1. Revelation 22:3 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does the word “accursed” refer to?

Revelation 22:3 (ESV)

3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.

The fall into sin prompted the Lord God to utter curses (Genesis 3:14, Genesis 3:17), that is, place something (or someone) under a ban so as to be void of his favour and exposed to his righteous wrath. Paul expressed the wish (or prayer) that anyone who presented a gospel other than Jesus Christ crucified should be “accursed,” even if that were an angel (Galatians 1:8–9). Clearly it is God himself who ultimately must execute this cursedness.