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The Book Of Revelation

Commentary by Arnold Murray, D.R.E

The Shepherd's Chapel Bible 1979

 

THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN

 

The word “revelation” is one of the few words in English that means the same in Greek or any other language. Many people feel that we are not meant to understand this book now, but the word “revelation” in Greek means a “disclosure, an appearing, a coming, an enlightening, a manifestation or to be revealed.” It comes from the root word which means “to take off the cover, or to disclose or to reveal.”

 

 

CHAPTER 01

1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John:

 

#Understand the strength of this verse. This was the revelation: not of man, but of Jesus, the Christ, given to Him by His Father to show unto His servants, things which must shortly come to pass. Who are His servants? His servants are the called, elect, if you would have it so, the first fruits, those in this great nation and other Christian nations that He has given ears to hear and eyes to see, whereby they may understand the things that He has to say. These make up true Israel.

 

2. Who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

 

#The Greek word translated as “saw” means both to hear and see. John was taken spiritually and inasmuch as he was in the Spirit, he actually saw, heard, and witnessed those things firsthand.

 

3. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this pro­phecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

 

# It says here, “the time is at hand.” Remember, these are Christ’s words, and one day is as a thousand years to God. (Ref: II Peter 3:8)

 

4. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne;

 

#Note the number “seven.” In Bible numerics, this is the number of perfec­tion. Asia, at the time this was written, was more or less the outer world in a sense. It was the outer area, and it was to spread and enlarge. So this was not necessarily written just to the churches in Asia of today, but it meant the outlying area. It means even the United States of America of today. Understand the terms “which is, which was, and is to come”. He was in the beginning, or before the beginning; He came and was crucified, and He shall return again very soon.

 

5. And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood,

 

#Christ is King of ALL. We know, from our studies in the book of Daniel, that Christ is the One that took away the, daily sacrifice, the daily letting of blood as a ritual, when He died on the cross. We know that His blood was the sacrifice for one and all times and the cleansing part of this is simp­ly knowing the truth and believing on Him. To go one step further is to know your destiny and how you are to serve Him.

 

6. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. A’-men.

 

#He has made us kings and priests unto God. You are priests. When the son of perdition, or the false christ, comes saying he is Christ, you will be priests to the whole world. You are the firstfruits, those that have ears to hear and understand what is about to happen. You will stand against this Satanic force, the political sys­tem and Satan himself, to let your loved ones and the world know the truth.

 

7. Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kin­dreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, A’-men.

 

# Note it says,“ and every eye shall see Him.” Even the ones who crucified Him, the Kenites, will see Him come. The word “Kenite” means sons of Cain. See App. 11. It is these sons of Cain who have carried on the work of Lucifer down through the years until the pre­sent day. Those who have been chosen by Him, as well as the Kenites, (who slipped in among the Jewish people in Jerusalem in 1948 and claim to be God’s chosen people, when in fact they are of Lucifer,) will all witness this great time of His coming.

 

8. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

9. I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

 

#John leaves no doubt that he was for Jesus Christ and His total Word.

 

10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.

 

#What is the “Lord’s day”? It is that final day, the last day of the sixth dispensation, the day just before the millennium begins. To fully under­stand the book of Revelation, you must understand that John was taken from the isle of Patmos in the Spirit, and was lifted up to this day, beyond us, and was shown things that would soon happen to us. This is why it is stipulated in the second verse that he saw and heard these things, was actually there witnessing this, and the time was the very last day of this dispensation.

 

Note Inserted:  A day with the Lord is as a 1000 years  to man (2 Peter 3:8).  So, this is talking about the first day of the millennium. 

 

11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Eph’-e-sus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Per’-ga-mos, and unto Thy-a-ti’-ra, and unto Sar’-dis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto La-od­-i-ce’—a.

 

#Notice that it is Christ Himself speaking here. Note how He wants it all written down in a book, and that book of truths given to each and every one of the seven churches.*

 

12. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

13. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

 

#Note this Son of man, was Jesus Christ Himself.

 

14. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire;

 

#The eyes mirror the soul. With the soul that He has embodied within Him­self as the true Son of God, the eyes would set forth quite a countenance.

 

15. And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters.

 

#The word “waters” is symbolic of peoples in Revelation. He had a voice that was the sound of many people, a voice of authority.

 

16. And He had in his right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength.

 

# This sword would be quite a spectacle to a person picturing an actual sword sticking out of Jesus’ mouth. What comes from your mouth, other than your voice? His truth is the two-edged sword, tie very tongue of His mouth. Babylon, which comes from the Hebrew word “babel”, means confusion. This sword of truth is going to cause pre­sent day babylon to fall, because a lie cannot stand in front of truth. He will be using YOU as a tool to speak through, so your own mouth will be a part of the sword.

 

17. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the First and the Last:

18. I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever­more, A’-men; and have the keys of hell and of death.

 

# “I am alive for evermore.” Or, He will return at the end of the sixth dispensation to begin His millennial reign with you. You who join Him at His return will be gathered; (this is your so—called rapture”). He will gather the elect to teach with Him. In Hebrews 2:14, He tells that His purpose for coming here was to do the very things that are entailed in this verse. He came here to die on this earth, and that gave Him the keys and the authority whereby He could once and for all destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.

 

19. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

 

#Understand that they were on the Lord’s day at that time or the last day of this sixth dispensation. He said to write about things which are and things that shall he hereafter.

 

20. The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven can­dlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

 

# Christ used symbolic things throughout the scripture, whether of nature or just as a prop to get a point across. What He is saving here is that these things John has seen are actually the seven churches that shall be at this time, or just prior to this, and how they will be reacting.

 

 

CHAPTER 02

1. Unto the angel of the church of Eph’-e--sus write; These things saith He that holdeth the seven stars in His right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks.

2. I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

 

# To whom is God talking here? This is a church, or group of people, who know who the evil ones are. They know the identity of the liars, the sons of Satan, the Kenites who have come from Cain all the way from the beginning

 

3. And hast borne, and hast patience, and for My name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

 

#These people are obviously very strong.

 

4. Nevertheless I have somewhat a­gainst thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

 

# A great deal can be read into this verse. It could be referring to many of the churches that know the national level of things and what the beast system involves. They have left Christ more or less out of it. They try to fight the battle without Him. This cannot he done. What is “thy first love”? It is Jesus Christ. They must turn back to Christ as the King, who is soon coming back to reign. They will reign with Him, if first they return to the love of Jesus Christ.

 

5. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works: or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of His place, except thou repent.

 

# He is saving that without repentance He will cease sending the truth to people, whereby they will not know the end or the things that are going to happen so that they will not know how to react or how to be a servant of His.

 

6. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nic-o—la’-i-­tans, which I also hate.

 

# There are no written records anywhere which deal with the Nicolaitans. This verse refers to something that is to happen in the future. In the Hebrew translation the word for Nicolaitans means “Baalimites”; Baal, being Luci­fer or Satanic people. You, just as the church in this verse, recognize that fact and He is proud that you do. They claim to be the chosen people of God, when in fact they are not, but are really Kenites, stemming from Cain’s seed. So in this verse, He is talking to a group of people that do in fact know their own identity.

 

7. He that hath an ear, let him hearwhat the Spirit saith unto the chur­ches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

 

#What is the “tree of life”? It is Jesus Christ Himself. He is saying, those of you who have an ear to hear will be able to partake directly of His inheritance. He is in the midst of the paradise of God. What a beauti­ful thought.

 

8. And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the First and the Last, which was dead, and is alive;

 

# Please note how He bears down on the fact that He was dead and is alive. This resurrection has everything to do with this book. If you do not be­lieve that Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected and raised from the dead by the Father, then you waste your time reading further.

 

9. I know thy works, and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

 

# The Kenites began to call themselves Jews in Jer. 35:11, and the Greek word “Jew’ means to be a descendant of Judah (true Israel) and/or merely a resident of Judea. See App. II. The Kenites claim to be the chosen ones of God, but in fact are not, and are the synagogue of Satan. Lucifer’s own household, who refuse to accept Jesus Christ.

 

10. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried: and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

 

# This verse refers to the 13th chapter of Mark where those, who recognize the false christ and his children, will be delivered up because they stand against the false christ. For what purpose? For a testimony for Jesus Christ. Then there will be tribulation for 10 days. Daniel’s prophetic days, which are 1.485 years each, make this ten day period a little more than 14 years in length. See App. I. This tribulation started in 1967 when the old city of Jerusalem fell to the Ke­nites during the 6 day war. Calcu­lating 14 years from that date brings us to 1981. Notice the crown talked about here. It is an Eternal crown, giving the wearer an eternity to praise Him.

 

11. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

 

# What is this second death? It is the result of that testing at the end of the millennium, as we see in Revela­tion 20:6. and 20:14.

 

12. And to the angel of the church in Per’-ga-mos write; These things saith He which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

 

#This sword is His word, His truth, and we will carry this Word forth. Pergamos is a city in Mysia which was famous for the worship of Aescula­pius, to whom the title of Soter (mean­ing savior) was given. Soter’s emblem was the serpent. This is identified with Apollo in Acts 16:16 where the word is “divination”. “Divination” in Greek means python”, serpent or destroyer”; which was destroyed by Apollo. We see then, that this is an evil place, where Satan exercises his power and authority.

 

13. I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast My name, and hast not denied My faith, even in those days wherein An’—ti—pas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

 

#The phrase, “where Satan’s seat is”, fixes the time of this revelation as future. Satan’s seat will be geographi­cally located in that place only at the end of this present age. Take the word “Antipas”. Antipas in Greek means anti-father; “anti” being against, and “pas” being father. Pas has never been used to mean our Father, so we shall call “pas” the falsefather. We will equate Antipas for the moment with the two witnesses in Revelation, Chapter 11. Now we see “Antipas” emerging as a faithful martyr who is against, (anti) the falsefather, (pas). We are standing with John in the 20th century looking at our own time through his eyes.

 

14. But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

 

# What would this stumbling block do? It could confuse to the extent that a person or people would not be able to differentiate between the Kenites of the world and the true chosen elect.

 

15. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nic—o—la’—i-tans, which thing I hate.

 

#Remember the Nicolaitans are also Baalimites or of Baal.

 

16. Repent: or else I will come unto thee quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

17. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden man’-na, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

 

# The “hidden manna” is the truth fed directly from the Father. White stands for purity. This “stone,” which is #5586 in Greek, is used only in this one place in the entire Bible. It means “a pebble worn smooth by handing while counting”. In Revelation 13:18 the word “count” (#5585) is used “to count the number of the beast”. It means pebbles or stones to enumerate the identity of the beast and his chil­dren. Both “stone” and “count” come from the primary word #5584, which means “to verify by contact” or “to search for. Satan’s name in Ezekiel 28 is Tyrus, which means “rock”, and is the Hebrew word #6865. His children, the Kenites, are “stones” and “pebbles” symbolically speaking. By knowing who and where the Kenites are, we possess the hidden manna or hidden truth and will be able to identify their father, the false christ, when he comes. Yahveh is revealing a truth here for those who will receive it.

 

18. And unto the angel of the church in Thy-a—ti’-ra write; These things saith the Son of God, who bath His eyes like unto a flame of fire, and His feet are like fine brass.

 

# Again, here is this purity and out­standing countenance coming from the face.

 

19. I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy pa­tience, and thy works: and the last to be more than the first.

20. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou suf­ferest that woman Jez’—e—hel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacri­ficed unto idols.

 

# Let us understand this verse very clearly. Again, we are dealing with a people who know the truth as to whom the Kenites are. This Jezebel is not the Jezebel of the Old Testament, but the Jezebel of the New Testament, that harlot in Revelation 17:4-5 who rides upon the back of babylon, or confusion. Those people today, who do not know there will be a personal individual false christ in the last days, will be misled. What does it mean “to seduce My servants and commit fornication?” He is talking about His servants, the elect, to seduce them to pay homage to the false christ. Even if they know who the false chil­dren are, if they believe not that the false christ shall come in person, then when he comes in all his splendor (which is part of what Satan’s name means) to deceive the world, then he will deceive them also, and he will cause them to pay homage to him, and possibly believe upon him.

 

21. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

 

# Let’s equate Jezebel with the people today who are willfully ignorant as to the Bible’s warning concerning our current condition. These people are being given time to know the truth and to repent of their sins; yet, they do not study to show themselves ap­proved just as she did not repent. And the Bible shows us they will not.

