Declaring the End from the Beginning

2nd Chapter

2. Revelation 1. [Introduction to the Revelation]

The Word “Apocalypse” is of Greek origin and according to the Concordance (G602) it means “to Reveal”, "Manifest" and "Discover". Therefore, the "Book of Revelation" tells us what Yahweh gave us to know everything that will happen during the end of history.

Daniel 9 speaks of a period of 70 weeks of years, determined to bring the final redemption of the people of Yahweh. Of those 70 weeks, 69 have already been completed, since the sacrifice of Yahushua. The week that remains to be fulfilled will manifest itself as the last 7 years of this history, since the period of 2000 years since the 1st manifestation of the Messiah has been the dispensation of the Gentiles; time that Yahweh granted to the Nations so that they can also be part of the Kingdom of Yahweh through faith in Messiah Yahushua, who is the Gate (Jn.10:7-9). Once this period ends, Daniel's last week will begin, in which the Almighty will begin to deal directly with his chosen people and begin to cleanse the earth of all evil. The Book of Revelation deals directly with this last week mentioned in Daniel and describes what will happen in the world during those 7 years, in addition to what will come later, in the millennium and eternity.

With respect to the previous point, it is important to mention that some Christians believe a false doctrine that teaches that they will disappear in a Rapture, which will supposedly happen before the 7-year period begins. This is because they tend to divide the ‘chosen people’ from the ‘chosen church’, without understanding that they are exactly the same; confusion that has happened, among other things, due to the translators who used the transcription of the Greek word ‘Ekklesia’ (G1577), to refer to the Congregation, which is a term that is constantly used in the “Old Testament” to refer to the Chosen People. On the other hand, those who separate themselves from the Chosen will end up being from the group of the Many. This will be explained in more detail in Chapter 7 and 14.

2.1. Yahushua’s Malak.

In the same way that Yahweh sent Yahushua about two millennia ago, now Yahushua sends his Emissary (MikaEl); first to reveal to Yahujanan ("John") what he should write; and then, in the end times, he would incarnate on earth as the second manifestation of Yahweh, to finish fulfilling the missing prophecies. (Dan 12: 1)

Revelation 1:1-2
The Revelation of Yahushua HaMashiach, which Yawheh gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His Malak [“Angel”] to His servant Yahukhanan, who bore witness to the Word of Yahweh, and to the testimony of Yahushua HaMashiach, to all things that he saw.

The book describes the Revelation that Yahweh (1st) gave to Yahushua (2nd), which he manifested through his Envoy MikaEl (3rd), who declared it to Yahukhanan (4th), the beloved apostle, so that he in turn, would write it for the Chosen Congregation of the end times. As we will see later, there are 4 levels through which Yahweh carries out all creation (Isa.43:7), so it is interesting to observe how this is reflected in the way that the Almighty decided to manifest the Revelation.

1. Atzilut

[Emanación]

2. Beriyah

[Creación]

3. Yetzirah

[Formación]

4. Assiyah

[Acción]

Yahweh

Yahushua

MikaEl

Yahukhanan

Judge

Lawyer

1st Witness

2nd Witness

The Most High Reveals

The First Fulfills

The Last Manifests

The Apostle Writes

Mind

Word

Voice

Letter

 

2.2. The Blessing.

The Revelation is the only book of Scriptures that promises a direct Blessing to the person who keeps what is written in it:

Revelation 1:3
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.

Notice how precisely in the 1st and 3rd verse of the Revelation, it is mentioned that everything described in the book must happen soon, for the time is near, which shows the urgency that we must have to study and understand, in order to be prepared for the moment of its fulfillment.

2.3. First & Last.

In Scriptures Yahweh reveals himself as the First and the Last, which simply indicates that He has always existed, however, a higher interpretation shows us that Yahweh promised to manifest himself in two different times, as two different people; one called the First, through the tribe of Yahudah (Judah), which is Yahushua, who appeared approximately two thousand years ago; and another known as the Last, through the tribe of Yahusef (Joseph), who at the end of time would appear to pick up the elect that await him. (Isa. 41: 4)

Isaiah 48:12 
“Listen to Me, O Yaakov, and Yisrael, my called:
I am He, I am the First, I am also the Last.

