The Book of Revelation  

Chapter 19

Bible Study-REV-Chapter 19

   

     In this chapter, the fall of “Mystery Babylon”, the confusion brought on by Satan/Antichrist, is going to be finished and our Lord is going to return, not on the back of a donkey as He did when returning to Jerusalem before His crucifixion, but on a great white stallion. And He’s coming as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

     Our Lord coming, while riding on a white horse, is interesting. The Israelites never rode horseback throughout all of recorded Old Testament history because our Father didn’t want the enemies of Israel to think that they were victorious in any particular battle because they rode powerful steeds. They always fought on foot, with sandals on.

     He wanted their enemies to know that He, and He alone, watched over and protected and gave the victory to His children, that it was He who was their God, not some wooden idol plated with gold.

     And, it was also a truth that only kings rode on horseback and here our Lord returns to Jerusalem as Lord of Lords and KING OF KINGS! How fitting is that?

     Before we get into this chapter let’s freeze time for a second, stop everything that’s in motion, because our Lord is fixin’ to come and this world is going to change forever.

     When our Father created all souls at the beginning He gave each and every one of them free will; the freedom to choose. There was really no right or wrong back then, the “choosing” would be following whatever rules were in place, put there by our Father, in that heavenly realm.

     I’ve estimated, earlier, that there may have been 14-15 billion souls created at that time and with that many souls and spirits, each spiritual body having one of each, just as we have in these earthly bodies, there had to be some sort of regulations to govern a huge multitude such as were there. 

     Satan, Lucifer, was the first to break those rules or regulations when he attempted to take control of the Mercy Seat of God. And from there we progressed to the katabole’, that heavenly war, then the creation of flesh and blood bodies, within which He placed a soul and spirit and then thousands of years of humanity in these bodies disobeying His Commandments and ordinances.

     I, for one, will be extremely happy when this particular heaven/earth age is over and I can, again, be in the presence of our Father, with the Triune reunited, and, again, enjoy living in a body that doesn’t hurt all the time.

     And although time means nothing to our Father, I would like to think that, He too, will be glad when this dispensation is over because Satan/Antichrist will expire in the Lake of Fire, as will those 7000 fallen angels, and that constant temptation and torment of His children will be over as well.

     Every soul in the eternity will have demonstrated the right to be there and the Father and His children can relax and enjoy peace and tranquility together, once again, as it has been written in the book of Job:

     Ref: Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? KJV

     Oh well, perhaps just the ramblings of an old man.

     Revelation chapter 19.

     Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: KJV

     Those souls in heaven know that the end is at hand, so close that you could reach out and touch it.

     Alleluia means praise ye, Jah! Or praise ye Yahaveh.

     Revelation 19:2 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. KJV

     Judgment comes to everyone and He is always fair. He tells us up front what He expects from us and He’s put it all in this book, the Bible, and it’s up to us to read it and then do whatever is required. What would encourage us to do His will? The certainty of His promise of eternal salvation.

     Revelation 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. KJV

     The systems of Satan/Antichrist are just “smokin’” away, they’ll be gone shortly, never to return. The systems that he used were already in place before he got here from heaven, he simply uses his supernatural powers to control all of it.

     These same structures, the economy, education, religion, and politics are used by politicians of both State and Federal governments and through them, they can control the people. Taxation is a huge part of these structures because neither the State nor the Feds generate their own money, they get it from the people.

     I wouldn’t doubt that one of the first things that Satan/Antichrist does is take away all taxes. Those that don’t know any better, who haven’t studied His Word, will probably think that this might go on indefinitely. What taxes would he remove? How much of your paycheck used to go to the governments?

     30%-40% goes to the Feds; 12 ½% goes to FICA; 5%-6% to the State; 1%-3% of your paycheck in Obamacare penalties for not joining the mandatory federal health care system. Healthcare will probably cost you $800-$1500 a month.

     The price of gasoline goes down and the States and the Feds raise the gas tax. A 1 ½% increase in social security benefits means the price of food at the grocery store is going up. Whatever is given by one hand is then taken away by the other.

     And if it stopped right here it would be bad enough but then the Feds and the States rub salt into the wound by taking some more of the taxes you pay and give it to people that are too lazy to work, they give it to women who keep having babies when they know they can’t afford to support them.

     45 million citizens on the SNAP program—food stamps. 45 million! And you can bet that the sluggards have figured out how to beat the system because 4 out of 5 people receiving food stamps have beat the system and are receiving them illegally.

