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u All that thou
zohich have been
all inteniled to
d The civil and ec-
2 And he | Ch. 12, 9. 2 Pe.
“These are the true sayings of God."" | miracles before him, with which he heard will assur- 10 And I fell at his feet to worship deceived them that had received the cdly come to pass. him.
And he said unto me, “See mark of the beast, and them that Ch. 1, 17; and thou do it not :' I am thy fellow- worshipped his image. These both AC, 10, servant, and of thy brethren that were cast alive into a lake of fire
have the testimony of Jesus :* wor- burning with brimstone. 21 And the Have the office of bearing testi- ship God : for the testimony of Jesus remnant were slain with the sword of mony to Jesus, is the spirit of prophecy.”'Y
him that sat upon the horse, which y The prophecies,
sword proceeded out of his mouth : given to you, are
The prophet's Fourth vision.— The Lord Jesus des and all the fowls were filled with bear testimony to cends to battle and victory.
lowed by the decline of impiety and wickedness. A
state of the world in which there is a great diffusion
chain in his hand.
great but he himself.' 13 And he was clothed laid hold on the dragon, that old 2, 4, 2. Who is this with a vesture dipped in blood :a and Edom with dyed his name is called The Word of God. serpent, which is the Devil, and Sa
tan, and bound him a thousand years, from 14 And the armies which were in hea- 3 and cast him into the bottomless that is glorious ven followed him upon white horses, pit, and shut him up, and set a seal ima Polisi na clothed in fine linen, white and clean. upon him, that he should deceive the greatness of his 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp nations no more, till the thousand speak in righte sword, that with it he should smite
should be fulfilled : and after ousness, mighty the nations : and he shall rule them that he must be loosed a little season.
with a rod of iron : and he treadeth 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat
the winepress of the fierceness and upon them, and judgment was given
unto them : and I saw the souls of
them that were beheaded for the witname written, “KING OF KINGS,
ness of Jesus, and for the word of AND LORD OF LORDS." 17 And God, and which had not worshipped I saw an angel standing in the sun; the beast, neither his image, neither
and he cried with a loud voice, say- had received his mark upon their C...Sponk unta ing to all the fowls that fly in the foreheads, or in their hands; and every feathered fowl, & to every
midst of heaven, “ Come and gather they lived and reigned with Christ a beast of the field, yourselves together unto the supper thousand years.I 6 But the rest of of the great God;
ye may eat the dead lived not again until the your the flesh of kings, and the flesh of thousand years were finished. This side to my sacri captains, and the flesh of mighty is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed lices for his ancho men, and the flesh of horses, and of and holy is he that hath part in the sacrifice for you, them that sit on them, and the flesh first resurrection : on such the second critice upon the of all men, both free and bond, both death hath no power, but they shall mountains of Is- small and great. 19 And I saw the
be priests of God and of Christ, and 61, 6. 1 Pe. 2, 9. and beast, and the kings of the earth, shall reign with him a thousand
An Apostasy unhappily shall take place.
Assemble yourselves, & come; gather
g ... Ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, & in their glory shall ye boast
rael, that ye may
flee away .
in Christ, he is a new creature:
& WAY ;
are become new.
Lord will come
his prison, Sand shall go out to de- with them, and they shall be his
ceive the nations which are in the people, and God himself shall be n. The nations of fourh quarters of the earth, Gog and with them, and be their God." 4 And " The ransomed even the most dis- Magog, to gather them together to God shall wipe away all tears from tant, as Gog.
battle : the number of whom is as the See Ez. xxxviii.,
their eyes; and there shall be no and 39, 1. sand of the sea. 9 And they went up more death, neither sorrow, nor cry
lasting joy upon
heads: on the breadth of the earth, and com- ing, neither shall there be any more they shall obpassed the camp of the saints about, pain, for the former things are passedness, and sorrow
& and the beloved city: and fire came away.” 5 And he that sat upon the & sighing shall down from God out of heaven, and throne said, “Behold, I make all
35, 10. i ...I beheld even devoured them. 10 And the devili things new. And he said unto me, o. If any man be was slain, and that deceived them was cast into the “ Write : for these words are true
de- lake of fire and brimstone, where the and faithful.” 6 And he said unto old things are stroyed, & given
passed to the burning beast and the false prophet are, and me, “ It is done. I am Alpha and behold, all things fame. Da. 7, 11. shall be tormented day and night for Omega, the beginning and the end.
