The Greatest Story Ever Told About
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
                                                                  CHAPTER 19

After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah!
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for true and just are his judgments.  He has
condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries.  He has avenged on her the
blood of his servants.”   And again they shouted: “Hallelujah!  The smoke from her goes up for ever
and ever.”   The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who
was seated on the throne. And they cried: “Amen, Hallelujah!”   Then a voice came from the throne,
saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!”  Then I heard
what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder,
shouting: “Hallelujah!  For our Lord God Almighty reigns.   Let us rejoice and be glad and give him
glory!  For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.   Fine linen,
bright and clean, was given her to wear.”  (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy
people.)

Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the
Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”   At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But
he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who
hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to
Jesus.”

There is great celebration in heaven over the destruction of the devil’s kingdom.  There is much
rejoicing and as usual when there is something to celebrate there is a great banquet.  All God’s
servants will celebrate with the heavenly host before they come back down with Jesus to set up

his Kingdom on earth.  It's almost like Jesus' last supper on earth but this one is in heaven.

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and
True. With justice he judges and wages war.  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many
crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.  He is dressed in a robe
dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.  The armies of heaven were following him, riding on
white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.  Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword
with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the
winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  On his robe and on his thigh he has this name
written:  king of kings and lord of lords.  

And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair,
“Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals,
and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.”  
Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against
the rider on the horse and his army.  But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had
performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark
of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning
sulfur.  The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all
the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

The kings of the earth still think they can stop Jesus from coming back to earth.  So they assemble
their armies against him but to no avail.  The reference to the sword coming out of the mouth of the
rider on the horse probably is best understood by the scripture from Job 34:14  
"If it were his
intention, and he withdrew his spirit and breath, all mankind would perish together and man would
return to the dust."  
This is probably how the kings and their armies are killed.

The beast and false prophet are thrown into the lake of fire where they will spend eternity.
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