It's Day 24 and we're in Revelation 6.As you read, listen for where God wants to speak to you. What jumps out to you? What speaks to situations you're dealing with right now?
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 15 - This is going to be a horrible time. Not all that the future holds is wonderful.
- Verses 1-17 - This chapter tells of a horrible time coming in the future when for a while life on earth will be horrific. It's part of end times.
- Verse 9 - Not like hiding under a table, but obviously a huge area with an altar that's high and lifted up, with these saints standing there asking about how soon justice was coming.
- Verse 13 - "stars. . . fell" - The word "stars" here isn't defined the way that modern science does. It just means heavenly bodies. The way we define it today, the sun is the nearest "star" and that's obviously not what's in mind here.
- Verse 14 - This language speaks of earth-shattering, cataclysmic events.
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Your Questions and Comments:
- "In our 60 in 60 passage today from Revelation chapter 5, both in verses 3 and 13 states who is worthy of opening the seven seals and we know that Jesus is the one to open the scroll. But my question is in verse 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. And also verse 13 also says: "Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them." Is this passage referring to those who are already punished in hell will be able to witness the opening of the scroll, or is this referencing something else?" - Yes, I think this is reference to those in hell. It could also be a reference more generally to those who have died. The larger point he is making with this language is that there is no one in the entire universe who is worthy but Jesus.
- (On Rev. 4) "Reading Rev. 4 and speaking of the 7 spirits of God as outlined in Isaiah, are the 7 spirits only for the 24 elders or can be given by the Holy Spirit to any believer?" - That reference is notoriously obscure, so I am reluctant to speculate much about what is meant there.
- "I wonder who the 24 elders are, perhaps 12 of them are the 12 apostles. Is it wrong to wonder such things or should I be reading the bible just for God to speak to me?" - Many think the 24 are 12 representing the 12 tribes of Israel and then the 12 apostles, but since the Bible doesn't explicitly identify them we can't be definitive on that. Secondly, there's nothing wrong with wondering about those questions. I do it all the time! I've joked before that you don't want to be behind me in line to get into heaven because I've got a lot of unanswered questions!