Please notice first the comments at
Revelation 22:6,7,20. It is my firm belief that Jesus is coming quickly and it
helps explain why.
Recent revisions / additions: Rev.13:3,4 (9-1-2010); added
Micah 2;4 to Rev.6:9-11 (9-3-2010);added Hosea 6:1-3 to Rev.11:11-13
(9-4-2010); added comments for Rev.13:11-14 (9-5-2010); Rev.14a
(9/26); Rev.22:6,7,20 (10-1); Personal comments at end (10-6); added
info to Rev.12:15-17 (10/9); Rev.10:7 (12/4)
Personal comment: For any scriptural text that has not been
typed in yet, please visit the web site for
The New World
Translation of the Holy Scriptures - Highlighting is mine.
Revelation, as we know is full of symbols. I find it very comparable to
the book of Zechariah and Amos. There is a lot that we commonly know and I will not
touch on most of that. However, belief in
the very shaky (and I believe without a doubt is
wrong) theory of "1914" makes clear
understanding of other time related prophesy virtually impossible. I will
attempt to interpret as much as possible to the best of my ability and will
attempt to show how much of what Revelation fits in with
the timeline in Daniel.
As the light get brighter, some of this understanding will become clearer
and I will revise it.
(Hang on to your hats!)
I find a common theme in the book of Revelation. That is: God's
people have things to work on / They will prophesy sweet messages to
the nations - This will turn to stinging prophesy to the nations /
The nations will "kill" God's servants / The nations will see great
signs and repent and hide from the upcoming day of wrath (judgment)
and "the great harlot" is destroyed / Jesus comes and judges the
earth / (after a period of time) Jehovah himself fights for his
people. This fits with the timeline in
Daniel for our day.
Revelation 1:1-3 "A revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave
him, to show his slaves the things that must shortly take place. And
he sent forth his angel and presented [it] in signs through him to
his slave John, who bore witness to the word God gave and to the
witness Jesus Christ gave, even to all the things he saw.
he who reads aloud and those who hear the words of this prophecy,
and who observe the things written in it; for the appointed time is
Revelation 1:4-3:22 Letters to the "stars" of the 7 congregations
(Revelation 1:20; 2:1) Revelation 2:10 states "...Look! The Devil
will keep on throwing some of YOU into prison that YOU may be fully
put to the test, and that YOU may have tribulation ten days."
principle of being fully put to the test is necessary. For our day,
it happens during the three and a
half times mentioned in Daniel 12:7,11
and Revelation 11:2,3.
- Revelation chapters 2 and 3 we see a common theme. That is that
God's people had to straighten their ways and endure so they could "conquer"
Satan's world as he did (Revelation 3:21).
- Jesus warns some of his followers to
straighten their ways and "unless you wake up, I shall come as a
thief, and you will not know at all at what hour I shall come upon
you." (Revelation 3:3)
- Jesus gives encouraging advise for those
who straighten their ways that they will be richly rewarded - This
is shown through out these verses and at Mark 10:29,30 of
Emphatic Diaglott; "Jesus said, "Indeed I say to you, There is
no one who has left House, or Brothers, or Sisters, or Father, or
Mother, or Wife, or Children, or Lands, on my account, and on
account of the GLAD TIDINGS, who will not receive a hundred-fold,
now, in this TIME,- Houses, and Brothers, and Sisters, and Mothers,
and Children, and Lands,- but with Persecutions; and in the AGE to
COME, aionian Life." - Notice a comma just after "hundred-fold"
indicating a more complete thought - This is not in the New
World Translation but I feel it gives a better understanding of
- Revelation 3:5 "He that conquers will thus be arrayed in white outer
garments; and I will by no means blot out his name from the book of life, but
I will make acknowledgment of his name before my Father and
before his angels." Compare how this happens (I believe for the
first group of the "two witnesses" (Revelation 11:2,3)) See
- Revelation 3:21 "To the one that conquers I will grant to sit down with me on
my throne, even as I conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne" -
Jesus had to be tested fully (which also meant his death and being forsaken by
Jehovah) by Satan's kingdom in order to conquer it. So it will be similar with
all of God's holy people. They will drink of the same cup that Jesus drank
(Think of the memorial of the last supper and Jesus' death). See Revelation 17:14
Revelation 4:4 ( ) It is difficult to identify these "twenty-four
elders". However, seeing that they are "round about" and
"twenty-four", it reminds me of "twenty four hours-a-day" sacred
service completely around the earth (as the earth rotates one
complete time in 24 hours). It also reminds me of the 24 "chiefs of
the holy place and of the [true] God" (24 priestly divisions
Chronicles 24:5-19). See also Revelation 4:10; 5:8; 11:16; 19:4;
Revelation 4:6 ( ) It is difficult but not
impossible to identify this "glassy sea
like crystal". It represents the purified and
accepted first group of the "two witnesses" in heaven. It also looks
like there is no change in time period from chapter 4 to 5 - see
Revelation 6:9-11 comments. Compare the difference with Revelation 15:2
where I believe both groups are represented and in the proper time
Revelation 5:5-7 ( ) We see "the root of David, has conquered"
and "he went and at once took [it] out of the right hand of the One
seated on the throne." Compare Isaiah
9:6,7; 11:1-5,10; Jeremiah 23:2-6; 33:15;
Ezekiel 17:22-24; 34:23-30; 37:15-25;
Zechariah 3:8; 6:12,13; Revelation 5:12
- This happens at the start of
the three and a half year period. See
Daniel 7:13-14 comments.
Revelation 5:6;".. a lamb..having seven horns and seven eyes.."
may refer to Zechariah 3:9; "For, look! the
stone that I have put before Joshua! Upon the one stone there are
Revelation 5:8-10; "... And they sing a new song, saying: ..."
This reminds me of 1 Chronicles 25:1-6 where
music was used for
aiding in "prophesying with the harp for thinking and praising
Revelation 6:1-8 ( ) This denotes a time of not just tribulation
but great tribulation and authorized conquest (vs.2). This time period fits in with Satan being
"hurled" to the earth - Which is also the start of the three and a
half years of tribulation and the start of Jesus' rule in heaven -
See timeline . This time period seems to
describe mainly the three and a half years of tribulation - Although
there will still be tribulation of sorts for some after the three
and a half tribulation period. The first six seals seem to represent events described
in this entire chapter including chapter 7:1-8. The seventh seal is
described starting with chapter 8. I also believe (mainly because of
the timeframe) that the four
angels mentioned at Revelation 7:2 are not the same as the four horsemen of
Revelation 6. The "great day of their wrath" (Revelation 6:17) seems to
be referring to "the face of the One seated on the throne and from
the wrath of the Lamb" (vs.16) which would be immediately after the
45 day period. The four
horsemen (Revelation 6:1-8) seem to be let loose at the start of the three
and a half period of tribulation.
