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3. The 1000 Years of Peace

Terry Nelson

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  • June 19, 2017
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Our dear kind Heavenly Father thank you so much for each 1 that is here this afternoon and Lord as we're here we want to learn and solar didn't want to hear from me they want to hear from you so I'm asking for the Holy Spirit to come and teach us about this important topic so please bless us now in Jesus' precious name amen the 1000 years why is that an important topic to understand OK because there's so much misunderstanding that's absolutely right some people think Jesus is going to come in stand on this earth and walk around this earth for a 1000 years some people think it's going to be a 1000 years you topiary 1000 years of peace and so we need to know what does the viable teach about this 1000 years and how can you do it in a simplified form that helps people to understand now once again as you can see I like graps and I like participation and I like things that we can take home with us and so you've got a graft in your hand I'd like us to fill it out together OK And as you fill it out together you will have something that before your very eyes will open up that I believe will become very very clear and I'm like to invite you to take your Bibles and go with me to Revelation Chapter 19 Revelation Chapter 19 and Revelation Chapter 19 is an overview of the closing scenes of this earth. Revelation Chapter 19. And I want to quickly start with verse 7 Welcome come on AM Revelation Chapter 19 and I'm going to start with verse 7 and I'm not going to go through this conclusively but I just want to set a stage for you. Revelation Chapter 19 in verse 7 it says Let us be glad and rejoice and give merry Iran are to him for the marriage of the Lamb is come and his what life has what made herself ready and to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen clean and white for the right of the fine linen is a righteousness of the saints and he said unto me Write Blessed are they that are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and he saith unto me these are the true scenes of God and I fell of his feet to worship him and he said unto me see the do it not for I and my fellow servant and of the brother not have the testimony of Jesus were shipped God for the testimony of Jesus is what. A spirit of prophecy and I saw I have an open and behold a white horse now white means what. A white horse and he has sat upon him was called faithful and true who is right or Jesus they fall into an interaction if he does judge and make war his eyes were his flames of fire and his head was as many crowns are on his head were many crowns and he had a name written that no man knew but he himself and he was clothed with a Bester dipped in blood and his name is called a word of God. John says in the beginning was the word in the Word was WITH God in a Word was God that's right amen we're talking about Jesus verse 14 in the armies which were in have been followed him upon white horses who is all that angels very good. In in close in final and in white in clean and out of his mouth verse 15 goeth forth a sharp sword that way that he should smite the nations and he should rule them with a rod of iron any tread of the wine press of the press of the fierceness and wrath of the Almighty God a hand on his vesture and on his thigh a name written KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS and I saw an angel standing in the sun and he cried with a loud voice saying to all fowls that fly in the midst of heaven come and gather yourselves together under the supper of the great God that you may eat the flesh of kings in the flesh of captains in the flesh of mighty men and the pleasure of horses and of them to sit on them in a flesh of all men 3 both 3 and bon both small and great and it comes down just on verse 20 and the Beast was taken in in with him the false prophet the rock Americans before him which had deceived them that had received the mark of the beast and them that were should to his image these both were cast alive into a lake of fire what do we know that as hell that's right now I want you to see where 1 ground have we covered it could have had that's true good answer that's 1 of those like where's that found in the Bible. If we started 2nd coming Jesus coming on a white horse as armies coming with him to come down and then you see all of a sudden the scene changed and there's this great feast of the birds right. Well what are they facing on. Bodies That's right and then you come down to the very end and you see a time in which they're cast into the lake of fire which we know as hell fire so this is an overview basically of Revelation chapters 202122 now we want to take a look at Revelation chapter 20 because as you look at Revelation chapter 20 you need to understand that it helps us to know the 3 phases of judgment how many phases 3 phases and we're going to take a look at them we know the 1st phase has to do with what we call the investigative judgment now you're not going to find those words in the Bible like that but what do you call it when Jesus is standing before the father going over the records and seen what proof there is as to whether or not you're a child of God or not. The investigative judgment that's right so Jesus is standing before the father he's in the 1st phase of judgement right now the key is how much longer is he going to be there and we learned yesterday we went through the 2300 years that started in 844 he's been going some 173 years how much longer do you think he needs we don't know and I'm not about to try and set a date I'm just simply saying to you I believe it's near even at the door in so it's a very important for us to understand because Jesus with spending 3 and a half years with his disciples physically right in Matthew chapter 24 What's his number 1 concern for his disciples about when he leaves. That's right he says Take heed that no man to C.V. and I'll tell you what there's so many things out there that you believe every wind of doctrine blowing and I got to tell you even in the admin is church. You have to be solid on knowing what the Bible teaches and stand upon the promises of the Bible regardless of whether it's popular or not even in a church and a knowledge of the church I believe God has around the church I believe the something I miss church is a remnant church of Bible prophecy but I will tell you there's trouble brewing. You've got to know why you believe what you believe don't just accept it because some preacher says. You've got to get your Bible you've got to study it you've got to know the truth to know why you believe it that way men in so with this we know we need to take a look at this important topic because this helps us to understand several things because you know as people begin to understand truth they are confused because of some of the things they've been taught already right