 

22. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

 

# He is going to cast her into a bed of deception. Refer to II Thessalon­ians, “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”

 

23. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

 

# This is not an actual death. Since the adults allow themselves to be de­ceived by her, their children will die a spiritual death.

 

24. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thy-a--ti’-ra, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

 

# Or those who reject the doctrine of Jezebel, He will set free.

 

25. But that which ye have already, hold fast till I come.

26. And he that overcometh, and keep­eth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

 

#There is great strength in this verse. The Greek word translated “nations”. is “ethnos”, which means race. So it appears that we are not talking about Israel nations, but rather the races of the world. The overcomer will reign over them, not in a sense of power, but of love and compassion. Those, that have the ears to hear, will have the opportunity to teach with Christ through the millennium.

 

27. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of My Father.

28. And I will give him the morning star.

 

#The “morning star” is Jesus Christ. “Morning star” also translates to mean “early light”. The word “morning” is the Greek word #3720, meaning “ear­ly”. The word “star” is the Greek word #796 meaning “light”. The message of Jesus Christ and full knowledge does give the elect early knowledge or light. Thus, they are prepared for the last days, whereas others will have it come upon them unawares.

 

29. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches

 

#So far, the people of the churches we have covered know the truth; yet, He is still somewhat against many of them. The church at Smyrna was the only one He seemed to have nothing against.

 

 

CHAPTER 03

1. And unto the angel of the church in Sar’-dis write; These things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

 

#Sardis is a merchant town. The word means “mother of gods” or, if you would have it so, the mother of false gods, so, in a sense, they are dead to the truth.

 

2. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

 

# Without repentance and love for Him, there is no knowledge of the season of His return, but if His servants watch closely, He will give them knowl­edge of the approximate time of His coming.

 

4. Thou hast a few names even in Sar’-dis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy.

5. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name before My Father, and before His angels.

 

#The Christ in the overcomer brings about the state of purity that calls for “white raiment”. Understand, the overcomers in this book are the “first­fruits”.

 

6. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the chur­ches.

7. And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, he that hath the key of David. He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

 

#The “key of David is the knowledge of the true genealogy of Christ as opposed to the true genealogy of the false christ. It is being able to dis­tinguish between the “wheat group” and the “tare group”. It is the knowl­edge of to whom the truth is written and what their destiny is to be. No man can shut, deceive, or sway the mind when the truth of the true Christ resides in his heart.

 

8. I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name.

 

# He has opened the door. In other words, He has given the full truth. The knowledge concerning the identity of the Kenites and their false-god will protect the elect, who will not deny His name by accepting the false christ.

 

9. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

 

# He recognizes those who claim to be God’s chosen people, but in fact, are the children of Satan. He explains who they are in the 13th chapter of Matthew in the parable of the tares. Note that He says they will worship at our feet. This is an act of love. It is a love brought about as we teach and lead them to the fullness of Christ in the millennium; a love for the Christ that is in us.

 

10. Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

 

#Hold fast to the truth of Christ, so that no man can deceive you.

 

12. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name.

 

# The phrase “My new name” refers di­rectly to Revelation 14:1. Those who do not receive the mark of the beast in their minds will have Yah­veh’s seal in their foreheads. He will place it in their minds. In other words, we will see the contrast between the deceived, those who believe in the false christ, and the undeceived, those who believe in the true Christ.

 

13. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

14. And unto the angel of the church of the La-od—i—ce’-ans write: These things saith the A’-men, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

 

#Notice that the Father is not saying either in error or not in error in this particular verse. He is referring to the middle-of-the-roaders. It’s possible to fit many of the churches of today into this mold. They are deceived by the political situation and political beast. They flow through life trying not to step out of line, whether that step be right or wrong. They won’t even stand up for Jesus if it will hurt the cash flow. He tells us in the next verse how He will handle these folks.

 

16. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My mouth.

17. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

 

#Underline the word “blind”, because they are blind to the truth. He has sent them a delusion. They think they are rich, but they are spiritually poverty stricken. They are stripped naked because they have not the cloak of the truth.

 

18. I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesaive, that thou mayest see.

 

# He wants you as His own. Here He gives counsel as to how you may be spiritually rich and clothed in pur­ity.

 

19. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

 

# How many times do we tell our own children that we are punishing them because we love them? It’s not diffi­cult to understand what our Father means in this verse.

 

20. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.

 

# Most church doctrines today take this verse and make it look as though Christ stands at your door 365 days a year. In Greek, however, it says “when I knock, you will hear My voice and then open the door”. When He calls, you will answer. Some Bible scholars, Ginsburg, for one, think it is almost blasphemous to picture Christ in the Spirit, standing at each door and begging for a continuous space of time.

 

21. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.

 

#Understand the love and tenderness in this verse. You, the firstfruits, will be there with Him, as He sits down with the Father.

 

22. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

 

# All seven churches have now been covered. It gives us a great deal to think about as we equate their prob­lems with present day problems. We know that more so than ever we must be on our guard, because the time soon approaches. As we continue this study of Revelation, we pray that God may bless us in accepting His truth.

 

 

CHAPTER 04

1. After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.

 

# Bear in mind, John is actually right there on the threshold of heaven. We know when the last trumpet sounds, that is the day of Yahveh. We know John was taken to that day.He is going to be shown, not only what will happen, but what does happen up until that time.

 

2. And immediately I was in the spir­it: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.

 

#The One that sat on the throne was Yahveh, the living God.

 

3. And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emer­ald.

 

# The sight which John saw of the pre­cious stones and the rainbow, no doubt, was the Shekinah Glory. It is diffi­cult for us to imagine at this time, just what His appearance is, but we know from Johns description it is spectacular.

 

4. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

5. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

6. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne. and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

 

# Note the crystal here. It means abso­lute purity. The Greek word used here for “beast” is “zoon”. It means living ones or creatures. They are not angels or men. Their sole task is to love God and guard the throne. They are always present when the throne is men­tioned. They cannot be swayed away from their master by choice, even their own. They have been set there as pro­tectors of the throne. This beast (zoon) is different from the satanic or serpentine beast (therion, meaning venomous beast) which is used through­out the rest of the Revelation. Look and see how many times the definition of “a living creature” has been trans­lated into the English word “beast” when it only means a living creature. These four “beasts” were with God from the beginning. They are referred to in Genesis as cherubims (the Hebrew word Kerub). They were part of the cherubims that were placed in the gar­den to protect the tree of life (Christ) and to keep man from partaking of it at that particular time, which would have given man eternal life in the state of sin even in the garden.

 

7. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf , and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

 

# Refer to Ezekiel 1:10 for this verse. Also refer to Numbers 2:2 where the encampment of Israel is set forth. The lion is Judah, which was always on the east. Reuben is on the south and is the man. Ephraim, on the west, is the ox. Dan, on the north, is the eagle. So here is the throne of God in the midst of Israel.

 

8. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him: and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

 

#They were all knowing and all seeing. They were sensitive to all things that went on around the throne. Ezeki­el 1:8 speaks of the same creatures. They were on the flying wheels de­scribed by Ezekiel. To whom do the creatures refer when calling “holy, holy, holy”? None other than Yahveh, our living God, We continually see these four creatures in His pres­ence, paying homage day and night to our Father.

 

9. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

10. The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

 

 

# They cast their crowns before the throne, because the power which comes from the throne allows them to wear the crowns.

 

11. Thou art worthy, 0 Lord, to re­ceive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.

 

# All things ever created were created specifically for Yahveh’s pleasure. He alone is counted worthy to receive honor, glory and power, because in Him alone resides the power to create.

 

 

CHAPTER 05

1. And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

 

# Note how many times the number seven appears in Revelation. This is a very important number. It is the number of completion. We will be discuss­ing this “book” quite often in our study of Revelation. Notice, “Him that sat on the throne” is Yahveh, not Christ. The “book” which is the truth, is in His hand, but it is sealed. Let’s compare this verse to Ezekiel 2:9, “and when I looked, behold an hand was sent unto me and lo, a role of a book was therein, and He spread it before me and it was written within and without and there was writ­ten therein lamentations and warnings and woe”. Now, “within and without” means it was abundantly complete and contained all truths and all facts. “Moreover He said unto me, Son of man eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth and He caused me to eat that roll. And He said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.” In a way we find that this is the way the Identity mes­sage is at first. When we partake of it, it is bitter to the stomach. It changes a lot of things we have already been taught by the churches we have attended. However, when we finally understand it, it becomes sweetness to us to understand the full plan of God and the salvation He has for all mankind. It then becomes a very beaut­iful thing to us. Read on in Ezekiel 3:13 and you will see the same four creatures mentioned in Revelation 4:6 and again in Revelation 5 and how the “book” relates to the book of Revelation. What is in the “book” we are reading about? The “book” pertains to the tree of life, which is Jesus Christ. It is through Him that we receive eternity. If we under­stand the “book”, we understand the plan of God.

 

2. And I saw a strong angel proclaim­ing with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

3. And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look there­on.

 

#No one was worthy to open the “book” but Jesus, the only One without blem­ish.

 

4. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

5. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

 

# These descriptions refer to Jesus Christ. He has prevailed. John was seeing the last day, when the trump is sounded. Christ has already been crucified, as the next verse proves.

 

6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

 

# This shows the crucifixion had already taken place. These are the same seven spirits that were sent unto the chur­ches. The seven spirits are all linked together by the Holy Ghost. If Jesus Christ is the only one who has the authority and power to break the seals and look into the book, then how can we look into it? Because Christ is in us. The Kenites cannot see this because they reject Christ.

 

7. And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne.

8. And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints.

 

# The saints are of Israel. Psalm 148:14 tells us who the saints are. “….praise of all of His saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto Him .“

 

9. And they sung a new song, saying. Thou art worthy to take the book and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

 

Inserted Note:  The elect are separated into two groups being 1> the elect (144,000) and, 2> the very elect (7,000).  The 144,000 elect are deceived at first, however will learn the truth and stand against Satan before Christ returns.  The 7,000 "very elect" know the truth before Satan arrives, and they will never "bow a knee to Baal". 

 

# Note it says a NEW song. Revelation 14:3 tells us that only the 144,000, (the elect or the firstfruits) can sing this song. They are the wife, or the bride as they are called in other books of the Bible. They are the ones who have not been defiled with women for they are virgins (they that didn’t fall and worship the false christ) and remained true to the real Father. As Revelation 14:4—5 says, “These are they that follow the Lamb where ever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile; for they are without fault before the throne of God.” Only the firstfruits would recognize the fact that Jesus is the only One worthy to open the seals. You are precious to Him as a part of the first fruits who can sing this song. The prophets knew the seals would be opened and longed to see the day.

 

10. And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

11. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

 

#Daniel 7:10 tells of these same thous­ands upon thousands that are before the throne. There are a few that be is going to collect right now. The rest will have to wait for the “short season” the Bible mentions, until the end of the millennium.

 

12. Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

13. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I say­ing, Blessing and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

14. And the four beasts said, A’-men. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.

 

# A quick recap of this chapter would show that the sealed book is the truth that you know. You have already been granted the right to partake of the sealed book somewhat, because it is the very thing you are holding in your hand, the Holy Word of God. This is your destiny, the destiny of the Israel people. It is the story of what will come to pass in our lifetime and it will help us lead our people through.

 

 

CHAPTER 06

1. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

2. And I saw, and behold a Whitehorse and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him; and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

 

# The word “behold” in Greek means more than just behold. It means to leave your own body and go out and engulf whatever it is that you are looking upon and to take it in, in its entirety; to understand it, in all its completeness.

# This appearance is diverse and oppo­site of the Lord and Saviour who rides the white horse in Revelation 19:11. This is the false christ who is stand­ing in his place trying to be Him, riding on a white horse. Revelation 13:5-7 tells about the power given to this false christ. He has no power of his own, but that which is given to him by Yahveh. It would appear that Satan’s system began to build with the start of peace talks in ‘78, which are leading us to one-worldism.

