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Well, after spending many years being blessed by the Book of Revelation, I thought to do a micro-commentary.   Not a verse by verse micro-commentary, but a verse or more per chapter, to encourage others to receive the blessings guaranteed to them “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."  (Twitter gives you only 140 characters per entry but I get 140 words for this project.)



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Revelation  1:1a

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ…”

Every time you read the name of Jesus Christ in scripture, or one of his pronouns, you can associate it with his other name “The Word of God, “or his holy scriptures “the word of God.”  It still makes sense and maybe more sense.  (Notice the W and w?)  So when we read the first verse of Revelation, it is the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the Revelation of The Word of God, and the Revelation of the word of God.  

Heads up:  The Book of Revelation reveals the past, present, and future.  Therefore the whole book is documenting what has gone on, and what is going on, and what is going to go on – at the same time!  However, it’s a sealed book to those on the outside.  Are you in or are you out?

P.S. Thanks T.S. for the W and w info.


Revelation 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.”

Three important words: readeth, hear and keep.  Do all three at the same time to be blessed by the Lord when it comes to the Revelation and all scripture.

“Readeth,” with the eth, means to continue to read, read, read.  When you readeth you will begin to “hear” with understanding and to “keep,” or manage, those truths as good stewards of God’s mysteries.  These spiritual gems are for you to invest; like the parable of the talents which a lord entrusted to his servants. 

Investing for God is always profitable in what he has given you to invest.  Now is the time to read, hear and keep.  Invest to be blessed!


Revelation 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.”

The word “hath” is in the past tense.  We are already kings and priests unto God. You too, girls.

How did the world treat Christ Jesus the King and High Priest? The Jew’s high priest greeted him with spits and hits; the Galilean tetrarch entertained him with mockery; the Judean governor stripped him naked, crowned him with thorns, and nailed and enthroned him on a cross; and soldiers offered him sour wine to quench his thirst while he died of Roman hospitality. Then he was presented a scepter - into his heart.

Now you know what the world really thinks of the King of kings and High Priest - and you too


Revelation 1:7

“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.”

Song: Oh, we won’t go out to meet him when he comes, when he comes. (For we will be with him.)

“And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean […] for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” (Revelation 19:14; 19:8b)

Only living and dead unbelievers left here and they shall be howling for their torment to come.

“Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:16-17)


Revelation 1:8

“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.”

Who is the Almighty God?

Answer: He who is the Alpha and Omega, the A to O in Greek; the A to Z in English; the Lord Jesus Christ The Word of God and the originator of languages.   He is the Almighty who created heaven and earth and all that therein is; making that point in the beginning in seven words, six times:  “And God said… and it was so,” (Genesis 1) What the Lord Jesus Christ says is the way it is.  Amen.


Revelation 1:10

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet…”

As John was praying, focusing his attention upward toward heaven, God was speaking through the church on earth behind him.

“And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks […] and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”  The seven churches being the church of God. (Revelation 1:12 &20c)

Even an apostle may hear from someone through the church on earth, and get a Revelation of the word of God from the Word of God, to pass on to the rest of the church.  Maybe from you.  Maybe from me.


Revelation 1:19

“Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter…”

John was given a spiritual writing assignment to document the status of things on earth and heaven where the confines of time do not apply.  Limit yourselves to things which John “hast seen” and “which are,” to chapters 1 through 3, and you miss out on a plethora of historical teachings from the beginning of time; an abundance of teachings on the present while history repeats itself over and over again; and a wealth of foretelling of relevant future events.

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Revelation 2:1a

“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus…”

The Lord Jesus’ church is only divided by geographical locations; not by autonomous denominations and sub-denominations. He said, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.”  Likewise the apostle Paul said, “Is Christ divided? […] For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?”

Today, many of the tares (bound already in bundles) name themselves after men and doctrines, and not after Christ.  But the apostle’s doctrine has one foundation and one unifying authority: The Word of God and the word of God.  Amen.

No need to join or start another church when you are already in the Lord Jesus’ church.

(Matthew 13:24-30)


Revelation 2:4

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.”

The Ephesians did everything right (works, labor, had patience and spiritual discernment) but they left their first love: the words of eternal life.

Think:  When you got saved by the Lord Jesus Christ, you were so excited to become his, you’d sit at his feet for hours, just like the disciples did when he was on earth, (Oh, you didn’t? Hmmm.)  Listening to him was their first love as it is for all “born-againers.”

Everyone is sure to eat several times a day from the food trough; however, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”  Once the bread of life becomes secondary or optional, you’ve fallen into the pig pen.


Revelation 2:6

“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.”

God hates some people, “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” (Romans 9:13)  But he hates all “righteous” deeds done in the name of someone else. You know, like, Pharisees, Sadducees, Herodians, Nicolaitanes, Wesleyans, Lutherans, and Mennonites.  (And we haven’t gotten to doctrinal church names yet.)

Nicolas, whether alive or dead, had a following named after him, not unlike the aforementioned denominations, and this sort of subversion is plainly addressed in scripture.  If only those denominationalists hadn’t left the love of the word of God, maybe they wouldn’t have fallen away as they did. (1 Corinthians Chapters 1&3)


Revelation 2:7

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”

In Revelation, the Lord refers seven times to “he that overcometh.”

Definition of overcometh: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5)

If you aren’t an overcomer, you are only feasting on your imagination and not from the tree of life, the word of God, "which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”

Paradise is being in the Lord’s presence on earth or in heaven.


