Revelation 14:6 Index
"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,"
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" . . . I saw . . . "

  • A new scene begins. Chronologically the events represented in this vision precede those represented by the vision of (Revelation 14:1-5). (7BC 827)

" . . . another . . . "

" . . . angel . . . "

  • This is a symbolic vision. The angel represents God's saints engaged in the task of proclaiming the everlasting gospel, especially the features mentioned in this verse, at a time when the "judgment is come" (Revelation 14:7). It is, of course, also true that literal angels assist men in the task of proclaiming the gospel, but this is not the predominant idea here. (7BC 827)

" . . . fly in the midst of heaven . . . "

  • The angel of (Revelation 8:13) was also seen flying through the midst of heaven. The area of flight indicates the worldwide nature of the angel's work and message. The work grows and develops until it is brought to the sight and hearing of all mankind. (7BC 827)

" . . . having the everlasting gospel . . . "

  • Greek aionios (Matthew 25:41).
  • The Scriptures elsewhere speak of the "glorious" gospel (2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 Timothy 1:11), but only here is the word "everlasting" used in connection with the gospel of the grace of God. There is but one gospel to save men. It will continue as long as there are men to be saved. There never will be another gospel. (7BC 827)

" . . . gospel . . ."

  • Greek evaggelion (Mark 1:1). (7BC 827)

" . . . to preach . . . "

  • Greek evaggelizo, "to proclaim good tidings," a verb form related to evaggelion. (Romans 1:15; Romans 10:15). (7BC 827)