The author of the Book of Revelation is the Apostle John. He wrote it about 95/96AD. The Foxe’s Book of Martyrs had the following to say of him: “The "beloved disciple," was brother to James the Great. The churches of Smyrna, Pergamos, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, and Thyatira, were founded by him. From Ephesus he was ordered to be sent to Rome, where it is affirmed he was cast into a cauldron of boiling oil. He escaped by miracle, without injury. Domitian afterwards banished him to the Isle of Patmos, where he wrote the Book of Revelation. Nerva, the successor of Domitian, recalled him. He was the only apostle who escaped a violent death.” The word “Revelation” comes from the Greek word “Apokalupsis” which means “an uncovering or unveiling”. In this book, the Lord Jesus Christ uncovered and unveiled the future. This book gives the details regarding the Lord’s return, the details regarding the establishment of His Kingdom and the eternal state of both the saved and the lost. This book is God’s last special revelation to mankind this side of Heaven. Let us go verse-by-verse through this blessed book and pray to God that He gives us a clear understanding of the Truths contained therein. I would like to encourage you all to look up each and every Scripture reference that is given in this commentary. Be as the noble Bereans who searched the Scriptures daily to see whether these things are so (Acts 17:11). Amen. CHAPTER 1 (Revelation 1:1) The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: The book Revelation is NOT the revelation of the apostle John. It is the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST. God the Father gave the revelation to His Son. Then Jesus gave it to John by way of an angel. The book Revelation contains things which must shortly come to pass. The word “shortly” in the original Greek means “rapidity of action once there is a beginning”. We have already seen the beginning of the signs of the times (Matthew 24:5-8) and therefore we know that the things contained in the book of Revelation will soon be fulfilled. (Revelation 1:2) Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. The apostle John preached the Word of God faithfully in Asia and it is for this reason that he was exiled to the island Patmos. There he received the testimony of Jesus Christ and wrote it down for us in this book Revelation which contains all the things that he saw on the island.


(Revelation 1:3) 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. This book Revelation offers a special blessing to all who read and hear it’s contents and keep those things which are written therein. No other book of the Bible offers a special blessing like this. We need to keep those things that are written in this book (Luke 11:28). We need to adjust our lives to obey the things Jesus reveals to us in this book or else we will fail to obtain the promised blessing. One reason why we should keep the things written in this book is because the time is at hand. The words at hand mean “imminent”. Therefore the event could happen immediately or within 10 minutes, 10 months, or even 10 years. “Imminence” is always the meaning of at hand when speaking about the return of the Lord Jesus. See Romans 13:12; Philippians 4:5 & 1 Peter 4:7. So the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ can happen at any moment andwe should keep our eyes fixed heavenward “looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). (Revelation 1:4) 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; The apostle John wrote this book to the seven churches in Asia. This is not Asia as we know it today, but Modern-day Turkey. Although there were most definitely more churches in the area, yet John directed his book to only seven churches since seven is the number of perfection. God’s greeting of “grace and peace” are found in 19 of the 27 books of the New Testament. Note the order, first grace and then peace. It is NOT peace and then grace. A sinner first needs the grace of God before he can experience the peace of God. This greeting comes from the entire Trinity. First, the Father, the One which is and which was and which is to come. Then the Holy Spirit Who are mentioned here as the seven Spirits which are before the throne. Why seven Spirits? I think John had Isaiah 11:2 in mind when he wrote this. (Revelation 1:5) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, Jesus Christ is the first begotten of the dead. This means that He was the first one to rise from the dead – never to die again. In reading through the Scriptures you will see that the term “only begotten” always refers to His incarnation and the term “first begotten” always refers to His resurrection. Cultists like to twist the term “first begotten” in Colossians 1:15 & 18 in their attempts to make the eternal Christ have a beginning. But praise God, Christ do NOT have a beginning. He is “from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2). He is the “everlasting Father” (Isaiah

3 9:6). The Lord Jesus Christ is also called here the “prince of the kings of the earth” as He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16). The Lord Jesus Christ loves us and as proof of that love, He washed us from our sins in His OWN blood (1 John 1:7)! And not only that, the word “love” in this verse is in the present tense in the Greek, so He continues to love us even after we are washed (John 13:1)! Because He loves us so much, we also ought to love one another (John 13:34-35). (Revelation 1:6) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. After the Lord Jesus washed us from our sins in His own blood, He can make us to become kings and priests unto God. We who are washed are kings in that we should rule over the flesh, the world, the devil and sin (Genesis 4:7) and we are priests in that we should help others to be reconciled with God (Matthew 5:9). We who are washed are a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6) and a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9). What a calling! Praise the Lord Jesus! To this John adds “to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:7) Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Every eye will see Christ coming in the clouds! It will be a visible event for all to see (Matthew 24:30)! Every person alive at the time will be aware of what’s going on (Matthew 24:27). All will see for themselves, with their own eyes! All the nations of the earth shall wail because of Him, for He is coming to judge the world and none will escape. The Greek for “even so” is amen, and amen is the Hebrew for even so. So John is literally praising God in two languages as he says “Amen and Amen, He is coming!” (Revelation 1:8) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Alpha and Omega are the beginning and the ending letters of the Greek alphabet. So Christ is literally saying: “I am the beginning and the ending of all things.” The phrase “I am … the Lord which is and which was and which is to come, the Almighty” shows Jesus Christ’s oneness with the Father as the term “the Almighty” is used 48 times in the Old Testament in connection with the Father. (Revelation 1:9) 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.

In this verse. Therefore Jesus Christ must be God. but. I am Alpha and Omega. Another time. John received a vision. I saw seven golden candlesticks. the first and the last: and. (Revelation 1:11) Saying.4 What do you do with someone who is boiled in oil but doesn’t die? This was precisely what happened to the apostle John. It is clear proof that Jesus Christ is equal to God the Father. Thus John. Is is said that Roman emperor Domitian commanded that the apostle John be boiled to death in oil. as promised in Mark 16:18. 16:33). 2 Corinthians 1:14. The youngest of the disciples lived also to be the oldest. as of a trumpet. John identifies himself as a brother in Christ and a companion with those who are in tribulation. but John only continued to preach from within the pot. and unto Smyrna. Acts 2:20. Zephaniah 2:3. Amos 5:18. Then John adds… (Revelation 1:12) And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. and John returned to the church in Ephesus. dying in peace in Ephesus at the age of 80 after over half a century of faithful service to Jesus Christ. In this verse Jesus Christ gave the apostle John instructions concerning the seven churches mentioned in verse 4 and to be discussed in chapters 2 and 3. These two verses are good ones to use against Jehovah’s witnesses (or Russellites) to defend the deity of Jesus Christ. it did not hurt him. A “revelation” still had to come. John survived all of this because God was not finished with him yet. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 & 2 Peter 3:10. write in a book. and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia. While he was in a cave on the island of Patmos. This vision became the book of Revelation. . 1 Corinthians 5:5. And being turned. John’s persecution came because of his devotion to Christ. Malachi 4:5. and unto Laodicea. Two years after John’s exile. In Isaiah 44:6 God the Father says that He is the first and the last and here in Revelation 1:11 we read that Jesus Christ is the first and the last. More can be read about the day of the Lord in the following list of verses: Isaiah 13:9. Obadiah 15. Russellites will be forced to admit that there cannot be 2 firsts and lasts. and unto Thyatira.D. Joel 2:11. and unto Philadelphia. Jeremiah 46:10. Zechariah 14:1. but the time around the second coming of the Lord as the last 2 verses of the list clearly reveals. and unto Sardis. and unto Pergamos. was banished to Patmos in A. the emperor Domitian died. John was carried forward through the centuries until he saw a vision of the great and terrible day of the Lord – around the time when the Lord Jesus comes back on the clouds of Heaven to judge the world. The day of the Lord does NOT mean Sunday. 97. John was forced to drink poison. What thou seest. (Revelation 1:10) I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day. and heard behind me a great voice. the head of the church in Ephesus at the time. Ezekiel 30:3. unto Ephesus. Persecution will always come when one takes a stand for the Saviour (John 15:18-20.

Fear not. (Revelation 1:15) And his feet like unto fine brass. even into the deepest parts of his soul. As in Daniel 10:6. the Lord Jesus Christ are described here as having feet like brass and a voice as the sound of many waters. performing His ministry of intercession (Hebrews 4:14 & 7:25). And he laid his right hand upon me. as white as snow. astonished and humbled at the vision… (Revelation 1:17) And when I saw him. and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. clothed with a garment down to the foot. and his eyes were as a flame of fire. Believers are to let their light shine before men (Matthew 5:16). The seven churches are pictures as seven lampstands because believers “are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). According to verse 20 of this chapter the seven candlesticks are the seven churches. Let’s take a closer look at the glorious Saviour Who appears in the midst of the churches… (Revelation 1:13) And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man. Christ is righteously angry at sin and can look straight through a man. In Greek it literally means that His eyes “shot out fire”. I am the first and the last: .5 When John turned around to see Who spoke to him he saw seven golden candlesticks. The Lord Jesus Christ is clothed with the garments of the Old Testament high priest because He is risen and now in heaven. (Revelation 1:14) His head and his hairs were white like wool. John’s vision of Jesus Christ agrees with the vision that Daniel had concerning the Ancient of Days in Daniel 7:9-13. As on the mount of transfiguration (Matthew 17:2). John is stunned. and his voice as the sound of many waters. The sharp two-edged sword is the Word of God according to Hebrews 4:12. This is a picture of judgment. I fell at his feet as dead. The seven stars in His right hand are the angels or messengers of the seven churches (see verse 20). This is a picture of the glory of Christ. as if they burned in a furnace. It will be terrible and frightening for a sinner to stand in his sins before such a Judge on the Day of Judgment. saying unto me. Jesus Christ again appeared having His countenance as the sun that shines in his strength. The Lord Jesus is pictured in terms of whiteness because of His righteousness and holiness and purity (Hebrews 7:26). (Revelation 1:16) And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. His eyes are like a flame of fire.

In Sheol and Hades there are two compartments. and the things which shall be hereafter. Let us continue on and study the seven churches in detail in chapters 2 and 3. behold. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. . but the torment side is still full. since angels were created and none of them could claim to be “first” – their Creator alone can take this title to Himself. This can be seen from the story of Lazarus and the rich man in Luke 16:22-23 where one went to the place of comfort and the other to the place of suffering. literally releasing them for their entrance into the 3rd heaven of 2 Corinthians 12:2. (Revelation 1:19) Write the things which thou hast seen. Therefore Russellites are wrong in refering to Jesus Christ as an angel. The prophet Daniel had a similar experience when he saw his vision in Daniel 10:9-10. I am alive forevermore. (Revelation 1:20) The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand. the comfortside is empty. Jesus said to him: “Fear not!”. Christ was “before all things” which includes angels also Colossians 1:17.” (1 Peter 3:19-20) There He also ministered to His people and “led captivity captive” (Ephesians 4:8-10). Right now. This will be emptied for the Day of Judgment when Death and Hades will deliver up the dead who were in them in order to be judged before the Great White Throne of God (Revelation 20:13). and have the keys of hell and of death.6 Jesus Christ is the First and the Last. The “things which thou hast seen” are the things contained in chapter 1. and. which sometime were disobedient. when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah. and the things which are. He has the keys of hell and of death. Jesus Christ is the one “that liveth” (resurrection) and “was dead” (crucifixion) and who is “alive forevermore” (ascension into Heaven). He is saying the same to us today (John 14:1). The Greek word for hell in this verse is the word “Hades”. We have already seen in this chapter the meaning of the seven stars and the seven golden candlesticks.31). Amen. When John saw Jesus he fell at His feet as dead. The “things which are” are the things written in chapter 2 and 3 and “the things which shall be hereafter” are the things written in chapter 4 through to the end in chapter 22. but also from the fear of death (Hebrews 2:14-15). This verse gives us the order of the Book of Revelation. and the seven golden candlesticks. Hades was the place where the souls and spirits of all humans went to up until the cross. From there He preached across the gulf to “the spirits in prison. When John fell at Jesus’ feet. (Revelation 1:18) I am he that liveth. and was dead. He delivered us not only from hell. Sheol of the Old Testament and Hades of the New Testament are one and the same. one for the wicked and one for the righteous. The comfort-side is where Christ went to upon His death (Acts 2:27.

The Lord Jesus walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks means that He walks in the midst of the churches.7 CHAPTER 2 Chapter 2 and 3 contains seven letters written to seven literal. have fallen into this trap. When you are too busy and too active to have time for the Bible and prayer. EPHESUS (Revelation 2:1) Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write. and thy labor. and hast patience. and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles. and are not. and hast found them liars: Them which are evil (that is worldly people). Many. many. All the churches were rebuked except two. When they were first saved they loved the Lord Jesus. The reason why this church that once was mighty in time of the apostle Paul failed could be because they were so busy to labor for His name’s sake that they failed to spend time with Christ. (Revelation 2:3) And hast borne. even preachers. and them which say they are apostles and are not (in order words false teachers) tried to invade the Ephesian church. loved to preach the Gospel. the churches at Smyrna and Philadelphia. and for my name's sake hast labored. It happened to them exactly as the apostle Paul predicted to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20:29-31. Don’t let this happen to you! . It is interesting to note that in each of the seven letters the Lord Jesus starts by praising the church for whatever good He finds in them before He rebukes them for their sins. These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks. local churches in seven different cities situated in Modern-day Turkey. loved to pray. (Revelation 2:4) Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee. loved to read the Word. We call this the “busy beaver fever”. then you are too busy. This will lead you to what is said in the next verse. and hast not fainted. loved to fellowship with others. (Revelation 2:2) I know thy works. and thy patience. but now they have left their first love for failing to spend enough time with Christ. The seven stars in Jesus’ right hand are the seven angels of the seven churches who stand at Jesus’ right hand and who are ready to go at His command to serve the saints (Hebrews 1:14). because thou hast left thy first love.