Revelation 2:9

“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”

Servants of the Lord own nothing because their Master and owner is Jesus Christ.  If you have anything in your possession, the title is in God’s name and not yours.  This was Smyrna’s poverty but they were spiritually rich.  Many don’t understand this concept and think they are in favor with God because they are well off. (Revelation 3:17)  They are good tithers, too: “10% for God and 90% for me – Whoopee!”

Jews who reject Messiah Jesus today actually attend the synagogue of Satan.  Do you think there are those which say they are Christians, and are not, but are the church of Satan?  Yep.


Revelation 2:10

“Fear none of those things which thou 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 thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

Christians are ear-tickled and told they will escape the “great tribulation.” True, the tribulations of God upon the world are not inflicted on believers, but the tribulations of the devil are.  Disciples of Jesus Christ are not excluded from being persecuted, tortured and killed.

“If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you.” (John 15:20b)

 Christians come out of great tribulation because they are in great tribulation.

“These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:14)


Revelation 2:13

“I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou 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 dwelleth.”

We all dwell in Satan’s seat, throne and kingdom (the world), and are engaged in a battle.

The MIA (Martyred In Action) go to heaven receiving a crown instead of a purple heart.

“And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” (1Peter 5:4)

Who is a martyr? Anyone having no sin imputed unto them and murdered by the devil.  And after Satan kills the saints by whatever method he uses, God straightway sends them to heaven.  Even the destroyer is used for God’s plan and our good.


Revelation 2:14a

“But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam.”

Balaam’s doctrine stealthily destroyed God’s people by sowing carnal practices into the church in the wilderness.  Today’s Balaamites promote their own doctrines, leaving Jesus Christ’s apostolic authority to start their own churches.

“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” (1 John 2:19)

In America, most of these are the 501(C)3 non-prophet State Churches where Balaam’s baloney is served regularly.

On pretend Christians: “whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.” (Philippians 1:18)


Revelation 2:14b

“who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.”

Example: False Christianity using “missionary dating” to lure the righteous to fellowship and be intimate with the unrighteous; to enter business agreements and investments with the wicked; and into contracts, such as marriage, with idol worshipers: those outside the spiritual body of Christ. (II Corinthians 6:14-18)

God is commanding his church today to come out of such relationships because many are still in such relationships!

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (II Corinthians 6:17)

“Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Revelation 18:4)


Revelation 2:14b

“who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.”

Examples: False Christianity using “missionary dating” to lure the righteous to fellowship and be intimate with the unrighteous; to enter business contracts and investments with the wicked, and into agreements with idol worshipers: those outside the spiritual body of Christ. (II Corinthians 6:14-18)

God is commanding his church today to come out of such relationships because many are still in such relationships!

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (II Corinthians 6:17)

“Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Revelation 18:4)


Revelation 2:15

“So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.”

The Nicolaitanes named themselves after their pet theologian but not after Christ; Balaam’s followers name themselves after a pet doctrine but not after Christ. They are, however, of the same spirit.

Example: Baptists are named after John Baptist: Baptist used, interestingly, in scripture as a surname.

“When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?” (Luke 7:20)

“And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.” (Matthew 14:8)

Baptists emphasize Baptist’s water baptism over the Lord Jesus Christ who “shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” (Luke 3:16)


Revelation 2:17

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna…”

There is feasting from the fruit of the tree of Life, the word of God, which is the written scripture on the page; and then there is the feasting of the hidden manna, written on the invisible backside of the page.

“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.” (Revelation 5:1)

Some, who call themselves “Christians,” are very good at regurgitating whatever they have been fed by another, right or wrong, but only the born of God can be served, eat and digest the supernatural nutritious hidden manna on the backside of the page.


Revelation 2:20

“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou 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.”

No women apostles, pastors or teachers in God’s church.  Some are, however, prophetesses (Acts 21:9), but not of Jezebel’s ilk: who usurp Christ’s apostolic authority; whose husbands are false Christians; paint their faces and tire their heads (II Kings 9:30), and are secret agents for Satan injecting Balaam’s doctrine into the church.  Good reason for no women teachers in God’s church, but there might be some in your church.

“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” (I Timothy 2:12)


Revelation 2:26

“And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations…”

We shall rule and reign with the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, for we are Christ’s kings and priests.

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

If we don’t rule and reign as kings and priests on earth now, who will we rule and reign over in eternity? 

Answer: The rebellious who are imprisoned in the lake of fire.  This, however, takes no time at all for us, because they will just be simmering on the back burner for ever, out of sight and out of mind, while we glory in the court of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

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Revelation 3:1a

“These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars”

Some of the “seven” in Revelation:

Seven golden candlesticks = the seven churches of God = God’s church.

Seven stars = the seven messengers of God = God’s messenger.

Seven eyes = the seven eyes of God = God’s omnipresence.

Seven trumpets = the seven rebukes of God = God’s rebuke.

Seven vials = the seven wraths of God = God’s wrath.

Seven heads, crowns & horns = the beast = God’s adversary.

Calculate: There were seven literal churches = seven church types = God’s church past, present, and future.

Others sevens = churches, spirits, stars, Spirits of God, lamps, seals, angels, thunders, plagues, mountains, kings.

If you only literalize the finite number seven = miss out on an infinity of teachings.

Do the math.


Revelation 3:1

“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.”

Can a church fellowship have a reputation of being alive and dead at the same time? 

Yes, they can be like the scrubby Bristlecone Pines that live for thousands of years but scarcely look alive.  The bark dies on large areas of the tree but small arteries of living bark continue to keep it alive.  Truly they are alive and dead at the same time, but the only living part is the bark; the dead wood supporting the living.  This is like many living church members are supported by dead wood pew warmers.  (Also know as pew potatoes.)


