Book of "Revelation" of Jesus Christ
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|Apostle John (v 1:1), one of the 12 disciples, writing from the isle of Patmos (v 1:9).||
The book is the vision given to John while he was exiled on
the isle of Patmos. Telling of how the kingdoms of the world have now become the kingdoms of
our Lord and of His Christ, who will reign for ever, Revelation 11:15.
The letter was sent to the seven churches of Asia telling of what is to come upon the earth,
followed by the millennium reign, the war of Armageddon, ending with the new Jerusalem.
1The Revelation that God gave to Jesus Christ, to explain to His servants the things that must shortly come to pass, delivered by His angel to His servant John, 2And John bore wittiness of the Word of God and gave testimony of Jesus Christ, by recording all the things that he heard and saw.
3Happy and blessed is he that reads and they that hear this prophecy, keeps all these things that are written in the book, for the time draws near.
4I, John am writing this to the seven churches in Asia. Grace and peace be unto you, from Him that is and was and is to come and from the seven Spirits that are before His throne, (NOTE: 7 is the number of completeness). 5And from Jesus Christ, whom is the faithful witness, the Firstborn raised from the dead and the Prince and Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him that ever loves us and cleansed us from our sins in His own blood, 6For He has made us to be a kingdom of priests to His God and Father, therefore to Christ be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
7Behold, He comes on the clouds and every eye shall see Him, including those that crucified Him and all people of the earth shall wail because of Him, Amen. 8For He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, that is and was and is to come, the Almighty Ruler of all.
9I John, also your brother in tribulations, enduring patiently for the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Was banished to the isle of Patmos, because of the Word of God and my testimony of Jesus Christ. 10On the Lord's day, I was in the Spirit and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet. 11Saying; I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. Write in a book what you see in this vision and send it to the seven churches in Asia. The churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.
12As I turned to see the voice that spoke to me and I saw seven golden candlesticks. 13And in the center of the seven candlesticks was one like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the foot and with a golden girdle around the breasts. 14His head and hair were as wool and as white as snow and His eyes were as a flame of fire. 15His feet were as fine brass, refined in a furnace and His voice as the sound of many waters. 16In His right hand He held seven stars, from His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword and His countenance was as the sun shining in its strength. 17When I saw Him, I fell at His feet, as if I were dead. Then He laid His right hand upon me and said; Do not fear, I am the First and the Last. 18I am, He that lived and was dead, but now I am alive for evermore, Amen. And I hold the keys of death and hell. 19Write these things that you see and are and the things that shall be. 20The mystery of the seven stars that you see in My right hand and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches and the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.
He that holds the seven stars, (all ministry) in His right hand and walks among the seven golden candlesticks, (all the churches), says this to you; 2I know your labors and works and your endurance. How you do not tolerate evil men, for you have tested men that say they are apostles and are not, finding them to be liars. 3You have persisted and labored for My name's sake and have not fainted. 4Nevertheless I have this against you, because you have abandoned the love that you at first had for Me. 5Remember the heights of your former state and how far you have fallen, turn and repent. Do the works you once did or I will quickly remove the witness and position of your church. 6To your credit, you do hate the works of the Nicolaitans, (NOTE: false believers and teachers that are able to lead the church astray), that I also hate. 7He that is willing to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the true believer that overcomes, I will give to them and they shall eat of the tree of life, that is in the midst of the paradise of God, (Genesis 2:9 & 3:24).
He who is the First and the Last, whom was dead and is now alive, says this to you; 9I know your works, tribulations and the poverty you live under, (but you are rich). I know the blasphemy of them that say to you, we are true believers, but are not, rather they have the spirit of the adversary. 10Do not fear any of those things that you currently suffer, even when the adversary comes and throws some of you into prison for a brief time, that you may be tested and proven. Be faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life. 11He that is willing to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The true believer that overcomes, shall not be hurt of the second death, (Revelations 20:14).
He that has the sharp two-edged sword, says this to you; 13I know your works, that you hold fast to My name and have not denied My faith, though you dwell under the adversary's stronghold. Even in the days when Antipas remained faithful to Me and was martyred where the adversary dwells. 14But I have a few things against you, because some of your people cling to the doctrine of Balaam, Numbers chapter 22,25, (compromise and acceptance). For Balaam taught Balak, (the king of Moab), how to entice the people of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit fornication. 15And you also have those that hold to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, (NOTE: false believers and teachers that are able to lead the church astray), which I also hate. 16Repent of this! Otherwise I will come to you quickly and will fight against these people with the sword of My mouth, (the Word of God). 17He that is willing to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the true believer that overcomes, I will give them hidden manna to eat, Exodus chapter 16, (spiritual bread) and will give him a white stone having a new name written on it, that no man knows of except he that receives it.
