of Franz Joseph [Archduke of Austria]. His uncle was considerably and justifiably distraught over the murder of his nephew and sought to investigate its occurrence. However, Serbia refused to comply with his naturally understandable wishes. Thus, Franz Joseph was given his crown by Germany; and "The Emperor of Austria" rode out conquering and to conquer - On A White Horse - in his justifiable wrath!
The Second Seal: "The Malignant War"
- "When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, 'Come and see.' And another Horse, Fiery Red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the Earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him A Great Sword." - Revelation 6:3-4.
- "And Ye shall Hear Of War(s)..." - Mathew 24:6. [#2]
For instance, this ruler is riding A Fiery Red Horse - which is symbolic of his militaristic and Evil intentions toward the rest of the Earth! This war is purely for the purpose of worldwide conquest and political dominance... and he wields A Great Sword to back up his ambitions and political authority. Moreover, it is obvious from this particular scripture that the entire Earth is wholly imperiled - by him and his allies!
World War II - with Hitler's NAZI Controlled Germany - fits this prophetic description perfectly on several very important historical levels. The Red Horse is symbolic of NAZI Germany's nature at home, as well as on the world's battlefields. After all, over 12 million: Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, and other governmentally defined undesirables [or, "Unter-Mensch"] were systematically exterminated in the NAZI effort to cleanse the Earth's ethnic bloodlines. Consequently, this particular horse was fully coated with much human blood.
The Third Seal: "A Worldwide Economic And Currency Collapse"
- "When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, 'Come and see.' And I looked, and behold, A Black Horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, 'A quart of wheat for a Denarius, and three quarts of barley for a Denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine." - Revelation 6:5-6.
- "And Rumors Of Wars. See that you are not troubled; for all of these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet." - Mathew 24:6.
Unlike the previous two seals, this seal revolves around an artificially created scarcity of goods through the manipulation of the world's money and/or national currencies! As no war, directly, results over these abominable activities - it is obviously occurring in secret; utilizing various strategies of: manipulation, stealth, and deception. Does this sound - in any wise - familiar? It ought to, you're currently living inside of it... as is the entire world around you!
The "Rumor(s) Of Wars" - which are plural - refer to: The Cold War between East and West [first] and The War Against Nefarious Terror [second]. Both were political in origin and both were artificially created to accomplish certain political ends - which could not be [otherwise] accomplished! First, the militarization of The United States... and second, The usurpation of our protective Constitutional authorities.
You will notice that, in Mathew 24:8, these are called [or, stated as being]: "The Beginning Of Sorrows." Thus, confirming our time line with absolute precision. However, it is also important to understand that this particular seal isn't over yet! Within the next two years we will see our Western World Currencies fully collapse and profound economic consequences will result.... A Denarius [or, one ounce Gold coin] is an awful lot of money for one quart of wheat [or, a single loaf of bread]!
It is even more important to understand that, only one human generation will pass - from the opening of "The First Seal" until Yahshua [The Messiah] physically returns. Since Yahweh cut man's lifetime to 120 years - after The Flood - 2034 AD is a maximum period timeline for His return. However, in the scripture it relates that, this time will be invariably cut short: "lest, no flesh would be spared...."
*** Note: For more on this subject - The Next Three Seals [of Revelation chapter six] shall be covered in the very next installment... So, stay tuned.