4. Revelation 4. [Vision of the Celestial Court]
After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
According to Revelation 1, Yahuchanan was chosen to write what he had witnessed being with Yahushua, the things that happened after his death and resurrection, and the things that would happen during the last days, which mainly starts from chapter 4. After Having written the letters for the congregations that were at that time in Asia and that represent the doctrines of our time, now Yahuchanan is taken to heaven in spirit, where he first sees an open door. This is similar to what Yahushua promised to the Kehila of Philadelphia, with respect to the door that he opened and that no one can shut it (Rev.3:8), in the same way that Yahushua does in this moment for Yahuchanan, so that he can access heaven. In addition, the apostle mentions that the first voice he heard was like a shofar, which represents the second manifestation of Yahweh, who is sent to announce and reveal the last things to Yahuchanan at the moment of the Revelation, and to those who are chosen in the end times.
4.1. The Celestial Court.
The book of Daniel has so many parallels with the book of Revelation, that one could say that it is the book of Revelation of the TaNaKh (“Old Testament”). In fact, the Prophet Daniel and the Apostle Yahuchanan are a representation of the two witnesses, Moshe and Eliyahu respectively. It is important to note how both Daniel and Yahuchanan have a vision of the same event that is happening in heaven; however, Daniel was taken to observe what would happen a few moments before, when the thrones were just being placed for the twenty-four elders, while Yahuchanan, at the time of his arrival, can see the elders already seated in their respective places.
“I watched till  thrones were put in place,
And the Ancient of Days was seated;
His garment was white as snow,
And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was a fiery flame,
Its wheels a burning fire;
Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne [The Ancient of Days]. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of Yahweh.
The description of the throne as a fiery flame in Daniel's prophecy, connects with the rainbow that Yahuchanan sees surrounding the throne, since the covenant that Yahweh made with humanity through the RainBow was not to destroy the earth again with water, but the next purification of the world will be with fire; therefore the RainBow of Yahweh evokes the consuming fire (Ez.1:27-28). In addition, the Son of Man who would manifest as in the Days of Noah, is the Consuming Fire and the Melek Gadol (“Great King”), therefore, is the Throne that is a fiery flame, the Throne of Yahweh and the Lamb (Rev.22:1). That is, the Light, which is the Lamb, comes out of it as the Sun (Fire) of Righteousness and when it comes into contact with the Firmament, which is like a mirror, it produces a RainBow around it and separates the Light into 7 colors, as the explanation of Wisdom (Sword) that brings Understanding (Bow) to the 7 congregations and to all the nations that came forth from Noah.
And Elohim said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My RainBow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The RainBow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between Elohim and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And Elohim said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
In addition to the literal interpretation, we can understand the previous verses as a prophetic shadow. Although the Creator is talking about clouds over the earth and what is commonly called a rainbow, in reality every word is a prophecy that speaks of the end times, in which clouds are representations of the spiritual veils that do not allow humanity to see the blue firmament (throne of Yahweh), given the darkness that has enveloped society; which at the same time is a sign that the Last should manifest soon, like the Bow that appears to confirm Yahweh's covenant with men (Dn.9:27). Yahushua, the Messiah, said that the coming of the Son of Man would be like the days of Noah, as well as the fact that he would come with the clouds; which means that the Last is like Noah, since he comes to preach punishment for the earth and redemption for the chosen few, like his family who entered with him in the ark, to represent the prepared place of Revelation 12. This means that the Son of Man will appear on earth when the world is obscured by spiritual clouds, at which time he will confirm the Covenant that Yahushua made two thousand years ago, by being seen in the midst of darkness as the Bow of war. (Mt.24:37-38, Lk.17:26)
On this occasion, the judgment will not be through water, but through fire, since the Father comes as the “Consuming Fire” during his second manifestation as the Sun of Righteousness; while the first time He manifested as the “Water of Life”, to wash our sins by revealing the Light of His Mercy, Yahushua HaMashiach.
