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Revelation Book 8

Revelation Book 8
Glad Helper Interpretation
1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.

3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
38. (Q) Are we correct in interpreting the sounding of the seven angels as the experience during physical purification?
(A) Correct. 281-29

15. (Q) What is meant by the symbol of the angel with the golden censer and the incense described in Rev. 8:3--5?
(A) As the influence is visualized in the experience of each soul by the name as implied in "angel," or the good that goes out from the individual soul in its relationships to the influences or forces about same, so is it called or given as the angel with the censer of the activities that emanate from each individual. And as has been given in other illustrations, that ye ARE - that of good - rises ever as an incense, sweet before the throne of mercy. Or to take the back track, as it were, and take the angel with the censer, with the incense that is before the image of a soul seeking to become one with the Creative Forces or God - that which has been kind, gentle, patient, merciful, longsuffering in self's experience during a day, rises before the throne of the mercy seat within self to that of an incense of satisfaction. Why? Hate, unkindness, harshness, all such become as base in thine own experience, and as usual one condemns self by saying, "Why can't I do this or that?" And, "What is the use?" Well - and the censer is broken! 281-30

7. (Q) Please explain the meaning of some of the symbols in the sounding of the seven angels: 1. Hail and fire, blood and 1/3 of earth burned. What is the earth in this connection?
(A) As has been intimated or given in the first interpretations of what the elements represent, that are apparent or a portion of the ((First Cause)); as the Earth, Air, Water and the like. These are then as has just been given, ever to represent or be symbolical of the same influences or forces throughout; else we may become confused as to their place. Earth - that as we represent as being in a state of transition, or as earthy. Not necessarily lowly or unduly a condition that would belie development. But as Fire is purifying, as Hail is the crystallization of the Water, the Air and the temperaments, so all of these then represent those as figuratives of that as may be purified by the fires of Nature; as may be represented by the earth when they are met and conquered and used for the development - as in the Hail and the like becoming purifying in their natures for the crystallization and the oneness of the individual's purposes and desires.

 For to go back just a bit, that we may ever keep what is the purpose of the Revelation: Was it for the purpose of confusing, of being mysterious? (This has been gone over before, to be sure) Rather was it not to present it that each entity, each soul, might find within itself that which answers to that within, that makes the real answer to that as was before stated, "My Spirit beareth witness with thy spirit"? And until the answer is in accord, in attune, is there the consciousness of the prompting of the ability in a manifested material world to make same practical?

 Then as the progress is made, as the understanding comes more and more, NEVER, NEVER does it make the manifested individual entity other than the more humble, the more meek, the more longsuffering, the more patient. Of this ye may be sure.

 Then in all of the experiences of the opening of the centers as are represented, and those vibrations that find expression in the various temperaments of individual souls, these come not as justifications in SELF but justification in the Lamb of God!

 8. (Q) 2. Mountain of fire in sea, sea becomes blood.
(A) Again as the body elements that becomes conflicting one with another, which shows the overcoming within the individual activities of the influences that are constantly warring within.

 How has it been said? "O today there is life and death, good and evil - Choose thou." This may be said to be symbolical then of these conflicting forces within the influences that are ever present, or as given by another, "The Spirit is willing, the flesh is weak." These are symbolical then, one interpreting the other. 281-31

16. (Q) Do the seven angels described in Rev. 8-9 represent spiritual forces governing the various dimensional planes through which souls pass between incarnations on the earth? Please explain.
(A) This is a very good interpretation. Yes. While this explanation becomes a portion of another group's study and activity in the lesson just being approached on HAPPINESS, it may be best explained in this; as to how this must indeed be interpreted in the experience of each soul, whether considered in a material plane in which there is found the real essence of happiness or that in the interim when ye are looked over, or when the promises become more and more as has been interpreted from that given by others - to be absent from the body-physical is to be present in the grace and glory and presence of divinity; or to be those influences that make for an activity in an influence without self. Now ye are studying yourself! Do not confuse the interpretation with that outside of thyself, by Happiness is love of something outside of self! It may never be obtained, may never be known by loving only things within self or self's own domain!

 Then the expression that has been given by an entity in a sojourn in the earth becomes as a portion of that activity as has been given, "He hath given His angels charge concerning thee, least at any time ye dash thy foot against a stone."

 Hence we find that in the expression then of those interims where there are the guiding influences of that we have loved, we have love - for this becomes then very definite.

 If ye have loved self-glory, if ye have loved the honor of the people more than those thoughts of the mental and spiritual and moral welfare, what manner of angels will direct thee between thy interims?

 Think on the study then of SELF, in thy body - but let it all become as has been SO OFT given:

 Study to show thyself approved unto God, the God in self, the God in thine own consciousness - that IS creative in its essence; rightly divining and dividing the words of truth and light; keeping self unspotted from the world. And ye become lights to those that sit in darkness, to those that wander.

