A Revelation Commentary Applied to Current Events - Updated 2022

Babylon the Great is Here!
cf. Revelation 17:5; 18:2


Two "great cities," Jerusalem and Babylon the Great, dominate the attention of "time of the end" (Daniel 12:9)/"end-of-the-age" (Matthew 24:3) Bible prophecy.  Two chapters and parts of other chapters in the book of Revelation focus on the identity and destiny of Babylon the Great.  Therefore, a key to understanding the Revelation of Yahushua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) (Revelation 1:1) is understanding the identity and destiny of Babylon the Great.

By the time you finish reading this commentary, in addition to having an understanding of the sequence and timing of all the prophesied events of the final seven years of world history, as we have known it all our lives, you will have a crystal clear, irrefutable understanding in the context of Bible prophecy, particularly the book of Revelation, of the identity and destiny of Babylon the Great and what Elohim ("God") tells His people in that evil city-state/nation/empire to do to be saved from its soul-destroying wickedness.

Although, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the U.S.A. was the world's sole remaining superpower nation and seemed to be headed for global hegemony, when Barack Obama was president from 2008-2016, his administration’s agenda was weakening the U.S.A. in every way—morally, economically, politically and militarily—and was moving the nation inexorably toward being absorbed into the global community of nations controlled by the United Nations.  For details about that, please read Obama's Treachery in Setting America up to be Destroyed.

However, against all odds and to the complete surprise and consternation of the globalists, the administration of President Donald Trump, with his ironic (because of what Bible prophecy states about the identity and destiny of America), constantly repeated “America first” and “make America great again” mantras, appeared to be getting America back on track to reinforcing its status as that great nation in spite of fierce opposition from the Left.

Nevertheless, the administration of Barack Obama, the agenda of which is now being put on "fast forward" by the administration of Joe Biden, set the stage for two other events foretold by Bible prophecy: first, the takeover of America from within by the New World Order/Communist/Islamic cabal and other destroy-America forces, then, the total annihilation by “fire” of all life in the nation.  Time is short, making it that much more important to understand what's happening and what to do about it in the light of Bible prophecy.  

Therefore, if you are a Bible believer and a follower of Yahushua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), have a sincere desire to know what the Bible really teaches, and have enough courage, honesty and humility to temporarily suspend what are probably some deeply held beliefs about the spiritual roots, identity and destiny of the United States of America long enough to consider another point of view, thank your Heavenly Father for leading you to this website.  It may be the only source you will find that will help you fully understand what Yahuah’s ("the LORD's") “sure Word of prophecy” is telling us is happening in the world now, particularly in the United States of America, during these Last Days of Planet Earth as we have known it all our lives, what is going to happen in the very near future, and exactly what our Heavenly Father tells His children to do about it before it is too late.  So, please keep reading.

February 2022 

Note:  Although the author of this commentary is a "Christian," he has learned that the prophetic Scriptures, especially the book of Revelation, can be fully understood only from the Hebraic perspective in which they were written.  There are over 800 references including numerous direct quotes in the Revelation to the Old Covenant Scriptures (the "Old Testament").  In fact, virtually every prophecy in the Revelation may be cross-referenced in the Old Covenant Scriptures.  Just as the Old Covenant Scriptures were a "schoolmaster" to teach us about the Messiah's first coming, they also teach us about His second coming (cf. Galatians 3:24), which is what the Revelation is all about.  Therefore, for the sake of faithfulness to the Hebrew linguistic and cultural context which is often distorted by Greek manuscripts and English translations from Greek manuscripts, and to reinforce the Hebrew perspective from which the prophetic Scriptures were written, numerous Hebrew terms like Yahuah ("LORD"), Yahushua (Jesus), Elohim (God), Messiah (Christ), Adonai ("my Lord" or "Master"), and Yahudim ("Jews") are used in this commentary. For the meanings of terms that might not be familiar, please visit the Important Terms and Concepts page.

