And he gripped and overpowered the dragon, that old serpent , who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
Then he hurled him into the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and closed it and sealed it above him, so that he should no longer lead astray and deceive and seduce the nations until the thousand years were at an end. After that he must be liberated for a short time.
Then I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those to whom authority to act as judges and to pass sentence was entrusted. Also I saw the souls of those who had been slain with axes for their witnessing to Jesus and for the Word of God, and who had refused to pay homage to the beast or his statue and had not accepted his mark or permitted it to be stamped on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived again and ruled with Christ (the Messiah) a thousand years.
The remainder of the dead were not restored to life again until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
Blessed (happy, Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.to be envied) and holy (spiritually whole, of unimpaired innocence and proved virtue) is the person who takes part (shares) in the first resurrection! Over them the second death exerts no power or authority, but they shall be ministers of God and of Christ (the Messiah), and they shall rule along with Him a thousand years.
And when the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his place of confinement,
And he will go forth to deceive and seduce and lead astray the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth--Gog and Magog--to muster them for war; their number is like the sand of the sea.
And they swarmed up over the broad plain of the earth and encircled the fortress (camp) of God's people (the saints) and the beloved city; but fire descended from heaven and consumed them.
Then the devil who had led them astray was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).
Then I saw a great white throne and the One Who was seated upon it, from Whose presence and from the sight of Whose face earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.
I saw the dead, great and small; they stood before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is of Life. And the dead were judged (sentenced) by what they had done in accordance with what was recorded in the books.
And the sea delivered up the dead who were in it, death and Hades (James Orr et al., eds., The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.the state of death or disembodied existence) surrendered the dead in them, and all were tried and their cases determined by what they had done .
Then death and Hades (James Orr et al., eds., The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.the state of death or disembodied existence) were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
And if anyone's was not found recorded in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire.
Summary: The FIRST heavens and earth were created WITHOUT sin and death. When Lucifer, God's Head of ALL angels became power hungry and revolted AGAINST his Creator, man AND a THIRD of God's angels became sinful. God was FORCED to take precautionary measures.
Summary: Daniel Webster once said, "The greatest thought that has ever entered my mind is that one day I will have to stand before a holy God and give an account of my life." Webster spoke of the Judgment Day. On that day certain books will be opened and consulted
Summary: Revelation 20:8 (KJV)
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. .
Summary: What will it be like when we as followers of Jesus Christ stand before the Judgment seat of Christ? What about the books that will be opened and the Lamb's Book of Life? Will the Lord be honored by what is in the books or will we be humbled?
Summary: Life is full of questions, What am I going to do with my life? What will I become? What will tomorrow bring? Will my children turn out right? There are also questions concerning my spiritual life. Am I saved? When I die will I go to heaven?
Summary: You might die the second death should you refuse to study this entire message - but it is not my call!
OK, you believe the entire Bible, and you have the truth. but without knowing you might be misinterpreting just .01% of truth, without even knowing it!
Summary: Life itself is a series of tests. The moment we die or we are raptured, our days of sharing Jesus with others is over, and the testing is over as well. Are you ready to put your life's pencil down?