Revelation 3:3b

“If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”

When the Lord takes you home you may be fit or frail, figure you’ll see your grandchildren grow up, take that planned trip to Europe or watch another football game.  In fact, you’ll take your last breath on earth and the next one in heaven at any moment!  Are you ready to meet the Lord?

Orders from headquarters:

“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” (Mark 13:33)

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41)

“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” (Mark 13:37)


Revelation 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.”

To confess, profess, and acknowledge openly and joyfully works both ways.

“Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God…” (Luke 12:8)

“Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God…” (1 John 4:2)

Unbelieving “friends” are defined below.  (To be forewarned is to be forearmed.)

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” (1 John 2:22)


Revelation 3:6

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

This expression is used in regards to all seven churches and relevant to the church today.  (If you have an ear to hear.) And by the way, of the seven churches, only two passed with flying colors: Smyrna in tribulation and poverty, and Philadelphia of little strength.  If we cannot classify ourselves in those two, then we are in one of the others.  The Lord Jesus commanded the other five to “repent.” Look out!


Revelation 3:9

“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”

If you are a synagogue-patronizing Jew and do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Messiah, you attend and are a member of a satanic bunch of liars.

And you believers thought Rome was "THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." (Revelation 17:5) Think again - though politically incorrect - remember Satan was in Jerusalem, not Rome when he possessed Judas Iscariot, and moved Jerusalem’s governments and the Jews’ religion to crucify the Lord Jesus Christ.  Holy Land?  Ha!  Jerusalem is the only city defined by the word of God as “Sodom and Egypt.” (Revelation 11:8)


Revelation 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.”

Many kings, queens, and politicians cannot give up their prestigious positions no matter how old and sickly they become.  Christians, on the other hand, as kings and priests unto God, are like permanent memorial pillars in God’s temple.  They also have a “spiritual passport” with the name of the new Jerusalem on it (not the old earthly Jerusalem); as well as God’s name, the seal of his approval, written in their foreheads.  (Revelation 7:3; 9:4; 14:1; 22:4)


Revelation 3:14

 “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God…”

The only faithful and true witness is the Lord Jesus Christ, the author of the Holy Scriptures.   Amazingly the “grandiose ones” sell their words to the church in contrast to the superior one’s word of God which is freely given to us.

“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 […] 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.” (Revelation 21:6; 22:17)


Revelation 3:16

“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”

Laodicea is a church of God in name only, as the Lord is not the center of their attention.  They are well-off in the things of this world but not in the stewardship of them.  Therefore, they are not really servants to God, and yet, the merciful Lord Jesus Christ gives them place to repent. 

If you think America is a Christian nation and not mostly lukewarm Laodiceans, ask yourself why Fornicators, Abortionists, and Globalists (FAG’s) run rampant.  If God doesn’t palate you well, you are distasteful and poison puke to his body.

“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” (1 John 5:19)


Revelation 3:19

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”

When the Lord Jesus commands, “be zealous,” it may not be optional for believers.  He might have spoken this into us like he spoke light into the universe, “Let there be light: and there was light.”  (Be zealous therefore: and there was zeal.)  True or not, it is hard to imagine a Christian cannot have zeal about his Saviour and channel that enthusiasm into everyday expression.  This is unlike the lady who told the new Christian, “You’re excited now but it will wear off and you’ll be just like the rest of us.”  Like what? Dead?

Many who are unrestrained sports fanatics six days of the week, turn into pew (pee-yew) paddies on the Lord’s day.


Revelation 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.”

Folks, we’re already on the throne; as in, he hath/has already set us there.

“Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:5-6)

Therefore, when we "shuffle off this mortal coil," we will simply continue on with the Lord Jesus Christ, where all of heaven is his throne.

“Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool.” (Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49)

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Revelation 4:1c

“Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”

John’s earthly perspective of the church abruptly concludes and he’s catapulted into eternity for spiritual details from heaven’s viewpoint.  For 2,000 years we’ve been in the “hereafter” as it repeats itself over and over, until “there should be time no longer” and “It is done.”  Think the mark of the beast isn’t here yet?  If one’s conscious mind only savourest the things of men, and/or the hand only labors for those things, one has the spiritual mark of the beast in their forehead and hand already.  And if you believe the church is “raptured” here - put ear-tickling into practice.  Tear out Chapters 4-22 and enjoy having no great tribulations, now, or, for the rest of your life, thanks to John Darby’s 1830 doctrine of the pre-tribulation rapture.


Revelation 4:2

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

Trinity is not in scripture though Godhead is.  (Bible isn’t in the Bible, either.)  And hasn’t God revealed himself, not as a finite trinity, but as an incalculable infinity?

Chapter 4 recognizes all in heaven worshipping the one on the throne, and then the transition in chapter 5 to worship the Lord Jesus Christ.  They are the one and the same and why the Pharisees wanted to stone the Lord Jesus to death. 

Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him […] for blasphemy; because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”  (John 10:31; 33b)

However, a man had not made himself God, but God had made himself a man: the one and the same.


Revelation 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.”

The four and twenty elders could represent the twelve O.T. patriarchs and twelve N.T. apostles.  But more importantly, they represent the church, the body of Christ, past, present and future.

My wife had an additional insight: The church is attentively worshipping and serving the Lord 24-hours day, whether on earth or in heaven.  Matthew, Mark, and Luke’s gospels used the Hebrew 12-hour day/12-hour night method, but John, the Revelator in his gospel, used the Roman 24-hour day.

