Chapters 1-5

The Book of Revelation Revealed

By D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC

Written 9-1-2001
Updated 8-1-2003

Chapter One

Revelation 1:1-3

This is the Revelation of Messiah Y'Shua, which YHVH gave him to show to his (Chosen) servants the things which must happen soon, which he sent and made known by his angel
(messenger) to his servant, John,
2 who testified to YHVH's word, and of the testimony of Messiah, about everything that he saw.
3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is at hand (The "End Times" began with the crucifixion of Messiah Y'Shua on the stake, cross or tree).

Note: This will be a "Work In Progress," and will be fine tuned as the Holy Spirit reveals the understanding of this prophecy in detail, because the time is at hand.

Obviously, the Revelation of Y'Shua uses symbolism. However, very often a symbolic word or phrase will have many shades of meaning depending on the circumstances in which it is used. For instance the symbolic word "Beast" may be used in a generic fashion to represent "Any Government" or within a descriptive context to represent a "Particular Government." Therefore, without this insight, the casual reader of this interpretation might become confused at what appears to be a different translation for the single word "Beast." There is no need for anyone to be confused if they look for the consistent generic definition or its' equivalent along with a specific description. Additionally, since terminology will vary between differing versions of the Bible, we will attempt to reference all "Key Terms" for their true Hebraic or Greek meaning(s) prior to submitting our own interpretation.

Another problem, presented by Revelation interpretation, is that the "Time Frame" of the verses very often will jump back and forth between past, present, and future events and those events will not necessarily be describing the same past, present, and future time frame as the reader. Most often the time frame is based on a historically pivotal point in time, such as, the life of Y'Shua, Saint John's life or the chronology of Ancient Rome. Also, there are many redundant symbolic explanations by angels in Revelation that are often repeated in different chapters, which do confuse many people, these are important as each explanation of an event usually brings out additional details, which we have tried to consistently present throughout this entire "Book of Revelation"
(Interpretation) as highlighted clarifications located within (parentheses), as shown.

In order to assist the reader to overcome these obstacles, and in order to assist the layman to obtain a greater understanding, we have chosen to present each passage in a 'Chapter-By-Chapter' format, and provide 'On-Going' explanations using
Linked References with "Internet Explorer" 'Balloon Comments'. If you have "Internet Explorer" you may click or place your cursor on any Bold underlined Green Link for a more "In Depth" instruction or clarification.

Another aspect of the entire Bible, not just Revelation, is that the Roman "Beast church"
(of "Daniel chapter 7 fame) added punctuation and numbering to verses that had no previous punctuation or numbering, and that this punctuation and numbering has on more than several occasions been the cause of misunderstandings. The reason for these misunderstandings is simple, as only YHVH Inspired readers (or translators) can interpret YHVH Inspired Scripture. For it is the Holy Spirit that teaches all things, and hellenized (pagan) Jewish born translators had neither the Holy Spirit nor were they Inspired (Hellenized Jew means he or she was pagan and Greek by choice, and Jewish only by birth).

The first draft of this work will be designed for the layman with subsequent revisions designed to provide access to greater and greater detail. Therefore, this study should provide an easy to read 'Bible Study' of Revelation that most anyone can follow and comprehend. The most difficult part will be overcoming the stumbling blocks of Traditional Christianity.

If a discrepancy should occur between the New Testament and The Tanakh
(Old Testament) then the Tanakh will decide the issue, as the Tanakh is the Scripture used by Messiah and his Apostles, including Saint John. The Tanakh should always be used to interpret the New Testament. The term 'Old Testament' does not mean outdated testament; it means First, and 'The First Testament' (Tanakh) was First because it was the most important, just the same as Messiah being the First Begotten of The First Fruits. Is he the "Old Messiah" OR YHVH's "Eldest Son?" Does that make "The Messiah" outdated or pivotal?

The Roman Empire
The Roman Empire in AD 337
The empire at the death of Constantine the (not so) Great

The Seven Assemblies of True Believers were located in Asia Minor in the Eastern Side of the Roman Empire. This is important, so please do not forget it, because Roman government and its Roman (catholic - Universal) church were (church still is) located on the Western Side of the Roman Empire.