The Son of God, whose eyes are as a flame of fire and His feet as fine brass, says this to you; 19I know of your love, faith, patient endurance and that you are growing in your works. 20But I have a few things against you, because you tolerate that woman Jezebel, that calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My people to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed to idols. 21I gave her space to repent of her fornication, yet she would not repent. 22In the great tribulation, I will cast her into a bed of anguish and those that commit adultery with her, except they repent of their deeds. 23I will kill her children and all the churches shall know that I am He that searches the hearts and motives, recompensing everyone according to their works. 24But to the rest of the people in Thyatira that do not follow this doctrine, not halving known the depths of depravity, I will not put this burden on them. 25Merely hold on to the truth you already have until I come. 26The true believer that overcome and keeps My works to the end, I will give him power over the nations. 27And the righteous shall rule them with a rod of iron and they shall be broken into pieces, as they use the same power that I received from My Father. 28I will give to him the morning star. 29He that is willing to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
He that has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this to you; I know of your works and you have made a great reputation for yourself, but in reality, you are spiritually dead. 2Be alert and preserve the qualities in you that remain and are about to die. For I have not found any of your works acceptable and pleasing before God. 3Hold fast to the truth that you once received and heard, repent and turn. Otherwise I will come on you quickly, as a thief and you will be completely unaware. 4Yet there are a few people in Sardis, which remain undefiled and they shall walk with Me in righteousness for they have been proven. 5The true believer that overcomes shall be clothed in righteousness. I will not erase his name out of the book of life, rather I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6He that is willing to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
He that is holy and true, having the key of David and what He opens cannot be shut and what He shuts cannot be opened, says this to you; 8I know of your works and I have set before you an open door that no man can shut. I know that you have but a little strength, yet you have kept My Word and have not denied My name. 9I will cause the false believers to come and bow before you and acknowledge that I do love you. 10Because you have guarded My Word and patiently endured. I will keep you from the hour of temptation that shall come upon and try the whole earth. 11I shall come quickly, therefore, hold on fast to what you do have, so that no man takes your crown. 12I will make the true believer that overcomes, as a pillar in the temple of my God. He shall have a place of honor and I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, (the New Jerusalem), which comes down out of Heaven from My God, along with My new name. 13He that is willing to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
The faithful and true Witness, the Head of all creation of God, Amen, this is what I say to you; 15I know of your works, that you are neither cold nor hot, but are rather indifferent towards My gospel. I would rather have you be either cold or hot. 16Therefore, since you are lukewarm, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17Because you have an abundance of material riches and have need of nothing, you do not realize that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. 18Therefore, I counsel you to buy from Me refined gold, that you may truly be rich and put on My righteous, that you may be clothed from the shame of your nakedness and anoint your eyes with salve, so that you may see. 19As many as I love, I rebuke and discipline, therefore, be zealous, repent and change your ways. 20For, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him and he with Me. 21To the true believer that overcomes, I shall grant to sit with Me within My glory, even as I also have overcome and have sat down with My Father in His throne. 22He that is willing to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
1After this I looked and saw an opened door in heaven. And the first voice that I heard was as a trumpet that called to me, saying; Come up here and I will show you things that must come.
2Immediately I was under the Spirit and saw a throne set in heaven, with One seated on the throne. 3He that sat on the throne had the appearance of a beautiful precious stone and there was a rainbow round about the throne, that seemed like an emerald. 4Around the throne were twenty-four seats and twenty-four elders sitting on them clothed in righteousness having crowns of gold. 5Out of the throne proceeded lightening and thundering and seven torches were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6Before the throne there was a sea of glass, as a crystal. And it appeared in the midst of the throne, on every corner, were four beasts having eyes all around them. 7The first beast was as a lion, the second beast was as a calf, the third beast had a face as a man and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. 8Each of the beasts had six wings about him, having eyes all around and under their wings. And night and day they said;
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was and is and is to come.
9And whenever the four beasts would give glory and honor and thanks to the eternal One that sits on the throne. 10The twenty-four elders would fall down and worship Him who was seated on the throne and they would cast their crowns before Him who lives forever, saying;
11You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power. For You have created all things and for Your pleasure, they were created.
1In the right hand of Him that sat on the throne there was a scroll, that was written on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2Then a mighty angel proclaimed with a loud voice; Who is worthy to open the book and to break the seals? 3And no man in heaven, nor on the earth, nor under the earth, was able to open the book or look upon its contents. 4And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, not even to look on the book. 5But one of the elders said to me; Do not weep, for the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, (Christ), has prevailed to open the book and break its seven seals.
6And in the midst of the throne, the four beasts and the elders, there stood a Lamb as if it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7Then the Lamb came, (NOTE: this is a picture of the crucified Christ) and took the book out of the right hand of Him, (the Father) that sat upon the throne.
8And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one having harps and they had golden vials full of incense, which are the prayers of the believers. 9And they sung a new song, saying;
You are worthy to take the book and open the seals. For You were slain and with Your blood, You have redeemed men from every nation, tongue and people, unto God. 10And you have made us a royal race of priests unto our God and we shall reign on the earth.
