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1:11 Saying, I am all-inclusive: and, What you see, write in a book, and send it unto the seven years of restoration [six Years of Returning (Darius) plus Sabbatical]; unto the dispersed, the arising, the gathering, the migrating, the sequestered, the gently taught, and the established.
Bible, KJV Translation:
1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 1:11 (24 November 2007): “Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last” relates to notes on Revelation 1:8.
“What thou seest, write in a book!” This is the first of twelve commands to write these insights and send them out: Revelation 1:11, 19; 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:1, 7, 14; 10:4; 14:13; 19:9; 21:5. Such a command is for an express purpose: “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” As surely as these things are to be written, they are to move us to immediate and urgent action! Run! Now! Habakkuk 2:2.
As noted regarding Revelation 1:4, “the seven churches which are in Asia” are seven years of doing: six Years of Returning (Darius) to Yehuveh followed by a Sabbath year of rest, from 10 April 2005 through 22 March 2012. As such, each of the names given to these years are descriptive of the experience of Yehuveh’s people during that year. In the original Hebrew, these words were not names of similar-sounding geographical locations familiar to a Greek translator.
To identify and restore the Hebrew words used in the Hebrew orignial of Revelation, we must seek the three-consonant Hebrew root verbs from which the Greek translator derived his assumed Greek city. [For words with more than three consonants, we must understand that they either include a prefix or are Hebrew compound words composed of two three-consonant root verbs. We must research all possibilities.]
[Note: two of the Hebrew consonants are silent: aleph and ayin, in transliteration represented by ‘ and ’ respectively. This also influenced Greek translaters in their assumed correlation of Greek names.]
“Ephesus” is Ph-S-S [primary root H6461], “to disperse, disappear, cease.” During the
first Year of Returning (Darius), 10 April 2005 through 29 March 2006, the remnant
of Israel were still quite absorbed with their lives in the nations where they were scattered.
Yehuveh anointed instructors and began showing them what was coming. “Surely
Yehuveh Elohim will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the
prophets.” This was the Dispersion Year, for Israel was still dispersed. Amos 3:7.
“Smyrna” is S-M-R [primary root H5568], “to stand up, to be erect, to arise.” During the
second Year of Returning (Darius), 30 March 2006 through 19 March 2007, the
remnant of Israel were awakening to Yehuveh’s appeals and arising “to love Yehuveh
thy Elohim, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and
His judgments.” This was the Arising Year, for Israel was awakening. Deuteronomy 30:16.
“Pergamos” is R-G-M [primary root H7275], “to cast together (stones).” During the
third Year of Returning (Darius), 20 March 2007 through 6 April 2008, the remnant
of Israel were gathering a solid understanding of Yehuveh’s instructions, arising to live them,
and bonding with others who were also awakening. This was the Solidifying Year.
Originally Written: 24 November 2007
Latest Update: 20 July 2011
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