Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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God the saints of God that shed their blood her who seteth upon many waters & upon the islands of the sea behold she is the tares of the earth she is bound in bundles her bands are made Strong no man can loose them therefore she is ready to be burned & he shall sound his trump both long & loud & all nations shall hear it & there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour And immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up And the face of the Lord shall be unveiled & the Saints that are upon the earth who are alive shall be quickened & be caught up to meet him & they who have slept in their graves shall come forth for their graves shall be opened & they also shall be caught up to meet him in the midst of the pillars of heaven they are Crist’s the first fruits they who shall decend with him first & they who are on the earth & in their graves who are first caught up to meet him & all this by the voice of the sounding of the trump of the Angel of God & after this another trump shall sound which is the second trump & then cometh the redemption of those who are Christs at his coming who have received their part in that prison which is prepared for them that they might receive the gospel and be Judged according to men in the flesh & again another trump shall sound which is the third trump & then cometh the spirits of men who are to be Judged & are found under condemnation & these are the rest of the dead & they lived not again untill the thousand years are ended Neither again until the end of the earth And another trump shall sound which is the fourth trump saying these are found among those who are to remain until that great & last day even the end who shall remain filthy still And another trump shall sound which is the fifth trump which is the fifth angel who commiteth the everlasting gospel flying through the midst of heaven unto all nations kindreds tongues & people & this shall be the sound of this trump saying to all people both in heaven & in earth & that are under the earth for every ear shall hear it & every knee shall bow & every tongue shall confess while they hear the sound of the trump: saying fear God & give glory to him that siteth upon the throne for ever & ever for the hour of his Judgment a is [p. 164]
God that shed their blood her who seteth upon many waters & upon the islands of the sea behold she is the tares of the earth she is bound in bundles her bands are made Strong no man can loose them therefore she is ready to be burned & he shall sound his trump both long & loud & all nations shall hear it & there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour And immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up And the face of the Lord shall be unveiled & the Saints that are upon the earth who are alive shall be quickened & be caught up to meet him & they who have slept in their graves shall come forth for their graves shall be opened & they also shall be caught up to meet him in the midst of the pillars of heaven they are Crist’s the first fruits they who shall decend with him first & they who are on the earth & in their graves who are first caught up to meet him & all this by the voice of the sounding of the trump of the Angel of God & after this another trump shall sound which is the second trump & then cometh the redemption of those who are Christs at his coming who have received their part in that prison which is prepared for them that they might receive the gospel and be Judged according to men in the flesh & again another trump shall sound which is the third trump & then cometh the spirits of men who are to be Judged & are found under condemnation & these are the rest of the dead & they lived not again untill the thousand years are ended Neither again until the end of the earth And another trump shall sound which is the fourth trump saying these are found among those who are to remain until that great & last day even the end who shall remain filthy still And another trump shall sound which is the fifth trump which is the fifth angel who commiteth the everlasting gospel flying through the midst of heaven unto all nations kindreds tongues & people & this shall be the sound of this trump saying to all people both in heaven & in earth & that are under the earth for every ear shall hear it & every knee shall bow & every tongue shall confess while they hear the sound of the trump: saying fear God & give glory to him that siteth upon the throne for ever & ever for the hour of his Judgment is [p. 164]
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