     I mean, if they’re too lazy to work, who’s going to feed them? We are. These people are content to live on almost nothing so they can lay around on the couch, watch TV, and do their drugs. Some of them sell their food stamp card for the purpose of buying drugs.

     The Feds have forced corporations to stop hiring full-time employees because complying with the tax code and Obamacare makes it too expensive. So they hire part-timers to do the work and most families can’t pay the bills on part-time pay.

     There were up to 15million….MILLION illegal immigrants in this country on all sorts of government assistance programs BEFORE Obama opened up the borders and allowed tens of thousands MORE illegal immigrants into this country. Who pays for their housing, their food, their medical expenses and the education of their kids? We do.

     The Federal Government doesn’t generate its own money. They rely on the citizens to pay the taxes levied on them to keep the government coffers full. And when they run out of money, they raise our taxes.

     Do you think that our Father didn’t know that this might happen? Of course He did and He gave us words of encouragement in the form of an acrostic in the book of Psalms. The 37th psalm.

     Sure, it’s irritating to see corrupt politicians get away with murder, payoffs from lobbyists for voting yea or nay on a particular bill or resolution. And I’ve been around long enough to know that even the “good” politicians are corrupt and have something to hide. They just haven’t been exposed yet.

     Corporate executives making 20 million dollar BONASES at the end of the year in addition to the 1-2 million in salary. All the financial institutions going broke because two corrupt politicians, Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd, sold sub-prime mortgages worldwide that were worthless.

    Sure, we have a right to complain but our Father tells us to let Him handle it, don’t do anything on your own about it. This acrostic should reassure us that He knows what’s going on and He’ll handle it.

     Let’s go to the Free dictionary on Wikipedia and see what acrostic means:

            "An acrostic is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line,   paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message."

     Basically, an acrostic is a hidden message and our Father put a few of them throughout the Scriptures for only those that have eyes to see, to read and understand. That’s what having eyes that see and ears that hear means that our Lord spoke of so often.

     In the 37th psalm, the message is given to us in verses 7, 20 and 34:

     Ref: Psalms 37:7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. KJV

      Ref: Psalms 37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. KJV   

     Psalms 37:34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. KJV

     And we are seeing it right here in chapter 19 of Revelation. Sometimes we will see these charlatans get what’s due to them in this life but the majority will not. Not until now, at this time.

     Should we rejoice and be glad because they do get what’s due to them? No, we shouldn’t. We should be glad that we ourselves have found the Light and didn’t take that path as well. What’s that old saying? There but by the grace of God go I. How true that is in so many ways.

     Revelation 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. KJV

     A lot of praising and giving glory to the Holy One of Israel, isn’t there? Darn right! Praise Him that shall make things even across the board.

     Revelation 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

     This word fear has always been a bad translation, it should read revere:

     ✡  Fear_ NT:5399  phobeo (fob-eh'-o); from NT:5401; to frighten, i.e. (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. revere:

     Revelation 19:6 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 thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. KJV

     Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. KJV

     Our Father teaches us important lessons by using examples that we can easily understand; lessons in life, agriculture and such.

     The marriage is between us and our Father, it is the coming together, the binding together in eternal love. We are the bride and He is the husband. We are wedded to Him.

     And as I mentioned earlier, if you succumb to the lies of Satan/Antichrist BEFORE the true Messiah returns then you have figuratively and spiritually gone to bed with Satan/Antichrist, you are impregnated with his lies and you are with child. Spiritually, it could be said that we are carrying the spawn of Satan in our minds.

     Christ even mentioned this when he gave the Apostles the events that would lead up to His return:

     Ref: Matthew 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! KJV

     Ref: Matthew 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: KJV

     Don’t be taken out of season. Many people proclaim that they want to be the first one taken from the field. Well, you have been lied to and misled if you want that to happen to you because that one is taken by Satan/Antichrist.

     Ref: Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. KJV

     That great tribulation is what’s happening right here, right now.

     Revelation 19:8 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. KJV

     The righteousness of saints is every good work that you have done throughout your entire lifetime. What are good works? A simple smile to make someone feel better. Helping someone pick up something that they had dropped.

     Planting seeds, studying the Scriptures. You don’t have to be a Mother Theresa, a simple kindness is a good work, a great work.

     And as with our prayers, they are all saved by our Father, they are remembered, they are written in the Book and each good work comprises a thread of linen and when all are woven together produces a clean and white robe that you will wear throughout the eternity.

     Why is it white? Because the blood of Christ washed it clean and free of all sin.