The tree of life that you read of in Genesis 2:9 is not on earth anymore. that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes. The LORD hates this and warned all church leaders in 1 Peter 5:3 not to be “ lord’s over God’s heritage. False professors are those who say that they are Jews as defined in Romans 2:29 (circumcised of the heart and the spirit rather than the letter) but who. and tribulation. Christ has the following to say to those who are faced with persecution from within and from without… . and will remove thy candlestick out of his place. but … examples to the flock. We have already seen in Revelation 1:11 that the First and the Last. and are not. and poverty. the church at Ephesus became nonexistent. Don’t let this happen to you or your church! (Revelation 2:6) But this thou hast. which I also hate. It happened to Ephesus! After the rise of Islam in Turkey. and do the first works. These things saith the first and the last. except thou repent. but who deny Christ by their works (Titus 1:16). (Revelation 2:9) I know thy works. the Alpha and the Omega is the LORD Jesus Christ. (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews. or else I will come unto thee quickly. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life. The Nicolaitanes were a religious dictatorship that allowed little or no freedom to its members. False professors caused great trouble to the church at Smyrna. Those who believe and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ are the ones who overcome (1 John 5:5) and eat of the tree of life. They failed to heed Jesus’ words and carried the consequences as a result. which is in the midst of the paradise of God. let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. but in heaven … in the paradise of God (2 Corinthians 12:2-4). and is alive. SMYRNA (Revelation 2:8) And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write. and repent. which was dead. in reality.” (Revelation 2:7) He that hath an ear. are not! False professors are those who claim to be Christians. but are the synagogue of Satan. There are many cult-leaders and even church leaders today who try to force their man-made rules on those under them.8 (Revelation 2:5) Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen. The term Nicolaitanes comes from two Greek words which means “victory over the laity”.

Those who overcome and are faithful to death will not be hurt by the second death. Mark 13 and Luke 21 will even exceed the persecution that the early Christians suffered in terms of violence and ferocity. and hast not denied my faith. He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. (Revelation 2:11) He that hath an ear. Some were tarred and then burned. and ye shall have tribulation ten days. the devil shall cast some of you into prison. (Revelation 2:13) I know thy works. In Matthew 5:10-12 Jesus Christ promised GREAT REWARD in heaven for those who suffered for His Name. In James 1:12 it is promised: “Blessed is the man who endures temptation. Many other unmentionables were done to the Christians all because of their loyalty to the Name of Jesus. he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. According to church history about 5 million Christians were martyred in this era. According to Revelation 21:8 the second death refers to hell … that is the lake of fire. even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr. the Great Tribulation that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 24. According to Revelation 1:16 the speaker here is the LORD Jesus Christ. who was slain among you. and I will give thee a crown of life.” The coming persecution. but for those who do not serve God it is terrifying! Christ said that Satan’s seat . say or think! For those of us who serve God it is an encouraging thought. be thou faithful unto death.9 (Revelation 2:10) Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold. even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name. and where thou dwellest. that ye may be tried. Christians were thrown to the lions at Rome while the multitudes in the arenas cheered. PERGAMOS (Revelation 2:12) And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write. These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges. It is interesting to note that the letters to each of the seven churches begin with the words “I know thy works”. In order to prepare ourselves for the coming persecution we will do well to store promises like Revelation 2:10 and James 1:12 in our hearts to encourage ourselves in that time. God is watching us! God knows everything that we do. for when he has been approved. The early Christians who lived between 100 – 300 AD probably suffered the greatest persecution of all the Christians in history. but those who are unfaithful and deny Christ for fear of the temporal fires of persecution will be thrown into the lake of fire to endure the everlasting fires of hell. where Satan dwelleth. let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

and to commit fornication. THYATIRA (Revelation 2:18) And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write. which thing I hate. As at Pergamos. which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Repentance is the only thing that can divert the wrath of God upon people. or else I will come unto thee quickly. Balaam. was hindered by God to curse Israel. who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel. and will give him a white stone. As at Ephesus. and in the stone a new name written. These things saith the Son of God. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna. eager to get the money promised by Balac. The hidden manna is the Word of God (Matthew 4:4) and the white stone is a sign that the believer has been forgiven of his sins. and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. As noted before. Here comes the solution to this problem… (Revelation 2:16) Repent. (Revelation 2:15) So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes. who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire. there were those at Pergamos who lorded it over the flock. (Revelation 2:17) He that hath an ear.10 was at Pergamos. In ancient court cases the judge would lay down white stones to signify a decision of acquittal. because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam. Balaam’s problem was money – materialism. to eat things sacrificed unto idols. (Revelation 2:14) But I have a few things against thee. there are those today who teach people that it is okay to commit fornication and to do as one please as long as you bring your money to them and keep their pockets full. This is what is meant by the white stone. and his feet are like fine brass. the overcomer is the true believer in Christ Jesus (see 1 John 5:4). This is due to the fact that the Babylonian religion established it’s headquarters there and so it infiltrated Christianity. let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Balaam made another plan and counseled Balac to bring Israel to a fall by fornication and idolatry (Numbers 31:16). Balac hired Balaam to brought about Israel’s downfall. The LORD is NOT pleased when laymen do not have a voice in the affairs of the church. . The LORD hates religious dictatorship.

because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel. (Revelation 2:24) But unto you I say. and the last to be more than the first. which calleth herself a prophetess. as they speak. Jezebel stirred up Ahab so much that he sold himself to do wickedness more than anyone before him (1 Kings 21:25). When a church allow a woman to teach from the pulpit then seduction will most certainly follow and the people will fall into wickedness. word and deed. It is written: “Be sure. The phrase “the last to be more than the first” means that the church outdid herself when it comes to good works. as many as have not this doctrine. One day we will all stand before Him to receive our rewards according to our works. to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication. the speaker is the Son of God. (Revelation 2:23) And I will kill her children with death. and faith. I will put upon you none other burden.” (Revelation 2:21) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication. but if that person resists and refuses to repent he will have to carry the consequences… (Revelation 2:22) Behold. This is just how it goes when a church disobeys God’s instruction in 1 Timothy 2:12 – “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man. and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation. Those who refuse to repent of their wicked deeds will NOT escape judgment. (Revelation 2:20) Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee. your sin will find you out!” (Numbers 32:23). and service. God always gives a person time to repent of his sins. but to be in silence. and unto the rest in Thyatira. Let us strive to please Him in thought. and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. He searches the hearts and the innermost parts of your being.11 Again. and thy works. and she repented not. . verses 14-15. and charity. His eyes and His feet were already discussed in chapter 1. Her good works increased and grew greater and greater toward the end of her lifetime than at the first. The eyes of the LORD are everywhere. and which have not known the depths of Satan. and thy patience. (Revelation 2:19) I know thy works. I will cast her into a bed. except they repent of their deeds. Jesus Christ. and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

Jesus Christ will rule the nations with a rod of iron during the time of the Millenium (Revelation 20:4). There are many today who call themselves Christians.. they were all dead and lukewarm. and keepeth my works unto the end.. that we (or you) do not lose those things we (or you) worked for. but who do not live up to that name. These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God.12 Those who refused to learn the doctrines of Jezebel will not be burdened with any other burden. CHAPTER 3 SARDIS (Revelation 3:1) And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write. but their lives does not match their profession.” (Revelation 2:26-27) And he that overcometh. For the rest. To those who overcome and believe in Him will be given the privilege to rule and reign with Him (2 Timothy 2:12). I know thy works. It is necessary to be always on your guard as it IS possible to lose your rewards. (Revelation 2:25) But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. (Revelation 3:2) Be watchful. It is written in 2 John 8: “Look to yourselves. that thou hast a name that thou livest. and the seven stars. The only thing Christian about the church of Sardis was it’s name. and art dead. This letter is also from Jesus Christ as He is the One with the seven stars in His right hand according to chapter 1. let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Even today there are people who consider themselves Christians. as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. (Revelation 2:28) And I will give him the morning star. There can be no greater reward than this! (Revelation 2:29) He that hath an ear. verse 16. and strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. To those who overcome Jesus Christ will give of HIMSELF as He IS the “Bright and Morning Star” (Revelation 22:16). . to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron.

If we had lost that love and zeal down the line we need to repent of our lack of love and lukewarmness and do the first works. they are not automatic. for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. the same shall be clothed in white raiment. The Christian life is never static.” (Romans 13:11) (Revelation 3:4) Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments. Never take for granted your relationship with the Lord. “It is high time to awake out of sleep. and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. selfish character is represented by a filthy garment. If we are saved. trees. I will come on thee as a thief. If we keep ourselves unspotted from the world (James 1:27) we will one day walk with the LORD Jesus in white garments forever! (Revelation 3:5) He that overcometh. Our sinful. He wants us to hold fast to that love and zeal and never let go.13 The greatest danger of the Christian is to neglect to strengthen the experience he already has with the Lord and to be satisfied with where he is. Wouldn’t it be tragic to be right with God. for very long. we are drifting and backsliding into the world. Christians should not let their love and zeal grow cold. Once a name is written in that book. etc. Man is always a free agent. the LORD will come upon us when we least expect it. it will be because of our relationship with the Lamb. and hold fast. It is not who we are. standing still. and before his angels. and then lose our way ending up lost at last! If we want our names to remain in that book. and repent. flowers.” So an overcomer is also someone who is active in evangelism! . If we are not growing in the Lord. and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. In Scripture character is represented by garments. If we fail to repent. A righteous character is represented by a clean and white garment (Revelation 19:8). If therefore thou shalt not watch. and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life. we must overcome! While salvation and eternal life are free gifts to man. The LORD wants us to remember the love and the zeal that we had for Him when we first came to the LORD. We should always be on our guard and keep ourselves from defiling our garment by the flesh (Jude 23). but I will confess his name before my Father. it could possibly be blotted out (Exodus 32:33). he has the mental faculty of making a conscience choice in matters. Here is another interesting thing … the LORD Jesus will confess the name of an overcomer before His Father and before His angels! Jesus said in Matthew 10:32 – “Whoever confesses Me before men. unlike robots. him I will also confess before my Father Who is in heaven. (Revelation 3:3) Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard. but what we do that determines whether or not our names are in that book.

Let us do so while the door is still open. and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength. I will make them of the synagogue of Satan. Smyrna and Philadelphia were the only two churches that did not receive a rebuke from the LORD. let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Let us work while it is day. As a Person. he that hath the key of David. . Jesus Christ described Himself as holy (Hebrews 7:26). behold. let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Revelation 3:9) Behold. He can testify (John 15:26). as true (John 14:6) and as the One Who has the key of David (Isaiah 22:22). I have set before thee an open door. and no man shutteth. and hast kept my word. We will not always be able to repent. and shutteth. he that openeth. which say they are Jews. He can guide us into all the truth (John 16:13). the Holy Spirit can teach (John 14:26). The night comes when no one can work. Jesus Christ has nothing but praise and commendation for this church. The LORD already opened the door for the gospel to be preached (1 Corinthians 16:9). (Revelation 3:8) I know thy works: behold. and no man openeth. He can convict the world (John 16:8). He can also speak – “He that hath an ear. and are not. People like this are in the minority … they are far and few in between … this is why the LORD said “thou hast a little strength”. These things saith he that is holy. This church kept the Word of the LORD (John 13:34-35) and were faithful in the public proclamation of the Word of God (Matthew 10:32-33). he that is true. The LORD encouraged this church to continue the public proclamation as He set before them an open door than no man can shut. The LORD ends each epistle with these words. Let us redeem the time while we are able. We must not take lightly the last few years of time we have left.14 (Revelation 3:6) He that hath an ear. but do lie. And in this verse. and to know that I have loved thee.” PHILADELPHIA (Revelation 3:7) And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write. and hast not denied my name. the Third Person of the Trinity. When He shuts the door. This is an excellent verse to prove the personality of the Holy Spirit to all those cults like the Watchtower Society who blasphemes the Holy Spirit by their false teachings. man is powerless to open. He can ordain people into the ministry (Acts 13:1-4) and as a Person He can also be grieved (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit is a Person. The name “Philadelphia” means “brotherly love”. I will make them to come and worship before thy feet.

This will be done in order to fulfill Isaiah 49:23. LAODICEA (Revelation 3:14) And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write. It can refer to the protection that saints will receive from God's wrath in the Great Tribulation. which is new Jerusalem. the beginning of the creation of God. the faithful and true witness. the New Jerusalem described in Revelation 21 and 22. I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast. keep the Word of God … stay faithful to Jesus for He is coming soon! (Revelation 3:12) Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God. Daniel and his friends and many others throughout the Bible while they were IN great distress and trouble. it is possible to lose your crown (the crown of life – eternal life! See James 1:12) and your rewards (see Colossians 2:18). . which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. and the name of the city of my God. Do not let this happen to you! Rather. which shall come upon all the world. that no man take thy crown. let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. They reason that in order to be kept from the hour of temptation. the Great Tribulation. but are not … those who say they are Jews inwardly (Romans 2:28-29). God can protect or hide his saints from trouble without having to remove them from the planet. all true Christians will be raptured from the planet before it comes. thus identifying them and allowing them access into the City of God. (Revelation 3:10) Because thou hast kept the word of my patience. to try them that dwell upon the earth. He that overcomes wil one day enter into the immediate presence of God and will never have to depart from there! The overcomer will also have the Name of God written on him. He can and will do the same for those who keep His Word. and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God.15 Those who say they are Christians. but are not … they will one day come and bow to the dust before those who are truly Christians. (Revelation 3:11) Behold. Again. Consider Zephaniah 2:3 and Revelation 12:14 that prove my point. Many professors today twist this verse to prove the doctrine of a pre-tribulation rapture. To be kept from the hour of temptation does not have to mean "rapture". (Revelation 3:13) He that hath an ear. These things saith the Amen. I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation. David. God kept Noah.

This is why He went on to say the following… (Revelation 3:16) So then because thou art lukewarm. and anoint thine eyes with eye salve. All things were created through Him and for Him. It does NOT mean.“All things were made through Him. carnal and indifferent.16 Jesus Christ calls Himself the Beginning of the creation of God. and poor. I am rich. and blind. and knowest not that thou art wretched. and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear. that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. The word “spew” in this verse actually means “to vomit” in the original Greek! Lukewarm Christians are so sickening and disgusting to the LORD that He wants to vomit them out of His mouth! Many. Christians in general have never been so spiritually weak and poor and blind as those living today! (Revelation 3:18) I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire. This verse and the verse following are fearsome words. Too many Christians today are lukewarm. as the cultists would like to say. and miserable. visible and invisible.” Amen! (Revelation 3:15) I know thy works. The LORD wants us to receive of Him “white raiment” (that . whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. things will change drastically and rapidly. especially those living in Western Nations. that Jesus was the first created being. and without Him nothing was made that was made. No! No! This verse means that all that was created began with Jesus! As it is written in John 1:3 .“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth. and neither cold nor hot. but in times of persecution it is an altogether different story! Those who call themselves Christians while risking the danger of persecution are Christians indeed! (Revelation 3:17) Because thou sayest. are generally rich with worldly and material goods … more than those who went on before them! Yet. although these Christians are far from prepared for the second coming of Christ. Lukewarm Christians are sickening to the LORD. and white raiment. that thou mayest be rich. The LORD wants us to receive of Him “gold tried in the fire” (that is faith tried by trials – 1 Peter 1:7). that thou mayest be clothed. All will soon have to be “hot” or “cold” in the coming crisis. the Great Tribulation. In times of peace and prosperity it is too easy to call yourself a Christian.” Colossians 1:16 adds this testimony . that thou mayest see. many who call themselves Christians are in this state. and naked: Christians today. I will spew thee out of my mouth. and increased with goods. They are neither cold nor hot. This is alarming! However. and have need of nothing.

