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Revelation 20,21

The Millennium

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Today, we continue with our study in the 10th prophecy in Revelation.

 

Before we start with Chapter 20, I want to highlight a couple points.

 

First, you need to remember that the 10th prophecy begins with Revelation 10:11 and ends with Revelation 20:10.

 

Second, to fully appreciate the contents of Revelation 20:1 we have to understand its context. So consider this: Revelation 19 should have 31 verses. However, it has only 21 verses.

 

Translators started a new chapter after Revelation 19:21 because they didn’t know anything about the rules of interpretation centuries ago. Remember, the single purpose of chapter and verse designations is for reference, nothing more.

 

So, let’s start with Revelation 19:19 to make sure that we properly understand the setting for Revelation 20:1.

 

Revelation 19:19   Then I saw the [composite] beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army.

 

[This scene in Chapter 19 aligns with the sixth bowl in Chapter 16. If you remember, three demons were sent out in the 6th bowl to convince the ten kings that they should join forces with Lucifer in destroying Jesus at the Second Coming. The sixth bowl consists of a very short battle called Armageddon. This battle will end almost as soon as it begins! Here’s why….]

 

Revelation 19:20   But the [composite] beast was [easily] captured, and with him the false prophet [Lucifer, the lamb-like beast] who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he [Lucifer] had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur [which will burn intensely for 1,000 years.]

 

A few words about this lake of fire are necessary….

 

[Lucifer, his angels and all of his employees (those working in his one world church/state will be thrown alive into a fiery lake of burning sulfur at the Second Coming. Jesus uses fire to destroy the prostitute because she is the fallen government on Earth. Now listen carefully to what I am about to say because this part of the story confuses a lot of people.

 

When Jesus arrives at the Second Coming, He will throw the devil, his angels and all of his worldwide government into a huge lake of burning sulfur that suddenly ignites. This fire will breakout from the Lord and I believe it will engulf the oceans. Remember, at this point in time, everything in the oceans is dead. The oceans will burn for 1,000 years as though they were full of kerosene.

 

Millions of people who served in Lucifer’s government will die in the fire, but Lucifer and his angels will not die in this fire.

 

Only their assumed bodies will be destroyed. By taking away their physical bodies once again, the devil and his angels are returned to the abyss – the spirit realm. More about this in a moment….

 

For know, you need to know that (a) Lucifer and his angels will have their bodies destroyed but, they returned to the abyss at the Second Coming, (b) all of the wicked who served in Lucifer’s government will also be thrown into the lake of fire and (c) all of the remaining wicked will be killed by a command that comes out of the mouth of Jesus.]

 

Revelation 19:21   The rest of them [e.g., the wicked who are not employees of Lucifer’s government] were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse [e.g., Jesus speaks. The voice that calls the righteous dead to life is the same voice that commands the wicked to die. His command to destroy the wicked is called “a sword that comes out of His mouth”], and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

 

Ok, let’s make sure we have this clearly understood – At the Second Coming, a giant lake of fire will ignite. The oceans will merge. They will be set on fire and they will burn continuously for 1,000 years.

 

Now you know why there will not be any more sea at the end of sin’s drama. Revelation 21:1   “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And there was no longer any sea.”

 

In other words, when the Earth made new, I believe the oceans will not be present. God converts the space covered by water into land so that every saint who has ever lived can each have a generous inheritance of land!

 

For the moment, you need to understand that the physical bodies which the devil and his angels assumed at the fifth trumpet will be burned up in the lake of fire that begins burning at the Second Coming, but the devil and his angels are not harmed – rather, their bodies are destroyed. The destruction of their bodies explains how Lucifer and his angels are put back into the abyss.

 

But, those people who serve in Lucifer’s government will be thrown into this fire and they will totally perish and people now perish in fire. Employees of the great prostitute will be thrown into this lake of fire this is how they will die at the Second Coming.

 

This destruction is not to be confused with the second death. The second death does not occur until the end of the 1,000 years. No one but Jesus has experienced the Second Death.

 

The rest of the wicked on Earth will be killed by a command that comes from Jesus’ mouth. This is not the second death for them, either.       

