The roar of the crowd, four great hallelujahs (Rev. 19:1-6). The Lamb and His bride (19:7-9). The Second Coming, the Word of God (19:11-16). Armageddon, doom of the beast, and false prophet (19:17-21). The thousand-year sentence (20:1-3). Martyrs resurrected (20:4-6). Satan defeated (20:7-10). The Book of Life and the final Judgment (20:11-15).
Think how joyous it will be for those who repent and accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives, to see again their loved ones and all the saints of the ages: Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, David, and Paul. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God Omnipotent (All-Powerful) reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready (Rev. 19:6-7).
Another scene takes place: And behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True (the Lord Jesus Christ), and in righteousness He doth judge and make war (Rev. 19:11). And I saw the beast (the Antichrist), and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone (19:19-20).
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. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened . . . and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death (20:11-14). This is the final destination of Satan and all who reject Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
We are given a choice. Repentance is a redemptive experience which leads to forgiveness. And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:15).
Thought for Today:
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (I John 1:9). Praise the Lord!
For Rev. 19:2: See Ps. 19:9; Deut. 32:43; II Kin. 9:7. Rev. 19:5: See Ps. 115:13. Rev. 19:11: See Ps. 96:13. Rev. 19:16: See Deut. 10:17. Rev. 19:18: See Ezek. 39:4. Rev. 20:2-3: See Is. 24:22. Rev. 20:8: See Ezek. 38:2,15. Rev. 20:12: See Dan. 7:10.
19:6 Omnipotent all-Powerful; 19:13 vesture; 20:9 compassed surrounded.
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Memory Verse for the Week: John 14:6