"Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence".
"An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly (using an indirect or passing reference)".
( HEBREW UNDERSTANDING )
"a vision, dream, appearance, striking"
THE ONLY `SCRIPTURE' AT THIS TIME WAS THE TORAH, PROPHETS AND ANCIENT WRITINGS, YET JOHN NEVER QUOTES ANY OF THEM ... HE ALLUDES! AND THESE ALLUSIONS ARE CRITICAL TO UNDERSTANDING REVELATION. JOHN DID NOT WRITE REVELATION IN A VACUUM. AND YAHUSHA DID NOT GIVE HIM VISIONS THAT HAD NO CONCRETE CONTEXT FOR JOHN TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND CONNECT WITH ... GOTTA LOVE THE PATTERNS EH !!
Yahusha’s Revelation explains to us things that are unknowable from this dimension alone (ABSTRACT) and shows us how the writings of various Prophets are fulfilled and fit together (ALLUSION) ...
THE MAN WHO PENNED THIS REVELATION (AS WELL AS A GOSPEL BOOK AND 3 OTHER LETTERS) IS JOHN THE SON OF ZEBEDEE, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL 12 GALILEAN FOLLOWERS OF YAHUSHA MESSIAH AND THE MAN `LAZARUS' (BROTHER OF MIRIAM AND MARTHA) WHO DIED AND WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD BY YAHUSHA (AND STILL BELIEVED TO BE ALIVE TODAY ).
( PHRASES `ALLUDING' TO OLDER PROPHECIES etc ARE WRITTEN IN ORANGE )
This is the Revelation of Yahusha Messiah, which Yahuah gave Him to show His servants what is about to happen. JOHN (AND PAUL) ACTUALLY BELIEVED THEY WERE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS, EXPECTING TO EXPERIENCE WHAT THEY WERE WRITING ABOUT.
Yahusha expressed this Revelation to His Messenger (ANGEL) who then delivered it to His servant John, the one who witnessed with his own eyes the Torah of Yahuah and the life of Yahusha Messiah.
JOHN WAS A TRUE WITNESS OF THE FACT THAT YAHUSHA IS THE FATHER, THE LIVING TORAH MADE FLESH, WHO DIED, ROSE, CONQUERED DEATH AND SATAN - AND NOW RULES EVERYTHING (BOTH DIMENSIONS) - JOHN KNEW AND SAW THIS!
Blessed are you who reads and hears(AND OBEYS) the words of this prophecy and guards what’s written in it, for time’s nearly up.
IF WE WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE BLESSINGS WRITTEN IN THIS PROPHECY, WE HAVE TO BEHAVE THE WAY YAHUSHA WANTS.
John, to the 7 Assemblies that are in Asia:Favour to you and peacefrom Him Who is and Who was and Who is coming ... (`ALLUDING' TO YAHUAH - ALMIGHTY ANCIENT OF DAYS).
... and from the 7 spirits that are before His throne, and from Yahusha Messiah, the trustworthy witness, the Firstborn from the dead, and the Ruler of the Kings of the Earth.
EVER SINCE YAHUSHA ASCENDED ON HIGH, EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENED ON THIS EARTH IS UNDER HIS WATCHFUL EYE - EVERY PLAGUE AND CATASTROPHE IS HIM ACTIVELY JUDGING HIS CREATION FOR IT'S SIN.
To Him Who loved us and washed us clean from our sins in His own blood, and has made us a Kingdom of Priests to Alahim the Father, to Him be esteem and rule forever and ever.
PRIESTS WERE ESTABLISHED TO SERVICE YAHUAH’S PORTAL AND THE REQUIRED BEHAVIOURS SURROUNDING IT (NOW OUR BODIES).
Behold, He is coming on the clouds, and every eye shall see Him...
('ALLUDING' TO DAN.7 WHERE YAHUAH’S RETURN & APPEARANCE IS DESCRIBED THE EXACT SAME WAY)
...and even those who pierced Him and all the Tribes of the Earth shall mourn because of Him. Yes!So be it!
ONLY A SMALL FEW OF THE 12 TRIBES OF YISHARAL (PAST OR PRESENT) HAVE ACCEPTED THEIR OWN MESSIAH AND DELIVERER (HENCE THEIR DIVORCE). SO THE MOURNING WILL BE BECAUSE THEY NOW REALISE THE ENORMITY OF THEIR ERROR.
"I am the Alef and the Tau, the Beginning and End,” says Yahuah, “Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty.”
(JOHN IS `ALLUDING' TO THE ALMIGHTY AL SHADDAI - THE STRONG-SUFFICIENT ALAHIM OF THE MOUNTAIN OF AB, IS & JAC'S ERA AS THE ONE TRUE AUTHOR OF THIS VISION - THE LIVING WORD & CREATOR FROM `IN THE BEGINNING’).
