Doctrinal Reference Index - Revelation

Disciple’s Study Bible

I. God Takes the Initiative

A. In Specific Events

Ge 45:5; Ex 3:2-6; 8:1-2; 16:3-8; 40:34-38; Nu 16:1-50; Dt 1:42; 7:17-24; Jos 3:7-17; 4:20-24; 1 Sa 5:1-3, 9, 10; 9:15-16; 23:14-28; 1 Ki 5:3-4; 2 Ki 5:1-27; 7:1-7; 1 Ch 5:20-22, 25-26; 22:18-19; Ezr 8:21-23; Ne 2:8, 18; Ps 34:7-18; 64:9; 76:1; 92:4-7; 106:1-47; 107:1-43; 147:1-20; Ecc 1:12-14; Jer 17:15; La 2:17; 3:22-23; Da 4:2-28; 6:27; Hag 1:3-9; 2:7; Mt 24:9-14; Mk 1:25; Lk 8:36-37; 22:14-16; Jn 11:40; Ac 5:5; Ro 9:4-6; Php 1:14

B. Through Divine Presence

Ge 3:8-13; 50:25; Ex 4:10-12; 13:21-22; 25:1–30:38; 33:1-17; 33:18-22; 34:4-12; 34:29-35; Lev 22:31-33; 26:11-13; Nu 4:7; 22:18-20; 35:34; Dt 4:7; 23:14; Jos 7:11-12; 1 Sa 4:1-22; 18:12-14; 2 Sa 6:2-19; 7:4-11; 1 Ki 8:1-21; 8:27-30; 20:13-28; 2 Ki 6:8-17; 1 Ch 23:25; 2 Ch 6:1-2, 18-21; 15:1-4; Ezr 7:11-28; Ne 7:5-73; Job 9:9-11; 42:5; Ps 11:4-7; 13:1; 23:4; 26:8; 46:4-11; 118:1-29; Pr 25:2; Ecc 3:11-17; Isa 4:5-6; 6:5-8; 41:10; Jer 52:3; Eze 9:1-11; 10:3-5; 43:6-7; Joel 2:17; Am 5:17; Hab 2:19-20; Zep 3:14-17; Hag 1:13-15; 2:4-5; Zec 2:10-11; Mt 24:44; Lk 1:35; 10:17-20; 17:20-21; 24:16, 25; Jn 14:6-7; 14:15-17; 16:13-15; 2 Co 3:7-18; 2 Ti 4:17

C. In Jesus Christ

Mt 1:23; 3:16-17; 9:4; 11:18-19; 11:25-27; 16:4; 16:15-17; 20:26-28; 21:13; 23:37; 26:31-32; 28:5-7; Mk 1:11; 8:29-30; 14:22; Lk 2:40; 4:18-21; 5:8-10; 5:22; 8:43-48; 23:43; Jn 1:1-4; 1:9-13; 1:14-18; 1:29-31; 6:29; 9:35-37; 12:44-46; 14:9-12; 15:15-16; 17:6-9; 18:32; Ac 3:17-26; 8:30-38; 26:16-18; 1 Co 11:23; 1 Th 4:2, 8-9; Heb 1:1-2; 1 Pe 1:20; 1 Jn 5:6-13

D. By the Holy Spirit

Nu 11:16-30; 1 Ki 22:6-28; 2 Ch 18:5-7; Ne 9:30; Isa 42:1-4; 59:21; Joel 2:28-29; Jn 1:33; Ac 4:31; 13:2-3; 1 Co 2:9-12; Gal 3:3-8; Eph 1:17; Rev 2:7

E. Through His Word

Ge 17:1-8; 25:22-23; Ex 24:1-11; Nu 7:89; 12:1-8; 23:1-12; Dt 5:4, 23-27; 18:15-19; 18:21-22; 1 Sa 3:1-10; 2 Sa 24:11-13; 1 Ki 11:9-13; 16:34; 19:9-18; Ps 16:7-11; Pr 20:12; Isa 18:4; 28:14-21; Jer 5:12-17; 6:10-11; 42:7-11; 45:1; Eze 6:1-2; 23:1-49; Hos 1:1-2; Mic 2:6-7; Mt 2:5-6; Mk 1:38-39; 9:31-32; 1 Co 1:21; Col 1:5-7; 1:25-27; 1 Jn 1:1-3