Revelation 6:2 mentions a "white horse; and the one seated upon it had a bow;
and a crown was given him, and he went forth conquering and to complete his
conquest." This could refer to Jesus or it could refer to a king or kings given
authority by Satan or Jehovah to carry out their work during the three and a
half year time of tribulation. If it referred to Jesus, this ride of the four
horsemen would be encompassing a longer period then the three and a half years
of tribulation - which is a possibility. However, it also could represent a
nation or group of nations given authority to conquer. My best guess is that it
represents the one(s) causing; "But there will be reports that will disturb him,
out of the sunrising and out of the north" (See Daniel 11:40-45
Revelation 6:9-11 ( ) I believe this to be very important to
understand. The main group is identified as: "the souls of those
slaughtered because of the word of God and because of the witness
work that they used to have." and "killed as they also had been." -
So this shows us that it definitely includes those faithful
disciples of Christ who underwent grievous trials from long ago.
Another group is introduced to us as "their fellow slaves and their
brothers who were about to be killed as they also had been." - So we
are introduced to two different groups that are separated by two
different times of testing. The first group is given "a white robe"
and they ask; "Until when, Sovereign Lord holy and true, are you
refraining from judging and avenging our blood upon those who dwell
on the earth?" - This shows the two groups are in different
locations - earth and heaven. Their question is answered "and they
were told to rest a little while longer, until the number was filled
also of their fellow slaves and their brothers.." - So the number
had to be filled "also of their fellow
slaves" (vs.11) and they had to rest a little while. The resting
fits in with the three and a half year period where Jesus prepares
his kingdom and the "brothers" are fully tested on earth. This fits
in with Zechariah 3:1-9 where "Joshua the
high priest" is standing before Jehovah "in befouled garments" and
is given "the clean turban upon his head and to clothe him with
garments"; and "you and your companions who are sitting before
you.." This also seems to fit with Zechariah 14:1-2 where "...And half
of the city must go forth into the exile; but as for the remaining
ones of the people, they will not be cut off from the city."
Compare also Zechariah 5:3;
1 Corinthians 15:23; Revelation 11:1-3;
Revelation 14:4 comments and Micah chapters 2 and 4. Regarding the number to be filled: This is very interesting to me
because we know of the number of 144,000 who are sealed and chosen
(Revelation 7:3) but the interesting question is: Is this number of 144,000
of the first group or the second group or it it both groups combined? This question is
partly based upon 1 Chronicles 27:1-22 where there were a total of
288,000 who were to minister to David the king. And we know Jesus
inherited the throne from David. This question is not critical but
it is interesting. My guess, for right now (about 99.9% sure), is that
it is a total of 288,000 (could be more but "half" (Zechariah
14:2) would need to be interpreted more clearly). Although the measuring of the wall equaled
144,000 in many ways, it showed
that it was
"straight", able to be measured. (Revelation 21). See
Revelation 7:1-8; 11:2-3; 20:4 comments.
Revelation 6:11; "...that they should rest yet a little while--
until the number should be made full of their
fellow-servants.." - Emphasized Bible. "..and it was told them to rest
yet for a Time, till both their FELLOW-SERVANTS and their BRETHREN, who were
about to be killed even as they, should be completed."
- Emphatic Diaglott. "... and it was said unto them, that they should
rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their
brethren, that should be killed as they were,
should be fulfilled." - King James Version. "...and it was said
unto them, that they should rest yet for a little time, until their
fellow-servants also their brethren, who should be killed even as they were,
should have fulfilled their course." -
American Standard Version (1901). "...and they were told to rest a little
while longer, until the tally should be complete of
all their brothers in Christ's service who were to be killed as they had been."
- THE NEW ENGLISH BIBLE. "... and told to rest a little longer,
until the number of their fellow servants and their
brethren should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had
been." - REVISED STANDARD EDITION (Second Edition). The New
American Bible uses the term "until the number
was filled". THE BIBLE in Living English; "..till
the number.." THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE; "...
until the roll was completed.." New International Version; "...
until the number..." The Kingdom Interlinear
Translation of the GREEK SCRIPTURES; "should be
fulfilled" is the direct translation from the Greek word. There is
actually not a word for "number" in this Greek text (verse 11) but it seems that
the translators try to explain the passage with surrounding context. Vine's
Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words (1985) page 257 describes Revelation
6:11 under "FULFILL, FULFILLING, FULFILLMENT" as meaning "of number".
Revelation 6:12-17 ( ) This happens right after the
"brothers" are "killed". This corresponds with "a finishing of the
dashing of the power of the holy people to pieces" in
and Revelation 11:7 "... the wild beast that ascends out of the
abyss will make war with them and conquer them and kill them". This
corresponds to the 45 day period of
great fearful repentance of those on the earth. The "great day of
their wrath" (Jehovah and the Lamb) seems to occur just after this
45 day period - The "wrath" could indicate judgment action.
- Compare Zephaniah 2:1-3
Revelation 7:1-3 ( ) These four angels hold back the four winds
until the slaves of Jehovah are sealed. Revelation 7:1-8 appears to be
a further elaboration of events just before Revelation 6:12-17
(compare Revelation 6:11b with Revelation 7:3)
Revelation 7:3-5 The term "sealed" is defined a bit different then the term
in Ezekiel 9:4 - See Ezekiel 9:4 comments.
Revelation 7:4-8 ( ) The number mentioned here being sealed seems
to be referring to the group of Jehovah's holy people who just
became "dead" and were tested fully (2
Corinthians 1:9) The thought of
these verses (1-8) seems to be one of the same - that is referring to the
holy people of God who have straightened their worship and are fully
tested by experiencing all or part of the three and a half year
period noted at Daniel 12:7,11 - Because
this appears to be when the sealing is done for this group - The
holy ones need to be tested fully. This is the second
group of the "two witnesses" mentioned in Revelation 11:2,3 and the
"fellow slaves" mentioned in Revelation 6:11 - see also Revelation 14:1-5;
Revelation 7:9-10 ( ) This "great crowd", "dressed in white
robes" has shown repentance and submission. It seems to be made up
of all those who make it through "the great day of their wrath"
(Jehovah and the Lamb). This is made more clear in verses 13-17.
