The book of Isaiah has many parallels to the book of Revelation. Isaiah and Revelation not only describe God on his throne and in all his glory, but also God in his humility as a slaughtered Lamb and as a suffering Servant. Isaiah and Revelation also describe the character and the kingdom of the Adversary.
As we discussed in this lecture, the key Old Testament reference for understanding the “silence in heaven” that occurs in Revelation is found in Isaiah 52 and 53. “Kings will be shocked into silence when they seem him. They will see and understand something they had never known.” (Isaiah 52:13,14). What is it that will stun all of heaven into a praise that is most fitting of silence?