Yet. I will come in to him. (Revelation 3:22) He that hath an ear. who are zealous and red-hot in their love to the LORD. and knock: if any man hear my voice. let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. and am set down with my Father in his throne. and he with me. a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me. Now back to Revelation 3:19 … another thing that can be seen from this verse is that the LORD wants us to be zealous for Him. we need to repent! (Revelation 3:20) Behold. and. The LORD rebukes those He loves and so should we when we see others living in sin (Leviticus 19:17-18). and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. Those who overcome. The LORD also wants us to receive of Him “eye salve” to anoint our eyes so that we can see (that is to have the eyes of our understanding enlightened – Ephesians 1:18). these words are true and faithful and worthy to be accepted for the LORD has spoken. will one day sit with the LORD Jesus Christ on His throne!!! Can you imagine that? Wow! These thoughts are too high for me to comprehend. which said. the Kingdom of Heaven.17 is the garments of salvation and the robes of righteousness – Isaiah 61:10). and open the door. The LORD is knocking at the door of the heart of each and every man. The LORD Jesus was speaking to John when He said to him: “Come up here!”. to be red-hot in our love towards Him! If we are not. One day they will likewise sup with the LORD in His Kingdom. CHAPTER 4 (Revelation 4:1) After this I looked. I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore. Many professors interpret it this way. This is NOT a reference to the rapture. The LORD Jesus will only come in and sup with those who hear His voice and open their hearts to Him. I stand at the door. and repent. (Revelation 3:19) As many as I love. and will sup with him. The LORD rebukes and chastens those He loves (Hebrews 12:6)! Many street preachers today are “judged” and criticized by people as “too unloving” because of their rebukes. even as I also overcame. . Street preachers will do well to use this verse in their response to people like that. behold. (Revelation 3:21) To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne. Come up hither.

the Spirit of counsel and might. were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.28). the color of fire. That is all.” The number seven is the number of perfection and so the phrase “the seven Spirits of God” picture the Holy Spirit in all His perfection. This is the most glorious vision in all time or eternity – the LORD Jesus Christ upon His throne. clothed in white raiment. and one sat on the throne. That day will soon be here when we too will see Jesus in all His majestic splendor! (Revelation 4:3) And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne. (Revelation 4:6) And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne. This speaks of the righteous wrath and judgment of God that will fall upon the earth from chapters 6 through 18 of Revelation. The jasper is “clear as crystal” (Revelation 21:11) and is likened to the light of the holy Jerusalem which comes from the glory of God (Revelation 21:23). (Revelation 4:5) And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne. Daniel also saw a similar vision (see Daniel 7:9). and they had on their heads crowns of gold. which are the seven Spirits of God. (Revelation 4:4) And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting. The apostle John saw a vision of God on His throne. behold. The sardine stone is red. They represent God’s people of all ages. a throne was set in heaven. in sight like unto an emerald. and round about the throne. Lightnings. The sight that John beheld agrees with what Ezekiel saw in his vision of God on His throne (see Ezekiel 1:26. The 24 elders are representatives of the 12 tribes of Israel under the Old Covenant and of the 12 apostles of the Lamb under the New Covenant … 24 in total.18 To take this as a reference to the rapture is to ignore the context. . The phrase “the seven Spirits of God” refers to Isaiah 11:2 where the Holy Spirit is described as “the Spirit of the LORD. The apostle John was merely caught up to heaven to receive further visions from the LORD. thunderings and voices speak of the judgment that is soon to come. the Spirit of wisdom and understanding. (Revelation 4:2) And immediately I was in the spirit: and. the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

and is to come. which was. the calf among the domestic animals. holy. and is. and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night. saying. and is to come. The praised God by saying “Holy. Those who do not live their lives for Jesus are missing the purpose for which God created them. and for thy pleasure they are and were created.19 The sea of glass is a picture of calmness. which was. holy. It is interesting that within each species there is always a leader – the lion among the wild beasts. and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things. Who is worthy to open the book. Who are these four beasts? They are the seraphim of which the prophet Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 6:2-3. holy. and the third beast had a face as a man. All things were created “for Him” (Colossians 1:16). (Revelation 5:2) And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice. This description here also agrees exactly with Ezekiel’s description of the four beasts (see Ezekiel 1:10). and cast their crowns before the throne. Ezekiel saw the same vision of a book written within and on the backside (Ezekiel 2:9-10). and is. Ezekiel also saw the four beasts in his vision (see Ezekiel 1:5). There is always perfect peace around God’s throne. Thou art worthy. the eagle among birds and man among all creatures. CHAPTER 5 (Revelation 5:1) And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside. the Son and the Holy Spirit – the Blessed Trinity (1 John 5:7). and the second beast like a calf. Lord God Almighty. a sea untroubled by winds and storms. O Lord. Holy. Written on it were “lamentations and mourning and woe”. (Revelation 4:7) And the first beast was like a lion. and to loose the seals thereof? . holy. and worship him that liveth forever and ever. Lord God Almighty. (Revelation 4:9-11) And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne. (Revelation 4:8) And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him. sealed with seven seals. who liveth forever and ever. saying. The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne.” This threefold adoration of God’s holiness is for the Father.

neither to look thereon. they form part of the Trinity (2 Corinthians 13:14). It is the most used title ascribed to Him in Revelation. the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb. and.” (Revelation 5:7) And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. John the Baptist also referred to Jesus Christ as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). having every one of . which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. not even the saints in heaven or those on earth. (Revelation 5:8) And when he had taken the book. but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. In the Old Testament Jesus Christ is referred to as the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:9-10) and also the Root of David (Isaiah 11:10). He Himself said: “All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18). because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book. and to loose the seven seals thereof. (Revelation 5:6) And I beheld. As it is written: “There is no creature hidden from His sight. Weep not: behold. neither under the earth. according to Zechariah 4:10. This broke John’s heart. The seven eyes. This verse and many others across the New Testament clearly show that they are two separate Persons … and together with the Holy Spirit. was able to open or even look at the book. stood a Lamb as it had been slain. having seven horns and seven eyes. (Revelation 5:3) And no man in heaven. Jesus Christ came to the Father and took the book out of His right hand.20 No one. nor in earth. It is interesting to note that there are 27 references to Christ in Revelation as the Lamb. neither to look thereon. He is all-powerful. And one of the elders saith unto me. Jesus Christ is worthy to open the book and to loose the seven seals. and in the midst of the elders.” This picture the fact that He sees everything that we do. the Lion of the tribe of Judah. which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth. in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts. Oneness Pentecostals really err when they say that the Father and the Son is One and the same Person. was able to open the book. Jesus Christ is allmighty. lo. the Root of David. The seven horns of the Lamb picture perfect strength. “which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth” are. (Revelation 5:4-5) And I wept much. “the eyes of the LORD. hath prevailed to open the book. Jesus Christ is also referred to as a Lamb in Isaiah 53:7.

and honor. and blessing. and riches. You remember that ONE angel killed 185. and unto the Lamb forever and ever. The prayers of saints are likened to incense in the Old Testament (Psalm 141:2). (Revelation 5:9) And they sung a new song. and of . and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand. and honor. that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. and strength. and tongue. and all that are in them. and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power. of every race and of every nation.000 Assyrian soldiers in 2 Kings 19:35? Now imagine what 100 million angels can do! What an army! (Revelation 5:12) Saying with a loud voice. There will be people in Heaven of every language. Thou art worthy to take the book. (Revelation 5:10) And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. of those in heaven. o man. who are you. be unto him that sitteth upon the throne. and wisdom. which are the prayers of saints. All of creation joins in the praise and worship of God. and under the earth. And if ALL of creation praise and worships God. and glory. The prophet Daniel saw the same vision that the apostle John (Daniel 7:10) of about a million angels that ministered to God and about a 100 million that stood before Him. heard I saying. This is the theme song of Heaven: Worthy is the Lamb! (Revelation 5:13) And every creature which is in heaven. and nation. This is a futuristic event (See Revelation 20:6). and on the earth. Blessing. and thousands of thousands. and power. and such as are in the sea. All the saints that ever lived will rule and reign with Christ on the earth during the time of the Millennium. (Revelation 5:11) And I beheld. and people. and glory.21 them harps. saying. who refuses to do so? This is also the point where Philippians 2:9-11 will come into fulfilment: “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name. and golden vials full of odors. and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain.

” God will pour out 21 judgments on this earth during the time of the Great Tribulation which are described as 7 seals. And at that time your people shall be delivered. Since Christ is God. the Anti-christ will also mount a white horse. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth forever and ever. to the glory of God the Father. So that none is like it. And there shall be a time of trouble. Mark 13 & Luke 21. 7 trumpets and 7 bowls."At that time Michael shall stand up. such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time. nor ever shall be. Note the following 3 verses: Jeremiah 30:7 – “Alas! For that day is great.” (Revelation 5:14) And the four beasts said. and I heard. Every one who is found written in the book. parallels the chapters of Matthew 24. Satan always tries to do everything the Lord Jesus is going to do. You will soon see why I say so. It is interesting to note that this chapter. one of the four beasts saying. and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Seven years before the Lord’s second coming. The noise of thunder is a sign of impending catastrophe. Revelation 6. Even to that time. But he shall be saved out of it. and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow. Come and see. The Great Tribulation will be the worst time ever in the history of the earth. Satan always tried to duplicate or imitate the works of God. The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people. CHAPTER 6 From Revelation 6 through to Revelation 18 the events that will take place during the Great Tribulation are described.” Matthew 24:21 – “For then there will be great tribulation. Now. And it is the time of Jacob's trouble. and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering. (Revelation 6:2) And I saw. as it were the noise of thunder. FIRST SEAL (Revelation 6:1) And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals. the Anti-christ will also proclaims himself to be God (2 Thessalonians 2:4).22 those on earth. This event is identical to the sign that Jesus gave when He said: "Take heed that no one deceives you. This rider is a counterfeit. and to conquer. For many will . We know that Jesus Christ will one day return on a white horse (Revelation 19:11). and of those under the earth. no. The vision that John saw in this chapter is similar to the one that the prophet Zechariah saw in Zechariah 6:1-7. Such as never was since there was a nation.” Daniel 12:1 . Amen.

Famine and inflation usually follow war.” THIRD SEAL (Revelation 6:5-6) And when he had opened the third seal. Come and see. and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. . to kill with sword. and lo a black horse. FOURTH SEAL (Revelation 6:7-8) And when he had opened the fourth seal. and with the beasts of the earth. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth. Because of the inflation that will become so bad during the time of the Great Tribulation silver and gold will become worthless. SECOND SEAL (Revelation 6:3-4) And when he had opened the second seal. During the time of the Great Tribulation nations will come to fight against Israel (Ezekiel 38:2. This is a picture of hunger and famine and agrees with Christ’s 3 rd sign in Matthew 24:7 – “And there will be famines”. 'I am the Christ. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say. Come and see. and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. and Hell followed with him. and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death. This will fulfill what Ezekiel wrote when he said: “They will throw their silver into the streets. I heard the voice of the fourth beast say. saying. And I beheld. Their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LORD” (Ezekiel 7:19). This is the 2 nd sign of which Jesus spoke in Matthew 24:6 – “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.' and will deceive many. and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.23 come in My name. In the time of the Great Tribulation a loaf of bread will be worth an entire day’s wages! No wonder Moses said that “you shall eat and not be satisfied” (Leviticus 26:26). Come and see. And I looked. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth.” (Matthew 24:4-5). I heard the third beast say. It is written that a “measure of wheat for (is sold for) a penny” … according to Matthew 20:2 a penny or a denarius is equal to an entire day’s wages. and with hunger. A measure of wheat for a penny. I heard the second beast say. 15-16). Red represents sin or bloodshed. and three measures of barley for a penny. And their gold will be like refuse. and with death.

“To be absent from the body (is) … to be present with the Lord. If soul-sleep were true. but the meaning is evident. However. to die is gain (Philippians 1:21). their souls are conscious and alive and are found crying out to God. They call it the doctrine of soul-sleep. that should be killed as they were.” Notice with me that these are people who were already killed and therefore dead. saying. This vision that John saw was a picture of the martyrs that was slain during the time of the Great Tribulation. Death would rather rob the Christian of valuable opportunities to serve the Lord and to further His Kingdom. even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. This agrees with Christ’s statement that there will be “pestilences. should be fulfilled. It is a sickly pale green. until their fellow servants also and their brethren. then I want to ask: “Where’s the gain?” “Wouldn’t it be better to abide in the flesh and labour for Christ until the day of judgment than to be asleep?” Death would have been no gain to the Christian if the doctrine of soul-sleep were true. to die is gain for the Christian. I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God. holy and true. and it was said unto them. This fourth rider is the deadliest. Some denominations teach that when believers die they sleep until the resurrection. dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them. the Bible clearly teaches the opposite. O Lord. If we were only asleep until the day of judgment. For the true Christian. that they should rest yet for a little season. for that means that he will immediately depart this life to enter into the immediate presence of Christ … never to depart from Him for ever! Please take note of 1 Thessalonians 4:14 “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again.24 The color pale is not used anywhere else in the Bible as a symbol. Death kills the body and Hell swallows up the souls and spirits of those he kills with these four judgments. How long. He will bring WITH Him all those saints who already died in the Lord. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you. To Death and to Hell was given the Lord’s four severe judgments (Ezekiel 14:21) – “the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence”. When you die as a believer you go immediately to be with Christ (see Philippians 1:23). the color often seen upon the face of a diseased or extremely sick person. This is why Death and Hell follows with him. and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice. This would not have been possible if the doctrine of soul-sleep were true.” When the Lord Jesus comes back. FIFTH SEAL (Revelation 6:9-11) And when he had opened the fifth seal.” (2 Corinthians 5:8). and earthquakes in various places” (Matthew 24:7) that will destroy millions. but thank God this is not so. Although their bodies are lying in the graves. This is the 5th sign Jesus gave in Matthew 24:8-9 – “All these are the beginning of sorrows. those that died in Jesus are still lying unconscious in the graves and there would . and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. Indeed.

