Matthew 24 versus the Six Seals of Revelation
By Thomas Taylor
This is a graph to compare Matthew 24 and the Six Seals of Revelation. What we discover is that they are talking about virtually the same events synced in perfect order. The events of Mat. 24:5-7 are a fulfillment of Seals 1-4, yet not equal to them. The Seals are the big picture over the last 2,000 years. Matt. 24 is the little picture of specific events in the final generation.
What is the final event at the end of Jesus’ dissertation? The rapture, verses 29-31! This matches perfectly in timing with the Seventh Seal and Seventh Trumpet, which is when rapture occurs.
Additional Notes on symbolic colors in the Bible:
The color white – Using the Bible hermeneutical Law of First Mention, we discover that the color white is first mentioned in reference to burning burning bricks white in the construction of the tower of Babel, hence false religion. Gen 11:3 NASB “They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.”
The color red – The name in Hebrew “adam” means red, inferring Adam was made from red clay or dust. Using the Bible hermeneutical Law of First Mention, we discover the first mention of the man Adam was in Gen 1:26 speaking of authority or rule Adam has over the earth, hence government. Gen 1:26 NASB “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
The color black – Using the Bible hermeneutical Law of First Mention, we discover that the color black is first mentioned in reference to the wages paid to Jacob from Laban, hence economics. Gen 30:32 NASB “let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep and every black one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.”
The color green – Using the Bible hermeneutical Law of First Mention, we discover that the color green is first mentioned concerning green plants, hence nature. Gen 1:30 NASB “and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. ” Notice also the mention of beasts of the earth just as those mentioned in Rev. 6:8 concerning the Fourth horse and its rider, Rev 6:8 NASB “I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.” The beasts of the earth may also include the microscopic types such as viruses and diseases. Also this horse has an association with the fourth horse of Zec. 6:3, being speckled or dappled. The Hebrew root word for speckled is hail, implying storms.