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Act 5 God Fills the Earth with His Glory - gathering together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth --in Him.
The Closing of the Church Age The Rapture of the Church. –This event closes the Church age. The tribulation period is soon to begin. –It will be a transition period between the Church age and the kingdom age.
The Rapture of the Church Christ comes for His Bride! 1Thes. 4:14-18 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
1Cor. 15:51-52 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed-- in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb The church is pictured as the bride of Christ. In the parable of the ten virgins the Church is likened to an engaged young girl waiting for her fiancé to come for her to take her to the wedding ceremony. At an engagement ceremony the groom would make a promise to his fiancé that he would return for her in the near future for them to be wed. His promise would sound something like this: I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. (John 14:3)
The Marriage Of The Lamb Has Come Rev. 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."
The Bema Seat Judgment Once the Church is in heaven we will stand before The Bema seat Judgment. Once the Church is in heaven we will stand before The Bema seat Judgment. This is a judgment of rewards. This is a judgment of rewards. 2 Cor. 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 2 Cor. 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. The Greek word used for judgment here is Bema The Greek word used for judgment here is Bema In the Greek games the Bema seat was the place the rewards were given out. In the Greek games the Bema seat was the place the rewards were given out.
We will be rewarded for our service to the Lord. 1Cor. 3:11-15 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
The Tribulation Period Begins on Earth The Tribulation period is a time of Gods wrath poured out upon a Christ rejecting world. The Tribulation period is a time of Gods wrath poured out upon a Christ rejecting world. The Tribulation period is seven years long. The Tribulation period is seven years long. It is also known as the 70 th week of Daniel. It is also known as the 70 th week of Daniel. Rev. 6:17 The great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
The Tribulation Period Revelation 6-18 describes the Tribulation Period as Gods wrath is poured out in the form of: Revelation 6-18 describes the Tribulation Period as Gods wrath is poured out in the form of: Seven Seals… Seven Seals… and then Seven Trumpets, and then Seven Trumpets, and then Seven Bowls. and then Seven Bowls.
The Anti Christ Rises To Power He becomes a world leader. Rev. 6:2 Behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
The Anti Christ He will lead a 10 nation confederation. This is seen in the 10 horns of Daniel 7 Daniel 7:7 I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. Daniel 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings...
The Anti Christ He shall confirm a covenant with the nation of Israel for one week (seven years). –Daniel 9:27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; He may seek to help the Jews build their Temple.
The Anti Christ But in the middle of the Tribulation period he shall break his covenant with Israel. But in the middle of the Tribulation period he shall break his covenant with Israel. –Dan 9.27 In the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate. This is the Abomination of Desolation.
The Abomination of Desolation He shall set up an image of himself in the new Temple and command to be worshiped. –Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand) –Rev. 13:14-15 … telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast... He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. –This is the Abomination of Desolation.
The Abomination of Desolation The man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 2 Thes. 2:3-4
The Persecution of the Jews Because the Jews will not bow to the image of the beast, the Anti Christ will persecute them. –Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall persecute the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. –Rev. 13:6-7 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.
The Persecution of the Jews Matthew 24:16-22 –Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house…And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.
Many Jews Flee to the Rock City of Petra Isaiah 26:20-21 –Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. Revelation 12:6 –Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. (3½ yrs.)
Israel Returns to their God! Daniel 12:1 –And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Israel Returns to their God! Romans 11:25-27 –For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins."
Israel Returns to their God! Isaiah 49:14-16 –But Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me and my Lord has forgotten me. Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Israel Returns to their God! Zech. 13:1+6 –In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. –And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
The Mark of the Beast At about this time the Anti Christ will require every person to receive his mark- the mark of the Beast. Rev. 13:16-17 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
The Mark of the Beast Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. Rev. 13:18
Warning!!! Rev. 14:9-11 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.
Jesus Prepares to Return to the Earth
Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. Rev. 19:11-13
Christ Returns to the Earth All the Saints are with Him And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. Rev. 19:14-15
And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Rev. 19:16
The Battle of Armageddon takes place at the end of the Seven Year Tribulation Jesus Christ returns to the earth durring this battle. (This will fulfill Psalm 2.) You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them to pieces like a potters vessel. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Armageddon
Armageddon Rev. 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
Armageddon Rev. 19:20-21 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Satan is Bound for 1000 Years Rev. 20:1-3 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more.
The Kingdom Age Begins "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent Reigns! Jesus has returned to the Earth and He will now set up His kingdom upon the Earth in which righteousness dwells.