F. Through Persons

Isa 45:11-13; Hag 2:23; Mt 10:6-8; Jn 9:3-6; 2 Co 4:10-11; 2 Ti 2:2

G. Through His Messengers

Ge 18:1–19:29; 32:24-30; Ex 19:17-27; Jos 5:13-15; Jdg 6:11-24; 1 Sa 10:6-13; 2 Ki 3:10-27; 6:1; Isa 30:6-11; 44:24-28; Jer 1:4-9; 1:17-19; 14:14-16; 15:16-18; 25:3-4; 26:1-19; 26:20-23; 35:15; La 2:9, 14; Eze 3:8-17; 13:1-23; 22:28; 33:21-25; Da 2:30; 9:9-16; Hos 6:5; Am 1:1, 3; 3:7-8; 7:12-17; Ob 1; Jnh 1:1-2; 3:1; Mic 1:1-3; 3:5-7; Zep 1:1, 12; Hag 1:1-2; Mal 2:7-8; 3:1-2; Mt 3:2-5; Lk 4:43; 7:31-50; 11:49-52; Ro 10:16-21; Php 4:9; 2 Ti 2:15; 2 Jn 12; 3 Jn 13

H. Through His Angels

Ge 32:1-2; Ex 23:20-31; Jdg 2:1-3; 13:3-23; 1 Ki 19:5-8; 2 Ki 1:3-15; Isa 6:2; Eze 10:1-22; Da 10:18–11:1; 12:1; Zec 2:3-5; 4:1; 6:1-8; 12:8; Mt 1:20-21; 2:13; 24:31; 28:2; Mk 8:38; Lk 1:11-20; 1:26-29; 2:13; Ac 8:26-27; 27:23-24; 1 Co 11:10-11; Heb 13:2; Rev 2:1; 19:9-10

I. Through Dreams

Ge 28:11-13; Jdg 7:13; 1 Ki 3:4-5; 1 Ch 17:15; Isa 22:1-19; Da 2:25-28; Mt 2:19-23; Ac 16:9-10; 18:9

J. Through Inspiration

Mk 4:23-24; Lk 1:67; 2:26; Jn 17:14; Ro 10:8-9; 1 Co 14:26-40; Eph 3:3-9; Tit 1:2-3

K. Through Visions

Nu 24:1-25; Jer 1:11-16; Eze 1:1-28; 8:1-18; 40:2-5; Da 10:1-19; Am 9:1-4; Zec 1:7; Ac 7:55; 9:3-8; 10:3-18; 22:7-11; 23:11; 2 Co 12:1-5; Gal 1:11-17; 2:2; Rev 21:10

L. Through Oracles

Lev 19:31; 20:6, 27; Nu 27:18-21; Dt 18:9-14; Jos 18:6-8; Jdg 1:1-2; 20:18; 1 Sa 10:17-25; 28:6-25; Ps 60:6; 85:7-8; Jer 29:1-32; Zep 1:6-7; Hag 2:11-12

M. Through Signs

Jdg 6:36-40; Da 5:2-5; 5:25-28; Heb 2:3-4

N. Through History

Ex 14:1–15:18; Dt 1:5–3:29; 8:2-5; 26:5-11; 1 Ch 22:1-19; Ne 9:6-37; Ps 40:5; 44:1-8; 77:1-20; 105:1-45; 114:1-8; 143:5-7; Isa 59:1-20; Jer 29:10; Eze 11:7-12; 16:1-63; 20:1-44; 36:22-28; Hos 12:10-14; Am 2:9-12; Hab 1:5-7; Zec 10:9, 12; 12:1-14; 14:6-9; Mk 4:30-32; Ac 7:1-53; 13:16-41; Eph 1:9-10; Heb 11:1–12:1

O. In Worship

2 Ch 7:10; Ps 9:1

P. In Nature

1 Ki 17:1-7; 18:16-46

II. God Tells Us Who He Is

A. As Author of Creation

Ge 1:2; Ru 1:6; Job 37:14–39:30; Ps 8:3-6; 19:1-6; 29:3-9; 102:25-28; 104:1-35; Eze 34:25-31; Joel 1:1-20; 2:21-24; 3:17-18; Am 4:12-13; 5:8; 9:5; Jnh 1:4-7; 4:6-10; Mt 2:9, 12; Ac 16:26; 17:24-28; Ro 1:18-20

B. As Author of Life

Ge 1:26-28; Nu 1:1-2; Mk 5:41-42; Jn 4:50-54; 11:25; 12:23-29; 15:1-2; Jas 1:18; Rev 20:12

