This article is an important postscript to part one which is essential reading before reading this article so please take time out to read that first (see link below – thank you).
Now having compiled the first article, I was soon drawn by Yashua Messiah to another Holy Scripture in Revelation. This, whilst doing some study on The End Times, and the soon coming return of Yashua Messiah to commence rule over His Kingdom as King of kings and Lord of lords, on King David’s Throne, on this earth. Moreover, this End Times subject will involve another article, or series of articles, over which I have been cogitating for many years, and I jest not.
However, what of these Holy Scriptures in Revelation? I’ll copy and paste them here:
Revelation 19:11-13 (KJV) And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon
him IT was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. 13 And He was clothed with a vesture (cloak or garment) dipped in blood: and his ‘autos’ ITS name is called The Word of God. (Strike through, brackets and emphasis mine)
Revelation 19:11-13 (Greek Transliteral) And I perceived the heaven having-been-up-opened and (you)-be-perceiving horse white and the one-sitting on IT believing being-called and Truthful and in just-togetherness He-is-judging and is-battling 12 The yet viewers of-Him blaze of-fire and on the head of-Him diadems many having names having-been-written which not-yet-one has-perceived if no He 13 and having-been-about-cast cloak having-been-dipped to-blood and has-been-called the name [
Him] ‘autos’ of-IT The Saying of-the God(placer).
Here in Revelation 19:13 we see some differences between the Greek Transliteral and the KJV (well would you believe it!? – the usual mirth here for the author) Here in verse twelve we have a ‘name’ whereas in the Greek Transliteral we have ‘names’ plural. Then we have what seems to be a translators whimsical driven choice of ‘HIM’ rather than ‘IT’ when referring to the horse. I won’t say agenda driven here because in this instance I am not sure that it is an agenda driven issue. Moreover, let me draw your attention to verse eleven to set the precedent where it says: “and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon
him IT was called Faithful and True.”
Now in this verse we have the same Greek word ‘autos’ which can mean ‘it’; ‘he’; ‘him’; ‘himself’ and in the KJV the horse is definitely referred to as a ‘him’ and yet the Greek MSS has it as an ‘IT’, so the translators chose ‘autos’ as ‘HIM’ instead of ‘IT’ just as we would normally refer to an animal, unless we’re into humanising animals, as many people do today and would refer to it as a him.
From Strong’s Concordance:
Him; Himself; He; It – G846 – αὐτός autós, ow-tos’; – from the particle αὖ aû (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons:—her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, – by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare G848.
How does a baffling wind become a ‘he’ or a ‘him’? Perhaps it’s best that we don’t even go there. OK, so we’ve set the precedent, which needs now to be applied in verse thirteen. Confused? Don’t worry, for all will be explained.
In verse thirteen in the KJV we are led to believe that: “and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself” and then straight away in 13 “And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God”.
Have you noticed this before? In one breath it’s a name written that that no man knew apart from Yashua Messiah Himself, and in the next breath it’s: “His name is called The Word of God!” Hello! Excuse me! How does that work? Easy, for this is how it works:
Verse thirteen once more: And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and [
His] ITS name is called The Word (The Saying) of God (Please refer to part one if you haven’t already done so).
OK so what am I saying here? Quite simply I am saying that Yashua Messiah is clothed (cloaked as in the Greek MSS) in The Holy Spirit. The Cloak is representative of The Holy Spirit and The Cloak or Garment is dipped in blood. How do you know that, I hear you ask? and well you should ask, for it took a little searching out and it led me to some new understanding, which I always love.
Luke 24:49 (KJV) And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be ENDUED with power from on high.
From Strong’s Concordance:
Endued – G1746 – ἐνδύω endýō, en-doo’-o; from G1722 and G1416 (in the sense of sinking into a garment); to invest with clothing (literally or figuratively):—array, clothe (with), endue, have (put) on.
So here we have graphically explained to us how The Holy Spirit is likened to a garment or a cloak or clothing in which we sink into, and that is exactly what is being described to us, by John, in Revelation 19:13. This, too, as I proved in part one, is yet more proof that The Holy Spirit was TOWARD God (as in the Greek MSS) or close to God and VERY near to God, as in this wonderful picture of our Saviour sinking into His Holy Spirit like an enveloping garment or cloak = an IT, not a ‘he’ or ‘him’.
We then have this issue of blood and the garment or cloak (The Holy Spirit) having been dipped or more accurately soaked in blood, where does this blood come from? Once again that’s easy, for John tells us in verse eleven: “and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.” And how will Yashua Messiah on His horse make war? Through the immense POWER of His Holy Spirit and in that war the Holy Spirit will be drenched in the blood of Yashua Messiah’s enemies. This is described for us in Isaiah:
Isaiah 63:1-4 (KJV) Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in His (Holy Spiritual) apparel, travelling in the greatness of His strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat 3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. 4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
As a final point, does this mean that even though as born of God (born again) Christians we’re indwelled with The Holy Spirit, that The Holy Spirit still comes upon us as a cloak or garment? Hmm I am not so sure about that. I know for sure that those The Father is calling certainly get regular visits from The Holy Spirit, if not permanent protection, until they’re Baptised and indwelled, but I would need Scriptural proof that those already indwelled get the same visits when The Holy Spirit is already within them.
In Yashua Messiah’s Holy name
The Truth of John 1:1-4 – Part 1 of 2:
“Born again” John 3:3 and 7. I think born of God is a superior translation. According to Strong’s Concordance, the Lord Jesus Christ did not use “deutros”. The Redeemer used the word “anothen,” which means “born from Above”
The “garment dipped in blood” now makes me understand the mentioned words because of Isaiah 63:1-4 that you quoted.
You are a good messenger, Jackie
Yes the ‘born of God’ wording is a better translation. I use ‘born again’, because so many people in mainstream Christianity are familiar with it.
Thanks for your contribution, Charles