Question Thirty-Seven

By Robert Serreyn

Question? In Revelation 6:6 who, or what, is the oil and wine?


(Revelation 6:6) And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

In that same verse take notice that it says “a measure of wheat for a penny” and “three measures of barley for a penny” to put in perspective “a measure” was a days wage for a working person, and with a measure of wheat you could feed one person for a day and with three measures of barley you could feed a family (wheat cost alot more than barley).

This verse is set in the future during what is called the seven year tribulation period which begins AFTER the rapture of ALL christians (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, 1Corithians 15:51,52) and ONLY the lost and unsaved people will be left behind to start out in the beginning of this time of God’s wrath.

After the rapture(ONLY those who have TRUSTED IN CHRIST ALONE for their salvation) the known world system as it is known now will be in such utter chaos that every facet of this world will be SEVERELY CHAOTIC, in verse 2 of chapter 6 satan as the Antichrist and will come on a white horse to conquer along with the other 3 colored horses mentioned to bring DEATH, STARVATION, and DESTRUCTION to mankind and during this time period the food supply is going to be SEVERELY SCARCE and LIMITED (Verse 8, & Chapter 8:7-12) therefor ANY FOOD that would be available will cost a person a day’s wage. Verse 6 says also “Hurt Not The Oil (rich) and the Wine (wealthy)”

WHY? Satan will use these people of Wealth and Affluence to obtain power and to control the world Financially, Politically, and Religiously, once satan(antichrist) has gained enough power he will at the middle of the seven year tribulation period(3 1/2 years) DECLARE HIMSELF to be god and DEMAND that ALL rich, poor, great and small to RECEIVE HIS MARK 666 (Chapter 13:16-18) and without it a person will not be able to buy, sell or do ANY KIND OF business, of any sort WITHOUT THAT MARK.

It is SMART to TRUST IN CHRIST ALONE NOW (2 Corinthians 6:2) as your personal savior BEFORE the rapture happens BEFORE the seven year tribulation period begins, YES there will be people that WILL GET SAVED during this time period but it will be VERY TOUGH as a christian TO SURVIVE because satan will HUNT DOWN every christian he can find and have their HEAD CUT OFF for their FAITH and WITNESSING for Christ Jesus (Chapter 20:4).

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

A. Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

B. Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

C. BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell & the lake of fire); but the GIFT of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23


For an Excellent MORE IN-DEPTH study of this verse and Revelations go to and read online, download, or purchase the book called “The Book of Revelation” by Pastor Dr. Max D.Younce of Heritage Baptist Bible Church of Walnut Grove, Minnesota