Revelation: The Revelation Of St John The DivineRevelatory Verse by Verse Commentary on Revelation of John: Apokalupsis Ioahnnou
Meaning of Revelation: Apokalupsis: from Apokalupto: Uncover whatever has been veiled or covered up; Disclose; Reveal.
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known: Matthew 10:26 (Mark 4:22). Yet not revealed for condemnation: John 3:17 nor accusation: John 5:45; Rather for awareness.
The Revelation of St John The Divine: Meaning: Uncover St John The Divine. Allegory: Uncover Law thought Divine.
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The Revelation of St John The DivineIntroductory Commentary on Revelation of John
Grace unto you, and peace,
from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
Navigating through Revelation is like navigating through the best of spam.The Revelation of St John The Divine is as the Final Exam of the Bible; Perhaps a test of endurance only charity never fails and grace never forsakes can pass. Obviously there's a test if we're foretold many playing their part shall come to deceive, seduce, subvert, bewitch, beset, you; Also false prophets and even false Christs shall arise to deceive even the elect if possible. Perhaps a test to test our "holiness with sobriety": grace without another drink of law. So navigating through the Revelation of John is like navigating through the best of spam, and to see if you can be deceived or seduced or subverted or bewitched or beset by Johnny Law. For we are foretold many shall be. Hence the need for a revelatory verse by verse commentary on Revelation led by the Spirit, that's also fully open to scrutiny. We welcome scrutiny of our verse by verse commentary on Revelation. Email Us (putting Revelation as the Subject).
Sadly I find many religious and political "ministers" do not even make it past the Title of Revelation and the first verse of Apokalupsis Iohnnou without failing this final exam of the Bible; The pass mark to shoot at being 100% (perfection) if told be as perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect, and so merciful he "upbraideth not" like risen Jesus "upbraided" the eleven. As Paul The Apostle: "his witness unto all men" notes, without charity never faileth many religious and political ministers are nothing more than sounding brass. Their religious and political lies, partiality, and hypocrisy profits them and you "nothing" in the long run: 1Corinthians 13. Also as Translators of the Bible note: "it's preposterous order to teach first and learn after". Selah preachers and teachers.
A test. Paul tested Corinthians didn't pass his CJ vs JC test, so he admonishes them and Ephesians to be not children in understanding, especially when spiritual of natural/spiritual, man of child/man. God said: let us make man (not child). Paul notes God holds adults accountable to be grace us, in saying to churches of Galatia "that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident" (Galatians 3), and "Christ is become of no effect to you, whosoever of you are justified by the law: ye are fallen from grace" (Galatians 5): fallen from Grace God in heaven: "higher than the heavens", to Law God on high in the heavens; Which is to allegory say ye (do err) are fallen from (Grace) God (in heaven: higher than the heavens) does not upbraid (James 1) and cannot lie nor die, fallen to (Law) God on high (in heavens) does upbraid and can both lie and die. It is a "fall" and a "fearful" thing to fall for and into (plural law law) "hands" of the living God: Hebrews 10:31 (aka: vengeful God: Law: the unjust judge, who takes vengeance on all who ask to be avenged: lawed); Which is to be highminded, which is among "unholy" things to turn away from in 2Timothy 3.
Revelation is prophecy of prophecy vs prophesy: discomfort of dis-comfort vs comfort. Revelation defines itself as "prophecy" seven times; Notably "this prophecy" (of this/that sorts) the first and last time. Prophesying is neither this nor that sort of prophecy (neither letter nor spirit of prophecy), especially not "this persuasion" [cometh] not of him that calleth you in Galatians 5:8. So the test is: do you know the difference between this vs that prophecy, or the difference between prophecy vs prophesy? Making it to the end we are told to endure unto to be saved (only) is a test of endurance to wade through Revelation of John prophecy is this sort of prophecy first and last, like seven spirits in Isaiah 11: firstly a Ghost (Phantom Menace) and lastly fear of such. But peace is assured us at the end of "whether prophecies they shall fail" and all such law law shall vanish, since peace "with" God is not only Pauline clarified as being through Jesus --> Christ, but eternal salvation (also through J-->C) is via the (impartial) grace of "our" Lord Jesus Christ being with "you all" (you and all the kingdom of God within you) in the end (to endure unto) already written; Whereas peace is from "the" Lord Jesus Christ at the beginning of Pauline epistles. So it is Pauline said: we ought to "give more earnest heed" to what's been said if we wish to escape wrath to come.
