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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 13:1–4)

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OTPassage Summary John saw a beast rising from the sea (13:1), elsewhere identified as the abyss (11:7; 17:8), symbolizing, if nothing else, an evil origin. The beast had ten horns and seven heads, symbolic of kings (17:10, 12), shown […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 12:7–12)

This entry is part 30 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

This entry is part 30 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OTPassage Summary  Michael and his angels fought Satan and his angels, defeating and throwing them out of heaven (12:7–9). This expulsion yields a triumphant announcement that the salvation, power, and kingdom of God along with Christ’s authority had come […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 12:1–6)

This entry is part 29 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

This entry is part 29 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OTPassage Summary John sees two signs, symbolic of things both past and present. In the first, a woman appears with details indicating that she symbolizes the nation Israel (12:1; cf. Gen 37:9–11). Her pain symbolizes the anticipation of Christ’s […]

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Scriptural Quotations with Time Divisions of the Tribulation

These notes were taught at my church on March 3, 2017, clarifying a number of time references we had seen in our study of Revelation. First Half of the Tribulation Days Rev 11:3: “they will prophesy for 1,260 days” One Week Dan 9:27: “he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week”   […]

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 11:15–19)

This entry is part 28 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

This entry is part 28 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OTPassage Summary After the seventh angel blew his trumpet, multiple voices proclaimed the acquisition of the world’s kingdom into that of God and His Son (11:15). The twenty-four elders prostrated themselves and thanked God for doing so (11:16–17), detailing […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 11:7–14)

This entry is part 27 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

This entry is part 27 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OTPassage Summary The ministry of the two prophets ends when the beast rises from the dead and kills them, precipitating the final forty-two months of the Tribulation in which Israel is especially persecuted and trampled (11:7; cf. 11:2; 13:4–7; […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 11:3–6)

This entry is part 26 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

This entry is part 26 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OTPassage Summary The two witnesses are granted authority to prophesy in sackcloth for 1,260 days (11:3). In the raptured church’s absence (cf. 1:20; 3:10–11), these two now shine the gospel as lampstands, the means whereby a great multitude of […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 11:1–2)

This entry is part 25 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

This entry is part 25 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OTPassage Summary John was given a rod to measure the temple of God (an earthly temple built by the Jews; cf. Dan 9:27; Matt 24:15; 2 Thess 2:3–4), the altar, and the worshippers therein (11:1). He was to exclude […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 10:8–11)

This entry is part 24 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

This entry is part 24 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OTPassage Summary John again hears the heavenly voice (cf. 10:4), now commanding him take the scroll from the mighty messenger (10:8). He asked for the scroll and was then told to eat it, to expect its taste to be […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 10:1–7)

This entry is part 23 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

This entry is part 23 of 32 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OTPassage Summary A mighty, heaven-sent, cloud-wrapped, rainbow-cloaked, sun-faced, fire-legged angel held a little open scroll and stood with his feet on the land and sea (10:1–2).  He gave a lion-like call, bringing about seven thunders, revealing things that John […]

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