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REVELATION

INTRODUCTION

The Book of Revelation, Sefer HaHitgalut, also known as the Apocalypse, is a prophetic vision penned by Yochanan of Patmos. It foretells the ultimate triumph of good over evil, the return of Messiah Yeshua, and the establishment of a new heaven and earth.

ONE

Chapter 1 unveils a vivid vision of the glorified Yeshua of Nazareth in the heavenly Temple. Through symbols and vivid imagery, it sets the stage for the revelations to come, conveying messages of encouragement, warning and promise.

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TWO

Chapter 2 reveals messages from Yeshua to the seven congregations of Asia Minor, addressing their strengths, weaknesses, and calling for repentance. Each message contains both commendation for their faithfulness and admonition for their shortcomings, highlighting the importance of remaining faithful amidst trials.

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Commentary to Revelation 2.

THREE

Chapter 3 continues with messages from Yeshua to the remaining four churches of Asia Minor, emphasizing themes of spiritual vitality, perseverance, and repentance. Yeshua commends those who remain faithful and warns of consequences for those who do not heed his call to repentance, underscoring the importance of spiritual diligence and endurance.

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Commentary to Revelation 3.

FOUR

Chapter 4 presents a breathtaking vision of the heavenly Throne room, where Yochanan witnesses the majesty of God seated on his throne, surrounded by twenty-four elders and four living creatures. This chapter sets the stage for the unfolding of divine judgment and the coming events foretold in subsequent chapters, emphasizing the sovereignty and glory of God.

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Commentary to Revelation 4.

FIVE

Chapter 5, Yochanan witnesses a scene in heaven where a scroll sealed with seven seals is presented. Despite the initial despair over finding none worthy to open the scroll, Yeshua, depicted as the Lamb who was slain, is found worthy to take the scroll, signifying his authority over history and the unfolding of God's divine plan for redemption.

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SIX

In Revelation Chapter 6, the opening of the first six seals unleashes a series of catastrophic events upon the earth, including war, famine, pestilence, and natural disasters, symbolizing the tribulations preceding the end times. These events signal the beginning of God's judgment upon the world and the initiation of the "great day of his wrath," as depicted in the apocalyptic imagery of the chapter.

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SEVEN

Chapter 7, Yochanan sees a vision of 144,000 sealed from the twelve tribes of Israel, signifying God's protection of his faithful servants during a time of tribulation. Additionally, he beholds a multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and the Lamb, clothed in white robes, symbolizing the redeemed who have come out of the great tribulation and now worship God in heaven.

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EIGHT

Chapter 8 unveils the opening of the seventh seal, leading to a profound silence in heaven before seven angels receive seven trumpets to announce further judgments upon the earth. As the first four trumpets sound, cataclysmic events unfold, including hail and fire mingled with blood, a great burning mountain cast into the sea, a star falling upon rivers and springs, and darkness covering a third of the sun, moon, and stars, symbolizing divine retribution and warning of the impending end times.

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Commentary to Revelation 8.

NINE

Chapter 9, the fifth and sixth trumpets are sounded, unleashing terrifying judgments upon the earth, including the release of demonic locusts and an army of horsemen, symbolizing spiritual warfare and divine punishment. Despite the suffering inflicted by these plagues, humanity refuses to repent of its sins, foreshadowing the continued rebellion against God's authority amidst escalating tribulations.

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TEN

Chapter 10, Yochanan sees a mighty angel descending from heaven, holding a small scroll in his hand. The angel declares a message that thunders like a lion's roar, prompting Yochanan to eat the scroll, before being instructed to prophesy about many peoples, nations, languages, and kings, highlighting the role of the believers in proclaiming divine truth amidst tumultuous times.

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ELEVEN

Chapter 11 describes the commissioning of two witnesses who prophesy for 1,260 days, symbolizing God's faithful witnesses during a time of great persecution. Despite facing opposition and martyrdom, they ultimately triumph over their enemies, showcasing God's power and vindication of His servants.

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TWELVE

Revelation 12 depicts a vision of a pregnant woman clothed with the sun, standing on the moon, and crowned with twelve stars, pursued by a great red dragon. The dragon seeks to devour the woman's child, who is destined to rule all nations with a rod of iron, but the child is caught up to God and his throne, while the woman flees into the wilderness.

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THIRTEEN

Revelation 13 portrays vivid symbolic imagery of a beast rising from the sea and another from the earth, representing oppressive worldly powers aligned against God's people. This chapter underscores the ultimate triumph of God's sovereignty over the forces of evil, encouraging believers to stand firm in faith despite the trials and tribulations they may face.

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FOURTEEN

Revelation 14 envisions the Lamb of God standing victoriously on Mount Zion with the 144,000. It foretells the final judgment and the harvest, as well as the impending doom for those who reject God's message.

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FIFTEEN

Revelation 15 describes a vision of seven angels with seven plagues, which are the final and complete expression of God's wrath. The scene includes a heavenly temple filled with the glory of God, and those who have triumphed over the beast sing the song of Moses and the Lamb, praising God's righteous deeds and judgments.

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SIXTEEN

Revelation 16 describes the pouring out of the seven bowls of God's wrath upon the earth, resulting in devastating plagues and disasters, including sores, blood-filled seas, scorching heat, darkness, and widespread destruction. Despite these calamities, humanity remains unrepentant, leading to the final battle of Armageddon and the ultimate judgment from God.

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SEVENTEEN

Revelation 17 depicts a vivid vision of a great prostitute seated on a scarlet beast with seven heads and ten horns, symbolizing the corrupt power and influence of Babylon. The chapter warns of the impending downfall of this symbolic city and its alliances, revealing the ultimate triumph of righteousness over evil in the divine plan of judgment.

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EIGHTEEN

Revelation 18 depicts the fall of Babylon, symbolizing the ultimate destruction of a powerful, corrupt city that led the nations astray with its wealth and immorality. As it collapses, mourners lament the loss of its luxury and commerce, while heaven rejoices at its just punishment for its sins and persecution of the righteous.

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NINETEEN

Revelation 19 describes the celebration in heaven over the fall of Babylon and the victory of Yeshua. It culminates with the triumphant return of Mashiach as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, leading the armies of heaven to defeat the forces of evil.

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TWENTY

Revelation 20 describes a vision of Satan being bound for a thousand years, during which Messiah reigns with resurrected tzaddikim. After this period, Satan is released, leading to a final battle, his ultimate defeat, and the judgment of the dead.

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TWENTY-ONE

Revelation 21 describes a vision of a new heaven and a new earth, where God will dwell with humanity, eliminating all suffering and death. It portrays the New Jerusalem, a holy city adorned with divine splendor, where God's presence illuminates and there is no need for a temple or the sun.

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