The Revelation of John (Apokalupsis Iouahnnou: uncovering St John) has "seven spirits". Such is mentioned four times: Revelation 1:4; Revelation 3:1; Revelation 4:5; Revelation 5:6.
Thereby it's about a latter state worse as noted in Matthew 12:43-45 (Luke 11:26; John 5:14).
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth [it] empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last [state] of that man is worse than the first.Matthew 12:43-45For if greeted by law and seven spirits (Rev 1:4), it suggests the Revelation of St John is about uncovering the worse state of a saint called John (aka Johnny Law) many thought to be The Divine; And reveals his latter end is a worse case scenario to a-void. For JC healed an impotent man of his l-o-n-g term dis-ease (notably with seven words rather than helping him into troubled water), then later found him in the temple praising law for his healing; So the man is told: "sin (law) no more, lest a worse thing come upon you": John 5:1-14. Unity of the Spirit in Ephesians 4 is about "one Spirit"; For "God [is] a Spirit" (not a Ghost, nor seven spirits), namely "the Spirit of grace", the truth thereof. Seven spirits mentioned four times in Revelation suggests seven other spirits more wicked coming with the unclean spirit of error kicked out, is to make the latter state of man worse, not better; And this man's latter state is worse because he continued to law, which is not of faith, which is sin.
For we know this whacky 'grace and peace' greeting in Revelation 1:4 is from Johnny Law, since it combines a present participle with imperfect (combines existence and non existence) by means of a middle voice also, and such is repeated five times, but notably different (reversed) in the midst:
- Revelation 1:4 which is and which was and which is to come
- Revelation 1:8 which is and which was and which is to come
- Revelation 4:8 which was and is and is to come - midst (no rest)
- Revelation 11:17 which art and wast and art to come
- Revelation 16:5 which art and wast and shalt be
This vengeful "Lord God Almighty" of Revelation 4:8 is also mentioned five times
Canonization of Revelation last makes all other Bible books prerequisite.No doubt the final exam of the Bible is a test of endurance; And to pass the test requires having read and understood all other books of the Bible canonized prior to Revelation as prerequisites. For example in James 1:5 it says if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God; But then James clarifies ask the God who gives liberally and upbraideth not, probably because Furthermore he clarifies let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.
Revelation got validated in 397 & 419AD, but not without much dispute. The Revelation of St John The Divine, The Apokalupsis, The Apocalypse, The uncovering of a saint named John whom many thought to be "the divine", which is to say many thought Johnny Law to be the Divine; Such allegoric uncovering of John, by Paul the sign-ified author of Revelation, was not accepted nor canonized into the Bible without much contention first. Several heated disputes in several canonical councils (noted below) took place more than a millennium prior to translation, canonization, and publication of an Authorized King James Version in English called the Holy Bible (the seventh), as a complete and perfect work. Many seem unaware the New Testament was written before the KJV english translation of 1611, and the NT book most disputed of all was Revelation:
1. Council of Laodicea (363 A.D.) - accepted all books of the New Testament except Revelation.
2. Council of Carthage (397 A.D.) - chaired by Augustine. It accepted all 27 New Testament books.
3. Council of Hippo (419 A.D.) - this council reaffirmed the Council of Carthage... therefore when the
authorized HOLY BIBLE in english printed (commonly called Authorized KJV), it included Revelation.
Even then, only after the input and scrutiny of all learned men in the kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, France, Ireland) was Revelation once again canonized by Translators of the Bible as the last of 66 books in a Holy Bible containing Old & New Testaments. Thereby Revelation has the last word: "Amen"; And such last Amen of first and last biblical Amens goes to the token(ticket to heaven) in every Pauline epistle written by Paul's own hand as the conclusion of the Holy Bible containing Old and New Testaments, as the last trump it which makes both it and you all One thing: Holy; Not Holy Holy, nor the sort of Holy Law "was", but rather the sort of Holy Grace "is".
