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20 He which testifieth these 21 The grace of our Lord things saith, Surely, I come Jesus Christ be with you all. quickly: Amen. Even Amen. come, Lord Jesus. him the plagues that are written in this left on record : "Every word of God book," what other plagues can be is pure; he is a shield unto them that referred to than those which are enu- put their trust in him. Add thou not merated above? In the interpretation unto his words, lest he reprove thee, we have given of this subject, we are and thou be found a liar ;" Prov. xxx. confirmed by two of the best critics. 5, 6. Here the closing benediction Hammond paraphrases the two verses would have come, but the Lord Jesus as follows: "As for all those to whom embraced the last opportunity to dethis prophecy will come, I conjure clare that his coming should take them all, that they change not a tittle place speedily. See the succeeding of it, and withal, that they look upon verse. it as the last authoritative prophecy 20. He which testifieth. - Jesus had that is likely to come from heaven, said, (verse 18,) "I testify unto every to be a rule of faith to the church. man," &c.; and hence the expresWhat is here said, is decreed and set- sion, “ He who testifieth these tled immutable; no man shall be able things saith, surely,” &c. | I come to avert it; and whosoever shall go quickly. And what is it that is here about to infuse any other expectations distinctly testified? It is the great into men than what are agreeable to fact of the near approaching coming these visions, God shall bring on him of Christ. “I COME QUICKLY." Such the judgments that are here denounced were the closing words of Jesus. against God's greatest enemies. And “Amen ; even so, come, Lord Jesus," so in like manner, whosoever shall said the revelator. Was there any derogate anything from the author- fact disclosed in the whole Bible that ity of this prophecy, or take out was insisted on with more earnestany part of it, or occasion men's not ness than that of the nearness and imreceiving the admonition of Christ mediateness of Christ's coming? In here contained, in every part thereof, the chapter we have now considered, God shall cast him off, throw him out we find John first declaring it, verses of the church, account him incapable 6 and 7. Then the angel-revelator of all the blessings which are here repeats it, ver. 10. Then the Lord promised to the faithful Christians.” Jesus, on his part, gives the same asAnd the learned Grotius, in his “ An- surance, ver. 12, and adds his whole notations,” speaks as follows: “God authority to sustain that declaration, shall add unto him the plagues : by the ver. 13. And finally, in closing, applagues are to be understood as well parently with the purpose to assert it those in chapter vii., ix., X., and xi., with double force, and to make it the as those in chapter xvi., xvii., and main point on which the minds of the xviii.; of which one portion relates Christians of that age should dwell, to the Jews, and the other to the he says, “SURELY, I COME QUICKRoman empire. And out of the holy LY." city: he shall not be a member of the We close by quoting the last verse church, but shall be cast out, as one of the book, " The grace of our Lord making a lie.” Let us remember the Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.solemn assurance which Solomon has

INDEX.

Abaddon and Apollyon, 173.

212; what is represented thereby, 212,
Accuser cast down, 207.

213; worshipped, 216, 218; blasphemed
Alleluia, meaning of, 311, 314.

God, 217, 218; image of appeared to
Allar measured, 185.

have life, 227; impresses his mark on
Angel of the churches, 90, 96, 108; angel men, 227 ; interrupts commerce, 228; his

Aying through midst of heaven, 168; an- number, 229, 230; victory over, 259, and
gel of bottomless pit, 173; angel of the over his image and mark, 260; seat of,
waters, 271; angel, mighty, look up a stone, fifth vial poured on, 274; all the world won-
309; angel standing in the sun, 321 ; an- der at, 291; makes war on the King of
gel that bound the dragon, 325.

kings, 322, 323 ; is taken and cast into
Angels, 75, 90, 134, 135, 141, 142, 178; round the lake of fire, 323, 340.

about the throne, 159, 160; doctrine of in Beast (second) comes up out of the earth, 220 ;
Apocalypse, 134, 135; of the elements, auxiliary to the first, 221 ; doeth great
271.

wonders, 221, 222; affects to perform
Antipas, (the faithful martyr,) 102, 103.

miracles, 226, 277, 278; incites rulers to
Apocalypse, regarded as a dark book, 3; rea- battle, 277, 278.

