Christ is coming (Rev 1:7)


Christ is coming

With the clouds.

Every eye

Will see him,

Even those who pierced him.

On his account

All the tribes

Of the earth

Will cry aloud.



Ἰδοὺ ἔρχεται μετὰ τῶν νεφελῶν, καὶ ὄψεται αὐτὸν πᾶς ὀφθαλμὸς καὶ οἵτινες αὐτὸν ἐξεκέντησαν, καὶ κόψονται ἐπ’ αὐτὸν πᾶσαι αἱ φυλαὶ τῆς γῆς. ναί, ἀμήν.

John said “Look (Ἰδοὺ)!  Christ is coming (ἔρχεται) with the clouds (μετὰ τῶν νεφελῶν).  Every eye (πᾶς ὀφθαλμὸς) will see him (καὶ ὄψεται αὐτὸν), even those who pierced him (καὶ οἵτινες αὐτὸν ἐξεκέντησαν).  On his account (ἐπ’ αὐτὸν), all the tribes (πᾶσαι αἱ φυλαὶ) of the earth (τῆς γῆς) will cry out (καὶ κόψονται).  Yes (ναί)!  Amen (ἀμήν)!”  This description is much like the vision of the prophet Daniel, chapter 7:13-14, “As I watched in the night visions, I saw one, like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven.  He came to the Ancient One.  He was presented before him.  To him, was given dominion, glory, and kingship.  All people, all nations, all languages should serve him.  His dominion is an everlasting dominion.  It shall not pass away.  His kingdom is one that shall never be destroyed.”  This saying has often been interpreted as the coming of the Messiah, the savior.  The usage of the term ‘son of man’ may be a reference to Jesus, since he and his disciples used this term.  The prophet Zechariah, chapter 12:10 spoke about a pierced one, “When they look on the one whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him.”  Thus, this John used these prophetic verses to describe his vision of Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ was coming on a cloud.  Everyone will see him, even those who pierced him or tried to destroy him.  They will all cry out in agreement with a great amen or yes.  All the world will finally be united around Jesus Christ in his Second Coming.  Do you expect the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?

Prayer to God (Rev 1:6)

“Jesus Christ

Made us

Into a kingdom,


Of God,

His Father.

To him

Be glory

And power

Forever and ever.


καὶ ἐποίησεν ἡμᾶς βασιλείαν, ἱερεῖς τῷ Θεῷ καὶ Πατρὶ αὐτοῦ, αὐτῷ ἡ δόξα καὶ τὸ κράτος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων· ἀμήν.

John said “Jesus Christ made us (καὶ ἐποίησεν ἡμᾶς) into a kingdom (βασιλείαν), priests of God (ἱερεῖς τῷ Θεῷ), his Father (καὶ Πατρὶ αὐτοῦ).  To him be glory (αὐτῷ ἡ δόξα) and power (καὶ τὸ κράτος) forever and ever (εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων).  Amen (ἀμήν).”  John said that Jesus Christ has made us into a new kingdom, where he is in charge.  We are the new priests of God, so that we share in the royal priesthood of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, we should offer glory and power to God forever.  This prayer even has a Jewish amen, or so be it.  This is the eschatological perfection when we will be joined with Jesus Christ in praising God the Father forever.  This is our eternal reward in the final time.  Do you offer glory and power to God?

Jesus Christ (Rev 1:5)

“Jesus Christ is

The faithful witness,

The firstborn

Of the dead,

And the ruler

Of the kings of earth.

He loves us

And frees us

From our sins

By his blood.”

