Three Reasons Why the Sixth Seal is Not the Wrath of God

sun_darkHere are three reasons why I believe the sixth seal is the beginning of the day of the Lord, but not the beginning of the wrath of God.

When the sixth seal is broken there is a great earthquake and the sun becomes black as sackcloth and the moon becomes like blood. The stars of the sky fall to the earth and the sky is split apart like a scroll. When the inhabitants of the earth see these things they try to hide themselves from the presence of the Lord saying,

“Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand” (Revelation 11:17).

They mention the wrath of God, but this does not mean this is the beginning of the wrath of God, as explained in the following three points.

First, the people do not say the wrath has come. Instead, they say “the day of their wrath has come”, which is very different. The events of the sixth seal let the whole world know the day of the Lord has arrived, which is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, but the wrath does not start yet because the angels briefly hold it back until God’s people are protected. First, the 144,000 are protected by the seal of God (Revelation 7:1-8). Then the great multitude is protected by being raptured and taken to heaven (Revelation 7:9-17). Then the wrath begins to be poured out with the first trumpet in Revelation 8.

Second, although there is a lot of shaking and other unusual events, there is no mention that anyone is harmed or killed during the sixth seal events. When the wrath of God finally begins in Revelation 8 we see many people are harmed and killed.

Third, according to both Jesus (Matthew 24:29-31) and the Apostle John (Revelation 6:12-17) the events released by the sixth seal precede the rapture. In John’s account the raptured church is found in Revelation 7:9-17. Since the sixth seal precedes the rapture it must also precede the wrath because God has promised to deliver his people from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:9).

The sixth seal marks the beginning of the day of the Lord and the beginning of the great tribulation. The 42-month tribulation has ended by that time. The purpose for the terrible events of the sixth seal is to notify all of the inhabitants of the earth that this is their final chance to repent because the wrath of God is about to be released. It is their final warning. The wrath begins very soon afterwards.

The order in which these events appear in the scriptures reveals the sequence of events. The final warning is given in Revelation 6, the saints are protected in Revelation 7, and the wrath of God begins in Revelation 8.

James Bailey

Author: James Bailey

James Bailey is an author, business owner, husband and father of two children. His vision is to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ through blog sites and other media outlets.

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Pete
Pete
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September 2, 2015 1:55 PM
“Day of the LORD”, a day of enormous surprise to the world. Refers to a time period, beginning with but not limited to a 24-hour day, that is extensively covered in Scriptures but almost NEVER taught or preached about in the modern churches. (a foremost example of (unliked?) Scriptures being ignored). Matt. 24:36-51. “For the coming of the Son of man will be just like the days of Noah. 38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away, so shall the coming of the Son of man be….” 1 Thess. 5:2-3 “For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3 While they are saying, ‘Peace and Safety!’, then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape.” [Comment: All things will seem normal (relatively calm, peaceful, and orderly) at this coming of Christ, so that strongly suggests the time of the rapture—His first return to earth, a sudden surprise to all, with NO expectation of change. “Normalcy bias” will make people complacent and think this will never happen, and they will be shocked at the “sudden destruction” when they thought they were in “peace and safety” just prior to Christ’s coming. At the final coming of Jesus is during the GreatTribulation when He defeats the armies near Jerusalem “with the sword of His mouth”, things will NOT be normal at all: The beast (anti-christ) will be in control, Christians are being rounded up to be killed, and world wide warfare… Read more »
Carl.
Carl.
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August 24, 2016 3:43 AM
Sorry, but your explanation makes no sense at all. You even quoted a Scripture that directly says contradicts your explanation. This scripture says the opening of the sixth seal is God’s wrath and yet you argue against the content of the Scripture you quoted. Revelation 6:15-17 says: “And the kings of the earth and the great men …said to the mountains and rocks, ‘fall on us and hide us from the face of HIM WHO SITS ON THE THRONE, and from the WRATH OF THE LAMB, for the great day of HIS WRATH has come, and who is able to stand’.” The above passage is clear enough! It directly tells us that the opening of the sixth seal is God’s wrath. It says “hide us from HIM WHO SITS ON THE THRONE and from THE WRATH OF THE LAMB, for the great day of HIS WRATH has come. What do you understand by “HIM WHO SITS ON THE THRONE”? And what do you understand by “Hide us from the WRATH OF THE LAMB? What do you understand by “THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH HAS COME.”? Are these expressions not referring to God? It is clear from the above passage that the opening of the sixth seal unleashes a catastrophe that made people to flee and hide themselves in the rocks of the mountains and they say to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of God who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), because the great day of His wrath is here.” The Word is God is so very clear in this passage and yet, you blatantly contradict it and turn it upside down. What do you stand to gain by doing this?. Why would you… Read more »
Cam
Cam
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May 4, 2017 11:02 AM