in this I believe helps clear up several situations or some perl theories or doctrines and so it's important for us to understand so let's go to Revelation chapter 21 and let's begin our 20 excuse me and let us begin Revelation 20 and we're going to start with verse 1. Revelation 20 and I want to start with verse 1. Then they need a pen. I heard somebody say yes. Robert needs been. All right why I'm going to start reading just because as they could time Revelation chapter 20 start with verse 1 and I saw an angel come down from heaven having the key of the bottomless pit in a great chain in his hand and he laid hold on the dragon that old serpent which is is the devil and Satan and did what bound him for a 1000 years and cast him into a bottomless pit and shut him up and set a seal upon him that he should. Should. Deceive the nation no more all our What's Next word till What's another word for till I'm till the 1000 years should be fulfilled after that he must be loosed or released to some version say a little season notice it goes on and I saw thrones and they sat upon them and judgment was given to them and I saw THE SOULS of them that were beheaded for the Word of God. The witness of Jesus and for the Word of God which should not worship the beast neither is image neither greasy does mark upon her forehead or in her hands and they lived and reigned with Christ for a 1000 years but the rest of the dead lived not again until the 1000 years were finished this is the 1st resurrection blessed sit in holy is he that hath part of the 1st resurrection onsets the 2nd death and while we talk about what we say 2nd. Time out final death eternal death we're talking about hell fire just be clear when Jesus died for you he did not die to take away our human death he came to take away your final death aim in hell fire damnation amounting. In so notice as we continue on this is blessid unholy Is he that hath part of the 1st resurrection on such a 2nd death hath no power but they should be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with Him how long 1000 years now why would John say the 1st resurrection. Where does it say that your fingers right here I'm going to help you let's go with me to John Chapter 5 let's just set the stage at the beginning John Chapter 5 and notice when the in verses 28 and 29 John Chapter 5. And versus $28.29 Bible so we there in Bible says Marvel not at this for the hour is coming in which all that are in the graves show here is voice and shall come forth they that have done good under the resurrection of life and they that have done evil under the resurrection of damnation now who's talking Jesus is now how many resurrections Did he talk about 2 that's right the resurrection of life and the resurrection of damnation John the Revelator now says here same author of The Book of John now says he says bless it in holy is he that hath part of the 1st resurrection on such the 2nd death hath no power but they should be priests of God and reign with the I'm a 1000 years now let's just stop here for a moment and begin to fill out our graph what happens at the beginning we're talking about a 1000 years here right now you know sometimes we call this the millennium which simply comes from 2 Latin words meaning and I mean year you know Milli 1000 in them year but here we begin to see for this 1000 years what happens at the beginning of the 1000 years OK Number 1 we see the 1st resurrection right we also see that what happens to Satan Satan gets valent What does it mean when he's bound. Well not quite he settles angels. But you know when you begin to look at it says he should deceive the nations no more skill or until the 1000 year should be fulfilled right OK So ask yourself the question what does it mean when he says that he can't deceive anybody for this 1000 years why wouldn't he be able to deceive anybody for the sawzall years. OK That's absolutely right remember what we read yesterday when Jesus comes what's going to happen. OK. That's right the wicked will be destroyed by the brightness of His coming member when Jesus comes there's 2 groups right to save the last and so you begin to see the fact that the righteous will be able to look up as Isaiah $2059.00 says and say low this is our God we have waited for him and he will save us the wicked therefore on the other hand do what they run to hide but can they get away No the brightness of God His glory destroys the wicked now we're going to take a look at that here in just a minute but we see the fact here that ought to help you to understand something when Satan is bound is is what we've read so far is that literal is symbolic I mean do you think literally Jesus is going to come down and he's going to put a chain on his hand and he's saying is going to spend a 1000 years going around as I was talking about remember revelation is written in symbolism and you need to understand the symbolism to make sense of what it is he's talking about something else that I want you to think about in Nadia is that who does this the Bible says and I saw an angel come down from heaven having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand and laid hold on the devil was that angel. It's Michael Jesus Christ that's right now it's interesting because I got to do is go to Daniel Chapter 10 and you see it was that that Gabriel was struggling with the Prince of Persia who is at that same and so you see there's a struggle in Remember Satan used to be top Ange now Gabriel's top Ainge in so here they are going back and forth but we can't overcome him but he calls Michael and Michael comes and Michael overcomes and so now who is it it's not Gabriel that gets ahold of the devil it's Jesus himself that comes down and so when does Jesus come down at the 2nd coming of Jesus That's right so we began to look at that's why says blessid and holy is he that hath part of the 1st resurrection now just to be clear the Bible says that after the 1000 years what would happen to Satan he would be loosed for a little season that's right I'm going to put over here Satan. Now to help us understand this obviously we know if Jesus comes down to put him in darkness Jesus does that at His 2nd coming right after all when is the 1st resurrection when are the dead raves. I got a lot of a lot of blank stares go with me to 1st US alone Ian's 1st. Chapter for. 1 of those tea books just before 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus is right after the 4 little books of Galatians the fees INS Philippians cautions 1st US alone eons chapter $4.00 and notice with me in verse 16 the Bible says. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall do what price 1st now isn't it interesting Paul says when Jesus comes and raises the dead that is going to be the 1st resurrection Amen John says in Revelation 20 in verse 5 or verse 4 blessedly are 6 lesson and holy is he that have part of the 1st resurrection so when Jesus comes down then he calls his saints for human now to help us to understand this whole thing knowing that it's Jesus A comes down that's when Satan is bound that's when the 1st resurrection takes place then let's make this simple let's divide this up into 4 groups OK we know that when Jesus comes there's going to be 2 groups the saved and lost right on you and me OK but each part of those 2 groups will have 2 groups won't they because you'll have the righteous dead and the righteous living and you'll have the wicked dead and the wicked living That's right so we wanna know what's going to happen to the righteous dead the righteous living the wicked dead and the wicked living when Jesus comes that fair because that helps set the stage for what's going to happen during this 1000 years so let's take those 4 groups and we just read. Chapter 4 and verse 16 for the Lord himself shall be sent from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall wear eyes verse now verse verse 17 then when that. OK synonymous together simultaneously. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them. The righteous that have just been raised That's exactly right the righteous just been raised together with them to do us. Caught up together with them in the. Woods to meet the Lord in St Louis. Oh no not say Lois in the air but wait a minute what does that verse Tell me about the idea that Jesus is going to come down and he's going to walk on this earth through 1000 years. It's not it's not a true the Bible's in harmony Jesus isn't coming to walk here for a 1000 years he's going to come and take his people back to heaven Amen remember what the Bible says his promise to the disciples I tell you what if you ever get discouraged read John Chapter 141516 because John 13 is all about the Lord's Supper and they're there they're beginning to understand Jesus a serious he's actually going to die what's going to what's going to happen to their hopes and their thoughts and our dreams and all of that stuff and Jesus gives them starting with John 14 Let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me for In My Father's house are many mansions if it were not so I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you and if I go to prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there he may be also so Jesus is coming he's preparing mansions for you in the leading vacant he's coming to get you and take you back Amen OK So when you begin to look at this resurrection you began to find that here at the 1st resurrection we see that the righteous dead and here's where I want you to take instead of filling your graph out but 1st resurrection up top and underneath it you got. The righteous dead are raised. OK what happens to the righteous living. OK the righteous live in join those that are have been just raised in where do they go. OK it's in the cloud to me who Jesus and where they go then back to heaven that's right now some think some think did Jesus need to bring 3 busses. 14 times to get his people. So who does he get when he brings when he comes. Off all of his saints that's absolutely right so he gets all of the righteous and we're going to see why here in just a moment so the righteous dead are raised the righteous living joined them in where do they go. They go to heaven you're right they go to they go into the clouds but they actually go back to Heaven with Jesus we all clear so far OK so we've looked at the righteous dead righteous living let's look at 1 more passage of Scripture goad me to 1st Corinthians go back 1st Corinthians Chapter 15 and notice with me in verse 51 verse Corinthians Chapter 15 starting with verse 51 notice what it says this says Behold I show you a mystery we shall not all sleep what does that mean we're not all going to die but we shall all be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye at the last trump what is that. Remember what we just read in $416.00 for the Lord Himself should be sent from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God That's right some up out of vent in a moment in a twinkling of an eye at the last trump for the trumpet chill sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed praise God for that event Tom at the same event when Jesus comes he's going to gather his people together he's going to take the righteous living and the righteous dead and he's going to take them back they have been with him a man now 1st thing that we need to understand is a fact that we're not going to be wandering on this earth during that 1000 years a man we're going to be where and heaven so I'm going to put right up here under under 1000 years I'm going to put all saints in heaven who does that leave. The wicked OK Well let's look at what happens to the wicked when Jesus comes we know what's happened to the righteous dead right they've been raised we know what happens the righteous living they are gathered together with them and how many of God's people go to go to heaven all of God's people go to heaven no secret Rapture no 7 years of tribulation none of that Jesus comes 1 time he comes to get his people and he gets them and takes him back to heaven now what about the wicked dead remember the 4 groups go I mean Revelation chapter 20 you're going to want to keep something in Revelation chapter 20 because we'll go back and forth because we're covering Revelation 20 but notice in Revelation chapter 20 and I want to start with verse 4 Revelation 20 in verse 4 the Bible says and I saw thrones and they sat upon them. And judgment was given to them and I saw THE SOULS of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God and we should not worship the beast neither is image neither received his mark upon their forehead or in their hands and they lived and reigned with Christ for how long 1000 years is that the righteous of the wicked righteous very good now but notice this says in verse 5 but the rest of the dead who is the rest of the dead the wicked very good but the rest of the dead live not again until all the 1000 years were finished this is a 1st resurrection blessid unholy Is he that hath part of the 1st resurrection Now stop and think for a minute Jesus comes he gathers his people the righteous living are raised the righteous are the righteous dead to raise a righteous living are gathered together all the righteous go back to heaven right what happens to the wicked that are dead. They stay dead until when. Till the end of the 1000 years and then it says they will say that but obviously if they're going to be dead until the 1000 years are finished that means at some point in time going to live again Right right which Jesus called the what. The 2nd resurrection or the resurrection of damnation That's right very good let's let's look at another another 1 because here we are going to look at the fact that when wicked Well let me just write it down there let's continue our our graph Satan's Valen the wicked dead stay dead Well let's are the group the wicked living what's going to happen to the wicked living when Jesus comes and I write where we find that notice notice would be if we go to 