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The Revelation - Book 7

A study of Revelation 17-19. This is book 7 of an 8 part book series.

Category - Bible Commentaries

Chapter 21

The Peace Angel

Revelation 19:17, 18 says,

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, “Come, assemble for the great supper of God; 18 in order that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.”

The heavenly invasion is conducted according to the righteous mind and nature of God. For this reason, He invades the earth according to the laws of war that are found in Deuteronomy 20. One of those important laws is found in Deut. 20:10-12,

10 When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace. 11 And it shall come about, if it agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then it shall be that all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and shall serve you. 12 However, if it does not make peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it.

The divine law does not allow for an ambush without warning or negotiation. This is because the law of God considers war to be an enforcement of the decrees from the divine court. No man is judged without a hearing (John 7:51). War is righteous only when guilt has been determined properly and when the offending nation has refused to comply with the divine verdict. When men or nations refuse to comply with His decrees, it is contempt of court, which calls for the death penalty. This law is found in Deut. 17:8-13. Verse 12 says,

12 And the man who acts presumptuously by not listening to the priest who stands there to serve the Lord your God, nor to the judge, that man shall die; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.

The heavenly invasion of the earth in Revelation 19 presumes that the divine court case has already been filed properly and that God has already ruled in favor of the saints and against Babylon. Babylon’s authorized time to rule the earth has ended, but, as Jer. 50:33 prophesies, “they have refused to let them go.” For this reason, God musters the White Horse Company to invade and to take back His creation by whatever force is necessary.

Ambassadors of Peace

Before such a war takes place, an ambassador must be sent to “offer it terms of peace.” The ambassador in this case is the “angel standing in the sun.” My personal revelation says that this is the Peace Angel. Though he is first revealed declaring war, his name (nature) is peace. When I asked our heavenly Father for the name of this angel, He told me that it was found in Luke 14:32, which says (in context),

31 Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and take counsel whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace.

The word of the Lord, then, revealed that this was the Peace Angel and that he was charged with the responsibility to bring “terms of peace,” in accordance with Deut. 20:10. (I must admit that prior to receiving this revelation, I had overlooked the laws of war that demand terms of peace in order to make this a righteous invasion).

The Peace Angel is the angel of Christ’s ambassadors in 2 Cor. 5:18-20,

18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

The Greek word translated “reconciliation” is katallasso, which more properly means “conciliate.” A conciliation is where one person takes the initiative with a cease-fire and sends an ambassador for peace to ask the other side to stop fighting as well. A one-sided action is a conciliation. If both sides cease firing, then there is a RE-conciliation, or an apo-katallasso. The Greek word used in the passage above is katallasso, where God has taken the initiative by Himself, “conciliating the world, not counting their trespasses against them.”

During the entire Pentecostal Age, believers have been ambassadors for Christ insofar as the people of the world are concerned. Unfortunately, many of these ambassadors have preached threats of hell-fire for non-compliance, rather than passing on the message of conciliation. Yet at the end of the age, a new situation has arisen which again requires an ambassador of peace.

The Peace Angel is the divine ambassador to Babylon. He is sent to bring terms of peace, informing Babylon that its mandate to rule for a period of seven times has concluded, and that the divine court has decreed in favor of the saints of the Most High (Dan. 7:27). Babylon must relinquish its territory and release its slaves.

However, Babylon has refused to comply with the divine court ruling (2014), even after being given a one-year grace period (2015) according to the law in Lev. 25:29. Therefore, the divine court has sent its heavenly armies (beginning in 2016) to enforce the decree and to begin restoring all things and set creation free (Rom. 8:21).