#The Greek word for “bow” in this verse is “toxon”, (5115 and 5088). It does not mean a bow like a bow and arrow, but rather a bow made of a sim­ple fabric. It. has the Greek base word (5088) which means to be able to bear seed. It identifies Lucifer, the Kenite. right to the very last draw. This simple colored fabric is a counterfeit for the bow that sits round about the throne of God, which is spoken of in the 4th chapter. The false christ appears to be Christ by imitating the Messiah. He is not to be feared by you, as it is your Father who gives him his power. The false christ will promise you that all will be yours if you worship him, just as in Luke 4:6 Satan offered Jesus power and glory if He would worship him. This has been his theme down through the ages. He had been a covering cherub that was to guard the mercy seat. However, when he de­manded that the heavens and the angels worship him instead of Yahveh, hate rather than love crept into his being. When you are approached by him, tell him what Christ told him, “Get thee behind me, Satan”. You have the power to do this. He cannot overcome the Christ that is in you, because it is that very Christ who gave him his power. The reason for this rather lengthy dissertation is that I want to impress upon you that you need not fear Satan’s power, because it is your Father who gave it to him temporarily.

 

3. And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second Beast say, Come and see.

4. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

 

#The rider of the red horse has the power to make war. The Greek word for “another” in this verse is “allos”, (243) which means “different, yet of the same kind”. In other words, it draws its power from the same place as the white horse. They have their king in common, who is Lucifer him­self. Who is the red horse? Many scholars will disagree with this, but reference it yourself. The answer lies in Genesis 27 in the story of Esau, whose nation was called Edom, meaning “red”. When he realized he had lost his birthright by selling it for a bowl of porridge, he was very grieved and asked God, do you take all this from me, can you give me a portion? His answer was that he would become a strong nation and live by the sword and die by the sword. We find then, that the “red horse” exem­plifies the red hordes of Russia who are now armed to take peace from the earth. Who is their commander? Their leader is not God; they are atheistic. Their God is Lucifer. We are talking about a Satanic nation, a red nation. The red horse stands by and is ready to march upon true Israel at Lucifer’s command.

 

5. And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third Beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

 

# The black horse represents famine. Famine of food, but also of truth. Death always follows famine, which we witness in the pale horse that fol­lows. The rider represents Kenite merchants who have slipped in among the Jews (Rev. 3:9). The balance or scales are rigged to cheat (Amos 8:1-5) which brings about the inflation in the next verse.

 

6. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four Beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three meas­ures of barley for a penny, and see thou not hurt the oil and wine.

 

# This verse describes inflation. A penny, as it is mentioned here, is a denarius (1220). At the time this was written, a day’s wage was one penny. Normally, one could buy eight loaves with a day’s wage, but John describes a time of inflation when it required the entire day’s wage to buy just one loaf. This indicates that there will be hardships to face, but it is not necessary for the elect to worry. Read the last sentence of this verse. It says not to hurt the oil and the wine. In Revelation 9:4 the locusts were commanded not to hurt “any green thing”. Also, they were not to hurt “any tree”. Grapes grow on green vines and olives which give oil grow on trees. This reiterates the fact that the oil and wine will not be hurt. The “oil and wine” stand for the very elect of Israel. We are in the 3-1/2 years, and from our stud­ies in the book of Ezekiel, we know that the city (Jerusalem during the 6 day war) has been smitten and that we should be dumb no more. Therefore, these prophecies begin to speak to us with the simplicity of the teachings of Jesus Christ and we realize our responsibilities. Then it is not diffi­cult to stand up to the trials of to­day, because we know that His promises are sound and that He will not depart from us. This verse shows hardships and hurts coming for everyone except the elect.

 

7. And when He had opened the fourth seal. I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

8. And I looked, and beheld a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

 

# These beasts (therion in Greek, mean­ing venomous), are the beast powers of the earth. The beast powers are politically strong, secret councils of Kenites who give orders to the United States, Russia and other world governments. The death and famine described in this verse are the natural result of the inflation brought in by the black horse in verse 5. The four judgments in Ezekiel 14:21 are the same as the four in this verse.

Then Ezekiel talks about the remnant.

In this remnant are “both sons and daughters”, so you ladies will have a great deal to do in this. He shows also there that He has a purpose and knows what He is doing.

# The time is very soon when the elect shall stand and not he hurt. Pesti­lence will not bother you. The un­sealed will be hurt, because they will be molested by Lucifer himself. You, however, as Ezekiel says will be a comfort to them because they will see your ways and your doings.

 

9. And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

 

# Notice, the souls are under the altar, not in the ground as the eulogies say in a burial service. The soul goes hack to Yahveh, from whence it came.

 

10. And they cried with a loud voice, saying. How long 0 Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth”

 

# The phrase, “avenge our blood on them on earth”, proves that they had been in this world and were offended by the children of Satan.

 

11. And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

 

# The Father is saving here that what is spoken of in Mark 13 must come to pass before He avenges their blood. This is to say that you, the elect, will be delivered up for refusing to accept the false christ. Christ will speak through you at that time. Through your lips the truth will go out to all the world. It is God’s plan. It is your destiny.

 

12. And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

 

# Compare this verse to Matthew 24:29 about the moon not shining and the sun not giving off light. Both verses speak of the return of the real Messi­ah; not the false messiah riding a white horse as verse 2 mentions. So, we see the false christ (in v.2 of this chapter and v. 2 of chapter 9 trying to fulfill the prophetic return of the real Christ.

 

13. And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

 

# Remember the parable of the fig tree in Mark 13 and Matthew 24. Learn about this parable. Jesus didn’t say possibly you should learn it, but He said, learn it! The tree is a false tree. Notice it puts forth bad figs. What does Matthew say about it? He says to pray that your flight be not in winter. When is the harvest time? It is in the summer and fall. When you are cast untimely, it means you are harvested out of season. So when the false christ appears first. (II Thessalonians 2:3), many will think he is the Christ come to “rapture” or reign. They will be deceived. They will not wait for the true Christ’s arrival, therefore they will be har­vested out of season.

 

14. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together: and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

 

# Mountain used here, is and can be construed to be political powers and structures. We know this has reference to the great confusion existing today, which will fall apart or dissipate when He returns.

 

15. And kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman. and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16. And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

 

#At this time they will be well aware of the false christ and know they have been deceived by him. Because of their ignorance concerning the millennium and the true love of God, they will believe they are doomed to hell.

 

17. For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

 

# The answer here is very simple. The 144,000 saints that were not de­ceived shall stand.

 

Inserted Note:  The 144,000 elect are deceived at first, but the 7,000 very elect teach them the truth before the true Christ returns.  Since the 144,000 sincerely ask for forgiveness before Christ returns, they are washed clean and spiritually are virgins at this time. 

 

 

CHAPTER 07

 

# Note that the number seven in Bible numerics means spiritual completeness and Chapter 7 speaks of combining and wrapping up the full 144,000 saints into a spiritual completeness.

 

1. And after these things I saw: four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

 

# The words “winds of the earth”, ac­cording to the concordance, mean a very devastating wind.

 

2. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels. to Whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea.

 

# Notice that it is Yahveh that allows this hurt. Also, the angel is talking loudly not softly.

 

3. Saving, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

 

# These hurts will not be completed until we list 144.000 in our ranks. The angel is saying, Stop! Hold everything! Go no further, until we have sealed the elect.

 

4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed a hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the chil­dren of Israel.

5. Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thou­sand.

6. Of the tribe of Asher were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Naph-‘tali were sealed twelve thousand, of the tribe of Manas’-seh were sealed twelve thousand.

7. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Is’-sachar were sealed twelve thousand.

8. Of the tribe of Zeb’-ulun were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

9. After this I beheld, and lo a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and of peoples, and tongues, stood before the throne. and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, arid palms in their hands:

 

# The words “after this” are important to note. He sees this vision after the sealing of the 144,000. Evidently when the 7000 are delivered up before the synagogue, there will also be many Gentiles converted. Their task will be to set up their own na­tions throughout the millennium. There will be a place for the multitudes. Part of the multitude are the people who wore the white robes and were be­fore the throne in Revelation 6: 11.

 

10. And cried with a loud voice say­ing, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

 

#They love Him and have given them­selves over to Him.

 

11. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and wor­shipped God,

 

# If the whole world would do this now, we wouldn’t be in our present trouble­some situation.

 

12. Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and hon­our, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

 

# You can take great comfort in this verse. He is your God, and you are His. And this power He will not withhold from you.

 

13. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

 

# It is evident here that there will be more than the 144,000 brought through.

 

14. And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribu­lation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

 

# It is during the time of the great tribulation when the 144,000 are being gathered. Notice it says they washed their own robes. I want you to grasp the magnitude of the next statement. Not only, beloved, are you as the first fruits going to lead the 144,000, but the very voice, which is given to you by Yahveh in Mark 13:11, is going to direct multitudes. When He says you are priests and that you will preach to the world it will not just be preaching, as it were, to deaf ears, but it will be successful, and multi­tudes will hear you. What happens when a Gentile accepts the Saviour in total love and understanding? He obtains the ability to wash his robes in the blood of Jesus. That is what salvation is, and it is for the Gen­tiles. The 144,000 are coming out of Israel, but there will be more com­ing out of the multitudes. Talk about bringing peace to the world, about bringing love and understanding; you, the elect, are going to bring this all about with Yahvehs’ help.

 

15. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

 

# These verses show that there is a special reward for the Gentile who comes in before the millennium. No doubt, according to Revelation 21:24, they will be leaders among their own during this time.

 

16. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

17. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living foun­tains of water: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

 

# “Fountains of water” can be equated to the fountain of life. Christ shall lead us. He shall take us to the living waters as He wipes the tears of death from our eyes. Praise Yahveh.

 

 

CHAPTER 08

 

# The eighth chapter foretells of the coming of the false christ.

 

1. And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

 

#Note how it does not say in this verse that there would be silence in the earth, but in heaven for half an hour. Why will there be silence? Because the “souls under the altar” (or in heaven) (Revelation 6:9-10), are watching and observing for they know that God is about to cast Lucifer onto the earth, which begins his “little season”: the beginning of the end.

 

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

 

# The Greek word for “and” used here is a “polysyndeton”. It means “a strong association with the living God.” It’s a very special word, and the Eng­lish word “and” simply doesn’t do it justice. Note that these are the seven trumpets. When the seventh trumpet sounds, that is the last trump. It is the end and judgment is upon us. (Revelation 11:15)

 

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.

 

#These are the prayers of all saints in Revelation 6:10 since the beginning of time: to be avenged by God on Luci­fer and his Kenite children. He is a jealous God and vengeance belongs to Him. This is where it begins.

 

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.

 

#The prayers of all the saints ascend­ing up before God at the same time no doubt touches His heart and brings about what follows.

 

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.

 

# This verse has a strong relationship to I Kings 19:11 regarding earthquakes. God let Elijah know that he had nothing to fear just as we today hare nothing to fear. God told Elijah that He had 7000 set aside who had not bent a knee to Baal and would do Gods work. Romans 11:4—5 proves that this is last day Prophecy. Perhaps even the reader is one of the 7000, the very elect. Symbolically the earth­quakes will also shake the governmental systems.

 

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 the green grass was burnt up.

 

Inserted Note:  The first trump is speaking about the deception of the first earth age.  One third may also be spiritually dead during the deception (tribulation) of Anti-Christ. 

 

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;

 

# In Revelation 17:15 we see that the “waters” are clearly defined as “peo­ple, multitudes and nations, and tongues”. Therefore, the great star fell upon people, not water. What is the star? In Luke 10:18—20 Christ said “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven”. In Isaiah 14:12 it says, How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning? How art thou cut down to the ground (earth), which didst weaken the nations (people)”. We see this verse come to pass in this chapter of Revelation. Lucifer is the Hebrew word #1966 (Heylel, bright star. Let there he no doubt, Lucifer will fall physically onto the earth as the false Christ. People who think he is Christ at his appearance will die a spiritual death by believing on him. Only the True Christ can give spiritual life. Pray that you are alert and one of the elect that will not bow a knee to satan or Lucifer. Romans 11.

 

Inserted Note:  The "great Star" falling at the third trump is when Satan is actually booted from heaven. 

 

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

 

# Now that we know who the star is, we learn his name in this verse is given as “wormwood”. This is the Greek word #894 which means calamity or bitterness. The people “waters” become saturated in his bitterness (deception) and in turn deceive other men, because all that partake of him become bitter and die a spiritual death. To die a spiritual death means, of course, to lose eternal life.

 

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.

 

# Refer to the commentary on Revelation 6:12.

 

13. And I beheld and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitors of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels which are yet to sound!

 

# Note these woes are to the inhabitors of the earth. The first four trumpets told of the false christ’s coming. The last three trumpets are woe trum­pets to the earth, not heaven, as Luci­fer will be on the earth during their soundings.

 

 

CHAPTER 09

1. And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

 

# This is the first trumpet of woe to the earth. Underline the word “earth”, so there will he no mistake as to where Lucifer will fall. Revela­tion 12:9 states, “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth”.