καὶ ἀπὸ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ μάρτυς ὁ πιστός, ὁ πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν καὶ ὁ ἄρχων τῶν βασιλέων τῆς γῆς. Τῷ ἀγαπῶντι ἡμᾶς καὶ λύσαντι ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ αἵματι αὐτοῦ,

John said “Jesus Christ (καὶ ἀπὸ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ) is the faithful (ὁ πιστός) witness (ὁ μάρτυς), the firstborn of the dead (ὁ πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν), and the ruler (καὶ ὁ ἄρχων) of the kings (τῶν βασιλέων) of the earth (ῆς γῆς).  He loves us (Τῷ ἀγαπῶντι ἡμᾶς) and frees us (καὶ λύσαντι ἡμᾶς) from our sins (ἐκ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν) by his blood (ἐν τῷ αἵματι αὐτοῦ).”  This John explained the role of Jesus Christ.  He is our faithful witness.  He is the first born or the prototype of all who have died because he has defeated death.  He was the first to rise again with his Resurrection.  We too will defeat death with our resurrection.  He certainly loves us and frees us from our sins by his blood on the cross.  Thus, Jesus Christ was our savior from the death of this world.  Do you believe that Jesus Christ is your savior?

Greetings to the seven Asian churches (Rev 1:4)


To the seven churches

That are in Asia.

Grace to you!


From him

Who is,

And who was

And who is to come,

And from the seven spirits

Who are before

His throne.”

Ἰωάνης ταῖς ἑπτὰ ἐκκλησίαις ταῖς ἐν τῇ Ἀσίᾳ· χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ ὁ ὢν καὶ ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος, καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν ἑπτὰ Πνευμάτων ἃ ἐνώπιον τοῦ θρόνου αὐτοῦ,

John said “John (Ἰωάνης) to the seven churches (ταῖς ἑπτὰ ἐκκλησίαις) that are in Asia (ἐν τῇ Ἀσίᾳ).  Grace to you (χάρις ὑμῖν)! Peace (καὶ εἰρήνη) from him who is (ἀπὸ ὁ ὢν) and who was (ὁ ἦν) and who is to come (καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος), and from the seven spirits (καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν ἑπτὰ Πνευμάτων) who are before (ἃ ἐνώπιον) his throne (τοῦ θρόνου αὐτοῦ).”  This John then turned this into a letter or epistle to the seven churches in Asia with a grace and peace greeting.  The Roman province called Asia is present day western Turkey.  Paul had helped establish many of these churches and written letters to some of them.  John offered the grace and peace of God who is, who was, and who is to come.  This is like the wonderful doxology of praise at the end of the Letter of Jude.  The eternity of God was a key feature of the monotheistic God who was, is, and will be.  There was a mention of the seven spirits before God’s throne.  This might be a reference to the sevenfold Holy Spirit or the seven angels in the Book of Enoch, that was also mentioned in the Letter of Jude.  Do you send grace and peace greetings?

The blessed ones (Rev 1:3)

“Blessed is the one

Who reads

And listens

To the words

Of the prophecy!


What is written in it!

The time

Is near!”

Μακάριος ὁ ἀναγινώσκων καὶ οἱ ἀκούοντες τοὺς λόγους τῆς προφητείας καὶ τηροῦντες τὰ ἐν αὐτῇ γεγραμμένα· ὁ γὰρ καιρὸς ἐγγύς.

John said “Blessed (Μακάριος) is the one who reads (ὁ ἀναγινώσκων) and listens (καὶ οἱ ἀκούοντες) to the words (τοὺς λόγους) of the prophecy (τῆς προφητείας)!  Keep (καὶ τηροῦντες) what is written in it (τὰ ἐν αὐτῇ γεγραμμένα)!  The time (ὁ γὰρ καιρὸς) is near (ἐγγύς)!”  His readers should be blessed or happy just like those who follow the beatitudes of Jesus in Matthew, chapter 5, and Luke, chapter 6There will be more blessings in this book.  However, they had to read and listen to the prophetic words of the prophetic utterances that came from God as found in the Hebrew Bible.  Then they had to keep or follow what is written.  There was this constant reminder that reading and listening was not good enough.  They had to keep the word of God in their actions.  The main reason was because the critical time of the Second Coming of Christ was near.  The expectation was that Jesus Christ would return pretty soon, any day now.  When do you expect the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?

John gives his testimony (Rev 1:2)

“John testifies

To the word of God

And to the testimony

Of Jesus Christ,

As much as he saw.”

ὃς ἐμαρτύρησεν τὸν λόγον τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ τὴν μαρτυρίαν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὅσα εἶδεν.

