Ch.7 Revelation of Christ
JOHN A DISCIPLE of Jesus Christ, known as an apostle, was exiled to the Island of Patmos in Crete for his preaching of Christ. It was here that John was given a revelation of things to come.
“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 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.
John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 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, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.
Amen. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
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. 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: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;” Revelation 1:1-19
John is to write the things he has seen, the things that are, and the things that will be. He is to write them in a book and send it to the seven churches and he did just that. Now I know we are skeptical people. You want to deal with facts and that is what we are going to display. The Book of Revelation uncovers the mysteries of what occurs during the tribulation as spoken of by Jesus on the Mount of Olives.
Many pretend that John’s word’s cannot be understood, quite the contrary. For you as an individual, or the sake of your family, knowing this information is the difference between life and death. It is imperative that you be able to recognize the times for yourself rather than be carried by every prophetic theory that comes along. You need to know for yourself what is going to happen so that when these things come to pass you will not be ignorant of what to do.
The tribulation has not yet occurred. Once understood what shall take place during this time you will have a knowledge of what to do if you happen to enter into this period and you will need to make a decision, which will ultimately affect your eternal future. I cannot say this period will happen at a certain date, like some would have you believe, but there are certain things which must occur first and they have. There are also certain public events which must take place before the tribulation begins as discussed; the falling away, the rebuilding of Beit HaMikdash, and Onpiov openly controlling society.
There are many writers who have used the book of Revelation for their own purposes to steer people in the direction they want them to go. Many dissect the book and come up with their OWN explanation of the events and symbols found within the book. No scripture is of private interpretation as St. Peter has said,
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” II Peter 1:20-21
Therefore, we present the Revelation of Christ for you dear reader and we shall take what is said literally unless otherwise specified. God chose to reveal Himself to John in the manner in which He did. Whether you find it to be ridiculous makes no difference for the 70 weeks of Gabriels prophecy has already come to pass. It’s history. I do warn you though, do not take the words of Revelation lightly.
You may say to yourself that John was simply writing a story out of his own imaginations while trapped on an Island. When one seriously studies the Book of Revelation one comes to the conclusion that this is not the work of a man’s fantasy as based on the evidence in the writings. For no man could have the knowledge as presented to John laid out according to thousands of scriptures from thousands of years past, nor have this scripture work in conjunction and order with writings from the Old Testament to the New – in short, it’s not humanly possible. This has been known for over a thousand years however so lets get down to the nitty gritty.
First, John is told the mystery of what he sees and then he hears what the Spirit of God says to the seven Churches. This is chapter one through three and is concluded with,
“He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches.” Rev 3:22
“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 thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 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, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
And I (John) saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
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. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
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 honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.” Revelation Ch.4-5
Jesus, the Lamb of God, is about to open the Seven Seals unleashing the remaining promises of YHWH, including the dreaded Yom YHWH. Now John witnessed these things and was obedient in recording what he saw and heard as God told him to write it in a book. Before we go over the seven seals, you as the reader need to understand the difference between the labels as granted to the population during Yom YHWH. The labels are categories that the population of the world will be under and determines their ultimate fate.
Isaiah 42 KJV
“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.”
הֵ֤ן עַבְדִּי֙ אֶתְמָךְ־בּ֔וֹ בְּחִירִ֖י רָצְתָ֣ה נַפְשִׁ֑י נָתַ֤תִּי רוּחִי֙ עָלָ֔יו מִשְׁפָּ֖ט לַגּוֹיִ֥ם יוֹצִֽיא׃
“This is My servant, whom I uphold, My chosen one, in whom I delight. I have put My spirit upon him, He shall teach the true way to the nations.”
The Chosen of YHWH
בָּחִיר – bä·khēr’ – refers to Mashiach HaMashiach (the anointed, Messiah) – ‘chosen one’
- chosen one
- elect of God “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matt 22:14
Chosen and elect always refer to Mashiach or Yeshua’ sheep. Jesus the Messiah or His elect (those who follow and believe in Him, Christ Jesus).
ἐκλεκτός – ek-lek-to’s – refers to ‘elect’ HaMashiach sheep (Matthew 24:31 & 22:14)
- chosen by God
- to obtain salvation through Christ
- Christians are called “chosen” or “elect” of God
- the Messiah is called “elect,” as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable
Revelation 7: 3-4
“Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 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.”
σφραγίζω – sfrä-gē’-zō – refers to ‘seal’
- set a seal
144,000 will be sealed by the heavenly host. 12,000 from each tribe of Israel.
“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” Rev 14
חָתַם – khä·tham’ – refers to a ‘Kings mark’ or seal
- seal/mark – (σφραγίζω)
A ‘seal’ σφραγίζω, is to Israel from each tribe, the servants of YHWH by Elohai heavenly host.