This book of prophecy: Of 27 New Testament books, Revelation is the only book entirely devoted to "prophecy", as is mentioned seven times therein.
A Brief Summary of Revelation - Apocalypse - Apokalupsis
Brief Summation of Revelation: Canonized as the last of 66 biblical books it is thereby as an open book final exam of the allegoric Holy Bible; With the 65 preceding books being as prerequisite for the allegory clues required to solve the cleverly written symbolic satire containing two Revelations, one a Pauline satirical revelation of John which rivals Shakespearean satire, the other notably being the God given revelation of the twain: The Revelation of Jesus Christ; Which is not found in Revelation but in the other epistles of Paul. Such an open book final examination of law vs grace in the form of a Sabbath shewdown of the day of the Lord vs the day of God takes the reader on a seek and find hunt from Genesis to Jude. Such is as a grace walk until Hebrews 12, from mountain to mountain through a Ghost-ly valley of the shadow of death to the us-ward end, a perfect ending where his angel plays the last trump it. However at Hebrews 12 it becomes an end "run" along "with patience" unto
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with you all. Amen.
Date of RevelationCommentary on Revelation
The Date of Revelation Writing
As for the date of Revelation, there's still debate (sides war) over an early date (aprox 65-68AD) and a late date (aprox 90-96AD). All of them vs them having this sides war (instead of peace above) still perceive John as author of Revelation. I don't. I have evidence the author of Revelation is Paul. I also have evidence Peter read it, made allegoric mention of Revelation 1:12 in 2Peter 2:22, also allegoric mention of Revelation 20's thousand years in 2Peter 3:8, and referred to it as Paul's epistle when mentioning all Paul's epistles in 2Peter 3:16. Therefore iff I were to lower myself to an early/late date debater (just another sides war), I'd favor the early date since the generally accepted time of death for Paul is 67AD (according to UNRV History). Peter's death is about the same time. But I won't go there, to any children vs children or servant vs servant sides war on high; Because child and servant (differ not: Gal 4) are both a kNOW not: Luke 16:16; John 15:15. So it reasons John would not call himself a "servant", which he's called in Revelation 1:1 by Paul.
Looking at the evidence, it reasons if the temple is still standing in Revelation it's written before 70AD. If Paul hand signed it with his token, it's written before 67AD. If Peter read it and referred to it in his 2nd epistle, it's written before 66AD. If Laodecia had devasting earthquakes in 60AD, again in 66AD, then it's probably written before 60AD. From evidence, it reasons both early/late debaters should stop their sides war and think about Christ our peace isn't early nor late, but above. So I would advise them vs them having this early/late debate to think from the end, which is the last trump, the token (as if the ticket to higher heaven) in every Pauline Epistle, and it's always written by Paul's own hand (see author of Revelation).
In conclusion, I find ample and satisfactory evidence for the date of Revelation to be neither early nor late, because it's written by Paul as "The Revelation of St John The Divine", which also mentions a second revelation in the first verse: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ", which is found in Pauline epistles. Only Paul: "his witness unto all men" qualifies to be the revelator of both, not to mention only Paul The Apostle qualifies to be "his angel" therein, and only Paul uses the "token in every epistle" which concludes Revelation and all other Pauline Epistles including HEBREWS:
The GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ WITH YOU ALL. AMEN.
Title of RevelationTitle of Revelation in the Greek is Apokalupsis Ioahnnou
The Title of Revelation in the Holy Bible (seventh Bible) is
ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
I find it misleading to use anything other than the official canonized title of Revelation: The Revelation of St John The Divine; Especially since "revelation" means to 'uncover and reveal'; And what's being uncovered and reavealed is a saint named John. Using other names such as Revelation, Apocalypse (Apokalupsis), or Revelation of Jesus Christ instead of the full Greek title: Apokalupsis Ioahnnou (Revelation of John) does not give true meaning to what "this book of prophecy" is actually about: the 'uncovering' of John (allegorically Johnny Law); Which was/is thought of by many (deceived by many) to be "The Divine". If St John be a dog turned to his vomit (law), also a servant instead of friend (John 15:15), then he is not obviously not The Divine (Grace); Which is to allegory say Law is not Grace, nor is Law even a God on high anymore, thanks to Christ: "the end of the law" (Rom 10:4), our peace who hath abolished the law: the enmity (Eph 2:14,15). John is not the divine, not when named as the subverter of churches, surnamed Mark, called a son of thunder (loud noise), and writes a "verily verily" gospel account which portrays him more beloved than others, but only "according to John" as noted in the title of The Gospel According To John.
