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What a Brilliant Plan
God has Designed!
The name of this website, Little Book Open, is taken from Revelation 10, verse 2. |
It is the little book of seven thunders.
It is a book of fulfilled prophecy fortelling the future.
The book is first seen in the Father’s hand (Rev. 5:1) at a point in time after the book’s contents had been written and sealed with seven seals. While in vision, John heard a strong angel ask the greatest question the universe has ever heard, “Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” All of heaven stood in silence before the throne of the Father as John witnessed that no one could be found who was worthy to unseal, open, and read the contents of the book. John cried out in agony of soul, for he well knew that this book was more than a history of fallen sinful man to be produced in the judgment. John wept because he understood that this book held within its pages the Father’s plan to save the human race fallen into sin. The Plan of Salvation would include the workings of the Godhead and all of heaven for the salvation of all the names written within its pages who would call upon the Author of Salvation. Therefore, there could only be One who is worthy to take the book from the Father, —the Lamb of God. And the angel said to John, “Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” John turns to see “a Lamb as it had been slain,” who is worthy to take the book from the Father. It is only by the sacrifice of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, accepted by the Father, that Salvation is offered to our sinful race. Only by His blood can the seals of this book be unsealed. Only by His blood can the book be opened, read, and the final judgment set up. Only by His blood are we saved.
I believe the “mighty angel” —Jesus, is showing us that the time has come for the little book to be opened and for the seven thunders to be known, —that is the reason for this website. I believe that the seven thunders are seven events which will have their fulfillment in the near future, showing the Righteousness of Christ as did the thunder at Mt. Sinai. All eyes will be on Jesus in the Heavenly Sanctuary as He, through his saints here on earth, prepares the last generation of earth to stand in the last great Day of Atonement and be saved. These seven future prophetic events are based on a specific line of fulfilled prophetic history in the Old Testament, which would mean that prophetic history will be repeated. I also believe that both the past and the future fulfillment of these seven events are nestled in time, one symbolic and the other literal, and that they point to Christ as the CreatorLawgiver, worthy of all worship. These future seven events will have a specific relationship in the giving of the three angel’s messages (with the power of the fourth) in two parts: 1) the judgment of the living; and 2) the judgment of the whore (the false church) and the beast (nation) she rides upon (Babylon). Babylon the Great is an illicit relationship of a world-wide church and state.
But there is a true church which gets her power only from the throne in the Heavenly Sanctuary. The church who is teaching the correct prophetic history will be the church who can rightfully teach the same prophecies repeated in the near future. This church will be teaching the completing work of cleansing the Heavenly Sanctuary of the saints’ sin; they will keep and teach all the commandments of God; and they will have the testimony of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophecy to guide the last generation of living saints upon earth through the most hellish times the history of this world has ever seen.
We are now living in the time when this little book is to be re-opened; when we will “prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” (Rev. 10:11) Prepare, prepare, prepare for the judgment of God is upon us; —the books are about to be opened. (Rev. 20:12)
So Many Questions:
- What is this sealed book in the Father’s hand? (Rev. 5:1)
- What are the seven seals? Do they have a fulfillment in the past or are they yet future? (Rev. 6:1)
- What are the seven trumpets? Are they past or future? (Rev. 8:6)
- What does the little book have to do with the seven churches? (Rev. 2 and 3)
- Why is there so much Old Testament sanctuary imagery used in the book of Revelation? (Rev. 1:12; 5:6; 6:9; 8:3, 4; 11:1; etc.)
