Revelation

Chapter Eleven Two Witnesses And The Seventh Trumpet

In the first thirteen verses of Revelation 11 we have the remainder of the parenthesis which began in chapter 10. When reading this portion the careful student of the Word of God will be reminded of the passages relating the measuring of Jerusalem in Zechariah 2 and the measuring of the millennial temple in Ezekiel 40. We also read of the measuring of the holy city, the new Jerusalem, in Revelation 21. The Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:1-13) The vision in the opening verses of chapter 1...

Chapter Ten Eating The Little Opened Book

In this chapter we are given the first part of the parenthetical portion that comes in between the sixth and seventh trumpets (11:15). We have already noticed that there are similar parentheses between the sixth and seventh seals and the sixth and seventh vials. It is an evidence of divine order not to be overlooked. The seventh trumpet ushers in the millennial kingdom and goes right on to the close of the course of time and the establishment of the great white throne for the judgment of the...

Author Biography

Henry Allan Ironside, one of the twentieth century’s greatest preachers, was born in Toronto, Canada, on October 14, 1876. He lived his life by faith; his needs at crucial moments were met in the most remarkable ways. Though his classes stopped with grammar school, his fondness for reading and an incredibly retentive memory put learning to use. His scholarship was well recognized in academic circles with Wheaton College awarding an honorary Litt.D. in 1930 and Bob Jones University an ho...

Chapter Twenty-Two Closing Scenes (Part Two)

The first five verses of Revelation 22 continue the detailed symbolic description of the holy Jerusalem, which will be ruling over the earth during the millennium. The River of Life (Revelation 22:1-6) In this section we read of a pure river. David sang of a river, the streams of which will make glad the city of God. This river is the Holy Spirit’s testimony to the glory of Christ. It proceeds from the throne of God and of the Lamb, for the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and th...

Chapter Twenty-One Closing Scenes (Part One)

In regard to the first division of Revelation 21 it is important to note that prophecy does not properly relate to the eternal state. It is particularly occupied with this earth up to and including the millennium. Only occasionally do we have any reference in the prophetic scriptures to the unending ages that are to follow afterwards. Eternal Issues (Revelation 21:1-8) “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no...

Chapter Twenty The Millennium And The Great White Throne

It is often said by those who object to the doctrine of an earthly millennium, that the term itself is not found in the Bible. They insist that neither in the Old nor in the New Testaments do we ever read of a millennium. They argue from this that the teaching is manmade, not derived from the Word of God. We might reply that the mere fact that a certain term is not used in Scripture does not necessarily prove that the doctrine for which the term stands is not taught there. The word trinity i...

Chapter Eighteen Babylon: Its Character And Doom (Part Two)

In the previous chapter I sought to identify the Babylon of the apocalypse. I tried to show just how it was linked with Babylon of the Old Testament, the literal city in the land of the Chaldeans on the plain of Shinar. This chapter will give more details as to its unholy character and its awful doom. We also will get a better idea of the incredible way in which its principles have permeated civilization, affecting the entire civil and commercial fabric of the age in which we live. All of th...

Chapter Seventeen Babylon: Its Character And Doom (Part One)

This chapter addresses a theme, the wonder of which grows on me every time I speak of it, namely the mystery of iniquity in its final form: Babylon the great. This vast system of error is so like Christianity in some respects that thousands of apparently spiritually-minded people have not been able to distinguish it from Christianity. Yet, when tested by the Word of God this system is seen to be a counterfeit of that church which God has purchased with the blood of His own Son. Although w...

Chapter Twelve The Woman And The Man-Child

With this chapter we begin our study of a very distinct part of the book of Revelation embracing chapters 12,13, and 14, which form a connected outline of events. Chapters 12-13, as noted on the chart, bring before us “the great actors for good and evil in the last days” (Walter Scott). Chapter 14 gives us the consummation—the Lamb on mount Zion, returned to bless the remnant of Israel, and through them the world, and the final judgments relating to the preparation for the actual setti...

Chapter Thirteen The Two Beasts

The Coming Federation of Nations (Revelation 13:1-10) A federation of nations! How much is this phrase on the lips of politicians and persons interested in national affairs at the present time (1919)! It was far otherwise but a few years ago. When teachers of prophecy declared that the Word of God predicted just such a federation as men are now deeply interested in, they were met with ridicule. It was openly declared that these teachers were dreamers, giving in to foolish imaginations, an...
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