777 The Book of Seals Understanding the Apocalyptic Book of Revelations

Unlikely gifts come from unlikely places, 777 The Book of Seals is a gift from an unlikely place.

I have learned that gifts can be found in the most unlikely places. They can come in forms that you least likely expect. They can be given by people you barely know or have hardly had a chance to make an acquaintance with. They might be wrapped in the strangest package. Gifts can be found anywhere, but one need only open their eyes to see. Today I am going to give you a valuable gift that was given to me, in an unlikely place, at an unlikely time. I can only hope that you might unwrap it and savor the contents that are inside. I did and it has made all the difference.

 

777 The Book of Seals, a book about understand the Book of Revelations better.

I am a lover of truth. I love to study and learn truth from all possible sources of truth, so when I was approached and asked to review the rough draft of a book that was getting ready for publication I was both delighted and honored. It was a book commentating The Book of Revelations in the New Testament. Little did I know how wonderful this opportunity would prove to be.

The title of the book is "777 The Book of Seals" and the author of this wonderful book is Mike Jones. The work itself is a culmination of seven years of research and hard work. It is a labor of love, totally saleable; Mike made a monumental decision to offer the book to anyone interested, free of charge via the internet. His view on the matter is simply, "knowledge is free" and should be shared.

Mike is not a professional scholar or published author, he is simply a follower of Christ who wishes to share what he has learned with others, but what he has learned is amazing to behold. He refers to this book as a "journey" and wishes all to come along and explore and learn together.

John The Revelator

John The Revelator turns the key to understanding the rest of the symbolism in the Bible.

In my humble opinion, The Book of Revelations, written by the apostle John, is one of the most complicated and least understood books in the New Testament. Its apocalyptic writings use both symbolism and poetry to convey the message it contains. Understanding these methods of teaching can be challenging at best. Once John's writings are understood, the entire Bible begins to open up and can be better understood. John holds the key to reveal many hidden messages contained in the holy works.

Seven seals means seven time periods, each have an event, a key, a promise, a type, a tree, and a point of interest.

The book, 777 The Book of Seals, explores the message of the seven seals, representing seven time periods, discussed in Revelations.

Each time period, or seal, has several things in common. Each has a main event, a key, a promise, a type, a tree, and a point of interest. These are all explored in great detail in this book. All of the research that Mike has done is documented and explained in a fashion that is concise and understandable, with summaries following each chapter recapping the main points contained therein.

Here are some examples of information you will learn about in the book.

Following each chapter written in the book, a brief summary of the chapter is given. The following are some examples of chapter summaries:

Enoch

CAPTURING THE MESSAGE OF THE FIRST SEAL

The Main Event: Enoch and the city of Zion taken into God's abode.

The Key: Family is the essence of the Kingdom of God.

The Promise: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God." (Rev. 2: 7)

The Type: The love and guidance Enoch gave to his people, those who are the inhabitants of the city Zion, teaching them how to become worthy to be received back into God's abode, is a type, a foreshadow, of how we should guide those who have been given into our stewardship, back into the presence of Him who gave them. The parable of the talents (Matt. 25:14-30) may well be applied here.

The Tree: Adam's Tree.

Point of Interest: The gathering of Adam's posterity in his last days (D&C 107:53-56) has been predicted to happen again (Dan. 7:9-14); therefore, as we journey through the seals of earth's temporal existence, we shall be watching for this event to take place.

Noah

CAPTURING THE MESSAGE OF THE SECOND SEAL

The main event: Noah and the flood.

The Key: Baptism is essential to our salvation.

The Promise: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death." (Rev. 2: 11)

The Type: Our Mother Earth being baptized is a type an example that has been set for us to follow.

The Tree: Noah's Tree

The Point of Interest: Baptism must be done by immersion, by those who have the authority, and there is but one baptism only (Eph. 4:5) that opens the door to our salvation.

