Seals were used by kings and officials to identify the integrity of a document. The seal consisted of wax that had been heated and impressed with a logo or specific seal to ensure a document had not been tampered with until it was opened by its intended recipient at the appropriate time. As these seals begin to be opened in John’s vision, they are opened by Jesus (the Lamb) at the appropriate time to reveal God’s plan for the ages. Although God is not bound by time as we are, He still is able to use time to accomplish His purpose. In Galatians 4.4, Paul writes that “when the fullness of time had come” God sent Jesus into the world. The phrase “fullness of time” had to do with all the prophecies that had been made about the coming of the Messiah in the Old Testament; Meaning when God saw that the timing was right, He introduced Jesus into His Master plan to offer salvation to all men. As Jesus, who is pictured as the rider on the white horse, comes into the vision, it is God revealing to John how much effort, power and time God had placed within His plan. As John writes, we can see the imagery that paints the illustrious portrait of the unfolding of God’s magnificent will for Christ coming, the church, persecution, justice and salvation. Church, we are not just an afterthought! God has been working since the creation of the world on preparing for us a plan to be reunited to Him. His love for us truly is from everlasting to everlasting.