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The Seven Letters to the Seven Churches



     

It is widely believed the Seven Letters to the Seven Churches was a separate document spliced into the Book of Revelation. It is obviously out-of-place in Revelation. Perhaps it was written by Yahchanan, perhaps not. Both documents are highly critical of christianity. Even if was written by Yahchanan it should not have been merged into Revelation. Also there are other additions to Revelation, and probably some subtractions. Some was supposedly written by Andrew of Caesarea in the 7th century. The part about the millenium in chapter 20 was apparently added by someone who wanted to establish his own doctrine. All these additions are apparently trying to create the "Jesus is God" doctrine, which does not exist in either book separately. Here are the parts I lifted out of the rest of Revelation to restore it. Both books are now more consistent and believable.

The Seven Letters to the Seven Churches from the Book of Revelation

Chapter 1

1 The words of Yahushua the Messiyah [not: Jesus Christ], which Yahweh [YHWH] gave Him to show to His servants, even things which must shortly come to pass. He sent and signified it by His malak [messenger, angel].

4 To the seven assemblies that are in Asia from Yahushua the Messiyah, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

5 He loves us, and loosed us from our sins by his blood.

6 He made us to be a kingdom, to be priests to his Father Yahweh. To Him is the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amein.

7 Behold, He comes with the clouds. Every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. Even so, Amein.

9 I was on the island called Patmos [prison], because of the name of Yahweh, and the testimony of Yahushua.

10 I was in the Spirit on the first day [of the week], and I heard behind me a great voice, saying:

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

12 I turned to see the voice who spoke with me. Having turned I saw seven golden candlesticks.

13 In the midst of the candlesticks One like to a son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about at the breasts with a golden girdle.

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

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

16 He had seven stars in His right hand, a sharp two-edged sword proceeded out of His mouth, and His countenance was as the sun shines in His strength.

17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as one dead. He laid His right hand upon me, saying: Do not fear. I am the first, the last, the Living One.

18 I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore. I have the keys of death, and of Hades.

19 Write the things you saw, the things which are, the things which will come to pass hereafter,

20 the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the malaks of the seven assemblies, and the seven candlesticks are seven assemblies.

Chapter 2

1 To the leader of the assembly in Ephesus write: These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, He who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks.

2 I know your works, your toil and patience, that you can not bear evil men, and did try those who call themselves apostles [Paul and Simon Peter the Magus], yet they are not, and did find them false.

3 You have patience, bear for my Name's sake, and do not grow weary.

4 But I have this against you, that you left your first love.

5 Remember where you are fallen, repent, and do the first works. I come to you, and will move your candlestick out of its place, except you repent.

6 But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans [St Nicolaus (Nimrod) followers, christians], which I also hate.

7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes, to him I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of Yahweh.

8 To the leader of the assembly in Smyrna write: These things says the first and the last, who was dead, and lived again.

9 I know your tribulation, your poverty (but you are rich), the blasphemy of those [Samaritans] who say they are Yahudim [Jews], and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

10 Do not fear the things you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.

11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. He who overcomes will not be hurt of the second death.

12 To the leader of the assembly in Pergamum write: These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword.

13 I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. You hold my Name fast, and did not deny my faith, even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam (who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Yisrayah [Israel]), to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication. [Numbers 22:1-25:9]

15 You also have some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans [christians] in like manner.

16 Repent, or else I come to you quickly, and I will make war with the sword of my mouth.

17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna. I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he who receives it.

18 To the leader of the assembly in Thyatira write: These things say the Son of Yahweh, who has His eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like to burnished bronze.

19 I know your works, your love, faith, ministry, and patience, and that your last works are more than the first.

20 But I have this against you, that you suffer the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.

21 I gave her time that she should repent, and she wills to not repent of her fornication.

22 Behold, I cast her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of her works.

23 I will kill her children with death. All the assemblies will know I am He who searches the reins and hearts, and I will give to each one of you according to your works.

24 But to you I say, to the rest that are in Thyatira, as many as do not have this teaching (who do not know the deep things of Satan, as they are wont to say), I cast upon you no other burden.

25 Nevertheless that which you have, hold fast till I come.

26 He who overcomes, he who keeps my works to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations.

27 He will rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to shivers.

28 I received of my Father, and I will give him the morning star.

29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.

Chapter 3

1 To the leader of the assembly in Sardis write: These things says He who has the seven Spirits of Yahweh, and the seven stars [Uriel, Raphael, Raguel, Michael, Sarakiel, Gabriel, and Ramiel; 1Enoch 20]. I know your works, you have a name that you live, and you are dead.

2 Be watchful, establish the things that remain, which were ready to die. I find no works of you perfected before Yahweh.

3 Remember what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you do not watch, I will come as a thief, and you will not know what hour I come upon you.

4 You have a few names in Sardis who do not defile their garments. They will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.

5 He who overcomes will thus be arrayed in white garments. I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father, and before His servants.

6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.

7 To the leader of the assembly in Philadelphia write: These things say He who is set-apart, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens and none can shut, who shuts and none opens.

8 I know your works. Behold, I set before you a door opened, which none can shut. You have a little power, keep my word, and do not deny my Name.

9 Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan (of those who say they are Yahudim, and they are not, but do lie), I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I love you.

10 You kept the word of my patience, so I will keep you from the hour of trial (that hour which is to come upon the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth).

11 I come quickly. Hold what you have fast, that no one take your own.

12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my Father, and he will go out of there no more. I will write upon him the Name of my Father, the name of the city of my Father, the new Yahrusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my Father, and my own new Name.

13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.

14 To the leader of the assembly in Laodicea write: These things say the Amein, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of Yahweh.

15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot.

16 Since you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spew you out of my mouth.

17 You say: I am rich, have great riches, and have need of nothing. You do not know you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.

18 I counsel you to buy of me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich; white garments, that you may clothe yourself so the shame of your nakedness is not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.

19 As many as I love, I reprove and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. If any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, will sup with him, and he with Me.

21 He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with Me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in His throne.

22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.









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