 Though ye may be reviled, revile not again. Though ye may be spoken of harshly, smile - SMILE! For it is upon the river of Life that smiles are made. Not grins! No Cheshire cat activities bring other than those that are of the earth, of such natures that create in the minds and the experiences those things that becomes repulsive. But the smile of understanding cheers on the hearts of those who are discouraged, who are disheartened.

 It costs so little! It does thee so much good, and lifts the burdens of so many!

 17. We are through for the present. 281-30

5. (Q) Continuing with the references to the seven angels described in Rev. 8:9, are we correct in interpreting the sounding of these seven angels as the influence of spiritual development in these other planes becoming active through the vibrating centers of the physical body during the process of purification?
(A) Correct. But these are not always interpreted in individual experiences as the true sound, true tone.

 Now, this is not to confuse but rather to clarify for those who are studying these, in the relationships to what takes place as the various centers in the body are opened, that are represented by the Spirit's activative forces upon same; that these may be the more perfectly understood:

 Just as the individual who has by practical application gained the correct pitch, correct tone in a musical composition. This may be as a soul-expression or a mechanical expression; and only when it is in the true accord, as from the soul, is it perfectly understood. See?

 6. (Q) Do the seven angels govern in order the major glanular centers of the physical body?
(A) In their order, as they have been set.

 7. (Q) Please explain the meaning of some of the symbols in the sounding of the seven angels: 1. Hail and fire, blood and 1/3 of earth burned. What is the earth in this connection?
(A) As has been intimated or given in the first interpretations of what the elements represent, that are apparent or a portion of the First Cause; as the Earth, Air, Water and the like. These are then as has just been given, ever to represent or be symbolical of the same influences or forces throughout; else we may become confused as to their place. Earth - that as we represent as being in a state of transition, or as earthy. Not necessarily lowly or unduly a condition that would belie development. But as Fire is purifying, as Hail is the crystallization of the Water, the Air and the temperaments, so all of these then represent those as figuratives of that as may be purified by the fires of Nature; as may be represented by the earth when they are met and conquered and used for the development - as in the Hail and the like becoming purifying in their natures for the crystallization and the oneness of the individual's purposes and desires.

 For to go back just a bit, that we may ever keep what is the purpose of the Revelation: Was it for the purpose of confusing, of being mysterious? (This has been gone over before, to be sure) Rather was it not to present it that each entity, each soul, might find within itself that which answers to that within, that makes the real answer to that as was before stated, "My Spirit beareth witness with thy spirit"? And until the answer is in accord, in attune, is there the consciousness of the prompting of the ability in a manifested material world to make same practical?

 Then as the progress is made, as the understanding comes more and more, NEVER, NEVER does it make the manifested individual entity other than the more humble, the more meek, the more longsuffering, the more patient. Of this ye may be sure.

 Then in all of the experiences of the opening of the centers as are represented, and those vibrations that find expression

 in the various temperaments of individual souls, these come not as justifications in SELF but justification in the Lamb of God!

 8. (Q) 2. Mountain of fire in sea, sea becomes blood.
(A) Again as the body elements that becomes conflicting one with another, which shows the overcoming within the individual activities of the influences that are constantly warring within.

 How has it been said? "O today there is life and death, good and evil - Choose thou." This may be said to be symbolical then of these conflicting forces within the influences that are ever present, or as given by another, "The Spirit is willing, the flesh is weak." These are symbolical then, one interpreting the other.

 9. (Q) 3. Great star falls from heaven. What are the 1/3 part of the rivers and fountains that it falls upon?
(A) The star signifies simply the coming of the influence from without to the influences from within, as is signified by "His Star have we seen." Then this becomes that as falls upon the 3rd, or that is a 3rd portion of the bodily activities - and as interpreted in the experience of the individual, ye have made so many steps as it were along the way.

 10. (Q) 1/3 part of sun smitten and 1/3 of stars.
(A) These are symbolical and represent in the experience of the individual that of life and heat, beauty and that as given in another portion, "The stars declare the glory of God, the firmament showeth His handiwork." These than represent in the experiences the vibrations of the emotions that are being aroused, as has just been given. Again less and less then is it of self, and more and more unto the glory of the Father.

 11. (Q) Star from heaven, Key to bottomless pit. What are the locusts as described in this sounding? King Apollyon in this connection?
(A) As has been given as to how each of these vibratory forces arises from the lower portion, or as has been put in another setting - that which represents in the bodily forces the most uncomely, or that from the depths of the bottomless pit, or from out the presence of God, again has the spirit of man arosen to the glory of the star as in the Son (not sun, but Son), to those glories that become as the natures of the bodily forces, and every influence as comes through the earthly natures becomes lost in that beauty in the Son. 281-31


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