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Revelation 20 – 22

Revelation 20

Immediately after Christ and the resurrected chosen return to the earth they will round up Satan and his demons, defeat the opposing armies and they will cast the political and religious leaders of the Babylonian Mysteries Holy Roman Empire system into the fire, burning them alive as a graphic example for all peoples concerning the end of those who are unrepentant and refuse to live by every Word of God. 

The false teaching of a wimp Jesus who winks at and tolerates willful sin:  Is a Ridiculous Doctrine of Demons! 

At that same time just as the kingdom of God is ready to be established, Satan the Adversary and his spirits are to be bound up for a thousand years; and a millennial Sabbath of rest from his deceptions and rebellions will begin! This millennial Sabbath of rest is represented by the seventh and High Holy Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal [locked up the door of his detention] upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.  

For the details of Satan’s release and see:  101: From Pentecost to Trumpets and Satan’s Release

20:4 And I saw thrones, and they [the resurrected chosen] sat upon them, and judgment [authority to teach and enforce the Word of God as kings and priests] was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded [martyred] for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Those who rule well during the millennium will also reign with Christ in positions of leadership forever. 

There will be no other resurrections of the dead during the millennium,  from the resurrection of the chosen as the seventh trump begins to sound, until after the end of the millennium when the main fall harvest of Tabernacles resurrections come. 

Those living into the millennium will be changed to spirit or destroyed when they reach 100 years old; the same as those resurrected to flesh during the main harvest. 

Isaiah 65:19  And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.

65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

65:23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.

65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.

Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Satan will be released after the thousand year millennium Sabbath of rest from his deceptions and given one last chance to repent.  Instead he will again deceive millions into following him away from God.

20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

Ezekiel 38-39 will be partially fulfilled when the nations of Asia come up against Jerusalem the first time just at the coming of Messiah the Christ; and after the millennium Ezekiel 38 – 39 will be fulfilled in its fullness.

20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog [the nations of Asia], to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

In King James time torture was a common practice in deciding a judgment, therefore the word “judged” is here rendered “tormented.”  The sense of the meaning is that Satan has been judged finally and eternally forever, and shall be destroyed never to rise up again. 

This is a reference to Satan having been previously restrained and then released, and refers to the seven revivals of the Holy Roman Empire of Satan; God is reassuring us that Satan has been eternally judged and will never return again.   

20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are  [the word “are” was added by the translators according to their bias, and should have been rendered “were”], and shall be tormented [judged and condemned to eternal destruction, never to rise again] day and night for ever and ever.

Brethren,  I have absolutely no doubt that the vast majority of people and religious people, sincerely think that they are pleasing God and doing God a service in all that they do.   Satan has deceived the whole world and once he is removed this world will be a far better place.

Then after the millennium comes the main harvest of the dead during the seven thousand years represented by the Feast of the Ingathering of Nations [the Feast of Tabernacles].

20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Do not believe the lies being spread in the Ekklesia today! 

Jesus is NOT some weak “tolerate anything” being; he is the Mighty One who destroyed the whole earth for the wickedness of men during the life of Noah!  

The Son is zealous to live by EVERY WORD of God the Father!  All those who refuse to live by EVERY WORD of God; all who say that Jesus is love and will wink at our willful self justified sins: Shall be burned alive in the fire. 

20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

 

Revelation 21

After the millennial Sabbath of rest, and after the Feast of Tabernacles main harvest of humanity; the earth is to be destroyed by fire. 

2 Peter 3:7  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

3:8  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but [God wants all to come to sincere repentance and be brought into the Family of God after which all wickedness will be destroyed along with the earth and its atmosphere.] that all should come to repentance.

Here, Peter uses the term “Day of the Lord”  in reference to the complete destruction of the earth and all wickedness, after the fist resurrection to spirit and the millennium and after the main harvest of humanity.

3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 

If God will destroy all wicked men who will not live by EVERY WORD of God, and will destroy the whole earth, its seas and its atmosphere; shall we then live by our own ways?  or will we turn to live by EVERY WORD of God; wherein is life eternal?

3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation [conduct] and godliness,

3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

3:14  Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace [that we may be at peace with God and reconciled to God and living by every Word of God], without spot [with no spot of sin], and blameless [without any sin].

The Feast of the Eighth Day 

A New Beginning with all wickedness including Satan himself with his spirits and every person who does not live by EVERY WORD of God; DESTROYED by fire!

God the Father himself coming down to live with his redeemed children on  a new planet now cleansed by fire and recreated pure from all evil; and god and humanity going forward into eternity in the peace and prosperity that living by Every Word of God brings!

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

The Wondrous Meaning of the Feast of the Eighth Day!

No more suffering or tears of pain. All people at peace with and united with God and therefore at peace with and united with all others who are united with God!  

