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Scofield's Reference Notes

Revelation 22



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Verse 8


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4").

Verse 11

See definitions O.T. righteousness Luke 2:25 N.T. righteousness (See Scofield "Romans 3:21"), Romans 10:10 righteous living 1 John 3:7 self-righteousness Romans 10:3.


Sanctification, holiness, Summary:

(1) In both Testaments the same Hebrew and Greek words are rendered by the English works "sanctify" and "holy," in their various grammatical forms. The one uniform meaning is, "to set apart for God."

(2) In both Testaments the words are used of "things" and "persons".

(3) When used of things no moral quality is implied; they are sanctified or made holy because set apart for God.

(4) Sanctification when used of persons has a threefold meaning.

(a) In position, believers are eternally set apart for God by redemption, "through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once" Hebrews 10:9; Hebrews 10:10. Positionally, therefore, believers are "saints" and "holy" from the moment of believing; Philippians 1:1; Hebrews 3:1.

(b) In experience, the believer is being sanctified by the work of the Holy Spirit through the Scriptures John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 5:25; Ephesians 5:26; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Thessalonians 5:24

(c) In consummation, the believer's complete sanctification awaits the appearing of the Lord Ephesians 5:27; 1 John 3:2 See "Salvation," (See Scofield "Romans 1:16").

Verse 19

Inspiration: Summary. The testimony of the Bible to itself.

(1) The writers affirm, where they speak of the subject at all, they speak by direct divine authority.

(2) They invariably testify that the words, and not the ideas merely, are inspired. The most important passage is 1 Corinthians 2:7-15 which see.

(3) The whole attitude of Jesus Christ toward the Old Testament, as disclosed in His words, both before His death and after His resurrection, confirms its truth and divine origin, and He explicitly ascribes the Pentateuch to Moses.

(4) In promising subsequent revelations after the predicted advent of the Spirit John 16:12-15 our Lord prepared the way for the New Testament.

(5) The writers of the New Testament invariably treat the Old Testament as authoritative and inspired. (See Scofield "2 Peter 1:19"). See Scofield "1 Corinthians 2:13".

life Eternal life, Summary of the teaching:

(1) The life is called "eternal" because it was from the eternity which is past unto the eternity which is to come--it is the life of God revealed in Jesus Christ, who is God John 1:4; John 5:26; 1 John 1:1; 1 John 1:2

(2) This life of God, which was revealed in Christ, is imparted in a new birth by the Holy Spirit, acting upon the word of God, to every believer on the Lord Jesus Christ John 3:3-15.

(3) The life thus imparted was from the beginning." But the recipient is a "new creation" 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15.

(4) The life of God which is the believer is an unsevered part of the life which eternally was, and eternally is, in Christ Jesus--one life, in Him and in the believer--Vine and branches; Head and members 1 Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:27; Colossians 3:3; Colossians 3:4; 1 John 5:11; 1 John 5:12; John 15:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Revelation 22:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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