John said that “he testifies (ὃς ἐμαρτύρησεν) to the word of God (τὸν λόγον τοῦ Θεοῦ) and to the testimony (καὶ τὴν μαρτυρίαν) of Jesus Christ (Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ), as much as he saw (ὅσα εἶδεν).”  This John said that he would testify to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.  However, he did have the limitation of only what he saw in his visions.  He was willing to testify about his own visions about God and Jesus Christ, even if they were limited.  What are you willing to testify to?

The revelation of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:1)

“The revelation

Of Jesus Christ,

Which God gave him

To show his servants

What would soon take place.

He made it known

By sending

His angel

To his servant John.”

Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἣν ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ ὁ Θεός, δεῖξαι τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ ἃ δεῖ γενέσθαι ἐν τάχει, καὶ ἐσήμανεν ἀποστείλας διὰ τοῦ ἀγγέλου αὐτοῦ, τῷ δούλῳ αὐτοῦ Ἰωάνῃ,

This author introduced himself as John.  He said this was “The revelation (Ἀποκάλυψις) of Jesus Christ (Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ), which God (ὁ Θεός) gave him (ἣν ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ) to show (δεῖξαι) his servants (τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ) what would soon take place (ἃ δεῖ γενέσθαι ἐν τάχει).  He made it known (καὶ ἐσήμανεν) by sending (ἀποστείλας) his angel (διὰ τοῦ ἀγγέλου αὐτοῦ) to his servant (τῷ δούλῳ αὐτοῦ) John (Ἰωάνῃ).”  This book is a revelation or an apocalypse, the Greek word for revelation Ἀποκάλυψις.  There was a whole series of apocalyptic literature from some of the Hebrew prophets, especially Ezekiel.  This word means unveiling of something unknown.  Thus, it could have been a secret knowledge of God, the plan of salvation, or a mystery.  That is why this book is sometimes called the Apocalypse because of the Greek word that starts this book, since it is a revelation about Jesus Christ.  God gave his servant John this revelation by an unnamed angel.  However, once again, we are faced with the problem of who this John is.  Adding to our possible list of Johns is John the Baptist, John Mark, the author of the Gospel of Mark, John, the Evangelist author of the fourth gospel, an unknown prophet called John, an unidentified John, John the Apostle, John the writer of the three epistles of John, or someone pretending to be a famous John.  We know for sure that he called himself John.  He considered himself a slave of God.  He had a revelation from God about Jesus Christ via an unnamed angel about things that were going to happen soon.  What do you know about the apocalypse or revelation?

Outline of the Book of Revelation

I. The present

1. The prologue

The revelation of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:1)

John gives his testimony (Rev 1:2)

The blessed ones (Rev 1:3)

2. Greetings to the seven Asian churches (Rev 1:4)

Jesus Christ (Rev 1:5)

Prayer to God (Rev 1:6)

Christ is coming (Rev 1:7)

The alpha and the omega (Rev 1:8)

3. The first vision

The island of Patmos (Rev 1:9)

I was in the Spirit (Rev 1:10)

Write a book for seven churches (Rev 1:11)

Seven golden lampstands (Rev 1:12)

4. The Son of Man

The long robe with the golden belt (Rev 1:13)

White hair and fiery eyes (Rev 1:14)

His feet and his voice (Rev 1:15)

His right hand, mouth, and face (Rev 1:16)

5. The Son of Man speaks

I fell at his feet (Rev 1:17)

I am the living one (Rev 1:18)

Write what you see (Rev 1:19)

The explanation of the stars and lampstands (Rev 1:20)

II. The seven churches

1. Ephesus

The words of the man with the stars in his right hand (Rev 2:1)

I know your works (Rev 2:2)

You have not grown weary (Rev 2:3)

You have abandoned the love you had (Rev 2:4)

Repent! (Rev 2:5)

You hate the Nicolaitans (Rev 2:6)

Listen to the Spirit (Rev 2:7)

2. Smyrna

The words of the first and the last one (Rev 2:8)

I know your slander (Rev 2:9)

You are going to suffer (Rev 2:10)

Listen to the Spirit! (Rev 2:11)

