End Times: Revelation Chapters 2-4 in an Ascension Context … by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 5 September 2015; published on 10 September 2015; transcribed on 25 December 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Revelation Ch 2 and 3 Comments
    • Revelation Ch 4, Bible Text and Comments
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
    • Revelation Ch 2, Bible Text
    • Revelation Ch 3, Bible Text  

Dear Ones,

I know Ascension lore is a bit more optimistic in orientation than some of the ways of interpreting the Biblical Revelation of Saint John the Divine. So I thought I would provide some blogs on the chapters of Revelation, with comments in an Ascension context. Here is the blog on Revelation, Chapters 2-4. There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I thought I would talk to you a little bit more about Saint John the Divine’s Revelation, Chapters 2, 3 and 4. Just to let you know,

Revelation Ch 2 and 3 CommentsChapters 2 and 3 (KJV, public domain) are his messages that he channeled to the angels of the seven churches …

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Image: The island of Patmos and the seven churches of Asia Minor: “Map with seven churches mentioned in The Revelation of John from the Bible.” Asia Minor, once known as western Anatolia, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia. User:Jonadab, from Wikimedia Commons … public domain

Image: “Map with seven churches mentioned in The Revelation of John from the Bible.” Asia Minor, once known as western Anatolia, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia. User:Jonadab, from Wikimedia Commons … public domain … The island of Patmos is shown, and also the seven churches of Asia Minor: Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia, Ephesus, and Laodicea.

They include specific instructions for the members of each congregation. And so I will not go into those in detail …

Revelation Ch 4, Bible Text and Comments (KJV, public domain) 

Image: “Behold the Throne” … https://i1.wp.com/www.believetrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/BeholdTheThrone.jpg?resize=960%2C550This artwork depicts the vision of John the Divine expressed in Revelation Ch 4.

Then moving on to Chapter 4, there is some very interesting information in here, having to do with a vision that John the Divine had of God. It goes like this …

4 “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me …” –Revelation 4:4

Now, remember that the trumpet is the sound that the heart makes when it is open; it is the sound of love … So this trumpet said: “ Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”  –Revelation 4:4 … And to continue …

2 “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

3 “And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

4 “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

5 “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

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Image: Catedral de la Purísima Concepción (Tepic, Nayarit) – portal vault mural of Revelation Chapter [4] by Nheyob … Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 4.0 International.

Image: Catedral de la Purísima Concepción (Tepic, Nayarit) – portal vault mural of Revelation Chapter [4] by Nheyob … Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 4.0 International.

6 “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Stopping here for a moment … There is a reference to four beasts, which were “full of eyes before and behind” round about the throne. I feel that means the kind of vision and Awareness that we, as humans, have a hard time experiencing. In other words, they were very, very aware, because they could see, with many different eyes, many different things, all at once. That is my idea.

Here is another verse that is very significant to me …

7 “And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

Suppose these four beasts round the throne of God were expressed attributes of God … And remember, we were made in God’s image; so they may be attributes of our own Souls.

The first beast was like a lion. My guess is that is ferocious courage.

And the second beast like a calf. My guess that is that the calf can nourish us. And so it represents the quality that brings life, and sustains life on Earth, for instance … or sustains the Creation.

The lion might be capable of destroying creation, like Lord Shiva in the Trimurti, or Trinity, of the Hindu faith. And the calf would be like Lord Vishnu, the nurturer or sustainer of Creation, in the Hindu Trimurti.

” … the third beast had a face as a man …” Hmm … They say that we are made in God’s image. What is it to have the face of a man? To be within creation and expressing God, perhaps?

” … and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.” Well, that is vision, is it not? … high vision … the ability to see things from far off, and stand off and just observe Creation. 

Those are interesting qualities of God, and qualities of humans, as they progress in Soul Awareness, I feel … So to continue on with this very interesting passage …

8 “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

So these qualities of God, offer God great praise. And these qualities of man … when man expresses them … are there to praise God, and to offer God adulation day and night. all the time … To continue on …

9 “And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

10 “The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

So the purpose of creation is to offer honor and glory to God, is it not? And so … Here we are, capable of fulfilling that purpose. That is what I take, here: That John the Divine knew and understood, and just felt in his heart the glory of God.

Perhaps this is what is really meant by aligning with the Will, and Mind, and Heart of God: To become so aware of the wonder of all that, that we are constantly praising his name.

John the Divine was really a very cool person, was he not? What a wonderful vision!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Below are Chapters 2-4, the Standard King James Version (my mom’s favorite, and in the public domain)

Revelation Ch 2, Bible Text  (KJV, public domain) 

Image: “Colorado Sunset 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 September 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Colorado Sunset 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 September 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

2 “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

2 “I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

3 “And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

4 “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

5 “Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

6 “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

7 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

8 “And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9 “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

13 “I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

14 “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

15 “So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

16 “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

18 “And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

19 “I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

20 “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

21 “And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

22 “Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

23 “And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

24 “But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

25 “But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

26 “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

27 “And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

28 “And I will give him the morning star.

29 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

Revelation Ch 2, Bible Text (KJV, public domain) 

Image: “Colorado Sunset 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 September 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Colorado Sunset 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 September 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

3 “And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

2 “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3 “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

4 “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

5 “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

6 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8 “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

9 “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

13 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

14 “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15 “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

19 “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

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