Revelation 18:9-24; The Fall of Babylon; An account of the joy and triumph there was both in heaven and earth at the irrecoverable fall of Babylon: while her own people were bewailing her, the servants of God were called to rejoice over her; Such abominable sins deserved so great a ruin. A.D. 95

The Fall of Babylon. A. D. 95. Revelation 18:9-24 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,   10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.   11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep Continue Reading

Revelation 18:1-8; The Fall of Babylon; Here is another Angel sent from heaven, attended with great power and lustre; This Angel publishes the fall of Babylon; “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues;” When the sins of a people reach up to heaven, the wrath of God will reach down to the earth; God will proportion the punishment of sinners to the measure of their wickedness, pride, and security. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 18 We have here, I. An angel proclaiming the fall of Babylon, ver. 1, 2. II. Assigning the reasons of her fall, ver. 3. III. Giving warning to all who belonged to God to come out of her (ver. 4, 5), and to assist in her destruction, ver. 6-8. IV. The great lamentation made for her by those who had been large sharers in her sinful pleasures and profits, ver. 9-19. V. The great joy that there would be among Continue Reading

Revelation 17:14-18; The Fall of Babylon; Here we have some account of the downfall of Babylon; Here is a war begun between the beast and his followers, and the Lamb and his followers: The Lamb and the great Red Dragon. A.D. 95

The Fall of Babylon. A. D. 95. Revelation 17:14-18 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.   15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.   16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the Continue Reading

Revelation 17:7-13; The Fall of Babylon; Here we have the mystery of this vision explained; The Beast with Seven heads; The Seven Mountains; The Seven Kings; The Ten Horns of the Beast; The Ten Kings. A.D. 95

The Fall of Babylon. A. D. 95. Revelation 17:7-13 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.   8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in Continue Reading

Revelation 17:1-6; The Fall of Babylon; The Apostle called to view what was here represented; The great whore, the woman arrayed in purple and scarlet; Upon her forehead was a name written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 17 This chapter contains another representation of those things that had been revealed before concerning the wickedness and ruin of antichrist. This antichrist had been before represented as a beast, and is now described as a great whore. And here, I. The apostle is invited to see this vile woman, ver. 1, 2. II. He tells us what an appearance she made, ver. 3-6. III. The mystery of it is explained to him, ver. Continue Reading

Revelation 16:17-21; The Seven Vials; The seventh Angel poured out his vial into the air; A Great Voice out of the temple of Heaven; The voices, thunderings, lightnings and a great Earthquake; Every Island fled away, and the mountains were not found; Those that are not made better by the judgments of God are always the worse for them. A.D. 95

The Seven Vials. A. D. 95. Revelation 16:17-21 17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.   18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.   19 And the great city was divided into three Continue Reading

Revelation 16:12-16; The Seven Vials; The sixth Angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; A way is hereby prepared for the kings of the east; The field of the last battle, Armageddon, is prepared; The instruments he makes use of to engage the powers of the earth in his cause and quarrel; Hell, the secular power of antichrist, and the ecclesiastical power, would combine to send their several instruments, furnished with hellish malice, with worldly policy, and with religious falsehood and deceit; and these would muster up the devil’s forces for a decisive battle. A.D. 95

The Seven Vials. A. D. 95. Revelation 16:12-16 12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.   13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.   14 For they are the spirits of devils, working Continue Reading

Revelation 16:8-11; The Seven Vials; The fourth Angel poured out his vial upon the sun; Men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God; The fifth Angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and repented not of their deeds. A.D. 95

The Seven Vials. A. D. 95. Revelation 16:8-11 8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.   9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.   10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and Continue Reading

Revelation 16:1-7; The Seven Vials; The Angels of God excel not only in strength, but in a readiness to do the will of God; The first Angel poured out his vial upon the earth; The second Angel poured out his vial upon the sea; The third Angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 16 In this chapter we have an account of the pouring forth of these vials that were filled with the wrath of God. They were poured out upon the whole antichristian empire, and on every thing appertaining to it. I. Upon the earth, ver. 2. II. Upon the sea, ver. 3. III. Upon the rivers and fountains of water, ver. 4. Here the heavenly hosts proclaim and applaud the righteousness of the judgments of God. IV. The Continue Reading

Job 1:20-22; Job’s Sorrow and Submission; “He that gave has taken;” Seneca could argue thus, ‘Abstulit, sed et dedit–He took away, but He also gave;’ and Epictetus excellently ‘Apedoka–I have restored it to the right owner;’ ‘Ti de soi melei–What is it to thee by what hand He that gives remands what He gave?’. B.C. 1520

Job's Sorrow and Submission. B. C. 1520. Job 1:20-22 20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,   21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.   22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. The devil had done all he desired Continue Reading