The 7 Seals of the Book of Apocalypse represent the last period and the last 7 years before the consummation of the world – the reign of Antichrist the last and intensive phase of Satan world control (see Antichrist), unleashing of evil, great deception and lies and imposter, corruption and immorality and lawlessness, chaos, wars, oppression, poverty and famines and financial crisis – leading to the mark of Antichrist, revolt and blasphemy against God and Christ, undermining and destroying the Laws of God and Christ and false prophets and false preaching and false exposition of the Gospel with false spirituality and signs and religious delusion – reaching climax with the revelation of Antichrist with a false prophet, eschatological judgment to bring about a perverse political and secular kingdom and a deceptive age of peace, aggression and offense against the Holy Catholic Church and persecution of the Church and Christians with the forces of darkness shaking the Church, undermining the Faith and Dogma, and sowing rebellion and divisions and scandals, until Just Divine Judgment is poured out.
“The Day of the Lord shall not come unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed [Antichrist] the son of perdition, whom the Lord Jesus shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming” (St Paul St Paul 2Thessalonians 2).
Each Seal represents the fullness of world events, extending and intensifying to the end, corresponding with Our Lord Jesus Words in St Mathew chapter 24, and Prophet Daniel and all the Prophets. The Great Tribulation, the last 3 1/2 years, is so severe as described by the prophets, and Our Lord Jesus “When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place…
There shall be then great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved, but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened”.
Catechism of the Holy Catholic Church #675: Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth.
The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh. #677: The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection.
The Golden Legend states that “Antichrist will deceive by suasion and false exposition of Scripture and marvelous operation of miracles. He shall give them to understand Christ, and he shall destroy the law of Jesus Christ”. The Law of Jesus Christ is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Dogma and Sacraments and the Holy Mass of the Catholic and Apostolic Church, above all the Holy Eucharist, instituted by Jesus Christ, along with the Priesthood and authority and heavenly gifts, who commissioned the Apostles, and imparted to their successors, the truth that is entrusted to them until the coming of the Lord, and the same Gospel is preached by the Mother of God at the end of the world.
“And he [Antichrist] shall confirm the covenant [alliance and false peace] with many in one week, and in the half of the week [3 1/2 years before consummation] the sacrifice and offering shall fall” [the Holy Eucharist shall fall] (Prophet Daniel 9:27). During this dark time, prophet Elia and another prophet are sent to earth to stand up against Antichrist and to lead people to the truth.
The Heavenly Court in session around the Throne of Almighty God, along with the Angels, and the Saints of all ages; and from the Throne proceeds lightnings and voices and thunders: announcements, promises of adoption, and judgments. St John in the Spirit witnessing the apocalyptical events, as the Lamb who was slain, the Lord Jesus Christ, opens up each Seal. T
he Seals describe Satan and Antichrist and his Allies actions causing destructions, disasters, chaos, wars, famines, pestilences, and annihilation of many, “Satan desires to destroy not only human life, but also nature and the planet on which you live. Therefore, dear children, pray that through prayer you can protect yourselves with God’s blessing of peace” (Our Lady of Medjugorje), followed by Just Divine Judgments and the renewal of heaven and earth, the heavens are dissolved with great heat and the earth renewed by fire.
“The day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great noise, and the elements shall be melted with heat, and the earth and the works which are in it, shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things are to be dissolved, what manner of people ought you to be in holy conduct and piety?”. (St Peter – 2Peter 3:10-11). Our Lady of Medjugorje has given the visionaries 10 secrets referring to these events and says “I desire to lead all of you to my Son, your Savior. You are not aware that without Him you do not have joy and peace, nor a future or eternal life” and “Read Sacred Scriptures, live it, and pray, to understand the signs of the times” and a great promise “I will be with you until the meeting with the Heavenly Father”.
