The Matthew-Revelation Connection
By Brother Eric Nelson
Matthew 24: 3-5----“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ [The FIRST SEAL----False Christs----Revelation 6: 1-2]; and shall deceive many.
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."
[Revelation 6: 1-2 is in direct reference to the anti-Christ sir-named Apollo----one of the original fallen angels----Apollo is the second manifestation of the anti-Christ----the first human hybrid/beast anti-Christ will be killed by the two witnesses----later on, Apollo will kill the two witnesses----the appearance of Apollo earmarks a fake resurrection attempt by the forces of darkness found in Revelation 13: 3. Apollo is the very one who will appear in the resurrected temple complex and declare himself to be Jesus Christ.].
:and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
Wars & Rumors of Wars
Matthew 24: 6-7---- “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars [THE SECOND SEAL----WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS]: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation [THE SECOND SEAL----nations against nations], and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Revelation 6: 3-4---- “And when he had opened the second seal [WAR], I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And 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.
Famines & Pestilences
Matthew 24:7---- “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines [THE THIRD SEAL], and pestilences [THE FOURTH SEAL], and earthquakes, in divers places.
Revelation 6: 7-8----”And when he had opened the third seal [FAMINE], I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts 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. And when he had opened the fourth seal [PESTILENCES], I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Souls Slain For the Word of God
Matthew 24:9---- “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you [THE FIFTH SEAL]: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
Revelation 6:9---- “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:”
Matthew 24: 7---- “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes [THE SIXTH SEAL], in divers places.
Revelation 6: 12---- “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
People Saved From All Nations
Matthew 24: 14---- “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations [THE SEVENTH SEAL]; and then shall the end come.
Revelation 7: 4 & 9---- “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand [THE SEVENTH SEAL] of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations [THE SEVENTH SEAL], and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
The Son of Man Returns In Great Power, Glory & Wrath To Set Up His Throne
Matthew 24: 29-30---- “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
Revelation 6: 15-17---- “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”