Jesus Takes His Place, Seated Upon the Throne of David Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 9:7
An Everlasting Kingdom Daniel 7:13-14 I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the ancient of days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom is one that shall not be destroyed.
A Righteous Branch Jeremiah 23:5-6 Behold the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: The Lord is Our Righteousness. Jesus Takes His Place, Seated Upon the Throne of David
The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever. Revelation 11:15 Jesus Takes His Place, Seated Upon the Throne of David
The Kingdom Age The Kingdom Age will last for 1,000 years. Thus it is also referred the Millennial Reign of Christ. We will be ruling and reigning with Him. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Rev. 3:21
The Saints will Reign with Christ Daniel 7:27 Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.'
The Saints will Reign with Christ Rev. 3:21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Romans 8:17 and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. 2 Tim. 2:12 If we endure, We shall also reign with Him.
The Saints will Reign with Christ Rev. 20:4-6 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. …they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
The Kingdom Age The first order business is the judgment of the nations. Matthew 25 When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
The Kingdom Age Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
Israel Takes its Place as Head of the Nations Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; Arise, shine; For your light has come! For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Israel Takes its Place as Head of the Nations Isaiah 2:1-5 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord's house That the mountain of the Lord's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. And all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, Many people shall come and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob; To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths. And we shall walk in His paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Israel Takes its Place as Head of the Nations Isaiah 11:10 "And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, "And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; Who shall stand as a banner to the people; For the Gentiles shall seek Him, For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious." And His resting place shall be glorious."
The Earth is Restored Romans 8:19-21 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
The Earth is Restored The Earth is restored to something of its original state. The animal kingdom reverts back to its original design before the fall of man. Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, The lion shall eat straw like the ox, The lion shall eat straw like the ox, And dust shall be the serpent's food. And dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, Says the Lord. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, Says the Lord.
The Earth is Restored Isaiah 11:6-9 "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them. And a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra's hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den. And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea.
Conditions During the Millennial Rev. 7: washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Conditions During the Millennial Isaiah 2:45 He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore. Neither shall they learn war anymore. O house of Jacob, come and let us walk In the light of the Lord. In the light of the Lord.
Zech. 14:8-9 And in that day it shall be And in that day it shall be That living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, That living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, Half of them toward the eastern sea Half of them toward the eastern sea And half of them toward the western sea; And half of them toward the western sea; In both summer and winter it shall occur. In both summer and winter it shall occur. And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be-- In that day it shall be-- "The Lord is one," "The Lord is one," And His name one. And His name one.
Zech. 8:20-22 "Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Thus says the Lord of hosts: 'Peoples shall yet come, 'Peoples shall yet come, Inhabitants of many cities; Inhabitants of many cities; The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, "Let us continue to go and pray before the Lord, "Let us continue to go and pray before the Lord, And seek the Lord of hosts. And seek the Lord of hosts. I myself will go also." I myself will go also." Yes, many peoples and strong nations Shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, Shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, And to pray before the Lord.' And to pray before the Lord.'
Zech. 8:4-5 "Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Thus says the Lord of hosts: 'Old men and old women shall again sit 'Old men and old women shall again sit In the streets of Jerusalem, In the streets of Jerusalem, Each one with his staff in his hand Each one with his staff in his hand Because of great age. Because of great age. The streets of the city The streets of the city Shall be full of boys and girls Shall be full of boys and girls Playing in its streets.' Playing in its streets.'
One Last Rebellion At the end of the Millennial period Satan will be released and lead one last rebellion. Rev. 20:7-9 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.
At this point the heavens and the earth will be completely destroyed. The elements of heaven and earth will be dissolved and all that will remain is God seated upon His throne.
2 Peter 3:10-13 The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up… the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Heaven and Earth Pass Away
The Great White Throne Judgment Rev 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life.
The Great White Throne Judgment Rev 20:11-15 And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Satan is Judged Rev. 20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
The Eternal State Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 2Pet 3:13
The New Heaven and New Earth Rev 21:1-8 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
The New Heaven and New Earth Rev 21:1-8 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."
The New Heaven and New Earth "Write, for these words are true and faithful." And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
Genesis Revelation Paradise lost Paradise regained Creation of heaven New heaven and and earth New earth The curse enters No more curse no more sin, sorrow, suffering, and death Tree of life guarded Tree of life restored Four rivers wateringA pure river of the the gardenwater of life
God Has Filled the Earth with His Glory - gathering together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth -in Him. God Has Accomplished His Goal!