3. Pergamum

The words of the two-edged sword (Rev 2:12)

You are holding fast to my name (Rev 2:13)

I have something against you (Rom 2:14)

There are some Nicolaitans (Rev 2:15)

I will make war against them (Rev 2:16)

The white stone (Rev 2:17)

4. Thyatira

The words of the flaming eyes (Rev 2:18)

I know your good works (Rev 2:19)

You tolerate Jezebel (Rev 2:20)

I gave her time to repent (Rev 2:21)

Great distress (Rev 2:22)

I will strike her children dead (Rev 2:23)

I do not lay another burden on you (Rev 2:24)

Hold fast to what you have (Rev 2:25)

Those who prevail (Rev 2:26)

They will rule with an iron rod (Rev 2:27)

I will give the morning star (Rev 2:28)

Listen to the Spirit! (Rev 2:29)

5. Sardis

The words of the seven spirits of God (Rev 3:1)

Wake up! (Rev 3:2)

Repent! (Rev 3:3)

Some will walk with me (Rev 3:4)

Their name will be in the book of life (Rom 3:5)

Listen to the Spirit! (Rev 3:6)

6. Philadelphia

I open and no one shuts (Rev 3:7)

I know your works (Rev 3:8)

They will learn that I love you (Rev 3:9)

Patient endurance (Rev 3:10)

I am coming soon (Rev 3:11)

I will make you a pillar in the temple of God (Rev 3:12)

Listen to the Spirit! (Rev 3:13)

7. Laodicea

They word of Amen (Rev 3:14)

Neither boiling hot or cold (Rev 3:15)

I am going to vomit you out of my mouth (Rev 3:16)

You are wretched (Rev 3:17)

Buy gold from me (Rev 3:18)

Repent! (Rev 3:19)

I am knocking at the door (Rev 3:20)

Sit with me on my throne (Rev 3:21)

Listen to the Spirit! (Rev 3:22)

III. The future

1. The heavenly worship

The door in heaven was open (Rev 4:1)

Someone seated on a throne (Rev 4:2)

The throne had a rainbow look (Rev 4:3)

Twenty-four thrones (Rev 4:4)

Seven flaming torches (Rev 4:5)

2. The four living creatures

Four living creatures (Rev 4:6)

The lion, the ox, the human face, and the flying eagle (Rev 4:7)

The four creatures say Holy, Holy, Holy (Rev 4:8)

The four creatures give glory and honor (Rev 4:9)

The twenty-four presbyters worship God (Rev 4:10)

The presbyters praise God (Rev 4:11)

3. The scroll

The scroll in the right hand (Rev 5:1)

Who is worthy to open the scroll? (Rev 5:2)

No one could open the scroll (Rev 5:3)

I wept (Rev 5:4)

The lion of Judah (Rev 5:5)

4. The lamb

The wounded lamb with seven horns and seven eyes (Rev 5:6)

The lamb took the scroll (Rev 5:7)

The others fell before the lamb (Rev 5:8)

They sang a new song (Rev 5:9)

You made them a kingdom of priests (Rev 5:10)

I heard the voice of many angels (Rev 5:11)

The lamb was worthy (Rev 5:12)

Every creature praised God and the lamb (Rev 5:13)

Worship with an Amen (Rev 5:14)

5. The first four seals

The living creature said to come (Rev 6:1)

The rider on a white horse (Rev 6:2)

The second seal (Rev 6:3)

The rider on a red horse (Rev 6:4)

The third seal with a black horse rider (Rev 6:5)

A denarius (Rev 6:6)

The fourth seal (Rev 6:7)

The pale green horse with Death riding on it (Rev 6:8)

6. The fifth and sixth seals

The fifth seal (Rev 6:9)

When will you judge the inhabitants of the earth? (Rev 6:10)

They got white robes (Rev 6:11)

The sixth seal (Rev 6:12)

The stars of the sky fell (Rev 6:13)

The sky vanished (Rev 6:14)

Everyone hid (Rev 6:15)

Hide us from God! (Rev 6:16)

Who is able to stand (Rev 6:17)

