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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
Abaddon and Apollyon, 173.
212; what is represented thereby, 212,
213; worshipped, 216, 218; blasphemed
God, 217, 218; image of appeared to
have life, 227; impresses his mark on
Aying through midst of heaven, 168; an- number, 229, 230; victory over, 259, and
kings, 322, 323 ; is taken and cast into
about the throne, 159, 160; doctrine of in Beast (second) comes up out of the earth, 220 ;
wonders, 221, 222; affects to perform
miracles, 226, 277, 278; incites rulers to
sons for this, 3, 4; not wholly dark, 4; Beasts, four, explained as hieroglyphics, 129,
Christ's vesture dipped in, 319, 320.
Book of Life, 111, 112, 219, 353.
Book, written within and on back side, 133;
Book, little, 178, 179; eaten up, 183; effects
Books were opened when the kingdom of
Christ began, 348, 349, 352, 353.
Bottomless pit, 69; key of, 326; metaphor ex-
meant thereby, 239, 280; Babylon the
Chastisement, benevolent and paternal, 121.
Christ, glory due to him, 79; appearing of,
less pit, 189; made war against Chris. Clarke, Adam, on God's pleasure, 132; on
Cloud, angel clothed with, 178; as a veil of judging the dead occurred to the revela-
divine glory, 265.
Death, see Second.
in spiritual sense, the state of the
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.
Depths of Satan, 107.
ing power, 98; saine as dragon, 207, 209,
327, 329, 330; cast into the lake of firé
Devils (daimonia) worshipped, 176.
Apocalypse, 127 ; on the four beasts, 129.
Dogs and sorcerers, 378.
Door open, 114; opened in heaven, 123.
Double punishment, means full and adequate,
on appears, 199; scriptural sense of the
metaphor, 199, 200; what the dragon of
the Apocalypse represents, 200; would de-
vour the man-child, 200, 201; fights
204; certainly signifies human adversa.
ries, 205, 206, 327, 328; wroth with the
woman, 211; gave power to the beast,
214; wor hipped, 216; same as the old
serpent, the Devil and Satan, 327; but one
dragon in the Apocalypse, 328; the dragon
of the 12th and 20th chapters is the same
power, 328, 329; shut up in the bottomless
pit, 329, 330; cast into the lake of fire and
brimstone, 339, 340.
among men, manner in which God does,
Eagle's wings to help the woman, 209, 210.
Earth and heaven Aed away, 344; sense of the
“Ear to hear” explained, 93, 101.
Elders, four-and-twenty, 125, 126, 132, 313.
End of world, or age, 253.
Epistles to the seven churches, 88.
the dead are spoken of, 249; works fol- Euphrates, the river described, 174; four
angels at, loosed, 174; sixth vial poured
rest of Eye-salve, 120.
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.
Islands, metaphorical use of, 154; moved out
of their places, 280, 281.
Jasper stone, 365, 367.
Jerusalem, destruction of foretold, 145, 146,
sealed in, 157-159, 232, 233, 287 ; follow- part fell, 191.
97, 114, 115.
Jezebel, the woman, 105, 106.
76, 82, 93, 115, 117, 118, 359, 374; ele-
ments of his character, 23, 24; his diction
clearly traceable in the Apocalypse, 25—
27 ; his favorite metaphors occur there
frequently, as light for truth, 27; sons of
God, 28; Christ a Lamb, 28; the church
as the bride, 28; water for the truth, 29;
manna, or food, for the gospel, 30; blood
for the cleansing power of truth, 31 ; ob-
jections to his being the author of the
Apocalypse considered, 32–35. See, also,
Juda, tribe of, Jesus came from, 136, 137.
JUDGMENT, begins simultaneously with set-
ting up the kingdom of Christ, 192—194,
351; is on the earth, 195, 196; the hour
of had come, 237; what is the judgment
day, 233; how Christ judges men, 238 ;
scriptural doctrine of" judgment, 261;
Christ's throne of judgment set up on the
earth, 343, 314 ; at the time of the estab-
lishment of his kingdom, 345; judgment
of quick and dead was judgment of
the current sense of Scripture to place it
in the immortal state, 347 ; it began when
Christianity began, 348; it was surely on
the earth, 349 ; where the revelator found
his metaphor of the judgment of the dead,
350. See, also, under the word Dead.
Judgments are made manifest, 260; are in the
earth, 268, 274 ; are true and righteous,
271–274, 312, 318.
keys of hell and death, 87.
Kingdom of Christ set up in power, 192, 193,
Kingdoms of this world become kingdoms of
Christ, 182, 192, 193.
red, represents war, 147; black, 'repre Kings, and priests, sense of the figure, 79,
lence and death, 148, 149.
172; heads like scorpions, 172; like lions, Lake of fire explained, 101, 102, 323, 324, 340,
144, 159, 160; opened the seals, 146;
wrath of, 151; cleansing power of his
blood, 160; leads to living fountains, 162 ;