 

So, the wicked will die at the Second Coming in two ways. Some will be burned up and some will die as a result of Jesus commanding them to die.

 

Also, those who participated in the crucifixion of Jesus will be resurrected to see Jesus appear at the Second Coming, and then, they will die with the wicked.

 

Keep in mind that the second death does not occur until the end of the 1,000 years. So everyone who dies at the Second Coming is “put to sleep.”

 

So, Jesus leaves the vultures a great feast as the saints depart this totally ruined planet for their heavenly home that Jesus has prepared for them. 

 

Now, we are ready for Revelation 20 verse 1.

 

Revelation 20:1   And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain.

 

Revelation 20:2   He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.

 

Revelation 20:3   He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.”

 

Two points:

1.   Lucifer and his angels have been locked in the abyss ever since they were cast out of Heaven on Resurrection Sunday. This means that Lucifer and his angels cannot leave Earth and they cannot be seen. (Remember, before Resurrection Sunday, Lucifer could meet with other angels? See Job 1.)

 

KJV Revelation 12:9   “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

 

Here’s an important point.

Even though the devil has been locked in the abyss for the past 2,000 years, he has been able to trouble and deceive the nations of Earth at will. This fact is declared in Revelation 12:12

 

Revelation 12:12   “….But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”

 

1 Peter 5:8   “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

 

The point here is that even though Lucifer has been confined to Earth and made invisible, his demonic efforts to overcome mankind have not been restricted.

 

However, the Bible tells us that at the fifth trumpet, the devil will be released from this invisible realm and he will receive a body and physically appear before the people of Earth:

 

Revelation 9:1   The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss….

 

Revelation 9:11   They [Lucifer’s angels] had a king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.” 

 

For the Jew (Hebrew) and the Gentile (Greek) alike the name means the same:

The “Destroyer.”

 

Visible to John

   Resurrection                           visible      Second

   Sunday                         5th                       Coming

--------X---------------------X-------------------X-----------1000-----

                not visible                                          not visible

                                             The Destroyer

 

Revelation 17:8   The [lamb-like] beast, which you saw, once was [visible], now is not [visible], and will come up out of the Abyss [and be visible] and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth who names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was [visible], now is not [visible], and yet will come [up out of the abyss and be fully visible].”

 

At the Second Coming….

 

Revelation 20:3   He [the angel] threw him [Lucifer] into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations [ethnos – people anymore until the thousand years were ended.”

 

This sentence misleads a lot of good people. Many Christians read this verse and they think it affirms that Jesus and the saints will be on Earth during the 1,000 years because this sentence says that Satan cannot torment the nations (who must be present on Earth) until the 1,000 years are ended.

Let’s take a closer look:

 

Jesus said:

 

John 14:2   In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.

 

John 14:3   And If I go [there] and prepare a place for you, I will come back [here] and take you [there] to be with me that you also may be where I am [going].”

 

Paul wrote:

 

1 Thessalonians 4:17   After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

 

Question: Why do the dead and living saints meet the Lord in the air?

 

Simple:   Jesus said, “I will come back [here] and take you [to my Father’s house] to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

 

So, during the 1,000 years, the Earth will be desolate, dead, totally vacant of life and the oceans will be roaring with fire.  

 

The righteous will be with the Lord in Heaven (living in the New Jerusalem) and the wicked who were alive at the Second Coming will be dead – either burned up in the lake of sulfur or destroyed by the sword that came out of Jesus’ mouth.

 

Thus, Earth itself will receive a rest – the 1,000 years in Revelation 20 are a sabbatical millennium – a Sabbath rest of 1,000 years from the works of sin.”

 

The devil is put back in the Abyss so that he cannot torment or trouble anyone else in the whole universe for 1,000 years and this is the primary reason why God locks Lucifer in the Abyss on Earth during the 1,000 years.

 

In other words, the devil cannot travel to other worlds.

 

The devil cannot enter Heaven and bother the saints.

 

The devil cannot be seen! He will be locked up in an invisible state and chained to this uninhabitable Earth.

 

As they say in kindergarten: Lucifer and his angel’s are in timeout. They cannot go outside and bother the other children for 1,000 years.”

