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Payback time!

What would happen when  the Lamb opens the seven seals, and the seven angels sound the seven trumpets?  When He comes back, it’s payback time, a time for punishment for unbelievers, and reward for you who believe.

"Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this," Revelation 4:1

A throne is set in heaven, and One who sits on the throne, lives forever and ever, and in the right hand of Him is a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.

In the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb, He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. He was the only one worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for he was slain, and have redeemed us to God by his blood.

He opened the seven seals; the first, “and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer," Revelation 6:2.

He opened the second seal, and behold “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 6:4.

He opened the third seal, "and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand," Revelation 6:5.

He opened the fourth seal, "and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth," Revelation 6:7.

He opened the fifth seal, and behold there were the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. "Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed," Revelation 6:11

He opened the sixth seal, "and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black …, and the moon became like blood…the stars of heaven fell to the earth …the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place…For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?" Revelation 6:12 - 17.

An angel with the seal of the living God cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads, and one hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed," Revelation 7:3-4.

After all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed, “…behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands," Revelation 7:9.

"Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?"

"These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them," Revelation 7:14 - 15. The Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

He then opened the seventh seal, and behold "the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets," Revelation 8:2. Another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne, and "then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake," Revelation 8:5.

The first angel sounded the first trumpet, and vegetation was struck, and "…all green was burned up," Revelation 8:7.

The second angel sounded the second trumpet, and the seas were struck, "… and a third of the ships were destroyed," Revelation 8:9.

The third angel sounded the third trumpet, and the waters were struck, "…and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter," Revelation 8:11.

The fourth angel sounded the fourth trumpet, and behold the sun, moon, and a third of the stars were darkened, and “a third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night," Revelation 8:12.

The fifth angel sounded the fifth trumpet, and behold locusts came upon the earth from the bottomless pit. They were commanded to harm "only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads," Revelation 9:4. They were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them, like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. Their power was to hurt men five months.

The sixth angel sounded the sixth trumpet, and behold, the four angels "were released to kill a third of mankind," Revelation 9:15. A third of mankind was killed-by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of horses mouths.

"But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts," Revelation 9:20.

The Angel with the little book!

He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. "When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices," Revelation 10:3.

He raised up his hand to heaven and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, "that there should be delay no longer," Revelation 10:6. He said, "You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings," Revelation 10:11. Two witnesses will arise, they will have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. "When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them," Revelation 11:7.

The seventh angel sounded the seventh trumpet, and the kingdom was proclaimed, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" Revelation 11:15. The prophets and those who fear God’s name, small and great, were rewarded.

"Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple…" Revelation 11:19.


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