This would occur after the "wrath" which would be very shortly after
Revelation 7:15 ".. and they are rendering him sacred service day
and night in his temple.." This does not mean they (the "great
crowd") are of the sealed
144,000 mentioned earlier but they now submit themselves to Jehovah
and the Lamb. They have different roles and are different groups.
Notice the comments for Ezekiel 9:4 and
Revelation 8:1 "And when he opened the seventh seal,
occurred in heaven for about a half hour." - This silence seems to
be described at Amos 8:2,3 as: "...And
Jehovah went on to say to me: "The end has come to my people Israel.
I shall no more do any further excusing of them. 'And the songs of
[the] temple will actually be a howling in that day,' is the
utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, 'There will be many a
carcass. In every place one will certainly throw [them] out--hush!"
And Amos 8:11 further describes a famine for
the hearing the words of Jehovah. This (Revelation 8:1) seems to describe
the three and a half period of testing of Jehovah's holy people on
earth without Jehovah's spirit so they can be tested fully. This
"seventh seal" (which among other things include "seven trumpet"
blasts, seems to include events starting with Jesus beginning his
reign in heaven all the way through the 1000 year reign
(Revelation 11:15-19). // Compare Matthew
Revelation 8:3,4 "And another angel arrived and stood at the
altar, having a golden incense vessel; and a large quantity of
incense was given him to offer it with the prayers of all the holy
ones upon the golden altar that was before the throne. And the
of the incense ascended from the hand of the angel with the prayers
of the holy ones before God." -This is the same time of
3:1,2 where Joshua is presented before Jehovah for acceptance. The
statement "the smoke of the incense ascended ... before God." is
showing God's acceptance of the first group of the "two witnesses" -
See Revelation 11:2,3. This acceptance by or "ascending" before God is the same
as Zechariah 3:3-5 where Joshua is pardoned and given "robes of
Revelation 8:5 "But right away
the angel took the incense vessel,
and he filled it with some of the fire of the altar and
hurled it to
the earth...."- This is the account at Jeremiah 25:27
Revelation 8:7 thru 9:19 describe
the first six "trumpet blasts"
- These correspond with the prophetic messages of the "two
witnesses" till their "death" at Revelation 11:2-7. The "four
angels" mentioned in 9:14 are not the same as Revelation 7:2 or Revelation 6:2-8
because they carry out actions in different time periods. The "four
angels" and their actions mentioned at 9:14-19 happen, most likely
during the three and a half year time period because some who do not
repent remain (Revelation 9:20-21). Keep in mind that the definition for
"angels" can mean messenger.
- Revelation 9:2 The term "and
the sun was darkened" - see comments
for Revelation 16:10
- Revelation 9:16 "And
the number of the armies of cavalry was"; 200,000 (Ref.
note). This reminds me of the army of insects symbolized as people in
Joel chapters 1 and 2 although in Joel, the "insects"
were stripping Jehovah's people bare - Here God's people are not harmed from
these creatures (9:4).
Revelation 10:7 "but in the days of the sounding of
angel, when he is about to blow his trumpet, the sacred secret of
God according to the good news which he declared to his own slaves
the prophets is indeed brought to a finish." // It is important to
realize when this happens. The Greek word for "about" is "mello"
(#3195 - Strong's Concordance) and is defined as: "..to intend, i.e.
be about to be, do, or suffer something..)" // Compare
Amos 3:7; The time period of
Daniel 11:33-35; 12:7,12;
Malachi 3:1; 4:5,6; Revelation 11:15
Revelation 10: 8-11 ( ) This appears to indicate how the
to the nations from God's people change from "sweet" to " bitter".
This is made more evident in chapter 11:5-6.
Revelation 11:1 ( ) It is interesting that
three things are mentioned to be
measured - That is, they are "straight" so they can be measured - The temple, altar, and those worshipping in it. Those "worshipping in
it" would most likely be the first group (of two) who have already been fully
tested "to death" as mentioned at Revelation 6:9-11. Compare
Zechariah 5:6-11 where the first group would be
represented by the measurable "ephah". See also 1
Corinthians 15:23; Revelation 14:4 "firstfruits"
Revelation 11:2-3 ( ) This "courtyard that is outside the temple
[sanctuary]" is not measured but "given to the nations" to be
trampled upon for 42 months. This event in time corresponds
within the three and a
half times or 1,290 days mentioned in
Daniel 12:7,11 where God's holy people are cleansed and
their power is dashed to pieces so they can be tested fully. They
will be in "sackcloth". This will be a
spiritual famine too as one
brought out in Amos chapter 8. These "two
witnesses" seem to be two groups of holy people who "conquer"
Satan's kingdom. One group was most likely from the first century
period and the other group is for our day. Both groups seem to have
to go through the tribulation period of which there is a king of the
north which especially takes the lead in "killing" the holy people
of God - See Daniel 7:25; 8;11;12 and Revelation 6:9-11 comments and the
book of Lamentations.
Revelation 11:4 ( ) - Reference Zechariah
Revelation 11:5,6 This appears to be the
messages of Jehovah's people while in "sackcloth". See Revelation
8:7 thru 9:19 and 10:8-11 comments. Prophets of old such as Elijah
and Moses performed literal feats as mentioned here.
Revelation 11:7 ( ) The holy people are "killed" by the wild
beast - See Daniel 12:7. They have been
tested fully as their companions had been - Revelation 6:9-11
Revelation 11:8-10 ( ) The "corpses" are on open display to their
enemies who now rejoice - The stinging prophetic work of this group
is legally "killed" for a literal three and a half days - Very
similar to Jonah in a death-like state in
the belly of the big fish. This would correspond with the first
literal approximate three days of the 45 day period commented upon in
Daniel 12:11-12 and the
Revelation 11:11-13 ( ) Just after approximate three literal days
a great sign or signs show God's protection and favor on his "two
witnesses" who were "killed". The people of the nations "go crazy"
because repentance including the showing of servitude and glory to Jehovah
on their part - means their very lives! - See comments for verses 8-10.
