Pamphlet 1827 Rev. kc 1-1
There is nothing prophetically nor symbolically new in Revelation
those who have studied the Book of Daniel will recall
that Daniel was instructed to SEAL UP the words that he wrote until the time of the end,
when the wise would understand.
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
in contrast to Daniel,
John was given specific instructions by one of the seven angels,
whom we will read about shortly,
NOT TO SEAL the sayings and prophecy of this book.
means that the Book of Revelation is UNSEALED,
free and open for the partaking and understanding by God's "servants".
Here is John relaying his instructions:
Rev. 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
the best part is that most of it is like seeing an exciting movie
because the Holy Spirit uses pictures and graphic symbols to "show",
to explain and simplify, what it is He wants us to know.
other words, not only is the Book of Revelation UNSEALED,
it has also been SIMPLIFIED for our understanding
by turning that which is difficult to explain with words into pictures that we can "see" clearly.
And guess what?
is a documented fact that people remember infinitely more
of what they "see" than what they "hear" or "read".
Please allow me to digress for a moment:
I once worked closely with the man who carries the credentials of the "World's Foremost Applied Memory Expert". He not only has the #1 Medical Terminology course in the U.S., which teaches over 11,000 complex medical terms and their meanings in just 14 hours of video with a guaranteed classroom average of an "A", but he also has a program that can teach third graders ALL 100 of the basic multiplication facts in just 90 minutes. Here's how:
First he simplifies the task at hand by teaching four easy rules: 1.) The Little Rule, which is to always say the little number first, for the answer to 5 x 3 is the same as 3 x 5. This rule eliminates almost half the 100 questions. 2.) The Zero Rule, which is that the answer to any question with a "0" in it is "0". 3.) The 1's Rule, which is that the answer to any question with a "1" in it is the other number. 4.) The 2's Rule, which is that the answer to any question with a "2" in it is the same as adding the other number to itself.
After applying these Four Easy Rules there are only 28 questions left to learn in the multiplication table. In fact, in the "9,s" column there is only one question left (9 x 9), because the Little Rule eliminated the others.
Next, he converts the ten digits, 0 - 9, into the ten hard consonant sounds of the English language. For example 1 = T, there is one "downstroke" in the letter "T", 2 = N, there are two downstrokes in the letter "N", M = 3, there are three downstrokes in the letter "M", etc. The children learn to "sound-out" the letters, i.e. 3 = mmmmmmM. Now by adding vowels, which have no numeric value, he can form nouns and turn the 28 remaining multiplication questions into PICTURES they can see.
For example, the question 3 x 3 is turned into a picture of MoM, "mmmm" "mmmm" (M*M = MoM), and they see a picture of a Mom. The picture is then made funny by showing MoM with a Pie on her head. A "9" flipped around becomes a "P", so 9 = "P" in the number code (remember vowels have no value). So 3 x 3 = 9, MoM = Pie. So after learning the "number code" and seeing 28 funny pictures, they KNOW their multiplication facts. The need for the pictures soon goes away and they are left with knowledge.
This teaching method is so powerful that later you cannot "unteach" the children. If you try to tell them that MoM had a TaiL sticking out her ear, they would correct you and say "NO, Mom had a pie on her head! We know because WE SAW IT."
once we've "seen it" no one can take it away,
i.e. no one can shut the opened door.
will know with certitude what is happening
and what is going to happen in the future because WE WILL SEE it.
Stay with us!
The movie is fantastic.
We also have a few "easy rules" to apply in learning the pictures of Revelation.
first is to begin reading and studying the rest of the Bible,
for Revelation is the "last" book.
you have read the entire Bible
you will basically discover nothing prophetically nor symbolically new in Revelation,
it's just that it is now tied together and simplified into pictures for us.
The other rules we will point out as we come to them.
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits;
to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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