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Revelation

Then I looked, and there was the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. I heard a sound from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of great thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps, and they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. In their mouth was found no lie, for they are blameless. Then I saw another angel flying overhead, and he had a Gospel about the age to come to proclaim to those living on earth — to every nation, tribe, language, and people. He said loudly, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water!” A second angel followed the first, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She made all the nations drink the wine of her immoral passion.” A third angel followed the other two, saying loudly, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives the mark on his forehead or on his hand, that person also will drink the wine of God’s anger, which is mixed undiluted in the cup of His wrath, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. The smoke from their torment goes up forever and ever. They have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and anyone who receives the mark of his name.” This requires the perseverance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the spirit, “so they may rest from their labor, because their works will follow them.” Then I looked, and there was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man. He had on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. Then another angel came out of the temple, shouting to the one seated on the cloud, “Use your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, as the harvest of the earth is ripe!” So the one seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped. Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. Another angel came from the altar, the one who has authority over the fire, and he called loudly to the angel who had the sharp sickle, “Use your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because its grapes are now ripe!” So the angel swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the grapes from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Then the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the height of horses’ bridles for a distance of 200 miles.

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