Revelation 2 Commentary

Epistle To Smyrna

 Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, so that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Christ told the Assembly at Smyrna.

Ten days can only be understood from a Hebraic mindset.

The word for day is Yom in Hebrew.

Yom means a day or a period.

Number 10 is known as a symbol of the authority of God and his government on the Earth. This number can also symbolize responsibility, law and completeness. Actually, number 10 is considered to be the symbol of obedience and responsibility of people towards the God’s law.

Unpacked, ten days means, all who shall have suffered for the sake of the Gospel are permitted in God’s will though He does not delight in seeing people suffer. It shall be suffered for the glory that His Son suffered to receive, a crown of life.

It is supported in Revelation 6 at the fifth seal where God answers the martyrs.

9And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been murdered for the word of God and for the testimony of Yeshua* which they had. 10And they cried with a great voice, and they were saying, “How long, LORD YHVH, holy and true, do you not judge and avenge our blood upon the inhabitants of The Earth?” 

11And to each and every one of them was given a white robe, and it was said that they should rest for a little season of time until their companions and their brothers were also perfected, who were going to be killed, even as they had been.

Note the martyrs are being given their white robes, one to each of them, while they are resting under the altar of God’s Temple in heaven. Their blood shall be avenged at the conclusion of the last martyr that God has set ahead as a quota, to be used as evidence against the evil multitude at their trials before the Great White Throne.


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