Seven Sealed Book.
Book of Redemption.
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Now, I went up in the canyon, and I climbed way as high as I could go. And I asked the Lord, while sitting up in there, what all this mean, and so forth. I was kind of bothered and didn't know just what to do. And so, while I was praying, a strange thing happened. I want to be honest. Now, I could have fallen asleep. It could have been like a trance, or it could have been a vision. I'm more or less inclined to believe that it was a vision that... I had my hands out, saying, “Lord, what does this blast mean? And what does these seven angels in a constellation of the pyramid, picking me up from off the ground and turning eastward— what does it mean?”
I was standing there in prayer, and something happened. And now, something fell in my hand. Now, I know if you don't understand spiritual things, it may seem very strange. But something struck in my hand. And when I looked, it was a sword, and the handle was made of pearl, the prettiest pearl I ever seen. And the guard (you know, where, I guess, it's to keep your hands from being lanced, you know, while the people were dueling), was gold. And the saber's blade wasn't too long, but it was just razor sharp, and it was glistening silver. And it was the prettiest thing I ever seen. It just fit my hand exactly, and I was holding it.
I said, “Isn't that pretty?” I looked at it, and I thought... But you know, I was always afraid of a sword. I was kind of glad that I lived out of the days that they used them, because I'm afraid of a knife. And so I thought, “What would I do with that?” And while holding it in my hand, a voice from somewhere said, “That is the King's sword.” And then it left me.
So, those things we just are presuming because, without education, I type. I look and see what is, or has been, in the Old Testament, which was a type or a shadow of the New. Then I have some idea what the New is, see. Like if Noah went into the ark before the tribulation set in—a type. But even before Noah went in the ark, Enoch went up before anything happened. And Lot was called out of Sodom before one speck of the tribulation set in, the destruction. But Abraham was all the time out of it, see — type.
But now, we will read the first verse. I'll read the first two or three verses of it.
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat upon the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look upon it. (What a book!)
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
(Now, you speak about unworthiness, not even worthy to look at it—no man, nowhere!)
And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts,... in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
We will pause there for a few moments from the reading of Revelation 5 down to the... including the 7th verse.
This seven-sealed book is revealed at the time of the seven thunders of Revelation 10.
Now. See, the mystery of this seven-sealed book will be revealed at the sounding of the seventh church angel's message. The seventh angel begins to sound, and there's the messages wrote out there, and we got it in tape and book form. Now, at the beginning of the sounding of the message, the mystery of God should be finished at that time. Now, we will notice, the book of the mystery of God is not revealed until the seventh angel's message is sounded. Now, these points will be important in the seals, I'm sure, because it must every bit tie together. Now, it's wrote mysterious, because no man nowhere knows it—God alone, Jesus Christ, see.
Now, but it is a book, a mysterious book. It's a book of redemption. (We'll get into that in a little while.) And now, we know that this book of redemption will not be thoroughly understood. It's probed at through six church ages. But at the end, when the seventh angel begins to sound his mystery, he winds up all of the loose ends that these fellows probed at. And the mysteries come down from God as the Word of God and reveals the entire revelation of God. Then the Godhead and everything else is settled. All of the mysteries—serpent's seed and whatevermore—is to be revealed.
Notice, seven seals on the book has (these seven seals) has the book sealed. The book is absolutely sealed. Do you see it? The book is absolutely a sealed book until the seven seals is broken. It is sealed up with seven seals. Now, that's different from the seven thunders. This is seven seals on the book, and the book will not... the seals will not be released until the message of the seventh angel, see? So, we are presuming. But the genuine revelation of God will be made perfect in that sounding—vindicated truth. Now, that's exactly what the Word says. The mysteries should be finished at that time. And this seven-sealed book, you remember, it was closed here in Revelation the 5th chapter, and in Revelation the 10th chapter it is opened.
Now, we're going to see what the Book says about how it become open; and is not made known until the Lamb takes the book, and breaks the seals, and opens the book, see. The Lamb's got to take the book. It's his. Now remember, no man in heaven, no man in earth—pope, bishop, cardinal, state presbyter, or whoever he is—can break them seals or reveal the book but the Lamb. And we have probed, and presumed, and stumbled, and wondered, and that's the reason we're all in such a confusion; but with the divine promise that this book of redemption will be perfectly opened by the Lamb, and the seals thereof will be loosed by the Lamb in the last days in which we're living now, and is not made known until the Lamb takes the book and breaks the seals. Because remember, the book was being holded in the hands of Him that sat upon the throne. And the Lamb comes to Him that sits upon the throne and takes the book out of his right hand—takes the book.
