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Here Are Some Explanations of Terms Which Are Used When Studying the Book of Revelation

If you are not familiar with the events or phrases found below, then here are some explanations which will help you to understand them.

  1. JESUS' 3 PART OUTLINE (Rev. 1: 19). IT IS AS FOLLOWS: Part 1, "Write the things that thou hast (has) seen..." (It is past tense. It tells us about the Person of Christ, and so forth.), Revelation chapter 1: Part 2, "...and the things which are..." (This present "Church Age" or "The Age of Grace", This is the Church on earth.), Revelation chapter 2 and 3: Part 3, "...and the things which shall be hereafter" (In the future. Things which must shortly come to pass: The Rapture, the tribulation period/the 70th week of Daniel, and so forth.), Revelation 4: 1 though 22: 21.

  2. THE RAPTURE: It means to be caught up (I Thes. 4: 17). Millions of Christian believers will be caught up (taken up) into Heaven before the first seal is opened (broken) in Revelation 6: 1, at which time the tribulation period starts. When the Rapture takes place (Rev. 4: 1), the Christians, who are called the Church, the Bride of Christ, the Body of Christ will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. (When the Believers/Saints get to Heaven they are also called the four and twenty elders. See Revelation 3: 21, 4: 4, 10, 5: 8. They will sing in Revelation 5: 9 - 10.). Jesus will return only as far as the clouds in the sky. (Read I Thes. 4: 13 - 18, I Cor. 15: 51 - 54.). His feet do not touch the earth when the Rapture takes place.

  3. THE OPEN DOOR IN HEAVEN: John saw, in the vision, the open door in Heaven (Rev. 4: 1). This is a future event (Rev. 1: 19). It has not yet taken place. Revelation 4: 1 will happen as the Rapture takes place. When the Rapture happens there will be an open door in Heaven (Rev. 4: 1). When the Revelation/Second Coming takes place there will be an open door in Heaven as well (Rev. 19: 11).

  4. THE FIRST VOICE: John said that he heard "the first voice." That first voice, according to John, said, "...Come up hither..." (Rev. 4: 1). The first voice is Jesus' voice. He is the Lord, the One who is descending from Heaven. Paul wrote, "For the Lord Himself (in Person) shall descend from heaven with a shout,..." (I Thes. 4: 16). As Jesus descends to the clouds, in the sky, at the time of the Rapture, He will give the order for the Believers (Christians) to "...Come...", and when He does, millions of them will be caught up (taken up) to meet Him in the air (I Thes. 4: 16 - 17). The bodies of those who sleep (have died) in Christ will rise. (Read I Thes. 4: 16, I Cor. 15: 44, 51 - 54.). This is "the resurrection" of the New Testament saints. This will be a bodily resurrection. Those who are alive and remaining in Christ will be taken up (caught up) with them (the dead in Christ) at the same time. Paul tells us that the dead in Christ, and the living in Christ, will be caught up together (simultaneously). Now, one would automatically assume that if there were a first voice there would also be a second voice. However, John was not guided (inspired) by the Holy Spirit to write about the second voice. On the other hand, Paul was inspired by God's Spirit to write concerning this other voice. "...with the voice of the archangel..." (I Thes. 4: 16). That is the second voice. It is Michael's voice. So, Michael will utter his voice, and this is the second voice, but John did not mention it in Revelation 4: 1.