And in the days of these kings [Antichrist and his Allies] shall the God of heaven set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed, and the Kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever… Then the kingdom, and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms, under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the Saints of the Most High. His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and all dominions shall serve Him and obey Him”. (Prophet Daniel 2:44; 7:27)
“And this Gospel of the Kingdom, shall be preached in the whole world, for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the consummation come” (our Lord Jesus – St. Matthew 24:14). “Dear Children, you are all important in this great plan, which God leads through Medjugorje. God desires to convert the entire world and to call it to salvation and to the way towards Himself, who is the beginning and the end of every being”.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, fulfilling the commission, the “Woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of twelve stars” raging war against the Dragon, who has send her children in Medjugorje to witness the Gospel of the Kingdom to the world, sets them out witnessing even more boldly during this time of trial and darkness and hopelessness and preparing the way of the King, and will sustain and protect and lead them, and present them to God in the appointed time.
Millions from all faith have visited Medjugorje. “And when the dragon [Devil] saw that he was cast unto the earth, he pursued the woman, who brought forth the man child [Jesus], and there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time from the face of the serpent [3 1/2 years]… And the dragon was angry against the woman and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” [persecution of the rest of the children of Mary, the remaining Church, and new converts, and all who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ and reject Antichrist, as also revealed in the 3rd Secret of Fatima and in the 5th Seal and Apocalypse 15:2-4] (St John – Apocalypse12),
“He [Antichrist] shall crush the saints of the most High, and he shall think himself able to change times and laws, and they shall be delivered into his hand until a time, and times, and half a time.” [3 1/2 years] (Prophet Daniel 7:25) “Because you have kept my word of perseverance, I will also keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world to try them that dwell upon the earth”. (Our Lord Jesus – Apocalypse3:10).
At the same time Satan and his fallen angels, the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls, are engaged in a counter warfare, along with various sects and cults and eschatological movements and myths, alleged ufo’s and aliens and extraterrestrials, Satan and Demons worship, innumerable false and deceptive apparitions and messages, false prophets and false and twisted preaching of the Gospel with false spirituality and signs, leading many unto shame and everlasting contempt. “But they who are learned shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they who instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity” (Prophet Daniel).
Through the preaching of the Gospel, and the prayers and persecution and martyrdom of the faithful, the world will be saved. And the Lord will pour out his Spirit of mercy and grace on humanity, and whoever call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The Apocalypse 7 Seals, along with the prophets and the Apostles, reveal the consummation and the renewal of the world, the agony and turmoil of humanity immersed in sins and abominations and perversions, alienating itself from the Creator and rejecting his Laws and his mercy, that went further to blaspheme and curse Him, the God of love and longsuffering, dismissing the fact that human lives are worthless without Him, that everything is vain without the Most High.
A Humanity that has attained a highest standard of living and modernism and technology, yet the lowest moral and social and religious standard ever in the history of mankind, “Neither they did penance from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their sexual immorality, nor from their thefts” (Apocalypse 9:21). The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God (Our Lady of Medjugorje Aug 25, 2015).
An unpleasant time to know what is the difference between being under the rule and love of God and the rule and hatred of evil, a time humanity will know that everything is worthless and vain, a time that shall not be left a stone upon a stone, a time that humanity will cry out for a Saviour before his revealing from Heaven with all might and power, with legions of Angels and Saints, to save and heal and restore Humanity, “in the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all who mourn”, in the day of the Judgment of the living and the dead, and to establish the Eternal Kingdom of justice and peace.
And I saw that the Lamb had opened one of the seven seals… And I saw, and behold a white horse, and he who sat on him had a bow, and there was a crown given him, and he went forth conquering that he might conquer. [Antichrist takes full control – bow without arrows promoting false peace]. For when they shall say, peace and security, then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that this day should overtake you as a thief. For you are all the children of light, and children of the day, we are not of the night, nor of darkness. (St Paul 1Thessalonians 5:3-5).
