Excuse me??? John was "NOT" to seal up the book . .the revelation of Jesus, the prophesying of what was to come??? Please do explain yourself
Cuz Daniel's vision has the same language and he was told just the opposite. What could possibly have changed between when Daniel was told to seal it, and when John was told not to . .. AND do you suppose the book Daniel sealed is the same book that John left open??? And if it was the same book, then "when" praytell, did it get "reopened"?
Yes . . .let's talk about this book . . .let's "hover" over the face of the deep of this matter and see what springs forth . .yes???
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.
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
wupps . . .side track for a sec . . ..
Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
A freebie . ..can't resist. This is from past arug . . .discussions
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. Sounds to me like the sun lost it's light as the moon (Christ, a reflection of the Father) turned to blood.
Hmmmm . . . .uh . .anyway . . .back to the original side-track
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
I still can't understand how people think that Jesus could know the hour he was about to be slaughtered in shame, but not the hour he's returning in glory .. which is what they keep stressing (and I do mean "stress") this verse is telling us . .that Jesus doesn't know when he's coming back to earth . . .in the flesh . . . Did God give Jesus an incomplete floorplan of Salvation? Did God only give Jesus the map that leads to his death, but not the entire plan of when he returns in Light?
Okay . . .back to the book . . .Daniel saw it, and sealed it. He sealed it "completely" (7 seals) But who opened it?
5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and 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.
I love the fact that the elders told him that lion had prevailed and John actually saw a lamb . .very cool.
Okay . .so Jesus is the one who opened the book (big surprise). But "when" did he physcially do it? I believe it was right here . . .
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
The very words of Jesus . .the sword from his mouth . .oh, and Matthew's account is in chapter 24 by the way . . . see, the reason why I think this is ALL connected to what literally happened in 70 A.D. is because the religious leaders were their own worst enemies . . .they were the firstfruits of their minds . . .the abomination of desolation is when they chose law over life . .they repeated the exact same thing as Adam did in the garden. The abomination of desolation is the act of my carnal thinking usurping authority that was meant for the spirit, not the flesh.
Jesus opened the book by referring to Daniel's prophecy. He reopenned a can of worms that had been sealed . .for the time was not yet . .but with John . .it was at hand . . and when he says at hand . .just as he said it when he was about to go to the cross . .at hand means the wheels are already in motion . .it's already begun. It's an open and shut case for me really.