(Disclaimer: Just because the author uses certain Hebrew names and terms in this commentary does not mean that he practices a kind of reverse replacement theology - replacing Christians with Israelites or Yahudim ("Jews").  Nor, is he dogmatic about the use of Hebrew names and terms because it is what is in our hearts and our relationship with the God and Savior of the Bible that counts.  One of the most treacherous devices of Satan/the devil is to divide the followers of the Messiah, whether Jew or Gentile, Hebrew speaking or not, against themselves by quibbling over names and other peripheral issues (cf. 2 Timothy 2:14).  Please visit The Subtle Demise of True ChristianityFlaws in Hebrew Roots/Messianic Doctrine, and Who are the People of Elohim ("God")? for a complete explanation of who the chosen people of Yahuah are.)  

Also, please note: One purpose of this website is to help its visitors to stay on top of current events in the light of Bible prophecy so that you will understand the times in which you live and know what to do about it (1 Chronicles 12:32). There is a Current Events in the Light of Bible Prophecy blog page to help you keep abreast of what's happening now.  Also, this is an interactive, collaborative website.  You are invited to add your own comments or commentary. On most pages, simply scroll to the bottom of the page to add your own comments or commentary concerning the topic(s) discussed on that page. Or, to see a list of topics and instructions for entering your commentary, go to the Guest Commentary page.  I respond to many of those comments and they help me to continually gain new insights into what Bible prophecy has to say about current events.  So, I am very thankful for feedback from this site's visitors.  Finally, there is a Contact Watchman Bob page through which you can communicate with me directly.



In about 540 BBM (Before the Birth of the Messiah), the prophet Daniel was given revelation about the "prince that shall come" (the false messiah) (Daniel 9:26) - his treachery toward the nation of Israel at the mid-point of a seven-year treaty with that nation (Daniel 9:27; 11:21-24, 32), how he would blaspheme the Most High God Yahuah and exalt himself above all gods (Daniel 11:36), and his reign of terror over all the people of Yahuah for three and one-half years (Daniel 7:25; 12:7).  But then, rather than giving Daniel the details of those and subsequent events, Yahuah told Daniel to seal up the scroll until the "time of the end" (Daniel 12:4, 9).

So, the purpose of the Revelation of Yahushua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) - the last book of the Bible - is to finish the prophecy given through Daniel concerning the events of the "time of the end" - the "end of the age" (Matthew 24:3) - the last few years of Planet Earth until it is restored to its original Edenic condition by the soon-coming true Messiah.  In other words, the Revelation is the description of the prophesied show-down between the false messiah ("Antichrist") and the true Messiah Yahushua and what will happen after that cataclysmic, world-changing conflict.

As you will see as you read through this crystal clear, common sense commentary on the book of Revelation, Yahuah does reveal, in an astonishing way through His prophetic Word, exactly what is happening in the world, what will soon happen, and what His People need to be doing about it, before it is too late.  But . . .

Warning! If you are in a state of complacency, this Revelation commentary may shake you.

Yahushua did not come to Earth to perpetuate the status quo. His message was radical, using the Scriptures to expose the spiritual bankruptcy of the religious establishment. He was not one to mince words as He vilified the religious leaders with, "Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times" (Luke 12:56).

I, Watchman Bob, testify to you from personal experience (see About Watchman Bob), sadly because I am one, that the majority of "Christians" (and false Israelites) today have exactly the same attitude toward the Truth and will "crucify" anyone who tries to share it with them.

However, if you will suspend any preconceived, church-taught doctrines and conceptions of the "End of the Age" long enough to read this online commentary with your mind and heart open to the Truth of Yahuah's Word, you will be amazed at how clearly current events in the light of Bible prophecy come into focus. And you will know the answers to all kinds of vexing questions like: Who is modern, prophesied Babylon the Great? Who, really, are Yahu
ah's People? Who is Antimessiah ("Antichrist")? When is the Rapture? What is the Day of the "Lord"? What is True Christianity? How can "God's" Wrath be avoided? How do I need to be living my life in the light of Elohim's Revelation? And, did you know that there is incredible good news in the end for those who believe and follow the Truth?

