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6:1 one of the seals. The Lamb had received the title deed to the earth, but now the seals must be broken and the full writing disclosed to the world, with the usurper driven out of His inheritance. As each successive seal is broken, the Lord will unleash successive great judgments on the earth, with the ultimate end of purging the earth of its age-long domination by Satan.

6:1 Come and see. Certain manuscripts omit the words “and see,” but the weight of manuscript evidence favors their retention. The first four judgments mark the sending forth of the so-called Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and, as each emerges, one of the four “living ones” invites John to “come and see.” John, who had been commanded to write what he saw (Revelation 1:11), then immediately responds: “And I saw [beheld, looked]…” (see Revelation 6:2,5,8,9,12).

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