The Mysteries of God, a Ser. of Expositions of Holy Scripture

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 164 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...(xix. 1) there is "a great crowd in heaven," apparently suddenly come thither; who, first, shout triumphant praises to Jah, that the Great Whore is judged; while, looking down to earth, they see ORDEE OP SUCCESSION. 153 her smoke rising up from her unquenchable fire. And then, follow the Marriage of the Lamb, and the Marriage-supper. Perhaps it is not extravagant to suggest some such order as the following. I say no more than suggest: for, in indicating what is still future, on which so much of diversity of judgment exists, I wish to avoid unseemly confidence of assertion. It has been said that, in the Apocalypse, there is no indication of the exact moment of the Rapture of the Church. No description of the grand fact can we find, certainly. But, if this is divided into two stages, may not the first eclectic stage, --the translation of the few chosen, be at xiv. 1, and the second, that of the mass, now tried and purged, at xiv. 14; in the Parenthesis written on the back side of the Seven-sealed Scroll?--While, in the successive order of the within-written portion, both are presented again. For, under the Sixth Vial,1 while the Buphratean Power is gradually wasting, and the unclean spirits are busy gathering the kings of the olKovfievr) to the War of the Great Day of God Almighty, --just before these are actually gathered, --a startling 1 I do not interpret the Apocalypse on the Futurist but on the Presentist, scheme; for reasons given in detail in my treatises, " The Revelation: how is it to be interpreted?" and "The Great Tribulation" (Morgan & Chase). But in the present Essay, I desire to avoid polemics, as much as possible. Cry interrupts the narrative, "Behold, I come as a thief!"--and the story goes instantly on...

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