Revelation:  Things Which Must Be Hereafter
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Rev 14:1  And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.  14:1   Depicted to St. John as the subjects of divine sovereign grace, electing them from out of the midst of mere professing Christendom, and then illuminating, quickening, and stamping them with the Father's appropriating mark as his own :—the perfectness of their number, however comparatively small, indicated by the declared mystic number 144,000 ; their preservation, amidst the severest of God's providential judgments on the world they mixed in, ensured by his charge to the tempest-angels concerning them ; and other intimations added to the effect that, even though oppressed, and apparently, at one time at least, conquered by their enemies,4 they should remain in reality indestructible Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P 255
Rev 14:2  And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:  14:2   We seem bound to interpret the present symbolic harpings of some similar ecclesiastical rejoicing, at some similar purification, reconstruction, or re-dedication of the mystical temple, or Church, during the Popedom. Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P 261
Rev 14:3  And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.  14:3   That none but the converted and illuminated by the Spirit of God could rightly understand the Gospel, or belong to the kingdom of the Lord Jesus. 5 Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P 268
Rev 14:4  These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 
Rev 14:5  And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. 
Rev 14:6  And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,  EVENT 24-Angel Sent With The Everlasting Gospel-Great Revival 1560-1790 Strong ***** 1560 AD to 1790 AD 14:6   Isaac Newton said most correctly, “An Angel must fly through the midst of heaven with the everlasting gospel to preach to all nations BEFORE BABYLON FALLS,”  This was fulfilled in the time of the Great Revival of Zinzendorf, Wesley, Whitfield, and Edwards, all of which followed the going forth of the mass publication of the Geneva Bible, which, for the first time, put God's word into the hands of the common man. Guinness, “History Unveiling Prophecy”, p263, Geneva Bible, 1560 Edition 14:6   This must occur before the pouring of the vials if we are to accept that Revelation lays events out in Chronological order.  I have dated the start of this event with the initial publication of the Geneva Bible in 1560, which with its' 1.5 million bibles published probably did as much to carry forth the truth of the gospel as any human preacher.   Revelation Puzzle-Part 3 (2 Witnesses-Everlasting Gospel-4 Angels Bound)
Rev 14:7  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.  14:7   A symbol this which (as before said, seems only explicable of the fact of the Reformed Protestant Church opening wide its gates, so as never before, in invitation to the multitudes without its pale ; and with signs concomitant very striking and manifest of God's truth and presence resting within it, at once its characteristic and its defence.,,the statement made in it of " the hour of God's judgment having come," fixed its chronology to the seventh Trumpet Elliott, Horae, Vol 3, P 405
Rev 14:8  And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.  Babylon Falls 1560AD to Future 14:8   Verses 6 through 20 provide a point by point snapshot of events that begin at the Reformation, proceed through the fall of the Papacy at Rome and then on through the eventual destruction of all the remnants of the Papal Beast, the daughters of the harlot and the Islamic Beast, concluding with the last judgement. 14:8   This clearly affixes the going forth of the eternal gospel as just prior to the Fall of Babylon, which commenced in earnest at the French Revolution.
Rev 14:9  And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,  Mark of the Beast Future 14:9   A prefiguration which seems to me to require, in order to its fulfilment, 1st, a sufficiently general agreement among Christ's faithful Protestant servants, as to what is meant both by the Beast and the Beast's Image, to give weight to the judgment hence denounced against their worshippers : 2ndly, a general and strong impression among them, as to the punishment of such as might worship or obey the one, and the other, being a punishment by fire, and that as imminent as terrible : 3rdly, a public and notorious outcry of warning to this effect throughout European Christendom, with its vast colonial dependencies.—And thus we are forced to regard the symbol as hitherto unfulfilled.^ Elliott, Horae, Vol 4, P 4
Rev 14:10  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 
Rev 14:11  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.  Future 14:11   On this verse the learned bishop Newton observes: “The influence of the two-horned beast, or corrupted clergy, is farther seen in persuading and inducing mankind to make an image to the beast which had the wound by a sword, and did live. This image and representative of the beast is the pope. He is properly the idol of the Church. He represents in himself the whole power of the beast, and is the head of all authority, temporal as well as spiritual. He is nothing more than a private person, without power and without authority, till the two-horned beast or corrupted clergy, by choosing him pope, give life unto him, and enable him to speak and utter his decrees, and to persecute even to death as many as refuse to submit to him and to worship him. As soon as he is chosen pope he is clothed with the pontifical robes, and crowned and placed upon the altar, and the cardinals come and kiss his feet, which ceremony is called adoration. They first elect and then they worship him, as in the medals of Martin V., where two are represented crowning the pope, and two kneeling before him, with this inscription, Quem creant adorant; ‘Whom they create they adore.’ He is The Principle of Unity to the Ten Kingdoms of the Beast, and causeth, as far as he is able, all who will not acknowledge his supremacy to be put to death.”  Adam Clark quoting Bishop Newton in his commentary on Revelation 14:11
Rev 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.  14:12   The papists have in their various superstitions professed to worship God. But they are said, in the unerring words of prophecy, to worship the dragon, beast, and image of the beast, and to blaspheme God; for they received as holy those commandments of men that stand in direct opposition to the sacred Scriptures, and which have been imposed on them by the Romish bishops, aided by the secular powers. “God is a Spirit, and they who worship him must worship him in Spirit and in Truth.”
Rev 14:13  And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.  Re-surrection Future 14:13   I incline to think, and indicated, the near approach of the grand epoch of blessedness predicated in Scripture of departed saints : I mean the blessedness of their reward and joy at Christ's coming, lor it is the imminent nearness of a judgment according to works, in this case of reward. Elliott, Horae, Vol 4, P 6
Rev 14:14  And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.  Reaping of the Wicked
Rev 14:15  And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.  Mat. 13:38-43 Future 14:15   I find myself forced to view the harvest as one of judgment. 1st, the circumstance of its being called the harvest of the earth ^ strikingly points to this conclusion : the term earth being always, as Jerome observes, used in the Apocalypse in a had sense ;  and the saints noted in it as not of an earthly citizenship, but heavenly. Elliott, Horae, Vol 4, P 9 14:15   The word “ripe”, as the KJV renders it, is probably better rendered “dried up”.  Hence, this is probably not a living harvest but a harvest of dried up branches that have been cut off.  " rather dried up in preparation for burning^ than white in preparation for harvest." Elliott, Horae, Vol 4, p 11
Rev 14:16  And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. 
Rev 14:17  And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 
Rev 14:18  And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.  Reaping of the false church of antichrist 14:18   The vine to be gathered was called " the vine of the earth: and designated, I imagine, first and chiefly, the ecclesiastical body and church of Antichristendom ; inclusive, however, of its chief secular supporters also. Elliott, Horae, Vol 4, P 13
Rev 14:19  And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 
Rev 14:20  And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.