Revelation 1:4-20 (Continued)

4 John, to the
seven assemblies (of True Believers) that are (were) in Asia Minor: Grace to you and peace, from YHVH, who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven (Holy) Spirits (of YHVH. That's a "measure" of YHVH's Holy Spirit for each of the seven churches. See Rev. 4:5) who are before His throne;
5 and from Y'Shua,
the "Faithful Witness," the "Firstborn of the Dead," (First Resurrected from death to immortality) and the (coming, future) "Ruler of the Kings of the Earth." To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood (highest level of Selfless Love);
6 and he made us to be
(become) "a Kingdom," "Priests" to his G-d and Father; to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, he is
coming with the clouds (of the first heaven or sky), and every eye (person, who has ever lived) will see him, including those who pierced him. All the tribes (nations, races) of the earth will wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says YHVH, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."

9 I John, your brother and partaker with you in oppression and kingdom and perseverance which are
(made manifest) in Y'Shua (Messiah), was on the isle that is called Patmos because of YHVH's Word and the testimony of Y'Shua.
10 I was in the Spirit on the
(Great and Terrible) day of the Lord (YHVH's Day), and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet
11 saying, "What you see, write in a book and send to the seven assemblies
(in Asia Minor): to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
12 I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. Having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands
(seven assemblies of True Believers, also called seven candlesticks).
13 And in the midst of the lampstands was one
like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest.
14 His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire.
15 His feet were like burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace. His voice was like the voice of many waters
(a fountain of living water).
16 He had seven stars
(seven angels of the seven assemblies) in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword (The Judgement of YHVH by His Proxy). His face was (brilliant) like the sun shining at its brightest.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand
(Y'Shua is YHVH's Ambassador and "Right Hand.") on me, saying, "Don't be afraid. I Am (as YHVH's Proxy) The First and The Last, (I have the "Will," "The Power," and "The Authority" of YHVH, and as YHVH's Proxy, I represent The Father to my "Chosen.")
18 and the
"Living One" (First human to ever be resurrected to immortality). I was dead (because I was human), and behold, I am alive forevermore (through YHVH, "My Savior"). I have (been given) the keys of Death (as a giver of eternal life or death) and of Hades (resurrection from the grave).

19 Write therefore the things which you have seen
(past), and the things which are (present), and the things which will happen hereafter (future);

20 the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands. The seven stars are the angels
(messengers) of the seven assemblies. The seven lampstands are the seven assemblies (in Asia Minor: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and to Laodicea).

End of Chapter Note: So far John and the reader (you) are provided with the basic knowledge that YHVH (YHVH) and Y'Shua are distinctively different entities and yet, because Y'Shua now possesses YHVH's Holy Spirit of Righteousness (a fulfillment of Prophecy), Y'Shua has been given both power and dominion by YHVH, (Y'Shua is YHVH by "Proxy" only. Spiritually they are identical "In Nature") and therefore the reference to both YHVH and Y'Shua as being the Alpha and Omega (meaning "As One" in Spirit.). However, Y'Shua is both an extension of YHVH (His Proxy) and YHVH's Ambassador to mankind. Y'Shua is not YHVH. Y'Shua was created by YHVH. YHVH has no beginning or end. Y'Shua has a beginning, but no end. Ultimately, all of YHVH's future children, not just His Firstborn (from the dead) son (Y'Shua), will have a beginning, but no end.

Actually, the term "Alpha and Omega," meaning "The First and the Last" is a
figure of speech, and implies,
"Besides me there is no other" or "The One and Only," but does not imply G-d. For YHVH this means, "Besides me there is no other Creator G-d," and for Y'Shua it means "Besides me there is no other sacrifice for sin, there is no other "Role Model" (example), and there is no other High Priest." The term "Alpha and Omega" means "I Am Not Only The Original, But Also, Unique" (this phrase must be explained or qualified in some way).