Joseph in Egypt

CAPTURING THE MESSAGE OF THE THIRD SEAL

The Main Event: The story of Joseph and his brothers

The Key: The coming together of the sticks of Joseph and Judah.

The Promise: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it." (Rev. 2: 17)

The Type: The scattering and gathering of Jacob's family is a type of things to come to pass for the House of Israel. Which again, is a type for us. If we set at defiance the laws of the Kingdom of God, our families shall be scattered. Should we repent of our evil before God, and seek after His Kingdom, our families shall be gathered together again. There is both a temporal and a spiritual application to this scattering and gathering. Furthermore, the coming together of Judah and Joseph is a type of the coming together of the sticks of Judah and Joseph.

The Tree: The 'Olive Tree', a symbolic representation of the House of Israel, where the House of Israel is liken unto an olive tree.

The Point of Interest: Moses' life is a type of the three degrees

Branches of The Olive Tree

CAPTURING THE MESSAGE OF THE FOURTH SEAL

The Main Event: The beast, the rider of the pale horse.

The Key: The Woman (which is the Gospel) coming to America where she is nourished for "a time, and a times, and half a time".

The Promise: : "And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron (1 Nephi 8: 19); as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star." (Rev. 2: 26-28)

The Type: Not only was the beast a history of seven kings which placed the Judaean Jewry into bondage, it was a carefully planned plot to destroy the kingdom of God, which design took place before the foundation of this earth was ever laid. Lucifer's plan, which was presented to the council in heaven, was to place us all into bondage, taking away our agency, forcing us to be obedient to God's laws. His plan to place us in bondage on earth was designed long before he ever was cast out of heaven. Once on earth, Lucifer gave his plan to the beast: "and the dragon [Lucifer] gave him [the beast] his power, and his seat, and great authority." (Rev. 13:2, Parenthesis added) In other words, Lucifer had empowered his plan by putting into the hearts of evil kings that they should place the Jews into bondage. These things are a type, a voice of warning, telling us if we yield to Satan's temptations, we will be brought into bondage due to our own sins, such as yielding to drugs, immorality, gluttony, or pride, (the list is quite long), such sins place us into bondage. But that is not all there is to this story! Due to their disobedience, the Jews lost their inheritances. The reproach of Israel, when the ten (10) northern tribes were carried away in bondage; and the curse of Jacob, when they finally lost the lands of their inheritance, is also a type; a warning voice telling you and me that is exactly what shall happen to our salvation, should we yield to Satan and become subjects to bondage, and remaining in bondage to the sin unto your death. We shall lose those inherited blessings offered to us through the atonement our Savior made for each of us.

The Tree: The breaking off of the branches of the Olive Tree.

Point of Interest: We existed as spiritual families long before our mortal stays. We are the literal offspring of God. We are the sons and daughters of our heavenly parents. We are spirits, embodied into tabernacles of clay, enduring our probationary stay. We had a pre-existence!

Mount of Transfiguration

CAPTURING THE MESSAGE OF THE FIFTH SEAL

The Main Event: The Apostasy.

The Key: The Gospel being taught in the spirit world.

The Promise: "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels." (Rev. 3: 5)

The Type: The martyrdom of God's servants, which took place in this seal, is a type of the continuation of Satan's war "with the remnant of her seed", (Rev. 12:17) when the time of refreshing shall come, when the restoration of all things shall take place.

The Tree: The Tree of Life, even Jesus the Christ. "When thou [you] shalt make his soul [the atonement] an offering for sin, he shall see his seed". (Isa. 53:10, Parenthesis added)

The Point of Interest: It was Peter, James, and John, who received the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven on the Mount of Transfiguration just before the apostasy took place. Therefore, it must be they who shall have to deliver the keys to earth once again during the restoration of all things.

Elijah

CAPTURING THE MESSAGE OF THE SIXTH SEAL

The Main Event: The restoration of the fullness of the Kingdom of God.

The Key: The rod coming forth out of the stem of Jesse.