- The covenant that Yahweh made with Noah and all the Nations of the earth is represented by the rainBow in the heavens and will be fulfilled with the Last, who comes with the clouds, like Yahweh’s Bow of war, the consuming fire.
- The covenant of Yahweh with Abraham and all the tribes of Yisrael is represented by the circumcision of the flesh, represented by Yahushua HaMashíaj, the First, who fulfilled all the Torah in his flesh.
4.2. The 24 Elders/Prophets.
In this chapter of Revelation there are 24 people who surround the throne of the Almighty and the Lamb, who are identified as elders. As we will see later, the “Throne” refers to the second manifestation as Melek Gadol (Great King); just as the “Temple” refers to Yahushua HaMashiach, the first manifestation of Yahweh on earth as Kohen Gadol (High Priest). Therefore, the throne of the Lamb and the Almighty is a person (Last) on whom the soul (First) of Mashiach (Yahushua) and the spirit of Yahweh will rest.
Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.
In the Hebrew language each letter has a numerical value, so that each word can be seen as a number. Regarding the number “24”, it is interesting that in addition to its meaning as the union of the celestial government (12) and the earthly (12), we can also see several important factors if we use the two Hebrew letters, whose sum equals said value, which are the Kaf (כ = 20) and the Dalet (4 = ד). Their forms and names, in addition to representing numerical values, also symbolize attributes, creatures, objects, etc. For example, in the case of Kaf, it represents the palm of the hand, something that surrounds, also a crown and the throne; while the Dalet represents an open door, which as we know is Yahushúa (Jn.10). In this way we can see how the number 24 (כד) is a representation of the Elders with Crowns (כ) that surround (כ) the Throne (כ) of the Lamb (ד).
In addition, the Kaf (כ) is formed by three lines with rounded corners, while the Dalet (ד) with two lines, one vertical and one horizontal. In the Hebrew language, the straight line is the letter Vav (ו), which represents an upright man and a nail that joins two parts, so it is used in the same way as the “and” in English when joining words. This means that in the case of the Dalet, the vertical line is a Vav that represents the Son of man, while the horizontal Vav is the nail that pierced him on the Wooden-Beam. In the case of the Kaf, it is basically the same, yet we are shown a nail (ו) for the hands and a lower one for the feet. Through the comprehension of this, we can then see the union of the letters Kaf and Dalet (כד) as a reflection of the Son of man, with his hands and feet nailed to the Cross, to open, with his Hand (Last | כ), the Door (First | ד) to the Kingdom of the Father.
Around [כ] the throne [כ] were twenty-four [כד] thrones [כ], and on the thrones [כ] I saw twenty-four [כד] elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns [כ] of gold on their heads.
כד = 24 = Door (4) + Throne (20) = First + Last
כ = 20 = Throne = Crown = Surround
ד = 4 = Door = Nailed Man
The letters כד can also be understood as the hand [כ] opening the door [ד], which represents the Good Shepherd (Last) testifying of the First. In other words, the King who opens the door of the fold so that the chosen sheep can access the Kingdom of Yahweh. (Mi.2:12-13, Jn.10:1-3)
Whenever the living creatures give esteem and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Yahweh, to receive esteem and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”
Notice the fact that the living creatures say three different things, when they give esteem, honor and *thanks; which connects directly with what the 24 Elders say, by giving esteem, honor and *power to Yahweh, in addition to revealing the reason for their praise. Yahweh deserves esteem for the fact that He was the one who created all things, therefore He must be honored by his creation, for by His will all things exist, so we must give him thanks, since all that we have received in life was created by his power. In other words, only Yahweh has the power and ability to create existence itself and everyone who has any kind of power in the world receives it directly from Him; therefore we must recognize his favor, since it is through his son, who paid for our sins, that we receive the power to do all things. (Phil.4:13)
|Created all things||By His will they exist||By His will were created|
|Reason why we give Esteem||Reason why we give Honor||Reason why we give Thanks|
|“He Who was”||“He Who is”||“He Who will be”|
The fact that they are called Elders refers to them having been on earth before the Messiah manifested, for they are found at the beginning of human history, as those who testified of the Lamb, whom they serve as spokesmen of the Almighty. This can be confirmed through what the following chapter says, by using a couple of prophecies mentioned by the mouth of Yaakov and YishaYahu, where the Elder is identified as one of these two prophets.
