Revelation

REVELATION

 

Like the rest of the New Testament, there are many witnesses to the text of the Revelation which are quite old, however, the concern is centered exclusively with those manuscripts which are esteemed to predate the 6th Century AD, which was the time of Justinian and when the Roman church first began to extend its reach and consolidate its power over Christendom. So that the listener has an idea of the age of sources for the text, here are the relevant witnesses to the Revelation which are from that remotest antiquity:

 

The Papyri (P) designated 18, 24, 47, 85 and 98. The Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece, 27th edition (NA27), tells us where these Papyri are located, university, library or museum, and gives a catalog number for each. I will not include the details here.

 

P-98 is from the 2nd century and contains Rev. 1:13-20.

P-18 is from the 3rd or 4th century and contains Rev. 1:4-7.

P-24 is from the 4th century and contains parts of chapters 5 & 6.

P-47 is from the 3rd century and contains much of chapters 9 through 15.

P-85 is from the 4th or 5th century and contains parts of chapters 9 and 10.

 

Next are the Great Uncials, which are Koine Greek vellum manuscripts, which – unlike the Papyri – were made from animal skins and were very durable:

 

The Codex Sinaiticus: From the 4th century, this is the only complete copy of the Revelation from antiquity which predates the 5th century. While no manuscript can be deemed to be perfect with the information that we have, this is probably the most reliable single ancient copy that we currently possess.

 

The Codex Alexandrinus: From the 5th century, it contains all of the Revelation. It must be warned that I find the manuscripts of the Alexandrian tradition to be unreliable in many respects. Yet out of all the ancient manuscripts, the King James Version is closest to this one.

 

The Codex Ephraemi Syri: From the 5th century and a manuscript which closely follows the Alexandrian, it contains text from many chapters of the Revelation.

 

Other less famous codices are know only by identifying numbers:

 

0163: From the 5th century, it contains Rev. 16:17-20.

0169: From the 4th century, it contains parts of chapters 3 and 4.

0207: From the 4th century, it contains part of chapter 9.

 

There are many other manuscripts after these, which contain all or parts of the Revelation, which like the rest of the New Testament is attested to rather consistently down through the centuries. There are also witnesses for the text of the Revelation in the manuscripts of early writers such as Tertullian, Irenaeus, Cyprian, and Victorinus of Pettau, who are all from the second and third centuries. However for the Revelation, and only for the Revelation, the medieval Manuscripts known as the Majority Text are divided into two camps. These are those manuscripts of the Revelation known as the Koine tradition, which are of the majority, as contrasted to a minority of manuscripts known to originate from one Andreas of Caesareia. Andreas was a medieval monk, of possibly the 9th century AD or a little earlier, who wrote a commentary on the Revelation. Many of his notes were, apparently, later incorporated into the text, and those manuscripts copied from it created a second camp of Revelation manuscripts that contain many differences and many interpolations. The King James Version of the Revelation is based on one of these faulty manuscripts. One of the more famous interpolations is found there at Revelation 20:5, and reads “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.” These words of that verse do not belong in our Bibles. They are the opinion of a medieval monk.

John the apostle wrote the Revelation, as the Revelation itself clearly informs us that he did, and that he was indeed confined to Patmos for a time during the reign of the emperor Domitian. After the death of Domitian, John was able to leave Patmos and retire to Ephesus. Since Domitian ruled from 81 to 96 AD, we see that John was indeed quite aged when he wrote the Revelation. Since he was a very young man during the ministry of Christ, I think we could estimate his age to be around 84 years in 96 AD.

 

The last book of the Bible opens with the words ' The Revelation from Yahshua the Anointed.'

It contains information given by the Risen and Ascended Christ Himself to the apostle John with the command 'What thou seest, write in a book.'

 

John was a 'bishop' of Ephesus, having oversight, as well, of the assemblies in the adjoining parts of Asia Minor. When he wrote this book he was a very aged man, and theonly surviving member of the apostolic band.

 

The Revelation deals with the happenings of three periods.

The things which were seen by John at the opening of the revelation to him.

John was the disciple whom Yahshua loved. When he saw him on the isle of Patmos he saw Him in glory. Here was actuality: here was power, and having seen, he was commanded to write, that not only his generation, but generations to come should be able to read of the 'things which he had seen'. Yet we note that John saw, as yet, no crown on the head of his Prince, for, bearing out the words of the letter to the Hebrews, 'He ever lives to intercede, as High Priest, for those who 'come to Yahweh by Him' during the present dispensation.

The things existing in John's lifetime.

The seven “churches” for which John received messages were literal assemblies existing at that time in Asia Minor.  The messages would represent the seven ages of the “church” from John's time to the Second Advent. These are explained and identified in this study.

The things following in sequence after his lifetime.

Future form of administration. At the close of the last “church” age will be the form of the major administrative set-up.

John was shown:

The Throne, with it's occupant surrounded by a rainbow, the mercy sign of Yahweh's enduring promise, perpetuated through all the millenia of the Adamic creation to the end.

24 Elders wearing crowns. Christ promised His twelve disciples that they would sit upon 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. 12 apostles, 12 tribal patriarchs (Jacob's sons).

4 living creatures, in the shape of, a lion, an ox, a man, and an eagle. The four leading tribes of Judah, Ephraim, Reuben, and Dan.

 

National Israel's place in the plan of Yahweh is maintained in this last book of the Bible, as it has been throughout. This is because the Bible is the book of the generations (race) of Adam.

 

 

Revelation 1:1  The Revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified (explained) it by His angel unto His servant John:   (John 3:32)

 1:2  Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

 1:3  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.

 1:4  John to the seven churches (assemblies) which are in Asia: Grace (favor) 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;

The message being to “the seven assemblies”, meaning specific assemblies, there were more than seven assemblies in the Christian world at this time, but these seven are being singled out for examples. They also represent the “church” ages from the time of John until the return of Christ. We are in the seventh age. The number seven resonates through Scripture. From the seven-day creation and sabbath cycles, the 7-year land sabbath and 49-plus-one-year Jubilee period. There were seven times of punishment for Israel, and seven years of banishment for Nebuchadnezzar. There were seven demons cast from Mary Magdalene, and seven others of the parable of the evil demon, which gathered them to himself after finding his house had been tidied. The number seven is also very often found in the Revelation, from these seven assemblies, seven stars, seven Spirits, seven plagues, seven trumpets, seven seals, seven vials, seven horns and eyes of the Lamb, and seven heads of the beast, etc. In the Enochic literature there are seven heavens. This number seven, no doubt, is of some significance in the Creation of God, and perhaps is a number representing spiritual harmony or completion.

 1:5  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,

 1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Verses 5 and 6 in the original Greek:

5  and from Yahshua Christ, the Witness, the Faithful One, the First Born from the dead and He ruling the kings of the earth. To He who loves us and has released us from our errors with His blood,

6  and has made us a kingdom, priests to Yahweh even His Father to Him is the honor and the sovereignty for the eternal ages, truly.

1Peter 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1Timothy 6:16  Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

 1:7  Behold, He cometh with clouds (groups, of heavenly hosts); 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, Amen.

1 Enoch 1:9: “9. And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones to execute judgment upon all, and to destroy all the ungodly:”

Jude 1:14-15

14 And Enoch, seventh from Adam, prophesied to these saying 'Behold, the Prince has come with ten thousands of His saints

15 to execute judgment against all and to convict every soul for all of their impious deeds which they committed impiously and for all of the harsh things which the impious wrongdoers have spoken against Him!

Whoever, or anyone who pierced Him. This is not necessarily talking about the Jews or the Roman soldiers. Rather, it is talking about all of us who reject Christ, for when we reject Christ we uphold His crucifixion. (See what Paul says at Hebrews 6:4-6)

 

 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith Yahweh, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Isaiah 41:4  Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations (of Adam) from the beginning? I Yahweh, the first, and with the last; I am He.

 1:9  I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of (endurance in) Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.  (Phil 1:7, Rom 8:17)

 1:10  I was in the Spirit on the day of the Prince, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

John was in a trance, consciousness on a different plain. (Acts 10:10, 2 Cor 12:2).

 1:11  Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What you seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches (assemblies) which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

 1:12  And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks (lampstands);

The seven-branched candlestick is first described in Exodus. This is an Israelite symbol.

Exodus 25:37  And you shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

The Jews have 9 candles. Nine is an illuminati number. The Jews are not Israel.

 1:13  And in the midst of the seven candlesticks (lampstands) one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

 1:14  His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; (Dan 7:9, 10:6)

 1:15  And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters.

 1:16  And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength.

Isaiah 49:2  And He hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand hath He hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver (cover) hath He hid me;

 1:17  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:

Ezekiel 1:28  As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Prince. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

 1:18  I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Romans 6:9  Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.

Psalm 68:20  He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Prince belong the issues from death.

 1:19  Write the things which you hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

 1:20  The mystery of the seven stars which you sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks (lampstands). The seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven churches (assemblies): and the seven candlesticks (lampstands) which you sawest are the seven churches (assemblies).

The 7 Stars are Messengers

The 7 Lampstands represent the Assemblies

Each city named was representative of a stage in the total history of the Christian “church” from the time of Yahshua to His eventual return.

The correct word is 'ecclesia'. It never means “church”. The KJV deliberately changed the word and meaning from 'ecclesia' to “church”.

Ecclesia means, a called out body of saints, according to scripture, that would be the children of Israel.

The children of Israel are NOT Jews.

The anglo-saxon peoples of the nations of Europe and America are the true descendants of the children of Israel.

 

 

Revelation 2:1  Unto the angel (messenger) of the church (assembly) of Ephesus write; These things saith He that holdeth the seven stars in His right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks (lampstands);

 2:2  I know thy works, and thy labour, 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:

Psalm 1:6  For the Prince knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 2:3  And hast borne (endured), and hast patience, and for My name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

Galatians 6:9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Hebrews 12:3,5

3  For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

5  And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Prince, nor faint when you art rebuked of Him:

 2:4  Nevertheless I have somewhat against you (hold against you), because you hast left your first love.

 2:5  Remember therefore from whence you art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will remove your candlestick (lampstands) out of his (it's) place, except you repent.

Matthew 21:41  They say unto Him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

The first works are referring to the law.

 2:6  But this you hast, that you hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans (people conquerors), which I also hate.

 2:7  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (assemblies); To him that overcometh (prevails) will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Ephesos: The word is apparently from ephesis, which is a word with a wide variety of meanings. It may be a throwing, hurling or shooting, or in another sense permission or license. The name may also be appetite or desire, and so it may mean desirable.

The Tree of Life is Christ Himself and His race. As He told the apostles, “I am the vine, you are the branches”. This phrase first appears in Genesis Chapters 2 and 3, and especially at 3:22 which is properly the first Messianic Prophecy.

EPHESUS (desirable)  Ephesians

30-100AD

(30-64 Rand)(Dan 94-170AD)

Messenger: (Possibly Peter or Paul)

Located in Asia Minor (Turkey)

Paul founded the assemblies in Ephesus.

At one time Ephasus was controlled by Hittites, taken over by Greeks 1087 BC, ruled by Persians, recovered by Alexander the Great, and finally taken over by Romans and made capital of province of Asia in 6 BC.

-Period begins with the resurrection of Yahshua in 30 AD to Johns time around 94-100 AD

-Time of early Christianity, main opposition was the Pharisees (mostly Edomites by then)

-Represents the earliest assembly when it was free from serious persecution.

Praised for loyalty to Yahshua the Messiah’s teachings. False teachers were expelled.

Criticized because “you hast left your first love.” Meaning time passed, Christ didn’t return, things went from bad to worse and they lost their first enthusiasm.

-Hebrewism ( religion of Old Testament) ends and Judaism, based on the Jewish Talmud takes over.

-Nicoliatans (meaning is from several Greek words- “to triumph over the laity”. In other words, 'people conquerors'.)

Here are the beginnings of a class of people who didn’t consider themselves teachers of Yahweh’s Word, but made themselves lords over the congregation.

- Acts 19 Tells how Paul and some apostles were in Ephesus and a riot stirred up against them. A great temple of the pagan goddess(Grecian goddess Artemis, Astarte, Ishtar, where we get Easter from) was their source of great business. Silversmiths and such were getting rich making little silver shrines.

Persecution up to 64AD was from Pharisee Edomite Jews only.

 

 2:8  And unto the angel (messenger) of the church (assembly) in Smyrna write; These things saith the First and the Last, which was dead, and is alive;

 2:9  I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews (Judaeans), and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

 2:10  Fear none of those things which you 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 you faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.

 2:11  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (assemblies); He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

Smurna is ointment, used for anointing.

Since Smurna refers to the ointment used for anointing, and only the people of Israel – along with Christ Himself – are the anointed, and since Philadelphia means brotherly love, it is fully apparent that those who recognize the scope of the covenants and then put to practice that recognition by loving their fellow Israelite brethren, will not be criticized or condemned by Yahshua Christ at the judgment!

Christ mentions the Adversary, the synagogue of Satan, who are those children of Satan who claim to be Judah (Jews), and they are not. These are the Canaanite-Edomite tribes who had infiltrated Judaea in the centuries before Christ, adopted Judaism in name, became circumcised and were left to be known as Jews in the Christian era. These people have actually and literally descended from the tribes of the enemies of Yahweh our God.

Therefore it is evident that the “synagogue of Satan” is only mentioned to these two assemblies (Smyrna and Philadelphia) indicates that the adversary would persecute these assemblies above all others, because they observed the racial aspects of the Covenant.

The assembly at Smyrna is poor, but they are wealthy. This means that while they have no earthly riches, they have stored up riches in heaven through their behavior here in this world.

The Ten Days:

The ten days of verse 10 are often interpreted as pointing to the ten persecutions of Christians under the empire. These occurred with the following emperors and years: Nero (64 A.D.) , Domitian (c.90-96), Trajan (98-117), Hadrian (117-138), Marcus Aurelius (161-181), Septimus Severus (202-211), Maximus the Thracian (235-251), Decius (249-251), Valerian (257-260), Diocletian (303-305).

 

SMYRNA (myrrh)(bitterness, suffering, period of martyrdom)

64-313 AD

(Dan 170-313AD)

Messenger: Possibly Nero, who started persecution of Christians

-Period of Roman persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire

-The city of Smyrna was founded by Greeks about 1100 BC on coast of Asia Minor

-AD 26 a temple was built to emperor Tiberius. This time started the worship of the emperor as a God.

All a Christian had to do to escape martyrdom, was toss a pinch of incense on the altar in this temple to the emperor. But that concession was one that no Christian could make.

-Represents the assembly during a period of intense persecution.

Praised for standing fast through terrible persecution.

-Constantine publishes edict of toleration, Christians could not be persecuted for their religion in 313 AD.  

In 330 AD he made Christianity the official religion of Roman Empire.

 Ten separate edicts against Christians by Roman Empire

Nero in 64. Donitian in 95.  Trajan in 107.  Hadrian in 127.  Marcus Aurelius in 165.  Emperor Septimius Severus in 202.  Emperor Maximus in 235.  Emperor Decius in 249.  Emperor Valerian in 257.  Emperor Diocletian in 303-313, most vicious of all ten.

 

 2:12  And to the angel (messenger) of the church (assembly) in Pergamos write; These things saith He which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

 2:13  I know your works, and where you dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and you holdest fast My name, and hast not denied My faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan (the Adversary) dwelleth.

 2:14  But I have a few things against you, because you 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.   (Num 24:14, 25:1)

 2:15  So hast you also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans (people conquerors), which thing I hate.

 2:16  Repent; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

 2:17  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (assemblies); To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna (truth), and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

Pergamos was originally the name of the citadel of ancient Troy, but later the word came to describe any citadel. This later Pergamos was the seat of the famous Attallid Kingdom of the third and second centuries BC. Towards the end of the third century BC Pergamos defeated the invading Galatae, who then negotiated a deal with its king by which they settled in a portion of the ancient land of Phrygia, which then became known as Galatia.

Pergamos was the capital of the Roman district of Asia, and it had a large and famous altar which was recently excavated, believed to be dedicated to Zeus. With certainty it dates to the time of the Attalic kings.

