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Revelation Chapter 21

The Revelation of Yahshua Christ

Chapter 21

XXI 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth departed, and the sea is no longer.

The new heaven and earth represent a new organization of the people of God in a cleansed land. For instance Yahweh says at Ezekiel 39:12: “And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land”. The sea in prophecy often represents the great mass of the world's peoples. Here the sea is no more, it no longer exists. This is the meaning of the parable of the net, found at Matthew 13:47-50: “47 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a net having been cast into the sea and it gathers from out of every race, 48 which when it is full, bringing up upon the shore and sitting they gather the good ones into vessels, but the rotten ones they cast out. 49 Thusly it shall be at the consummation of the age, the messengers shall go out and they shall separate the wicked from the midst of the righteous 50 and they shall cast them into the furnace of fire. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth!”. The sea is no more, it is no longer necessary, because all the fish are removed! Therefore it is not that there are no more oceans, but rather that the word is used as an allegory. That the sea represents the mass of the world's peoples is also evident in Isaiah, at 27:1, where Yahweh says “In that day [speaking of His day of judgement, which we have here in the Revelation] the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.” The dragon is world jewry and all the other descendants of the serpent, in the sea of the world's peoples. All of these shall be cast into the Lake of Fire. An entirely Adamic world shall be heaven indeed.

2 And I saw a new holy city Jerusalem descending from out of heaven from Yahweh, having been prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice from out of the throne, saying: “Behold! The tabernacle of Yahweh is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and Yahweh Himself shall be with them, 4 and He shall wipe every tear from their eyes, and death shall not be hereafter, nor grief, nor crying, nor toil, it shall be no longer: the former things have departed!”

Psalm 118:22 says that: “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23 This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.” The builders were those original Israelites who demanded an earthly king, sinfully rejecting Yahweh as their king. Three times this passage is recorded in the New Testament as having been cited by Christ. But if He is the cornerstone, there is a need of many other stones to complete a building, which is the true temple of Yahweh. Therefore Peter likens Christians – the dispersed Israelites whom he is writing to – to living stones, at 2 Peter 2: “4 Coming forth to Him a living stone [which is Yahshua], indeed having been rejected as unfit by men but honored elect before Yahweh, 5 and yourselves as living stones are built a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Yahweh through Yahshua Christ. Wherefore it is contained in the Scripture: 'Behold, I place in Zion an honored elect corner stone, and he believing in Him shall by no means be ashamed.'”

The true Tabernacle of Yahweh is Yahshua Christ, who is Yahweh God in the flesh of Adamic man. Leviticus 26 states: “12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.” He shall do that as Yahshua Christ, in the body of an Adamic man, so being, as Paul called him at Romans 8:29, “firstborn among many brethren”. Ezekiel 37 states: “27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 28 And the heathen [or properly nations] shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.” Each Adamic man, therefore, having the Spirit of Yahweh, is made in the likeness and image of Yahweh. Paul wrote in Hebrews, in chapter 12: “18 For you have not approached touching a mountain and being scorched with fire, and in gloom and in darkness and in tempest, 19 and to a trumpet’s peal, and to a sound of words, which those hearing had declined, not a word to be agreed by them. 20 For they did not bear that being commanded: 'And if a beast should touch the mountain, he should be stoned.' 21 And so dreadful was that having appeared, Moses said 'I am frightened' and trembling. 22 But you have approached Mount Sion and the city of Yahweh who lives, Jerusalem in the heavens, and to myriads of messengers, to a general gathering 23 and to an assembly of those first born being registered in the heavens, and to Yahweh judge of all, and to the Spirits of those righteous having been perfected; 24 and to a mediator of a new covenant of Yahshua, and to the blood of sprinkling, speaking better than Abel.” The Children of Israel, therefore, are the heavenly Jerusalem as Paul has described, the city of Yahweh from heaven, those who are “born from above”, as Christ put it in John chapter 3. Therefore He also said in the Revelation at 3:12: “He who prevails I shall make him a pillar in the temple of My God that he would no longer go outside, and I shall write upon him the Name of My God and the name of the City of My God, of the new Jerusalem which descends from heaven from My God, and My new Name.” The body politic, the people of Israel, they are the city of God.

5 And He sitting upon the throne said: “Behold! I shall make all new things!” And He says: “Write! Because these words are trustworthy and true!”

Save the whales, save the spotted tree owl, save the beasts, save the ozone layer: it is folly for man to think that he – a created being – has control over this planet outside of the will of God. Men cannot save the creation of God – Yahweh shall decide that which He preserves, and that which He creates. The Greek phrase concerning new things may have been translated “Behold, I shall do all new things!”, and it is translated in that manner by Brenton in his Septuagint at Isaiah 43:19, however the Greek is not exactly the same there as it is here in the Revelation. The language does not permit that old, pre-existing things are being made new. Rather, it is stating that things not having existed before shall be created, or perhaps be done, if ποιέω is interpreted as to do rather than to make. There is also a quote of the earlier passage by Paul, who uses a different verb, at 2 Corinthians 5:17 where he says in allegory: “Therefore if one is among the number of Christ a new creation, the old things pass away. 'Behold! New things have come!'” The King James rendering is impossible, that somehow all things become new, especially in Paul's statement in 2 Corinthians, since there is only one word in the neuter gender (ἰδοὺ γέγονεν καινά) which denotes “new things” and therefore the words cannot be separated.

