Seven Seals Illustrated
The First Seal Illustrated
Rev 6:1-2 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
The seal upon the sealed book is an antichrist power that fights to withstand the fulfillment of God's will in Jesus Christ. So, it is not just about the New Testament times only, but it is a mystery of iniquity that has been fighting the truth from beginning to end.
The antichrist power on the white horse is Satan's deceitful power. It is the power of his lying tongue. It is his shrewd, cunningness that makes a lie put on all the appearance of truth. It is the power of Satan's lying tongue, by which he deceives the world. He disguises himself by transforming himself into a messenger of light, and by that, he has deceived all religions, including all Christian Churches. All they presently preach and teach is Satan's sugar-coated lies. That is why their followers are never converted.
These antichrist spirits, on white horses, work through religious leaders, (Christian church leaders) who outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their feigned words and ways, they have deceived the blind world. Their bow is the lying, deceitful tongue in their mouth.
Jeremiah 9:3-8 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
The bow that this antichrist church leaders are given is a lying tongue by which they have crowned Satan as their king.
The first seal was first fulfilled in figures in the dispensation of Genesis; by this the angels were deceived to leave their first estate. It was fulfilled in shadows of the Old Testament during the Exodus journey, and in earnest (images) in the New Testament, during the apostolic times. Once more it is going to be fulfilled in fullness, in the dispensation of the fullness of times. That is the end-time. Yes, the antichrist's power is only revealed in fullness at the end time.
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
2Th 2:9-10 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Every mystery moves through four stages to come to its fullness. In Genesis, it is sown. In the Old Testament, it puts on a stalk, and in the New Testament it flowers. Then in the fullness of time, it fruits.
The white horse rider is the false anointed one, and that is Satan disguised as a messenger of light. He comes with God's anointing on him, outwardly, yet inwardly he is Satan! He is allowed to work all sorts of miracles, but preaches and teaches lies coined from the scriptures. He does it in such a way that nobody can discover his lie, only those with Jesus Christ in their hearts as their headstone. Remember, Satan took the place of Jesus, as the head of man, in Eden, but now, the hour has come for that abominable branch to be cut off. Then Christ shall take his place, as the head of man in fullness. By that, and only by that, shall man be truly in the image of God. Once the image of God is fully imparted in man, then testing must follow. As Job was tested, so the perfected man shall be subject to Satan's tests to the fullest extent, that is why the tribulation is coming.
This is the antichrist that comes to deceive the whole world. Yes, the mystery of iniquity has been working from the beginning of the world, but the fullness of Satan's deceiving power is revealed at the very end of time. This is the final battleground. As the devil shall be allowed to use all his power against the saints, so, God shall also fortify His saints with all His power, by the fullness of the revelation of the Godhead in Jesus. Yes, it is the headstone revelation of Jesus Christ that will guard the saints against Satan's craftiness. Nothing else will stand, but only those who receive the Headstone revelation of Jesus Christ from the seventh seal.
The Second Seal illustrated
Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
This is the same antichrist upon a power signified by a red horse, meaning bloodshed. Upon this horse, and with a great sword, Satan takes peace from the earth. There shall be wars and rumors of wars everywhere. Kingdom against kingdom and nation against nation.
Rev 6:3-4 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
The second seal was fulfilled in figures in Genesis, in shadows in the Old Testament, and earnest (Images) in the New Testament, but it is about to be fulfilled in fullness during the fullness of time.
Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.