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Revelation 19:10…

 Rev 19:10And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he *said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

The word, “testimony,” has also been translated “witness.” This word means “to bear a witness or testimony” – not, to BE a witness. When I was growing up, it was popular for my pastor and church leaders to preach about being a witness without mentioning the depth of the message or that we must study to be approved by God. Jesus’ witness/testimony was the spirit of prophecy. “Brethren” hold this testimony/witness. The word, “hold” is “echo” in the original text and I am fixin’ to paste Vine’s note on this word for you. It is an in-depth study within itself, but, perhaps, for the moment, we can grasp the idea:

echo (G2192), the usual verb for “to have,” is used with the following meanings: (a) “to hold, in the hand,” etc., e.g., Rev_1:16; Rev_5:8; (b) “to hold fast, keep,” Luk_19:20; metaphorically, of the mind and conduct, e.g., Mar_16:8; Joh_14:21; Rom_1:28; 1Ti_3:9; 2Ti_1:13; (c) “to hold on, cling to, be next to,” e.g., of accompaniment, Heb_6:9, “things that accompany (salvation),” lit., “the things holding themselves of salvation” (RV, marg., “are near to”); of place, Mar_1:38, “next (towns),” lit., “towns holding nigh”; of time, e.g., Luk_13:33, “(the day) following,” lit., “the holding (day)”; Act_13:44; Act_20:15; Act_21:26; (d) “to hold, to count, consider, regard,” e.g., Mat_14:5; Mat_21:46; Mar_11:32; Luk_14:18; Phm_1:17; (e) “to involve,” Heb_10:35; Jam_1:4; 1Jo_4:18; (t) “to wear,” of clothing, arms, etc., e.g., Mat_3:4; Mat_22:12; Joh_18:10; (g) “to be with child,” of a woman, Mar_13:17; Rom_9:10 (lit., “having conception”); (h) “to possess,” the most frequent use, e.g., Mat_8:20; Mat_19:22; Act_9:14; 1Th_3:6; (i) of complaints, disputes, Mat_5:23; Mar_11:25; Act_24:19; Rev_2:4, Rev_2:20; (j) of ability, power, e.g., Luk_12:4; Act_4:14 (lit., “had nothing to say”); (k) of necessity, e.g., Luk_12:50; Act_23:17-19; (1) “to be in a certain condition,” as of readiness, Act_21:12 (lit., “I have readily”); of illness, Mat_4:24, “all that were sick” (lit., “that had themselves sickly”); Mar_5:23, “lieth (lit., “hath herself”) at the point of death”; Mar_16:18 “they shall recover” (lit., “shall have themselves well”), Joh_4:52, “he began to amend” (lit., “he had himself better”); of evil works, 1Ti_5:25, “they that are otherwise,” (lit., “the things having otherwise”); to be so, e.g., Act_7:1, “are these things so?” (lit., “have these things thus?”), of time, Act_24:25, “for this time” (lit., “the thing having now”).

Well, perhaps not! It appears in the N. T. 724 times. Here, it is a present, active, participle. The testimony of Jesus is presently active in my life and thinking because I highly esteem it as deeply important in relation to “the things to come.” It is in my possession – to have and to hold.



June 3, 2011 Posted by | Revelation 19:10b | 1 Comment

Worship God, cont’d…

I want to print out for you the whole 19th chapter of Revelation from the Amplified Version; but, before that, I want you to know a few things.  Our Lord Jesus did not testify of His death until the 16th chapter of Matthew.  The chapters up to that are concerned with His coming kingdom.  When you read the phrase, “kingdom of God,” or “kingdom of heaven” think:  “government” and “administration.”  The kingdom is not going to heaven when we die.  The kingdom is when the whole government over the whole earth will be put upon His Shoulders; and the first thing that happens is judgment.  Judgment just could be why you don’t hear much about the kingdom in your church.  Read about judgment in this 19th chapter of the coming Kingdom of our Lord.  And, a reminder that to worship in truth, God must be worshipped in connection to the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ!

Rev 19:1  AFTER THIS I heard what sounded like a mighty shout of a great crowd in heaven, exclaiming, Hallelujah (praise the Lord)! Salvation and glory (splendor and majesty) and power (dominion and authority) [belong] to our God!

Rev 19:2  Because His judgments (His condemnation and punishment, His sentences of doom) are true and sound and just and upright. He has judged (convicted, pronounced sentence, and doomed) the great and notorious harlot (idolatress) who corrupted and demoralized and poisoned the earth with her lewdness and adultery (idolatry). And He has avenged (visited on her the penalty for) the blood of His servants at her hand. [Deut. 32:43.]

Rev 19:3  And again they shouted, Hallelujah (praise the Lord)! The smoke of her [burning] shall continue to ascend forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities). [Isa. 34:10.]

Rev 19:4  Then the twenty-four elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] and the four living creatures fell prostrate and worshiped [paying divine honors to] God, Who sits on the throne, saying, Amen! Hallelujah (praise the Lord)!

Rev 19:5  Then from the throne there came a voice, saying, Praise our God, all you servants of His, you who reverence Him, both small and great! [Ps. 115:13.]

