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This is the Revelation of Yeshua the Messiah, which God gave him to show to his servants the things which must happen soon, which he sent and made known by his angel to his servant, Yochanan,


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who testified to God’s word, and of the testimony of Yeshua the Messiah, about everything that he saw.

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Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is at hand.

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Yochanan, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from God, who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne,

“The Spirit of the HaShem [1] will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom [2] and understanding [3], the spirit of counsel[4] and might [5], the spirit of knowledge [6] and of [7] the fear of HaShem.”
Isaiah 11:2


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and from Yeshua the Messiah, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood,

“…who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”
Colossians 1:15

“The Mashiach ben Yosef, when he comes, does not come in order to establish his own dynasty, rather he comes to help re-establish the Davidic dynasty. He will even sacrifice his own life in order to accomplish this. His blood will atone for the sins of the Jewish people. His atonement will take the form of the Davidic dynasty being restored to the Jewish people as an everlasting kingdom.”
Shelah, Shnei Luchot HaBrit, Vayeshev-Miketz-Vayigash, R’ Isaiah Horowitz (1565-1640), translated by Eliyahu Munk, pg. 317


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and he made us to be a Kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

“Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you shall be my own possession from among all peoples; for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
Exodus 19:5-6


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Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, including those who pierced him. All the tribes of the earth will mourn over him. Even so, Amen.

“I saw in the night visions, and behold, there came with the clouds of the sky one like a son of man, and he came even to the ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. There was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and languages should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”
Daniel 7:13-14

“I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they will look to me[1] whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and will grieve bitterly for him, as one grieves for his firstborn.”
Zechariah 12:10

“What is the cause of the mourning [mentioned in the last cited verse]? — R. Dosa and the Rabbis differ on the point. One explained, ‘The cause is the slaying of Messiah the son of Joseph’, and the other explained, ‘The cause is the slaying of the Evil Inclination (yetzer hara)’. It is well according to him who explains that the cause is the slaying of Messiah the son of Joseph, since that well agrees with the Scriptural verse, “And they shall look upon me because they have thrust him through, and they shall mourn for him as one mourns for his only son…”
Sukkah 52a, Soncino Press Edition

“R. Alexandri said: R. Joshua b. Levi pointed out a contradiction. it is written, in its time [will the Messiah come], whilst it is also written, I [the Lord] will hasten it! — if they are worthy, I will hasten it: if not, [he will come] at the due time. R. Alexandri said: R. Joshua opposed two verses: it is written, And behold, one like the son of man came with the clouds of heaven34 whilst [elsewhere] it is written, [behold, thy king cometh unto thee . . . ] lowly, and riding upon an donkey! If they are meritorious, [he will come] with the clouds of heaven; if not, lowly and riding upon an donkey.”
Sanhedrin 98a, Soncino Press Edition

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I am the Alef and the Tav, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

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I Yochanan, your brother and partner with you in oppression, Kingdom, and perseverance in Messiah Yeshua, was on the isle that is called Patmos because of Gods Word and the testimony of Yeshua the Messiah.

“Now it happened in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Kevar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.”
Ezekiel 1:1


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I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, like a shofar


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saying, ‘What you see, write in a book and send to the seven assemblies: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.’

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I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. Having turned, I saw seven golden menorahs.

“And in that place mine eyes saw the Elect One of righteousness and of faith, And I saw his dwelling-place under the wings of the Lord of Spirits.”
1 Enoch 39:6-7


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And among the menorahs was one like a Son of Man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest.

“I lifted up my eyes, and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, whose thighs were adorned with pure gold of Uphaz: his body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as flaming torches, and his arms and his feet like burnished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.”
Daniel 10:5-6


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His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire.

“I saw until thrones were placed, and one who was ancient of days sat: his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels burning fire.”
Daniel 7:9

“I have seen the Lord’s eyes, shining like the sun’s rays and filling the eyes of man with awe.”
2 Enoch 39:4


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His feet were like burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace. His voice was like the voice of many waters.

“Then I saw, and behold, a likeness as the appearance of fire; from the appearance of his waist and downward, fire; and from his waist and upward, as the appearance of brightness, as it were glowing metal.”
Ezekiel 8:2

“Behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shined with his glory.”
Ezekiel 43:2


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He had seven stars in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest.

“For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Hebrews 4:12

“May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hand.”
Psalms 149:6

“On the tenth heaven, Aravoth, I saw the appearance of the Lord’s face, like iron made to glow in fire, and brought out, emitting sparks, and it burns. Thus in a moment of eternity I saw the Lord’s face, but the Lord’s face is ineffable, marvelous and very awful, and very, very terrible. And who am I to tell of the Lord’s unspeakable being, and of his very wonderful face? And I cannot tell the quantity of his many instructions, and various voices, the Lord’s throne is very great and not made with hands, nor the quantity of those standing round him, troops of cherubim and seraphim, nor their incessant singing, nor his immutable beauty, and who shall tell of the ineffable greatness of his glory.”
2 Enoch 21:1-3

“It happened, when Moshe came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the testimony in Moshe hand, when he came down from the mountain, that Moshe did not know that the skin of his face shone by reason of his speaking with him.”
Exodus 34:29


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When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last,

שְׁמַע אֵלַי יַֽעֲקֹב וְיִשְׂרָאֵל מְקֹרָאִי אֲנִי־הוּא אֲנִי רִאשֹׁ֔ון אַף אֲנִי אַחֲרֹון׃

“Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he. I am the First, I also am the Last.”
Isaiah 48:12


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and the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. I have the keys of Death and of Sheol.’

“R. Johanan said: Three keys the Holy One blessed be He has retained in His own hands and not entrusted to the hand of any messenger, namely, the Key of Rain, the Key of Childbirth, and the Key of the Revival of the Dead.”
Talmud, Ta’anit 2a, Soncino Press Edition


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Write therefore the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will happen hereafter,

“Thus speaks HaShem, the God of Israel, saying, Write all the words that I have spoken to you in a book.”
Jeremiah 30:2


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the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden menorahs. The seven stars are the angels of the seven assemblies. The seven menorahs are seven assemblies.