Sleep when you must, but your brethren somewhere else, are worshipping and serving the Lord while you slumber, whether in heaven above or in the earth below.


Revelation 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.”

Mystery solved for scientists!  Lightning comes from heaven, the seven Spirits of God, the Holy Spirit, manifesting and talking to the world below.

Once I went out in the dark of early morning to sit on the porch swing, like a sports fan to watch our Father’s lightning storm pass over, until it lit and cracked terrifyingly close.  I scampered back into the house for safety, realizing I had been a little flippant about observing the powerful hand of God.  And, believe me, I saw the light and heard him distinctly.  Sometimes, though, the Lord whispers from far away when illuminating a subject.

P.S. “Puns are the highest forms of literature,” and are underlined for some:)


Revelation 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."

The origin of the word of God, the pure living water, is the uncontaminated sea of glass in heaven.  This is God’s watering hole and where the four beasts, the angelic representatives, gather at the throne as do the four and twenty elders.  Being in the eternal realm, these celestial critters have a great view of the “before and behind,” the future and the past.  And so do we through this sacred book.

“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.”  (Revelation 22:1)


Revelation 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.”

The beasts are angels/messengers of God and directors to:  the carnivores on earth (lion), herd animals (calf), primates including the unsaved (face of a man), and the fowls (eagle).  Perhaps there is some truth that certain individuals are apparently a monkey’s uncle.  No bugs, reptiles or other cold-blooded/cold-hearted beasts in heaven, or viruses either, for that matter. The vile things shall be put away and separated from us forever.

“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.” (Revelation 21:4)


Revelation 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, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”

Being in eternity since their creation, the beasts have three pairs of wings and can travel in the past, the present, and the future at the Lord’s direction, as they live where time does not exist - heaven.  And being highly intelligent, they are full of eyes within, having some understandings of the mysteries of God.  Consequently, knowing some of the inside scoop and the character of the Lord, they proclaim unceasingly that God is “Holy, holy, holy.”  How much do I/we reflect our Father’s character?  I don’t know if anyone would give me one third the acknowledgment.


Revelation 4:9-10

“And when those beasts give glory and honour 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…”

The four and twenty elders, who represent the church, take the beasts’ leading when to worship the Lord; casting their crowns before his throne, and acknowledging where their/our kingships come from.  Do you follow their leading?  Sometimes I think I‘m too old to “fall down” and worship much anymore.  Maybe not.  Better try.  (Have you ever noticed, while praying in the prone position, your thoughts are more focused than lying in bed or in a La-Z-Boy recliner? (Lazy boy. Ha!)


Revelation 4:11

“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

When I read this, I always think how the Lord created our pets for his pleasure - and ours too.  Since my little doggy boy Moses died this last August 17th, I find it difficult to believe that such a fine and intelligent creature cannot be in heaven.  Yesterday - coincidently not - I realized more so, that Moses was actually the Lord’s doggy boy, and he gave him to me to be my constant friend, and in my care for 13 years.  Thank you, Lord.

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Revelation 5:1

“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.”

Revelation is a book of mysteries and locked shut with God’s seal.  Read it all you want; buy books about it, and go to Sunday school to become a parrot, squawking theories right or wrong.  But you cannot get the Revelation of the word of God from the The Word of God unless you are a son of God.

The book of Revelation, and all scripture, has spiritual writing on the visible page, “the tree of life.”  And it also has spiritual writing on the invisible backside of the page, “the hidden manna.”

John wept much desiring to open, read, and understand the book.  How about you?


Revelation 5:4

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

As a new believer, one can be perplexed about the Book of Revelation, and pine away wanting to understand it.   Others, however, would rather work a crossword puzzle, computer game, or other brain teasers to amuse themselves than understand what is really important today, yesterday, and tomorrow.  And some folk will counsel you out of getting the revelations on Revelation, and solemnly pronounce, “Who can understand it?”  However, John got the revelations on Revelation because he desired good things from the Lord.

“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:11)


Revelation 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.”

In the midst, the center, the focal point of everything in heaven and all creation, stands the slain Lamb, our Lord Jesus Christ!  He has seven horns: the power of the Almighty God; and the all-seeing, all present seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God: the Holy Ghost.  The transition of our understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ as God’s Son to God begins and ends in this chapter.

“If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” (John 14:7)


Revelation 5:8

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 odours, which are the prayers of saints.”

Here we do not see the Lamb, Jesus Christ, prostrate and worshiping he who sits upon the throne, but we do see everyone else in heaven worshipping the Lamb.  So why did the Son prostrate and worship the Father when he was on earth?  Simple.  The whole time he was showing us the way to do things like a good parent shows their child by example.

Harps, kithara in Greek, where we get our word guitar from, is an instrument in heaven and why so many like to play it today – for the Lord or for the devil.


Revelation 5:9a

And they sung a new song…”

In a small weekly prayer meeting in a Nazarene Sanctuary, all of us, ironically, spoke in tongues. Once, as we began to spontaneously sing in tongues, it crescendoed into a choral piece we never heard before.  It was the most beautiful sound ever heard as we effortlessly, in heavenly harmonies, were directed by the Lord’s hand.   Ironically, also, while praying for revival in the sanctuary, the church had Halloween parties with witches and ghosts, and later, Satan Claus to celebrate the Lord’s birth in their fellowship hall.  If you knew what Merry Christ-Mass means, you wouldn’t use the phrase.  I’m starting to say Maranatha this year: The Lord has come - born a babe - and is coming again - as the King of kings and Lord of lords.  Sounds scriptural, aye


Revelation 5:11

“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…”

How many angels? For those who got a D in Mrs. Eads’ geometry class, that’s 10,000 x 10,000 x 1,000’s and 1,000’s again and probably too big for me, her former student, or anyone else to calculate.  In other words, heaven is chock-full of praising people along with other creatures.  So, avoid the learning curve when you get to glory by praising the Lord in your spare time now.  Hallelujah!


