The Marriage of the Lamb
The first six verses of this chapter (Rev. 19:1-6 ) record the joyous praise inheaven over God’s judgment of the great whore,
“And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven,saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto our Lord and God: For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication,and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts [living creatures] fell down andworshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And avoice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye servants,and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were thevoice of a great multitude, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, say-ing, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”
In this scripture all heaven seems to be praising God for His judgment of thegreat whore. This is the time of the return of Christ, and evil on earth is beingdealt with dramatically. We note the use of the word "
" several times inthis passage, and, as most readers know, this is a Hebrew word meaning