sons for this, 3, 4; not wholly dark, 4; Beasts, four, explained as hieroglyphics, 129,
proofs of its divine character, 7, 8; its 130, 131, 263, 264, 313, 314.
claims, 11; written by John, 11, 12, 75, Bed of affliction, 106.
76, 82, 93, 115, 117, 118, 359, 374; testi- Before God, see under Presence.
mony of antiquity to that effect, 12–18; Beginning of the creation of God, 117, 118.
internal evidence, 18; its author a He Blasphemy, meaning of, 96 ; names of on head
brew, 18; and a Christian, 18, 19; a dil. of beast, 214; Romans guilty of, 274,
igent student of the Old Testament, 19; 275.
learned in the school of Christ, 20; the Blessed are the dead, 248, et seq.
A pocalypse a prophecy, 21; written for Blood of Jesus, how to be understood as an em-
the benefit of the churches, 21, 22; John's blem, 78, 160, 207, 208.
teachings agree with those of the rest of Blood, hail and fire, 165; fowing to horse-
the apostles, 22; presumption it was writ. bridles, 255, 256; various metaphors of
len by one of them, 22; internal proofs blood, 256, 269, 288, 289; found in Baby-
that it was written by John, 23–31 ; man- lon, 310; iwo witnesses could turn water
ifestly a plan in its metaphors, 281, 282, into, 189; rivers and fountains became,
conclusion of 372; guarded against cor- 270; men are made to drink, 271, 272 ;
ruption, 379, 380.

Christ's vesture dipped in, 319, 320.
A pocalypse, date of, see under Date.

Book of Life, 111, 112, 219, 353.
plan of, see under Plan.

Book, written within and on back side, 133;
à prophecy like that of Daniel, see sealed book.
145.

Book, little, 178, 179; eaten up, 183; effects
Armageddon, meaning of, 279.

of, 183.
Armies of the King of kings, 320.

Books were opened when the kingdom of
Asia, sense of in Apocalypse, 83.

Christ began, 348, 349, 352, 353.

Bottomless pit, 69; key of, 326; metaphor ex-
Babylon, fall of proclaimed, 238, 297; what is plained, 326, 329, 330.

meant thereby, 239, 280; Babylon the
Great, the harlot's title, 237, the ancient Campbell, Dr., on sign of the Son of man,

80
city of, 237, 233; stands for Rome, 288, on worshipping demons, 176; on word
297, 293; Christians exhorted to come out Mystery, 289.
of, 299;' her sins exceeding great, 299; Candlestick removed, meaning of, 92.
remembered of God, 300; punished, 300, Candlesticks, seven golden, 84.
301; lived deliciously but not happily, Censer of gold, 164.
302; boasted that she sat a queen, 302; Channing, Dri's, sentiments on the paternal
her plagues described, 302, 303; fall of, character of God, 273.
304.

Chastisement, benevolent and paternal, 121.
Balaam, doctrine of, 103.

Christ, glory due to him, 79; appearing of,
Beast (seven-headed) ascends from the bottom- 100, reign of, see under Reign.

less pit, 189; made war against Chris. Clarke, Adam, on God's pleasure, 132; on
tians, 190, 218; rose up out of the sea, judging quick and dead, 346.

tor, 350.

Cloud, angel clothed with, 178; as a veil of judging the dead occurred to the revela-

divine glory, 265.
Clouds, coming in, 252.

Death, see Second.
Come out of Babylon, 299.

in spiritual sense, the state of the
Coming of Christ, metaphor explained, 79—81; church in Sardis, 109.

speedily to take place, see under Quickly Death and hell deliver up the dead, 354.

and Shortly; like that of a thief, 109. Demons, what they were, 276, 277.
Confess his name, 112.

Depths of Satan, 107.
Countenance as the sun, 86 ; see Face. Devil, (diabolos,) how the word is used in the
Court of the Gentiles, measured not, 185, 186. Apocalypse, 97, 98; signified the persecut-
Craftsmen found no more in Babylon, 309.

ing power, 98; saine as dragon, 207, 209,
Creation of God, beginning of, 117, 118.

327, 329, 330; cast into the lake of firé
Cro of Life, 99-101, 116; of twelve stars, and brimstone, 339, 340.
198.

Devils (daimonia) worshipped, 176.
Crowns of gold, Christians wear, 126; many Doddridge, Dr.'s, opinion of the imagery of the
on head of Christ, 319.

Apocalypse, 127 ; on the four beasts, 129.
Cruden, on word eternal, 341..

Dogs and sorcerers, 378.
Cup, golden, in woman's hand, 236.

Door open, 114; opened in heaven, 123.

