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19:4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down
and worshiped God who sits on the throne, saying,
19:5 A voice came forth from the throne, saying,
19:6 I heard something like the voice of a great multitude,
and like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of mighty thunders, saying,
19:19 I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies,
gathered together to make war against him who sat on the horse, and against his army.
19:20 The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who worked
the signs in his sight, with which he deceived those who had received the
mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown
alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
19:21 The rest were killed with the sword of him who sat on the horse,
the sword which came forth out of his mouth. All the birds were filled with their flesh.
Rev 4:10,11 - worship Creator
Rev 5:8-10 - worship Savior
Rev 7:12 - "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!"
Rev 11:17 - "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign."
19:5 In what way is worship contingent upon fear?
19:6 Are there things over with God will reign in the future
that he doesn't reign presently?
xref: Rev 11:17
What might the world view as the downsides to God reigning?
What is the significance of the word "our" in Rev 19:1,5,6?
19:10 Don't do it!
Xref Acts 10:25,26
How might this be related to the "veneration" of saints practiced in Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity?
In contrast notice that Jesus did not object to such worship of him.
Jn 9:38; Mt 28:9,17 How does this affirm the diety of Christ?
"Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:" Prov 24:17To what extent and under what circumstances should Christians rejoice at the suffering of the wicked?
vs 7-10 The bride is the church, and the illustration is appropriate for marriage was made in the image of the relationship between Christ and his church.
"For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh." Eph 5:30,31The saints are clothed not in the righteous acts of Christ himself, but in their own righteous acts. The clothing does not represent their justification but rather the outworkings of their faith.
Jesus mentioned the wedding banquet in his parables.
Ten Virgins Matt 25:1-13 Those who intend to meet Christ at His return must be prepared in view of the imminence of His coming.
Matt 14:33 "Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God."
Matt 28:9 "And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him."
vs 11-16 The rider is Christ. The robe dipped in blood represents his blood shed on the cross. The sword is the Word of God, as Ephesians 6 mentions, which is also his name.
vs 17-19 So you come to this wedding feast and they set the food
before you. Now what it the food itself? It is the flesh of kings, generals,
and mighty men. Sound delicious? But Jesus had used this illustration of
eating flesh before both in the last supper he spoke of eating his flesh
and in John 6 after feeding the five thousand, for which reason it says
"From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with
him." John 6:66 So one must be careful to understand the spiritual
meaning of this. Xref Ezekiel 39:17-21
vs 20-21 While the rest of the unbelievers will not be thrown into the lake of fire until after the millenial kingdom, these two - the antichrist and false prophet were thrown in at this time. Leaders should recieve greater punishment than their followers.
All the rest of the armies of the antichrist were killed. Does that mean that all unbelievers were killed? Were there any left on the earth? Were there any converts during or after this battle?
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