Outline of the Order of Events

by W.E.B. [William E. Blackstone]
 

 

And Some Subsequent Events in Their Connection with

the Church's Future.

 

"Howbeit, when He, the Spirit of truth Is come,... He will show you

things to come." John 16:13.

 

THE LORD'S           |"I go to prepare a place for you. And it

PROMISE.             |I go and prepare a place for you, I will

                     |come again, and receive you unto myself..'

                     |Jno. 14:2, 3.

                     |

                     |"I go away, and come again unto you."

                     |Jno. 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..' Jno. 16:16.

                     |"I will see you again, and your heart

                     |shall rejoice." Jno. 16:22.

                     |

    His              |"The Lord is not slack concerning His

Faithfulness.        |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          |"Unto them that look for Him shall He

the Church.(b)       |appear the second time, without sin, unto

                     |salvation." He. 9:28.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

(a) So the Greek.

(b) All believers of the present dispensation. 1 Co. 12 :12, 13, 27.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

                     |"Our conversation (b) 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.

                     |

                     |        THE RAPTURE,

                     |

                     |"The Lord Himself (d) shall descend

THE COMING           |from heaven with a shout, (e) with the

of The LORD          |voice of the archangel and with the trump

as The Bride-        |of God." (f) 1 Th. 4:16.

groom, into          |

the Air,             |At the last trump (f); for the trumpet

for His              |shall sound." 1 Cor. 15:52.    

Church. (c)          |"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.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

(b) Or "Citizenship," see Jno.17:16; Ep. 2:19; He. 11:10,

13, 16; 12 :22.

(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     |"We which are alive, and remain unto

Changed.            |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) 1 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.

                     |

                     |"Then we which are alive and remain,

Both Caught          |shall be caught up together, with them

up into the          |In the clouds, to meet the Lord in the

Clouds. (d)          |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           |"So shall we ever be with the Lord.:'

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." Jno. 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                  |"We (c) must all appear before the

JUDGMENT             |judgment seat of Christ; that every one

SEAT                 |may receive the things done, in his body,

0F Christ, (b)       |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.

                     |

Manifeslation        |"Every man's work shall be made manifest:

of Works.            |.. . 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

Whether Good         |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.

                     |

or Bad.              |"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.

                     |

Reward.              |"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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

(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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

                     |"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.

                     |   -------------------------

                     |

                     |"The marriage of the Lamb Is come,

The                  |and his wife (a) hath made herself ready.

MARRIAGE             |And to her was granted that she should

of the lamb          |be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white;

and                  |for the fine linen is the righteousness of

the Church.          |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

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

(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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 Revelation.

 

                     |

THE COMING           |"THIS same Jesus, which is taken up

of the LORD,         |from you into heaven, shall so come In

as King to the       |like manner as ye have seen Him go into

Earth                |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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

(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        |"And the armies which were in heaven,

the Church           |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                  |"AND I saw the souls of them that were

Resurrection         |beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and

of                   |for the word of God, (b) and which had

LIFE. (a)            |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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

                     |"Shall awake, ... to everlasting

                     |life," Dan, 12:2,

                     |

                     |"This Is the first resurrection," (C)

                     |Rev. 20:5,

                     |

THE LORD             |"And In the days of these kings (d)

REIGNS               |shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom

over                 |which shall never be destroyed,"

the Earth            |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             |"King of kings, and Lord of lords,"

BRIDE,               |Rev, 19:16.

the Church           |

                     |"We shall also reign with Him."

                     |2 Tim. 2:12.

                     |

                     |"Heirs of God, and joint-heirs with

                     |Christ; ... glorified together."

                     |Rom. 8:17.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

(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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

                     |"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.

 

[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         |" And there came unto me one of the

City, the Home       |seven angels. . . saying, Come hither,

of the Bride.        |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 had a wall great and high, and

and Beauty.          |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        |"And I saw no temple therein, for the

Purity.              |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        |"And I saw a great white throne, and

all the Earth.      |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.

                    |

                    |"And the sea gave up the dead which

The                 |were in it and death and hades (C)

Resurrection        |delivered up the dead which were in them."

Of                  |Rev. 20:13.

Damnation.          |

                    |"Shall come forth. . . they that

                    |have done evil, unto the resurrection ot

                    |damnation." Jno. 5:29.

                    |

                    |"Shall awake. . . to shame and

                    |everlasting contempt." Dan. 12:2.

                    |

                    |"And the books were opened; and another

The Last            |book was opened, which is the book

Judgment.           |of life; and the dead were judged out of

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

(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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

                    |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            |"The last enemy that shall be destroyed

Enemy.              |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."

Heaven and          |Mark 13:31-

Earth pass          |"The heavens shall pass away with a

away.               |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." 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 he that sat upon the throne said,

and                 |Behold, I make all things new."

New Earth           |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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

(c) So the Greek.

(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                 |"Then cometh the end, when he shall

ALL IN ALL.         |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          |"And I John saw the holy city, New

Wife.               |Jerusalem, coming down from God out of

                    |heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for

                    |her husband." (a) Rev. 21:2.

GOD                 |

Dwells with         |"Behold, the tabernacle of God is with

Men                 |men, and He wil1 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.

SOURCE: Jesus is Coming by William E. Blackstone, 3rd. rev. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1908. Chapter 18.

INDEX