 

When these matters are synthesized, we have to conclude that the Bible means:

The devil will not be able to deceive anyone for 1,000 years, but he will continue his work of deception at the end of the 1,000 years. 6,000 years of relentless deception is simply terminated.

 

Revelation 20:3   “He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations [ethnos – people] anymore until the thousand years were ended.”

 

Verse 3 is more about Lucifer’s future actions than Lucifer’s actions during the 1,000 years.

 

The devil will produce one last deception at the end of the 1,000 years. We will see this in a moment.

 

The Bible abruptly introduces a prophetic time-period of 1,000 years in Revelation 20:2. Nothing is said elsewhere in the Bible about this prophetic time-period.

 

Revelation 20:2   He [the angel] seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.”

 

So, here’s a good question.

 

Since the 1,000 years occurs after the Second Coming, why do we need to know about the 1,000 years right now?

 

Why do we need to know the length of time the devil will be held in the Abyss?

 

In other words, what does this information bring to Revelation’s story?

 

There is a lot of diversity among Christians on this topic:

 

a.   Some Christians believe the 1,000 years represent an indeterminate period of time. In other words, they believe the 1,000 years is just a figure of speech, the actual duration of this time-period could be a mere 448 days or 2,678 years. These people say it doesn’t matter how much time is involved. Whatever it is, is really immaterial.

 

b.   Other Christians insist the 1,000 years must be interpreted as 360,000 years because they claim, “A day always equals a year in Bible prophecy,” thus, one thousand years of 360 days per year equals 360,000 or 365,000 years.”

 

OK, there are differences of opinion on the duration of time, so what is the point of knowing about this time period of time before it comes to pass?

 

I am convinced that both of the views just mentioned have no merit for two reasons.

 

First, Rule 4 says outside the Jubilee calendar, God does not translate time according to a day for a year. So, after 1994, a year is simply a year.  

 

Taking the Bible as it reads, this would make the 1,000 years literally 1,000 years.

 

Second, there are 18 prophetic time-periods in the books of Daniel and Revelation and I find that each one of them precisely describes a span of time that conforms to the specification given.

 

For example, the 42 months in Revelation 13:5 will be 42 moons in length.

 

The 1,335 days in Daniel 12 will be literally 1,335 literal days.

 

And, of course, the 70 weeks in Daniel 9 were 490 years in length.

 

Therefore, the 1,000 years in Revelation 20 must be 1,000 literal years and here’s a good reason why we need to know about these 1,000 years before they begin.

 

When we add up the genealogical record from Adam to Moses….

 

When we add up in the Jubilee calendar, -- from the Exodus from Egypt in 1437 B.C. to the termination of the Jubilee calendar in 1994….

 

When we add in the years that have unfolded since 1994….

 

And when we add in the 1,000 years of Revelation 20 we discover that Bible history and Bible prophecy combine together to produce a story showing that sin will last 7,000 years.

 

I don’t think this total is a mere coincidence.

 

Before the world was created, God foreknew the rise of sin and He determined its duration.  

 

I believe that God has given us a template showing the duration of Earth. This template is “the weekly cycle.”

 

If you recall our study on the Jubilee calendar back in March, April, May and June, 2004, you know that the weekly cycle is a basic building structure which God has used many times.

 

In fact, God’s great clocks are based on units of seven.

1.   The weekly cycle – 7 days

2.   The religious year – 7 months

3.   The Week of years – 7 years

4.   The Week of Weeks of years – 7 weeks of 7 years – A cycle of 49 years equals one Jubilee cycle

5.   Seven Great Days of 10 Jubilee cycles (490 years each day)

6.   Seven Grand Days of Ten Centuries each (1,000 years)

 

S M T W T F S

 

The largest clock of seven days is based on millenniums.

 

2 Peter 3:8   But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”

 

The point here is that the 1,000 years in Revelation 20 helps us understand a very big picture. A Sabbath rest of 1,000 years is coming to earth. The land itself will rest from the works of sin.