Double punishment, means full and adequate,
Date of Apocalypse, important that it should

301.
be settled, 36; nature of the testimony Dragon, that old serpent, 5; great red drag.
touching this matter, 38; historical evi.

on appears, 199; scriptural sense of the
dence considered, 39–41; internal evi.

metaphor, 199, 200; what the dragon of
dence, 41-63; addressed to seven churches

the Apocalypse represents, 200; would de-
in Asia, 41 ; ils character, form of ad-

vour the man-child, 200, 201; fights
dress, warnings, encouragements like against Michael, 204 ; cast out of heaven,
those of the New Testament books, known

204; certainly signifies human adversa.
to have been written before the destruc-

ries, 205, 206, 327, 328; wroth with the
tion of Jerusalem, 42—44; all the signs

woman, 211; gave power to the beast,
of the destruction of Jerusalem mentioned

214; wor hipped, 216; same as the old
by our Lord, we find in the Apocalypse, 45

serpent, the Devil and Satan, 327; but one
-48; its style agrees with that of the other

dragon in the Apocalypse, 328; the dragon
books of the New Testament in regard to

of the 12th and 20th chapters is the same
the time and circumstances of our Lord's

power, 328, 329; shut up in the bottomless
coming, 48—54; the Jews are spoken of

pit, 329, 330; cast into the lake of fire and
therein' as being in existence as a nation, Dust cast on the head, a sign of affliction, 307.

brimstone, 339, 340.
54, 55; Jerusalem reserred to as standing,
55; the temple also, 56; there are proph! Dwell

among men, manner in which God does,
ecies of the very event of the destruc-

161.
tion of Jerusalem, 57; the references to
the Roman emperors is of such a nature as

Eagle's wings to help the woman, 209, 210.
to prove it to have been written before the Earth helped the woman, 211.
destruction of Jerusalem, 58–60; it seems Earthquakes, metaphorical use of, 151, 279, 280.
to have been alluded to in the Epistles of

Earth and heaven Aed away, 344; sense of the
Peter and the Epistle to the Hebrews, 60; metaphor, 344, 345.
the age of John forbids our believing he

“Ear to hear” explained, 93, 101.
wrote the Apocalypse in the time of Domi- Eat up the litle book, 183.
tian, 62, 63; recapitulation of the evi- Egypt put for Jerusalem, 190.
dences, 63—65.

Elders, four-and-twenty, 125, 126, 132, 313.
Day of wrath, 154.

End of world, or age, 253.
of the Lord, 154; meaning of, 278. Ephesus, history of the church at, 89—95.
Days, a thousand, two hundred and three score, Ephod and girdle, 84, 85.
188, 203; three and a half, 190.

Epistles to the seven churches, 88.
Dead blessed, 248; different senses in which Eternal; see under Forever and ever.

the dead are spoken of, 249; works fol- Euphrates, the river described, 174; four
low them, 250.

angels at, loosed, 174; sixth vial poured
Dead bodies of witnesses lay in the streets, Expositor, editor of, on date of Apocalypse,

190.
DEAD, SMALL and GREAT, judgment of had

37, 38.
come, 194, 346; how the phrase

rest of Eye-salve, 120.
the dead”' is to be understood, 335; Christ Eyes as a flame of fire, 85, 319.
in his gospel kingdom judged the quick
and the dead, 346; Gentiles were said to Face as the sun, 86, 178.
be dead, 347; reasons why this judgment False apostles, 90, 91.
of the dead cannot be placed in the immor- Fearful and unbelieving, 363.
tal state, 347, 348; the judgment of the Feed the flock of Christ, 162.
dead commenced when Christ came in Feet like fine brass, 85; like pillars of fire,
his kingdom, and when the kingdom was 178; on the sea and on the earth, meaning
set up, 348; proofs that it was on the of, 179, 180.
earth, 349, 350; how the metaphor of Fine linen, 316. See under White.

on, 275. á

Fire, a figure of judgments, 164, 165, 253, 333 ; | Idols, things sacrificed to, not to be eaten,

proceeds from the mouth of witnesses, 188; 105, 106.
and brimstone, 165; persecutors tormented Image of beast appeared to have life, 227.
in, 241, 242; certainly refers to temporal Incense for prayer, 164.
judgments, 280.

Islands, metaphorical use of, 154; moved out
First begotten, 78.

of their places, 280, 281.
love abated, 91, 92,
fruits, use of the expression, 235.
resurrection; see Resurrection.

Jasper stone, 365, 367.
Five months, 171, 173.

