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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Revelation Chapter 14

Revelation 14:1

rev 14:1

written in

See (Rev 7:3); (Rev 22:4).

Contrast (Rev 13:16).

Revelation 14:4

rev 14:4


(See Scofield) - (Rom 3:24).

Revelation 14:6

rev 14:6


Gospel. This great theme may be summarized as follows:

I. In itself, the word Gospel means good news.

II. Four forms of the Gospel are to be distinguished:

(1) The Gospel of the kingdom. This is the good news that God purposes to set up on the earth, in fulfilment of the Davidic Covenant: (Sa2 7:16): a kingdom, political, spiritual, Israelitish, universal, over which God's Son, David's heir, shall be King, and which shall be, for one thousand years, the manifestation of the righteousness of God in human affairs.

(See Scofield) - (Mat 3:2).

Two preachings of this Gospel are mentioned, one past, beginning with the ministry of John the Baptist, continued by our Lord and His disciples, and ending with the Jewish rejection of the King. The other is yet future (Mat 24:14) during the great tribulation, and immediately preceding the coming of the King in glory.

(2) The Gospel of the grace of God. This is the good news that Jesus Christ, the rejected King, has died on the cross for the sins of the world, that He was raised from the dead for our justification, and that, by Him, all that believe are justified from all things. This form of the Gospel is described in many ways. It is the Gospel...

"of God" (Rom 1:1) because it originates in His love;

"of Christ" (Co2 10:14) because it flows from His sacrifice, and because He is the alone Object of Gospel faith;

of the "grace of God" (Act 20:24) because it saves those whom the law curses;

of "the glory"; (Ti1 1:11); (Co2 4:4) because it concerns Him who is in the glory, and who is bringing the many sons to glory; (Heb 2:10);

of "our salvation" (Eph 1:13) because it is the "power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth"; (Rom 1:16);

of "the uncircumcision" (Gal 2:7) because it saves wholly apart from forms and ordinances of "peace" (Eph 6:15) because through Christ it makes peace between the sinner and God, and imparts inward peace.

(3) The everlasting Gospel. (Rev 14:6). This is to be preached to the earth-dwellers at the very end of the great tribulation and immediately preceding the judgment of the nations (Mat 15:31). It is neither the Gospel of the kingdom, nor of grace. Though its burden is judgment, not salvation, it is good news to Israel and to those who, during the tribulation, have been saved; (Rev 7:9-14); (Luk 21:28); (Psa 96:11-13); (Isa 35:4-10).

(4) That which Paul calls, "my Gospel" (Rom 2:16). This is the Gospel of the grace of God in its fullest development, but includes the revelation of the result of that Gospel in the outcalling of the church, her relationships, position, privileges, and responsibility. It is the distinctive truth of Ephesians and Colossians, but interpenetrates all of Paul's writings.

III. There is "another Gospel" (Gal 1:6); (Co2 11:4) "which is not another," but a perversion of the Gospel of the grace of God, against which we are warned. It has many seductive forms, but the test is one -- it invariably denies the sufficiency of grace alone to save, keep, and perfect, and mingles with grace some kind of human merit. In Galatia it was law, in Colosse fanaticism (Col 2:18); etc. In any form, its teachers lie under the awful anathema of God.


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 14:8

rev 14:8


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 14:9

rev 14:9


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 14:10

rev 14:10


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 14:11

rev 14:11

no rest

Contrast (Rev 4:8).

Revelation 14:14

rev 14:14

like unto the Son

Compare (Mat 26:64).

Contrast (Th1 4:16); (Th1 4:17).

Revelation 14:15

rev 14:15


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 14:17

rev 14:17


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 14:18

rev 14:18


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 14:19

rev 14:19


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

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