The Third Seal – Revelation 6:5-6
Revelation 11:15 (NASB) Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.”
I. THIS WILL BE A TIME OF SHORTAGES
Jeremiah 14:1-2 (NASB) 1 That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah in regard to the drought: 2 “Judah mourns and her gates languish; They sit on the ground in mourning, And the cry of Jerusalem has ascended.
Jeremiah 14:1-2 (KJV) 1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth. 2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
Jeremiah 14:3-4 (KJV) 3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads. 4 Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.
Lamentations 4:4 (NASB) The tongue of the infant cleaves to the roof of its mouth because of thirst; The little ones ask for bread, but no one breaks it for them.
Lamentations 5:10 (KJV) Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
Joel 2:6 (NASB) Before them the people are in anguish; All faces turn pale.
Joel 2:6 (KJV) Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
II.THIS WILL BE A TIME OF STARVATION
Matthew 20:2 “When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Matthew 24:15-19 (NASB) 15 “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17 “Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house. 18 “Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 19 “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
III. THIS WILL BE A TIME OF SEPARATION
Ezekiel 4:16-17 (NASB) 16 Moreover, He said to me, “Son of man, behold, I am going to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight and with anxiety, and drink water by measure and in horror, 17 because bread and water will be scarce; and they will be appalled with one another and waste away in their iniquity.
Matthew 24:37-38 (NASB) 37 “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. 38 “For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
Matthew 24:7 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.
1 Peter 1:13 (NASB) Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.