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AN

EX'POSITION

0

F

THE

REVELATION.

P.A R T·

'.

CH A

P.

t

The 'l)eftgn

of

the 'Book, of the

Revelation.

That#

is

aProphecy, 'ttJherein, ·as in

a

Vijion, the Story of a!!

Times t8 reprefented.

.The prophetical part of it

begim

11t-

the

Fnur..Lh Chgpi_er. An Expo(ition of

the Fourth Chapter.

The .17i]ion

?!

the 'Throne;

'Beafts~

and Elders:

d

'l{eprejentation of the

[hurch in aU Ages.

H E three firl'c Chapters, contain Seven Epinies to Seven

Particular Churches ; but from this Fourth Chapter, to

the end.of the Book, is laid down a more gener.al Pro·

phecy from

John's

Time

~o

the Worlds end.

There is

therefote this Character of Difference

pu~

between that

part of this Book in thole three firll: Chapters, and this

that begins here, That that concerned things that theri

were pal'c, things ,that then were; and things to come

hereafter,. (as

Chap.

I.

19.) whereas this delivers thole

things only which

m11fl

be hereafter,

Chap. 4·

I.

.

.

In thisProphecy, as in a Vifiion, is the Story of all

Tim~s

aCted and repre–

.femed.. A Comedy is the reprelenting of a Story pafl:, by Men ; this a Prophe–

tical Vifiori of things to .come, a/led by Angels anfwerably; as in· ii.1ch

lm~r)udes

and

Shews; there is firfl: .a Stage b)lilt, a.Scene or !?lace_fuppofed where the

things were done, and a Chorus or Company

of

,SpectatOrs fitttng on the Stage

continually, and giving their judgment and approbation, ( wbtch was the cul'com

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