He said unto me (eipen moi). Apparently the same angel as in John 22:1 ( John 21:9John 21:15 ). These words (outoi oi logoi). The same words used in John 21:5 by the angel there. Whatever the application there, here the angel seems to endorse as "faithful and true" (pistoi kai alhqinoi) not merely the preceding vision ( John 21:9-22:5 ), but the revelations of the entire book. The language added proves this: "Sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly come to pass" (apesteilen ton aggelon autou deixai toi douloi autou a dei genesqai en tacei), a direct reference to John 1:1 concerning the purpose of Christ's revelation to John in this book. For "the God of the spirits of the prophets" (o qeo twn pneumatwn twn prophtwn) see John 19:10 ; 1 Corinthians 14:32 . Probably the prophets' own spirits enlightened by the Holy Spirit ( Revelation 10:7 ; Revelation 11:8 ; Revelation 22:9 ).