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Books Unsealed (53:0)

..these (book) seals mentioned by Isaiah and Daniel would not be opened by Christ in His 'first' coming, but only in His 'second'. It would happen only at the 'time of the end'.. (53:1) 47

".. judge nothing before 'the time, until the Lord come', who.. will bring to light 'the hidden things of darkness'.".. (I Cor 4:5) (53:2) see

"We have also a more sure word of prophecy.. that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.".. (2 Peter 1:19-20) (53:3) see

"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (2 Peter 1:21) (53:4) see

"These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.".. (John 16:25) (53:5) see

".. he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26).. Christ, in these words, seems to offer the clear promise that the new Messiah would, in the day of His coming, "unseal the books" and bring to light the "hidden things of darkness". (53:6) see

"And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?.. And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.. And one of the elders saith unto me, 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." [Bahá'u'lláh is the Lion of the tribe of Juda] (rev 5:2-5) (53:7) see

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