52. Sudden silence – the intense instance of prayer.

We can pause for a moment and think of the sounds in heaven. They are very pronounced and accompany the vision in every instance. John describes the voice of God like the sound of many waters, the angels with trumpets, the new song, the worship of innumerable saints, the voices of the martyrs and nature…

51. More wind and storm… and angels.

The plot thickens in the seventh chapter. A superficial reading could be confusing and discouraging. Winds and angels, numbers and multitudes, marks and seals, loud voices and worship songs are all combined to describe cosmic history in a few words. Hang in there, go slowly and grasp the metaphors and symbols to understand and enjoy….

50. The earth groans, the people moan…

The dramatic course of history is about to commence. The worthy One is breaking the seals and all the consequences of sin overwhelm the earth and its inhabitants. A thunderous voice calls the four horses to disperse their destiny over the earth. The horse in this chapter is a metaphor for an unstoppable flow of…