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CHRIST THE HEAD AND DIRECTOR OF THE CHURCH'S AFFAIRs ; witH A DEscRIPTION of its STATE AT THE TIME THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN.

The title of the Book of Revelation—Its dedication to the Seven Churches—The circumstances of John when it was written– Given on the Lord's day—The command given—Description of the appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ—The encouragement he gave—The subject matter of this Book, the mystery of God —Addresses to the Seven Churches of general application— Address to the church in Ephesus—in Smyrna—in Pergamos— in Thyatira—in Sardis—in Philadelphia—in Laodicea—The history in the Revelation is a carrying out of these principles–– The Divinity of Christ and the Holy Ghost—The unity of the Church—Millennial Intimations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

CHAPTER II.

REPRESENTATION OF THE DIVINE GLORY IN HEAVEN, AND ITS BLESSED INHABITANTS.

The second division of the Revelation here commences with the

things to be “hereafter"—The symbol of their being unfolded—

Scene described to be in Heaven—The Throne of God—The

Elders—The Seven Spirits—The living creatures—The Worship

The meaning of the term, a woe trumpet—The fifth trumpet—
Gibbon, value of his history—Rise of Mahomet—Compared
to the falling of the star—His diabolical principles—Their

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