The Book Of Revelation By John When He Was On The Isle Of Patmos

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The book of Revelation was written by John when he was on the Isle of Patmos. This book is the only book in the Bible that is made up entirely of apocalyptic writing. Revelation appeals to the imagination and provokes visions of the coming of the Lord. There are many symbols and numbers found in the scriptures that are significant to end times. This book is revealing to us what will happen in the latter days when God will bring the world to an end. The judgement is contained in a scroll that is “seven-times sealed—and only the Lamb is worthy to open and read it” (Knowles 701). The phrase “seven seals” refers to the seven symbolic seals that secure the book and when the Lamb broke each seal, a judgement is released or an apocalyptic event occurs.
The opening of the first seal is described in 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.” (The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible, King James Version, Revelation 6:1-2). According to Matthew Henry, the white horse signifies purity. It was during a time when the Heavenly Father sent his witnesses to teach all nations. The crown represents the Divine nature of the religion, while the bow represents being spiritually armed against their foes. The second seal was
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