Then, best of all, if you will submit to Adonai's ("the Lord's") will, as revealed in His Revelation, you will find that His spiritual peace, love, joy, and hope will fill your heart, dissolving any of the dread that most people will increasingly experience as times get more trying and the Day of the return of the Messiah and Elohim's wrath approaches.

So, get ready!

Fasten your seat belt and get ready for the ride of your life (if you have the courage to face up to reality), because, although this Revelation commentary is exegetically correct and the result of many years of diligent study, it is not the typical dry, doctrinally-heavy, detached-from-real-life Sunday school or seminary study. As Yahuah's Word, correctly understood and taken to heart, has always done, it will rock your churchianity boat and demand your faithful action, if you want to successfully navigate the perilous days ahead.

Signs of the Times

All last-days Bible prophecies, including those regarding Israel and Babylon, are being fulfilled exactly at an astonishing rate, are seriously shaking the economies and social stability of the whole world, and are showing no signs of letting up.  Here are some prophesied events toward which current trends are inexorably moving:

  • Increasing numbers of wars and rumors of wars, both intra-nationally and internationally (Matthew 24:6)
  • Increasing numbers and intensities of violent conflicts between nations, ethnic groups, and religious groups (Matthew 24:7)
  • The acceleration of pestilences and natural disasters around the world, warning the world of the Wrath of Elohim ("God") that is about to be poured out on earth (Matthew 24:7)
  • The degeneration of the "Christian" Church into a worldly-minded, pleasure and prosperity-seeking, apostate church (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
  • The rise of a beastly "whore" city-state/nation - modern, prophesied, Babylon the Great - who both seduces and "swallows up" the other nations of the world in her attempt to establish a global empire (Jeremiah 50:23; 51:25, 44; Revelation 17:1-2; 18)
  • The collapse of the world's economies, resulting in revolutions, wars, rule of the wealthy elite through martial law, and the impoverishment and servitude of the masses (Revelation 6:2-6; 13:16-17)
  • The amalgamation of nations of the Middle East and North Africa against Israel (Psalm 83:2-8; Ezekiel 38:2-16)
  • First, the takeover by a Globalist/Communist/Islamic cabal of modern, prophesied Babylon the Great, opening the door to the invasion of Israel by nations of the Middle East and North Africa, then, annihilation by "fire" (a commentary explosion?) of that last, great superpower nation  (Jeremiah 51:1-4, 14, 27-28, 37, 43; Revelation 17:16; 18:2, 8)
  • The uniting of all the world's religions into a global religion in worshiping a false messiah who will also be the ruler of the end-times global government (Revelation 13:8; 17:17)

Please see Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38, Matthew 24, and the Revelation Understood! Commentary on chapters 61317 and 18 for details.

Current, Accelerating, Global Disintegration  

All of the above prophesied trends are, at the present time, 2022, occurring and continuing to accelerate and intensify, threatening to explode into regional if not international chaos and conflagration.  

During 2021 and 2022, global economic, political and social chaos  continued to increase from previous decades.  Islamic terrorist attacks continued to increase in number and frequency all over the world.  Wars and rumors of wars, particularly centered in the Middle East, continued to increase. However, during 2017, there was one, significant, almost totally unexpected change.  The leaders of the world’s nations, most of whom are controlled by New World Order globalists, found themselves scrambling to adjust to the unexpected U.S. presidency of Donald Trump and his extremely nationalistic, “make America great again” and "America first" agendas. 

By the end of 2018, the impact of the Trump presidency, after his being in office for less than two years, was already shaking up the politics, economies, and power alliances of the world.

However, within one year of Joe Biden taking office as President of the United States in 2021 and his party, the Democrats, gaining control of the House of Representatives and a virtual stand-off in the Senate, almost all of Trump's conservative, nationalistic policies have been reversed, weak-minded Biden is attempting to achieve détente by capitulating to hostile powers like Iran, and Russia and China are taking full advantage of the situation to attempt to expand their hegemony over other nations like Ukraine, Taiwan, and Syria.

