Category Archives: Revelation

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 22:18–21)

By | June 6, 2018
This entry is part 67 of 67 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary  John, probably quoting Jesus, warned his readers and the church as a whole to add no more words to this prophecy, the book of Revelation—offenders would be left behind to experience the plagues of this book (Rev 22:18; cf. 3:10). In giving this warning, John commanded the cessation of prophecy altogether and thereby… Read More »

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 22:12–17)

By | May 30, 2018
This entry is part 66 of 67 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary Christ promises to come soon with a reward for each person, for better or worse, according to his deeds (Rev 22:12). He does so as the One who created and ends all things for the glory of Him and His Father (Rev 22:13; cf. 1:8; 21:6). The reward for those whose robes are… Read More »

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 22:8–11)

By | May 9, 2018
This entry is part 65 of 67 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary John seems to conclude his thoughts on his final vision and, whether overwhelmed by the new creation or the angel or both, he fell down to worship his angelic guide (Rev 21:8–9a; 19:10). He was immediately rebuked for doing so—the angel was not God but a fellow slave to John, other prophets, and… Read More »

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 22:6–7)

By | May 2, 2018
This entry is part 64 of 67 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary John echoes his introduction in many ways, indicating that his book is now drawing to an end—a God-sent angel delivered and now verifies to John the truthfulness and near fulfillment of his prophecy in Revelation, bringing blessing to the slaves of God as they keep the words of this prophecy (Rev 22:6–7; cf.… Read More »

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 22:1–5)

By | April 26, 2018
This entry is part 63 of 67 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary The angel showed John a bright, flowing river of life, coming from the throne of the Father and the Son (Rev 22:1). The river flowed through the center of the city’s street and enjoyed the tree of life (many trees) along its banks (Rev 22:2a). The fruit is harvested each month, and the… Read More »

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 21:22–27)

By | April 18, 2018
This entry is part 62 of 67 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary John sees no temple within the city, being that the Father and the Lamb are the temple (Rev 21:22). Neither sun nor moon are necessary as the glory of God and His Son illuminates all things (Rev 21:23). Nations and kings walk around the new creation by this light and bring their honor… Read More »

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 21:15–21)

By | April 12, 2018
This entry is part 61 of 67 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary The angel with John used a golden rod to measure the New Jerusalem, which was roughly 1,500 miles long, wide, and high, complete with a wall over 200 feet thick (Rev 21:15–18; cf. 21:9). The wall was jasper (cf. Rev 4:3; 18:11) while the city and its streets were a pure, transparent glass… Read More »

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 21:9–14)

By | March 7, 2018
This entry is part 60 of 67 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary Similar to John’s introduction to the great harlot (cf. Rev 17:1–3), one of the seven bowl-carrying angels invited John to see the bride and wife of the Lamb (Rev 21:9). Now seeing his fourth and final vision in Revelation (Rev 21:10; cf. 1:10; 4:2; 17:3), John saw the New Jerusalem descending from heaven… Read More »

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 21:5–8)

By | March 1, 2018
This entry is part 59 of 67 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary The Father announced that all things were made new and commanded John to record these things (Rev 21:5). Fitting to His name, the Alpha and Omega began a new creation and ended the old (Rev 21:6). He would abundantly quench the thirst of the new creation’s citizens with the water of life (Rev… Read More »