THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By Ella Mast
As you know the Book of Revelation is a book of mystery, a book of symbolism. I will try to give you an outline of this last book ofthe Bible using the tape ministries of Dr. Swift, and Pastor Comparet, as well as my understanding. You are well acquainted with Dr. Swift's work as a Pastor, and in case you are not acquainted with Pastor Comparet, he was a lawyer with his own firm in California when he became acquainted with the Swift group, and the Swift Ministry. On retiring he became an Identity Minister. He studied in the Swift Library, and he approached the Identity message as a lawyer, thus he searched for facts to back up what hepreached. He was an ancient history buff and this made his work easier and more fascinating. Every Thursday for some years, the Swift group went to San Diego for an evening meeting, then afterthe meeting, they went to the Comparet home for dinner and theytalked and talked. In comparing the work of both these men we find that Pastor Comparet lacked the Inspiration we found in the teaching of Dr. Swift but still you found a great message. The Book of Revelation is the closet book in the Bible to the Book of Daniel which is also largely symbolic, but which was also explained to Daniel, and being symbolic there is then no understanding of the Book of Revelation without some understanding of symbolism. Revelation is history, past, present, and future, given in symbolism. Here in the Book of Revelation which is given to John, we find that it is given by YAHSHUA who is YAHWEH...himself, in the flesh.
REVELATION CHAPTER ONE
The first part of this chapter identifies YAHSVHUA. We find that John is on the Isle of Patmos for the testimony he was to give concerning YAHSHUA..as to who HE was, and His plan for His kingdom and His earth. Yahshua identifies His authority by saying (vs:8)...'I Am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. I am He that Liveth, and was dead. Behold! I am alive for evermore, and I have the key (understanding) of Hell (the Netherworld) and of death.' In otherwords:..I am YAHWEH‑YAHSHUA, I control all'. This is also the symbol of the right hand, for it means authority. Embodied YAHWEH was the 'Son of David'...the first born (embodied) out of His Race, thus the second Adam. Here He stood in all His Glory and John fell on his face before this Glory.
Again:..who is this ONE who is first and last? For this answer we turn back for conformation to the old testament for this YAHSHUA (Jesus) of the new Testament is also YAHWEH of the Old Testament, and is talking to the same race from the Old Testament, thru the New Testament. (Isaiah 44:6)..'Thus said YAHWEH, I AM the Last, beside me there is no God'. I like that identification of YAHWEH, who is YAHSHUA in the flesh, found in the Ferrah Fenton Bible for it goes like this:....'Who but I, Proclaimed and told'...and then speaking to Israel:..'Ye are my prophets..no God exists but men, I know no other ROCK.'
Alright:...then is not YAHSHUA saying here in the Book of Revelation..'I am Alpha (the first) and Omega (the last) the beginning and the end..which is, which was, and which is yet to come.' Isn't this YAHSHUA our Saviour... or YAHWEH in the flesh? YAHWEH (spirit) is the father of all matter, and YAHSHUA is thus YAH(father) and SHUA (saviour). In the Book of Daniel there are some things that are left unexplained for instance Daniel 12:48...'But thou O Daniel shut up the words, and seal up the book even to the end. And I heard but I understood not; then said I, O YAHWEH what shall be the end of these things? But HE said:..go thy way Daniel for the words are closed up...sealed until the time of the end.' This was to be a fixed time, and Daniel in his time was not to understand. But here we stand, we have reached the time for understanding, for in Revelation 22:10, John was told:..'Seal not the saying of the Prophecies of this book for the time is at hand'. This book then of Revelation of past, present and future should outline what we are so much interested in, especially as the things which happened from the time of John up to and a bit beyond the coming of YAHSHUA, and the establishing of the Administration of the Kingdom. After the identification of YAHSHUA the first revelation given to John is in the form of a message given to the seven churches which represent in symbolism the seven church ages of the Christian church. John saw:..'7 golden candlesticks'..(the correct translation being 7 lamp stands.. something on which a Lamp is placed). In the midst of these 7 lampstands John saw YAHSHUA in His Glory. YAHSHUA is referred to many times as 'Son of Man' and you realize this is because He came embodied out of His Race, came out of the spirit into the physical thus was listed as the Second Adam. He is head of the kingdom, and sometimes the Kingdom is also identified as 'son of man' for he is King of the Kingdom. There were many cities in that time which had newly established assemblies of Israelites..called church today. Seven are here singled out, and 7 is a symbolic number, it is Adam's number, it also means perfection. 777 is the Adamic Race perfected, with the Kingdom Administration in place. These seven cities are thus singled out to represent the church ages that Israel would pass thru. They are entitled:..1. Ephesus 2. Smyrna 3. Pergamos 4. Thyatira 5. Sardis 6. Philadelphia, and 7. Laodicea.
Now; as you notice Rome is not mentioned even tho Rome claims they were the first christian church, and that Peter was the first Bishop which is also not true. This Revelation was given to John, not to Peter. The earliest of the writers of the church age told us that these 7 churches were the symbols of the Seven ages of the Christian church. Today we see that this has been true and here we stand hopefully at the end of the Laodicean church age. In his description of YAHSHUA and as to what he saw, then John says that out of the mouth of YAHSHUA came WORDS like a sharp 2‑edged Sword. For the meaning of this turn to Hebrews 4:12..and remember this book is written to Our Race. 'The word of YAHWEH is quicker, powerful and sharper than any two edged Sword'. Thus in symbolism the two‑edged Sword is Truth, and authority found in HIS WORD. John saw YAHSHUA in His Glory shinning like the Sun. And YAHSHUA had also allowed some of His disciples to see him in HIS Glory (Matthew 17:2). He was just making sure that here with John that you understand that HE (YAHSHUA) had the authority to give this revelation, for HE is YAHWEH and when embodied HE is YAHSHUA, the ONE and only God. HE is not three people, there is not trinity here, just spirit, soul and body. And you the Adamic Race the first out of deity to live in flesh bodies... are also spirit, soul, and body. In Revelation 1:20, YAHSHUA then explains the symbolism further for you, these seven stars are the messengers to the seven church ages, to these 7 lamp stands which are the symbols of the 7 church ages. There are of course many orders of Angels, as Dr. Swift told us, and Michael the Prince of Space is perhaps the greatest of the Guardian Angels, for he stood for the children of YAHWEH long ago. (Daniel 12:1) However there are 7 Angels mentioned here, one for each church age, thus telling us what each church age was to be like. Ferrah Fenton explains the lamp stands instead of Candlesticks, and Zechariah 4:2, tells of this Lamp stand with the Lamp on top, thus YAHSHUA picks up the symbolism of the Old Testament and carries it forward into the Book of Revelation. The Olive Tree remember is Israel, and the witnesses therefore come from Israel..'Ye are my witnesses' (Isaiah 4:3) Then the two witnesses of Revelation (11) must be church and state, or spiritual center of the Kingdom, and the Administration of the Kingdom found also in Israel. Now; there must be some source of Light for Israel when embodied thus they list the Priesthood and a Tabernacle, and a Temple, as well as the Prophets in the Old Testament. Symbolically since the lamps put out Light they must have Oil, and that brings the symbolism of Light..Truth..as Oil, which comes from the Spirit. In reality then the Prophets and Priests of the Old Testament, and the true ministers of today are the source of Light which is knowledge and understanding for the children of the kingdom. They receive this message from the spirit, the mind of YAHWEH‑YAHSHUA, and it is to go forth to Israel. Thru blindness they may not hear, but it is still to go forth until an appointed time when 'all Israel' shall be saved. This is not going to hell, some place of torture, but saved from following the lead of the devil and his children.
