God’s Plan For The Ages – 23 – Review, Reenforcement, Looking Ahead

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Revelation 1:3 King James Version (KJV) Godly encouragement for studying end times scriptures.

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Revelation 1:19 New King James Version (NKJV) A breakdown of the book of Revelation.

19 Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.

Note: 1:19 This verse provides a simple outline for the entire book: “the things which you have seen” refers to the vision John has just seen (chap. 1); “the things which are” denotes the letters to the churches (chaps. 2, 3); and “the things which will take place after this” refers to the revelation of future history (chaps. 4–22). (BibleGateway.com, MacArthur Study Bible note)

Eschatology is the study of the teachings in the Bible concerning the end times and of the period of time dealing with the return of Christ and the events that follow. Those events are discussed in this study, but not in any particular order, as follows: the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Three Witnesses, Armageddon, the Resurrection, the Binding of Satan, the Millennium, the Battle of Gog and Magog, the Final Judgment, and The New Heavens and The New Earth. In one form or another most of the books of the Bible deal with end-times subjects. (Mine)

My study of the end times goes back to the year of 1976. There have been many people who have helped me to understand this exciting part of God’s Holy Word. There have also been many credible source documents that I have studied. All of us have read reference material that has been authored by someone else. In the subject of eschatology, it is important for us to select books, and other reference material, from those whom are recognized as being highly qualified to write such material.

The following individuals (some alive, and some deceased) are recognized as being highly knowledgeable of matters that relate to the end times. Their study materials have helped me to prepare this series of posts on “God’s Plan For The Ages.” Their names are presented below, but in no special order of importance.

Drs. C.I. Scofield, Merrill Unger, Charles C. Ryrie, Henry Morris, J. Dwight Pentecost, David Jeremiah, John MacArthur, Frank Charles Thompson, Grant R. Jeffrey, John F. Walvoord, J. Vernon McGee, Charles Swindoll, John Phillips, Ed Hindson, Tim LaHaye, Ron Rhodes, David Reagan, Jimmy DeYoung, Renald Showers, John Ankerberg, and others.

This series of posts began on June 30, 2016. The completed posts can be found by clicking onto the following link and selecting category “Journey.” https://equippingblog.wordpress.com/

This review will concentrate on chapters four through thirteen of the book of Revelation, and will provide a glimpse of chapter 16, which is yet to be written.

In order to study the book of Revelation it is important to realize that God is not an idle bystander, but is the chief architect and completer of the things that will happen. It is not merely a matter of “good versus evil,” but of the actions of our Lord in his plan for the redemption of mankind and nature which began immediately after the fall of Adam. Let’s take a quick look at “God in action.” We will use the King James Version and “Names Of God” translation for comparison purposes. (Mine)

Version Information

The Names of God Bible (NOG) accurately translates the meaning of the original texts into clear, everyday language. While most translations obscure the names and titles of God by replacing them with just a few English words such as God, Lord, or LORD, The Names of God Bible restores the transliterations of ancient names—such as Yahweh, El Shadday, El Elyon, and Adonay—to help the reader better understand the rich meaning of God’s names that are found in the original Hebrew and Aramaic text.

Genesis 1:1 King James Version (KJV)

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:1 Names of God Bible (NOG)

1 In the beginning Elohim created heaven and earth.

Genesis 1:31 King James Version (KJV)

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 1:31 Names of God Bible (NOG)

31 And Elohim saw everything that he had made and that it was very good. There was evening, then morning—the sixth day.

Genesis 2:7 King James Version (KJV)

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:7 Names of God Bible (NOG)

7 Then Yahweh Elohim formed the man from the dust of the earth and blew the breath of life into his nostrils. The man became a living being.

Genesis 2:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Genesis 2:22 Names of God Bible (NOG)

22 Then Yahweh Elohim formed a woman from the rib that he had taken from the man. He brought her to the man.

Then came the sin and the fall, and a promise of redemption from God. (Mine)

Genesis 3:14-15 Names of God Bible (NOG) vs 15 is God’s promise of the Messiah, the Christ.

