Revelation 6:9-17; The Opening of the Seals; The Fifth Seal Opened, it was a very affecting sight, The souls of those that were slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held. He saw the souls of the Martyrs; The Sixth Seal Opened, The tremendous events that were hastening: A Great Earthquake, Sun Blackened, Moon should become as blood, Stars of heaven shall fall to the earth, The heaven should depart as a scroll when it is rolled together, Every mountain and Island shall be moved out of its place; The dread and terror that would seize upon all sorts of men in that great and awful day. And who shall be able to stand? A.D. 95

The Opening of the Seals. A. D. 95. Revelation 6:9-17 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:   10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?   11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and Continue Reading

Revelation 6:3-8; The Opening of the Seals; The Second Seal Opened: The Red Horse, the Desolating Judgment of War; The Third Seal Opened: The Black Horse, Signifying Famine; The Fourth Seal Opened: The Pale Horse, the name of the rider–Death, the king of terrors–Hell; The Pestilence; Others, by the beasts of the field, understand brutish, cruel, savage men, who, having divested themselves of all humanity, delight to be the instruments of the destruction of others. A.D. 95

The Opening of the Seals. A. D. 95. Revelation 6:3-8 3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.   4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.   5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come Continue Reading

Revelation 6:1-2; The Opening of the Seals; Here Christ, the Lamb, opens the first seal; He appears riding on a white horse; He had a bow in His hand; A crown was given Him; He went forth conquering, and to conquer; Whatever convulsions and revolutions happen in the states and kingdoms of the world, the Kingdom of Christ shall be established and enlarged in spite of all opposion. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 6 The book of the divine counsels being thus lodged in the hand of Christ, he loses no time, but immediately enters upon the work of opening the seals and publishing the contents; but this is done in such a manner as still leaves the predictions very abstruse and difficult to be understood. Hitherto the waters of the sanctuary have been as those in Ezekiel's vision, only to the ankles, or to the knees, or to Continue Reading

Revelation 5:6-14; The Sealed Book; The Lamb Slain; Golden Vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints; They sung a new song; The Minister stands between God and the people. Christ stands as the Mediator between God the both ministers and people; Thus we have seen this Sealed Book passing with great solemnity from the Hand of the Creator into the Hand of the Redeemer. A.D. 95

The Sealed Book. A. D. 95. Revelation 5:6-14 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.   7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.   8 And when he had taken the book, the four Continue Reading

Revelation 5:1-5; The Sealed Book: Hitherto the apostle had seen only the great God, the governor of all things; Those who have seen most of God in this world are most desirous to see more; and those who have seen His Glory desire to know His Will. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. Chapter 5 In the foregoing chapter the prophetical scene was opened, in the sight and hearing of the apostle, and he had a sight of God the Creator and ruler of the world, and the great King of the church. He saw God on the throne of glory and government, surrounded with his holy ones, and receiving their adorations. Now the counsels and decrees of God are set before the apostle, as in a book, which God held in his Continue Reading

Revelation 4:8b-11: The Vision of Heaven: He heard the song of the four living creatures; He heard the adorations of the four-and-twenty Elders; They adore one God, and only, the Lord God Almighty, unchangeable and everlasting. A.D. 95

The Vision of Heaven. A. D. 95. Revelation 4:8-11 --8 And they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.   9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,   10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their Continue Reading

Revelation 4:1-8; The Vision of Heaven: A Door was opened in Heaven; John saw a Throne set in Heaven; We can know nothing of future events but what God is pleased to discover to us; they are within the veil, till God opens the door; We must not intrude into the secret of God’s presence, but stay till we are called up to it. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. Chapter 4 In this chapter the prophetical scene opens; and, as the epistolary part opened with a vision of Christ (ch. i.), so this part is introduced with a glorious appearance of the great God, whose throne is in heaven, compassed about with the heavenly host. This discovery was made to John, and in this chapter he, I. Records the heavenly sight he saw, ver. 1-7. And then, II. The heavenly songs he heard, ver. 8, to Continue Reading

Revelation 3:14-22; The Church in Laodicea: This was a once famous city near the river Lycus, had a wall of vast compass, and three marble theatres, and like Rome, was built on seven hills. A.D. 95

The Church in Laodicea. A. D. 95. Revelation 3:14-22 14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;   15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.   16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.   17 Because thou Continue Reading

Revelation 3:7-13; The Church in Philadelphia: This also was a city in Asia Minor, seated upon the borders of Mysia and Lydia, and it had its name from that brotherly love for which it was eminent. A.D. 95

The Church in Philadelphia. A. D. 95. Revelation 3:7-13 7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;   8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast Continue Reading

Revelation 3:1-6; The Church in Sardis: An ancient city of Lydia, on the banks of the mountain Tmolus, said to have been the chief city of Asia the Less, and the first city in that part of the world that was converted by the preaching of John. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. Chapter 3 Here we have three more of the epistles of Christ to the churches: I. To Sardis, ver. 1-6. II. To Philadelphia, ver. 7-13. III. To Laodicea, ver. 14, to the end. The Church in Sardis. A. D. 95. Revelation 3:1-6 1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast Continue Reading