According to the 1st verse of the Apocalypse, during the Revelation, Yahukhanan does not meet Yahushua the Messiah, whom he knew and followed, but instead he meets a manifestation of Yahweh, who presents himself as the First and the Last in a single Person. (Rev.1:17)

Revelation 1:8
“I am the Aleph [א] and the Tav [ת], the Beginning and the End,” says Yahweh, 
“who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Yahweh uses the first and last letters of Alef-Bet to imply that He is and always will be; that he is first and last, beginning and end.

These letters also have specific meanings:

Tav

ת

[400]

Alef

א

[1]

Last

First

End

Beginning

Judge

Leader

Redemption

Strength

Sign

Unity

Seal

Father 

Torah

Only

Cross

Ox

 

Revelation 1:10-13 
I was in the Spirit on Yahweh’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am the Alef [א] and the Tav [ת], the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven congregations which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.

Verse ten is commonly misunderstood, due to the large number of bad translations that exist, which promotes false doctrines when taken out of context. For example, those who have changed the day of Yahweh (Shabbat) for the day of the Lord/Baal (Sunday), teach that the Messiah was resurrected on the 1st day of the week and therefore claim that Sunday became the new day of worship; however, Scripture does not mention anything that would indicate that we should make that change. On the other hand, Yahushua resurrected on a Shabbat and presented himself on the 1st day of the week before the Father, to fulfill the Feast of First Fruits, which is always celebrated on the 1st day of the Week; for it represents a New Beginning, Resurrection and Eternity. Verse ten, in fact, shows us that Yahukhanan was in the presence of Yahweh on a Shabbat, when he was led in the Spirit to witness the beginning of Yahweh's day, the end of Time. (Am.5: 18)

Yahukhanan heard a great voice, similar to the sound of a trumpet; same as Paulus mentions in his letter to the Thessalonians when referring to the time of the Harvest.

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For Yahweh Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an Archangel, and with the trumpet of Elohim. And the dead in Messiah will rise first. [5th Seal].

When Yahukhanan desires to see who is the one speaking to him, the Scripture mentions that he turns to see ‘the Voice’, referring to the Voice as a person, which is notable due to the fact that sounds are invisible. As he turns, he sees the Lampstands that represent the congregations, since they are the light of the world (Mat.5:14), and among the these, he sees one who is similar to the Son of man, not identical. Yahukhanan had walked with Yahushúa in person, which indicates that at this time he was not seeing the same image he knew, since he uses the word "like."

By understanding that Yahweh would manifest himself in two different ways on earth, we can then understand the role of each manifestation, for the fulfillment of all the prophecies and promises made by Yahweh. Just as the First (Yahushua) is the Word, the one who comes to pick up the Congregation, called the Last, is the Voice, the envoy MikaEl who gathers the elect.

Here are some of the roles that the First and the Last fulfill during their respective manifestation:

First

Last

Lawyer

Witness

Water of Life

Consuming Fire

Arm

Hand

Sword

Bow

Kohen HaGadol 

Melek HaGadol

Mercy

Justice

Word

Voice

Door

Good Shepherd

Root

Branch

 

2.4. Lawyer & Witness. 

In his first manifestation, Yahweh introduced himself as a lawyer; the second time, he will appear as the Faithful Witness. (Rev.3:14, 11) 

1 John 2:1
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Yahushua HaMashiach the righteous.

Revelation 1:4-6
Yahukhanan, to the seven congregations which are in Asia: Favor to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Yahushua HaMashiach, the Faithful Witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings [Melekim] and priests [Kohanim] to his Elohim and Father, to Him be honor and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

2.5. With Clouds.

The second manifestation of Yahweh on earth is mentioned in a way that can be interpreted in two different ways, to represent two moments that will be fulfilled during the last 7 years of history, called the last week of Daniel:

Revelation 1:7-8
Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. “I am the Alef [First] and the Tav [Last], the Beginning and the End,” says Yahweh, “who is [Advocate] and who was [Judge] and who is to come [Witness], the Almighty [Shaddai = 314].”

