Extracts and comments from Revelation Chps. 16, 21, 22 & Notes.
And the seventh angel poured out his vial (b)into the air; and there came a (a)great voice out of the Temple of Heaven, from the throne, saying, “IT IS DONE”.
(a) “Great voice”; God Almighty, from the throne “IT IS DONE”. This great climax in the dealing with mankind, this point ends the rule of man. (Joel 2:11). Our Lord said “It is finished”, (John 19:30), when He had completed the work on the cross of Calvary. At the point where the Father states “It is done”, our Lord’s enemies are made His footstool. Psm. 110:1, Matt. 22:44, Mark 12:36, Heb. & 10:13). This is just prior to Christ’s rule from Jerusalem when He and His Father’s name will be one, (Zech. 14:9).
(a)And He said, “It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. (b)I will give unto him that thirsts of the fountain of the water of life freely.
(a) The great work and plan of God Almighty is done. The saving work in Christ, the dealing with “the mystery of iniquity”, the fallen nature of mankind revealed, dealt with, and witnessed by Heavenly creation, the vanquishing and destruction of Satan and his angels (demons), the dissolving of Heaven and Earth, and the creation of the new etc.
Note (Jan. 2014): Many of the comments in this Chapter certainly are a reiteration of many parts of Revelation, and other parts of Scripture. Comments by different Bible expositors also give to some extent that impression.
The description of the new Heaven and new Earth etc., was finished at the end of Chapter 22 in vision form to John but is showing what will be defacto in the future. The reference in 21:8 and 22:15 is confirmation of exclusion (translated “Outside”), referring to those who after Millennial, and after the “Great White Throne Judgement”, have been destroyed in the “Lake of Fire”
It also needs to be noted that in some manuscripts the first 5 verses of Chapter 22 are included in Chapter 21; however, as mentioned, although this is still in “vision” form to John; it is describing the actual of the “new Heaven, and new Earth”, after the end of the Millennial Reign!
And he showed me a (a)river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the (b)throne of God and of the Lamb.
(a) “Life"; Interlinear Greek "Zoe" (Str. No 2222). (Comp. App. 170, "ZOE", life in all its manifestations).