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Lou's reply to Dena-solwiz Dena

Posted by Lou Pilder on January 21, 2008, at 9:59:18

In reply to Re: Lou's reply to Dena-alwelkshphvgnasry Lou Pilder, posted by Dena on January 20, 2008, at 23:27:20

> I have come to believe/understand, that the book of Revelation is an apocalyptic writing... not meant to be taken literally. It's meant to be mysterious unless one has eyes to see, and hears to hear.
>
> How humorous, and even sad it is when some take it literally, and then we get such things as the "Left Behind" books and movies...
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> I used to take it literally myself, and the result of that was that I lived in fear...
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> I'm now coming to understand the generosity of God's mercy, and His lavish gift of atonement, that I believe now is far more-encompassing than I once was taught.
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> Does this list of letters in the subject line mean anything, Lou? "alwelkshphvgnasry" And I notice that there are other letters in the previous post...
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> Anyway, please continue, systematically, and I will continue to read, and pray that I have eyes to see and ears to hear.
>
> Shalom, Dena

Dena,
You wrote,[...mysterious...lived in fear...far more-encompasing...notice other letters...please continue...]
The book called revelation is a book of symbols, for the book itself declares from the biginnng that it is. Let us lok at he first verse:
[...God gave to him (John}, to show..things..he sent and {signified} it by his angel to HIs servant, John...]. To {signify} is to show what a {sign} means. A sign is a symbol. The expression, [...an owl is a symbol of wisdom...] is an example of that the symbol of the owl is a sign used to represent wisdom. The owl when used in that case {signifies} wisdom. The owl then becomes a {symbol}.
When I walked on that sand, I turned when I heard a voice that spoke to me, and saw a Rider on a White Horse And I saw that in {His Right Hand}, he held seven stars. Those stars were not literal stars, for they were symbols, or signs, that represent something.
And when I saw Him, I fell as dead on the sand. He laid {His Right Hand} on me and said to me," Fear not. I am the first and the last. I am He that lives and was dead and marvel that I am alive now forever more. I have the keys to hell and death."
The He said to me," The symbols of the seven stars which you saw in My Right Hand are the seven angels of the seven congregations."
Then He said to me, "Lou, people traveled from all parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomom, and behold, one greter than Solomon is here."
Lou

 

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