2.5.1. Interpretations. 

  1. Spiritual: During the second manifestation as the Faithful Witness, the Last will be surrounded by Yahweh's honor as a Cloud (Ex. 33: 12-23), to make his Name and the true doctrine known. This refers to a Spiritual Cloud that will cover him so as not to be recognized, in the same way that a Thief hides in the Night, just as Yahushúa said it would happen (Rev.3:3, 16:15). The fact that every eye will see him, refers to the last days, in which, through technology, such an event is possible. On the other hand, the fact that even they who pierced him will see him, means that there would be a repetition of what happened two thousand years ago, as a clue to understand that those who falsely accused and killed him, will reincarnate and they will be present during the end times to receive their pay, which will need further explanation later, since this is a belief that was eradicated from Christianity, however, it is part of the Hebrew faith, to which Yahushua belongs as a Yahudi and can be proven as true, without a doubt, with several quotes from Scripture. (2Sm.14:14; Jb.1:20-21, 33:25, 33:29-30; Sal.9:17; Pro.20:27; Ec.1:4-9; Mt.11:13-14, 16:13-14, 19:30; Mr.9:11-12; Jn.9:1-3)

     

    All tribes will mourn for him, some from seeing him die at the end of his ministry, while others will mourn because of the plagues that they will have to endure during his testimony. This event will culminate during the Harvest, when the Chosen Few will be caught up, as the 7th Trumpet sounds in heaven, at which time they will be reunited with the Sovereign; in order to fulfill the prophecy literally, since at that time, the physical and the spiritual will be one and the same reality for the chosen Congregation. (Gn.9:13, Éx.16:10, 19:9, 24:15, 34:5, 1Re.18:44, Job.37:15, 38:9, Sal.65:11, 97:2, Pro.16:15, Is.44:22, 45:8, Lam.3:44, Ez.1:28, Dn.7:13, Mt.17:5, Mr.9:7, Lc.9:34-35, 12:54, Hch.1:9, 1Co.10:1-2, He.12:1, Ap.10:1, 11:12, 14:14-16)

  2. Literal: It will happen during the HarMeggido War (Rev.19:11-21), when the First and the Last become One, so that finally, Yahweh will be One and His Name One (Zc.14:9). On the other hand, at the time of the Last Judgment, which is after the Millennium, all the people who lived during human history will be present, including, of course, those who pierced it, along with all those who did not accept it, who clearly will mourn when they see him sitting on his throne. (Ex.19:16, Sal.104:3, Is.19:1, 60:8, Mt.24:30, 26:64, Mr.13:26, 14:62, Lk.21:27)

2.6. Testimonio y Palabra. 

Yahujanan dice estar preso en la isla por dos razones: la Palabra de Yahwéh y el Testimonio del Mesías; esto es, por el Nombre de Yahushúa y por creer en su muerte y resurrección. Esto nos muestra que Yahujanan había obtenido, a través de Yahushúa, las llaves de la Muerte y del Sheol.  

Revelation 1:9
I, Yahukhanan, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Yahushua HaMashíach, was on the island that is called Patmos for the Word of Yahweh and for the Testimony of Yahushua HaMashíach.

Yahujanan fue el Apóstol que no murió sacrificado, pero pasó tribulación al habérsele encerrando en una cárcel ubicada en una isla llamada Patmos, nombre que significa “Mis Homicidios”. Esto representa el lugar donde van todos los que mueren por haber pecado como Adám, al ser engañados por la Serpiente; lo cual quiere decir, que el Mar que rodea la isla es una representación del Sheol, mientras que la porción de tierra en la que se encontraba Yahujanan, representaría la parte en la que están las almas de los creyentes, en este caso, el seno de Abraham, que a pesar de ser un Paraíso, sigue siendo un encierro para las almas que esperan recibir Justicia y ser Resucitadas para habitar en la Nueva Yerushalaim. 

Lo anterior indica que Yahujanan representa a los Siervos de Yahwéh que se encuentran presos en el lugar donde van las almas, pero que a través de Yahushúa podrán salir para ser resucitados, al obtener la llave del Sheol, por su testimonio, el cual es creer que el Mesías vino y pagó por los pecados de todos aquellos que le esperaban. Por otro lado, los Pocos elegidos del final de los tiempos, al obtener la llave de la Muerte, por tener la Palabra de Yahwéh, que es confesar el Nombre del Hijo, no tendrán ni siquiera que morir, sino que serán transformados durante la cosecha en un instante.

Revelation 1:14-20
His head and hair were white like wool [Lamb], as white as snow [Purity], and His eyes like a Flame of Fire [His Soul is the Consuming Fire]; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace [His ministry is the Purification of the Chosen Few, the Punishment of the Many and the Condemnation of the wicked], and His voice as the sound of many waters [of Life/Teaching/Blessing]; He had in His right hand seven stars [Spirits/Angels], out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword [Ruach HaKodesh | Spirit of the First and Last], and His countenance was like the Sun [of Rightousness] shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Sheol and of Death. Write the things which you have seen [The Good News of John], and the things which are [The Letters of John], and the things which will take place after this [The Revelation]. The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven Congregations, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven congregations.