James, I wasn’t quite sure where to post my comment but I wanted to get your opinion on my view of the timeline of the end times. First, we have the birth pains, the time of sorrows that Jesus refers to in Matthew. Then we have the confirmation of the covenant, which marks the beginning of Daniel’s 70th week – a period of 7 years which include the tribulation and the great tribulation (do i have this right). The first 4 seals that are broken occur in the birth pains and the tribulation starts with the opening of the 5th seal, which is when the son of perdition makes war with the saints. This occurs for 3 1/2 years. At the beginning of the tribulation the two witnesses appear preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Israel and warn of the coming wrath of God. The tribulation ends at the end of the 3 1/2 year period, possibly when the son of perdition goes into the temple, claiming to be God which is the abomination of desolation. Shortly after this occurs the 6th seal is broken, this is the timeframe of the rapture, the 144,000 from the tribe of Israel are sealed in their forehead followed by the wrath of God. I was wondering where does the marriage supper of the Lamb fit in within the timeline…obviously after the rapture but would that be after the Lord has defeated satan and the antichrist and set up his Kingdom or before that time? Let me know how your timeline differs from mine….just trying to get an understanding so i can share with family and others.

Lisa Sperling
Lisa Sperling
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March 9, 2016 7:15 AM
No, I haven’t read that one. Malachi Martin might have been a double agent, according to Eric Jon Phelps. Truth speakers who leave the Vatican have many assasination attempts on their lives. It’s like Barack Obama, if they haven’t assassinated him, then he is a Muslim and that may be true for Malachi Martin as well, although they probably did assassinate him in the end. I would recommend, besides reading Eric Jon Phelps book, that you start with the Alberto Rivera comics, which are online, from spirituallysmart.com, the website of an ex Catholic Tommy Richards. The more you read of the ex priests, of her secret councils, the more shocked you will be. Her history is the history of death and torture and murder worldwide. It is amazing how she is so hidden, that for 15 years I believed it was the Freemasonic central bankers, while it is really the brilliant sorcerers and black magicians, the Jesuits of Rome who control the entire commercial system, worldwide. That is their jurisdiction. It’s not just “Rome”, it’s Rome, worldwide, through the commercial system. . Even though I investigated for 15 years before Alberto Rivera woke me up, I still was looking away from the Roman Catholic death cult. It took a stray remark from Alberto Rivera that woke me up, BIG TIME. He said that the Vatican controls this nation, all the alphabet agencies, including the IRS. THAT WOKE ME UP. He said that Jesuit priests hand the IRS a list every month, of people to target (and of course destroy). There is no such “tax”, it’s a fraud and a tool to target Protestants, Jews and the politically incorrect. Alberto said adamantly “I can prove this in a court of law, I have the evidence. Maybe then we can cure America… Read more »
Sonia
Sonia
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March 9, 2016 7:44 AM

Agree !
And if I may, Revelation 18, 24 says: ” and in her was found the blood of the prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth”. This verse alone shows that America cannot be the Babylon of Revelation 18…. So when we rad Rev 18, 10 : ” alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city…” It points out to the Vatican City!!!

