Some Thoughts on the Opening of the Seventh Seal [book extract]

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[BELOW IS A 2,600-word MINI-EXTRACT from my book-in-progress, “The Meaning of Apocalypse – A Primer on the Book of Revelation”, which so far stands at a total of 140 large-format paperback-size pages and almost 50,000 words. It could be twice that size by the completion. I hope this piece whets your appetite for the whole thing and I commit it to your heart with much love and blessings]

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THE FIRST VERSE OF CHAPTER 8 in the Book of Revelation, in which the seventh seal of the scroll is opened by the Christ (referred to here by His salvific name, “the Lamb”) I believe belongs in this first vignette as a conclusion to all the seals being opened. The second of the seven vignettes would therefore begin in verse 2 of chapter 8 (which will begin in our next chapter below) and conclude at the end of chapter 11. Bear in mind that there were no chapter divisions in the original Greek manuscripts of the Bible. They were later added in translations to break up the text for readers. Chapter divisions first appeared in the thirteenth century and verses were established in the late sixteenth century. Sometimes they are helpful but other times they are rather arbitrary. So the first verse of chapter 8 says: “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour”.

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Out of my Box [new sonnet]

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There comes a point one sees life as a speck
of fabricated time in ballet shoes.
Thus, poised in arabesque, I stick my neck
out gently, seeking other avenues.

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4 Mini-Extracts from my Upcoming Book

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EXTRACT 1:

The Christ revealingly said: “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man” (Gospel of Matthew, chapter 24, verse 37). He was referring there, of course, to His own cataclysmic return at the end of this age, at which time the same level of evil will be found on earth as existed in Noah’s days, when it was said that “the wickedness of humanity was great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was altogether evil all the time” (Book of Genesis, chapter 6, verse 5). In Noah’s days, the evil which prevailed was primitive, impulsive, chaotic and wild. In our day, evil wears a suit and tie, a white lab coat and a fake smile with impeccable dental implants. The forces of darkness always use whatever human resources are available at the time. Primitive or sophisticated, it doesn’t matter to Satan. The big difference between Noah’s day and ours is that because of technological capabilities Satan can control the whole world at once — the goal he has aimed at for countless millennia. This is why now, finally, uniquely in history, his one-world government (currently being organised) becomes possible and then his human mouthpiece and front man on earth, the Antichrist, can surely be revealed. Satan thinks he is playing his endgame, his checkmate move. But it is merely the trigger for his downfall and consignment to a fiery oblivion.

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Not All Division is Bad

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BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU SAY, “ALL DIVISION IS A BAD THING”. For that is not strictly correct. Gratuitous divisiveness is certainly to be avoided. But the stark reality is that in a world shot through with lies and deception, Truth divides. And the dividing line on this earth is between two distinct camps. 1) Those who further the heavenly kingdom of the Christ, exposing darkness and living in the spirit of Truth and Light, and, 2) those who aid and abet the pretended earthly empire of the fallen archangel, Satan, and his fellow fallen angels (demons) — either through deliberate intent or by default. There are no half-measures in this. One is either in one camp or the other, whether one realises it or not. The Christ Himself said, “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but division” (Gospel of Luke, chapter 12, verse 51). This is the essence of life on this planet in its current condition.

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Comfort and Assurance in the Book of Revelation

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[Author’s Note: I was not going to put out any more extracts from the book on which I am working about the Book of Revelation. But lately, so many people have told me of their confusion about the level of evil in a world that has supposedly been overcome by the Christ that I feel compelled to share this section from the introductory chapter on “The Five Purposes of the Book of Revelation”. It can easily stand alone as an article in its own right. Who knows, I might die before finishing the book and then no one would read any of it! And my chief objects in writing the book are for the comfort of the disciples of Christ and the drawing to Christ and His Light of those who are potentially what I call “disciples-in-waiting”. So below you will find my 6000 words which respond to the question I get asked so much: “If Christ has defeated Satan with his death, resurrection, and ascension, how come the world is still in such a mess and seeming to get worse?” It is my gift to you…]

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How Politics and Religion will Combine to Create a One-World Government

