And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
– Revelation 14:15
And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.”
– Revelation 14:18
There are two separate and distinct harvests in Revelation 14. The harvest of the wheat, by “Him who sat on the cloud” (Jesus) and another of the grapes by an angel with a sharp sickle. The grapes—a metaphor for (wicked) people in Revelation 14—are carried away unto wrath. The wheat—also a metaphor for (apparently righteous) people—are seemingly carried up unto the One seated upon the cloud.
There are differing interpretations of this passage (and virtually every other passage in Revelation), but this seems to be a rapture event in Revelation. But there seem to be two different raptures. One unto heaven, another to wrath.
Make sure you’re found among the wheat when the reaper comes!
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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