Hope To The End ................................. Book of Revelation explained

Thoughts on the Book of Revelation

Seven Blessings:

1. "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein:
for the time is at hand." REVELATION 1:3

2.
"And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,

'Write, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them"
REVELATION 14:13


3. "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame." REVELATION 16:15

4.
"And he saith unto me, Write, "Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.

And he saith unto me, "These are the true sayings of God". REVELATION 19: 9

5.
"Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection:

on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years." REVELATION 20:6

6."
Behold, I come quickly: Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book."

REVELATION 22:7

7."
Blessed are they that do His commandments. that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the City." REVELATION 22: 14


Explaining the Fifth Blessing:

5. "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection:
on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years."
REVELATION 20:6

The Fifth Blessing clearly refutes the heresy of Reconstructionists who say we have governmental power and kingdom authority in the Church Age now. We only share governmental assistance with Our Lord after the Resurrection of the Saints....not before then. "for without Me, ye can do nothing" John 15:5

Our Lord has granted the Church members spiritual authority in the name of Jesus Christ over the spirit realm only.
We are merely conduits of the Holy Ghost power given after the resurrection of King Jesus.
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This # 5 blessing mentions taking "part" in the first resurrection.
The First resurrection
contains these four parts: ( from Mark 13 :35 )
1. "evening".......Graves opened on evening of the crucifixion; came out on Sunday after Our Lord's resurrection on Easter. Matthew 27: 52, 53.
2. "midnight".......refers to the rapture/resurrection of the saints at Midnight ( Matthew 25: 1-13 )

3. "cockcrowing"...referring to the rapture of left-behind saints.  Raptured during vial judgments  Rev. 16:15. (Also called “pre-wrath” rapture”. )
4. "morning"
.........referring to the resurrection of the Just on Millennial morning with Glorified bodies Daniel 12:2.
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There are actually 7 resurrections contained in the Dispensation of the "First Resurrection ":
1) Our Lord's Resurrection (Our Firstfruit) on Easter Sunday Matthew 28:6
2) The resurrection-ascension of
Barley Sheaf  on Easter Sunday evening ( Matthew 27:51--53 )  Luke 24: 51,  Ephesus 4:8, ACTS 1: 1, 2 and John 17:24.
3) The rapture-resurrection of New Testament Saints ( Matthew 25: 10 --- the Midnight Rapture ) 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15: 51, 52.
Tokiah Gedolah trumpet ( a long trumpet sound ).

4) The rapture-resurrection of left-behind Saints ( Mark 13:35 "cockcrowing"; Matthew 24: 40-42 and Luke 17: 34—37.
5) The resurrection-ascension of 2 witnesses ( Rev. 11: 11,12 ) near the end of the Great Tribulation.
6) The resurrection of the Just at the end of the Great Tribulation ( John 11: 24.....  Daniel 12 :2 ; Mark 13:27.
7) The Transfiguration-glorified bodies given to the Jewish Remnant ..... 1 Corinthians 15: 51 : " at the last trump"
( Shofar HaGidol ) .".we shall be changed"


Many PRAISES to God are contained in the Book of Revelation:

Praises from the 4 'beasts' ( actually, "living creatures", most likely Seraphim -- Isaiah 6 ):
1. "Holy, holy holy, Lord God Almighty. which was, and is, and is to come." Rev. 4:8

Praises from the 24 elders:
2. "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor, and power:
for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created." Rev. 4:11

Praises from all all 28 ....( 4 living creatures and the 24 elders):
3."And they sung a new song, saying, "Thou art worthy to take the book ( the Book of Redemption...during the Trib/Great Tribulation ), and to open the seals thereof:
for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people and nation." Rev. 5: 9

Praises from the Angels:
4. "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory and blessing." Rev. 5:12

And praises from every person ever conceived:
5. "And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying,
"Blessing, and honor, and glory and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." Rev. 5:13

Praises from The multitude that no man could number coming out of the Great Tribulation:
6."Amen. Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and
thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and ever.. Amen."
Rev. 7:12


Praises from the 24 elders:
7. "We give Thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy great power, and hast reigned." Rev. 11:17

Praises from the Overcomers out of the Great Tribulation: [ the 144, 000 ? ]
8."Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of Saints." Rev. 15:3

Praise from the Angel of the Waters:
9. "Thou art righteous O Lord, which art, and wast and shalt be, because Thou hast judged thus.....
and from anotherangel out of the altar:
"Even so Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgements." Rev. 16: 5 and 7

Praise from the angel messenger to John:
10."And the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings" Rev. 17:14

Praise from a great voice of much people in heaven:
11."Alleluia; Salvation and glory, and honor and power, unto the Lord our God.
For true and righteous are His judgements..... Alleluia. Rev.19:1--3

Praise from a Voice from the throne:
12. "Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great...Alleluia:
for the Lord God omnipotent (all powerful) reigneth." Rev. 19: 5 ,6


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