14 So Yahweh Elohim said to the snake, “Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all the wild or domestic animals. You will crawl on your belly. You will be the lowest of animals as long as you live. 15 I will make you and the woman hostile toward each other. I will make your descendants and her descendant hostile toward each other. He will crush your head, and you will bruise his heel.”

Genesis 3:17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). God points the sin to Adam, and explains the breadth of the curse. Everything that God had done, in perfect order (Gen 1:31), until this point, was no longer in perfect order. The result was natural disturbances, sickness, death, animal aggression….you can add your own thoughts to this list. In essence, everything that is not as it was in the Garden of Eden is a result of the curse. Death did not come upon mankind, or the animal kingdom, or anything else, until the curse that followed the sin of Adam. (Mine)

17 And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’: The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life.

Just as everything was “very good” in the Garden of Eden, God has provided a plan where “He will make all things new.” Such a plan of God is the one that this “Journey” is following. (Mine)

Revelation 21:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The New Heaven and Earth

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” 5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.

Names of God.

You will notice that God is not identified by the name. “Jehovah.” For a study on that subject you might want to check out my post on that subject. The post title is “Jehovah – Name Of God (?)” (Aug 9, 2016). You might also want to check out “Names Of God – Elohim” (March 6, 2016).


God is in charge of releasing the judgments (seal, trumpet, bowl), on “all those who dwell on the earth.” (Rev 3:10). No one should down-play the severity of any of the judgments, which begin in Revelation Chapter 6. The judgments will increase in severity, from seal to trumpet to bowl. “No one” who is present on Planet Earth will escape those judgments. To believe that there will not be a catching up of God’s born-again believers from the earth, before beginning of the tribulation, and the revealing of the Anti-Christ, and before the horrible things that will happen due to the lawlessness that will be unleashed on the earth, is also to believe that every man, woman and child will suffer from the effects of God’s judgments, as well as from all of the other terrible things that will happen on the earth during the time of tribulation. (Rapture: John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:50-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) (Mine)

Jesus is the bridegroom of all bridegrooms (Ephesians 5:25). God’s Holy Spirit has courted us and led us to the point where we are spiritually born again (John 3:3), and spiritually “in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17), and the Spirit of Christ is literally “dwelling within our spirit” (Col 1:27; John 14:15-23). The concept of Christ in us, and we in Christ, is the result of our being born again (John 3:8), and God’s Holy Spirit taking up residence within our spirits (John 14:16-20). Once we have been born again, we begin an eternity of life within Christ. There is no reason for us to be “tried or tested” by the forces of the judgments, the anti-Christ, or worldwide lawlessness which will take place during the tribulation. (Mine)

This review and reinforcement will identify those people who will be “tried and tested,” who are also known as earth dwellers (Rev 3:10; 6:10; 8:13; 11:10; 13:8; 13:14; 17:8). All of those “earth dwellers” are the people who will not have been “born again” at the time of the rapture. They will be tried and tested to be brought to saving faith in Jesus. Unbelieving Jews, also which are left behind from the rapture, will be tried and tested for the same purposes of being brought to saving faith in Jesus. Those of us, which have been born again, individually have souls as pure as the Spirit of Christ; He was “made sin” on Calvary so that He would pay our sin debt (2 Cor 5:21). Jesus will also pay the sin debt for those who become “tribulation saints,” and who accept Him as their Lord and Savior. So, the reason for the tribulation is for God to judge sin, and for unbelieving Jews to come to saving faith in Jesus as their Messiah. Stated again: those of us which have been born again have no purpose for being left on earth to endure the punishments of God’s judgments, and the lawlessness that will cover the earth, and the persecution of the Anti-Christ. (Mine)