C. As Author of Hope

Ge 22:1-18; Ru 2:19-20; 1 Ch 4:9-10; 2 Ch 6:32-33; Est 4:14; Job 1:1–42:17; Ps 3:4; 42:8-11; 51:11; 126:1-6; Ecc 7:14; 9:1-10; Isa 29:22; Eze 36:8-12

D. As Author of Grace

Ge 9:12-16; Lev 9:6, 23-24; 25:42, 55; 1 Ki 3:8, 9; Ps 4:6-7; 103:1-14; Hos 6:1-2; Mk 2:8-11; 2 Ti 1:10

E. As Author of Love

Lk 15:3-32; Jn 10:14-15; 10:17-18; 1 Co 13:1-12

F. In the essence of God’s Nature

Ps 62:11; Pr 11:1; 12:2, 22; 15:25-27; Mk 14:36

G. In His Actions

Ex 13:1; Lev 19:1-2; Nu 8:17; 15:37-41; 2 Sa 5:10; 1 Ki 17:13-14; Job 33:13-22; Ps 50:1-23; Pr 16:1-7; Isa 7:14; 8:1-4; 8:18-20; 20:2; Jer 32:6-15; Eze 3:1-3; 4:1–5:17; 6:11; 12:1-6; 12:17-20; 24:15-24; Hos 1:2–3:5; Mic 2:12-13; Mt 13:29-30; 21:1-11; 26:26-28; Mk 6:10-11; 11:17; Lk 3:22; Jn 5:17-19; 13:14-16

III. God Reveals His Intentions and Purposes

A. Fellowship with His people

Lev 20:22-26; Dt 12:4-7; Ps 27:4-9; Ecc 2:24-26; La 3:44-50; Mt 12:48-49; Mk 3:34; 11:25-26; 1 Jn 3:2

B. Faithfulness among His people

Ge 15:7-16; 16:1-2; 1 Sa 15:1-26; 1 Ch 10:13-14; 2 Ch 1:2-12; Ps 18:1-50; 119:151; 136:1; Jer 44:1-30; Eze 2:1-10; 14:7-8; Hos 2:19-20; 4:1-3; Mal 2:4-6; Mt 15:17-19; Mk 13:6, 13; Lk 6:47; Jn 7:16-19; 10:25-30

C. Commitment from His people

Ge 12:1-2; Ex 6:1-5; 19:2-3; 20:1-17; 1 Ki 9:2-3; 2 Ki 17:34-40; 2 Ch 7:11-22; Ps 81:1-14; Pr 14:27; Isa 48:17-19; Mt 4:19; 8:13; 13:8-9; 13:44-46; Mk 7:6-8; 10:21; Lk 2:49-50; 6:20; Jas 1:23-25

History

I. Time and Eternity

A. God acts in human Time

Ex 12:1-28; 31:12-17; 35:1-3; Lev 23:3; 23:4-43; 25:1-55; Nu 9:1-14; 28:16–29:39; Dt 1:3; Ecc 3:1-8; Mk 13:32-35; Jn 2:4; 7:6-8; 7:30; 8:20; 9:4; 12:23-33; 13:1; 17:1; Ac 1:7; 3:19-21; 1 Co 2:7; 10:11; 2 Co 6:2; Gal 1:4; 4:4; Eph 1:10; 6:13; 2 Pe 3:8

B. Time is Linear, not cyclical

Ge 2:4; 2:10-14; 3:20; 5:1-32; 6:9; 9:7; 9:18-19; 11:10, 27; 25:19; 37:2; 46:8-27; Nu 33:1-50; Jdg 2:16-23; 1 Ch 1:1–2:17; Lk 2:1

C. God knows and directs the Future

Da 8:26; Rev 4:5

D. History’s time is not Eternal

Isa 66:17-24; Eze 38:1–39:29; Da 2:36-45; 12:13; 1 Ti 6:15; Rev 21:1-4

II. God and Political History

A. God’s People stand in history’s center

Ge 23:17-20; 29:1-30; 49:1-28; Ex 19:4; Nu 32:1-42; Jos 1:12-18; 22:1-34; 1 Ki 8:51; 1 Ch 9:3; 17:20-22; 2 Ch 11:4

B. God concentrated on National history

Isa 1:24-26; 10:24-27; 41:8-16; 43:1-7; Jer 25:8-14; 32:42; Eze 11:1-21; 17:1-24; 20:1-44; 36:1-38; Hos 11:1-11

C. God is active in international Politics

Ge 17:6; Nu 1:1-46; 20:20-21; 21:21-35; Dt 20:1-20; Jos 5:1; 10:1-43; 11:1; 2 Sa 8:1-14; 10:12; 2 Ki 15:37; 18:9-12; Ps 46:8-10

