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In this passage from Hebrews, Paul contrasted Heavenly Jerusalem with Mount Sinai. It is the city of the living God surrounded by an innumerable company of angels. It is the home of a general assembly (those of faith who died under the Old Covenant) and the church (those who have gone to sleep in Christ) of the firstborn ones who are written in heaven. It is the home of God the judge of all. In it the spirits of justified men have been perfected. How different is the heavenly home from Mount Sinai! The City is not a place of fire, blackness, darkness, smoke, tempest, and trumpet. It is not a place from which audible voices are presently being heard. It is not a place of judgment, death and condemnation as was the law of Mount Sinai. It is the city of grace and acceptance. It is where Jesus of Nazareth sits as mediator of the new covenant made with His own blood which speaks better things than that of Abel. Abel's blood cried out from the ground for vengeance. The blood of Jesus speaks of cleansing from all sin. His blood eliminates the fear of death, judgment, and vengeance. This is the city to which we have come by faith. The city is the bride of Christ and includes the saints of all ages. Abraham and the other Old Testament believers saw it afar off by faith. They looked for that city. They are now there. The Patriarchs from before the flood are there. The believers from the flood to Moses are there. The believers under the Covenant of Law are there. The Holy Jerusalem is the place where the book of life is kept. What a thing! It is the long awaited city! 2nd Peter 3:13 tells us "Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”  (Sunday Jul 12 | post #1169)

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Revelation 21:2 “And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” The method of revelation throughout the Book of Revelation has been to first give a view of coming things and then come back later to that same subject and fill in the details. For example, in chapter seven John briefly mentions the 144,000 and comes back later in chapter fourteen and fills in the details. In chapter eleven John refers to the beast in relation to the two witnesses. He then returned to that subject and gave many more details in chapter thirteen. It is the same with the bride of the Lamb. In chapter nineteen the bride is seen as being ready and the marriage supper prepared. Then after the thousand years he returns to the subject and gives more details. The holy city, New Jerusalem, was seen coming down from God out of heaven. The word "new" is interesting. The city has not always existed. Isaiah prophesied of its creation in Isaiah 65:18 “But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, and her people a joy.” In the upper room, the night before his death Jesus said in John 14:2-3 “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” In this chapter the city is in a state of having been prepared. Galatians 4:26 tells us, "But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all." And Hebrews 11:16 “But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” It seems certain that New Jerusalem was created and prepared for the saints when Jesus returned to heaven. The heavenly Jerusalem is described also in the Book of Hebrews 12:18-24. “For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. (For they could not endure what was commanded: and if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow. And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.” **cont**  (Sunday Jul 12 | post #1168)

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Revelation 21:1 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” Isaiah 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.” Isaiah 66:22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord, so shall your descendants and your name remain.” 2nd Peter 3:10-12“When the great white throne is set up for the judgment of the dead the present heaven and earth will pass away. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness. Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” Chapter twenty-one gives us a look beyond that time to a future that surpasses the ability of our minds to comprehend. There is a restraint in the language of this chapter. The angel does not hawk or peddle the truth. There is much we are not told about the future abode of the Lord and his people. But there is much we can learn from the remaining verses of the Book of Revelation. The new heaven and earth will be the fulfillment of God's original purpose for creating man. God had purposed to create man, place him on his earth, and to give him dominion over it and all his handiwork. When Adam sinned he brought death into the world. God, in turn, placed a curse upon the natural creation for the sake of mankind. But God's purposes can never be diverted. The earth which has been under a curse will be burned with such heat as to melt the atomic elements. A new heaven and earth, meeting God's original purpose, will be created for the eternal abode of God and man.  (Jun 21, 2015 | post #1166)

