<1>Those who have reached their higher natures, in this generation, will be saved. This is the second resurrection. Those who have lagged behind will fall into ignorance (earth) with the next generation to come.
<2>John had a vision of heaven, or Pure Consciousness, or the city (New Jerusalem), or the world that will be given by God to those who have overcome their lower natures and obeyed Him. <3>They were beyond a turbulent consciousness, "there was no more sea." <4>They had reached the peace of God or Pure Consciousness.
<5>These people reach Pure Consciousness ("holy city").
<8>These people have reached Pure Consciousness. Nothing of the sorrow and misery of the external world or material life will be found there. <9>They will be "neither hot nor cold."
<10>These are all true, and will come to pass.
<11>Those who reach Pure Consciousness will know that He was the first, He is, and He will be. He will give freely to those who are thirsty for reaching Pure Consciousness, which is "the fountain of the water of life." <12>Also, "I am Alpha and Omega," means "I am everything" (OM NAM KEVALAM: God is everything).