  5. THE BODILY RESURRECTION: If one says that he does not deny the resurrection and yet, at the same time, believes in a different resurrection than the one Paul taught about in I Corinthians 15: 35, 40, 42 - 44, 51 - 54, the bodily resurrection, then he is still denying the resurrection, because he does not believe in the same "resurrection" that the Scriptures refer to. Though the Bible itself does not mention the word "bodily" resurrection, the Bible certainly teaches the bodily resurrection by mentioning the pronoun "it", which is referring to the body itself. "...it is raised in incorruption...," "...it is raised in glory...," "...it is raised in power...," "...it (this mortal body) is raised a spiritual body....". The bodies of those who have died in Christ, from the day of Pentecost (Acts 2: 1 - 8) to the Rapture, will be "bodily" raised from the grave, as the Rapture takes place (See Rev. 4: 1. Read also I Thes. 4: 13 - 18, I Cor. 15: 51 - 54.). For example we read in the Bible that some "saints" (Old Testament saints), at the time of Jesus' death and resurrection (Matt. 27: 51 - 53), were raised up (resurrected) bodily from the grave. Their graves were opened, and their bodies came out of their graves. However, do not confuse this resurrection of some Old Testament saints with the bodily resurrection of New Testament saints. This will happen as the Rapture takes place.

  6. PAUL'S DAY OF THE LORD (I Thes. 5: 2, 4): This "day of the Lord" is not a judgment, but instead, the coming of the Lord in the Rapture (I Thes. 5, Rev. 4: 1). I Thessalonians chapter 5 (See Matt. 24: 42 - 44.) is a continuation of what Paul was talking about in I Thessalonians 4: 13 - 18, the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ (I Thes. 5: 23).

  7. THE HEAVENLY PRIESTHOOD: Those who received Jesus during "the Church Age", which takes place from the day of Pentecost (Acts 2: 1 - 8) to the Rapture, are the heavenly priesthood (Rev. 1: 5 - 6). (See also Heb. 7: 11 - 12, 26, I Pet. 2: 5, Rev. 5: 10.). The four and twenty elders represent the Church. We who are saved by faith in Jesus and His shed blood are the heavenly priesthood. It is through Jesus (Gal. 3: 25) and His shed blood that we are acceptable to God the Father (Rom. 5: 8 - 9), and are allowed in Heaven. (Read also Eph. 1: 7, 2: 13, Col. 1: 14, I John 1: 7, 9.). (See also Heb. 2: 9, 4: 14 - 16, 9: 11 - 15, 10: 10 - 12, 19, 12: 2, I Pet. 1: 18 - 19.).

  8. THE FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS: They are redeemed out of every kindred (race, tribe), and people, and every tongue (language), and every nation of the world (Rev. 5: 8 - 10). They are human beings. They are seated round about the throne (Rev. 4: 4). Read Revelation 3: 21. They represent what the Christians are going to do one day when they get to Heaven, after the Rapture takes place (Rev. 4: 1, 4). They (the four and twenty elders) will sing the song of redemption (Rev. 5: 8), and how they were redeemed by Jesus' blood, in Revelation 5: 9 - 10. The four and twenty elders are in Heaven in Revelation chapters 4 and 5. Remember that they represent the Church, the Bride of Christ (the Body of Christ). The four and twenty elders are the New Testament saints who are saved, from the day of Pentecost (Acts 2: 1 - 8) to the Rapture (Rev. 4: 1). The four and twenty elders are simply called "elders" at times in the book of Revelation. (See Rev. 5: 5 - 6, 11, 7: 11, 13.). The four and twenty elders are not 24 kings as some think.

  9. THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST: It will take place between Revelation 4: 1 and 4: 4 shortly after the Rapture takes place. This judgment is for "the New Testament saints" only. The four and twenty elders that are referred to in Revelation 4: 4 and 5: 8 are the New Testament saints. They will receive their "crowns of rewards" at this judgment, the Judgment Seat of Christ. The four and twenty elders are wearing those "crowns" in Revelation 4: 4. When the Christians, who are called the four and twenty elders (the New Testament saints), get their crowns at the Judgment Seat of Christ, they will all receive them (their crowns) at the same time, not some here and some there. (Remember, Revelation 4: 1 - 5: 14, 6: 1 - 14: 13, 15: 1 - 4, 5 - 8, and 16: 1 through 22: 21 are referring to future events, that have not yet taken place.). The Old Testament saints and prophets will be judged and will receive their rewards later in Revelation 11: 18.