The Promise: "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name." (Rev. 3: 12)

The Type: The spirit of Elijah is a type of the work that shall be continued into the millennium, until our Lord has subdued all things.

The Tree: The grafting in of the branches of the Olive Tree.

Point of Interest: The "Woman" (Rev. 12:14) coming forth in America, like one that shall "speak out of the ground" (Isa. 29:4), and "become the vision of all" (Isa. 29:11) when you shall read the "words of [the] book that is sealed" (Isa. 29:11), referred to as the "stick of Joseph" by Ezekiel (Ezek. 37:19), known today as the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ, thus fullfilling the law that "in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established"

Second Coming Of Jesus Christ

CAPTURING THE MESSAGE OF THE SEVENTH SEAL

The main event: You witnessing the second coming of Christ.

The key: You being gathered into the celestial family.

The Promise: You receiving this blessing: "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." (Rev. 3: 21)

The type: Your Book of Life being adopted into Heavenly Fathers Book of Life.

The Tree: Your Tree.

Point of Interest: Your name called by the seven thunders.

Charts, biblical history, research, and more are included in Mike's book.

This is only a sample of the messages contained in this fabulous book, written by Mike Jones. If you want to know more about it go and visit Mike's Corner, his website and blog, at the link provided earlier in the HUB. It is a gift that I am so grateful to have received.

Thank you Mike, for your willingness to share so freely of the wisdom and knowledge that you have worked so hard to gain. I will be eternally grateful.

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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

Hi Doghouse, this is very interesting. I really struggle with understanding Revelation. It seems like there are so many different ways to look at it and interpret the symbolism. :)


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California Author

Amy

In no way do I profess to know all there is to know about it, but I really believe that the book that I have reviewed is a stepping stone to understand it more. I loved the book and wanted to pass along the opportunity for others to read it to whom ever would take advantage of the opportunity. I was exposed to the book from a friend and wanted to pass along this exposure to others. Thanks for you comment.


penmanzee 8 years ago

This is deep but good stuff. I'm going to have to read it later when I have digested the concepts presented.


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California Author

Penmanzee

It is good stuff, a little deep, but with some study it really becomes quite understandable. I really do think that the book I reviewed can help. Come back anytime. Thanks for your comments.


Mike 8 years ago

People like you are 1 in 10 million. Thank you ever so much for your hub.


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California Author

Again I was having trouble with my links! Yikes! If the link to the book is not available in my HUB, it is the following link.

http://thesevenethseal.com/home


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California Author

Mike

No, people like you are 1 in 10 million! Thank you ever so much for your book.


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

Interesting hub. Understanding the book of Revelation is a task man has attempted for centuries. I for one have read it more than a few times with the mystery of it still intact. God gave us the Bible to teach us about Him and His ways, to show us what His love can do through His son, and to offer us the free gift of His home in Heaven. Even though books on how to understand a certain book from the Bible make for interesting and intellectual pondering, often times I simply amaze at the mystery of it all. I appreciate your well versed summary of Mike's book and look forward to reading it. I'm sure that after doing so the mystery God intended for us will remain. In closing, if God had wanted us to have full revelation of the book of Revelation, the symbolism and metaphor would not exist. Some scripture is simply too involved for us in our fallen condition to understand fully. Thanks again for your hub I'll read your others. God bless!


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California Author

Welcome Rob

Thank your for your insights. I can't wait to read some of your thoughts as you write on HUBPAGES. I couldn't agree with you more, there is always more to be learned in the scriptures and they can never be fully understood without the guidance of the spirit. Mike's book simply adds some more insights to ponder, as you have pointed out. I hope you enjoy the book, perhaps you will have some insights of your own to share with me on the subject after that we can chat about. Again, welcome!


Bocadike 8 years ago

This book is truly a light in the darkness. It opens up a whole wonderful understanding of the Book of Revelations.


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California Author

Bocadike

I appreciate your added insights on the book, as I know you have read it also. Thank you for you additional comments.


