Outline Of The Order Of Events
“Howbeit, when He, the Spirit of truth Is come,… He will show you things to come.” John 16:13.
THE LORD’S PROMISE
I go to prepare a place for you. And it I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself. – Jn. 14:2, 3.
I go away, and come again unto you. – Jn. 14:28.
A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. – Jn. 16:16.
I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice. – Jn. 16:22.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise. – 2 Pet. 3:9.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope (a) without Wavering; for He is faithful that promised;…and so much the more as ye see the day approaching. – He. 10:23, 25.
For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry. – He. 10:37.
The coming of the Lord draweth nigh. – James 5:8.
Surely I come quickly: Amen. – Rev. 22:20
THE HOPE OF THE CHURCH (b1)
Unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time, without sin, unto salvation. – He. 9:28.
Our conversation (b2) Is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. – Ph. 3:20.
Waiting for the adoption, to-wit, the redemption of our body. – Rom. 8:23.
Waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Cor. 1:7.
Looking for that blessed hope. – Ti. 2:13.
The patient waiting for Christ. – 2 Th. 3:5.
To wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead. even Jesus. – 1 Th. 1:10.
(a) So the Greek.
(b1) All believers of the present dispensation. 1 Co. 12 :12, 13, 27.
(b2) Or “Citizenship,” see Jno.17:16; Ep. 2:19; He. 11:10, 13, 16; 12 :22.
THE COMING OF THE LORD AS THE BRIDEGROOM, INTO THE AIR, FOR HIS CHURCH (c)
The Lord Himself (d) shall descend from heaven with a shout, (e) with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God.” (f) – 1 Th. 4:16.
At the last trump (f); for the trumpet shall sound. -1 Cor. 15:52.
Them also which sleep In Jesus will God bring with him. (g) – 1 Th. 4:14.
THE DEAD IN CHRIST RAISED
The dead in Christ shall rise first. – 1 Th. 4:16.
In Christ shall all be made alive…They that are Christ’s at His coming. – 1 Cor. 15:22, 23.
The dead shall be raised incorruptible. – 1 Cor. 15:52.
Raised in incorruption;…raised in glory;…raised in power;…raised a spiritual body. – 1 Cor. 15:42-44.
(c) “Watch, therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” Mk. 13:32, 37; 1 Th. 5 :6.
(d) That is, personally, yet seen by none but believers; vide Jno. 14:19; Acts 1:3, 4,9; 9:7; 10:40. 41; 1 Co. 15:5-8.
(e) Understood by those only to whom addressed; see Jno. lZ:Z8. 39; Ac. 9:4. 7.
(f) The trumpet sounded twice when the Lord descended upon Sinai, see Ex. 19 :11,17. And so when He descends to take the church unto Himself, at Its first sounding the dead In Christ will be raised, and at Its last sounding, the living saints will be changed.
(g) The Old Testament saints also will doubtless at this time receive their glorified bodies, see Heb. 11:19, 40,
LIVING BELIEVERS CHANGED
We which are alive, and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent (a) them which are asleep. – 1 Th. 4:15.
We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye…and we shall be changed. (b) – BO1 Cor. 15:51, 52.
The Lord Jesus Christ…shall change our vile body, (c) that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body .- Ph. 3:20, 21.
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. – 1 Cor. 15:49.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality. – 1 Cor. 15:53.
BOTH CAUGHT UP IN THE CLOUDS (d)
Then we which are alive and remain,|shall be caught up together, with them In the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, – 1 Th. 4:17.
The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and…our gathering together unto Him. – 2 Th 2:1.
TO BE EVER WITH THE LORD
So shall we ever be with the Lord. – 1 Th. 4.17.
That where I am, there ye may be also. – Jno. 14:3.
Where I am, there shall also my servant be.- Jno. 12:26.
With me where I am; that they may behold my glory. – JJno. 17:24.
They shall never perish. – Jno. 10:28.
Because I live, ye shall live also. – Jno. 14:19.
That we should live together with Him. – 1 Th. 5:10.
An…eternal weight of glory. – 2 Cor. 4:17.
Eternal Inheritance. – He. 9:15; 1 Pet. 1:4.
He (e) shall go no more out… – Rev. 3:12.
(a) That Is, ‘Anticipate’ or ‘go before,’
(b) “Then. . . . Death Is swallowed up In victory,” 1 Co. 15 :54; and “Mortality swallowed up of life,” 2 Co, 5:4.
