Message Title: Judgment Day
For: Thursday December 30, 2010
Chapters: Revelation 19-20
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Details of Today's Chapters: The church in heaven and on earth triumph, and give praise to the Lord for his righteous judgments, A vision of Christ going forth to destroy the beast and his armies, Satan is bound for a thousand years, released then cast into lake of fire. The first, last and general resurrection, and Judgment Day.
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Judgment Day is defined as the last day, the end of time, this is incorrect, it might be the end of earth, but it is by far the end of time. The truth is, whether you know Christ or not the soul will spend eternity somewhere, if you know Christ that would be in the Kingdom of God, if you do not know Christ that would be in the lake of fire. Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life...Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” - John 5:24,28,29. There is only one way to escape eternal damnation and that is by receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Jesus reveals what will take place after the battle of Armageddon, first heaven and earth rejoices over His righteous judgment. “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever...And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” - Revelation 19:1-3,6.
The word Alleluia is an Hebrew word, meaning "Praise ye the Lord". During this, time, known as the millennium, Jews will be converted, all believing Jews and Gentiles will become one church state, and will worship and praise the Lord together. Saying "Alleluia" is an acknowledgment that we are really thanking Him, praising Him, and are satisfied with His arrangements, for the word is a call upon the saints to join together in solemn praise and thanksgiving to the Lord for His righteous judgments on His and His church's enemies. “Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.” - II Corinthians 4:14,15.
Jesus reveals to John what will happen during the millennium, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God...And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” - Revelation 19:11-13,15.
Christ, the glorious Head of the church, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, is arrayed in a type of clothing dipped in His own blood. His name is "The Word of God" a name none fully knows, but Himself, only this we know, that this Word was God in the flesh. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” - John 1:1,14. He will not draw a sword, He will simply speak the Word of God and it will pierce through every false prophet and worker of Satan, “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. 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.” - Revelation 19:19,20.
Satan too will be judged and cast into the lake of fire, “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, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season...And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” - Revelation 20:1-3,9,10.
Then it will be our turn, every man will recollect all his past actions, though he had long forgotten many of them. “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” - Revelation 20:12-15.
By their works men shall be justified or condemned, He will try their principles by their practices. Those justified and acquitted by the Gospel, shall be justified and acquitted by the Judge, and shall enter into eternal life, having nothing more to fear from death, or hell, or wicked men, those who are not justified, will face the second death and eternity in the lake of fire. There is only one way to be justified and that is by our faith in Jesus Christ. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” - I Corinthians 6:9-11.
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