It’s a new day and I thank the Lord for His many blessings on this daughter’s life! I lack nothing and praise Him from whom all blessings flow! How about you, Reader? Is their joy in your heart because your sins have been forgiven? There is nothing like it! The Lord removes the guilt and weight of our sins and replaces it with joy!
Oh what great joy is about to be experienced as we cover this next chapter! After all the death and destruction from the judgments, it is time for rejoicing! There’s a whole of that happening here! We see in Revelation 19:1-5 that the time has come for this evil world to be judged and the Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour is about to be established!
There is a drastic difference between Christ’s first coming and His Second Coming! Let’s take a look:
|First Coming||Second Coming|
|Gentle, riding on a donkey (Matt 21:5)||Making war, riding on a white horse|
|Weeping (Luk 19:41)||Eyes ablaze with fire (Rev 19:12)|
|Wearing a crown of thorns (Matt 27:29)||Wearing many crowns (Rev 19:12)|
|Jesus’ blood on His enemies (Matt 27:25)||His enemies’ blood on Jesus |
What a stark difference, amen? The suffering Messiah will return and will be a conquering King!
This chapter is all about sight and sound. We see in the first ten verses there will be sounds of worship and rejoicing. These sounds describe events happening in Heaven. We’ll cover what the Apostle John sees in the second half of this chapter on the next post. The sights involve events that will happen on earth. Events will move from Heaven to earth and they will culminate into the Second Coming of King Jesus and the destruction of the Antichrist and False Prophet! \o/
But for now, let’s read about what he heard. It begins in Revelation 19:1 where John hears rejoicing in Heaven over the destruction of the great whore. In Revelation 19:6, we hear the rejoicing over the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!
After the religious and economic/political destruction of Babylon in Chapters 17 and 18, John hears Alleluia! This word only appears four times in the entire Bible and found only in this chapter! What does that say to you? The time of God’s judgment has come to all inhabitants of earth and also to the Antichrist and the False Prophet! The time of judgment for Jeremiah’s question has come:
The wicked will no longer prosper. Their time has come! Heaven is rejoicing and say Alleluia! The word is actually Hallelujah which in Greek is divided into two parts: Hallel meaning to worship and Jah which stands for God! Praise the Lord!!!
We will now see that the Lord Jesus Christ will avenge and vindicate! Justice has been a long time coming. We see in Psalm 73 how David wrestled with the sinfulness of men and how they did not get judged but yet he was punished. The wicked prospered but now God is coming with His judgment. Remember the souls of those under the altar in Revelation 6:9-10? Their blood is now avenged. Again, John hears rejoicing and voices saying Alleluia because Babylon has been destroyed and her smoke and ashes are rising. They can all say that justice is being served, finally!
Let’s take a look at Revelation 19:4: The 24 elders and the four beasts fall down and worship God saying, Amen; Alleluia. The Raptured saints and the four beasts fall down and say that God’s Word is trustworthy and firm. This is it – it’s the end of the devil’s reign of terror during the Tribulation and they worship and glorify the Lord God!
Of Hebrew origin [H543]; properly firm, that is, (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially surely (often as interjection so be it): – amen, verily.
Next John tells us about the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. This is what every born-again believer is looking forward to since Christ’s return to Heaven; as well as today, and after the Rapture! Glory! John hears a great multitude! To him it sounds like the “voice of many waters” and the voice of mighty thunderings, saying Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. I can almost hear Handel’s Messiah being sung, can’t you? I find it interesting that John compares it to the voice of many waters and mighty thunderings. I’ve entered a huge auditorium totally filled with people talking to one another. It almost sounded to me like the ocean’s roar. I can understand why John chose this wording! Countless born-again believers will be participating here. How do I know this? Revelation 19:8 says that she was arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. (also see 2 Cor 11:2) The New Testament church is pictured as a bride and Jesus as our Groom. Our Groom is also known as the Lamb. This is the Lord Jesus’ favorite term for Himself. He wants to be known as the redemptive Lamb of God. It is His redemptive power that gives us the wonderful opportunity to be saved from our sins!
In the last verse, Revelation 19:10, that we will be covering today, we see John being overwhelmed by the glory he is seeing! It is as though it is too much for him to take in. So much so, he bows down to worship the angel! The angel tells him not to do this because he is John’s fellowservant. The angel tells John to worship God. Even in his joy and exstacy, John’s “flesh” is evident here.
Friend, I cannot stress enough the importance of knowing Jesus Christ as your Saviour. Your eternal future is at stake if you are not 100% certain that you are going to Heaven. Once you are born-again, your eternal soul is bound for Heaven and is no longer destined for Hell. Please, I beg you, settle this matter once and for all … right now. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself, the Perfect Lamb of God whose shed blood is for all sin. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!