  10. THE CROWNS OF REWARDS: Those who are saved, from the day of Pentecost (Acts 2: 1 - 8) to the Rapture, will receive their crowns at the Judgment Seat of Christ, which will happen shortly after the Rapture takes place. Those rewards will be given out during that judgment which takes place somewhere between Revelation 4: 1 and 4: 4. The four and twenty elders who represent the Church, the Bride of Christ, are wearing those crowns in Revelation 4: 4. Peter says, "And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away." (I Pet. 5: 4). Paul said, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord (Jesus), the righteous judge, shall give me (Paul) at (on) that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing." (II Tim. 4: 8). So, the Christians will receive their crowns of rewards (Rev. 4: 4) shortly after the Rapture (Rev. 4: 1) happens.

  11. THE TRIBULATION PERIOD: It is also called the 70th week of Daniel. It will last for 7 years, a week of years (Dan. 9: 27). It will be divided into two halves, each half lasting 3 and a half years or 1260 days (42 months). The Antichrist will make a covenant (treaty) right in the beginning of that 7 year period. Then, in the middle of this 7 year period (Matt. 24: 15, II Thes. 2: 3 - 4), he will break that covenant (Dan. 9: 27) which he made with the Jews/Hebrews (Israelites), and possibly with others also at the beginning (Rev. 6: 1 - 2, Dan. 9: 27). The 7 seals, and the 7 trumpet judgments, will take place during the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel), as well as a lot of other things (events) that will happen during that time.

  12. THE TRIBULATION SAINTS: When the Rapture takes place all Christians will go up to meet the Lord Jesus in the clouds, in the air (See Rev. 4: 1, I Thes. 4: 16 - 17.). All the unbelievers, those who are lost (unsaved), will be left behind to endure (go through) the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel). However, some of them will get saved during the tribulation period. They then will become "tribulation saints." Some of these tribulation saints will die for their faith in Christ. They will also die because they refused to worship the beast (Antichrist), and his image, and have rejected the mark, 666, as well. These tribulation saints are not a part of the New Testament Church. Nor are they the Bride of Christ.

  13. THE 7 SEALS: They will take place during the tribulation period, the 70th week of Daniel. They are the wrath of the Lamb (Jesus). The first 4 seals will take place during the first 3½ years (1260 days). The last 3 seals will take place in the beginning of the last 3½ years (1260 days). The 7 trumpet judgments will then follow for the remaining part (portion) of those last 3½ years (1260 days). The 5th seal will begin on the first day of the last 1260 days. It is during those 5th and 6th seals that the martyrs of Revelation 6: 9 - 11 are killed for their faith in Christ (Rev. 20: 4).

  14. THE MARTYRS OF REVELATION 6: 9 - 11: They will be killed (beheaded) for their faith in Christ. They will also be killed for refusing to worship the beast (Antichrist), and his image. (Read Rev. 13: 14 - 15, 14: 9 - 11.). (See also Matt. 24: 15, Dan. 9: 27, II Thes. 2: 3 - 4.). And they will be killed because they rejected his mark, 666 (Rev. 13: 16 - 18). They will show up in Heaven in Revelation chapter 7, verses 9 - 17, right before the 7th seal is opened (broken). Most of these martyrs will be Gentiles. However, there will be some saved Jews/Hebrews (Israelites) as well. These martyrs do not include (they are not a part of) the 144,000 Jews/Hebrews (Israelites) of Revelation chapter 7, verses 1 - 8, who will remain here on earth (in their human bodies) so that they can repopulate the earth (and have families) during the 1000 year reign of Christ. Daniel 7: 21, 25, Revelation 13: 7 - 8, 15: 2 - 4 and 20: 4 are also in connection with those martyrs.

  15. MIDDLE OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD: It lies between the two halves. We have the first half, 1260 days and then we have the second half, 1260 days. The middle lies between them. So, it (the middle) is a very short span of time. It is only a brief moment of time.