Mark of the Beast
χάραγμα – khä’-räg-mä – refers to imprinted mark, not ‘seal’
- imprinted mark
- idolatrous image or sculpture
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark ( χάραγμα) in his forehead, or in his hand, 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: 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 receives the mark of his name.” Rev 14:9-11
A mark (χάραγμα), is of the human world, done with human instruments upon a body, scroll, or seal like a stamp. An imprinted mark in wax, on a scroll, or on the flesh. The moshiach beast will mark (kharagma) his flock with the number of onpiov 666.
“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark (χάραγμα), or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:17 Pronunciation here
We have 3 words that should never be confused:
- Elect – (bä·khēr’ / ek-lek-to’s) – the sheep of Yeshua HaMashiach.
- Sealed – (sfrä-gē’-zō / khä·tham) – the 144,000: 12,000 from each tribe of Israel.
- Mark – (χάραγμα / khä’-räg-mä) – those who worship the beast and receive the mark 666.
If you know the above words, then it is much more difficult for false theory to deceive you and allows you to recognize scriptural manipulation.
During the Tribulation:
Yeshua Matthew 24:23-25
“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect (ἐκλεκτός). Behold, I have told you before.”
The beast will be so convincing as he will be displayed through the Talmud by the false prophet and by miracles; all prominent Karaite, Rebbe, Rabbi and the entire world will accept onpiov as their Moshiach as scripture states.
“And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” Rev 13:12-14
All division within Judaism will cease and all sect will gather around the beast, based on the false prophet bringing fire down from heaven like Eliyahu (Elijah). The false prophet is like John the Baptist, preparing the way for the counterfeit moshiach.
According to HaMashiach Jesus, even those who have the Holy Spirit, his sheep, if it were possible, would be deceived by what occurs. It will be said by the Rebbe,
“See, we told you that Jesus was not Messiah, here is the real moshiach!”
Judaism will show by Talmud and by Nevi’im (prophets) and miracles how they know that their beast is the anointed one. The beast will rebuild the Temple, solve all financial crisis, and bring all races into peace and harmony. Then the beast will take away the daily sacrifice and proclaim himself YHWH on earth in the Temple, Beit HaMikdash. This will start the 1,290 days as given by the angel to Daniel.
“And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.” Daniel 12:11-12
Once the beast proclaims himself YHWH he will turn on the Jews for destruction. All nations of the earth will gather together for war as the Day of the Lord will be at hand. This will be the time when all holy people are completely shattered,
“Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.” Daniel 12:7
“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. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 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. 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. If any man have an ear, let him hear.” Revelation 13: 5-9
Here what Jesus says, O Israel, flee your doom! For no one can serve two masters. You will either serve the beast or you will serve YHWH through HaMashiach the lamb of God.
The beast and false prophet who deceive Israel and the world will wage war against all Christians. The Christians will be as the Jews during WWII. They will be deprived of living, money, social status, hated, hunted, and murdered all over the earth.
According to scripture all of Israel and the world will be deceived by this counterfeit moshiach. The enemy of God, the angel cast down, wishes to destroy the people, Israel sanctified by YHWH as has been done throughout history.
“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. 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:
And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb.” Revelation 14:1-4
These are the 12,000 from each tribe of Israel that YHWH will redeem. How many Jews and Christians will perish during this time? This I do not know. The Zawada family survived Auschwitz and the destruction upon the Jews by Hitler during WWII. The destruction on Jews and Christians by the beast will be far greater than anything Hitler ever did. We do know that God redeems 144,000 from the earth that will not be killed.
As our Lord said,
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” Matt 24:21-22
Who are the ‘elect’ again?
ἐκλεκτός – ek-lek-to’s – The sheep of Jesus.
The 144,000 are sealed, σφραγίζω – sfrä-gē’-zō / khä·tham and redeemed from the earth.
The elect shall suffer even as our Lord has suffered.
Confusion abounds when you do not understand the difference between Elect, Mark, and Sealed.
“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:30-31
Clearly the Lord is saying His elect, which are all those who believe in Jesus as Mashiach. The 144,000, 12k from each tribe of Israel are sealed by Elohai and will survive everything the beast throws at them while trying to save the world in chaos. The sealed Israelites will have special powers of life and survival to live in the new world serving HaMashiach Jesus the lamb of YHWH.
