The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 16:17–21)

This entry is part 42 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary

The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and the Father proclaimed, “It is done!” (16:17), a statement He proclaims again at the end of all that is initiated by this bowl, the last of the last plagues (21:6). Then comes lightning, thunder, and the earth’s greatest and worst earthquake (16:18). This earthquake will split Jerusalem into three parts, topple Gentile cities, and satisfy God’s wrath against Babylon (16:19). Similar to the end of all things (cf. 20:11), the islands and mountains flee (16:20), and hundred-pound hailstones kill many, leaving the remaining to curse God once again (16:21; cf. 16:9, 11).


Old Testament in the New

Revelation Old Testament Connection Between the Two
16:18 Ezek 38:19–22 God’s judgment is shown through a number of phenomena in nature.
16:19 Jer 25:15 Those who drink from the cup of the wrath of God are those who experience His wrath.
16:21 Exod 9:18–25 Thunder, hail, and lightning are sometimes instruments of God’s wrath.

 A Parting Thought

God remembers unpunished sins, and cursing God for His judgment will be no help to anyone at all. May we be ready for our rescue from this judgment, living godly lives and waiting for the blessed Hope to come.

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