Attalus the 1st reigned from 241 to 197 BC. Son Eumenes reigned 197-159 BC. Attalus the 3rd from 138-133 BC. He bequeathed his kingdom and title of Pontifex Maximus.

Pontifex Maximus, greatest of Pontiffs to Rome.

The city was the administrative center of a very rich province. Pergamos was also a center of the worship of Asclepius, the ancient Greek pagan god of medicine and healing, and was therefore a center for pharmakeia. (Serpent, emblem of medical profession)

 

The Teaching of Balaam

Here in the message to the assembly at Pergamos we see a warning concerning fornication – race-mixing – very much like the one to Thyatira which is the next of these messages. It is evident in the account of Numbers Chapters 24 and 25 that Balaam was hired to curse the Children of Israel, but that every time he tried, he could only utter blessings. Then we see that Balak the king of Moab had the women of his tribe go out to seduce the men of Israel, but the entire account – that Balaam had actually instructed Balak to do this, is not related to us in Numbers, except later where it is alluded to in Numbers 31:16. Further details are filled in by later Scriptures:Micah 6:5, 2 Peter 2:15, Jude 1:11

PERGAMOS (marriage and elevation)

Christianity being married to paganism via the Catholic church)(expanded throughout Europe)

330-604 AD

(Eli 313-529 AD)(Dan 313-606AD)

Messenger: Possibly Constantine

-The assembly at Pergamos is praised for holding faithful, especially in Satan's dwelling.

Augurs, pagans trying to predict future through augury, omens, etc.

We have satan providing his deceptive counterfeit, a priest-king of a very evil pagan religion.

The Romans reorganized the kingdom of Pergamos into the Roman province of Asia, about 130 BC, Pergamos became its capital city.

This was a period of consistently growing power of the priestly hierarchy.

“Antipas...my faithful martyr” -representing a group or class. These were the martyrs who were martyred for resisting the increasing power of the Pope.

There is no specific records in the early Christian writings of an actual martyr named Antipas.

-The Pope took over, as part of his title he called himself “the holy father”.

In efforts to build up converts rapidly, the Catholic church adopted pagan holidays, rituals, and gods now under the title of saints.

Partial Christianity, but at the same time corrupted by a partial paganism creeping in.

 

 2:18  And unto the angel (messenger) of the church (assembly) in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath His eyes like unto a flame of fire, and His feet are like fine brass;

 2:19  I know your works, and charity, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last to be more than the first.

 2:20  Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

 2:21  And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

 2:22  Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

 2:23  And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches (assemblies) shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins (minds) and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

1Samuel 16:7  But Yahweh said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for Yahweh seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but Yahweh looketh on the heart.

 2:24  But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan (the Adversary), as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

Acts 15:28  For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; (speaking of abstaining from ungodliness)

 2:25  But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

 2:26  And He that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

 2:27  And He shall rule (shepherd) 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.

 2:28  And I will give him the morning star.

2Peter 1:19  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

 2:29  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (assemblies).

Thuateira (Thyatira) apparently means heavenly sacrifice. In Greek, thua- is a prefix form of thuos, or sacrifice.

This assembly, like the one at Pergamos earlier, was castigated by Yahshua for having tolerance for fornication. The word fornication can be used to describe various illicit and deviant sexual acts, however it can be fully demonstrated, from 1 Corinthians Chapter 10, Jude 7, and elsewhere in the Bible, that fornication is race-mixing.

Jezebel

It is apparent here, that Jezebel is the model whore, as Yahshua describes her. This is a fitting analogy. When Israel plays the harlot, the nation is eaten by metaphoric dogs (Psa. 22:16, Phil. 3:2, Rev. 22:15). Likewise the body of Jezebel the harlot, upon her death, was eaten by dogs, as Yahweh had pronounced would happen to her (2 Kings 9:36). Because of their acceptance of race-mixing, this assembly will suffer great tribulation. They had a temple Artemis, the high priestess or prophetess of Artemis. At a meeting, the assembly of Thyatira was divided on the question, whether their members could retain their old memberships in these pagan trade guilds or not. Evidently Jezebel (name probably used as epithet), the prophetess was preaching you could.

We also see in verse 24, that race-mixing comes from “the depths of the Adversary”, or Satan. All through the ages, it has been the Edomite Jew who has been the promoter of the integration and mixing of the races, and this is even by their own admission, for they are proud of it. This is the first light in understanding mystery of iniquity!

The Morning Star:

Eosphoros, or Lucifer in the Latin, the light-bearer. Yahshua Christ is the true light-bearer, and therefore lays the only legitimate claim to the title. Yahshua is “the life [that] was the light of men” and “the light [that] shines in the darkness” and also the “light [that] was the truth, which coming into the Society enlightens every man”, John 1:4, 5 and 9.

 

THYATIRA (town of Thyra)(meaning a continual sacrifice, persecution at hands of papacy)

604-1517 AD

(Rand 529-1529 AD)(Dan 606-1517AD)

Messenger: ?

-Time of Emperor Justinian

-The Dark Ages, lack of knowledge,  Papal domination

-Thyra was an ancient village, becoming important when king Seleucus Nicator seized Syrian quarter of break up of Alexander the Greats empire and founded a Macedonian colony between 301 and 281 BC.

-The Greek Orthodox Church adopted the same doctrines but maintained a separate church.

The Eastern or Greek “Church” were brought down by the great Mohammedan raids.

-By 604 AD the power of the Pope was as high a degree as it got, and carry to until the starting date of the Protestant reformation in 1517 AD.

-In this period, many pagan and unscriptural doctrines carried into the true doctrine, pagan holidays and ceremonies, worship of Virgin Mary (to bring in worshipers of Semiramis, wife of Nimrod, and Christ reduced from man to a child held in Mary’s arms. The worship of saints as mediators between God and man.

Reformation gets its start with John Wycliffe, mid 1300's, translated Bible into English in 1378, a professor, sent his students out as poor preachers. He was tricked by the Catholic Church, caught, and burned at the stake.

 

Revelation 3:1  And unto the angel (messenger) of the church (assembly) in Sardis write; These things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you hast a name that you livest, and art dead.

Ephesians 2:1,5

1  And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by favor ye are preserved;)

 3:2  Be watchful, and strengthen (establish) the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect (completed) before God.

 3:3  Remember therefore how you hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shalt not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shalt not know what hour I will come upon you.   (1 Tim 6:20, 2 Tim 1:13)

 3:4  You hast a few names (people) even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy.

Your garment is your skin color, your race. Do not defile your race with one from another.

These few people may have been those that followed Martin Luther.

 3:5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels (messengers).

 3:6  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (assemblies).

Sardeis was the capital city of ancient Lydia.

The town of Sardis was founded beyond the dawn of history. Located on fertile plain of great east and west trade route. Produced the earliest coinage found.

-“I come as a thief”- Refers to being on the watch or they would be taken by surprise, was because their city was a fortified hill, only one attack spot. Yet it was captured twice by surprise.(Cyrus, 549 BC and Antiochus the Great in 218 BC)

It was an important city to the Persians, and held by them throughout the Classical period. The original Lydian cities were all said to have been destroyed by the Persians in the 6th century BC, and until the time of Alexander the Persians held most of Asia Minor. Sardeis was named after the usually transparent-reddish or brownish sardion stone, which is called carnelian by the English. This stone was used in the making of jewelry by the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, and in the making of cylinder seals by the Assyrians. It was also widely used by the Romans for signet seals, which may add to the depth of the meaning here, since there is apparently question as to whether these Christians are indeed as sealed, or assured, of their salvation as they seem to think that they are. The Sardians had the Word, but seem not to have acted on it.

 

SARDIS (remnant, reformation) Means -bright light- those who overcome

1517-1789 AD

(Eli 1529-1789)(Dan 1517-1750)

Messenger: ?

-The start of the Reformation

During the Middle Ages, all institutions, political and religious suffered corruption.

-Time of Martin Luther

Martin Luther was a Catholic priest in 1507, became a lecturer at U of Wittenberg.

He translated the Bible into German. Nailed up papers stating 95 theses that were corrupt in the church for debate. He did not intend to start a separate Protestant church, he wanted to clean up the things in his own church.

Protestantism filtered into France in 1520's.

-In this period you had few people trying in vain to bring about reform. The “church” held council in Trent in 1545. Priestly hierarchy holds strong, the worship of saints, the doctrine of purgatory, the sale of indulgences, all were affirmed.

The Lutheran doctrine, that salvation is by faith in Yahshua, not payment of money to the church, he condemned as heretical. And all heretics to be exterminated.

-1789 Was the start of the French Revolution

 

 3:7  And to the angel (messenger) of the church (assembly) 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;

1John 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

 3:8  I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name.

An open door invites the ability to read and understand. Put yourself in position to be led to that door. Obey My Commandments. The Key.

 3:9  Behold, I will make them (children of Cain/Esau) of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews (Judaeans), and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you (children of Jacob).

 3:10  Because you hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Isaiah 24:17  Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.

2Peter 2:9  The Prince knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

 3:11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you hast, that no man take your crown (reward).

 3:12  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.

 3:13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (assemblies).

Philadelphia means brotherly love, and this assembly was not criticized by Yahweh, which is certainly why this assembly was chosen for this message, for the meaning of its name, just as Smyrna was chosen for a similar message.

That is also the significance of the Key of David. In order to find where the key fits, one must know the door it unlocks. Yahshua said in John Chapter 10 that “1 Truly, truly I say to you, he not entering through the door into the pen of the sheep, but going up from another place, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he entering through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.” So we see that the Key of David opens the door to the sheepfold the right way, and anyone else who comes in, who does not belong to the Shepherd, is a thief and a robber.

  

PHILADELPHIA (brotherly love)

1550-1850 AD

(Rand 1789-1914)(Eli 1776-1914)(Dan 1750-1850)

Messenger: ?

Greek for: philos (love)-adelphos (brother, from the womb, same race, peoples, anglo-saxon)

This period covers the expansion of Protestantism in the Israelite Nations (Europe/USA).

-The city was called “little Athens”, because of its paganism and many pagan temples. But Yahweh said those that overcometh He will make a pillar in the temple of El (God).

The ancient city of Philadelphia was founded by king Attalus the 2nd of Pergamos at a natural trade route.

-2 of the assemblies not criticized: Smyrna and Philadelphia

-Time period when the Jews, and their usury were kept in check by the papacy.

 3:14  And unto the angel (messenger) of the church (assembly) of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;   (Isa 65:16)

 3:15  I know your works, that you art neither cold nor hot: I would you wert cold or hot.

 3:16  So then because you art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

 3:17  Because you sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that you art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

1Corinthians 4:8  Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.

 3:18  I counsel (advise) you to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that you mayest be rich; and white raiment, that you mayest be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness do not appear; and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you mayest see.

Isaiah 55:1  Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Matthew 13:44  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Job 5:17  Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

 3:20  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.   (Sol 5:2, Luke 12:37)

 3:21  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.

 3:22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (assemblies).

Laodikeia is literally “righteous people”, from the Greek words laos and dikaios. Yet it may be shown that dikaios was understood in the Greek mind as being that which is deemed righteous by man, as opposed to another word, hosios, which denoted that which was deemed righteous by the gods, or rather by God.

Therefore the word may be interpreted here as denoting a self-righteous people, and thus the message fits the name of the assembly. The people are neither hot nor cold: they know the Gospel of God and claim to be Christians, but they care not for His will or His works.

LAODICEA (means peoples rights)

1850-PRESENT

(Eli 1914-Present)(Dan 1850-Now)

Messenger: Possibly Woodrow Wilson?

Time period predicted by Paul

Don’t rock the boat, don’t offend the enemy. Toleration.

Laodicea was founded between 261 and 246 BC near city of Colossae

Very few remains remain. Small city until after the Roman period began: then rapidly became great and rich, the center of banking and financial transactions. Destroyed by earthquake in 60 AD. Rebuilt without accepting Roman financial help.

Represents the “Christian church” of our own time.

Today’s “churches” consider themselves rich. Yet they are not rich in Yahweh. They participate in a perversion of true doctrine.

Men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, unholy, etc.

-Up to this point, the prophesy of the Book of Revelation had been concerning the stages of the Assembly.

 

Now we turn to prophecy of general world history, from John’s time on to the end.

Revelation 4:1  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 shew you things which must be hereafter.

 4:2  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

 4:3  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.   (Ez 1:28)

 4:4  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.

 4:5  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.

Revelation 5:12  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.

 4:6  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.

 4:7  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.

Numbers 2:2  Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.   (Ez 1:10)

 4:8  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, Yahweh God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Isaiah 6:2-3

2  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is Yahweh of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory.

The living creatures are actually cherubs, those chimerical sphinx-like creatures made up of the symbols of the four leading tribes of Israel. Lion-Tribe of Judah. Young bullock-Tribe of Ephraim. Face of a man-Tribe of Reuben. Flying eagle-Tribe of Dan.

Three tribes on each side, hence six wings.

They are often depicted in association with the throne of Yahweh, as they are in Ezekiel Chapter 1, and they adorned the ark of the covenant.

 4:9  And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

 4:10  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,

 4:11  You art worthy, O Prince, to receive glory and honour and power: for you hast created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.

 

Seven sealed book. A 'seal' denotes 'security' and 'secrecy'.

In the book of Daniel, he was told 'to shut up the words and seal the book even to the time of the end'. Daniel's visions were of the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Alexander the Great and Rome.

John's vision was from his time until the return of our Prince.

Revelation, as with the books of Enoch and II Esdras are for the last generation before our Prince returns.

7 SCROLLS 7 SEALS

Revelation 5:1  And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book (scroll) written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.   (Ez 2:9)

 5:2  And I saw a strong angel (mighty messenger) proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book (scroll), and to loose the seals thereof?

 5:3  And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book (scroll), neither to look thereon.

 5:4  And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

 5:5  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 (of life), and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Yahshua Christ is the Lion of Judah and He is also the root of David.  (Isa 11:1,10)

 5:6  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.

 5:7  And He came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

7  And He came and received it from the right hand of Him sitting upon the throne.

The Lamb that appeared as if it had been slaughtered can only be Yahshua Christ, the Lamb of God.  (John 1:29, 35-36)

The four living creatures are described much the same way Ezekiel 1:4-11 described them as a part of the throne of Yahweh 700 years prior to John. These are the same as the cherubs which sat upon the ark of the covenant, those sphinx-like creatures which had the attributes of a man, a lion, a bull and an eagle, the symbols from the standards of the four leading tribes of Israel.

 5:8  And when He had taken the book (scroll), the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

Psalm 141:2  Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

 5:9  And they sung a new song, saying, You art worthy to take the book (scroll), and to open the seals thereof: for you wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Psalm 40:3  And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in Yahweh.

 5:10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Exodus 19:6  And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which you shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

Kinsman Redemption:

The purchase with blood for one's brethren is the ancient Hebrew law of the kinsman redeemer. And if you are not a kinsman to the Redeemer, you have no part with Him in the first place! We see this in the Law at Leviticus 25:47-49.  (See also Lev 25:25, Psa 74:2, 107:2, Isa 43:1, 62:12)

Galatians 4:4-5: “4 And when the fulfillment of the time had come, Yahweh had dispatched His Son, having been born of a woman, having been subject to law, 5 in order that he would redeem those subject to law, that we would recover the position of sons.” (See also Luke 1:68, 24:21; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 1:18; Revelation 14:3, 4.)

A Kingdom of Priests

The idea of a “Christian priest” does not exist in the ante-Nicene writers, because all Christians should be priests in their own right, and there should be no professional Christian priesthood. John the Baptist was the last priest. Christ is our reigning high priest. Those who do the will of God are doing the service to God that He requires and therefore they are all priests of God.

There is nothing in Christianity which requires the performance of any special ritual. We are merely told to keep His commandments and to love our brethren – in action and not in speech only – and by doing those things we achieve the execution of the true Christian priesthood. The idea that each and every Israelite who does the will of Yahweh is a priest of Yahweh belongs to the Old Testament as well as the New, and is evident from Exodus Chapter 19 as well as from the epistles of Peter. Paul, and elsewhere in the Revelation. (See Ex 19:5-6, 1 Pet 2:5,9, Rev 1:6)

 

 5:11  And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels (messengers) round about the throne and the beasts (living creatures) and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

 5:12  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.

