Revelation 22:20-21; Conclusion; We have now come to the conclusion of the whole; Christ’s farewell to His Church. He seems now, after He has been discovering these things to His people on earth, to take leave of them, and return to Heaven; but He parts with them in great kindness, and assures them it shall not be long before He comes again to them: “Behold, I come quickly;” “Even so, come, Lord Jesus”.

Conclusion. A. D. 95. Revelation 22:20-21 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.   21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. We have now come to the conclusion of the whole, and that in three things:-- I. Christ's farewell to his church. He seems now, after he has been discovering these things to his people on earth, to take leave of them, Continue Reading

Revelation 22:6-19; The New Jerusalem; We have here a solemn ratification of the contents of this Book; This is confirmed by the Name and Nature of that God Who gave out these discoveries: He is the Lord God, faithful and true, and so are all His sayings; By the integrity of that Angel who had been the Apostle’s guide; By the order to leave the Book of Prophecy open; It is confirmed by the Testimony of Jesus, which is the Spirit of Prophecy; It is confirmed by the Spirit and the Bride; It is confirmed by a most solemn sanction, condemning and cursing all who should dare to corrupt or change the Word of God, either by adding to it or taking from it; He that adds to the Word of God draws down upon himself all the plagues written in this Book. A.D. 95

The New Jerusalem. A. D. 95. Revelation 22:6-19 6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.   7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.   8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to Continue Reading

Revelation 22:1-5; The New Jerusalem; A further description of the heavenly state of the Church; The River of Paradise; The Throne of God and the Lamb; The Tree and it’s fruitfulness, Twelve Sorts; The supreme felicity of this paradisiacal state; The saints shall see the face of God; They shall reign with Him for ever and ever. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 22 In this chapter we have, I. A further description of the heavenly state of the church, ver. 1-5. II. A confirmation of this and all the other visions of this book, ver. 6-19. III. The conclusion, ver. 20, 21. The New Jerusalem. A. D. 95. Revelation 22:1-5 1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Continue Reading

Revelation 21:1-8; The New Jerusalem; Hitherto the Prophecy of this Book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of Divine Providence towards the Church in the world: now at the close of all, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away; a new world now appears, the former having passed away; Thus the misery of the damned will illustrate the blessedness of those that are saved, and the blessedness of the saved will aggravate the misery of those that are damned. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 21 Hitherto the prophecy of this book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of divine Providence towards the church in the world: now, at the close of all, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away; a new world now appears, the former having passed away. Some are willing to understand all that is said in these last two Continue Reading

Revelation 20:11-15; The Universal Judgment; The Great White Throne; The Dead, small and great, stand before God; The Books were opened; Another Book opened, The Book of Life; The Dead Judged, the Sea gave up the Dead; Death and Hell cast into the Lake of Fire; Every Man judged; This is the Second Death; Those not found written in the Book of Life, cast into the Lake of Fire. A.D. 95

The Universal Judgment. A. D. 95. Revelation 20:11-15 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.   12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, Continue Reading

Revelation 20:1-10; The Binding of Satan; An Angel Came Down from Heaven, having the Key of the Bottomless Pit; Satan Bound for a Thousand Years; The Souls of them that were beheaded for the Witness of Jesus and for the Word of God; They Lived and Reigned with Christ; This is the First Resurrection; on them the Second Death has no Power; Satan loosed; The Battle, Gog and Magog; Unlimited Power seems to be given; The Doom and Punishment of the grand enemy. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 20 This chapter is thought by some to be the darkest part of all this prophecy: it is very probable that the things contained in it are not yet accomplished; and therefore it is the wiser way to content ourselves with general observations, rather than to be positive and particular in our explications of it. Here we have an account, I. Of the binding of Satan for a thousand years, ver. 1-3. II. The reign of the Continue Reading

Revelation 19:11-21; The Triumph of the Saints; Though the divine vengeance will chiefly fall upon the beast, and the false prophet, yet it will be no excuse to those who fight under their banner that they only followed their leaders and obeyed their command; since they would fight for them, they must fall and perish with them. “Be wise now therefore, O you kings, be instructed, you rulers of the earth; kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish from the way”, Ps. 2:10, 12. A.D. 95

The Triumph of the Saints. A. D. 95. Revelation 19:11-21 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.   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 knew, but he himself.   13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is Continue Reading

Revelation 19:5-10; The Triumph of the Saints; The Concert of heavenly music; The chorus was large and loud, as the voice of many waters and of mighty thunderings; God is fearful in praises; There is no discord in heaven; the morning stars sing together; no jarring string, nor key untuned, but pure and perfect melody. A.D. 95

The Triumph of the Saints. A. D. 95. Revelation 19:5-10 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.   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.   7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Continue Reading

Revelation 19:1-4; The Triumph of the Saints; The fall of Babylon being fixed, finished, and declared to be irrecoverable in the foregoing chapter, this begins with a holy triumph over her, in pursuance of the order given forth: “Rejoice over her, thou heavens, and you holy Apostles and Prophets”. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 19 In this chapter we have, I. A further account of the triumphant song of angels and saints for the fall of Babylon, ver. 1-4. II. The marriage between Christ and the church proclaimed and perfected, ver. 5-10. III. Another warlike expedition of the glorious head and husband of the church, with the success of it, ver. 10, &c. The Triumph of the Saints. A. D. 95. Revelation Continue Reading