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with ME IN MY THRONE, even as I also overcame, and am set
down with my Father in his throne. iii. 20, 21. (6) We shall reign on the earth, v. 10. The Lamb which is in
the midst of the throne shall feed them. vii. 17. (c) The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our
God and of his Christ; and HE SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND
EVER. xi. 15. (d) Blessed are they which are called to THE MARRIAGE SUPPER
OF THE LAMB. xix. 9. (e) I saw Thrones, and they sat on them.—They lived and
REIGNED with Christ a thousand (prophetic) years. xx. 4. (f) He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be
his God, and he shall be my son. xxi. 7. (g) THEY SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER. xxii. 5.
H. (a) He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
CHURches. iii. 22. (d) And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
xix. 9. (f) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all
things new, and he said unto me, Write : for these words are
true and faithful. xxi. 5. (g) I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the CHURCHES.
-And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. xxii. 16, 17.
TABLE II.- COMPARISON OF REV. V., VII., XIV., XIX.,
XX., XXI., XXII. [(a) Rev. v. 9–14.-(6) vii. 9–17.-(c) xi. 15–18; xiv. 13.-(d) xix. 1-9.-(e) XX. 4-6.
(1) xxi., xxii.)
A. (a) Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out
of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. v. 9. (6) I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood
before the throne, and before the Lamb. vii. 9. (c) The time of the dead that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name small and great. xi. 18.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth. xiv. 13. (d) A voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. The marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself
ready. xix. 5, 7. (e) (He caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, bond and
free, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. xiii. 16)
The souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and which had not worshiped the beast-neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands, and they lived, &c. xx. 4. (f) Come hither, I will show, thee the bride, the Lamb's wise.
And he showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. xxi. 9, 10.
B. (a) Thou hast redeemed us to God by thy blood. v. 9. b) These are they—which—have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the
throne of God. vii. 14. (c) The saints. They which die in the Lord. xiv. 13. (d) The marriage of the Lamb is come. His (the Lamb's wife).... To her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white : for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
xix. 7, 8. (e) They lived—with Christ—the first resurrection. Blessed and holy
is he that hath part in the first resurrection. xx. 4, 6. (f) The Lamb's wife. They which are written in the Lamb's book of life. xxi. 9, 10, 27.
C. (a) And hast made us unto our God kings and priests, and we
shall reign on the earth. v. 10. (6) And serve him day and night in his temple : and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, &c. vii. 16, 17. (c) The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign, &c. The time—that
Thou shouldest give reward to the saints, &c. xi. 15, 18. (d) I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude-saying,
Alleluia : for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. xix. 6, 9. (e) I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, &c. They lived and
reigned with Christ. They shall be priests of God and of Christ.
xx. 4, 6. (f) The nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light
of it : and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. They shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. xxi. 24, 26.—They shall reign, &c. xxii. 5.
D. (a) And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round
about the throne, and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand and thou. sands of thousands ; saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. v. 11, 12. (6) And all the angels stood round about the throne, and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God, saying, Amen : Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might be unto our God for ever and ever. vii. 11, 12.
(c) And there were great voices in heaven saying, The kingdoms of this world are become (the kingdoms) of our Lord and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Thou hast taken to thee thy great power and hast reigned. xi. 15, 17. (d) And after these things I heard a great voice of much people
in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power unto the Lord our God. xix. 1. (e) The glory of God did lighten it; and the Lamb is the light thereof. xxi. 23.-The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it. xxii. 3.
E. (n) And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and
under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever
and ever. v. 13. (6) -A great multitude which no man could number .... cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels, &c. Blessing, and glory—and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and
ever. vii. 9-12. (c) -The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our
Lord and of his Christ. xi. 15. (d) - Much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia.-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. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters,
&c. xix. 5, 6. (f) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth.--I saw the holy
city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven-having the glory of God, &c. xxi. 1, 2, 11.-The glory of God did lighten it; and the Lamb is the light thereof. xxi. 23.
F. (a) And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the four and
twenty elders fell down and worshiped him that liveth for ever
and ever. v. 14. (6) Amen, Blessing, &c. vii. 12. (c) And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God, saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which wast, and art, and art to come; because Thou hast taken to thee thy great power and
hast reigned. xi. 16, 17. (d) And the four and twenty elders, and the four living creatures, fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen, Alleluia. xix. 4.
G. (6). These are they which came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the
Lamb. vii. 14. (e) -I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, &c. xx. 4.
H. (6). They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more.-For
the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them. vii.
16, 17. (d) “Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of
the Lamb. xix. 9. (f) In the midst of the street of it was the tree of life, &c. xxii. 2. ;
I. (6) Neither shall the sun light on them nor any heat. vii. 16. (f) There shall be no more sorrow nor crying, neither any more
pain. xxi. 4.-The city had no need of the sun-to shine in it. xxi. 23.
K. (6) For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed
them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters. vii. 17. (e) They lived—with Christ, &c.—On such the second death hath
no power. xx. 6. (f) There shall be no more death. xxi. 4. And he showed me
a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God, and of the Lamb. xxii. i.
L. (b) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. vii. 17. (c) Blessed-from henceforth.— Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may
rest from their labors, and their works do follow them. xiv. 13. (d) Blessed are they, &c. xix. 9. (e) Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection
XX. 6. (f) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. xxi. 4.
GENERAL VJEW OF THE SIXTH SEAL, COMPARED WITH ROM. II.
4-16, AND OTHER SCRIPTURES.
In the Book of Revelation the Sixth Seal first contains a description of the great day of the wrath of God, and of the blessedness of his saints in glory. It comprehends also the sealing of the servants of the Lord in their foreheads, and the number of the sealed out of all the tribes of Israel. A general view of the things recorded in it, comparing scripture with scripture, will farther show that the Spirit here speaks as he has otherwise spoken.
In the same epistle in which the Apostle Paul testifies that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, &c., and in which he therefore charges Timothy before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom, to preach the word, it is written, “ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my gospel : wherein I suffer trouble as an evil-doer even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: if we suffer, we shall also reign with him : if we deny him, he also will deny us : if we believe not, yet he abideth faithful : he can not deny himself. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings,"? &c. Vain babblings are the opposites to the rightly dividing of the word of truth, as
1 2 Tim. ii. 7-16.