 5:13  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.

Philippians 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

 5:14  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.

 

 

Here in Chapter 6 we see the famous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. It is evident that these four horsemen represent four stages in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

It is also evident that many elements in these four horsemen also accurately describe the development and demise of the imperialist empires of modern times.

 

OPENING OF 1ST SEAL

31BC-180 AD

(Rand: 31 BC-64AD)

Revelation 6:1  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 (living creatures) saying, Come and see.

 6:2  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

Psalm 45:4-5

4  And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things.

5  Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you.

The term empire is properly applied to a government which rules over more than one nation of people. From The American Heritage College Dictionary, Third Edition: “empire...1.a. A political unit comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority....”

Rome certainly became an empire by the third century BC, by which time it conquered and defeated all of the other tribes of the Italian Peninsula, the Etruscans, Sabines, Samnites and the Greek states of southern Italy and Sicily.

By the end of the second century BC Rome ruled all of Greece, Asia Minor, Sardinia, parts of Spain, and the formerly Phoenician areas of North Africa. As late as the first century BC, there was the Social war in Italy, between Rome and the Italian nations (91-88 BC), and there was Serorius' revolt in Spain (83-72 BC), but these were not civil wars, rather they were revolts by already conquered nations against the Roman dominion. The Caesars did not begin an empire, they inherited one. While further expansion occurred in later periods of Roman history, such as the conquest of Dacia under Trajan, Rome's very founding marked the beginning of the White Horse period, and the time when Rome became an empire, whether the supreme ruling authority was a Republican government or a dictatorship or a monarchy.

 

2ND SEAL

180-312 AD

(Finck 88-87BC)

 6:3  And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast (living creature) say, Come and see.

 6:4  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 Romans of the early Republican period often appointed a temporary dictator in times of war, who once the threat had passed would revert power to the regular government. Eclipsing the period of the Republic, the first real self-appointed dictator to rule Rome was Sulla. This, it is evident, marked the transition from the White Horse period to the Red Horse period, for the years following Sulla were filled with civil wars. While the White Horse period was marked by a rider carrying a bow, a weapon signifying conquest from a distance, the rider of the Red horse period carries only a sword, a weapon which can only signify the conquest of those who are near.

The first great and actual Civil War was between supporters of Lucius Cornelius Sulla and Gaius Marius and took place from 88-87 BC.

There was the rebellion of Lepidus against the Senate in 77 BC

Catiline Conspiracy of 63-62 BC.

Julius Caesar and Gnaeus Pompey from 49-45 BC – where over half of the empire was the battleground, from Spain to Egypt.

The Post-Caesarian civil war between the Senate army led by Cicero and Octavian (the later Augustus) and the forces of Antony and Lepidus in 44 BC, and then the so-called Liberators' civil war to avenge the murder of Caesar, between Antony and Octavian (who were now allies of the Second Triumvirate) and the forces of Marcus Brutus and Gaius Longinus in 42 BC.

Then a revolt in Sicily led by the son of Pompey against the Second Triumvirate, which lasted from 44-36 BC.

Then the civil war of Lucius Antonius and Fulvia Antonia, the brother of Marc Antony, against Octavian in 41-40 BC.

Finally, there was the last and most famous civil war between Octavian and Agrippa in the west, and Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the east, which ended at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, and which ended the Roman Republic in a monarchy established by Octavian. This was the Red Horse period of the Roman Empire, where peace was taken from the earth and the citizens of the empire killed one another.

180-192 AD-Period began with emperor Commodus.

26 or so emperors, mostly known for brutality, bloody, debauchery, mediocre, chaotic, and some unimportant.  Then Diocletian, 284-305 AD, last terrible persecution of Christians.

 

3RD SEAL

212-400 AD

 6:5  And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast (living creature) say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances (scales) in his hand.

 6:6  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 you hurt not the oil and the wine.

With the period which begins at the monarchy of Augustus, we see a relative peace brought to the empire which lasted practically 200 years. Yet while there were problems on these frontiers (Britain, Germany), the main portion of the Empire saw a relatively prolonged peace.

However, with success also comes decadence. Therefore we see in the words of Paul of Tarsus that the Romans had become a morally corrupt people.

Compulsory worship of the emperor slowly began to be instituted, and came to the full with Caligula and Nero. For three centuries, Christians were persecuted, usually at the instigation of the Jews who most often remained a privileged class. Usury, prostitution, the circuses and other vices were popular and prevalent throughout the empire, and the Jew grew quite comfortable in pagan Rome. The rider of the black horse carries a scale, which signifies judgment. The decline and fall of Rome is a complex issue. Coin clipping and debasement of the currency were a plague in these centuries, and the over-supply of money in any economy leads to price inflation, as we see here in America today.

The warnings concerning the prices of grain, and the oil and the wine, signify a period of both price inflation and food shortages. As Rome required the hire of larger armies to maintain control of the provinces, as the bureaucracy increased, and as the currency became debased, food prices climbed. This is exactly the same process which we have seen occurring in imperial America over the past 60 years.

“hurt not the oil and the wine”(see that you be not unjust regarding the oil and the wine)(oil-messiah, wine-worship of the people, the quality of their worship)

 

The rider on the Black Horse has no crown and no weapons. That he had no weapons seems to denote the period of peace which was ushered in by the reign of Augustus. That he had no crown means that these rulers were not true scepter-bearers, those of the line of Zarah-Judah from which the first Caesars had come. Rather, they were a long line of military generals who sought for and gained power either through treachery, through politics, or through usurpation of the previous emperor. While some of these men were noble, such as Vespasian, many were not.

It may be estimated that this period began to wane in the reign of Caracalla, who had granted, in false generosity, citizenship freely to all of the freemen – former slaves - of the empire, primarily because the government could then expect an increase of tax revenue. Citizenship, which was often bought in earlier periods, as it is evident even in the Book of Acts, became very cheap from this time – around 212 AD.

The burden of taxes was so great, farmers had to give up and move to city. Tax burdened everyone, disintegration and decay, and invasion of so-called barbarian tribes.

He also further debased the currency, and increased the pay of the legions, and imposed oppressive taxes throughout the provinces. There were many other evil emperors, but Caracalla stood out among them. Gibbon called him “the common enemy of mankind”. Importantly, Caracalla also fought a battle with the Alamanni, which did not end decisively, except that he bribed the Germanic invaders with a large sum to make peace. This is the same tactic that later emperors used against the Goths, and it failed them miserably. This, it may be esteemed. Is a marked point in the transition from the Black Horse period to the Green Horse period, which represents sickness and decay.

 

4TH SEAL

250-300 AD

(Rand: Death was pagan Rome, Hell was Papal Rome)

 6:7  And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast (living creature) say, Come and see.

 6:8  And I looked, and behold a pale (green) 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.

This color represents sickness and decay.

Plague and disease from conditions of 2nd and 3rd seals.

The sickness and decay of the empire under the burdens of race-mixing, vice, and political corruption finally begin its decline, where it finally succumbs to Germanic invaders in the fifth century AD. There was a fifty-year crisis in which there were prolonged periods of virtual anarchy, from about 235-284 AD, a period which the empire barely survived. But the disease which finally kills the empire is now terminal, and it is only a matter of time before its death.

-1/4 killed by sword is when the German tribes (Scythians) and 4 tribes of Alemania (2 Gothic, Visigoths and Ostrogoths) made their push of migration.

 

5TH SEAL

293-303 AD (529-1755 AD)

(most severe persecution)

This is a  parenthesis here:

Those who had been previous martyrs were told “You rest. There is yet more to come, more martyrs: not until the number of them is complete will the end be.”

 6:9  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:

 6:10  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Master, holy and true, dost you not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

 6:11  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 fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

6TH SEAL

?-476 AD

(Eli-1789-present)

(depicts the final break-up of the old Roman imperial system)(French Revolution)

 6:12  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;

Joel 2:10  The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Roman Empire, depicted as the sun, it gave no light. Blood red moon because of the cities burned and looted.

 6:13  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.

Roman nobles who were nearly all pagan.

German tribes migration to S and W, and everything Roman was being taken over by these tribes.

 6:14  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

Psalm 102:26  They shall perish, but you shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt you change them, and they shall be changed:

Isaiah 34:4  And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

 6:15  And the 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;

Isaiah 2:19  And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of Yahweh, and for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

 6:16  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:

Hosea 10:8  The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.

 6:17  For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Isaiah 13:6  Howl ye; for the day of Yahweh is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

The changes in sun and the moon represent the passing of the government and its bureaucracy. The stars of heaven (for which see Judges Chapter 5 and also the promises to Abraham) are that same “stone cut out of the mountain without hands” from Daniel Chapter 2, those Germanic tribes of the children of Israel that invaded and destroyed the empire, not only in Italy and Africa, but also in Britain, Gaul and Iberia, and in Dacia and Pannonia. (In 330 AD Constantine had granted the Vandals lands in Pannonia.) The heaven which departed are the Germanic tribes of the north and east who suddenly were able to migrate in large enough numbers to the south and west and invaded the empire on all fronts.

Every island and mountain were moved from their place in the great Germanic migrations of the 5th and 6th centuries AD. The Germanic tribes were used by Yahweh to judge the old Roman empire, and the fear of the decadent leaders of the empire is reflected in verses 15 through 17. Yet we must remember, that the people of Rome were every bit as Hebrew and as Israelite in their heritage as the Germanic invaders. Of course Edomite and Canaanite admixture among them.

In 364 AD the empire was divided east and west, and this represents the beginning of the dissolution of the ten toes: the splitting of the original provinces of the empire as it existed under the first Caesars. The eastern portion would last another thousand years, however the west fell quickly. At first the western empire attempted to buy off the Goths with a large sum of gold. Rome was then sacked by the Goths under Alaric in 410 AD. When they still would not go away, a Gothic chieftain was made the emperor. The Huns were bought off in the east with a large grant of land which eventually became Hungary. But bribes were not enough for the Goths, who really wanted the fertile soil of Italy and the treasures of the empire for themselves, and so finally in 476 AD they took it. Rome could no longer defend herself first because the empire was completely corrupt and decadent, but more importantly, as Daniel 2:43 attests, because there was little unity in the citizenry, which was now made up of people of diverse and mixed races. It can be told from Daniel Chapter 7 that upon dissolution of the toes, from one of them would arise ten horns, and an eleventh which would subdue three kings. This describes Justinian, the eleventh emperor of the eastern empire, during whose reign the Vandal King Gelimer and the Gothic kings Witiges and Totila were defeated in Carthage and in Italy. During the wars of this period, much of Italy was laid bare, and the city of Rome was practically deserted for a long period of time. This, it can be ascertained, is the wounding of the head in another vision – that of the beast of Revelation Chapter 13. The empire is dead, but the beast and the dragon which gives its power to the beast still live to rise again – as the Roman Catholic Church!

 

This is another parenthesis here:

Flash forward to judgment day

Revelation 7:1  And after these things I saw four angels (messengers) 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.

 7:2  And I saw another angel (messenger) ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels (messengers), to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

 7:3  Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

 7:4  And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

 7:5  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.

 7:6  Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

 7:7  Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

 7:8  Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

The tribe of Dan is not listed because they were a scouting tribe, and in ships up coast, far from Rome by this time.

The destruction of Rome is momentarily suspended while the tribes could be sealed. This assures that a sufficient number of Israelites would survive the judgment to come upon the empire. The tribe of Dan is not mentioned, because the main body of that tribe is not within the bounds of the empire nor among those invading the empire, but rather they are already quite safe in northern Europe.

 7:9  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Romans 11:25  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Nations be come in.

 7:10  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

 7:11  And all the angels (messengers) stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

 7:12  Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen

The phrase “all nations” could only mean all of the nations of the Adamic society – that part of the world which Rome rules over and which has undergone this tribulation. The great crowd, which no one was able to number, is a glimpse into the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham – for all of these people are descendants of the Israelites. .

 7:13  And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

 7:14  And I said unto him, Sir, you 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.

These saints are the same as in 6:9.

 7:15  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.

Isaiah 4:5-6

5  And Yahweh will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

6  And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

 7:16  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

Isaiah 49:10  They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for He that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall He guide them.

 7:17  For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

This represents the Hebrew (Job 19:25-27) Christian promise of resurrection and eternal life.

 

7TH SEAL

This is leading up to something big.

Flashback to Imperial Rome

Fall of Rome and rise of Justinian as seen in prophecy

Revelation 8:1  And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

A short time of peace.

Edict of Toleration of Christianity gave Israel a period of rest from persecution.

 8:2  And I saw the seven angels (messengers) which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.   (Matt 18:10, Luke 1:19)

 8:3  And another angel (messenger) 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.

 8:4  And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

This eighth angel must be Christ, praying for the burnt bodies of the martyrs.

 8:5  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.

 8:6  And the seven angels (messengers) which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

 

7 TRUMPETS

The 7 trumpets played an important part in the life of Israel, and their use was part of the instruction given by Yahweh to Moses. From the number of blasts, or the manner of blowing, the people would be prepared for what was coming.

1ST TRUMPET SOUNDS

(Rand: 396-429 AD) Alleric-Gothic King

 8:7  The first angel (messenger) sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Ezekiel 38:22  And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

The fall of the Roman Empire was in thirds. Each dealt with separately.

Devastation and destruction of western (W Germany, Gaul, Italy, Spain and Carthage in N Africa) part of Roman Empire. (By mixture of 7 Germanic tribes of Israel- so called “barbarians”)

Then German tribe of Alemania overran northern Italy in 272 AD. Another group of Suevi, Alemania,

The Roman Empire had been threatened by the Germanic tribes for quite some time, and even Julius Caesar in his own description of the Gallic Wars complained that the Germanic tribes were forever pushing west of the Rhine.

In 364 AD the empire was divided east and west, and this represents the beginning of the dissolution of the ten toes: the splitting of the original provinces of the empire as it existed under the first Caesars. The eastern portion would last another thousand years, however the west fell quickly. Later in the fourth century the Visigoths, after defeating the Romans in a large battle, were given leave to cross into the lands of the Empire. Eventually they were mistreated by Rome, and rebelled against the empire. Around 406 AD tribes from out of the Vandals, Alans and Suevi crossed the Rhine into Gaul and began to loot and pillage the empire, and take much of its lands in Gaul and Iberia, which were never recovered. The Visigoths at this same time raided Greece, and then invaded Italy. At first the western empire attempted to buy off the Goths with a large sum of gold. Rome was then sacked by the Goths under Alaric in 410 AD. The years from 433-453 AD saw the Hunnic Empire under Attila and Bleda, who raided the Balkans, Gaul, and Italy, threatening both Constantinople and Rome. The Vandals then sacked Rome in 455 AD. The Huns were bought off in the east with a large grant of land which eventually became Hungary. But looting and bribes were eventually not enough for the Goths, who really wanted the fertile soil of Italy and the treasures of the empire for themselves, and so finally in 476 AD they took it, when the Gothic chieftain Odoacer declared himself ruler of Italy. Rome could no longer defend herself first because the empire was completely corrupt and decadent, but more importantly, as Daniel 2:43 attests, because there was little unity in the citizenry, which was now made up of people of diverse and mixed races.

 

2ND TRUMPET SOUNDS

(Rand: 429-476 AD) Genseric Vandal King (Spain)

 8:8  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;   (Jer 51:25, Amos 7:4)

 8:9  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.

In October of 439 AD, the Vandals under Gaiseric made a successful surprise attack on Carthage. He had his designs on both the city and the large port. They took the city and found a large Roman fleet laying in the harbor waiting for them. This was a devastating strategic mistake on the part of the Romans, to allow such a large supply of ships to fall into the hands of their enemies.

