Revelation Chapter 19
An exposition of Revelation chapter 19
V 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." Heaven rejoices after the judgment of the great religious Whore!
V 2. "For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which corrupt the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand."Persecution or tribulation always occurs when the State favours one religion over another. But with the New World Order, fallen Protestant America will enforce the false worship and doctrines of Rome, but in the end, realise their mistake and burn her with fire.
V 3. "And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever." This is not a continuous smoke, but forever and ever emphasises eternity.
V 4."And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia."
V 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."
V 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."Papal Rome obviously stood in the way of GOD'S reign by being seated in GOD'S Temple declaring himself god by taking GOD'S name in vain, calling himself "HOLY FATHER", the title of GOD!
V 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." Finally, the wife, or church, is ready to marry CHRIST, the Lamb of GOD. These pure virgins [see Rev.14 and the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew ] are a sharp contrast to the corrupt Christianity summed up in chapter 17 as the Mother and her daughter churches of modern spiritual Babylon!
V 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." In Matthew 22, JESUS gives the parable of the wedding or judgment! It was the custom of the East that the groom supplied all his guests with a white garment for the wedding. JESUS inspected the guests and found one without it. He had supplied his own. Our own righteousness is compared to filthy rags [Isa.64:6] and every new born again Christian surrenders his own by receiving and trusting in the saving righteousness or right doing of the Lord JESUS CHRIST, which is the righteousness of His holy moral Law [Romans 8:3+4]
V 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." All are called, but few are chosen! Since the marriage supper is an extention of the Gospel feast, not all Christians choose a complete union with CHRIST!
V 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." Here we have a clear reference to Revelation 12:17 where the spirit of prophecy is emphasised.
V 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."
V 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 know but he himself."
V 13. "And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God." JESUS is both our living and our written word [John 1:1-3].
V 14. "And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean." This is the same description of the pure woman or church. Before she can get to the honeymoon, she is in the Salvation Army doing the battles for the Lord of hosts in spiritual Armageddon!
V 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." The Holy Spirit is refered to as being a two edged sword! It is always connected with the word [see v.13].
V 16. "And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
V 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 supper of the birds that feed on the corpses after the seven last plagues and the destruction of the great Whore.
V 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." This also references to Revelation 6:15
V 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." The world leaders during the great tribulation ahead of us, are fighting against CHRIST even though they profess doing GOD a favour by persecuting the minority.
V 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." These are miracles of demons practiced by the occult powers!
V 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."