This is a most fitting time for the people that the "Harlot" that
sits upon her people is destroyed "in one hour" (Revelation chapters
17 and 18). The phrase "come on up here" could refer to the
invitation for God's holy ones to be judged before Jehovah to be worthy
and/or it could include a visible sign such as Elijah and Elisha
experienced (2 Kings 2:9-12,23). This (vs.12)
most likely happens at the same time as Isaiah
Revelation 11: 14-18 ( ) This appears to take place immediately
after the 45 day period at day 1,335
. Notice verse 19 comments. See Revelation 14:14-20; 19:11-21)
Revelation 11:18 "ruining the earth" the word translated here as
"ruining" is Literally "corrupting through" - Ref. note.
See also Revelation 19:2.
Revelation 11:19 "And the temple [sanctuary] of God that is in
heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his
temple [sanctuary]. And there occurred lightnings and voices and
thunders and an earthquake and a great hail." It appears that this
is a clue to figuring out the timing of this vision by referencing
what appears to be the same event at Revelation 15:5
Revelation 12:6 "And the woman fled into the wilderness, where
she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there a
thousand two hundred and sixty days." This happens at the start of
the 1,290 day period in
Daniel 12:7,11. This is a time of testing
of God's servants - See comments for Revelation 11:2-4 and
Revelation 12:7-9 Occurs basically at the same time as 12:6.
Revelation 12:10-12 ( ) This occurs basically at the same
time as 12:6. However, verse 11 talks about the first group of the
"two witnesses" not the holy ones yet to undergo trials - see
comments for Revelation 6:9-11.
Revelation 12:13-14 pictures
Satan restricted to the earth and Jehovah removing his spirit from his
people by the "woman" fleeing into the wilderness. This may be the
same thing as mentioned in Zechariah 5:9-11.
Revelation 12:15-17 "And the serpent disgorged water like a river
from its mouth after the woman, to cause her to be drowned by the
river. But the earth came to the woman's help, and the earth opened
its mouth and swallowed up the river that the dragon disgorged from
its mouth. And the dragon grew wrathful at the woman, and went off
to wage war with the remaining ones of her seed, who observe the
commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness to Jesus."
// All the verses happen during the same time
period (three and a half times).
Actually it appears that verse 17 repeats what is mentioned in
verses 15 and 16. They simply seem to be the same thing. This
"disgorged water" are attempts by Satan to destroy the remaining of
God's holy people but they find protection ("the earth came to the
woman's help") among some people and possibly laws of the nations.
See the attitudes found at Daniel 7:25 and
Revelation 13:1 ( ) "blasphemous names" could easily denote
blasphemous actions. The "heads" or "horns" would represent kingdoms
or possibly groups of kingdoms.
Revelation 13:2 ( ) It is interesting how this wild beast
encompasses characteristics of the first three beasts mentioned in
Daniel 7:4-6 (Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece
(possibly with Rome)) However, it may be depicting the
descendant nations of the previous world powers or just similar
qualities. When taking into consideration Daniel's account of this
beast along with this account, it seems that it represents Satan's
entire kingdom of human governments. Different "horns" represent
Revelation 13:2 where it mentions "And the dragon gave to [the
beast] its power and its throne and great authority." This most
likely occurs as soon as Satan is "hurled" to the earth
(Revelation 12:7,13). An unprecedented amount of authority is given to it -
most likely more then what was given to the king of the north in the
first century mainly due to the dragon being "restricted" to the
earth. Because "the dragon" gives the wild
beast its throne, anyone "worshiping" (or doing service for) would
be considered serving a god rather then Jehovah.
Revelation 13:3 "And I saw
one of its heads as though slaughtered
to death, but its death-stroke got healed..." It is hard to say when
this takes place. Taking into consideration what Daniel describes as
the wild beast for our day and the conflicts between its kingdoms,
this could represent a kingdom that was "on the verge or death"
being revived. So it most likely would not represent the king of the
north because he is not conquered until his end and he does not
recover (Daniel 7;11). It is a slim possibility that this "head as
though slaughtered to death" could represent the kingdom of Israel
(Including Jerusalem). This "slaughtered"
head most likely would not represent America because of the
greatness of the injury. For our near future, Daniel 11 does show
some victory of the king of the north over the king of the south but
not to this degree. (It is also possible for Israel to be a "king of
the south" but it would not be a principle one) This
"slaughtered to death" could be a financial slaughtering - it is a
possibility but I believe a slim one. It could be Israel or another
nation coming back from defeat from the king of the north the the
aid of other nations before the end of the king of the north. - Time
Revelation 13:4 ( ) It seems that the "wild beast" has "heads"
that fight against one another. That is some represent different
national interests but they all belong to the same political time
period. The phrase "Who is like the wild beast, and who can do
battle with it?" can indicate a show of force has been
exercised. Perhaps the king of
the north is "pushed back" or "stopped" by the
principle part of the wild beast (Most likely the United Nations or
a large group of nations),
for a time (until the king of the north pushes again - but to his end -
Daniel 11:40-45 comments).
Revelation 13:5-8 "And a mouth speaking great things and
blasphemies was given it, and authority to act forty-two months was
given it." This is certainly the complete worldly political system
of our day - not just "the king of the north"(vs.7b "and authority was
given it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation") -
whether they fight with one another or not. The timing of the given
authority to act forty-two months (Three and
a half years) seems to begin with the destruction or conquering
of Jerusalem. It also wages war with the holy ones (see comments for
Revelation 17:14) and speaks blasphemies against God (possibly by speaking
against God's holy ones). For those who "worship" it, they render it service to
support its objective of "killing" or "wage war" and "conquer"
"holy ones" thus they willingly mark themselves as
worshippers or servants of Satan's throne. (see 13:17). This
"worship" (could also be defined as: "to give aid to" or "serve") could - but
does not have to be - something as simple as a type of "tax".
If that were to happen, a person of God would rather be "restricted"
as Paul was - rather then to render a service to this wild
Revelation 13:8 Notice that referring to a scroll related to
those who serve this wild beast; "... all those who dwell on the
earth will worship it; the name of not one of them stands written in
the scroll of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered, from the
founding of the world." -This is the same beast described at
Revelation 13:9-10 "..Here is where it
means the endurance and
faith of the holy ones." The holy ones will need endurance to
"conquer" (or "prove faithful") this wild beast. This is the
three and a half times.