11I then heard the voice of many angels about the throne, the beasts and the elders and the number of them was great, tens of thousands times tens of thousands. 12Saying with a loud voice;
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing.
13I then heard every creature in heaven, on the earth, under the earth and in the sea, saying;
Blessing, honor, glory, power, to Him that sits on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.
14And the four beasts said, Amen. And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him that lives forever and ever.
1When the Lamb opened the first seal, I heard a noise much like thunder and one of the four beasts said; Come and see. 2I saw a white horse and its rider had a bow and a crown was given to him and he went forth conquering and to conquer.
3When He opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say; Come and see. 4There went out a red horse and its rider had a great sword and was empowered to remove peace from the earth, so that men would kill one another.
5When He opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say; Come and see. I saw a black horse and the rider had a pair of balances in his hand. 6And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A quart of wheat or three quarts of barley for a days wages, but do not harm the oil and the wine.
7When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the fourth beast say; Come and see. 8I saw a pale horse and the name of its rider was "Death" and Hell closely followed behind him. Power was given to them over a fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword, by famine, by disease or by beasts of the earth.
9When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain because of their witness of the Word of God. 10And they cried with a loud voice, saying; O Lord, You are holy and true, how long, will it be until You take vengeance on those who have our blood on them? 11White robes of righteousness were given to everyone of them. And it was said to them, to rest yet for a little season, until the complete number of their fellow-servants and brethren that would be martyred has been fulfilled.
12When He had opened the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake. The sun became black and the moon became as blood. 13And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its fruit when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14The heavens suddenly disappeared, as a scroll when it is rolled up and every mountain and island were shaken out of their places. 15And all men, kings and nobles, rich men and leaders, bondmen and free men, all hid themselves in the dens and caves. 16And the men said to the mountains and rocks; Fall on us and hide us from Him that sits on the throne, (God) and from the wrath of the Lamb, (Christ). 17For the great day of His wrath has come and who is to able stand?
1After these things, I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth. Firmly holding back the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth or on the sea, nor on any tree. 2I then saw another angel coming from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea. 3Saying, Do not hurt the earth, the sea nor the trees, until we have marked the servants of our God on their foreheads.
4And the number of them to be sealed was one hundred forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. (NOTE: See a table of the twelve tribes from Genesis to Revelation).
5twelve thousand of the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand of the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand of the tribe of Gad were sealed. 6twelve thousand of the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand of the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand of the tribe of Manasseh were sealed. 7twelve thousand of the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand of the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand of the tribe of Issachar were sealed. 8twelve thousand of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand of the tribe of Joseph and twelve thousand of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
9After this I saw a great multitude that no man could number. People from all nations, tribes and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands. 10With a loud voice the people cried out, saying; Our salvation is because of our God that sits on the throne and unto the Lamb. 11And all the angels that stood around the throne, the elders and the four beasts, fell before the throne on their faces and worshiped God, 12Saying; Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power and might, be unto our God forever and ever, Amen.
13Then one of the elders said to me; Who are these people that are arrayed in white robes and where did they come from? 14And I replied to him; Sir, you know. Then he said; These are the people that have come out of the great tribulation and have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb. 15Therefore they are before the throne of God, serving Him day and night in His temple and He that sits on the throne will protect them with His presence. 16They shall neither hunger nor thirst any more or shall the sun beat upon them with scorching heat. 17For the Lamb in the midst of the throne shall feed them, leading them unto living fountains of waters and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.
1When He had opened the seventh seal, there was a silence in heaven for about a half an hour. 2I then saw seven angels standing before God and they were each given a trumpet. 3Another angel stood at the altar, having a golden censer and much incense was given to him. That he should offer it with the prayers of the believers on the golden altar before the throne. 4And the smoke of the incense, along with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God from the angel's hand. 5Then the angel took the censer, filled it with hot coals from the altar and cast it to the earth and what followed were rumblings, thundering, lightening and an earthquake. 6And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7The first angel blew his trumpet and there followed a storm of hail mixed with fire and blood upon the earth. And a third part of the trees were burnt up, along with all the green grass.
8The second angel blew his trumpet and it seemed as a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea. 9And a third part of the sea became blood and a third part of the living creatures in the sea died, also a third part of the ships were destroyed.
10The third angel blew his trumpet and a great burning star from heaven fell on the earth, it fell on a third part of the rivers and springs. 11The name of that star was called Wormwood and the third part of the waters became bitter and many men died because of the waters.
12The fourth angel blew his trumpet and a third part of the operation of the sun, moon and stars was darkened, where they would not shine during a third part of the day or the night.
13I then heard an angel flying through heaven, saying with a loud voice; Woe, woe, woe, to the inhibitors of the earth, for the last three trumpets are yet to sound!
