Revelation 2:18-29; The Church of Thyatira: A City of the proconsular Asia, bordering upon Mysia on the north and Lydia on the south, a town of trade, whence came the woman Lydia, a seller of purple. A.D. 95

The Church in Thyatira. A. D. 95. Revelation 2:18-29 18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;   19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.   20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou Continue Reading

Revelation 2:12-17; The Church in Pergamos: Whether this was a city raised up out of the ruins of old Troy, a Troy nouveau, or some other city of the same name, is neither certain nor material; it was a place where Christ had called and constituted a gospel Church. A.D. 95

The Church in Pergamos. A. D. 95. Revelation 2:12-17 12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;   13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.   14 But I Continue Reading

Revelation 2:8-11; The Church in Smyrna: A place well known at this day by our merchants, a city of great trade and wealth, perhaps the only city of all seven that is still known by the same name, now however no longer distinguished for its Christian Church being overrun by Mahomedism. A.D. 95

The Church in Smyrna. A. D. 95. Revelation 2:8-11 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;   9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.   10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil Continue Reading

Revelation 2:1-7; The Church in Ephesus: A famous church planted by the apostle Paul, and afterwards watered and governed by John, who had his residence very much there. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. Chapter 2 The apostle John, having in the foregoing chapter written the things which he had seen, now proceeds to write the things that are, according to the command of God (ch. i. 19), that is, the present state of the seven churches of Asia, with which he had a particular acquaintance, and for which he had a tender concern. He was directed to write to every one of them according to their present state and Continue Reading

Revelation 1:9-20; John’s Vision of Christ: The frame that his soul was in at this time: He was in the Spirit. He was not only in a rapture when he received the vision, but before he received; he was in a serious, heavenly, spiritual frame, under the blessed gracious influences of the Spirit of God. A.D. 95

John's Vision of Christ. A. D. 95. Revelation 1:9-20 9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.   10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,   11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: Continue Reading

Revelation 1:3-8; Apostolic Benediction; Here our Lord Jesus justly challenges the same honour and power that is ascribed to the Father, He is the beginning and the end; all things are from Him and for Him; He is the Almighty; He is the same eternal and unchangeable One. A.D. 95

Apostolic Benediction. A. D. 95. Revelation 1:3-8 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.   4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;   5 And from Jesus Christ, who is Continue Reading

Revelation 1:1-2; The Substance of the Book: It is the revelation of Jesus Christ; The whole Bible is so; for all revelation comes through Christ and all centres in Him; and especially in these last days God has spoken to us by His Son. A.D. 95

Revelation Chapter 1 This chapter is a general preface to the whole book, and contains, I. An inscription, declaring the original and the design of it, ver. 1, 2. II. The apostolic benediction pronounced on all those who shall pay a due regard to the contents of this book, ver. 3-8. III. A glorious vision or appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ to the apostle John, when he delivered to him this revelation, ver. 9, to the Continue Reading

The Book of Revelation: Introduction

Revelation Completed by WILLIAM TONG. IT ought to be no prejudice to the credit and authority of this book that it has been rejected by men of corrupt minds, such as Cerdon and Marcion, and doubted of by men of a better character; for this has been the lot of other parts of holy writ, and of the divine Author of the scripture himself. The image and superscription of this book are truly sacred and divine, and the matter of it agreeable Continue Reading