b² P A a 19:1- The voice of the great multitude. b d -1. Halleluyah. (1st utterance). e 2,3-. Reason. " B -3. The smoke and destruction of the harlot. C f 4. Prostration of the elders. (2nd utterance). g 5. Exhortation from the throne (3rd utterance) to the servants of God (Pos.). A a 6-. The voice of the great multitude. b d -7,7-. Halleluyah. (4th utterance). e -7. Reason. " B 8,9-. The array and blessedness of the wife. C f -9-10-. Prostration of John. g -10. Exhortation of angel to John, his fellow servant (Neg.).
"Alleluia (see Ps. 104:35); The salvation, and the glory, and honour, and the power, of the Lord (used of Yehovah - Kurios) our God (Gr. Theos corresponds with 'Elohim of the O.T.):
2 For true and righteous are His judgments: for He judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication (idolatry and confusion), and avenged the blood of His servants at her hand." (Self destruction.)
3 And again they have said, "Alleluia."
And her smoke goeth up for ever and ever. (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 basts mentioned here for the last time) fell down and worshipped God that sat (lit. the (one) sitting) on the throne, saying, "Amen; Alleluia."
5 And a voice came from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all ye His servants (see Ps 134:1), ye that revere Him, small and great."
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters (= people), and as the voice of mighty thunderings (it has already happened, you hear the thunder after the lightning), saying,
"Alleluia: for the Lord God The Omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and be exceeding glad, and give the glory to Him:
for the marriage-feast of the Lamb is come, and His wife (the elect. See Rom.8:26-28.) hath made herself ready."
8 And to her was granted in order that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen (wedding garment) is the righteousness (righteous acts - innocent) of the saints (= set aside ones, ones who believe).
9 And he saith to 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." (See Prov. 8:20-24.)
10 And I fell before his feet to worship him.
And he said to me, "See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and with thy brethren that hold the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of [all] prophecy."
11 And I saw the heaven opened, and behold a white horse (contrast that and its rider of 6:2); and He that sat thereon was called Faithful and True (2nd advent), 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 And His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns (all melted into one); and He had a name written, that no one knew, if not He Himself.
13 And He was clothed with a vesture stained with blood: and His name is called The Word of God. (John 1:1)
14 And the armies (saints, set aside ones) which are in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
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 sceptre 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.)
E¹ A¹ 19:17-21. Men. The judgment of the beast and the false prophet. B¹ 20:1-3. Satan. The judgment of Satan (before the millennium). A² 20:4-6. The judgment of the overcommers. The "rest of the dead" left for judgment. B² 20:7-10. Satan. The judgment of Satan (after the millennium). A³ 20:11-15. Men. The judgment of the great white throne.
17 And I saw one 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 great supper of 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 fleash bodies at this time.)
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 with Him Who sits on the horse, and against His army.
20 And the beast was arrested, and with Him the false prophet (see 16:13 and 20:10 [little horn]) that did 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. (The political and religious afforded no power any more, they are blotted out.)
21 And the rest were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth (Christ spoke): and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.