Rev 19:6  After that I heard what sounded like the shout of a vast throng, like the boom of many pounding waves, and like the roar of terrific and mighty peals of thunder, exclaiming, Hallelujah (praise the Lord)! For now the Lord our God the Omnipotent (the All-Ruler) reigns!

Rev 19:7  Let us rejoice and shout for joy [exulting and triumphant]! Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb [at last] has come, and His bride has prepared herself. [Ps. 118:24.]

Rev 19:8  She has been permitted to dress in fine (radiant) linen, dazzling and white–for the fine linen is (signifies, represents) the righteousness (the upright, just, and godly living, deeds, and conduct, and right standing with God) of the saints (God’s holy people).

Rev 19:9  Then [the angel] said to me, Write this down: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are those who are summoned (invited, called) to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me [further], These are the true words (the genuine and exact declarations) of God.

Rev 19:10  Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours].

Rev 19:11  After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse [appeared]! The One Who was riding it is called Faithful (Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady) and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness (holiness, justice, and uprightness). [Ezek. 1:1.]

Rev 19:12  His eyes [blaze] like a flame of fire, and on His head are many kingly crowns (diadems); and He has a title (name) inscribed which He alone knows or can understand. [Dan. 10:6.]

Rev 19:13  He is dressed in a robe dyed by dipping in blood, and the title by which He is called is The Word of God.

Rev 19:14  And the troops of heaven, clothed in fine linen, dazzling and clean, followed Him on white horses.

Rev 19:15  From His mouth goes forth a sharp sword with which He can smite (afflict, strike) the nations; and He will shepherd and control them with a staff (scepter, rod) of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath and indignation of God the All-Ruler (the Almighty, the Omnipotent). [Ps. 2:9.]

Rev 19:16  And on His garment (robe) and on His thigh He has a name (title) inscribed, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. [Deut. 10:17; Dan. 2:47.]

Rev 19:17  Then I saw a single angel stationed in the sun’s light, and with a mighty voice he shouted to all the birds that fly across the sky, Come, gather yourselves together for the great supper of God, [Ezek. 39:4, 17-20.]

Rev 19:18  That you may feast on the flesh of rulers, the flesh of generals and captains, the flesh of powerful and mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all humanity, both free and slave, both small and great!

Rev 19:19  Then I saw the beast and the rulers and leaders of the earth with their troops mustered to go into battle and make war against Him Who is mounted on the horse and against His troops.

Rev 19:20  And the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles by which he led astray those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp (mark) of the beast and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns and blazes with brimstone.

Rev 19:21  And the rest were killed with the sword that issues from the mouth of Him Who is mounted on the horse, and all the birds fed ravenously and glutted themselves with their flesh.

June 2, 2011 Posted by | Revelation 19:10b | Leave a comment

“Worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Rev. 19:10b

So – I’ve done some of the work for you of this first word, “worship.”  When you look up each reference, meditate upon its context.  You will find that worship must be done in TRUTH, as well as “spirit” – which is a word that comes up later in this verse fragment from Revelation.  This is not a thorough of worship, by any means!  This is a mere introduction.  Enjoy your own study, however.

“Worship” –  
proskuneo = to prostrate one’s self (in reverence), do homage.

G4352  προσκυνέω  proskuneō  pros-koo-neh’-o
From G4314 and probably a derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore): – worship.
AV Occurrences (64 Instances, 21 Words) to worship (6)
Mat_2:2; Joh_4:20; Joh_4:23; Act_7:43; Rev_19:10; Rev_22:8
and worship (2)
Mat_2:8; Mat_4:9
and worshipped (7)
Mat_2:11; Mat_8:2; Mat_9:18; Mat_14:33; Mat_15:25; Mat_18:26; Act_10:25

thou shalt worship (2)
Mat_4:10; Luk_4:8
worshipping (1)
worshipped (11)
Mat_28:9; Mar_5:6; Mar_15:19; Luk_24:52; Joh_4:20; Heb_11:21; Rev_5:14; Rev_7:11; Rev_11:16; Rev_19:4; Rev_20:4 

they worshipped (3)
Mat_28:17; Rev_13:4; Rev_13:4
wilt worship (1)
ye shall (1)
Joh_4:21 worship (17)
Joh_4:21; Joh_4:22; Joh_4:22; Joh_4:24; Joh_12:20; Heb_1:6; Rev_3:9; Rev_4:10; Rev_9:20; Rev_13:12; Rev_13:15; Rev_14:7; Rev_14:9; Rev_14:11; Rev_15:4; Rev_19:10; Rev_22:9
shall worship (2)
Joh_4:23; Rev_13:8

they that worship (1)
he worshipped (1)
for to worship (2)
Act_8:27; Act_24:11

he will worship (1)
let (1)–Heb_1:6
they should (1)–Rev_9:20 

them that worship (1)–Rev_11:1
upon them which worshipped (1)–Rev_16:2
them that worshipped (1)–Rev_19:20

had (1)–Rev_20:4

June 1, 2011 Posted by | Revelation 19:10b | Leave a comment


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