But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Yahudah [Gn.49:9], the Root of David [Is.11:1], has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”
There is a book commonly called “The Gospel of Thomas”, which is part of the so-called “Gnostic” books, from the Greek “Gnosis” which means “Knowledge”, since they are scrolls that reveal certain mysteries, most of them written by Apostles of Yahushua. These books were kept hidden for a long time, mainly by the world’s church established by Rome, which decided that they should not be part of the Canon of Scripture, mainly because of the knowledge shared in them. In the case of the aforementioned Gospel, we find a statement from the Apostles that helps identify the 24 Elders.
The Good News of Thomas 52
His disciples said to him, "Twenty-four prophets spoke in Yisrael, and all of them spoke of you."
He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken of the dead."
This means that the 24 Elders are 24 Prophets from Yisrael and who came before Yahushua, to testify that the Messiah would manifest in the world.
1. Yaakov / Yisrael [Supplanter/He who contends with El]
2. Moshe [Drawn from the Water]
3. Yahushua (“Joshua”) [Yahweh is Salvation]
4. Shemuel [His Name is Mighty | Heard by El]
5. David [Beloved]
6. Shlomo [Peace]
7. EliYahu [My El is Yahweh]
8. Elishua [My El is Salvation]
9. YishaYahu [Yahweh has Saved]
10. YirmYahu [Whom Yahweh designated]
11. Yechezkel [Whom Yahwéh strengthens]
12. Daniel [My Judge is El]
13. Hoshea [Salvation]
14. Yoel [He is Mighty]
15. Amos [Burden]
16. OvadYah [Servant of Yah] (Descendent of Edom)
17. Yonah [Dove]
18. Mikah [Who is like Yahweh?]
19. Nachum [Comfort]
20. Chavakuk [Embrace]
21. TzefanYah [Whom Yah Treasures/Hides]
22. Chaggi [My Feast]
23. ZecharYah [Whom Yah Remembers]
24. Malaki [My Messenger]
There are other prophets mentioned Scripture, among them Gad and Nathan, who prophesied in the time of King David; however, the twenty-four thrones belong to those who specifically spoke of the coming of the Messiah, which is not their case. Abraham and Yitzhak were also prophets and served as prophetic signs or reflections of the Last and First respectively, but as we saw in the verse of the Good News of Thomas, the 24 are Prophets who preached of Mashiach in Yisrael, who came after Abraham and Yitzhak to give the prophecies and blessings of Genesis 49 to all his children, who would become the people of Yisrael.
There are some negative things mentioned in Scripture regarding Shlomo, so one may imagine a very dark destiny for him, due to the direction his reign took; in spite of this, there is evidence that he repented at the end of his life and in fact in Judaism it is taught that he is in the Garden of Eden; in addition to the simple fact that all his life needed to be written as it was, in order for us to have an image of what it is to be the most powerful and wise man that has ever existed in history (1Re.10:23, 2Cr.9:22, 1Re.4:29-31), without having Mashiach Yahushua. That is the reason why he represents what the coming of the Last would be, without the First having appeared before to shed his blood to make available the forgiveness of sins, the truth and the heavenly wisdom, through faith in Him (Cl.2:12, Phil.3:8-10). Although their main position was that of Kings, David and Shlomo prophesied of Mashiach repeatedly, to represent the two manifestations of Yahweh, as both Pillars of the Temple (Yachin & Boaz).
