The 6th Seal, Blackness, Revelation 6:12-17

The Sixth Seal brings a great earthquake so big that the mountains shake themselves to pieces. Also darkness and terror to all the earth.

God starts his anger against mankind, that is, against mankind who do not belong to God. These men and women just want to hide from Him.

The moon turns blood red and the stars fall from heaven. It will be interesting to see how God organizes this.

Jesus as the Lamb had opened the previous Fifth seal as well as this one and has one seal to go: Revelation 8:1, making a total of seven seals.

Other places you will find darkness mentioned are:
Thick darkness that could be felt on Egypt for three days, but in the land of Goshen, where the Israelites lived, there was light. Ra, the sun god of the Egypt, was judged.
There was darkness for three hours as Jesus hung on the cross. Matthew 27:45 and Luke 23:44-46.

Background Reading:

The Vision of the Sixth Seal Opened – Darkness

6:12 Then I saw the lamb open the sixth seal. There was a powerful earthquake. The sun turned as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the full moon turned as red as blood. 13 The stars in the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree drops its fruit when it is shaken by a strong wind. 14 The sky vanished like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth, the important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and all the slaves and free people concealed themselves in caves and among the rocks in the mountains. 16 They told the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb. 17 For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to endure it?”
Revelation 6:12-17


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