We have, also, been provided with the information that the Seven Assemblies
(Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and to Laodicea) or ancient church groups (of believers) that were established in Asia Minor have been symbolically identified as "Golden lampstands," and that each of the seven lampstands has an angel or messenger (Aggelos) from YHVH. Additionally, we know that this is a revelation of the period of time during which the "Great and Terrible Day of YHVH" will occur just prior to the beginning of the Sabbath Millennium (The Sabbath Millennium is symbolized by Succoth; aka., Feast of Booths or Tabernacles).

Today, it would be impossible to find each individual church group, and apply this message to them. They are in fact completely dispersed into the world, but the messages to the individual church groups still apply to YHVH's chosen individuals. As I see it
(and this is important), there are only TWO lampstands or candlesticks left in this world; and these are the True Believers from (firstly) the Jews and (secondly) the Gentiles. I believe that these are quite probably the "Two Witnesses" from Revelation 11, and I will build up to this conclusion as you continue to read. I will not, however, entertain this possibility as the only possible solution to The Two Witnesses.

Revelation 11:3 (The Two Witnesses)
3 I will give
power to my Two Witnesses, and they (Two Remaining Assemblies of True Worshippers) will prophesy One Thousand Two Hundred Sixty (prophetic) Days (OR 1,260 years until 1798AD) clothed in sackcloth (oppressed and humbled by Satan and his religions and governments).
4 These
(Two Witnesses) are the Two Olive Trees and (are ALSO) the Two Lampstands (or candlesticks), standing before the Lord of the Earth. (Thus Spiritual "Philadelphia" and "Smyrna" are the Two Witnesses . . . as we shall see)

Chapter Two

A message to YHVH's "Called Out Assemblies"

Revelation 2:1-29 (Speaking to individual assemblies and chosen individuals)

To the angel of the assembly
(of followers) in Ephesus write: "He (Y'Shua) who holds the seven stars (Angels) in his right hand, he (Y'Shua) who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands (assemblies) says these things:"

2 "I know your
(members) works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can't tolerate evil men, and (you) have tested those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and (you) found them false ("True Worshippers," that have knowledge of YHVH's truth, can recognize false apostles).

Note: "True Worshippers" are those that have received the truth of YHVH's gospel and believed in it, but have yet to be resurrected to eternal life. However, "The Called" can "Fall from Grace," and therefore never be "Chosen" to receive "Eternal Life." (Matthew 20:16) ... For many are called, but few chosen... . Therefore, the false doctrine of "Once Saved, Always Saved" is a despicable lie of Satan! Read for yourself in the coming verses, Y'Shua not only threatened to remove the lampstand(s) of five of the seven assemblies of believers from before the throne of YHVH, despite all of their good Spiritual qualities, but he actually did remove them. They all had already received a measure of the Holy Spirit (in Acts chapter 2) approximately 65 years before Revelation was written in 96AD.

3 You have perseverance and have endured for my name's sake, and have not grown weary.

4 But
(even so) I have this against you, that you left your First Love (you stopped putting YHVH first. Matthew 22:37).

5 Remember, therefore, from where you have fallen
(Worship only the Father), and repent and do the first works; or else I am coming to you, and will move (Remove) your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent.
6 But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans
(conquest through church government, as in the Roman catholic church), which I (Y'Shua) also hate.

7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the
(Holy) Spirit (of YHVH) says (through Y'Shua) to the assemblies (of True Believers). To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise (Coming Kingdom) of my G-d (YHVH is Y'Shua's G-d! Y'Shua is not his own G-d!).

8 "To the angel of the assembly in Smyrna write: "The first and the last
(The One and Only First Born), who was dead, and has come to life (The Unique person explained or qualified as Messiah) says these things (as YHVH's Proxy):
9 "I know your
(physical) oppression, and your (physical) poverty (but you are Spiritually rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are (Spiritual) Jews (the spiritual seed of Abraham - See Revelation 3:9), and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 Don't be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days
(not ten literal days, but a prophetic ten days). Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the
(Holy) Spirit (that binds us together) says (through Y'Shua) to the assemblies (of all True Believers). He who overcomes won't be hurt by the second death.