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2. And I want to start with verse a 2nd the Salone Ians Chapter 2 notice with me in verse. You there police say men and men thank you 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 verse 8 and then shall that wicked be revealed whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth and with and shell what destroy with the brightness of His coming now let me ask you question what is the brightness of this come we're going to take a look at in just a minute but in Isaiah chapter 2 and about verse 19 it says when they run to the rocks in the caves and for fear of the Lord and for the glory of His Majesty you see when Jesus comes he comes and all the glory of heaven he comes in sin cannot stand in the presence of the holy God Amen that's why God asked us to overcome here as why God wants us to confess our sins here that's why God wants us to change our character here because sin is not going to have been and he isn't just going to come down and magically fix you when he comes when he comes it's too late every choice is been made and so when Jesus comes it says The wicked are destroyed by the brightness of His coming but I want to continue on for just a moment verse 9 even him who is coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders with all this evil Minnes deceive a bull ness in of unrighteousness and them to perish Why do they perish. There we go because they received not the love of the truth that they might be saved I want you to understand something when you deny the truth of the Bible you really are denying Christ he is the living word he says I am the Way the Truth and the life Jesus is the Living Word the Bible is the written word in it leads you to him and when you deny the Bible when you deny the truth that he gives you you are truly denying Christ and so here you begin to see those that deny Christ those that and listen we have to remember sometimes we think oh you know God understands my situation this is just a little thing no sin is a little thing and 1 sin will keep you out of heaven and confess him in so something is very important we understand that God is trying to help us to know that we need to fall in love with Jesus so much that we're willing to do what he asks us to do him in because it really comes as not a matter of legalism It's not about a matter of of following him because I have 2 Jesus gives me that choice doesn't it and tell you what I don't serve him because I have to I serve him because I met him at Calvary. A servant because I fell in love with him because he loved me before I deserved to be. And Jesus loves you so much that he's longing for you to choose you know love that picture by Harry Anderson if you ever seen it where someone's Jesus is there outside the door and. He's knocking you ever notice something interesting about that door or no knob why no knob. Because he calls and he only comes in if you open the door and US Even so become something very important we kind of fall in love with his word we got to fall in love with his truth because it leads us to him and his character Amen Let this mind be in you which is also in Christ Jesus Philippines $25.00 you know we need to understand that Jesus wants us to change our character to be born again to become more like him now Amen amen let's let's look at another 1 take your Bibles and go with me to to Revelation Chapter 6 Revelation Chapter 6 Revelation Chapter 6 I'm going to start in verse 14 Revelation Chapter 6 verse 14 and heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together in every mountain in every island were moved out of their places and the kings of the earth and a great man and a rich man and a chief captains in the mighty men and everybody men and every free man hid themselves in the dens and in the. Rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and rocks fall on us and hide is from the face of him that sits on the throne who is at. The father and and from the wrath of a lamb who is a lamb Jesus I want you to understand when Jesus comes fathers come in with him. Is angels are coming with Him All of Heaven is emptying out to come and get God's people Amen and says to us from his from the face of him sit on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb for the great day of His wrath is calm and who shall be able to stand Amen amen I tell you what Isaiah says there is a group that can stand a man a group that will look up a group that will say Lo This is our God we have waited for him and he will save us so we began to look as a fact that the wicked dead stay dead what happens to the wicked living there slain by the brightness of his coming or by his glory now we take it 1 more pass this good Isaiah Chapter 2 just a minute just as to read the 1 I quoted a minute ago Old Testament don't know exactly as your bible opened it up in the middle you're probably a Psalms though to the right you got proverbs Ecclesiastes the sun the Solomon in an Isaiah and I want Chapter 2 and I'd like to go to verse 19 Isaiah chapter 2 and I'd like verse 19 Isaiah chapter 2 in verse 19 the Bible says and they should go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth for what. Of the Lord and let me tell you may times in the Bible is talking about fear the Lord it's not talking about me and afraid of him but this isn't that kind of fear this 1 is to be afraid of him. And go into the caves of the earth for fear of the Lord and for the glory of His Majesty when he or rises to shake terribly the what Earth when does he do that. What when he comes a 2nd time what is the last plague. Well there's a greater earthquake there's hail. The weight of a talent you're been through a hail storm. I've seen I've seen Hill storms that you know you have even up to quarter size hail and I've seen it do damage on cars and all of stuff stop and think about a I've seen everywhere from 57 to 100 pound ice ball not seen literally but I'm saying the Bible says a talent different scholars say different weights but the least I've seen is about 57 pounds the most is about 100 something let's take 50 pounds they say they see if. They say that a penny dropped from the entire Empire State Building Well actually in bed in the concrete I never watch it and never tried it but that's what they say what will do what will happen when a 50 pound ice ball falls from heaven. You hear me not only will it kill the people it'll do what to the cities in destroying That's absolutely right keep that in the back your mind we're going to look at that here in just a minute too so you began to look at the fact that here they're running that's when Jesus rises to shake terribly the earth in the middle of all this chaos the glory of Jesus comes down in that dark world in the darkness around us opens up in the lorry of heaven shines through and that's why you find that they run to the rocks and mountains the wicked do because they can't take the righteous are able to stand there in his glory why because they've confessor sans they've let Jesus