REVELATION CHAPTER TWO
This message then carries the message for each of the seven church ages:.. and unto the church of Ephesus HE says:..'I know thy work, and thy labor, thy patience, and those who say they are Apostles and are not.' Here in this first church age Israel was to labor for His Name, still it seems they have lost their first love, meaning the eagerness which they first had. Notice that even here in this very first church age, some of the dedication has already been lost, but at least they are still resisting the Heirachie and False Priests who are trying to move into the church to change its doctrines. Ephesus was in Asia Minor, this would be in the area of Turkey today. Ephesus was a city of commerce, and at one time was a Hittite city, then the Persians took this city, and later Alexander the Great came and took the city for Greece. Then much later Rome took the city and it was a part of the Roman Empire at the time John wrote. It became the third largest city with followers of YAHSHUA, Jerusalem, and Corinth.
When the Apostle Paul was in Ephesus scripture tells us that there was a great temple there for the goddess Diana. From old records this was in the beginning an Asian goddess from old Babylon, by the name of Ishtar. However by the time of the Apostle Paul, this temple of Diana was now a Roman Goddess. Evil however is always from the same source, and here at the temple of Ishtar or Diana, was practiced all the evil of sexual orgies, and prostitution found in India and Babylon in their Temple services.
Now we know approximately when this church age started..with The Christ, and some it ended about the time John wrote the Book of Revelation, say about 96 or 98 A.D. We find that the age just merged from one into the other, with an overlapping both ways. But for the beginning of Christianity ..Our Faith..then all the Old Testament teaching, by Moses was the beginning of the emergence of the Law, however Adam and Eve were looking forward to this same Redeemer so it started with Our Race. YAHSHUA always said:...'Look to the scripture you already have'..the story is there. and after the Resurrection then His followers finally saw what He had been telling them, and they went out with enthusiasm to tell people that..yes ..this YAHSHUA was YAHWEH in the flesh. But as persecution came, and the Apostles and Disciples were killed the next wave of followers would not be quite as enthusiastic for already False Priests were moving in, and the Light (Truth) would become dim right from the first, and the Christian church..the outward organization was in trouble from the beginning. As the Apostles were killed the meaning of the symbols was gradually lost, where as you could talk to Israel in symbolism in the beginning they would recognize it, even tho they not always understood, still in the Old Testament the ritual of sacrifice, the law, all pointed to the coming Redeemer.
In the Book of Acts the Apostles themselves were working to weed out all the false teaching which had already crept into the peoples lives thru the takeover of their religion by Judaism. Thus YAHSHUA in the first message to this first church age said:..You have tried to weed out those false teachers but in the process your first love (of this truth) has weakened.
The Nicolatians:..there is no record in the scripture of a sect called Nicolatines. This comes from two Greek words meaning to 'triumph' over laity, that False Priests who became leaders over the laity of the church were still resisted and the people of Israel were trying to resist these False Priests.
Going back further into ancient history, you find these False Priests of Satan's kingdom who always fought the children of YAHWEH'S kingdom, so of course you would expect them to be trying to move into the spiritual center of the kingdom symbolized as the church. Here is the message to the church age called Smyrna...and with the church still under intense persecution, yet still trying to do its work, we find in our Bible that it says..'those who are Jews and are not'...meaning those who say they are of the tribe of Judah and are not, but are of the household of Satan, are hindering the teaching of this church age. In this age many of the followers of The Christ would be cast into prison, and go thru all sorts of tribulation, but the message to them was:..'Be Faithful to your Faith, and remember that you have Eternal Life'. He has redeemed you, and restored you to Eternal Life. No more waiting in the Netherworld for you of the Kingdom, that is now behind us, as we move toward the final step of 'on earth as it is in Heaven'. Up to 64 A.D., the persecution came from the Jews only and this mainly came from the leadership from Jerusalem. But that ended and the persecution reached out from the Roman Empire now under the influence of International Monetary men which had their headquarters on the Isle of Pergamos. The Emperor of the Roman Empire was now being influenced just like Nimrod in Old Babylon, and Emperor worship was pushed here in Rome. Christians worshiped only ONE God, thus the persecution by Rome began and this was to make many martyrs. YAHSHUA reminds His people here in the second church age that...'He arose from the dead', that HE redeemed this people, and even tho they become Martyrs for HIS Name, still they would be restored. Also here it mentions tribulation of 10 days. We know a day was a year in prophecy so would this be 10 consecutive years, or something else? (We believe both). We know from Roman records that the persecution was based on ten edicts posted against the followers of The Christ, and they were then carried out by 10 different Emperors started by Nero in 64 A.D., the last ten years was 303 A.D., to 313 A.D., and those were the most vicious years altho persecution was severe in all those years. We also know that there is a significance in the number ten, and according to ancient Israel Doctrines this persecution continues in some form until the coming of the Administration of the Kingdom, (no. 10) is established. Then Constantine came to power and he recognized Christianity as a religion, and this stopped much of the persecution. Oh, it did not stop the pagan religions being pushed but in 330 A.D., Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. The message to the church age of Pergamos (Revelation 2:13‑14) reminds us that this Island of Pergamos was the seat of the International money exchange. Having moved out of Old Babylon it was established on the Isle of Pergamos. Then from this Island they reached out for control of the Roman Empire. This was the situation even in the days of the early church, and with Nero the Emperor of Rome they had great influence. This Island of Pergamos was also a city of merchants, and in 235 B.C., it was already a great city.
