Revelation 19



Revelation 19 describes the heavenly rejoicing over the fall of Babylon, the anticipation of the marriage supper of the Lamb, and the dramatic return of Christ as the conquering Rider on the White Horse. The chapter emphasizes the ultimate victory of Christ over the forces of evil and the establishment of His righteous rule.


  1. Heavenly Praise for the Fall of Babylon (Revelation 19:1-5): A great multitude in heaven praises God for the judgment on Babylon. The elders and living creatures join in, shouting "Hallelujah!" The smoke from Babylon's destruction rises forever, signifying the permanence of God's judgment. The heavenly hosts exclaim praise, acknowledging God's righteousness and glory.
  2. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:6-10): A voice from the throne invites everyone to the marriage supper of the Lamb, symbolizing the union of Christ with His redeemed people. The Lamb's bride, dressed in fine linen, represents the righteous acts of the saints. John falls at the feet of the angel but is told to worship only God.
  3. The Rider on the White Horse (Revelation 19:11-16): John sees heaven open, and a rider on a white horse appears. This rider is identified as Faithful and True, representing Christ. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many crowns. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, symbolizing His victorious sacrifice. The armies of heaven, clothed in white, follow Him. A sharp sword comes from His mouth to strike down the nations, and He will rule with a rod of iron.
  4. The Defeat of the Beast and False Prophet (Revelation 19:17-21): An angel invites the birds to gather for the great supper of God, where they will feast on the flesh of kings, captains, and the armies opposed to Christ. The beast and false prophet are captured and thrown into the lake of fire, and their followers are killed by the sword that comes from the mouth of the Rider on the White Horse.