7. The Israelite tribe survivors

The four angels and the lack of wind (Rev 7:1)

The angel with the seal of the living God (Rev 7:2)

The seal on the forehead (Rev 7:3)

144, 000 sealed of every Israelite tribe (Rev 7:4)

12,000 from the tribe of Judah, Reuben, and Gad (Rev 7:5)

12,000 from the tribe of Asher, Naphtali, and Manasseh (Rev 7:6)

12,000 from the tribe of Simon, Levi, and Issachar (Rev 7:7)

12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin (Rev 7:8)

8. The multitude from every nation

No one could count the great multitude (Rev 7:9)

Salvation belongs to our God and the lamb (Rev 7:10)

They all worshipped God (Rev 7:11)

Sing praise to God with an Amen (Rev 7:12)

Where did they come from? (Rev 7:13)

They have come out of the great ordeal (Rev 7:14)

Eternal worship (Rev 7:15)

No more hunger or thirst (Rev 7:16)

The lamb will be their shepherd (Rev 7:17)

9. The seventh seal

The silence with the seventh seal (Rev 8:1)

Seven angels with seven trumpets (Rev 8:2)

Another angel with a golden censer (Rev 8:3)

The incense smoke rose up (Rev 8:4)

Fire was thrown on the earth (Rev 8:5)

10. The first four angels with their trumpets

The seven angels got ready to blow the trumpets (Rev 8:6)

The first angel blew his trumpet (Rev 8:7)

The second angel blew his trumpet (Rev 8:8)

The destruction of one third of the sea (Rev 8:9)

The third angel blew his trumpet (Rev 8:10)

The blazing falling star was called “Wormwood” (Rev 8:11)

The fourth angel blew his trumpet (Rev 8:12)

I hear the eagle crying “Woe!” (Rev 8:13)

11. The fifth trumpet

The fifth angel blew his trumpet (Rev 9:1)

The smoke from the bottomless pit (Rom 9:2)

Locusts came out of the smoke (Rev 9:3)

Do not damage the grass (Rev 9:4)

Torture for five months (Rev 9:5)

They will long to die (Rev 9:6)

The locusts were like horses (Rev 9:7)

Woman’s hair and lion’s teeth (Rev 9:8)

Nosy wings (Rev 9:9)

Stinger tails (Rev 9:10)

King Abaddon (Rev 9:11)

The first woe has passed (Rev 9:12)

12. The sixth trumpet

The sixth angel blew his trumpet (Rev 9:13)

Release the four angels at the Euphrates River (Rev 9:14)

The four angels were released (Rev 9:15)

200,000,000 troops (Rev 9:16)

I saw the horses (Rev 9:17)

A third of all humans killed (Rev 9:18)

The horses’ mouths and tails inflicted harm (Rev 9:19)

The survivors did not stop worshipping image idols (Rev 9:20)

They did not repent their evil ways (Rev 9:21)

13. The angel with the little scroll

Another mighty angel (Rev 10:1)

The open little scroll (Rev 10:2)

The angel shouted like a lion (Rev 10:3)

Do not write it down! (Rev 10:4)

The angel raised his right hand to heaven (Rev 10:5)

There will be no more delay (Rev 10:6)

The mystery of God will be fulfilled (Rev 10:7)

14. The open little book

Take the open scroll from the angel (Rev 10:8)

Eat the little scroll (Rev 10:9)

I ate the little scroll (Rev 10:10)

You must prophesy (Rev 10:11)

15. The two witnesses

Measure the Temple of God! (Rev 11:1)

Do not measure the court outside the temple (Rev 11:2)

Prophesy for 1,260 days (Rev 11:3)

Two olive trees and two lampstands (Rev 11:4)

Kill those who want to harm them (Rev 11:5)

They have authority (Rev 11:6)

The beast from the bottomless pit will kill them (Rev 11:7)

Their dead bodies will lie in the street (Rev 11:8)

They will lie there for three and half days (Rev 11:9)

The other humans will celebrate over them (Rev 11:10)

The breath of life from God entered them (Rev 11:11)

“Come up here!” (Rev 11:12)

There was a great earthquake (Rev 11:13)