 

The fall of Carthage to the Vandals greatly disturbed both the western and the eastern empire, as there was a large number of galleys and a great shipyard in Carthage, creating a Vandal fleet as great as the joint navies of both empires. That the Romans allowed for so many ships to be left in Carthage's port while the Vandals were so close by, must be one of the greatest errors of Roman history. The very next Spring, that of 440 AD, a vast fleet manned by Vandals and their allies (Alans, Goths, Romanized Libyans, and even Moors) set out from Carthage for Sicily, which at the time was the principal supplier of oil and grain to Italy after the loss of North Africa. All the coastal towns were looted and Palermo was besieged. Ships heavily laden with plunder returned to Carthage. The powerful eastern imperial fleet responded by sailing into Sicilian waters in 441 AD, taking the Vandals by surprise. This was under the command of the Romano-Goth Areobindus, but a major invasion of the Balkans by the Huns and the threat of a Persian attack, forced him to take his fleet back home. After this Gaiseric allowed his fleets to continue plundering throughout the western Mediterranean Sea. The Vandals then plundered Rome itself in 455 AD.

 

3RD TRUMPET SOUNDS

(Rand: 434-453 AD) Attila the Hun

 8:10  And the third angel (messenger) 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;

 8:11  And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

It can be told from Daniel Chapter 7 that upon dissolution of the toes, from one of them would arise ten horns, and then an eleventh which would subdue three kings. This describes Justinian, the eleventh emperor of the eastern empire, during whose reign the Vandal King Gelimer was defeated in Carthage and the Gothic kings Witiges and Totila were defeated in Italy. During the wars of this period, much of Italy and Sicily were laid bare, the Vandal kingdom of North Africa was wasted and many of the Vandal soldiers were forcibly relocated to the east in the service of the conquering Byzantines. The city of Rome was practically deserted for an extended period of time.

This star which fell from heaven made a third of the waters bitter because Justinian would prevail over the Germanic peoples in Italy and Africa, and this in turn would also pave the way for Catholicism in Western Europe. Therefore, it is evidenced that this passage in the Revelation also refers to Justinian, just as the little horn of Daniel Chapter 7 does.

The Hun invasion- (were paid an enormous tribute bribe to spare Rome, 432 AD)

-In 451 AD Roman and Visigoth forces against the Huns in probably most terrific battle in history

(Disciple Arron) – Wormwood-flowing water (the word). The bitterness was the scribes perverting the word.

 

4TH TRUMPET SOUNDS

(Rand 476-622 AD) Odoacer the Mercenary

 8:12  And the fourth angel (messenger) 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.

Isaiah 13:10  For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

The sun, moon and stars are not to the mere objects in heaven, but rather they are symbols of organized government and people, there is still an absolutely striking occurrence which happened in 536-537 AD, which points to a certain and literal fulfillment of this passage. Of the very time when the great general Belisarius had defeated the Vandals and taken Carthage for the Byzantines. Procopius writes thus: “For the sun gave forth its light without brightness, like the moon, during this whole year, and it seemed exceedingly like the sun in eclipse, for the beams it shed were not clear nor such as it is accustomed to shed. And from the time when this happened men were neither free from war nor pestilence nor any other thing leading to death. And it was the time when Justinian was in the tenth year of his reign.” This is found in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Procopius, Book 4 Chapter 14 Section 5. By this we also know that the interpretation of these passages as having to do with the wars which destroyed the old Roman empire, but also brought great harm to the people of God who brought that empire down, is absolutely certain. Yet the dulling of the Sun during this year only represents and reflects the events as they were happening upon the earth, for after the passing of Rome, much of Europe also fell into the so-called Dark Ages.

And 1/3 of the sun, moon, and stars was smitten- the extinguishing power of Roman Empire.

-In 476 AD Odoacer deposed the last Roman emperor of the west, Romulus Augustulus.

Instead of claiming the title of emperor for himself, he was acclaimed king of Italy by his soldiers. Consequently, the total end of the western portion of Roman Empire. Northwestern third of it had reached extinction. 1/3 sun-empire was darkened, 1/3 moon-ruling power, emperor, was lost, 1/3 stars-important people, princes and generals, those in authority, lost authority.

 

 8:13  And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels (messengers), which are yet to sound!

Something apparently worse was yet to come.

The muslim invasion.

 

The Arab and Turkic invasions of the Adamic society. Here we see that three woes are announced.

 

5TH TRUMPET SOUNDS

(Rand: 622-1299 AD)

These last 3 trumpets are about the known world.

 

1ST WOE

Saracen invasion-1/3 of breakup of Roman Empire. (southerly third)

Deals with the Arabs and Mohammedanism and conversion by the sword.

Revelation 9:1  And the fifth angel (messenger) sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

 9:2  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 the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

 9:3  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.

Exodus 10:4  Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into your coast:

 9:4  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.

 9:5  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.

 9:6  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

Job 3:21  Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Jeremiah 8:3  And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith Yahweh of hosts.

-Mohammed (570-632AD) Had a series of visions, he was in a pit. He was doubtful whether visions were from Gabriel or satanically inspired. He was told to propagate a new religion of Mohammedanism. He taught the Arabs to unite. Converts were to be made by the sword.

-The rise of Mohammedism and the Arab conquests of the formerly White regions of Mesopotamia, the Levant, and the northern coast of Africa.

It is also evident that Mohammed is the “little horn” of Daniel Chapter 8, This little horn is not to be confused with the little horn of Daniel Chapter 7, which we shall see when we get to Revelation Chapter 13 refers to the Emperor Justinian. So it may be seen that just as Daniel in Chapters 7 and 8 prophesied of Justinian, and then of Mohammed, so does the Revelation in Chapters 8 and 9.

The Bottomless Pit

Arabia is renowned as a land of locusts. The locust eggs stay under the desert soil until it rains, and then they begin to hatch and swarm.

The scorpions of the earth are a reference to the Canaanite Jews. This can be seen at Luke 10:18-19. The serpents and scorpions were not to be taken literally in that passage, but as metaphors for certain people, which we see are of the Adversary, or Satan.

The 5 month period of the locusts seems to represent the approximate 150-year period of Islamic conquest over the Byzantine lands. They were commanded not to devastate the land. This period began around 622 AD when Mecca was entered by Mohammed and was eventually conquered, process which ended in 632 AD. Within two years of Mohammed's death, his followers began their conquests outside of Arabia, first taking Syria, Persia and Palestine. Mohammed was succeeded by Omar. (Mosque of Omar, dome in Jerusalem). In 652 AD they already began attacking Sicily, and Arabs occupied parts of the island then for an extended period. By 670 they controlled the entire Middle East and began attacking even Constantinople itself. From this time they began conquering Northern Africa, and by 711 they are crossing into Spain. In 726 and again in 740 they captured Syracuse on Sicily, but never took the entire island until the 9th century. In 736 the Arabs took Georgia north of the Caucasus Mountains. In 751 they even defeated Chinese forces in a battle near the Talas River in modern-day Kyrgyzstan. By 762 Baghdad was created as the capital of the Abbasid caliphs, and Islamic conquests are virtually finished.

Yet it is evident that the main period of Islamic conquest lasted about 5 prophetic months, or nearly 150 years. Until 1060 AD, when the Turks began to take Anatolia from the Byzantines, Arabs competed mostly among themselves, in lands they had already occupied to some extent, such as the taking of Crete and southern Italy – portions of which some Arabs had long occupied - in 820 and 827 AD.

This is dealing with the remainder of the old Roman Empire

- Just previous to the Saracen invasion was breakup of western third of Roman Empire.

-The Catholic Church remained and began gaining strength, empire gone, no authority.

 

 9:7  And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold (yellow turbans), and their faces were as the faces of men.

 9:8  And they had hair as the hair of women (long hair), and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

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

Joel 2:5-7

5  Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

6  Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

7  They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

 9:10  And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. (150 years)

 9:11  And they had a king over them, which is the angel (messenger) of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon (Destroyer).

 9:12  One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

This is a poetic description of the Arab hordes. Apollyon is a Greek word which means destroyer. This is how we should view Mohammedism, even to this very day – as a destructive force to our Christian Civilization.

 

6TH TRUMPET SOUNDS

(Rand: 1299-to end of 20th century 1917)

2ND WOE

Deals with the Turkish invasion.

-Turks took over what Arabs conquered and the rest of Asia Minor. And finally Constantinople.

 

 9:13  And the sixth angel (messenger) sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

 9:14  Saying to the sixth angel (messenger) which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

 9:15  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.

John gave duration (391yrs) of aggressive phase of Turkish WOE

 9:16  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

Daniel 7:10  A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.  (Psa 68:17, Ez 38:4)

 9:17  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.

 9:18  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.

 9:19  For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

This second woe as a description of the Turkic invasions of Byzantine lands. This is the release of those bound by the Euphrates, which is metaphorical and not a literal reference, so that the Turkic hordes – already converted to Mohammedism by the Arabs in the 7th and 8th centuries - can begin to cross from the east. This process began in 1055 AD, when the Seljuk Turks captured Baghdad. Eventually they came to control nearly all of the formerly Arab lands, under the Ottoman Empire, but that is not our concern here. They began to move on Christian lands around 1064 AD when they began to clash with Byzantine troops in Asia Minor. In 1067 they attacked Caesarea and then Iconium in central Asia Minor. Although initially repulsed, within thirty years they controlled all of Anatolia. This ushered in the period of the Crusades, but wherever the European nations were able to recapture lands for Christendom, the results were only temporary. Furthermore, the Norman raids of the Balkans and southern Italy and their sacking of Constantinople in 1204 weakened efforts, rather than helping them.

-During 11th century, first portion of Seljuk Turks appear. Then the Osmanli Turks.

-Ottoman Turks(Adopted Mohammadism even though they conquered them)

-Excellent soldiers, nomadic horsemen, relied on calvary. Kept best troops as reserves.

Said it was their duty to convert all unbelievers to Mohammedanism.

Janizaries were “new troops” Christian children boys 8-12, taken by force from parents, trained militarily, and converted to Mohammedanism.

They were primarily interested in conquering and ruling other lands.

They had taken the remaining eastern Roman empire, except Constantinople, who bought them off, but later besieged Constantinople in 1453.

-1453 final trace of Roman Empire extinguished.

Sultan Bayezid, led his Turkish army in 1402 to meet Tamerlane(a Mongol), and were practically exterminated by the Mongols.

The old Turkish cannon, was in the form of an animal, “1/3 part of men killed, by fire, smoke and brimstone which issued out of their mouths.” The wicks were the tails.

By the 14th century the Turks occupied the Balkans, and occupied or subjected many of the Black Sea nations. In 1453 Constantinople, surrounded by lands already fallen to the Turks, finally also fell to them. Looking at Byzantine resources in this period, compared to Turkic resources, it is amazing that the city held out as long as it did.

If we interpret this time period by the prophetic time scale of a year for a day, this would add up to around 391 years and 15 days. The Turkic conquests of Anatolia began around 1067 AD, and their conquest of the of Eastern Roman Empire ended with the taking of Constantinople in 1453 AD, a that is a total of 393 years, very close to the 391 years of this prophecy. The army of two hundred million men in verse 16 need only represent the number of invaders over this nearly 400-year period.

Constantinople was the first major city in history to have been taken with the help of cannon. Sadly, it was a Christian gun-maker, Urban of Hungary, whom the Turks hired to build the cannons, 70 of them.

 

 9:20  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, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

 9:21  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

The Catholics paganized Christianity, by transferring the ancient pagan gods and goddesses into the false conception of “saints”, thereby actually worshipping demons, and by their idolatry in the making of statues representing these things. The anti-Christian practices of pharmakeia – the use of drugs, and fornication – which is race-mixing, were also prevalent in Byzantium and Rome.

 

 

Chapter 10 is a parenthesis.

The period known as the Reformation

Revelation 10:1  And I saw another mighty angel (messenger) 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:

 10:2  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,

 10:3  And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

 10:4  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.

       (Dan 8:26, 12:4,9)

In his Ecclesiastical History, Bede, the famous English cleric and historian, often described men who were well versed and who read the Scriptures not only in Latin, but also in Greek. Yet shortly after these times, the Romish Church turned in a direction which was absolutely contrary to the Spirit of Scripture, and it made an effort to repress the Word of God, and keep it from the ears of the people.

The Council of Toulouse, which met in November of 1229, about the time of the crusade against the Albigensians, set up a special ecclesiastical tribunal, or court, known as the Inquisition (Lat. inquisitio, an inquiry), to search out and try heretics. Twenty of the forty-five articles decreed by the Council dealt with heretics and heresy.

These edicts of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were among the first responses of a tyrannical church against people who read the Scripture and disagreed with Rome in the interpretation of its meaning. There were bishops who actively sought to destroy Bibles, and even demanded that people turn them in.

Therefore the angel with the small book which was open, which descends out of heaven, symbolizes the Word of God in the hands of the people, in the form of the Bible, which the people at least in some degree had, and which the Romish Church tried to take away. The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg circa 1440, upon which one of the first mass-produced books was a copy of the Latin Vulgate Bible, and which a short time later launched a revolution in the distribution of printed matter, especially the works of Christian writers such as Luther and Erasmus, assured that the Bible would forever remain a fixture in Christian homes.  

-1535 Coverdale published complete Bible in English

-In 1588, the Spanish armada sent to conquer England and murder all the Protestants, most of the fleet were lost in a terrific storm.

-Angel standing one foot on land one on sea-stopping progression of satanic forces (Spanish armada sent to conquer England and compel kingdom to Catholism, 2/3 fleet destroyed by storm) The Pope tried to stamp out Protestantism by land.

 

 10:5  And the angel (messenger) which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,   (Ex 6:8)

Daniel 12:7  And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by Him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

 10:6  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:  ('that there shall no longer be delay')

Nehemiah 9:6  You, even thou, art Yahweh alone; you hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and you preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth you.

 

 10:7  But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel (messenger)(angel of Laodicea), when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets.

The Mystery of Yahweh is the concealment and the later revelation of His people. The concealment happened after the Assyrian deportations of Israel, and the revelation would happen in the Gospel. He put Israel away, and that He would find them. See Luke 2:30-32, Ephesians 3:1-7, and Daniel chapters 2,7.

The Germanic tribes that destroyed Rome, were the stone cut out of the mountain without hands.

The Germanic peoples break away from the Catholic church in order to obey the gospel of Christ.

 10:8  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.

 10:9  And I went unto the angel (messenger), and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make your belly bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey.

Jeremiah 15:16  Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by your name, O Yahweh God of hosts.

 10:10  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.

Ezekiel 3:3  And he said unto me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this roll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Ezekiel 2:10  And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

Bitter/sweet-The long lost and suppressed Word of Yahweh was sweet, but the consequences of these beliefs will be great persecution. Bitter also because of awareness of the corruptions of the Roman Catholic Church.

 10:11  And he said unto me, You must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

Go and prophesy- teach (go and re-teach the Word)

James said Blessed is a man who endures trial, because being approved he shall receive the crown of life which He promised to those who love Him.” (James 1:12) We do not realize these trials when we embrace the things of the world and join ourselves to the world, so long as we have the things of the world. But when we pursue the things of God, then we realize them, and pray that He keeps us from them, covering ourselves with the Blood of the Lamb.

 

Therefore the Word of God is sweet in our mouths, but bitter in our bellies. If we have joined ourselves to the things of the world, it pains us to hear it, but if we enjoy hearing it, it pains us to live by it because of the strife which we get from the world.

Ezekiel put it this way, at Ezekiel 2:8-10, 3:1-3: “2:8 But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto you; Be not you rebellious like that rebellious house: open your mouth, and eat that I give you. 9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein; 10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. 3:1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that you findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. 2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this roll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.”

 

The desire of the Germanic peoples to read and their will to follow the Word of God once they were able to read their Bibles, caused them to revolt from the tyrannical Romish Church, which in turn caused great wars throughout Europe, notably the Thirty Years' War in Germany, the destruction of the Huguenots under Catherine di Medici in France, and all the blood-letting of the English Reformation and its temporary reversals in the 16th century. There are estimated to be as many as 12 million deaths in the Thirty Years' War alone, all because the popes thought they had a right to rule over men. None of this is Christian.

 

 

Period of The Reformation

Revelation 11:1  And there was given 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.

 11:2  But the court which is without (outside) the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles (nations): and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

Psalm 79:1  A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen are come into your inheritance; your holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

God does not dwell in a house built with hands, but He dwells in us, and therefore temple of Yahweh is an allegory for His people in the world.

