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The Things That Shall Be Hereafter – Part XI - The Reaper


In this time period between the seven personages and the seven vial judgments, the wrath of Almighty God is kindled against both Jews and Gentiles who accept the mark of the beast.  Man has rejected the written Word of God, and has not repented for following after other gods, even after severe judgments from heaven have been sent their way.  Many have rejected the messages from the two witnesses, and many converts in spite of the many miracles performed by the Holy Spirit during this tribulation period.

In this chapter many reject the messages of three angels flying low in the earth’s atmosphere explaining the doom for those who follow after Antichrist and eternal rest for those who are sealed by Almighty God.

It is finally time for the Reaper to throw in His sickle to gather the harvest and the vintage.  As the harvest comes before the vintage, most of the time they continue on until they are actually the same.  This is the idea in this chapter as it points forward to the Battle of Armageddon, where the blood in the valleys will be bridle-deep on the horses.


I. The Lamb On Mount Zion


Revelation 14:1 ¶ And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.

Revelation 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

Revelation 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.<3933> These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

Revelation 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.


A. The Lamb Is Christ In Heaven

B. Mt Zion Is Not The Mountain In Jerusalem On Earth

1. In This Chapter It Is The  Mt Zion In Heavenly Jerusalem

2. Paul Speaks Of This Heavenly Jerusalem


Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,


C. The 144 K Are The Sealed Ones – Revelation 7:3-8

1. They Stand With The Lamb On Mt Zion

2. They Are 12 K From Each Tribe Of Israel

3. They Are Sealed In There Foreheads

4. They Are Sealed With Writing - The Name Of The Lamb’s Father

D. John Looked At Them – He Heard The Lamb’s Voice From Heaven

1. John Heard A Voice Like Many Waters

2. John Heard A Voice Like A Great Thunder

E. Singing And Harps Follow The Lamb’s Voice

1. The Ones Playing The Harps Sang A New Song

a. The Sang Before The Throne

b. They Sang Before The Elders – (The Raptured Church)

2. Who Are The One Singing And Playing The Harps?

a. They Are The Ones Standing On The Sea Of Glass – In Chapter 15:


Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.


b. They Are Singing The Song Of Moses And The Lamb

3. No One Could Learn The Song Except The 144 K Redeemed From The Earth

a. They Are The Firstfruits Of Israel From The Tribulation

b. They Have Either Been Translated Or Were Martyrs


F. The 144K Are Called Virgins


3933 paryenov parthenos par-then’-os of unknown origin; TDNT-5:826,786; n f

AV-virgin 14; 14

1) a virgin

1a) a marriageable maiden

1b) a woman who has never had sexual intercourse with a man

1c) one’s marriageable daughter

2) a man who has abstained from all uncleanness and whoredom attendant on idolatry, and so has kept his chastity

2a) one who has never had intercourse with women

1. The Popular Sin During The Tribulation Period Is Fornication


Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.

Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.


Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.


2. Paul Talking About God’s People Uses The Same Word – Look What He Means


II Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin<3933> to Christ.


3. The 144K Were Separated Unto God - From The False Teaching Of The Day


II Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

II Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.


4. The Description Of The 144K Had Nothing To Do With Marriage - Figurative


I Timothy 4:1 ¶ Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

I Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

I Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

I Timothy 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

I Timothy 4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.


II. The Three Angel Messengers

A. The First Angel With The Everlasting Gospel


Revelation 14:6 ¶ And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.


1. God Sends An Angel To Preach The Gospel Of The Kingdom


Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.


2. Christ Preached The Gospel Of The Kingdom


Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom , and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.


3. John The Baptist Preached The Gospel Of The Kingdom


Mark 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.


4. Today We Need To Seek & Preach The Kingdom


Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


5. The Everlasting Gospel – The Same Gospel Eternally

a. It Is The Same Gospel That Adam & Eve Had To Teach & Accept

b. It Is The Same Gospel Abraham Had To Teach & Accept

c. The Creator Is The Savior – Is Also The Kinsman Redeemer


B. The Second Angel – The Fall Of Babylon Proclaimed


Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication..