6 And He said to me: “They are made! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end! To he who thirsts I shall give freely from out of the fountain of the water of life.

The King James Version has the exclamation “It is done!” Rather than “They are made!”. The phrase comes from a single Greek word, γέγοναν, which is an Indicative Perfect Active 3rd Person Plural verb. It cannot possibly be “it is”, but only “they are” . This further substantiates the rendering in verse 5, “I shall make all new things” and not, as the King James Version has it, “all things new”.

This is the Revelation of Yahshua Christ. Therefore Yahshua Christ is claiming to be “the Alpha and the Omega”, as he also had at Revelation 1:8 and 1:11. This claim to be first and last belongs to Yahweh God, and Yahweh only, as is apparent at Isaiah 41:4, 44:6 and 48:12:

Isaiah 41:4 “Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.”

Isaiah 44:6 “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”

Isaiah 48:12 “Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.”

Therefore, the only way that Yahshua Christ can claim to be the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, is for Him to be Yahweh God Himself, which of course He is, as it is explained in John chapter 1. The catholic idea of a trinity, and all those who dispute the deity of Christ, are quite wrong. The Word was with God, God was the Word, and the Word was made flesh and walked amongst us, He is Yahshua Christ. When Thomas, as it is recorded in the Gospel of John, looked upon Christ and exclaimed “My Lord and my God!”, he knew exactly what he was saying.

7 He who prevails shall inherit these things and I shall be a God for him and he shall be a son for Me.

The woman Hannah is recorded as having said, at 1 Samuel chapter 2: “6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. 7 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. 8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them. 9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. 10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.' The overcomers are indeed the children of Israel. Therefore, Paul says in his comparison of Jacob and Esau, in Romans chapter 9: “16 So then, it is not of he that wishes, nor of he that strives, but of he Yahweh shows mercy upon.” While in response to the question “are those being preserved but few?” Yahshua Christ warns the apostles, at Luke 13:24: “Strive to enter in through the narrow door, because many, I say to you, shall seek to enter and they shall not prevail”, Paul explains that also, at Philippians 2:14-16: “14 Do all things apart from murmuring and disputing, 15 that you would be perfect and with unmixed blood, blameless children of Yahweh in the midst of a race crooked and perverted - among whom you appear as luminaries in the Society, 16 upholding the Word of Life for a boast with me in the day of Christ, that not in vain have I run nor in vain have I labored.” The keeping of the commandments of God means the keeping of the bloodline of Israel. The overcomers are all of those Israelites who remain at the end of the age.

8 But for the cowards and the faithless and abominable and murderers and fornicators and drug-makers and idolaters and all those who lie, their fate is burning in the lake in fire and sulfur, which is the second death!”

All of the enemies of Yahweh are already cast into the Lake of Fire, and all who are not written into the Book of Life. This verse is therefore exemplary, that there are none of these left, and there shall be none of these in the Kingdom of God. Likewise Paul made similar statements, where he wrote at 1 Corinthians chapter 5: “9 Or do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh? Do not be led astray: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminates, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor rapacious shall inherit the kingdom of Yahweh.”

Fornicators are those engaging in any sort of illicit sexual activity, among which is race-mixing (i.e. 1 Corinthians 10, Jude 7). The word drug-makers here is from the Greek word φαρμακός, a very interesting word. It literally means to refer to dispensers of φάρμακον, which is a drug or a medicine. Later, it became a term of reproach used to designate one who is sacrificed for an atonement, probably in the sense of a person who is used as a cure. Realizing that, one may come to the conclusion that the only valid medicine for the children of Israel is Yahshua Christ.

The phrase “second death” may be interpreted as being connected to the fate of those people who are without the Spirit of Yahweh which He Imparted to Adam: the aliens and descendants of the line of the Serpent of Genesis 3, a line which is much broader in scope than the descendants of Cain alone, since the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was already a tree – an allegory for a race of people - before Adam was even placed into the garden, where it is already found. It is in reference to these children of the serpent, the fallen angels, and to the bastards that Jude uses the phrase “twice dead” in his epistle at verse 12: “12 These are the spots in your feasts of charity, feasting together without fear, tending to themselves, clouds without water being carried away by the winds, late-autumn trees without fruit, twice dead being uprooted, 13 stormy waves of the sea foaming up their own shame, wandering stars for whom the gloom of darkness is kept forever!”

9 And one from among the seven messengers having the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying: “Come! I shall show to you the bride, the wife of the Lamb!” 10 And he took me away in the Spirit up to a mountain great and high, and showed to me the holy city Jerusalem descending from out of heaven from Yahweh, 11 having the effulgence of Yahweh, her radiance like precious stone as jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 having a wall great and high, having twelve gates, and above the gates twelve messengers, and names inscribed which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel: 13 from the east three gates, and from the north three gates, and from the south three gates, and from the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and upon them the twelve names of the twelve ambassadors of the Lamb.