Innermost of holies, only the high priest once a year could enter.

The  inner court was for priests and Israelites, the outer court for the other Adamic peoples (Gen 10 nations). The outer courts were for everyone else.  In verse 2, the messenger said don’t try to measure the outside court, cast them out. He wants His people measured.

 11:3  And I will give power unto My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

 11:4  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks (lampstands) standing before the God of the earth.

Psalm 52:8  But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

Jeremiah 11:16  Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult He hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

The two witnesses are the two olive trees, which are also the two lampstands. These are the 2 Houses of Israel and Judah.  (Isa 43:10-12)

We are told in Zechariah Chapter 4 that “These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Prince of the whole earth”. Since Yahshua Christ is the Prince of the whole earth, then the Saxon peoples have proven themselves to be the Children of Israel by becoming the primary vessels of Christendom. Isaiah 62:1 says of Zion that the salvation thereof would be as a lamp that burneth. Christ said at Luke 8:16 “Now no one lighting a lamp conceals it in a vessel or sets it under a couch, but sets it upon a lampstand, that those entering in would see the light. 17 For there is nothing secret which shall not become evident, nor hidden which shall not be known and brought to light.” Yahshua said again at Matthew 5:14-16: “14 You are the light of the Society. A city sitting upon a mountain is not able to be hidden. 15 Neither do they ignite a lamp and set it under a basket, but upon a lampstand, and it gives light for all those in the house. 16 Thusly you must give your light before men, that they may see your good works and they may honor your Father who is in the heavens.” The Saxon peoples are that shining city on the hill, the lamp which could not be hid, and they are the Light of the World, for only they out of all of the world's people have tried to civilize the entire globe and bring it under the rule of law, for better or worse. This all began after the Reformation took place, when the Children of God laid aside the paganism of the Romish Church and embraced the Word of God.

Although blind to their actual identity, Israel and Judah had been accepting and then in turn spreading the Gospel for 1260 years, or in some cases a little longer, which represents the time from the Passion of Christ and the spread of the Gospel into Europe, to the time when His people began to demand that they live by the Word of God and not the word of tyrants. Yet as the spread of the Gospel into Europe was a process which took several centuries, so was the Reformation and the break from the Romish Church a process which took several centuries.

2 olive trees ( Prophets of the Old Testament, Apostles of the New Testament) They furnish the oil. So the lamps may give light.

2 lampstands (2 witnesses-written testimony of those directly inspired, and those who studied and study the Scriptures.)

-Witnesses are also but a few people in each generation who are disturbed by seeing what they know is paganism, and trying to object and bring back the purity of Yahweh’s Word.

Note: Ex 27:20, Lev 24:2, the only oil permitted to be used in the Temple for filling the lamps that were kept burning was olive oil (Israel-anglo-saxons).

 

 11:5  And if any man will hurt them (children of Jacob), fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.   (1 Ki 1:10)

 11:6  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.

The fire is the Word of God to those who resist it, and these two witnesses would prevail over all who opposed them in bringing it to light. The rain is the Word of God to those who accept it, and there would be no fruit on the earth lest it come from Israel and Judah.

1789 AD French Revolution

Verse 6 is symbolic of much death near waterways or sea.

During Napoleonic wars brought death and plaque.

 11:7  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.

Edomite JEWS, and their usury that comes up out of the bottomless pit. Freed from the 1000 years by the  Napoleonic Wars.

 11:8  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Prince was crucified.

Homosexuality and Slavery. Jew propaganda and usury.

 11:9  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

 11:10  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.

Esther 9:19  Therefore the Judaeans of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.

With a victory of Catholicism over the Reformation, “those dwelling upon the earth rejoice[d] over” the subjection of the Children of Israel to the earthly power of the Pope.

 11:11  And after three days and an 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.

Ezekiel 37:5  Thus saith Yahweh GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

May 5, 1514 there were no witness to the word of Yahweh. Silenced by Catholicism.

Oct 31, 1517 (3 ½ yrs later)  Martin Luther nailed up his 95 thesis. Then Protestantism took off.

 11:12  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.

Isaiah 14:13  For you hast said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

-The papacy of the Catholic church “the man of sin” (Anti-christ) had become established and for a few centuries the corruption was unrecognizable. The identity of the Anti-Christ (“man of sin”) was not preached until the 1100's.

But there are many anti-christ among us, anyone who is not with Christ is anti-christ.

 11:13  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.

Represents governmental subdivision, provinces broke away.

 11:14  The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

Second woe is past-1683 was end of Turkish attacks.

1789-1920 was a period of religious warfare. Darwinism, atheism, communism.

3RD Woe comes quickly. (Eli- WWI 1912/14 – Present)

(could the 3rd woe be the muslim invasion today?)

 

7TH TRUMPET SOUNDS

 

 11:15  And the seventh angel (messenger) sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world (society) are become the kingdoms of our Prince, and of His Christ (His Anointed, the group, the children of Israel); and He shall reign for ever and ever.

 11:16  And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

 11:17  Saying, We give you thanks, O Yahweh God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because you hast taken to you your great power, and hast reigned.

 11:18  And the nations (heathens) were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you shouldest give reward unto your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

While it was far from over, the success of the Protestants over the Romish Church ensured the rise to world hegemony of the Christian Saxon peoples, who constitute the true kingdom of God.

 11:19  And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

The symbolism of the Ark of the Covenant is an assurance that these people who are Christians and bear the witness of the Gospel are those same people who were in the Exodus with Moses and wandered in the desert forty years.

The Children of Israel, as soon as they departed from the Catholic Church and sought the Will of God, in a few hundred years built the greatest nations that the world had ever known. However once Satan was let out of the pit, the great civilization of Protestant Christendom began to decay. The only hope that we have for salvation in this world is to reject the things of this world, and return to Yahweh our God.

 

 

Revelation chapter 12 is not new to readers of the Hebrew Bible, nor was it new to Greeks and Romans. For instance, the Greeks had many old stories about the casting down of the serpent Typhon by Zeus, or the Python by Apollo. Since it can be demonstrated that Greek origins are found in the East, and especially with the Hebrews, these stories are certainly recognizable as embellishments on the memory of the oldest Hebrew accounts.

Revelation 12:1  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven (the children of Israel); a woman clothed with the sun (obedient), and the moon (children of Edom) under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (12 tribes):

A parenthesis (flashback insert).

At this point, it has been a study of what’s been happening to the “beast” empires, but here is a parenthesis of what was happening to Israel all this time. The break-up of Roman Empire (beast empires)

 12:2  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Our people trying to deliver the word.

Isaiah 66:7  Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

The interpretation of this prophecy is three-fold. First, it elucidates many of the secrets of our past, and then it describes the birth of the Christ and the attempt of His enemies to kill Him. But it also describes the birth of the only nation ever founded upon Christian principles, and the place where the woman would once and for all be saved from “that old Serpent”. This shall become manifest as we proceed through the chapter.

 

The woman with the twelve stars represents the people of Israel in their tribes.

The sun is often used to describe that ruling power ordained by Yahweh God, while the moon is used to describe earthly powers – mere reflections of the sun. Here the woman is seen cloaked with the sun – the power of God – and standing on the moon – which symbolizes the woman's having overcome the earthly powers. In the context, America was born and following God at the time. The woman conceiving in the womb, being about to give birth, primarily describes the birth of the Christ. However this is evidently a dual prophecy, for it also describes the birth of America, the only nation in history, since the Exodus, which was ever founded as a Christian nation. America was also founded out of the Reformation, on Protestant principles.

 12:3  And there appeared another wonder in heaven (Edomite Jews); and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

 12:4  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.

As the woman represents Israel all through time, this dragon represents the satanic power, Satan or the Adversary, all through time. The seven heads and seven crowns, or diadems, and the ten horns all represent the power and earthly realms of the Adversary, and they are also described in Revelation chapters 13 and 17 where they appear as seven heads and ten horns. Ten horns are also mentioned in Daniel chapter 7 where it is speaking of earthly kings.

 

The third of the stars of heaven represents those angels of God who joined themselves to the dragon in that original revolt, which is something that occurred long before John's time. These have made war with the Adamic people of God since Adam was first created here on this earth. However, they also may represent those of our own race – since the children of Israel are often described as the stars of heaven, who throughout time have sided with the dragon, rather than with God. Since this entire prophecy has a dual fulfillment, such is also expected to be the case here.

 

And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, in order that when she should give birth he may devour her child.

 

The dragon here is represented by the historical Herod the Great, for only he attempted to murder the Christ child as soon as he was born, as we find recorded in the Gospel accounts. That Herod is a representative of the dragon is quite profound once we discover that he was not an Israelite, but an Edomite by race. That Herod was indeed of the seed of Esau is fully apparent in the pages of the Judaean historian, Flavius Josephus, where it is attested to directly or indirectly at least five times, and those instances shall be cited forthwith:

 

Josephus, Antiquities, 14:8: But there was a certain friend of Hyrcanus, an Idumean, called Antipater, who was very rich, and in his nature an active and a seditious man; who was at enmity with Aristobulus, and had differences with him on account of his goodwill to Hyrcanus. [Antipater was the father of Herod.]

 

Josephus, Antiquities, 14:403: but Antigonus, by way of reply to what Herod had caused to be proclaimed, and this before the Romans, and before Silo also, said that they would not do justly if they gave the kingdom to Herod, who was no more than a private man, and an Idumean, i.e. a half Jew, whereas they ought to bestow it on one of the royal family, as their custom was...

 

Josephus, Wars, 1:123: Now, those other people which were at variance with Aristobulus were afraid, upon his unexpectedly obtaining the government; and especially this concerned Antipater, whom Aristobulus hated of old. He was by birth an Idumean, and one of the principal of that nation, on account of his ancestors and riches, and other authority to him belonging...

 

Josephus, Wars, 1:312-313: 312 And here a certain old man, the father of seven children, whose children, together with their mother, desired him to give them permission to go out, upon the assurance and right hand that was offered them, slew them after the following manner: he ordered everyone of them to go out, while he stood himself at the cave's mouth, and slew each son of his as went out. Herod was near enough to see this sight, and his bowels of compassion were moved at it, and he stretched out his right hand to the old man, and besought him to spare his children; 313 yet did not he relent at all upon what he said, but over and above reproached Herod on the lowness of his descent, and slew his wife as well as his children; and when he had thrown their dead bodies down the precipice, he at last threw himself down after them.

 

 12:5  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule (shepherd) all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.

Psalm 2:9  You shalt break them with a rod of iron; you shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

This is, of course, a description of Yahshua Christ, who will rule all of the Adamic nations with a rod of iron – after the tares, the goats, everything which offends, and every plant which Yahweh did not plant are all removed, as Scripture assures us shall happen.

 12:6  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 threescore days.

This flight of the woman and the period of time are mentioned again at verse 14, except that there the 1260 days are “a time times and half a time”, 3-and-a-half times 360 being 1260, which is also 42 months times 30 days. The place having been prepared by Yahweh God must be a reference to the Scriptures found at Deuteronomy 32:8 and 2 Samuel 7:10. In these passages it is quite evident that Yahweh God never intended Palestine to be a permanent home for His people.

 

Deuteronomy 32:8: “When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel”.

 

2 Samuel 7:10: “Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime”. These words of Samuel's were spoken to David in Palestine, and therefore the place meant cannot be in Palestine.

 

The 1260 days represents the nourishing of the woman – the nations of Israel - with the Gospel. This is the same period of the Two Witnesses of chapter 11. Since Yahshua Christ is the Word of Life, and He is also the Bread of Life, the true nourishment of the children of Israel can only come from the Gospel. This is the message of John chapter 6.

 

Except for the original Israelite kingdom, America is the first and only nation to have been founded as a Christian nation, or actually as a federation of Christian nations - which are the original individual States. And just as the Dragon tried to kill the Christ child as soon as it was born, the international Jewish bankers have tried to destroy America ever since it was born.

 

Flashback from earlier time before Adam.

 12:7  And there was (a) war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

 12:8  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil (False Accuser), and Satan (the Adversary), which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Luke 10:18  And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

 

Yahshua Christ said, as it is recorded at Luke 10:18, that He “beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven”. This must have happened in the past, and in the remote past, since we see the dragon equated with “that Serpent of old, who is called the False Accuser and the Adversary ”.

The Serpent of Genesis chapter 3, and the events which took place in the Garden of Eden, and so Satan must have been cast down to earth before that time.

 12:10  And I heard a loud voice saying 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.

The underlined should read, 'and the authority of His anointed,'

'Christ' (christos in Greek) means anointed. In many instances it refers to the anointed people, the seed of Jacob.

Job 1:9  Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

 12:11  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.

Romans 16:20  And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The favor of our Prince Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Love His message more than life.

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

Psalm 96:11  Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

Refers to when Protestantism was stamped out and silenced by 1514, then 3 ½ years later in 1517, beginning with Martin Luther's 95 thesis, it spread like wildfire.

 12:13  And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

The dragon was cast down to earth before the creation of Adam, and the result was the seduction of Eve and the proclamation of eternal enmity between the two disparate groups found in Genesis 3:15. The dragon was cast down to earth again in 70 AD, when Jerusalem was destroyed. The dispersed Jews were later behind all of the persecutions of Christians until the time of Constantine. However once Christianity became recognized by Rome, the dragon was locked away in a pit, which shall be discussed at length at Revelation chapter 20. The dragon was again cast down to earth with the Reformation, when it became evident that the jewish popes would not have power over the main of the children of Yahweh. From that time the Saxon peoples, who with the help of their God freed themselves from the beast tyrants (which is a topic of discussion for Revelation chapter 13), have had nothing but persecutions from the dragon, in the 30 Years' War, and from the time of the French Revolution (when Satan fully emerged from the pit, to be discussed with Revelation chapter 20) and all of the wars and revolutions of Europe which have occurred since then, which have all been instigated by the Jews.

 12:14  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 a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Protection of His people in the wilderness of Europe, receiving the gospel.

Time, times, and half of time - 1260

Exodus 19:4  Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto Myself.

 12:15  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.

Isaiah 59:19  So shall they fear the name of Yahweh from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of Yahweh shall lift up a standard against him.

The flood from the serpent's mouth is referring to people. His people seeking to do his work.

Dariel gorge-the pass of Israel-stopped Satan’s outpour.

 12:16  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.

This is a prophecy that has not happened yet.

 12:17  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.

Genesis 3:15  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shalt bruise his heel.

The Jews followed Us (anglo-saxon Israel) again  and infiltrated and corrupted our ways, again as always throughout history.

This desert place is another description of what is described in verse 6, and the woman, Israel, had fled into the wilderness of Europe where she received the Gospel, and it took nearly that long for the Saxon Israel and related peoples to convert to Christianity, returning to that God that had cast them off for their sin many centuries before. The water which the Serpent had cast from its mouth were all of the other races which the Jews had brought to fight against the Aryan peoples of Europe and the Near East. First there were the Arab invasions, which were instigated by the Jews, especially the invasion of Gothic Spain (this story is told well in The Plot Against the Church by Maurice Pinay), and the destruction of the formerly White lands of Mesopotamia, the Near East, Northern Africa and the Levant. Then there were the Turkic invasions, and the Turks invaded the Byzantine lands at the behest of Jewish and arab merchants. Then there were the invasions of the Mongols, and Martin Luther had written that it was the Jews in each city of Eastern Europe who had betrayed those cities by opening their gates to the Golden Horde. All of these invasions of Christian Europe ultimately failed, and by the time that America began to be settled, the jew could no longer bring the world's goat nations against Christendom, until these recent days when they have done it by another means, under the guise of egalitarianism and multiculturalism.

 

 

Revelation 13 is a prophetic overview of the period of the 2,520 years of Israel's punishment – the end of which began at the founding of this Christian nation, these United States.

So here Revelation Chapter 13 is not interpreted as being an extension of the linear historical narrative that is evident in chapters 6 through 12. Rather, it is a description of those entities and their attributes which Yahweh our God allowed to be the vehicles of our chastisement, those powers which were behind the 2,520 years of tyranny which our race endured in our period of separation from our God – before we returned to His Word beginning with the period of the Reformation.

