Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Revelation Chapter 19 - The Beast Defeated, Marriage Supper of the Lamb | Steve Gregg





Steve Gregg teaches on the defeat of Babylon (Rome, Jerusalem or what?), the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, Christ on the white horse, and the defeat of the beast, who is thrown into the lake of fire.

You may also listen to the lecture on Revelation 19 on MP3.

Revelation 19 

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

Heaven Exults over Babylon

 

19 After these things I heard[a] a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord[b] our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!” Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both[c] small and great!”

And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the[d] Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

Christ on a White Horse

 

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had[e] a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[f] followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[g] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.   16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.

The Beast and His Armies Defeated

 

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God,[h] 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free[i] and slave, both small and great.”

19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 19:1 NU-Text and M-Text add something like.
  2. Revelation 19:1 NU-Text and M-Text omit the Lord.
  3. Revelation 19:5 NU-Text and M-Text omit both.
  4. Revelation 19:6 NU-Text and M-Text read our.
  5. Revelation 19:12 M-Text adds names written, and.
  6. Revelation 19:14 NU-Text and M-Text read pure white linen.
  7. Revelation 19:15 M-Text adds two-edged.
  8. Revelation 19:17 NU-Text and M-Text read the great supper of God.
  9. Revelation 19:18 NU-Text and M-Text read both free.


If interested in the study Biblical prophecy/the end times/last things (Eschatology), you may also be interested in Steve's other studies:

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Also very important to understanding the Bible and the issues of dispensationalism vs non-dispensationalism is:


What are We to Make of Israel? (Does God have two peoples or one?)


Steve Gregg's book on Revelation


Revelation - Four Views: A Parallel Commentary by Steve Gregg

Available at Amazon.com

Revelation:  Four Views: A Parallel Commentary