The extended teaching known as the Olivet Discourse is one of the Bible’s most important pertaining to end times prophecy. In it Christ reminds to always be watching for him. He is coming and we do not know when.
Any number of megalomaniacs have dreamed about it. A few have managed to get pretty far – but not quite there. The rest have had to stick to board games. Anyone up for some Risk®? Someday it’s going to happen. And today we’re going to find out what that will be like.
Back in the Old Testament, in Daniel 9:27, we first observed that a coming prince will make a seven-year agreement with the nation of Israel, perhaps among others. In the middle of that “week” he will break his agreement with them. We are now at a spot in Revelation where we can begin to see how that “week” is divided.
The Lamb appears and takes a seven-sealed scroll from the hand of the Father. All of creation worships Him. Now He begins to open the seals and judgments begin to fall upon the earth. This is the first of three series of judgments in Revelation. The first four are the infamous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.