Revelation 13:11-13 "And I saw
another wild beast ascending out
of the earth.." This beast has a different beginning, "the earth",
then the wild beast mentioned in verse 1. Notice verse 11: "... And it had two horns
like a lamb, but it began speaking as a dragon." - This highly
indicates a dual world power (This is based upon other visions and
their descriptions with "horns") that began to have great
power (like at the end of World War 2). This beast evidently exists at the/or
same time as the wild beast of the nations (vs.7) when it is stated
"in its sight" (vs.12). Verse 12 also shows that this other
dual-horned beast is the force behind making "the earth and those
who dwell in it worship the first wild beast...". It makes most
sense that this is the dual world power of America and the British
Revelation 13:13 "And it
performs great signs, so that it should
even make fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the sight of
mankind." - This "fire" could be what is mentioned in verse 14. I
personally believe it could mean literally prophesy - and the
prophesy would come true. That is another reason why it is important
to be able to distinguish between a true
and false prophet. This "fire" could also represent literal
military might or something else.
Revelation 13:14 "And it misleads those who dwell on the earth,
because of the signs that were granted it to perform in the sight of
the wild beast..." This beast is also identified as the "false
prophet" (See Revelation 19:20) - It misleads people into false worship
("worship" is also known as "service")
Revelation 13:14 "... while
it tells those who dwell on the earth
to make an image to the wild beast that had the sword-stroke and yet
revived." Images were and are used in acts of false worship. In this
case, "to make an image" may denote the promoting of the means to
"worship" or to "serve" the first wild beast which would
include supporting its warring (or
any opposition) against the holy ones and speaking against Jehovah
(Revelation 13:5-8 comments) Reflecting on what Jesus mentioned in John
14:9 "He that has seen me has seen the Father [also]..." and what
Hebrews 1:3 states: "He is the reflection of [his] glory and the
exact representation of his very being, and he sustains all things
by the word of his power.." - it is also possible that
the image of the wild beast be
represented not just by an organization of nations but also by a
principle leader or leaders.
Revelation 13:15-17 "And there was granted it to give breath to
the image of the wild beast, so that the image of the wild beast
should both speak and cause to be killed all those who would not in
any way worship the image of the wild beast. And it puts under
compulsion all persons, the small and the great, and the rich and
the poor, and the free and the slaves, that they should give these a
mark in their right hand or upon their forehead, and that nobody
might be able to buy or sell except a person having the mark, the
name of the wild beast or the number of its name." This shows the
intensity of Satan's will to destroy Jehovah's holy people by trying
to force everyone to submit to his (Satan's) will. This "cause
to be killed" could very easily be symbolic such as being barred
from doing business or buying something or it could include the real
thing too - See Revelation 20:4b comments. However, for any of God's people
who are "in sackcloth", Satan would only need one act of servitude
to "mark" someone - This could be in the form of a king telling the
"two witnesses" that all they would have to do is sign a piece of
paper or pay some type of fee - with the deceptive reasoning such as
"if you do this - just once - we will allow you to worship your God
freely!". Watch out! -See Daniel 11:32.
Revelation 13:18 Comments and speculation on the number of the
beast 666: It is interesting that the wild beast mentioned in Rev. 13:11 speaks as a dragon and gives life "to the image"
of the wild beast (Revelation 13:1-8) - There are two separate "beasts" working here on a
common campaign. It seems that this campaign time frame is listed as 666. It can be
calculated as 666*2 (because of two beasts with same thought) = 1,332. This is very close to the the time from when
(according to Daniel) the beginning of the last time period of the nations
begin - That is, it begins with the fall of the literal Jerusalem, includes
the fall of the king of the
north and the 45 "days to repent". Daniel puts the completed days at 1,335 days as the time of
the starting of the destruction of any opposition toward Jehovah by
Michael - Which would include these two beasts. -
Revelation 14:1 "And I saw, and, look!
the Lamb standing upon the
Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand having
his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads." //
This helps to confirm how the "Lamb", the "Father", and the "hundred
and forty-four thousand" are separate. - See
Jehovah's organization link.
Revelation 14:1-5 seems to describe
the first group of the
witnesses" - See Revelation 11:2-3; 6:9-11; 21:16b-17a comments) because it
that the events of the entire chapter happen in order. Although the
thought that this group in these verses is not identified as "not
receiving" the mark of the beast does not resolve the matter.
However, see the comments in Revelation 15:2; 20:4 where I believe it shows the
two groups together - With one of them partly identified as "who had
not received the mark" (20:4). See also Revelation 7:3-8 comments.
- Revelation 14:4a "These are the ones that did not defile
themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins." // Denoting that
spiritually they are pure not defiling themselves with apostate or
foreign wives serving other gods - Compare
Ezekiel 44:15-22. The phrase "they are virgins", could denote
different things. It is possible it could denote their spiritual
purity (being forgiven by Jehovah) and that they would be virgins
from the standpoint that they are to make up the "bride" of Jesus.
- Revelation 14:4b,c "These are the ones that keep following the
Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind
as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb" // This identifies the first
of the "two witnesses" as spoken of in Revelation 11:1-3. Compare
Zechariah 5:8; 1
Corinthians 15:23; Revelation 6:9-11
Revelation 14:6-12 happen during the 45
Revelation 14:6-7 ( ) Here is where
the nations see great signs
and they realize they need to repent and submit in order to survive
the upcoming time of the wrath of God (Revelation 11:11-13 comments)
Revelation 14:8 It seems that the nations of people, in their
eagerness to show repentance and submission, destroy Babylon the
Great. The Great harlot most definitely "marked" (see Revelation 13:14-17
comments) herself too by serving the wild beast in "killing" God's
Revelation 14:9-12 Is a proclaimed fact that the nations have
been "tormented" with when the "two witnesses" prophesied. This
partial group of the "two witnesses" was helped to be "killed" by
anyone who bore the beasts mark (Revelation 11; 13:15-18)
Revelation 14:13 Those who were "killed" or "died" have been
fully tested and now the testing is done and the nations know for a
certainty that they are God's holy people. They can "rest". This
most likely starts in the 45 day period but it only fully assured
when Jesus arrives to Judge.