The second woe is over (Rev 11:14)

16. The seventh trumpet

The seventh angel blew his trumpet (Rev 11:15)

The twenty-four presbyters worshipped God (Rev 11:16)

They were saying (Rev 11:17)

Time for judging the dead (Rev 11:18)

God’s heavenly temple was opened (Rev 11:19)

17. The vision of the woman and the dragon

The woman with twelve stars on her crown (Rev 12:1)

The pregnant lady was giving birth (Rev 12:2)

A great big red dragon (Rev 12:3)

The dragon stood before the pregnant woman (Rev 12:4)

The woman gave birth to a son (Rev 12:5)

The woman fled into the wilderness (Rev 12:6)

18. Michael defeated the dragon

Michael and his angels (Rev 12:7)

They were defeated (Rev 12:8)

The great dragon was thrown down to earth (Rev 12:9)

Salvation has come (Rev 12:10)

They conquered him (Rev 12:11)

Rejoice in heaven (Rev 12:12)

19. The dragon and the pursuit of the woman

The dragon pursued the woman on earth (Rev 12:13)

The woman had two eagle wings (Rev 12:14)

The serpent wanted to drown her with water (Rev 12:15)

The earth swallowed the river of the dragon (Rev 12:16)

The dragon was angry (Rev 12:17)

20. The beast from the sea

A wild beast with seven heads rose from the sea (Rev 13:1)

The dragon gave authority to this sea beast (Rev 13:2)

The whole earth followed the beast (Rev 13:3)

They worshipped the dragon and the beast (Rev 13:4)

The beast had authority for forty-two months (Rev 13:5)

The sea beast uttered blasphemies (Rev 13:6)

The beast conquered the saints (Rev 13:7)

Everyone worshipped the beast (Rev 13:8)

Listen up! (Rev 13:9)

If you kill with the sword, you die by the sword (Rev 13:10)

21. The beast from the earth

Another beast rose up from the earth (Rev 13:11)

This beast wanted all the humans to worship the first beast (Rev 13:12)

This earthly beast performs great signs (Rev 13:13)

This earthly beast deceives humans (Rev 13:14)

The beast made the image of the other beast speak (Rev 13:15)

Everyone was marked (Rev 13:16)

No one can buy or sell without the mark of the beast (Rev 13:17)

The number of the beast is 666 (Rev 13:18)

22. The lamb and the 144,000 sealed ones

The lamb and those sealed with his name (Rev 14:1)

I heard sounds from heaven (Rev 14:2)

They sang a new song (Rev 14:3)

The Israelite virgins follow the lamb (Rev 14:4)

They are blameless (Rev 14:5)

23. The three angels have announcements

I saw another flying angel (Rev 14:6)

Give God glory! (Rev 14:7)

A second angel said that Babylon had fallen (Rev 14:8)

The third angel (Rev 14:9)

They will be tormented (Rev 14:10)

There will be no rest for the worshippers of the beast (Rev 14:11)

The call for endurance (Rev 14:12)

I heard another voice from heaven (Rev 14:13)

24. Reaping the earth’s harvest

The Son of Man with a golden crown (Rev 14:14)

Another angel appeared (Rev 14:15)

The one on the cloud swung his sickle (Rev 14:16)

Another angel with a sharp sickle (Rev 14:17)

The angel over fire said that the grapes were ripe (Rev 14:18)

The angel gathered the grape vintage of the earth (Rev 14:19)

Blood flowed from the wine press for two hundred miles (Rev 14:20)

25. The angels with the seven last plagues

The vision of the seven angels (Rev 15:1)

Standing by the sea of glass (Rev 15:2)

They sang the song of Moses (Rev 15:3)

You alone are holy (Rev 15:4)

The temple of the tent was open (Rev 15:5)

The seven angels with the seven plagues (Rev 15:6)

Seven golden bowls (Rev 15:7)

The temple was filled with smoke (Rev 15:8)

26. The bowls of God’s wrath

Pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth (Rev 16:1)

The first angel (Rev 16:2)

The second angel (Rev 16:3)

The third angel (Rev 16:4)

