WELCOME TO THE PAGES OF THE SEVEN SEALS
THE LITTLE BOOK
Matt. 10:34-36 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. (35) For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. (36) And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Rev. 1:17-20 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: (18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (19) Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; (20) The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
In verse 19 above, Jesus told John to write that which he had seen, and the things that are, and the things that had not yet happened.
Rev. 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
When John was called to come up to where the Kingdom of Heaven exists, he was told that what he would see would be the things that would be after he had received the messages to the Seven churches.
Rev. 4:1-8 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. (2) And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. (3) And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. (4) And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. (5) And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. (6) And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. (7) And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. (8) And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
The four beasts that John saw around the Throne were similar to the Four Beasts Ezekiel saw. (Ez. 1:4-10) The difference in the beasts that John is seeing now is that they are at rest around the throne and each is an individual beasts, but When Ezekiel saw them they were in continuous motion. The allegory seems apparent that it is these beasts that are the driving forces in raising up kingdoms and causing them to fall through the ages. It must be noted that they never cease saying, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” Therefore, these are the spiritual powers that accomplish Godhead’s purpose on earth within the Kingdom of the world.
The word translated as, Beast, in this passage is zoon. Zoon is defined as “a living creature.” A zoon is quite a different thing from the word that is translated as beast in Rev. 13:1. The word for that beast is therion, a wild and dangerous animal. But it is one of these living creatures that calls to John, “Come, and see,” each time a seal is removed from the book. Therefore, we can see that everything that is revealed beneath the seals is the WILL of our Lord God Almighty, which was, which is, and Is to come!
The Power to Love
1 Pet. 4:8-9 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall
cover the multitude of sins. (9) Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
Rom. 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath
fulfilled the law.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. (23) I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Isa. 45:22-23
1 Cor. 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
1 Cor. 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.