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    Pick-and-Choose medod of Bible study.
    When the books of Daniel and Revelation are better understood . . .

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Further Study 1
    ‘Pick-and-Choose’ method of Bible study.
      Most Christians believe that the phrase, “holding the four winds of the earth” (Rev 7:1) has a fulfillment only in these last days at the time of the 144,000, —and they are correct! —But, interestingly, they fail to understand that the prophecies before (which are the seven seals) and the prophecies after Revelation 7 (which are the seven trumpets), also have a fulfillment to the last generation and the 144,000. Many Christians pick-and-choose what they want to believe, not only in prophecy, but in Righteousness also!
      Christians may pick a prophecy, i.e. the 144,000 (Rev 7), to have a fulfillment in the last days, and then choose to believe that the prophecies on both sides (the seals (Rev 6) and trumpets (Rev 8-9) have a fulfillment ONLY in past history. Some churches place the fulfillment of most prophecies only in past history; and other churches place the same prophecy only in the future. There seems to be little understanding that Daniel and Revelation’s prophecies are extensions of Sanctuary and its services; —that these prophecies work together to explain Christ in His Sanctuary, past, present, and future. Preconceived ideas will keep many from understanding that the “little book [is] open!” (And it has been open for many years!)
      The Old Testament Sanctuary teaches its lessons using type to understand antitype —both in symbol and in service! Thus, the books of Daniel and Revelation explain the plan of redemption foretold in the Sanctuary —in type and antitype— by their prophecies! We have a need to come to a more complete understanding of the purpose of the prophecies. —Not only were most of the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation fulfilled in prophetic history which is the type of prophetic fulfillment— BUT the same prophecies, i.e. the seven churches, seven seals, and seven trumpets, etc., also have a more direct fulfillment in the last days, which is the antitype fulfillment!
      The method of study we use for understanding Daniel and Revelation for these last days, pick-and-choose OR Type and Antitype, will determine to a greater extent than we now understand, —our decisions, our actions, and thus, our salvation during the last events of earth’s history! Our salvation comes from Jesus, the Mighty Angel of the Rainbow Covenant, who has in His hand the open book of seven thunders. Rev 10:1-3.

Further Study 2
    When the books of Daniel and Revelation are better understood . . .
      “We have the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, which is the spirit of prophecy. Priceless gems are to be found in the word of God . Those who search this word should keep the mind clear. Never should they indulge perverted appetite in eating or drinking.  {TM 114.1}
      “If they do this, the brain will be confused; they will be unable to bear the strain of digging deep to find out the meaning of those things which relate to the closing scenes of this earth’s history.  {TM 114.2}
      “When the books of Daniel and Revelation are better understood, believers will have an entirely different religious experience. They will be given such glimpses of the open gates of heaven that heart and mind will be impressed with the character that all must develop in order to realize the blessedness which is to be the reward of the pure in heart.  {TM 114.3}
      “The Lord will bless all who will seek humbly and meekly to understand that which is revealed in the Revelation. This book contains so much that is large with immortality and full of glory that all who read and search it earnestly receive the blessing to those ‘that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein.’”  TM 114.4}

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