  16. THE ANTICHRIST: He is a man. He is a false christ. He is also called man of sin, the son of perdition, the wicked (one). (Read II Thes. 2: 3, 8, see also I John 2: 14, 18.). In the middle of the tribulation period (II Thes. 2: 4) he will claim to be God. Then, right in the beginning of the last half (3½ years, 1260 days, 42 months) people will be forced to the worship him (the Antichrist), and his image. They will also be forced to receive the mark of the beast (Antichrist), 666. However, not all will receive it. Some will reject it and will be killed for their faith in Christ.

  17. THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST (Rev. 13: 14 - 15): It is the image of the Antichrist. It will be set up in the temple of God (in Jerusalem) (Matt. 24: 15, II Thes. 2: 4, Dan. 9: 27) in the middle of the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel). Everyone will be forced to worship the Antichrist, and his image (Rev. 14: 9 - 10) during the 5th and 6th seals, which will take place in the beginning of the second half of this 7 year period (Dan. 12: 1, 7). Those who have their names written in the Lamb's book of life will not worship the Antichrist, nor his image (Rev. 13: 2). I do not think that the killing of "the tribulation saints" for not receiving the mark, 666, will happen after (beyond) the 6th seal. I cannot be certain of that but those "tribulation saint" who were killed during the 5th and 6th seals will show up in Heaven in Revelation chapter 7, verses 9 - 17. So, it is my opinion that all who are going to receive the mark will have already done so by the end of the 6th seal. This image cannot be set up before the middle of the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel). Otherwise, two things will happen before their appointed times. First of all, if the Jews/Hebrews (Israelites) are confronted (faced) with worshipping his image they will break the covenant (Dan. 9: 27) which the Antichrist made with them at the beginning of the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel). They will not worship that image. They have been cured of idolatry. Secondly: The Israelites will flee into the wilderness before their appointed time (Rev. 12). This fleeing will take place right in the beginning of the last half (1260 days) (42 months or 3½ years) of this 7 year period, during the 5th and 6th seals, and not before that (Matt. 24: 16 - 22).

  18. THE MARK OF THE BEAST (Antichrist): It is the number of a man (Rev. 13: 18). This number is not placed on one's mind. It will be a visible mark, one which men can see. It will be placed on one's forehead or on his or her right hand. The right hand cannot have anything to do with the mind. So this mark, 666, is not just on one's mind as some think. This mark, 666, will be placed upon people during the 5th and 6th seals, which will take place in the beginning of the last half of the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel).

  19. THE TWO PROPHETS OF REVELATION 11: They will begin their prophesying right in the beginning of the last 3½ years (1260 days). Their prophesying will stop at the time of their death, which happens 3½ days before the tribulation period ends. They are killed by the Antichrist. Their bodies will lie in the street of Jerusalem for 3½ days. Then, on the 1260th day of those last 1260 days of the tribulation period, these two prophets, who were killed by Antichrist, will come alive. They will ascend into Heaven and then the 7th trumpet judgment will take place. When it is over the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel) will have ended also. Then the 30 days of which Daniel 12: 11 refers to will begin.

  20. THE 7 TRUMPET JUDGMENTS: They will take place in the latter half of the second 3½ years. They are the wrath of God. They will begin to take place shortly after the 7th seal. When the 7th trumpet judgment is finished the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel) will be completed as well. It will be over.

  21. THE 30 DAYS AND 45 DAYS: They will take place after the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel). Those 30 days that Daniel 12: 11 refers to will take place first. Then those 45 days that Daniel 12: 12 mentions will follow. The 7 vial judgments will take place during those 30 days. The War Against Jerusalem will take place sometime within those 45 days. The Jews/Hebrews (Israelites) will return to Israel after the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel) is over, or at the beginning of those 45 days. In either case, they have to be there in Israel, and in Jerusalem, towards the beginning of those 45 days so that they can fight in The War Against Jerusalem.

