The Redeemer

THE REDEEMER

Chapter 5

I want you to notice the words that are used  at the beginning of each chapter.  Its important.  Another why John is helping you to know where the story is leading you.  With Chapter five starting with the word “and”, links it to the last verse in Chapter 4.

Rev. 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.”

Rev. 5:2 “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”

Rev. 5:3 “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.”

Rev. 5:4 “And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.”

Rev. 5:5 “And 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.”

Rev. 5:6 “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.”

Rev. 5:7 “And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne.”

God’s overall plan from the very beginning was to redeem the whole world, mankind, and all creatures from out of the hands of Satan.  God is the One who created this Book by inspiration through the Holy Spirit.  Right before the signing of the seven year-peace agreement between Israel and her Arab counterparts, God will have handed the Sealed Book to His son Jesus Christ for Him to open, which will then be the start of these seven years.  He will be the only One who will be worthy and the only One who will step forth to take it.  Notice also how these Scriptures described the Book as having seven Seals with writings within and without.  As we continue in this mystery these words will play a very important part in order for the redemption to take place.  That is why John wept when no one came forth right away to take the Book.

In order to know why this Book was sealed and why Christ will be the only one who can step forth and take it; you need to know the requirements of a Redeemer.  In the Old Testament book of Leviticus, it showed there were numerous rules and regulations set in their court system that had to be followed.  If you had a loss in your life; a husband or land, or you became a slave; there were procedures in the courts to help the people redeem back what they had lost.  In the case of a husband, if the husband died before leaving offspring, and to prevent his name from disappearing from the earth, the dead husband’s brother, if he were able, was to take the widow as his wife. But he had to be a near relative, he had to be willing, and he had to pay the price.  Christ had to follow laws the same as the common people because He was born through the lineage of David whose ancestors were of Israel.

There was also a law for redemption of a slave.  If a man fell into debt and was unable to pay, he was to serve the man to whom he owed the debt as a servant.  But the law provided that after six years he could go free again, if he could pay the debt.  This was unlikely because he was now in bondage; but if a close relative could pay the price, he could choose to redeem him.

Lev. 25: 23 &24 “The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land. If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.”

This was the method of redemption.  He was taken before the courts where a document was prepared which stated that the land had passed from the debtor into the possession of the one to whom he owed the debt.  This was not a permanent transfer, for when the Year of Jubilee came, the land was to be returned to the original owner.  This was written on two scrolls of parchment, written within and without.  On both of these scrolls were the terms of the redemption of the lost possession.  This document was rolled in a tube, sealed with seven seals, and was not to be brought out until a kinsman redeemer gave evidence that he was willing and able to redeem it.  At a later time, the practice of using one scroll instead of two was adopted.  They were combined into one, rolled into a tube, and sealed with seven seals, the same as the first one.

This is described in Jeremiah 32 for the redemption of the land of Israel.  In the days of Jeremiah, Israel, because of her sin, was about to go into captivity and lose the inheritance of her land.  Jeremiah had faith in the promise of God that the land would be redeemed, and that Israel would return again to the land of her possession.

This is what happened:  Jeremiah’s nephew was about to lose his land, and thinking it would be lost permanently because of Israel’s captivity, asked his uncle to redeem it.  Jeremiah, believing that God would bring Israel back again into the land, redeemed it to enable his nephew or his heirs to claim possession.  He paid seventeen shekels of silver and took the scroll, giving orders to keep it until the captivity was ended.  Notice that Jeremiah met the Scriptural condition of the redeemer.  He was a relative, he was willing, and he paid the price.

Notice how this story points to the redemption of the land of Israel by Christ, but in reality it will be the whole earth.  He was a close relative, He paid the price; and He was found worthy.

The whole Bible revolves around Jesus’ plan to do just that, to redeem man, earth, and all creation, all that was lost by man to Satan when they were in the Garden of Eden.  These seven years are the final pages of the Redemption Book.  The Old and New Covenants are in this book; you cannot have one without the other.  Jeremiah met the Scriptural conditions for the land. On May 14, 1948, the land was again in Israel’s possession.    The world will not be redeemed until Satan in the Beast is defeated and bound, then it will be returned to its original owner in the year of Jubilee, the seventh year.

Another interesting story of how the law of redemption works, and how it was to be applied is the story of Boaz, Ruth, and Naomi.  Naomi and her family had left Bethlehem when a famine came upon the land.  While they were away, Naomi’s husband, Elimelech, died.  Her two boys married, and then they died.  When the famine was over in their land, Naomi returned to Bethlehem with one daughter- in- law, Ruth, who showed she wanted to follow God.  When they returned they found their land and home had been confiscated by the law of the land.  Ruth went to work as a gleaner during barley harvest where Boaz was the master of the fields and a kinsman of Naomi’s husband.  Since God showed Boaz that Ruth’s desire was to serve God, Boaz favored her. Naomi, knowing that the lineage of her husband and sons had to be carried on, and the land had to be redeemed, asked Ruth to go to Boaz and ask him to take her for his wife.  When she did, Boaz let her know he wanted her for his bride and gave her barley to give to Naomi as a promise it would be done.  Boaz paid the price, took the roll that was sealed with seven seals with writing within and without.  He showed he was a near relative, he was willing, and he paid the price.  Ruth and Boaz were married and had a son whom they named Obed, who was the father of Jesse, who was the father of David.

Rev. 5:5 “And 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.”

