And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues…
I. THE WORK OF REDEMPTION, WHICH GOD HAS WROUGHT, AND IN WHICH THE SAINTS ARE PECULIARLY INTERESTED, IS A MARVELLOUS WORE.
II. THE VARIOUS REVELATIONS BY WHICH GOD HAS BROUGHT THE SAINTS, IN THE SEVERAL AGES OF THE WORLD, TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS REDEMPTION, ARE ALSO MARVELOUS.
III. THE DISPENSATION OF GOD'S PROVIDENCE TOWARD THE CHURCH, IN CORRECTING AND PUNISHING HER FOR HER DECLENSIONS, AND IN DELIVERING HER OUT OF DANGERS AND AFFLICTIONS, ARE GREAT AND MARVELLOUS.
IV. THAT WORK, BY WHICH GOD FITS AND PREPARES THE SAINTS FOR GLORY, IS GREAT AND MARVELLOUS.
1. The conversion of a sinner is a great work, as it makes in him a mighty change.
2. This is a marvellous work, as it is a work of marvellous grace.
3. This is a marvellous work, as it is wrought in a marvellous manner.
4. This is a great work, as it is effected by Divine power.
V. THE DISPENSATIONS OF GOD'S PROVIDENCE TOWARD PARTICULAR SAINTS, IN BRINGING THEM TO GLORY, ARE GREAT AND WONDERFUL.
(J. Lathrop, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.