Once when Calvin Coolidge was Vice President and
presiding over the Senate, an altercation arose between
two Senators. Tempers flared, and one Senator told the
other to go straight to hell. The offended Senator stormed
from his seat, marched down the aisle and stood before Mr.
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Satan will be released at the end of the Millennium. He will find plenty of followers (v. 8) and produce a worldwide rebellion against Christ. Those who enter the Millennium in their natural bodies will be saved, but they will have children who themselves will grow up to live unusually long lives having children of their own. All will be required to give outward allegiance to Christ who reigns on the throne, but as in every age, He will not compel them to believe in their hearts. Therefore, many will have never turned to Christ for salvation, despite having made an outward profession. Once Satan returns, they will eagerly follow him into rebellion, revealing the true state of their hearts. A perfect environment with proof of God’s existence is not enough to change man’s heart. Satan’s host will converge on Jerusalem, the capital of Christ’s Kingdom. God will act swiftly, sending fire from heaven to devour them. The devil will be cast into the lake of fire to join the beast and false prophets.
Then comes “Great White Throne Judgment“, the purpose of which is to judge the wicked dead. All the righteous dead (Old Testament Saints, the church, and those slain in the Great Tribulation) have been raised before this time. This throne is located neither in heaven nor on earth but in space, as suggested in verse 11, “earth and heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.” The judge is Jesus as John 5:22 says the Father has given all judgment into the hands of the Son. The basis for judgment concerns the works of the people (vv. 12-13). The book of life will be opened to show that no name of anyone standing before the throne is written in it. Their crime is rejection of the Savior. Their sentence is to be cast into the lake of fire forever. The death on earth is only temporary. All men will either be resurrected to life eternal or to the lake of fire.
The facts presented in this Scripture are a great motivation for me to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth before it is too late, regardless of the cost.
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Revelation 17:1-8The destruction of Babylon
Revelation 17:9-18The Beast assumes world political power
Revelation 18:1-8The fall of political Babylon
Revelation 18:9-19The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall
Revelation 18:20-24Babylon will be destroyed suddenly
Revelation 19:1-9The marriage supper of the Lamb
Revelation 19:10-16Christ on a white horse
Revelation 19:17-21The Beast and His Armies Defeated
Revelation 20:1-6Life in the Millennium will be peaceful
Revelation 20:7-15The Great White Throne Judgment
Revelation 21:1-8The New Heaven and the New Earth
Revelation 21:9-21The beauty of the New Jerusalem
Revelation 21:22-27Is your name written in the Lambs Book of Life?
Revelation 22:1-7Words of Life
Revelation 22:7-16Words of Comfort
Revelation 22:17-21Words of Warning