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8 And [kai] the voice [phone] which [hos] I heard [akouo] from [ek] heaven [ouranos] spake [laleo] unto [meta] me [emou] again, [palin] and [kai] said, [lego] Go [hupago] and take [lambano] the little book [bibliaridion] which [ho] is open [anoigo] in [en] the hand [cheir] of the angel [aggelos] which [ho] standeth [histemi] upon [epi] the sea [thalassa] and [kai] upon [epi] the earth. [ge] KJV-Interlinear
8 And the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard again speaking with
me, and saying, "Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel
who stands on the sea and on the land." NASB
voice which instructed John to not write, again speaks to John, and instructs
him to go to the angel that earlier descended down from heaven, and was
standing on the earth and the sea.
becomes a participant, representing himself as a participant in the events
which are still future (for us). John as
a believer in Christ, and as a member of the Royal Family, as we are referred
to in this dispensation of the Church Age, likewise extends as a symbolic
reference to us (you and me), also.
And this symbolism again is reinforced by what John is about to do.
He is told to take the little book, ‘bibliaridion,’
which is a reference to a booklet or a summary of something larger than itself.
The angel is standing on the earth and the sea, representing total
coverage of the world. He is holding the
book, which is representative of the summary of all of Gods plan. In the book is writing, Gods writing. Gods plan is in writing and has been since eternity
past. His plan is in writing and once
written, will not change.
Have you ever gone to a book store, and purchased a book. It is a written document. You read the story and the story never
changes, because it is written in a book that you now own and possess.
That is Gods plan. He wrote it down, the book is now open, and therefore revealed to all of humanity, especially
to us in the Church Age, for this is our era right now. No matter how many times you read it, the end
result is always the same, the content is always the
And John is told to take the book, to take possession of the book. He is not going to give it back, but will keep
it, and do with it as he is instructed.
So too, you have the scriptures, but do you do with them as you are
And this is what you have before you, Bible doctrine. You have been given Gods word, to study and
to learn, to consume and to possess as yours.
Some of it is going to agree with you and some of it is not going to
agree with you. Such is life. But Gods
plan is what it is and whether you agree or not, His plan will continue right
along without so much as a hiccup.
To accept Gods word will be a wonderful benefit to you. To reject it or remain indifferent to it,
will make life of no benefit to you.
That choice is always yours to make.
And so we have still a brief pause before the end, which has already
been announced, occurs. Listen and learn
and know and understand, lest your life becomes bitter as it is about to become
for all who are going to be judged.
It is far better for you to be blessed than to be judged.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.