Glory & Honour, and power of God has come

 

Extracts and comments from Revelation Chp. 19 

 

19.1

(a)After these things I heard a great voice of many people in Heaven, saying, “Alleluia The Salvation, and The glory, and honour, and the power, of our God are come: 

(a)   The text implies many in a “crowd”; the Interlinear (Str. No. 3793) “a throng”, “a class of people”, "a multitude”.   The cause of their great praise and jubilation is the destruction of the whore, which had wreaked such havoc in humankind on Earth.  The prophecy of this joy, praise and jubilation in Heaven, (Psm. 104:35), here in this Chapter is the beginning of the fulfilment. 

 

19.4

And the (a)24 elders and the four (b)Zoa fell down and worshipped God That sat on the throne, saying, “(c)Amen; (d)Alleluia".

(a)  See Rev. Chps. 4:4, 4:10, 5:8-14, 11:16, and notes. 

(b)  See Rev. Chps. 4:6, 4:8, 4:9, 5:6, 5:14, 6:1, 15:7, 7:11, 14:3, and notes. 

(c)  See Rev. Chps. 3:14, 5:14, and notes.  Interlinear (Str. No. 281), renders; “trustworth”. 

(d)  Interlinear, (Str. No. 239) renders; “praise ye Jah!” “an adoring exclamation”. 

 

19.5

(a)And a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all ye (b)His servants, ye that fear Him, small and great”. 

(a)  Whose this voice is remains speculative.  Dr. Bullinger refers to Psm. 22, in its fulfilment, which must be correct.  That it comes from "The Throne", gives it full Authority, as The Throne and its location, is the ultimate source of all Power.  The Scriptures say regarding the throne, "Heaven is the throne of God" (Isa. 66:1).  "Righteousness and judgement are the foundation of Thy Throne" (Psm. 89:14). "Christ Jesus is set down at the right hand of the Throne of God" (Heb. 12:2). 

(b)  That it refers to righteous Israel is implicit in the words "all ye His servants".  The word "servants" almost always applies to Israel, see also Rev. 3:21.  The True Church has the unique privilege of being "sons" (Rom. 8:14), in this Age, as opposed to servants, by the washing in Christ's Blood.   In the Tribulation Age, the "Overcomers" also become sons, (see:  Chp. 21:7).

However; in the broad sense and context, all who are truly of Christ's Body, are willing servants! 

19.6

And I heard the sound of a crowd, and as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of strong thunder, saying, “(a)Alleluia: for the Lord our God Almighty Omnipotent reigneth. 

(a)  What sweeter sound can there be, than to know that man’s rule has ended, and that of our loving Lord  is beginning! 

 

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