Continuing our study of Revelation chapter 11.
Revelation 11:11 ‘But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here”. And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.’
It is worth considering comparing Zechariah 12 with Revelation 11.
Zechariah 12:1a ‘The Lord, who stretches out the heavens…’
Revelation 11:12 ‘Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here”. And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.’
Here, we see, perhaps tentatively, the Lord who stretches out the heavens, raising up the two prophets to life once more, and then calling them to heaven in a cloud.
But then consider:
Zechariah 12:1a ‘…and him who forms the spirit of man within him…’
Revelation 11:11 ‘But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them and they stood on their feet…’
Here we see the breath of God bringing life to the dead prophets.
And then consider:
Zechariah 12:1a ‘The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth…’
Revelation 11:13 ‘At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.’
Here, we see the Lord who laid the foundation of the earth causing the severe earthquake that collapses a tenth of the city.
This shows a wonderful correlation between Revelation 11 and Zechariah 12. We can continue:
Zechariah 12:2 ‘I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling.’
Revelation 11:13 ‘At that very hour there was a severe earthquake
The end-time beast and his armies will triumphantly invade Jerusalem, only to find the walls of the city turning in on them.
He will be forced to retreat.
Daniel 11:45 ‘He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end and no-one will help him.
His demise will be swift.
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- Revelation 16:1 Painful SoresAnd so we enter into a grim and melancholy chapter. There is little cheer to be found here. Those who have taken the mark of the beast, hoping to find some form of reward or relief, and having surrendered their soul to the worship of the beast in some shape or form, now find themselves reaping a bitter harvest of ugly and painful sores.
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- Revelation 15:3 A Deeper UnderstandingPlease click image to reaf full post and scroll down. If you struggle with the horror of Revelation then you are certainly not alone. The absolute horror reflects the weight of sin that has corrupted man to the core. But as we embrace these sacred truths, they will bring us deeper, far deeper than ever before, into an understanding of the heart, into an understanding of the perfect holiness of God.
- Revelation 15:3 Moses and JesusPlease tap image to see full post The mention of both Moses and Jesus the Lamb in the same sentence strengthens the idea that Jesus will be the perfect Moses, who will deliver Israel, imprisoned or exiled by the antichrist and lead them victoriously back to Jerusalem.
- Revelation 15:1 Glass and FireThe bitterness of martyrdom gives way to eternal celebration. Their victory has always been dependent upon the strength that God provides and this is reflected in the harps given to them by God. And what a glorious celebration. The enemy has been defeated and the bowls of wrath will bring this evil age to a conclusion. The joy of eternity awaits!