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The Judgment of the Saints

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In Revelation 11:1-2 John was given a reed to measure the Temple of God, but the house only. The Temple court with the Altar of Sacrifice and the Brass Laver were left out, because everything in the outer court was given over to the gentiles, who treated the holy things with contempt. However, in Revelation 21:15 the angel, who was with John (cp. Revelation 21:9), had a golden reed, and he used it to measure the city of New Jerusalem with its walls and gates. Every one of its four sides, together with the height of its walls were equal, measuring 144 cubits each (Revelation 21:15-17). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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Death in the New Heaven and New Earth!

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The Lord told John to write that the overcomer would inherit all things, and the Lord, Jesus, would be his God, and the overcomer would be Jesus’ son (Revelation 21:7)! Let’s consider this for a moment. If the things in Revelation 21 take place after all things are made new (Revelation 21:5, and after the thousand year reign of Christ that was an era of peace like no other before it; and, if this chapter also occurs after the resurrection and judgment of the just and the unjust, after which all the wicked are cast into the lake of fire, **if** all these things are behind us, as we enter the New Jerusalem, what has the believer to overcome? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The New Heaven and the New Earth

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The new heavens and the new earth take place after the millennium and after the Great White Throne Judgment. Most students of the Bible, namely the futurists in terms of the Second Coming of Christ, believe that no evil would be possible in the context of all things being made new (Revelation 21:1, 5). In this context it is believed there would be no more death, neither sorrow nor pain or anything that would cause one to shed tears (Revelation 21:4), because all those things belonged to the former age, which has now passed away. In the new age these things simply would not exist, according to futurists’ eschatology. Is this an accurate interpretation of the Apocalypse in chapter twenty-one? In a word, No! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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Death, Hell and the Book of Life

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The Great White Throne Judgment concludes with death and hell (hades, the grave) being cast into the lake of fire, which is defined for us in Revelation 20:14 as the second death. So, if death and the grave were cast into the lake of fire and destroyed, what would that look like? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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What is the Lake of Fire?

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According to Revelation 20:10, the deceiver and slanderer was taken and cast into the lake of fire, burning with brimstone, thus, receiving the same fate as the beast and the false prophet (Revelation 19:20). In order to understand the terms used in the Apocalypse, we need to keep in mind where all the events of the Apocalypse take place. The book opened with Jesus standing in the Holy Place of the Temple among the lampstands, which we found out later were the churches of Christ in Asia. In chapter four John was taken **up** to heaven (Revelation 4:1), which turned out to be the Most Holy Place. So, in effect, John merely entered the next room; that is, he walked from the Holy Place into the Most Holy Place. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Glassy Sea

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According to John’s record, the very next thing he saw, after mentioning the seven angels with the seven last plagues was “a sea of glass, mingled with fire” (Revelation 15:2). The text says that those who were victorious over the beast, his image and the number of his name were able to stand upon the glassy sea (thalassa – G2281), which was “mingled with fire” (Revelation 15:2). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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What Is the Lake of Fire

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It can be argued that the wrath of God is the Lake of Fire (Revelation 14:10; Revelation 21:8). However, is the Lake of Fire an ever-burning place of punishment that has been reserved by God to punish the wicked, or does it represent a time of temporary punishment whereby the wicked will be separated from their sins and embrace God, whom they have rejected all their lives? Remembering that Revelation is apocalyptic (symbolic) literature, let’s look at it now to see how God plans to use the Lake of Fire. There isn’t much of a description of it in Revelation. We know that the beast and false prophet were cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20); the devil will be cast into it (Revelation 20:10); death and hell (the grave) are cast into it, and it is called the second death in Revelation 20:14. Finally, after the resurrection of the just and unjust (Matthew 25) or the great white throne judgment (Revelation 20:11-13) all who are not written in the Lamb’s book of life will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15). That’s it! If we wish to know more about this mysterious Lake of Fire in which God can cast death and the grave, which are not things one could actually look upon and take up in one’s hands, one must look elsewhere in God’s word, comparing Scripture with Scripture to find additional truth. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2009 in Judgment, Religion

 

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