1. The Angel Prophecies The Fall Of The Literal City Of Babylon At 7th Vial


Revelation 16:17 ¶ And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

Revelation 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.


2. The Literal City Of Babylon Will Be Rebuilt Before Or During The Tribulation

a. The City Of Babylon Will Be In Deep Apostacy

b. The City Of Babylon Will Become The Habitation Of Demons


Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.


3. Another Voice From Heaven Will Call God’s People Out Of Babylon


Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.


C. The Third Angel – The Doom Of Those Following The Antichrist’s Kingdom


Revelation 14: 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

Revelation 14: 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.


1. Anyone Who Worships The Beast Or Image And Receives His Mark

a. They Will Be Tormented With Fire Forever

b. The Smoke Of Torment Will Rise Forever In View Of The Lamb And Angels

c. They Will Have No Rest Day Or Night

2. This Is The Wrath Of God Poured Out Without Mixture


III. The Blessed Dead In The Lord


Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Revelation 14:13 ¶ And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.


A. Refers To The Saints Who Die After The Command To Worship The Image


Revelation 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.


a. The Blessed Dead Will Not Worship The Image Of The Beast

b. It Will Be Better To Reign With Christ Forever Than 3 ˝ Years Of  Antichrist


B. The Blessed Dead Get A Crown Of Life – So Do All That Endure Temptation


James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.


IV. The Harvest And Vintage


Revelation 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

Revelation 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

Revelation 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

Revelation 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

Revelation 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

Revelation 14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.


A. The Reaper Is Christ – He Was The Sower – He Will Be The Reaper

B. The Harvest Has To Do With The Gentile Nations During The Tribulation

1. Joel Looked Forward To This Day Of The Lord


Joel 3:9 ¶ Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

Joel 3:11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

Joel 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

Joel 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

Joel 3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Joel 3:17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.


2. The Reaper In Revelation 14 Looks Forward To The Battle Of Armageddon


Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.


a. The World’s Armies Will Be Gathered Together By 3 Uncleqn Spirits

b. The Battle Takes Place After The Fall Of Babylon – Revelation 19

c. The Son Of Man Throws In His Sickle And The Earth Is Reaped

d. The Upcoming Vial Judgments Are Part Of This Reaping

e. The Harvest Is Not Finished Until The End Of The Battle Of Armageddon

3 The Harvest Comes Before The Vintage – Both Continue Until They Are One

B. The Vintage Has To Do With Israel

1. Israel Was A Vine Brought Out Of Egypt – Planted In Canaan


Psalm 80:8 ¶ Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.


2 God Wanted Israel To Bring Forth Good Grapes – Bore Wild Grapes


Isaiah 5:1 ¶ Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

Isaiah 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

Isaiah 5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

Isaiah 5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

Isaiah 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.


3. Israel Brought Forth Fruit Unto Itself


Hosea 10: 1 ¶ Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.


4. Matthew 21:33-43 – The Lord Sent Servants For The Fruit Of The Vineyard

a. The Husbandman Beat One

b. The Husbandman Killed Another

c. The Husbandman Stoned Another

5. Matthew 21:33-43 – The Lord Sent His Son

a. His Son Was Cast Out Of The Vineyard

b. His Son Was Killed

6. At That Point Christ Became The True Vine – John 15:5

7. Then Christ’s Disciples Became The Branches

8. The Vine Of The Earth Is Antichrist – And All That Bow To Him


John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.


B. The Winepress Has To Do With The Wrath Of Almighty God


Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.


1. Isaiah Tells Christ’s Part Also


Isaiah 63:1 ¶ Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

Isaiah 63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

Isaiah 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

Isaiah 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

Isaiah 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

Isaiah 63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.


2. This Battle Will Be All Of Israel – As Far South As Bozrah & Edom

3. Blood Will Be Over The Horses Bridles For 200 Miles (1600 Furlongs)

4. Isaiah Calls It The Time When The Land Is Drunk With Blood


Isaiah 34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.

Isaiah 34:8 For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.