Here are some prophesied global trends that continued to be fulfilled in 2020 and 2021:

  • Continued destruction of sovereign governments
  • Continued pushing of the globalist agenda
  • Continued uniting of the world's  religions under a false god
  • Continued exploitation of the human and natural resources of the poorer nations of the world by the richer nations
  • Pestilence - COVID-19 (Matthew 24:7) and variants
  • Famine - and estimated 28,000 dying of starvation daily around the world (Matthew 24:7)
  • Continued acceleration of Antisemitism worldwide
  • Continued undermining of the security of the State of Israel
  • Continued gathering of the forces of Middle Eastern nations, especially Turkey, Iran, and their allies, against Israel
  • The continued spread and entrenchment of radical Islam, especially in the Western nations
  • Continually accelerating persecution of Yahudim ("Jews") and (true) Christians worldwide by secularist and false religious groups (including Islam, Communism, false "Judaism" and false "Christianity")
  • Continued morphing of the world's last superpower nation, the United States of America, into a socialistic nation controlled by communists and globalists
  • Increasing hatred of the other nations of the world toward the U.S.A.
  • Increasing numbers of "natural" ("acts of God") and man-made disasters around the world

Domestic Deterioration

America, on its home soil, has not been exempt from the escalating conflicts and calamities that have affected the world during the 21st Century.  Because of the "Great Recession" of 2008, millions lost their employment and homes in this nation because of corporations downsizing and offshoring jobs.  Then, after Barack Obama took over as President in 2009, his policies concerning socialized healthcare and other welfare programs, his open border policies, his support of the LGBTQ agenda and abortion, His support of Islamists versus Christians and Yahudim ("Jews"), his escalating of racial tensions in America, and his undermining of the State of Israel rapidly accelerated the deterioration of America. 

All of these trends and ominous occurrences leading up to and during the Obama presidency led numerous Bible prophecy teachers to predict that the collapse of the American economy, the declaration of a state of national emergency, and martial law were inevitable. Indeed, in just the first month of 2016, an astonishing number of unprecedented natural, economic and political events seemed to be converging into a state of mayhem and explosive conflict in America.  The east coast was paralyzed by the largest snowstorm (“Jonas”), accompanied by flooding, in the nation’s history.  

However, during that presidential election year, Donald Trump, with his no-holds-barred, in-your-face style of campaigning, was attacking without restraint every other candidate (including those of his own Republican Party), President Obama, and all the sacred cows of the Democratic Party.  And he was gaining a huge following at the same time the scandal-ridden main Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, was sinking in the polls. 

However, it still did not seem likely that the Democrats and the "deep state" powers behind them were going to allow all the destroy-America gains of the Obama administration, including Obamacare, the influx of illegal immigrants and Islamic refugees, LGBTQ rights, abortion, treachery against Israel, détente with Iran,  and so forth, to be swept away by the Trump Express.  Indeed, in spite of Trump's grandiose pledges, it seemed that the continued deterioration of the U.S.A. into just another socialistic state, absorbed into the world community of nations controlled by the United Nations, was inevitable.  The Liberal Left, fully supported by almost all the mainstream media,1 were fighting tooth and nail and by lies and dirty tricks to retain the control over America it had gained during the Obama presidency.

Nevertheless, to the extreme consternation and surprise of the Democrats, socialist liberals, and against all odds, Donald Trump did win the election.  And, during 2017, in spite of continued fierce resistance of the globalists and the Liberal Left, Trump and his administration pushed hard to implement his “make America greater than ever” agenda and made astonishing strides in that direction - toward strengthening the military, reducing the flow of illegal immigration, rebuilding the infrastructure, and pushing economic prosperity in the U.S.A. to new highs.

And, by the end of 2018, the U.S.A. seemed to be back on track toward achieving the dominant superpower status she held from the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989 until the beginning of the Obama presidency in 2009. 