2 Co. 5, 17. ever and ever.
I will give unto him that is athirst of
the fountain of the water of life freely. The Judgment.
? He that overcometh shall inherit 'all . Or, these things. 11 And I saw a great white throne,
things; and I will be his God, and and him that sat on it, from whose he shall be my son. 8 But the fearface the earth and the heaven fled ful, and unbelieving, and the abomiaway ;
and there was found no place nable, and murderers, and whorek The day of the for them. 12 And I saw the dead, mongers,
and idolaters, as a thief in the small and great, stand before God; and all liars, shall have their part in which the hea- and the books were opened : and an- the lake which burneth with fire and was shall pass other book was opened, which is the brimstone: which is the second death.” great noise, and book of life: and the dead were judged shall melt with out of those things which were written The Christian church perfect and triumphant after fervent heat, the in the books, according to their works.
the renovation of all things. earth also, and
13 And the sea gave up the dead which 9 And there came unto me one of are therein,shall be burnt up. 2 were in it; and death and "hell de
the seven angels which had the seven Pe. 3, 10. livered up the dead which were in vials full of the seven last plagues, o Or, the grave.
them :** and they were judged every and talked with me, saying, “Come
hither, I will shew thee the bride,
me away in the spirit to a great and p ... Mount Sion, 15 And whosoever was not found writhigh mountain, and shewed me that
living God, the of departed men. ten in the book of life was cast into
great city, the holy Jerusalem,” des- heavenly Jeru. the lake of fire.
salem. He.12,22. cending out of heaven from God,
9 ... The gates of 11 having the glory of God : and her the city shall be
light was like unto a stone most preND I saw a new heaven and cious, even like a jasper stone, clear
name of the city a new earth :' for the first as crystal ; 12 and had a wall great from that day bered, nor come heaven and the first earth were passed and high, and had twelve gates, and
shall be (Jcho
vah Shanmuh), into mind (Heb.,
Ez. 48, heart.) 2 And I John saw the holy city, New written thereon, which are the names
31, 35. Jerusalem, coming down from God of the twelve tribes of the children of
r...Built upon the m ..... I have es- out of heaven, prepared as a bride” Israel :9 18 on the east three gates ;
foundation of the
apostles & pro húsband, adorned for her husband. 3 And I n the north three gates ; on the south phets, that I may pre- heard a great voice out of heaven three gates ; and on the west three
being the chief virgin saying, “ Behold, the tabernacle of gates. 14 And the wall of the city
Ep. 2, 20. God is with men, and he will dwell | had twelve foundations, and in them
the works that
invisible state contains the souls
.the city of the
The New Creation.
after the names of the tribes of Israel....and the
1 ...I create new
: and 21
brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be
forth new fruit
issued out of the
a man, whoso
appearance was like the appearance
the fruit thereof shall
be for meat, and the leat thereof for
bruises ani sorre,
12. a... No more utter
the names of the twelve apostles of the 22 And he shewed me a pure river
healed. Ez. 17,8.
accoriling to his dred and forty and four cubits, ac- the throne of God and of the Lamb months, because
their waters they cording to the measure of a man, shall be in it; and his servants shall 8 ... Behold, there that is, of the angel._18 And the serve him : 4 and they shall see his sanctunry: and
building of the wall of it was of jas- face; and his name shall be in their
per : and the city was pure gold, like foreheads. 5 And there shall be no of brass, with a unto clear glass. 19 And the founda- night there ; and they need no candle, medicine (or, for linge har Mandin tions of the wall of the city were neither light of the sun; for the Lord Is. 1, 6). Ez. 47, measuring reed garnished with all manner of precious God giveth them light; and they Set thine heart stones. The first foundation was jas- / shall reign for ever and ever.
