5. Heaven; Jesus comes in power, establishes His Kingdom

Numbered in order events will happen – Verses to confirm below

          3rd Heaven

God’s New HeavenNew EarthNew Jerusalem

 

 

          2nd Heaven

God’s Spiritual Kingdom

Heaven/Paradise/Kingdom of God

The Throne of God – The heavenly Mount Zion with God’s Temple

 

1. All believers in glorified bodies come 2nd Heaven as brothers or sisters; no husbands or wives

 

2. 1st judgment; believers judged/rewarded on their works, celebrate Wedding Supper with Jesus

 

3. God’s 7 bowls of wrath will be poured out upon earth for 30 days; only unbelievers live there

 

4. Jesus descends V to earth in power with His angels to destroy antichrist/man of sin/beast

 

          1st Heaven over earth; has once more become the Kingdom of God and His Son Jesus.

Abraham’s Bosom no longer exists

 

Earth

5. Jesus will establish His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth in 45 days

 

6. Jesus defeats the armies of satan, antichrist/man of sin/beast, and false prophet

 

7. Jesus throws antichrist/man of sin/beast + false prophet into V Lake of Fire; Hell

9. An angel chains up satan for 1,000 years in V Abyss; cannot bother any living on earth

 

11. 2nd judgment; Jesus judges all people living on earth; His winepress of wrath against

 unbelievers has their blood flowing to the height of a horse’s bridle across Israel

 

12. Jesus will bring Israel, a remnant of Gentiles into His new Kingdom

 

13. Heaven and earth are cleansed made righteous for all to live in; worship God at Jerusalem

 

Hades

Unbelievers’ bodies die; spiritual beings come here; wait torment for White Throne Judgment

 

Abyss

Demonic spirits (satan’s angels; angels sinned) go torment Abyss; await White Throne Judgment

 

Tartarus/prison in Abyss

Disruptive demonic spirits (angels sinned) go torment prison/Abyss; await White Throne Judgment

 

10. satan will bound up, held in Tartarus, the prison in the Abyss for 1,000 years

 

Hell/Lake of Fire

Final eternal place of torment

8. antichrist/man of sin/beast + false prophet first come into Hell/ lake of fire; forever

 

5. Verses: Jesus comes in power, establishes Kingdom

All verses in this series can help explain each individual message

 

1. All believers in glorified bodies come to 2nd Heaven as brothers and sisters; no husbands or wives

We will all be given a glorified eternal body (imperishable) with power when we are resurrected; a holy spiritual body to replace our weak perishable body, just like Jesus has.

* who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Phil 3:21 NKJV+

*So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 1Co 15:42-45 NIV+

 

We will all be part of our Father’s family as brothers and sisters, no one will have a husband or spouse; there will be no marriage relationships in Heaven. All will be like the angels who are created by the Holy Spirit, never need a marriage, a father and mother to procreate them.

*Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brotherSo too the second and third, down to the seventh. After them all, the woman died. In the resurrection, therefore, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had her.” Matt 22:25-28 ESV+

*Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. Matt 22:29-31 NKJV+  

 

2. 1st Judgment; believers judged/rewarded on their works, celebrate Wedding Supper with Jesus

 

1st Judgment – believers/saints judged and rewarded for the works they did while living on earth

2nd Judgment – Jesus judges who should come into His 1,000 year Kingdom or killed, their spiritual being going to Hades (11. below)

3rd Judgment – White Throne Judgment; all living in Christ’s 1,000 year Kingdom, those in Hades, Abyss, and Tartarus are judged (Heaven 6.)

*For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. 2Co 5:10 ESV+

 

After the 7th trumpet blows and the kingdom of this world is taken from satan, antichrist/man of sin/beast, the false prophet by God and given to Jesus; all believers/saints will be judged and rewarded for what they did while they physically lived on earth.

*Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” Rev 11:15 ESV+

*The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth." Rev 11:18 NKJV+

*For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. Matt 16:27 ESV+

 

We will all be saved by faith, by loving our God above all things, regardless of whether we did any works or not. Yet we all will want to enjoy the many blessings our Father wants to give us for doing His work on earth, and will be rewarded with eternal blessings in Heaven for doing them.  