However, at the beginning of 2019, America was divided against itself like never before—liberals, socialists, globalists, and Islamists versus conservatives, capitalists, nationalists, and “Christians” (a catch-all term for any who call themselves “Christians”).  The country continued to be flooded with immigrants (legal and illegal), including millions of Muslims.  There were at least 35 known jihad terrorist training facilities on American soil, setting the U.S.A. up for takeover by the New World Order/Islamic cabal if the now Obama-led, Deep State resistance to the Trump presidency should regain the upper hand.

Here are some prophesied trends that continued to be fulfilled in America in 2019 and 2020:

  • Continued deterioration of the Truth as it was replaced by the lies and falsehood of those pushing their personal and political agendas on others
  • Continually accelerating radicalization, animosity and violence, dividing America, as various groups and individuals pushed their personal and political agendas on others
  • Increasing persecution of true believers in the coming Messiah - Yahudim ("Jews"] and true followers of Yahushua ("Jesus")  - by godless secularists and false religionists (including false "Christians" and false Yahudim)
  • Continued destruction of Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms as socialist and globalist groups pushed their agendas
  • Accelerating immorality as sexual sin, abortion, human trafficking, crime, and other selfish exploitation of others continued to increase
  • Increasing numbers of natural ("acts of God") and man-made disasters in America

By the beginning of 2020, the U.S.A. had never been more divided - right down the middle, 50-50.  In a poll to name America's "Most Admired Man" at the end of 2019, Barack Obama and Donald Trump tied with exactly the same percentage of votes.  And the U.S. Congress and the American public were deadlocked between those who want to get rid of Trump as President and those who want to re-elect him.  And that was not just a passive difference of opinion - it was increasingly strident, even sometimes violent.  The 2020 presidential election was the most contentious and controversial in U.S. history, with the socialist/communist - leaning Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, finally coming out on top.

Then, with Biden in the White House and his Leftist Democratic Party in control of the U.S. Congress, the ideological and political complexion of the nation very quickly changed radically from a representative republic to a virtual (soon to be de facto) socialistic oligarchy.

What does it all mean?

So, what is the meaning of all this turmoil and the current state of things in the world and in United States of America? Is it just the natural, normal course of events, or does it have prophetic significance? What is going to happen in the immediate and distant future? Is there any real hope for relief? Is the downward destiny of humanity inevitable, beyond our control? Or will we be able to turn things around and make something good out of this mess in which we increasingly find ourselves?

Some trends analysts like Gerald Celente (renowned for the accuracy of his political and economic forecasts) are predicting global disasters (e.g., “The Greatest Depression” and “The Greatest World War”) in the short term. But most trends prognosticators, including Celente, are trying to maintain a positive long-range outlook, stating that, even if there are terrible 
tribulations during  the next few years, the ones who are prepared will survive, turn things around, and make the world a better place than ever in which to live (a veiled survival-of-the-fittest philosophy).  

Do you believe them? I am going to state this bluntly, because correctly forecasting what is going to happen in the near future is not just a matter of idle speculation or trends analysis; it is a matter of eternal life or death necessity. Actually, trends analysts and other self-proclaimed prophets do not have a clue about what is going to happen past a year or two in the future! Their sophisticated trends research tools or “prophetic” insights may get part - even a large part - of what is going to happen correct - a few months or even a year or two ahead; but beyond that, they do not have a clue! And you are a fool if you believe them and stake any part of your future on what they say.

Only One Source of Truth

But, there is good news. There is one (and only one) source of information about the future that is totally, 100% reliable, on which every one of us can stake his or her future and can have the very real expectation of a glorious, joyful, and wonderful eternal life in the World to Come: the inspired Word of Yahuah, specifically Yahuah’s prophetic Word, and most especially the Revelation of Adonai ("the Lord"). All the turmoil that is happening in the world today, including what is happening specifically in the United States of America, was exactly and completely predicted 2,000 years ago by Yahushua when He was speaking to His disciples (c.f., Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21) and in His Revelation, by other New Covenant Scriptures ("New Testament") writers, and hundreds of years earlier by BBM (Before the Birth of the Messiah) prophets. But, unlike what secular forecasters are able to even begin to do accurately, the prophetic Scriptures tell us exactly what will happen in the future - all the way into eternity - and what we need to be doing about it.