1When the fifth angel blew his trumpet, I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2When he opened the bottomless pit, there arose a smoke of a great furnace and the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke. 3Out of the smoke came swarms of locusts upon the earth and they were given power as scorpions on the earth have. 4And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, any green thing or any tree, but only the men that do not have the mark of God on their forehead. 5They were not allowed to kill men, but only to torment them for five months with the sting of a scorpion. 6In those days men shall seek and desire death, but they shall not find it for death shall flee from them.
7The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for battle, with what looked like crowns of gold on their heads and their faces were as the faces of men. 8They had hair as the hair of women and their teeth were powerful and deadly as a lion. 9They had breastplates of iron and the sound of their wings was as the sound of many horses and chariots running into battle. 10And their tail had the sting of a scorpion and their power was to hurt men for five months. 11The king over the swarms of locusts was the angel of the bottomless pit, whose Hebrew name is Abaddon and Greek name is Apollyon, (NOTE: The names mean destruction & destroyer and implies Satan). 12 One woe is past and two more woes are to come.
13When the sixth angel blew his trumpet, I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God. 14Saying to the sixth angel that had the trumpet; Loose the four angels that are bound in the great Euphrates river. 15And the four angels that were prepared for this time were loosed, to slay a third part of men.
16Now the number of their army of horsemen was two hundred million. 17In my vision I saw both the horse and the rider. The rider had a breastplate the color of fire and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions and from their mouth came fire, smoke and brimstone. 18A third part of mankind was killed according to the plagues that came from their mouths. 19For their power to kill was in their mouth and their tails had power as serpents to wound and cause harm.
20Even still, the rest of humanity that was not killed by these plagues refused to repent of their idolatry. They continued to bow down and worship devils, idols of gold, silver, stone and wood made by their own hands. 21Nor did they repent of their murders, their witchcraft, their fornication or their thefts.
1Then I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud and a rainbow was upon his head, his face was like the sun and his feet were as pillars of fire. 2In his hand he had a little book that was opened and he placed his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the earth. 3And as he cried out with a loud voice, it was as when a lion roars and like seven thunders uttering their voices. 4After the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write this down. But, I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, conceal the things that the seven thunders uttered and do not write them.
5The angel that stood on the sea and on the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6And swore by Him that lives forever and ever, whom created heaven and earth, that there would be no further delay. 7Except in the days when the seventh angel sounds his trumpet, then the mystery of God's designs and plans shall be finished, as he has declared to His servants the prophets.
8And the voice from heaven spoke to me again, saying; Take the little book that is open in the hand of the angel which stands on the sea and the earth. 9So I said to the angel; Give me the little book. And he said; Take it and eat it, it shall make your belly bitter, but within your mouth it shall be sweet as honey. 10Then I took the little book and ate it. And in my mouth it was sweet as honey, but as soon as I had eaten it, it made my belly bitter. 11He then said to me; You must again prophesy before many people, nations and kings.
1Then I was given a measuring rod and the angel that stood by me told me to measure the temple of God, the altar and the number of the worshipers. 2But do not measure the outside court, for this has been given to the Gentile nations and they shall trample the holy city under their feet for 42 months, (3.5 years).
3And I will give power to My two witnesses and they shall prophesy 1,260 days, (42 months or 3.5 years), clothed in sackcloth. 4These witnesses are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 5And if any man attempts to harm them, fire shall come from their mouth and consume their enemies and in this manner he shall be killed. 6These two have power to shut up the skies that it may not rain in the days of their prophecy, they have power to turn the waters into blood and they are able to smite the earth with these plagues as often as they choose.
7When they have finished their testimony, the beast shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and fight against them, overcome them and will kill them. 8And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9And the people of the nations shall leave their dead bodies where they lie for three and a half days and gloat over them, not allowing the bodies to be buried. 10And the people of the earth shall rejoice over them, making merry and sending gifts to one another, because these two prophets had tormented the people of the earth such.
11But after three and a half days, the Spirit of life from God shall enter into them and they will stand on their feet and great fear shall come upon whomever sees them. 12And they shall hear a great voice from heaven saying to them; Come up. And they will ascend up to heaven in a cloud, in full view of their enemies. 13That same hour there will be a great earthquake and a tenth part of the city shall fall and seven thousand men shall die by the earthquake. Fear then came on the rest of the people and they gave glory to the God of heaven.
14The second woe is past and the third woe will quickly come.
15When the seventh angel blew his trumpet, there were many mighty voices in heaven, saying; The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ and He shall reign forever and ever. 16Then the twenty-four elders that sat before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17Saying;
Lord God Almighty, we give You thanks, for You are, and was and is to come, with Your great power You reign. 18The nations were angry, for Your wrath has come and the time is here to judge all people. That you would reward Your servants the prophets, the saints and they that fear Your name, both small and great and should also destroy the enemies that destroy the earth.
