Revelation: Chapter 20 Timelines


To get a glimpse of what we will experience in the new creation, it is instructive to compare and contrast between what is revealed for in the Genesis record against the descriptions of what will be in the new heaven and new earth. Out of this comparison one can see a gracious, loving, and generous God. The Lord will provide a rich environment during this future eternity, which our human imaginations could not fathom. This is in stark contrast to those who refuse to follow the Lord and will therefore spend eternity in the lake of fire, which have likewise been described in the previous chapters in Revelation.

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Subject In the beginning
(the Genesis record)
The new beginning
(the Revelation record)
Day - 1 Creation The world was without form and void, and it was dark
Genesis 1:2
He makes all things new
Revelation 21:5
Day - 1 Light He created it
Genesis 1:3
He is the light
Revelation 21:23
Day - 1 Darkness He divided night and day, end of 1st day
Genesis 1:5
There is no darkness in the city
Revelation 21:25,
Revelation 22:5
Day - 2 water He divided the firmament on the 2nd day of creation and then created the seas
Genesis 1:7-10
There is no sea
Revelation 21:1
Day - 3 vegetation Grass, herbs, seed, fruit trees were the 3rd day of creation
Genesis 1:11-13
The tree of life giving its fruit and leaves for the healing of the nations
Revelation 22:2
Day - 4 heavenly bodies The stars, moon, and sun for seasons were the 4th day of creation
Genesis 1:14-19
There is no sun or moon. The fruit from the tree of life is the indicator of time by months
Revelation 21:23,
Revelation 22:5,
Revelation 22:2
Day - 5 fish and fowl Fill the air and sea, the 5th day of creation
Genesis 1:20-23
No record is presented
Day - 6 living creatures, man and food Created man to have dominion over the fish, fowl, and every thing with life that moves upon the earth, the 6th day of creation
Genesis 1:27-31
Man’s role is to serve God and to be identified with him
Revelation 22:3-4
Further Comparisons between the Genesis record and the new heaven and new earth
Spiritual state esting, with the existence of potential sin within the Genesis creation and the presence of the tree of knowledge of good and evil
Genesis 2:9
He that over comes shall inherit all things, and those written in the Lamb’s book of life will enter into the new city
Revelation 21:7,
Revelation 21:27
Rivers One flowed from Eden, and part into four rivers; Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel, and the Euphrates
Genesis 2:10-14
A pure river of life, clear as crystal, flows from the throne of God, through the city, and past the tree of life
Revelation 22:1-2
Man’s purpose Man was put in Eden to dress and keep it, and to be fruitful and multiply, to subdue and have dominion over the earth
Genesis 2:15,
Genesis 1:28
His servants shall serve him
Revelation 22:3
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Physical presence of God Not 100%. The Lord was not present during the testing and fall of Adam and Eve
Genesis 3:6-7
100% of the time. The tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them
Revelation 21:3
Curse God cursed the serpent, the woman, and the man
Genesis 3:14-19
No more tears, death, sorrow, crying, pain, or curse
Revelation 21:4,
Revelation 22:3
Access to the tree of life and river of life Man first had free access to the tree of life, until he sinned and was denied access. This prevented man from living in a sinful condition for eternity. Instead, we look forward to the promises made by Jesus concerning renewed fellowship with him, our new bodies, and a new creation
Genesis 3:21-24
Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life
Revelation 22:12-14,
Revelation 22:16-17