- Who is the mighty angel of Revelation 10 who is seen holding the open book? (Rev. 10:1, 2)
- When the book is read, why does it sound like seven thunders? (Rev. 10:3)
- Why was John told to seal up the seven thunders? Could it be that they are already written? If so, where? (Rev. 10:4; Dan. 12:4, 9, 13)
- What do the seven thunders of this little book have to do with creation, “time” , “the mystery of God,” and “his servants the prophets.” (Rev. 10:6-7)
- Why is John asked not to write the seven thunders down, —but it is OK for him to eat them? (Rev. 10:8-10)
- What does this little book of seven thunders have to do with prophecy being repeated (again)? (Rev. 10:11)
- What will begin when the seven thunders have their fulfillment? (Rev. 11:1, 2)
- What are the two witnesses, the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks which “prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Rev. 11:3, 4)
It is our goal, with the blessing of our Heavenly Father, to show the meaning and relationship of prophetic history to the seven thunders of Revelation 10. The following in-depth studies will have in them the Scriptural evidence which will show that past fulfilled prophecy is designed to reveal the last-day events in detail. I invite you to lay aside preconceived ideas, and experience a study which I pray, by the Grace and Guidance of Heaven, will bless you.
In this last wedge of time, when all seems to be in doubt, people don’t know who to believe and where to turn for the truth, —even doubting their relationship with the Holy Spirit, the Revealer of Truth. But God has put a master plan into action thousands of years ago. What is it? What is the plan that will give truth to the doubting and strength to the weak of the last generation? It is just this: God in His love for the salvation of the human race foretold the future and called it prophecy, and asked the prophets to write it down. The prophets of God down through time have recorded His words, and the prophetic books that get the most attention are Daniel and Revelation. As the centuries unrolled, the prophecies were fulfilled right down to our very day, and the faith of every generation was made sure by the fulfilled promises of prophecy. And now the last part of the prophetic plan will soon be put into action by us, the last generation.
God calls for the last generation to untiringly study the fulfilled prophecies of the centuries, for they are a pattern, a type of what is to be fulfilled by us in a very short time in the near future. The prophecies are to be repeated in a very marked re-fulfillment, —event for event! Praise God for such a master plan! It not only strengthens our faith in the past and the way in which God led our forefathers, but it builds a firm foundation upon the Rock, Jesus Christ, which we need as the last generation, standing firm through a time of trouble such as the world has never seen!
Are the prophecies that important?
Should we really study and know them?
What do the prophecies have to do with our salvation?
On this website we will endeavor to show the importance of knowing the prophecies of the Bible and how they reflect the perfect character of Christ. The goal of this study is to discover the love of God and His saving grace for the last generation as shown in the seven thunders of Revelation 10! Let us study as we never have before, for we have but only scratched the surface in understanding the plan of salvation for our generation!
What a Brilliant Plan Our God has Designed!
Patrick and Pam McCoy
E-mail: Questions? —Comments.
This website started —April 4, 1999
Posted on littlebookopen.org —November 7, 2003
New material added to this site —November 18, 2013
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
Recently Added New Material
(Newest additions on bottom.)
The 2300 Day Mirror Chart
Mirror Chart —Brief Introduction of the Seven Thunders
Type and Antitype of the 2300 Years/Days Chart
Type and Antitype of the 2300 Years/Days Chart —Introduction
About this Chart on the Mirror Chart
Introduction for Type and Antitype of the 2300 Years/Days Chart
The Prophetic Day/Year Principle
What is New Light?
The Prophetic History of Daniel —The Type
The 2300 years
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Mirror Chart —What are the Seven Thunders? —Statement
Mirror Chart —What are the Seven Events of Prophetic History?
Mirror Chart —What are the Seven Thunders?
Mirror Chart —What the Seven Thunders are NOT?
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What are the Seven Thunders? (PDF file)
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Mirror Chart —Brief Introduction —Further Study page
Transgression of Desolation is the US National Sunday Law!
Abomination of Desolation is a Universal Sunday Law!
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New Blog: All of God’s Last-day Church is asleep!
Preparation for the Latter Rain compiled by B. E. Wagner —HTML book
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Updated . . . Mirror Chart —Brief Introduction of the Seven Thunders
What does Ellen White say about
the Seven Thunders?
What does Ellen White say about
the use of literal time in last-day events?
An Introduction to
The Seven Thunders of Revelation 10 (980 kb)
The 2300 Literal Days and the Feasts of the Lord
—An explanation page from the Mirror Chart
Why not 2200 days? Or 2500? Even 2520 would make sense.
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