History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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What are we to understand by the four  angels spoken of by John 7th. chapter and first  verse of Revelations?
We are to understand that they are four  angels sent forth from God, to whom is given  power over the four parts of the earth, to save  life and to destroy; these are they who have the  everlasting gospel to commit to every Nation, kind red, tongue, and people, having power to shut  up the heavens, to up unto life, or to cast  down to the regions of darkness.
What are we to understand by the angel as cending from the east, Revelations, seventh chapter,  and sechond verse?
We are to understand that the angel ascend ing from the east is he to whom is given the seal of  the living God over the twelve tribes of Israel,  wherefore he crieth unto the four angels having the  everlasting gospel, saying, hurt not the earth, neither  the sea, nor the trees till we have sealed the ser vants of our God in their foreheads; and if you  will receive it, this is Elias which was to come, to  gather together the tribes of Israel, and restore  all things.
What time are the things spoken of in this  chapter to be accomplished?
They are to be accomplished in the sixth  thousandth year, or the opening of the sixth  seal.
What are we to understand by sealing the  one hundred and forty four thousand out of all  the tribes of Israel, Twelve thousand out of every tribe?
We are to understand that those who are seal ed are unto the holy order  of God to administer the everlasting gospel, for  they are they who are ordained out of every nation,  kindred, tongue and people by the angels to whom  is given power over the nations of the earth to bring  as many as will come, to the . [p. 194]
What are we to understand by the four angels spoken of by John 7th. chapter and first verse of Revelations?
We are to understand that they are four angels sent forth from God, to whom is given power over the four parts of the earth, to save life and to destroy; these are they who have the everlasting gospel to commit to every Nation, kindred, tongue, and people, having power to shut up the heavens, to up unto life, or to cast down to the regions of darkness.
What are we to understand by the angel ascending from the east, Revelations, seventh chapter, and sechond verse?
We are to understand that the angel ascending from the east is he to whom is given the seal of the living God over the twelve tribes of Israel, wherefore he crieth unto the four angels having the everlasting gospel, saying, hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads; and if you will receive it, this is Elias which was to come, to gather together the tribes of Israel, and restore all things.
What time are the things spoken of in this chapter to be accomplished?
They are to be accomplished in the sixth thousandth year, or the opening of the sixth seal.
What are we to understand by sealing the one hundred and forty four thousand out of all the tribes of Israel, Twelve thousand out of every tribe?
We are to understand that those who are sealed are unto the holy order of God to administer the everlasting gospel, for they are they who are ordained out of every nation, kindred, tongue and people by the angels to whom is given power over the nations of the earth to bring as many as will come, to the . [p. 194]
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