destruction, but Shall shew thice per; the second, sapphire; the third, 6 And he said unto me, “ These
be safely inha... Ez. 40,-3, 4. a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; sayings are faithful and true : and
bited (or, shull | 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sar- the Lord God of the holy prophets abute). Ze. 14, dius; the seventh, chrysolite; the sent his angel to shew unto his sereighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the vants the things which must shortly tenth, a chrysoprasus ; the eleventh, be done. Behold, I come quickly : a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. blessed is he that keepeth the sayings
21 And the twelve gates were twelve of the prophecy of this book.” And bo no more thy pearls; every several gate was of one I John saw these things, and heard heither for day, pearl : and the street of the city was them. And when I had heard and brightness shall
pure gold, as it were transparent seen, I fell down to worship before light unto thee: glass. 22 And I saw no temple there- the feet of the angel which shewed
Lord in : for the Lord God Almighty and me these things. 9Then saith he thee an everlast- the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And unto me, “ See thou do it not : for I ing Glitter and the city had no need of the sun, nei- am thy fellow-servant, and of thy ry. Is. 60, 19.
ther of the moon, to shine in it: for brethren the prophets, and of them 4. TheoGentiles the glory of God did lighten it, and which keep the sayings of this book : light, and kings the Lamb is the light thereof.- worship God.”
10 And he saith unto to the brightness 24 And the nations of them which are me, of thy rising.
“ Seal not the sayings of the
b Bit thou, O Is. 60, 3. saved shall walk in the light” of it: prophecy of this book : for the time v I will extend and the kings of the earth do bring is at hand.” 11 He that is unjust, let a river, and the their glory and honour into it. 25 And him be unjust still : and he which ellery of the fiem: the gates of it shall not be shut at all is filthy, let him be filthy still : and ing stream....Is. by day: for there shall be no night he that is righteous, let him be right
Behold, there. 26 And they shall bring the cous still: and he that is holy, let Lord hath pro
glory and honour of the nations into him be holy still. 12 And, behold, I the Lord your it." 27 And there shall in no wise come quickly; and my reward is with Sayer to the
, Zion, my holy enter into it any thing that defileth, me, to give every man according as on, Behold, thy mountain : then neither whatsoever worketh abomina- his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha eth ; behold, Ilis be holy, & there tion, or maketh a lie: but they which and Omega, the beginning and the
Him, and His gers pass thro are written in the Lamb's book of end, the first and the last.
work (or, recomlife.
14“ Blessed are they that do his pense) Joel 3, 17.
Him. Is. 62, 11.
& The sun shall
the moon give
but the shall be
Daniel, shut up the worls, and seal the book, even to the time of the end...Da.
& So shall
ye know that I am
end of the world,
is a shield unto them that pat their trust in him Add thou not unto his words, lest
& thou be found
15, 12. e .... There shall
commandments, that they may have 18« For I testify unto every man
soever loveth and maketh a lie. away from the words of the book of he reprove thee, d Is. 11, 10. Ro. 16“ I Jesus have sent mine angel this prophecy, God shall take away
a liar. Pr. 30, 5, to testify unto you these things in his part "out of the book of life, and come a star out the churches. I am the root and the
out of the holy city, and from the " Or, from the
of sceptre shall rise offspring of David, and the bright things which are written in this book.” out of Israel
, and and morning star. 17 And the Spirit 20 He which testifieth these things corners of Moab, and the bride say, Come. And let saith, “Surely I come quickly. Aand destroy all him that heareth say, Come.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
whosoever will, let him take the wa- Christ be with you all. Amen.
the children of
1. Luke's introduction