The first six seals are described and the seventh is introduced in Revelation 6. Only the Lamb was worthy to open the seals. Various characters like riders on horses and objects like the sun, moon, and mountains are used to describe the dramatic scenes. The forces in the first four seals that have been operative throughout history are the following.
Upheaval in Nature
Think of present times. Are these forces being fulfilled in our lifetime? Today, many people are being killed because of their faith in Jesus Christ. A while back, there were reports of churches being burned in Egypt. Think of the war, death, and Martyrdom in the Middle East. Think of the cosmic disruptions in recent years. One is the comet that exploded in the sky over Russia. Are we getting close to the Day of Judgment and end of the world which is the event described by John in the breaking of the sixth seal?
It makes you think doesn’t it and it makes good sense to be prepared for that Day; to want to escape the wrath. Those who belong to Christ will receive the reward rather than punishment. There is no fear because even if the body dies, the soul continues to live.
This day with God, we can rest assured that our growing faith can never be taken away or depleted. He will bless us with eternal rewards. Even though it is hard to understand the mysteries of the universe, we can be thankful for the gospel message which has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it that sets us free and never lets us down.