D. God’s Deliverance is part of history

Ge 14:1-24; Ex 12:29-42; Nu 21:1-3; Jos 3:1-17; 8:1-29; 1 Sa 14:6-23; 17:37-54; 24:8-21; 26:23; 2 Sa 1:15-16; 5:17-25; 7:1; 16:12; 18:31; 2 Ki 22:15-20; 1 Ch 11:14; 2 Ch 13:1-18; 14:8-15; 20:15-30; 32:20-23; Ezr 2:1-70; 8:1-14; 8:31-32; Ne 1:5-11; 4:13-23; 7:4-73; Ps 44:1-8; 64:5-9; 68:21; 76:1-10; 126:1-3; Isa 11:10-16; Jer 23:7-8; Am 9:7; Mic 7:15; Zec 9:16; 10:6-12

E. God’s Kingdom is first revealed in history

Ob 21; Mk 1:15

F. God’s concern is Universal history

Ge 10:1-32; 17:20; 20:17-18; 21:13; 22:20-24; 25:1-18; 25:23; 36:1, 9; 47:5-6; 48:17-20; Ex 7:5; 9:16; 9:20; 14:4, 18; Nu 14:13-16; 22:1–24:25; Dt 23:3-8; Jos 2:10-11; 4:24; 9:1-27; 2 Ki 19:1-37; 2 Ch 6:32-33; Ezr 1:1; 6:22; 7:27; Ne 6:15-16; Ps 86:8-10; Isa 7:17; 10:5-19; 13:1–23:18; 34:1-17; 40:15-17; 41:2-4; 45:1-7; 47:1-15; Jer 46:1–51:64; 51:20-26; Eze 25:1–32:32; 35:1-15; Da 4:25; 5:25-31; 7:15-27; 11:36-45; Joel 3:1-21; Jnh 1:1–4:11; Na 1:1–3:19; Hab 1:5-11; Zec 1:18-21; Ac 17:26

III. History and Meaning

A. Faith gains understanding of meaning

Ex 14:29-31; Nu 13:1–14:12; 20:12; Jdg 8:33-35; 1 Ch 5:18-26; 2 Ch 16:7-9; 19:2-3; 25:5-12; 26:5; 30:6-9; 31:21; Jer 37:4-10; Hos 12:1-14; Heb 11:1-40

B. God’s Promise gives history meaning

Ge 4:15-26; 8:22; 15:1-21; 22:15-18; 24:7; 26:2, 24; 27:1-40; 28:4; 28:13-15; 29:31–30:24; 46:3-4; 47:26-27; 48:4; 49:26-27; 50:24-25; Ex 1:1-7; 3:16-22; 5:19–6:12; 11:3; 23:20-33; 32:13-14, 34-35; 33:1-6, 12-17; 34:8-16; Nu 26:1-65; Dt 9:1-3; Jos 11:23; 14:6-15; 21:43-45; 23:1; 1 Ki 8:15-21; 2 Ki 7:1-20; 14:25; 17:3-23; 2 Ch 6:4-6, 14-17; 9:26; 14:6-7; 15:15; 21:7; 36:21-23; Lk 1:54-55; Ac 26:6; 2 Pe 3:4

C. History’s Moral foundation gives meaning

Ge 9:20-27; 18:19; Lev 11:45; 14:33-57; 18:3; Nu 25:1-18; Jos 23:1-16; Jdg 19:1–21:25; 2 Sa 11:27; Hos 10:1-15; Am 1:3–2:16

D. History involves divine Judgment

Ge 19:1-29; Lev 26:1-45; Nu 14:17-38; 31:1-24; Dt 8:2-5; 24:9, 18; 29:2-29; Jos 7:1-26; Jdg 2:1-15; 10:11-16; 1 Sa 6:1-20; 28:16-19; 1 Ki 9:9; 22:53; 2 Ki 13:1-3; 21:1-15; 23:26-27; 24:2-3; 24:8-17; 25:21; 1 Ch 21:7; 2 Ch 7:22; 12:1-12; 15:6; 21:12-19; 24:17-25; 25:13-24; 26:16-21; 28:1-8; 28:9-15; 32:24-26; 33:9-13; 33:23-24; 34:26-28; 36:11-21; Isa 30:1-5; 31:1-3; Jer 1:14-19; 2:1–3:5; 4:13-31; 5:15-17; 6:1-30; 11:1-14; 21:1-10; 32:16-25; 34:1-7; Eze 6:1-14; 7:1-27; 12:1-28; 13:1-23; 14:12-23; 15:6-8; 21:1-27; 22:15-16; 23:1-49; 33:23-33; Hos 9:10-17; Am 4:6-12; 6:13-14; Zec 1:2-6; Lk 19:41-44; 1 Co 4:5; Rev 13:5-10; 17:17

