The Signs of Matthew Announcing the End Correlate with the 7 Seals of Revelation
In Matthew 24:4-14 we are given what are signs, or "labor pains." These are events that will occur over time becoming stronger and stronger as the last days get nearer and nearer.
What I have noticed is that they correspond to the 7 Seals of the Book of Revelation.
.....an excerpt from an article I will be posting soon on The Second Coming of Yahushua/Jesus Christ
1. The many "false prophets" of Matthew 24 corresponds to the 1st Seal, the white horse, in Revelation 6.
Matthew 24:5 "For many shall come in my name saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Revelation 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.
2. The "Wars and rumors of wars" Matthew 24 corresponds to the 2nd Seal, the red horse, in Revelation 6.
Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matthew 24:7a For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
Revelation 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.
3. The "Famines" of Matthew 24 corresponds to the 3rd Seal, the black horse, in Revelation 6.
Matthew 24:7b ..and there shall be famines
Revelation 6:5.6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see, And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand, And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
4. The "Earthquakes"of Matthew 24 corresponds to the 4th Seal, the pale green horse, in Revelation 6.
Matthew 24:7c ..and pestilences and earthquakes in divers places.
Revelation 6:7,8 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
5. The "Persecutions and tortures to the elect" of Matthew 24 corresponds to the 5th Seal in Revelation.6.
Matthew 24:8, 9 All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held; And they cried with a loud voice saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
6. "Many will fall away... lawlessness... the love of many will grow cold", Matthew 24 corresponds to the 6th Seal in Revelation 6.
Matthew 24:10,11 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Revelation 6: 12-17 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake: and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth (alien invasion), even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
7. "This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed to the whole world", Matthew 24 corresponds to the 7th Seal in Revelation.8.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Revelation 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
It is during this silence when the second group of 144,000 spoken of in Revelation 7 will be sealed on earth and begin their ministry "in the spirit and power of Elijah" of witnessing to the world the Lord' s salvation. Also a time when the second group of 144,000 of Revelation 14 returns to the earth to begin their work as well.
I don't know when I'll be completed with this article, I'll let you know when I post it.