1-10. THE FINAL HEAVENLY UTTERANCES.
19:1- The voice of the great multitude.
-1. Halleluyah. (1st utterance).
2,3-. Reason. "
-3. The smoke and destruction of the harlot.
4. Prostration of the elders. (2nd utterance).
5. Exhortation from the throne (3rd utterance) to the servants of God (Pos.).
6-. The voice of the great multitude.
-7,7-. Halleluyah. (4th utterance).
-7. Reason. "
8,9-. The array and blessedness of the wife.
-9-10-. Prostration of John.
-10. Exhortation of angel to John, his fellow servant (Neg.).
Revelation 19:1 And after these things
(After great fall. This chapter records John's revelation of the glorious "Day of the Lord". As the destruction of Satan's world kingdom takes place, it is Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gets all the praise, and leads the saints to victory.)
I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, "Alleluia;
(see Ps. 104:35)
Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord
(used of Yahaveh - Kurios.)
(Gr. Theos corresponds with 'Elohim of the O.T. That "great voice of much people" includes all the saints who have died and gone to be with the Lord.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 "Then shall the dust return to earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."
Upon death the body will return to dust, however, your soul [spiritual-eternal] body goes immediately to be with Our Heavenly Father. It is these souls who are the heavenly chorus. They have waited patiently for the day of revenge and the day has arrived.
Paul quotes Moses in Romans 12:19: "...Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." from the "Song of Moses" is recorded in Deuteronomy 32:35: "To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.")
2 For true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication,
(idolatry and confusion.)
and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand."
(Self destruction. On that "Day of the Lord", Satan and the great whore, which includes all religious forms that bowed to Antichrist, will have been destroyed. Those Christians who, in ignorance, chased after the first Christ [Antichrist] will know the truth in their shame, when Christ tells them, "But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity." Luke 13:27.
Every saint that has lost his life or suffered for Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Heavenly Father will be avenged on this day.)
3 And again they said, "Alleluia". And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
(The smoke of Satan's kingdom will be ashes forever. No more - blotted out - doesn't exist - it's over and done with. See Ps. 37.)
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts
(see 4:4 & 5. Elders and beasts mentioned here for the last time.)
fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, "Amen; Alleluia."
(they are twenty-four saints whom God has chosen for a special place because of their steadfastness in their earthly lives.
The four beasts here are also named in Revelation 4:6. These beasts [living things] also are not named. In the Greek they are called "Zoa", "living creatures". They also gave God all the praise. The whole world will know and worship Our Lord on that day.)
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that revere Him, both small and great."
All means everyone who is saved under the blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters,
(= people. See 17:18)
and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
(It has already happened, you hear the thunder after the lightning. Omnipotent means He is all-powerful, and Our Lord is the omnipotent that reigns over all.)
7 "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife
(the elect. See Rom.8:26-28.)
hath made herself ready."
(It is here and now that the wedding [marriage of the Lamb] is to take place. Remember in Matthew 25:1-13 the parable of the ten virgins; Jesus told us that five virgins [his bride] "took no oil" [studied not God's Word] and were not ready when the bridegroom came. However, five virgins went and got their oil [studied and were prepared] for the bridegroom's coming, and each of them will go into the marriage. By not being prepared [studying to know that the false Christ came first], the five foolish virgins went into the wrong wedding and were taken by the Antichrist.
In verse 7 were are told it is now time "for the marriage of the Lamb". Are you ready for the marriage? If you don't know the proper time, you will be deceived. If you're looking for a "rapture" or some special wonders and miracles, you will be in the group of the five foolish virgins. Yes, Satan the Antichrist will be a perfect copy, only he will have flaws that you will only recognize if you have learned the seven signs of the Antichrist's coming first. Jesus gives them in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. John also reveals them in Revelation 6, in the name of the seven seals and seven trumpets. Know them, that you are not deceived.)
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness
(righteous acts - innocent.)
(= set aside ones, ones who believe.)
9 And he saith unto me, "Write, Blessed are they which are called
(RSVP, cp. Matt. 22:11-14 and ch. 25)
unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.
(see Ps. 45:14 for some of the "called" there listed.)
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."
