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“Revelation 19:2-6”
by Art Sadlier   
November 21st, 2010

Verse 2-3, “For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.”

There is here a different perspective on the part of the saints; they now see things from God’s perspective. Now we only partially see things from God’s viewpoint.

“For true righteous are his judgments,” we do not fully understand that right now. As we spend seven years in heaven witnessing the tribulation period on earth, we will see how God really has been offended. We will understand that the judgment upon sinners is right and true and necessary. We will take part in the praises of heaven for God’s judgments.

We will praise the Lord for; the destruction of the harlot and that Christ will reign without opposition, and that the blood of the martyrs is avenged.

The marriage of the Lamb can now take place because the false bride has been put away. The pretender is judged and the true bride is purified and glorified.

A Question - How can we be happy in heaven when some of our loved ones are in hell?

Somehow our whole perspective will be changed and we will see rebellion against God for what it really is. We will say, “True and righteous are his judgments.” The scales will fall from our eyes and we will be in complete harmony with heaven in agreement with God’s judgments. We will see things through God’s eyes.

Verse 4, “And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.” We see the twenty four elders join in the heavenly chorus. They represent the raptures and rewarded church. The elders (church) agree with the judgments of God.

This is the last time the elders are mentioned, from now on the church is known as the bride of Christ as it becomes the Lamb’s wife. From Pentecost to the rapture it is the called out ones = The Church. After the Marriage supper it is the bride of Christ. 

Verse 5-6, “And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”

We have here the final cry of those in heaven. We have a voice coming out from the throne calling upon the servants of God to, “Praise our God all ye his servants.” This is probably an angel that cries out. Apparently the Greek implies to keep on praising Him. Our eternal occupation will be to keep on praising our God; we will never get over His marvellous love and grace and mercy. How wonderful to be a part of that great thunderous chorus. There are four Alleluias’ in this passage. Alleluia or Praise the Lord is the cry of the redeemed heart. How often it falls from our lips and it will continue to fall from our lips forever.

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