the wrath of God for worshipers of the beast
14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice,
 If any man
[a.] worship the beast and [there are two additional requirements for eternal damnation (c/p. vs. 14:11), as one might be deceived in committing one or two of these attributes: but not all three.]
[b.] [worship] his image, and
[c.] receive [his] mark
[11.] in his forehead, or
[d.] [receive [his] mark] in his hand,
 drink of the wine of the wrath of God,
[a.] which is poured out without mixture
[11.] into the cup of his indignation; and he shall
 be tormented with fire and brimstone
[a.] in the presence of the holy angels, and
[b.] in the presence of the Lamb:
 the smoke of their torment [c/p. Rev. 18:9-10]
[a.] ascendeth up for ever and ever: and
 they have no rest day nor night,
[a.] who worship the beast and
[b.] [who worship] his image, and
[c.] whosoever receiveth the mark
[11.] of his name (c/p. vs. 14:9).
14:12 Here is the patience [vs. 13:10] of the saints: here [are]
 they that keep the commandments of God [these are Jews], and
 [they that keep] the faith of Jesus [Christian-Jews].
 saying unto me, Write,
[a.] Blessed [are] the dead
[11.] which die in the Lord from henceforth [more believers to be killed]:
[b.] Yea, saith the Spirit, that they [these that are about to die in the Lord]
[11.] may rest from their labours; and
[12.] their works do follow them.
14:14 And I looked, and behold
 a white cloud, and
 upon the cloud [one] sat like unto the Son of man, having
[a.] on his head a golden crown, and
[b.] in his hand a sharp sickle [c/p. Matt. 13: 24-30; 36-42].
14:15 And another angel [probably a redeemed man] 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
[a.] for thee to reap;
[b.] for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
14:16 And he that sat on the cloud
 thrust in his sickle on the earth; and
 the earth was reaped.
14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven,
 he also having a sharp sickle.
 came out from the altar,
 which had power over fire; and
cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying,
[a.] Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and
[b.] gather the clusters of the vine of the earth;
 for her grapes are fully ripe.
 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.
 winepress was trodden without the city, and
 blood came out of the winepress,
[a.[ even unto the horse bridles,
[b.] by the space of a thousand [and] six hundred furlongs [200 miles: which is the length of the nation of Israel. "Armageddon" is Hebrew for "Mt. Megiddo", which is in Northern Israel. The valley of Megiddo (also referred to as the valley of Jehoshaphat; Joel 3:2, 12) is where the Battle of Armageddon is to be fought (Rev. 16:12-16; c/p. Zech. 12:11). See also: Ezekiel 38 and 39 is not the battle of Armageddon.]
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