It is important that you take time at the beginning of this writing and thoughtfully read each of these verses. They all tie together; and as you read, see if you can determine their unique relationship.

In 1 John 5:6-8 we read:

This is the one coming through water and blood, Jesus Christ; not by the water only, but by the water and by the blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in the one.

In John 19:33-34 we read:

but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs; but one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.

In Genesis 1:6-8 we read:

Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." And God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. And God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

In Genesis 1:27-31 we read in part:

And God created the man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. ... And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

In Revelation 2:8-11 we read:

"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: 'the first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this: "I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death."'"

In Revelation 3:7-13 we read:

"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: 'He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: "I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews, and are not, but lie - behold, I will make them to come and bow down at your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell upon the earth. I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it any more; and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'"

Finally, let us add here a picture of a lampstand or Menorah similar to that which was placed in the tabernacle, with the obvious exception that this lampstand has candles of various colors.

Have you figured out yet the unique relationship of these verses? Certainly the similarity of the first two passages is quite evident, in that they both address the subject revealed in the title - the water and the blood. And the first verse from Genesis likewise speaks of water. But you might be wondering how the other verses in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, and the verses in the last book of the Bible, Revelation, fit into this. A hint regarding the relationship of these last four verses is that, of the seven days of creation, water was set forth in the second day and Adam was created on the sixth day. Likewise, of the seven churches in Revelation, Smyrna was the second church and Philadelphia was the sixth church. This may not mean a great deal to you yet, but you will soon see how all of these verses and the Menorah are in fact quite relevant to understanding what Yahweh has set forth here for us.

Let us begin with a most important look at 1 John 5:6-8. While all the other verses are valuable in understanding that which Yahweh is revealing here, it is this verse that is most telling and could even be said to be foundational to what we are seeing evidenced here.

For the sake of recall, let us restate this important verse:

This is the one coming through water and blood, Jesus Christ; not by the water only, but by the water and by the blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in the one.

While I am not a Greek expert in any regard, I know enough to get myself around in it. But even more important, and that which is available to anyone, I know how to call and talk to people who are experts in Greek. Such is the source of the information about which I am going to share with you.

If you compare the above passage with just about any translation, you will notice that what is stated here is different from them. Why is this the case? Because many translations are influenced by theological bias. Translations deal with this verse strictly with a focus on the first coming and sacrificial death of Yahshua. Thus, instead of saying - "This is the one coming through water and blood," essentially all of them say - "This is the one who came by water and blood." Did you notice the important tense difference? The way we presented this verse here is actually free from any time restraints - "This is the one coming." This could mean His first coming, or it could mean another coming as well. It looks instead to simply a coming. But translators have bound this verse to a specific time - past tense. So, the question arises as to what was the intent of the original Greek writing? Was it to be bound in time, or was it to be free to find expression in any time? Here is where we have to turn to the Greek, and to those who know the language and unbiasly analyze it.

The Greek word being translated "coming," or in the case of most translations, "came," is the word "elthon." The question raised here is - What is the correct tense? Is it past tense, as one might suspect from Bible translators? The answer to this question is - No. Actually the tense is what is called - aorist. Without getting bogged down in grammar, aorist means - "simple occurrence of an action without reference to its completeness, duration, or repetition." Another way of saying this is that the word "aorist" literally means - "a," or "lack of," and "orist," or "boundary." Literally, the word means "lacking boundary," which includes the boundary of time; and in this case, aorist means that time relationship does not matter. Thus of necessity, in order to capture the true message clearly intended here, we have used the word "coming" in this statement, which is far more accurate than the misleading time specific word - "came."

What does all of this mean? It is a point that the church has entirely missed thus far? Why have they? Because they have not understood all that must take place, precede, and even prepare the way for the second coming of Yahshua! Yes, Yahshua did indeed come through both water and blood at His first coming, "not by the water only, but by the water and by the blood." And since this is true with His first coming, it MUST be true with regard to His second coming as well, the former setting precedence for, necessitating, and foreshadowing the latter.

Thus, the great relevance of this message is clearly established in the tense of the word John specifically chose here. If he had used the past tense, one would know that what was being said here related only to His first coming. But, John intentionally used the aorist tense, meaning that His coming at any time again would of necessity equally be by the requirement of both water and blood.

How is it that Yahshua comes into a person who receives Him? Is it not also by accepting the blood of the Lamb and by the waters of baptism? But this is only on the personal level, and both His first coming and His coming into the life of an individual by faith, point to the necessity that His second coming equally be through both water and blood. What can this now mean on a higher corporate level? What are these two specific works of water and blood that once again must provide the way for the second coming of Yahshua? We are now getting to the purpose of this writing, wherein we will begin to understand how all of these seemingly unrelated scriptures do in fact very importantly relate, providing a MOST important and even critical understanding regarding the soon coming of the Son of God.


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