The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 18:1–3)

This entry is part 46 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary

An authoritative angel illumined the earth with his glory (18:1) and announced with his mighty voice that Babylon was fallen (18:2). It was now a home for demons, unclean birds, and beasts (18:2). The reasons for this judgment were her global immorality and gross materialism (18:3).


Old Testament in the New 

Revelation Old Testament Connection Between the Two
18:1 Ezek 43:2 Both God and His angels shine their glory upon the earth.
18:2 Isa 21:9 Babylon is announced to have fallen.
18:2 Isa 34:13-15; Jer 51:37 Judgment is shown through the resultant desolation.
18:3 Jer 51:7 The nations drink from the cup of Babylon, partaking of her sin.

A Parting Thought

Just as all the kingdoms then will fully live for immorality and materialism, so also do the kingdoms now do so to a lesser but obvious degree. May we be cautious to see our culture’s tendencies along these lines and live in a way that is not in keeping with the judgment that will fall upon Babylon in time to come.

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