The angel of the waters (Rev 16:5)

They deserve to drink blood (Rev 16:6)

Your judgments are true and just (Rev 16:7)

The fourth angel (Rev 16:8)

They cursed the name of God (Rev 16:9)

The fifth angel (Rev 16:10)

They did not repent (Rev 16:11)

The sixth angel (Rev 16:12)

Three foul frog spirits (Rev 16:13)

These are demonic spirits (Rev 16:14)

I am coming like a thief (Rev 16:15)

Armageddon (Rev 16:16)

The seventh angel (Rev 16:17)

A great violent earthquake (Rev 16:18)

The great city was split into three (Rev 16:19)

No more islands and mountains (Rev 16:20)

Huge hailstones (Rev 16:21)

27. The great whore

The judgment of the great whore (Rev 17:1)

The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her (Rev 17:2)

The woman and the ten horned beast (Rev 17:3)

This woman was well dressed (Rev 17:4)

The mother of whores (Rev 17:5)

I was amazed at this drunk woman (Rev 17:6)

Why are you amazed? (Rev 17:7)

This beast is going to destruction (Rev 17:8)

The seven heads and the seven mountains (Rev 17:9)

The seven kings (Rev 17:10)

The beast goes to destruction (Rev 17:11)

The ten horns and ten kings (Rev 17:12)

They yield their authority and power to the beast (Rev 17:13)

The lamb will conquer them (Rev 17:14)

The explanation of the waters (Rev 17:15)

The beast hates the whore (Rev 17:16)

They agreed to give their kingdoms to the beast (Rev 17:17)

The woman is the great city (Rev 17:18)

28. The fall of Babylon

Another angel with great authority and glory (Rev 18:1)

Babylon has fallen (Rev 18:2)

They have committed fornication (Rev 18:3)

Another voice from heaven (Rev 18:4)

God remembers her iniquities (Rev 18:5)

Repay pay her double for her deeds (Rev 18:6)

She says that she will never see grief (Rev 18:7)

Her plagues will come in a single day (Rev 18:8)

They will weep and wail over her (Rev 18:9)

Your judgment came in one hour (Rev 18:10)

The merchants weep (Rev 18:11)

The merchant’s cargo (Rev 18:12)

The merchant’s fine goods (Rev 18:13)

Your splendor has gone (Rev 18:14)

These wealthy merchants will stand far away (Rev 18:15)

Woe to the great city! (Rev 18:16)

The sailors were far away (Rev 18:17)

What city was like this great city? (Rev 18:18)

They mourned for the great city (Rev 18:19)

Rejoice in heaven! (Rev 18:20)

The great city will be no more (Rev 18:21)

No more music or artisans (Rev 18:22)

No more lamps or weddings (Rev 18:23)

You have killed the prophets and the saints (Rev 18:24)

29. The rejoicing in heaven

Hallelujah! (Rev 19:1)

God has judged the great whore (Rev 19:2)

The eternal smoke (Rev 19:3)

They worshipped God (Rev 19:4)

Praise our God! (Rev 19:5)

Our almighty God reigns (Rev 19:6)

The bride is dressed in fine bright pure linen (Rev 19:8)

These are the true words of God (Rev 19:9)

I am a fellow servant (Rev 19:10)

30. The rider on the white horse

The white horse rider (Rev 19:11)

Eyes like flames of fire (Rev 19:12)

His name is the word of God (Rev 19:13)

The armies of heaven were on white horses (Rev 19:14)

A sharp sword (Rev 19:15)

The name of King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev 19:16)

31. The beast defeated

Gather for the great supper of God (Rev 19:17)

The birds were to eat the flesh (Rev 19:18)

The beast and the earthly kings were ready for war (Rev 19:19)

The beast was captured (Rev 19:20)

The rest were killed with a sword (Rev 19:21)

32. The thousand years

Another angel from heaven (Rev 20:1)

The angel seized the dragon (Rev 20:2)

The dragon was locked up for one thousand years (Rev 20:3)

The beheaded ones reigned with Christ (Rev 20:4)

The rest of the dead did not come to life (Rev 20:5)

