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Revelation Seven Seals (Revelation 5.1)

"Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals." (Revelation 5.1)✞

Scroll Often Fastened

Seal for ScrollThe seven seals joined up the parts of the Revelation scroll. When the writing was finished, it was tied with threads and the threads were sealed at the knots with wax. Like the Revelation seven seals, ordinary documents such as wills were similarly often fastened with a number of seals. Under Roman law, the witnesses to a will sealed it with their own individual seals, and it could only be opened when all of them, or their legal representatives, were present.✞

Scroll with Seven Seals

seal of CaliforniaThe scroll in Revelation was what we might describe as God's will, his final settlement of the affairs of the universe. The "seven seals" indicate the great secrecy, the completeness and importance of its contents. The seven seals were located throughout the scroll so that as each one was broken another phase of God's plan took place, then more of the scroll was read to reveal other steps towards the end of the world.

"Revelation Seven Seals"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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