Father Yahuah does not want His children to be in the dark about what is happening in the world in these last days. He wants us, like Israel’s tribe Issachar, to understand the times in which we live so that we will know what to do (1 Chronicles 12:32).

That is why He gave us His Revelation. The Revelation, when rightly understood, casts startling light on current events, explaining not only exactly what is happening in the world today but where it is all headed, how it is going to end, and how we need to be living our lives in the knowledge of that reality.  Amazingly, for example, what is happening in and to the United States of America at the present time is exactly what was predicted to happen in this commentary when it was first published in June, 2010.

Why the Confusion?

So, why is there so much confusion and disagreement about the meaning and practical implications of the Revelation? Why do so many say that they do not understand it?

The reason is that the "Christian Church," especially in the United States of America, is being led by blind guides. And that is not because the Revelation of Adonai is difficult to understand: Ministers, Bible scholars, and teachers in the "Christian Church," especially the American "Church," are selectively ignoring certain key truths given to us in the Bible.

And one of the most important keys for unlocking the meaning of the Revelation (that is being ignored) is that it, like every other book of the Bible, is written from a Hebraic perspective. Very few "Christian" Bible expositors acknowledge the critical importance of understanding the Hebrew language, idioms, modes of thought, and culture in correctly interpreting both the “Old Testament” (Old Covenant Scriptures) and the “New Testament” (New Covenant Scriptures). Very few of them recognize that all of Scripture, including the Revelation, was given by Adonai to all of His People, including the Yahudim ("Jews") who have not yet (but will) recognize that Yahushua is the Messiah and the Believers in Yahushua at the present time ("Christians"). Very few of them recognize the absolutely essential necessity of thoroughly knowing and understanding the Old Covenant Scriptures (the "Old Testament") in correctly interpreting the Scriptures written and compiled after the first coming of Yahushua. This is especially true of the Revelation, which contains far more quotes (31) from and references (over 800) to the Old Covenant Scriptures than any other N
ew Covenant Scriptures ("New Testament") book of the Bible. Indeed, the Revelation is the completion of the revelation to Daniel - the revelation of the contents of the scroll that Daniel was told to seal until “the time of the end” (Daniel 12:4, 9).

Also, another of the most important keys for unlocking the meaning of the Revelation that is being ignored are the identities of modern, prophesied, “mystery” (spiritual, religious) Babylon and modern, prophesied, secular, political Babylon (they are united but not the same). Of the twenty-two chapters of Revelation, two entire chapters plus parts of other chapters are devoted to modern "Babylon the Great."  The final exultation of the multitude in Heaven at the end of the Final Seven Years is over the destruction of Babylon. Modern Babylon is not named in the Bible because she existed only spiritually (not physically) when the Revelation, the last book of the Bible, was written. However, there are over sixty indicators in over 250 verses of Scripture that tell us very clearly who she is. When it came time for Babylon to take her place on the world stage in her full spiritual and physical manifestation among the nations of the world, Yahuah obviously intended for there to be no doubt as to who she is.  For a complete, irrefutable exposition of the identity and the destiny of modern Babylon the Great, please visit Who is Modern Babylon the Great?

So, why do we not know? Why is there so much disagreement among Bible scholars and "Christians" as to the identity of Babylon? Again, the Body of Believers in Yahushua (the Church) is closing her eyes to that reality because it is just too painful and threatening to face. That is why this commentator has not yet found even one Christian leader, minister, teacher, theologian, or auth
or to endorse this commentary. And that is not because none agree with it—some do. They just will not put their reputations and positions in Christendom and in the communities in which they live on the line for the plain Truth of Yahuah’s prophetic Word. And that is exactly why Yahushua told the religious leaders who asked Him for a “sign from Heaven” to prove Himself: “Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky [to predict the weather], but you cannot discern the signs of the times (Matthew 16:1, 3). They were willfully ignoring the hundreds of prophecies that clearly told who He was and of His coming.  Religious leaders do exactly the same today in ignoring the obvious signs of the second coming of the Messiah.