Revelation 13:1  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.

 13:2  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard (Alexander the Great), and his feet were as the feet of a bear (Medo-Persia), and his mouth as the mouth of a lion (Babylon): and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

 13:3  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.

One head wounded was Roman Empire which had fallen (476 AD), but the power of the papacy was the healing of the wound (Pope Leo the 3rd crowned emperor of Romans in 800 AD, now a military and political western Roman Empire restored. The Holy Roman Empire.

 13:4  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?

 13:5  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.

Daniel 7:8  I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Of course, this is the papacy.

-Vicarius Filii Dei, The Latin numerals add up to (666)  “A Substitute for the Son of God”

(1260 yrs) The power of the Pope 606 AD - 1866 AD. (Cox: 538 AD - 1798 AD)

 13:6  And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

 13:7  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.

Daniel 7:21  I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

More papacy rule.

If you worship the Pope, your name is not written in the book of life.

 13:9  If any man have an ear, let him hear.

 13:10  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.

Isaiah 33:1  Woe to you that spoilest, and you wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with you! when you shalt cease to spoil, you shalt be spoiled; and when you shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with you.

It shall be manifest, that the first beast is the system of world empires ending with Rome, and the second beast is the Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church.

 13:11  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.

This is a perfect description of the Romish popes, who under the guise of lambs – in the pretense of Christianity – devoured the sheep, just as the dragon would do. The popes certainly were the “lamb” which “spake as a dragon”, which exercised “all the power of the first beast” (for an example, just examine the Crusades). They ruled over all the kings of Europe, and controlled the hearts and minds of most of the people of Europe. For nearly all of the time from the reign of Justinian to that of Napoleon, the popes were the single dominating force in the fate of the peoples of Europe.

 13:12  And he exerciseth all the power (authority) 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.

The first beast represented world empire.

The first beast, the fourth world empire of Daniel's vision, had been healed of its wound under the guise of the imperial papacy. The popes, crowning the kings of Europe, had all the power of the first beast. The Holy Roman Empire was not a separate beast, but rather – its emperors being coronated by the popes – it was a part of this beast.

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

Burning of martyrs?

 13:14  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 (TV), which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

2Thessalonians 2:9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

 13:15  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.

The popes made fire come down upon the earth by making war against the saints, and forcing the various nations of Christendom into papal idolatry with the threat of war and interdict.

One of Martin Luther's major complaints against the Romish church was the selling of indulgences, tickets out of Purgatory for oneself or one's loved ones that were purchased from the church. Of course, neither Purgatory nor the idea of indulgences are Scriptural, but the Romish church taught them and by them was able to transfer a large amount of wealth from the peoples of Europe and into their own greedy coffers.

 13:16  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:

 13:17  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Material products. Birth certificate, driver's license, ss number, credit cards, etc.

 13:18  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.

Mental and material products governed.

 

1st Half of Rev 13 is a parallel of Daniel Chapters 2 and 7.

First beast had authority for 1260 yrs, Assyrian captivity until fall of Rome.

2nd Half of Rev 13 is 1260 yrs of Papal dominance of Holy Roman Empire.

 Daniel 7:19-27

:19  10 horns- provinces of Empire (Senatorial provinces)(Ten toes of Dan 2:10)

In 14 AD under Augustus, Empire had Senatorial (10-Belonged to people of Rome/Senate) and Imperial provinces (within, more than 2 dozen)

:20 Justinian

:22-23 Germanic tribes

:24 10 Emperors ruled E Byzantine Empire- 11th was Justinian- his laws became canon laws of Catholic church and civil laws of Europe until Napoleon.

:25  1260 yrs- Justinian's time until birth of America

:26  Napoleon 1798 – ended power of papacy

:27  Anglo-Saxons shall never be supplanted

 

A flash forward to Judgment Day

Revelation 14:1  And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with Him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father's name written in their foreheads.

 14:2  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:

 14:3  And they sung as it were a new song (New Covenant) 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.

 14:4  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.

'Defiled with women', meaning defiled by False religion.

2Corinthians 11:2  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

 14:5  And in their (144,000) mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Psalm 32:2  Blessed is the man unto whom Yahweh imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Zephaniah 3:13  The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

Here we see a vision of the 144,000 that were first mentioned in Revelation Chapter 7. These were those men who were sealed by Yahweh – kept from the troubles and pollutions of this world and from the wrath that was to come upon the Roman empire, which was the context of Chapter 7, and we see them again here.

It is clear in the text that these are only the first-fruits of those whom He has purchased – the first-fruits of the children Israel and, as it is evident in Chapter 7 at verse 9, they are followed by an innumerable multitude who were clothed in white garments. The promise to Abraham was that his descendants would be an innumerable multitude, as the stars of heaven and as the sand of the seashore, and not a mere hundred and forty-four thousand (Genesis 22:17, 32:12).

Job 19:25  For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Psalm 74:2  Remember your congregation, which you hast purchased of old; the rod of your inheritance, which you hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein you hast dwelt.

 

 14:6  And I saw another angel (messenger) fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Ephesians 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Titus 1:2  In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

 14:7  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.

-For some 19 centuries now, the “church” has taken a different path. They have not preached the Word, even denounced it and declared the “gospel of grace”, of “personal salvation” as the only gospel.

Christ taught us to seek first the Kingdom. Love our brethren. Not me, me, me.

On the cross He said “It is finished”, it’s accomplished. He died for us once, now it's up to us to follow His laws and seek His face so we may be “saved” (preserved) in this mortal life and prove ourselves worthy by the 2nd advent.

Revelation chapters 14 and 15 are a warning for our present time, this era of self-government and the loosing of Satan from the pit, which we have endured since the French Revolution.

The Reformation, the diminishing of the papacy, and the decentralization of power in Europe invited all of the social revolutions of the nineteenth century, from the first French Revolution to the Bolshevik, and even into America the social revolutions of more recent decades were orchestrated by the same peoples, the anti-Christ Jews, who have been at the root of every single one of them, and conceal as much through the media which they have come to control.

 

Chapter 14 begins to set the stage for the time of Jacob's trouble, that last period of world history before the Kingdom of Yahweh is finally established.

 

 14:8  And there followed another angel (messenger), saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

Isaiah 21:9  And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Babylon is multifaceted, a world system centered upon international trade and the political, social and religious systems which facilitate that trade.

The past century especially, that the global commercial system – particularly the international banks of London and New York – have “made all the nations drink from the wine of the passion of her fornication” by making war with all of those nations which do not join their system of central banks. All of those nations which have resisted the Rothschild-controlled central banking system have either been made to succumb over time, or outright destroyed – such as Tsarist Russia and Nazi Germany. Unto this day, even the arab nations and all the so-called “third world” nations are being forced into this Jewish banking system.

 

 14:9  And the third angel (messenger) followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

 14:10  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into 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:

Psalm 75:8  For in the hand of Yahweh there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

 14:11  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.

Isaiah 34:10  It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

The “mark” of the beast is not necessarily a physical mark. The people described in Revelation chapter 13, those who were trapped under the power of the papacy – which describes nearly all of the Children of Israel through the later Medieval period – they had no practical choice but to worship the beast, the papacy at that time, in order that they may survive in their communities.

We are trapped into the same thing today.

 14:13  And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Prince from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Ecclesiastes 4:1-2

1  So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

2  Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.

The use of the phrase “from now on” (henceforth) indicates that there is still a lot of history left in this last age, and it also supports the statement made in these comments above at verses 6 and 7, that this chapter is setting the stage for the last period in the history of this present age. If one dies a Christian in this time, one will indeed be rewarded for one's faith – and rewarded whether one is conscious of it or not, since Christianity is much more than a simple profession. It is a way of life which many of us live regardless of our confession – since the laws of our God are written on our hearts.

 14:14  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.   (Ez 1:26, Dan 7:13)

 14:15  And another angel (messenger) came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in your sickle, and reap: for the time is come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. (parched)

A passive form of the verb 'xeraino' which means to be parched. Something that is parched, cannot be considered ripe, but rather describes something which is withered.

 14:16  And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

Verses 15-16 are the reaping of sour or strange grapes.

 14:17  And another angel (messenger) came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

 14:18  And another angel (messenger) 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 your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

Joel 3:13  Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

 14:19  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.

 14:20  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.

Isaiah 63:3  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.

Lamentations 1:15  Yahweh hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: Yahweh hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.

Hebrews 13:12  Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate.

The ripe grapes represent the harvest of the wheat. As it also does in the harvest of the parched grapes described above, the swinging of the scythe represents the wrath of Yahweh which is manifested in the wars and tumults of this age – which have been far greater than those of previous ages.

 

 

Chapter 15 is another parenthesis.”I come as a thief” (Warning us that these events are taking place very shortly before the return of Yahshua the Christ)

Revelation 15:1  And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels (messengers) having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

 15:2  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 glass sea mixed with fire represents the trials of this life, the “fire” which each of us must pass through. That this fire represents these earthly trials which we endure is evident at 1 Peter 1:3-10. 1 Corinthians chapter 3:11-15.

 

 15:3  And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are your works, Yahweh God Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of saints.

The Old and New Covenants.  (Ex 15:1)

 15:4  Who shall not fear you, O Prince, and glorify your name? for you only art holy: for all (the) nations shall come and worship before you; for your judgments are made manifest.

These people are not the one hundred and forty-four thousand of chapters 7 and 14. Neither are they the innumerable multitude of chapter 7. Rather, they are a new multitude – those Israelites from among the Nations who in these last days have prevailed over the beast by not worshiping the beast.

 

 15:5  And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:   (Num 1:50)

 15:6  And the seven angels (messengers) came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

 15:7  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.

1Thessalonians 1:9  For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

 15:8  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 (messengers) were fulfilled.

2Chronicles 5:14  So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of Yahweh had filled the house of God.

The tabernacle of testimony must be related to the “ark of His testament” mentioned at the end of Chapter 11. There it was remarked that the Word of God is the true ark of His testament, since it holds all of the promises made to Israel, and in that section of the Revelation we saw the opening of the Little Book – the Reformation and the deliverance of the Scripture into the hands of men, and the Two Witnesses, Israel and Judah, who fulfilled their testimony by fulfilling the prophecies concerning them: that they would indeed turn back to Yahweh and His Word through Christ. Their adoption of Christianity and their embrace of the Word of God in the Reformation was indeed the fulfillment of such prophecies. Hosea 2:7

 

7 LAST PLAGUES

 

Revelation 16:1  And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels (messengers), Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

An overall picture of Christian society, because it may be discerned that these prophecies are indeed a premonition of the overall state of the Christian society as it exists after the passing of the two beasts which we saw portrayed in Revelation chapter 13.

 

The seven vials, which affect only those that 'offend'.

1ST VIAL

 16:2  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.

With the French Revolution and the age of Napoleon, the end of the old feudal order had come for certain. The end of ecclesiastical control over the morals and behavior of the people, a power which was often abused under the Romish catholic church system anyway, had also come. The people would now generally be left to their own devices, under the guise of the so-called free and modern society. Yet with the introduction of mass-produced Bibles into the average home, the common person was also given a choice: to follow the Word of God, or succumb to the devices of the society.

Under a usury-based capitalist economy, the enemies of Christ would gain more and more power and influence, enabling them to finance ever-stronger attacks against Christendom, and from within rather than from without.

1st angel pours his vial upon the earth-(A series of plagues on the Catholic nations, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Austria)

We can see from Ezekiel 18:1-9, Joshua 7:20-26 and Jeremiah 31:27-30 what happens when we 'practice' unrighteousness, we are punished.

 

2ND VIAL

 16:3  And the second angel (messenger) 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.

This represents the death of spiritual life in the Christian nations – as people began to worship the beast the aspirations of Christianity were replaced with the Jewish ideals of consumerism and humanism.

2nd Angel pours his vial upon the sea-(British fleets destroy fleets of Latin nations)(This mostly happened around late 1700's)

( Eli- Volcanic eruption, ashes turning sea with oxide, vaccinations)

3RD VIAL

 16:4  And the third angel (messenger) poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

 16:5  And I heard the angel (messenger) of the waters say, You art righteous, O Holy One, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because You hast judged thus.

 16:6  For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and You hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

Worthy of vengeance.

 16:7  And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Yahweh God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.

This represents all of the resulting wars stemming from humanism and the Jewish influence over Christianity.

3rd Angel pours his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters-(Bloodshed in rivers, Rhine, Danube, and Po, from persecution of Protestants, Catholics being guilty were now given their blood to drink)

(Eli- Same volcanic ash affecting the water by oxide)

 

4TH VIAL

 16:8  And the fourth angel (messenger) poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

 16:9  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.

The sun in the Revelation often seems to represent the powers of worldly governments as ordained by God, who has authority over these plagues. In this age the governments of Adam-kind have become tyrannies. People curse, blaspheme and deny God when they are affected by these plagues, although they are affected by them because they worship the beast system, and not God Himself.

4th Angel pours his vial upon the sun-(sun-Imperial power-Rome, Napoleon)

(Eli- Solar flare)

 

5TH VIAL

 16:10  And the fifth angel (messenger) poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

 16:11  And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

How often do we hear “why does God permit things to be so?” Or “what kind of God would allow such a thing?” Humanism has replaced God because God is considered to be unfair.

Remember the trial of Job.

5th Angel pours his vial upon the throne of the beast-(Rome and Papal States in Italy)The Pope, 764-1870 loses his kingdom.

(Eli- Seat of the Beast is the banks, economy, Rothschild, Rockefellers, etc)

 

6TH VIAL

 16:12  And the sixth angel (messenger) 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 industrialization of Asia which began in the 19th century prepared the way of the kings of the east to gain power over Christendom. Today, through the industrialization of China and Japan and the other Asian states, they hold a great amount of power and influence over Christendom. They have also become militarized at the expense of Christendom.

 16:13  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.

1John 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

3 unclean spirits, like frogs- communism, and at it’s end Nazism and Fascism (for these 2 were good things in their origin)

The economic, political, and religious systems corrupted by the Jews.

(Eli-Roman Catholicism, Judaism, and modern Protestantism)

1-Dragon Spirit, Satan, Illuminati    

2-Beast, Zionism     

3-False Prophet, false church, World Eccumenital Movement, Jesuit Order

Rothschild (usury, Fed Bank)  Weishaupt (Illuminati)  Lugola (Jesuits)

OVERT Mission- Communist, Catholism, Capitolism

COVERT Mission-Knights Templar, Illuminati, Finance-usury

Clovis- King of the Franks, insignia was 3 frogs , history used to describe a frenchman.

All of the cries for diversity, racial equality, sexual liberation, and every other philosophy detrimental to sound Christian society which has been made these past 200 years have been based upon these Jewish ideals, and Jews have been their chief instigators and promoters.

 16:14  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.

1Timothy 1:4  Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

James 3:15  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

 16:15  Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Matthew 24:43  But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

2Corinthians 5:3  If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

Garments- blood of the lamb, righteousness, walk naked- be with Christians, not Satan

 16:16  And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

An ar, or har, is a mountain, and Megiddo means place of crowds. The events described here can be paralleled to the events described in Ezekiel chapter 38. All of the alien nations of the world are gathered to battle against the people of God.

6th Angel pours his vial upon the river Euphrates-Turks lose power of this area-power-Held area  from first appearing in history near Euphrates river up to WW1.(hence dried up)

 

7TH VIAL

 16:17  And the seventh angel (messenger) poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

 16:18  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.   (Dan 12:1)

The opposing between nations.

 16:19  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.

Isaiah 51:17  Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of Yahweh the cup of His fury; you hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.

The economic, religious, and political phases of the Babylonian system.

 16:20  And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

 16:21  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.

These last verses describe the fall of Babylon.

7th Angel pours his vial into the air-

Stones, weight of a talent- these refer to the bombs of WWI, II

Voices, thunders and lightning- political disputes, warfare

Earthquakes- shaking down of civil institutions

 

Chapters 17 and 18 are a description of Mystery Babylon and the woman depicted in an entirely different light: as the whore who rides atop the beast.

Revelation 17:1  And there came one of the seven angels (messengers) which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto you the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

 17:2  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.