The lawlessness of the earth will begin very quickly after the time that all of the believers in Christ are caught up to be with Him (1 Thes 4:13-18), and go with Him to Heaven for rewards and for the preparation for the Marriage of the Lamb (2 Cor 5:10; Rev 19:7-8). (From this point forward, wherever Jesus goes, we will be with Him, vs 18). All of the world’s leaders who are left behind, will be people who have no spiritual wisdom or prompting for righteousness (1 Cor 1:18; 2:14) because they were not born again. All of the nations of the world will be led in a direction of “godlessness.” All of the citizens of the world (earth dwellers…not citizens of Heaven (Phil 3:20-21)), will also be lacking spiritual wisdom or prompting. It is similar to the year 2008, when the USA elected a President, Vice President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Senate Majority Leader, with an appointed Secretary of State (HRC), with none of them showing any evidence that they had been born again. These leaders and demonstrated no spiritual wisdom or prompting, as they made many decisions against leading the USA in a direction of righteousness. Instead, the USA was led in a direction of making the killing of unborn babies easier, even up to the point immediately before birth. Marriage was redefined, which allowed men to marry men, and women to marry women. The force of law was used to tell schools and businesses that men are allowed to go into the restrooms of little girls, and that students can choose which shower room to use without regard to sex. A major news paper even went so far as to say that girls would have to get used to seeing the genitals of males. These three areas of unrighteousness legislation will seem to be minor when, during the tribulation, all of the leaders of the world will be governing without the influence of an indwelling Holy Spirit. Citizens of the world will also be those who were left behind, and have no indwelling Holy Spirit to guide them. They will be as ungodly in their actions as will be their governing leaders. Conflict will arise between the forces of the Anti-Christ and the forces of the other ungodly forces and nations of the world. The people who have been left behind, and who will have come to saving faith in Jesus, will be the targets of “the world of the ungodly.” (Mine)

Stated again, Jesus is the bridegroom of bridegrooms. Ephesians 5:25 tells husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the Church by dying for the church. No such bridegroom will put, or leave, their bride in a world such as will be present during any part of the tribulation. No such family leader will leave “little children” to be subject to the conditions of the tribulation. The catching up of the church (born again believers in Christ) is clearly stated in Scripture, and will come under additional review and clarification in future posts. A study of the seal, trumpet and bowl judgments (shown in the outline below) will show why God will remove His born-again believers from such a world, especially since we know that God will unleash each and every judgment on “those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10). (Mine)

A study of the Book of Revelation is incomplete without a relating study of books that relate to the end times, such as Old Testament Daniel, and New Testament 2 Thessalonians. (Mine)

Purpose statement for the revelation: judge sin, and bring unbelieving Jews to the acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah. The sin of all believers was dealt with at the time that they were born again; there is nothing left for them to do to gain God’s favor and to be born again. If you have been born again, you will be sitting out the tribulation, and will be present with Christ in heaven (1 Thes 4:17). You will return with Him (second coming of Christ) for the Battle of Armageddon (a spiritual battle), at the end of the tribulation, and for the judgment of unbelievers (Zech 14:1-3, 4-16; Rev 16:13-16; 19:11-21; 20:1-15; Matt 24:29-31; 25:31-46). The tribulation occurs when Jesus takes His believers away from earth into Heaven, preceding the tribulation. The second coming of Christ occurs when Jesus returns to earth, with His disciples, when He will stand on the earth, at the end of the tribulation. (Mine)

Review And Reinforcement

Let’s consider scriptures that relate to the rapture of the church, with parallel translations.

John 14:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 14:3 New International Version (NIV)

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

1 Corinthians 15:50-52 King James Version (KJV)

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1 Corinthians 15:50-52 New King James Version (NKJV)

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 King James Version (KJV)

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

Let’s consider the scriptures that relate to the “earth dwellers.”

