Thursday, February 20, 2014

day no. 12,904: a preview of things to come: Rev 19 & Ps 2‏

I was reading Revelation 19 this morning and it struck me how much of the language and imagery it shared with Psalm 2.

Here are just a few examples:

Revelation 19:9

Then he said to me, “Write: Those invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb are fortunate!” He also said to me, “These words of God are true.”

Psalm 2:12b

All those who take refuge in Him are happy.


Revelation 19:15

15 A sharp sword came from His mouth, so that He might strike the nations with it. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.

Psalm 2:8-9

8 Ask of Me,
and I will make the nations Your inheritance
and the ends of the earth Your possession.
9 You will break them with a rod of iron;
You will shatter them like pottery.


Revelation 19:16

And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh:

Psalm 2:5-6

5 Then He speaks to them in His anger
and terrifies them in His wrath:
6 I have consecrated My King
on Zion, My holy mountain.”


Revelation 19:19

Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and against His army.

Psalm 2:1-2

Why do the nations rebel
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand,
and the rulers conspire together
against the
Lord and His Anointed One:


Revelation 19:12-14

His eyes were like a fiery flame, and many crowns were on His head. He had a name written that no one knows except Himself. 13 He wore a robe stained with blood, and His name is the Word of God.14 The armies that were in heaven followed Him on white horses, wearing pure white linen.

Psalm 2:12

Pay homage to the Son or He will be angry
and you will perish in your rebellion,
for His anger may ignite at any moment.


Revelation 19:11

Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and He judges and makes war in righteousness.

Psalm 2:11

Serve the Lord with reverential awe
and rejoice with trembling.

I love that Psalm 2’s prophecy is fulfilled in the Revelation of Jesus given to John.

Revelation 19:10b

Worship God, because the testimony about Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Read your Bible and watch it weave together to make much of Jesus from beginning to end.

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