REVELATIONS IN THOUGHT FROM REVELATION

 

PART 5: IN THE LORD THERE IS NO END OF TIME (REVELATION 10: 2, 5, 6 & 8)

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In the name of God, Master of the Universe, Ruler of the earth

 

Editors Note: Beloved there will always be day and night with the Lord. However the lost without repentance will dwell in a place between darkness and the gloom of night.

 

Many things settle in the heart and the mind. However, the eyes that see often see what they desire, what they love to see. I love to see sunshine and rain. I also love to see the beauty, the majesty of the Creation. Can you look out upon and marvel at the Creation this beautiful earth and not see God? Can you see God and not see love?

 

Meanwhile does this desire of the eyes have an origin and beginning place in the heart? Therefore will the mind be perplexed and stare regarding the time after or will the heart see it within?

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

Peace be unto you. My beloved brethren the Lord became weary of the union of Church and State therefore we see the prophecy of John taking place. John makes his predictions well before the actual occurrence of the Reformation as he speaks in the 1st Century while the Reformation takes place in the 16th century. However, the prophets often spoke of future things in the present sense as if they were happening at the present time.

 

But what do the events recorded by John throughout the Book of Revelation have to do with our present discussion? Most people have some natural and instinctive concerns about the future. Also man often gets involved in things that have a great impact on the future. The Book of Revelation reveals many things however we must give the scripture here much thought and mediation.

 

So as the angels go to work in our present scriptural passages taken from Revelation 10 and verses 2, 5, 6 and 8 we see a little book. We advise you to read not only our primary verses noted here but the entire Chapter of 11 verses.

 

Revelation 10: 2 “And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,”

The little book held by the angel indicated that the events that were to be predicted would not take long thus it would only require a small book to record them. Also the book was open thus telling us that the events were about to be made known. The account to be rendered here was not to be sealed as noted previously in Chapter 2.

 

What was revealed and very important was that the Bible had been taken from the people. Soon the Bible commissioned and inspired by Almighty God would soon be made available to all that they may read. What is the significance of the sea and the earth in this verse? The land the earth and the water the sea comprise the entire surface of the globe. These words are used to symbolize that all the earth will be affected by which was soon to take place.  This occurrence would also be announced presently.

 

Look now with us to the beginning of the Gospel and the place where the Great Commission is issued by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

Matthew 28: 18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

The word power in this passage of scripture tells us basically that God bestowed upon Christ the full right to rule over his kingdom. Can we see, feel and touch the earth and the great sea without embracing Christ? Will you be able to be inspired by Jesus walking the water of the great sea and God our Father parting the Red Sea without the pleasure and love of the Great Creation?

 

Meanwhile the angel in a distinct and loud voice was heard throughout the land and country. He announced that the real Bible would soon be given back to the people. But many were filled with disgust and some still wallow in shame as man has come with many books and revised versions that lift up man and not God. How can you see the sea and its people without God?

 

Revelation 10: 5 “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,”

This is the same angel noted at verse 2 of our first primary scripture taken from Revelation 10. Man is forbidden to make oaths. For example those that claim to follow Christ who have taken oaths since they have come to the Lord in Greek organizations, the Masons or the various fraternal groups etc. need to read the Bible regarding what God says about oaths to man. But here we see an angel about to take an oath. As you know an angel of God is not a man in the flesh.

 

At the 12th and last Chapter in the Book of Daniel we find some powerful scripture. The Prophet begins with a “Prophecy of the Great Time of Trouble.” In verses 2-3 he then notes “The Prophecy of the Resurrection.” In verse 4 Daniel notes the “Sealing of the Book. And in the verses 5-13 and the end of the chapter the Prophet notes “Questions Regarding the Great Time of Trouble.” Our primary verse is verse 7. The Prophet sees a vision of things to take place in the Gospel age.

 

Daniel 12: 7 “And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these thing shall be finished.”

Daniel is confronted by two men. One man asked a question regarding the time or end of the wonders noted previously in this Chapter. The Prophet answers in a figurative manner and says that it was to be after a time, times and a half.  This is the same symbolic prediction that is made at Daniel 7: 25. It has reference to the “Dark Ages” of 1260 years.

 

All inspired symbols must be interpreted in harmony with the known facts of history. So the word time here means a set time technically a year. The word times which would usually require at least 2 years and the dividing of time which would be half a year. Therefore we see three and a half symbolic years. In prophecy or symbols a day stands for a year. There are 360 days in a prophetical year; multiply 360 by three and a half and we get 1260, the numbers of years of the “Dark Ages. “ (Also see the historian Edward Gibbon who was an infidel in his work “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" Chapter 28).

 

The power of the holy people noted here was scattered due to the persecutions of the Christians by the ruling regime during the “Dark Ages.” Are we still in the “Dark Ages?” Although the Bible has not been taken away has the heart gone on strike as the mind wanders among many that profess to love the Lord? As the ruins of the apostate state still stands the Bible is noted in a cavalier fashion and with a limited authority by many of the faith. Man loves to worship many things and man in the flesh other than our Lord.

 

Cont. Part 6: Part 2: Revelation 10: 6, 8

 

Peace and Paradise,

Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 21 July 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

 

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