SIXTH SEAL (Revelation 6:12-17) And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal. Notice that these lost people fully grasp the significance of what is happening. This is yet more proof that a believer who dies goes immediately to Heaven to be with Christ. And said to the mountains and rocks. A day of darkness and gloominess. The unbelievers will flee to the dens and rocks of the mountains. when she is shaken of a mighty wind. and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne. Fall on us. the stars will fall from heaven. The others are found in Revelation 11:13 and 16:18-19.” (Zephaniah 1:14-15). And the kings of the earth. and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. and the rich men. All their host shall fall down As the leaf falls from the vine. For Jesus to bring the saints with Him at His second coming. and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come. CHAPTER 7 . lo. and the moon will not give its light. The coming of the Lord will be a day of terror and panic for all unbelievers. A day of clouds and thick darkness. The noise of the day of the LORD is bitter. and every bondman. and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together. And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll.25 have been no way Jesus could bring them WITH Him when He comes down from Heaven with a shout. This is why Christ said that “men's hearts (will be) failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth. they have to be in Heaven already. even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs. a day of devastation and desolation. there was a great earthquake. And as fruit falling from a fig tree” (Isaiah 34:4). and. it is near and hastens quickly."Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened. before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. and the moon became as blood.” This is what Joel wrote about in Joel 2:31 – “The sun shall be turned into darkness. That day is a day of wrath. and the chief captains. there the mighty men shall cry out. and the mighty men. and the moon into blood. and who shall be able to stand? This is the 6th sign Jesus mentioned in Matthew 24:29 . The earthquake in verse 12 of Revelation 6 is the first of 3 earthquakes in Revelation. And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth.” The prophet Isaiah also described this event: “All the host of heaven shall be dissolved. and every free man. a day of trouble and distress. hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains. seeking shelter from what their eyes are seeing. for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Luke 21:26). and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair. and the great men. The prophet Zephaniah also spoke of this day when he wrote: “The great day of the LORD is near.

having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels. holding the four winds of the earth. and palms in their hands. of all nations. stood before the throne. The four winds of the earth is a Biblical expression (Daniel 7:2) that refers to North. Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. a great multitude. neither the sea. They will all be clothed with white robes which signifies the righteousness of Christ. clothed with white robes. (Revelation 7:4-8) And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed a hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. lo. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea. The palms in their hands signifies victory as they all overcame the world. Those who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads will later receive the mark of the beast either in their foreheads or on their right hands (Revelation 13:16-18). and before the Lamb. and people. and tongues. that the wind should not blow on the earth. The four angels are commanded to hold back the judgments until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads. There will be people there from all parts of the world and from all races and languages. Of the tribe of Zebulun were sealed twelve thousand. and kindreds. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. (Revelation 7:2-3) And I saw another angel ascending from the east. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Hurt not the earth. The servants of God.000 will be of the nation of Israel. which no man could number. nor the trees. and. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. will be marked with the seal of God in their foreheads. Of those servants of God that are sealed only about 144. East and West. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. those who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are committed in the world today (see Ezekiel 9:4). There will be an innumerable amount of people in Heaven. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. . (Revelation 7:9) After this I beheld. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Naphtali were sealed twelve thousand. Saying. nor on any tree. South. the flesh and the devil by faith (1 John 5:4). nor on the sea. till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.26 (Revelation 7:1) And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth.

They will never by scorched by the sun anymore and they will never again have to suffer the heat of persecution (1 Peter 1:7). thou knowest. So it is written in Isaiah 49:10 and so it shall be done in order to fulfill the Word of God. These are they which came out of great tribulation. Saying. Christians in Heaven will never suffer hunger anymore. (Revelation 7:15) Therefore are they before the throne of God. They will have the Lord Jesus Christ Himself dwelling among them! What more do we want? We more do we desire other than having the presence of GOD in our midst! Hallelujah! Where Jesus is. and unto the Lamb. and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. and worshiped God. and wisdom. This multitude cannot keep silent. and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.27 (Revelation 7:10) And cried with a loud voice. neither thirst any more. Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne. What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him. This will be the future of all Christians who washed their robes white in the blood of the Lamb. They must lift up their voices in praise to God! And so will we if we are grateful for the so great a salvation God worked out for us! (Psalm 3:8) (Revelation 7:11-12) And all the angels stood round about the throne. saying unto me. . and power. nor any heat. Sir. They will never suffer from thirst anymore. all the angels and all of God’s people (represented by the elders) fell before the throne on their faces and worshipped God. and glory. (Revelation 7:13-14) And one of the elders answered. saying. there is our Heaven! (Revelation 7:16) They shall hunger no more. and about the elders and the four beasts. be unto our God forever and ever. neither shall the sun light on them. and fell before the throne on their faces. and might. and thanksgiving. And he said to me. What a scene this must be! Here. and honor. Amen. Amen: Blessing. This is proof that there will be no pre-tribulation rapture as there will be Christians on earth during the time of the Great Tribulation who will wash their robes white in the blood of the Lamb. and have washed their robes.

and an earthquake. O Lord. saying. Isn’t this wonderful? Thank you Jesus! CHAPTER 8 SEVENTH SEAL (Revelation 8:1-2) And when he had opened the seventh seal. ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. "How long. and filled it with fire of the altar. and cast it into the earth: and there were voices. that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. and to them were given seven trumpets. The seventh seal includes the seven trumpet judgments. until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" It is at this point where their prayers are going up before the throne of God! (Revelation 8:4) And the smoke of the incense. He will make us forget all our sorrows. and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18).28 (Revelation 7:17) For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them. there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. Now the judgments begin! FIRST TRUMPET . which came with the prayers of the saints. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God. The prayers of all saints in this verse are prayers for judgment as in Revelation 6:10 – “And they cried with a loud voice. He will personally wipe away all tears from our eyes (Isaiah 25:8). holy and true. When we are with Jesus. and thunderings. and there was given unto him much incense. From now on the wrath of God will be “revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. (Revelation 8:5-6) And the angel took the censer. (Revelation 8:3) And another angel came and stood at the altar. The prayers are now answered and the judgments are about to start. These judgments are so terrifying that all the heavenly host became silent for about an half an hour. and lightnings. having a golden censer.

and the third part of the ships were destroyed. the God of Israel: ‘Behold. and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up. And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood. and the third part of the stars. and the . so as the third part of them was darkened. God is the One Who gave names to all the stars (Job 9:9) and He knows where the star “Wormwood” is in space right now. The meteor not only killed a third of all marine life.29 (Revelation 8:7) The first angel sounded. and had life. and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood. and the LORD sent thunder and hail. and there fell a great star from heaven. died. A great meteor will hit the earth and kill a third of all marine life (Jeremiah 51:25). and all green grass was burnt up. (Revelation 8:9) And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea. and it fell upon the third part of the rivers.’” This will surely happen! FOURTH TRUMPET (Revelation 8:12-13) And the fourth angel sounded. this people. and fire darted to the ground. but also destroyed a third of all the ships out there on the oceans (Amos 7:4). and upon the fountains of waters. and the third part of the moon. This judgment of undrinkable water also occurred in Moses’ day (see Exodus 7:17).” SECOND TRUMPET (Revelation 8:8) And the second angel sounded. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt. and many men died of the waters. and fire mingled with the hail. A similar thing happened in Moses’ day (see Exodus 7:19-21). The same kind of judgment occurred in Exodus 9:23-24: “And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven. THIRD TRUMPET (Revelation 8:10-11) And the third angel sounded. It is written in Jeremiah 9:15 – “Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts. with wormwood. and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood. burning as it were a lamp. I will feed them. and give them water of gall to drink. so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. So there was hail. A star or meteor will hit the earth and will cause a third of our planet’s water supply to become poisonous. and the third part of the sun was smitten. because they were made bitter.

. and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. moon and stars on the fourth day of creation (Genesis 1:14). as the scorpions of the earth have power. in other words “fallen”. neither any green thing. To him (the star) was given the key of the bottomless pit. neither any tree. woe. and there arose a smoke out of the pit. Now. saying with a loud voice. but demons! Their power are too great to be just literal locusts. which are yet to sound! It is interesting to note that God created the sun. The abyss must indeed be a terrible place if even the demons do not wish to go there! Who knows what things are hiding in this pit? When this pit is opened … all hell will break loose on earth! (Revelation 9:3) And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power. but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. (Revelation 9:2) And he opened the bottomless pit. Jesus beheld the fall of Satan and said to His disciples: "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.30 day shone not for a third part of it. And I beheld. These are not literal locusts. The star John saw in this verse is the devil. The bottomless pit is the abyss (Luke 8:31) about which the demons pleaded with Jesus not to command them to go there. to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels. These demons are told what they can and cannot do: (Revelation 9:4) And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth. The word “fall” in this verse is also past tense in the Greek.” (Luke 10:18). woe. Woe. and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. and the night likewise. A similar judgment also happened in Moses’ day (see Exodus 10:21-23). The worse is yet to come! The three remaining trumpets will be worse than the ones preceding them! CHAPTER 9 FIFTH TRUMPET (Revelation 9:1) And the fifth angel sounded. moon and stars will be extinguished. as the smoke of a great furnace. at the blast of the fourth trumpet. a third of the light produced by the sun. and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven.

The hair of women pictures attractiveness and the teeth of lions portrays cruelty (Joel 1:6). The demons are allowed to only torture the unsaved. and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold. whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon. (Revelation 9:9) And they had breastplates. but not to kill them. when he striketh a man. The unsaved will try to commit suicide because of their pain. The crowns of gold is a picture of conquerors. The demons were like horses which speaks of strength and speed. but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. (Revelation 9:5) And to them it was given that they should not kill them. Their faces of men denotes intelligence. and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. but it will feel like an eternity to most! (Revelation 9:11) And they had a king over them. but somehow they will be unable to accomplish their designs. The physical pain that the unsaved will suffer from these demons will be unbearable. (Revelation 9:10) And they had tails like unto scorpions. (Revelation 9:7) And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle.31 The demons are commanded NOT to touch those who have the seal of God on their foreheads. and death shall flee from them. and shall desire to die. The suffering will last for only 5 months. (Revelation 9:8) And they had hair as the hair of women. and shall not find it. as it were breastplates of iron. which is the angel of the bottomless pit. The breastplates of iron pictures invincibility. and their faces were as the faces of men. (Revelation 9:6) And in those days shall men seek death. and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. . but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was the torment of a scorpion. The sound of chariots signifies calamity (Joel 2:4-6).

and of jacinth.5 billion people) will be killed by these four executioners. Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet. At this stage. about 200 million soldiers will prepare themselves to fight against Israel at the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16). and a year. to cover the land” (Ezekiel 38:16). (Revelation 9:17-19) And thus I saw the horses in the vision. for to slay the third part of men.32 The name Abaddon or Apollyon means “The destroyer”. smoke and brimstone – a sulfurous. and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God. Of the 4. which issued out of their mouths. A fourth of them will be killed under the rider of the fourth or pale horse (chapter 6. No army of history has ever been this large. and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions. and a day. there come two woes more hereafter. The four angels must be evil angels or demons since they are found BOUND in the area of the great river Euphrates which is in the area of modern-day Iraq and Syria. and. the population of mankind is about 6 billion souls. verse 8). SIXTH TRUMPET (Revelation 9:13-14) And the sixth angel sounded. A third part of mankind will be killed by the fire. and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. and had heads. For their power is in their mouth. by the fire. What about the rest of mankind? . and a month. behold. and with them they do hurt. Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. (Revelation 9:16) And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. (Revelation 9:15) And the four angels were loosed. and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents. which were prepared for an hour. So this must be unfulfilled prophecy. By these three was the third part of men killed. Presently.5 billion people that will remain alive an additional third (about 1. and them that sat on them. poisonous gas. having breastplates of fire. and by the brimstone. and by the smoke. This is the leader of the army of demons that will come from the bottomless pit. (Revelation 9:12) One woe is past. No wonder the prophet Ezekiel said: “You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud.

The rainbow is a symbol of mercy (Genesis 9:11-17). They went on sinning as before. They continued their their sorceries. and silver. that they should not worship devils. Luke 21:27. Matthew 17:5. and brass. They continued to worship their money (idols of gold. Thunder is usually associated with judgment. Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered. The rest of mankind continued to rape and kill as before. and idols of gold. and stone. nor of their sorceries. and write them not. and his feet as pillars of fire: The cloud signifies the presence of God (Psalm 97:2. and of wood: which neither can see. They did not repent of their sex outside of marriage (fornication) and they did not repent of their stealing (thefts). (Revelation 9:21) Neither repented they of their murders. as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried. but I will not try to explain the meaning of them here since God forbids it in the following verse: (Revelation 10:4) And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices.38. nor hear. silver and brass) and their material possessions (idols of stone and wood). seven thunders uttered their voices. So the rest of mankind did not repent of their drug-abuse. Revelation 1:7). Acts 1:9. but one day we will all have the privilege of knowing what they said! . (Revelation 10:2-3) And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea.33 (Revelation 9:20-21) And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands. and his left foot on the earth. and his face was as it were the sun. clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head. The apostle John is the only human being who knew what the seven thunders uttered. nor of their thefts. worse judgments will follow… CHAPTER 10 (Revelation 10:1) And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven. nor of their fornication. As a result. I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me. The face which was as it were the sun pictures the glory of God (Matthew 17:2) and the feet as pillars of fire pictures judgment as we have already seen in Revelation 1:15. nor walk: The rest of mankind remained unrepentant even after seeing these things happen! They continued to worship devils through their false religions. The word “sorcery” in the Greek is “Pharmakeia” which means “drugs”. And cried with a loud voice. Exodus 40:34.

