“And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.”
King James Version (KJV)
14:16 Crying - By the command of God. Thrust in thy sickle, for the harvest is ripe - This implies an high degree of holiness in those good men, and an earnest desire to be with God.
Re 14:16 And the earth was reaped. The harvest of souls is ended forever. But those who are upon the earth "shall not be taken before them that are asleep" (1Th 4:15). At the voice of the archangel the dead shall wake from their long sleep in the embrace of earth. Death shall be "swallowed up in victory" (1Co 15:54). See also Re 14:13.