19Then the temple of God was opened in heaven and in His temple, there was the ark of His covenant and there were lightening, voices, thundering, an earthquake and great hail.
1Then there appeared a great wonder in heaven. A woman clothed with the sun, having the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2And being with child she cried out with birth pains, for her time of delivery was at hand.
3Then there appeared another wonder in heaven. A great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns, one on each of his heads. 4And his tail gathered a third part of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to deliver, so he could devour her child as soon as it was born. 5And the woman brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron and her child was caught up unto God and to His throne. 6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where God had prepared a place for her, that she would be feed there 1,260 days, (42 months or 3.5 years).
7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. 8But the dragon did not prevail and they lost their place in heaven. 9And the great dragon, that old serpent called the Devil and Satan that had deceived the whole world, along with his angels were cast out of heaven into the earth.
10Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven; Salvation has come, the strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of His Christ, because the accuser of our brethren has been cast down. 11The servants of God overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and through the word of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to their lives in the sight of death. 12Therefore, let the heavens and all that dwell in them rejoice, but woe to the inhibitors of the earth and the sea! For the devil is come down to you, filled with great wrath, because he knows that his time is short.
13Now when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14Thus the woman was given two wings as of a great eagle, that she might fly off to her place in the wilderness. Where she was nourished and kept from the serpent, for a time and times and half a time, (1,260 days or 3.5 years). 15Then the serpent let a flood of water out of his mouth, that he might cause the woman to be carried away by the flood. 16However the earth helped the woman, by opening her mouth and swallowing up the flood which the dragon let out of his mouth. 17And the dragon was enraged with the woman and went away to fight against the remnant of her descendants, (men), that keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
1I then stood on the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise up out of the sea. Having seven heads, ten horns and a crown on each horn, on his heads were written the names of blasphemy. 2And the beast was like unto a leopard, with feet as a bear and a mouth as a lion. And the dragon gave him his own power, might and great authority. 3And one of his heads had a great wound, even unto death and his deadly wound was healed and all the world wondered after the beast. 4And men worshiped the dragon which gave power to the beast and they worshiped the beast, saying; Who is like the beast and who is able to make war with him?
5The beast was given a mouth, speaking boastful things and blasphemies and power was given to him to continue this for 42 months, (3.5 years). 6And he opened his mouth blaspheming the name of God, His tabernacle and all whom dwell in heaven. 7Power was given to him to make war with God's holy people and great authority was given to him over all people and nations. 8And everyone whose name was not written in the book of life, worshiped the beast. 9Those who are willing to hear, let them hear. 10Men shall reap the actions of their own deeds, if he leads others into captivity, he shall also go into captivity and if he kills with the sword, he shall also be killed by the sword. This is the patience and the faith of God's people.
11I then saw another beast coming up out of the earth, having two horns like a lamb, but he spoke as a dragon. 12And he exercised all the authority of the first beast, pointing the whole earth back to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13And he performed great wonders, making fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14Deceiving the people of the earth through the miracles that he had power to do in the sight of the beast. And encouraging the people of the earth to make images of the beast, which was wounded by a sword, yet lived. 15For he even had power to give a spirit to the images of the beast, so that the images could both speak and cause them that would not worship the images of the beast to be killed. 16Causing everybody, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive the mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. 17That no man might buy or sell, (NOTE: participate in the earthly system) unless he had the mark of the beast, the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18And here is the wisdom given to the one who has understanding for deterring the number of the beast, it is the number of a man, 666.
1Then I looked and saw a Lamb standing on Mount Zion and with Him was one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads. 2And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of rushing waters and a great thunder together with the music of harps. 3Singing a new song before the throne, the four beasts and the elders. And no one could learn that song but the one hundred forty-four thousand, that were redeemed from the earth. 4These are the ones that have not been defiled with women, for they are as pure as virgins. For they follow the Lamb, wherever He goes and have been redeemed among men as the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5In their mouth was found no guile, for they were without fault before the throne of God.
6Then I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, proclaiming the good news of the everlasting gospel to every nation and tribe of the earth. 7Saying with a loud voice; Fear God and give Him glory! Worship Him whom has made heaven, earth and the sea, for the hour of His judgment has come.
8A second angel followed, saying; Babylon is fallen, because that great city has made every nation to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9And then a third angel followed, saying with a loud voice; If any man worships the beast and his image and receives his mark in his forehead or in his hand. 10That man shall drink of the full strength of the wine of God's wrath and indignation. And he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb. 11And the smoke of their torment, of those who worship the beast or have his mark, shall ascend up forever, nether shall they have any rest day or night.
12Yet here revealed is the patience of God's people that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13Then I heard the Spirit from heaven saying to me; Write down, Blessed are they that die in the Lord, that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them.
14Then I saw a white cloud and on the cloud was sitting one that look like the Son of Man, having a golden crown on His head, with a sharp sickle in His hand. 15And an angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud; Thrust in Your sickle and reap the harvest, for the time is come and the earth is ripe. 16So He that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle and reaped the earth.
17Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, also having a sharp sickle. 18Then an angel came out from the altar, that had authority over fire and he cried out to him that had the sharp sickle, saying; Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the fruit of the vine, for her grapes are fully ripe. 19And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, gathering the fruit of the vine of the earth and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20And the grapes within the winepress were trodden outside of the holy city and blood flowed out of the winepress, up to the horse bridles, extending within an area of two hundred miles.
1Then I saw another wonderful sign in heaven, seven angels with the seven last plagues, that complete the wrath of God. 2And I saw what seemed as a sea of glass mingled with fire and those that had achieved the victory over the beast, over his image, mark and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God in their hands. 3And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying;
Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty, just and true are Your ways, King of all nations. 4Lord, who shall not fear You and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy, all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your righteous judgments have been manifest.
5After that I saw the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven had been opened. 6And the seven angels came out of the temple, clothed in pure white linen, with their breasts girded with golden girdles and having the seven last plagues, 7Then one of the four beasts gave a golden vial, filled with the wrath of God, to each of the seven angels. 8And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory and power of God and no man was able to enter into the temple, until the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
1I then heard a great and mighty voice coming out of the temple saying to the seven angels; Go your ways and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
2The first angel poured out his vial upon the earth and painful sores came upon the men that had the mark of the beast and they that worshiped his image.
3The second angel poured out his vial upon the sea and it became as the blood of a dead man and every living creature died in the sea.
4The third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and the springs of waters became blood. 5And I heard the angel of the waters say; Lord, Your judgments are righteous, for You are, and was, and shall be. 6For they have shed the blood of Your people and the prophets and You have given them blood to drink, this is their due reward. 7And from the altar I heard another say; Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.
8The fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9And men were scorched with great heat and they blasphemed the name of God that had the power over all these plagues and they did not repent, neither did they give God glory.
10The fifth angel poured out his vial upon the throne of the beast and his kingdom became darkened and the people gnawed their tongues because of the excruciating pain. 11And they again blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores and did not repent of their deeds.
12The sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates and the water was dried up, so that the dried up river bed would provide a way for the kings of the east. 13I then saw three unclean spirits much like frogs, one coming out of the mouth of the dragon, one from the mouth of the beast and one from the mouth of the false prophet. 14For they are the spirits of devils, that work miracles going unto all the kingdoms of the world, gathering them together for the battle on that great day against God Almighty. 15Yet the Lord comes as a thief, (unannounced). Blessed is he that remains alert and righteous, lest he walk naked and others see his shame. 16But the unclean spirits gathered the nations together into a place called in the Hebrew language Armageddon.
17Then the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air and there came a great voice from the throne within the temple of heaven, saying; It is done. 18There were voices, thundering, lightening and a great and mighty earthquake, such as has not been seen on the earth before. 19The great city of Jerusalem was divided into three parts and the cities of the nations fell. And God remembered mighty Babylon, that she must drink the cup of the fierceness of His wrath. 20And every island disappeared and every mountain was leveled. 21Also there fell upon men a great hail from heaven, every stone between the weight of seventy-five to one hundred fifty pounds. And men again blasphemed God because of the plague of hail.
1One of the seven angels which had the seven vials, came to me and said; Come with me and I will show you the judgment of the great whore that sits over many waters, (NOTE: having influence over many nations of the earth). 2With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication and the people of the earth have been led astray by the wine of her fornication. 3So he led me away in the spirit into the wilderness and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy and having seven heads and ten horns. 4The woman was clothed in royal colors and decked with gold, precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. 5Upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of God's people and of the martyrs of Jesus and when I saw her, I greatly wonder.
7And the angel said to me; Why do you wonder? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns, that she rides on. 8The Beast you saw once, is no longer, but will ascend from the bottomless pit and proceed directly to perdition and destruction. Those dwelling on the earth whose names were not written in the book of life will marvel when they see the beast that was and is not but yet is. 9Here is the reasoning. The seven heads are seven kingdoms, on which the woman has influence over. 10And there are seven kings, five have fallen, one is and the other is not yet come and when he does come, he will reign but for a brief time. 11The beast that was and is not, he is the eighth ruler and king, counted with the seven and he will go into perdition. 12The ten horns that you saw on his head are ten kings, that have received no kingdom as yet, but they will receive power and authority as kings for one hour along with the beast. 13For all have the same purpose, to deliver their power and strength back to the beast. 14These will wage war against the Lamb, (Christ) and the Lamb shall overcome them. For He is Lord of lords and King of kings and they that are with Him are called, chosen and faithful.
