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Three verses in Revelation 3.7-13 that allude to the OT

In Revelation 3.7, Jesus presents himself as the one who has the key of David. What he opens, no one can shut, and what he shuts, no one can open.

  • In Isaiah 22.22 God says he will give the key of David to Eliakim (the manager of King Hezekeiah’s household), and what he opens, no one can shut, and what he shuts, no one can open.
  • Job 12.14 says that if God tears something down, human beings can’t build it back up, and if God closes a man in, no one can open.

In Revelation 3.9 Jesus tells the church in Philadelphia that he will make the members of the ‘synagogue of Satan’ bow down before their feet and recognize that he has loved the members of the church in Philadelphia.

  • In Isaiah 43.4 God tells Israel that he loves her.
  • In Isaiah 45.14 God says that the Egyptians, Cushites and Sabeans will one day bow before the Israelites and plead with them, recognizing that God is with the Israelites.
  • In Isaiah 49.23 God says that kings and queens will bow down before the Israelites and lick their feet. Then the Israelites will recognize that Yahweh is God.
  • In Isaiah 60.14 God says that the children of those who afflicted Jerusalem will bow down before her and recognize her as the city of God.

In Revelation 3.12 Jesus promises that upon the one who conquers, he will write his own name, and the name of the city of his God.

  • In Isaiah 62.2 Isaiah says that the mouth of the Lord will give Jerusalem a new name.
  • In Isaiah 65.15 Isaiah says that God will one day call his servants by another name.
  • In Ezekiel 48.35, part of Ezekiel’s vision of a future Jerusalem, Ezekiel hears that the name of the city is ‘The Lord is there’.

Source: The Greek New Testament (UBS, 4th edition), compared with the Old Testament Quotations and Allusions in the New Testament feature in Logos Bible Software version 4.

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