The Book Of Revelation
AS YOU KNOW THE BOOK OF REVELATION IS A BOOK OF MYSTERY, a book of symbolism. I will try to give you an outline of this last book of the Bible using the tape ministries of Dr. Swift, and Pastor Comparet, as well as my understanding. You are well acquainted with Dr. Swift’s work as a Pastor, and in case you are not acquainted with Pastor Comparet, he was a lawyer with his own firm in California when he became acquainted with the Swift group, and the Swift Ministry. On retiring he became an Identity Minister. He studied in the Swift Library, and he approached the Identity message as a lawyer, thus he searched for facts to back up what he preached.
He was an ancient history buff and this made his work easier and more fascinating. Every Thursday for some years, the Swift group went to San Diego for an evening meeting, then after the meeting, they went to the Comparet home for dinner and they talked and talked. In comparing the work of both these men we find that Pastor Comparet lacked the Inspiration we found in the teaching of Dr. Swift but still you found a great message. The Book of Revelation is the closet book in the Bible to the Book of Daniel which is also largely symbolic, but which was also explained to Daniel, and being symbolic there is then no understanding of the Book of Revelation without some understanding of symbolism. Revelation is history, past, present, and future, given in symbolism. Here in the Book of Revelation which is given to John, we find that it is given by YAHSHUA who is YAHWEH, himself, in the flesh.
REVELATION CHAPTER ONE
The first part of this chapter identifies YAHSVHUA. We find that John is on the Isle of Patmos for the testimony he was to give concerning YAHSHUA, as to who HE was, and His plan for His kingdom and His earth. Yahshua identifies His authority by saying (vs:8), ‘I Am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. I am He that Liveth, and was dead. Behold! I am alive for evermore, and I have the key (understanding) of Hell (the Netherworld) and of death.’ In other words: I am YAHWEH‑YAHSHUA, I control all’. This is also the symbol of the right hand, for it means authority. Embodied YAHWEH was the ‘Son of David’, the first born (embodied) out of His Race, thus the second Adam. Here He stood in all His Glory and John fell on his face before this Glory.