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1:1 The revelation of the Yehuveh-freed anointed, which Elohim gave them, to show unto His servants things which must occur in a very short time [in eight years between 2005 and 2012]; He sent and communicated it by His messengers unto His Yehuveh-molded servants:
Bible, KJV Translation:
1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John.
Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 1:1 (22 November 2007): From both linguistic and application evidence, there is strong evidence that the book of Revelation was originally written in Hebrew. Therefore, to access its significance we must search for the Hebrew equivalent of each passage and word. This is crucial research if we are to rightly apply and fully appreciate what Yehuveh is telling us.
Furthermore, this book was originally written neither to nor about Jesus Christ. Written in Hebrew, not in Greek, there would be no reference to a Greek-named person. For that reason, every reference to or about Jesus must again be handled as the Hebrew language would have presented it.
Revelation is a New Testament word, but it certainly has an Old Testament equivalent in galah [entry H1540], a primary root meaning “to denude, to strip, to reveal.” It is not explicit whether Yehuveh is exposing information to His chosen and anointed prophets and leaders, or that He is exposing or showcasing the anointed leaders themselves, so that His people may come to them for instruction. Either way, Yehuveh is “getting the word out”! Daniel 11:2 presents exposure of the anointed instructors as happening at this time: “At this time your confidence in Yehuveh will draw you out of the mainstream.”
Jesus is a Greek rendering of the Hebrew name Joshua, Yoshua, Yehoshua, or Yeshua. It comes from the Hebrew word Yehowshuwa‘ [entry H3091], derived from two Hebrew words, Yehuveh [entry H3068] and yasha [entry H3467], meaning “to be open, wide or free, to be safe.” Literally, then, the word means Yehuveh-saved or Yehuveh-freed and represents the people who have been delivered and set free by Yehuveh.
Christ, the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word Messiah, simply means anointed. Isaiah 61:1 states that “The spirit of Yehuveh Elohim is upon me; because Yehuveh hath anointed me to . . . .” seven very specific tasks. Anciently, kings and priests were always anointed, and sometimes prophets. Thus the revelation here is to the social and spiritual leaders of Yehuveh’s soon-to-be-restored kingdom. This message is exceedingly timed. All references to Christ throughout Revelation apply to these anointed leaders whom Yehuveh is raising up at this time to fulfill the Isaiah 61:1-3 commission. In Hebrew, the supposed name Jesus Christ is simply designating the Yehuveh-freed anointed spokesmen who have been raised up at this time.
God is the English mis-translation of Elohim, the representation of Yehuveh’s twelve qualities and strengths. They are “the seven spirits of Yehuveh” and “the throne.”
Signified means communicated, put into language or symbolic form.
The phrase “things which must shortly come to pass” is more accurately translated in The Scriptures as “what has to take place with speed.” Revelation is the story of what occurs in the last eight years of Yehuveh’s workings with this present age. The first seven of these years are the “one week” during which He will “confirm the covenant with many.” The eighth year is the final Jubilee of release and total restoration. The first six years of this week are the Years of Returning (Darius) encoded with very specific dates in Ezra, Daniel, Haggai, and Zechariah. The Years of Returning (Darius), described on this website, will be explored in applied detail in Revelation.
An angel is any messenger, spokesman, communicator. Anything which presents us with understanding and information is an angel. Messages sent through Yehuveh’s word, through His anointed prophets, through astronomical signs, and through physical events and personal experiences are all included.
Who is John? John certainly has a Hebrew equivalent in the name Yohanan [Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary entries H3110 and H3076], both derived from Yehuveh [H3068], and the entry H2603, a primary root meaning “to bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to implore, to ask.” Essentially, then, the name means Yehuveh-bent or Yehuveh-molded.
Revelation states that these Yehuveh-molded instructors are Yehuveh’s servants, which Amos 3:7 indicates include His prophets, His specifically appointed spokesmen: “Surely Yehuveh Elohim will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.”
Originally Written: 22 November 2007
Latest Update: 9 June 2011
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