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"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne."
"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 (&) sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them." Rev. 20:4.
"The saints shall judge the world."
1 Cor. 6:2.
[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 Levitt- cal 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. (22) 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)]
The Heavenly City, the Home of the Bride.
Its Magnitude and Beauty.
Its Glory and
"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."
"The city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which Cometh down out of heaven, from my God." Rev. 3:12.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 deflleth, 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 years, 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 Are and brimstone, where the Beast and the False Prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever. (5) J
"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. 4i:.
"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" (o) Rev. 20:12.
"And the sea gave up the dead which were in it and death and hades (c) delivered up the dead which were in them."
"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.
"And the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of
The JUDGE of all the Earth.
The Resurrection of
Heaven and Earth pass away.
and New Earth.
those things which were written in the books, according to their works."
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Rev. 20:15.
"The lake which burnetii with fire and brimstone; which is the second death."
"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.
"Heaven and earth shall pass away."
"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, being on 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." Isa. 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.
"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new."
"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, wherein dwelleth all righteousness."
2 Pe. 3:13.
GOD Dwells with
"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. 15:24.
"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.
"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.
"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."
(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.