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Further Study 1
    A history of Gods providences, His authority, commandments, and laws.
      [Rev 5:1-3 quoted.]  {9MR 7.1}
      “There in His open hand lay the book, the roll of the history of God’s providences, the prophetic history of nations and the church. Herein was contained the divine utterances, His authority, His commandments, His laws, the whole symbolic counsel of the Eternal, and the history of all ruling powers in the nations. In symbolic language was contained in that roll the influence of every nation, tongue, and people from the beginning of earth’s history to its close.  {9MR 7.2}
      “This roll was written within and without. John says: [Rev 5:4, 5, 8-14; 6:8-11; 8:1-4; quoted.]  {9MR 7.3}
      “The same spirit is seen today that is represented in Rev 6:6-8. History is to be repeated. That which has been will be again.”  —Letter 65, 1898, pp. 6-9, 12.  {9MR 7.4}

      “This roll was written within and without. John says: [Rev 5:4 quoted.] The vision as presented to John made its impression upon his mind. The destiny of every nation was contained in that book. John was distressed at the utter inability of any human being or angelic intelligence to read the words, or even to look thereon. His soul was wrought up to such a point of agony and suspense that one of the strong angels had compassion on him, and laying his hand on him assuringly said, [Rev 5:5 quoted.]   {20MR 197.3}
      “John continues: [Rev 5:6, 7 quoted.]
      “As the book was unrolled, all who looked upon it were filled with awe. There were no blanks in the book. There was space for no more writing. [Rev. 5:8-14; 6:8, quoted.]  {20MR 197.4}

      “Prophecies of Revelation Repeat Prophecies of Daniel.—  Revelation is a sealed book, but it is also an opened book. It records marvelous events that are to take place in the last days of this earth’s history. The teachings of this book are definite, not mystical and unintelligible. In it the same line of prophecy is taken up as in Daniel. Some prophecies God has repeated, thus showing that importance must be given to them. The Lord does not repeat things that are of no great consequence.” —Manuscript 107, 1897, pp. 1, 2.  {9MR 7.5}


Further Study 2
    Christ stands at the Father’s right hand as our atoning sacrifice.
      “Christ died to make an atoning sacrifice for our sins. At the father’s right hand He is interceding for us as our High Priest. By the sacrifice of His life He purchased redemption for us. His atonement is effectual for every one who will humble himself, and receive Christ as his example in all things. If the Saviour had not given His life as a propitiation for our sins, the whole human family would have perished. They would have had no right to heaven. It is through His intercession that we, through faith, repentance, and conversion, are enabled to become partakers of the divine nature, and thus escape the corruption that is in the world through lust.”  —Manuscript 29, 1906.  {7ABC 477.6}


Further Study 3
    Revelation 5 for those who act a part in these last days.
      “The fifth chapter of Revelation needs to be closely studied. It is of great importance to those who shall act a part in the work of God for these last days. There are some who are deceived. They do not realize what is coming on the earth. Those who have permitted their minds to become beclouded in regard to what constitutes sin are fearfully deceived. Unless they make a decided change they will be found wanting when God pronounces judgment upon the children of men. They have transgressed the law and broken the everlasting covenant, and they will receive according to their works.”  {9T 267.1}



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