I, John, both your brother and co-sharer in sufferings and pressure and in the reign and endurance of Yahusha Messiah, came to be on the island that is called Patmos for the Torah of Yahuah and for witnessing the life of Yahusha Messiah. Then suddenly through the Spirit I saw the Day of Yahuah...
(HE WAS TEMPORARILY TAKEN OUT OF THIS DIMENSION AND SHOWN GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE “DAY OF YAHUAH” IN ORDER TO SEE EVENTS AND REPORT TO US WHAT THIS WHOLE PROPHETIC BOOK IS ABOUT: YAHUSHA'S RETURN).
... and I heard behind me a loud voice, like a rams horn, saying, “I am the Alef and the Tau, the First and the Last,” and, “Write in a scroll what you see and send it to the 7 Assemblies of Asia – to Ephesos, Smurna, Pergamus, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and to Laodikeia.”
And I turned to see the voice which spoke with me. And having turned, I saw 7 Gold Lampstands(MENORAH) and in the midst of the 7 Lampstands someone who looked like the Son of Adam(IE HUMAN BEING) dressed in a robe down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.
And His head and hair were white as white wool, as snow, and His eyes as a flame of fire and His feet like burnished brass, as if refined in a furnace and His voice as the sound of many waters.
JOHN IS 'ALLUDING' TO BOTH DANIEL AND EZEKIEL WHO BOTH USED THE TERM `THE SON OF ADAM' (HUMAN BEING)!
JUST BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT YAHUSHA IS THE DIVINE FATHER WHO BECAME A HUMAN BEING, WHEN DANIEL SAW HIS VISION HE JUST KNOWS IT CAN’T BE A HUMAN BEING BECAUSE (AS FAR AS HE KNEW AT HIS POINT IN HISTORY) YAHUAH ALAHIM IS A SPIRIT - SO HE WRITES “THE ONE LIKE A SON OF ADAM (HUMAN BEING)”.
DANIEL RECEIVED A VISION OF A FUTURE DIVINE/HUMAN MESSIAH, BUT DIDN’T REALISE IT.
I MEAN SUCH A CONCEPT WOULDN’T HAVE RAISED SO MUCH AS AN EYEBROW AMONG THE PAGAN NATIONS BECAUSE THEY ALL SAW THEIR GODS AND GODDESSES AS HUMAN-APPEARING DEITIES. BUT THE YISHARALITES HAD SPENT CENTURIES BEING PUNISHED IN THE MOST TERRIBLE WAYS BY YAHUAH FOR HAVING THOSE KINDS OF THOUGHTS BECAUSE IT ALWAYS GOT EXPRESSED THROUGH IDOLATROUS BEHAVIOUR.
THIS WAS AN AGONISINGLY DIFFICULT CONCEPT FOR DANIEL TO DIGEST, TO THE POINT THAT IT MADE HIM SICKLY PALE. SO HERE, JOHN WANTS US CONNECT WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE TO DANIEL'S EXPERIENCE BY `ALLUDING' TO THIS DIVINE BEING AS `THE SON OF ADAM' . . . AN IMMORTAL HUMAN BEING ... WOW!
And in His right hand He held 7 stars, and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword(YAHUSHA’S WORD: "I DON'T BRING PEACE BUT A SWORD") and His face was as the glare of the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead PETRIFIED AT SUCH DIVINITY and He placed His right hand on me AUTHORITY, POWER AND FAVOUR.
(THIS WAS NOT A WARM & FUZZY EXPERIENCE FOR JOHN - HE WAS FACE FIRST ON THE GROUND, FROZEN AND YAHUSHA REACHES OUT TO HIM.
“Don't be afraid, for I'm the first and the last, the Living One. THIS IS 'ALLUDING' TO YAHUAH THE ALAHIM OF YISHARAL, FOR NO WHERE IN THE GOSPELS DOES YAHUSHA CALL HIMSELF THIS ...
Yes I died, but see, I’m alive forever and ever. And I possess the keys of the grave and of death. BUT THIS IS OBVIOUSLY YAHUSHA - THE FATHER IN THE FLESH!
Now write what you've seen, both now and what'll happen real soon".
And the secret of the 7 stars which you saw in My right hand, and the 7 gold Lampstands is this: The 7 stars are Messengers (ANGELS) of the 7 Assemblies...
IS THIS SAYING THAT YAHUSHA ASSIGNS ANGELS TO EACH ASSEMBLY?
... and the 7 Lampstands which you saw are the 7 Assemblies themselves".
THE SEVEN ASSEMBLIES ARE ACTUALLY LISTED IN THE ORDER THAT THEY WOULD BE PHYSICALLY COURIERED.
IN JUST THESE OPENING STATEMENTS WE HAVE ALL THE EVIDENCE WE NEED THAT YAHUAH AND YAHUSHA ARE ONE AND THE SAME BEING - AND THERE'S PLENTY OF OTHER EVIDENCE TOO. HOW BLESSED ARE WE TO NOT HAVE THE CONFUSION OF WHO IT IS THAT'S TALKING TO US AND LIVES WITHIN US!