By uniting the meanings of the names of the prophets, we can clearly discern the message they came to give the world from the Almighty:
[Yaakov] The Supplanter of the Mighty One of this world [Yisrael] will contend with him and [Yisrael] will reign as the Mighty One, after being [Moshe] Drawn from the Water (Death) and becoming [Yahushua] He who causes Salvation (the First) through [Shemuel] His Name that is Powerful. [David] The Beloved, [Shlomo] who brings Peace, [EliYahu] is my Mighty One Yahweh. [EliShua] My Mighty One is Salvation, so [YishaYahu] Yahweh has Saved [YirmYahu] whom Yahweh designated (the Last), [Yejezkel] to whom Yahweh gives Strength. [Daniel] My Judge is the Mighty One [Hoshea] of Salvation, [Yoel] He is the Mighty One, [Amos] who gives the Burden to [OvadYah] the Servant of Yah, [Yonah] the Dove. [Mikah] Who is like Yahweh, who is [Nachum] Consolation and [Chavakuk] Embraces [TsefanYahu] He Who Yahweh Treasures (the Chosen) and Hides during [Chaggi] My Feast (Shemini Atzeret)? [ZecharYah] Whom Yahweh Remembers, [Malaki] my Messenger.
Here it is again, showing only the meanings, to make it easier to read:
The Supplanter of the mighty one of this world will contend with Satan and will reign as the Mighty One, after being resurrected and becoming He who causes salvation through His Name that is powerful (Yahu-shua | The First). The beloved, who brings peace, is my Mighty One Yahweh. My Mighty One is salvation, so Yahweh has saved whom Yahweh designated, to whom Yahweh gives strength (Prodigal Son | The Last). My judge is the Mighty One of salvation, He is the Mighty One who gives the burden to the servant of Yah, the dove (Spirit of Mashiach). Who is like Yahweh, who is consolation and embraces those who are chosen and hides them during my feast? Whom Yahweh remembers, my Messenger (First & Last).
The names of the prophets predict the coming of the Last, who, as we will see later, is simply called “The Prophet”, to refer to the prophet as Moshe that Yahweh promised to Yisrael (Dt.18:15-19). In addition to this, it is evident in the message that by the time of the fulfillment, that is, in the last days, the coming of Yahushua would have already happened; which shows at the same time how the Last needs the First in order to fulfill his mission. In other words, the Witness like Moshe needed Yahushua to manifest before and be sacrificed as the Lamb, in order for him to come to the world and carry out his testimony through the Spirit that the Messiah gave, just as Yahweh commanded Yisrael to sacrifice a lamb before leaving Egypt guided by Moshe, who carried in his hand a rod to perform miracles and fulfill the plagues, which symbolizes the authority we receive in the name of Yahushua HaMashiach.
In addition to all this, if we add the number of prophets present in heaven, plus the Ancient of Days and the Lamb, we have 26; that is, the 24 Elders + the Father (1) + the Son (1) = 26. Therefore there are 26 people in the Celestial Court, which happens to be be the numerical value of the Name of the Almighty.
יהוה [26 = 5 + 6 + 5 + 10]
On the other hand, to represent the 26 with only two letters, we would use the Kaf [כ] and the Vav [ו], which would form the representation of the Son of Man [ו] who was nailed [ו] being Crowned [כ] to sit on the Throne [כ].
כו = 26 = Man before the Throne
By placing the Vav [ו] on the Kaf [כ], as the Son of Man [ו] sitting on his Throne [כ], we form the letter Lamed [ל], which represents the Good Shepherd [ל] Teaching [ל] his sheep. It is interesting that once we join both letters to form a new one, the value clearly changes, since the Lamed’s value is 30, which connects with the age of Mashiach at the beginning of his ministry and the price of a Slave, which the Pharisees paid for him. However, the most remarkable thing regarding the fact that the Lamed [ל] is composed of two letters whose numerical values add up to 26 and once joined together receive a different value , has to do with the fact that once the Son of Man [ו] sits on the Throne [כ], he is joined by the Ancient of Days, whose name has four letters [יהוה], therefore, the Son of Man + the Throne + YHWH = 30; same numerical value of the letter Lamed [ל]. Another way of interpreting this is that the Son of Man [ו] on his Throne [כ] forms the Good Shepherd [ל], who is the Last and comes for the remnant to pass through the Door [ד] (Mi.2:13), which is Yahushua (Jn.10:1-30); and by adding the value of the Vav [ו] + Kaf [כ] + Dalet [ד] = 30, resulting once again in the value of the Lamed [ל].
