2018-08-16 / Worship

John continues visit into heaven

By REV. FICKLEN GUIN
(Revelation 6:1-6)

In chapter six we begin to hear John describe the opening of the seals covering God’s witness of the fulfillment of mankind’ s salvation. This comes to us after we repent of our sins and accept Jesus as our Saviour while on Earth before we die, and have its fulfillment after our physical death. The coming of Jesus Christ as mankind’s Saviour is God’s reward to all of mankind who choose to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour when we repent of our sins before we die our physical death. This is what the Gospel message of Jesus is all about, while we are still living our physical life on Earth.

If we hear and believe the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, and accept Him to be our Saviour we are born again spiritually, and we become a child of God’s spiritual family that continues after physical death of our human bodies. As Christians, we believe when we repent of our sins and accept Jesus as our Saviour we are born again, and receive a spiritual soul that will go to Heaven with God when we die physically. This is what the New Testament message is all about that God has given to mankind through God’s Holy Spirit’s witness to mankind.

In chapter six of Revelations, Jesus begins to witness to John about the spiritual birth of mankind, and what is included in this relationship with God, in the name of Jesus and God’s Holy Spirit. The first six verses speak about the opening of three seals to the born again life of Christians after physical death, by the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.

The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, opens the first seal to believers’ spiritual life and it makes a noise like thunder to us on earth. One of the four beasts said, “Come and see.” (verse 1) John says, “I saw a white horse and he that sat on him had a bow and a crown was given to him and he went forth conquering and to conquer.” (verse 2)

The second seal was opened and the beast said, “Come and see.” His horse was red and he had power to take away peace from the earth with a great sword.” (verse 4)

The third seal was opened and the beast said, “Come and see.” The horse was black and he on the horse had a pair of balances in his hand. (verse 5) A voice in the midst of the beast said, “A measure of wheat for a penny, three measures of barley for a penny and see that you hurt not the oil and wine.” (verse 6)

The colors of the horses in the three seals each represent different things. White represents peace, red represents danger, and black represents security.

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