E. History points to Hope

1 Ch 3:1-24; Ps 74:9-23; 80:1-19; Isa 24:1–27:13; 46:8-13; 49:14-23; Jer 16:10-18; 52:31-34; Hag 2:20-23

F. Geography does not limit God

Nu 34:1-29; Jos 13:1–19:51; 18:8-9

IV. History and Humanity

A. God works in Individual history

2 Sa 12:1-19; Ps 92:4; 143:5-6; Pr 27:1; Lk 1:25

B. God gives and limits Freedom

Nu 10:11-32; 33:50-56; Jos 15:63; 17:14-18; 19:47; Jdg 18:1-31; Est 4:12-15; Ac 4:27-28

C. God works through God’s Leaders

Dt 34:10-12; Jos 1:1-11; Jdg 17:6; Ru 4:13-22; 1 Sa 2:27-36; 10:17-19; 15:10-29; 25:32; 2 Sa 5:1-5; 23:8-39; 1 Ki 11:1-39; 2 Ki 1:1-17; 9:1-37; 1 Ch 9:22; 2 Ch 9:8; 35:25

V. History and Worship

A. History leads to Praise

Ps 66:5-7; 98:1-3; 135:5-18; 136:1-26; 145:1-21

B. Worship celebrates God’s acts in history

Ge 21:22-34; 26:1-33; Ex 13:1-16; 15:1-21; 29:44-46; 32:2-8; 34:18-28; Lev 9:24; 10:1-2; 16:2; Dt 10:21-22; 16:1-17; Jos 24:1-27; 2 Sa 22:1-51; 2 Ki 10:28-31; 1 Ch 22:1; 2 Ch 2:6-7, 13; 5:10; Ezr 1:5-11; Ps 81:5; Jn 4:23

C. Confession of belief recites history

Ex 10:1-2; Dt 6:20-25; 26:1-11; Jos 4:1-24; 1 Ki 12:28-30; 1 Ch 16:8-36; 2 Ch 20:5-13; Ps 26:7; 71:14-18; 77:11-20; 105:1-45; 107:2; Eze 16:1-63; 19:1-14; Mic 6:3-5; Hab 3:2-19; Ac 7:1-53; 13:16-31; 26:4-23

D. Narrative teaches history

Ge 13:1-13; 33:18–34:31; Dt 1:3–3:29; 2 Ki 14:23-29; 1 Ch 29:29-30; 2 Ch 9:29; Est 1:1–10:3; Zep 1:1

VI. History and God

A. God is active in history

Ge 11:9; 39:2-6; Ex 14:13; Dt 3:21-24; 4:3; 4:32-40; 13:1-11; 33:26-29; Jdg 16:23-24; 1 Sa 4:1-11; 2 Ki 13:23; 18:31-35; Ezr 5:4; Ne 9:5-37; Ps 72:18; 103:7; 106:2; Isa 40:18-24; 41:21-29; 45:18-22; Hos 13:4-13; Zep 1:12; Zec 8:14-15

B. God’s Will is revealed in history

Nu 16:28-35; Dt 11:2-7; 1 Ch 19:13; Ne 13:26-27; Ps 78:1-72; Jer 7:22-29; 34:13

C. God’s Intentions, not human ones, guide history

Ge 45:5-7; 50:19-21; Ex 1:8–2:10; 1 Sa 12:6-25; 2 Sa 17:14; 2 Ki 18:25; Gal 3:7

D. God’s Presence is known in history

Nu 9:15-23; Dt 33:2; Jdg 5:1-31; 1 Sa 18:14; 30:6; 1 Ki 20:13; 1 Ch 22:18; Ps 114:1-8; Isa 8:10; Eze 40:1–48:35; Hag 2:4-5

E. God controls the history of Nature

2 Sa 21:1-14; 1 Ki 20:28; Ac 11:28

F. God’s Salvation occurs in history

Mt 1:1-17; Mk 15:37-39; Lk 7:16; Jn 1:14; Ro 5:6; Heb 9:26

G. Knowledge of God comes through history

Eph 3:5; Heb 1:1-2


Taken from: Disciple’s Study Bible Copyright 1988 Holman Bible Publishers