  22. THE 7 VIAL JUDGMENTS: They will take place during the 30 days, which follow the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel), that Daniel 12: 11 mentions. They are the wrath of God. These vials are poured out only upon those who received the mark (666). The 7 vial judgments cannot take place after Jesus returns to earth. For on the same day that Jesus comes back to earth (Rev. 19: 11) He will destroy all of the lost (unsaved) people. Read Matthew 25: 31 - 33, 41 - 46, Revelation 19: 15, 21. (See also Joel 3: 14, 16, Zech. 14: 3, 4 - 5, 12.).

  23. BABYLON (Rome): It is during the 7th vial judgment that Babylon (Rome) will fall (Rev. 16: 19). It, according to Revelation 19: 2 - 3, (See also Rev. 18: 20.), has already fallen by the time the things (events) of Revelation 19 are taking place. Remember, Revelation chapters 17 and 18 are just describing her (Babylon, Rome), and the false church as well. Babylon (Rome), the city of seven hills (Rev. 17: 9), will be the seat (throne) (See Rev. 16: 10, 19, 17: 18.) of the beast (Antichrist). However, do not forget that the Antichrist will sit in the temple of God (II Thes. 2: 4) at Jerusalem in the middle (Matt. 24: 15) of the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel) (See Dan. 9: 27.).

  24. THE WAR AGAINST JERUSALEM: The enemy soldiers will be gathered at a place called Armageddon. Then they will go to Jerusalem where most likely this battle will begin. The enemy soldiers, who are from all nations of the world, will also enter into the valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3: 12), the valley of decision (Joel 3: 14), which is just outside the city. This battle, The War Against Jerusalem, will end at Jerusalem, and in the valley of Jehoshaphat (the valley of decision). The enemy soldiers who fight in The War Against Jerusalem will all die on Joel's Day of the Lord (See Joel 3: 14, 16, Zech. 14: 3, 4 - 5, Rev. 19: 11, 21.) when Jesus comes back to earth (Rev. 19: 11). That is because He will destroy them by speaking the Word and giving the order for their deaths as foretold in Zechariah 14: 12 (Rev. 19: 15, 21).

  25. THE "MULTITUDES" IN JOEL 3: 14: They are the enemy soldiers who are from all the nations of the world. When they are gathered together in Jerusalem, and in the valley of Jehoshaphat, the valley of decision, then "the day of the Lord" is near (Joel 3: 14), and not before that. It has not yet taken place. It happens as Jesus descends from heaven (the sky) and He destroys those enemy soldiers who are in the valley of Jehoshaphat (the valley of decision). Joel 3: 16 is when Jesus descends from heaven and fights those enemy soldiers. (Read also Zech. 14: 3, 4 - 5, 12, Rev. 19: 11, 21.).

  26. JOEL'S AND ZECHAIAH'S "DAY OF THE LORD" (Joel 3, Zech. 14): It is in connection with The War Against Jerusalem, and the Second Coming (Rev. 19: 11). This Day of the Lord will take place at the same time and on the same day that the Revelation/Second Coming does. (See Joel 3: 16, Zech. 14: 4 - 5, Rev. 19: 11.). (Read also Joel 3: 14, 16, Zech. 14: 3, 12. See also Rev. 19: 21. This is when Joel's and Zechariah's Day of the Lord takes place.). Those enemy soldiers, who are called "Multitudes" in Joel 3: 14, will move toward Israel at the beginning of the 45 days of Daniel 12: 12. Then, toward the end of those 45 days, they will make their way up to Jerusalem, and there, in Jerusalem, and in the valley of Jehoshaphat (the valley of decision), the Lord Jesus will destroy them on "the Day of the Lord" (Rev. 19: 21) as described by Joel, in chapter 3, and by Zechariah, in chapter 14. This Day of the Lord has to do with Jesus fighting those enemy soldiers who are from all nations of the world (Joel 3: 2, 14, 16). And it (the Day of the Lord) will happen on the same day that Jesus returns to earth in the Second Coming. (Read Rev. 19: 11, 15, 21.). Both of those events (the Day of the Lord and the Second Coming) will happen on the 45th day of those 45 days. That is also the last day of The War Against Jerusalem (Zech. 14: 2 - 3). This "Day of the Lord" happens on the last day of The War Against Jerusalem as Jesus returns to earth in Revelation 19: 11. (See also Zech. 14: 3, 4 - 5, Joel 3: 14, 16.). This "Day of the Lord" is different than the references to the day of the Lord in the New Testament. (See I Thes. 5, II Pet. 3.).

