John, a disciple of Jesus Christ, was exiled on the island of Patmos after Jesus' death and resurrection. John was given visions of the past, present, and future by an angel of the Lord.
In Rev.1:3 it says "the time is at hand". I have now been shown spiritually, after much study and prayer, that a clock has been given to us as the 'Precession of the Equinoxes'. Many have revealed that this 360 degree circle of time is made up of 72 years per degree, which makes one complete revolution on this clock equal to approximately 25,920 years. Rev.1:4 says that there are 7 spirits before God's throne and that God is the eternal one who is, was, and who is to come. Therefore his throne may be this clock which resides in the heavens above which now comes down to us.
In John's words, the glory and dominion belong to Jesus Christ who is the prince of the kings of the earth and who has loved us and has washed us from our sins in his own blood. He makes us kings and priests unto God and his Father. This glory and dominion are to last for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev. 1:7 says: "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him; and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him, even so, A-men". In verse 1:8 the Lord says "I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, which is, which was, and which is to come, the Almighty".
John was in the spirit on the Lord's day and he heard a voice as a trumpet behind him. As he looked back he saw 7 golden candlesticks/lampstands. He was told to write what he saw and send it to the 7 churches of Asia which were Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Later he is told that the 7 churches are the 7 candlesticks/lampstands that he saw. Then John saw, as he was turned, in the midst of the 7 golden candlesticks/lampstands one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot with a golden girdle about the chest. The head and hairs were white as wool or snow; the eyes were as a flame of fire, the feet were unto fine brass as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. He had in his right hand the 7 stars which are the angels of the 7 churches. Out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword; and his countenance was as the sun shineth in its strength. He told John to fear not, and he then said to John: "I am the first and the last". He also said in Rev. 1:18 : "I am he that liveth, and was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore, A-men; and have the keys of hell and of death".
I believe that the Lord's Day, where John was in spirit when he looked back, is actually the 8th period of time on the 'Precessionary Clock'. The double-edged S-word out of the mouth of the one shown to John is actually two S's back to back forming the number 8. The eight on its side also stands for eternity. This is the key to the Great Clock of time and is what helps to unlock the rest of the 'Book of Revelation'. The 7 churches form the other 7 sections of time each lasting about 3,240 years around this Great Circle of the ages.
This timeline is now opened to us as Daniel chapter 12 verse 4 states that the words would be shut and the book sealed until the time of the end. I believe we are now very close to this time of the end that shall come sometime before 2,162 A.D. We are in the 'little horn' time period, which is the 7th out of the 10 toes or horns spoken of in the Book of Daniel chapters 2 and 7 and also in the Book of Revelation chapter 17. I believe this 'little horn' in the midst of the 10 began in the year 1946 A.D. The 10 horns or toes make up one hour on the 'Great Clock', which is approximately 2,160 years and I believe they began around 650 A.D. as did the 7th church/candlestick/lampstand. So then each of the 10 would be equal to 216 years. I have deduced that the last 3 horns that shall occur between 2,162 A.D. and 2,810 A.D. and shall be taken out by their roots or be subdued according to Daniel 7:8 and 7:24. The 'little horn' is a shorter time period than its fellows and has eyes like that of a man and a mouth speaking Great things according to 7:8 of Daniel. I believe we now know who this man is that has brought in this shorter time period and who was born in 1946!