Revelation 3:1
Revelation 3, Page 1

Re-evaluation Translation
3:1  Give this message to the sequestering [honeymoon] year; To those who hold Qabbalah and understand the messages to these seven years, I know your doings, that you are reported to be alive, and you are really quite dead.

Bible, KJV Translation
3:1  And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

Significant Words and Comments:
Revelation 3:1-6: The message to the fifth Year of Returning (Darius): Sequestering Year, 27 March 2009 through 16 March 2010, regards Israel’s marriage and honeymoon with Yehuveh.

Commentary on Revelation 3:1 (2 December 2007): “And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write,” or more directly, “to the sequestering year communicate this message.”
“The seven spirits of Elohim,” see note on Revelation 1:4.
“Seven stars,” see note on Revelation 1:20.
“I know thy work,” see note on Revelation 2:2.
“That thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” Whoa! This message is written to Israel after they have returned to their increased wisdom and knowledge of Yehuveh’s ways in the acceptable year of Yehuveh,” in the midst of the week. This is written to Israel during the year when they are closed in with Yehuveh for the most intimate relationship possible to mankind. How can Yehuveh say these people are dead?
Ecclesiastics 9:5 and Psalms 115:17 give us clues as to Israel’s condition at this time: “The dead know not any thing,” and for all Israel has learned in the first four years of their return, they still virtually know nothing of the “great and marvelous” works of Yehuveh. “The dead praise not Yehuveh,” and Israel is, though grateful for their deliverance, still miles from knowing how to praise Yehuveh.
        But the poem of
Psalms 143:1-6 says it best: 

“Hear my prayer, O Yehuveh, give ear to my supplications. . . .
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;
                      He hath smitten my life down to the ground;
He hath made me to dwell in darkness,
As those that have been long dead.
                Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me;
                      My heart within me is desolate.

I remember the days of old; . . . 
                      My soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

Israel, after their long dispersion [2730 years], enslaved darkness, and challenged return, are worn out and beat up. Oppression has taken their very life out of them. Yehuveh, in tender understanding, starts His reunion by keeping this condition foremost on His mind.
        Coming into
this fifth Year of Returning (Darius), we are desperately depraved of understanding, spiritual nurture, sound instruction, and living praise! Our spirits are crushed; we are faint, stunned!
        This is the scene described by the dead bones of
Ezekiel 37. These bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
        “Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith Yehuveh Elohim; Behold,
O My people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am Yehuveh, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up out of your graves, and shall put My spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I Yehuveh have spoken it, and performed it, saith Yehuveh.” Ezekiel 37:11-14.

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               2 December 2007
Latest Update:                   15 June 2011

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