Time is short. Act now!

The second coming of the prophesied Messiah and all the awesome events that will accompany His coming will occur soon - very soon. And it is the prayer of this commentator that if this Revelation Commentary is distributed widely enough, Yahuah will use it to open the eyes of some to the critically-important true meaning and practical implications of His Revelation. And it is my prayer that many true Believers will visit the Get Involved! page of this website, and some will join us in this watchmen’s ministry. Yes, I pray that it will be as in the days of Elijah, when he cried out to Yahuah, “I alone am left, and they seek to take my life,” to which Yahuah replied, “I have reserved seven thousand in Israel . . . all whose knees have not bowed to Baal . . .” (1 Kings 19:14, 18). I pray that there are at least seven thousand among the Followers of Yahushua who have not bowed to the god of Babylon (Satan) and who want to join us in warning our loved ones to “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues (Revelation 18:4), before it is too late.

Meanwhile, please judge for yourself. Read this Revelation Commentary, and if the Spirit of Yahuah witnesses to your spirit that what you are reading is the Truth, please let me know through Contact Watchman Bob. Every positive response is a life-sustaining breath of fresh air and drink of pure, cool water in this suffocating, scorching spiritual desert called Babylon.

And once we do look at Yahuah's prophetic Word through the eyes of those who put it into writing and accept the true identity of modern, prophesied Babylon, it is amazing how the meaning of the whole book of Revelation slides seamlessly and with crystal clarity into place. All those vexing questions about the timing of the “Rapture,” the role of the anti-messiah, how Elohim is going to deal with Yahudim ("Jews"), the Community of Believers in Yahushua (Christians) and others during the Final Seven Years, and so forth are easily answered by studying the Revelation in the same literal, common-sense manner that we study any other book of the Bible. And that kind of study is what this Revelation Commentary offers.

What You Get

Included in this Revelation commentary (which is more than just a commentary) is a brief, common-sense guide to understanding Bible prophecy (not that difficult if a few simple study principles are followed); the verse-by-verse commentary; an essay that gives historical and scriptural, irrefutable proof as to the identity of modern, prophesied Babylon; how we can be saved from the Wrath of Elohim; who the People of Elohim ("God") really are; the real difference between a True follower of the Messiah (a Christian) and a phony “Christian”; the timing of the “Rapture”; and fantastic Good News for those Believers in Yahushua who remain faithful to The End.

The verse-by-verse commentary part of this volume is concise. That means that it does not go into a lot of detail or provide a lot of documentation for many of its assertions and interpretations. However, that does not mean that those assertions or interpretations are “off the wall” or unsubstantiated. The idea is to be clear, not to bog you down with unnecessary technical details or confusing references to various, often contradictory interpretations the way most commentaries do. Please remember that a major premise of this Revelation commentary is that the Bible is its own best interpreter. Plenty of Scriptural cross-references are provided to back up the interpretations and observations in this commentary. Please read those. Then, if you still have doubts or questions about any point made, please contact me. Many years of diligent, prayerful study have gone into this work, and I will be glad to discuss and provide additional documentation or explanation for any part of it.

May Yehovah Elohim ("the LORD God") bless your study!

I just pray that Yahuah will speak to your heart through this website because, as is indicated by current events in the light of His prophetic Word, the awesome, terrible, fantastic, and wonderful events of the Revelation could start literally any day now. And those who do not understand what is happening and submit to how our Heavenly Father tells us to deal with the Final Seven Years (which is clearly revealed in His Revelation) will be lost.

So, please keep reading. I promise that the true message of the Revelation of Adonai ("the Lord") will not be boring or difficult to understand. Even if it does infuriate you or terrify you, it will, in going far, far beyond what any Nostradamus or trends analyst can tell you, be very enlightening. And if you will believe it, take it to heart, place your life in the hands of the Messiah Yahushua, and trust Him to show you what to do, you will be filled with joy and thrilled beyond measure as you anticipate the very-soon-to-come Day of Yahuah!