The elect are gathered to meet the Lord in the air as Paul has stated,
“For we tell you this by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” 1Thessalonians 4:15-18
Now what happens after we are caught up in the air? We return with the Lord to destroy the armies of the earth. HaMashiach Jesus was crucified for the sins of mankind; killed and resurrected, allowing a great expanse of time for repentance amongst the entire world for all mankind to choose His salvation. Now He returns to destroy as the conquering King and reign forever. Upon His return He will not be the peaceful Messiah as spoken of by Isaiah at His first appearance, but now He wages war against the beast and all the armies of the world.
At this time, Jesus is the Messiah the Jews now look for in modern Judaism – the conquering King!
“Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, ‘Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.’
And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.” Revelation 19:17-21
As it is written in Isaiah 13:9-13,
הִנֵּ֤ה יוֹם־יְהוָה֙ בָּ֔א אַכְזָרִ֥י וְעֶבְרָ֖ה וַחֲר֣וֹן אָ֑ף לָשׂ֤וּם הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ לְשַׁמָּ֔ה וְחַטָּאֶ֖יהָ יַשְׁמִ֥יד מִמֶּֽנָּה׃
Lo! The day of the LORD is coming With pitiless fury and wrath, To make the earth a desolation, To wipe out the sinners upon it.
כִּֽי־כוֹכְבֵ֤י הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ וּכְסִ֣ילֵיהֶ֔ם לֹ֥א יָהֵ֖לּוּ אוֹרָ֑ם חָשַׁ֤ךְ הַשֶּׁ֙מֶשׁ֙ בְּצֵאת֔וֹ וְיָרֵ֖חַ לֹֽא־יַגִּ֥יהַ אוֹרֽוֹ׃
The stars and constellations of heaven Shall not give off their light; The sun shall be dark when it rises, And the moon shall diffuse no glow.
וּפָקַדְתִּ֤י עַל־תֵּבֵל֙ רָעָ֔ה וְעַל־רְשָׁעִ֖ים עֲוֺנָ֑ם וְהִשְׁבַּתִּי֙ גְּא֣וֹן זֵדִ֔ים וְגַאֲוַ֥ת עָרִיצִ֖ים אַשְׁפִּֽיל׃
And I will requite to the world its evil, And to the wicked their iniquity; I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant And humble the haughtiness of tyrants.
אוֹקִ֥יר אֱנ֖וֹשׁ מִפָּ֑ז וְאָדָ֖ם מִכֶּ֥תֶם אוֹפִֽיר׃
I will make people scarcer than fine gold, And men than gold of Ophir.
עַל־כֵּן֙ שָׁמַ֣יִם אַרְגִּ֔יז וְתִרְעַ֥שׁ הָאָ֖רֶץ מִמְּקוֹמָ֑הּ בְּעֶבְרַת֙ יְהוָ֣ה צְבָא֔וֹת וּבְי֖וֹם חֲר֥וֹן אַפּֽוֹ׃
Therefore shall heaven be shaken, And earth leap out of its place, At the fury of the LORD of Hosts On the day of His burning wrath.
Christians and the 144,000 do the greatest evangelizing in history under the worst of circumstances while being martyred for the name of HaMashiach. As Christians we are called to endure persecution as evidenced throughout history. Christians have endured and will continue to endure through the worst of times as will my Jewish brethren regardless of those who wish to avoid devastating trials. Jesus did not avoid it, neither will Christians during the tribulation. God has promised however, that the Church will be spared His hour of wrath, which is the 7th Seal as clearly laid out in Revelation Chapter 7.
“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.” Revelation 9:4
What we see here during the judgments of the 7th Seal, the men on the earth are ALL being hurt except for those Sealed by God, the 144,000. Clearly the church is not on earth during this time.
History points out Christians may be martyred for the name of Christ. You will not be caught away before enduring the trials that our Christian forefathers were required to contend with. For so many years the theories of pre-tribulation rapture have been preached to millions. This was a direct seed of the enemy to cause confusion, strife, and to stifle the church. God has the final word. He always has and He always will.
We as men will be humbled whether we want to be or not. Fellow believers in Christ, I too for years believed in the theories of men as you do today until the yokes of bondage under the teachings of men were threw off by Christ himself. It’s real easy to be caught up in those who are in the limelight and accept what is considered to be the ‘authority’ of the day.
Those of you who search the scriptures to prove your theories on tribulation rapture are wasting your time. There are not ‘four ways’ there is only one way. The time of the enemy’s deceit in this matter is about over. It will ring across the globe as the time of confusion for this is drawing to an end. You can never make the word of God match up to what you want Gods word to say and the martyrs who were slain before you cry out otherwise.
“Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.” John 15:20
Where are the miracles? Where are the healings? Did not Christ say greater things you will do because I go to the Father? Yet the enemy through deceit has caused decades of contention over scripture rather than glorifying Christ before the people. He that has an ear let him hear.