Important Note: Messiah
(Y'Shua) did not tell those of Smyrna to repent, he did not mention removing their lampstand out of its place, and he did not say he had anything against them. These Witnesses (One of Two) are the Spiritual Jews or the Spiritual Seed of Abraham.

12 "To the angel of the assembly in Pergamum write: "He
(Y'Shua, who is YHVH's Proxy) who has (been given) the sharp two-edged sword (of Discernment by YHVH: Hebrews 4:12) says these things:
13 "I know your works and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is
(presently on Earth). You hold firmly to my name (Reputation of Y'Shua, not Jesus or IHS), and didn't deny my faith, even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells (on Earth, in Religion, Politics, and in the hearts of evil men).
14 But
(even so) I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to throw a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed (or offered up) to idols (What you eat is important in the Spiritual sense), and to commit (physical and Spiritual) sexual immorality.
15 So you also have some who hold to
the teaching of the Nicolaitans (conquest, power, and control through church government, as in the Roman catholic church) in the same way.
16 Repent therefore, or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth
(they will be condemned by the intent of their dark hearts).
17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the
(Holy) Spirit (of YHVH) says (through His Proxy, Y'Shua) to the assemblies (of True Worshippers)." To him who overcomes, to him will I (Y'Shua) give of the hidden manna (of YHVH; John 6:31-33), and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he who receives it.

18 "To the angel of the assembly in Thyatira write: "The Son of YHVH
(Y'Shua, who is YHVH's Proxy), who has his eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are like burnished brass, says these things:
19 I know your works, your love, faith, service, patient endurance, and that your last works are more than the first
(indicates Spiritual growth).
20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate your woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces my servants
to commit (Spiritual) sexual immorality (idolatry), and to eat things sacrificed (or offered up) to idols (examples of modern seducing idolatry are Xmas, Easter, Halloween, the catholic Eucharist, Rock Stars, etc....)
21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her
(Spiritual) sexual (produces evil fruit) immorality.
22 Behold, I will throw her into a
(Spiritual) bed, and those who commit (Spiritual) adultery with her into great oppression, unless they repent of her works.
23 I will kill her children
(evil fruit of her evil spiritual womb) with the (first & second) Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts (Hebrews 4:12). I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
24 But to you I say, to the rest
(the true faithful) who are in Thyatira, as many as don't have this teaching, who don't know what some call 'the deep things of Satan,' to you (the true faithful) I say, I don't lay on you any other burden.
25 Nevertheless that
(true faith) which you have, hold firmly until I come.
26 He who overcomes, and he who keeps my works to the end
(of his life), to him will I give authority over the nations (will become chosen and will receive eternal life and authority, as a Spiritually Begotten Child of YHVH).
27 He
(the chosen) will rule them (the nations) with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I, also, have received of my Father (Y'Shua plainly states that he has no power of his own, but that his power and authority is directly from YHVH):
28 and I will give him the morning star
(see note below).
29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the
(Holy) Spirit (of YHVH) says (through Y'Shua) to the assemblies (of True Believers)."

End of Chapter Note: So far only the assembly of Smyrna escaped any condemnation by Y'Shua.
The morning star referred to in verse 18 above, is most probably Messiah Y'Shua
(Rev. 22:16 ), but make note that Satan or Lucifer is Y'Shua's counterfeit and in Isaiah 14:12 Satan is referred to a day-star, son of the morning. Additionally, Lucifer is a metaphor for "The Sun or Morning Star or Venus".

Revelation 22:16

16 I, Y'Shua, have sent my angel to testify these things to you for the assemblies. I am the root and the offspring of David; the Bright and
Morning Star."

Isaiah 14:12

12How you are fallen from heaven,
(Lucifer or bright like the Sun), son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low!