(c) The body of our “humble” or “low estate,” Lu. 1:48; Ac. 8:33; Ph. 2;8.
(d) “The redemption of the purchased possession.” Ro.8:23; Ep. 1 :14.
(e) The overcomer, Re. 3:12; 1Jno. 5:4,5.
THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST (b)
We (c) must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done, in his body, according. to that he hath done, whether It be good or bad. – 2 Cor. 5:10.
We (c) shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ;…every one of us shall give account of himself to God. – Rom. 14:10-12.
Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. – Rev. 22:12.
MANIFESTATION OF WORKS
Every man’s work shall be made manifest:…and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. – 1 Co. 3:13.
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to the light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts. – 1 Co. 4:5.
If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, (d) he shall receive a reward. – 1 Co. 3:14.
Whatsoever good thing (e) any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord. – Ep. 6:8.
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done. – Col. 3:25.
If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; (f) yet so as by fire…For the temple of God is holy which temple ye are. – 1 Cor. 3:15-17.
Every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor. – 1 Cor. 3:8.
The prize of the high calling. – Ph. 3:14.
The reward of the inheritance. – Col. 3:24.
The kingdom. – Jas. 2:5.
The crown of life. – Jas. 1:12; Rev. 2:10.
A crown of Righteousness. – 2 Tim. 4:8.
A crown of glory. – 1 Pet, 5:4.
An incorruptible” (crown). – 1 Cor, 9:25.
The things which God hath prepared. – 1 Cor. 2:9.
And then shall every man have praise of God. – 1 Cor. 4:5.
(b) For Christians only. In reference to service. Ro. 14:4, 10, 12.
(c) “The church, the saints.” 2 Co. 1:1.
(d) The foundation, “which Is Jesus Christ.” Isa. 28:16: 1 Co. 8:11.
(e) “Service as to the Lord.” Ep. 6:7.
(f) “No condemnation.” Jno. 5:24; Ro. 8:1.
THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB AND THE CHURCH
The marriage of the Lamb Is come, and his wife (a) hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white;
for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. – Rev. 19:7, 8.
Christ also loved the Church. and gave Himself for it,…that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that It should be holy and without blemish, – Eph. 5:25-27,
[The Tribulation, or Time between the Rapture and the Revelation In which there will be a period of seven years, (1) at the commencement of which those Jews who shall have returned to their land In unbelief, (2) and have rebuilt or be rebuilding their temple, (3) benter Into a seven-years’ covenant with the Antichrist. (4) On the expiration of three and a half years he Is revealed In his true character as the Man of Sin, (5) kills the two witnesses who had been prophesying during that time, (6) stops the dally sacrifice which had been resumed, (7) and has his own Image set up In the Holy Place. (8) The Devil and his angels are cast out Into the earth, having great wrath, because their time Is short. (9) Then follow, during the last three and a half years (10) the treading under foot of the holy city (11) and the time of the “great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world, no, nor ever shall be,” (12) which, under the Antichrist (13) and his Prophet. (14) shall come upon all the world: (15) the penalty of death being suffered by as many as refuse to worship the Image of the Beast, (16) and unparalleled persecution undergone -by all who have not received his mark. (17) A third part of the Jews In the land are brought through this time of trouble, (18) and are gathered by the Lord Into Jerusalem, (19) to be purged of their dross. (20) The nations are assembled against the city; which is taken by them, great suffering being inflicted upon the inhabitants, half of whom are carried Into captivity. (21) The remnant no more again stay upon him that smote them, but stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, In truth. (22) The kings of the earth are gathered to battle against Jehovah and against his Anointed. (23) Then shall the Lord go forth, (24) with his saints, for the destruction of his enemies and the deliverance of his people. (25)]
THE COMING OF THE LORD AS KING TO THE EARTH
THIS same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come In like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven. – Acts 1:11,
And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives. – Zech.14:4.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days…they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven. with power and great glory. – Mat. 24:29, 30. (Mk. 13:26; Lu. 21-27.)
Ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. – Mk. 14:62. (Mat. 26:64.)
Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him: – Rev. 1:7.
And they shall look upon me whom they have pierced: – Zech. 12:10.
The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels: – 2 Thes. 1:7. (Mat. 25:31.)
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True. – Rev. 19:11.
Behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. – Isa. 26:21. (Mi. 1:3.)
The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgressions in Jacob. – Isa. 59:20.