Revelation 14:14-20 Jesus has arrived in kingdom might and starts
the separating work of those who have submitted and do not bear the
mark of the beast from the ones who bear the mark of the beast along
with any who do not submit (See Revelation 11:16-18; 19:11-21)
Revelation 15:1 starts us off in a different time period as
brought out in verse 2 (which takes place during the
45 day period)
Revelation 15:2 "And I saw what seemed to be
a glassy sea mingled
with fire, and those who come off victorious from the wild beast and
from its image and from the number of its name standing by the
glassy sea, having harps of God." - Compare THE NEW ENGLISH BIBLE
(1971); "I saw what seemed a sea of glass shot with fire, and
the sea of glass, holding the harps which God had given them, were
those who had won the victory over the beast and its image and the
number of its name." - I prefer the later rendering of the verse
because it makes this difficult verse easier to understand on how it
harmonizes with prophetic events. This "sea of glass shot with fire"
represents the second group of "the two witnesses". They have just
been "killed" by Satan's wild beast. They have "conquered it". They
just have been fully tested and cleansed and are standing beside the
first group of the "two witnesses" when the "seven bowls of the
anger of God" get poured into the earth (Revelation 16:1 comments). They
were just "made alive" after being "killed" or "dead" for 3 days and
were accepted by Jehovah with any past sins (most likely of
apostasy) wiped away. So now both groups are together.
- The understanding of the
text is important. Because if one thinks this is only talking about
the first group, it puts different emphasis on what may or may not
be literal in the following verses. Especially in Revelation 16:12 where it
could be thought to be referring to the end of the king of the north
for our day (Daniel 11:44-45) and even
Revelation 15:5 "And after these things I saw, and the sanctuary
of the tent of the witness was opened in heaven, and the seven
angels with the seven plagues emerged from the sanctuary" - This
"tent of the witness" is also translated as "the TEMPLE of the
TABERNACLE of the TESTIMONY" - EMPHATIC DIAGLOTT.
Revelation 15:5-16:21 Refer to the pouring out of "the seven
bowls of the anger of God" (16:1) by "the seven angels" (15:6)
- Revelation 16:1-11 Refer to the
first five "bowls of the anger of
God". The time frame for this is the 45
day period - Because the "two witnesses" are joined in heaven
(Revelation 15:2) and Revelation 16:12 seems to explain events just before Michael
stands up in judicial power. Just as Moses performed miracles
similar to these, most of these can be literal.
The "great crowd" will be protected. Notice how many do not repent
although they see miracles - It is like Pharaoh in Moses day. It
would be the unrepentant who would gather together to fight Michael
in "the war of the great day of God the Almighty"- see comments for
Revelation 16:14b; 16:16.
- Revelation 16:10 "And the fifth one
poured out his bowl upon the
throne of the wild beast. And its kingdom became darkened, and they
began to gnaw their tongues for [their] pain". This term "darkened"
is defined by Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words
(1984) page 145 as: "to darken," is used (a) of the heavenly
bodies, Revelation 9:2; 16:10". This is most likely literal.
- Revelation 16:12 "And the
sixth one poured out his bowl upon
the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, that the way
might be prepared for the kings from the rising of the sun."
// "the kings from the rising of the sun" would denote those new kings with Jesus.
We also see Babylon's water dried up - her defenses are gone. In
this case, it seems that Babylon's organization is destroyed by man
but still awaits complete destruction (most likely its loyal
shepherds and members) by Jesus - See Revelation 16:19
- Revelation 16:13-16 ( ) . This
"Har-Magedon" is a literal and
righteous war between Jesus himself and any who have not submitted
or repented. This takes place on or very shortly after
day 1,336 when Michael stands up. Notice
that in verses 14 and 16, they are gathered (or prepared themselves)
"to the war" - This "war" does not happen until
the seventh angel pours out his bowl of the anger of God. -
Compare Psalms 2:1-3
- Revelation 16:14b An alternate rendering from the EMPAHTIC
DIAGLOTT - as it is directly from the Greek language: "...
to-gather-together them for the
war of-the day
of-that of-the great
of-the God of-the
almighty." (hyphens have been added - I recommend seeing this in the
publication so one can understand it more clearly - I have attempted
to type it in as it is in the book, but it is not "perfectly
possible" due to keyboard restrictions.
- Revelation 16:17 "...It has come to pass!" This may denote that
Satan finally lost all his authority in heaven
and on earth by him being bound and his political element
"dashed to pieces" (Genesis 3:15 (because I believe Jehovah destroys
- Revelation 16:19 ".. and
Babylon the Great was remembered in the
sight of God, to give her the cup of the wine of the anger of his
wrath." - It seems that although the organization of Babylon the
Great was destroyed by the people (God put it in their minds to do
that. Plus, it was the financial gain that people were going to miss
as they saw her destroyed - not the people), many of her "former"
members remain to be judged by Jesus to fully complete the
destruction of the harlot.
Revelation 17:1-6 Identifying "Babylon the Great" - Compare
To identify the "wild beast" in Revelation
Revelation 17:8 "The wild beast that you saw was, but is not, and
yet is about to ascend out of the abyss, and it is to go off into
destruction. And when they see how the beast was, but is not, and
yet will be present, those who dwell on the earth will wonder
admiringly, but their names have not been written upon the scroll of
life from the founding of the world." - An important clue is that
"their names have not been written upon the scroll of life" is
similar and most likely the same scroll mentioned at Revelation 13:8
and the same beast. Another important
clue is to the time period that this descending and ascending takes
place: "those who dwell on the earth will wonder admiringly, but
their names have not been written upon the scroll of life from the
founding of the world.". "Those who dwell on the earth" are shown
have their names written on this scroll of life. The time period of this
"scroll" is given as "from the founding of the world"- And it
continues into the time period of the vision which is when this
beast goes "off into destruction". So, the time period for "those
who dwell on the earth" covers a long period of time. //
This also shows the love of Jehovah's
arranging for Jesus' sacrifice and the "two groups of " sacrifices
of his holy people to pronounce certain judgment against Satan's
rulership - so that - "those who dwell on the earth" have an
opportunity to have their names written in the "scroll of life" -
See Jehovah's rulership.
- Revelation 17:8a "The wild beast that you saw was, but is not,
and yet is about to ascend out of the abyss, and it is to go off
into destruction..." This wild beast is the political powers that
Satan uses in both time periods to "kill" Jehovah's holy people.
