17 [a]And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead: [b]then he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not: [c]I am that first and that last,
18 And am alive, but I was dead: and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen: and I have the keys of hell and of death.
Revelation 1:17A religious fear that goeth before the calling of the Saints, and their full confirmation to take upon them the vocation of God.
Revelation 1:17A divine confirmation is this calling partly by sign and partly by word of power.
Revelation 1:17A most elegant description of this calling contained in three things, which are necessary unto a just vocation: first the authority of him that calleth, for that he is the beginning and end of all things, in this verse, for that he is eternal and omnipotent, verse 18. Secondly, the sum of this prophetical calling, and revelation, verse 19. Lastly a declaration of those persons unto whom this prophecy is by the commandment of God directed in the description thereof, verse 20.
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