CHAPTER 11 . and eat it up. and nations. and the things that therein are. and said unto him. (Revelation 10:9) And I went unto the angel. John obeyed the angel and found like Ezekiel did in Ezekiel 3:3 that the book in his mouth tasted like honey in sweetness. Take it. (Revelation 10:8) And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again.34 (Revelation 10:5-6) And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven. Thou must prophesy again before many peoples. the mystery of God should be finished. but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. and tongues. we too should devour the Word of God (Jeremiah 15:16). There will be no further delay. Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. my belly was bitter. and the sea. that there should be time no longer: The time has come for the Seventh Trumpet to blow. At the time when the seventh angel will sound his trumpet all the prophecies concerning judgment will be fulfilled. when he shall begin to sound. And he said unto me. and ate it up. and it shall make thy belly bitter. (Revelation 10:10) And I took the little book out of the angel's hand. (Revelation 10:7) But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel. Only then will we be ready to prophesy before the nations as John was: (Revelation 10:11) And he said unto me. and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it. If we want to be proclaimers of God’s Word. and the earth. Give me the little book. and kings. and the things which are therein. John is commanded to take the book out of the hand of the angel and so he does. and said. as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. And so he did through all that he wrote in the following chapters of Revelation until the end of the book. who created heaven. and the things that therein are. And swore by him that liveth forever and ever. This verse pictures a devouring of the Word of God – digesting it through study and memorization.

(Revelation 11:5) And if any man will hurt them. 14). God will intervene supernaturally every time someone seeks to harm the two prophets. and them that worship therein. and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. John was told by the angel to measure the temple of God and the alter as well as the people of Israel (conerning their spirituality). clothed in sackcloth. Both Moses and Elijah appeared with Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8). and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days. but God offers them supernatural protection. saying. Candlesticks are lightbearers. and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them. to which we will be introduced in the very next verse. More reasons why I say that it will be Moses and Elijah can be seen from the next 3 verses… (Revelation 11:4) These are the two olive trees. Moses and Elijah also represent the Law and the Prophets. God will send two prophets to preach a message of judgment and repentance. he must in this manner be killed. These two prophets will most likely be Moses and Elijah. and measure it not. Latter-day terrorists will try to destroy them. Therefore the two witnesses are two powerful prophets anointed with the Holy Spirit proclaiming the message of light in these last dark hours of the world. Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Olive trees give oil. The two witnesses. fire proceedeth out of their mouth. Moses’ body was preserved by God (Jude 9) and Elijah was taken up into Heaven by a chariot of fire (2 Kings 2:9-11). the holy city.35 (Revelation 11:1) And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood. It is during this time that the Anti-christ will persecute the saints (Daniel 7:25). a message of Heaven and Hell. . Jerusalem. for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. These are the two prophets that Zechariah saw in his vision (see Zechariah 4:2-3. shall be trodden under foot by the Gentiles for exactly 42 months which is 3 ½ years … the first half of the Great Tribulation (Daniel 12:7). and the altar. turn or burn … they will preach this message for about 1260 days which is 3 ½ years. (Revelation 11:3) And I will give power unto my two witnesses. (Revelation 11:2) But the court which is without the temple leave out. and measure the temple of God. will appear during the last half (3 ½ years) of the Great Tribulation. Rise.

He will do so again. and great fear fell upon them which saw them. (Revelation 11:11-12) And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them. Moses turned the waters into blood before and smote the earth with various plagues (see Exodus 7:20).36 (Revelation 11:6) These have power to shut heaven. and shall send gifts one to another. The bodies of Moses and Elijah will lie in the street of Jerusalem. and their enemies beheld them. Come up hither. because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. The great city in this verse refers to Jerusalem. Elijah shut the heaven before so that it did not rain for about 3 ½ years (see 1 Kings 17:1 & James 5:17-18). And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them. and shall overcome them. which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt. He will do so again. . (Revelation 11:8) And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city. and kill them. the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them. During the entire time of their ministry (3 ½ years) they will be immortal until God’s appointed time. and to smite the earth with all plagues. All the people in the world and all the nations will see their dead bodies for 3 ½ days. The world will rejoice at the death of the two prophets who tormented them with their hellfire-preaching. and make merry. How is that possible? Through satellite television of course! (Revelation 11:10) And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them. and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. and they stood upon their feet. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud. The idolatries that Egypt committed will also be committed in Jerusalem. where also our Lord was crucified. (Revelation 11:7) And when they shall have finished their testimony. After the two prophets finished their ministry they will be killed by the Antichrist himself. as often as they will. that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood. It is called Sodom and Egypt because the moral and spiritual conditions that existed in Sodom will likewise exist in Jerusalem at this time. They were STREET PREACHERS! (Revelation 11:9) And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half.

We give thee thanks. Jesus Christ is the Lord God Almighty. (Revelation 11:14) The second woe is past. because thou hast taken to thee thy great power. It should be kept in mind that Revelation 6-11 and Revelation 12-19 are running concurrently … side by side.37 The world will watch in shock as God resurrects the two witnesses after 3 ½ days and calling them up into Heaven. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord. and the tenth part of the city fell. and the time of the dead. saying. behold. and wast. the third woe cometh quickly. which art. God will send a great earthquake in response to the murder of the two witnesses. verse 16. and of his Christ. and hast reigned. O Lord God Almighty. which sat before God on their seats. thereby giving glory to Him. fell upon their faces. 7000 men will be killed in the earthquake and the people that remain will recognize this event as an act of God. and thy wrath is come. that they should be judged. Who was and Who is to come (Revelation 1:8). and worshiped God. SEVENTH TRUMPET (Revelation 11:15) And the seventh angel sounded. You remember that the 24 elders represent all believers under the Old and New Testament. and to the . They worship before God in gratitude that the King has come! They pray: (Revelation 11:17) Saying. This is why the King of Kings returns in Revelation 11:15 and in chapter 19. The Seventh Trumpet is the Last Trumpet (1 Corinthians 15:52) where the dead are raised and the Lord Jesus is coming back on the clouds of Heaven. and there were great voices in heaven. Their prayer is directed to Jesus Christ since He is the One Who are. and art to come. (Revelation 11:18) And the nations were angry. (Revelation 11:16) And the four and twenty elders. and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets. (Revelation 11:13) And the same hour was there a great earthquake. and he shall reign forever and ever. and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted. and gave glory to the God of heaven. and.

and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings. The great red dragon refers to Satan (see verse 9 of this chapter). The saved will receive their rewards and the unsaved will be condemned and thrown into Hell. Satan tried to devour the Child once (see Matthew 2) but failed in his attempt as we all know. (Revelation 12:2) And she being with child cried. The Lord’s wrath will come and a sword will proceed out of His mouth wherewith He will smite the nations (19:15). CHAPTER 12 (Revelation 12:1) And there appeared a great wonder in heaven. After the 1. and behold a great red dragon. and to his throne. and voices. small and great. the moon Rachel and the twelve stars represent the twelve patriarchs (see Genesis 37:9-11). and pained to be delivered. and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered. and an earthquake. and them that fear thy name. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven. according to the flesh. and great hail. and thunderings. and seven crowns upon his heads. and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: The woman refers to the nation of Israel since the sun represents Jacob. The dragon’s seven heads picture his wisdom. and the moon under her feet. (Revelation 11:19) And the temple of God was opened in heaven. (Revelation 12:3-4) And there appeared another wonder in heaven. having seven heads and ten horns. The ten horns speak of his universal power (2 Corinthians 4:4). who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God. (Revelation 12:5) And she brought forth a man child. travailing in birth. the nations will be angry and will try to fight against Him (19:19).000 years Judgement Day will come where everyone will be judged. At the time of the LORD’s Second Coming. The child in this verse refers to Christ as He. a woman clothed with the sun. for to devour her child as soon as it was born. came from the nation of Israel (Romans 9:4-5).38 saints. .

causing further disruption and trouble. And the great dragon was cast out. He made a perfect angel and that angel made a devil out of himself. So to use this text to prove the Mid-Trib Rapture is a bit far-fetched. They use this verse to say that this Male-Child is a reference to the raptured-saints.” (Revelation 12:7-9) And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The Bible fills us in on all the details. neither was their place found any more in heaven. God’s rulership was challenged. and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down. (Revelation 12:10) And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven. where she hath a place prepared of God. It is written in Titus 2:3 that “the older women likewise. Satan is called here the “accuser of our brethren”. that they . called the Devil. and strength. and the dragon fought and his angels. Jesus Christ is the Male-Child Who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron (Psalm 2:9). In Revelation 19:15 it is written that JESUS CHRIST will rule the nations with a rod of iron. so that none is like it. and it is the time of Jacob's trouble. and his angels were cast out with him. In this case it is clear that the “King of Tyrus” is used as a symbol of the devil. God never made a devil. unharmed. He ended up on our planet. It is said that this Male-Child is going to rule ALL NATIONS with a rod of iron. This is to read something into the text that is not there. The interpretation is given in the prophecy itself. See also Isaiah 14:12-15. for many details in the description of this ordinary king are impossible to be taken literally about him. And prevailed not. that old serpent. but he shall be saved out of it. Did you know that every time you accuse or slander a brother or a sister you are actually doing the devil’s work? The word “slanderer” in the Bible is translated from the word “diabolos” which means devil. There is no need to wonder about who the “dragon” represents. and the kingdom of our God. Now is come salvation. which accused them before our God day and night. which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth. and Satan. He wanted to usurp God’s throne. See Ezekiel 28:11-18. It is easy to connect the dots. Israel will be kept alive by God in the wilderness during the last 3 ½ years (1260 days) of the Great Tribulation (Daniel 7:25). (Revelation 12:6) And the woman fled into the wilderness. The safety and destiny of the entire universe was at stake. that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.39 There are some who hold to the doctrine of a Mid-tribulation Rapture. As Jeremiah 30:7 says: “Alas! For that day is great. I am glad that God didn’t step down but had a redemptive plan. The devil started a fight in heaven one day and was thrown out. This is debatable.

that is by having our sins washed away and our consciences cleansed by the blood of the Lamb (1 John 1:7). not only did Christ overcome the devil. The accuser of our brethren is cast down. God will give the nation of Israel a miraculous speedy escape from the dragon’s face … just like he did for the nation of Israel in Pharaoh’s day (see Exodus 19:4). We are no longer helpless before the devil (Philippians 4:13)! We overcome him by the blood of the Lamb. he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. from the face of the serpent. His wrath grows exponentially with the shortness of time. (Revelation 12:13) And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth. We overcome him by not loving our lives to the death. the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. the verse literally reads that the aged women should not be devils. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you. and ye that dwell in them. having great wrath. The Lord Jesus provided for us so that we are now able to overcome the devil. We overcome him by the word of our testimony. because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.40 be reverent in behavior. He knows his cause is helpless. With the death of Christ on Calvary’s cross. that is by not counting our lives dear to ourselves and by willing to risk all for the sake of Jesus (Acts 20:24). (Revelation 12:11) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb. where she is nourished for a time. not slanderers…” In other words. and half a time. Satan begins to persecute the nation of Israel. (Revelation 12:15) And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman. but God immediately intervenes… (Revelation 12:14) And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle. But God promised in Isaiah 59:19 “When the enemy comes in like a flood. ye heavens. (Revelation 12:12) Therefore rejoice.” . that she might fly into the wilderness. into her place. The devil has but a short time. that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. but even human beings became able to overcome him. and by the word of their testimony. and they loved not their lives unto the death. and times. that is by confessing Christ publicly before men (Matthew 10:32-33).

and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power. and upon his horns ten crowns. Five have fallen. which keep the commandments of God. one is. and saw a beast rise up out of the sea. The dragon makes war in these last days with the remnant of the woman’s seed. Remnant means the last end of something. The reason why he can make war with them is because they are STILL HERE on planet earth! CHAPTER 13 (Revelation 13:1) And I stood upon the sand of the sea. They are to become the target for the dragon’s last attack. he must continue a short time. (Revelation 12:17) And the dragon was wroth with the woman. The sixth king. and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. and the other has not yet come. and his feet were as the feet of a bear. and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. or the last ones to survive. the Roman Empire. Medes. was in power in John’s day and the seventh king is the Anti-christ who will reign during the Tribulation. Just like in Moses’ day when the Red Sea closed in over Pharaoh in his army (Exodus 15:9-12). then it would not be possible for the dragon to make war with them during the last 1260 days of the Tribulation. and his seat. and the earth opened her mouth. and great authority.” The ten horns likewise represent ten nations over whom the Anti-christ will rule. This is a reference to Christ’s people living at the end of time. They were the Babylonians. You see. if the believers were raptured before the Great Tribulation. so again God will use the earth to aid his nation Israel in their escape from the dragon. . having seven heads and ten horns. And when he comes.41 (Revelation 12:16) And the earth helped the woman. The remnant of Christians in the last days keeps the commandments of God and has the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 17:10 confirms this: “There are also seven kings. The only command that has anything to do with the testimony of Jesus is preaching the Gospel to every living person! We need to do it while we are able!!! The time is running out! This verse is also a good verse to use to refute the doctrine of a pre-tribulation rapture. This is the beast that Daniel saw in Daniel 7:7. and went to make war with the remnant of her seed. and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Persians and Greece. (Revelation 13:2) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard. They are doing what Jesus told His disciples to do right before He ascended up to Heaven. The seven heads loaded with blasphemy represents the five kings who ruled up to John’s day.

and his tabernacle. For 3 ½ years people will bow down to the Anti-christ and worship him as God. yet we see here the Anti-christ will also claim to be God and the people will worship him for it! This is real blasphemy in the eyes of God! (Revelation 13:7) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints. and tongues. and them that dwell in heaven. It seems probable that the Anti-christ might be assassinated sometime during the Tribulation. and nations. (Revelation 13:4) And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast.42 The Anti-christ receives all his power and authority from the dragon – which is the devil himself. Such an event would give Satan. (Revelation 13:3) And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death. and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. . Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? The people will say these things of the beast since they will think of him as God. Since the Anti-christ will proclaim himself to be God (2 Thessalonians 2:4) this counterfeit resurrection will convince the world that the Anti-christ is what he claims to be. an opportunity to perform a resurrection. During this time he will turn against all true Christians and persecute them in order to fulfill the prophecy in Daniel 7:21. the great counterfeiter. (Revelation 13:5) And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies. Jesus Christ. the True God. to blaspheme his name. and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. The Anti-christ will speak blasphemies against the Most High (Daniel 7:25) and persecute the saints for a period of 42 months (that is 3 ½ years). What blasphemy! What an insult to God! (Revelation 13:6) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God. and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds. The Anti-christ will rule the entire world during the time of the Great Tribulation. saying. was persecuted and accused of blasphemy in His day because He claimed to be God (see Matthew 9:3).

