Lectures on the Book of the Revelation
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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...they shall lick the dust. (Ps. lxxii. 9, 11.) How all this will gladden our hearts, who are daily grieved at the sneers at His blessed name! But here, however, descending with Him, we are termed " armies." For, chameleon like, we take our changing hue from Him who is nearest to us. When up there but a little before, we had been called His bride; but since He appears as a warrior and on horseback down here, therefore we are seen as " armies," and on horseback likewise. So, further, at the end of His millenial reign, we are still termed " the Camp of the saints.1' There can be no question that these armies following Him are His saints. For when, before His intervention in war with His foes had been alluded to, it was added that those with Him were the " called, and chosen, and faithful." (xvii. 14.) And usually when the Lord's appearing to the world is spoken of, we are said to come, and to " appear with him." (Col. iii. 4; Jude 14; 1 Thess. iii. 13; Zech. xiv. 5.) Hence we perceive the vast difference between His coming for us as a Bridegroom, and His appearing with us as a Warrior and King. Of His coming for us, there can possibly be no sign given. Such a thing would almost indicate that He somewhat suspected His Bride of unfaithfulness. How could He do this? But there will be many indications of His appearing to the world. (Luke xxi. 25--27.) Likewise, none of the Scripture dates at all relate to His coming to fetch us home. Were He to remain away for ten thousand years longer, the dates in Eevelation and elsewhere would be no nearer their termination than they are now. They would not even then have begun to be fulfilled. They all concern an earthly people, whose calling will be to a sphere where the sun and moon give light and measure time....
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