Oh, that's deep. We'll try to solve it out if we can, by the help of the Holy Spirit. Now, we're depending on Him. And we will see later, it is at the end-time when time has run out. No denomination has a right for the interpretation of the book. No man has a right to interpret it. It is the Lamb who interprets it; and the Lamb is the one who speaks it; and the Lamb makes the Word to be known by vindicating and bringing the Word to life, see. Exactly.
God's law required a innocent substitute, and who was innocent? Every man had been born sexual. After sex, every one! And the only one that wasn't, had forfeited the rights to eternal life, and to be king on the earth. Oh, when I think of that scripture, “For thou has redeemed us back to God, and we may reign and be kings and priests upon the earth.” Oh, my, what the Kinsman Redeemer...! Oh, what a story we would have here! Notice, law required a kinsman redeemer to redeem a lost substance. Grace met this requirement in the person of Jesus Christ. A kinsman must be born of the human race.
Now, how could we be when every man that's born has to...? And anybody that couldn't see it was a sex act there, he's totally blind, 'cause every man that was born was borned of a woman. And God required a kinsman redeemer, and he must be a human. Oh, my, what are you going to do now? Law required a kinsman redeemer. Now, He couldn't take an angel. He had to have a man, because we're not kin to the angel. We're kin to one another. The angel never fell. He's a different kind of a being, got a different body. He never sinned or nothing. He's different. But the law required a kinsman redeemer, and every man on earth was born of a sex. Now, don't you see, there's where it come from. That's where sin started. So, you see where it's at now? There comes your seed of the serpent in, see.
Now, notice. Required, a kinsman redeemer, and the redeemer (kinsman redeemer) must be borned of the human race. Here, that leaves us on a limb. But let me sound the trumpet to you. The virgin birth produced the product. Amen! The virgin birth produced our kinsman redeemer, none other but the almighty God become Emmanuel. Emmanuel. The kinsman redeemer was met... You see how God makes the requirement? And there's nothing we can do. But then grace steps in and overshadows that law, and produces the product. Amen!
Now look. The book of Ruth gives a beautiful picture of this, how Boaz and Naomi had lost the estate. You all have heard me preach on it, haven't you? Raise your hands up if you heard me preach it, so you understand, see. Boaz had to become a redeemer, and he was the only one that could. He had to be a kinsman, a near kinsman. In redeeming Naomi, he got Ruth. That was Jesus, Boaz typing Christ. And when He redeemed Israel, He got the Gentile bride. When, you see... So very beautiful. We have it on tape, I'm sure, here somewhere, if you'd like to have it.
Grace produced the person of Jesus Christ. And we find this book now... God stretched his tent—come from God to become a man. He changed his strain from the Almighty to be a man—to take on the form of man, so He could die to redeem man. Wait till we see Him, when there is nobody worthy, see.
All right. In the Bible, in the book of Ruth, as you read it, you'll find out such a person was called the goel, g-o-e-l, was called the goel, or it was a person that could meet the requirement. And the goel must be able to do it, must be willing to do it, and must be a kinsman, next to kinsman to do it. And God, the creator of spirit, became kinfolks to us when He became man, in order He could take our sin upon Him, and pay the price, and redeem us back to God again. There it is. There is the redeemer. Christ has redeemed us now. We are now redeemed, but He has not claimed his possession yet. Now, you might differ with that. But if you just hold on a minute, we'll see.
He hasn't claimed it, see. If he took the book of redemption... Everything that Adam had and everything that he lost, Christ redeems back. And He has already redeemed us, but He hasn't took the possession yet. He cannot until the time appointed. And then will come the resurrection, and then the earth will be renewed again, and then He'll take possession—his possession which He got when He redeemed us. But we'll do it at the appointed time. Oh, my. This is described in this seven-sealed book that we're talking of now. All right, the book of redemption—it's all described here. All that, what Christ will do at the end, will be revealed to us this week in the seven seals, if God will let us, see. All right. They'll be revealed,...
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