The two keys two enter the Kingdom:

Key of Death

Key of Sheol

First 

Last

Wisdom

Understanding

Truth

Prophecy

Life

Knowledge

Word

Witness

Confessing the Name Yahushua

Belief in His Death & Resurrection

 

Yahushua commanded Yahukhanan to write:

“the things which you have seen”

the things which are

“the things which will take place after this”

Besorot Yahukhanan

The Letters of Yahukhanan

Sepher Hitgalut

“The Gospel of John”

“The Epistles of John”

“The Revelation”

 

The Mystery of the 7 Stars and the 7 Golden Lampstands:

7 Stars

7 Lampstands

7 Envoys under Yahweh’s Command

7 Congregations of Yahweh

 

2.7. The 7 Congregations. 

The Messiah ordered Yahukhanan to write the book of the Revelation and send it to 7 Congregations, implying that it should be read by all the Congregations of the World, so in the 2nd and 3rd chapter we find the messages that Yahweh sends to each of these congregations, words that are also addressed to each person who claims to believe in the Messiah. The meaning of the names of the congregations and the message for each of them, identifies all doctrines to which today's believers belong, so it is not surprising that of the 7 congregations, only one does the right thing. 

According to the letters, the chosen congregation is one in which its members love their neighbor as themselves and retain the Name of the Father and the Son. Therefore, every religion that professes to believe that the Almighty sent his Son to pay for our sins through his death and then resurrected him after 3 days and 3 nights, is connected to one of the 7 Congregations of Revelation; as will be explained in the next chapter. 

The Congregations have over them the 7 Emissaries ("Angels"), which are the 7 Stars in the hand of Yahweh. Among the Luminaries created by Elohim on the 4th day, there are 7 that are visible to the human eye and that have their own orbit in the sky, which is different from that of the common stars, which are always in the same place in relation to the others, who stay in their respective constellations and who move all together in the same direction every night. Five of these luminaries were given the name of "Planets", a term that comes from the Greek "Planetes" and means "Wandering" (G4107), given its behavior in the sky, which is different from the other lights.

Just as the Envoy walked among 7 Lampstands (Menorot), which represent the congregations, each lampstand (Menorah) built for the Temple of Yahweh had 7 lights. These 7 lights also represent the congregations, as well as the 7 luminaries, which are the 7 Emissaries. The order in which these luminaries are arranged is according to their heavenly cycles; therefore, the Moon is the 1st luminaire on the list, with a cycle of approximately 27 days, then there is Mercury with 87 days and Venus with 224 days, while that of the Sun is 365 days, which places it in the center of the Menorah, since the complete cycle of Mars is 687 days, while Jupiter and Saturn take 12 years and 30 years respectively. Therefore, it is concluded that the order of the 7 lights is: 1st Moon, 2nd Mercury, 3rd Venus, the Sun in the middle as 4th, Mars 5th, Jupiter 6th and Saturn 7th; which are distributed perfectly on the Menorah and even more with what each congregation represents, coupled with the fact that the Sun was created on the 4th day and Yahushua, the Light the World, came in the 4th millennium.

The central light of the Menorah is called Shamash, which means "Servant" or "Helper," which in turn is the root of the word Shemesh, the name of the Sun in Hebrew. Both, the central light of the Menorah and the Sun, are written in the same way (שמש), which clearly shows us that the Sun is a Servant of Yahweh, despite being worshiped by most people throughout history. This fact confirms that its place is located in the middle of the list and in the center of the Menorah. Therefore, the 7 lights are arranged according to the complexity of their movement in the sky, with the Sun in the middle, which separates the planets between those whose orbits are less than the solar year and those that are above this point.

