Updated: Jan 31, 2021
Brothers and Sisters this seal is one that has been open since our Savior was slain on the tree. This is a Spiritual Seal and one that continues to this day. Now you may wonder doesn't the order of the seals matter...my answer that I have been given is this: The Lord God Almighty/Abba Yah does as He pleases and the Spirit Realm is Different than the Physical so He can open seals and sound trumpets As He Pleases. Remember John was taken up in the Spirit into The Spirit Realm just Like Enoch and shown the complete picture.
Abba Yah has told me that The Book of Revelation is like a puzzle with pieces missing and out of place. Again this was done by man and not Him to cause confusion and Chaos.
This sermon is going to use our Bible, Enoch, 3 Maccabees and other books for the full context and understanding of what is happening now in the Spirit Realm of Heaven.
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar G2379 the souls G5590 of them that were slain G4969 for the word of God, and for the testimony G3141 which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
The Definition of Expiatory Merriam Webster
: the act of expiating something : the act of extinguishing the guilt incurred by something
Alter is derived from G2378 and is important. An alter is used for scarifies both physical and spiritual.
G2378-θυσίαthysía, thoo-see'-ah; from G2380; sacrifice (the act or the victim, literally or figuratively):—sacrifice.
G2378 is from 2380 which means-θύωthýō, thoo'-o; a primary verb; properly, to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke), i.e. (by implication) to sacrifice (properly, by fire, but genitive case); by extension to immolate (slaughter for any purpose):—kill, (do) sacrifice, slay.
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice G2378 for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice G2378 of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices G2378 God is well pleased.
1 Peter 2:5
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, G2378 acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
As you see, a sacrifice is both Spiritual and Physical. G2380 is important as the root of these words and is found in
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, G2380 and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
1 Corinthians 10:20
The next word to examine is soul
soul -G5590-ψυχήpsychḗ, psoo-khay'; from G5594; breath, i.e. (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew H5315, H7307 and H2416):—heart (+ -ily), life, mind, soul, + us, + you.
Biblical Outline of usage pertaining to the definition and context of this verse in Revelation
These souls are found in heaven under the alter (Revelation 5) and are awaiting Judgement Day or the Day of the Lord to come so they can take their promised place in New Heaven and New Earth without ever experiencing hurt, wickedness, greed or any form of destruction again.
And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, G5590 and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
The next word phrase we will be looking at is
of them that were slain-G4969-σφάζωspházō, sfad'-zo; a primary verb; to butcher (especially an animal for food or in sacrifice) or (generally) to slaughter, or (specially), to maim (violently):—kill, slay, wound.
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, G4969 and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Yahusha/Jesus was our Final Sacrifice, slain for our Salvation so that we can come into Heaven by belief in Him as the True Ordained Son of The Most High Abba Yah.
There has been in All of History many people slain for their belief in The One True Yah which is why this seal has been open since His Death. People could Not Enter Heaven until Yahusha set them free in Hell and that is written in The Gospel of Nicodemus.
We are going to look at the battle of Gaza or modern day Rapha in 217 BC as a reference to how people have been persecuted for their Faith in Abba Yah and we will be looking at 3 Maccabees
The Battle of Raphia, also known as the Battle of Gaza, was a battle fought on 22 June 217 BC near modern Rafah between the forces of Ptolemy IV Philopator, king and pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt and Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid Empire during the Syrian Wars.
3 Maccabees 1:10-12
And as he admired the orderly arrangement of the temple, he conceived a notion to enter into the holy place.11 But they said that it wasn’t right to do this since even those of their own nation weren’t permitted to enter it. Not even all the priests were allowed, but only the chief priest, who was in charge over all, and he could do so only once a year. But Philopator wasn’t at all persuaded. Even after the law was read to him, he continued to claim that it was necessary for him to enter, saying, “Even if those persons are denied this honor, I shouldn’t be.”
The king wanted to enter into the Holy place in the temple, and by Yah's customs and appointed ordinances not everyone was granted access to the Holy of Holies. This upset Yah's people.. Remember Yah has order and a way of doing things.
3 Maccabees 1:26-29
26 But he, being made bold and ignoring all their arguments, began to make his approach, determined to carry out his plan.27 So when those who were near him saw this, they turned together with the people to appeal to the one who was fully able to come to their aid and not to overlook this insolent transgression.28 An immense roar went up from the intensity and passion of the crowd’s concerted shouting.29 Indeed it seemed that not only the people but also the walls and the entire land were echoing, because at that time all were prepared to accept death instead of making the holy place impure.
Chapter 2 tells us of the prayer the High Priest Simon spoke in regards to the act of the king. Yah responds and the king flees to return to Egypt only to devise more proclamations upon the Jews whom he felt wronged him...
3 Maccabees 2:27-30
27 He proposed to spread blame publicly against the Jewish nation. He set up a stone near the tower in the courtyard with the following inscription carved upon it:
28 None who refuse to sacrifice are to enter into their sanctuaries. In addition all the Jews are to be registered and their property cataloged. Those who object are to be taken by force and put to death. 29 Those who are registered are to be branded on the body by fire with the ivy leaf sign of Dionysus and are also to be assigned to their former, limited civic status. 30 But so as not to seem hateful to all, he added: But if any of them should prefer to join those who have been initiated into the mysteries, these are to enjoy political rights equal to the Alexandrians.
