The Great Earthquake and Stars Falling from Heaven
REV 6: 15-16 I LOOKED WHEN HE OPENED THE SIXTH SEAL, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. (13) And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.(14) Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. (15) And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,(16) AND SAID TO THE MOUNTAINS AND ROCKS, “Fall on us and HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF HIM who sits on the throne and from THE WRATH OF THE LAMB! (17) “For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
It is a figurative description! The imagery is taken from the prophecies of Joel and Isaiah where the coming of the day of the Lord is described in metaphorical terms of the dissolution of the heavens and the earth, denoting the passing away of the old spiritual order and the establishing of the new! (Joel 2:30-31; Isa. 34:2-4). On one occasion Isaiah says, “The moon shall be confounded and the sun ashamed when the Lord shall reign in mount Zion” (Isa. 24:23). This is a prophecy of the superior light of the kingdom of God dimming into obscurity the lesser light of the old covenant of the law and the old-order church systems of man.
Throughout the word of God the earthquake was a regular feature of divine visitation. Ex. 19:18, Isa. 2:19. “Once again, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth,” writes Haggai (Hag. 2:6). Earthquake denotes a sudden, powerful, and violent disruption of the normal state of things. No human power can control or bring about earthquakes.
In the light of the context and the references in various portions of scripture, it is my conviction that the passage before us indicates primarily the shaking of all external orders.
EVERYTHING — orders, systems, material things, methods, movements, governments, structures, ordinances, fellowships, personalities, affiliations, vocations, and a thousand things more are all once and for all and forever shaken away from us, dissolved, removed from our experience and our walk as far as the east is from the west. I don’t mean by this that all these things actually cease to exist — rather, it signifies that for us they cease to exist!
The Lord Jesus said, “The prince of this world comes, and he has nothing in me” (Jn. 14:30). Today, for me, the old-order church systems have ceased to exist. THANK GOD, THERE IS AN END OF THE WORLD THE QUESTION IS — WHAT IS THE WORLD
THE STARS OF HEAVEN FALLING
The vision, if taken literally, implies that God would visit this earth with judgments so terrible and universal that kings, crown princes, field marshals, the rich and the strong, all bondmen and free men, would hide in caves and cry for the mountains and rocks to cover them from the wrath of the Lamb. Of course this is not to be taken literally! Such a convulsion would be the total destruction of the universe! STARS DO NOT FALL TO THE EARTH, some of them are larger than our entire solar system! Should even one star literally fall upon the earth there would not be even a cinder left. And we know, even from the book of Revelation, that the world exists long after these events.
When you see all these cataclysmic upheavals it simply means that because of the raising up of Christ in our lives there is a brand new king upon the throne! Who was ruling before isn’t ruling anymore! Lights have been put out. Strong dominions in our lives have been shaken to their foundations and removed from their places.
The spiritual heavens of former realms and orders in our spiritual walk have been rolled together as a scroll, and the sun (truth) that lightens the outer court has been draped in darkness, giving way to the greater glory of the most holy place.
Oh, yes! You will remember that there was no light from man in the most holy place, only the blazing glory of Yahwey Himself. In the holy place the light was that of the candlestick, the inward anointing of the oil of the Holy Spirit in our vessel. But in the outer court the light is the natural light of the sun, moon, and stars, lights from the realm outside of us, shining upon us, but not experienced within.
The light of the sun, the letter of the word, has been extinguished, and the little light of the moon of traditions, rituals, ceremonies, sacraments, ordinances, and programs has been turned to blood so that the life and reality to which they pointed are now visible, seen, and experienced within.
All the dominions and powers of our previous life in the flesh and our former walk in the various realms and orders of spiritual experience have all passed away with great commotion and a great noise. CHRIST ALONE REMAINS!
Stars are a type of light in the heavens, a light which came into creation of the fourth creative day. The light of the stars is a part of the rulership of the night.
Stars are also used in describing messengers and rulers, both false and true — STARS OF THE OLD HEAVENS AND STARS OF THE NEW HEAVENS.
In chapter thirty-seven of Genesis, Joseph had a dream. “I have dreamed…and, behold, the sun…moon, and eleven stars made obeisance to me.” Joseph’s father correctly interpreted the dream when he said to Joseph, “Shall I, and your mother, and your brethren come and bow down to you?” In other words, Joseph’s father, mother, and eleven brothers were the “sun, moon, and stars” in his life, but would give way to him. This meant that Joseph’s father, mother, and eleven brothers, who were the “sun, moon, and stars” ruling in his life, would, in effect, “fall” from that heaven, would now bow down to him instead, and he would rule over them! That, of course, is exactly what happened!
THE STARS OF THE OLD HEAVENS BESPEAK OUR NATURAL UNDERSTANDING, CARNAL PERCEPTIONS, EARTHLY CONSCIOUSNESS, TEMPORAL KNOWLEDGE, WORLDLY WISDOM, SOULICAL DISCERNMENT, RELIGIOUS DOGMAS, AND ALL THE PERSONALITIES AND VEHICLES WHICH REPRESENT, DISSEMINATE, PROMULGATE, AND PROMOTE THESE.
Their influence, control, and prestige are being removed from our lives so that Christ only will be the Light of our life! Ultimately they will fall and withdraw their shining over the whole world of men as the new heavens of God’s sons, the kings and priests of His kingdom, are established over all mankind and all realms.
Vs15-16 Seven classes of Men were affected
That it is Seven is an indication that it will affect humanity in its completeness.
As God began to Shake everything and anything which does carry HIS Nature and Breath , Men instead of repenting and casting down their unfruitful works of Darkness — They will begin to look to Nature – Naturals, Mountains Rocks – Enduring and Tested Conflict Resolution Methods and Systems ; ENHANCE LEAF ARCHITECTURE started by ADAM in the Garden . Returning to Natural Solution was a deliberate disobedience, vs16 and They Said to ….
AFTER ALL THESE ?
The manifest sons that all creation has been groaning and travailing together in pain until now will emerge ! These sons will stand in the earth in all the splendor of the resurrected Christ to reveal all that God in Christ has provided for mankind. We shall see walking on this earth a vast company of begotten sons who have laid hold upon the fullness of Christ’s redemption. They will not fly away to heaven, but remain here upon planet earth to manifest full redemption in resurrection life and this is the life they shall give to all mankind. Isn’t it wonderful! These sons shall have a word that will reconcile the ages, a word that will bring light out of darkness, strength out of weakness, holiness out of sin, life out of death, that will transform the condition of men; a word that will do for all men what God did for one Son two thousand years ago, and shall in this blessed hour do for His many sons. Christ gives this life to His many brethren, and His many brethren shall impart it to all the ends of the earth.
What a plan! this is KINGDOM AGENDA