Revelation 6: 12–17

As Jesus, the Lamb of God, opens the seals in Revelation 6, He initiates the events which ultimately serve God’s purposes in what unfolds.  Opening the first 4 seals unleashes the “4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” the beginnings of sorrows at the start of the Tribulation.  The fifth and sixth seals describe the force of the martyred saints’ prayers for God’s vengeance, and then the ”earth dwellers” cry of “hide us” because of the worldwide convulsions and catastrophes.