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.