(At the sight of the marriage supper and the awesomeness of Our Heavenly Father, John was going to worship the messenger. This angel [messenger] let John know he was a redeemed soul [fellowservant] just like John. How many times do we see the worship of saints, and prayers to the dead? It is written it is only for the Heavenly Father. "For Thou shalt have no other Gods before me" is the first commandment of God. In worshipping God, we give the testimony of Jesus Christ. This can only be understood and done by the Holy Spirit, who is the "spirit of prophecy". The entire Book of Revelation tells us.
Revelation 1:1 "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John."
Revelation 1:2 "Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw."
This is the testimony of Jesus Christ to you.)
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse;
(contrast that and its rider of 6:2.)
and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True,
and in righteousness He doth judge
(correction and rewards.)
and make war.
(The prophecy in Zech. 9:9 as to the Lord entering Jerusalem riding on an ass was fulfilled literally [Matt. 21:4-11]; why then stumble, as some do, at the prediction here of "this same Jesus" riding on a white horse? Zech. 9:9, 10 takes in both comings. See also Ps. 45.)
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns;
(all melted into one.)
and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He himself.
(Jesus Christ will set up rule and His kingdom in the Millennium age and it will cover every nation ever formed. His names and crowns are so vast they cover all humanity of all time and even includes the nations of that first earth age.)
13 And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.
(The vesture he wore was stained in the blood: His blood from His death on the cross, and also the blood of the righteous saints who had shed their blood for the sake of Our Heavenly Father, and Lord Jesus Christ. Remember, this is the day of vengeance, the day of wrath when all things are made right.
The name of Jesus is "the Word". Read John 1:1-5.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:5 And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.")
14 And the armies
(saints, set aside ones.)
which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
(When Christ returns to earth to judge and set up His kingdom, all the saints of God will return and reign with him also. The marriage of Christ and His bride will have taken place, and rewards given.)
15 And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword,
(= the truth.)
that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule
(lit. "shepherd". See 2:27; 7:17; 12:5.)
them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
(This verse contains ref. to Ps. 2:9. Isa. 11:4; 49:2; 63.)
16 And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
(See 17:14. Here at length w have the final fulfillment of Ps 2. One Government. God and His Dominion.)
BEGINNING OF THE SEVENTH (AND LAST) VISION "ON EARTH".
17-21. Men. The judgment of the beast and the false prophet.
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;
(This is the clean up crew. We are in our changed bodies.)
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."
(We are not in flesh bodies at this time. This is what the prophet Ezekiel wrote about in Ezekiel 39:17. This is following the two great battles on earth; the battle of Armageddon fought in the tiny nation of Israel, and Hammon-gog, somewhere in Alaska or the northern parts.
Hammon-gog is the final battle where God brings down the Russians and a group of nations coming against the "House of Israel", the United States, Great Britain, and Christian nations such as Canada; and God stacks their bodies high, and kills their armies. The kings of the Russians and her allies will be right out in front, and their flesh and blood will perish also. It is this flesh that the birds will eat, and blood they will devour. The birds will have a great supper.)
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth,
(see Dan. 11, they don't have a chance.)
and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army.
(Who is the beast? Remember the beast had two parts, the first was the one world political system that had a mortal wound, or it fell apart. Out of it came another religious one world system that gave it's power to Satan, the Antichrist, who, in turn, took it back. That system came in power through deception and turned into a one world religious order. Do I believe we will see it? I know we will, for it's forming and now rules. Many of the parts of the seals of Revelation are working today, and we see the results nightly on television.
Though Satan's arrival will be shortly, you had better be prepared, for his approach will be a surprise and total deception. It is this one world system that will join forces to come against Jesus Christ and the saints. Will this be nuclear? No. Read Ezekiel 39 and see.)
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet
(see 16:13 and 20:10 [little horn].)
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.
(Are you going to be one of the deceived? I think not. For if you understand that Satan, the world-wide church that is urging you to follow him, as well as the false prophet with all the lying wonders will have to take place before you enter your soul body [eternal body]; so why in the world would you worship any man while you're in your flesh body?
After the Millennium age and the great white throne judgment, God will round up the false prophet, the beast [those who took part in that one world system], from their place of holding; and Satan, the Kenites, and all of them are going to be burned to ashes.)
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.
(This is simply saying that all those souls on this "Day of the Lord", that went to war against Jesus Christ and the saints, in their flesh bodies, were going to be devoured by these birds. Their dead bodies will be devoured, their souls condemned to hell fire, to be turned to ashes. To better understand the existence and nature of these two bodies that each of us have, I'm going to review Apostle Paul's writings from I Corinthians 15 at the close of this book.)