Sing and rejoice, 0 daughter of Zion; for lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord. – Zec. 2:10.
(a) “Christ and the church.” Ep.. 5:32.
(1) Dan. 9:27; Rev. 11:3, 7 with 13:5.
(2) Isa. 6:13; 17:10, 11; 18:4, 5; 66:3, 4.
(3) Isa. 66:1, 2; Rev. 11:1, 2.
(4) Dan. 9:27; Jno. 5:43.
(5) Dan. 9:27; 2 Th. 2:3; Rev. 11:7; 13:1.
(6) Rev. 11 :3-7.
(7) Dan. 9:27; 11:31; 12:11.
(8) Mat. 24:15; 2 Th. 2:4; Rev. 13:14, 15.
(9) Rev. 12 :7-12.
(10) Dan. 7:25; 9:27; Rev. 13:5.
(11) Dan. 9:28; Lu. 21:24; Rev.11:2.
(12) Jer. 30:7; Dan. 12:1; Mat.24:21; Rev. 13:14, 17.
(13) Dan. 7:21, 25; 2 Th. 2:2; Rev. 13:1, 8.
(14) Rev. ]3:11, 17; 19:20.
(15) Rev. 3:10.
(16) Rev. 13:15; 20:4.
(17) Rev. 13:16, 17.
(18) Zec. 13:8. 9.
(19) Eze. 22 :19.
(20) Isa. 1 :21-?5; 4:4; Eze. 22:17-22; Zep. 1:11, 13; Zec.13:9.
(21) Zec. 14:2.
(22) Isa. 4:3; 10:20, 21; 17:6-8; Jer. 2:27; Hos. 5:15; Zec. 13:9.
(23) Ps. 2:1-3; Rev. 16:14, 16:, 17:14; 19:19.
(24) Iea. 13:3-6; 26:21; Zec. 14:3.
(26) Isa. 60:2; 66:5. 6; Hos. 5:15; Zec. 12:9, 10; Mal. 4:1-3; Lu. 21:28.
TOGETHER WITH THE CHURCH
And the armies which were in heaven, followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” (a) – Rev. 19:14.
They that are with Him are called, and chosen and faithful.” (b) – Rev. 17:14.
The Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. – Zech. 14:5.
Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousand of His saints.- Jude 14.
The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. – 1 Thes. 3:13.
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye (C) also appear with Him in glory. – Col. 3:4.
When He shall appear, we shall be like Him. – 1 Jno. 3:2.
The manifestation of the sons of God. – Rom. 8:19.
[The power of the Antichrist Is broken and destroyed by the voice of the Lord: (1) he and the False Prophet are taken and cast alive Into the lake of fire burning with brimstone, (2) and the ten allied kings and their armies are slain by the sword proceeding out of the mouth of the King of Kings. (3) The Devil Is bound for a thousand years In the bottomless pit, (4) during which time the martyrs under the Antichrist, who shall have been raised as the completion of the first resurrection, will reign over the earth with the Lord Jesus and their fellow-saints. (5)]
THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE (a)
AND I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, (b) and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received His mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. – Rev. 20:4.
shall come forth: they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life. – Jno. 5:29.
(a) “The fine linen Is the righteousness of saints,” Rev. 19:8.
(b) “Called,” Those “whom he did foreknow,” Rom. 8 :29-30; Mat. 7:23; Rev. 1 :6. “Chosen,” Ep. 1:4. “Faithful,” Ep. 1:1.
(c)”The saints,” Col. 1 :2.
(1) Isa. 11:4; Dan. 7:11; 2 Th.2:8.
(2) Isa. 30:31, 33; Rev. 17:2, 19:20.
(3) Ps. 2:4, 5: 110:5; Zec. 12:9; Rev. 17:14; 19:21.
(4) Rev. 20 :2-3.
(5) Rev. 20:4-6.
(a) For the rest of the dead, see Rev. 20 :5.
(b) Under Antichrist. Rev. 6:9; 13:15.
THE LORD REIGNS OVER THE EARTH
Shall awake,…to everlasting life, – Dan, 12:2,
This Is the first resurrection, (C) – Rev. 20:5,
And In the days of these kings (d) shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, – Dan. 2:44.
I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a king shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth, – Jer. 23:5.
And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. – Lu. 1:32. (Isa, 9:7.)
My king upon my holy hill of Zion. – Ps. 2:6.