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**cont** The thousand years will be behind us at that time. It will then be time for the Son to turn the kingdom over to the Father. 1st Corinthians 15:24-28 "Then comes the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He has put all things under His feet. But when He said all things are put under him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him; that God may be all in all.” It is what you might expect. The Son never had aspirations for the Father's throne or even equality with the Father. He thought equality with God a thing not to be snatched at. He freely emptied Himself to become a man, a slave. It is His nature. When the thousand years are finished He will turn the kingdom back to the Father so God will be all in all. There is something deep and precious here. To understand it we in Psalm 40:6 "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; my ears You have opened: burnt offering and sin offering You have not required. The King James Version says "Mine ears hast thou opened". The true meaning of the word "opened" is "bored" or "ginned" . We are talking about pierced ears. That has little meaning until we discover what the psalmist had in mind. Exodus 21:1-6 "Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them. If you buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him. If his master has given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself. And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl: and he shall serve him forever." Christ will turn the kingdom over to the Father. Christ humbled himself to become the servant of God. Philippians 2:5-8 tells us "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation (emptied himself), and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. “ Jesus obtained a bride while in His years of servitude. When the thousand years are ended He will remain a servant of the Father because of His love for His bride. Jesus, in effect, will say, "I love my master, I love my wife, I will not go free. Mine ears You have bored". He will turn the kingdom over to His Father and remain with His bride for eternity. Jesus is the husband with the bored ear. Shall we not praise Him? I think we surely shall. Under the law, when a man slave had his ears bored it was an act of love. How many times over the following years did the wife look at the hole in her husband's ear lobe and glory in his love that made him freely choose slavery to remain with her. The man who sits across the table from her with the bored ear is husband to her by his own choice. And how many times when the children pouted at their father, as children sometimes do, did their mother point to the hole in their father’s ear and tell them to behave. The pierced ear stood as constant reminder of a father's love for his children.  (Jun 21, 2015 | post #1162)

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Revelation 20:12-15 “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. 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. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” When the great white throne is set up for the final judgment the heaven and earth as we know them will cease to exist. 2nd Peter 3:11-12 tells us "Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?” When I was younger I was taught that the earth will merely be purged by fire and thereby be renovated. These verses tell quite a different story. It is not to be a remodeling job. The present heavens and earth are to be completely done away with. A new earth and new heavens will be created. After Satan and his followers have been completely vanquished, only the redeemed remain. And there are many features of this present earth which will no longer be compatible with them and their new bodies. 1st Corinthians 15:35 “But someone will say, how are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?” 1st Corinthians 15:44 “It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” Therefore, the present heaven and earth must go and new and more suitable ones will be created. The resurrection of damnation brings the dead, small and great, out of hades to stand before the great white throne. Daniel 7:9-10 “I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; a fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.” All the dead are there. The sea, death, and hades will give up their dead. The dead will be judged according to the record of deeds done. Death, hades, and all whose names are not found in the Book of Life will then be cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  (May 26, 2015 | post #1153)

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Revelation 20:10-11 “And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.” The dragon tempted Eve in the garden. By deception he instituted all the torments and miseries experienced by Job. He constantly caused problems to Israel throughout all the generations of that nation's history. He begged for Simon Peter and brought him to a time of bitter weeping. The battle of Gog and Magog will be the last we will see of him. He is, at last, banished from the human experience. He will once again be taken into custody. But he will not be imprisoned as before. There is no need for a judgment to sit. He was judged at the cross. He will join the beast and the false prophet in the lake of fire. The one of evil will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Then there is a partial description of the resurrection of the unjust. They are brought forth in shame and contempt. But I have noticed what many have not; this verse tells us about unbelievers “and there was found no place for them”. What does that mean? Traditionally, we are told that those who rejected will spend eternity “in hell”. But Revelation 20:11 is very specific when it tells us “and there was no place found for them”. Only Satan, the beast and the false prophet are thrown into the lake of fire. What happens to all of those who rejected Jesus? We shall soon find out.  (Apr 20, 2015 | post #1150)

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Revelation 20:7-9 “And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 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. 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.” How many will quickly rush to join Satan upon his released from his prison? One thousand years of imprisonment does not rehabilitate the serpent. Those who think eternal punishment is unfair should take note of this. Those who think prison life rehabilitates should note that Satan is not changed. Satan is a repeat offender. Prison did not reform him. As soon as he is released he returns to his old ways. There will be those who will have lived as unwilling subjects of Christ Jesus, and will quickly and gladly follow the dragon. The natural human heart never learns! Satan will assemble his followers for one final rebellion against the government of God. They will attempt to overthrow the rule of Jesus on the earth. They will fail. I will not go into a full description of the battle of Gog and Magog. All the details given in the Bible can be read in the Book of Ezekiel, chapters thirty-eight and thirty-nine. Ezekiel tells us of the final outcome of the battle, which is the same whether we read in Ezekiel or in the Book of the Revelation. Ezekiel 39:6, "And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD." It is the last rebellion of created beings against their Creator. How quickly does the natural human heart express it enmity toward God. Those who join the dragon in this last futile effort are the same ones who will have lived through a thousand years of grace, peace, and plenty. They will have lived a thousand years without sickness, pain, or sorrow under the rulership of Jesus. But as soon as they get the opportunity to rebel, they do so. The only way to account for such actions is to believe what the Bible says about the natural human heart, in Jeremiah 17:9, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" The armies of Gog and Magog encircle the camp of the saints and the city of Jerusalem. Fire coming down from God out of heaven will consume them as Sodom and Gomorrah were consumed. Evil in the universe will come to a final end.  (Mar 4, 2015 | post #1146)

