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1. And after these things I [the John Class] heard a great voice [acclamation] of much people [the Great Company] in heaven [in the new spiritual phase of the kingdom], saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, [is] unto the Lord our God:

2. For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore [unfaithful church], which did corrupt the earth [society] with her fornication [its illegitimate association], and hath avenged the blood [death literal or symbolic] of his servants at her hand.

3. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up [memory of her destruction continued to come up] for ever and ever [for the ages of the ages].

4. And the four and twenty elders [offices or orders of the priesthood including those occupying the offices] and the four living creatures [attributes of Godjustice, love, wisdom and power] fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne [ruled the divine government], saying, Amen [So be it]; Alleluia.

5. And a voice [proclamation] came out of the throne [divine government], saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear [reverence] him, both small and great.

6. And I [the John Class] heard as it were the voice [proclamation] of a great multitude, and as the voice [proclamation] of many waters [people] and as the voice of mighty thunderings [proclamation in volume like controversies], saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

7. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage [union] of the Lamb [meek humble One] is come, and his wife [church] hath made herself ready.

8. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen [actual righteousness], clean and white: for the fine linen is the [actual] righteousness of saints.

9. And he [the literal angel or messenger] saith unto me [John the Apostle], Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper [spiritual feast at the union] of the Lamb [the meek humble One]. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

10. And I [the John Class] fell at his feet to worship him [the glorified and revered Laodicean messenger, Brother Russell]. And he said unto me [the John Class], See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship [revere] God: for the testimony [witness] of Jesus [which I have brought] is the spirit [teaching] of prophecy.

11. And I [the John Class] saw heaven opened [spiritual truths and prophecies revealed], and behold a white horse [pure teaching]; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war [wages offensive combat].

12. His eyes were as a flame of fire [had omniscient wisdom of discernment], and on his head were many crowns [he had authority over all kingdoms]; and he had a name written, that no man knew [a character that no one knew], but he himself [the body members would be included in the word "himself"].

13. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood [invested with official authority to exterminate]: and his name is called The Word [Spokesman] of God.

14. And the armies [church on both sides of the veil] which where in heaven [spiritual control in the divine government] followed him upon white horses [upholding pure doctrine], clothed in fine linen [invested with actual righteousness], 00GoldSquare.jpg (705 bytes)  white and clean [pure and holy].

15. And out of his mouth [Christ’s agencies of proclamation] goeth a sharp sword [proceed cutting truths of God’s Word], that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron [rigid authority]: and he treadeth the winepress [treadeth the winepress of the false vine of the earth] of the fierceness and wrath [causes the great time of troublewrath and anger] of Almighty God.

16. And he hath on his vesture [mantle of authority] and on his thigh [place of power] a name written [was invested with authority of the title designated], KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

17. And I [the John Class] saw an angel [those angels who poured out the "vials" of the 16th chapter] standing in the sun [abiding in the Gospel light]; and he [they] cried with a loud voice [proclaimed with a great proclamation], saying to all the fowls [anarchists] that fly in the midst of heaven [that are in the ecclesiastical realm], Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper [feast for the radical and hate filled elements quite unlike the harvest feast for the saints] of the great God;

18. That ye may eat [consume] the flesh [substance] of kings [rulers who come after the 1914 kings], and the flesh [substance] of captains [religious leaders of the alleged Christian army], and the flesh [substance] of mighty men [prominent imitation Christians], and the flesh [substance] of horses [doctrines used to support and carry forth the apostasies’ plans], and of them that sit on them [those directing these doctrines], and the flesh [substance] of all men [professing Christians], both free [those not serving the church] and bond [those serving the church], both small [uninfluential] and great [influential].

19. And I [the John Class] saw the beast [papacy], and the kings [rulers] of the earth [society], and their armies [supporters in the conflict], gathered together [organized or united] to make war against him [oppose the Lord] that sat on the horse [was upheld by the true doctrines], and against his army [notice the singular army of saints on this side of the veil].

20. And the beast [papacy] was taken, and with him the false prophet [the Church of England who is a vital member of the World Council of Churches] that wrought miracles [made great manifestations of power, see Revelation 13:12-15] before him [in full view of the papacy], with which he deceived them that had received the mark [spirit] of the beast [papacy], and them [Protestants] that worshipped [venerated] his image [Protestants who had venerated the World Council of Churches]. These both were cast alive [while functioning vitally] into a lake of fire burning with brimstone [the second deathbeing everlastingly destroyed, and never again shall a false religious system be allowed to come into power].

21. And the remnant [referring to the "kings" and their "armies"] were slain [destroyed as opponents] with the sword [fiery judgments of his Word] of him that sat upon the horse [was upheld by the true doctrines], which sword [fiery judgments of his Word] proceeded out of his mouth [agencies of proclamation]: and all the fowls [anarchists] were filled [enriched] with their flesh [substance].


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