And when He had opened the second seal… And there went out another horse that was red, and to him that sat thereon, it was given that he should take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another, and a great sword was given to him. [escalating wars]
And when He had opened the third seal… And behold a black horse, and he who sat on him had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying: a measure of wheat for a denarius, and three measures of barley for a denarius, and see you hurt not the wine and the oil. [financial crisis and poverty and inflation mostly affecting food and necessities]
And when He had opened the fourth seal… And behold a pale horse, and he who sat upon him, his name was Death, and hell followed him. And power was given to him over the fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with famine, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. [intensive wars and conflicts, famines, pestilences, and death – mostly concentrated in the Middle East and the surrounding region and around Israel, spreading to many nations globally, and leading to Armageddon in Israel – see Armageddon and Prophet Daniel 11:36-45, Prophet Zechariah 14, and Apocalypse 16:13-16]
And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord, holy and true, do you not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given to every one of them one; and it was said to them, that they should rest for a little time, till their fellow servants, and their brethren, who are to be slain, even as they, should be fulfilled. [Persecution of the Church and Christians, and all who reject Antichrist, as also stated in the Catechism of the Holy Catholic Church #675 – #677, and in the 3rd secret of Our Lady of Fatima which reveals the martyrdom of the Pope among many faithful Ecclesiastics and Religious, and the destruction of the Catholic Church.]
And I saw, when He had opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood; And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig tree casts its green figs when it is shaken by a great wind; And the heaven departed as a book folded up, and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains; And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb; For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand? [
God warning to the world, and beginning of Divine Judgment and disintegration and renewal of the universe – the casting out of the wicked hosts – after this Seal there were stations describing the protection of many Servants of God redeemed from Israel, and part of the Saints are in Heaven, “who have come out of the great tribulation and have washed their robes, and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb”.
And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven, as it were for half an hour. And I saw seven angels standing in the presence of God; and there were given to them seven trumpets… And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden cups… [the 7 trumpets and 7 cups from Chap. 8 – 18 describe severe events and Just Devine Judgments on Antichrist and his allies and followers and world corruption and revolt and blasphemy against God and the Virgin Mary and the enemies of the Church and the invading armies against Israel, wars, famines, pestilences, death, natural disasters,
earthquakes, nuclear devastations, stars falling from heaven and collapsing with the earth, fire and brimstone and large hail, the sun and the moon darkened, the earth shifts out of its axis, the collapse of the kingdoms of the earth, ending with Armageddon, Antichrist and the False Prophet cast alive in the lake of fire, renewal of the earth by fire, and the second advent of Jesus Christ; “The sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn; and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty. And He shall send his angels with a trumpet, and a great voice. and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.” (Our Lord Jesus – St Mathew 24) [the Resurrection and Gathering of all Saints at the 7th and Last Trumpet] “For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment, and with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead who are in Christ, shall rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air, and so shall we be always with the Lord”. (St Paul – 1Thessalonians 4:14-17) – Chap 16 describes the 7 Cups the final and quick and destructive Judgments – Chap.17 portrays the world mystic and occult religious system that has ruled world empires since the tower of Babylon, and its destruction by Antichrist and his Allies – Chap.18 describes the quick downfall and destruction of Antichrist Superpower Nation or behind him: Babylon the Great, world financial and political and union of nations center, all nations speaking its language, the rich, the arrogant, the sinful, the corrupt, that corrupted world leaders, and all nations have drunk of the wine of her immorality, and the removal of the people of God before its destruction.. Chapter 19 and on describe the Second Advent of Jesus Christ, the Judgment of the living and the dead, the Messiah Everlasting Kingdom – the Kingdom of God, end of transgression, sin, inequity, and everlasting justice and peace, and afterward New Heaven, New Earth, Heavenly Jerusalem – not excluding the lake of fire the eternal abode of Satan and the fallen angels and men. And the Saints of the Most High shall possess the Kingdom and reign with Him for ever and ever.