 

2. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

 

#Refer to the commentary on Revelation 6:12. The smoke can he likened to the deception of the false christ.

 

3. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

4. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

 

# We can assume from this that these are not locusts. These creatures are to torment men, whereas the literal locust is a torment to vegetation. We are dealing, instead, with the scorpions, which are the servants of Lucifer. The scorpion, by the way, has a venomous sting and so we see a correlation between them and the wicked beast system. But, Jesus Christ is telling you something in this. He uses insects, water, wind, trees, animals, seasons, all of nature itself, to relate something to you because you can identify with the things you can see. Isn’t it wonderful that he uses the things we see to explain a truth, yet gives us the faith to be­lieve in Him, whom we have not seen.

 

5. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

 

# The Season during which the common locust feeds upon vegetation is gener­ally from May through September, which is a five month period. So Jesus Him­self has told us when the false christ appears, it will be in that season and at that time of the year. We are told here that Satan will loose locusts upon us (these locusts being his henchmen or children), and we are told in the 24th chapter of Matthew that our time of tribulation will be shortened. Therefore, this passage gives us a clue to the length of time. Lucifer was supposed to have three and one half years to reign; however, Jesus says that has been shortened. He is telling you the season of the year to be on watch for Lucifer’s appearance. He is telling you that the time span has been shortened to five months. Praise God! He is good to His chosen. He has recorded it all and it is up to us to study and understand.

 

6. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

 

# Many will be seeking death because they will have been misled into thinking that they are entering eternal life, and they will not find it, because he isn’t the true Christ. Only Jesus Christ can give eternal life.

 

7. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle, and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold and their faces were as the faces of men.

 

# Horses symbolize strength. So we see the power of these false teachers (locusts) as they influence the Christ­ian world saying that Christ has re­turned! Just as Lucifer is counterfeit­ing the real Christ, these men (lo­custs) are counterfeiting God’s elect who will he given a crown.

 

8. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

 

# The “hair of women” gives them a gentle appearance, but their teachings and actions will have the same effect as a lion when it attacks. He doesn’t just clamp off the blood supply thereby strangling his prey, he utterly rips and tears it to pieces.

 

9. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

 

# The breastplate is false too. Israel’s breastplate is made up of jewels. We see yet another counterfeit.

 

10. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings their tails: and their power was hurt men five months.

 

#Note, the 3—1/2 years are shortened to five months. Praise His Name!

 

11. And they had a king over them which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is A-bad’-don, but in the Greek tongue hath his name A-poply-on.

 

# The word “Abaddon” in Hebrew mean “a destroying angel. “Apolly—on, which is #623 in Greek, means “a de­stroyer, Satan.” Let there be no doubt who this king is. It is Satan come to earth to lead his army of false religious teachers to deceive, if pos­sible, even the elect. Do you have ears to bear?

 

12. One woe is past; and, behold there come two woes more hereafter.

 

# The first woe is past. This means that the false christ has set up on earth his false kingdom and religion. His reign now begins.

 

13. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God.

14. Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Eu-phra’-t es.

 

# The word “Eu-phra’tes” in the Hebrew tongue means “to break forth” (6578). Jeremiah 46: 4—10 shows the power of the prophecies when the river Eu-phra-­‘tes is involved. Some translations call these four angels “four mighty demons”, “fallen angels” or “demon angels”. Be that as it may, it is obvious that they are the generals who lead Satan’s one world false reli­gious teachers. Take comfort in Christ’s words to the elect in Luke10:19: “I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 

15. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

 

# Hour, day, month, year. These are fixed points of time, not periods of duration. The four points of time being under one article and one prepo­sition show that the occasion is one particular moment appointed by God. The elect are to be wise and know the approximate time, but only God knows the instant.

 

16. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand, thousand: and I heard the number of them.

17. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them. having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

 

# Note the fire issued from their mouths, which means lies poured forth saying their false christ is the true Messiah. Those who listen and are deceived by them await the lake of fire, smoke and brimstone. Do you have ears to hear? (Revelation 20:10)

 

18. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

 

# By these three; the locusts, their king Lucifer, and the four angels, which are in reality demons, came the lies from their mouths that bring spir­itual death to a third of men.

 

19. For their power is in their mouth, arid in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

20. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver and brass, arid stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

 

# Other than the first third who is spiritually dead, there are still great multitudes which are swayed by the deception. There is no repentance without Christ. Their gods cannot help them.

 

21. Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

 

 

CHAPTER 10

1. And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

2. And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth.

3. And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

4. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

 

#Many ministers refer to this verse to prove that we are not supposed to understand the book of Revelation. However, the seal has been taken off. We are in the latter days. Under­standing has come to the watchmen.

 

5. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

6. And sware by Him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

7. But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets.

 

# When this trumpet sounds, it shall be the last.

 

8. And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

9. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall in thy mouth sweet as honey.

10. And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

 

# This is the Identity message to God’s elect today. When a person first re­ceives the truth from the Bible as to his Israel identity, he takes it within himself. It becomes a part of him and becomes sweet as honey. It is a sweetness to realize the gift that Yahveh has given us whereby we will, in His name, overcome the whole world, teaching all peoples, loving them, guiding them, leading them, doing away with all pain, all hurt, and mak­ing this world a decent place in which to live. When you think of the magni­tude of the things that we will soon do, it leaves our human minds bewil­dered. The full significance of the glory and the power that He has in­stilled in the elect is awe-inspiring.

 

11. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

 

# The word “prophesy” here means to “publicly expound”. John wasn’t going to act as a seer in this case. He was going to expound on what he had seen. We are given this to do also. We are to expound on the truth as we have been shown by our Father. We are to give out the warning. The time is at hand. The truth must be told, so the 144,000 may be gathered before His coming.

 

 

CHAPTER 11

1. And there was given to me a reed, like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying. Rise and measure the Temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

 

# I want to call your attention to the word “rod” as it is used in this parti­cular verse. In Greek it is a scepter which is used for destruction. Notice that he is told to measure only the temple, the altar and the people that worship therein, meaning Israel; and further, those who have been called out of Israel. And yet, it is a de­structive scepter or a chastising rod. This causes us to remember God’s warn­ing that He would cleanse the house of Israel first.

 

2. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

 

#Here is further proof that He is dealing with Israel first.

 

3. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

 

# As we have seen, forty and two months is the same as three and one half years and also one thousand, two hundred and sixty days. I believe this wit­ness, in a sense, has already started. I believe it commenced in the year 1978 and will continue until the end. This can be seen inasmuch as we see a vitalization and an increase in in­terest in this work and the fact that more ears hear what we have to say throughout all this nation. We will examine these two witnesses further in following verses.

 

4. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing be­fore the God of the earth.

 

Inserted Note:  The candlesticks are churches, so these witnesses (olive trees) may lead the churches of Smyna and Philidelphia. 

 

#Turn now and read Zechariah 4 to get a better view as to whom the two witnesses are. The following comments will have to do with Zechariah as it complements Revelation 11:4:

 (1) In Zechariah 4:2 the seven lamps are symbolic of the 7000 men­tioned in the 11th chapter of Romans that will witness in the last hour. In other words, this is talking directly to you.

 (2) The name “Ze-rub’-ba-bel” means “to flow smoothly out of Babel”. It means “to come out of Babel”, or out of babylon (confusion) in this present day to learn the full truth. The 7000 will bring the 144,000 and in time the whole world, out of babel. The beauty of this whole thing (and it’s impossible to translate the full meaning into English) is the fact that the oil from these lamps flows not with the help of man, but with the Spirit of God. The truth is fed into your mind, not by the help of man, but by the Spirit of God. We know this is the reason He called you and is the reason we cannot impose this message upon someone who does not want to accept it.

 (3) The 7th verse says, Who art thou 0 great Mountain? before Ze-rub’­ba-bel thou shalt become a plain: In other words, nothing will stand in the way of this witness or message. There is no mountain, or it could be said, nation or government that can stand in the way of it. The head­stone, of course, is Christ.

 (4) A “plummet” is a tin stone. It’s a plumb bob weighing heavily on the end of a string. The weight will keep the string straight with no vary­ing from the right to the left. You see in this 10th verse the 7000 that pick up the plummet and bring the peo­ple out of confusion. They,the 7000, are the eyes of Yahveh. Likewise, they shall neither turn right or left but go straight, following the truth of Yahveh’s plan.

 (5) What is the answer to the question in verse 11? Who are the two people standing on the right side of the candlestick and the left side thereof? After much research, I can assure you, they are not Elijah or Moses. They are two people, who are born of woman, carrying birth certifi­cates and walking this earth today. It is possible that they could be read­ing this book right now. No one knows. I would hope that any one of you would feel blessed to be one of these two.

 (6) In verse 14 we see that these two are very special. They do stand by Him. And God shall certainly use them.

 

5. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

 

#This is potent language and thinking, that there are two people walking the earth today who have the ability to do something of this manner. But then, remember what we read in Zechari­ah 4:10, “Who cares to think small”. If you were to turn to Jeremiah 5:14, you would see that it speaks about the prophets speaking a word and God making their words fire. The people they are speaking to will be wood and the fire shall devour them. God is a consuming fire. The two witnesses will speak as God speaks through them; His sword is His tongue, and is a two-edged sword. There shall nothing prevail here as far as the truth going out is concerned. Remember these two were to witness 42 -months, or 3-1/2 years.

# I would call to your mind Luke 4, where Christ spoke concerning Elijah and the widow woman he visited with during the 3—1/2 year drought. The widow could he likened to Israel of today. Her husband, Christ, was cruci­fied. However, He is alive and the marriage feast will take place. In Christ’s story there was only one widow saved out of all Israel. Notice how they in the synagogue reacted to the story. The Kenites today have the same reaction to the truth.

 

6.These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

 

# We will liken the waters, in a spir­itual sense, to Satan’s attempt to obliterate the truth, which is symboli­cally fire. The two witnesses have the power to shut off the water so that the truth can go forth.

 

7. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascend­eth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall over­come them, and kill them.

8. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

 

# The Greek word for “Street” here is “plateia” (4113), meaning a wide place or square. They will be killed in this square with plenty of room along the sides for people to observe. Do not think we are talking of Sodom and Gomorrah. This is Jerusalem where Christ was crucified. The two wit­nesses will be killed in the same place because they will not accent the false Christ. They will say, this false one is not our Christ. But the Ke­nites will use the same old story that Christ did not rise from the dead, but was stolen from the tomb. Then we can readily see that the Kenites will tell the two witnesses that they can take His place. At that time they will kill the witnesses. The Kenites will make sure that the bodies of the two witnesses will not be stolen away. I imagine that there willbe television cameras, electric eyes, and everything else that will sound an alarm if anyone even gets close to the bodies.

 

9. And they of the people and kindreds -and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

10. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

 

#Remember back in the ninth chapter where the locusts tormented those that had not the mark of God in their fore­head? These two witnesses will torment the world in a different way. The world will not be able to completely and utterly satisfy itself that this false one they are worshiping is the true Messiah as long as these two speak with such great wisdom against him.

 

11. And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet: and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

 

# In the Greek this word “fear” is “phobos” (5401). It will be a paralyz­ing fear beyond anything that can be described by man, when these two bodies gloriously, with the Shekinah glory covering them, rise up from the dust to meet Jesus.

 

12. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

 

# Now you better note here, because this is the only rapture there is ever going to be as far as we’re concerned in the last days; the two witnesses. The so-called rapture that the church is waiting for will not come to pass. (See App. 111) We all know what Paul said about this in II Thessalonians 2, when he said that Jesus Christ would not return until after the false christ appears. The word rapture is not even mentioned in the Word of God.

 

13. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

 

Inserted Note:  The 7000 men slain are the fallen angels that were booted from heaven with Satan. 

 

# We know “the remnant” is that 7000 that God told Elijah He had reserved to Himself who shall not bow the knee to Baal. Isn’t it strange that the false christ’s side has the equivalent number of our 7000 brought out here?

 

14. The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

15. And the seventh angel sounded: and there were great voices in heaven, saving, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.

 

# The seventh angel that sounds the seventh trumpet in this verse, contin­ues to sound through Revelation 20:15. Now we see what God does with time. We have covered a great deal of time in this 11th chapter, even to the end. We will back up now and break it down in segments whereby we can understand each incidental part that shall happen in those last days. Let it not be a stumbling block here that Christ has already returned and His kingdom has come in forever and ever, because there is still one more woe to come. He is assuring us here that He shall reign supreme.

