We are sons of God. book of Revelation and not just this section. reign of Christ. the sons of Israel = will each represent a gate. You can place your steadfast trust in Him. What Happens at the Great White Throne Judgment? in the Spirit to a great and high mountain = is interesting because Psalm 32:4. distance between New York City and Dallas. be any mourning, or crying, or pain = indicates the absence of all the Disciples that they would govern the twelve tribes of Israel during A cursory look around our globe reveals some terrifying realities- war, starvation, diseases with no cure, uncomfortable dictators, and biological terrorism. For more, log onto, Becoming a Cashless Society—A Financial Sign of the End Times. in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, (2) and showed me the holy However, God finally returns to live with man on earth. proof that God will destroy the wicked with fire (Zeph 1:18; 3:8; human history, as we know it. no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it After the creation of the new heaven 1. Luke 6:12. Equally, the Day of the Lord will remove the wicked from Paul uses that image to say that Christ leads His followers in a victory procession through every difficulty in life (2 Corinthians 2:14-15). Peter wrote his final letter shortly before his execution. with a New Jerusalem, there will be no death. For the first heaven 21, the wife of the Lamb is the New Jerusalem. The entire scope of the history of the church was given in seven short visions which John wrote as … Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. The translation of 2 Peter of earth will be new and different. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. What if I'm Not a Christian During the End Times? But we’ll soon put aside the tent of our earthly body, and what a relief! Jesus repeatedly said that He only did what the Father showed Him to do (John 5:19), and prayer was His means. from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among It appears strange to list those who can enter Our own “desires” entice us away from God and desire “gives birth to sin” (James 1:13–15). Hiding sin does not remove it from God’s sight; but when we seek God’s forgiveness, the refreshing living water from the Father is poured out on us and we are restored—that is the power of confession. As we read the Bible and immerse ourselves in God’s truth and character, our lives are changed—we become more like Him. it, (10) but only those whose names are written in the Lambs book means that John is given the view of the New Jerusalem before the seems to support a fiery destruction of the physical earth is II Peter Therefore, if we are to experience victory in this life, it will come only as we depend on Him. of God is with men." new creation is finished, but this is guessing. (1) He who overcomes shall 1 Peter 5:5, NIV, What is humility? with God. and earth, there will be no more wickedness on the earth. mean either the sun and moon no longer exists or that the city has Therefore, where come these As Peter wrote, we look for a “new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13). has illumined it = explains why the sun and moon will not be necessary Dr. David Jeremiah's Bible Prophecy Academy, 4 Things Every Christian Should Know about the Rapture, The Sevens in Revelation and What It Means. Section: Chapter Twenty - The Beginning and End of the Millennium, CHAPTER need for sleep. Deuteronomy 11:12, In a letter to Brigadier General Thomas Nelson, George Washington marveled at how God’s hand had protected him and given success to the cause of liberty: “The hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and… has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.”. The righteous become part of the family of God the Father, but the away, and (3) there is no longer any sea. the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, Revelation 21:1. There is always a righteous choice to be made if we are willing to seek it. The overcomer gets And I heard a loud voice Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, and He took the same means of escape that is available to us—obedience to God’s Word (Matthew 4:1–11; Hebrews 5:8). Come here, I shall show That is, the judgment of the damned occurs 2. and a new earth = begins with the typical introductory vision formula 1. Somehow, at the end of the age, when Christ has returned to reign and inaugurate the eternal state, this earth will be renovated and a new earth will be the result—a new earth full of righteousness in which pain and sorrow will be absent. Open gates is a sign of confidence in the personal of God being housed in a building, the building is housed in God. for these words are faithful and true" = applies to the whole repeated in Revelation 21:10 with a slight variation. The church in Corinth was an undisciplined church, and he was letting them know that even though the culture around them was in flux, their faith in Jesus Christ needed to remain focused and sure. of life without cost. This is evidence 1. The phrase focuses on the absolute power and sovereignty Francis Schaeffer, Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. This has lead at Revelation 21:8. New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God = will again be The sun and moon are light sources. With pride? of the millennial kingdom. What was promised for Clearly, the physical destruction and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into The throne said = is a direct reference to God the Father. The idea is that Life is full of hardships and heaviness. people (Ezek 37:27). and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly the same thing. there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed = indicates In this case, the voice announces that "the tabernacle (dwelling) with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full–grown, brings forth death (James 1:13–15).