ל = 30 = Son of Man [6 | ו] + Throne [20 | כ] + HaShem [4 | יהוה]
30 = ל = Son of Man [6 | ו] + Throne [20 | כ] + The Door [4 | ד]
Above we can see the 2 Portions that Yahweh gives to the Last, Mashiach BenYahusef, since the Son of Man [ו] and the Throne [כ] add up to 26 [כו], and the 4 Letters of the Father's Name [יהוה], if added, would form another 26, which would result in 52, if we join the Almighty  and the Lamb sitting on the Throne . This in turn is the numerical value of the Hebrew word that means Son, which represents the Last as the Firstborn Son, who receives the double portion, as well as the 144,000 that are his Body.
52 = בן = Son
4.3. The 4 Creatures around the Throne of Yahweh.
There are four creatures that surround Yahweh's throne, to constantly cover and worship. Each one of them represents one of the letters of the Father's name and the different types of interpretation of Scripture, according to the method called PaRDeS; in addition to the ways in which the Messiah manifested on earth, as well as the way in which the Savior is presented in each of the Good News.
Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh, Yahweh Elohim Shaday, Who was and is and is to come!”
|Many||The Last||Few||The First|
The prophet Yechezkel had a vision similar to that described by Yahuchanan in the previous verses, which he explains in great detail in chapters 1 and 10 of his book (“Ezekiel”). In fact, this revelation clearly shows us something that today is virtually impossible to discern for the average believer, because of the lies that have been taught in churches and schools, because of the false Science of this world. (1Tm.6:20)
Yahuchanan mentions the throne (Heaven) and says that in front of it there was something similar to a sea of glass (Firmament), in addition to the 4 Living Creatures (Corners), after having mentioned, in the first verse, that a Malak had invited him to ascend to heaven. In this way he is revealing to us the shape of the Universe in which we live, as Yechezkel did, in more detail but always as a mystery; while long before both, Chanok (“Enoch”) described it in his book extensively and in a clear way. Although it would seem crazy to most to interpret these verses literally, we must first scrutinize the Scripture regarding the subject and observe the scientific evidence objectively, in order to recognize and accept that society has been deceived for centuries; since the masses have been enslaved and the slaves are not given true knowledge, but simply what they need to know so that they continue to fulfill their task of feeding their masters.
The subject of which I speak in the previous paragraphs will be one of the main topics of the 3rd book; but still it will be explained in more detail in chapter 15 of this writing, where it is mentioned again at a key moment in history.
4.4. Who was and is and is to come.
As we saw in the first section of this book, the Apocalypse shows a contrast between Yahweh and the Beast, calling the Almighty “who was, who is and who is to come”, while on the other hand calls Satan “the beast that was and is not, and will be”. In the case of the Most High, it is clear that only Yahweh is the one who has always existed and therefore is unique, while in the case of the Beast, it will be explained in more detail in Chapter 17. However, something I would like to mention in this moment is the fact that Satan, who will manifest in the world like Christ, never came before to die for his church, as Yahweh did through Yahushua; that is, when mentioning “the beast that was and is not, and will be”, it speaks of the entity that will enter a body to manifest itself as the False-Messiah, who is a Thief who does not enter through the Door, as the Good Pastor, for the Door is he who is.
On the other hand, the three times that creatures call the Creator “Kadosh”, refer to the Eternal Mighty One (1st), who manifested as the First (2nd) two thousand years ago and will come as the Last (3rd) in these times; as well as it refers to the Father (Yahweh), his Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) and his Son (First and Last).
|1st Kadosh||2nd Kadosh||3rd Kadosh|
|Who was||Who is||Who is to come|
|El (Mighty One)||The First||The Last|
|Eternal Creator||Kohen Gadol||Melek Gadol|