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The Probability of the Second Coming of Christ About A.D. 1843, Page 136

the world. “They shall mount up on wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, walk and not faint,” or be impatient. “They were also full of eyes within before and behind.” This intimates that they would have just views of God, of sin, of themselves, and their duty. They could look back and see their sins and sinful state; and forward to Christ and the joys of heaven. They could look within their own hearts and see the corruption of their nature, and their need of an application of that precious blood which cleanseth from all unrighteousness.

The four beasts, are the figurative representatives of the church, under the Gospel dispensation. 1. They represent the character of true Christians. They have six wings, each representing the graces of the spirit faith, patience, repentance, humility, hope and love. They are full of eyes, all vigilance and self-examination, studying to know themselves and God. 2. They represent four different chronological periods of the Christian church. The four and twenty elders also represent the ministers of Christ, and the redeemed family. The twenty four courses of the priesthood, under the law, were typical of the Gospel ministry. The elders also were typified by the twelve patriarchs and twelve apostles.

Chapter 5. “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne, a book written within and on the back side, sealed with seven seals. And

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