Jerusalem, destruction of foretold, 145, 146,
Foreheads, the hundred and forty-four thousand 163; trodden down of Gentiles, 186; tenth

sealed in, 157-159, 232, 233, 287 ; follow- part fell, 191.
ers of beast marked there, 227, 228, 287; Jesus at the throne of God, 202. See, also, un-

der Christ.
high priest wore his mitre there, 237.
Forever and ever, scriptural use of the term, Jews, different senses in which men were, 96,
245, 246, 264, 312, 313, 341.

97, 114, 115.
Former things passed away, 361.

Jezebel, the woman, 105, 106.
Fornication, metaphorically spoken of, 106, John was the author of the Apocalypse, 8, 75,
234, 235, 284, 303.

76, 82, 93, 115, 117, 118, 359, 374; ele-
Forty-two months, 186, 217,

ments of his character, 23, 24; his diction
Foundation of the world, sense of expression,

clearly traceable in the Apocalypse, 25—
219.

27 ; his favorite metaphors occur there
Fountains, living, 162.

frequently, as light for truth, 27; sons of
Four and twenty seats and elders, 125, 126,

God, 28; Christ a Lamb, 28; the church
132, 313.

as the bride, 28; water for the truth, 29;
Furnace of fire, 253.

manna, or food, for the gospel, 30; blood

for the cleansing power of truth, 31 ; ob-
Gifts, sending of, a sign of hilarity, 190.

jections to his being the author of the
Gnawed their tongues, 275.

Apocalypse considered, 32–35. See, also,
God, his justice and rectitude declared, 273.

under Apocalypse.
Gog and Magog, 337, 338.

Juda, tribe of, Jesus came from, 136, 137.
Gold as a metaphor, 119, 120.

JUDGMENT, begins simultaneously with set-
Golden girdles, 263.

ting up the kingdom of Christ, 192—194,
Gospel everlasting, 236.

351; is on the earth, 195, 196; the hour
Guile, not found in true Christians, 235, 236.

of had come, 237; what is the judgment

day, 233; how Christ judges men, 238 ;
Hail, immensely great, 281; mingled with fire

scriptural doctrine of" judgment, 261;

Christ's throne of judgment set up on the
and blood, 165.

earth, 343, 314 ; at the time of the estab-
Hair, white like wool, 85.

lishment of his kingdom, 345; judgment
Hallelujah, meaning of, 311.

of quick and dead was judgment of
Hammond, Dr., on the speedy fulfilment of the Jews and Gentiles, 346; opposed to
the Apocalypse, 73; on the pouring of the

the current sense of Scripture to place it
seven vials, 270.

in the immortal state, 347 ; it began when
Hand, lifted up in oath, 180.

Christianity began, 348; it was surely on
Harps used in worship, 139, 140; scriptural

the earth, 349 ; where the revelator found
account of, 233.
Harvest of the earth, 253; same as the end of

his metaphor of the judgment of the dead,

350. See, also, under the word Dead.
the world, or age, 253.

Judgments are made manifest, 260; are in the
Heads
; see Seren.

earth, 268, 274 ; are true and righteous,
Heaven, meaning of, 123; Jewish opinion of,
163, 307, 303, 311, 314; opened, 318; lo:

271–274, 312, 318.
cal heaven and new Jerusalem, 325, 326;
the two witnesses could shut, 189; war in, Key of David, 113; of bottomless pit, 169, 326 ;
203; dragon cast out, 204 ; reaching to Kill with death, sense of, 106.

keys of hell and death, 87.
meaning of, 299.
Heavens depart as a scroll, 152..

Kingdom of Christ set up in power, 192, 193,
Hell and death, 87, 148.

345, 346.
Holy City, 359.

Kingdoms of this world become kingdoms of
Horns, 184, 200, 213, 292, 294.

Christ, 182, 192, 193.
Horse, white, Jesus rides on, 146, 147, 318; King of kings and Lord of lords, 293, 321.

red, represents war, 147; black, 'repre Kings, and priests, sense of the figure, 79,
sents famine, 147; pale, represents pesti- Kings of the East, 276.

lence and death, 148, 149.
Horses of eastern cavalry fearfully described,

172; heads like scorpions, 172; like lions, Lake of fire explained, 101, 102, 323, 324, 340,
175; breast plates of fire, 175; breathed 355, 363, 364.
fire, smoke and brimstone, 175'; tails like Lamb at the throne, 138; worshipped, 142-
serpents, 176.

144, 159, 160; opened the seals, 146;
Hunger no more, 161, 162.

wrath of, 151; cleansing power of his
Hour, day, month, year, 174.

blood, 160; leads to living fountains, 162 ;

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