What a perfect picture foretelling what has to take place!  The barley given to Naomi was a promise the land would be returned, and the marriage of lineage by God’s law was for the coming Redeemer, Jesus Christ.  Now that we have read how their land was held for redemption and when it took place and how the lineage for Jesus was to be carried through [David].  There is yet the people {Israel} who also have to be redeemed, set free.  For us to know how and when it will take place, we need to know the law of Jubilee.

Lev. 25:2 “…When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the Lord.”

Lev. 25:8 “And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.

Lev. 25:9 “Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.”

Lev. 25:10 “and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.”

Lev. 25:13 “In the year of jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession.”

Lev. 25:18 “Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.”

Lev. 25:19 “And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.”

Lev. 25:20 “And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? Behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase.”

Lev. 25:21 “Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years.”

Lev. 25:22 “And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store.

Lev. 25:41 “And then he shall depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.”

Lev. 25:42 “For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.”

All of these Scriptures don’t make sense unless you want to make sense out of them. What was written was of old, and what will be new, will be of old again.  So, if you really want to know and understand these sayings, you need to ask the Holy Spirit to help you because it is a mystery.

This is what I received from it.  First, I believe the Jubilee year for the Israelites will fall in the seventh year when they will be raptured.  (Seventh month, tenth day.)  Their calendar month is not the same as ours, so use caution.  Their seventh month is called (Abib) Passover, when their fruits come in, when the seventh Trumpet blows.  Don’t get these two time frames mixed up.  They are different.

The sixth year will be before the Day of the Lord (which is the seventh year).  God will give an increase for three years, which will take them to the ninth year, but they will have to plant seed in the ground in the eight year.  The eighth year will be the first year of the Millennium.  The ninth year will be when their crops will come in.  One third of the world, who will be left behind at that period of time will need food.  Remember, there will be many global wars and the world will suffer drought during the last half of the seven years.  They will need to plant seed in the first year of the Millennium to start all over again.  God will provide for them in the sixth, seventh, and eighth year until after the time of their harvest in the ninth year.

Christ met the legal requirement for the true Redeemer:

(1) A near relative (which he was) (2) He must be willing (which he was) (3) He must pay the price (which he did)

Only Jesus Christ can step forward and take this Book.  He was the only one who hung on the cross for you and me. He paid the price. To understand the full reality of this picture, we must remember that not only was man lost and had to be redeemed, but all of creation and the earth had to be redeemed as well.

Gen. 3:17-18 “…cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.”

Waste and barren land appeared under the curse of God; creation of thorns, thistles, and weeds.  The animals were also affected; they prey one upon the other. Death, groaning, and destruction are everywhere.  Therefore, we can see how very important it is that a Redeemer be found in heaven and why John wept.  When the Lamb comes and takes the little Book out of the right hand of Him that sits upon the throne, there will be a lot of praising before Christ like never before.

Rev. 5:11 “…and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;”

If the church is raptured at the beginning of the first year, then we won’t be on earth anymore.  We will be in heaven.  Right?  Do you realize that we will be among the ten thousand times ten thousand of thousands who will get to see this scene in Chapter 5 when the Lamb steps forth to take the book from the Father!  We will be there.  We will be praising God in heaven.  What a sight that will be!  Praise God!

To know for sure that we will be in heaven at this period of time to see all of this, I want you to take a good look again at the last Scripture in Rev.5:11.

Now let’s look at the same scene in Daniel 7:11:  “ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands”.  Is this the same scene; and why is it there?

Dan. 7:7 “…and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.”

Dan. 7:8 “I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”

Daniel’s writings are in chronological order.  Most of the truths of Revelation are found in the Book of Daniel along with many others.  The Little Horn is the Beast who will come on the scene at the time the Ten Horns gather for the seven-year peace treaty.  A full explanation of this period of time can be read under Ten Horns.  Right now I am just showing you how the two events are the same.  Now take notice of what takes place next.

Dan. 7:9 “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head was like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.”

Dan. 7:10 “A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him a thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.”

This is letting you know the harvest rapture will take place at the same time the Ten Horns gather for the seven-year peace treaty.  The Ancient of Days is God.  Notice how the Books will then be open for God’s judgment at this period of time.  This shows each time there is a catching away; the Book of Life will be opened for them to be judged at that period of time.

Now that we have a good view of what will take place at this period of time, let’s continue into these seven years.  It will really help you to use your Chart from now on as we progress. Remember?  Each line or row is seven years long.  The first Seal, first Trumpet, and the first Vial are in the first year, etc. Watch every Word, because it will reveal truth for this end time.  Also, it’s important to use the King James Bible because I found important words that were lost when other Bibles were published later.  First, ask Jesus the Author of the Book for His Wisdom and Knowledge and only Him.  You will receive.  In the meantime, if He tells you to do something, do it.

He told me to eat like Daniel.  He kept telling me over and over until I finally got the understanding.  I did as He said; I ate just vegetables and drank water.  After a week of eating this way, I was healed of cancer in my stomach, and His Word opened to me.  I learned things I knew nothing of before.  It gave birth to what I believe the Holy Spirit gave me to understand Revelation and its order.  If you wish to know if this is correct, go to the Word and ask Him.  I could be wrong, but don’t forget to thank Him and Praise Him for it.

Now let’s go to the introduction of the Seven Seals before we start the Seals, which in reality will be the starting of God’s Road Map (The Chart).

You just finished Chapter 5 “The Redeemer” in “Beast – vs – Survivor ‘ or “Hidden in Plain Sight”

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