Then some of the Israelites who had settled in France came back thinking to retake Palestine in one of the many crusades of this sort. These Israelites were now called gauls, and when they came back into this area of Asia Minor then King Atlas of Pergamos defeated the Gual's in 235 B.C.
Paul later wrote to the galatians, for he knew who the Gual's were, and he wrote to those in France and those who settled in the Asia Minor area during many of the crusades. but here on Pergamos the Yehudin (Jews) who had fled from Babylon established their economic headquarters, and here on Pergamos was a center of worship of 'Esclesia‑the healer', He was so great that they built a shrine for him, and a school of medicine, and the 'serpent' was the emblem of Escelsia. Today you have the symbol on the medical staff...the medical profession as a staff and two serpents wound around it, and it is called the Cadussa. We have explained this emblem before so will not go into that now, but in those days then Esclesia‑the healer, with the symbol of the serpent was a great religious shrine.
The worship of Esclesia was a ritual of sexual orgies, thus these rulers of ancient Babylon were right at home on the Isle of Pergamos. They also brought with them to Pergamos the title of Pontiff, signifying the greatest of Priests. This was transferred to Rome as the Pope of the Papacy. Gradually this was enlarged with the establishment of the Cardinals and so forth, like in ancient Babylon. All these things Paganism were being merged with Christianity at Rome.
Now; remember that YAHSHUA COMBINED INTO ONE..THE OFFICE OF Priest and King, who is head of the kingdom, thus Satan of course would also try to form a counterfeit, and like Nimrod of Babylon the rulers of Rome would be persuaded to proclaim themselves as gods, under the influence of the False Priests and demand that people worship them.
Antapas is called a Martyr, but we find no other tracing of just one individual, however there were many Martyr's in this church age. The Martyr's were the followers of the RISEN Christ, who resisted this increasing power of the Pontiff, and all False things being brought into the Christian religion. In those days there was a great scramble to get people into the church,and we find this carries over today even if you have to give up a little truth to bring them in, and change the names of old pagan holidays to Easter and Christmas..still that is O.K.
The Israelites of the church age of Pergamos were told that they held to the teachings of Galaam which was a stumbling block even to Israelites, of old for it was leading them into adultery. Here also was this doctrine of the Nicolaitans, those False Priests. The last King of Pergamos then left his title of Pontiff to the Roman Empire at Rome, and the false teaching and power moved on, and even pagan gods became saints of that church of Rome. This leads a lot of people into trouble, and lots of trouble for the church, but see what happened to the doctrine of the true church. Oh! they still taught the belief that Jesus was God come in the flesh, but there was also both false and true now combined into this supposedly christian church.
Now; the first 4 church ages are also symbolized by this message to the church of Thyatira:..'I know thy works, and charity, and service, faith, and patience'. Thus the servants labored on trying to maintain their Faith, and even to expand, but here in this age...'You have allowed that woman... Jezebel..to teach, to seduce my servants, to commit fornication'..and so forth. Remember that Ahab the King of Israel had married a Jewess of the hill country, and she brought in False Priests? Many times the faith or church in Israel is symbolized as a woman, and here in this age also is False Priests, and false teaching in the church misleading the Israelites.. the true church. But to those of the true church in this age then YAHSHUA says:..'just hang onto what you have for I will put no other burden on you'. Just hold fast to what you know which at this time was that the Saviour had come, and redeemed Israel. The Ancient city of Thyatira was a commercial city, and had many pagan gods and temples, and they had a pagan trade guild here which was sort of a social club with people coming from all over the world. At the great banquets, they reclined on couches, and after much wine most banquets ended in orgies. And the symbol here is of Jezebel, for Israel was being led into idolatry and paganism as they took part in the affairs of this city. Gradually they were being taught; just remember what a follower of Christ is supposed to now, then you can do these things that others do, then come back and ask for forgiveness. This fourth church age was from approximately 630 A.D., to 1130 A.D., and persecution had all but stopped, outwardly, but the infiltration of the church was growing stronger and stronger. In other words here they were going backward in their religious service to the time when Jesus said:..'In vain do they worship me using the doctrines of men'. Here in this age of the organized church, then time was given for the woman (Israel) to repent, but she did not. Instead the Pope was now extending his power where later Mohammed was to say:..'This is pure idolatry'. REVELATION CHAPTER THREE
In the 5th., church age symbolized as to what was said to the church of Sardis:..'Thus saith the 7 fold spirit of YAHWEH:..(remember seven means perfection) I know thy works, that thou hast a name that liveth; and art dead. Be watchful, strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, I have not found thy work perfect'. Here were some of the followers who would hold fast, be overcomers, would resist the evil of their world.
Dr. Swift always said:..'Once an Israelite, always an Israelite, and the message in verse 5 is to Israel..Your name cannot be blotted out of the book of Life'..Oh! you reap what you sow, but you reap in the field in which you sow. You may even have things to do later which you were supposed to do in this time when you walked here in earth. If so that is in the hands of our Redeemer. But back in that time say about 1517 A.D., the people were still trying to keep that which was good in the church and to throw out the evil which had crept in and was almost to overwhelm it, but they weren't having to much luck. The Protestant reformation thus was coming and it didn't really start with Martin Luther and Germany, for it actually started with Wycliff in England. Wycliff lived 1320 to 1384 A.D., and he taught philosophy at the University of Oxford, England.
