The Book of Revelations compared to The Dream of Mr. Kelly

Rev. 4:1 ¶ After this I looked, and lo, in heaven an open door! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, "Come up hither, and I will show you what must take place after this."

Rev. 4:2 At once I was in the Spirit, and lo, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne!

Rev. 4:3 And he who sat there appeared like jasper and carnelian, and round the throne was a rainbow that looked like an emerald.

Rev. 4:4 Round the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clad in white garments, with golden crowns upon their heads.

Rev. 4:5 From the throne issue flashes of lightning, and voices and peals of thunder, and before the throne burn seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God;

Rev. 4:6 and before the throne there is as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. ¶ And round the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind:

Rev. 4:7 the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle.

Rev. 4:8 And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night they never cease to sing, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"

20 June. Wednesday, a meridie. Cracovi. It' is first to be noted, that this morning (early) to E.K. lying in his bed, and awake, appeared a vision, in manner as followeth: one standing by his bed's head, who patted him on the head gently, to make him the more vigilant. He seemed to be clothed with feathers, strangely wreathed about him all over, &c.

There appeared to him (E.K.) four very fair castles, standing in the four parts of the world: out of which he heard the sound of a trumpet. Out of every gate then issued one trumpeter, whose trumpets were of strange form, wreathed, and growing bigger and bigger toward the end.

After the trumpeter followed three ensign bearers.

After them six ancient men, with white beards and staves in their hands.

Then followed a comely man, with very much apparel on his back. After him came five men carrying up of his train.

Then followed one great cross, and about that four lesser crosses.

After the crosses followed 16 white creatures.

And after them, an infinite number seemed to issue, and to spread themselves orderly in a compass, almost before the four foresaid castles.

Upon which vision declared unto me, I straightway set down a note of it; trusting in God that it did signify good.

After noon, as E.K. sat by me, he felt on his head some strange moving:


Rev. 4:9 And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,

Rev. 4:10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever; they cast their crowns before the throne, singing,

Rev. 4:11 "Worthy art thou, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou didst create all things, and by thy will they existed and were created."

Rev. 5:1 ¶ And I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals;

Rev. 5:2 and I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?"

Rev. 5:3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it,

Rev. 5:4 and I wept much that no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.

Rev. 5:5 Then one of the elders said to me, "Weep not; lo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals."

Rev. 5:6 ¶ And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders, I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth;

Rev. 5:7 and he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne.

Rev. 5:8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp,

whereby he deemed that some spiritual creature did visit him. The spiritual creature seemed to E.K. to be very heavy on his right shoulder, as he sat by me in my study: and as E.K. considered the numbers of such as he had numbered to pass out of the four gates (it is to wit 1.3.6.1.5), the spiritual creature said, 'The number 16 is a perfect number, consisting of 1.3.6.1 and 5.' He said furthermore, 'God the father is a standing pillar.'

Upon which word I asked him if I should write such matter as he was to speak. And he answered to E.K. at his right ear: 'If thou wilt.' His voice was much like unto a man's voice, not bass, nor hollow.

SPIRIT: 'Divided with a straight line, is one and two.'

A: 'What is to be divided with a straight line?'

SPIRIT: 'The pillar.'

A: 'In the name of Jesus, who art thou?'

SPIRIT: 'I am AVE. I, in the favour of God, considering (and by force of his secret love toward you) how Satan purposeth, yet, and daily to overturn you, thought good (through the mercies of God) to prevent his malice, and the effect thereof. He hath sealed the earth from you, and I will open it unto you. He hath said, you shall be poor: but I say, you shall become exceeding rich.

'I expound the vision.

'The four houses are the four angels of the earth. In each of these houses, the chief watchman is a mighty prince, a mighty angel of the Lord: which hath under him five princes.

'The 24 old men are the 24 Seniors, that St John remembreth.19

'The Ia banners are the 12 names of God, that govern all the creatures upon the earth, visible and invisible, comprehending three, four and five.


and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints;

Rev. 5:9 and they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy art thou to take the scroll and to open its seals, for thou wast slain and by thy blood didst ransom men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

Rev. 5:10 and hast made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on earth."

Rev. 5:11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,

Rev. 5:12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!"

Rev. 5:13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all therein, saying, "To him who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might for ever and ever!"

Rev. 5:14 And the four living creatures said, "Amen!" and the elders fell down and worshiped.

'Out of these crosses come the angels of all the airs: which presently give obedience to the will of men, when they see them.

'Hereby may you subvert whole countries without armies: which you must, and shall do, for the glory of God.

'By these you shall get the favour of all the princes, whom you take pity of, or wish well unto.

'Hereby shall you know the secret treasures of the waters, and unknown caves of the earth.

And it shall be a doctrine for you only, the instrument of the world.'

E.K.: 'The will of God be done.'

A: Amen.'


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