Chapter Three

The message to YHVH's "Called Out Assemblies" is

Revelation 3:1-22
(Speaking to individual assemblies and chosen individuals)

And to the angel of the assembly in
Sardis write: He
(Y'Shua) who has the seven Spirits of YHVH, and the seven stars says these things: "I know your works (fruit of the Holy Spirit), that you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead (Seed with shallow roots. See Matthew 13:5-7, 20-22).
2 Wake up, and establish the things that remain, which were ready to die, for I have found no works of yours perfected before my G-d
(YHVH is Y'Shua's G-d).
3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come on you.
4 Nevertheless you have a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
5 He who overcomes will be arrayed like this
(as I am arrayed) in white (spotless) garments, and I (Y'Shua) will in no way blot his name out of the "Book of Life," and I (as his "High Priest") will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels (as part of a "Wave Sheaf").

Note: At Y'Shua's death and self-sacrifice (Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; John 10:14-18) he became the final "High Priest," (a Nazarite Priest, as he was not of the Hebrew "Levitical Priesthood") and in so doing he did not end the Hebrew faith, but made it Spiritually Holy and acceptable unto YHVH. Messiah did not start A New Faith, he just perfected the Old One. However, Y'Shua must be your "High Priest" and "Sacrifice for sin" if you want your Hebrew Faith to be Holy and acceptable unto YHVH.

Please excuse me if I over simplify below

Jewish Lampstand: If you claim to be Jewish (Tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Levi) then you must understand that your Jewish Faith without Y'Shua is unacceptable unto YHVH, because you no longer have an acceptable sacrifice for sin or an acceptable "High Priest." Therefore, you cannot receive the Ruach HaKodesh and the instruction in Righteousness imparted by YHVH's Holy Spirit. You will die in your sins without the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh).

Ancient Hebrew Lampstand: If you claim to be a True Believer, but your faith doesn't teach you through YHVH's Righteous and Holy Spirit of love to be obedient to all of YHVH's Commandments (they are intended to teach us how to love YHVH and one another.); If you don't Keep YHVH's Holy Sabbaths and your present faith doesn't even come close to resembling the Hebrew Faith, as established in the Tanakh (Old Testament); then your faith is, also, unacceptable unto YHVH., because you have rejected the very same faith that Y'Shua came to MAGNIFY, and kept his whole life.. You have either allowed yourself to be beguiled by Satan into believing into the false Mystery Religion or you worship yourself. You, too, will die in your sins without the Holy Spirit (Holy Pneuma) or Ruach HaKodesh.

Please Note: If you are (unknowningly or not) a descendant of the "Lost Ten Tribes of Israel" then you are the other branch of the Olive Tree, and therefore you are a natural branch and a descendant of Ephraim; but if you are not a descendant then you are a Gentile Believer and a grafted in branch.

Now understand the symbolism of the tree branches in Feast of Tabernacles.

Nehemiah 8:14-15

14 They found written in the law, how that YHVH had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month;
15 and that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth to the mountain, and get
olive branches (Judah), and branches of wild olive (Ephraim), and myrtle (gentile) branches, and palm (gentile) branches, and branches of thick (gentile) trees, to make booths, as it is written.

Roman 11:16-21

16 If the First Fruit
(Y'Shua) is holy, so is the lump. If the root (Y'Shua) is holy, so are the branches.
17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root of the richness of the olive tree;
18 don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who bear the root, but the root you.
19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in."
20 True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don't be conceited, but fear;
21 for if YHVH didn't spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.

6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the
(Holy) Spirit (of YHVH) says (through Y'Shua) to the assemblies (of True Believers)."

7 "To the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write: "He
(Y'Shua) who is Holy, he who is true, he who has (received from YHVH) the key of David, he who (as YHVH's Proxy) opens and no one can shut, and that shuts and no one opens, says these things:
"I know your works (behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one else can shut), (and because) that you have a little power, and kept my word, and didn't deny my name (reputation of Y'Shua, Yehshua, but not the catholic Jesus).
9 Behold, I give of the
(Universally and Traditionally accepted) synagogue of Satan, of those who say they are (Spiritual) Jews (the spiritual seed of Abraham - Review Revelation 2:9), and they are not, but lie. Behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
10 Because you kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of testing
(will not suffer for ten prophetic days as the Smyrna Assembly), that which is to come on the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
11 I come quickly. Hold firmly that which you have, so that no one takes your
(golden) crown.
12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my G-d
(YHVH is Y'Shua's G-d and Creator), and he will go out from there no more. I will write on him the name of my G-d (YHVH is Y'Shua's G-d and Creator), and the name of the city of my G-d (YHVH), the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my G-d (YHVH), and (also) my own new name.
13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the
(Holy) Spirit (of YHVH) says (through Y'Shua) to the assemblies (of True Believers)."