 

16. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

17. Saying, We give Thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy great power, and hast reigned.

18. And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear Thy name, small and great: and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

 

# The Greek word for “destroy” used here is “diaph”, meaning “to corrupt”.

 

19. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament: and there were lighthings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

 

 

CHAPTER 12

1. And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

 

#This verse, as we all know, is speak­ing of Israel.

 

2. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

3. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red drag­on, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

 

Inserted Note:  Verse 3 is talking about the 1st Earth Age.  The 1st Earth Age had basically the same political makeup.  However, there is a difference in the number of leaders.  Here the 1st earth age political system has 7 heads, 10 horns, and 7 crowns.  The second earth age political system has 10 crowns instead of 7; see Chapter 13. 

 

4. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

 

# Note, he cast them to earth... those angels and souls who chose to follow him. Let’s take this verse in the present—day sense for a moment. The man child is Jesus Christ, as we find in verse 5. However, for our purposes, lets correlate the man child to the Identity message, born of the woman, Israel. Wouldn’t Satan like to devour that particular “child”.

 

Inserted Note:  Verse 4 moves to the 2nd age where the woman is Mary (or Israel), and the child is Jesus. 

 

5. And she brought forth a man Child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her Child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.

 

# Here we see Jesus crucified and caught up to His Father’s throne. We see a time shift here, an interval of many years occurs after this verse.

 

6. And the woman fled into the wilder­ness where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three-score days.

 

 

#The woman (true Israel) flees the place where Christ was crucified, to the wilderness prepared of God. She turns this wilderness into the Chris­tian nations, named for the One that was crucified. Refer to Ezekiel 20:33-35. The time span mentioned cov­ers the forming of these Christian nations.

 

Inserted Note:  The wilderness is the progression of true Israel (within the 2nd age) through the Christian nations (Europe, North America, Australia, etc..) of the world today.  Verses 1-6 is history, while 7-17 is future. 

 

7. And there was war in heaven: Mi­chael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Dev­il, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 

Inserted Note:  Verses 7-9 is the 2nd earth/heaven age before the Lords Day; before the 1000 year millennium period.

 

# Let’s look at these three verses together. Many of us have thought that this war occurred in past ages. However, it has yet to occur, because after this war, Satan and his angels will not be found in heaven. Up until this time, Satan has had access to heaven. For example, in Job 2, Satan was in heaven talking to God. He could walk to and fro and up and down in the earth, yet he could also go into heaven and speak with God. After this battle, which is imminent, Satan and his unruly band will be barred from heaven.

# Satan lost his first estate before the foundation of the earth. Most scholars agree that between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 there was a catastrophe which created the void spoken of in Genesis 1:2. In Hebrew the words “with­out form” are “tohu va bohu,” which indicates “became” (tohu), not created. This means the world, that was, became void, or was destroyed (because of Satan). Thus, Gen. 1:2 only begins this world age (the world that is) and not the beginning of earth in Gen.1:1.

#In Ezekiel 28:12—19, God is referring to Satan as the king of Tyre. Notice verse 13 refers to Satan being in Eden. We know, of course, that he was. Verse 14 tells us that Satan was a covering cherub, which was a position of pro­tection before he rebelled.

# So, to recap, we see in Genesis 1, Satan losing his position in heaven, but not his freedom to move between heaven and earth. Then, in Revelation 12, he is cast to earth, never to be found again in heaven. It is this earthly visit we are now awaiting.

 

10. And I heard a loud voice saving in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

 

# Satan still has the power to go before the throne to accuse us.

 

11. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

 

# There are three facets mentioned here in overcoming the false christ.

 (1) We overcome by our belief in Christ and His shed blood for us.

 (2) The word of our testimony as Identity believers is a sharing of the truth as we see it and live it.

 (3) The last facet in overcoming is loving Jesus more that our own lives, and standing against this viper even at the risk of death.

 

12. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

 

#This is the third and most terrible of the three woes given in chapter 8:13 to the inhabitants of the earth. The reason for this is that Satan has come to abide with man.

 

13. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he perse­cuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

14. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

 

#This period represents the 3 1/2 years of Satan’s reign that was shortened to five months as mentioned Revelation 9.

 

15. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

 

# This is a flood of lies sent to quench the fire of truth which exposes the identity of the false one.

 

16. And the earth helped the woman and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

 

# Just as the earth stands as a bulwark against fire, it acts as a sponge to water. Yahveh will provide just such a sponge to gobble up the torrent of lies Satan will unleash upon the over-­comers. Our Father. Himself, tells us not to worry about what we will answer when we are delivered up. He will obliterate the lies through our mouths. This passage is a promise of protection from the lies of Satan.

 

17. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

 

# We see here that it is the remnant of Israel with whom he is going to make war. He will not be success­ful. I would like to quote a verse from Isaiah 43 to give you peace in the troublous days to come. These words come directly from the “Holy One of Israel,” our Saviour: “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

 

 

CHAPTER.13

 

#This is commonly called the “Beast” chapter.

 

1. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blas­phemy.

 

Inserted Notes:  Sea = All People (Nations);  Beast = World Political System;  7 Heads = 7 Dominions;  10 Horns = 10 Rulers/Fallen Angels;  10 Crowns = 10 Power Structures

 

# Water represents people in Revela­tion. The beast rises out of the peo­ple. His purpose is to defame or blas­pheme the name of Yahveh. the living God.

# So we can more easily understand, refer to Zechariah 8:23, regarding ten men who take hold out of all lan­guages of the nations and shall take hold of the skirt of him who is a Ke­nite, (or as it is recorded there “Jew”), saying let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you. Let us pinpoint this beast fur­ther. In Revelation 17:3 it says, “So he carried me away in the Spirit and lifted me up in my spirit and he carried me into the wilderness and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet col­ored beast full of names of blasphemy.” Now here we see the same subject matter “full of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns”. We know that the word Revelation means “to reveal”. There­fore, we understand the meaning of this. It becomes very clear to us that the ten heads are ten rulers that will take hold out of seven dominions. This beast is a political beast that makes up the political system which is one worldism. It is the political system that the false Christ shall use to make ready the “holy” place. This system is being set up now in the holy place, ready to receive its king. Lucifer is that king.

 

2. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, arid his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

 

# We know that the dragon is Lucifer, old Satan himself, and that these are nations that are spoken of in Daniel. We’re going to have more on this, as we identify these nations. Take the Bear as an example. Russia’s symbol is the Bear, and we know that Russia will be one of the nations, along with Red China, that will stand against us in these last days. Leopard is #5245 in Hebrew; its root means, “to spot or stain”. Deuteronomy 32:5 tells us who this is; “They have cor­rupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of His” (Yahveh’s) “children: They are a perverse and crooked gener­ation.” He was talking about the Ke­nites, who slipped in among the Jews and brought in false—Zionism. Any Zionism without Christ is false, there­fore, this Leopard represents the Zionism of today. These nations and powers will be better identified for us when we study the book of Daniel. His mouth is as the mouth of a lion. Did you ever see a lion take its prey? It is an act of viciousness when the lion kills its prey, or takes its meat. It picks it up and shakes it violent­ly. It doesn’t just chew; it shakes, tears, and rips. So we see the mood that is set forth toward the remnant when this system appears. It indicates that there will not be a great deal of compassion in this system.

 

3. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his dead­ly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

4. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

 

# We know that this beast is a political system. Who is really able to make war with the political structure of the Kenites? Brainwashing has grown vastly, due to the fact that the mass media is involved. If a political sys­tem, rather than a beast, receives a wound in its bead, we are not talking about a flesh wound, but a political wound. We know when we go into one­worldism that there will be hard sail­ing for awhile. Something will happen whereby it will almost fail. Who will come and heal the wound? The Dragon himself, Lucifer. We know from Revela­tion 9, that the beast will have five months, not 3-1/2 years. When he comes, he will appear as the Christ to the Christian churches and will have no difficulty whatsoever in patch­ing up any inadequacies in the politi­cal system to make it a complete and total success. What will the churches be saying at this time? “This is Christ returned to the earth. The Kenite Messiah has come to rapture the church and the people away.” Satan will perform miracles. We can see how rapidly the wound would be healed, and people would readily join and cleave to him. No one will be able to make war with the beast physically, or otherwise. When you have one world­ism, you have total disarmament and there is no way to make war.

 

5. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blas­phemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

 

#The tongue of Christ is a two—edged sword which brings forth the truth. We see that this one is quite the opposite, because from his tongue comes nothing but lies and confusion. The amount of time Satan was originally granted was forty and two months, which is exactly 3 1/2 years. However, this period has been shortened to five months. Our Father has shown us how long we will have to prevail to overcome him.

 

6. And he opened his mouth in blas­phemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7.And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

 

# From a reading of the 9th chapter of Revelation, we know that only the elect who have the seal of God in their foreheads, will be immune to the false christ’s power.

 

8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whom names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

 

#All shall worship the false christ except those whose names are written in the book of life. Refer to Ephe­sians 1:4. Your name was in that book when the foundation of this world was laid. Long before this age, you were chosen, not by accident, but because you stood with God in a previous time. You of the elect earned the right to have God’s mark in your mind and your name written in that book and to serve Him.

 

9. If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10. And he that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kill­eth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

 

#He is warning the saints to be patient and to refrain from engaging in violent actions that will result in violent reactions.

 

11. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth: and he had two horns like a lamb and he spake as a dragon.

 

# The first beast was a political beast. This one however is an ecclesiastical beast. Note he is described as “coming up out of the earth” His abode is in the pit. So we see that he would have people think he was the lamb slain, but not so. He is Lucifer, old Satan himself, come to deceive even the elect. if possible.

 

12. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast. whose deadly wound was healed.

 

# God’s pattern of government for Israel was a theocracy, a theocracy that combined hired the ecclesiastical and political functions under one head. Yahveh. This beast willcounterfeit God’s by combining the political beast with the ecclesiastical beast.

13. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.

 

# Let me emphasize that this happens on earth, in the sight of men.

 

14. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which bad the wound by a sword, and did live.

 

#Satan will perform such spectacular miracles that the unenlightened man will be deceived.

 

15. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

 

# We see a similarity to Nebuchadnez­zar’s edict to worship the golden image in Daniel 3. Death is threatened for failure to worship the image, but God will protect the elect the same as He did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed­nego. Those who have the seal of God in their foreheads cannot be harmed by the beast.

 

16. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

 

# Notice that it says in and not on. The mark is in the forehead, designating belief in the false christ, or in the hand. denoting service the false christ.

 

17. And that no man may buy or sell, save he that have the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

 

# Look for economic reprisals for those who refuse to worship the beast.

 

18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man and his number is six hundred threescore and six.

 

# “Here is wisdom.” You are the wise, so he expects you to understand that it is the number of a man. You can expect a man, just as Jesus Christ was a man. And he will be on this earth, not only his system, but he himself... the false christ!

# Now let us analyze the last two verses in depth. Take the word “mark” in the 17th verse. We see these words in. Genesis 4:15 “And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark. upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.” In other words, this mark was placed upon Cain and his descendants who are the physical offspring of Satan. This mark, which we are to be alert for, was placed on them, not in the last days, but in the verybeginning in the garden, pinpointing the time of its origin. Now we realize, that the Kenites, the sons of Cain, and Cain himself had the mark at the beginning.

# Let’s consider what type of person we are involved with here. The word “man” means a “certain man”. Isaiah 14:12—17 tells us better the type man of whom we are speaking. He aspired to be the head of the nations and also to be “like the Most High”. He says that he will be like God yet, he will he brought down to the pit for all to ask. Is this the man (which in Hebrew is “Ish.”) that did this to us, that destroyed cities and the nations?

# Let’s get down to a deeper study on the word “count’. The word “count’ as it is used to count his number is used only in this place in the entire Bible. It is the Greek word #5585, psephizo, meaning, “to use pebbles in enumeration”. If it sounds familiar it is because it comes from the base word #5586, psephos, meaning, “a pebble as worn smooth by handling while counting for a long period of time”. See comment on Revelation 2:17. This is the “white stone” which is the hidden manna or hidden truth that only the elect can learn. Satan is called “Tyrus” in Ezekiel 28:2. Tyrus in Hebrew means Rock”. Deuteronomy 32:31 states, “For their rock is not as our Rock. Verse four of this chapter states, “God is our Rock. It leaves no doubt that the Kenites rock is Satan. Satan is their rock, and his children are the stones or pebbles. We see now why the word, “count with pebbles” is used. Take care for where the children (pebbles) are, their father shall appear.

