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The Revelation of Jesus Christ

By Horatius Bonar

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   Chapter 1 - The Book of the Last Days - "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified
   Chapter 2 - The Grace and Peace of the Three-One God - "John to the seven churches which are in Asia--Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come; and from the seven Spi
   Chapter 3 - The Chief Among Ten Thousand - "Unto Him who loves us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and
   Chapter 4 - The Great Advent - "Behold, He comes with clouds--and every eye shall see Him, and those also who pierced Him--and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him.
   Chapter 5 - The Fullness of the God-Man - "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." --Revelation 1:8. Here
   Chapter 6 - The Voice from Patmos to the Churches - I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on
   Chapter 7 - The Seven Golden Lamps - "And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And, being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks." --Revelation 1:12. John hears a voice--a gr
   Chapter 8 - The Glory of the Son of Man - "And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the breasts with a
   Chapter 9 - Fear and its Remedy - "And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last; I am He w
   Chapter 10 - The Symbolic Sevens - "Write the things which you have SEEN, and the things which ARE, and the things which shall be HEREAFTER. The mystery of the seven stars which you sa
   Chapter 11 - Watchman, What of the Night? - "Him who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks." --Revelation 2:1. The mention made of 'stars' and 'candlesticks' (or rather 'lamp st
   Chapter 12 - Self-Denial Christianity - "I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tried those who say they are apostles
   Chapter 13 - First Love Left - "Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love."--Revelation 2:4. There are some words which smite like a hammer,
   Chapter 14 - Paradise and the Tree of Life - "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God."--Revelation 2:7. The promise here is t
   Chapter 15 - The Divine Food of Our Heavenly Life - "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna." --Revelation 2:8-17. The angel of the Church in Pergamos is both commended and repro
   Chapter 16 - The Morning Star - "And I will also give him the morning star."--Revelation 2:18-29. He who speaks in Jesus Himself. He spoke to His Asian Churches once--He speaks to
   Chapter 17 - The Fullness of the Holy Spirit - "These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars."--Revelation 3:1. "There were seven lamps of fire burning before the th
   Chapter 18 - The Key of David - "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write--These things says He who is Holy, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens, a
   Chapter 19 - The Church's Little Strength, and the Lord's Great Love - "I know your works--behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it--for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and ha
   Chapter 20 - The Philadelphian Conqueror - "Behold! I am coming quickly. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of
   Chapter 21 - The Charity of the Lord Jesus - "Neither cold nor hot."--Revelation 3:16. "He who is not with me is against me."--Matthew 12:30. "He who is not against us is for us."--Mark 9:40.
   Chapter 22 - The Heavenly Merchant and His Goods - "I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white clothing, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nak
   Chapter 23 - The Love and the Discipline - "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten--be zealous therefore, and repent."--Revelation 3:19. How quickly a believer may become lukewarm! How quic
   Chapter 24 - Christ's Loving Earnestness - "Behold! I stand at the door, and knock--if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
   Chapter 25 - The Victory and the Crown - "To him who overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in His throne."--Revelation 3
   Chapter 26 - Glory to the Glorious One - "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory."--Revelation 4:11. "In His temple, every one speaks of His glory."--Psalm 29:9. The above verse of the
   Chapter 27 - The Weakness and the Power of Christ - "A Lamb as it has been slain."--Revelation 5:6. "Put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit."--1 Peter 3:18. "He is not weak in dealing
   Chapter 28 - How Long? - "And they cried with a loud voice, saying--How long, O Lord, holy and true, do You not judge and avenge our blood on those who sell on the earth?"--R
   Chapter 29 - The Recompense of Martyrdom - They called loudly to the Lord and said, "O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long will it be before you judge the people who belong to this world f
   Chapter 30 - Pent-Up Judgment - After these things, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from bl
   Chapter 31 - The Great Multitude - "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number--of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues--stood before the
   Chapter 32 - The Earthly and the Heavenly - "These in white robes--who are they, and where did they come from?"--Revelation 7:13. "We shall be like Him."--1 John 3:2. "And just as we have bor
   Chapter 33 - The All-Fragrant Incense - "Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the