*For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—  each one’s works will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 1Co 3:11-13 ESV+

* If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a rewardIf any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 1Co 3:14-15 NASB+

 

All believers with glorified bodies will be gathered up (raptured) to the 2nd Heaven by Jesus (4. Verses 16.) after the  1260 day (3½ years, 42 months; all same) reign of the antichrist/man of sin/beast is over. And will celebrate the marriage supper of the Lamb with Jesus while the 30 days of God’s wrath are poured out on the earth. See Daniel’s timeline below

*And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” Rev 19:9 ESV+

*But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom." Matt 26:29 NKJV+

 

Daniel’s timeline: from the time antichrist/man of sin/beast begins his 1260 days reign by taking over the Temple in Jerusalem as the abomination who makes desolate, and stopping the daily sacrifice; there will be 1290 days. 1290-1260 days of = 30 days for the wrath of God before Jesus returns in power to destroy the antichrist/man of sin/beast

*And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. Da 12:11 ESV+

 

3. God’s 7 bowls of wrath will be poured out upon earth for 30 days; on all unbelievers living there

 

The 7 bowls finishes the wrath of God upon the earth before Jesus comes in power to destroy the antichrist/man of sin/beast and the false prophet. Only unbelievers are now living on the earth, including antichrist/man of sin/beast and the false prophet; all believers are in the 2nd Heaven with Jesus.

*Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished. Rev 15:1 ESV+

1st bowl – sores on any who bore mark of beast - Rev 16:2

2nd bowl – everything in sea died - Rev 16:3

3rd bowl – rivers and springs turned to blood, - Rev 16:4

4th bowl – sun scorches people, none would repent - Rev 16:8

 

The 5th bowl was poured out on the throne of the antichrist/man of sin/beast. This could only happen after His time was up, for until now our Father had given him physical dominion over the earth, could not pour His wrath upon the antichrist until his 1260 days were up. Yet no one would repent. Even at this time our Father would forgive anyone who would repent, make them His children. 

The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds. Rev 16:10-11 ESV+

 

6th bowl – the Euphrates River will dry up so troops from the east can come against Israel. As 3 demons; one from the mouth of satan, another from the mouth of the antichrist/man of sin/beast, and the third from the false prophet go out to bring kings from all nations to battle at Armageddon.

*Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. Rev 16:12 NKJV+

*And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. Rev 16:13-14 NASB+

*And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. Rev 16:16 NKJV+

                                  

7th bowl – ends the world as we know it. There will be lightning and the greatest earthquake ever. Every island will flee, and no mountains will be found. Large 100 pound hailstones will fall down on the people. Jerusalem will be split in 3 parts and the cities of the nations will fall.

*The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, "It is done!" Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. Rev 16:17-18 NIV+

*And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And huge hailstones , about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe. Rev 16:20-21 NASB+

*Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. Rev 16:19 NKJV+

 

4. Jesus descends to earth in power with His angels to destroy antichrist/man of sin/beast

*But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory. Mk 13:24-26 ASV

*He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Rev 19:13-14 NKJV+

*and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 2Thess 1:7-8

 

There is one verse that makes some believe all the believers (saints) will come down with Jesus as part of His army, when He comes to the earth in power to defeat the antichrist/man of sin/beast. “All His holy ones” can refer to the angels, or the saints, or both together; it is unclear.

Yet we believe in this verse Paul is not referring to the 2nd coming of Jesus in power; but to Jesus returning the 1st time to the clouds above the earth to gather (rapture) us up to be with Him forever. For our hearts must be without blame at this time to be saved; from then on since we are with Jesus, without our sinful bodies, away from all evil they will remain holy. In the 2nd Heaven we do not ever have to worry about being unholy again.