Revelation 5:12

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”

This is similar to Revelation 4:11 where such accolades are directed to he who sits upon the throne, the Creator, God.  The Lamb, Jesus Christ, is also defined as the Creator, God.

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him…”  (Colossians 1:16)

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3)

Do the math: God = the Creator = the Word of God = Jesus Christ.


Revelation 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.”

Everything and everyone worships God and the Lamb as being the one and the same.  “I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30)  God expressed and birthed his Word in the beginning and there was light.  Later, God expressed and birth his Word in the flesh and there was Light.

“No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” (John 1:18) Jesus Christ has revealed God the Father fully to us.

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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 saying, Come and see.”

The seal of God on this book was opened 2,000 years ago and the four horsemen (first four seals) have been galloping ever since.

1. White Horse = Wars of Intimidation

2. Red Horse = Wars of Armies

3. Black Horse = Wars of Economics

4. Pale Horse = Wars of Stealth

The other two seals were opened also.

5. Persecution of the church

6. The fearful awaiting the day of judgment: for their time is short

When you “Come and see” the six seals opened, then the seventh seal is loosed, and what is happening on earth - right now - is revealed through the Holy Ghost teacher.


Revelation 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.”

The first of four horsemen traversing the earth (North, South, East, and West) is galloping around the world today, trying to portray himself as a "King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.(Revelation 19:11-16)  He conquers his neighbors by wars of intimidation and is well armed and ready to go to the next step, wars of armies.

Some depicted on white horses = Napoleon, Mussolini, Hirohito, Saddam Hussein, and others you wouldn’t suspect.


Revelation 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.”

These are the wars of armies with bloody (red) military (sword) conflicts.  Easterly, from Istanbul to Japan, an army of over 200,000,000 can be fielded today.  The majority of the kings (plural) of the east and their subjects are anti-Christ religions and at war with the world now.

“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.  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.” (Revelation 9:15-16)


Revelation 6:5-6

“And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.  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 thou hurt not the oil and the wine.”

Wars of economics are ploys to control nations, stiffing some while others grow richer during “hard times.” Example: The black horseman manipulated the too-big-to-fail banks, where nobody was hung for the Great Recession of 2008-9.

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal…” (Matthew 16:20)


Revelation 6:7-8

“And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.  And I looked, and behold a pale 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.”

Unnoticed wars of stealth are going on now by he who comes “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” (John 10:10a)  Here the pale horsemen war with the sword by domestic homicides, with hunger by famines, with death by diseases, with beasts by animals.  In contrast, Jesus Christ said…

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b)


Revelation 6:9-10

“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…”

Another picture of the church past, present, and future, reveals the saints (that be us) slain for the word of God, as is prophesied.

"As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. (Romans 8:36)

“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.” (Revelation 11:7)

“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.” (Revelation 12:11)


Revelation 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.”

Most Christians think they are excluded from this prophecy, but if your sins are all forgiven and forgotten, how can you die now that you are without sin?  Answer: Same way Satan murdered Jesus Christ.  It was illegal to kill him as it is illegal to kill you.  But the devil is not concerned about legalities.  After all, he is a career criminal.


Revelation 6:12a & 14b

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake […] and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”

Looking from Liberty Park, 1/2 mile across the Hudson River to the World Trade Center in the 90’s, I knew from the above scripture, if mountains and islands were going to move out of their places, the Twin Towers were coming down for sure one day.  When I told my friends this, they thought I was crazy.  I guess it was just coincidence they did fall, and within one hour of each other.

“Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.” (Revelation 18:10)

The Twin Towers was a vertical city with their own Zip code, 10048, and employed 50,000 people.


Revelation 6:15-17

“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; 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: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

No one is without excuse for rejecting Jesus Christ because God makes a way for those who want to know him.  It’s like the Reeducation prisoner in Vietnam who emptied the warden’s chamber pot where the Bible was used for toilet paper.  He washed the pages clean, read them and got saved. 

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Revelation 7:3

“Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”

Before the seven trumpets sound, the world’s wakeup call, the Lord’s servants are sealed in their foreheads.  Ha!  Everyone is preoccupied with the beast’s mark in the forehead, but not God’s spiritual seal of approval in their forehead, the conscious part of their brain.  This seal is God’s name, Jesus Christ: he who dominates our lives as our lives revolve around him. (Revelation 3:12)  How about you?

For those who recite the commandment but don’t know the answer to “the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,” it is Jesus Christ.  (Matthew 28:19-20)

“And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4


Revelation 7:4, Part 1 of 2

“Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”

Know about the mark of the beast in the forehead?  Know about God’s name and his city’s name in the forehead of believers, their conscious part of the brain?  Nope?

“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.” (Revelation 3:12b, c)

“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: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:3-4)


Revelation 7:4, Part 2 of 2

“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.”

Rise above the literal interpretation and see that the 144,000 represents the body of Christ past, present, and future, as is the seven churches of God, twenty four elders, twelve tribes of Israel, and even where two or three gathered together in the name of Jesus Christ. When you begin to see yourself in Revelation as part of God’s church and body, a whole new dimension of revelation will open up to you.


