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Rev. Clint Smith
John was given a special name for Jesus – “Faithful and True.” This descriptive name reveals Jesus’ total trustworthiness, reliability, and dependability. It describes His character and makes known His words and works as Lord of lords and King of kings.
John hears all of Heaven shouting the glory of God. God is praised for His salvation, glory, honor, and His power.
God’s divine justice is celebrated because His judgments are true and righteous. He will exercise divine vengeance on the persecutors of His servants.
Heaven is loud with praise. All of Heaven can only worship and shout, “Hallelujah!” – “Praise the Lord!”
A voice from the throne of God sparked even greater heavenly praise when God’s power was acknowledged. John said he heard “something like the shout of a vast multitude, and like the boom of many pounding waves, and like the roar of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, the Omnipotent, the Ruler of all reigns.”
John saw that joy and gladness had filled Heaven because the marriage of the Lamb had come. His Bride had made Herself ready.
John was instructed by the angel of God to write the true and exact words of God – “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” The angel instructed John to only worship God. He said, “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy, His life and teaching are the heart of prophecy.”
John saw Heaven open and Jesus appeared on a white horse. Jesus was called Faith and True, and it was declared that in righteousness, He judges and makes war.
In his heavenly vision, John described Jesus’ appearance similar to that of Revelation 1. John saw His heavenly army following their King of kings and Lord of lords into battle.
John saw another heavenly angel preparing for another feast. He declared a complete conquest of evil and a feast for the birds.
Evil powers and armies gathered together to make war against the Lamb and His army.
The beast (Antichrist) and the false prophet who assigned the mark of the beast, were snatched up and hurled into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
The armies of the beast were killed with the Sword of the Spirit which proceeded from the mouth of Christ. The birds fed ravenously and gorged themselves with their flesh.