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THE THIRD SEAL OPENED_EXHIBITING THE
PROPHET, ON THE BLACK HORSE.
vi, 5, 6. And when he had opened the Third Seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo! a black horse ; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances (Gr. a yoke) in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures say,
“A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny,” and See thou hurt not the oil and the wine."
MESSIAH's TWO WITNESSES FOR FORTY AND TWO
MONTHS. THE OIL THAT WAS " NOT TO BE HURT.” vi, 6.
xi, 3-6. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks, standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies ; and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy : and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Time—the day 1137. Commencement of the 1260 days.
OF GOD-INDICATING “ THE WINE," THAT
WAS NOT TO BE HURT.”
And after these things, I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither tbe sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. (Compare ix, 4.) And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand, of all the tribes of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulun were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
TIME--the 1260 days in progress.
THE MARK OF THE BEAST.
And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads; and that no man might buy or sell, save lie that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding, count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man. And his number is six hundred threescore and six.
Time-the 1260 days in progress.
SIGNS, LYING WONDERS, AND DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS,” FORETOLD, 2 THESS. ii, 9, 10.
xiii, 13, 14. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth, in the sight of men; and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth, by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast ; saying to thein that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Time—the 1260 days in progress.
THE THREE ANGELIC WARNINGS.
xiv, 6–12. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell upon the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people ; saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him : for the hour of his judgment is come; and worship him, that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying,
and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
TIME—the 1260 days in progress.
THE MARTYRS' BLESSING.
xiv, 13. And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
TIME—the 1260 days in progress.
THE FIFTH SEAL OPENED-PRESENTING TO VIEW
THE SOULS OF THE MARTYRS AT THE ALTAR OF
vi, 9, 10. And when he had opened the Fifth Seal, I saw below 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, dost thou not judge, and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ? And white robes were given unto every one of them;