# What is his number that you are to count? You are told that it is the number “666”. But this is only part of his number. His full number is the Greek word #5516, (chi xi stigma). The twenty second, fourteenth and an “obsolete” letter #4742 (as a cross) of the Greek alphabet, used as numbers, denote respectively 600, 60 and 6, or 666 as a numeral. There it is, yet you are not told about the so-called obsolete letter #4742, stig­ma, which means a “mark incised for recognition of ownership, a scar of service.“ Why is this information withheld from you? The reason is that it would identify the mark of Cain and his children (Kenites) which was placed there by Yahveh in Genesis 4:15. Without this knowledge you would not be aware of the message contained in Revelation 2:9 which says, them which say; they are Jews, and are not, “but are the synagogue of Satan”. They claim to be ‘God’s chosen people and that their Messiah (rock) will soon return. If you believe them, you will worship the false christ. Remem­ber, the stones were worn smooth from counting a long period of time, from Genesis to Revelation.

# Whose number is “666 stigma”? II Thessalonians 2:3-4 says, “That man of sin. The son of perdition: who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God. Shewing himself that he is “God”. That temple is at Jerusalem, will you worship him?

 

 

CHAPTER 14

 

Inserted Note: Chapter 14 is speaking about Earth, not Heaven. 

 

# This chapter is broken up into six segments. It is the harvest time and the angels of God, not the children of the wicked one, are reaping the harvest. The chapter is broken up into six angelic appearances, occurring over a vast amount of time.

 

1. And I looked, and, lo a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father’s name written in their foreheads.

 

# Notice it does not say in this verse that the Lamb has horns, as did the false lamb in Rev. 13:11. It is talk­ing about The Lamb, Jesus Christ. By teaching and sharing the truth, the very elect are being used by Yahveh to help place that name in their fore­heads, simply by removing the decep­tion and placing the truth within them.

 

2. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

3. And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

 

# Who can sing the new song? Only the 144,000. If God has caused the rest to be deaf, they will not know the song. You cannot teach them. Refer to Romans 11:8 and II Thessalon­ians 2:11

 

4. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are vir­gins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

 

#The elect are called out of the body of Israel. They will remain virgins until their husband arrives, who is Jesus, the true Christ. The ones who are not virgins are those whoshall become “impregnated” in their minds, and take another husband, the false christ, and will be with child when the true Christ does return. A woman who is found to be with child when her husband returns from a long trip has been with another husband. This is what this verse means. Christ, the true Christ, is Israel’s husband. He divorced Israel for her iniquities. When Christ died on the cross, He made Israel (symbolically His wife) a widow. By His own law, He could, upon His second coming, remarry His widow. This is the marriage feast talked about in other areas of Revelation. Refer to Mark 13:17 where it says. “woe to those that are with child and give suck” It is talking about the same thing. those who have been deceived into thinking the false christ is Jesus.

 

5. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault be­fore the throne of God.

6. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the ever­lasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.

 

#The word “nation” here is ethnos, or ethnic groups. You shall teach all, with Christ leading you, while Lucifer is locked in the bottomless pit during the millennium. Through you, the elect, they will be brought to a total understanding of the Word, which in turn will give them total love and grace with which they too will overcome Lucifer and his powers when he is loosed out of his prison in Revelation 20:7.

 

7. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him: for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

8. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

9. And the third angel followed them, saving with a loud voice. If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture unto the cup of His indignation: and he shall be tor­mented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

 

# The final judgment will come at the end of the millennium. There wouldn’t be any sense in judging people before they have had an opportunity to learn the truth, especially since it is Yahveh who sends this confusion upon them in the first place. Through your teach­ings during the millennium, confu­sion will leave the earth and they shall all learn the truth.

 

11. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

 

# The way this is translated could be very confusing. If this took place before the millennium, then there would be no need for a millennium, because the 144,000 are all that would make it. The rest, who are on earth, would be gone. This refers to those who,after being taught in the millennium, would again bear the mark of Satan’s name, and who will be judged and found wanting. (Revelation 20:8).

 

12. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

 

# These saints are the overcomers.

 

13. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

14. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud One sat like unto the Son of man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.

15. And another angel come out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in Thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for Thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

 

#In these last five verses, we see the final harvest.

 

16. And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

17. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

18. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

 

# Let’s look at the “vine of the earth” for just a moment. Deuteronomy 32: 31—33 tells us that, “their rock” (Sa­tan), “is not as our Rock” (Yahveh), and their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: “their vine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.”

 

19. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

 

# What is the winepress? Joel 3:12-13 says, “Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshphat, (Yahveh has judged): for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down: for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great”.

 

20. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

 

# Christ states in Matthew l3:38—40, “The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom, but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil: the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As, therefore, the tares are gathered and burned in the fire so shall it be in the end of this world,” We see in this why the angel of verse 18 had power over fire. This harvest is at the end of the millennium. Everyone not in the books of Yahveh (Revelation 20:12) shall taste His wrath. A thousand and six hundred furlongs is a metaphorical way of ex­pressing the exceeding great torments of those who taste it.

 

 

CHAPTER 15

 

Inserted Note:  Chapter 15 is speaking about Heaven, not Earth.

 

1. And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels hav­ing the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

 

# This wasn’t just an average sign in heaven. It says it was Great and Marvelous. Not an evil thing, a beau­tiful thing. This is an act of comple­tion. The fact that the seven last plagues are filled, means that it is complete. Yahveh is going to complete His plan. The plan He has had from the very beginning.

 

2. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

 

# The ones who had gotten “victory” are the overcomers, the ones that stud­ied to show themselves approved. They are those that knew what was going on, and had actually overcome the beast, who is the false christ. We know that the mark was put on Cain in the garden. The elect even know his number. The sea of glass is a sea of purity, absolute purity. They are standing upon a ground of purity. Remember the elders mentioned earlier in other chapters. They were standing on a sea of glass. Revelation 4:6 shows us that the sea of glass is before the throne.

 

3. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints.

4. Who shall not fear Thee, 0 Lord and glorify Thy name? For Thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before Thee: for Thy judgments are made manifest.

 

# Remember they were singing the song of Moses. It begins in Deuteronomy 31:30 and continues through Chapter 32. You must read at least the first 14 verses of chapter 32 to understand this chapter in Revelation. Please do so now. The people in Revelation who are singing this song are the overcomers of the world. It would he easy to say that this has racial overtones and it would turn off the modern chur­ches; however, the 144,000 are Israel­ites, (Sons of Adam) See App. III. It is not racial in the sense that we use the term today. It is simply that these people have a destiny and a purpose .

# I’ll tell you this, a true Adam person, (Hebrew word #120, meaning ruddy complected), who doesn’t know his destiny floats free. He knows that something is missing in his life. He knows that he should have a purpose and that God has called him, but for what? He wonders what his destiny and purpose is. We must remember that the ruddy complected ones are separated from the rest of the nations. When they study to ferret out the truth, it makes it possible for them to re­ceive a victory over the false christ. Soon they will be the ones singing the Song of Moses. It is this simple knowledge: who we are and what our destiny is that leads to the knowledge concerning who the Kenites are and what their destiny is. We will teach in the millennium, but first we must warn the people about the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel. Jesus Christ told us to pay great heed to Daniel. Let’s note here that there were two songs they were singing, The Song of Mosesand the Song of The Lamb. Moses is the law, and The Lamb is grace. If you do not understand that it takes both to obtain the victo­ry, you shall not have the victory.

# The law has not been changed accord­ing to Jesus in Matthew 5:17. The ritual was the schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, and was necessary before the Saviour came. The Israelites of old made their sacrifices in the faith that the blood would save them. We, as Christians, have the faith to know that His blood saves us. He shed His blood once and for all for Israel and for the believers among other eth­nic groups. Notice that all nations shall worship, not just a few.

 

5. And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

6. And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girdled with golden girdles.

 

#The original texts read, “with pre­cious stone pure and bright”, instead of the word linen. (Strong’s Compara­tive Concordance) Refer to our comment on Revelation 2:17 concerning the white stone.

 

7. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

8. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were ful­filled.

 

# Remember, these plagues are filled up with the wrath of God (verse 1). No man or woman can enter into the temple until they are past. He is a jealous God. May He hasten the day He avenges the blood of the saints. Praise Yahveh.

 

 

CHAPTER 16

1. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saving to the seven an­gels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

 

# Since this is coming directly from the temple, we can safely say that this is Yahveh speaking.

 

2. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

 

# Bear in mind that this first beast is the political system. The word “sore” is the Greek word #1668 and means, “an ulcer”. (refer to Rev. 9:4 where only the men and women which have not the seal of Yahveh in their foreheads could be punished. Pain will be brought upon them by the lo­custs.) The reasons for the ulcers will be tension, anxiety, worry, not knowing what is going to happen and not understanding the things that are happening now. The people who don’t have the knowledge and truth, which act as a buffer to the worldly problems are going to get ulcers. Most of the fine Christian people of the world would not worship the false christ if they knew his identity. They think they follow Christ. It is simply that they do not know that the false christ will appear first. This is the reason they receive the mark of the beast.

 

3. And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea: and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

 

# The sea represents the masses, who being deceived, are dead to the truth taught by Jesus, the legitamite Christ, and who do not have an opportunity to have eternal life until after the teaching, or at the end of the millen­nium.

 

4. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

 

# We see in this the effect of the two witnesses as they and the 7000 stand no for Yahveh. Revelation 11:6 says, “These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will”. Let us understand this fully now. Christ stated inMark 13:9 that the elect would be delivered up in the synagogues for a testimony a­gainst Satan. The purpose is stated in verse 10: “And the gospel must first be published among all nations.” At this time Ezekiel 37 will be fulfilled, because life (blood) will begin to flow in the dry bones of Israel. The very elect will have sealed the 144.000 before the end of this chapter of Revelation. Hallelujah.

 

5. And I heard the angel of the waters say. Thou art righteous. O Lord, which art, and wast, and shall be because, Thou hast judged thus.

 

# Even after all the torment, the angel of the people (waters) say Christ is just and fair. This verse is showing love.

 

6. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou hast given them blood to drink: they are worthy.

 

# The saints at the altar are now content. Satan and his followers are getting their just reward.

 

7. And I heard another out altar say, Even so. Lord God almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgments.

8. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun: and power was giver, unto him to scorch men with fire.

 

# The word “sun” is the Greek word #422 meaning light. We read in Revel­ation 11:5, “And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies:” We see the truth and light pouring from the witnesses’ mouths, scorching and crushing Satan’s lies.

 

9. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give Him glory.

 

# Those who worship the false christ will in actuality be blaspheming Yah­veh’s name. By accepting the false one they are negating the deity of Christ. They are saving that the true Christ is false. This is blasphemy.

 

10. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

 

#This verse is identified geographically. Satan shall set his seat in the holy place, and this vial is going to be poured out on the very seat the beast. We know that it is located

in Judea. The word darkness means a lack of truth or light. Lucifer is the prince of darkness. Although he will disguise (#3345) himself into an angel of light, we know that Christ is the Prince of Light and we, being His children, are the children of the light. (I Thess. 5:4—8) Satan’s flimsy disguise of light will be nothing but darkness compared to the true light of Christ.

 

11. And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores and repented not of their deeds.

 

# The masses will blaspheme because they are deceived, not necessarily out of perverseness or viciousness. The teaching follows the woes and the plagues.

 

12. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphra­tes; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

 

# The “east”, here, refers to China or Asia. Ezekiel 39 gives us a pretty good idea what will happen to the “kings of the east”.

 

13. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

 

#The same uncleanness is coming out of the system, the leader, and his teachers, A frog usually represents something unclean or untrue.

 

14. For they are the spirits of dev­ils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

 

# They are working miracles, not in heaven, but on the earth. These are the miracles spoken of in II Thessalon­ians and the 13th chapter of Revela­tion. They will attempt to deceive you with wonders and miracles. The day of the “battle” is the end of the sixth dispensation. Then, we shall begin our reign with Him.

 

15. Behold, I come as a thief. Bless­ed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

 

# What clothing is He talking about here? It is the whole armor of Christ. The full gospel of Christ. It is right­eousness, brought about by the full knowledge of the Word and the resulting faith in the true Messiah.

 

16. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Ar-ma-ged’-don.