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After what we call the great battle at Armageddon the world will be in shambles. Under the leadership of Jesus it will be restored. He will rule in righteousness and truth with a rod of iron. Many of the Old Testament prophecies will be fulfilled at this time. Isaiah 11:6-10 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, who shall stand as a banner to the people; for the Gentiles shall seek Him, and His resting place shall be glorious.” And Isaiah 11:12, "He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth”. Zechariah 8:5 “The streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.’ This will be when the Seed of David sits on David's throne in Abraham's land. The priests and judges appointed by Jesus will handle the day to day affairs of the kingdom. Christ Jesus will rule as absolute monarch. He will shepherd the nations with a rod of iron. But under these conditions we are not to suppose that all citizens will be willing citizens. Many will resent being denied the power to resist. They will secretly desire an open rebellion. Without the serpent to energize them they will be unable to revolt. Their unchanged hearts will not be comfortable under the restraints imposed by Jesus and His people. They will be rebels without opportunity.  (Jan 14, 2015 | post #1131)

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Revelation 20:5-6 “But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 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. Normally when we say "first" we imply a "second" . In this case there is a one thousand year period between first and the second. The second, however, is not called a resurrection. John 5:28-29 tells us “Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation”. Jesus gave no hint of a thousand years separating the resurrection of just and unjust. But on the other hand He did not rule out such a period of time. First we will study the resurrection of the just. The resurrection of damnation comes later, a thousand years later. None of the Lord's people are left in their graves at the time of that later resurrection. Those who have a part in the first resurrection are blessed and holy. They have been blessed by the grace of God and made holy in Christ Jesus. These have no concern, no worry or fear of the second death. Over them the second death has no authority at all. They are made priests to God. Their function as priests will be to represent their subjects before Jesus and to represent Him before their subjects. It is, in effect, a continuation of the priesthood which believers presently have. Peter calls it a royal priesthood. They shall reign with him a thousand years, and the saints will judge the nations. **cont**  (Jan 14, 2015 | post #1130)

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The world jokingly sneers at the idea of the meek inheriting the earth. The world has a philosophy of "me first". The world believes in the survival of the fittest. What the world does not understand is that spiritual fitness exceeds physical and commercial fitness. Thrones will be occupied by those who suffered the slings and arrows of worldly scorn. They will live and reign with Jesus for one thousand years. This is the first resurrection. The word, resurrection, comes from a Greek word meaning to stand up or to stand again. This resurrection happens when the heavens open and the Rider on the white horse returns to earth. The resurrection of the saints has always waited for the return of Christ. This resurrection also proves that there had been no previous secret return of the Lord Jesus. He whose name is The Word of God will came back for his own. They will share the powers and judgments of His government. In John 14:1-3 we are told, “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also”. In this chapter we see the literal fulfillment of Jesus' promise. Jesus and His saints will take charge of the world. 1st Corinthians 6:2 tells us, “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters”?  (Jan 4, 2015 | post #1127)

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Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or on their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” The meek shall inherit the earth. Daniel 7:22 tells us, "until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom”. It has been asked, "Over whom will the saints reign during the thousand years?" This is a fair question. Daniel answers that question. From him we learn the saints will rule over what remains of the former world kingdoms whose kings have lost their dominion. Remember those souls under the altar in chapter six. They were crying out to God as to when He would avenge their blood upon their killers. Remember how they were told to wait a little while. Now their waiting is over. Thrones are set up and judgment is given to the saints. The twelve apostles are specifically mentioned in this regards; in Matthew 19:28, “And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel”. And Luke 22:29-30 we are told, "and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel”. They will be joined by countless numbers according to Mathew 8:11 “I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven”. ***Cont***  (Jan 4, 2015 | post #1126)