cover their life with his blood and he is their not only savior but Lord Amen amen praise the Lord for that now you begin to look at the fact that the righteous when Jesus comes the righteous dead or raised the righteous living or caught up with them and are taken where all the saints then go to heaven the wicked dead what stay dead and the wicked living what happens now and slain by the brightness of His coming yes. That actually is true there's actually 2 places you could go for that Revelation Chapter 1 much as to that quick a minute we almost have time let's go to Revelation Chapter 1 very quickly and verse 7 Revelation chapter 1 and verse 7. Because the question is this and she said but wait a minute it wasn't isn't there a special resurrection isn't there something that takes place because remember when Jesus was here he says to he says of the leadership he says the next thing you're going to see is the Son of Man coming in our and great glory when when they see that 2nd coming well are they alive today no so obviously Jesus is going to have a special resurrection is not going to have all the wicked but a special resurrection I believe it will be of those that opposed him the most in his cause the most and he will raise them up so they can see him come in and power in great glory notice what it says in Revelation 1 verse 7 behold he cometh with clouds now you know why it is there are raised up into the clouds and every eye shall see him and they also itch pierced Him. As look at another 1 go with me to Daniel Chapter 12 Daniel Chapter 12 Miss start in verse 1 Daniel Chapter 12 and I want to start in verse 1 notice here what it says Daniel Chapter 12 verse 1. I hear a lot of pages for and thank you for taking time to look it up Amen thank you and at that time show Michael stand up who's Michael Jesus will stand up the great prince which standeth for the children of the people and there should be a time of trouble such as never was censor was a nation even to that same time and at that time die people shall be delivered every 1 it is found written in a book what book. Very good now notice something when is this time of trouble such as never was. OK just before the 2nd coming what is it called the time of trouble even the time of Jacob's trouble that's true what is that the Bible describes it as the 7 last plagues God's people will live through that that are alive and they'll live through that time and then it is that Jesus will come and deliver his people yes. Absolutely absolutely that's a time that's And we're going to study that tomorrow as we get into mark of the beast. She said The question was Isn't there a time when we will be persecuted and killed and in all of that before the plagues and that's true absolutely right once the once Jesus finishes judgment Mark of the beast has taken place everybody has sealed Jesus comes out of the sanctuary takes off his high priestly garments he puts on his kingly garments and he gets ready to come and get his people but now it is when every case has been decided he knows what reward to give who right so now it is that the 7 last plagues begin to fall so you can start a before because if it hasn't been proved in heaven then he wouldn't have the right to put it on somebody but now that every case is decided he is able to send the 7 last plagues and it only affects those that are not righteous those that have received the mark of the bees those that have not received the seal of God That's exactly what happened in the land of Egypt and if you look at the 1st 3 pit plagues were universe happen both to the Israelites and the Egyptians but the last 7 plagues only fell upon the Egyptians and so it is God is going to hold his hand upon his people during net trying that time and so you begin to see here that notice as we continue to read verse 1 and at that time I'm Daniel 12 at that time Michael stand up to great prince would stand up for the children of the people and there should be a time of trouble such as never was even since there was a nation even to that time and at that time by people shall be what delivered every 1 it is found written in a book and many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake. Mean. OK Their eyes are going live again that's very very good some to everlasting life and some to what shame an everlasting content so once again you begin to see the fact that there is going to be a special resurrection at the time of Jesus coming and they're going to we know K. I focus and and nighest are going to be there is going to raise them up and he's going to let them see him come into power and glory as King of Kings and Lord of Lords so I be and I believe it's going to be all of those that have been the major contributors against Christ but you know Bible and say that we just know it says something and so we look at that and we realize that there will be that special resurrection that happens when Jesus comes but then what happens to them when they see him come and he gets closer and closer and closer. They to run to the rocks and mountains why because they are trying to get away from the face of him that sits on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb you have a hand they will yeah they will there's no doubt what's that. No not everybody the Bible doesn't say everybody will the Bible says that those here that have pierced Him Those that have have been against him and were not Tom and all the wicked we're talking about a select number 1 use a few I don't know how many they'll be doesn't give us but what we need to understand the Bible's very clear there will be a special resurrection at the time of his coming that will take and be with those that have been persecuted Christ and they will get to see him come in power in great Laurie Now we've looked at this we've seen that when at the beginning of the 1000 years there's a 1st resurrection we've seen that the righteous dead or raise the righteous living or caught up together with them and where they go they go to heaven the wicked dead what happens to them they stay dead the wicked living what happens to them their slain by the brightness of His coming now let me ask you a question what does that do for the theory that when Jesus comes you have a 2nd chance. That is aware Amen C It's important for us to understand that because the day of salvation is not after Jesus comes the day of salvation is today that's right today is the day of salvation today you need to make a choice today you need to get it right with Christ Amen so here it is you can look at what happens to the wicked they're all dead through this 1000 years so let's take a look at what the Bible describes for during US 1000 years take your Bibles and go with me to the book at Jeremiah because Jeremiah and I want to go to chapter 25 Jeremiah Chapter 25 you're in Daniel just a minute ago go backward you got easy. And then you got a lemon Taishan Xin and you have Jeremiah Jeremiah chapter 4. I said 25 who's going to go to 4 in just moment but notice in Jeremiah