That is, back in the first century when Jerusalem was destroyed,
then it gradually went into "the abyss" (Daniel 11:19,20 Rome's
uneventful demise - But in the time of the writing of Revelation,
the king of the north (Rome - the political power Satan used) had
already done most of its work by scattering Jehovah's people and
destroying Jerusalem and putting many to test. Gradually, Rome faded
away. But the appearance of the "beast" in this vision - in the
stream of time - is most important) This beast ascends out of the abyss by receiving authority
over Jehovah's holy people for a second time (Remember, concerning
the first time, when Jesus told Simon that "Satan has demanded to
have YOU men to sift YOU as wheat" (Luke 22:31)) - This occurs when
Jerusalem is destroyed (or conquered) by the king of the north again
Revelation 17:10-11 "And there are
seven kings: five have
fallen, one is, the other has not yet arrived, but when he does
arrive he must remain a short while. And the wild beast that was but
is not, it is also itself an eighth [king], but springs from the
seven, and it goes off into destruction". The identification of the
beast is done so we will attempt to identify these kings. I agree
with the illustration in the
Revelation Its Grand Climax At Hand book on page 252 that shows
"The Succession of Seven World Powers" as being Egypt, Assyria,
Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and Anglo-America . I believe
the phrase "but springs from the seven" can be translated "but owes
its existence to the seven." - Ref. footnote. This succession of
world powers agrees with the "immense image" at
Revelation 17:12-14 "And the ten horns that you saw mean ten kings, who have
not yet received a kingdom, but they do receive authority as kings
one hour with
the wild beast. These have one thought, and so they give their power and
authority to the wild beast. These will battle with the lamb, but, because he is
Lord of lords and King of kings, the Lamb will conquer them. Also, those called
and chosen and faithful with him [will do so]."
- Revelation 17:12 The phrase "ten kings" seems to indicate a
completeness of the kings of the earth.
- Revelation 17:12 The phrase "one hour" seems to indicate a brief time.
- Revelation 17:13 The phrase "one thought" is generally defined in verse 14;
to "battle with the Lamb". This is during the three and
a half year time period.
- Revelation 17:14 The phrase "conquer them" does not mean Jesus
destroying his enemies. Rather God's holy people are "killed" by Satan's kingdom
in order to conquer it - as Jesus did. - See Revelation chapters 2 and 3 comments; Revelation 3:21;
6:11; 11:7; 12:17; 13:5,7,15; 14:12,13;
Daniel 7:21 (concerning the king of the
north's actions for our near future); Matthew 25:40 comments. This
is during the three and a half year time period.
This should not be confused with "Har-Magedon" at Revelation 16:16 or Revelation 19:19.
Revelation 17:16 shows us how the nations turn and "completely" destroy the
Revelation 17:17 This happens
45 day of repentance.
Revelation 18:1-8 Describes the harlot and her demise as
happening "in one day". This also happens during the
45 day period. This harlot seems to be
(I believe it to be) the primary instrument of Satan to keep people
from learning about or serving Jehovah properly - That is most
likely why there is so much rejoicing
when she is destroyed.
- Revelation 18:4-8 describes the basic information that
nations will find out when they realize that they just "killed"
God's holy people. They will "go crazy" (my terminology) in
destroying the harlot so as not "to receive part of her plagues"
(vs.4). This also happens during the 45 day
period. See Revelation 16:17-21 comments.
Revelation 18:9-19 The different
groups of people all stand at a
distance when the harlot is destroyed because; "because Jehovah God,
who judged her, is strong." (vs.8)
Revelation 18:21 "And a strong angel lifted up a stone like
a great millstone and hurled it into the sea, saying: "Thus with a
swift pitch will Babylon the great city be hurled down, and she will never be found
again." - See Jeremiah 51:63,64
Revelation 19:2b "For he has executed judgment upon the great harlot who
corrupted the earth with her fornication, and he has avenged the blood of his
slaves at her hand." Compare this "corrupted the earth" with Revelation
11:18 footnote "corrupting through".
Revelation 19:6 "a great crowd" - See also Revelation 7:9-10, 13-17.
Revelation19:7,8 ( )
Revelation 19:11 This "white horse" and its rider is Jesus. This
is most likely not the white horse of
the "four horsemen" - see comments of Revelation 6:1-8.
Revelation 19:11-21 (See also Revelation 14:14-21; 11:16-18) Michael
"stands up" (Daniel 12:1,2).
Revelation 19:15b "He treads too
the winepress of the anger of
the wrath of God the Almighty." Comment: I personally think the
"too" in this verse does not belong and it makes things not so
clear. The Emphatic Diaglott words it this way; "...and
treads the WINEPRESS of the WINE of the INDIGNATION of the WRATH of
GOD". This "winepress" also reminds me
of the gathering (or separating) work - See Revelation 14:14-20 comments.
Revelation 19:17-21 describe "the great evening meal of God"
resulting from Jesus destroying any who oppose him. This includes
the wild beast (Revelation 17), false prophet (Revelation 13:12 also known as the
king of the south for our time (Daniel 11),
"those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who render
worship to its image" - See Revelation 13 comments. This begins right away
in the "1,336" day period. This is a
different time period and "war" then "Har-Magedon" - See
Revelation 16:13-16 comments.
Revelation 20:1-3 "Satan" is "bound ... for a thousand years." -
This is most likely executed immediately before the events of
Revelation 19:17-21. This assumption is based upon the principle that Jesus
mentioned at Matthew 12:29 (Strong man).
See Isaiah 24:21-23
Revelation 20:4: ( )
- Revelation 20:4a "And I saw thrones, and there were those who sat
down on them, and power of judging was given them ." (See also Revelation 14:1-5; 7:3-8
- Revelation 20:4b "Yes, I saw the souls of those executed with the
ax for the witness they bore to Jesus and for speaking about God,"
-This seems to be referring to the first group of the "two
witnesses" - Compare Revelation 11:1
- Revelation 20:4b "...and those who had worshiped neither the wild
beast nor its image and who had not received the mark upon their
forehead and upon their hand." - This seems to be referring to
second group of the "two witnesses" - See Revelation
chapters 11 and
13. Esp. Revelation 11:2,3. Further comments: It appears - but does
not mean it is - that a common general "testing" of each group
- Revelation 20:4c "And they came to life and ruled as kings with
the Christ for a thousand years." - Although they lived in different
time periods and "came to life" at different times, they rule as
kings at the same time. - See Revelation 11
Revelation 20:5 ( )
- Revelation 20:5a "(The rest of the dead did not come to life
until the thousand years were ended.)" - This seems to be describing
those on earth that still need to be fully tested when Satan is
- Revelation 20:5b "This is
the first resurrection." - This seems
to be referring to the "coming to life" or "standing up" (Ref.
footnote) of the proven faithful of those who are to rule with Jesus
in verse 20:4a,b.
