In the very beginning of man's history, Enoch, the seventh
from Adam, prophesied of the Lord's coming; and of ten
thousands of His saints coming with Him to execute judg-
ment upon all sinners and the unbelieving upon the earth.
* Rev. 19:7-9 * (Study Text)
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.
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.
And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which
are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And
he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Here in the nineteenth chapter of the book of Revelation
we see the triumphant return of Jesus to the earth as the
"King of Kings, and "Lord of Lords." He will be coming in
victory: and all His saints shall come with Him, to subdue
the beast and the false prophet, and all the wicked that are
left upon the earth. The time has come for the marriage
supper of the Lamb, and the Bride returns to earth with the
Bridegroom for the great celebration that will take place.
It will be the commencement of an ever-lasting, and an
indissoluble, marriage: Jesus Christ and His saints united
throughout all eternity.
* Rev. 19:11-21 * (Study Text)
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse;
and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true,
and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were
many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man
knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and
his name is called the Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon
white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he
should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod
of iron: and he treadeth the wine press of the fierceness
and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name
written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with
a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst
of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto
the supper of the great God.
That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of
captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of
horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all
men, both free and bond, both small and great.
And I saw the beast, 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
And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat
upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth:
and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Jesus came to earth the first time as a babe, and in the
spirit of meekness and humility; but the second time He
comes it will be in great power, and majesty, and in fury.
He will come with the armies of heaven to make war
against the beast and his followers. When Jesus first
came to earth as "The Word of God," He came to bring
mercy and grace for the salvation of souls. But His
second coming to the earth as "The Word of God" will
be to dispense judgment and wrath; and He will make war
against His enemies. Only one side will suffer loss in that
final battle, for all the casualties will be numbered among
those who chose to stand against "The Faithful and True."
And the slain in that day shall be very great: so that the
fowls of the air will be called upon to cleanse the land of
all the dead bodies.
And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; speak
unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field,
Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on
every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even
a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may
eat flesh, and drink blood.
Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of
the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats,
of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be
drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and
chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith
the Lord God.
And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the
heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed,
and my hand that I have laid upon them.
* Rev. 20:1-5 * (Study Text)
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.
And I saw thrones, and they that 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 in their hands; and they lived
and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand
years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
The time on earth of Satan's deceiving, oppressing, and
tormenting earth's inhabitants has finally come to an end,
at least for a thousand years. And during the thousand
years the earth will be at rest from Satan's evil; and
Christ's peaceable kingdom shall engulf the earth; and it
will be ruled over by Christ and His saints. And the promise
that was given to the ones to overcome, in Rev. 2:26, will
be fulfilled as they are given power over the nations, to
rule them with a rod of iron.
In Rev. 20:5 we read, "This is the first resurrection."
This phrase being recorded here confuses a lot of people.
Many may ask, "Why is the resurrection spoken of here if
the saints have already been resurrected?"
The answer is very simple; for there are three steps to
each resurrection, both the resurrection of the righteous,
and of the unrighteous. And neither resurrection will be
complete until all three steps have been fulfilled. The first
step in each of the resurrections is the raising of the dead,
and life being restored to them. The second step in each
resurrection is judgment; the works of man will be weighed
and judged by Christ. The third step in each resurrection is
the receiving of their rewards. The saints are promised
throughout the Bible a sure reward for their faithfulness to
God. And their resurrection from the dead would not be
complete without that sure reward being fulfilled that was
promised to them from the beginning of time.
For the son of man shall come in the glory of his Father
with his angels; and then he shall reward every man
according to his works.
2 Cor. 5:10
For we 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
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: to him that
soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the
righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
So although the righteous are resurrected from the dead
before the wrath of God is poured out upon the earth, they
do not see the promise given unto them fulfilled, and do
not receive their reward until they return to earth with the
King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. The unrighteous dead
remain in their graves until after the thousand year reign of
Christ upon the earth. Then Satan shall be loosed from the
pit, and shall be allowed to deceive the nations for a short
time. And he will gather them together to battle, to come
against the saints and the holy city: but the warfare will not
even commence, for God will send fire down from heaven
to devour them.
Then it shall be time for the second resurrection, the
resurrection of the unrighteous dead. And the great white
throne judgment will be set up, where the books will be
opened. And the dead are judged according to those
things which are written in the books; according to their
works are they judged. At this time the sea, and death,
and hell, all deliver up their dead. Then shall every man
give an account for the works done in his life while he
sojourned upon the earth. And death and hell will then be
cast into the lake of fire, which is the promise of reward
unto all the wicked.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,
depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his angels.
2 Thess. 1:7-9
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when
the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven
with his mighty angels,
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that
know not God, and that obey not the gospel of
our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction
from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory
of his power;
2 Pet. 3:7
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the
same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against
the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
With the second resurrection, the resurrection of the
damned, now over, it's time for the new heaven and the
new earth to be set up, and eternity to begin. Old things
will all be passed away, and all things will be made new.
There will be no more night, and no more sea; there will
be no more pain, nor death; and there will be no more
tears, nor sorrow. All will be blessing, joy, and peace for
The time of the end is at hand, and every man and woman
on earth is now preparing for his or her judgment, and their
eternal reward, whether they believe it or not.
The Word of God is a road map set out before us, but the
choice of roads is entirely up to each of us. The guide-
posts given unto us in the book of Revelation are clearly
marked for all who choose to read them. The highway of
holiness will lead to the resurrection of life eternal; but the
highway of unrighteousness will lead to the resurrection of
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all
that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the
resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the
resurrection of damnation.
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