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(Revelation 14.19-20)
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"The angel swung his sickle upon the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great wine press of God's wrath. They were trampled in the harvest wine press outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses' bridles for a distance of sixteen hundred stadia [that is, "about 180 miles" or "about 300 kilometers"]." (Revelation 14.19-20)✞

Sixteen Hundred Stadia

Horse's BridleThe one like a son of man reaps and also an angel reaps. We may regard the "one like the son of man" as the risen and victorious Lord, operating the harvest winepress, while the angel with the sharp sickle reaps the harvest of those destined for judgment. It is said that the blood came "as high as the horses' bridles", that is five or six feet from the ground and spread for a distance of sixteen hundred stadia. Sixteen hundred "stades" is almost exactly the length of Palestine from north to south, that is about one hundred and eighty miles. This would mean that the tide of judgment would flow over and include the whole land of Israel. In that case the word picture symbolically describes the completeness of the judgment.

"Revelation Wine Press"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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