Note: the opening of the seven seals starts in Revelation Chapter 6.
In the previous chapters 4 and 5 of Revelation, all things have been placed in their proper order: God is being worshiped from the very throne of everyone’s heart, and Jesus, the Lamb of God, is at his right hand. Now Jesus starts to open the seven seals.
The opening of the seals is the beginning of a type of “battle plan” to completely destroy spiritual Babylon (the false worship stronghold of Christianity.) It is similar to the Old Testament plan to defeat Jericho, which was the opposing stronghold of the promised land.
“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.” ~ Hebrew 11:30
The defeat of Jericho was the defeat of a physical city. It was a stronghold of the enemy that had to be destroyed first to be able to take and inhabit the promised land. The stronghold standing in the way of souls inheriting the spiritual promised land today is spiritual Babylon. The success of the defeat of Jericho was because of Israel’s obedience and true worship of God; not because they were physically a greater nation. The defeat of spiritual Babylon also will only be accomplished by spiritual Israel (the true church of God). They will accomplish this by being fully obedient in honoring, worshiping, and laboring for God: in spirit and in truth. There is no other way!
To defeat Jericho, God’s first direction was for every fighting man to march once around the city for six days. This procession was led by priests carrying the Ark of God and with seven of them blowing seven trumpets. On the seventh day they were to all to march around seven times – all in one day. After completing the seventh march on the seventh day, the priests were to make a long sound of the trumpet, and all the people would then shout against the city, and the walls of the stronghold would come tumbling down. (See Joshua 6:1-27)
The same must be done to bring down the walls of Babylon’s stronghold upon the souls of men and women. And so here, in chapter 6 of Revelation, we start the marching around the City.
Each seal represents one of the seven days, or church periods of time, as was already spoken of back in Revelation chapters 2 through 3. It is only possible that each day of the Gospel day should start with Jesus opening one of the seals, because it is all about revealing the true Jesus, the Lamb. And it is only possible through the sacrifice Jesus has given to wash our sins away, that our spiritual understanding can be opened up. Then, and only then, as the beast (living creature) says, can we have spiritual eyes to “come and see.” (See Revelation 6:1, 3, 5, and 7)
It is important to note: many believe the seventh seal is out in eternity. However, all seven seals were opened while Christ was still a lamb. When time moves into eternity, he will not be a lamb anymore, because there will be no more sacrifice for sin. Consequently, all seven of the seals have their setting in this time world.