The Book of Revelation

Chapter 19

The Lord God Reigns

The Marriage of the Lamb is Come

Jesus Returns With His Saints

The battle of Armageddon

Antichrist & False Prophet Cast into a Lake of Fire

The Finality of Babylon’s Doom

1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in Heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God:

2 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.

3 And again they said, Alleluia and her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

Revelation 17:6 "And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the Saints, and with the blood of the Martyrs of Jesus." 

Revelation 18:24 "And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth."

Remember the blood of the babies who have been murdered through abortions.

Revelation 18:8 "Therefore she shall be utterly burned with fire."

Revelation 18:9 "And the kings of the earth . . . shall see the smokeof her burning."

Revelation 18:18 "Cried when they saw the smoke of her burning." 

The Lord God Reigns
4 And the twenty-four Elders and the four beasts [
Seraphims] fell down and worshipped God that sat on the Throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you His servants, and you that fear Him, both small and great.

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 thundering, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns.

The Marriage of the Lamb is Come

7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the Marriage of the Lamb is come, and His Wife has made herself ready.

8 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.

9 And he said unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And he said unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Jesus Returns With His Saints

11 And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a White Horse; and He [Jesus] that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war.

Christ return is first shown in  Revelation 1:7 “Behold, He comes with clouds; and every eye shall see Him.”

12 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.

13 And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies [Saints] which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in  fine linen, white and clean.

Jude 1:14 Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.

Deuteronomy 33:2 “And he [Moses] said, The LORD came from Sinai… and He came with ten thousands of saints...”  

15 And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword [the Word of God], that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress [The battle of Armageddon] of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Hebrews 4:12 “The Word of God is ... sharper than any two-edged sword."

Revelation 14:19-20 "And the angel [Jesus] thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. [The battle of Armageddon] And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs." [160 Miles]

16 And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King Of kings, and Lord Of lords.

Seen also in Revelation 17:14 “He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they [the Saints] that are with Him are Called, and Chosen, and Faithful.”

Matthew 22:14 “For many are Called, but few are Chosen.”

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 [
the skies], 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 flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

The battle of Armageddon

19 And I saw the beast [the Antichrist], and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him [Jesus] that sat on the horse, and against His army [Bride/Saints].

Antichrist and False Prophet Cast Alive into a Lake of Fire

20 And the beast [Antichrist] 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.

Daniel 7:11 "I beheld even till the beast [antichrist] was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

21 And the remnant were slain with the Sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which Sword [Jesus spoke the Word of God] proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Chapter 20

Millennial Kingdom

Satan is Bound a Thousand Years

The First Resurrection

Satan is Loosed for the “Final Rebellion”

​The Great White Throne

Thousand Year Reign of Christ
1 And I saw an Angel come down from Heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

Satan is Bound a Thousand Years

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 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.

The First Resurrection
4 And I saw Thrones, and they [
The Bride of Christ] sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I (also) saw the souls of them that were beheaded [killed] 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 mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they (also) lived [were resurrected] and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 6:9-11 “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain [beheaded and killed] for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, 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; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”

The Great Multitude of believers that were killed during the 7 year Tribulation also receive their resurrected bodies.

Revelation 7:9,14-15 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a Great Multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands ... These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb ... they are before the throne of God ... and He that sits on the Throne shall dwell among them.”

5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

 “The rest of the dead” pertains to all the unsaved, all those who have lived and died since the dawn of time. The souls and spirits of these people are now in Hell awaiting “Judgment Day” as shown with the “Rich Man and Lazarus” in  Luke 16:19-21.

 6 Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

Zechariah 14:9 “The Lord shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and His name [the only] one.”
Matthew 13:43 "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father."

Satan is Loosed for the “Final Rebellion”
7 And when the thousand years are expired [finished], Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

8 And he shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, [
including] Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. (In this verse, these are not only particular countries, it means a great multitude, many people.)

9 And they went [
swarmed] up on the breadth [over the broad plain] of the earth, and compassed [surrounded] the camp of the saints about, and the beloved City [Jerusalem]: and fire came down from God out of Heaven, and devoured [consumed] them.
At the end of the thousand year Reign of Christ, Satan will be loosed for a short season, and the purpose of this is that during the thousand years there may be billions of people who have been born and now live on the earth. With sickness banished and people living to be several hundred years of age, the earth will increase in population rapidly. Multitudes, born during this age, will have never known anything other than the glory of the Millennium.

Even though Christ has been ruling and reigning in righteousness, and His law is supreme, there will be those who will not accept Him. They will outwardly obey the law, because they have to, because there will be no such thing as a trial, if they step out of line, because God will not allow any sin and opposition. “He shall rule them with a rod of iron.” Revelation 2:2 also Psalm 2:1-12. So there will be those who serve Christ outwardly because they have to, but inwardly their heart is not with Him.