The Pope of Rome was always demanding more and more tribute from the churches in England leaving not enough for their kings, so in 1374 King James had the Bible translated into English. (Of the 165 men that did the translating, 65 were Jews). Wycliff was teaching that you could not buy salvation. It was free, so you did not need to pay all that tribute to Rome. You see Rome was under the guidance of the False Priests, and they taught..yes, Jesus died for you, but that didn't do the job. Now you also had to buy your way to heaven thru the church of course or else you ended up in some place of torture. Most of the people only knew what their Priests taught them, so they had no way of finding out what the Bible did teach, couldn't read or understand it even if they had a Bible. But now here is Wycliff teaching differently and his writings were spreading into Europe, and people were learning. Well of course...Wycliff was called a hieratic, and the Hierachy of the church said he must be stopped or their work would go down the drain. Well, Wycliff was finally burned at the stake; but that did not stop his teaching. But the split with the Roman Catholic church grew and Martin Luther came forth as the leader of this split. Still today in the Catholic church at communion, the people get a little wafer of bread, not with wine which signifies you are redeemed by His Blood, only the Priests get the wine. But the communion...the bread and the wine came back to Israel with the Protestant reformation.
Martin Luther was jolted as he realized how far the Roman church had come from the teaching of the Apostles. The Pope sent out to Germany for money for indulgences, to get people thru purgatory, and was doing in Germany what he had done in England, and Martin Luther called attention to those things which Rome was teaching which ought not to be in the church of Israel. Martin Luther was outlawed for his teaching, and was on their hit list. He went to the city of Worms to defend his teaching. He was promised a safe passage, but of course the Heirachie of the church never kept any of their promises, instead they planned to kill him. His friends knew of the plot, and they kidnapped Martin Luther, and took him to a safe place. Then since the Roman church would not clean up their mistakes, Protestantism came into being. It came to France where it spread fast. The name Protestant was coined in France, but it also brought war between the Protestants and the Catholics..thus war between the two factions of what was called the Christian Faith. No longer was the Heirachie against leadersers, but this developed into a war between individuals... Catholic people against Protestant people.
The King of France was Charles IX, and he was married to a Jewess of the Demetic family, and he granted toleration to the Hugonats of France in 1570 A.D., but here you had a ruler of Israel once again married to a Jewess, and this would bring down that Royal House. The 'Coat of Arms' of the Demetic family was 3 golden balls. This family and one other Jewish family were furnishing Poses for the church of Rome. These families were of the 'Assassins'....and you remember those families from India with Kali. This was their stock in trade. Thus the word moved out to all Catholic churches in France, and there then occurred a great Massacre of Protestants. Pastor Comparet traced his ancestry back to the survivors of this civil war in France between the Catholic and Protestant people. The Catholics were being told that the greatest thing they could do for their church was to murder Protestants who were heretics. One night in France the Catholic people under the guidance of Jewish Heirachie of their church went out to murder the white Protestants. Here you see how Satan works, first he gets you to hate and then to kill each other, but love every other race in the world. That night there in France, Catholic christians murdered Protestant Christians...men, women and children, and the Pope issued a medal for this great triumph of the church of St. Bartholomew. In 1685...Henry the V'th., sent his troops out to murder Protestant Huguenots, and those who survived fled from France. England was also having a bad time, and the reformation was running into problems in England, but actually it was MONEY which was moving the King of England. There was no principal of religion involved. People were then burned at the stake in all the western nations touched by the false Hierarchy of Rome, under the domination of the International Money System. Ireland has had a bad time also under their English conquerors, but Ireland has also been a battle ground between Catholics and Protestants...still is today...thus who keeps stirring this situation?
It is estimated that the Roman Catholic church in those trying years from 604 A.D., to 1504 A.D., murdered from 40 to 60 million people. But my goodness today all you hear about is 6 million Jews that Hitler was supposed to have murdered. Even Stalin out did Hitler, for Stalin murdered 17 million Christians to begin with. Just remember the most intense persecution of followers of The Christ took place under the Papacy in that era. This is however no condemnation of the people, for they only knew what their False Priests taught them.
The sixth church age was symbolized by the message given to the church of Philadelphis..the meaning of Philadelphia is of course..'brothers loving each other'..all Israelites are brothers. This message is given by YAHSHUA 'Who is Holy..Is true..who has the key of David'. This is of course the lineage thru which YAHSHUA came as embodied Saviour, and now HE thru the Protestant Reformation opens a door, and no man will be allowed to close this door. HE said:..'this church, the true church in this 6th., church age has little strength left, but they have kept HIS word, and not denied HIS Name.' Then HE said:..'Behold I will make them who are of the Synagogue of Satan who say they are of Judah and are not..I will make them to come and worship at thy feet, and to know that I have loved you'. HE also promised to deliver from temptation, and reserve the unjust until the day of Judgment. (II Peter 2:9) There is then yet to come a time upon all the world to try them that dwell in earth, and this Philadelphia church age carried the message of the true church, the one that will last, and will run side by side even in the next or the Laodicean age, and then will emerge triumphant for no man can shut the door that YAHSHUA(Christ) opened.
Now; this ancient city of Philadelphia was also a city on the trade routes of the east. It also was situated on a fault line and earthquakes would shake it many times, signifyin that this church age would see a great shaking. If you noticed there was only two church ages that were not criticized, these were Smyrna and Philadelphia..but here in the Philadelphia church age we find the 'Open Door' and in Revelation 10:1‑11, we see a mighty Angel holds an open book in his hand. We say this was the Bible being published in English, for this became the 'open door' to the people as individuals. As long as the church kept this door open then Protestantism flourished.
Now; Philadelphia means Brotherly Love, and Israel was to 'dwell alone' ...your neighbor thus was one of your race. If you let your guard down, if you forget this, pretty soon you are back in trouble, and our people are following strange gods. Always this happens to Israel, when they don't obey that order to dwell alone. Then 'Hold fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown'. Hold fast, and you carry forward the name of New Jerusalem which cometh down out of heaven.
This Laodicean church age which we are in today began in the late 1800's and modernism crept in until today the church..this outward symbol today is 'Neither hot nor cold, and because it is neither hot nor cold, then YAHSHUA says he will spew thee out of His mouth'. The organized church in this age became wealthy in material goods, even joined the Usuary money system, and concentrates on material things, even joins saying:..'You cannot buy for me..gold tried in the fire'. Dr. Swift interpreted this as...if you resist Satan, turn not to the world order then you are as gold tried in the fire. This is Israel going thru the tribulations of earth. You find when you heat Gold that the good settles to the bottom, that the dross rises to the top, and can be skimmed off. Thus the church..the spiritual center of the kingdom is tried in the fire of tribulation, then the false will rise, and will be seen for what it is, and will be destroyed allowing the true church to rise, then my friends you are in the kingdom age. But you cannot buy this, for it is the program of YAHWEH‑YAHSHUA for his earth, and it will come to pass in spite of all Satan and his children do. 'As many as I love I rebuke and chasten', so we will make mistakes but there is forgiveness, and repentance for Israel as she realizes she is off the track.
