Revelation 1 – The Revelation of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH/Jesus Christ
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
Blessed are those who read and keep the Words written in this prophetic book.
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.”
The Lord YAHUSHUA is coming soon, even as He left being received by the clouds, so shall he come with the clouds, and all will see Him – including those who pierced Him (Psalmn 22:16). The piercing on the cross, hands, feet, side – those who did not believe Him. Those who crucify, condemn, and speak against Him (present tense – they continue to do so). And all nations and people will wail at His appearance (Matthew 24:30/Acts 1:9-11).
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.
YAHUSHUA Messiah speaking. Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, and Omega the last. YAHUSHUA is the beginning and the ending. He is the Word of YAHUVEH made flesh, hence, He is the first letter – alpha, everything in between, and the last letter – omega (in Hebrew: Aleph and Tav). YAHUSHUA is one with His Father, He is Almighty GOD.
“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,”
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto 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
Son of Man: Ben Adam (Hebrew), simply means son of Humanity. If you are a Son, or descendant of Adam you are a Human being. Adam was the first man, so being called the son of Adam/man simply means you are Man/Human. Son of man = Human being. And yes, the Hebrew word for Man is Adam. It does not mean that YAHUSHUA is the son of a man. He is the Son of YAHUVEH GOD, but He came in a human frame.
We know that the Apostle John saw YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH. Because at His sight John “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 for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”
YAHUSHUA came to redeem man from the power of satan. The devil no longer has the power to send anyone to hell. YAHUSHUA suffered and died that we may be spared from hell. If anyone goes to hell, it is their choice, no one is forced into hell, or goes into hell blindly.
The Bible tells us that: “out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword”. YAHUSHUA is the Word of GOD – a sword as written in Ephesians 6:17. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. YAHUSHUA is a God of Love, yes – but He is a God of war.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 2 Thessalonians 2:8
Imagin that day, when the brightness of YAHUSHUA’s coming destroys the devil and his works.
But with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4
The description of YAHUSHUA in Revelation 1:13-17 reveals another mystery. The Prophet Daniel saw YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH long before He came to earth.
4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
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.
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
The Word of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH unto The Apostle John: Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
YAHUSHUA is the same yesterday, today and forever more. He is coming soon. “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.“
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