Biblical Time Line Ascension Rapture Return Parenthesis Eternal The Law (Church Age) Trib . Kingdom State OT NT 7 years 1,000 years Day of the Lord. The Kingdom of God.
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The Law (Church Age) Trib. Kingdom State
OT NT 7 years 1,000 years
Day of the Lord
The King of Kings and Lord of Lords now defeats all of His enemies in time: The Beast, Satan, the lost of all ages, sin, and death.
I. The Beast and his army defeated - Rev. 19:17-21
II. Satan Bound – Rev. 20:1-3
III. The Saints reign with Christ 1,000 years – Rev. 20:4-6
IV. The Rebellion crushed – Rev. 20:7-10
V. The Great White Throne judgment – Rev. 20:11-15
The slaughter at Armageddon is emphasized by the repetition of the word “flesh”.
It appears some survive to appear at the judgment of the Sheep and the Goats - Mt. 25:31-46
Following the judgment of the Sheep and the Goats, the earth is apparently made ready for the King and His reign.
The war the kings intend to fight is “against Him who sat on the horse”, the Lord Jesus Christ (v. 19).
The Beast and the False Prophet are captured, proving who is really God (2 Thess. 2:4).
As a result of their great sin, they are the first humans to go into the Lake of Fire.
Repeated five times in six verses.
For the ten centuries of the Kingdom, Satan is not allowed out of the Abyss and won’t influence the world.
The World and its system is destroyed.
Satan is not a factor.
Only the humanity of man is left to play a role.
At the end of the Kingdom, Satan is released for “a short time” as humanity is faced with one final test.
(Results in vv. 7-10)
The Lie is left with one more examination.
People without glorified bodies will be born in, die, and sin in the Kingdom.
Isa. 65:20 (vv. 21-25 = bonus material!) ; Zech. 14:16-21; Matt. 5:22
The first group is saints already glorified and been before the Judgment (Bema) Seat.
Matt. 19:26; 1 Cor. 6:2
The second group is composed of saints from the Tribulation.
They were not afraid or ashamed to confess Christ.
All saints of the OT, Church Age, and Tribulation enjoy bodily resurrection and entrance into the Kingdom.
John 3:1-16; 6:39-40
Only faithful believers reign with Christ
Rev. 2:26-28; 3:21; Mt. 25:31, 33; Rom. 8:17-18;
2 Tim. 2:12
The “rest of the dead”
Those not resurrected by the time the Tribulation martyrs are resurrected.
Before the next, or last, resurrection; the first of the two discussed here.
“Part” = “possesses a portion in”
Can refer to an inheritance received in the first resurrection.
Conditioned on obedience (v. 4) and clarified by the remainder of v. 6.
“Second death…no power” Rev. 2:10-11
Can’t touch this!
“They shall be priest…shall reign”
King-priest with Jesus!
The release of Satan brings déjà vu all over again.
He will deceive the nations of the earth…once again.
The leader of this deception is Gog (the leader) and the people or land (Magog), as in Ez. 38.
The location of the peoples mentioned in Ez. 38 include the North, the Northeast, and the Southwest from Israel.
Those from whom these nations come will evidently be children of unbelievers who are below the age of accountability who survive the Tribulation and/or resurrected children in the same category of all ages.
Also in that group would be those with severely mental disabilities.
The army which descends on Israel is massive.
Their judgment is swift and decisive.
Satan is now finally judged in the Lake of Fire to be eternally tormented with the Beast and False Prophet.
This didn’t have to happen this way for Satan.
One way to look at evil may involve two aspects:
It is either when two inherently benign things come into a bad relationship
When we take a good thing too far.
Satan took pride too far.
Now, instead of confronting the King, those to be judged flee from Him.
There is no escape.
The throne is “great”, as in the throne of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It is white because every decision flowing from it is pure and right.
The unsaved of all ages.
The works of all the unsaved from all ages.
Every person will face judgment based on what they’ve done.
The verdict for everyone not in the Book of Life is the same.
Notice that they are not evaluated based on their sin.
“Book of Life”
Everyone who has ever been born again by faith in the promise of God.
Dan. 12:1; Lk. 10:20; John 5:24; Phil. 4:3; Heb. 12:23;
Rev. 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 21:27
The key issue for every human being is:
Do you have (eternal) life?
The completeness of the resurrection is shown in v. 13 involving the sea…Death and Hades.
For one to be thrown in the Lake of Fire is described as the Second Death.
The degree of that punishment is determined by God.
If we are born once, we die twice.
If we are born twice, we die once.
Is it clear the Bible teaches that?
Do you believe that?
Do you care?