So, when Satan is loosed, and at this time God does it so that the hearts of all living humanity who have not truly accepted the Lord will be judged, their true colors will come out and many will throw their lot in with Satan.  They will show by their actions whose side they are on, and God will no longer strive with men trying to get them to accept His gift of love and an eternal life of happiness. There will be NO war, God the Father will simply send fire down from out of Heaven, and destroy them.

This shows how much evil and wickedness can be in the heart of humans, when for a thousand years they will have lived in perfect harmony in society and in peace with all the animals. There will be no sickness, no war, no famine, no temptation, no one will harm or destroy throughout the earth, and yet they still do not want to serve the Lord. This proves that humans reject Jesus Christ because they want to reject Jesus Christ! Humans go to hell because they choose to go to hell! They can never say they were unaware of what God’s Word clearly stated would happen to them. Every human on Earth will know what God's Word says! The same Bible which clearly tells us what will happen at the end of the thousand years, also tells us in  Isaiah 11:9  and in  Habakkuk 2:14  that “The earth will be filled with the knowledge (and glory) of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” It's hard to comprehend how stubborn humans are, this stubbornness is their refusal to admit that anything is wrong with themselves, and that they need the Savior.

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.

The Great White Throne

11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him [Jesus] that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven [the skies] fled away; and there was found no place for them.

John 5:22 “For the Father judges no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son.”
Romans 2:16 “In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by [through] Jesus Christ.”
Acts 10:42 ” He [God] commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is He [Jesus Christ] which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick [the living] and dead.”

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Chapter 21

A New Heaven and New Earth

God shall wipe away all tears

Overcomes shall be God's Children

New Jerusalem, the Bride's Home

Gates of Pearl - Twelve Tribes of Israel

Foundations - Twelve Apostles of Jesus

A New Heaven and New Earth

1 And I [John] 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.
[The New Jerusalem is the Home of the Bride]

3 And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

God shall wipe away all tears

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

5 And He that sat upon the Throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

6 And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Overcomes shall be God's Children

7 He that Overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.

8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

New Jerusalem, the Bride's Home

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, saying, Come hither, I will show you the Bride, the Lamb's Wife.

10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great City, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of Heaven from God,

11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper [Diamond] stone, clear as crystal;

New Jerusalem is the home of the Bride [the Saints], who became the Lamb’s Wife, as shown in Revelation 19:7,9 “The marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has made herself ready.  Blessed are they which are called unto the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.”

Revelation 21:9-10 The Angel said, "Come hither, I will shew thee the Bride, 'The Lamb's Wife'," he showed John, instead of a woman, that great City, the "Holy Jerusalem" descending out of Heaven from God.

Here we see that a "City" is called a "Bride" because its inhabitants are the Bride, and not the City itself.

Twelve Gates of Pearl had Names of the Twelve Tribes of Israel
12 And [the City] had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve Angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

13 On the East three gates; on the North three gates; on the South three gates; and on the West three gates.

Twelve Foundations had Names of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus

14 And the wall of the City had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb [Jesus].

15 And he that talked with me had a golden [measuring] reed [
rod] to measure the City, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

16 And the City lies foursquare [was laid out as a square], and the length is as large [the same] as the breadth [width]: and he measured the City with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs [1,500 miles]. The length and the breadth [width] and the height of it are equal.

17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits [
216 feet high], according to the measure of a man, that is, of the Angel. 

18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper[Diamond]:and the City was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

19 And the foundations of the wall of the City were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper [
Diamond]; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several [
single] gate was of one pearl: and the street of the City was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 

23 And the City had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [Jesus] is the light thereof.

24 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.

25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

26 And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.

27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Chapter 22

Eden Restored

River of Water of Life

Throne of God and the Lamb

Tree of Life

Eden Restored

1 And he showed me a pure River of Water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the Throne of God and of the Lamb.

2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the
Tree of Life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the Throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him:

4 And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.

5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

6 And he said unto me, 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.      

7 Behold, I [Jesus] come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the Angel which showed me these things.

9 Then said he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

10 And he said unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time (
of their fulfillment) is at hand [is near].

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I [Jesus] come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I [Jesus] am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

14 Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the City.

15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves [to lie] and makes a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent My Angel to testify unto you these things in the Churches [congregations]. I am  the root and the offspring of David, and  the bright and morning star. 

“I "Jesus" am ... the bright and Morning Star.”

Revelation 2:28 "And I will give him [the Overcomers] the Morning Star [which is Jesus]."  

Jesus will be given to the Overcomers as their Bridegroom. They will be part of the Bride of Christ.)

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty [anyone who desires] Come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

18 For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy City, and from the things which are written in this book.

20 He which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Please read "Understanding the Book of Revelationbefore reading this Chapter. Notes of Clarification are written in this Font Color.

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