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6. The 7 vials of the wrath of God
7. The millennial reign of Jesus over the earth
8. The glorious ages to come

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The 7 vials of the wrath of God

·      Martyred Jewish saints [not angels] pour out the 7 vials of the wrath of God (Rev. 15:1, 6; Rev. 16:1 ; Rev. 17:1; Rev. 19:10; Rev. 21:9Rev. 22:6-9; c/p. vs. Rev. 6:9-11. See Rev. 19:10, The Book of Revelation In Verse-by-Verse Outline).

·      The 1st vial: a noisome and grievous sore falls upon all who have taken the mark of the beast; the 2nd and 3rd vials: the seas and fountains become blood; the 4th vial: men are scorched with great heat; the 5th vial: Satan's seat [throne, his seat of authority—Babylon or Jerusalem] is filled with darkness; the Euphrates River is dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the east; men blaspheme God and refuse to repent (Rev. 16).

·      The 6th vial: three unclean spirits deceive the kings of the east to attack Israel; demonic forces gather the kings of the earth into the valley of Esdraelon (Megiddo) for the last war of this age: the battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16:13-16). The armies of Iraq, Syria and the kings of the east are destroyed together with the armies of all nations that have come against Israel (Rev. 19:17-19, 21). Blood flows to the horse bridles (Rev 14:18-20; Rev. 19:15; Isa. 63:3-5).

·      Angels gather the unsaved to the battle of Armageddon (Matt. 24:40-41; Luke 17:34-37).

·      The 7th vial: the greatest earthquake in the history of the world occurs; Jerusalem is divided into three parts; the cities of the nations fall; literal Babylon is destroyed in one hour by God (Rev. 18); every island is removed and the earth's mountains become flat; there is a plague of great hail; men continue to blaspheme God.

·      The sun is darkened, the moon turned into blood, the stars fall from heaven, the powers of the heavens are shaken, and then appears the sign of the son of man in heaven (Matt. 24:29-30; Acts 2:20), and all the earth mourns but doesn't repent.

·      Jesus comes from Bozzrah [one of the great cities of Edom and Moab] with bloodstained garments, having tread alone the great winepress of the wrath of God (Isa. 63:1-6; Rev 14:19-20; Rev. 19:15). This is The Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:7-9, Rev. 19:17-19, 21).

·      The Antichrist and false prophet are taken and cast alive into the lake of fire (Rev. 19:20).

·      Satan is cast into the bottomless pit [the abyss] and bound with a great chain for 1,000 years (Rev. 20:1-3).

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The millennial reign of Jesus over the earth

·      All the earth sees the return of Jesus, with power and great glory with His Church (Matt. 24:29-30; Zech. 14:5; Jude 14).

·      Jesus descends to the Mount of Olives, which splits half toward the east and half toward the west; He makes His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and enters the temple in the presently sealed east gate (Zech. 14:4-5; Ezek. 43:1-7).

·      Angels gather the elect of God from the four corners of the earth (Matt. 24:31).

·      Jesus judges between the sheep and goat nations concerning which will be allowed to enter the millennial kingdom of heaven on the earth (Matt. 25:31-34).  The basis of this judgment shall be how each nation treated Jews during their time of Jacob's trouble (Matt.25:34-46; Jer. 30:7; c/p. Psa. 88).

·      Thrones, judgment, and rule over the earth under king David are given to martyrs killed by the Antichrist  (see Rev. 20:4, from The Book of Revelation In Verse-by-Verse Outline; see also 2 Sam. 7:16; Jer. 30:9) as well as to the Church (Rev. 2:26-27; Rev. 20:6; Psa. 149:5-9; Matt. 19:28; Dan 7:18, Dan 7:21-22). Jesus builds the millennial temple and reigns on the earth for a thousand years (Ezek. 40-48; Rev. 20:4; Mic. 4:1-2). 

·      After the thousand years are expired, Satan is loosed out of his prison, and goes out to again deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth [Gog and Magog (c/p. Ezek. 38:2; Ezek. 39:1)], to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea [there is a population explosion on the earth during the millennium (Rev. 20:8)].

·      The deceived nations surround Jerusalem and fire comes down from God out of heaven, and devours them all (Rev 20:9).

·      The devil is cast into the lake of fire and brimstone [where the Antichrist and the false prophet have been for a thousand years (Rev. 19:20)], and is tormented day and night forever and ever [the torment of the lake of fire has no end (Rev. 20:10)].

·      At the great white throne judgment: the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books are opened: and another book is opened, which is [the book] of life. The dead are judged out of those things that were written in the books, according to their works. The sea gives up the dead that are in it; and death and hell deliver up the dead that are in them: and every man is judged according to his works. Death and hell are cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death (Rev. 20-11-14).

·      Whosoever is not found written in the book of life is cast into the lake of fire (Rev 20:14-15).

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The glorious ages to come

·      God renovates the earth by fire. He then moves His throne and the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, to the earth to reign with His saints forever (Rev. 21:1-3; Rev.21:10-27; Rev. 22:1-20).

·      Then, when all rebellion is put down forever, Jesus returns to the position He had with the Father before the fall of man (1 Cor. 15:24-28).

·      God returns to His original plan for man—fellowship and family—where He will show to His people the exceeding riches of His grace and kindness through Jesus' Anointing throughout the ages and eternity to come (Eph. 2:7).  

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