15The angel further said to me; The waters that you saw the whore sitting on are the people, tribes and nations. 16The ten horns that you saw on the beast, these kings shall hate the whore and shall make her desolate and naked, completely destroying her with fire. 17For God has put in their hearts to fulfill His will and to give their kingdom to the beast, until His Words are fulfilled. 18And the woman that you saw is that great city (Babylon), which reigns over the kings of the earth.
1After these things, I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power and authority and the earth was illuminated with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying; Babylon the great is fallen and has become the habitation of devils and the home of every foul spirit. 3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her excessive delicacies.
4Then I heard another voice from heaven, saying; My people, come out of her so that you do not partake of her sins, nor that you do not receive her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven and God remembers her iniquities. 6Repay her double according as she has repaid others. 7Give her torment and sorrows to the degree that she has glorified herself, for she has said in her heart, I am a queen and not a widow and I shall never experience lack, sorrow or be alone. 8Therefore her plagues shall come in one day, death, mourning, famine and she shall be utterly destroyed by fire, for stronger is the Lord God, who judges her.
9All the kings of the earth who committed fornication with her, shall mourn for her, when they see the smoke of her destruction. 10And they shall stand far off for the fear of her torment and cry, saying; The great and mighty city of Babylon, in just one hour judgment has come upon her. 11The merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her, because they no longer have a market for their goods. 12Merchandise of gold, silver, precious stones, pearls, fine linen of purple, silk and scarlet, fine lumber, vessels of ivory and of precious wood, brass, iron and marble. 13Cinnamon, perfumes, ointments, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour and wheat, exotic beasts, sheep, horses, chariots and slaves.
14For all the fruits that Babylon lusted after and all of her luxury items are no longer available. 15The merchants that were made rich by her, shall stand far off for fear of her torment and they shall weep and wail. 16Saying; The great city of Babylon, that was clothed in royal garments and decked with gold, precious stones and pearls! 17In one hour such great riches have come to nought. And every merchant of the sea shall stand far off and wail. 18And cry when they see the smoke of her destruction and shall say; For there is no other city like her! 19And they will put dust on their heads and weep and wail, saying; That great city made everyone that had ships rich and now within one hour she has been made desolate.
20Let the heaven and the holy apostles and prophets rejoice over her, for God has executed vengeance on her, on your behalf.
21Then a mighty angel took up a stone, like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying; With violence such as this shall that great city of Babylon be thrown down and shall rise no more. 22And the voices of merriment shall no longer be heard in you. There shall be no skilled labor or labor of any type done in you. 23Your land shall remain desolate, for through your sorceress all the nations were deceived. 24For in you was found the blood of prophets, of God's people and of all that were slain upon the earth.
1After these things, I heard voices of many people in heaven, saying; Alleluia! Salvation, glory, honor and power, belongs to the Lord our God. 2True and righteous are His judgments, for He has judged the great whore, that defiled the earth with her fornication and has avenged the blood of His servants. 3As the smoke from her everlasting destruction rose up, again they said; Alleluia! 4And the twenty-four elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying; Amen, Alleluia! 5Then a voice came out of the throne, saying; Let all His servants and they that fear Him, both small and great, praise our God!
6And I heard the voices of a great multitude, as the voice of many waters and of mighty thundering, saying; Alleluia, for the Lord God whom is omnipotent, (all powerful) reigns. 7Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come and His wife has made herself ready. 8For it was granted to her that she should be arrayed in clean and white fine linen, the righteousness of the saints. 9Then the angel said to me; Write this down, Blessed are they, which are called to the marriage feast of the Lamb. These words are true and the exact sayings of God. 10I then fell at his feet to worship him. And he said; Do not worship me, for I am your fellow-servant and brethren, that hold to the testimony of Jesus, worship only God! For the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy.
11Then I saw heaven opened and a white horse and He that sat on the horse was called Faithful and True, for within righteousness does He judge and make war. 12His eyes were as a flame of fire, on His head were many crowns and He had a name inscribed, that no man knew or could understand, but He Himself. 13He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood and His name is called The Word of God. 14And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine white linen, followed Him riding the white horse. 15Out of His mouth came forth a sharp sword, for by the fierce judgment of Almighty God, He will smite the nations and rule them with a rod of iron. 16And on the thigh of His garment the name is written; KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS.
17Then I saw an angel standing in the sun and he cried with a loud voice, calling all the fowls in the midst of heaven. To gather themselves together unto the supper of the great God. 18That they might eat the flesh of kings, captains and of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of all men, both free and bond, small and great.
19Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse and His army. 20And the beast was overpowered and also the false prophet that performed miracles and deceived those that had received the mark of the beast and them that worshiped his image. Both were thrown alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21And the remaining armies were slain with the sword that came out of Him that sat on the white horse and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
1Then an angel came down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan and bound him for a thousand years. 3Throwing him into the bottomless pit and sealed him in there. That he would not deceive the nations any more, until the thousand years are fulfilled, after that, he must be loosed for a little season.