   Chapter 34 - The Cross of the Lord Jesus - "Where also our Lord was crucified."--Revelation 11:8. "The cross of Christ!"--1 Corinthians 1:17. "The preaching of the cross."--1 Corinthians 1:1
   Chapter 35 - Strangership and Pilgrimage - "The woman fled into the wilderness!"--Revelation 12:6. "Stranger and pilgrims."--1 Peter 2:2. "They took their journey from Elim."--Exodus 16:1.
   Chapter 36 - The Heavenly Song of Victory - "Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ--for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accu
   Chapter 37 - The Blood of the Covenant - "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb."--Revelation 12:11. "Behold, the blood of the covenant."--Exodus 24:8. All through Scripture we find
   Chapter 38 - The Church Dwelling Alone - "Redeemed from the earth."--Revelation 14:3. "Redeemed from among men."--Revelation 14:4. "The people shall dwell alone."--Numbers 23:9. "Therefor
   Chapter 39 - The Model of a Holy Life - "These are those who follow the Lamb wherever He goes."--Revelation 14:4. "Follow me!"--John 11:22. "Leaving us an example, that we should follow H
   Chapter 40 - The Everlasting Gospel - "Having the everlasting gospel to preach unto those who dwell on the earth."--Revelation 14:6. This worldwide proclamation of the glad message has
   Chapter 41 - The Swift and Sudden Advent - "Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed."--
   Chapter 42 - The One Witness and the One Testimony - "The testimony of Jesus."--Revelation 19:10 "He who testifies these things says--Surely I come quickly."--Revelation 22:20. John was overpowered w
   Chapter 43 - The Great Prophetic Theme - "The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."--Revelation 19:10. The meaning of this passage may be given in the two following propositions--
   Chapter 44 - Messiah's Many Crowns - "On His head were many crowns."--Revelation 19:12. God's great eternal purpose was to rule this world by a man--not directly by Himself, but mediat
   Chapter 45 - The First Resurrection - "Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection--on such the second death has no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ
   Chapter 46 - The Great White Throne - "Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the d
   Chapter 47 - Death and the Grave - "And death and the grave were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."--Revelation 20:14. It is of His two chief enemies that God her
   Chapter 48 - The Vision of the Restitution of all Things - "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth--for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away--and there was no more sea."--Revelation 21:1. O
   Chapter 49 - God's Tabernacle on Earth - "And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying--Behold! the tabernacle of God is with men--and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people
   Chapter 50 - The Coming of the Perfect, and the Departure of the Imperfect - "The former things are passed away."--Revelation 21:4. 'The things which are seen are temporal,' says the Apostle Paul; and again he says, 'Old thi
   Chapter 51 - The New Things of God - And the one sitting on the throne said, "Look, I am making all things new!" And then he said to me, "Write this down, for these words are true and fa
   Chapter 52 - The Conqueror's Reward and the Coward's Doom - "And He said unto me--It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end--I will give unto him who is athirst of the fountain of the water o
   Chapter 53 - The Glorious Bride - "And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, come here, I wi
   Chapter 54 - The Holy City - "That great city--the holy Jerusalem."--Revelation 21:10. This city is not earthly, but heavenly, and is among the heavenly things said by the apos
   Chapter 55 - The Light of the New Jerusalem - "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did light it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."--Re
   Chapter 56 - The Life River - "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb."--Revelation 22:1. In the f
   Chapter 57 - The Tree with its Twelve Harvests - "In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit e
   Chapter 58 - The Serving and the Reigning - "His servants shall serve Him." "They shall reign forever." --Revelation 22:3, 5. Setting these two passages together, we get these two truths, tha
   Chapter 59 - The Curse Cancelled, and the Kingdom Begun - "And there shall be no more curse--but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him--and they shall see His fac
   Chapter 60 - The Vision of God - "They shall see His face."--Revelation 22:4. It is the new Jerusalem that John is describing--the city of glory; the home of light; the metropolis
   Chapter 61 - Entrance Into the City - "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."--Revelat
   Chapter 62 - Come, O Savior! Come, O Sinner! - "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let him who hears say, Come! And let him who is athirst come! And whoever will, let him take the water
   Chapter 63 - The Divine Word, and the Doom of its Defacers - "For I testify unto every man who hears the words of the prophecy of this book--If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the pl
   Chapter 64 - The Free Love of Christ - "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen." --Revelation 22:21. Thus the Bible closes with blessing. In this prayer we have the sum
   Chapter 65 - The Last Amen - "Amen!"--Revelation 22:21. Amen is a Hebrew word, signifying truth and certainty in the first place; and then our affirmation of something as a cer

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