Symbology: The seven seals

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These bear a striking parallel toMatthew 24 

SEALS MATTHEW 24
FIRST Christ or gospel (Mat 24:14 NIV) v.14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
SECOND War – Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. Mat 24:6 v.6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
THIRD Famine – “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine! (Mat 24:7 NIV) v.6 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
FOURTH kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts (Mat 24:7 NIV) v.7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
FIFTH (Rev 6:9 NIV) v.9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. (Mat 24:9 NIV) v.9Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
SIXTH (Rev 6:12-13 NIV) v.12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, v.13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. (Mat 24:29-30 NIV) v.29 Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ v.30 “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.
SEVENTH Silence .

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