The first beast. These great wonders are called “lying wonders” in 2 Thessalonians 2:9. so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. if possible. The whole world will worship the Anti-christ except the true Christians whose names are in the book of Life of the Lamb. In other words. they apply to the entire history of mankind. Jesus Christ is the Lamb that was slain “from” the foundation of the World. People should be careful not to run after “signs and wonders” in the church.” (Revelation 13:11) And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth. Beware! Take heed! (Revelation 13:10) He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. but he spoke as a dragon which shows that he is actually in league with Satan. This beast. and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast. (Revelation 13:9) If any man have an ear. let him hear. that shall he also reap. the Anti-christ.” (Revelation 13:12) And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him. power and authority so that he can cause the whole earth to worship the Anti-christ. to identify him with Christianity.43 (Revelation 13:8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him. Notice it does not say “at” the foundation of the world. . the false prophet. the false prophet. but “from” the foundation of the world. whatever benefits accrue from the slaying. Signs and wonders are NO proof that a person or movement is truly from God. and he had two horns like a lamb. will fulfill the prophecy of Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:24 where He said: “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive. and he spake as a dragon. whose deadly wound was healed. The beast had two horns like a lamb. This warning agrees with the one in Galatians 6:7 – “Whatever a man sows. (Revelation 13:13) And he doeth great wonders. Satan can do “signs and wonders” too to deceive the unwary. whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. gave the second beast. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. even the elect.

That day is very near! It might be sooner than we think! I am personally of the opinion that the mark might be in the form of a microchip that will be implanted on your right hand or forehead. (Revelation 13:15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast. But whatever form the mark of the beast will take … please do NOT take ANY mark or implant in your right hand or in your forehead. saying to them that dwell on the earth. and with him a hundred forty and four thousand. Here is wisdom. The number 666 could possibly be used as a prefix in this identificationmark as this is the only way that one person can be differentiated from another. as we already know. . or the number of his name. The day will come when the whole world will be marked so that no one can buy or sell without the mark on their right hand or on their foreheads. The Lamb. save he that had the mark. who are these who does NOT worship the beast? It will only be the Christians! Who else can it be! Therefore they are still on earth during the Tribulation… (Revelation 13:16-18) And he causeth all. This statue will be placed in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. both small and great. that they should make an image to the beast. lo. or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell. This will be the “abomination of desolation” spoken of by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:15. If only the wicked are left. rich and poor. having his Father's name written in their foreheads. or the name of the beast.44 (Revelation 13:14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast. This verse is yet more proof that Christians will not be raptured before the Great Tribulation. a Lamb stood on the mount Zion. which had the wound by a sword. and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. is Jesus Christ (John 1:29). free and bond. and. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man. The false prophet will cause the world to erect a great statue in the very image of the Anti-christ. and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.000 are those who were sealed with the seal of the Living God in Revelation 7. that the image of the beast should both speak. To do so will cause you to lose your soul! (see verses 9-11 in the next chapter) CHAPTER 14 (Revelation 14:1) And I looked. and did live. More signs and wonders! A speaking statue! This statue will speak and issue out a decree that all should be killed who refuses to worship it. to receive a mark in their right hand. The 144.

and people. regardless of these "arguments. for they are virgins. and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: A harp is a symbol of joy. (Revelation 14:3) And they sung as it were a new song before the throne. This new song might be similar to the song of the saints in Revelation 5:9 . and before the four beasts. as the voice of many waters. having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.” (Revelation 14:4-5) These are they which were not defiled with women. It is argued that the tribes here are not the literal tribes of Israel since DAN is missing. Could it be that only those who preach the Gospel publicly in THIS life will have the privilege to do so in the eternals? . but no one argues that the tribes listed in Chronicles are not the physical offspring of Jacob. Many try to spiritualize this passage and say the tribes of Israel are really "spiritual Israel" (Christians). Some try to argue that these virgins are merely "spiritual virgins" (not polluted with the WHORE of Revelation 17). The clear meaning of this passage speaks loud and clear that God’s plan in the tribulation is for PHYSICAL ISRAEL (see Romans 11:11-26)." (Revelation 14:6) And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven. which were redeemed from the earth. being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. The gospel that we preach is called the “EVERLASTING GOSPEL” in this verse. for You were slain."You are worthy to take the scroll. But there is no reason to believe that the word "virgin" means anything other than what it means in every other place it is found in the Bible. But in response let us point out that Dan (which was the first centre of IDOLATRY in Israel. and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation. and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand. and to every nation. and to open its seals. and kindred. and tongue. (Imagine the outcry if you suggested that "virgin" means "spiritual virgin" in Isaiah 7:14?!) THE BIBLE MEANS WHAT IT SAYS AND SAYS WHAT IT MEANS. 1 Kings 12:26-29) is also omitted in 1 Chronicles 1-9 in its genealogies of the 12 tribes. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. These were redeemed from among men.45 (Revelation 14:2) And I heard a voice from heaven.

rather than having two hands. The message is: “Turn or burn … Repent or perish!” (Revelation 14:8) And there followed another angel." The words “everlasting” and “eternal” in this verse is identical in the Greek. Write. and receive his mark in his forehead. Babylon is fallen. If any man worship the beast and his image. which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation. and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night. saying with a loud voice. and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels. But whoever or whatever Babylon is. who worship the beast and his image. and the fountains of waters. God will see to it that she falls as “she made all the nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Fear God. because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. As the pleasures in heaven will never stop for the righteous. Some writers identify Babylon as America while others think that Babylon symbolizes an One-World-Church united to an One-World-Government. and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. that great city. likewise the torments of hell will never stop for the un-righteous. the God of the Bible … the God of Love … WILL throw unrepentant sinners in hell to be tormented there forever! God is not indifferent to sin … if you sin against an INFINITELY HOLY GOD and yet refuse to repent. It is written in Matthew 25:46 – "And these (the un-righteous) will go away into everlasting punishment. Blessed are the . is fallen. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God. and the sea. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me. This is now God’s final call to a Christ-rejecting world. as the righteous will enjoy heaven for all ages. then you deserve an eternity of torment in hell. It is better for you to enter into life maimed. saying. and earth. likewise the un-righteous will suffer in hell for all ages.46 (Revelation 14:7) Saying with a loud voice. And yes. but the righteous into eternal life. Those who receive the mark of the beast are doomed to an eternity in hellfire. for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven. The doctrines of hellfire and everlasting punishment are clearly taught in these verses. or in his hand.” (Revelation 14:9-11) And the third angel followed them. cut it off. No wonder that Jesus said the following: “If your hand causes you to sin. into the fire that shall never be quenched— where 'THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. In order words. to go to hell. and give glory to him. and the faith of Jesus.” (Mark 9:43-44) (Revelation 14:12-13) Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God.

The Son of man Who sat on the white cloud is Jesus Christ as He is the One that will one day come with the clouds of Heaven! (See Daniel 7:13 and Revelation 1:7) (Revelation 14:15-16) And another angel came out of the temple. and gathered the vine of the earth. saith the Spirit. saying. and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap. and it is the time of Jacob's trouble. and the earth was reaped. from north to south. It will be the most horrifying time in Israel’s history. and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth. and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle. crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud. such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time. because your redemption draws near.” (Matthew 24:21) It is for this reason that the LORD Jesus pronounce a blessing on all those who are faithful to death during that time. and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.” And that is the Good News … Jesus Christ is coming back soon. Just before the return of Jesus Christ. And the winepress was trodden without the city. he also having a sharp sickle." (Luke 21:28) . Remember. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth. and behold a white cloud. but he shall be saved out of it. and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth. which had power over fire. Thrust in thy sickle. no. Thrust in thy sharp sickle. so that none is like it. even unto the horse bridles. that they may rest from their labors. (Revelation 14:17-20) And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven. for her grapes are fully ripe. “Now when these things begin to happen.47 dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea. and blood came out of the winepress. (Revelation 14:14) And I looked. and in his hand a sharp sickle. The time for reaping has come and the sharp sickle does its work of judgment. Their works and their labors will be remembered for all eternity. look up and lift up your heads. by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. As a result. and their works do follow them. the armies of the world will meet in the Middle East to battle with Israel in the last battle of history – the battle of Armageddon (see Zechariah 14:2). Jesus said: “For then there will be great tribulation. having on his head a golden crown. nor ever shall be. for the harvest of the earth is ripe. the Great Tribulation will be the worst time in the history of the earth. No wonder Jeremiah 30:7 says: “Alas! For that day is great. It interesting to note that the nation of Israel is also 200 miles long. So let us live our lives now as we would like our lives to be remembered for all eternity. And another angel came out from the altar. an area of 1600 furlongs (that is 200 miles) will be soaked with blood.

who liveth forever and ever. and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. for thy judgments are made manifest. thou King of saints. (Revelation 15:7-8) And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God. came out of the Temple to execute their seven judgments on the earth. stand on the sea of glass. and over his mark. Great and marvelous are thy works.possibly the seven angels of the seven churches mentioned in chapters 2 and 3 – are about to pour out the seven last plagues on the earth. just and true are thy ways. clothed in pure and white linen. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God. and. Lord God Almighty. Seven angels.48 CHAPTER 15 (Revelation 15:1) And I saw another sign in heaven. (Revelation 15:2) And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast. and over the number of his name. Who shall not fear thee. Seven is the number of perfection and therefore the seven plagues will be perfect judgment on the earth for the breaking of God’s laws. and the song of the Lamb. for in them is filled up the wrath of God. his mark and the number of his name. O Lord. the flesh and the devil (Exodus 15:1) (Revelation 15:5-6) And after that I looked. and glorify thy name for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee. having the harps of God. behold. saying. (Revelation 15:3-4) And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God. having the seven plagues. great and marvelous. Those who overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb. . the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple. his image. seven angels having the seven last plagues. As in the days of Moses when the people of Israel praised God for saving them from the armies of Egypt so the redeemed will likewise praise God for saving them from the world. and by the word of their testimony. and who loved not their lives unto the death (Revelation 12:11) will also be the ones who will get the victory over the beast. dressed in the same way than Old Testament-priests. The seven angels . and over his image.

and poured out his vial upon the earth. The first angel caused men to be covered with sores. O Lord. This plague happened once before too in Moses’ time (see Exodus 7:17-21). God can certainly do it again. till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. And I heard the angel of the waters say. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets. and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. Thou art righteous. And men were scorched with great heat. Go your ways.49 and from his power. and upon them which worshiped his image. Even so. God is justly angry for all this. (Revelation 16:4-7) And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters. The LORD God Almighty instructed the seven angels to execute His judgments upon the earth. and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. and wast. God is ALWAYS just and righteous in all His dealings with man. and no man was able to enter into the temple. Amen. man and angel will be unable to enter the temple of the LORD due to the glory of God until the seven last judgments are completed. and blasphemed the name of God. and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast. This is a plague similar to the one that appeared in Exodus 9:8-11. Lord God Almighty. And I heard another out of the altar say. for they are worthy. which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. and thou hast given them blood to drink. CHAPTER 16 (Revelation 16:1) And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels. . and they became blood. because thou hast judged thus. which art. As in Solomon’s day (1 Kings 8:10-11). true and righteous are thy judgments. (Revelation 16:2) And the first went. and shalt be. As Genesis 18:25 says: “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Revelation 16:8-9) And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun. Mankind worshiped the Anti-christ and thereby broke the Second Commandment of God. (Revelation 16:3) And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea.

The plague of frogs in Egypt caused a great stench in Moses’ day (see Exodus 8:14). that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. Despite of all these plagues. and lightnings. Remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:22? “And unless those days were shortened. and out of the mouth of the beast. because of this heatwave. to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. The darkness that will come on the kingdom of the beast could be the same literal darkness that came on Egypt in Moses’ time (see Exodus 10:21-23). the beast (Anti-christ) and the false prophet (head of the one-world-religion) sent forth evil spirits to gather the armies of the world for the final battle at Armageddon. Man is such a stubborn creature! (Revelation 16:12-16) And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates. no flesh would be saved. such as was not . from the throne. and keepeth his garments. and there was a great earthquake. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Blessed is he that watcheth. the inhabitents of the earth will refuse to repent. I come as a thief. and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven. working miracles. which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world. It seems that no amount of suffering will make them to change their minds. Behold. lest he walk naked. And there were voices. saying. The dragon (Satan). and out of the mouth of the false prophet. and they see his shame. and thunders. And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores. and they gnawed their tongues for pain. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon. (Revelation 16:10-11) And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast. For they are the spirits of devils. It is done. We should watch and keep “our garments” by staying prepared and ready to enter eternity at a moment’s notice. Can you see the connection? The LORD adds that He will come as a thief … meaning that He will come at an unexpected time. God will rather shorten the daylight hours and lengthen the night seasons to keep His elect alive? This seems to be the meaning of Jesus word’s in Matthew 24:22. The evil spirits are likened to frogs since the frog is a symbol of uncleanness. (Revelation 16:17-18) And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air. and his kingdom was full of darkness.50 This will be the greatest heatwave in the history of mankind. and the water thereof was dried up.” Since the duration of the Great Tribulation is fixed at 7 years … could it be that. and repented not of their deeds. but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.

and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations. So imagine what damage hailstones of those proportions can do!! Despite of this plague.” (Haggai 2:6-7) (Revelation 16:19-21) And the great city was divided into three parts. This agrees with what the prophet prophesied in Jeremiah51:7 – “Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD's hand.' says the LORD of hosts. so mighty an earthquake. that made all the earth drunk. the inhabitants of the earth continue to blaspheme God. This earthquake will be the fulfillment of Haggai’s prophecy: “For thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth. therefore the nations are deranged. nations. and the mountains were not found. Men never learn. are peoples. Read verse 15 of this chapter and you will see why I say this: “The waters which you saw. A talent weighs anything from 86 to 120 pounds or 40 to 50 kilograms. and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God. And every island fled away.51 since men were upon the earth. The earthquake will be of great proportions unknown to man. and so great. A mighty and great earthquake will occur that will completely disarrange the features of earth’s surface. multitudes. and talked with me. saying unto me. The nations drank her wine. CHAPTER 17 (Revelation 17:1) And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials. and tongues. where the harlot sits. every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail. and I will fill this temple with glory. I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: The phrase “many waters” refers to religious control over the nations of the earth.” .” (Revelation 17:2) With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication. the sea and dry land. In the end … unrepentant sinners will end up in hell where they will continue to gnash their teeth against God for an eternity. for the plague thereof was exceeding great. No wonder God says that the smoke of their torment will rise up for ever and ever (Revelation 14:1011). And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven. to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. Come hither. and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. and I will shake all nations.