Revelation 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…”

The church is not separated by favorite preachers, doctrines, or denominations. (I Corinthians 1:10-13; 3:1-6)   If asked, “What is your religion?” do you name Christ, as in Christian, or some other name: Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic? Is The Word of God your authority, or The Word of God and/or your articles of faith, or some other authority?   

Based on Matthew 6:24: You cannot serve Christ and [insert your religion here] for either you will hate the one, and love the other; or else you will hold to the one, and despise the other.  You cannot serve Christ and your denomination.

Revelation 7:13-14, Part 1/2

“And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou 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.”

The church past, present, and future comes out of great tribulation because they are in great tribulation.  However, some attend The First Church of the Ear Tickled, where taking up the cross and following Christ to the great tribulation of crucifixion means wearing the same outfit twice in a row, or not keeping up with the Schicklgrubers.

“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24)


Revelation 7:13-14, Part 2/2

“These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:14)

The blood of Christ makes white - not red.

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)

Satan’s favorite color is red because he is red, and he loves to shed blood, especially the saints’ blood.  What is your favorite color?

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon…” (Revelation 12:3)

“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus...” (Revelation 17:6)

Hey, how about those Roman Catholic cardinals.

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Revelation 8:1, Part 1 of 2

“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”

Listen: You won’t have much revealed by the Lord until these seven seals, the seal of God, is opened to you personally.  And after you know what is happening here and now, the rest will come, by and by.

“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.”

Continue to read, understand, and apply the prophetic truths, grabbing the timely revelations at hand, even as you grabbed and entered into the kingdom of heaven when your timely salvation was at hand. (Matthew 4:17)  

“Blessed is he that readeth…” specifically applies to The Book of Revelation and all scripture generally.


Revelation 8:1, Part 2 of 2

“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”

Some types of time references in scripture: the twinkling of an eye, hour, week, and year, which are used literally, as similes, and metaphors.  After the seven seals are opened, there is a pause before the seven trumpets sound, the trump of God: the wakeup call, the alarm after sin entered the world.  If you have the seal(s) opened to you, there is a brief transition, the length of a half-hour television program, before going on to understand the rest of the book.  Oh boy!

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:52


Revelation 8:2

“And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.”

Are the seven trumpets (the trumpet of God) and the last trump (I Corinthians 15:52) the same?  For some, it precedes the wrath of God, and to others, the return of the Lord Jesus Christ with us his saints.  It’s all a matter of perspective. Can you hear the trumpet now blowing whose sounding will end at any moment?

“And the seventh angel sounded […] And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged…” (Revelation 11:15-18)

“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (Matthew 24:31)


Revelation 8:3

“And another angel 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.”

Your personal prayers are a pleasing sweet aroma to the Lord and are generated by your love toward him.  Some only pray aloud when others are present, “Rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub.” Others only pray in their mind – where nobody’s home.  And others pray out loud even in secret, because, they know by faith who is there with them. Your sweetest fragrance to the Lord, I think, are the prayers you pray for someone else or for the whole body of Christ.

“Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.” (Acts 10:4b


Revelation 8:4-5

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

As the saints pray and bless the Lord with prayers, there is a response from heaven towards those who don’t.  These verses also explain where lightning and earthquakes come from – God’s throne. (Revelation 4:5; 11:19; 16:18)

So, if you think lightning, thunder, and earthquakes are only natural phenomena, think again.  And if you can’t hear the still small voice of the Lord, he may have to talk to you louder than you like.  Flash! Bang! Rock and Roll!


Revelation 8:7

“The first angel 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.”

Most think the sounding of the seven trumpets, the trumpet of God, is a solitary drawn out note, forgetting that God is the Master Composer. Perhaps he can do better than a child tooting on a toy as each trumpet movement conducts and guides us into the mysteries of God.

When sin entered into the world, the whole physical and spiritual environment was violently shaken.  And like hard hitting hail, it bombarded earth and man, lighting struck and ignited the trees and consciences, and death followed. (Genesis 3)  The same warning is going on today.  Do you hear the trumpet blowing?


Revelation 8:8-9

“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; 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.”

Satan’s government is likened to seven mountains (Revelation 7:9), and governments, like mountains, can be destroyed in short order by natural or manmade catastrophes.  Some living at the feet of Vesuvius, Pompeii, and Etna were here today and gone tomorrow.  Also the exploding wars of violence sunk the governments of Russia in 1917, and Germany and Japan in 1945 into the sea of humanity, to name a few of the major movers and shakers of the recent past.  Do you hear the trumpet blowing?


Revelation 8:10-11

“And the third angel 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; And the name of the star is called Wormwood…”

The Lord Jesus recounted, while on heaven’s throne,

“I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” (Luke 10:18)

The burning and falling star Wormwood, Satan himself, was expelled from heaven.  And Wormwood’s spirit, like falling cinders of slanderous sin, contaminates the pure living water of the Lord. (John 4:10; 7:38; Revelation 7:17)  Many are fouled by Wormwood’s words.

“For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 2:17)

Do you hear the trumpet blowing?


Revelation 8:12

“And the fourth angel 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.”

Bible corruption diminishes the “Sun of Righteousness” and “light of the world,” God’s word. (Malachi 4:2, John 8:12)  Copyrighting a new “translation” means altering the text enough to create a spurious Bible.  The word of God, however, is not copyrighted because it is already permanently preserved.

“The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” (Psalm 12:6-7)

Do you hear the trumpet blowing?


Revelation 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, which are yet to sound!”