 

# In the original transcripts, the word Armageddon, was Har-magedon, meaning a gathering place. Satan knows peace­ful dissent has failed. He now turns to force (See Daniel 11:38). He is in for a surprise.

 

17. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saving, It is done.

18. And there were voices, and thun­ders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

19. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.

 

# Babylon, which means confusion, will be divided into three parts. God remem­bered what Babylon had done to the saints which were under the altar. Isaiah 51:22-23 tells us that Yahveh will take the “cup of trembling” out of our hands and put it into the hands of them that afflict us. Hallelujah.

 

20. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

 

# Mountains, biblically speaking, sym­bolize governments. At this time, governments will mean nothing. Christ will have returned and set up the su­preme government.

 

21. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about

the weight of a talent: and men blas­phemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

 

# A talent weighs anywhere between 100 pounds and 180 pounds, depending upon the translation that you use. A reading of Ezekiel 38 and 39 in conjunction with this 16th chapter of Revelation would prove beneficial at this time. Yahveh uses His own created elements to defeat Satan’s army. Israel will not have to lift a hand. Thank you Father.

 

 

CHAPTER 17

1. And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judg­ment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

 

# The “great whore” is a symbol for the worship of another god through confu­sion. If we equate “waters” to “peo­ple”, then we could say that confusion has been set down on the people.

 

2. With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her forni­cation.

 

# Strong’s Concordance shows that the word fornication, as used here, is synonomous with idolatry or whoredom By her fornication or lies, she brings us to “Babylon”.

 

3. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet—colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

 

# Revelation 13:1 talks about this beast. It is a governmental beast or a political system.

 

4. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

 

# We see that this system accumulates great material wealth. Yet, in her cup is the filthiness of her decep­tion.

 

5. And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

 

# Imbedded in the mind of this wicked system we see the antithesis of all we hold dear as children of the light. For, in her mind is the word “mystery”. Yet, there is no mystery forus. Matthew 13:11 tells us. “. .it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given”. Then, we see within her the name, “Babylon the Great”, or “Great Confusion”. I Corinthians 14:33 shows us that “. .our God is not the author of confusion”. In James 3 confusion is contrasted to “. . the wisdom that is from above”, which, among other things, is pure, peaceable, gentle, and full of good fruits. In­terwoven within her system is, “The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth”. She is a parent to the evil offspring of idolatry. Her teachers and prophets become the es­teemed among men. Luke l6:15 says, “for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God”. Out of the terror and confu­sion which she would foist upon us, there stands a verse of promise, a torch burning brilliantly in the dark­ness which reads, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoul­der: and His name shall he called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6).

 

6. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

 

# “Admiration” here should be “wonder” #2295, but used by implication ab­stractly. Rotherham reads, “with great astonishment”. We are astonished when we see this woman (confusion), who is made up in part by our own peop­le, implementing the martyr of saints through their ignorance of Yahveh’s plan.

 

7. And the angel said unto me, Where­fore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

8. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdi­tion: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

 

#Here is Lucifer’s counterfeit for the statement that Jesus made; “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and be­hold, I am alive for evermore,”. Lucifer “was” in the garden, he “is not”, because he is in heaven until- such time as he will be cast to the earth, “and yet is” when he ascends out of the bottomless pit (Rev. 12:9) .

 

9. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

 

# Whenever He says “the mind that hath wisdom”, He is referring to the elect. Pay special attention to what He has to say. The seven mountains, in Greek means seven nations. Seven dominions would be even a better translation. The world will be divided up into seven dominions, or seven specific geographical areas.

 

10. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

 

# This was and is Satan’s power struc­ture from beginning to end. Verse 8 proves that Satan will be the eighth king and will reign in person.

 

11. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

 

# The word “perdition” (684) in Greek means “ruin, loss, destruction, (wheth­er physical, spiritual or eternal)”. It has the same root (622) as the word Apollyon (623), which is Satan. We know the beast in this verse is Luci­fer. In Greek it is “therion”, meaning venomous, identifying Lucifer. Jesus gave further witness as to what will happen to the son of perdition in John 17:12. The whole 17th chapter of John has a beautiful message. It is His intercessory prayer for those whom God has given Him.

 

12. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have re­ceived no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

 

# Revelation 13:1 refers to these same ten kings that shall be the ten men who will take hold and rule when the beast’s political system is set up. We will know it as one-worldism. They will be rulers out of the seven domin­ions to control and rule the world under the authority of Lucifer, whom the world will think is Jesus Christ. This is the deception. This is the abomination. She is a harlot and those in her bed will he wed to the wrong messiah before the true Messiah re­turns. The elect are the bride of the Lamb and wait for that marriage to Christ.

 

13. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and sing of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faith­ful.

 

# Notice, he says the elect are called and chosen and faithful. He does the calling. You can go out into the world and tell people the truth, but they don’t hear, because they haven’t been called. Yahveh must call them.

 

15. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

 

# The deception of this false christ rests upon all nations. The word is ethnos, whichincorporates all races.

 

16. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

 

# The word “hate” in Greek means “to persecute”. The ten rulers shall persecute the ones upon whom the whore sits.

 

17. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the Words of God shall be ful­filled.

 

#Note the strength of these two verses. These ten men are not evil on their own; it is part of God’s plan. He chose these men just as He chose you, to fulfill His plan for the earth. Remember, Jesus said that only Lucifer would be locked in perdition. A read­ing of Romans 9:21 will be enlightening in regard to this.

 

18. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

 

# The “great” city is Babylon, or state of confusion. The whole world is watch­ing and waiting for the return of the Kenite Messiah. They are being taught to bow down andworship him when he comes, for they will think he is Christ. You, who study, will know from the scriptures that the true Messiah will come later.

 

 

CHAPTER 18

1. And after these things I saw anoth­er angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was light­ened with his glory.

2. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

 

# This system of confusion will fall. God’s people will have no part in this system. The light of their truth will be gone from it, making way for the unclean and foul spirits.

 

3. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornica­tion, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth ate waxed rich through the abundance of her deli­cacies.

 

# Refer to Jeremiah 50 and 51 where the fall of Babylon is described in detail.

 

4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

5. For her sins have reached Unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

 

# It is interesting to note that God remembers Babylon’s iniquities, yet He pardons Israel’s. (Jeremiah 50:20).

 

6. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double accord­ing to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

 

# She is to be rewarded a double cup of the fierceness of God’s wrath. (Revelation 16:19)

 

7. How much she hath glorified her­self, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen. and am no widow, and shall see no sor­row.

 

# Why does she consider herself “no widow”? She says that she is “no wid­ow”, so you see, she has prematurely wed the wrong husband. Israel is the widow and shall be the bride of the Lamb. We, as the elect of Israel, all wait and know our wedding feast and marriage to Christ, our husband, shall soon take place.

 

8. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

 

# Yahveh is a consuming fire. The fire will continue to cleanse throughout the millennium.

 

9. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

 

# The “kings of the earth” are the inhabitants of “babylon,” the Kenites.

 

10. Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

11. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise anymore;

 

# We see here why some will still fall at the end of the millennium. As they personally witness Yahveh’s victory they still mourn Satan and his city of deception. Yahveh shall have no mercy on them at that time.

 

12. The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and mar­ble,

13. And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

 

# Note, the last object is the “souls of men”. Lucifer’s men have always dealt in souls, and would have the elect’s souls, if it were possible.

 

14. And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

 

# Their joy is found in the material realm. When that is gone, they have nothing. We hold Jesus to be more precious than material riches. When He returns, we will be rich indeed. Read I Peter 1:18-19.

 

15. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing.

16. And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

17. For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmas­ter, all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off.

18. And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

 

#A better picture of truly lost souls could not be captured.

 

19. And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

 

#In one hour this false city, this false deception, this false system falls. It’s amazing how all their ef­forts come to nought.

 

20. Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God bath avenged you on her.

21. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon-. be thrown down, and shall he found no more at all.

 

#The word “violence”, according to the Companion Bible, means. “furious rush”.

 

22. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, arid of pipers, and trumpet­ers, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman. of whatso­ever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a mill­stone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

23. And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in the e; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

 

#If you ever doubted that this beast is a system, this verse should help clear it up. It was the merchants, these great city builders, who deceived the nations. The merchants, that build that city today, are the Kenites.

 

24. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

 

# She is found guilty. The blood of the prophets and saints will cry out to the Father and convict her, just is Abel’s blood cried out to God from the ground.

 

 

CHAPTER 19

1. And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and powers unto the Lord our God:

 

# Notice, that these voices are in the heavens, not the earth. Here are the saints that weread about in the 5th chapter of Revelation, which were already at the altar. In Greek, a better translation for “much people” would be “My people”.

 

2. For true and righteous are His judgments; for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.

 

# Here is the avenging which was called for by the saints in the 6th chapter.

 

3. And again they said, Alleluia, And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

 

# This smoke is the haze of deception, and it will be no more.

 

4. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and wor­shipped God that sat on the throne! saying. A’men; Alleluia.

 

# These are the same four beasts, that, properly translated, mean the cheru­bims. This is the last time they will be mentioned in the Bible. The elders have completed their work and are giv­ing praise.

 

5. And a voice came out of the throne, saying. Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.

6. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

 

# These are the voices of many people, masses who have learned the truth.

 

7. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come. and His wife hath made herself ready.

 

#Notice the word used here is “wife”, not widow, virgin, or bride, which were words used throughout Revelation to denote His wife. He has returned and claimed His own, the firstfruits, or elect, and they have become His wife again.

 

8. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

 

# “Righteousness” in the original text reads “righteous acts”. This explains how the wife in verse seven makes her­self ready. The fine linen in which she is arrayed is in fact the “right­eous acts” that she, the elect, accom­plished in the face of Satan.

9. And he saith unto me, Write, Bles­sed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

 

# Notice the word “called.” Matthew 22 tells us of the parable of those “called” to the wedding. That is what we are talking about in this verse. He sent out His servants with invitations to His wedding, but no one came. The servants were killed. Then the king sent for his army and burned the city. What city? Babylon. Many that think they are called will be cast into darkness, because they have not the “robe of righteous acts”. Many are called, but few are chosen. Blessed are they which are.

 

10. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the test­imony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

 

# The spirit of prophecy is the word of truth spoken by the elect. Remember in Revelation 1:1, it says “to show” unto His “servants”. He intends for you to understand this revelation. Revelation means to reveal.

 

11. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.

 

#In the 6th chapter, there was another white horse and another rider, but that was the false—Christ. Let there be no doubt that this rider is Christ.

 

12. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.

13. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.

 

#Refer to Isaiah 63:3-4 and read: “I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with Me: for I will tread them in Mine anger, and trample them in My fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon My garments, And I will stain all My raiment. For the day of ven­geance is in Mine heart, and the year of My redeemed is come.” John 1:1 says, “The Word was with God, and the Word was God”.

 

14. And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

 

#Caution! Satan riding a white horse, and his angels with him (Revelation 12:9) will come first. See you do not confuse it with this glorious occa­sion of Christ’s appearance!

 

15. And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He tread­eth the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

 

# He declares war and His weapon is the truth. See Psalms 14:2.

 

16. And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

17. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

18. That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

 

#We see here the white, red, black, and pale horses and their riders and all that helped, or were deceived by their lie. They shall receive their just reward.

 

19. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army.

 

# Here we see the false christ gather the world governments and its armies into one force to destroy Christ and His army.

 

20. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that wor­shipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

 

# Note, there are only two of them cast into the lake of fire. The beast system and the false christ (which came and said that he was Christ and stood in the Lamb’s place) were used by Yahveh to do His will.

 

21. And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

 

# The words “the remnant” in the origin­al text read “the rest”. This verse should read, “and the rest were slain with the sword”. The last trumpet indeed has sounded. The KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS, now controls de facto heaven and earth. Alleluia; salvation, and glory and honour and power unto the Lord our God.

 

 

CHAPTER 20

1. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottom­less pit and a great chain in his hand.

 

# I am of the opinion that this angel is Michael, the Archangel. The chain and pit, whatever they may he composed of, are literal.

 

2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

 

#Note the different names used here. This is done so there won’t be a shadow of a doubt about whom we are talking. In Aramaic the word “chain”, means “a band that can totally hold.“ At this time, Lucifer’s children are still here, but his influence on them is utterly locked away. Do you see the greatness, graciousness, goodness and love of Yahveh? Even Lucifer’s children will have an opportunity not to be influenced by their father and will listen to the elect’s teachings and learn the truth, and will then have a choice when Lucifer is released again. That is just.

