When Jesus Christ opens the Seventh Seal of Revelation, God declares that the final three and one-half years of great tribulation will begin, and man's self-rule will be brought to an end. Satan's influence and power over man will also be brought to an end at this time. He will not be allowed to have any influence over man for nearly 1,000 years, after which time, he will be allowed to do so once again for one final, very short period of time.
Once the Seventh Seal is opened, the first of Seven Trumpets will be blown. Each Trumpet will announce a specific phase of great tribulation on the earth. The first four trumpets will proclaim the demise of the United States and her closest allies. All of this will be explained in this chapter.
The final sequence of events that leads up to the opening of the Seventh Seal needs to be briefly reviewed. By the time this final seal is opened, all 144,000 whom God has called over six millennia will be fully trained to rule in His Kingdom. This Kingdom will be established when Jesus Christ returns with the 144,000 on the last day of the final three and one-half years of man's self-rule. The remaining few, who were yet to be added to this total count of 144,000, and are alive at this end-time, will be sealed (completed their training) by the time this last seal is opened. This final sealing will occur during the time of the Sixth Seal.
During the Sixth Seal, all Seven Thunders will be getting progressively louder. Before the Seventh (and final) Seal is opened, the Seven Thunders will become so pronounced that the validity of everything written about them in the previous chapter should roar loudly in the ears of anyone who is willing to admit the truth. But even then, many still will prefer to believe a lie! They still will prefer to be falsely soothed by denying reality and the truth.
Also, by this moment in time, there will be a strong, rapidly growing recognition within the United States that I am who I say I am—one of God's end-time witnesses and His prophet. This Sixth Thunder will continue to grow much louder through this final three and one-half years.
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