Important Note: Y'Shua did not tell those of Philadelphia to repent, he did not mention removing their lampstand out of its place, and he did not say he had anything against them. Additionally, they will not suffer for ten prophetic days, as those of Smyrna. For this reason I believe (speculation) the Smyrna Assembly is made up mostly of the Spiritual Seed of Abraham that are Jewish born, while I believe Philadelphia Assembly represents the Spiritual Seed of Abraham that are Gentile born.

14"To the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: "The Amen
(Y'Shua), the Faithful and True Witness (Y'Shua), the Head of YHVH's creation (Y'Shua), says these things:
15 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot
(a lazy "Once Saved Always Saved" kind of attitude). I wish you were cold or hot.
16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth.
17 Because you say, 'I am rich
(or Saved), and have gotten riches (Salvation or "Born Again"), and have need of nothing (always Saved);' and (you) don't know that you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked;
18 I counsel you to buy from me gold
(Righteous Character) refined by fire (trials & tribulations), that you may become rich (Chosen or Under Grace); and white garments (Seek Perfection), that you may clothe yourself (hide your old sinful self), and that the shame of your nakedness (old sinful nature) may not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes (no longer blinded by Satan's deceptions), that you may see.

19 As many as I love, I reprove and chasten. Be zealous
(of good works) therefore, and repent (of "Self" or "Sin").
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.
21 He who overcomes
(through the Power of YHVH's Holy Spirit, the sinful nature of the natural man), I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the
(Holy) Spirit (of YHVH) says (through Y'Shua) to the assemblies (of True Believers).

End of Chapter Note: Only the assemblies of Smyrna and Philadelphia escaped without any condemnation by Y'Shua. This is important in light of the fact that by chapter eleven there are only two remaining lampstands. Additionally, it is not the actual assemblies of Smyrna and Philadelphia that will have salvation, but all of those True Believers who cling to the faith with the same Spiritual attributes as those of Smyrna and Philadelphia. These attributes, as mentioned, are being faithful even in the face of physical oppression and poverty, maintaining righteous works, keeping Y'Shua name, keeping Y'Shua word (or Commandments) even until death (Mark 13:13). On the other hand go back and read what the other assemblies were doing wrong. If you do you will find that they have the very same characteristics as the pagan Traditional Christian and Jewish faiths (without Y'Shua) have today. They will have one or more of the following faults:

They don't worship YHVH as the "One and Only" Supreme G-d (or they worship Y'Shua as YHVH, which is idolatry);

(2) They keep pagan traditions and eat food offered to idols (this usually occurs within catholic-pagan traditions, such as, Xmas, Easter, Halloween, receiving the Eucharist, Valentines Day, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, Lent, etc. , and the list goes on);

(3) They belong to a church with a history of church government and/or population control (this is the true definition of A Cult);

(4) They do not bear true Spiritual Fruit or grow Spiritually. They attend church or synagogue functions and think that they have performed their Spiritual obligations;

(5) They don't even attempt to "Keep All of the Commandments" (including the 7th day weekly and the Annual Holy Sabbaths);

(6) They don't believe in Y'Shua as their High Priest and (self) Sacrifice for their sins;

(7) They don't study YHVH's word to show themselves approved and/or they place their salvation into the hands of one of Satan's false apostles, therefore they do not personally trust in YHVH or Y'Shua, but in their false priest, minister or rabbi.

The above is by no means a complete list of faults, but appears to be the major faults that lead to further stumbling.

Chapter Four

A Glimpse into the Third Heaven, but not the Future.