The Lord of hosts shall reign In Mount Zion and In Jerusalem, and before his ancients, gloriously. – Isa. 24:23. (MI. 4:7,)
The king of Israel, even the LORD Is In the midst of thee. – Zep. 3:15,
He must reign till He hath put all enemies under his feet.(6) – 1 Cor, 15:25.
Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him; all nations shall serve Him. – Ps. 72:11
The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. – Rev. 11:l5.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the river unto the ends of the earth. – Ps. 72:8. (Zec. 9:10,)
And the Lord shall be king over all the earth; In that day there shall be one LORD, and His name one. – Zec. 14:9.
WITH HIS BRIDE, THE CHURCH
King of kings, and Lord of lords, – Rev, 19:16.
We shall also reign with Him. – 2 Tim. 2:12.
Heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;…glorified together. – Rom. 8:17.
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne. – Rev. 3:21.
Thou…hast made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on (a) the earth, – Rev. 5:9, 10,
Kings and priests unto God and His Father. – Rev. 1:6.
The Father…who hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son. – Col. 1:12, 13,
And I saw thrones, and they (b) sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them. – Rev. 20:4.
The saints sha1l judge the world. – 1 Cor. 6:2.
(c) Including, “Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming,” the ingathering, 1 Cor. 15:23; and here the martyrs under Antichrist (the Gleanings), Rev. 20:4.
(d) Antichrist and the allied kings. Dan. 7:2C: Rev. 17:12-13.
(e) “Unto me every knee shall bow,” Isa. 45:23; Ph. 2:9, 11.
[The Kingdom having been set up, and all that offend gathered out of the land, (1) the Lord Jesus judges first his own people, the Jews, as to their fidelity to him, (2) and then the nations on earth as to their treatment of his people in their trouble. (3) The ten tribes of Israel, after purification, (4) are brought Into the land (5) and together with the two tribes of Judah become one nation, (6) The Lord makes the new covenant with his people, Israel and Judah, (7) forgiving their Iniquity, and remembering their sin no more; (8) while punishments are visited by him upon his enemies, (9) Including Gog and his armies, (10) who are overthrown and destroyed, (11) The Jewish people come into possession of the full extent of their land (12) according to promise, (13) Including the Great Desert, which “blossoms as the rose,” (14) The temple (15) and the city (16) are rebuilt after the Divine plan; and the Levitical sacrifices and form of worship are with some modifications re-established. (17) Nothing shall hurt or destroy in all the holy mountain. (18) The Lord sets his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, both Israel and Judah, from the four corners of the earth, (19) Jerusalem is made a praise, the joy of the whole earth. (20) The Lord In her midst ‘(21) Is her glory and everlasting light; there shall be no night there. (23) All nations go to worship the King and keep the feast of tabernacles. (23) The earth Is full of the glory of the Lord. (24)]
(a) Or, Over.
(b) The saints, “the armies which were In heaven,” Rev. 19 :8, 14.
(1) lea. 13:9; 33:14; Mat. 13:30,41.
(2) Mat. 25:14-30; Lu. 19:12-27.
(3) Joel 3:2, 12; Mat. 25:31-46; Acts 17:31.
(4) Eze. 20:33-38; Am. 9:9, 10.
(5) lsa. 49:12-23; Eze. 20:40-42; 36:24; Am. 9:14, 15.
(6) lea. 11:13; Eze. 37:16-24; Hos. 1 :11.
(7) Jer. 31:31-33; 32:40; 50:4,5; Eze. 37:26; Ro. 11:26, 27; He. 8:8-11.
(8) lsa. 60:21; Jer. 31:34: 33:8; 50:20; Eze. 36:25-33; Mic. 7:18, 19; Heb. 8:12.
(9) Isa. 2:17-21; 26:9; 84:2; Eze. 28:26; Mic. 5:15; Nah.1:8.
(10) Eze. 38:1-17.
(11) Eze. 38:18 to 89:21.
(12) Eze. 47:13 to 48:29.
(13) Gen. 15:18; Deu 11:24; Josh. 1:4.
(14) Isa. 32:15; 35:1, 2; 51:3; Eze. 36 :33-36.
(15) Eze. 40:1 to 43:17.
(16) Isa. 60:10; Jer. 31:38, 40; Eze. 48:15-17 30-35; Zec.14 :10, 11.
(17) Eze. 43:18 to 46:24; Mal.3:3, 4.
(18) Isa. 11:6-9; 33:24; 35:9; 55:13; 65:25; Eze. 34:25; Hos. 2:18; Rev. 22:3.