Murfjr.Seven 8 years ago

OK, I'm intrigued. I'm going to start reading it tomorrow.


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California Author

Murfjr.Seven

I am so happy that you have decided to read the book. It is wonderful and definitely worth the read. Thanks for stopping by.


Erin 8 years ago

sounds like it will help me understand


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California Author

Erin

I think you will enjoy the book. Happy reading.


David Littlefield 8 years ago

Thanks for the link!

I did order the book, and look forward to reading it.

If you like this topic, check this out: http://mormonmysticism.blogspot.com/2007/08/kingdo...

-David


James 8 years ago

very profound insight, I think that you could expound on the seventh seal, I think that just as the earth was baptized in water it must needs be baptized by fire as well.


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California Author

James,

You are absolutely right, both baptisms will occur eventually. There is more on this subject in the actual book itself. This was just a brief overview of the book. Thanks for visiting and leaving your insights.


TLParker 7 years ago

Are you Mormon? There are a few references to the LDS religion.


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In The Doghouse 7 years ago from California Author

TLParker,

In answer to the above question, yes.


White Horse 7 years ago

Part of the book of revelations is almost paranormal. In chapter 5 it says only one person is able to look thereon. Why does it say that? Because the "paranormal revelations" happen to him.

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

What are revelations? Is it paranormal? This is from new advent "dot" org.

Revelation may be defined as the communication of some truth by God to a rational creature through means which are beyond the ordinary course of nature.

He busted the "clever ones" in the bible, or some of the clever ones that could understand it.

That's why it says write what thou seest and send it to the "clever ones". (the ones with their hands in the cookie jar).

chap 1:11 What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches

Here is a sample of what happens to the one that sits on the white horse.

The white horse is a white pickup truck. It's all rational thinking.

How's this for parnormal?

There was a table in the living room that had a gold colored decorative band around the whole table. On Dec. 31st, 2006 I walked out of the kitchen into the living room and I heard a voice.

9:13And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

9:14Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

I looked outside and saw four police officers standing in the street talking to each other.

There were three cop cars. TWO cops in the middle and ONE in the front car and ONE in the rear car.

I assume they were wearing bullet proof vests ( breastplates ). After they finished talking two cops got in the middle car and one in each of the two remaining cars. Two cars left and the third stayed there for about ten more minutes.

9:15And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 9:16And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. 9:17And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. 9:18By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths


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Carrie Bradshaw 7 years ago from Manhattan

Hi. I read the entire hub, as there are so many books out there written by different faiths that all embrace the book of Revelation. I've seen the Seventh Day Adventist the most, and I assume this one comes from the Mormon perspective. I was raised Baptist and Pentecostal, so I've written my responses from that perspective in one of my hubs about A False Prophet of the Last Days. All I know is God is alive; Jesus is my Savior and I've experienced so much to know He is not dead and that the Bible is truth. I don't follow additional books to the Bible and am cautious about believing those who claim to be prophets. So, I guess my "safe way" of trusting is that any prophesy would indeed align with and not contradict the rest of the Holy Bible. Fascinating subject! Thanks for caring enough about people to read and summarize such a complicated book as that of Revelation.


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MikeJ 7 years ago from Utah

Hi Diana,

Mike Jones here and once again I want to take the time to thank you for such a wonderful review of my book. I have since redesigned my site and folks may now receive my book by going to jmikejones.com

Again, thank you for all you have done for me.

Mike Jones


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peterxdunn 6 years ago from manchester uk

The most revealing thing that St John the Divine tells us about the book of the seven seals is that it was 'written on the inside and on the backside'. In other words it was a palimpsest - a parchment or papyrus document that had been used twice (recycled).

Perhaps the most revealing thing about this recycled document is that, at no point, are we told what it is actually about: the subject matter is never revealed to us.

The book of the seven seals is essentially a prop, a rhetorical device that reveals to us that the Book of Revelation is not a 'vision' (or prophecy) but rather a literary composition.

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