Revelation 4:1-6

After these things I looked and saw a door opened in
(to the third) heaven, and the first voice that I heard, like a trumpet speaking with me, was one saying, "Come up here, and I will (soon) show you (the future of) the things which must happen after this."
2 Immediately
I was in the Spirit (a Mental State). Behold, there was a throne set in (the third) heaven, and one sitting on the throne
3 that looked like a jasper stone
(Quartz or Green Chalcedony) and a sardius (translucent Quartz with tiny crystals attached). There was a rainbow (Strong's #2463 - Iris) around the throne, like an emerald to look at.

Note: Interestingly enough the Genesis account of a 'Rainbow' or 'Bow' does not carry with it the requirement of multiple colors as we think of a 'Rainbow' today, but is, instead, a descriptive word, as is 'Rainbow' in Revelation 4:3, for something that was arched, curved or bent; it appears the translators took a little liberty here by calling "Iris" a 'Rainbow,' (even if it actually referred to a multicolored rainbow, a rainbow was still a mistranslation in as much as it over simplified a highly descriptive word.) This taking of liberties has, also, caused much deception in Bible translations, and the translators would have done much better to have left descriptive words as a description instead of a biased and misleading literal translation.

4 Around the throne were
twenty-four thrones. On the thrones were twenty-four elders (often referred to as the Celestial Council of Elders) sitting, dressed in white garments (Those that always seek Righteousness) with crowns of gold on their heads.
5 Out of the throne proceed lightnings, sounds, and thunders. There were seven lamps
(Spirits of YHVH) of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits (pneumas) of YHVH (Seven Holy Spirits).
6 Before the throne was something
(a really good ambiguous descriptive word) like a sea (like a large translucent moving mass of water) of glass (not hard, but clear or translucent), like a crystal (crystal clear, but translucent). In the midst of the throne, and around the throne were four living creatures (seraphim) full of eyes before and behind.

Isaiah 6:1-13
( Isaiah has an experience similar to John )

In the year that (good) king Uzziah died I saw the Almighty sitting on a throne, high and lifted up; and His train filled the temple.
2 Above Him stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he
(it) covered his (its) face, and with two he (it) covered his (its) feet, and with two he (it) did fly.
3 One cried to another, and said,
Holy, holy, holy is YHVH of Hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory (a futuristic vision of the Sabbath Millennium).
4 The foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice
(sounds and thunders) of Him who cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, YHVH of Hosts.
6 Then flew one of the seraphim to me, having a
live coal (Ritspah - feminine trait of a "Life Giver" to a glowing stone) in his hand, which he (personal pronoun 'He' added by translators, but there are no males or females in YHVH's Kingdom only male and female attributes or traits) had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
7 and he
(seraphim) touched my mouth with it, and said, Behold, this (feminine trait - live coal) has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin forgiven.

Note: I see three possibilities here. (1) The Holy Spirit (Ruwach in the Tanakh) is in the feminine form, and we know that live coals can come from flaming lamps or the seven Holy Spirits. (2) On the other hand, since this is a futuristic vision of a period of time surrounding the Sabbath Millennium, could it be that Isaiah's vision is of the actual "Day of Atonement?" or (3) a even serve a dual prophecy?

8 I heard the voice of the Almighty, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I; send me.

9 He said, "Go
(Isaiah), and tell this people, 'You hear indeed, but don't understand; and you see indeed, but don't perceive.' (This phrase is often the phrase used to define a 'Parable' or 'anthropomorphism.')

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes
(make them "Lukewarm"); lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed."

11 Then I said, "Lord, how long?" He answered, "Until cities are waste without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land becomes utterly waste,
12 and YHVH has removed men far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 If there are yet a tenth in it, it also shall in turn be eaten up: as a terebinth
(elah - feminine form for a Teel tree or any strong tree), and as an oak, whose stock remains, when they are felled; so (likewise that) the Holy Seed (Spiritual Seed of Abraham) is the (remaining ) stock (or Spiritual Remnant) of it."