Chapter 25 I want verse 32 and 33 germ Iowa Chapter 25 and I need versus 32 and 33 the Bible says the say at the LORD of hosts behold evil should go through forth from nation to nation and a great whirlwind should be raised up from coast to coast coast of the earth and the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from 1 end of the earth even unto the other into the OR they shall not be elemental neither gathered nor buried they shall be don the pon the earth now why why isn't there anybody that's going to bury them why isn't anybody going to cry or mourn over them. Because no 1 will be alive the Saints are all gone to heaven Amen The wicked are all slain by the brightness of his coming so there is Don upon the earth they're scattered upon the earth you got a bunch of corpses around this earth. So what happens to the wicked during a sow's in years they're dead That's right so the wicked are all dead. During the 1000 years. Now what else is a Bible say about this time period in the shape of the earth go with me to Germany chapter 4 in notice with me in verse 23 German point Jeremiah chapter 4 starting with verse 23 OK Notice what it says I beheld the earth and lo it was without what form and void in the heavens and they had no life and I've had people say to me well that's pretty creation. And I say well wait a minute you got to take it in context right which means we need to continue to read notice what it says in verse 24 and I beheld the mountains and lo they trembled and all the hills moved lightly so I stop and I asked were there mountains in the hills before creation. Now well then that doesn't fit does it we continue on verse 25 I beheld in low there was no man known well some say wow that's because you have been made yet but wait a minute or it also could mean they were all gone but notice what it says as it continues and all the birds of the heavens were flat while that means of birds were there and are now gone so are birds here before creation No So this is not talking about pre-Christian this is talking about another time period in which the men were gone or dead the birds were all gone the notice of continues on verse $26.00 I beheld and lo the fruitful place was a what wilderness and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord and by his fierce anger when did that happen 2nd coming of Jesus and we just talk about the hail stones as not just going to kill people is going to destroy this world in men notice it goes on for thus the Lord to said the whole land Shelby was desolate yet will I not make a full in for this shell the earth a morn in the heavens above be black because I have spoken I have purposed it and will not repent neither will I turn back from it now notice something is says a During this time obviously no no life is going to be here except the devil and his angels and you and me. All the birds are gone all the people are dead or gone to heaven and so you look at this world and the earth is going to be what. Earth is going to be dark and desolate. Now do you remember what we read in Revelation chapter 20 as we began the study that he cast him into a bottomless pit and set a seal upon him. What happens when you fall into a pit and you're covered over it scary that's true but it's dark isn't it Jesus simply is giving symbolism he's not actually going to come down here dig a hole and throw the devil in it and put a ball and chain around him he's locking him to this earth it's by circumstances he can't leave but this earth now is desolate it's broken down and it's dark just like if he were in a period he would me so this earth is dark and it's desolate it's all broken down the wicket are all dead the Saints are all gone he's got a 1000 years to play God 1000 years to create light 1000 years to raise the dead you were in you need to understand some very clearly the Lord does allow the devil to put people to rest but it's only at God's approval God is still in charge of this world and God can stop everything if he wanted to but if he stopped every bad thing from happening would we really get a glimpse as to what the Devils lie no so unfortunately bad things happen to good people they happen to Matthew they happen to Mark they happen to John they happen to Paul they happen to Walden see that and you can go right on down through the list God's people have always been persecuted and laughed at and ridiculed and try and I'll tell you what those have persevered. Those as a Bible says that endure until the Ain in the same shall we say amen the pure faith because God is there with you he never leaves you he never for sake shew you we need to understand that he is there helping you to overcome and helping you to be what he wants you to be it's his desire that you be part of the faithful so that when he comes and take you to have an immense Amen Now notice as we look at this fact that during a 1000 years we see it's going to be dark and desolate but what's what are the Saints going to be doing in heaven. OK judging what it what it what do we mean by judging because this is now face to 1st face was the investigative judgment we now get to heaven and now there's part 2 of judgment or phase 2 of judgment what's that honors then. I have to let me labor with you just a moment. If if we understand if we if we spend the time going over the books in understanding why Grandma didn't make it is that judgment means information I wouldn't disagree that really is a judgment is it go to Revelation chapter 20 you see when I just look over the records and find out information and I'm satisfied God was fair I want you to understand what you've done you've now just gone to heaven with a doubt in your mind as to whether Grandma Grandma didn't make it because God was fair or not that really way we're going to have no so we're not going over the books to prove whether God was right you know. In so God says in Revelation Chapter 1220 in verse 4 Notice what it says says and I saw thrones and they sat upon them who's They Hey that's right the righteous. And what's at the what's next words and judgment was given unto them well kind of judgment needs to be done next Navi Asli this is not a judgement of whether person a savior lost right that's already been done OK here's the key phase 2 of any judgment scene I like to call on O.J. Simpson trial scene you take any trial scene the 1st part of every trial scene is the investigative part you have the it to tense attorney that takes and and defends the case you have the prosecuting attorney that now takes and presents a case against them and now it is that it has to be decided is it something that is worth Are they right or wrong which 1 which side so the investigative part now done what happens if sensing but what happens before the sentencing OK the verdict you're saved or lost or you're guilty or not guilty then what happens to you let's say I'm guilty what happens to me now I'm taken back to jail not Marty pronounced guilty but I'm taken back to jail what happens next I now have to appear again