The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 19:17–21)

This entry is part 53 of 54 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary

After the descent of Christ and His army, anticipation of divine victory is intensified by an angel who noticeably stands in the sun and invites all the birds to eat of both man and horse that will be left for dead after battle (Rev 19:17–18). The Antichrist and his followers gathered to challenge Christ (Rev 19:19). The Antichrist and the false prophet are captured and thrown alive into the lake of fire (Rev 19:20). The rest of their army then fall in battle and are left to the vultures (Rev 19:21).

Old Testament in the New

Revelation Old Testament Connection Between the Two
19:17–18 Isa 34:6–7; Ezek 39:17–18 In God’s day of vengeance, blood is shed, and the birds are invited to eat.
19:19 Ps 2:2; Joel 3:9–11 The kings of the earth align themselves against God and Christ.  
19:20 Isa 30:33: Dan 7:11 The end of a godless king and especially the antichrist is to be burned with fire.  
19:21 Ezek 39:19–20 The birds are filled and gorge with the flesh of fallen warriors.  

A Parting Thought

There is no nobility in rejecting Christ or facing His judgment at the end of time. Most do not receive a burial, and the leaders of His rejection are cast alive into eternal punishment. Let us beware of what befalls the enemies of Christ!

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