R E V E L A T I O N.
The things contained in this chapter came in after
the opening of the six seals, which foretold great calamities in
the world; and before the sound of the seven trumpets, which gave
notice of great corruptions arising in the church: between these
comes in this comfortable chapter, which secures the graces and
comforts of the people of God in times of common calamity. We have,
I. An account of the restraint laid upon the winds, ver. 1-3. II. The sealing of the
servants of God, ver. 4-8.
III. The songs of angels and saints on this occasion, ver. 9-12. IV. A description of the
honour and happiness of those who had faithfully served Christ, and
suffered for him, ver.