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Bible Prophecies: The Book of Revelation
Around 95AD, the apostle John wrote End Time prophesies in the book of Revelation. Throughout chapters eight and nine, he prophesies milestones, or seals, that marks the end of days. When all seven seals are opened, The Seven Trumpets of Revelation documented in chapter´s five to eight will sound, marking the coming of the apocalypse and the return of Christ. Nostradamus predicted similar events in his quatrains.
Like the quatrains of Nostradamus, the book of Revelation is steeped in code and mystery, though the purpose of the book is not to hide the truth, but to reveal events leading up to the return of Christ! The word “apocalypse” comes from the Greek apokalupsis, which means “uncovering” or “unveiling.” Revelation has the same meaning – something that is previously hidden comes to light.
But according to both Nostradamus and the Bible, before the new light of day arrives there will be many years of darkness. In Revelation, John tells us that the End Times are written in a scroll that is closed shut by Seven Seals. The scroll contains lamentation, mourning and woe which are subsequently released upon the world each time one of the seals is opened.
When all seven seals are open, angels are said to sound Seven Trumpets which bring even greater catastrophe on the world. With the sounding of the last trumpet, Seven Vials are opened at the planet spirals into a sudden and cataclysmic downfall. For now we are going to have a look at what the seven seals, trumpets and vials represent and through this Bible Prophecies series will examine each one in greater detail.
The Seven Seals of Revelation
The Seven Seals that John talks about in the last book of the New Testament are the seals that keep the scroll of woes and judgment bound together. In Revelation 5, John tells us that only he who is worthy is able to open the seven seals of the scroll. He then tells us:
“Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5
According to scholars the Lion of the tribe of Judah is Jesus Christ, thus are we to assume the must therefore assume that the seven seals are already broken? Though many historians over the centuries have all offered convincing arguments, the time frame of Jesus opening the seals is not realistic in the modern age, and many contemporary scholars are still uncertain that all seven seals have been broken yet – though they all suggest some have been broken and the others are not far behind.
Taking the words of the Bible literally, the lion, or Jesus Christ breaks the seals. Are we to believe then that this has already happened? If so, the time scales down really fit unless the world destructive revelations have happened throughout history, perhaps on more than one occasion. Alternatively, as the bible is predominantly metaphorical, Jesus, or the lion, could be a metaphor for a modern day man – or organization. That the Vatican is the leading authority on Christianity it´s fair to assume the Pope is “the Lion of the tribe of Judah,” and he will release woes on Earth as and when he sees fit, thus inviting the angels with the trumpets.
The Seven Trumpets of Revelation
The seven trumpets of revelations are said to sound after the final seal of the scroll has been broken. The purpose of the seven trumpets is to wake everyone in the world up to the reality of what is really happening – thus leading us into a new dawn of realisation or consciousness. The trumpets inflict us with plague and disease.
The idea of the seven trumpets is to mark the second coming of Christ – which according to Nostradamus may well be the antichrist posing as Christ. According to John in Revelation, it is God´s will to get the attention of people by causing destruction on Earth and the trumpets represent the disasters, each of which get progressively worse.
When the seventh trumpet sounds, the saints will be called to come forward to witness the resurrection of Christ. When the last trumpet sounds the seven vials of revelations will be opened.
The Seven Vials of Revelation
The seven vials of Revelation and found in chapter 16 and represent the last seven woes that will be inflicted upon the Earth. They are similar in nature to the seven trumpets though come without warning and do not offer redemption like the trumpets do. The vial judgements are an assault on those that worship the Devil and anybody else who refuses to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
So now we have given a brief overview of the troubles predicted by John in Revelations, let´s study them in more detail and compare them with the prophecies of Nostradamus.
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