The Fifth Seal is Broken
This afternoon I was hit with a terrible migraine and immediately after church came home and went to bed. I fell asleep and had been sleeping for a while when I was awakened by a voice in my room speaking to me. It was next to my right ear, outside of my head; not inside my head and spoke the words, “Revelation 6:11” very clearly.
I sat up and looked around my room, no one was there. I lay back and thought about what had just happened. I understood I had heard the voice of God. I took one of my Bibles from my night table and looked up that verse and the two verses before it, so that I would gain a better understanding of what God was saying to me. Verses 9, 10 and 11 say:
“When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar, the souls of those who had been put to death for proclaiming the Word of God, that is, for bearing witness. They cried out in a loud voice, “Sovereign Ruler, HaKadosh, the True One, how long will it be before you judge the people living on the earth and avenge our blood?”
“Each of them was given a white robe and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow-servants should be reached, of their brothers who would be killed, just as they had been”.
I realized that God is saying it will be a bit longer before His full judgment comes upon the earth and that the number in His Household has not yet been met. As I looked at the point in Revelation God chose to speak to me, I saw that the first 5 seals had already been opened. I believe God is saying that Yeshua has already opened these five seals. A course of events from that action have already begun on the earth. I can think of no other explanation.
This will be the beginning of a great persecution for believers. Yet at the same time, I understand that there will be an “awakening” of those who have slumbered and they will find their way to Christ. These will not be afraid to be put to death for speaking and teaching the Word of God. I believe that the time is near now.
“For in many places and in neighboring cities there shall be a great uprising against those who fear the Lord. They shall be like maniacs, sparing no one, but plundering and destroying those who continue to fear the Lord. For they shall destroy and plunder their goods and drive them out of house and home. Then the tested quality of my Elect shall be manifest, like gold that is tested by fire.” 2 Esdras 16:70-73 (Apocrypha)
The scripture shows when God speaks audibly to a human being, He transcends His space and comes into ours and speaks; His action is usually not far behind.
Kasey Streichert Burt