Revelation 1:5
Revelation 1, Page 4

Re-evaluation Translation
1:5  And from (3) the the faithful witnesses of the Yehuveh-saved anointed instructors, the first to return from being dead, the princes over the kings of the earth. To Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins by His instruction,

Bible, KJV Translation
1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 1:5 (23 November 2007):
        And (3),
“Grace . . .  and peace,” restored quality and prosperity, come to us “from the Yehuveh-freed anointed” instructors “who are faithful witnesses,” writing and speaking all that Yehuveh shows them. When you have the privilege of learning from these teachers, you will indeed be among the redeemed of Yehuveh” which “shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy.” Isaiah 51:11
        Being among the first to reject the
“lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit” which “our fathers have inherited,” these anointed instructors are the first to come to life, to again embrace ancient truth. Yehuveh appeals, “Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” Jeremiah 16:19; Ezekiel 18:31.
anointed instructors are indeed to be the prince of the kings of the earth.” “For Yehuveh thy Elohim blesseth thee, as He promised thee: . . . and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.” “He that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule over them.” “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Yehuveh, and of His anointed; and He shall reign for ever and ever.” “In the days of these kings shall the Elohim of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.” Deuteronomy 15:6; 2:26-27; 11:15; Daniel 2:44.
“Unto him that loved us” correlates with Jeremiah 31:3: “Yehuveh hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Blessed be Yehuveh thy Elohim, which delighted in thee: . . . because thy Elohim loved Israel, to establish them for ever.” 2 Chronicles 9:8.
        Likewise it is Yehuveh who has
“washed us from our sins” as He stated in Ezekiel 36:25-28: “Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be My people, and I will be your Elohim.” “Yehuveh shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.”
        David appealed:
Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. “ “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” Isaiah 1:16-19 indicates that we must participate in this cleansing. Psalms 51:2, 7; Isaiah 4:4.
        With no “sacrificial saviour
Jesus Christin Revelation, what does “in his own blood” mean? Leviticus 17:11 and Genesis 9:14 equate blood with life: “The life of the flesh is in the blood;” “flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” Yehuveh’s life becomes our life when we fear Him: The fear of Yehuveh is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.” In His instructions, Yehuveh gives us His very life. Proverbs 14:27.
        We are not cleansed by someone else’s blood sacrifice, but
by submitting our own lives to His instructions: “Yehuveh commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yehuveh our Elohim, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments.” Deuteronomy 6:24-25.

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               23 November 2007
Latest Update:                       9 June 2011

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