Revelation Chapter 19
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Revelation Chapter 19 Bible commentary...
The church in heaven and that on earth triumph, and praise the Lord for his righteous judgments. (1-10) A vision of Christ going forth to destroy the beast and his armies. (11-21)1-10 Praising God for what we have, is praying for what is yet further to be done for us. There is harmony between the angels and the saints in this triumphant song. Christ is the Bridegroom of his ransomed church. This second union will be completed in heaven; but the beginning of the glorious millennium (by which is meant a reign of Christ, or a state of happiness, for a thousand years on earth) may be considered as the celebration of his espousals on earth. Then the church of Christ, being purified from errors, divisions, and corruptions, in doctrine, discipline, worship, and practice, will be made ready to be publicly owned by him as his delight and his beloved. The church appeared; not in the gay, gaudy dress of the mother of harlots, but in fine linen, clean and white. In the robes of Christ's righteousness, imputed for justification, and imparted for sanctification. The promises of the gospel, the true sayings of God, opened, applied, and sealed by the Spirit of God, in holy ordinances, are the marriage-feast. This seems to refer to the abundant grace and consolation Christians will receive in the happy days which are to come. The apostle offered honour to the angel. The angel refused it. He directed the apostle to the true and only object of religious worship; to worship God, and him alone. This plainly condemns the practice of those who worship the elements of bread and wine, and saints, and angels; and of those who do not believe that Christ is truly and by nature God, yet pay him a sort of worship. They stand convicted of idolatry by a messenger from heaven. These are the true sayings of God; of Him who is to be worshipped, as one with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
11-21 Christ, the glorious Head of the church, is described as on a white horse, the emblem of justice and holiness. He has many crowns, for he is King of kings, and Lord of lords. He is arrayed in a vesture dipped in his own blood, by which he purchased his power as Mediator; and in the blood of his enemies, over whom he always prevails. His name is "The Word of God;" a name none fully knows but himself; only this we know, that this Word was God manifest in the flesh; but his perfections cannot be fully understood by any creature. Angels and saints follow, and are like Christ in their armour of purity and righteousness. The threatenings of the written word he is going to execute on his enemies. The ensigns of his authority are his name; asserting his authority and power, warning the most powerful princes to submit, or they must fall before him. The powers of earth and hell make their utmost effort. These verses declare important events, foretold by the prophets. These persons were not excused because they did what their leaders bade them. How vain will be the plea of many sinners at the great day! We followed our guides; we did as we saw others do! God has given a rule to walk by, in his word; neither the example of the most, nor of the chief, must influence us contrary thereto: if we do as the most do, we must go where the most go, even into the burning lake.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Lilian's Revelation Chapter 19 comment on 5/18/2015, 1:11am...
Jesus himself is the word of God whatever he spake to the people a word comes from our Holy Father who have sent him. Jesus is the only mediator between man and God. Jesus is guiding us to the Living Water that everyone must meditate and must accept the word of God. This is the scripture that Jesus fullfilled to our Holy Father. Thanks to Jesus for his precious blood that shed for us, his resurrection, his ascencion and the Holy Spirit. Amen
Nelda McIntosh's Revelation Chapter 19 comment about verse 5 on 5/01/2015, 11:33pm...
I need to know which voice spoke. God, Jesus or who. According to the text it coundn 't be God " 'worship our God but the person was around throne
Fay's Revelation Chapter 19 comment about verse 16 on 4/28/2015, 10:10am...
To Kay: Yes. Jesus made real what we cannot and should not by the power of G d. For us, what we experience is an occurance symbolic to the given for the purpose of conveying the truth as transpired. A more direct message than can be derived from man 's testiment alone. Yes, Jesus gives us the voice of many waters as the spoken word. If one can rise above the spoken word of man, one can transcend and walk on it. In otherwords, what we are given at judgement is that no judgement may be made by man since sin is in man. Therefore, we cannot judge each other, we can, though choose to learn and grow from what is offered, much to be facetious and coddling and rendering of all manner of attempts to foil what G d has to offer in the way of gifts. Christ 's people can cross the bridge over water, symbolically, some must walk through the water, which is to some considered walking through "the fire " to prove dedication. - Hopes to clarify.
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