Seven Seals

The Seven Seals is a phrase in the Book of Revelation that refers to seven symbolic seals (Greek: σφραγῖδα, sphragida) that secure the book/scroll, that John of Patmos saw in his Revelation of Jesus Christ. The opening of the seals of the Apocalyptic document occurs in Revelation Chapters 5-8 and marks the Second Coming. In John’s vision, the only one worthy to open the book/scroll is referred to as both the “Lion of Judah” and the “Lamb having seven horns and seven eyes”. [1]Source of Data: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_seals

Seven Seals

1st seal

2nd seal

3rd seal

4th seal

5th seal

6th seal

7th seal

Rev 6:1-2

Rev 6:3-4

Rev 6:5-6

Rev 6:7-8

Rev 6:9-11

Rev 6:12-14

Rev 8:1-5

The first four of the seven seals are known as the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.

The first seal introduces the Antichrist (Revelation 6:1-2).

The second seal causes great warfare (Revelation 6:3-4).

The third of the seven seals causes famine (Revelation 6:5-6).

The fourth seal brings about plague, further famine, and further warfare (Revelation 6:7-8).

The fifth seal tells us of those who will be martyred for their faith in Christ during the end times (Revelation 6:9-11). God hears their cries for justice and will deliver it in His timing—in the form of the sixth seal, along with the trumpet and bowl judgements.

When the sixth of the seven seals is broken, a devastating earthquake occurs, causing massive upheaval and terrible devastation—along with unusual astronomical phenomena (Revelation 6:12-14). Those who survive are right to cry out, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” (Revelation 6:16-17).

The seven trumpets are described in Revelation 8:6 – 9:21. The seven trumpets are the “contents” of the seventh seal (Revelation 8:1-5).


1 Source of Data: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_seals