Revlelation 6:1-8:5

This message unpacks the mysterious and often confusing symbolism in the book of Revelation, particularly the opening of the seven seals in chapters 6-8. We learn that despite the frightening imagery of conquest, war, famine, death, and cosmic upheaval, God remains sovereign over history. The interludes between the sixth and seventh seals remind us that in the midst of chaos and tribulation, those sealed by God and washed in the blood of the Lamb will be able to stand before His throne. This gives us hope to persevere through trials and cry out for God's justice, knowing our prayers rise like incense to heaven. Ultimately, our confidence to face both today's challenges and the final judgment comes through placing our faith in Jesus Christ alone.