Jeremiah 51:7  Babylon hath been a golden cup in Yahweh's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

 17:3  So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

 17:4  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:  (Dan 11:38, Jer 51:6)

Also a reference to Rome, the Bishops and Cardinals.

 17:5  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Individual assemblies, ”churches” of Israelites still observing pagan ways, even today.                                                                               

The seven heads and ten horns again represent the governments and powers which have ruled over the woman.

The Mother of Harlots is a reference to Rome -Arnold Kennedy

The Mother of Harlots claims universality, and she has taught her daughter harlots well.

-All “seduce my servants to commit fornication”. We can see this because the daughter churches have their mother’s doctrines. -All promote racial intermarriage! -All deny the identity of Israel. -All deny the place of God’s commandments.

The Harlot Church does not, “contend for THE FAITH which was once delivered unto the saints” - (Jude 3). They promote A FAITH that is delivered to everyone else as well. The Harlot Church does not really contend for anything other than abominations, following the Mother of Harlots.

 17:6  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.

Nearly all of the White Adamic peoples killed in our wars or persecutions were killed by their own fellow White Adamites! Yet whether it be the 30 Years' War, the extermination of the French Huguenots, the American War Between the States, or the two World Wars of the 20th century, the aggressors were always convinced that they were doing good – even doing the will of God Himself. The instigators were always Jews and those who the Jews convinced and financed to do their bidding.

The Catholic church murdered many martyrs, burning them at the stake well into the 1800's.

 17:7  And the angel (messenger) said unto me, Wherefore didst you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

 17:8  The beast that you 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.

Babylon-was, is not (at time of John), and yet is. Our society is run by this Babylonian system.

 17:9  And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

 17:10  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.

 17:11  And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

The seven mountains are the world empires which have ruled over the woman throughout history.

The five empires which are fallen are the empires of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia and Greece. The one which is, in John's time, is Rome. The short-lived seventh empire must be that of Napoleon, who only lasted for a brief time. The papacy is not counted here, being a merely revival of one of the heads of the first beast, of Rome, and the Holy Roman Empire was a mere extension of the papacy.

 17:12  And the ten horns which you sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

Daniel 7:20  And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.   (Zec 1:18)

10 kingdoms which formed the Holy Roman Empire.

 17:13  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

 17:14  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Prince of Princes, and King of Kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

Deuteronomy 10:17  For Yahweh your God is God of gods, and Sovereign of sovereigns, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

 17:15  And he saith unto me, The waters which you sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

 17:16  And the ten horns which you 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.

These statements verify the interpretation given here, and today the children of Israel are spread over the entire globe. Yet the horns of the beast have long been stripping the whore and making her desolate.

The 10 nation states that rebelled against Rome/ The Dollar.

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

 17:18  And the woman which you sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

The woman, the great city – representative of a seat of government – did have dominion over the kings of the earth, and the Saxon people still do in pretense, however their own kingdom is handed over to the beast, so it is the work of the beast which is done in the world.

Israel willingly gives in to the beast, the Empire of merchants. Jew deception.

 

 

Revelation 18:1  And after these things I saw another angel (messenger) come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

 18:2  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.

Isaiah 13:19  And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 51:8  Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Isaiah 13:21  But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

The falling of ancient Babylon and falling of the Babylonian usury system we are in today

 18:3  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 are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

The cities of the formerly White Christian nations have indeed “become a dwelling-place for demons and a prison for every unclean spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird”.

Jeremiah 31:27  Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.

When a once pure, separate, and law abiding society allows unrighteousness, it crumbles.

In every empire in history, the destruction comes from tolerance of mixed races, homosexuals, and far left ideology.

 18:4  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.

Isaiah 48:20  Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, Yahweh hath redeemed His servant Jacob.

Jeremiah 50:8  Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.

The word is 'attud attud', meaning: prepared, full grown, leaders, a ram. (Goat is H8163 saiyr sair)

2Corinthians 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Prince, and touch not the unclean and I will receive you,

 

 18:5  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities (injustices).

It is evident, that the current world system, the illusion of security in consumerism, humanism, and global mercantilism, shall come crashing down upon those who worship the beast. Those people of God who do not worship the beast system, they should attempt to separate themselves from it so that when it does crash, they do not suffer its punishments.

 18:6  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.   (2X punishment 2520 years)

Psalm 137:7-9

7  Remember, O YAHWEH, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

8  O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth you as you hast served us.

9  Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth your little ones against the stones.

Jeremiah 50:15  Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of Yahweh: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.

 18:7  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.

Ezekiel 28:12  Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith Yahweh GOD; You sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Isaiah 47:7-8

7  And you saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you didst not lay these things to your heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

8  Therefore hear now this, you that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in your heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:

Zephaniah 2:15  This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.

Arrogance.

 18:8  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 Yahweh God who judgeth her.

Isaiah 47:9-10

9  But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon you in their perfection for the multitude of your sorceries, and for the great abundance of your enchantments.

10  For you hast trusted in your wickedness: you hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and your knowledge, it hath perverted you; and you hast said in your heart, I am, and none else beside me.

Jeremiah 50:34  Their Redeemer is strong; Yahweh of hosts is His name: He shall throughly plead their cause, that He may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

The exclamation by the woman, the whore sitting upon the beast, that “I sit a queen and I am not a widow and I have not seen grief”, sounds exactly like the attitude being taught in the “churches” today, where the gospel of personal enrichment is preached.

 18:9  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,

Isaiah 21:9  And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

 18:10  Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come.

Global commerce comes to an end, merchandise worthless.

Mystery Babylon, the international mercantile system of debt, credit, and free trade set up by the internationalist Jew. The kings of the earth have compromised the stability of their own nations in order to commit fornication – or open their borders – so that the beast may thrive, hoping to enjoy the benefits of its false prosperity.

 18:11  And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

 18:12  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,

 18:13  And cinnamon, and odours, 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.

 18:14  And the fruits that your soul lusted after are departed from you, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from you, and you shalt find them no more at all.

A parallel can be found in ancient history. Ancient Tyre was a city of Israel, as both Josephus and the Septuagint manuscripts profess, and history proves, and it too was a great city of international commercial, complete with cosmopolitan attitudes and Canaanite merchants. Ezekiel chapter 27:2-35 is a lamentation for Tyre.

 18:15  The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

 18:16  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!

 18:17  For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

Isaiah 23:14  Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.

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

Ezekiel 27:30  And shall cause their voice to be heard against you, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:

 18:19  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.

Global commerce will come to an end. It has served only to enrich the enemies of Yahweh and to destroy His people.

 18:20  Rejoice over her, you heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

Isaiah 44:23  Sing, O ye heavens; for Yahweh hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for Yahweh hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified Himself in Israel.

The people of God have already condemned international commerce in this modern version of the beast system. Now they await the moment of its destruction.

 18:21  And a mighty angel (messenger) 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 be found no more at all.

Jeremiah 51:64  And you shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

 18:22  And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in you; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in you;

 18:23  And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries (pharmaceuticals) were all nations deceived.

Jeremiah 7:34  Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth (cheerfulness), and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

 18:24  And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

The Jewish world of sorcery (pharmaceuticals) and multiculturalism and fornication and race-mixing and deviancy and godlessness and everything else which the beast system represents shall fail, and it shall all be destroyed, supplanted by the Kingdom of God.

90% of LSD in U.S. is made in Tel Aviv.

Is there anyone you know that is NOT on some kind of medication?

 

 

Chapter 19, portrays the final culmination of the last great challenge facing the people of God, which is described as occurring after the fall of Babylon.

Here in Revelation chapters 19 and 20, we will see the fate of the dragon, the alien multitudes, and all of those who have advanced themselves towards the Christian peoples of Europe and  America

Revelation 19:1  And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto Yahweh our God:

 19:2  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.

Deuteronomy 32:43  Rejoice, O ye nations, His people: for He will avenge the blood of His servants, and will render vengeance to His adversaries, and will be merciful unto His land, to His people.

 19:3  And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

Isaiah 34:10  It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

 19:4  And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

 19:5  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.

Psalm 134:1  A Song of degrees. Behold, bless ye Yahweh, all ye servants of Yahweh, which by night stand in the house of Yahweh.

 19:6  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 Yahweh God omnipotent reigneth.   (Ez 1:24)

 19:7  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.

Matthew 22:2  The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

Matthew 25:10  And while they (foolish virgins) went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

 19:8  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.   (Psa 45:13, Ez 16:10)

 19:9  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.

Only the children of Israel have ever been invited to this feast.

The children of Israel are the bride, and none other: for Yahweh only prophesied these things concerning Israel.

 19:10  And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am your fellowservant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

 19:11  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.

Yahshua returns as judge, jury and executioner.

 19:12  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.

 19:13  And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.

Isaiah 63:2-3

2  Wherefore art you red in your apparel, and your garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

3  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.

 19:14  And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

 19:15  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 winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Isaiah 11:4  But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall He slay the wicked.

2Thessalonians 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Prince shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:

Psalm 2:9  You shalt break them with a rod of iron; you shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

 19:16  And He hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND SOVEREIGN OF SOVEREIGNS.

The trampling of the wine vat mentioned in verse 15 represents that same harvest of parched and ripe grapes described in Revelation chapter 14.

So it should be evident that the current situation, where all sorts of aliens are flooding into White lands, is a judgment from Yahweh. However just as Yahweh used the Assyrians and the Babylonians to chastise the children of Israel in ancient times, and then punished the Assyrians and Babylonians, so He shall punish these beasts which are flooding Israelite lands presently. (America, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia)

 19:17  And I saw an angel (messenger) 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;

Ezekiel 39:17  And, you son of man, thus saith Yahweh GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to My sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

 19:18  That ye (the fowls) 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.

Ezekiel 39:18  Ye (fowls) shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

 19:19  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.

 19:20  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.

 19:21  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.

Rev 19:19-21 (also explained in Isaiah 30:27-31)

(The Beast and false prophet were taken and destroyed in everlasting fire)(They deceived the Children of Israel by economics (Banks), Judaism, TV, etc.)

Frightful beyond imagination to His enemies, He protects us and brings us through it.

Moffatt says “He clubs him down to peals of merry music”

- In one of Paul’s letters he says that “those people who don’t want to believe the truth and who prefer to believe lies, Yahweh will let them have a strong delusion, since they reject the truth.

 

 

Revelation 20:1  And I saw an angel (messenger) come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,  

 20:3  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.

The dragon, that serpent of old, is those who are of the assembly of the Adversary who claim to be Judah (Jews) and are not (Revelation 2:9, 3:9). These people are actually the Canaanite-Edomite Jews, all of those tribes being related as is evident in the Book of Genesis chapters 4, 10, 15 and 36, who infiltrated Judaea long before the first century BC (Ezekiel chapters 35 and 36, Malachi chapters 1 and 2, Luke 11:50-51, Romans 9, John 8:33-47, Revelation 12:4). When Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, laws were passed against the Jews in the 4th and 5th centuries, which excoriated the Jew from Christian society. It became unlawful for Jews to hold any public office or military position, to hold Christian slaves, or to loan money to Christians at usury. From the time of Justinian Jews caught owning Christian slaves faced execution. Many Jews were therefore persuaded to leave the grounds of the Empire, and they migrated into Khazaria, Arabia and elsewhere.

In Medieval Europe those Jews who remained were forced to live in separate communities, but within those communities they were allowed their own laws. They existed in Europe as chattel property of the nobles, for the profit of the nobles. This is when it was fulfilled, as found in Revelation 3:9, that those who claim to be Judaeans and are not, Christ “shall make them that they shall come and they shall worship before your feet”, as the Jews were forced to do for a thousand years before Christian nobles throughout Europe.

Eli- Says this chapter is not the next in chronological order, he is saying that Rev 20:1-3 refers to Mohammed as the angel, and the Holy Roman Empire (papal Rome) lasted 1000yrs and ended in 1798 when Napoleon crowned himself in 1804. The Napoleonic wars released the power of Jews. Jewish power re-emerges with a vengeance.

(529 AD, Emperor Justinian threw the Jews out, and not to return until 1789 (1260yrs))

(Holy Roman Empire officially began in 800 AD, Charlamagne crowned, papacy had a tradition of crowning emperors for 1000yrs up to when Napoleon took crown from pope and crowned himself)(The Rothschild family (5sons) were heads of Banks in 5 countries,  Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Britain)

 

 20:4  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.

For a thousand years – for better or for worse – Christianity prevailed in Europe and Christian governance and was the general way of life.

 20:5  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

Verse 5 here contains only the words “This is the first restoration”.  Resurrection is not the correct word here.

The beginning of verse 5 is an addition to the manuscripts, which found its way into certain texts after the 9th century AD.  A catholic scribe and commentator, Andreas of Cesarea added it.

1st restoration-1800's, Industrial revolution, population explosion, technology, Christians, etc.

 20:6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection (restoration): 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.

The Word certainly exploded and Christianity grew during the 1000 years.

 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan (the Adversary) shall be loosed out of his prison,

 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

This has already happened, and it is the very reason why all of the nations of the world are deceived and under the control of the international Jew today! This process began with the di Medici popes and the acceptance of usury by Christendom, and culminated when the Jew was finally emancipated in Europe, at the time of the French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte. Satan had surely been locked away, the Jews kept apart from Christians, for a thousand years. Now with his emancipation he was free to go out and deceive the nations with his cries for liberty, equality, and fraternity, which today have all the world's goat nations threatening the very existence of the White Christian race.

 20:9  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.   (Is 8:8, Ez 38:9)

 20:10  And the devil (the False Accuser) 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.

Now whether there is ever an actual military invasion of the White Christian nations by aliens does not matter. Already, all of the White Christian nations have been and are currently being overrun, looted and pillaged by aliens without a military. In many White nations today, genocide is being disguised merely as criminal behavior, and hidden behind statistics while reports everywhere are distorted or squelched by Jewish-controlled media outlets. Christendom is overrun by the aliens which hate the whore, while Whites who do stand up and speak out are persecuted even by those of their own race!

 20:11  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.

2Peter 3:7  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

 20:12  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.

 20:13  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.

 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

1Corinthians 15:26  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Here “the earth and heaven” are allegories for the people of the land and their government. This describes the final judgment of God. All those written into the Book of Life shall live, and all others shall be cast into the Lake of Fire.

Which is death. Hell is simply the grave. Sheol

 

 

In the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, Yahweh promises to Israel “25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, My great army which I sent among you. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of Yahweh your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and My people shall never be ashamed.” Here in these last chapters of the Revelation we see a vision of the fulfillment of that promise.

Describes heaven on earth

Revelation 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.

Isaiah 65:17  For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

The new heaven and earth represent a new organization of the people of God in a cleansed land.

The dragon is world Jewry and all the other descendants of the serpent, in the sea of the world's peoples. All of these shall be cast into the Lake of Fire. An entirely Adamic world shall be heaven indeed.

 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Isaiah 52:1  Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Galatians 4:26  But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

The New Jerusalem is the people. The children of the promise. True anglo-saxon Israel.

 21:3  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.

Leviticus 26:11  And I will set My tabernacle among you: and My soul shall not abhor you.

Ezekiel 43:7  And He said unto me, Son of man, the place of My throne, and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and My holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither  they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.

2Corinthians 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

The promise is established, He will walk with us.

 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

 21:5  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.

The Greek phrase concerning new things may have been translated “Behold, I shall do all new things!”

 21:6  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.

'It is done' should be “They are made!”. This further substantiates the rendering in verse 5, “I shall make all new things”

 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.

Zechariah 8:8  And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

Hebrews 8:10  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Yahweh; I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people:

The keeping of the commandments of God means the keeping of the bloodline of Israel. The overcomers are all of those Israelites who remain at the end of the age.

 21:8  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 phrase “second death” may be interpreted as being connected to the fate of those people who are without the Spirit of Yahweh which He Imparted to Adam: the aliens and descendants of the line of the Serpent of Genesis 3.

1Corinthians 6:9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Galatians 5:19  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

 21:9  And there came unto me one of the seven angels (messengers) which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew you the bride, the Lamb's wife.

 21:10  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

 21:11  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

 21:12  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:

Ezekiel 48:31-34

31  And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.

32  And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.

33  And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures: and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.

