Chart of Revelation and Genesis

By Phillip G. Kayser · Revelation 1-22 · 5/4/2015

Probationary versus Eternal World

Genesis (probationary world)Revelation (eternal world)
Division of light and darkness (Gen. 1:4).No night there (Rev. 21:25+).
Division of land and sea (Gen. 1:10).No more sea (Rev. 21:1+).
Rule of sun and moon (Gen. 1:16).No need of sun or moon (Rev. 21:23+).
First heavens and earth finished (Gen. 2:1-3).New heaven and earth forever (Rev. 21:2+).
Man in a prepared garden (Gen. 2:8-9).Man in a prepared city (Rev. 21:2+).
River flowing out of Eden (Gen. 2:10).River flowing from God’s throne (Rev. 22:1+).
Tree of life in the midst of the garden (Gen. 2:9).Tree of life throughout the city (Rev. 22:2+).
Gold in the land (Gen. 2:12).Gold in the city (Rev. 21:21+).
Bdellium and the onyx stone (Gen. 2:12).All manner of precious stones (Rev. 21:19+).
God walking in the garden (Gen. 3:8).God dwelling with His people (Rev. 21:3+).
The Spirit energizing (Gen. 1:2).The Spirit inviting (Rev. 22:17+).
Bride formed for her husband (Gen. 2:21-23).Bride adorned for her husband (Rev. 21:2+).
Command to multiply (Gen. 1:28).Nations of the saved (Rev. 21:24+).
Garden accessible to the Liar (Gen. 3:1-5).City closed to all liars (Rev. 21:27+).
Man in God’s image (Gen. 1:27).Man in God’s presence (Rev. 21:3+).
Man the probationer (Gen. 2:17).Man the heir (Rev. 21:7+).

Cursed versus Redeemed World

Genesis (cursed world)Revelation (redeemed world)
Cursed ground (Gen. 3:17).No more curse (Rev. 22:3+).
Daily sorrow (Gen. 3:17).No more sorrow (Rev. 21:4+).
Sweat on the face (Gen. 3:19).No more tears (Rev. 21:1+;Rev. 4:1+).
Thorns and thistles (Gen. 3:18).No more pain (Rev. 21:4+).
Eating herbs of the field (Gen. 3:18).Twelve manner of fruits (Rev. 22:2+).
Returning to the dust (Gen. 3:19).No more death (Rev. 21:4+).
Coats of skins (Gen. 3:21).Fine linen, white and clean (Rev. 19:14+).
Satan opposing (Gen. 3:15).Satan banished (Rev. 20:10+).
Kept from the tree of life (Gen. 3:24).Access to the tree of life (Rev. 22:14+).
Banished from the garden (Gen. 3:23).Free entry to the city (Rev. 22:14+).
Redeemer promised (Gen. 3:15).Redemption accomplished (Rev. 5:9-10+).
Evil continually (Gen. 6:5).Nothing that defiles (Rev. 21:27+).
Seed of the woman (Gen. 3:15).Root and offspring of David (Rev. 22:16+).
Cherubim guarding (Gen. 3:24).Angels inviting (Rev. 21:9+).

Bullinger[1] adds to the list the following:

Man in God’s image (Gen. 1:26).Man headed by one in Satan’s image (Rev. 13:1+).
Man’s religion, art, and science, resorted to for enjoyment apart from God (Gen. 4:1).Man’s religion, luxury, art, and science, in their full glory judged and destroyed by God (Rev. 18:1+).
Nimrod, a great rebel and King, and hidden anti-God, the founder of Babylon (Gen. 10:8-10).The Beast, the great Rebel, a King, and manifested anti-God, the reviver of Babylon (Rev. 13:1+, Rev. 17:1+).
A flood from God to destroy an evil generation (Gen. 6:1-Gen. 9:1).A flood from Satan to destroy an elect generation (Rev. 12:1+).
Marriage of first Adam (Gen. 2:18-23).Marriage of last Adam (Rev. 19:1+).
A bride sought for Abraham’s son (Isaac) and found (Gen. 24:1).A Bride made ready and brought to Abraham’s Son (Rev. 19:9+).
Man’s dominion ceased and Satan’s begun (Gen. 3:24).Satan’s dominion ended and man’s restored (Rev. 22:1+).

  1. E. W. Bullinger, Commentary On Revelation (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1984, 1935), 58-59.