  27. THE VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT (Joel 3: 12): It is a place where decisions will be made (Joel 3: 12, 14). It is a valley between Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. It may be the same area as the Kedron valley. We are told in Joel 3: 12 that the enemy soldiers, who are from all nations, will come up, they will gather together, in the valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3: 2, 12). Jesus will sit in the valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3: 12) and judge (Matt. 25: 31 - 33, 34, 41) those who are still alive (saved and unsaved) when He returns to earth (Rev. 19: 11) after He destroys those enemy soldiers who fought against Israel, Jerusalem, and the Jews/Hebrews (Israelites). (See Zech. 14: 3, Joel 3: 14, 16, Rev. 19: 15, 21.).

  28. THE VALLEY OF DECISION (Joel 3: 14): It is the same place as the valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3: 2, 12) where the enemy soldiers, who are from all nations of the world, fight.

  29. THE WEDDING: Only the Bride of Christ (the Church), also called "the four and twenty elders", will be wedded to Christ (Rev. 19: 7 - 9). The tribulation saints will not be wedded to Christ. The tribulation saints are not a part of the New Testament Church, nor are they the Bride of Christ (Rev. 19: 7 - 9, 21: 9). The wedding will happen first. It will take place in Heaven. The wedding will happen before the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. The wedding will happen before the Revelation/Second Coming, which takes place in Revelation 19: 11. The tribulation saints, who are alive when Jesus returns to earth in Revelation 19: 11, will not participate in the wedding. Nor can they take place in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. For they will still be here on earth when the wedding, and this marriage supper are taking place (Rev. 19: 7 - 9).

  30. THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB: This happens in Revelation chapter 19, verses 7 - 9. (Read also Rev. 21: 9.). The Lamb is Jesus. The marriage supper takes place in Heaven. After the marriage supper takes place, which follows the wedding, we will go on our honeymoon (Rev. 5: 10). This happens as Jesus returns to earth in the Revelation/Second Coming (Rev. 19: 11).

  31. THE REVELATION (Rev. 19: 11): It is also called the Second Coming of Christ or Coming Advent. Be careful as to which context the Scriptures are referring to. You will have to decide which coming or appearing the Bible is referring to. Whether it is Jesus' first coming, which happened in Bethlehem, in Israel (II Pet 1: 16, II Tim. 1: 10). Or if it is Jesus' coming/appearing in the Rapture (I Pet 5: 4, II Tim. 4: 8), which takes place in Revelation 4: 1. Or whether it is His Second Coming, which happens in Revelation 19: 11. This is when Jesus returns to earth (Rev. 1: 7, 19: 11). His feet will touch down upon the Mount of Olives and the Mount will split in two (Zech. 14: 4 - 5, Acts 1: 8 - 12). He is returning to earth to reign on the throne of His father David (Luke 1: 31 - 33). Here are some chapters and verses that, I believe, are referring to Jesus' return in this event. (See Acts 1: 8 - 12, Zech. 14: 4 - 5, Matt. 16: 27, 24: 27, 30, 25: 31, Luke 9: 26, 21: 27.).