Revelation 20:6 "Happy and holy is anyone having part in the
first resurrection.." Although anyone will be happy to make it to
this point in time (after the initial cleansing mentioned at
Revelation 19:15b-21), this reminds me of Daniel
Revelation 20:8 "... Gog and Maygog.."- See the description of
the battle between Jehovah and Satan with "Gog and Maygog" at
Ezekiel 38 thru 39:20
Revelation 20:8 This battle is described as
"the war" and happens
after the 1000 year reign of Jesus after he hands the kingdom over
to his Father.
Revelation 20:11-15 This seems to be after "the war" and is
similar to after the three and a half year
time period in that God's people have been tested. It appears
that in both cases, judging happens and it is based upon the stand
people took during the "tribulation" period. However, in this case,
it is Jehovah himself that does the judging and executing of Satan
and his crowd.
Revelation 21:1-8 Describes conditions during the 1000 year reign
of Jesus and what the "conquering" ones will inherit. The actual
"conquering" happens before they rule with Jesus when they are fully
tested - See Revelation 17:14 comments.
- Revelation 21:2 - See all of the comments for chapter 21.
Revelation 21:9-27 Describes "the bride, the Lamb's wife"
Isaiah 54:5,6,11-14; 62:4,5
- Revelation 21:16b-17a "And he measured the city with the reed,
twelve thousand furlongs; its length and breadth and height are
equal. Also, he measured its wall, one hundred and forty-four
- Notice a marked difference between this "holy
city of Jerusalem" and the one mentioned in Revelation 11:1-3. The one
in Revelation 11:1-3 has its "courtyard that is outside the temple ..
cast it clear out and do not measure it, because it has been
given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city
underfoot for forty-two months." But the one mentioned in
Revelation 21:15,16 does get its city measured; "... that he might
measure the city and its gates and its wall. And the city lies
foursquare, and its length is as great as its breadth..."
- It is also interesting how New
Jerusalem is not prepared "as a bride" - that is - ready to
be married to the Lamb, until she can be fully measured.
Her "wall" had been "measured" (denoting being presented to
Jehovah and accepted and her sins forgiven (could be
referring to any sins against Jehovah (like un-pure worship
whether knowingly or not)) -
Zechariah 3:1-5) in Revelation 11:1-3 but she was not ready for
marriage, yet. Her "courtyard" has to be ("refined" or)
"straightened out" (See Malachi 4:5,6
comments) so it can be measured. - This primarily happens
during the three and a half year tribulation period on earth. During this
tribulation period, it is this heavenly "unprepared" bride that flees to
the wilderness to wait to become fully prepared. She becomes
fully prepared once her "companions" or "courtyard" can be
measured. It is at this time that Revelation 21:2 takes place;
"I saw also the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of
heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her
husband." (Scriptural references abound)
- Revelation 21:18-21
- Revelation 21:22-27 Shows how true worship is continuous - the
gates are not even closed. However, the wicked "will in no way enter
into it". Compare Isaiah 60:11,12,18-21;
Zechariah 14:7-9; Revelation 22:1-5. See
Daniel 8:11,12,13 and 1 Chronicles 23:31 (quoted in Daniel 8:11
comments) about ("the continuous [sacrifice]")
Revelation 22:2 Shows us two sides of a river producing fruit for
the "curing of the nations". I believe these
represent the "two witnesses" united and rendering blessings to the
nations (of course, this is during the 1,000 year reign of God's
Son). See Revelation 6:9-11 comments
Revelation 22:3-5 Shows us that the spiritual light of pure
worship is continuous - compare Revelation 21:22-27 comments
Revelation 22:6,7 "And he said to me: "These words are
faithful and true; yes, Jehovah the God
of the inspired expressions of the prophets
sent his angel forth to show his slaves the things that must shortly
take place. And, look! I am coming
quickly. Happy is anyone observing the words of the prophesy of this
scroll." I honestly think that now I am able to help
other servants of Jehovah
to understand Revelation much more clearly including understanding
the urgent need to make things straight. (Malachi
3:4,5) The EMPHASIZED BIBLE translates it this way; "And he said
unto me- ||These words|| are faithful and true; and ||the Lord the
God of the spirits of the prophets|| hath sent his messenger
to point out unto his servants the things which must
needs come to pass with speed. And- Lo! I come speedily!
|Happy| is he that keepeth the words of the prophesy of this
scroll." // Also compare Malachi 3:1
EMPHATIC DIAGLOTT: "And he said to
me, "These WORDS are faithful and true; and the Lord GOD of the
SPIRITS of the PROPHETS sent his ANGEL to show
to his SERVANTS what it is necessary to have done speedily."
; "HE who TESTIFIES these things says, "Yes, I am coming speedily."
Amen! Come! Lord Jesus."
Revelation 22:20 "He that bears witness of
these things says, 'Yes; I am coming quickly.' " - Along with
(Revelation 22:7), by deductive reasoning (and with hardly the ability to
type (Wow!)), JESUS IS COMING
QUICKLY! (8/29/2010 7:37PM (central time)) //
According to the ABINGDON'S STRONG'S EXHAUSTIVE CONCORDANCE OF THE
BIBLE, the term "bears witness" is derived from the Greek word
numbered as 3140 which basically means to give evidence, to be a
witness, testify, bear record, bear witness, give witness, obtain
Personal comments: For those who do not think Revelation is
inspired: In my opinion, it certainly is beyond doubt, inspired. I
have never read something so well put together - never. It draws on
prophesy throughout the inspired scriptures and puts it together. In
many ways, it complements and "finishes" many prophesies for our
day. Only with unadulterated understanding of other inspired
scriptures can it be understood. This would lend its understanding
to true lovers of Jehovah - those seeking His righteousness - not
their own or their father's. In my opinion and I believe it to be
true, the book of Revelation could only have been inspired by a
"genius of geniuses" - which is far above normal human ability.