The first love message of John the Baptist and the Lord Jesus Christ was, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:15)  It was and is the trumpet sounding to admonish one to turn from sin and then turn to God.  However, the first four trumpet warnings in Revelation Chapter 8 are very harsh, and the “Woe, woe, woe” warning for the last three trumpets notes the intensity of the grief, grief, grief to follow.

Do you hear the trumpets blowing?

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Revelation 9:1

“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.”

Possibly another fallen angel who unlocks the bottomless pit where devils are reserved for God’s judgment in the last day(s).

“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” (Jude 6)

The last days are here!

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things…” (Hebrews 1:1-2) (Acts 2:17, 2 Timothy 3:1, James 5:3, 2 Peter 3:3)

Do you hear the trumpet blowing?


Revelation 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.”

I wonder if the flood in Noah’s day submerged and buried in the mud, not only the wicked people and animals, but the devils that possessed them.  And now, as man pumps oil out of the earth, the remains of those sunken ancient organisms turned into petroleum, are burned as fuel, creating smoke, smog, and other destructive pollutants.  And as a result, hordes of devils are aerated and unfettered again to oppress, possess, and create spiritual darkness for their king, the prince of the power of the air.” (Ephesians 2:2)


Revelation 9:3-4

“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.  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.”

(Smoke: See previous 9:2, Micro-Commentary.)

Cold-blooded critters may not be in heaven, but spiritual locusts/scorpions come from the bottomless pit.  However, they cannot hurt those with God’s holy seal of approval, “heaven’s passport,” for God’s name is written in the conscious part of their forehead (brain). (Revelation 7:3; 9:4; 14:1; 22:4)  The passport also has the name of the new Jerusalem on it; not the name of Sodom and Egypt‘s Jerusalem located in Israel today. (Revelation 11:8)


Revelation 9:6

“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.”

Many may be attacked physically, spiritually, and mentally by devil locusts stinging like scorpions.  And those who are tormented and dying physically can be medicated into oblivion until dead.  Did you know, some people are oversedated in their last days with opiates for anxiety, and are, consequently, killed by their physicians, who will later sign a sham death certificate?  Their doctors comfort and put them to “sleep” like a veterinarian does to an unwanted or hopelessly sick pet.  This is murder, legal or not legal.


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Revelation 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.”

The end of the gospel story is the victory of Christ’s resurrection and our sins being forgiven; but the procedure of getting there was through the crucifixion. 

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)

When John perceived the sweet victory of The Revelation, he understood it was by the bitter taking up of the cross, getting in line, and following the Lord Jesus to Calvary – this includes all of us.

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Revelation 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.”

These two witnesses represent the Old and New Testament church and are clothed in sackcloth: not religious wear, business suits, or high fashion.  Nor are they festooned with “Christian phylacteries:” crosses, crucifixes, or ichthus lapel pins. They are genuine prophets having the power of God and don’t need, or use, stage props, play actor costumes, or religious brick-a-brac.

“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.” (Isaiah 53:1-2)

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Revelation 12:1

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.”

The woman is a picture of the Old and New Testament church clothed with the sun, God’s glory; and the moon, the ruler of darkness, is under her feet, the church’s feet. (Genesis 1:16)

The stars are the apostles entrusted with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

P.S.  Mary, the mother of Jesus, is also a type of church, and the best example of a mother in scripture.  Have no mother to honor?  Honor Mary.

“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!  Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!” (John 19:26-28)

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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.”

The seven heads 2,000 years ago = Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Philip, Lysanias, Annas & Caiaphas. (Luke 3:1-2)  Who are they today?  Again, WHO ARE THEY TODAY?

Ten Horns + ten crowns = World Rulers

Names of blasphemy are names of God (capitalized) used by men as their names and entitlements. Examples:  King, Prince, Lord, Governor, Judge, Father (Pope, Papa, Abba), Bishop, Master (Rabbi, Pastor, Leader, Fuhrer).

It’s a position, not a Title, as in Henry the king, not King Henry; Philip the prince, not Prince Philip; Jerry Brown the governor, not Governor Jerry Brown.

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Revelation 14:1

“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.”

All believers have God’s name AND his city’s name written in their foreheads.

“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:  And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:3-4)

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.” (Revelation 3:12)

Haven’t got God’s name and his city’s name in your “heavenly passport?”  Invalid!

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Revelation 15:1

“And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.”

Everyone agrees that the saints are exempt from the wrath of God, but most are in denial about the wrath of Satan.

“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation…”  (Revelation 1:9a)

“I know thy works, and tribulation…” (Revelation 2:9a)

“These are they which came out of great tribulation…”  (Revelation 7:14b)

“we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”  (Acts 14:22c)

“we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.”  (1 Thessalonians 3:4b)

Tribulation is not wearing mismatched socks - it’s the cross.

“Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”  (Mark 8:34b)

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Revelation 16:1

“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.”

How long does the wrath of God last?

The Lord Jesus experienced God’s wrath for our sins just before and during his crucifixion.  Arrested around midnight, he was stricken, smitten, afflicted, and then nailed to the cross (probably naked) for six hours.  When he asked for water, sadistically he was given vinegar to drink instead. (No, it wasn’t painkilling medicine.) Here, God’s anger for our sins, which he put upon Jesus, lasted less than twenty-four hours and it was swift and sharp.  However, after God exacts wrath on the unbelievers with his terrible swift sword, they are cast into the lake of fire for ever.

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Revelation 17:1b-2

“I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:  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.”

Three Types of Fornication

Mental = Entertaining immoral thoughts.

Physical = Carnal activity between unmarried people.

