a reply to: tastyrawmeat
this is the short version...
What is called the book of Revelation is a dream/ vision had by the apostle John.However there are a multitude of misleading beliefs about it.
The fact is it is a letter written by John of his “dreams”.The first few sentences lays the groundwork what it is ALL “about”.
The revelation of Yahoshua the messiah, which God gave to him, to show his servants what had been given to soon occur,
and he symbolized it when he sent by his angel to his servant John who witnessed the living word of God and the testimony of Yahoshua the messiah -
everything whatever he saw.
Blessed is the one who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep those things that are written in it, for the time is near.
These are the most literal thing a written in the letter.The majority of everything is as John said “symbolized(signs).The letter was written in
Koine Greek.The first thing to know is the word revelation is the the translation of the Greek word apokalypsis(apocalypse) which means unveiling or
uncovered.It does not mean a great cataclysm as the modern definition has come to be known because of the false interpretation of Christianity.
The next thing to know is the word Jesus is the transliteration of the Greek word Iesous which is the translation of the Hebrew word Yahoshua.The word
Yahoshua means Yahweh (the creator God) is deliverance(salvation).
The word christ is the transliteration of the Greek word christos the translation of the Hebrew word mashiach(messiah).It means the anointing or the
anointed…the literally meaning of anointed is to rub or smear oil onto a person(a king or priest or prophet) to symbolize they have the power of the
These are not my “opinions” or gnosis or esoteric mystic meanings these are easily discoverable facts about those words.
This first portion of the 1st sentence lays the foundation what the “vision/dreams” were about.The unveiling of what Yahoshua messiah
is.Christianity perceives this as the man Jesus of Nazareth the Christ and from there it is all down hill with a multitude of doctrines of men
extrapolated from their interpretations of the scripture as to date has produced over 30,000(and counting) different sectarian beliefs of
The apostle John knew this man very well.The scriptures say at Yahoshuas crucifixion he gave his mother over to the charge of John to take care of
Yahoshuas her(who was his aunt) the rest of his life.In other words John had a very trusted and close relationship with Yahoshua.He already documented
that in the gospel of John.
This was a vision/dream given to John to show him what it was really all about.The huge misconception is the disciples automatically knew.The fact is
they were just as clueless as anyone else when Yahoshua walked with them.They didn’t understand what he said either even when he explained the
parables to them.
Afterwards they began to understand more because now they were walking in his footsteps(more like crawling).The only “knew” the basics.They
knew(because they no longer believed) thatYahoshua IS the son/seed of the creator God the christ.
It was no longer religious belief to them.Their religious Judaism was dying.They experienced how meaningless Judaism/religion was even when Yahoshua
was with them but now they really knew because they experienced it first hand.This has far reaching implications the main one being Yahoshua nor the
disciples “believed in or started Christianity.
One of Yahoshuas main purpose was to deliver mankind “from” their religion not create a new false religion to bind them.The disciples experienced
this first hand as a process.John is the disciple who experienced it the most.He was the main witness to almost everything Yahoshua did while with the
disciples.He was the only disciple at the crucifixion while the others hid in fear.He was Yahoshuas most trusted and close confidant(not
The point is John was the one chosen one of the few are chosen (disciples) the creator God “revealed” Yahoshua to the most.The vision/dream was
all in symbols for a good reason.That was the only way John could communicate the testimony by writing.His purpose was not to”interpret” it but to
give testimony to the unveiling of Yahoshua christ.
The fact is there is no “interpretation.That is the way the religious mind thinks and believes.They want to categorize words then manifest them into
material events.However that is not what is happening at all.
For lack of a better term they are meta physical.In that sense they are not what man calls events at all.They are something beyond knowing and direct
perception of experience.In other words John didn’t know what they were either.He even said so numerous times and he was told to just write what he
saw (perceived).His experiences were baby steps(but giant leaps to everyone elses perception of him).John only knew what it meant .The unveiling of
the creator God's deliverance.The details were forth coming.
Reason would state that if John did not know what they meant neither can anybody else.It is hubris to assume what John wrote can be known.If anything
it is strong evidence it is like “the scriptures” (what is written) it is a testimony that testifies of Yahoshua christ.It is NOT writings to be
interpreted then “followed” like a instruction manual.History should be evidence enough that that method is extremely faulty with extremely poor
It is a witness of the Truth.That is why it has survived for 2,000 years even though it is the most baffling book of the scriptures(the most read
books in history).There is something to it that either attracts or repels in extremes.Some people live and die by their literal interpretation of
it.Others perceive it as complete gibberish. Both extremes(and everything in between) couldn’t be more wrong.
It is a testimony that testifies of truth just as it’s 1st sentence states..the unveiling of Yahoshua the christ..in other words..the unveiling of
the creator Gods deliverance by their power(not mans).
Christianity has preached for millenniums their false belief good news that Jesus saves(mostly from himself sending you to the eternal punishment hell
if you don’t believe he saves you).That is not the testimony that testifies of truth at all.It is bad news and a lie.
The unveiling proclaims the deliverance of ALL creation (including allof mankind) of the creator God by their power…no religion required at all
because al religion is a false lie.As the saying goes ..”All religions are different paths that lead to the same place”…nowhere because
religion always falls way short of truth making grandiose promises of….if you just follow the method because blah blah blah…. God Loves
you..unless you don’t love them back then you are punished..FOREVER..with torture!!!..and every variation know to man.
To finish the opening statement by John in his letter……
BLESSED…… is the one who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep those things that are written in it, for the time is
This is turned into method.All it takes is the method to read(study) or hear(by a teacher) the words of this prophecy and “keeps them for the time
is near(or about 2,000 years or so)…blahblahblah…
edit on 7-3-2015 by Rex282 because: (no reason given)