Mystery of the Faith Lesson 4

The Seven Sealed Book



There were things taught about this "faith" which they did not understand (a "mystery").  They did not understand (a "mystery") that Jesus would come, be born of a virgin, but would be rejected, crucified, buried, and raised the third day.  They did not understand (a "mystery") that Jesus would ascend to heaven and return at a later time to set up his political kingdom as promised to Abraham.

They did not understand (a "mystery") that Jesus would return as a thief in the night and the born again believers would be taken out, Raptured.  Then a period of great tribulation would follow on the earth for seven years, to purge and prepare the Israeli nation for the 2nd coming of Jesus to be their King and Savior.
The seven sealed book describes the tribulation period.
         

1. In (Revelation 4:1After 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.) John is taken up to heaven to be shown which must be .  

to question 1.

2. In (Revelation 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.) John saw in the right hand of God a book written within and on the backside, sealed with  seals.  

to question 2.

3. Was any man in heaven or on earth able to open this book?  

    (Revelation 5:2-4 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.)

to question 3.

4. Who is able to open this seven sealed book?  

(Revelation 5:5-7 And one of the elders saith 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.

6 And 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.

7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.)

to question 4.

5. Those who watched this event in heaven were  by the  of the Lamb out of every , and tongue, and people and .  

(Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;)

to question 5.

6. This group  reign on the

(Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.)

to question 6.

7. The seven sealed book is divided into three sections:

    A. The opening of the seven .  

(Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation) (Revelation 6:1-8:1 )

to question 7A.

B. The blowing of the seven .

( Revelation 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.) (Revelation 8:2-14:20)

to question 7B.

C. The pouring out of the seven  of the wrath of God.

          (Revelation 15:7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.) (Revelation 15:1-18:24)

to question 7C.

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