Revelation 4:7-11 (continued)

7 The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.
8 and the four living creatures
(Seraphim), having each one of them six wings, are full of eyes around about and within. They have no rest day and night, saying, Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord (Supreme) YHVH, the Almighty (YHVH), who was and who is and who is to come (To The Earth).
9 Whenever
the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever,
(then) the twenty-four elders fall down before Him (YHVH) who sits on the throne, and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will throw their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 "Worthy are You, our Lord and our YHVH, to receive
(Strong's # 2983, lambano - take, receive or seize) the glory, the honor, and the power, (Strong's # 1411, dunamis - literal or figure of speech for having the ability to work miracles) for You created all things, and (only) because of . . .

. . .
Your desire they existed, and were created."

Note: For the 24 Elders to throw their crowns before the throne is a figure of speech which not only indicates the obvious sign of submission before the Almighty, but also, indicates that the crowns belong to YHVH and that they received their crowns from Him and not of themselves.

Chapter Five

The Purpose and Fulfilment of The Messiah

Revelation 5:1-14
(John sees the past and the future)

I saw, in the right hand of Him (YHVH) who sat on the throne, a book written within and on the back, sealed shut with seven seals.
2 I saw a mighty angel
(messenger) proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book, and to break its seals?"
No one (that existed at that time) in heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth was able to open the book or to look in it.

Since YHVH could not personally shed blood for the remission of sin, He was legally prevented from opening "The Book of Life," and since Y'Shua (the first human son of YHVH) obviously didn't exist (at that period of time suggested by the vision), then he was unavailable to open the book until after he was created, sacrificed, and begotten of G-d. Therefore The Messiah did not pre-exist as an entity prior to his physical birth, but did pre-exist "In The Mind" (Pneuma or Ruach) of YHVH (where he was mentally or Spiritually conceived).

4 And I wept much, because
No one (at that time in Heaven or on the Earth) was found worthy to open the book (of Life), or to look in it.

5 One of the ( 24 ) elders said to me, "Don't weep. Behold (Look! There has just appeared), the Lion (Messiah Y'Shua) who is of the tribe of Judah, the Root (physical human seed) of David, has overcome (sin, and shed his blood for our sin, and is now worthy) to open the book and its seven seals."

Y'Shua was eventually born flesh and did not sin according to the "Intent of the Law" (Y'Shua kept all Laws, Holy Traditions, Statutes, and Ordinances according to their "Intent of Love").

6 I saw in the midst of the throne and
(midst) of the four living creatures (Seraphim), and in the midst of the (24) elders, a Lamb (Messiah Y'Shua) standing, as though it (he) had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven (Holy Pneuma, Holy Spirit, seven assemblies or Flaming Lampstands. Rev. 4:5) Spirits of YHVH, sent forth into all the earth (as Witnesses of which only Smyrna, and Philadelphia fully remain).
7 Then he came, and he took it
(the "Book of Life") out of the right hand of Him (YHVH) who sat on the throne.
8 Now when he
(Messiah Y'Shua) had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb (of YHVH), each one (each elder) having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are (symbolically) the "Prayers of the Saints" (YHVH's Chosen Few).
9 They
(the Saints or True Believers) sang a new song (of both Moses and Y'Shua), saying, "You (Messiah Y'Shua) are worthy to take the book, And to open its seals: For you were killed (Sacrificed), and bought us for YHVH with your blood, Out of every tribe, language, people, and nation,
10 And made them
(The Chosen) kings and priests to our G-d (YHVH), And they (will ultimately) Reign on the Earth" (In the Coming Kingdom of YHVH on Earth under the authority of Y'Shua).

11 I saw, and I heard a voice of many angels around the throne, the
(four) living creatures, and the (twenty-four) elders; and the number of them (all) was ten thousands of ten thousands, and thousands of thousands (Literally at least 104,000,000 and probably higher, but still a low percentage of everyone ever born);

12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who has been slain to receive the power, riches, wisdom, might, honor, glory, and blessing
(from YHVH)!"

13 I heard every created thing which is in Heaven, on the Earth, under the Earth
(in the Earth), on the sea, and everything in them, saying, "To Him (YHVH) who sits on the throne, and (also) to the Lamb (Y'Shua) be the blessing, the honor, the glory, and the dominion, forever and ever. Amen."

14 The four living creatures said, "Amen!" The elders fell down and worshipped.

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