Revelation Chapter Nineteen
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:
after these things after the destruction of the Apostate Church Babylon (Chapter 18)
Alleluia Greek form of the Hebrew word Hallelujah, which is comprised from Strongs (1984) halal-to praise, and (3050) Yaw- the sacred name
(Jah) thus Hallelujah= praise the Lord
Note: Alleluia used four time (verses 1,3,4,6) representing Universal Praise
see (Numbers in the Bible)
salvation, glory, honour, power descriptions of our Lord Jesus who is being praised.
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.
true and righteous are his judgments see (verse 11)
he hath judged the great whore God hath sent the judgment upon the apostate churches, which have
become the kingdom of Satan.
avenged the blood of his servants God answers the prayers of His People (Revelation 6:10) (Luke 18:7-8) see also (1 Thessalonians 1:6) (Revelation 18:20)
3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
smoke rose up for ever and ever see (Revelation 18:9) (Revelation 18:18)
perpetual, eternal (Isaiah 13:19-22) (Zephaniah 2:9)
Our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29)
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
elders/beasts heavenly host praise God. See study note
(Revelation Chapter 4)
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.
voice came out of the throneseems to be God who praises God (Hebrews 1:8-12) (Psalm 45:6-7) (John 13:32) (John 16:13-14)
Praise our God(verses 1-6) Focus on Universal Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ who is worthy! See (Psalm 134)
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.
voice of a great multitude that no man can number (Revelation 7:9)
voice of many waters from all nations (Revelation 17:15)
voices of mighty thunderings God's voice (Job 37:2-5) which identifies with His righteous judgments (Exodus 20:18-21)
omnipotent Strongs (3841) pantokrator- all ruling i.e. God (as absolute and universal sovereign) also translated as Almighty (9x), all in Revelation 1:8, 4:8, 11:17, 15:3, 16:7, 16:14, 19:15, 21:22 with the exception of one reference in the Epistles (2 Corinthians 6:18), where the title is suggestive in connection with the context.
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.
marriage of the Lamb is come At the second coming of the Lord, believers will be caught up and shall experience the
second resurrection, which is the transformation of the body (1 Corinthians 15:35-53), then the believers shall appear like Jesus
in their new glorious bodies (Philippians 3:20-21), (1 John 3:2) (Psalm 17:15)
This is the marriage of the Lamb, which is the believers earnest expectation and great hope. God established the institution of the marriage covenant as an ensample of His relationship with His chosen (Ephesians 5:22-23) (2 Corinthians 11:2-3)
Note: Believers experience the first resurrection at salvation
(Revelation 20:6) (Ephesians 2:5-6) (Romans 6:3-10), and are sealed with the Holy Spirit, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption (Ephesians 1:13-14). This is the born again experience when God gives His chosen a new heart, a new resurrected soul (John 3:3-6) (Ezekiel 36:25-27) (2 Corinthians 5:16-17) (1 John 3:9) (1 John 5:4)
made herself ready through the salvation work of Jesus Christ who has done all the work to redeem His elect, and only He is to be given the praise.
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.
fine linen Jesus, who is the righteousness of saints
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.
Blessed are they/called unto the marriage blessed are those to whom the Father has revealed His Son, Jesus by His Graces and Mercy. This is the work of God (John 6:29) (Matthew 11:27) (Matthew 16:16-17)
marriage supper see (Matthew 22:1-4) also (Zephaniah 1:7-8)
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.
fellowservant see study notes (Revelation 15:1 under, having the seven last plagues)
testimony of Jesus the Bible in its entirety. the whole Bible is about Jesus who is Alpha and Omega (Luke 24:44) (John 5:39) (Hebrew 10:7)
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.
heaven opened picture at the second coming of our Lord Jesus (Refers to Chaldean army)
Faithful and True Jesus, who is faithful to His Word that the wages of sin is death, and faithful to the promise to redeem His people.
in righteousness/Judgment and make war Jesus does not judge as men do. His judgments are not motivated by
vindication and cruel delight (Ezekiel 33:11) His Judgment reveal Him to be faithful and true.
See (verse 2)
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.
eyes/flame of fire see study notes (Revelation 1:14)
many crowns as He is King of Kings (verse 16)
see also study notes (Revelation 4:10, under cast their crowns)
name written (Matthew 11:27)
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
vesture dipped in bloodrepresents the atonement work of Jesus at the cross. He did it alone! (Isaiah 63:1-6),
Nothing on our part!
(Hebrews 9:22) We only get credit for our sin! Period!
word of God Jesus (John 1:1) (John 1:14) (1 John 1:1) (1 John 5:7)
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
armies believers who partake in the judgement of the wicked (verse 19) see study notes (Revelation 17:14)
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.
mouth/sharp sword the Word of God (Isaiah 11:4) (2 Thessalonians 2:8) (Hebrews 4:12) (Ephesians 6:17) (Revelation 1:16)
rod of iron (Psalm Chapter 2) (Revelation 2:27) (Revelation 12:5)
treadeth (Isaiah 63:1-6) See study notes (Revelation 14:14-20)
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS JESUS
(Deuteronomy 10:17) (Psalm 136:2-3) (1 Timothy 6:14-16)
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;
angel standing in the sun/cried with a loud voice seems to represent Jesus, compare with (Isaiah 42:13-15) also See study notes.
One other possibility could be a messenger who stands in the power of Jesus.
come/supper of the great God This is a picture of the universal destruction upon the earth referred to as Armageddon. See study notes (Revelation 16:14-16)
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.
eat the flesh a most detestable treatment of the slain (Jeremiah 7:32-34)
(Jeremiah 16:4) (Jeremiah 19:7) (Jeremiah 34:20).
God calls all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven (verse 17), to eat
the flesh of all the enemies of Jesus and His True church (Matthew 24:28) (Luke 17:37)
flesh of Kings, Captains, mighty men, etc... God is not a respector of
persons in the case of Grace or Judgment. None shall escape the wrath of God no matter what their stature.
"For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?"
See them all before the great white throne judgement
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.
beast/kings/armies Satan and all his host (Revelation 20:9)
make war against him/his army Jesus and all his host (verses 11-16)
Note: the plural of beast and false prophet (Revelation 16:13-14)
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.
beast (Tyranny) Satan, who rules over the nations of the unsaved (Revelation 13:1-10) (Revelation 20:7-8)
false prophet (Idolatry) Satan, who rules in the congregations during the great tribulation (Revelation 13:11-18)
Note: The beast and the False prophet represent all those working under the influence of Satan and his devils. (Revelation 16:14)
received the mark/worshipped his image See study notes
cast alive into the Lake of Fire the second death (Revelation 20:14)
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.
remnant all the unsaved, all who have not been redeemed
slain with the sword/out of his mouth (Isaiah 11:4)
fowls/filled with their flesh see (verses 17-18)