(19) Isa. 11:11, 12; Jer. 50:4-5; Eze. 89 :25, 28.
(20) Pa. 48:2; Isa. 1:26; 60:14; 62:7; 65:18; Jer. 31:23; Zec.8 :3.
(21) Eze. 48:35; Joel 3:17. 21; Zeph. 3:15-17; Zec. 2:10.
(22) Isa. 60:19. 20: Zec. 2:5: Rev. 22:5.
(23) Isa. 2:1-3: Jer. 3:17; Mic. 4:2: Zec. 3:20-22, 14:16-19.
(24) Num. 14:21: Ps. 72:19; Isa. 11:9; Hab. 2:14.
THE HEAVENLY CITY, THE HOME OF THE BRIDE
And there came unto me one of the seven angels…saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. And hE…shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. – Rev. 21:9-10.
The city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven, from my God. – Rev. 3:12.
ITS MAGNITUDE AND BEAUTY
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. – Rev. 21:12.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. – Rev. 21:14
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. – Rev. 21:18.
And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. – Rev. 21:19.
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. – Rev. 21:21.
ITS GLORY AND PURITY
And I saw no temple therein, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. – Rev. 21:22, 23.
Having the glory of God; and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal: – Rev. 21:11.
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it; and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gates of It shall not be shut at all by day; for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it, – Rev, 21:24-26.
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written In the Lamb’s book of Life, – Rev. 21:27.
[On the expiration of the Millennium, or thousand year, Satan being loosed from his prison for a little season, (1) goes out to deceive the nations In the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, and to gather them together to battle, (2) They compass the camp of the saints and the beloved city, (3) but fire from God out of heaven devours them, (4) and the Devil who deceived them Is cast Into the lake of tire and brimstone, where the Beast and the False Prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever, (5)]
THE JUDGE OF ALL THE EARTH
And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, – Rev. 20:11.
The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead, – 2 Tim, 4:1.
He which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. – Ac. 10:42. (1 Pe, 4:5.)
The Father…hath committed all Judgment unto the Son. – Jno. 5:22.
And I saw the dead (a) small and great stand before God(b) – Rev. 20:12.
THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it and death and hades (C) delivered up the dead which were in them. – Rev. 20:13.
Shall come forth…they that have done evil, unto the resurrection oF damnation. – Jno. 5:29.
Shall awake…to shame and everlasting contempt. – Dan. 12:2.
THE LAST JUDGMENT
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. – Rev. 20:12.
And whosoever was not found written In the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. – Rev. 20:15.
The lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death. – Rev. 21:8.
THE LAST ENEMY
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. – 1 Cor. 15:26.
And death and hades (C) were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. – Rev. 20:14.
(1} Re. 20 :3-7.
(2) Re, 20 :8.
(3) Jerusalem, see Isa. 4:3.
(4) Re. 20:9. (5) Re. 20:10.
(a) Those who had no part in the first resurrection, see Rev. 20:5. 6.
(b) “The Son,” see Jno. 5:22; Rom. 2:16.
(c) So the Greek.
HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS AWAY
Heaven and earth shall pass away. – Mark 13:31
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. (a) . The heavens, beingon fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. – 2 Pe. 3:10-12.
The heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment. – lsa. 51:6.
They shall perish…they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed. – Heb. 1:11-12.
From whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; (b) and there was found no place for them. – Rev. 20:11.
NEW HEAVENS AND NEW EARTH
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. – Rev. 21:5.
Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. – Isa. 65:17.
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, – Rev. 21:1.
New heavens and a new earth, where-In dwelleth all righteousness. – 2 Pe. 3:13.
(a) Compare Gen. 6:11. 13; 9. 11, 16 with Isa. 24 :5; 2 Pet. 3’7.
(b) See also Ps. 68:8; Nah. 1:0. and Job 10:1G; 25:0.
GOD ALL IN ALL
Then cometh 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. – 1 Cor. 15:2.4.
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. – 1 Cor. 15:28.
THE LAMB’S WIFE
And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.(a) – Rev. 21:2.
GOD DWELLS WITH MAN
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. – Rev. 21:3-4.
(a) “That In the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Eph. 2 :7,
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. – 1 Cor. 2: 9, 10.
Now he that hath wrought us for this selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit, – 2 Cor. 5:5.
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end, Amen, – Eph. 3:21.
Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. – 2. Pet. 3:14.