Lisa Sperling
Lisa Sperling
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March 9, 2016 6:13 AM
I would just like to add this quote from Charles Chiniquy, an ex Roman Catholic priest who left the Roman cult “church” and exposed it. He was one of the five ex priests to whom Eric Jon Phelps dedicated his book Vatican Assassins. Below is one quote from one book only, by an ex priest.. EJP estimates that there are many hundreds of ex priests who have run out and exposed her wickedness. Babylon is the world wide commercial system, and it is controlled by the Jesuit run papacy. It is a “fiction”, a system of stocks, mutual funds, commercial paper. The entire commercial system is the jurisdiction of Rome, as well as the commercial, maritime jurisdiction. By her dominance in the fiat money system, she runs all courts, all governments, she runs the police and politicians through the Knights of Columbus, who are identical to the Ustachi, both being Catholic Action. If you google “spirituallysmart.com Croatia” and see the photos, you will see how horrible her reign is. Edmond Paris was a historian and an ex Catholic who wrote histories of the Vatican, such as The Vatican Against Europe, Convert or Die, History of the Jesuits and other books. He warned that when Rome controls the government outright, we can expect this treatment by Rome as the Ustachi inflicted on the Serbian Orthodox people and the Jews. she runs all nations on earth. She is a financial giant that towers over all nations combined, many times.Jeremiah Crowley was an ex priest who warned, in his two books Romanism a Menace to the Nation and The Pope Chief of White Slavers and High Priest of Intrigue, that already, in 1908 when he published, that the Roman Catholic Church controlled all politics. They now control the entire financial system, she controls… Read more »
Lisa Sperling
Lisa Sperling
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March 9, 2016 5:44 AM
James, For the past four years I have been reading and listening to around ten ex priests, who have run out and exposed it. At first, I discounted what they were warning of, now I am absolutely convinced, based on what I know from my own experiences, and from these ex priests who have warned that the Mother of all Harlots is, and can only be, the Roman cult. I have read many ex Catholics, begging people to wake up. I have read her secret instructions, her councils, I have studied her history. She is a financial giant. 30 years ago ex Jesuit Alberto Rivera estimated that her wealth was TEN TIMES THE WEALTH OF ALL NATIONS ON EARTH, COMBINED! Please go to video.google.com and type in “Eric Jon Phelps, Jesuit control of the banking system”. This “government”, and all governments of the world, are run by Rome. She is the one pulling the strings. During WW2, a head stenographer reported that all money sent to the European “theater” had first to be sent to the Vatican. Please read Vatican Assassins by Eric Jon Phelps. Please read his resources. Read the five ex priests who Eric dedicated his book to. You can start very simply by reading the Alberto Rivera comics. He had a mission, it was to reveal the Jesuit run papacy. They are planning to shoot every pastor and his family in the back of the head when they can have a state of emergency. They are ruthless and they are in love with murder, theft and death. They tower over all nations combined in wealth because they own the world’s fiat currency, through the IOR. The reason you believe that the harlot is New York City is because she is a financial instrument of the Vatican, like… Read more »
Joe
Joe
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March 8, 2016 9:45 PM
Mystery Babylon is destroyed at the very end. When the angel explained to john about mystery Babylon and the beast she rides he was clearly told there seven kings. Five have fallen, (Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt,Greece ) one is (Rome, papal Rome , the Islamic Turks ,10 Kings of Europe) one is yet to come. History shows that the next great world empire after the fall of pope was the USA. So she must be the seventh head of the beast. And the one king in particular coming from this Kingdom is Obama. The fourth beast that Daniel saw was Rome and its ten horns and small horn that was papacy. Papal Rome ruled the world 1260 years and spread her tentacles to all the world through Catholic Church. Obama is destroying America. He is disarming America while strengthening the Islamic world. By executive power he is taking control of the strongest of the fotresses by power of Allah. Remember Obama caused the Arab spring in middle East and Africa and the result is the present day invasion of Europe by Islamic people. He touched the three nations that must be part of invading Israel namely Egypt, Libya and Syria. Obama gave Iran nuclear power and loads of cash and removed economic sanctions . Iran is worlds top sponsor of terrorism. Putin said Obama is behind ISIS. For him to fulfill his God given purpose of doing as he pleases and invading many nations including the holy land he must remain a king of the worlds most powerful army. He must pursecute the saints and kill millions of them. His assignment is far from over as a king. If he is son of perdition and man of lawlessness the antichrist then he still has a lot of prophecies to fulfill.… Read more »
Joe
Joe
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March 8, 2016 3:55 PM