Revelation 3:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Revelation 3:10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 Because you have kept My command to endure, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is going to come over the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

Revelation 6:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Revelation 6:10 New Living Translation (NLT)

10 They shouted to the Lord and said, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?”

Revelation 8:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

Revelation 8:13 New English Translation (NET Bible)

13 Then I looked, and I heard an eagle flying directly overhead, proclaiming with a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth because of the remaining sounds of the trumpets of the three angels who are about to blow them!”

Revelation 11:10 King James Version

And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Revelation 11:10 English Standard Version

and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth.

Revelation 13:8 King James Version

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Revelation 13:8 New International Version

All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast–all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

Revelation 13:14 King James Version

And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live

Revelation 13:14 New Living Translation

And with all the miracles he was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast, he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people to make a great statue of the first beast, who was fatally wounded and then came back to life.

Revelation 17:8 King James Version

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Revelation 17:8 New American Standard Bible

“The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come

Thought on earth dwellers

In this last verse we clearly see the identity of “those who dwell on the earth.” They are the ones whose names had not been written in the book of life, which are those who had not been born again. (Mine)

Let’s consider scriptures that relate to the second coming of Christ.

Zechariah 14:1-17 King James Version

1 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.
10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses.
11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

Revelation 19:11-21 New King James Version (NKJV)

Christ on a White Horse

11 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. 12 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. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 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. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

The Beast and His Armies Defeated

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.”
19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Revelation 20 New King James Version (NKJV)

Satan Bound 1,000 Years

1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.

The Saints Reign with Christ 1,000 Years

4 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. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

Satanic Rebellion Crushed

7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8 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. 9 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. 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 Great White Throne Judgment

11 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. 12 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. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 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. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Matthew 24:21-31 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22 Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. 25 Behold, I have told you in advance. 26 So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them.27 For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

The Glorious Return

29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 31 And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Matthew 25:31-46 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Judgment

31 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father,inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ 44 Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Note on second coming: Matt 25:31-46. The judgment, “sheep and goat judgment,” is for the nations of the world, as to how they treated the Jews (“the least of them”) during the tribulation. (Mine)

Past Studies Of “God’s Plan For The Ages.”

The completed posts can be found by clicking onto the following link and selecting category “Journey.” https://equippingblog.wordpress.com/

Revelation 4 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Throne Room of Heaven

Revelation 5 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lamb Takes the Scroll
Worthy Is the Lamb

Revelation 6 New King James Version (NKJV)

First Seal: The Conqueror
Second Seal: Conflict on Earth
Third Seal: Scarcity on Earth
Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth
Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs
Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances

Revelation 7 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Sealed of Israel
A multitude from the Great Tribulation

Revelation 8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Seventh Seal: Prelude to the Seven Trumpets
First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck
Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck
Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck
Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck

Revelation 8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Seventh Seal: Prelude to the Seven Trumpets
First Trumpet: Vegetation Struck
Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck
Third Trumpet: The Waters Struck
Fourth Trumpet: The Heavens Struck

Revelation 9 New King James Version (NKJV)

Fifth Trumpet: The Locusts from the Bottomless Pit
Sixth Trumpet: The Angels from the Euphrates

Revelation 10 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Mighty Angel with the Little Book
John Eats the Little Book

Revelation 11 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Two Witnesses
The Witnesses Killed
The Witnesses Resurrected
Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed

Revelation 12 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Woman, the Child, and the Dragon
Satan Thrown Out of Heaven
The Woman Persecuted

Revelation 13 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Beast from the Sea
The Beast from the Earth

Future Study – Bowl Judgments

Revelation 16 New King James Version (NKJV)

First Bowl: Loathsome Sores
Second Bowl: The Sea Turns to Blood
Third Bowl: The Waters Turn to Blood
Fourth Bowl: Men Are Scorched
Fifth Bowl: Darkness and Pain
Sixth Bowl: Euphrates Dried Up
Seventh Bowl: The Earth Utterly Shaken

This series of posts began on June 30, 2016. The completed posts can be found by clicking onto the following link and selecting category “Journey.” https://equippingblog.wordpress.com/

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