I do not attend religious institutions, at least, not beyond my bathroom. I do not drink or smoke, but I do drive people around who do. What's more, I am rather close friends with barmaids and bartenders in this town, they are in my cell phone where very few people are. Not even half my family is in my cell phone, recently I tossed all the in-laws out. God, that felt good. Anyway, I drive nights, and for the past year, only on weekends, of which, Friday and Saturday nights are normally the busiest, so now it is Sunday morning, which means I have lost my mind, "church" is out of the question. Religion, in my space, means going straight for the coffee, heat it in the microwave, and since my dreams told me to do it, this morning, I'm sharing it with you. I promised Max an apology. I think he meant something more personal, but I understood what he really needed, cuz the most high God inside me said, "write one on Revelation". This I dread, not because I fear getting it wrong, but because no one understands what visions are, no matter what I write, the reaction will be the same; this idiot has a screw lose. And I don't write an apology the same way I mess up normally around here. I pray first. Then I wait. for inspiration. And then I write what I am being told to write, not necessarily what I think I should write. Look at how long I waited for the last apology... something like 2 years. (Link). Scroll down the page to the entry before I started. See "Last Days linger"? June, 2013. Very quickly I realized that I had to switch to a Word Doc, but you can see the beginning of my dissertation right there. So, here I want to talk about the vision of St John. This is merely what I know, not the apology, but to give you an idea of the difference between what the prophet knows and the Rhema. The first thing I noticed is the book is a vision, John is sitting at a table, with pen in hand, having a vision. I've been there, done that, it is like dreaming wide awake. The problem is, how do you write the vision down? It isn't just a case of trying to translate a vision in your head to paper, which is hard enough, but you also realize that what you write has to be what God wants written, his take on the vision, so you sit there and ask, "what am I supposed to write?" ... and the angel says write this and that, and you scramble to capture that. I wrote my apology with my keyboard, straight into the Word Doc, but when I was younger I wrote something called "Horsemen riding over our heads" - and that was pen in hand - which still is easier than feather, berry juice, and parchment scroll. But see, I type with 2 fingers, staring at the keyboard, so it isn't all that easy for me. Toss in some bursitis, and you pay the requisite pain God requires of us all. gotta warm my coffee. thank you jesus. So where was why? Right, the unveiling... look at this vision. It looks so organized. I want to tell you, it didn't feel that way when he was writing. When John looked back at it, he was totally amazed to discover structure, because while he was writing, he's being tossed around like a beach ball on a windy day. You have no idea what you wrote, or for that matter, whether two sentences go together, and whole paragraphs? You cringe, wondering what it might be saying, if anything, you reread it to see whether it made any sense at all. In my case, I was strung out for weeks, waiting for next session, not knowing what was next, he gave me chapter headings in advance, I had no idea what that was about. I would pray, "aren't you going to tell me what I'm writing? Shouldn't I, at least, know what the main subject is? answer: "no and no" ... me: "you really are unfair" ... voice in my head: "I know". I can tell you some things about the apocalypse. The vision organizes old testament prophecy together with fresh speaking to John into scrolls or letters. There are 14 scrolls. That's the vision. 7 scrolls already exist, but they are sealed. Remember God told Daniel to seal up the words until the end time? First John is given 7 letters to write, that's the insertion of the church age before the Day of the Lord. Then Jesus unseals the last 7 scrolls from the old testament prophets. Everything, every letter, happens chronologically, one after the next, it is a progression of time, that, so far, has run 96 AD to 2015 AD. We are in the 4th sealed scroll. We have 13 years left until the 7th sealed scroll is unsealed; that scroll contains the final seven years, which is divided into 7 trumpets and 7 vials of plagues. The 7 trumpets are announcing the presence of the Almighty, which is another 3 1/2 year ministry of the same anointing that rested on Jesus; this time there are two witnesses, but it is the same anointing, the same presence or parusia of the Spirit. I know a lot about this unveiling of God. I know the veil in the temple was the separation between God and priest, and that the veil remains today in our religiosity, but when we turn to the Lord, the veil is taken away. I understand that when you unveil something, that something has to exist to be unveiled, IOW, God is right before us, but we don't see him yet, because our eyes are veiled. If Daniel's eyes were veiled, you can be damn sure your eyes are veiled. My son's name is Daniel, his eyes don't see the anointing resting upon his dad, that's so I can be a normal dad, which is my top pleasure on the planet. coffee needs reheating again, I might dump it, get a new cup, it degrades when you reheat it too much. I guess its okay, but its not as good as when I first nuked it. where on earth? Oh, the point being, it doesn't matter what I know, because what will get written is what the church needs. For instance, nothing bores me more than talking about the covenants and the priesthoods, I never ever do that, of the 15 dissertations I would have loved to write, that wasn't one of them. And that's the only one I've written. So I sit here in dread, knowing I've got to go through this again. I get nothing from this, in fact, it ends up costing me money because I pay for quality paper and toner and there's the capital investment of the network; we have 4 computers in the home (Daniel has two laptops still kicking). My son is going into engineering, he's a geek, and he's a history buff, not like I'm a history buff, I love learning about history, but Daniel teaches it, he knows so much history, when he starts speaking, I just sit and listen in amazement. Mostly the last 3000 years, if we need to go back further, I take over. Should I do a 2nd cup? Or is this enough rambling - sufficient evil for the day? This was my dream instruction when I woke up this morning, like when songwriters grab a pen and write the lyrics down before they forget the dream... I have a song written somewhere that an angel sang to me in my dream; that is a cool song, wish I had a clue where it is, I will post it if it ever pops up. Oh my god, I scrolled up the page, saw how long this is, I've been a bad boy, no 2nd cup this morning, where's that submit button?