4I then saw the thrones of the martyrs and judgment was given to them. For they had been beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, for they did not worship the beast, neither was his mark on their foreheads, nor in their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection. For the second death has no power or authority over them, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with Him for a thousand years.
7And when the thousand years are completed, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth. The rebel armies shall be gathered together, (Gog and Magog) for battle and the number of their multitude will be as numerous as the sands of the sea. 9They will march around the earth and surround the city where the camp of the saints is, but God shall send fire down from heaven and devoured them. 10And the devil that deceived them shall be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are. And they shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.
11I then saw a great white throne and the One that sat on it, from whom the earth and the heaven turned away from, however there was no place to hide. 12I then saw the dead, both small and great stand before God and the books were opened and the book of life was opened. And the dead were judged out of the things that were written in the books, according to their works. 13The sea gave up the dead which were in it and death and hell also delivered up the dead which were in them and every man was judged according to their works. 14Then death and hell were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15And whomever was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
1Then I saw a new heaven, (sky) and a new earth, for the first had passed away and there was no more sea. 2And I, John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3Then I heard a great voice out of heaven saying; The tabernacle of God is now with men and God shall dwell with them and they shall be His people. 4God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death. There shall be no more sorrow, crying or pain, for the former things are passed away. 5And He that sat upon the throne said; I have made all things new. And he also said to me; Write these things down, for these words are true and faithful. 6Then He said to me; It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give to him that thirsts, springs of the waters of life, without cost. 7And he that overcomes shall inherit all things, I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8But the fearful, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters and all liars, shall have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
9Then one of the seven angels that had one of the seven last vials came and said to me; Come and I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain and showed me the great city, the holy city of Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. 11Clothed in the glory of God and the light from the city was like a jasper stone, clear as a crystal. 12Having a great and high wall, with twelve gates and at each gate was stationed an angel. Each gate had inscribed on it one of the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13On the east side there were three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates and on the west three gates.
14The wall of the city had twelve foundation stones and on them were inscribed the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15And the angel that talked with me had a golden measuring stick, to measure the city, the gates and the wall. 16The city was laid out as a perfect cube, twelve thousand furlongs in length, breath and height. (NOTE: approximately 1,400 miles cubed) 17The wall measured, 144 cubits, according to the measure of the angel, (216 feet). 18The wall was built of a jasper stone and the city was pure gold, as clear as glass. 19The foundations of the wall of the city were of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third, chalcedony, the fourth an emerald, 20The fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth and the twelfth amethyst. 21The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate being of one pearl and the streets of the city were of pure gold, (transparent as glass).
22However, I saw no temple there, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23The city had no need of the sun nor the moon to shine, for the glory of God and the Lamb provided the light. 24And the people of the nations that are saved shall walk in its light and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honor to it. 25Its gates shall always remain open, for there shall be no night. 26And the people shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into the city. 27Nothing shall enter into the city that could defile it, nor shall anyone that works abominations, or speaks lies be allowed into it, but only those whose name is written in the Lamb's book of life.
1Then the angel showed me a pure river of life giving water, clear as a crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2In the center of the city and on either side of the river, was the tree of life. That produced twelve varieties of fruits, yielding her fruit every month and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3Never again shall there be any more curses, for the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in the city and His servants shall worship and serve Him. 4For His people shall see His face and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5There shall be no light source there, such as a lamp or the sun. For the Lord God shall be their light and they shall reign forever and ever.
6Then the angel said to me; These sayings are faithful and true: the Lord God of the spirit of the holy prophets sent his angel to make known to His servants the things that must shortly come to pass. 7For the LORD shall come quickly and blessed is he that keeps and observes the prophetic truth of this book.
8Now when I, John saw and heard these things, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things. 9But the angel said to me; Do not worship me, for I am but your fellow servant and of your brethren the prophets. Those that keep the sayings of this book, worship only God. 10Then the angel further said to me; Do not conceal the prophecy within this book, for the time of their fulfillment is near. 11Let the unjust remain unjust and let, he who is filthy and vile remain filthy and vile, but also let the righteous remain righteous and he who is holy remain holy.
12I am coming quickly and I will reward every man according to his works and deeds. 13For I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. 14Blessed are they that do His commandments, for they have the right to the tree of life and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15But without are dogs, sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, idolaters and those who love telling lies. 16I, Jesus have sent My messengers, (angels) to you, so you can testify of these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David and the bright and Morning Star. 17And the Spirit and the bride, (the true believers) say; Come and let him who hears and understands this also say to people; Come! Let whoever thirsts come and drink of the water of life, without charge.
18I, John testifies and warns every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book. That if any man should add to the prophesies of this book, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. 19And if any man shall take away from the prophecy of this book, God shall take away his share out of the book of life and from the holy city, that is described in this book.
20Let him that testifies of these things says that these things are true, surly the Lord is coming quickly, Amen. Yes, come, Lord Jesus.
21May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.