 

3. And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

 

#Many people ask why Yahveh just does not leave him locked up, and be done with it. We have a fair and just God. The first fruits, or the elect, had to stand and confront him and have already overcome. Now the others must confront and overcome Lucifer at the end of the millennium.

 

4. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

 

# One of the rewards of the elect is to reign with Him for 1000 years.

 

5. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

 

# Let us fix the time. The last trumpet has sounded. This present dispensation has ended. Death of the flesh is no longer a reality, because there are no longer any flesh bodies. Paul states in I Corinthians 15:51—52, “Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed” (made different). “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorrup­tible, and we shall he changed”. Paul tells us this is the beginning of the millennium, because of the last trum­pet. It is important that you note he said “the dead”: that is to say, all dead shall be raised. From verse 38 of this chapter, we see he speaks of the “ethnos” also. Note, they were raised, not resurrected, but raised to an incorruptible body, mean­ing a body that would not decay, shriv­el, wither or age. Corruptible (perish­able) and incorruptible (undecaying) has to do with the body only. Whereas, mortal (liable to die) and immortality (deathlessness) has to do with the soul.

# Now let us understand Paul’s explana­tion of this as it applies to this verse. Those who had not received the mark of the beast were resurrected to immortality (deathlessness). Those, who are only raised (awakened to an incorruptible body, still have a mortal (liable to die) soul. This connection with death they must retain until Satan is loosed at the end of the thousand years. If at this time they do not accept Satan, they may take part in the second resurrection, thus putting on immortality (deathlessness) of the soul. But they must stay in this state until the end of the thousand years. Matthew 10:28 says, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”. The word soul, as used in this quote, is the Greek word #5590, meaning, “immortal soul”.

 

 

6. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

 

# He that comes forth in the first resurrection shall reign with Christ one thousand years. This is another reward of the elect. They are resur­rected in an immortal body. Therefore, they cannot die in the second death. Nor will they he exposed to it. Note, they will be priests to teach the many that were only awakened or raised. Unfortunately, some of the ones that are only awakened will be deceived a second time by Satan when he is loosed. Therefore, they shall die a second time.

 

7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

 

# The millennium is over. Blindness has been removed from all people by the teaching of Christ and the elect. Christ stated in John 9:41 “If ye were blind, ye should have no sin”. No longer can ignorance be used as a cloak of innocence.

 

8. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Ma’-gog, to gath­er them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

 

# Here we see Satan’s last stand against Christ. Some people confuse this verse 8 battle which is post-millennium with Ezekiel’s destruction of Gog and Magog (chap. 38 & 39) and Armageddon (Rev. 16:16), both of which are pre-millenni­um. Gog and Magog merely symbolize all Gentile nations in the four quar­ters (corners) of the earth. Yahveh’s purpose in this is to let each prove their love for Him after they are taught the truth, or, to follow Satan to damnation.

 

9. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

 

# The camp of the saints, no doubt, is the millennial temple, built as described by Ezekiel. Note, Satan’s army does not enter into that camp, but only surrounds it. There are no earthquakes or hailstones this time, only the consuming fire of God. Read Hebrews 12:18-29 for a clear under­standing of this event. Sin cannot stand before God, therefore, if you are a man of sin, you will die the second death. In Jude 6 some of Sa­tan’s angels are ordained of old to this condemnation.

 

10. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tor­mented day and night for ever and ever.

 

# AT LAST, PRAISE GOD! THE END OF SATAN. Here he is only himself. He had this role stripped from him in Rev.19:20. He is no longer the great false messiah. Ezekiel 28:18—19 has been fulfilled. He is turned to ashes forevermore.

 

11. And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

 

# Refer to II Peter 3:7. Final judg­ment has come. Christ had returned for the millennial age. Now it is past. There is no place to hide and we see the full Godhead, Yahveh, return with all His glory and righteousness.

 

12. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

 

# It would be most presumptuous for man to comment on the judgment. It is the right of Yahveh only. His books are fair and just. The fate of everyone at this time, will have already been written.

 

13. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

 

# This is the second resurrection. Even those that surrounded the camp of the saints and were devoured by fire in verse 9 are brought up for judgment. Many shall not be deceived by Satan a second time after learning the truth during the millennium. They shall be resurrected and given an im­mortal soul.

 

14. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

 

# Hebrews 2:14 says, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same: that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the dev­il.” Christ has destroyed Satan, death and hell. All are devoured by His consuming fire.

 

15. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

 

# Verse 5 states, “The dead must remain dead for a thousand years”... dead in terms of a mortal (liable to die) soul. Some of the wicked are devoured by the fire of Yahveh in verse 9. Some might think that even as they are raised to the judgment, that if they had a change of mind, faith could still save them. Not so! Hebrews 11:1 states, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Christ, however, Will have taught them face to face in the millennium. He will be “seen”. Thus, it is written in Revela­tion 20:13: “They shall he judged according to their works.” That is to say, their works alone. Their work of attacking the saints leaves them in a bad light.

 

 

CHAPTER 21

1. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away: and there was no more sea.

 

# The word ‘new’ is the Greek word kinnos”, which means, “freshness or renew”. It is not a completely new operation, but a renewing of the old. The word rejuvenation would be more fitting. The fact that there will be no more sea can mean two things. We know that if all the people who had ever lived were to return, there would not be adequate living space. However, if the seas disappeared and we had terra firma around the whole globe, there would be. The earth would be watered with a mist that covered the whole earth. It would be watered each night, evenly, in such a way that we would not have rain or storms. We could also interpret this sea to mean that masses of confused people would be “no more”.

 

2. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 

# This is post millennium. Note, this is not old Jerusalem as we know it, but the heavenly Jerusalem, for He brings it with Him. Isaiah 52:1 is very good reading together with this verse.

 

3. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the taberna­cle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

 

#Tabernacle means “dwelling place”. So we see He is dwelling with men.

 

4. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there he any more pain for the former things are passed away.

 

# What a Great and wonderful time this is to anticipate. We are not sure what kind of bodies we will be in at that time, but evidently be incapable of pain. We will be in that perfect state of the spiritual body. (I John 3:2).

 

5. And He that sat upon the throne said. Behold, I make all things new, And He said unto me. Write: for these words are true and faithful.

6. And He said unto me. It is done, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

 

# Isaiah 12:2 talks about the wells of salvation. Our Father loves us and He gives of the water freely.

 

7. He that overcometh shall inherit all things: and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.

 

# The reason the overcomer is referred to as a male is that after the millennium there will be no difference in sex. Luke 20:34—36. I John 3:2.

 

8. But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

 

# The word “abominable” here means idol worshipper. The word “sorcerers” means commerce with evil spirits. The word “liars” used here goes much deeper than just telling little fibs. This is a falseness of teaching, teach­ing something other than the truth. This would be a false prophet. These will all “have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death”. Those who after being taught for 1000 years still cling to Lucifer, will be de­stroyed actually and completely.

 

9. And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hith­er, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

 

#The brick refers to the overcomers mentioned in Revelation 15:1. She represents those who were victorious over the beast. She is the very elect of Israel.

 

10. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heav­en from God,

 

#What is this city? We will find out what the exact name of this holy new Jerusalem is. The name actually describes the city better than all the measurements or credentials that could be given it. Ezekiel 48:35 tells us that the name of the city of Jerusa­lem is “The Lord is there”.

 

11. Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

 

# “Clear as crystal” signifies complete freedom from impurities, it is beauti­ful and sparkling because Christ is there, and His light reflects from it and puts it aglow and gives it an atmosphere of perfection. It will be just as the Bible says it was around His throne. It was like a rainbow with the colors of a prism. It will be a beautiful sight.

 

12. And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written there­on, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

13. On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

14. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

 

# In Acts 1:26 the lot falls upon Matthias. He takes the place of Judas to complete the twelve.

 

15. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

 

# Compare this verse to Ezekiel 40.

 

16. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

 

#Twelve thousand furlongs is 1500 miles. The holy city is presented to us as a perfect cube of 1500 miles.

 

17. And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of man, that is, of the angel.

18. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

 

#Clear glass has no impurities, just as pure gold has no impurities.

 

19. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald:

20. The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the elev­enth, a jacinth; the twelfth, an ame­thyst.

 

#Exodus 28:17-21 shows us that these stones are the twelve stones of Israel. Each one represents one of the twelve tribes.

 

21. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

22. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

23. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

 

# Isaiah 60:19-20 gives a good rendering of this. The children of the night or darkness, have been done away with.

 

24. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

 

# The kings referred to in this verse are just that, the kings of the earth. This is not talking about our King. Remember, the word “nations” means “ethnos”, which is various ethnic groups. There will be kingdoms of them outside the 1500 miles and they will live in the light of it. Those that come by salvation, that are saved out of the races after the second death, will live under their own kings. This is wonderful. They will live under their own perfect kings, and in their own realms. Yet, they will draw from the same God, Yahveh.

 

25. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

26. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

27. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, nei­ther whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

 

# This world of false politics and false religious systems is past his­tory. The “gates” may be left open because there is no longer a thief. The nations (ethnos) shall glory and honor it because the ruler is fair, just, and worthy. Nothing shall enter that defileth, for everything that defileth has been consumed by the cleansing fire. Only those that love and serve Yahveh may enter. See that you do this, and become a citizen of the city named, “The Yahveh is There”.

 

 

CHAPTER 22

1. And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

 

#Ezekiel 47 shows us that this water is going to flow equally to all twelve gates. This shows the fairness with which Yahveh will feed His people.

 

2. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

 

# Remember this tree of life was planted in the garden of Eden. He put cheru­bims there to guard it. We knew that according to Luke 23:31. Christ is the tree, because only Yahveh gives life. The fruits are for the enjoyment of Israel who dwells within the new city. The leaves are for the healing of the nations both in and out of the city. Read Ezekiel 47:12 at this time. We know that sickness was done away with in Revelation 21:4. So here we see a divine provision for preserving­ complete joy and fulfillment which is never boring or even coming near boredom throughout all eternity.

 

3. And there shall he no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it: and His servants shall serve Him:

 

# Compare this verse to Zechariah 14:11.

 

4. And they shall see His face: and His name shall be in their foreheads.

5. And there shall he no night there: and they need no candle, neither light of the sun: for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

 

# The Messiah and the saints reign for a thousand years. Here we see Yahveh reign for ever and ever.

 

6. And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show unto His servants the things which must shortly be done.

 

# He showed us all this so we would know what is going to happen, when it is going to happen, and what His servants must do.

 

7. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

 

#Whereas, in verse 6 the angel is speaking, we see in verse 7 that Christ, Himself, is giving a very personal message to the elect. When viewed in conjunction with Revelation 3:11, we understand that by keeping and doing the prophecy, you keep or retain the crown you have earned.

 

8. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.

 

# This is the point where John was returned to his own age time frame, which was about 80 A.D.

 

9. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

 

# We see here what Christ meant in the parable of the laborers in His vineyard. Matthew 20:12 says that they were paid equally regardless of what time they were called to work. Thus, all Israel, resurrected to the immortal soul, is equal and become one family.

 

10. And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

 

# He never intended us to be blind to the knowledge of this book. “Seal not the sayings’, it says.

 

11. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

 

# After having a peek at the new world age where there is no pain, this verse jars us back into this world age, in which Christ was crucified and even to this time when Christian nations resemble Sodom and Gomorrah. May Yahveh hasten the day of the new age. See that you are righteous and do His Holy work.

 

12. And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13. I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14. Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

15. For without are dogs, and sorcer­ers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

16. I Jesus have sent Mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

 

# The city mentioned in verse 14 could not be the heavenly city, because at that time the sinners of verse 15 will have been cast into the lake of fire. It is obviously the millennial city, or camp of the saints, which is sur­rounded by Satan’s army (Rev. 20:9). In this verse is Christ’s last warning that He is the Messiah, the root and offspring of David, as foretold by the prophets that He, and He alone, is the bright and morning star. Luci­fer, which is the Hebrew word #l966, and means “bright star”, only claims to be the Messiah, but in fact is Satan, the leader of the army outside the millennial city.

 

17. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

 

# The Spirit is Jesus and the bride is the holy elect. The bride is not the whole house of Israel.

 

18. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

20. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. A’-men. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. A’-men.

 

#There is so much knowledge in this book. Each and every person, who is studying it, should take their con­cordances and Bibles and search more and more, thereby learning even more about the book of Revelation than is already known. Remember His words: “Study to show thyself approved unto God”. (II Timothy 2:15)