Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentRevelation 14:6
- Another angel (allon aggelon).
- A new turn in the drama comes with each angel (7:2; 8:3,13; 10:1). Here the angel is seen "flying in mid heaven" (petomenon en mesouranhmati), while in 8:13 John heard him "flying in mid heaven" (genitive case of same participle, which see). This one is in the sight and hearing of all.
- Having (exonta).
- Accusative singular agreeing with aggelon like petomenon (flying), but legwn in verse 7 is nominative, as if a new sentence like legwn in 4:1.
- An eternal gospel (euaggelion aiwnion).
- The only use of euaggelion in John's writings, though the verb euaggelisai (first aorist active infinitive epexegetical with exonta like John 16:12) occurs here and in 10:7. Here it is not to euaggelion (the gospel), but merely a proclamation of God's eternal (aiwniov here alone in the Apocalypse, though common in the Fourth Gospel and I John) purpose. Origen even took this "eternal gospel" to be another book to be written! Note the double use of epi (with accusative after euaggelisai and the genitive with ghv). See 5:9 for the races, etc.