     If you make it to the eternity and you have only few good works you may only have a bathing suit to wear and everybody will be able to see it. This is literal. (LOL)

     Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. KJV.

     He only calls those that love Him, you can’t volunteer. He has to choose you.

     Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. KJV

     St. John fell to his knees and bowed before this angel and that is not something that is allowed, ever. Be careful that your love of angels doesn’t turn into angel worship. Angels are just like you and I, only in spirit bodies. They are workers and messengers.

     Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. KJV

     Here it comes, people.

     Revelation 19:12 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. KJV

     Can you imagine seeing this? Good grief! That should make our faint little 'ole human hearts beat a little faster.

     Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. KJV

     Ref: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. KJV

     Revelation 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. KJV

     These are the souls of all the people that have died before this five-month tribulation began; the ones that overcame during their life; they loved our Father more than the world and Satan, they tried to follow His Commandments as best they could and repented when they could not.

     These are our parents, grandparents, children, cousins and on and on it goes. These are NOT SOULS FROM THE RAPTURE.

     And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses. WHICH WERE IN HEAVEN!! They didn’t jump up there from a trampoline, they were the souls from under the altar of God, asking Him when He will avenge their blood:

     Ref: Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: KJV

     Ref: Revelation 6:10 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? KJV

     Ref: Revelation 6:11 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. KJV

     Well, they wait no longer. He is avenging right now.

     Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. KJV

     That’s the two-edged sword that cuts both ways, His Word, THIS Word, the Bible. He is destroying all unrighteousness, all evil, all the rudiments and everything that offends.

     This event has never been seen before on this earth and will never be seen again because humankind is over, never to be resurrected, never raised out of the grave. The earthly bodies of those that have died before have since returned back to the minerals that it was made of.

     This is the moment when those of us that are still alive change into our spiritual bodies. Instantly. Remember the mystery that St. Paul explained to us in his letters to the Corinthians?

     Ref: 1st Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, KJV

     Sleep is another word for die. We shall not all die, those of us that are alive at this time, but we shall all be changed into a spiritual body.   

     Ref: 1st Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. KJV

     This is the seventh trump. It’s also the seventh seal and the seventh vial, all rolled up into one.

     Revelation 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. KJV

     All the crowns of the world melted into just this one.

     Revelation 19:17 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, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; KJV

     In the Manuscripts it reads: to the great supper of God.

     Revelation 19:18 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. KJV

     This simply means that all flesh will be done away with. Never again will there be flesh and blood bodies on this earth.

     Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. KJV

     These are the SPIRITUAL wars of Armageddon and Haman-Gog. And it’s a losing war for Satan/Antichrist and his following army.

     Revelation 19:20 And the beast 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. KJV

     This is Satan/Antichrist and his political and religious systems. They are all going to walk that green mile into the Lake of Fire.

     This is what will happen to you and your soul if you believe that this christ-like-imitator is the true Christ. And let me point out one thing here before I forget it: the prefix anti doesn’t mean what you think it means. The way we use it is to mean that you are against something or someone or some policy like anti-abortion, anti-war, anti-Semitic and such.

     Here in the Greek language anti means instead of. Satan/Antichrist is the instead-of jesus.

     ✡  Anti  NT:473  anti (an-tee'); a primary particle; opposite, i.e. instead or because of (rarely in addition to):

     There is no hell, in the sense that we have been taught all of our lives. There is no burning fire and brimstone, tormenting the unforgiven, forever and ever. Why not?

     Pretty simple. By this time we are all in spiritual bodies and, as St. Paul explained to us that the heavenly body feels no pain, it cannot get sick or break a leg, it could not feel the pain of a burning flame in any event. It’s a body that cannot be harmed by anything or anybody, except the Father.

     Revelation 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. KJV

     The dirty birds and the vultures will consume their dead flesh, just like cleaning up road kill. And that’s about all they were worth. They had an entire lifetime to get something going for themselves, humanly and spiritually and they wasted away every moment.

     Always looking for something for nothing. Dirt bags in the age that was; dirt bags in this age. Well, they got what they wanted. They got nothing for nothing. Their soul will be blotted out as though it were never created in the first place.

     I truly hope that they enjoyed their ill-gotten money and worldly goods and expensive toys and cars because that’s all they’re going to get.

     And those that never rose any higher than government programs, SNAP foods, welfare and drugs because they were too slothful to get off their butts and work for a living, they really lost out. Not only will they not enjoy the next life, they didn’t enjoy this life.

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