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We have already studied the judgments of God upon the earth under the symbols of trumpets and bowls. The beast and the false prophet have been cast alive into the lake of fire at the battle of Armageddon. The followers of the beast have been consumed by the sword of the mouth of the King of kings and Lord of lords. The soldiers of the beast, assembled from all parts of the globe die in a land foreign to them. There would be no victory celebrations or their returning home. There would be no parades and flag waving. There will be no ceremonies to honor the dead. At the end of this battle there will be no speeches telling the glory of war. Mothers and fathers will weep over sons that whose bodies will be consumed by the buzzards. Burials are not to be! The fowls of heaven become the final resting place of the bodies of the slain. Everything will be in total disarray. Isaiah 24:6 tells us, "Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left." Babylon has been destroyed. Isaiah 24:10-12 tells us, "The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction”. That is where things stand at the close of chapter nineteen of the Book of the Revelation. When the battle of Armageddon is finished the serpent that caused all the death and destruction remains to be dealt with. Revelation 20:1-3 “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”. The ancient prophecy of Isaiah, quoted at the opening of this chapter, is now about to be fulfilled. An angel seizes the dragon, that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, chains him, and casts him into the abyss for a thousand years. All satanic activity upon the earth will cease at that time. His deceptions will no longer mislead the nations. The prince of the power of the air will no longer be able to energize the children of disobedience.  (Dec 3, 2014 | post #1125)

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Isaiah 24:21-22 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.” I grew up in a part of the country where snakes were a common hazard. There were two species common to our neighborhood. There was the garter snake which was no big deal; and there was the Timber rattlesnake which kept us all on alert. I cannot remember how many rattlesnakes were killed by my brothers and the family dog, I do remember how many we actually killed, but I do remember the saying, "Cut off a snake's head and its body will wiggle until sundown". I am not guaranteeing the truthfulness of this saying, I am saying that it reminds me of this chapter of the Book of the Revelation. At the cross, Jesus crushed the head of the serpent. However, the serpent still runs to and fro in the earth seeking whom he may devour. In the above passage from Isaiah's prophecy and in this chapter of the Book of Revelation we are reading about sundown for the serpent. At the cross, Jesus destroyed the devil. He also removed his power of death. Jesus also destroyed the devil's works which are our sins. Hebrews 2:14 tells us, "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil”. 1st John 3:8 tells us, "He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." Jesus, the seed of the woman, bruised the serpent's head at the cross. In my terms, we are now ready for sundown. The tail of the serpent is about to stop wriggling.  (Dec 3, 2014 | post #1124)

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Daniel stated the desolation of Israel is to last until the consummation of time. That can certainly not be doubted. Daniel also stated that wars and desolations are to continue until the determined things will be poured out on the desolate. These wars and desolations are clearly a part of human history. The rejection of the Messiah by Israel ushered in a time of great tribulation for Israel. This great tribulation took place when the armies of Rome compassed the city. One has only to read the account by Josephus to understand how dreadful a time that was. Deuteronomy 28:49-61 prophesies of the “great tribulation” that Israel was to face. The wars and desolations have continued until this present time. This chapter closes when the beast and false prophet are cast alive into the lake of fire according to Isaiah 14:19-20 But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch, like the garment of those who are slain, thrust through with a sword, who go down to the stones of the pit, like a corpse trodden underfoot. You will not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land and slain your people. The brood of evildoers shall never be named”. This prophecy of Isaiah will find its ultimate fulfillment at the return of the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. Rejoice!  (Oct 24, 2014 | post #1123)

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Paul wrote in Romans 5:13, “For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law”. The cutting off of the Messiah finished the transgression by Him suffering the penalty of transgressed law. And Romans 6:14 tells us that those who believe in Him are "not under law but under grace". Jesus made an end of sins by destroying the works of the devil. Jesus made reconciliation for iniquity. Jesus brought in everlasting righteousness which is reckoned to all who believe in Him. Jesus sealed up the vision and the prophecy. Jesus anointed the most holy (the holy of holies). Hebrews 9:12 tells us “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption”. Hebrews 9:24 tells us, “For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us”. Israel, nor anyone else for that matter, can now object that the covenant of the law was unworkable. Jesus confirmed that covenant for the three and one-half years by His life and death.  (Oct 24, 2014 | post #1121)

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