Study revelation 21 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to. And what words can more full express the union and coequality of the son with the father, in the godhead. Revelation 21 niv a new heaven and a new earth then i. Then, the angel carries john away in the spirit to a great and high mountain where he saw his vision of the holy city, jerusalem. In this book of so many visions, we arrive at the final vision. In light of this, i believe the church is caught up to be with the lord prior to the period of seven years tribulation, and that the first event of that age is the worldwide preaching of the gospel, symbolized by the. Revelation 22 is the final chapter of the new testament. Taken together these verses show there are still three groups of humans during the millennium. Chapters 1720 introduced a vision of gods triumph over evil. This follows the day of the lord and after the millennium, when the heavens disappear with a roar, and the elements. Revelation 21 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of.
Revelation 21 new international version niv biblica. Revelation 21 then i saw a new heaven and a new earth, for. The following work is an exegetical one which has been written in order to help bring some clarity and thus some understanding to this 21st chapter. Questions for discussion and thinking further follow the versebyverse international bible lesson commentary. Perhaps even more striking is that the kings of the earth will bring their glory into jerusalem, coming finally to proper worship rather than being.
An angel invites john to come and to see the bride, the wife of the lamb. Do you know why the gates are open and remain open. Yet here they are, walking in the light of gods new jerusalem. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the lambs book of life. This bible story for kids presents the wonderful truth that jesus will make all things new while bringing to life the timeless scriptures of.
The point of view seems to change abruptly between revelation 21. But they which are written in the lambs book of life whose names are there recorded. May 09, 2010 after the last 2 battles described in revelation 19. The list here is not, however, a general enumeration of sins but instead a specific list that draws together the sins of the book. Neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie see the notes on revelation 21. The trustworthiness of the revelation, revelation 22. What a dismal world would this be, if it were not for the light of the sun. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. God hits him with a doozy of a revelation hey, thats not a bad idea for a title.
Revelation 22 bible commentary matthew henry concise. The book of revelation chapter twentyone objectives in studying this chapter 1 to consider the eternal destiny of the redeemed, in terms depicting fellowship with god and protection by god 2 to be amazed at the glory of the holy city, the new jerusalem, the lambs wife, as revealed to john summary following the judgment scene at the end of. Jan 02, 2017 this bible story for kids presents the wonderful truth that jesus will make all things new while bringing to life the timeless scriptures of revelation 21 and 22. An overview of revelation 2122 chapters 2122 are introduced by revelation 21. Rolf jacobson, karoline lewis, and matt skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for easter 6. Better, and there shall never enter into her anything unclean, and he that worketh abomination and falsehood, but only or, except they that have been written in the book of life of the lamb. Her light, wall, gates, and foundations, described, revelation 21.
I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who. The angel tells john that he is going show him the bride, the wife of the lamb. So that all those whose names are written in the lambs book of life rev 21. The gates stand open always, but no evil thing may find a home there. As all the filth of the old jerusalem was carried outside the walls and burnt there, so nothing defiled shall enter the heavenly city, but be burnt outside. In this chapter these words appear three times for three major elements of revelation which the lord wants to call to our attention through the visions given to john.
The apostle peter wrote in his epistle the process on how this change occurred and that people will choose to ignore gods word, 2peter 3. The versebyverse commentary on revelation introduction this commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue, commonsense approach to interpreting it. The apocalyptic language of the book has caused people to expect literal beasts, horses, etc. The sea has a reference to the realm of evil in the book of revelation see also isaiah 57. The vision of the river of life and its interpretation 22. The unfolding story of the future is nearing its consummation. Included in this evil is a representation of the mass of humanity cf. Get your church setup with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. Revelation 21 niv bible then i saw a new heaven and a. Throughout the book the words and i saw have been johns characteristic designation for new details of revelation given to him. Mclarty king solomon got it right when he said, where there is no revelation, the people cast.
Revelation 21 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Revelation 21 is the twentyfirst chapter of the book of revelation or the apocalypse of john in the new testament of the christian bible. An outline of what is to be discussed is then seen in verses 28 of chapter 21, with detail then added beginning in chapter 21. And the city had no need of the sun to give light to its inhabitants. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the bible. Revelation chapter 21 22 and i saw no temple therein. In the book of revelation, the church as a unit is viewed first, followed by historical events concerning the rest of the world. Recall that during the tribulation years, john reported seeing the temple of god in the area of his throne, and john could see into the holy of holies. Only those will enter whose names are written in the lambs book of life. An angel told john the author of this book the one who sees this vision. This description also reemphasizes the perfect holiness of this new jerusalem, and the fact that only those who put their faith in christ will be found there revelation 21.
Commentary on revelation 2122 new heaven and new earth. An angel shows john the holy city, the new jerusalem, revelation 21. Revelation 21 then i saw a new heaven and a new earth. Hitherto the prophecy of this book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of divine providence towards the church in the world.
The versebyverse commentary on revelation introduction this commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue. An overview of revelation 21 22 chapters 21 22 are introduced by revelation 21. Find top church sermons, illustrations, and powerpoints for preaching on revelation 21. The new jerusalem is described in considerable detail. It has a temple, that better state, that land of the wellbeloved, but not a material temple that john could see, yet he knew that it had a temple for the lord god almighty and the lamb are the temple of it. Revelation 21 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. An angel told john the author of this bookthe one who sees this vision. International bible lessons commentary revelation 21. We already know from the scriptures what is going to be described to us. John is told to write down everything god shows him, and boy is god going to show him some strange things.
We should naturally suppose that as the city is always receiving the fulness of the gentiles so it is always fenced against the evil that is in the world, cf. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of god gives it light, and its lamp is the lamb. The revelation of jesus christ webberville church of christ. The book is traditionally attributed to john the apostle, but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate. The importance of understanding, interpreting, applying, and then communicating the contents of the book of revelation is becoming increasingly obvious.205 596 1047 836 822 1430 876 1134 956 654 1060 530 609 1101 526 854 992 1290 801 192 1398 1272 1118 492 582 1471 5