The earthquake of Revelation 6:12


And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

Revelation 6:12 - King James



⚪ Literally: the great Lisbon earthquake (1755) + Symbolically: the American Revolution

6:12. And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal.— Disclosing the events leading up to and associated with the Lord's Parousia, presence. And, [lo,] there was a great earthquake.—Literally, the great Lisbon earthquake, Nov. 1, 1755, which extended over 4,060,000 square miles; [...] It is believed to be the most severe earthquake shook ever felt on the earth. Symbolically, the American Revolution, 21 years later (the underlying canse of the French Revolution) ;

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 119 + Cover


⚫ Agitation, commotion, shaking related to the World War

When the sixth seal was opened there was a great earthquake. That occurred after the Lord came to his temple. The word earthquake does not always mean a great destructive explosion. The word earthquake here used is from the Greek seiemos, and literally means shock, agitation, commotion or shaking. The same word is translated "tempest" in Mat· thew 8:24. Accompanying and following the World War has been a time of great agitation, commotion and shaking. This was foretold by Jesus as a time of "distress... with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth". (Luke 21:25, 26)

Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, vol 1, page 81 + Cover