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The Word of God set into Scripture is like a seres of narrative accounts of nations, Jews and Gentiles, kings prophets and relevance of each draws from the testimony of God. ‘Forever the word is settled in heaven (Ps.119:89)’. It is like the constitution eternally enshrined in the divine Will and fulfilled by Jesus Christ. The first book is about the beginnings and the Book of Revelation is forward looking to the eternity in which every one who has accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord shall find a place. So the first and the last book serve as book ends and in between the reader shall find the narrative arc moving toward from heaven and earth to new heaven and new earth.
So the Book of Revelation is a book where unraveling the mystery of God in a series of visions is given to Apostle John. He was exiled to the isle of Patmos while Caesar Domitian set off wave of persecution against the Christians. Many visions echo prophetic writings Isaiah, Ezekiel and of course Daniel is very represented. It goes to show testimony of God is not adding anything new other than what was in the divine Will which was revealed through the Holy Spirit on a need-to-know basis. So Apostle John may had Emperor Nero in mind when he mentioned the number 666 and since then we have had few other candidates. This man of perdition shall ultimately make his mark in the appointed time. The key to mysteries of God shall come to pass in fulness of time. We see the signs already so a close study of this book helps us to watch diligently and not fall back disappointed since dates set by false prophets are proved wrong.
This book is unique as the only book written as a first hand report.
This is a transcript of heavenly realities as received by Apostle John. He heard as well as saw and he adds blessedness to those who read and also keep what is written therein.
In the days to come if God willing I intend to annotate the Book in my Bible blog to which each visitor is invited. May it prove to be a blessing for each one of you,
Benny

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why talk about all 
the known and the unknown/
see how the unknown merges into the known

What reason any one can have that exists outside his being? Consider a simple phenomenon of an eclipse. It is the moon who throws herself squarely against the Sun whose brightness is to us a diamond ring of brightness while the eclipse lasts.

Similarly our body endures for a season and with which we weave our preferences and prejudices. If we say what we speak are certainties we have not understood the soul or of the One who remains beyond the reckoning of time and space. Even as we cast our own vision of the world to come, reason is steadily losing its grip on the unknown.

Here is a rubaiyat to express the same idea:

Think that the world you held as your cocoon

Cannot keep its spell or make itself known?

Unknown are the moths that pillage and gorge

When they moult wings and flutter with wind blown.

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benny

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“The Fount of Immorality/ 
In Love is found;
Then come, and in this boundless sea


/Of Love be drowned.”-Rumi
River of life is drawn from the sea of Love: and carried by clouds of events people, dead and the living these must dissolve under the benign eye of One. Love shall always find their passage either through subterranean passages or on the river bed prepared by time working unceasing.
benny
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why are you so busy 
with this or that or good or bad
/pay attention to how things blend” Rumi

Let us look at the way our human interaction has led to:

It is like the kindness of first man who traded milk for rat poison. The man who did not make profit was dubbed as a fool. Milk and rat poison since have been blended million times over. So many times that the present world cannot die of rat poison but has developed immunity. 

*Let us not speak of general state of things but how each must serve. He has to serve his best. No other choice because he has to deal with his soul.

*I hold a special relationship with my soul to settle for the indifferent quality what the world offers. Blending is done in no man’s land.

benny

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