Now; the literal city of Laodicea was near Corinth, and is total ruins today. But II Timothy 3:1‑5, describes the last days of this Laodicean age: ..'For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incompetent, traitors, high minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of YAHSHUA, having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof.'
Alright does that sound like today? Here in verse 20 we read:..'Behold! I stand at the door and knock'. People say:..'My isn't that nice, Jesus is standing here knocking so just turn and accept HIM and you will be saved'. But this message is to the Laodicean church age, and he is standing knocking on the door of the Laodicean church. Here in this time of Humanism, Modernism, they don't need HIM, for man had decided what the program of God should be. They are just letting him stand outside, for if HE came in he would upset things, for HE wouldn't go along with this Humanist, social doctrine. They have forgotten YAHWEH'S timetable, lots of ministers in this church age of Laodicea have degrees in Divinity, but no understanding of scripture, yet they think they don't need anything else.
To me some say:..why learn all these things? We have such a wonderful way for Salvation, why learn more? They don't understand the difference between Redemption and Salvation, and know nothing about the program of the kingdom. Therefore to this church age is the promise that He will spew it out of His mouth. Why not...after all in the 60's we even heard that God is dead. And here today some heads of churches even deny HIS Deity, and know nothing about your destiny. but as this church age falls then from within rises the true church, and finds it's place in government of the Kingdom. The true church started about 2000 years ago as an organization, and has undergone persecution in all ages, some worse than others, so what has not been fulfilled in these first three chapters of Revelation? Here now in late 1980's we see T.V. Evangelists are in trouble, moneywise, and the regular denominations as well. Even the little churches here in our town are struggling to raise the funds necessary to keep going in their present style. In the past ten to fifteen years they built new buildings and now the money is scarce to support this present life style.
We have yet to see the emergence of the true church with all errors removed...and Satan's program finished. When that day arrives you will see the administration ofthe Kingdom of YAHWEH in place, first in the west and then all over the world. This is what we are looking for and wondering... when YAHWEH will bring it to pass, and what part in this administration will we be asked to play. We are watching the signs in the sky and wondering if they have a message for us.
REVELATION CHAPTER FOUR
In this fourth chapter the message is altogether different and yet it is still identification. A door is opened into heaven..the spiritual world as we would say, and John see's there a throne, and YAHSHUA is sitting on that throne. Alright:..John's eyes are opened, and he is allowed to step into the spiritual dimension for an Identity message to give to Israel. And not only does John see YAHSHUA on the throne but around the throne are these 24 elders, and they now have crowns of gold on their heads, and there are also 7 lamps before the throne, and around this throne were these four Living Creatures we have seen before. The Lion, the Eagle, the Man and the Bull, and it is here translated as tho they were beasts but the Greek word was that they were Living Creatures. What we see here is the throne with our King of Kings sitting on that throne. He is described as like a Jasper, and a Sardine stone. The Jasper stone was the first stone in the High Priests Breastplate in Ancient Israel, and the Sardine stone was the last stone there, so again HE tells you that HE is the 'First and the Last... Alpha, and Omega'.
As John describes this picture he says that it looked like there was a rainbow around the throne, and the throne itself was like an Emerald, and of course the Emerald is green...photo‑synthesis of Light, chlorophyll makes things grow. Ezekiel saw this throne also with a rainbow around it.
The 24 Elders were clothed in white raiment, and they had Golden Crowns on their heads. What does this bring to mind from the promises made to Israel? 12 Patriarchs..the head of each tribe of Israel, and the promise to them that they shall be Judges over Israel, and of course the 12 Apostles, and remember that Jesus promised them that they would be Supreme Court Justices in the Administration of the Kingdom. (Matthew 19:28)
'Wow' we might get some where with that kind of a Supreme Court. I do not know whether they will be embodied or behind the scene advisors to those who serve in the government of the kingdom, but either way it would be wonderful. Remember the promise that if you are an overcomer there is a Crown of Gold. These 24 Elders have served their lifetime in the flesh, and have thus won their white Raiment and Crowns. In otherwords they are back home in the Kingdom of Heaven ready for service that their Father has yet for them to do in this rescue of earth from Satan's kingdom. Before the throne John sees what looks like a 'sea of glass' unto him, like Crystal. This is an effulgent Glory like Shekinah Glory, and again we see that he stresses that there is those 4 Living Creatures.
In the prophecy of Ezekiel when the great ships of YAHWEH came in those same 4 Living Creatures were what Ezekiel saw, they were the same...the Lion, the Calf or Bull, the Man, and the Eagle. They were described as having eyes before and behind, thus protectors of the throne, and look all directions. These 4 protectors have 6 Wings about them.
Alright the symbolism here is of the marching orders of Israel (Numbers 2) for each house of Israel had a banner or ensign which they carried as well as the ensign of Israel. On the East side of the Tabernacle marched the tribe of Judah in the center with the ensign of the Lion flying the highest. On the West marched the tribe of Ephraim in the center with the ensign of the Bull flying the highest. On the South marched the tribe of Reuben in the center with the ensign of the Man flying the highest. And on the North in the center marched the tribe of Dan with the emblem of the Eagle flying the highest. We then remember there were 6 wings on each side, but we now know that on each side of the Tabernacle marched the other tribes of Israel. This is an identification of a people now on the face of the earth and since they came out of spirit into earth, being YAHWEH'S kingdom the other wings are of course identifying the marching orders of the other tribes of Israel...3 tribes on each side of the Tabernacle with 6 wings on a side. REVELATION CHAPTER FIVE
In the right hand, which is a symbol of authority, we see YAHWEH as YAHSHUA sitting on the throne, and now a scroll which is sealed with 7 seals is in his hand. No one could read what was inside these scrolls until the seals were broken. John then wonders as does the angels who would be able to read these scrolls after the seals are opened. Again this is a chapter of Identification as you now see the Lion of the tribe of Judah..with a connection of David..and the four beasts around the throne..and so forth. Here you will see things already passed that were in the program of YAHWEH for the restoration of earth. How the fall of Adam and Eve would bring forth the program calling for a Redeemer, and then how HE came, embodied out of the tribe of Judah, the House of David, and the tribe of Judah of course carried the symbol of the LION. Of course YAHSHUA fulfilled that prophecy, and now he can open these 7 seals. Here in symbolism you see a lamb and Israel is called the sheep of his Pasture. There was a Shepherd of the sheep, a sheepfold and all those things. This symbolism is also carried out in the Star Bible, and Scripture tells us that YAHSHUA‑Jesus is the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world, all this is simply in the program of the Kingdom.