 

S M T W T F S

 

Notice the parallel:

 

Leviticus 25:4   But in the seventh year the land is to have a Sabbath of rest, a Sabbath to the Lord.  Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.

 

 Leviticus 25:5   Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest.”

 

At the end of the 6,000 years of sin, the devil will be returned to the Abyss.

 

The saints will be taken to Heaven.’

 

The wicked will be put to sleep – awaiting the second resurrection.

 

So, what happens during the 1,000 years in Heaven?

 

Revelation 20:4   I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the Word of God. [Now, notice which people John saw] They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. [This is the first resurrection.]  

 

Revelation 20:5   (The rest of the dead [those not resurrected at the Second Coming] did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.

Revelation 20:6   Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.”

 

Reigning with Jesus…. What is this all about?

 

In order to understand the answer to this question, you need to know and understand three important doctrines:

 

1.   You need to know and understand soul sleep. When a person dies, he does not go to Heaven or Hell. Actually, a dead person “sleeps.” There is no awareness, intelligence or thought after a person dies. Other than a selected few who had been taken to Heaven, there are no deceased souls rejoicing in Heaven or writhing in Hell. 

 

The spirit (the pnumas, the breath of life) returns to God and the body returns to dust.

 

This is true for all saints and all sinners alike!

 

When the breath of life and the body are separated, there is no soul. At the resurrection, the spirit (pneumas) and the body are reunited and the soul occurs.

 

Soul sleep is an important doctrine for this reason:

 

2.   You need to understand the pre-Advent judgment.

 

The judgment of the dead began in 1844 and the judgment of the living occurs during the Great tribulation.

 

Eternal life or eternal death is determined for each person by Jesus Christ Himself. He alone is the judge of mankind.

 

John 5:22   “Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son.”

 

2 Corinthians 5:10   For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”

 

Understanding the pre-Advent judgment is important because God’s use of the judgment of mankind to accomplish numerous objectives.

 

So, if you already understand the doctrines of soul sleep and the pre-Advent judgment, you are two-thirds of the way there!

 

Finally, in order to understand why the saints will reign with Christ,

 

3.   We need to understand God’s vengeance.

 

God’s vengeance is a wonderful doctrine. In the simplest of terms, this doctrine teaches that God will ultimately see that mercy and justice is done.

 

In other words, at the end of the 1,000 years, God will see to it that mercy is extended to all who deserve mercy and justice will be served to those that need it.

 

I want to talk about the justice side of this doctrine for a moment…

 

Romans 12:19   Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge: I will repay, says the Lord.

 

The doctrine of God’s vengeance teaches that God requires restitution for every wrong deed. In other words, God requires every person to make restitution to those we have done wrong.

 

Restitution is the evidence that repentance produces.

 

If we refuse to make restitution for every wrong deed, then we are not repentant.

 

Since unrepentant sinners will not occupy Heaven, God will see to it that full restitution is extracted from the wicked at the end of the 1,000 years.

 

Consider this example:

 

If a man rapes and kills 20 women and is caught, what is the greatest punishment mankind can bestow on mankind? God says, to show His hatred for such horror, we should put that man to death.

 

But wait! This doesn’t provide restitution. The doctrine of restitution says this man has to be put to death 20 times!

 

He needs to suffer as each of his 20 victims suffered. He needs to feel the pain and loathing of 20 women and only God can extract this kind of restitution!

 

Listen carefully to the words of Jesus:

 

Matthew 10:28   Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both souls and body in hell.”

 

The point here is that when God sends fire down out of Heaven to burn up the wicked, this murderer and rapist will suffer and writhe in the flames of hell until restitution is fully accomplished.

 

Then, and only then, will the golden rule be fulfilled: “As you did unto others, the same was done unto you.”

 

2 Thessalonians 1:6   God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you…”

 

Listen to the words of Jesus:

 

Matthew 18:23   “therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted settle accounts with his servants.

 

Matthew 18:24   As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.

 

Matthew 18:25   Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

 

Matthew 18:26   “The servant fell to his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’

 

Matthew 18:27   The servant ‘s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

 

Matthew 18:28   “But when the servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. “Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

 

Matthew 18:29   “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.”

 

Matthew 18: 30   “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay for the debt.