James BHO would never have been influencial in the whole world had he been president of Kenya.
The beast is given power over all peoples tribes and nations and the only way you can do that is be the leader of the most influencial nation in the world ie USA. The dragon gave him his seat, power and great authority. By being Potus he became powerful over all peoples tribes and nations.When he jetted into Nairobi as Potus we had a complete lockdown. No traffic moved for hours on end. Such is his power.
If BHO relinquishes power as Potus then the whole end time thing goes into flame because if say Trump becomes potus he won’t do Gods will which isn’t favourable at the moment like attacking Israel, two state solution, beheading Christians, Islamification of world, support of minorities gays.
I thought your site says he is the last US president and there will be no reelection ??

What makes him powerful are his seat, power,authority, arms and army. No Arab state has as much power and weapons as the US army. Without the white house and pentagon he has little influence over the world.

Joe
Joe
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March 8, 2016 2:02 PM

The main sign leading to the tribulations spoken about are now here according to your blog.
Your blog contains the revelation of the antichrist and the false prophet who are the two characters that will spearhead the great tribulation. Potus Obama and Pope Francis.
The false prophet who will perform miracles signs and wonders even calling fire down from heaven to deceive even the very elect is now in place and identified by your blog.
This is the person who will by use of his miraculous powers from Satan deceive the inhabitants of the earth to make an image of the beast and force all men rich and poor to receive the mark of the beast and refuse men without the mark to trade.
So James the main actors of the great tribulation are now in place according to your blog.
These dressed in white are they who came out of the great tribulation and did not worship the beast nor his image and are victors over his mark 666.
So I don’t think we have along way to go because the fifth seal is fully implemented when the beast and false prophet are in power and they are now here. Even the two witnesses are killed by the beast from the Abyss.
The beheading of saints to make up the final tally of matyrs should be accomplished by Obama and Pope Francis

Joe
Joe
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March 8, 2016 1:37 PM
James Its with fear and great horror to realise that America is mystery Babylon and that its fate is cast in stone. It will be destroyed in a day and an hour. America will bear the heat of destruction. It is also unfortunate to know that its a Kenyan American Barrack Obama who is sent to accomplish all this. Our prayers are with the Americans who have stood as a light of the gospel to the dark world. America has produced great men and women who have led us to God. Men like John G Lake ,Gods apostle to Africa, TL Osborn, Harry Das of Chrisco workers many many generals and servants have come from America. America has given us much help and technology in Africa. We have many friends and relatives there. This year 2016 is the year of reckoning for the revelation of the antichrist Barrack Obama. For if he is to remain in power as your blog suggests and we believe then a lot of changes must occur in America for him to continue in power. If BHO is the antichrist then he must remain in power until the second coming of Jesus where he will be destroyed and he must attack many nations including Israel and Jerusalem for he must prophetically meet his death in valley of Meggido. The wars against Israel and two state solution will lead to the opening of the sixth seal and a lot of phenomenal changes in America. So whatever has to happen to keep Obama in power as potus and vindicate your blog has to happen in the next couple of months. That is why we are watching Potus and US election very keenly. After he becomes dictator, Christian persecution will break out on a scale never before seen in… Read more »
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