Revelation 8:1 Index
"And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour."
Research Material

" . . . when he had opened the seventh seal . . . "

  • In Revelation 7, John explained who the followers of the Lamb are and answered the question, "Who shall be able to Stand?" (Revelation 6:17). He [now] finishes with the seventh seal of Revelation 8. (KC 116)

" . . . there was silence in heaven . . . "

  • The reason there is silence in heaven is because Christ has come to redeem His people and Scripture says all the angels will come with Him. "When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory" (Matthew 25:31). (KC 116)

" . . . about the space of half an hour."

  • A half an hour means a short time. Using the prophetic time principle fo "each day for a year" (Numbers 14:34), this half hour would be one week. ( Ezekiel 4:6). (KC 116)