Remember the message to the church age symbolized as the Church of Sardis, and the 7 Stars? Here the symbolism is carried forward telling the story of Scripture, beginning in the heavens, of the redemption on earth, as the Lamb is slain who was of course YAHSHUA. Tells of the Atonement which had been made and now He is back on the throne in the heavens, and now is able to open the seals. You are also to remember that as YAHSHUA came into the city of Jerusalem the day the Israelites would have crowned Him King, they were referring to HIM as the Son of David, from the line of Judah.
Those of Israel, the 4 Living Creatures, the 24 Elders fall down and worship YAHSHUA..the spotless Lamb who has Redeemed Israel. They are singing this song of redemption because he as HIS BLOOD is shed, Redeemed (vs.9) 'All Israel' who had been scattered. Oh, they speak different languages, and are now scattered into different nations, but HE knew where they were. HE set us back into our position as his family, for we thru the Kingdom Administration are to reign on earth. The last part of this chapter has not as yet been fulfilled, for when it is time for this prophecy... every knee shall bow..in heaven, in earth, under the sea, and in the Netherworld. Every one will proclaim that YAHSHUA is YAHWEH come in the flesh, that He was the Lamb who was slain, but who also holds all authority. This will be with the government of the Kingdom completely in control all over the earth.
Now;...the 7 horns, 7 eyes, 7 spirits of verse six..this is talking... signifying all the fullness of Intellectual power..or God Almighty Himself, Perfection in all areas.
REVELATION CHAPTER SIX
YAHSHUA takes the scroll and opened the first seal. We are not told what was written on the scroll, but as the seal is removed we see some events taking place, and this is described also in symbolism. Pastor Comparet being as we said a lawyer, saw these events as periods of literal history in the time of the Roman Empire. Dr. Swift then saw these 7 happenings as things which would beset the Kingdom. I find that usually a literal meaning can be found so that you then can search for a deeper meaning, and of course Dr. Swift was always trying to find that deeper meaning, and outlining what would happen to the Kingdom. After all that was Dr. Swift's mission in earth, to teach the story of the Gospel of the Kingdom. I am but trying to combine these two views as to what John saw.
First John saw a White Horse, and he who sat on him had a bow, but notice ..no arrows. And a Crown was given to him and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Dr. Comparet would see this as a symbol of the Roman Empire expanding, and history bears this out as a literal truth..in time. Dr. Swift saw this horse as symbolizing much, much more. In this period of time, in this church age, there were different Emperors, but the work of Satan's children would be directed against the Faith of the Kingdom as well as the literal children of the kingdom. For history of a part of that period then do read the book:...'The fall of the Roman Empire'..while remembering that what actually brought down the Empire was the bringing in of the African black people to do the work, and then of course race mixing occurred.
When this first seal is opened, it is plain that the power behind it is simply the International Bankers of Pergamos with their money..moving Emperors and nations like dominoes on a game board. This rider on the white horse is thus given a bow...BUT NO ARROWS..which would signify 'Truth'. The white horse also symbolized a false Peace...under a white flag, as you try to negotiate agreements with the enemy. Always when the enemy wants you to give up something they set up, false Peacedemonstrations, and entice people with this idea of Peace..Peace..when there is no Peace. Here in our time the Peace movements are used so you will not resist the ONE WORLD Government which is simply Satan's rule over the earth. This is not something new, it has always been a continuing process, the false doctrines are being fed into your Faith as well.
Next the Second seal is opened, and out comes a Red Horse (power), and to him is given power to take Peace from the world. This brings a great sword ..people killing people, close fighting. Remember that the church age had climaxed with Catholic's killing Protestants on pressure from the Papacy under influence from non‑Israel Priest's in that end of that church age.
Now; Peace on earth comes with the Prince of Peace, and his kingdom ruling over the earth with a 'Rod of Iron' meaning total Justice. Peace cannot be obtained by joining the World Order. But in the period of time symbolized here in chapter 6..the International money manipulators are a great influence over the Roman Empire, and over the Papacy as they moved their headquarters from Pergamos to Vienna. From there they sent to Asia to bring the Mongrel hoards against Christendom in Western Europe. Being unable to stop the expansion of the Kingdom of YAHWEH by infiltrating their faith they had turned to having catholics fighting Protestants, and when that did not work they turned to the Asia Hoards of Genghis Kahn, and gathered them and sent them westward. Then Jews wearing Yellow Arm Bands would open the gates of the cities under attack, and point out places to be plundered, thus protecting their own interests.
Later in this church age of our day we saw the U.N. set in place as a false Peace Organization with no arrows, but those behind the scene would set Communism in place and bring it against you as a Red Horse symbol.
Remember Jesus said the 'Tares' would grow with the wheat, but at the end of the age they will be above the wheat. Remember that wheat bends its head at harvest time, so there stands the 'tares' above the wheat, and they were to turn Red at the end of the age. From history we trace the coming of Genghis Khan, and his mongol hoards against the Christian west. For more information read the books of Harold Lamb about Genghis Khan..who was used by the International Bankers. In the Christian West the fighting between Catholic and Protestant was stopped as both turned to stop the hoards coming out of Asia. Later we would see the start of the Illuminati..patterned after the ancient Israel organization, but this would be Satan's program to harass the kingdom people.
Remember that Alexander the Great had looked over the mountains and decided that the Asiatic Hoards were so many that they would overwhelm the White Race in the west so better not stir them up. But nevertheless they were there, and the enemy would do the stirring and bring them against the expanding Christian west.