The first resurrection (Rev 20:6)

33. Satan’s doom

Satan will be released (Rev 20:7)

Satan will deceive the nations (Rev 20:8)

Fire came down from heaven (Rev 20:9)

The devil was thrown into the eternal lake of fire and sulfur (Rev 20:10)

34. The dead are judged

I saw the great white throne (Rev 20:11)

I saw the dead (Rev 20:12)

The second death in the lake of fire (Rev 20:14)

If not in the book of life, thrown into the lake of fire (Rev 20:15)

35. The new heavens and new earth

I saw the new heaven and the new earth (Rev 21:1)

I saw the new Jerusalem holy city (Rev 21:2)

I heard a voice from the throne (Rev 21:3)

There will be no more death (Rev 21:4)

I am making all things new (Rev 21:5)

I am the alpha and the omega (Rev 21:6)

I will be their God (Rev 21:7)

The second death (Rev 21:8)

36. Vision of the new Jerusalem

I will show you the wife of the lamb (Rev 21:9)

The holy city Jerusalem (Rev 21:10)

A very rare jewel (Rev 21:11)

The great high wall with twelve gates (Rev 21:12)

Three gates in each direction (Rev 21:13)

Twelve foundations of the city wall (Rev 21:14)

The golden measuring rod (Rev 21:15)

The square or cubed city (Rev 21:16)

The angel measured the wall (Rev 21:17)

The city is pure gold (Rev 21:18)

Four jewels of the foundations (Rev 21:19)

More jewels for the foundations (Rev 21:20)

There is no temple in the new Jerusalem (Rev 21:22)

No need for a sun or moon (Rev 21:23)

The nations will walk in its light (Rev 21:24)

No night (Rev 21:25)

The glory and honor of the nations (Rev 21:26)

Only those written in the book of life (Rev 21:27)

37. River of the water of life

Another angel showed me the river of life (Rev 22:1)

The tree of life (Rev 22:2)

His servants will worship him (Rev 22:3)

They will see his face (Rev 22:4)

God will be their light (Rev 22:5)

This will soon take place (Rev 22:6)

I am coming soon! (Rev 22:7)

IV. Epilogue and blessing

I saw and heard these things (Rev 22:8)

Worship God! (Rev 22:9)

Do not seal up this book! (Rev 22:10)

Let the evildoer do evil (Rev 22:11)

I will pay my reward (Rev 22:12)

I am the alpha and the omega (Rev 22:13)

Blessed are those who wash their robes (Rev 22:14)

The outsiders (Rev 22:15)

I am Jesus (Rev 22:16)

Come anyone who is thirsty! (Rev 22:17)

A warning from God (Rev 22:18)

Do not take away the words from this book (Rev 22:19)

I am coming soon (Rev 22:20)

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you (Rev 22:21)

Thank you! – 73

August 30, 2022

Thank you! – 73

In a little over a week, I have finished reading and commenting on the Letter of Jude.  I have now finished the New Testament four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, plus the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul’s letters to the Romans, as well 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Hebrews.  I have also finished the Letter of James, 1 Peter and 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John, and now Jude.  Every time I finish commenting on a book of the Bible, I send a thank you blog.  I usually post five blogs a day covering a verse of the biblical books.  So far, I have posted over 15,815 blogs about the individual paragraphs of all the 46 books of the Old Testament, plus the individual verses of the first 26 books of the New Testament.  It has taken me nine years to get this done, since I first began in 2013.  I only have one more book to do, the Book of Revelation.

263 people follow this blog every day.  Many people have visited this site.  There have been over 83,000 hits on this blog since its inception.  I just want to thank all of you.  Word Press sent me a compilation that showed that about 52,200 people from 174 other countries have visited this web site since its inception.

I realize that over 14,500 people have left comments in 2021, but I have not responded to them.  Some of you might want to moderate my comments, which is fine with me.  If you want to contact me directly, my email is

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This Jude said that God will keep you from falling.  Thus, you may stand without blemish rejoicing in the presence of the glorious God.  May all glory, majesty, power, and authority be with God, our savior, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, both now and forever.  Amen.  How do you pray to God?