R E V E L A T I O N.
In the foregoing chapter the prophetical scene was
opened, in the sight and hearing of the apostle, and he had a sight
of God the Creator and ruler of the world, and the great King of
the church. He saw God on the throne of glory and government,
surrounded with his holy ones, and receiving their adorations. Now
the counsels and decrees of God are set before the apostle, as in a
book, which God held in his right hand; and this book is
represented, I. As sealed in the hand of God, ver. 1-9. II. As taken into the hand of
Christ the Redeemer, to be unsealed and opened, ver. 6, to the end.