Next YAHSHUA opened the third seal and out came a Black Horse with a rider who held a pair of balances in his hand. And the voice in the midst of the 4 symbols of Israel said:..'A measure (a little over a quart) for a penny'. This Penny was a Roman coin worth about 24 cents...'See that thou hurt not the oil and the wine'. Here the rider has no crown, so he is not an Emperor, or a ruler. The block horse is thus a symbol of depressions and gloom, thus the money manipulators are consolidating their hold on the lives of Israel at that time in history. The coinage of money was done, but much trade goods at that time moved on payment of gold bars which had to be weighed. And Taxes were paid even with wheat, or grain or oil. Everything had to be weighed so there were tax collectors everywhere. If you thought you were the only ones who ever paid taxes forget it, this is a process that Satan dreamed up for his kingdom people are parasites, they life off of you in that way. Oil is a symbol of Light to the earth, and the damage to Light is to be controlled here so that your Faith will not be blotted out. Wine is a symbol of HIS Blood in the communion, thus hinder it not from flowing. On the other side of the picture, wine was a great crop, and it also was taken in payment for taxes, and it is also used to fog men's minds, making them addicted to that way of life, making it easier to keep them under control.
Now; the fourth seal:...'Out came a Pale Horse, and the name of he who sat on the horse was death, and hell followed him, and power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword, and hunger, and death, and with the beasts of earth.' During the period of history when the Roman Empire was going thru great tribulation this brought great trouble to the people, the sword, hunger, death by plagues, and even in outlying areas wild beasts roamed and came against the people. But you know also that the Asiatics are light skinned, but still not as the Adamic man who can blush. And always your enemy has thrown the Asiatics at the Christians. After Genghis Kahn then came the Caesar Jews, these people are of the Asiatic Caesar kingdom where they had accepted Judaism as their religion about 900 A.D. Much later then these people began their migrations to the west. Here then came Asiatics of a mixed racial heritage, and now under the leadership of International Zionism they are proclaiming they are the 'Chosen People' of the Book! At this time we are in what is termed as Jacob's trouble and we had W.W.I. and W.W.II. and Vietnam, and Korea. Communism is of course Atheistic, and Joseph Stalin under this system would kill 17 million Christians in the very beginning, because they would not deny their Faith. These people were starved, as they confisticated their food, they were pulled in too, boiled in oil, any way they could devise to torture them because of their Christian Faith. When all this did not stop the White Race then as always the program to mongrelize our race was tried. The Scripture tells you of the Beasts of the field (world) and Job told you of the dark and curly haired ones he tried to treat as he thought they should be treated. It didn't work, for him, and he found because you do not mix races here on earth or you have chastisement coming. Not because God is mad at you, but because HE is God and HIS Law when kept is best for you and for the world.
We have always thought that the last part of the vision of George Washington was this attack on our Faith, and the setting in place of YAHSHUA and His Kingdom...these called Jews, as the 'chosen people'. Twas seen as Washington watched, as the most severe attack on our Faith.
Now; the 5th., seal...and under the altar are the souls of those that are slain for the word of god, and for this testimony they carried, that YAHSHUA was YAHWEH in the flesh, the ONE and only GOD. It seems that in this program for earth that there was a definite time when Christianity was to be preached, and this also would be a time of severe persecution, and many would become Martyrs. Those under the Altar then cried:..'How long before you bring judgment upon the earth and avenge the blood of your children which has been spilt upon the earth.' The answer was that they rest a little while longer because there would be more martyrs coming to join them. This martyrdom was a continuing thing.
How many more will be made even in our own land as the traitors of our government sell us out..I do not know. As the seal is opened 'there is a great earthquake, the sun is said to become as black as sack cloth, and the moon became as blood, and the stars of heaven fell into the earth even as a fig tree casteth its untimely figs when she is shaken by a mighty wind. The heavens departed as a scroll when it is rolled together, and every mountain, and island were moved out of their place. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the Captains, the mighty men, and every bonds man and every free man hid themselves in the Rocks of the mountains, in the caves, and said to the rocks..fall on us and hide us from the face of HE who sits on the throne..from the face of the Lamb.
Alright...Pastor Comparet suggested this was literally the great fall of the Roman Empire. As it fell there was quite a crash and of course the Roman Empire was the world power of her day. But remember, this book is written in symbolism. The stars falling from haven did not mean literal stars bigger than our solar system fell to earth. In symbolism this is the Hierarchies of the organized church who set themselves as the sun, or the light of our Faith. Thus they fall, and the sun (Light) becomes dark, and the light reflection dims, and the moon looks more red. Literal Earthquakes (or shaking of earth) like a volcano going off puts debris in the atmosphere and it also produces the same effect on the light of the sun and moon. Sometimes when a city is burning and the moon rises, or a forest is on fire, and the moon will be the color of blood.
We find in any age that there were people who are deeply sincere, and others who just go along for the ride. Oh, they go to church..it is just a habit, they might see someone there who they could impress, or sell something too, it is after all the fashionable thing to do. Then there comes a time in this Laodicean church age when we have had enough of this and earth is as tho shaken as by a mighty wind. This is judgment on the World Order who has corrupted the world. The shaking will continue until every nation (mountain) large and small will be moved. All those who were thought of as mighty men are reduced, and they will be the ones now afraid, and will try to hide. I remember when Eddie Cantor said:...'when talking about The coming of The Christ....when He comes, we've had it!' Thus the ones who will run to the dens in the rock to try to hide we would expect to be Satan's children. Some of Israel may be tempted to run and hide but I expect them to join their brethren..on their knees.
The Great Day of Wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?...This we expect to be the 'Great and Terrible Day of the LORD!', Great for the Kingdom, and terrible for the World Order, and for Satan's children. The seven seals then were symbolic of events which Satan and his children use against Israel...are they not?
REVELATION CHAPTER SEVEN
There is only one more seal and that is number 7. But before it can be opened the Angel is standing holding the winds from blowing on the earth, and always the continuity of these ages then all overlap, so before this judgement on earth symbolized by the wind then we find again an identification of God's people.
