According to Roman law, each legal document was sealed by the owner himself, and six witnesses had to affix their personal seal also.In order to be a legitimate witness, a person had to have a close relationship with the testator, and have first hand knowledge of their will and purpose in the disposition of his estate.
Heb. 9:15,17: And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament that by means of death for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance, A testament is in force after men are dead otherwise it hath no strength at all while the testator liveth, for where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator, for a testament is of no effect while the testator liveth.
Who were the six witnesses that had placed their seals upon the book?
Isa. 11:1,2: And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots; and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
These are all spiritual attributes that describe the character and ability of Jesus Christ. Notice there are seven spirits referred to in this scripture:
The Spirit of the Lord
with six characteristic attributes:
The spirit of Wisdom
The spirit of Counsel
The spirit of Understanding
The spirit of Knowledge
The spirit of Might and Power
The spirit of the Fear of the Lord
The Second Seal: War
3And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4And 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.
The wording implies an expected increase in conflicts due to the stresses of the time leading up to the end. In other words, amplified contention is a precursor of the end time. His comments specify wars between nations and kingdoms, but John’s description in Revelation 6:3-4 expands this out to “people . . . kill[ing] one another.” This suggests that this horseman not only deals in mass destruction in civil, border, and world wars, but also in smaller conflicts down to individual murders. Thus, the second seal also covers rising violent crime, gang activity, mob hits, assassinations, family feuds and personal disputes that turn violent.
Why would someone actually start a war, just to generate: Worldwide Political Mayhem and Massive Loss Of Human Life? What true purposes could that type of insanity servè?
|Since World War II, our entire planet would rather suffer anything politically; rather than to fight another World War! People will surrender: Their Freedoms, Their Human Rights,Their Standards Of Living, The Sovereignty Of Their Nations, and anything else that is asked of them.|