3 Maccabees 2:31-33
Now some Jews, while pretending to detest the steps to be undertaken for the city’s religion, readily surrendered themselves to share in great fame through the association they would have with the king.32 But the honorable majority were strong and didn’t depart from their religion. They bravely tried to save themselves from being registered by resorting to bribes in exchange for their lives.33 They remained hopeful of obtaining help, and they looked with contempt on those Jews who had deserted them. They considered those who gave in to be enemies of the Jewish nation, and no longer associated with them or offered them assistance.
The reason this history is vital to know is because there is coming a time where Yah's Children will be forced to convert or die for refusing to give into the demands of our governments. Those who are seen as a threat will be killed and that is what the 5th Seal is telling us
3 Maccabees 3:1
When the godless Philopator learned of this, he became so enraged that not only was he angry at those Jews in Alexandria but he also was very bitterly opposed to those living in the countryside. He gave an order that they should all be gathered together at once into one place and killed by the most brutal means possible.
For more on what took place there is a link to 3 Maccabees at the end of this sermon, now let us return to Revelation.
The Question now becomes: Are you Ready to Die for Your Abba Yah? My testimony has already been silenced by Facebook when I posted what Life really means. Brothers and Sisters things are beginning to heat up and they will get worse. I will lay this physical life down and gladly die for my Creator any day.
The root word G3144 is important and it means
Regarding Revelation verse 10 we find more information in
4 Ezra 4:35
Did not the souls also of the righteous ask question of these things in their chambers, saying, How long shall I hope on this fashion? when cometh the fruit of the floor of our reward?
And unto these things Uriel the archangel gave them answer, and said, Even when the number of seeds is filled in you: for he hath weighed the world in the balance.
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
In those days the holy ones who dwell above in the heavens
Shall unite with one voice
And supplicate and pray [and praise,
And give thanks and bless the name of the Lord of Spirits]
On behalf of the blood of the righteous which has been shed,
And that the prayer of the righteous may not be in vain before the Lord of Spirits,
That judgement may be done unto them,
And that they may not have to suffer for ever.
Verse 11 of Revelation requires references as well. For we learn that two different types of death occurs.
The first type death is The Willed Death of Yah and the second type of death is death because one stand firm on Yah's Word and Doesn't Transgress in the Face of Choice like we witnessed in 3 Maccabees. Those who live a righteous life fall under the 2nd type of death as well.
We must Remember As it was in the Days of Noah so too shall Yah Return. In the Days of Noah, Yah willed them to die and these are the souls crying out under the alter as well as the souls who have died since due to their belief in Yah or by natural death and belief in Yahusha allowing them into heaven because they were found Righteous. Let us now look at how Yah Wills people to death before destruction and why 144,000 are sealed.
The Lord God Almighty Abba Yah Wills People to Death Before Destruction
And all men who walked in the ways of the Lord, died in those days, before the Lord brought the evil upon man which he had declared, for this was from the Lord, that they should not see the evil which the Lord spoke of concerning the sons of men.
And all the sons of men who knew the Lord, died in that year before the Lord brought evil upon them; for the Lord willed them to die, so as not to behold the evil that God would bring upon their brothers and relatives, as he had so declared to do.
There are 144,000 sealed who will be left on earth to witness the destruction and to serve Yahusha. They are sealed because Abba Yah knows they are His Chosen and Elect who are to witness the destruction and to continue to preach His Word to the Rest of the Earth without getting hurt.
In those days I saw the Head of Days when He seated himself upon the throne of His glory, And the books of the living were opened before Him: And all His host which is in heaven above and His counselors stood before Him,
4. And the hearts of the holy were filled with joy; Because the number of the righteous had been offered, And the prayer of the righteous had been heard, And the blood of the righteous been required before the Lord of Spirits.
We know this to be the 144,000 because Abba Yah Never Numbers the people He saves.
Enoch 39 gives us an example of this as well as Revelation 7:
And righteousness shall prevail in his days,
And the righteous and elect shall be without number before Him for ever and ever.
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Numbering of the 144,000 continued
Enoch 51, L1: 5a-3
For in those days the Elect One shall arise, 2. And he shall choose the righteous and holy from among them: For the day has drawn nigh that they should be saved.
3. And the Elect One shall in those days sit on My throne, And his mouth shall pour forth all the secrets of wisdom and counsel: For the Lord of Spirits hath given (them) to him and hath glorified him.
Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Next we will look at verses about death and obtaining Righteousness even when persecuted by the rest of the world.
Death for the Testimony of Abba Yah, natural death of those who entered into Heaven due to Righteousness
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
Wisdom of Solomon 1:15
Romans 8:17 ESV
And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him
2 Timothy 1:8 ESV
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,
Matthew 5:10-12 ESV
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Brothers and sisters this seal has been open since Yahusha Descended into hell and Unlocked the Gates to Heaven letting in The Righteous. Again these souls are waiting for the Day of the Lord to occur just like we are. Some of us will die, some maybe chosen to stay and continue preaching Abba Yah's Word on earth (144,00).
Either way we know that a massive amount of people have not been taken all at once, so we are waiting for the end of this seal to play out which is when Yah takes away a multitude at once because of the Real Wrath that is to take place.
This is not a rapture that word does Not Exist is the Bible, please understand that, because during this time before the Wrath of Yah occurs and the destruction full speed, He removes The Righteous by Death. Those who do not believe in Abba Yah will not be transformed but will be left behind, and for more understanding please read Jasher (Yasher) and understand how it was in the Days of Noah.
As Abba Yah leads we will work more in Revelation and connect more information from our keys piecing in and filling in blanks.