  32. THE JUDGMENT OF MATTHEW 25: 31 - 33, 34 - 40, 41 - 46: This is a judgment of the living, not the dead. The saved people are referred to as "the elect" (Matt. 24: 30 - 31) or "the sheep." The unsaved people are referred to as "the goats." These people are still alive when Jesus returns to earth in the Revelation/Second Coming. This judgment will take place when Jesus returns to earth (Rev. 19: 11) but after The War Against Jerusalem has ended and the Day of the Lord has taken place which will happen on the same day that He returns to earth (Rev. 19: 11). Then angels will gather together all the people who are still alive on earth (Matt. 24: 30 - 33), and who did not fight in The War Against Jerusalem (for they will all die), when Jesus comes back to earth in the Revelation/Second Coming (Rev. 19: 11).

  33. THE MILLENNIAL SAINTS: They are a part (portion) of the tribulation saints, those who did not die during the tribulation period (the 70th week of Daniel), or during the 30 days and 45 days that Daniel 12: 11 and 12 refer to. They will live with Christ for 1000 years (Rev. 20: 6). They will have children, and raise families, during this millennial reign. The Millennial saints cannot be a part of the Bride of Christ. Nor can they participate in the wedding, or in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. For they will already be here on earth when Jesus comes back to earth (Rev. 19: 11). They will be taken out of this earth shortly after Satan's final rebellion (Rev. 20: 7 - 10), right before the Great White Throne Judgment, and the end of the world, take place. The marriage supper will happen before Jesus returns to earth (Rev. 19: 11).

  34. THE MILLENNIUM: It is also called the 1000 year reign of Christ or the millennial reign of Christ. It will begin on the same day that Jesus returns to earth (Rev. 19: 11), and it will end 1000 years later (Read Rev. 20: 1 - 10.). The Bible tells us that Jesus will reign on the throne of His father David (See Luke 1: 31 - 33. Read also Matt. 6: 10.). (See also Isaiah 2: 1 - 4, 7: 14, 9: 6 - 7, 11: 1 - 4, 6 - 10, 33: 17, 20 - 22, 24, 35: 1 - 10, 65: 18 - 25, 66: 23 - 24, Mic. 4: 1, Hab. 2: 14, Jer. 3: 16 - 18, Joel 3: 17 - 21, Zech. 14: 6 - 10, 16 - 21, Ezek. 47: 1 - 12.).

  35. SATAN'S FINAL REBELLION: After the 1000 year reign of Christ is over, Satan will go out to deceive the nations (Rev. 20: 1 - 3, 7 - 8). A vast multitude, who were worshipping the Lord insincerely, will follow Satan. They will go to Jerusalem, which is also called "the camp of the saints...the beloved city" in Revelation 20: 9. And there, in Jerusalem, God will destroy that multitude in the same manner as described in Revelation 20: 9. God will destroy Satan by throwing him into the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20: 10).

  36. THE GREAT WHITE JUDGMENT THRONE: It is the judgment of the lost of all Ages (Rev. 20: 11 - 15). This judgment will take place at "the end of the world", which happens in Revelation 20: 11. Peter tells us about this judgment in II Peter 3: 7. He tells us that "...the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against (in or on) the day of judgment and perdition (destruction) of ungodly men (the lost of all Ages)."

  37. THE END OF THE WORLD (Rev. 20: 11): It is the same as Peter's "day of the Lord" (II Pet. 3: 10). The end of the world is a time when the heaven(s) and the earth are destroyed. They will pass away (Rev. 20: 11, 21: 1). They are totally destroyed (II Pet. 3: 10, 12). This will happen in Revelation 20: 11. The heaven(s) and the earth are reserved unto fire against (in) the day of judgment (Rev. 20: 11 - 15) and perdition (destruction) of ungodly men (II Pet. 3: 7). (This is referring to the lost of all Ages.). The end of the world will take place when God, Jesus, destroys the heaven(s) and the earth in Revelation 20: 11 at the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev. 20: 11 - 15). This is when Jesus judges the lost of all Ages, and they will hear their sentence, which is death, and into an eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire (Gehenna) they will go forever (Rev. 20: 14 - 15). (Read also Rev. 21: 8, 27, 22: 11, 13.).


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