Revelation 2:17
Revelation 2, Page 16

Re-evaluation Translation
2:17  If you can hear this, listen to the messages to these seven years; To those who succeed this year I will fill you with deeply spiritual hidden knowledge, and lay solid and pure foundations; and in these new insights, each will become a new person with a new identity/name, which no one except himself will know.

Bible, KJV Translation
2:17  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 2:17 (1 December 2007): As noted by Revelation 2:7, “He that hath an ear,” is literally, “If you can hear this. . . .”
      
“Let him hear what the spirit saith unto the churches” is “hear what the life-breath says to these light-holding years.”
      
Only if you heard the messages of the first three Years of Returning (Darius), will you be able to continue your progress into the remaining years of return. This experience is necessarily progressive: “They that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” Isaiah 58:12.
      
“To him that overcometh,” a line in each of these seven messages, describes “anyone who successfully meets the call of this year’s message.” Each year’s new knowledge and devotion binds Israel closer to Yehuveh. Failure to learn the lessons of this third Years of Returning (Darius) leaves us unable to receive the lessons of the fourth Years of Returning (Darius).
       
Successes this year brings profound blessings. As we study Scripture for ourselves, Yehuveh gives us “to eat of the hidden manna,” the deeply spiritual and satisfying knowledge of His word which we can only enjoy directly from Him! Yehuveh “opened the doors of heaven, and had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did eat angels’ food: He sent them meat to the full.” Psalms 78:23-25.
       
Until we learn to search the Scriptures for ourselves, we will never enjoy this  fabulous feast. No one, not even a pastor or priest, has permission or ability to feed a crowd. Each father is to feed his own family: “This is the thing which Yehuveh hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.” Exodus 16:16.
       
As a direct result of each individual enjoying his own personalized feast in Scriptures, Yehuveh “will give him a white stone,” a solid pure foundation. By Hebrew parallels, stones are associated with foundations. White is the universal symbol of purity. “Therefore thus saith Yehuveh Elohim, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” “O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.” Isaiah 28:16; 54:11.
       
In the solid, pure foundations of knowing Scripture for ourselves, we will become new people. As with Abraham [Genesis 17:5], Sarah [Genesis 17:15], and Jacob [Genesis 32:28], Yehuveh gives us new names to match our new experiences. These become ours in the very process of Scripturally-solidifying our foundations in wisdom and truth—“in the stone a new name written.”
        At birth your parents, under Yehuveh’s guidance, chose your name.
This time Yehuveh Himself names you with a name uniquely suited to you, a name “which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”
        When you are so named, you will know what your name is! This is the greatest personal blessing of this third year!



Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               2 December 2007
Latest Update:                   12 June 2011


 
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