Revelation Chapter 6:14

Revelation 6:14 – Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

The cosmic disturbances and the great earthquake are clearly tied together. John tells us “every mountain and island was moved out of its place” in the great earthquake. Isaiah indicates this great earthquake that shakes the foundations of the earth has to do with “open windows.” During this earth shaking event, people will hear a fearful “noise”:

Isaiah 24:1, 18-20 – Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste, distorts its surface and scatters abroad its inhabitants…. And it shall be that he who flees from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit, and he who comes up from the midst of the pit shall be caught in the snare; for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth are shaken. The earth is violently broken, the earth is split open, the earth is shaken exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall totter like a hut; its transgression shall be heavy upon it, and it will fall, and not rise again.

Earth's core

          Source: Wikipedia


Interestingly, fluctuations in the earth’s magnetic field have been observed before earthquakes occur (Sources: 1 2). The magnetic field is formed by movement of the liquid iron outer core. The tectonic plates move over the liquid mantle.

Study of plate tectonics has shown that the magnetic field has reversed several times in earth’s history. A magnetic reversal means the earth’s magnetic north and south poles in the crust and the inner core poles reverse:


Reverse polarity

The following is a hypothesis on what might occur in a magnetic pole reverse:

In popular literature, many conjectures have been suggested involving very rapid polar shift. A slow shift in the poles would display the most minor alterations and no destruction. A more dramatic view assumes more rapid changes, with dramatic alterations of geography and localized areas of destruction due to earthquakes and tsunamis. Source: Wikipedia

Scientists believe that the magnetic field becomes weak in a polar reverse. In other words, our protective shield from solar activity would be down. This could be what Isaiah was speaking of when he said the “For the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth are shaken” (Isaiah 24:18).

A polar reverse is thought by some to have occurred at the time of the flood. Note that when the flood began the “windows of heaven were opened,” and the water broke through the earth, which suggests massive tectonic activity occurred:

Genesis 7:11 – In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

Massive tectonic activity appears to have continued for a few generations after Noah. Many believe the completion of the division of the continents occurred during the days of Peleg:

Genesis 10:22-25 – The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram. The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. Arphaxad begot Salah, and Salah begot Eber. To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.

While it is generally thought the “windows” opened at the flood were the collapse of the water canopy, which caused the rain for forty days, it doesn’t fit Isaiah’s description of the “windows” for the Tribulation. Since God promised He would never flood the earth again, it makes more sense that the open “windows” are the shield of the magnetic field being down during a pole reversal, causing the collapse of the water canopy and tectonic activity in the flood, and less protection from the sun, as described in the fourth Bowl judgment (Revelation 16:8-9).

As discussed in the last few sections, the sixth Seal appears to be a foreign heavenly body passing between the earth and the sun. If such a body enters the earth’s magnetic field, the magnetic field of both the earth and the foreign body will interact with each other. Based on the small fluctuations observed before earthquakes today, imagine what kind of earthquake would occur if a foreign body wreaks havoc with Earth’s magnetic field.

Research has suggested that polar reversals can happen repeatedly and rapidly when the magnetic field is unstable (Source). Polar reversals tied to massive tectonic activity may explain how the earth was rapidly transformed during the flood, and again during the Tribulation:

Revelation 16:18-20 – And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

Interestingly, the migration of the poles has accelerated in movement and the magnetic field has weakened in recent years (Sources: 1 2). There have also been numerous reports of mysterious sounds heard all around the world. These sounds have been reported as hums, low rumbles, booming, and even the sound of metal clanging, thought to be related to changes in the magnetic field (Source). If the magnetic field is already making noise because of small fluctuations in the magnetic field, imagine the noise that will be heard throughout the world if the magnetic poles reverse. Perhaps, this is the fearful noise spoken of by Isaiah, when the Lord shakes the earth’s foundations (Isaiah 24:18).

Both John and Isaiah tell us the sky will recede like a rolled up scroll:

Isaiah 34:2-4 – For the indignation of the LORD is against all nations, and His fury against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to the slaughter. Also their slain shall be thrown out; their stench shall rise from their corpses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; all their host shall fall down as the leaf falls from the vine, and as fruit falling from a fig tree.

Aurora Borealis

Source: Wikipedia

The Greek word John uses for “receded” literally means to separate, or part asunder. This is the same Greek word used to describe the parting of ways of Paul and Silas from Barnabas and Mark (Acts 15:39). Revelation 6:16 suggests that the parting of the sky is more than a physical event, where the veil between the physical and spiritual realms is temporarily removed. However, a magnetic polar reverse may make the sky physically appear as a rolled scroll moving across the sky.

The Aurora Borealis occur at the poles, caused by solar activity interacting with our magnetic field. During high solar activity, the aurora belt expands southward. The Aurora Borealis could be described as a rolled up scroll:

Scroll/Aurora Borealis

Sources: Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3 Pic 4


During a magnetic polar reverse, there would be numerous “poles” on which the Aurora Borealis would manifest. Theoretically, the Aurora Borealis, which looks like a rolled up scroll, could appear all over the world during a magnetic polar reverse, because there would be numerous “poles” set up in a weakened magnetic field during reversal:

Polar reverse simulation

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“The heaven departed as a scroll”: The earth’s atmosphere will be somehow dramatically affected and the sky as we know it disappears (compare Isa. 34:4).

“Every mountain and island were moved”: Under the stress created by the global earthquake, great segments of the earth’s plates will begin to slip and shift, realigning whole continents.

This earthquake will be so strong that mountains will flatten out and islands will disappear. An earthquake of this magnitude would immediately put up a screen of smoke that nothing in the heavens would be visible. We read (in Isaiah 34), a similar Scripture as above.

Isaiah 34:4 “And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree.” Whatever this is, it is of great magnitude.

I remind you again, that Revelation is not written in chronological order. The happenings in the verses above are long after the believers are in heaven. We Christians should not fear things we see happening that is in fulfillment of these passages. We should look up and rejoice at the beginning of any of these things, because our redemption draweth nigh (Luke 21:28).

Verses 15-17: As a result of these first six seal judgments, many unbelievers will want to die and to hide from God, but will be unable to. “The great day of his wrath” is the Day of the Lord, the predicted time of God’s judgment of the earth and its inhabitants (compare Joel 1:15; 2:1, 11, 31). The day of wrath is contrasted to the present “day of grace”. “Is come”, means God’s day of judgment “is here”. It has finally arrived, having begun with the first six seals.


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