Spiritual = Submitting to another authority other than the authority of Jesus Christ.

All fornication creates pleasure, like addictive drugs that make you feel good but modify your thinking process.  It’s a high that changes your brain chemistry and it’s a devil’s trick.

Killing and drinking the blood of the saints also alters normal brain activity: a pleasure for “Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth,” and her brood. (Revelation 17:5)

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Revelation 18:2b

“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.”

The original model for Babylon was the first city named after Enoch, the first son of Cain, the first son of Adam.  Cain was the first false priest who offered the first unacceptable sacrifices to God, and the first murderer of the first righteous man Abel.  He was also a prototype for kings, and the first ruler to corral his subjects in a city.  This concept transformed into Babel, and then into the city of Babylon.  Cain was also the first man to have the mark of his beastly character spiritually etched on him, reserving himself for eternal punishment by God, but not for man’s vengeance. (Genesis 4; Revelation 13:16-18)

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Revelation 19:10

 “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus...”

In Revelation1:1 an angel (man or celestial) gave the Revelation to John, and John gave it to the church.  In the above and below citations, he is identified as a brother; as heavenly beings aren’t referred to as “brethren.”

“And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.  Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets…” (Revelation 22:9)

Did God give the Revelation to an “unknown” person and then he gave it to the elder of the church to distribute?

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Revelation 20:2

“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years…”

Devils are bound and loosed time and again, whether for a day or a thousand years. 

“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”  (2 Peter 3:8)

Devils manifest in Caesars, kings, and popes; people dominant and people obscure.  When Hitler died, someone took his place.  Even after 72 years, Nazi Germany which ruled continental Europe with armies, now rules continental Europe with economics.  (Revelation’s black horse rides again!)  Same spirit, same players, thinking they only lost the battle but not the war.   Same with Japan.

If you can only think literally about the scripture, re-think.

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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.”

The sea was/is polluted humanity: sometimes calm, sometimes turbulent and deadly.  The Lord Jesus walked upon that sea while it stormed and Peter did so for a moment.  Yes, one can rise above it all, walking with the one that the winds and sea obey.

The Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberius, is named after Tiberius Caesar.  Pilate represented Tiberius and crucified the Prince of Peace. 

When the gospel net is drawn to shore from the “Sea of Humanity,” “the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

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Revelation 22:3-4

“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: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.”

You cannot help but serve Jesus Christ when his name is in your forehead dominating the conscious part of your brain: for your life centers around him alone.  This is unlike many whose Jesus is just another satellite of interest revolving around themselves.  The Lord Jesus Christ is either all of your life or he is nothing at all.   You are either serving the Lord or you are serving the Devil.  It’s just a fact, folks.

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The Church in Revelation

Here is where some of the church is mentioned by metaphor and (Chapter) in The Book of Revelation.

The Seven Golden Candlesticks (1)

The Twenty Four Elders (4)

Them that were Slain (6)

The Hundred and Forty and Four thousand (7)

The Two Witnesses (11)

The Woman Clothed with the Sun (12)

The Saints (13)

The Armies which were in Heaven (19)

The Lamb’s Wife (19)

Them that were Beheaded (20)

The Holy City (21)

The Lamb’s Book of Life (21)

Church = “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  The body of Christ is the only church and church building in God’s church.  Amen.

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The Seven Trumpets

The seven Trumpets, the trumpet of God, is sounding out to an ungodly world and is an unsettling tune for the unrepentant ear.  On the other hand, it is also the last trump of God and a jubilant string of winded notes for the believer, as he anticipates returning to earth with Christ, to reign as a king and priest forever. (Revelation 5:10)

“And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”

If you are waiting to hear the trump of God someday, wait no longer.  It has been playing its Jerichonian tune for thousands of years, as God rebukes and warns of the seven vials of wrath, the wrath of God to follow, when the music stops.

“Come and see,” as the first angel sounds in the next entry.

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The First Trumpet

“The first angel 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.”  (Revelation 8:7)

Think Parable:

Hail = frozen rain pellets = the voice of many waters (Revelation 14:2) = the word of God (Ephesians 5:26) = smiting the wicked like stones.

Fire mingled with blood = Lamp of God (Revelation 4:5) + Blood of Jesus in the New Testament (Matthew 26:28) = consuming the wicked like fire.

Third part of trees was burnt up = fallen angels = corrupt trees (Matthew 7:18-20) = casting the wicked into the lake of fire.

All green grass was burnt up = tare seeds = children of the wicked one (Matthew 13:38) = cast into the lake of fire.

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The Word of God

“Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”  (Luke 10:41)

While taking notes on John 3:16 more than 20 years ago, I wondered how much The Word of God could teach us on one verse.  Soon I realized he could teach us forever on a single verse, as the word of God is higher than high and deeper than deep; and one gets out of it how much they want to get out of it.  Want a little; get a little.  Want a lot; get a lot.  It’s your choice.

Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given." (Mark 4:24)

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Possessed by Satan

Satan wasn’t in Rome possessing Caesar when the Lord Jesus was here.  But he was in unholy Jerusalem in an unholy land, “which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” (Revelation 11:8)

Judas Iscariot is the only known person possessed by Satan, and of high ranking in the church, but given the least responsibility: that being over the unrighteous mammon.  He was the “treasurer” and was a thief and a devil.

“Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?”  (John 6:70b)

 “And after the sop Satan entered into him.” (John 13:27a)

Even though a devil, no one suspected Judas was the betrayer, thinking church finances was a high calling.  Nevertheless, the Lord treated Judas and all of the disciples alike, and suspicion was not applied to him.


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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen