Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chapter 22

Revelation 22:1 "And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. 6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done."


22:1 - The water of life is a river in Eternity that flows from the throne of God, down alongside the street and the trees near the river will have their roots in it (Revelation 22:17, John 4:14).

22:2 - There are trees called the Tree of Life in Eternity that heals the saved Gentile nations (Ezekiel 47:12, Revelation 21:14, 24). They will come through twelve gates (Deut. 32:7-9). The Gentile nations will be separated into twelve nations like the Jewish nations and there are twelve months in a year (Job 14:1-5, Acts 17:24-27). The twelve nations are probably 1. North America 2. Central America 3. South America 4. Antarctic Continent 5. Arctic Circle 6. Asia 7. Africa 8. Australia 9. West Indies 10. East Indies 11. Greenland 12. Europe. When these people take the Tree of Life, they receive eternal life and most likely their offspring will also. These people partaking of the Tree of Life are the Tribulation and Millennium saints. The Church Age saints already have eternal life and glorified bodies, so they do not need to partake of it. These Tribulation and Millennium saints have male and female bodies, so they will populate outer space. The Church Age saints have a body like Christ, so they do not marry in Eternity.

22:3-5 - This reign starts in the Millennium and goes into Eternity (Daniel 17:14,18). The "they" in verse 5 probably refers to the Church Age saints in the city and the Tribulation saints because of the mark on their forehead (Revelation 14:1). There is no sun or moon in the city of New Jerusalem, but the sun and moon is still there for the new earth (Psalms 89:29-37). In verse 3, you see that the Adamic curse is removed in Eternity. Also, in verse 3 it says that we will serve Jesus. Serving might include transporting and communicating with the Tribulation and Millennium saints in out space.

22:6 - Shortly be done refers to someone in the Tribulation.

Revelation 22:7 "Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. 8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."

Final exhortations about the book of Revelation

22:7 - The book is the book of Revelation. It can be practically applied to the Bible.

22:8-9 - The angel might be Daniel(Daniel 12:4-13) because in the resurrection the saints are as angels (Matthew 22:30). Remember where Daniel messed up and allowed the king to bow before him. This angel is careful not to let that happen again, so it could be Daniel. Obey the last two words of verse 9, "worship God". Cross reference for verse 8: Revelation 21:9

22:10 - The book is book of Revelation. "The time is at hand" refers to the Lord's coming (Revelation 22:7,12,20). Cross reference: Mark 1:10

22:11 - "Still" here means "the same condition". Whatever condition a person is in when the Lord comes, that will be his condition forever. The time to turn to Jesus is before He comes back.

22:12 - This could be applied to a Tribulation saint waiting on the Second Advent or a Church Age saint waiting on the Judgment Seat of Christ. Cross references: Isaiah 40:10, 62:11

22:13 - Cross reference: Isaiah 44:6

22:14 - Cross references: Revelation 21:24 and Hebrews 1:14

22:15 - Dogs is a reference to actual people (2 Peter 2:22).

Revelation 22:16 "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."

A final invitation, warning, prayer and promise

22:16 - Jesus is the Morning Star, not Satan like the new versions say. The Morning star is the sun that comes up in the morning (Malachi 4:2). Cross reference: Revelation 1:4,11

22:17 - This could be applied to a person in the Church Age because it is a faith alone invitation. The word "freely" here was revised in Genesis 3:2 by Eve (Genesis 2:16).

22:18 - This is a reference to the book of Revelation, but could be practically applied to the Bible (Deut. 4:2, Proverbs 30:6). Notice God warns about taking away from His words in three places, at the beginning, middle and end of the Bible. Any other book that claims to be the word of God goes against these three verses, including the new versions and other religious books.

22:19 - No one should change one word of the King James Bible or book of Revelation, even though we have Eternal Salvation today.

22:20 - "Amen" means "that's so".

22:21 - A cross reference to the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is found in 2 Cor. 8:9. This is a reminded that salvation is by the grace of Jesus Christ.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Chapter 21

Revelation 21:1 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

Final Restoration of Creation

21:1 - The sea here is the sea of glass, the deep talked about in Revelation 4 (Job 37:30, Job 41:31-33). Cross references: Isaiah 65:17, 66:22, 2 Peter 3:6

21:2 - New Jerusalem/Holy Jerusalem is for the Church, who is the Bride of Christ (Revelation 21:9-10, Galatians 4:26). The Father's Bride is Israel (Hosea 2:14-23). The new earth is for the Jews (Genesis 17:8, 8:21; Psalms 24:7, Isaiah 66:22-23, 9:6-7) and the new heaven is for the Gentiles.

21:3 - There may be a tabernacle on the earth for the Jews in eternity, but there is not a tabernacle in New Jerusalem for the Church Age saints (Revelation 21:22). Cross references: Ezekiel 37:27 and Leviticus 26:11

21:4-5 - Notice that the words a true and faithful, not figurative or symbolic. Cross references: Psalms 56:8, John 14:2, Revelation 19:9

21:6 - Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last letter. Christ is every letter in the alphabet. The invention is Church Age invitation, we know this because He is talking about New Jerusalem where the Christians go. The word freely is also found in Genesis 3:2. Cross reference: John 4:13-14, Revelation 1:8, 22:13, Romans 5:15

21:7 - This is a Tribulation overcomer (Revelation 2-3). Christians have already overcome because they are in Jesus Christ (1 John 4:4, 5:4).

21:8 - This is a literal Lake of Fire that burns forever. The fearful are the people that fear man rather than God (Proverbs 29:25, Matthew 10:28, 11:18; John 9:22, Hebrews 13:6). It is true that a lot of saved people commit some of these sins, but when a Church Age saint is saved, his body is cut away from his soul, therefore he is not any of these sins (Romans 6:2, Philippians 3:21, Romans 7:17). The unbelieving is found in John 16:9.

Revelation 21:9 "And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. 18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."

A description of New Jerusalem

21:9 - The Church is the Lamb's wife and is no longer engaged, but married (2 Cor. 11:2, Revelation 19:7). The Bride is likened unto a city.

21:10 - New Jerusalem does not land on earth, but hovers right above it. The city does not need the sun or moon for light, but both are still there giving light to the earth and measuring time (Revelation 21:23, Psalms 89:36-37).

21:11 - Jasper deals with carbon, which is involved with living things, hence this is a living city. The jasper is a diamond and the city will be clear as crystal that sparkles.

21:12-14 - The city's foundations are Peter, James, John and etc. Angels will be at the gates named after the twelve Jewish tribes.

21:15-16 - The city is 1,200 miles long, 1,200 miles wide and 1,200 miles high. Cross reference: John 14:2

21:17 - This shows that angels are 33 year old males without wings (Genesis 6:1-16, Genesis 18:1-22, 19:1-26; Judges 13:1-13, Galatians 4:14, Luke 24:3-6, 23).

21:18 - The city is pure gold, so pure that it looks clear as glass. The city also shines with the light of a jasper diamond.

21:19-20 - These twelve stones match the stones on the breastplate in the Old Testament with each stone matching one of the twelve tribes. 1. Emerald, green, Judah. 2. Sapphire, blue, Simeon. 3. Sardonyx, red and white, Dan. 4. Chalcedony, white translucent, Levi. 5. Topaz, light yellow/orange, Issachar. 6. Chrysolite, gold, Gad. 7. Beryl, frozen fire, Asher. 8. Sardius, brownish-red, Naphtali. 9. Jacinth, dusky red, Joseph. 10. Amethyst, light purple, Benjamin. 11. Crysoprasus, golden green, Zebulun. 12. Jasper, transparent crystal, Reuben.

21:21 - In New Jerusalem we will walk on gold, the thing we fight for today. The gates are pearl.

21:22-23 - There will be no temples in New Jerusalem. The glory of God and the Lamb is the light for the city, so there is no need for the sun and moon, even though they do light the new earth maybe.

Revelation 21:24 "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."

Salvation of the Gentiles nations in Eternity

21:24 - The nations that are saved in the Tribulation and Millennium do not have eternal life, so they have dying bodies. If there name is in the Book of Life at the White Throne Judgment then they and their children can partake of the Tree of Life, so they can live forever (Revelation 20:13). The phrase "kings of the earth" show that there will be fleshy bodies in Eternity (Isaiah 66:22-24). Cross references: Psalms 68:29, 26:2, 2 Chronicles 23:19.

21:25-26 - This is talking about Eternity.

21:27 - Nothing unclean can go into the city. Every Christian is clean because he is already written in the Book of Life and already has eternal life (Philippians 4:3, 1 John 5:12). The reference here is to the Tribulation and Millennium people that come into the city to get eternal life from the Tree of Life (Revelation 22:14). They obtain what was forbidden to Adam in Genesis 3:22-24.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Chapter 20

Revelation 20:1 "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."

Millennium reign of Jesus

20:1 - The bottomless pit is Hell (Revelation 9:1). The chain is a literal, spiritual chain (2 Peter 2:4).

20:2 - Notice that the expression "thousand years" occurs 6 times in this chapter in verse 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. This shows that there will be 6 thousand years before the the Devil is bound in Hell (2 Peter 3:8). The earth will be here 7 thousand years with the last thousand years being a thousand years of rest (Isaiah 14:7, 12-18, Genesis 2:1-2, Hebrews 4:4, 9-10). This is a literal one thousand years in the verse.

20:3 - This is the Millennial rest (Genesis 2:1-3, Hosea 6:2, Hebrews 4:9, John 16:16). The Devil and devils will not be on this earth during the Millennium, but the fallen nature of man will still be here. This is why when Satan is released he finds followers in the final battle (Isaiah 26:9-10). During the Millennium nature will be restored and the Jews will be back in Palestine (Matthew 19:28, Isaiah 11:1-11, Ezekiel 44-48). Cross reference: 2 Peter 3:8

20:4 - This shows that the Church Age Twelve Apostles and Tribulation saints will reign with Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:27-30, Matthew 8:11, Romans 8:17, 2 Timothy 2:12). The Church age saints have to bear their cross to reign though (Revelation 5:10, 1:6).

20:5 - The first resurrection is a physical resurrection and is not the spiritual resurrection of the believer. There are two resurrections (Daniel 12:2, 2 Timothy 4:1, Acts 24:15). One is a resurrection of the dead and one is a resurrection from the dead (Mark 9:9-10, Luke 20:35). The first resurrection contains the Old Testament saints(first fruits), Church saints(harvest) and Tribulation saints(gleanings). The other resurrection is for the lost that goes to the Lake of Fire. Cross references: John 5:29, 11:25

20:6 - These reign as sinless priests for one thousand years (Revelation 5:10). No saved person will be effected by the Second Death (Luke 20:36).

Revelation 20:7 "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

The Millennium ends in apostasy

20:7 - After the thousand years, Satan finds followers. In the Millennium, salvation is by works alone because everyone sees Jesus Christ, which does not take faith.

20:8 - The people that go against Jesus at the end were only obeying because they were under a military dictatorship. These people are people that are left over from the Tribulation that did not take the Mark of the Beast, but did not get saved (Zechariah 14:16-19). Some of them are the people that helped the Jews in the Tribulation that did not take the Mark of the Beast (Matthew 25:34-46). Some of them are children born in the Millennium that have the old nature (Isaiah 65:20) and remember people will live longer in the Millennium. Cross references: Ezekiel 38:2,5,11

20:9 - Here Jesus' enemies are destroyed by fire and the earth and heavens are burned up (2 Peter 3:7,10-13). After that there will be a new heavens and earth (Isaiah 66:22). Cross references: Psalms 101:8, Isaiah 52:1

20:10 - Here we see that the Beast and False Prophet are still burning after one thousand years when Satan is also cast into the Lake of Fire to burn forever.

Revelation 20:11 "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

Great White Throne Judgment

20:11 - This is the last judgment where the unsaved and fallen angels are judged by God (Daniel 7:9-10, Proverbs 20:8).

20:12 - These are saved people from the Tribulation(faith&works) and Millennium(works) also (Revelation 11:17-18). Both are saved according to their works. The Church Age saint is not judged here because his name cannot be taken out of the Book of Life. The Church age help God judged the unsaved (1 Cor. 6:2). The Book of Life may be the Bible and the names are found in Hebrew. Cross references: Daniel 7:9-10, Exodus 32:33, Malachi 3:16

20:13 - The sea is referring to the fallen angels that died in Noah's flood (1 Peter 3). It could also be talking about devils (Genesis 1:1-4). Hell is all the unsaved dead. Death is shows the saved dead in the Tribulation and Millennium. Tribulation saints may die in the Millennium because unlike the Church Age saint, they are not said to get glorified bodies, nor do the Millennium saints. In eternity, the Tribulation and Millennium saints go to the Tree of Life to prevent dying (Revelation 22:14). Cross references: Ezekiel 21:24, Proverbs 12:14, Romans 2:16, 1 Chron. 28:9, Psalms 139:1-4

20:14 - This is the end of Hell because everyone in Hell is thrown into the Lake of Fire after going to the White Throne Judgment. The Second Death is when death and hell go to the Lake of Fire to burn forever.

20:15 - The unsaved dead's souls might lose their shape in the Lake of Fire. Their soul might take the form of a worm, getting a body like their father, the serpent (Isaiah 34:6-17, 13:19-22, 35:7, Ezekiel 20:47-49, Isaiah 66:24). Again as Church age saints, we will not be judged here, rather we are judging with God. The ones who need their name in the Book of Life are the Tribulation saints and Millennium saints. Once a Church Age saint is saved, his name is forever in the Book of Life and cannot be blotted out like the Tribulation and Millennium saints that have works in their salvation. Cross references: Matthew 10:28, 25:41, Daniel 12:2, Revelation 21:8, 22:15

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chapter 19

Revelation 19:1 "And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. 4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. 5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."

Four Hallelujahs

19:1 - Alleluia is spelled Hallelujah in America and means "Praise ye Jehovah". This may also indicate that the language in heaven will be Hebrew.

19:2 - Cross references: Deut. 28:63; 32:35,41-43; Jeremiah 51:43

19:3 - Comparing the smoke rising up forever here and Revelation 14:11 shows that Rome is connected with Satan and the Antichrist.

19:4 - This verse shows that the scene is in the third heaven. Cross reference: Revelation 4:1-5

19:5 - The phrase "our God" is a Jewish designation (Acts 2:39). All ye his servants match Revelation 6:11, 11:18.

19:6 - Omnipotent means all powerful or complete power. God is also omniscient(all knowing) and omnipresent(everywhere). At this point God takes over the government.

Revelation 19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

19:7 - The Marriage of the Lamb takes place after the Judgment Seat of Christ, which is indicated because the Bride has made herself reading meaning she might of had some spots or wrinkles before the Judgment Seat of Christ (Ephesians 5:26-27). The Marriage takes place on the earth during the Second Advent. The Bride is the Church Age Saints. Cross references: Luke 22:16, Matthew 22:2

19:8 - The fine linen shows the Bride's own righteous, which is earned after salvation for the Church Age Saint. This is why Christians should live for the Lord after salvation (Revelation 3:17-18, 1 John 2:28). Cross references: Zechariah 3:4-5, Revelation 6:11, Psalms 45:13

19:9 - Notice that the scriptures are the true sayings of God and not opinions, symbolic or figurative (Revelation 21:5, 22:6, Proverbs 8:8-9, 14:6, Luke 10:21, Psalms 62:9, Isaiah 28:9-13, 29:10-14).

19:10 - This shows that we are to only worship God, not saints, angels or idols. The testimony of Jesus is the ability to tell the future like a Christian knows where he is going when he dies. Mohammed was not a true prophet because he rejected Jesus Christ.

Second Advent

Revelation 19:11" And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

19:11 - This is the second time heaven opens since Revelation 4:1-3. This also indicates the end of the Tribulation. The white horse is a supernatural horse. Animals do not go to heaven, nor hell (Eccl. 3:21). Examples of supernatural horses are found in 2 Kings 2:11-12 and 2 Kings 6:17. The rider is no doubt, Jesus Christ. Cross reference: Habakkuk 3:15

19:12 - The rider is Jesus Christ, who has many crowns, unlike the rider in Revelation 6.

19:13 - The blood on His vesture is from the blood of his enemies (Revelation 14:20, Isaiah 63:1-5, Psalms 68:23). Cross references: Psalms 138:2, John 1:14

19:14 - The army is the Church (Revelation 19:8, Song of Solomon 6:10). Cross references: Zechariah 14:3, Joel 2:11

19:15 - The sword is found in Isaiah 34:5 and is the word of God. In the Second Advent, Jesus Christ will be a Military Dictator ruling with a rod of iron (Revelation 2:27, Psalms 2:9). The winepress is found in Revelation 14:20. Cross reference: Isaiah 63:1-6

19:16 - Unlike Nebuchadnezzar, Jesus is THE King of Kings, instead of just "a" king of kings (Ezekiel 26:7). The name is written on his vesture and on the bottom part of his vesture.

Revelation 19:17 "And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."

Destruction of all earthly government

19:17-18 - The birds eat the remains of the enemies of Jesus Christ(Luke 17:37, Matthew 24:28). Keep in mind that unclean birds represent devils (Matthew 13, Revelation 18). Something similar happens in Ezekiel 39:1-22. Popular expression: "Strictly for the birds" Cross references for verse 18: Job 39:19, Proverbs 30:17

19:19 - Cross references: Revelation 17:13-14, 16:12-16, 9:15-17, Judges 5:19-22, 2 Thess. 1:7-9

19:20 - The Beast and False Prophet almost always appear together (Revelation 20:10). The False Prophet is the second beast in Revelation 13:11. The battle will be over in a short period of time. The Lake of Fire that burns forever is the Second Death (Revelation 20:14-15). There is no annihilation in the Lake of Fire (Matthew 10:28).

19:21 - All Jesus has to do is speak and his enemies are destroyed (Proverbs 12:18, Hebrews 4:12, Zechariah 14:3,12). This will be one of the bloodiest wars ever to take place.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Chapter 18

Revelation 18:1 "And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double."

Final Destruction of Babylon

18:1-2 - Devils are connected with unclean birds(Matthew 13:31-32). The Holy Spirit is like a clean bird, dove (Matthew 3).

18:3-4 - "My people" is the Jews(Jeremiah 51:5-7) during the Tribulation being said to come out of Rome. The spiritual application could be that the Christian needs to come out of the Roman Catholic Church.

18:5-6 - God's vengeance is coming upon the Catholic church. Compare this verse with Revelation 17:4.

Revelation 18:7 "How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. 15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! 19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate."

Entrepreneurs Lament

18:7-14 - The fruits that Rome lusts after begins with gold (Revelation 18:12) and ends with the souls of men (Revelation 18:12). The Roman Catholic church makes a lot of money today through goods and holidays, but they never soul win.

18:15-19 - Rome's allies will lament. Rome's allies are Spain, Mexico, Italy, NATO, United Nations, etc. They are upset because the commercial system is shot.

Revelation 18:20 "Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; 23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth."

Heaven rejoices over Babylon's destruction

18:20-24 - A cross reference for verse 20 is Revelation 19:1-6. Compare the word craft in verse 22 with the Antichrist and craft in Daniel 8:25 and Acts 19:24-25. Cross references: Daniel 11:43, Jeremiah 50:28

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chapter 17

Revelation 17:1 "And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. 15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth."

The Great Whore

17:1-2 - The Great Whore is the Roman Catholic Church. Cross references: 1 John 2:15, Jeremiah 5:17

17:3-7 - The Beast with the seven heads and horns matches the one in Revelation 12. Verse 3 shows a symbol of the European Union and the Catholic Church (Leviticus 18:23). Purple and scarlet match the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic church is political. The Pope's have had mass with a Golden Cup throughout history. The Catholic church is responsible for the killing of Christians throughout the history of the Church age (v6). There is no doubt that the Catholic church is Satanic.

17:8-9 - This shows Satan the Dragon being manifested into a man, who is Judas Iscariot. Cross reference: Isaiah 7:10-15

17:10-11 - The Beast that was is a man (Revelation 13:18). This man will come from the bottomless pit/perdition(Revelation 11:7). This man is Judas Iscariot who is from Kerioth. The sixth head on the Dragon is the Antichrist and typified in history by Alexander the Great. In the Tribulation, the Antichrist will be the eighth king after the Rome Empire is complete under the Roman Catholic church (Daniel 2).

17:12 - The ten horns represent kings (Daniel 2). These may not be called kings, but receive power as kings.

17:13-14 - In the Tribulation the Roman Catholic church will have revived the Roman Empire. The Lamb is Jesus Christ. The ten kings will be demonic fallen angels. The Devil will come down into the Roman Catholic Pope's body, who will be the Antichrist and also Judas will come up from perdition into the Pope's body.

17:15 - Remember that the first natural birth is by water (John 3:3-6).

17:16- The ten demonic kings are cannibals. These verses show that the Antichrist will have power over the 10 kings and turn against the Whore, which is the Roman Catholic Church and destroy her. The Whore will be burnt with fire.

17:17 - "Their" is the ten kings. The ten kings will get together with the Antichrist. The kingdom is the ten-king federation kingdom.

17:18 - Cites are also likened unto women in Joshua 17:11. This city is Rome with the Roman Catholic Church being the Great Whore.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chapter 16

Revelation 16:1 "And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. 2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. 3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. 4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. 8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. 10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds."

The vials of the wrath of God on earth

16:1 - This starts the vials of the wrath of God being poured out on the earth towards the end of the Tribulation. This wrath is the result of people rejecting God's Son.

16:2 - Again these events take place at the last half of the Tribulation because it is not until the last half that the image of the beast shows up. Noisome means malignant or grievous. The black spot turns into a white spot like leprosy (Leviticus 13:13, 53). This is not for certain, but some believe that the ones who take the Mark of the Beast can be saved by getting baptized by Moses and Elijah (Acts 2:38, 2 Kings 5:1, 1 Peter 3:21).

16:3 - This happens under the preaching of Moses (Revelation 11:6). Animals have souls, but not like men's souls. An animal's soul is stuck to it's body and when the body dies, the soul dies also without going to heaven or hell (Numbers 31:28). The souls in this verse may refer to both animals and humans. Cross references: Genesis 19:20, Leviticus 22:6, Revelation 8:8-9

16:4 - The water becomes blood.

16:5-6 - These verses show God's judgment on those who killed his saints. In Revelation 17, you see a woman drinking blood even though it is forbidden in every dispensation. The Catholic church professes to drink Christ's blood every Mass.

16:7-8 - This is during the end of the Tribulation when the sun gets brighter. In the Millennium after the Tribulation, the sun will become seven times brighter (Isaiah 30:26).

16:9 - The people being burnt by the sun do not get right instead they blaspheme the name of God.

16:10 - This also happened in Exodus 10:20-23. The seat of the beast is where the beast sits at Rome (Revelation 2:13).

16:11 - This shows the strength of the will of man to reject God even after all the plagues.

Revelation 16:12 "And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."

Battle of Armageddon

16:12 - This also happens in Revelation 9:13-16 indicating that maybe the vials and trumpets are simultaneous and begin in the middle of the Tribulation. The number of these men coming from the East are given in Revelation 9:16 as 200 million. The men may be the souls of the unsaved dead coming out of hell. The troops come from China, Russia, India, Japan and etc.

16:13 - The Holy Spirit is like a dove(Matthew 13) and the unclean spirit is like a frog. These spirits are used to deceive (2 Thes. 2:9). Cross reference: Numbers 22:41

16:14 - This shows that unclean spirits can do miracles, such as heal, speak in tongues and raise the dead (Revelation 13:3,14). The day of the Lord is also talked about in Isaiah 2:12, 13:6,9, Jeremiah 46:10, Ezekiel 13:5, 30:3, Joel 1:15, 2:1,11,31, 3:14, Amos 5:18,20, Obadiah 15, Zeph. 1:7,14, 2:2-3, Zechariah 14:1, Malachi 4:5.

16:15 - This show faith is connected with works during the Tribulation(Revelation 6:11, 7:14, 12:11, 14:12) and also shows a Tribulation Rapture (Matthew 24:29-31, 43, 50, Psalms 50:3-5, Isaiah 26:12-21). Cross reference: Joel 2:9

16:16 - Armageddon means the hill of the crowded. This is speaking of the Second Coming of Christ. Cross references: Judges 5:19, 2 Kings 23:29-30, 2 Chronicles 35:22, Zechariah 12:11

Revelation 16:17 "And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."

The seventh vial of God's wrath

16:17-18 - A great earthquake happens that beats all earthquakes in history. This is also mentioned in Isaiah 24:1-23.

16:19 - Babylon will be destroyed in Revelation 18:2. Revelation 17-18 is the description of this verse and this happens before the Second Advent.

16:20-21 - Hailstones that are about 80 pounds each fall down to the earth. Hail is also found in Joshua 10:8-13, showing Joshua being a picture of the Second Coming. Compare the last of verse 21 with Psalms 18:13, Leviticus 24:16, Revelation 11:19 and 2 Peter 3:9. Notice that man still does not get right with God after all these plagues.