The Title of Revelation: "The Revelation of St John The Divine" is not about The Revelation by John, but The Revelation of John; Not the Uncovering by John, but The Uncovering of John, and as if uncovering what's been covered up, hidden, until it's made known by uncovering such legalism and revealing what such is: law, not grace. A similar scenario would be Roman Catholic priests molesting children, which first got covered up, but then also got uncovered to reveal what such is: perversion, not conversion. So let's connect the dots to what the Bible also says about covered:
Blessed they whose iniquities forgiven, whose sins covered (Psalms 32:1; Romans 4:7).
(Matthew 10:26 and Luke 12:12) There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed (uncovered).
So beware an 'arnion' Lamb in Revelation who unseals what's sealed and uses it to bite and smite.
Perhaps simply calling it Revelation or Apocalypse is the reason so many people still erroneously perceive John as the author of Revelation when the author of Revelatioin is Paul, and thereby many miss the context of what an uncovering (revelation) of St John is all about: Law; And that there's two revelations noted in the title and first verse: "The Revelation of St John The Divine" and "The Revelation of Jesus Christ", two uncoverings intended for comparing uncovered John (Law) and uncovered Jesus Christ (Grace) as "comparing spiritual things (laws) with spiritual (grace)". But The Revelation of Jesus Christ is not contained in Revelation of John, rather in all other epistles of Paul, the author of Revelation. And such is to allegorically say there is no law (vanity and vexation) in grace; Also to say grace that is not pure grace is "no more grace", but rather grace + law (added): which is as if add destroyed afterward to saved, or as if add death afterward to life.
When we give more earnest heed to things we've heard concerning "revelation", such as "there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, neither hid that shall not be known" (Luke 12:2); it becomes plainly evident in the greater light rules the day we may expect a Full Monty of a Saint named John; Perhaps for all to see whether, or not, sainted John (allegorically: johnny law) has got what it takes to be "the divine" one of two uncovered for compare-i-son, as if comparing law vs grace: sacrifice vs mercy, division vs peace, Ghost vs Spirit, condemned vs justified, and Death vs Life.
I find many use made up titles such as 'The Revelation of Jesus Christ', and 'The Revelation of Jesus Christ to John'. Many also mistakenly ass u me the priestly figure in Revelation 1:16 is Christ. What would Jesus Christ say about such? He'd say: "ye do err, not knowing the scriptures nor the power (gospel) of God"; For "he is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living". Indeed The Revelation of Jesus Christ is also mentioned in the first verse, and notably as the God given one of two Revelations (two uncoverings); But as we'll learn from our study of "this book", the Revelation of Jesus Christ is found from Genesis to Revelation (rather than in Revelation), yet even more revealed in the Pauline epistles since Paul The Apostle is "his witness unto all men".
I hope many will keep an open mind, not get off ended about things I speak of nor the way I share; For although I have an abundance of Bible revelations, even Revelations of Revelation on the internet, they're not intended to accuse (John 5:45), nor condemn (John 3:17) anyone. Rather such allegory things are freely shared for the sole purpose of awareness and understanding in keeping with Solomon's exhortation: "with all thy getting, get understanding"; Which when understanding is embraced, the result is thy head (Christ) is crowned with grace glory (Proverbs 4), the glory of God. Another glory: law glory is to be flushed as dung: done away, put away, abolished, blotted out. If not, then grace glory + law glory ends as vain glory of vain religion.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with you all. Amen.
Author of Revelation is Paul, not John
Revelation: The Author of
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