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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 18:21–24)

This entry is part 49 of 49 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

  Passage Summary A mighty angel threw a millstone-sized stone into the sea, picturing the sudden, violent, and permanent downfall of Babylon (18:21). Music, work, light, and marriage will be absent as a result (18:22–23a). Reasons for her destruction will be her deceptive and demonic influence upon the world through her merchants and her persecution […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 18:9–20)

This entry is part 48 of 49 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary Having witnessed the destruction of Babylon, three groups lament her judgment. First, the kings who sinned with her stand at a distance, fearing that they, too, will share her judgment, lamenting over the sudden destruction of such a great and mighty city (18:9–10). Second, the merchants of materials and men likewise stand at […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 18:4–8)

This entry is part 47 of 49 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary John heard another angel calling the people of God to abandon Babylon in order to avoid a share in her judgment (18:4). She exhausted God’s patience with her sins, and He recalls them all at this time (18:5). Her judgment would be in proportion to her sins (18:6). Her self-glorification would be repaid […]

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

This entry is part 46 of 49 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 […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 17:11–18)

This entry is part 45 of 49 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary As earlier in Revelation (13:3, 12, 14), the beast can be one head or the whole creature. Seeing the future, John saw how the antichrist was (rose to power), is not (was slain), is an eighth (by being raised from the dead), and is eventually thrown alive into the lake of fire (17:11; […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 17:6b–10)

This entry is part 44 of 49 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary After the angel asked about John’s marveling (17:6b–7a), he promised an explanation of the woman, the beast with the seven heads, and his ten horns (17:7) and gave it―beast (17:8), heads (17:9–11), horns (17:12–14, 16–17), woman (17:18), and added the waters as well (17:15). The beast is the antichrist who is slain, revived, […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 17:1–6a)

This entry is part 43 of 49 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary With similarities that work to bring out a stark contrast to John’s vision of the New Jerusalem (cf. 21:9–11), John is invited by one of the angels who had one of the last seven bowls to see the judgment of the great immoral and adulterous end-times religious system that has its sway over […]

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

This entry is part 42 of 49 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). […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 16:12–16)

This entry is part 41 of 49 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the Euphrates River, drying it up and removing it as a barrier for the eastern kings to travel for battle (16:12; cf. 16:14). Satan, the antichrist, and the false prophet then use demonic powers to gather and join all the world’s forces for this same […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 16:1–11)

This entry is part 40 of 49 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary A loud voice from the temple commanded the seven angels to pour God’s wrath onto the earth (16:1). The first angel poured out his bowl, resulting in sores upon the followers of the Antichrist (16:2). The second angel poured out his bowl, and the seawaters turned into blood, killing all life therein (16:3). […]

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