Symbolically the number to be sealed, or identified as the children of the Kingdom, by the anointing is 144,000, but this is also a symbolic number. It simply can be increased by multiplying and dividing by 12, the number of the tribes of Israel. We have heard many explanations of this number over the years, but in symbolism then it is simply an identification of all the tribes of Israel. YAHSHUA is numbering once more His Kingdom people so that you will know who exactly the children of the kingdom really are. Remember also that Levi was no more numbered as a tribe, but had been absorbed into all tribes of Israel and both sons of Joseph were to be numbered in the 12, and we find this holds true here. Thus those numbered under the symbolism were all the tribes of Israel. 1‑Judah, 2‑Reuben, 3‑Gad, 4‑Asher, 5‑Napthtali, 6‑Manasseh, 7‑Simeon, 8‑Issachar, 9‑Zebulon, 10‑Ephraim, 11‑Benjamin, 12‑Dan.
Yes, we know that here in the King James version of the Bible that Levi is listed and not Dan, but this does not stay with the theme of the Bible, thus must be a mistranslation. Dr. Swift said this does not hold true in any of the older translations. Dan is a part of Israel, his tribe was the 'Way‑makers', his symbol is around the throne...is one of the four Living Creatures. Dan was one of the Patriarchs, a leader of his tribe. Remember that YAHWEH made Levi Priests and ministers forever, thus removed them from the numbering of Israel. Therefore when you find something which seems to be out of order with the theme of this book then you better look it up. (Numbers 2:33)
There were 13 tribes with both sons of Joseph but look how easy YAHWEH solved that problem. He wanted the tribe of Manasseh to be numbered as 13 ...for this nation's symbol, and here this was to be yet many years hence. Then after establishing no. 13...for its place in destiny, HE made the tribe of Levi..as Priests and ministers forever...to be absorbed into all tribes of Israel, and thus reduced the number of the tribes back to the symbolic number of 12, which is the theme of the symbolic woman of Revelation 12:1‑3. Verse 8...John sees this great multitude of people, so many they can't be numbered by man, and they are from many nations, and they spoke many languages, but they were all Israelites, and they now stand before YAHWEH‑YAHSHUA. They were given white robes which signifies they have been thru the tribulation here in earth. These Israelites had been scattered thru many nations, they spoke many different languages, but now they have earned their rest. YAHSHUA had Redeemed them by His Blood, and no longer do they wait in the Netherworld for all things to be put in order. The Saviour came and now they are with Him. HE led captivity captive, did He not? They hunger no more for YAHSHUA leads them..into fountains of Living Water... which is total understanding of why it was necessary for them to go thru the tribulation of earth, and why they were not able to complete the work on earth in their generations. He wipes away their tears caused by all this misunderstanding.
REVELATION CHAPTER EIGHT
As the seventh seal is opened there is a silence in heaven for about the space of 1/2 an hour. This is a silence as all stand in awe as to what is about to happen. The No.7 should portray a climax of a period. This 1/2 hours can be 7 1/2 days, for an hour is also 15 days, or it may be also understood as years, but this seventh seal also has 7 parts, therefore it does not all happen all at once. 7 is the symbolic number meaning perfection.
At this time John saw 7 Angels standing before YAHWEH‑YAHSHUA, AND TO THEM WERE GIVEN 7 TRUMPETS. Remember that trumpets were always used to assemble Israel for some event, for a definite purpose. Another Angel came and stood at the Altar, having a 'Golden Censer'... which is symbolic of the prayer of the Saints. Remember saints means..believing offspring:...and the smoke of the Incense came from the prayers of the Saints as it ascended up before YAHWEH‑YAHSHUA.
Next the Angel took the censer and filled it with fire (Shekinah Glory) of the Altar, and cast it to the earth, and this caused..'voices, and thunderings and lightening and earthquakes'. Usually this description is of the work of YAHWEH as he brings judgment on earth. This is symbolism of much trouble and tribulation. However this smoke of the Incense and prayer of the believing offspring signifies that the children of YAHWEH'S Kingdom are waking up. In fact this is a worship service being described here with response also from these children in earth, for they are finally stirring.
Now; we go into these 7 new stages, and each comes with the blowing of the Trumpet. When the first trumpet sounds you are told that 'hail, fire mingled with blood, is cast upon the ground, and the third part of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. This is of course symbolism, and in the Old Testament you see these plagues upon some part of the earth described as such. Then when the Roman Empire fell it did not go down all at once. Remember that YAHWEH said of Israel:..'Ye are my battle axes and weapons of war'. When the Almighty used Israel as such thru out the Old Testament, they wrought great havoc when they moved to bring down a Tyrant. Always, whether they knew it or not they were struggling to maintain their message of Truth to the world, and their race, which was to carry this Truth, for that was their destiny. Dr. Comparet thought this symbolism pertains to the old Roman Empire which was under the control of a Jewish Papacy, and would cause Israel great tribulation.
The second Angel sounds, and it was as tho 'a great mountain' (nation) burning with fire is cast into the sea. This in symbolism...then would be the Roman Empire in the prophecy to fall. This was the empire in the time of Jesus, as he walked the earth, and was here when John was writing. With the move of the false Priests and their Pontiff title from Pergamos to Rome, this Papacy became very corrupt. In the literal bringing down there was then fighting on land, and on sea, and many casualties and much blood was spilt. Remember also that what brought Rome down, was the fact that as the people became wealthy they brought in Negroes from Africa to do the work, even to be in their armies, and then came Race Mixing. Symbolically this description is the same old story, of the control of economics, political and religion...thus as Great Babylon's philosophy triumphs.. Israel nations now entangled fall.
The third Angel sounds, and the trumpet brings this description...'a great star from heaven, fell..burning as tho it were a lamp. and it fell upon a third part of the rivers and fountains of water (racial streams). The name of the star was Wormwood, and the third part of the water became bitter, and many men died because the water was so bitter. Here in symbolism you are now getting a review of what has taken place before. The star which fell from heaven was Lucifer who became Satan in rebellion, and his fall was behind the fall of these Empires listed here in the Book of Revelation. Remember that the Star Bible existed long before the printed scripture, and it laid out the story for us of how Lucifer... a great Archangel controlled one‑third of the area known as the Milky Way, and 1/4 of the Universe. He was a great Archangel..YAHWEH'S Archangel in total obedience until his rebellion. This Great Star...or Light which fell like a meteorite from the heavens was called 'Wormwood' and the water poured out...is the word from this fallen one, for it was not truth, it was