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cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20. And the winepress was trodden without the city; and blood came out of the wine-press even unto the horse-bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
xix. 11. 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. 12. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on bis head were many crowns; and he had a name written that no man knew but he himself: 13. And lie was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word OF GOD. 14. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen white and clean., 15. 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, lie trcayleth, the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD0F LORDS. 1 17. 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; :18. That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the Desh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all, free and bond, small and great.
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.. 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 worshipped his image: these both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
xx. 1. And I saw an angel come down from heaveu, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand. 2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3. And cast him into the abyss, 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.
4. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them. And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his inark upon their foreheads or in their hands : and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years
were finishedi This is the first resurrectioni. 6. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection : on such the second death hath no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Dan. vii. 12.' As; concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. 13. I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days; and they brought him near before him. 14. And there was given him dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him : his dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Rev. xx. 7. And, when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison ; So And shall go 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 whoin is as the sand of the sea. 9. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are, and
shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
biri: 11. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12. And I saw the dead, both small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened-::
braids xxi. 1. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.! 2. And I John saw the holy city new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Nearly every prophecy, that treats of the restoration of the Jews, treats likewise of the contemporary overthrow of some great and impious combination of God's enenries: yet, were it not for the predictions of Daniel and St. John, we never could have learnt, previous to the event, either who those enemies of God are, : or at what era the restoration of the Jews would take place. Hence they are peculiarly valuable and curious; and hence, from their near relation to each other, I have thought it best to arrange them together, considering them as forming jointly only one grand prophecy in nature and style perfectly distinct from all other prophecies.
It would be superfluous for me here to enter into a full examination of them, inasmuch as I have already discussed them at large in another work * I shall therefore only briefly observe, that we learn from them, that the confederacy of God's enemies, about to be destroyed at the time of the return of Judah, will consist of the ten-horned beast under his last head; an infidel power, which should spring up after the era of the reformation, and which at the time of the end should be so powerful as to take the lead in the confederacy, thence warranting the conjecture, a conjecture which recent events have proved to be just, that sooner or later it would become identified with the last head of the beast; an ecclesiastical power, which is represented under the various symbols of a little horn, a two-horned lamb-like beast, and a harlot, and which is sometimes styled a false prophet, and is sometimes considered as the spiritual part of the great mystical city Babylon; and lastly certain kings of the earth, who are apparently in a state of vassalage to these main promoters of the confederacy. All these are said to come to their end, and to be destroyed, after the expiration of a certain period, which contains 1260 years.
* See a Dissertation on the Prophecies relatite to the 1260 ycars. VOL. II.