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AS WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN, a great many influential individuals and organisations are not only commending but also publicly working towards the formation of a single global government as the only solution to the problems of humanity. It would be no exaggeration to say that everything which now happens in international affairs (including the current pandemic) is playing its part in the build-up to global government. As this global ‘one-world’ government is gradually being put together, you will observe another rather interesting phenomenon. For all your hugely wealthy gurus with their Eastern mystical gobbledygook, and all your multi-millionaire New Age teachers with the westernised claptrap that they’ve plagiarised from their Eastern mystical gurus are lining up one after the other to endorse the global government. This promotion of confederated global government by interfaith religion is prophesied in the Book of Revelation, where we see that they will also eventually even revere the Antichrist! They will all be there, from the Dalai Lama and other berobed or turbaned globalist gurus to the pedlars of “A Course in Miracles” and the hawkers of the works of the likes of Alice Bailey (who basically inaugurated the New Age Movement with her theosophical sophistry), and whoever else you want to name from the litany of pseudo-spiritual glitterati whose works have mesmerised so many all their lives. One day, you will either suddenly, finally wake up to the enormity of what has been happening on this earth and realise that “those narrow-minded nutty” disciples of the Christ who vigilantly warned you about this were not so off-the-wall after all, OR you will follow your gurus and teachers like lemmings into the maelstrom which follows and suffer the same eternal fate as the fallen angels who have been provoking it all for aeons.

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Are We Living in the Endtimes?

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PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME: “Are we living in the Endtimes?” So, at this point in the chapter, a few words need to be said about some important terminology regarding timescales during this age. When people speak about the ‘Endtimes’, they are usually referring to the final approach to the end of this age and the very end of the world itself. It first has to be said that this world in its current material format has, in a sense, been ‘ending’ ever since its creation, and most certainly since the Fall of humanity, for it is a finite world and was created that way deliberately. The Creator was not taken by surprise by the fall of angels or the subsequent fall of humanity. For God sees the end from the beginning and knew all that would happen and had already ‘arranged’ for the solution from the very beginning — namely, the Christ, who is foreshadowed in the Book of Genesis, chapter 3, verse 15 — for which the world had to wait until exactly the right moment a couple of thousand years ago. We need to remember that God is always many steps ahead of anything that narcissistic angels or humans can do — something which so many humans never seem to realise! By the way, I say “so many humans” and not angels because there is no salvation for fallen angels and their the doom is fixed. In fact, as the Christ Himself said, “eternal fire” was originally prepared for Satan and his fellow-fallen angels (Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, verse 41). Thus, one can say that the end of this world is a process which deepens in intensity with the passing of time and then climaxes as the very end draws near, and that drawing near of the very end is what we can call the Endtimes. One of the key trigger-points in this overall process was the ascension of the Christ nearly two-thousand years ago. Once that had happened, the world entered what is known as ‘the last hour’ or ‘the last days’ (the terms are interchangeable). It is important to realise this because there are many who think that the phrases ‘the last days’ and ‘the last hour’ are identical to what is known as the ‘Endtimes’. Here I must emphasise that this is not the case at all, and it is an important distinction to make. So let us go into this more deeply to improve our understanding.

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This World is Like a Giant Petri Dish

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THIS WORLD IS LIKE A GIANT ‘PETRI DISH’ in which evil (both human and demonic), like a toxic bacterial culture, is being allowed by the Creator of this world to develop until it reaches its zenith and is then ripe for supernatural destruction and eradication from this fallen cosmos when it is transformed into the ‘new heaven and new earth’ in the new aeon. This is a spiritual battle against which humans are defenceless and which they cannot win alone without Divine intervention. This is why it is of absolute importance to ensure that one is on the right side of that battle — the Light side — as earthly events are building rapidly towards that zenith of evil, in which all secrets and that which is hidden will be revealed.

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Time to Make a Public Appearance

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IT’S TIME to make a public appearance again, just to put a personal touch on what I write here. This shoot was from a stroll yesterday deep in a forest, in army “fatigues” (though with sandals instead of boots! 🙃), as an indefatigable cosmic warrior. ⚔️💥

Don’t forget, if there is something in my work which you want to know more about or which puzzles you, you can contact the guy in the photos at this address: under-the-radar@outlook.com .

Recurring Dream [new sonnet]

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“What pleases you?”, she said, her voice aglow.
(Her arms were smiling, and her eyes were too).
ME: “Gentleness and quiet strength which flow
my way, and warmth, are what I love from you”.

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