May Yahuah use this website to open more than ever the eyes of your understanding to the true meaning of His magnificent Revelation. And through correctly discerning the “signs of the times” and acting in faith on that understanding, may you be one of the very few (cf. Matthew 7:14) who, rather than being fearful or angry because of the terrible circumstances of this tumultuous, rapidly deteriorating, disintegrating world, are filled with the joy of His salvation in anticipation of the awesome events “which must shortly take place (Revelation 1:1).

Yours in the Way, the Truth, and the Life - Yahushua the Messiah,

Watchman Bob
First published June 2010
Updated every year
Last updated February 2022


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Important Terms and Concepts
In this commentary, numerous terms and concepts are used that may be somewhat unfamiliar to most Christians. So, for the purpose of effective communication, the following explanations are provided:
The Verse-by-Verse Commentary on Revelation
A Clear, Common-Sense, Verse-by-Verse Commentary on Revelation that CAN BE UNDERSTOOD by the "Average" Person
Yes, You Can Understand Bible Prophecy!
A Brief, Common-Sense Guide to How to Study and Understand Bible Prophecy
Who is Modern Babylon?
A Crystal-Clear, Scriptural, Irrefutable Exposition of the Identity and Destiny of Modern Babylon
Obama's Treachery in Setting America up to be Destroyed
President Barack Obama's Treachery in Setting America up to be Destroyed in Perfect Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy
The Hidden Truth About America
The Chilling Hidden Truth About America - It's Identity, Role in World History and Soon-Coming Destiny According to Current Events in Bible Prophecy - A Video Series
Be Saved from the Wrath of Elohim ("God")!
A Clear, Scriptural Explanation of the Wrath of Elohim, When it will Occur in Relation to the Day of Yehovah, and How We can be Saved from it
Who are the People of Elohim ("God")?
Are the People of Elohim ("God") the Gentiles, the Jews, the Christians, or someone else? Understand what Yahuah's ("the LORD's") Word says.
The Real Yeshua (Jesus) A Reply to False "Christian" Cults and Others
Is Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) God or Man?
The Demise of True Christianity
An Expose' of the Cause of the Demise of True Christianity: The Subtle Spiritual Malady That Transforms True Christians into "Almost" Christians
Flaws in Hebrew Roots / Messianic Doctrines
There are some Flaws in Hebraic Roots Doctrines Messing up their Understanding of Who the People of God are and What will Happen to Them in The Last Days
When is the Rapture?
A Scriptural Explanation of the Timing and Circumstances of the Rapture - the "Catching Away" of the Believers
In the End, there's GOOD NEWS!
The Thrilling Good News (Gospel) for those who "Endure to the End" - Reigning with Elohim ("God") in His Millennial Kingdom
Prophecy Being Fulfilled in Current Events
This page will help you stay on top of how Bible prophecy is being fulfilled in current events, including developments not reported by mainstream media.
Guest Commentary Instructions and Topics
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About Watchman Bob
Watchman Bob's Quest for True Christianity and the Consequences of Attempting to Share it with Others in Babylon
Contact Watchman Bob
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Get Involved! - Be a Watchman.
We Urge You to Get Involved as a Watchman - Warning Our Loved Ones to "Come out of Her," before it's Too Late.
The Tenth Harbinger
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Common English translations of Hebrew and Messianic terms used in this commentary:

Yahuah - the LORD or GOD
Yah - I Am (the short form         of Yahuah)
Elohim - God
El - God (the short form of         Elohim)
Adonai - my Lord or Master
Yahushua - Jesus
Followers of Yahushua - 
Messiah - Christ
Assembly of Followers of
     Yahushua - the Church
Yahudim - Jews
Antimessiah - Antichrist
BBM - Before the Birth of
     the Messiah (rather than
     BC or BCE)
ABM - After the Birth of the      Messiah (rather than AD
    or CE)

For a complete explanation of Hebrew terms used, go to Important Terms and Concepts.

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