before the judge and the judge now gives me a what a sentence now depend on a crime if I killed somebody then maybe I'm going to be killed so here it is he says you're going to die the death of the electric chair so now I've been sentence My verdict has been given my sentencing has been given what happens to me. I go back to jail and then they set a date for the 3rd phase of that judgment and that's the execution of the sentence in so you now they go back to jail they give a date you now come out on that date and what happens on that 3rd phase of judgment. It's done OK execution takes place it's the same way in God's judgment he has he the investigative judgment that as been taking place since $844.00 it's an investigative judgment that gives a verdict of saved or lost now when he takes his saints to heaven the Bible says we're not just to be looking over to find out why Grandma didn't make it we're actually going to be part of making a decision a decision of what a decision of what sentence needs to be given the use of Pastor can you prove that hold your finger there and go with me to 1st Corinthians Chapter 6 1st Corinthians Chapter 6 1st Corinthians Chapter 6 and notice with me in verse 2 1st Corinthians Chapter 6 and verse 2 The Bible says Do ye not know that the Saints those that. Praise the Lord the righteous we want to be part of that Amen that's all are trying to become But notice is what says Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world oh wait a minute judge the world does that mean that they're going to look over the books and find out why Grandma didn't come I'm on now I know some of this for you this is brand new and you say wait a minute I've even had people say well I don't want to be a part of sentencing anybody you want to understand it but stop and think what fair way could Jesus be then joining with you as to why the friends in the family and the people that chose not to serve him what their sentence will be that's why in the end all will say just in true are they ways yes absolutely you have nobody to blame but yourself and so here it is God joins with you now listen this isn't some that you seek vengeance because if you make it to heaven you're not going to have that kind of a character I meant. You're going to feel sorry for these people and the choices they've made you cry you can be as lenient as you can be but the Bible says the wages of sin is death that's the 2nd death that's hell fire and so you will be a part of meeting out that punishment yes. Here's the thing here's the thing I understand how would you help determine for your children 1 thing that we know the Bible's clear those that know a lot will be held accountable and those that know little will be held accountable for little but they'll still be held accountable and the wages of sin is death. What's that. That is in Matthew chapter which will have to the class you don't mind I'll look it up for you I want to say it's Matthew Chapter 12 but don't quote me on that yet a look it up after class or let me finish this and I'll be glad to look it up you remind me. But when it when we take a look at this we realize the Bible says that we will judge the world and if the world should be judged by you are you unworthy to judge the smallest of matters a little 1 other very quickly go with me to Jude which is a little book 11 chapter right before revelation Jude chapter 1 cause there is only 1 chapter verse 6 the Bible says in verse 6 Jude Chapter 1 The Angels which kept not their 1st estate who's that talking about. The Fallen Angels write the wicked angels notice what it says but left their own habitation he has reserved in everlasting what chains under darkness onto the judgement of the very day so once again we see the fact that what does that sound like to you some familiar what we read about Satan comes down and there's a bottomless pit is thrown into it and he's ruined reserved in chains same thing so that's why you see the fact that the devil and his angels will be alive on this earth during this time of a 1000 years the earth will be broken down to earth will be desolate and he'll have a 1000 years to pretend to be God but we know he's not God Amen Aren't you glad he's not God A min That's absolutely right now let's come back and finish this thing up let's wrap it up let's go back to Revelation chapter 20. Because we need to find out what's going to happen at the end Revelation chapter 20 I'm going to start with verse 1 Revelation chapter 20 and I saw an angel come down from heaven having the key of the bottomless pit in a great chain in his hand to hold on a dragon that old serpent which is the devil and Satan and did what bound him for a 1000 years and cast him into the bottomless pit and shut him up and set a seal upon him that he should watch deceive the nations no more till the 1000 years Shelby fulfilled after that he must be loosed a little season Why how is it that he is bound nobody does see circumstances that's absolutely right and there's nobody alive for him to see right you and me OK Notice as we continue on. In verse 4 I saw thrones and they sat upon them and judgment was given unto them and I saw THE SOULS of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God and which did not worship the beast neither is image neither to receive his mark upon their forehead or in their hand and they lived in reigned with Christ for a lot 1000 years but the rest of the dead lived not again until the 1000 years were finished this is the 1st resurrection blessid unholy Is he that has part of the 1st resurrection on such the 2nd death has no power but they should be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with him a 1000 years and when the 1000 years are expires fired what does that mean they're done they're over there they've ended so we've come down to the end right when the 1000 years are expired Satan Shelby what Lu Stout of this prison or what does it mean to be loosed. A set free and notice what happens verse 8 and shall go out to do what deceive the nations which are in the 4 corners of the earth Gog and Magog together them together to bow the battle the number of whom is a sand of the sea what just took place. OK That's absolutely right the holy city is going to come down down to the server and then you get in your contract let me take you to passages you're very quick to go to with me to Zachariah actually say in Revelation 20 write this text down Zachariah chapter 14 versus 54 and 5 Zachariah chapter 14 versus 4 and 5 actually talks about the holy city coming down to the Mount of Olives and the Mount of Olives in the holy city now comes in that valley that is that between Zachariah chapter 14 versus $4.00 and $5.00 Goldney to Revelation $21.00 since you're right there real close and notice with me in Revelation 21. Notice verse 2 and I John saw the holy city New Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven prepared as a bride adorned for her husband down with me to verse 10 and he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain and showed me that great city the holy Jerusalem descending out of have then from GOT SO the holy city comes down to Chapter 14 tells us that the holy city will come and Jesus will put his feet upon the top of the Mount of Olives Now what was significant about the Mount of Olives and that's where he sent it what else is important that's where the garden a cemetery is Jesus went there many times to pray he will come down he'll put his feet up on the Mount of Olives and amount of Olives will split into be a valley between and the Holy Jerusalem will come down in land in that valley then it is you have this 2nd resurrection that takes place so now Satan is loose that means the 2nd resurrection has taken place and that the wicked are raised now notice what happens come back to me to Revelation chapter 20 starting with verse 7 again the Bible says and when the 1000 years are expired same shall be loosed out of his prison and should go to go out to deceive the nations which are in a 4 corners of the earth Gaga may God Together them together the battle the number of a poem is as the sand of the sea and the ever gone and picked up a scoop of sand and tried to count the granular. I did once for a very short time. But I want you to understand some it saddens my heart. Because when it says the number of whom is as the sand of the sea billions of people are going to choose to be laws you need to be very clear your losses because you've chosen to be lost because Jesus paid it all all to him IOW sin is left to Clint crimson stain he washed it is snow that's right so we need to know that if we're in a 2nd resurrection it's because we've chosen to be there that's not his plan his plans to save you a meant notice we continue on verse 9 and when they went up on the breath of the earth encompass a camp of the saints about and the blood city and fire came down from God out of heaven and what devoured them and the devil to deceive them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and false prophets are and they shall be tormented day and night forever and ever and I saw great white throne here it is it's kind of going back through this final phase of judgement 3rd phase and I saw a great white throne in him that sat on it and from his face the earth and heaven fled away member when that happened 2nd coming of Jesus right and went and ran to the rocks in the mountains and there was no it was found no place for them and I saw the dead small and great stand before God and the books were opened and another book was opened which is a book of life and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books according to their works. Their works and the sea gave up the dead which were in it in death and hell gave up delivered up the dead which were in it and they were judged every man according to their works and death and Hell that's the grave that's what it means were cast into the lake of fire what do we call that. Hellfire this is the 2nd death and whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire Now it's interesting you come down to the in here because Satan is loose the wicked are raised what do they do they compass a city right. Now I want you to know God is so fair that he actually helps them to understand why they've made the choices they've made in how they made the wrong choices and I can tell you what I'll bet there's going to be some surprised people when they wake up that day and I think they're going to Madison but he gathers them together and they compass a city and they try to overtake the city and the Bible says fire comes down from God out of heaven and what devours and that means that hell fire takes place when I'm on when at the end after the 1000 years now let me ask you a question is a possible for me to die today and go to hell. Why. As hell isn't burning it's not the volcano that's taken place in Hawaii a man. So you need to understand it hell fire actually takes place literally at the end of this 1000 years in so it isn't possible to die and go to hell today and if you stop and think about it if I can die and go to hell am I able to be dying go to heaven no you see it's important for us to understand that right now Jesus is going over the books Jesus is doing judgment and he's doing the 1st phase when when we when he comes and takes his people to heaven the 2nd phase will take place and then finally after the 1000 years when he comes down it says here that the books are opened once again and those that are wicked that have been raised will receive their sentencing and then they'll receive their reward or their execution of the judgment yes and then. Absolutely when they see in that's why you can know when they're raised and they're given the opportunity to see their life story they have no nothing to say other than he's been fair just and true as I was and that will happen before they are executed Yes. OK OK Let me let me let me straighten it out during the 1000 years heaven is up in heaven where the mansions are OK earth is down here at the end of the 1000 years Jesus brings the New Jerusalem down to earth OK That's when after he brings it down to the Mount of Olives it splits the brings the city down in the valley between there and then it is that he raises the wicked OK. OK. Well. Right OK. Well 1st. There were NO NO NO NO and just OK just like Jesus right now is standing for you and he's looking at your record so it is when we're in heaven and we're judging the sentencing part with Christ number I don't want to say we're doing our own thing with Christ we join him in sentencing and here it is we loken the books and we look at the sins because members the wages of sin that is death and it isn't together that is the sentence is declared So no the people don't go up there stand before the throne and get judged. Yet not. So. They're all. That's a very good question LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME with me at they verse 10 a revelation 20 in verse 10 and I've got a close here but notice what it says verse 10 and the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire we know that is hell fire right. And brimstone where the beast and false prophet are and they shall be tormented instantly. Then I rever never now we know I'm not going to study and hellfire right now but we know hell fire is not going to burn forever and ever thought the Cecils ages are eternity but it also isn't going to be like a Hiroshima meltdown either the Bible says Kimber day and night so there's going to be a different portion of time for every sinner based on their sins so it's not going to be instantaneous but yet it's not going to be forever never never in fact I'll tell you who's going to burn the longest of anybody Satan that's absolutely right does that answer your question think you are right well thank thank the Lord you came out praise the Lord Hopefully this made sense for you let's have a good were the word of prayer and we'll let you had your next seminar. 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