34  At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.

 21:13  On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

 21:14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

The names of the twelve tribes themselves are the twelve gates, because the only way into the City of God is to be born of one of those tribes!

Just like the signs on the temple, warning non Israelites not to enter.

 21:15  And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

 21:16  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.

 21:17  And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

 21:18  And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

 21:19  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;

 21:20  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.

 21:21  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.

The city is foursquare just as the Tabernacle in the Wilderness was foursquare, and just as the sheet in Peter's famous vision of Acts chapter 10 was foursquare. The breastplate made for the high priest, described in Exodus chapter 28, was also foursquare. All of this helps to signify that the Kingdom of Yahweh is meant for the Children of Israel exclusively, because it is measured to fit Israel only.

 21:22  And I saw no temple therein: for Yahweh God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

John 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such as those to worship Him.

 21:23  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.

 21:24  And the Nations of them which are saved (preserved) shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Isaiah 60:3  And the Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.

Isaiah 66:12  For thus saith Yahweh, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Nations like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

The non-Israelite Adamites that are saved, preserved. These would be the generations of Adam through Abraham. The other anglo-saxon branches of our race.

 21:25  And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

 21:26  And they shall bring the glory and honour of the Nations into it.

 21:27  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.

Isaiah 35:8  And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

Isaiah 52:1  Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Isaiah 60:21  Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.

The Nations may be interpreted as being those Adamic Genesis 10 nations, which were also those nations which were to be blessed in Abraham's seed (Genesis 22:18). The first promise of the restoration of the Adamic race is found at Genesis 3:22.

This precedes, and is apart from, the special covenants Yahweh later made with Abraham and Jacob, which they do not annul. For Christ testifies that the other Adamic families shall also be in the resurrection.

 

The seven new things:

A new heaven.  (Rev 21)

A new earth.  (Rev 22:3)

A new way of living.  (Rev 22:14)

A new center of administration for the Kingdom.  (Rev 21:24)

A new type of worship.  (Rev 21:22)

A new 'light'.  (Rev 21:23) The Shekinah glory in full measure. Adam had it before he fell. Christ had it when He ascended.

A new Paradise.  (Rev 22)

 

Revelation 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Ezekiel 47:1  Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. (goes on to say that these waters will be healed)

Zechariah 14:8  And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

 22:2  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life (DNA), which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing (service) of the Nations.

Ezekiel 47:12  And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

Psalm 1:1-6

1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2  But his delight is in the law of Yahweh; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.

3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4  The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6  For Yahweh knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 

 22:3  And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him:   (Zech 14:11, Ez 48:35)

 22:4  And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.

Matthew 5:8  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

 22:5  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for Yahweh God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

 22:6  And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and Yahweh God of the holy prophets sent His angel (messenger) to shew unto His servants the things which must shortly be done.

 22:7  Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

 22:8  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 (messenger) which shewed me these things.

 22:9  Then saith he unto me, See you do it not: for I am your fellowservant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

Don't bow to me, I am a fellowservant, worship Yahweh.

 22:10  And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

 22:11  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.

Ezekiel 3:27  But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shalt say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

Daniel 12:10  Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

2Timothy 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

 22:12  And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

 22:13  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Isaiah 41:4  Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I Yahweh, the first, and with the last; I am He.

 22:14  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.

 22:15  For without (outside) are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

 22:16  I Jesus have sent Mine angel (messenger) to testify unto you these things in the churches (assemblies). I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

 22:17  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.

Yahshua Christ is the only true Water of Life (John 4), yet He came only “for the lost sheep of the house of Israel”, those with whom His covenant was made (Jeremiah 31:31). The scope of the original calling has never changed.

 22:18  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:

Deuteronomy 4:2  Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.

 22:19  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.

It is wise to be careful, examining the manuscripts and producing the best possible text of the book before even attempting to understand its utterances.

 22:20  He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Prince Jesus.

 22:21  The grace (favor) of our Prince Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Right to the last verse, the favor of Yahweh is with His sanctified ones – which is the meaning of the word saint. Only the children in the loins of Isaac were ever sanctified upon an altar to Yahweh at the command of Yahweh Himself. Only they can legitimately be His sanctified ones, and therefore “in Isaac shall your seed be called”, Saxons, and the European history revealed in the Revelation of Yahshua Christ is the end of all proofs of our Israelite heritage.

 

Symbolism in the Book of Revelation

 

Sun- Roman Empire (Imperial power), King, Government

Black-lost power

Moon- clergy, church

“the day or that day” - the great and terrible day of Yahweh

Earthquake- a great shake up of earthly institutions

Mountain- kingdom, nation

Sea- non-Israel masses of people, mixed multitudes.

dog- Canaanites, and their followers

assembly - is the body of Christ

Rainbow- promise of divine mercy (flood)

Yousand- symbolic of family, sub-tribe

Heaven- seat of power of Israel nation

Heavens- Israel lands

Beast- government apart from Yahweh's government

Sackcloth- symbolic of calamity and of mourning of wickedness engaged in

Woman- Israel, whore, harlot

Bride- remnant, cleansed, only the children of Israel

Song- return to YHWH's law

Prophesy- to teach

Rain- symbolic of the word of YHWH

OIL- the Spirit of YHWH

The Prophets , Apostles and the true ministers of YHWH are the olive trees which give oil unto the lamp

Olive tree is symbolic of YHWH’s people, Israel

Lamp- truth, light, OT, NT

Beast with 7 heads - represents seven successive stages of empires which were ruled by the Babylonian system

Tree – race, people

 

REVELATION – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE

 

Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Revelation.

The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.

 

 

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The literary genres of the book of Revelation are an Apocalypse, a Prophecy, and an Epistle (or Letter). The Disciple/Apostle John, who followed Jesus Christ and witnessed His crucifixion, authored it.

John wrote Revelation while a prisoner on the Island of Patmos, approximately 85-95 A.D. Its purpose is to give encouragement and hope for all Christians to continue watching for the return and triumph of the Lord Jesus Christ. It also is to warn of the Final Judgment that nonbelievers will endure on that Last Day.

John wrote that Revelation is special because, “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near” (1:3).

•    In chapters 1-3, John describes the details of the setting as he received this revelation (unveiling of truth). John was elderly and imprisoned on the Island of Patmos when he received an apocalyptic vision from an angel. With this vision he was instructed to write to seven churches (assemblies) about what he had seen. He was not writing to the assemblies, rather they were visions of the stages of Christianity from then till now. Revelation 1:19, describes a basic outline of the entire letter written by John, “Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things” this is the pattern that is followed by John. He describes of the seven churches (assemblies) their qualities and/or their weaknesses and failings (such as Sardis and Laodicea).

•    In chapters 4-20, John depicts what he sees in his vision about the Spiritual Realm. He describes Jesus Christ as the “Slain Lamb” who is the only one able to open the book with 7 seals. Aside from the 5th seal, each will bring a judgment upon the populace of the Earth. The 7th seal introduces 7 angels who each possess 7 trumpets, another series of daunting judgments. Incredibly, after the 6th trumpet in which 1/3 of the Earth’s population is killed, John claims, “The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, DID NOT REPENT’ (9:20).

This is speaking of the empire and the known world. Not the globe.

After this, John receives visions of which include the antichrist and Satan who is aware of his looming end. Next, John describes 7 more angles that will each carry 7 bowls of plagues to be poured onto the Earth. Again, amazingly, while hail is raining from heaven during the 7th plague, humankind does not repent but instead, “men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe” (16:21).

These fierce plagues demonstrate the wrath of God’s holy judgment upon the still wicked Earth.

John describes the eternality of Hell, the final resting place of the unbelieving. In 19:20, the antichrist and the false prophet are cast into the Lake of Fire. One thousand years later after the millennium reign of Jesus Christ in 20:10, the devil is also cast into the Lake of Fire. Christ is returning only one more time, and for good. Those who don't understand that the 1000 years has already passed will believe their “churches” rather than scripture. Scripture does not teach about a “fly by” called the “rapture”, and a 3rd Advent. We also see that the antichrist and the false prophet are still in torment, “day and night forever and ever” because John describes Hell as an eternal place of conscious torment.

• Finally, in chapters 21-22, John writes the last of the cannon of Scripture. Here he describes the New Heaven and the New Earth. In it is the holy city of the New Jerusalem. There will no longer be any crying or tears, pain, mourning, or death because, “the first things have passed away” (21:1). Only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life can enter this place to live eternally with Jesus Christ who sits on His throne. “Come.”And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost” (22:17).

Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (22:12-13).

 

 

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Summary of the Book of Revelation

Author

Four times the author identifies himself as John (1:1,4,9; 22:8). From as early as Justin Martyr in the second century a.d. it has been held that this John was the apostle, the son of Zebedee (see Mt 10:2). The book itself reveals that the author was a Jew (the word is Judaean, John was an Israelite, not a Jew), well versed in Scripture, a church (assembly) leader who was well known to the seven churches of Asia Minor, and a deeply religious person fully convinced that the Christian faith would soon triumph over the demonic forces at work in the world.

Date

Revelation was written when Christians were entering a time of persecution. The two periods most often mentioned are the latter part of Nero's reign (a.d. 54-68) and the latter part of Domitian's reign (81-96). Most interpreters date the book c. 95.

Occasion

Since Roman authorities at this time were beginning to enforce emperor worship, Christians -- who held that Christ, not Caesar, was Lord -- were facing increasing hostility. The believers at Smyrna are warned against coming opposition (2:10), and the church (assembly) at Philadelphia is told of an hour of trial coming on the world (3:10). Antipas has already given his life (2:13) along with others (6:9). Antipas is not a person, rather a class of people who oppose unrighteousness. John has been exiled to the island of Patmos (probably the site of a Roman penal colony) for his activities as a Christian missionary (1:9). Some within the church (assembly are advocating a policy of compromise (2:14-15,20), which has to be corrected before its subtle influence can undermine the determination of believers to stand fast in the perilous days that lie ahead.

Purpose

John writes to encourage the faithful to resist staunchly the demands of emperor worship. He informs his readers that the final showdown between God and Satan is imminent. Satan will increase his persecution of believers (the children of Israel), but they must stand fast, even to death. They are sealed against any spiritual harm and will soon be vindicated when Christ returns, when the wicked are forever destroyed, and when God's people enter an eternity of glory and blessedness.

Literary Form

For an adequate understanding of Revelation, the reader must recognize that it is a distinct kind of literature. Revelation is apocalyptic, a kind of writing that is highly symbolic. Although its visions often seem bizarre to the Western reader, fortunately the book provides a number of clues for its own interpretation (e.g., stars are angels (messengers), lampstands are churches (assemblies, people, not buildings, or the clerical hierarchy called “church”), 1:20; "the great prostitute," 17:1, is "Babylon" [Rome?] (so many just don't get it. The whore is 'the children of Israel', and her descendants, us. Babylon is not Rome. Babylon represents the Way of the Jew, the system of usury and commerce that they use to enslave us.), 17:5,18; and the heavenly Jerusalem is the wife of the Lamb, 21:9-10).

The 'heavenly Jerusalem' would be 'obedient children of Israel'.

Distinctive Feature

A distinctive feature is the frequent use of the number seven (52 times). There are seven beatitudes (1:3), seven churches (assemblies) (1:4,11), seven spirits (1:4), seven golden lampstands (1:12), seven stars (1:16), seven seals (5:1), seven horns and seven eyes (5:6), seven trumpets (8:2), seven thunders (10:3), seven signs (12:1,3; 13:13-14; 15:1; 16:14; 19:20), seven crowns (12:3), seven plagues (15:6), seven golden bowls (15:7), seven hills (17:9) and seven kings (17:10), as well as other sevens. Symbolically, the number seven stands for completeness.

Interpretation

Interpreters of Revelation normally fall into four groups:

    • Preterists understand the book exclusively in terms of its first-century setting, claiming that most of its events have already taken place.

    • Historicists take it as describing the long chain of events from Patmos to the end of history.

    • Futurists place the book primarily in the end times.

    • Idealists view it as symbolic pictures of such timeless truths as the victory of good over evil.

Fortunately, the fundamental truths of Revelation do not depend on adopting a particular point of view. They are available to anyone who will read the book for its overall message and resist the temptation to become overly enamored with the details.

Revelation is the history and heritage of our people, true anglo-saxon Israel. It is a book of prophecy and fulfillment of those prophecies. It is about the results of our disobedience to God. It is about His promises to us. It's about judgment and tribulation. It is a warning about our actions and the evil 'practices' of the children of darkness. It is a history lesson and a guide for learning and understanding.

 

 

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Who wrote the book?

The author of Revelation mentioned his name, John, four times throughout the book (Revelation 1:1, 4, 9; 22:8). Christians throughout history have given almost unanimous affirmation to the identity of the book’s author as John the apostle, who had been exiled to the island of Patmos by the authorities for preaching the gospel in Asia. Some traditions say that the Romans dropped John into a vat of boiling oil, but when the apostle did not die, they instead banished him to the barren rock of Patmos.

The title of the book, Revelation, comes from the Greek word for apocalypse and refers to an unveiling or a disclosure of something as yet unknown. This title is certainly appropriate for the book, a work so interested in making known the events of the future. And the past.

Where are we?

The apostle John wrote the book of Revelation around the year AD 95 from his exile on the island of Patmos. He addressed his work to seven Asian churches (Assemblies in Asia Minor)—Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Because John worked in Ephesus for so many of his later years, it would have been natural for him to communicate this vision to the churches (assemblies) under his immediate care and influence. Revelation was not written to these assemblies, rather about the stages of Christianity over history. Each of those seven churches (assemblies) received a message directed specifically to (about) them (chapters 2 and 3) before John launched into his account of the future which he received in his vision from God.

Why is Revelation so important?

The book of Revelation provides the clearest biblical portrait of the events of the tribulation, dealing with the specifics of that terrible time (chapters 4–18). The tribulation will be a time of judgment, a time when those left on the earth after the rapture will suffer deeply for their nonbelief. The “rapture” is a false doctrine. We will all go through tribulation and trial. John pictured this judgment as a series of twenty-one events—inaugurated by the breaking of seven seals, the blowing of seven trumpets, and the pouring out of seven bowls. This grand judgment on the sinfulness of humanity shows the seriousness with which God views sin—payment will be exacted from those not covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. To be covered by the blood of Christ, you must be a kinsmen of Christ. And acknowledge, understand, and practice His Word.

What's the big idea?

While Revelation offers many details on the tribulation—even if they are often couched in the mystery of symbolic language—it is the final four chapters that dictate the overall message of the book. Revelation 19–22 portrays Christ’s future triumph over the forces of evil and His re-creation of the world for the redeemed. Ultimately, the book—and the world—end in a final victory for truth and goodness and beauty.

For the bulk of its sixty-six books, the Bible portrays a world deep in the throes of suffering. Human beings have had a problem with sin since the fall in Genesis 3, and verse after verse has recorded our problem in painstaking detail. The brilliance of Revelation is that it provides a final answer to this problem, a hope that Jesus will once and for all heal the wounds wrought by sin (Revelation 19), reign for a thousand years on earth (Revelation 20) (already happened in the time of the Reformation)(He does not come back a 3rd time)(the “rapture” is a Jewish fable), and then re-create the world into a place that represents God’s original design (Revelation 21–22). The Bible’s narrative is a simple one: creation, fall, re-creation. Without the completion of the redeeming work of Jesus recorded in Revelation, we wouldn’t have the end of the story, leaving our hope for the future in serious doubt.

How do I apply this?

Usually when people mention the book of Revelation, they immediately think about judgment. And without a doubt, much judgment occurs in the book. However, Revelation does not end with judgment. Instead, it provides a striking bookend for the entire Bible, which begins in Paradise and ends in Paradise. More than judgment on the evildoers, Revelation is a book about hope for the faithful in Christ. Not “just believers”, but those who 'practice' and DOETH.

What pains or indignities have you suffered? What broken relationship have you wept over? Has death’s sword struck deep into your heart? Revelation promises a world where pain and tears and death pass away. Revelation reminds us that there is indeed hope beyond the momentary trials and struggles of this life. One day the darkness will pass away, and we will all dwell in perpetual light.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus! God be praised.

 

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