Congregation

Meaning

Doctrine

Luminarie

Assembly

Ephesus

“Permitted”

Protestants

Moon

Yom Teruah

Smyrna

“Myrrh”

Messianic Jews

Mercury

Yom Kippur

Pergamos

“High Place”

Evangelicals

Venus

1st Day of Sukkot

Thyatira

“Odour of Affliction”

Catholics

Sun

2nd-6th of Sukkot

Sardis

“Red Ones”

Wise Virgins

Mars

7th Day of Sukkot

Philadelphia

“Brotherly Love”

Foolish Virgins

Jupiter

Shemini Atzeret

Laodicea

“Justice of the People”

Prosperity

Saturn

Last Plagues

 

1. Ephesus: 
Meaning: “Permitted” to imprison the 2 Witnesses.
Doctrine: Protestants.
Luminary: Moon. (27 days) [ירח = Moon | לבנה = White]
Assembly: Yom Teruah. [2 Witnesses in Prison]

2. Smyrna: 
Meaning: “Myrrh”, representing Affliction, Anguish, Pain, Suffering and Death. 
Doctrine: Messianic Jews.
Luminary: Mercury. (87 days) [כוכב חמה = Hot Star]
Assembly: Yom Kippur. [Death of the 2 Witnesses]

3. Pergamos:
Meaning: “High Place”, representing an altar for God = Fortune = Satan. 
Doctrine: Evangelicals. 
Luminary: Venus. (224 days) [נוגה = Bright]
Assembly: 1st Day of Sukkot. [2nd Exodus of the Few]

4. Thyatira:
Meaning: “Odour of Affliction” of those who will die in the Harvest as the Grapes.
Doctrine: Catholics. 
Luminary: Sun. (365 days) [שמש = Sun | חמה = Hot]
Assembly: From the 2nd to 6th day of Sukkot. [Great Tribulation of the Many]

5. Sardis:
Meaning: “Red Ones”, as Gentiles, for their Sin, like the blood they will spill.
Doctrine: “Salvo siempre Salvo” y la de las 5 Vírgenes Insensatas. (Mt.25:1-13). 
Luminary: Marte. (687 days) [מאדים = Rojos] 
Assembly: 7mo Día de Sukkot. [Último día de espera por el Marido]

6. Philadelphia:
Meaning: “Brotherly Love”, those who love their neighbor as themselves. 
Doctrine: of the Chosen Congregation, the Few, the 5 Wise Virgins. (Mt.25:1-13). 
Luminary: Jupiter. (12 years, like the 12 tribes) [צדק = Justice]
Assembly: Shemini Atzeret. [Harvest | Transformation | Those who are Caught Up]

7. Laodicea: 
Meaning: “Justice of the People”, when the Nations shall be punished.
Doctrine: of Prosperity, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons. 
Luminary: Saturno. (30 years) [שבתאי = He who Rests (of Shabat = שבת)] 
Fulfillment: The End Times. [Last Plagues | 2nd Half | Last 3.5 Years]

It is interesting to note the message found through the meanings of the names of the congregations, if we join them as a sentence and take into account the symbolism of some of the definitions. For example, when the wise men brought gifts to Yahushua, the myrrh they gave him represented his sacrifice for the sins of the world, the incense had to do with the intercession that would originate through his sacrifice and the gold to symbolize the kingdom that he offered us, by interceding before the Father for us.

On the other hand, according to Isaiah 63 and other prophecies, during the second manifestation of Yahweh on earth, as the Witness like Moshe, he would come dressed in red, which represents, among other things, that according to appearances he would come as a Gentile, which is also part of the fulfillment of coming like a Thief in the night, since he would appear at a time and also in a way that the world does not expect. The Witness like EliYahu will be the spiritual son of the Witness like Moshe, so they both share this characteristic, ergo the meaning of Sardis (“Reds”), in the positive sense, would refer to the 2 Witnesses, in addition to which it is written that these have the power to make the water turn to blood, to refer to the punishment that comes through the plagues. However, in the negative sense, red represents sin and specifically the Edomites (“Red ones”), whom Yahweh hates, therefore, the same word can also have a negative interpretation.

[It is] Allowed [to] Myrrh (Sacrifice) [in a] High Place [the] Reds, [for those of] Brotherly Love (Few) [and for the] Justice of the People (Many).

In other words, another message that we find for the Congregations, coded through their names, is that Yahweh will allow the Two Witnesses to be sacrificed on an Altar, for the Salvation of the Few and the Justification of the Many. While in the negative sense, it refers to the fact that the Edomites will finally be condemned for everything they have done to Yaakov, thus showing Yahweh's Love towards us and at the same time doing Justice for the nations that have been affected by Esau's wicked works.

[+] It is Allowed to Sacrifice on a High Place the Two Witnesses, for the Few and the Many; for the Fraternal Love and for the Justice of the People.

[-] It is Allowed to Sacrifice the Edomites, by the Few and the Many, for the Fraternal Love and for the Justice of the People, on an Altar.