When the sixth seal is opened earth and even the heavens are shaken, as if by a great earthquake (vv. 12–14). Humanity then realizes that this is divine judgment. Rather than repent, king and peasant alike seek to hide from God’s wrath (vv. 15–17).
Key verse. 6:17: Too late! Personal application. Those who reject grace now will not repent when judgment comes.
Two interpretations. The premillennialist links this passage with Matt. 24:5–8 and sees it as describing events preceding the appearance of the Antichr…