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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). […]

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

This entry is part 41 of 52 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 52 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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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 15:5–8)

This entry is part 39 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary  John looked again and saw the scene continue as the sanctuary of the heavenly tabernacle was opened (15:5). Seven angels came out, clothed to symbolize their task―purifying and conquering the world through seven plagues for the Lamb to take His throne (15:6; cf. 1:13; 19:8). One of the four living creatures gave the […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 15:1–4)

This entry is part 38 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary John saw another sign (cf. 12:1, 3), great and amazing, consisting of the last plagues that will finish the wrath of God (15:1). Martyrs who overcame the beast, its image, and its number stood with harps to worship beside or even on a sea of glass (15:2). Indicating God’s victory in advance, they […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 14:14–20)

This entry is part 36 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary John again looked and saw Christ (cf. 1:13) with a sickle, sharpened for the painful judgment to follow (14:14). Relaying orders from the Father, another angel (a fourth; cf. 14:6, 8, 9) instructed Christ to reap the earth of its harvest, wicked man in the prime of his evil (14:15). So, Christ did […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 14:6–13)

This entry is part 37 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary Another angel (cf. 12:7) was flying above, proclaiming his gospel to the world (14:6). Commands therein were to fear God and give Him glory in light of the final outpouring of His wrath, as well as to worship Him as the Creator of all things (14:7). A second angel announced the fall of […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 14:1–5)

This entry is part 35 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary John looks past the Tribulation to see the Lamb standing on Mount Zion in contrast to the dragon and beasts standing on the sand (14:1). Zion could be the literal Jerusalem in the Millennium, thus showing the Lamb’s victory in the face of what precedes it (cf. Zech 14:1–2). John then hears a […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 13:11–18)

This entry is part 34 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary John saw another beast (a person; cf. 19:20; 20:10) coming from the earth and not the sea, like a lamb and not ferocious beasts, with two and not ten horns, and speaking like a dragon (13:11). His authority was for bringing about the worship of the first beast, even by imitating the miracles […]

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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 13:5–10)

This entry is part 33 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary The beast (Antichrist) rules for forty-two months, the final half of the Tribulation period, blaspheming God and His dwelling all the while (13:5–6; cf. 2 Thess 2:3–4). Having global authority, he wars against God’s people while everyone else on earth worships the beast, showing their names are absent from the book of life […]

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