In Revelation 14 we have something like a brief pause in a bitter battle. It’s as if the troops have come to a summit and they look at the summit around them and they look at the valley below where the battle is going to continue. In the first five verses we have been looking at Mount Sion. It’s as if the Holy Spirit, in the midst of all of the Great Tribulation activity has given us this pause in the battle on the earth and has given us a magnificent vision of Mount Sion. Looking at the valley below, to the things which are following, he gives us a series of pictures anticipating what will take place in Revelation 14:1-20 right on in to the 19th chapter. So you have a pause, anticipating the things that are going to take place. You will discover as you read through these verse in the remaining portion of Revelation 14 that we see a flurry of angelic activity. You will notice one angel after the other. You will notice the repetition of the statement, another angel, another angel, another angel.
In ancient Greek dramas, it was impossible for them to stage everything that took place in the drama on their stages at that time. So when they would get to places that could not reasonably be portrayed on the stage, they would have a messenger. He was called an angel. The word, angel, means messenger. This angelic messenger would announce what was taking place in the drama. For instance, if the city was burned, the messenger would announce that the city had been burned. Or if there was a battle upon the sea, the messenger would announce that there was a battle on the sea. Then the drama would go forward. What you have in these verses is something similar to this. A series of angel messages.
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