This broadcast is not about predictions, nor is it about setting dates as some foolishly have done, however it is all about preparation.
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The Bible says in Matthew 24:30-31: “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Sixth Seal: Universal Devastation” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
The final seal mentioned in Revelation chapter 6 is opened and the planet is shaken to its very core. Disorder reigns supreme; the powers of nature and human government collapse. Chaos ensues, and people call upon the rocks and mountains to “fall on us.” In this awful moment of divine retribution, there is no repentance by the ungodly. They call upon the powers of nature to deliver them but they will not call upon God.
A ‘great earthquake’ rocks the planet. The sun is darkened, the stars fall, and the heavens (atmosphere) splits apart “like a scroll.” These passages clearly indicate some sort of nuclear or cosmic disaster which causes the entire planet to be shaken so that the sun, moon and stars appear to be moving, and the atmosphere “is split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up.” John’s description is very similar to that in 2 Peter 3:10. In both passages, the “heavens” refer to earth’s atmosphere, not the dwelling place of God (which, of course remains undamaged). But the planet is totally devastated, and universal terror reigns supreme in the hearts of unregenerate men.
What is all of this? Our text says it is the “wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come: and who is able to stand.” Some limit the wrath to the sixth seal and onwards. Some divide the first four or five seals into the first half of the Tribulation, and seal six initiates the last half, or the Great Tribulation. However, there is nothing in the text itself to indicate this. The reference to the “wrath of the Lamb” could just as easily be a summary statement covering His opening of all six seals. The opening of each seal has led to a progression of events that intensifies the divine judgment. That intensity culminates in international wars, planetary devastation, and what certainly appear to be the consequences of nuclear holocaust.
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Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.