The way to peace, is for the ultimate deceiver to be removed and the truth and the true way to peace made available to all. 

The longing of humanity is for a peace that people cannot achieve without the wisdom of God.  Real peace is not imaginary; IT IS COMING!

21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life [the Holy Spirit of God] freely.

21:7 He that overcometh [to learn to live by Every Word of God] shall inherit all things [the entire universe is included in the term “All Things”]; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Those who think they can sin with impunity will be destroyed for the good of the whole; so that they do not damage the peace of others.  It is an ignorant and foolish person who claims to be godly and justifies his sins claiming that god is love and will overlook his willful sins. 

It is because God is love that he will NOT overlook our sins!   Because our sins hurt ourselves and they hurt others; and God loves ALL people!  Almighty God will not permit any self justifying willful sinner who harms his other children to enter his spiritual family!

21:8 But the fearful [those who are too afraid of men to follow and obey God], and unbelieving [those who will not believe that we must stop sinning], and the abominable [the self justifying willful perpetrators of any sin are an abomination to God], and murderers, and whoremongers [spiritually those who follow other gods], and sorcerers [consorters with spirits], and idolaters [as in making idols of men and corporate organizations to exalt their words above the Word of God], and all liars [including those who tell partial truths to deceive], shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. 

Those who say that we should not expose and condemn sin: Hear the Word of the Lord:

Proverbs 17:15  He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.

The resurrected chosen will be the bride of the Lamb and they are faithful to God and Jesus Christ who will rule the universe from the New Jerusalem.  The New Jerusalem where God dwells, is a type of the bride who dwells with her Husband and His Father.

Revelation 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

A furlong being 1/8 of a mile making the city a 1,500 mile cube.

21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

This may be a clue as to the meaning of the “sea of glass” of the courtyard before the throne of God. 

21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

The walls had on them the gems representing each tribe of Israel.

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21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

This does not mean that there will no longer be a sun and moon, only that the light of God will fill the earth so that there is no need of light from the sun and moon.

21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

1 John 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Revelation 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

21:26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

No one who justifies willful sin shall ever enter into eternal lifer and the City of God.

21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

 

Revelation 22

The river of water of life coming out from the throne of God is a picture of the Holy Spirit of life eternal flowing out from God.

Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

The tree of life nourished by the water; as a type of eternal life coming from the Holy Spirit and the keeping of the whole Word of God, bringing forth the tree of life bears the fruits of the Spirit of God.  The leaves which give life to a tree are represented as giving spiritual healing [eternal salvation] to the nations.

22:2 In the midst of the street [growing up out of the river and overspreading to both sides is the tree of eternal life] of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits [figurative of the fruits of the Holy Spirit], and yielded her fruit every month [the trees bore a new kind of fruit each month]: and the leaves of the tree were for the [spiritual] healing of the nations.

A natural tree has a trunk representing Jesus Christ and branches representing the faithful who are in Christ.  It would also have leaves which turn the light of the sun into energy giving strength and life to the whole tree.  The leaves would therefore represent the Holy Spirit which takes in the LIGHT [every Word of God] of God and turns it into spiritual energy, pouring spiritual health and life through the branches and producing the fruits of the Holy Spirit.  See The Tree of Life  article.

22:3 And there shall be no more curse [sin or the decay and death that sin brings]: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

22:4 And they [the people now changed to spirit] shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads [the nature of God will dwell in the minds of all people who are changed to spirit; absolutely no sin allowed].

22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they [the chosen and changed] shall reign for ever and ever.

22:6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

The saying “I come quickly” is addressed to those in the later day, when knowledge and understanding shall be increased, and the wise shall receive an understanding of these things (Dan 12).  The blessing on those who “keep the sayings of the book” is a blessing on those who keep the instructions to “Live by EVERY WORD of God.”

22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

We are to worship [exalt and obey in moral matters] no man, no not an angel from heaven; we are to worship [exalt and obey] God alone.

22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

Today, at this latter day; these things are being unsealed because the time is at hand.

22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

This does not mean that God does not want the wicked and unjust to repent, rather it means that after having been given every opportunity the time for judgment is at hand.

22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

Those who live by every Word of God shall have a good reward and those who justify sin shall receive strong and bitter correction, and if they still will not sincerely repent they shall be cast into the fire of eternal destruction.

22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Jesus Christ existed at the beginning before the creation of men; and he will exist forever!

22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city [enter into eternal life].

22:15 For without are dogs [dogs follow other dogs in packs picturing men with group instinct following the crowd and exalting idols of men], and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters [today the Ekklesia has had a great falling away into idolatry of men], and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root [the beginning of, the Father of, by virtue of creating] and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

A call to sincerely repent and come to live by every Word of God.

22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen

 

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