Page images


ne reader will recollect, that chapters 6, 11, 12, 13, relate to the occurrences which were to happen prior the rise of the kingdom of God. We shall here present him with the result of the different dates, which - have treated of in the chapters abovementioned. By the following statements it will be perceived, at we construe the Wilderness-Ruflia; the Woman---the Gospel; and the Bottomless Pit-France; cause in the latter kingdom, we have supposed, that the empire of the beast has arisen. FRANCE. THE GOSPEL.


The Wilderness
Yrs. m. The first flight

536) A time

Two dominions 536

ilderness }
Nourished for a time

ce of the first horn or kingdom 536 :

896 Igor, sovereign of Novogorod, Nourished for times 720 Times

720 / reign of all the Rulliar. e2d. horn or bottomless pit


1616 Nourished half time 180

1616 S Imperial sovereignty el. 1796 Halfa time

180 tablished in the Romanof 1796

family, Jan. 26, down

"1796 to this period, HERE END THE FIRST AND FOURTH VIALS.

1256 6

[ocr errors]

1792 6

In order to enable the reader to draw his own conclusions from the above periods, we have selected the
Jowing events from TALMA. At the same time it may not be unnecessary to remind him, that we have
nsidered, that the killing of the witnesses was to happen on the riling of the last horn, and that their
dies were to lie in the streets for 3 years from that period.

[ocr errors]


TALMA, page 82. May 26, Decree, that the Ecclesiastics declare to what foreign country they mean to retire, when they were to be furnished with a passport, and to quit the district within twenty-four hours.

Page 83. June 13. The King refused to fanction the decree against the refractory priests, and the camp of 20,000 men, near Paris.

Page 84. June 17. The High National Court of France, pass a decree, which declares the two brothers of the French King, and the Prince de Condé, deprived of the title of French citizens, and confiscates their effects to the nation.

Page 92. Aug. 9. The Affembly, considering the present dangerous situation of the capital, decreed, that till order be restored, there should be a permanent fitting. A bill was posted, entitled • The Tocsin of Liberty.”

Page 95. August 12. The King, Queen, and, Royal Family sent to the Temple.

E 3


رو: 7

Page 101. September 21. The Convention decreed, that Royalty is abolished in France.

Page the fame, September 22. The Convention decreed, that all the public acts shall be dated, « The first year of the French Republic.”

Daniel, ch. 12, Ver. 10. “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried, but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”

By this we are to understand, that men will continue to worship the image of the beast; We have, therefore, extracted from Revelation, as a warning to those, who are supporters of republican doctrines, the denunciation of the Almighty against such persons, in the hope of contributing to the decrease, if not to the entire destruction of their evil practices.


[ocr errors][merged small]

Verse 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.

Verse 1o.

« 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."

Chap. xv. V. 2. " And I saw as it were a sea of glass, mingled with fire; and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.”

Chap. xix. V. 20. « And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them


E 4


that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

Chap. xx. ver. 4

< And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.'


IN the first of these chapters we have two figurative expressions, viz. “ whore” and “ woman;" and in the lait verse of the same chapter, we are told that woman’ is the representative of that great city: it may therefore be presumed that these chapters allude to two cities, the description of which is given in both, together with the distinct punishments allotted to each. The emblematical expression, “ scarlet coloured beast with ten horns” which has hitherto been considered as descriptive of the Roman Empire, points out the situation of these cities.

< And

« PreviousContinue »