having seven heads and ten horns. and of the beast that carrieth her. but because he was mystified at the sight. THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. This indicates that Babylon has children! These children are the ones who reject the teachings of Jesus Christ. The seven heads are seven mountains. John wondered with great admiration … not because he admired the one who persecuted the saints. having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written. and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit. and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls. and yet is. and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her. when they behold the beast that was. (Revelation 17:7) And the angel said unto me. (Revelation 17:9) And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The explanation follows… (Revelation 17:8) The beast that thou sawest was. From Revelation 13:3 it seems that the beast will be assasinated at some point of time. . hence the words “the beast that thou sawest was.52 (Revelation 17:3) So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast. full of names of blasphemy. and is not. (Revelation 17:6) And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints. which hath the seven heads and ten horns. From Revelation 13:1 we know that this beast is the Anti-christ. Babylon is called “The mother of harlots” among other things. He wondered with a great wonder. MYSTERY. (Revelation 17:4-5) And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color. Many people will be killed and slaughtered during his rule. and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder. BABYLON THE GREAT. and is not…” Satan will then resurrect him and rule the world through him for the last 3 ½ years of the Great Tribulation. I wondered with great admiration. on which the woman sitteth. whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world. Because of this “miracle” … the inhabitants of the earth will go after the beast in admiration and wonder. The beast is scarlet colored as his reign will be a very bloody one. Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman. and is not.

and goeth into perdition. and multitudes.53 The seven mountains. and nations. (2) Tiberius. King number 6. and chosen. The 10 kings will ensure that everything is placed under the control of the Antichrist. (Revelation 17:12) And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings. chosen and faithful will accompany Jesus Christ from Heaven at His Second Coming. (4) Claudius. and King of kings: and they that are with him are called. he must continue a short space. South America. I do not know what the 10 horns represent. and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords. Africa. . (Revelation 17:11) And the beast that was. was king at the time John wrote this book. but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. and faithful. which have received no kingdom as yet. This verse is fulfilled in Revelation 19:11-16. and is not (because of his assassination). Babylon’s rule will be worldwide. where the whore sitteth. The beast that was. (Revelation 17:15) And he saith unto me. and tongues. but it is likely that we will soon find out as they will rule the world along with the Anti-christ! (Revelation 17:13) These have one mind. Asia. and is of the seven. Those who are called. and is not. and one is. Europe. even he is the eight (because of his resurrection). The five kings who were fallen were (1) Julius Caesar. (Revelation 17:10) And there are seven kings: five are fallen. that is the Anti-christ will be thrown into the lake of fire at the coming of the LORD (see Revelation 19:20). and when he cometh. (Revelation 17:14) These shall make war with the Lamb. on which the woman sits. and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. even he is the eighth. King number 7 will be the Anti-christ who will rule the world for a short space of 7 years. The waters which thou sawest. Domition. These 5 kings were already fallen by the time John wrote the book of Revelation. (3) Caligula. refers to the seven continents of the world namely: North America. are peoples. and is of the seven (so he is the 7 th king resurrected!) and goeth into perdition. Australasia and Antarctica. and the other is not yet come. and (5) Nero.

but when politcal Babylon is destroyed the kings of the earth will “weep and lament for her” (18:9. Religious Babylon is referred to as “Mystery Babylon” while political Babylon is called “Babylon the Great”. At a certain point of time the 10 kings will turn against Babylon (the one-worldreligious-system) and destroy it completely. and the hold of every foul spirit. (Revelation 18:2) And he cried mightily with a strong voice. (Revelation 17:17) For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will. like the rivers of water. and shall eat her flesh. CHAPTER 18 The Babylon that we will discuss in this chapter is different from the Babylon discussed in chapter 17. and to agree. is fallen. having great power. and shall make her desolate and naked. The destruction of politcal Babylon follows after the destruction of religious Babylon. The Anti-christ and the rulers of the world do not realize that everything that they do is but the fulfillment of the words of God in Revelation. Chapter17 deals with religious Babylon while this chapter talks about political Babylon. When religious Babylon is destroyed the kings will rejoice. until the words of God shall be fulfilled. these shall hate the whore. and give their kingdom unto the beast. He rules and He reigns! He does whatever He pleases! As it is written: “The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD. God is sovereign. Allow me to explain. (Revelation 17:18) And the woman which thou sawest is that great city. and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. This is what John meant when he wrote “after these things”. (Revelation 17:16) And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast.15). They are but puppets in the hands of God. . Babylon the great is fallen. saying. and the earth was lightened with his glory. which reigneth over the kings of the earth. that rules over the kings of the earth. Religious Babylon is represented by a woman while political Babylon is pictured as a great city.54 As we’ve seen in our discussion on verse 1 of this chapter … the many waters refers to the religious control that Babylon exercises over the nations of the earth. and burn her with fire. Let’s continue on with these things in mind… (Revelation 18:1) And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven. The woman is Babylon. and is become the habitation of devils. He turns it wherever He wishes” (Proverbs 21:1). the great city.

so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart. who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with . (Revelation 18:3) For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. For many years these two nations were sending out the most missionaries to other parts of the world. And the kings of the earth. Babylon will be punished with a double punishment for her sins. God wants us to separate ourselves. How much she hath glorified herself. more than any other nation on earth. Take England and America for an example. and am no widow. and God hath remembered her iniquities. Come out of her. and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. In today’s world. 7). Now. (Revelation 18:5) For her sins have reached unto heaven. but from churches that have departed from the plain teachings of the Bible … as they too have fornicated with Babylon if they do not follow the Bible anymore. This was a requirement in the law of Moses that offenders should be punished with a double punishment (see Exodus 22:4. and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her. Most. it is illegal to display the Ten Commandments openly in the schools! It’s a moral fall indeed when the Ten Commandments becomes illegal! This opens up the door for “foul spirits” (demons) to enter into the society to steal men’s souls.55 Political Babylon’s fall is a moral fall from the standards of the Word of God. and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. I sit a queen. that ye be not partakers of her sins. (Revelation 18:8-10) Therefore shall her plagues come in one day. and mourning. and famine. saying. because of they left the ways of the God. death. my people. God will hold us accountable for Babylon’s sins unless we separate ourselves from Babylon. (Revelation 18:6-7) Reward her even as she rewarded you. THEY are in need of missionaries themselves! (Revelation 18:4) And I heard another voice from heaven. not only from the world. and that ye receive not of her plagues. and shall see no sorrow. if not all the nations of the earth left the ways of God and “fornicated” with political Babylon for the sake of material prosperity. especially in western nations like America. and lived deliciously.

that was clothed in fine linen. (Revelation 18:15-19) The merchants of these things. and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. shall bewail her. and sheep. and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee. and purple. All these things will be destroyed in one hour along with Babylon. and iron. and frankincense. and ointments. weeping and wailing. and decked with gold. and wine. and thou shalt find them no more at all. and precious stones. saying. saying.56 her. and slaves. and all thyine wood. and lament for her. Notice the last item… souls of men! Those who spend their time to play around with these items are playing with their souls! We should rather spend our time in things of eternal value. for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: Now here follows a list of their merchandise. and sailors. and oil. wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. and fine flour. and of pearls. and scarlet. and all manner vessels of most precious wood. Alas. Alas. weeping and wailing. that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads. saying. and odors. and as many as trade by sea. Alas. As the world weeps over the destruction of Babylon … heaven rejoices! . alas that great city. and marble. and all manner vessels of ivory. Standing afar off for the fear of her torment. and horses. and wheat. And cinnamon. and souls of men. and cried. and precious stones. (Revelation 18:11) And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her. None of these items are necessities. Notice with me that these are all items of luxury. and silver. stood afar off. and beasts. alas that great city Babylon. and chariots. And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning. The kings of the earth shall weep when the source of their wealth is destroyed. and all the company in ships. which were made rich by her. And saying. and silk. (Revelation 18:12-13) The merchandise of gold. (Revelation 18:14) And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee. that great city. shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment. and purple. and scarlet. when they shall see the smoke of her burning. And every shipmaster. and fine linen. alas. and of brass.

afflicted. being destitute. (Revelation 18:23) And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee. of whatsoever craft he be. not accepting deliverance. “Others were tortured. and no craftsman. love and romance will not be found in Babylon anymore. of bonds and imprisonments. All business (craftsman) and entertainment (harpers and musicians) will cease in Babylon. This is the main reason for God’s judgment of Babylon in this chapter. and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth. that they might obtain a better resurrection. The world was not worthy of them. and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee. and trumpeters. And the voice of harpers. They wandered in deserts and mountains and dens and caves of the earth. and ye holy apostles and prophets. unto the Lord our God: After the destruction of religious and political Babylon heaven erupts with praise and worship to God. for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. and shall be found no more at all. Alleluia. and cast it into the sea. shall be found any more in thee. Salvation. thou heaven. and honor.” (Hebrews 11:35-38) This is how the world treated the people of God and God will see to it that the world will get the punishment that it deserved. and of saints. and glory.57 (Revelation 18:20) Rejoice over her. and of pipers. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins. and power. more. They were stoned. The world persecuted the saints all through the ages. And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings. . tormented. they were sawed in two. and musicians. Lights will be extinguished possibly due to power failures. Joy. (Revelation 18:21-22) And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone. and of all that were slain upon the earth. saying. CHAPTER 19 (Revelation 19:1) And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven. were tempted. were slain with the sword. saying. yes. (Revelation 18:24) And in her was found the blood of prophets. for God hath avenged you on her. shall be heard no more at all in thee. Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down.

58 (Revelation 19:2-3) 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 forever and ever. Never again will the servants of God be persecuted by religious and political Babylon. Babylon’s judgment is final. (Revelation 19:4) And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. The 24 elders, who cast their crowns at the feet of Jesus in chapter 4, joins the praise-and-worship-session at this point along with the four beasts … which are the cherubim and seraphim of chapter 4. (Revelation 19:5) 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. The voice of an angel encourages the heavenly host to continue their praise and worship. (Revelation 19:6) 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. The voice of the multitude sounded like the voice of many waters. (Revelation 19:7-8) Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. When John wrote about the righteousness of saints, he does NOT refer to the righteousness of Christ (2 Cor 5:21) which is necessary for our salvation, but rather to the “righteous acts of the saints” as we read in better translations like the NKJV and the NASB. In other words, this righteousness is based upon the saint’s life and deeds upon earth. The fine linen is composed of the saint’s good works performed on earth in honor of the lover of her soul. When the marriage of the Lamb is come – what will you have to honor Christ with? Oh, live for Christ and give Him your very best! (Revelation 19:9) And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.


Those who will take part of the marriage supper of the Lamb should consider themselves supremely happy and blessed! (Revelation 19:10) And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. This is a verse that John would have liked to omit as he has done a foolish thing in wanting to worship the angel. This is proof that God wrote the Bible as man would have omitted his mistakes. Also, angels are our fellow-servants (see Hebrews 1:14). They are not to be worshipped. Only God is to be worshipped (Exodus 20:4-5). (Revelation 19:11-16) 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. 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. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is coming back on the clouds of Heaven to judge the world. The apostle John is the only writer who refers to Jesus as the Word of God. He did so in John 1:1, in 1 John 1:1 and now here in Revelation. When Jesus comes back His garments will be red with blood – a picture of the judgment that He will execute upon the earth. This will fulfill Scriptures like Isaiah 63:3 & Isaiah 11:4. His eyes were as a flame of fire – which is piercing and purging. He can see through a man into the deepest parts of his soul. The sword that proceeds from His mouth is the Word of God (see Hebrews 4:12). Jesus Christ is the KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS and with the word of His mouth He will overcome the nations at the battle of Armageddon. (Revelation 19:17-18) And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

60 This devastating scene of which you read in this passage is the result of the battle of Armageddon (see chapter 16:16). Ezekiel 39:18, 20 and Joel 3:1-2, 11-17 also describe some of the scenes of this battle. (Revelation 19:19) And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. Notice who is fighting in this last-day battle: Christ has the armies of Heaven and satan has the beast, false prophet, kings of the earth, and remnant of the wicked. However, satan and his armies are no match for Christ. (Revelation 19:20) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. The Anti-christ and the false prophet will be the first ones to be thrown into hell – the lake of fire. Satan will join them in the lake of fire a thousand years later (see Revelation 20:10) and finally all the wicked of all ages at the day of Judgment (Revelation 20:15). (Revelation 19:21) And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. The victory is certain! Christ will always be the CONQUEROR! CHAPTER 20 (Revelation 20:1-3) And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. Satan will be imprisoned for 1,000 years. There will be one last battle after the millennium. This will be the greatest army ever assembled upon the planet earth. After this battle satan will be thrown into hell to join the Anti-christ and the false prophet who were already suffering torture and torment for a 1000 years already by this time. The fact that satan still went out to deceive after his 1000 years of imprisonment is strong evidence that satan and the wicked would not change and repent should they be given a second chance.

Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. This is the first resurrection. There will be two resurrections according to John 5:28-29.61 (Revelation 20:4) And I saw thrones. and shall reign with him a thousand years. And they went up on the breadth of the earth. Now if the Pre-Trib Rapture is true … we have a problem. What about the saints that died DURING the Great Tribulation??? When will they rise??? According to the Pre-tribbers the 1st resurrection already took place BEFORE the Great Tribulation at the rapture and so the saints who died during the Great Tribulation CANNOT take part of the 1st resurrection!!! What will become of them then? IF the Pre-trib rapture theory is true. neither his image. and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus. Some believe that believers will be raptured before the Great Tribulation while others believe (I say Biblically) that believers will be raptured after the Great Tribulation at the Second Coming of the LORD. (Revelation 20:7-9) And when the thousand years are expired. and they sat upon them. and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. and for the word of God. then the poor tribulation saints have no claim on the wonderful promise in Revelation 20:6. I would like to say something here about the rapture. Christians are divided nowadays concerning the timing of the rapture. . and which had not worshiped the beast. The second resurrection is the resurrection of damnation where all the wicked of all ages will rise from the dead at the Great Day of Judgment (Revelation 20:13). And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth. Gog and Magog. to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. The first resurrection is the resurrection of life where all the saints of all ages will rise from the dead at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16). neither had received his mark upon their foreheads. Thank God there is no Pre-trib rapture! Those saints who lay down their lives for the LORD during the Great Tribulation can look forward to take part in the 1st resurrection! Amen. but they shall be priests of God and of Christ. and devoured them. At this point Daniel 7:22 will be fulfilled when the saints come to take possession of the earth and rule and reign with Christ for a 1000 years. or in their hands. (Revelation 20:6) Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power. and compassed the camp of the saints about. (Revelation 20:5) But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. according to their works. and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever It is at this point where the devil will be thrown into hell. And I saw the dead. The children that are born to the survivors of the Great Tribulation will still be born with the old Adamic. The punishment of the wicked is done in order for God to be just and fair. God is careful to show all of lost humanity the facts of their lives and His many attempts to save them. These children to the survivors of the Great Tribulation will be the ones who will be deceived by the devil at his release from the prison. which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books. but He does not want them to die cursing and complaining against Him as though He were a tyrant taking advantage of them. Satan will gather them together for one last battle. or sin. It is important to remember that those who survive the Great Tribulation will enter the Millennium with human bodies and as a result procreation can still take place during this time. and there was found no place for them. but Christ will rule with a rod of iron (chapter 19. God will destroy them in an instant with fire from heaven. small and great. and him that sat on it. The rest of the believers who are resurrected from the dead at the Second Coming of Christ have resurrected bodies and do not bear children. Notice. Jesus Christ is the One that John saw on a Great White Throne since He is the One Who will judge the world according to Scripture (see John 5:27 and Acts 17:30-31). This . They will therefore be capable of committing sin. At the Day of Judgment. and the books were opened: and another book was opened. from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. At the Day of Judgment. stand before God. there is no annihilation for the devil or his followers! Their torment will last forever – day and night . all the wicked and unrighteous ones of all ages will be thrown into the lake of fire as you will read in verses 14-15: “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.with no rest or intermission! (Revelation 20:11-15) And I saw a great white throne. This is the second death. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it. God must hold the unsaved accountable for their sins. the dead will be judged out of those things which were written in the books … the 66 books of the Bible … to see how their lives and works lined up with the Word of God. nature. where the beast and the false prophet are. (Revelation 20:10) And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. The judgement of the Great White Throne will convince the wicked of their own personal responsibility for their lost state and the punishment now to descend upon them.62 All persons who enter the 1000 years are redeemed people. verse 15) and so sin will not be tolerated at all during this time. which they spurned. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.

35:10. Heaven and earth will pass away at the Day of Judgment. and God himself shall be with them. they will together suffer day and night. It is very comforting! Think of it! No more pain.” (Isaiah 57:20) (Revelation 21:2) And I John saw the holy city. which cannot rest. new Jerusalem. neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. and be their God. This will be done in order to fulfill Zechariah 8:8. neither sorrow. You can read these references for yourself. To have our names written in the book of life is not something that is optional for us. 10-13 you will learn more about this specific event. Hades will deliver up the dead which are in it (Revelation 20:13) to be judged and then Hades and all it’s inhabitants will be thrown into Gehenna.” (Revelation 21:3) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying. prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. coming down from God out of heaven. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. and they shall be his people.Isaiah 25:8. the tabernacle of God is with men. but My word will never pass away!” (Mark 13:31). where the devil. It is imperative for our salvation! What about you? Is your name written in the book of life? CHAPTER 21 (Revelation 21:1) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.” The word “hell” in verse 14 is the word “Hades”. In the new world there will be no more sea probably because of it’s connection with wickedness: “But the wicked are like the troubled sea. Behold. and he will dwell with them. at the Day of Judgment.63 is the second death. with no end in view. . and there was no more sea. If you read 2 Peter 3:7. The New Jerusalem is the place that Christ prepared for about 2000 years when he said in John 14:2 – “I go to prepare a place for you. and there shall be no more death. the Lake of Fire. (Revelation 21:4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. all the unrighteous ones of all ages immediately goes to a place of torment called “Hades” when they die (Luke 16) where they will be waiting for the Day of Judgment. the beast and the false prophet are. nor crying. There. As we know. and its waters cast up mire and dirt. This also will fulfill the following prophecies . A man has no one else to blame but himself if he finds himself in hell. Remember Jesus’ words: “Heaven and earth will pass away. Then. for ever and ever.

he referred to the second death that Revelation 21:8 speaks about. When Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. Idolaters are those who love anything else more than God and the liars are those who speak untruths. (Revelation 21:7) He that overcometh shall inherit all things. The second death is the spiritual death that all the unrighteous will experience. And he said unto me. The time has come for all the saints to drink freely of the well of salvation (Isaiah 12:3). Hell will be filled with these people. Write: for these words are true and faithful. at the creation of the New World. and unbelieving. He cried: “It is finished!” (John 19:30) Now. shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. and idolaters. The fearful are those who are afraid to confess Christ before men (2 Timothy 1:78). and whoremongers. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 20:13). And he said unto me. (Revelation 21:8) But the fearful. It is done. God again declares: “It is done! It is finished!” His will has been accomplished through Jesus Christ. John is now about to see the Bride of the Lamb in her final resting place… . Physical death is merely the separation of the body and soul. and I will be his God. Those who believes that Jesus is the Son of God are the overcomers (see 1 John 5:4-5). which means ‘drugs’). the beginning and the end. and abominable.64 sorrow or crying! No more sicknesses or diseases! Everything associated with death will be gone for time and eternity! Hallelujah! (Revelation 21:5-6) And he that sat upon the throne said. I will show thee the bride. fortunetellers and witch-doctors (Deuteronomy 18:10-12) among others. saying. Come hither. and he shall be my son. The first death is the physical death that every human being will experience. Behold. and all liars. the abominable includes people like homosexuals (Leviticus 18:22. and murderers. I make all things new. and sorcerers. Whoremongers are those who have sex outside of marriage. the Lamb's wife. I am Alpha and Omega. Sorcerers are drug-users (the Greek word is Pharmacia. the unbelieving are those who do not believe in Christ (John 3:36). Murderers include those who hate others (1 John 3:15). (Revelation 21:9) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues. and talked with me. When the Apostle Paul wrote that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). This spiritual death is the separation of the soul from God because of sin.

And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. and on the west three gates. and the wall thereof. and at the gates twelve angels. sardius. on the south three gates. the twelfth. like unto clear glass. clear as crystal. descending out of heaven from God. there would be room enough for at least 39 billion people to live in it. which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates. sardonyx. and names written thereon. and the gates thereof. The fifth. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls. and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. the eleventh. the second. there are only six billion people living here right now. And the city lieth foursquare. The first foundation was jasper. sapphire. a chalcedony. The Bride is pictured as the city of the New Jerusalem because a city is made up of people. the seventh. 12. twelve thousand furlongs.65 (Revelation 21:10) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain. the sixth. a jacinth. chrysolyte. even like a jasper stone. beryl. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations.000 furlongs is equal to 1500 miles. And he measured the wall thereof. we were created for God … to be with Him forever in the New Jerusalem! He made space for all of us! It is so sad that the most of humanity still rejects God’s free gift of salvation in Jesus Christ and as a result will end up in the lake of fire which was originally created for the devil and his angels. and showed me that great city. If there were only one level of living area in the entire city. of the angel. the fourth. on the north three gates. every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold. the ninth. and had twelve gates. And had a wall great and high. the tenth. an emerald. . the holy Jerusalem. a topaz. the eighth. (Revelation 21:18-21) And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold. as it were transparent glass. Ezekiel 48:30-35 also talks about the gates of the New Jerusalem and it agrees with what John wrote here. a chrysoprasus. the third. (Revelation 21:11-14) Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious. an amethyst. a hundred and forty and four cubits. (Revelation 21:15-17) And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city. In this modern time of dense population on our globe. according to the measure of a man. and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed. that is. The city is large enough to contain all the people that were ever born! Clearly.

clear as crystal. Men no longer need to go to a temple to worship or commune with God. Jesus Christ ate in His glorified state (see Luke 24:43) and we will too! We will then drink the purest water that there is – direct from the throne of God! No need for bottled water anymore! Not only that. Jesus will someday have to say to some who did wonders in His name “I never knew you. The Lamb is in charge of the book of life.” (Matthew 7:23) What is your relationship with the Lamb? Is He your Savior? Is He ALWAYS first in your life? CHAPTER 22 (Revelation 22:1-2) And he showed me a pure river of water of life. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. No one will get his name in that book except those who know the Lamb. be concerned about the Lamb Himself. and the Lamb is the light thereof. neither whatsoever worketh abomination. will continue the joys of eating and drinking. this one is the most important of them. (Revelation 21:24-27) And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it. which bare twelve manner of fruits. God chose to dwell among men (21:3). and on either side of the river. (Revelation 21:23) And the city had no need of the sun. No electricity is needed in this city! As Isaiah 60:19 says . or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. instead. In the midst of the street of it. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. as inhabitants of the New Jerusalem. was there the tree of life.The LORD is our everlasting light! Jesus Christ is truly the light of the world! (John 8:12). neither of the moon. We. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth. we will also be priviledged to eat of the tree of life! When Adam and Eve sinned by eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17).66 What a sight this will be when the light of the Lamb of God shines through these stones! (Revelation 21:22) And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Heaven keeps records. Don’t worry about the book. God drove them out of the .

made the mistake of bowing before an angel. Now. Then saith he unto me. and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things. but only God. There will be no need for the sun anymore as the warmth of the love of God will be sufficient for all eternity! (Revelation 22:6) And he said unto me. Once again the angel reminded John that angels are not to be worshipped. and his name shall be in their foreheads. John. (Revelation 22:8-9) And I John saw these things. and of thy brethren the prophets. as inhabitants of the New Jerusalem and living in glorified bodies. (Revelation 22:4) And they shall see his face.67 garden of Eden to prevent them from eating of the tree of life too so that they do not have to live eternally in their sinful state. The angel now tells John the reason for his vision. free from sin. 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. neither light of the sun. and heard them. Jesus says that He is coming speedily. Think of it! We will SEE JESUS in all His beauty! We will be forever in His presence! THIS is what every true saint desires above all things! To be WITH HIM Who is altogether lovely and wonderful! Amen! Hallelujah! (Revelation 22:5) And there shall be no night there. for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever. which began in the garden of Eden. and his servants shall serve him: The curse. you should maintain a state of preparedness. Once you begin to see the signs of the times happening around you. as the signs and events of the last times will happen quickly in rapid succession. And when I had heard and seen. . See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant. is now finally removed forever. and they need no candle. (Revelation 22:7) Behold. again. I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the saying of the prophecy of this book. we can eat of the tree of life as much as we desire! (Revelation 22:3) And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it.

Some people say that the book of Revelation cannot be understood. This is a very clear statement. However. and idolaters. to give every man according as his work shall be. .” Here. Jesus Christ also refers to Himself as the First and the Last! Clearly. since we all have a sinful nature. the beginning and the end. Doing His Commandments is a MUST for entrance to the Holy City one day. Choose this day what you will be for eternity! (Revelation 22:12) And. and my reward is with me. let him be righteous still: and he that is holy. there are not two Firsts and two Lasts! Jesus Christ is THE Alpha and THE Omega! He is THE Beginning and THE End! He is THE First and THE Last! Jesus Christ IS GOD ALMIGHTY! El Shaddai! (Revelation 22:14) Blessed are they that do his commandments. This is the same crowd that we saw in Revelation 21:8. let him be holy still. Dogs refer to sodomites (that is homosexuals). no one can follow Jesus without keeping the Ten Commandments. (Revelation 22:11) He that is unjust. Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. besides Me there is no God. and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. and sorcerers. let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous. The book is not sealed as was the book of Daniel (see Daniel 12:4). Are you prepared (Amos 4:12)? Are you ready to meet God? Are you ready to see Jesus? Jesus Christ will come back … as your Savior or your Judge! It’s your choice! (Revelation 22:13) I am Alpha and Omega. This verse clearly proves that Jesus Christ is God. that they may have right to the tree of life. He will come quickly.68 (Revelation 22:10) And he saith unto me. but they are wrong. the first and the last. In Isaiah 44:6 Yahweh Elohim said the following words: “I am the First and I am the Last. and murderers. No one of himself can earn his salvation by keeping the Ten Commandments. and may enter in through the gates into the city. and whoremongers. I come quickly. behold. “Seal NOT the sayings of the prophecy of this book”. in Revelation 22:13. let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy. For those who wonder who the dogs are … please turn to Deuteronomy 23:17-18. (Revelation 22:15) For without are dogs.

Even so. . Amen. Amen. Lord Jesus. Nothing can be added to it and nothing can be taken away from it. Lord Jesus!” … if you can sincerely respond with these words … then you are ready! (Revelation 22:21) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Surely I come quickly. God shall take away his part out of the book of life. Even so. He is David’s son (see Matthew 22:41-46). come. with willing hearts and praying spirits. Come and study the Word of God with an open mind. Jesus Christ is also the bright and morning star. As the root. Come to Jesus! The Holy Spirit is pulling you … so is the Bride of Christ. and out of the holy city. Now. (Revelation 22:20) He which testifieth these things saith. rather than to defend some preconceived idea. earnestly desiring to understand Bible truth. Beware of tampering with the Word of God. God gives the gospel call one more time before the book closes: (Revelation 22:17) And the Spirit and the bride say. Jesus is David’s LORD (Psalm 110:1) and as his offspring. If any man shall add unto these things. And let him that heareth say. come. so is everyone who hears and so is your own spiritual thirst! Why not come and be satisfied? You have everything to gain and nothing to lose! Come to Jesus! (Revelation 22:18-19) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book. The Word of God is complete. Jesus Christ is coming soon! Are you ready? If you can answer with “Amen. let him take the water of life freely.69 (Revelation 22:16) I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. and from the things which are written in this book. God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy. Come. And let him that is athirst come. and the bright and morning star. listen intently to the next verse. And whosoever will. I am the root and the offspring of David. Come.

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