 

Matthew 18:31   When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened.

 

Matthew 18:32   “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.

 

Matthew 18:33   Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’

 

Matthew 18:34   In anger his master turned him over to the fellow jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

 

Matthew 18:35   “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”

 

The bible is perfectly clear about the nature of God’s justice: Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot and bruise for bruise.

 

Profound statement:

 

The wicked will not die in the flames of hell until justice is served and every ounce of restitution that needs to be extracted has been extracted.

 

God is adamant about restitution because He knows that sorrow for our wrong doing (repentance) begins with a compelling desire to restore the damage that we caused.

 

There is no true repentance from sin without a willingness to make restitution.

 

Luke 19:2   A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was the chief tax collector and was wealthy.

 

Luke 19:3   He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd.

 

Luke 19:4   So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

 

Luke 19:5   When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”

 

Luke 19:6   So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

 

Luke 19:7   All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”

 

Luke 19:8   But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of everything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

 

Luke 19:9   Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.

 

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Zacchaeus became truly sorry for his cheating and made a fourfold restitution.

 

Zacchaeus demonstrated the law of love by restoring what he had selfishly taken. This is why Jesus said, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.”

 

OK, what does all of this has to do with “reigning with Christ for a 1,000 years?”

 

1 Corinthians 6:2   Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?

 

1 Corinthians 6:3   Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!”

 

During the 1,000 years, the saints will sit in judgment with Jesus and determine the appropriate amount of restitution to be extracted from each wicked person and each angel.

 

In billions of cases, the victims will pass judgment upon their attackers.

 

Jesus grants the victims of painful experiences to determine how much pain their attacker must endure.

 

Keep in mind; this will not be an arbitrary sentencing.

 

No, God’s laws are never arbitrary. Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, etc. So, the saints will sit in judgment with Christ --- not to determine the eternal life or eternal death for anyone – because Jesus Himself decided that in the pre-Advent judgment BEFORE the Second Coming.  

 

Rather, the saints will reign with Christ in determining the amount of restitution that has to be extracted from each wicked person.

 

Romans 12:19   Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.   

 

One last point:

 

Look at this verse again:

 

Revelation 20:4   I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the Word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

 

John affirms God’s justice in this verse. The martyrs of the fifth seal will sit in judgment on their murderers who killed them for no other reason than demonic hatred. How wonderful of God!

 

Galatians 5:22   says, “Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”     

 

Prophecy #10 continues with verse 7 through 10. Let’s read them.

Revelation 20:7   When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison,

 

Revelation 20:8   and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth – Gog and Magog – to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.

 

Revelation 20:9   They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

 

Revelation 20:10   And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

 

Before we look at these verses, I’d like to see the remaining time to explain the sequence of events that occurs at the end of the 1,000 years.

 

First:

Revelation 21:2   I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

 

Revelation 21:3   And I heard a loud voice from the thrown saying, “now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.

 

Second:

Revelation 20:11   Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.

 

Revelation 20:12   And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the thrown, and the books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.

 

Revelation 20:13   The sea gave up her dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done.

 

Third:

Revelation 20:7   When the thousand years were over, Satan will be released from his prison,

 

Revelation 20:8   and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth Gog and Magog – to gather them for battle. In number they are life the sand of the seashore.  

Revelation 20:9   They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

 

Revelation 20:10   And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

 

Fourth:

Revelation 20:14   Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.

 

Revelation 20:15   If anyone’s name was not found in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

 

Fifth:

Revelation 21:1   Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

 

Revelation 21:5   He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything hew!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

 

Revelation 21:6   He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.

 

Revelation 21:7   He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

 

Revelation 21:8   But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

 

Malachi 4:1   “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and  every evil doer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.

 

Malachi 4:2   But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.

 

Malachi 4:3   Then you will trample down the wicked, they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I do these things,” says the Lord Almighty.

 

Does this mean Eternal Hell? No.

 

Does this mean restitution be extracted and justice served? Yes.

 

Mark 9:47   And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,

 

Mark 9:48   where “’their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’

 

Mark 9:49   Everyone (thrown into Hell) will be salted with fire.”

 

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