The names of the twelve tribes themselves are the twelve gates, because the only way into the City of God is to be born of one of those tribes!

15 And he speaking with me had a golden measuring-rod, that he may measure the city and her gates and her wall. 16 And the city lies foursquare and her length as great as the breadth. And he measured the city with the rod for twelve thousand stades, her length and the breadth and the height are the same. 17 And he measured her wall, a hundred forty-four cubits measure of a man, which is of a messenger. 18 And the structure of her wall was jasper, and the city pure gold like pure glass. 19 And the foundations of the walls of the city all adorned with precious stone: the first foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh olivine, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh hyacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates twelve pearls, each one of the gates was from of one pearl. And the streets of the city pure gold, as transparent glass.

The city is foursquare just as the Tabernacle in the Wilderness was foursquare, and just as the sheet in Peter's famous vision of Acts chapter 10 was foursquare. The breastplate made for the high priest, described in Exodus chapter 28, was also foursquare. All of this helps to signify that the Kingdom of Yahweh is meant for the Children of Israel exclusively, because it is measured to fit Israel only. Likewise the measurement of the city, being twelve thousand stades in each direction, is also calculated. In order to sate any curiosity, the Greek stade was 606.75 English feet, and therefore 12,000 stades is very close to 1,379 English miles. As it has been made manifest at verse 2 above, that the City of God is an allegory for the Children of God, and so it is here, that the description of the city descended from heaven, with its gold and precious stones and 12 gates, is an allegory for the people of the twelve tribes of Israel, who have the Spirit of Yahweh and who were therefore “born from above”. The stones are those of the breastplate made for the high priest, each stone also representing a tribe of Israel, for which see Exodus 28:17-21. While the names of the stones are somewhat different, that may be partially due to a misunderstanding of the meanings of the ancient words by their interpreters, for the Exodus was written roughly 1600 years before the Revelation of John, and in a different language.

From Exodus chapter 28, here is a partial description of the construction of the foursquare breastplate: “17 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. 18 And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. 19 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. 20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings. 21 And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.”

22 And I saw no temple in her, for Prince Yahweh Almighty is her temple, and the Lamb.

The Lamb is Yahweh Himself, and the Greek does not necessitate that a distinction is made between the two. Speaking of Christ, Paul said at Colossians 2:9: “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Divinity bodily”. One cannot expect the entire being which is Yahweh God to inhabit the body of a mere man, yet the body of Yahshua Christ is indeed His temple.

23 And the city has not need of the sun nor of the moon that they would illuminate her, for the effulgence of Yahweh illuminates her, and her lamp is the Lamb.

Yahweh is the true light of the world, and the bright and morning star; note Revelation 2:28 and 22:16..

24 And the Nations shall walk by her light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their honor into her, 25 and her gates shall not be closed by day (for there shall not be night there), 26 and they shall bring the honor and the dignity of the Nations into her. 27 And there may not enter into her anything common and which makes an abomination and a lie, except those written in the book of life of the Lamb.

The Nations may be interpreted as being those Adamic Genesis 10 nations, which were also those nations which were to be blessed in Abraham's seed (Genesis 22:18). The first promise of the restoration of the Adamic race is found at Genesis 3:22: “KJV: Genesis 3:22. ¶And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”. This precedes, and is apart from, the special covenants Yahweh later made with Abraham and Jacob, which they do not annul. For Christ testifies that the other Adamic families shall also be in the resurrection, at Matthew 12:41-42, Luke 11:31-32, of which there are also indications in the prophets, such as the as-of-yet unfulfilled Isaiah 19:23-25 where it says “23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. 24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: 25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance”. Yet no bastard or non-Adamic being can ever claim a part in any of these covenants.

The phrase “the kings of the earth” must now be referring to the Children of Israel. For whether Revelation 1:6 and 5:10 should read “kings”, as they do in the King James Version, or “a kingdom”, as they do in the oldest extant manuscripts, is immaterial, because Revelation 5:10 says of the children of Israel that “they shall rule over the earth”. This is the “royal priesthood” and “holy nation” of Exodus 19:6 and the “elect race, ... royal priesthood, ... holy nation, ... peculiar people” of 1 Peter 2:9, all, of course, referring to Israel.

Revelation 1:4-6: “4 Iohannes, to the seven assemblies which are in Asia, favor and peace to you from He who is and who was and who is coming, and from the seven spirits which are before His throne 5 and from Yahshua Christ, the Witness, the Faithful One, the First Born from the dead and He ruling the kings of the earth. To He who loves us and has released us from our errors with His blood, 6 and has made us a kingdom, priests to Yahweh – even His Father – to Him is the honor and the sovereignty for the eternal ages, truly.”

Psalm 118:22 says that: “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23 This is the LORD/ph/span/pon 5:8-10:”8 And when He received the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb each having a lyre and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints, 9 and they sang a new song, saying 'You are worthy to receive the scroll and to open its seven seals, because You have been slaughtered and You have purchased for Yahweh with Your blood out of each tribe and tongue and people and nation 10 and have made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they shall rule over the earth!'”

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