Advent II – Day 12 - Broken Seals
It is a grave mistake to believe that the second Advent will be like the first. For the words of creation that God spoke that define the end of days were sealed for such a time as now, and the Bible reveals that the scenes that will unfold will be unlike any that have ever occurred, with only glimpses of their unfolding awe revealed through history. The release of these days could be made by only One, He who paid the price for the redemption of creation, and the salvation of mankind…the Lamb of God. It is He who now opens those seals to allow the fulfilment of His word. It was necessary to first come as a servant King, who willing gave His life as a living sacrifice that allowed for God’s children to be redeemed to Him. This, His first Advent, paved the way for the completion of salvation’s work, and the restoration of creation. In this work, He opened the door for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the coming of the sons and daughters of God, those intimate, maturing children of God through faith in Christ. These are the agents of preparation. In His sacrifice, He was the only One qualified to open the sealed words of God, that create the way of the return of Christ, the coming of Immanuel who will always be with us.
When He returns, His will is to obey the work of completion given to Him by Almighty God…and it is spelt out before us all in this time. When He returns, He comes as the enforcer of this future. Sure, He is still a servant, friend, Saviour, Lord, and God, and yet He must be the triumphant King, who leads His army to victory over wickedness, the wicked, hell, Satan, and death. A bloody fight, for which He is the victor, as to those found in Him. As so the seals of the scroll of God are opened, releasing the prophetic word of God and its power, shaking the universe, preparing, and paving the way for all creation to come before the God of all creation. Welcome to the era of the Broken Seals, unleashing the end of days, and the events that shape them.
“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)
And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; For You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelations 5:1-10)