*and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints [or holy ones]. 1Thess 3:12-13 NASB+

 

5. Jesus will establish His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth in 45 days

We return to Daniel’s timeline which shows Jesus will destroy the antichrist/man of sin/beast, judge all living on earth, and set up His Kingdom on earth after cleansing it, making it righteous once more; in 45 days. 

*Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years. Rev 20:6 ESV+

 

Daniel’s timeline: 1335 days – 1260 reign days antichrist/man of sin/ beast – 30 days God’s wrath = 45 days for Jesus to set up His Kingdom on earth

*Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. But go your way till the end. And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.” Da 12:11-13 ESV+

 

6. Jesus defeats the armies of satan, antichrist/man of sin/beast, and false prophet

 

satan, antichrist/man of sin/beast, and false prophet who are demon possessed will gather together an army at Armageddon to fight against Jesus.

*And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. Rev 16:13-14 ESV+

*And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. Rev 16:16 NKJV+

 

An angel will bring the birds that fly in the air to have a feast on the armies who oppose Jesus, after He has completely destroyed them with a sword from His mouth; mere words which will kill all of them.

*Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great." And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Rev 19:17-19 NKJV+

*And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. Rev 19:21 NKJV+

 

7. Jesus throws antichrist/man of sin/beast + false prophet into Lake of Fire; Hell

 

The antichrist/man of sin/beast and the false prophet will be the first to be thrown into the Lake of Fire. They will be thrown in alive, within the physical bodies of the evil men they possessed, into a fire which burns forever.

*And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. Rev 19:20 ESV+

 

8. antichrist/man of sin/beast, false prophet; 1st to come into Lake of Fire/Hell forever

*The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Rev 20:10 NKJV+

 

9. An angel chains up satan for 1,000 years in Abyss; cannot bother any living on earth

 

Jesus uses an angel, probably the archangel Michael who is powerful enough to chain up satan for a 1,000 years. So those Jesus will bring into His 1,000 year Kingdom, can physically live on earth in peace; without being tempted and harassed by satan.

*Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; Rev 20:1-2 NASB+

 

10. satan will be bound up, held in Tartarus, the prison in the Abyss for 1,000 years

 

Since satan will be chained up, we believe he will be held in the most secure part of the Abyss, at Tartarus which is the prison there; where other angels who became demons when they disobeyed God and married women are kept.  

*For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into Hell [Greek; Tartarus] and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; 2Pe 2:4 ESV*

 

11. 2nd Judgment; Jesus judges all people living on earth; His winepress of wrath against

     unbelievers has their blood flowing to the height of a horse’s bridle across Israel (3 judgments see 2. above)

 

Jesus will enter His judgement on the people of all nations who are still physically alive on earth and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. The angels will help Jesus gather them up all the wicked up into the great winepress of God’s wrath which He will tread just outside of Jerusalem. 

*I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land. Joel 3:2 NASB+

*So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Rev 14:19 NKJV+

 

Jesus will kill all the wicked and the blood from His winepress will rise up to the height of a horse’s bridle for 200 miles; almost the length of Israel. Note furlong is 660’ x 1600 furlongs = 1,056,000’/5280’ = 200 miles   

*But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Isa 11:4 NKJV+

*From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. " Rev 19:15 NASB+

*And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs. Rev 14:20 NKJV+

 

12. Jesus will bring Israel, a remnant of Gentiles into His new Kingdom

 

Christ’s new Kingdom will consist predominately of those of Israel; for Paul tells us after all the Gentiles have filled up Heaven, all Israel will be saved. This will include many descendants from different continents, countries, and nations, especially the areas which had little exposure to the Gospel.

*I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. Ro 11:25-26 NIV+

*And it shall come to pass in all the land," Says the Lord, "That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one-third shall be left in it: I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, 'This is My people'; And each one will say, 'The Lord is my God.' " Zech 13:7-9 NKJV+

 

Our Father will pour out His Spirit on His elect of Israel; He will open the eyes of them so they may see, open their ears so they may hear and they believe in Jesus.

*as it is written: "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes so that they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day." Ro 11:8 NIV+

*I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. Ro 11:25-26 NIV+

*"I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. "You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God. Eze 36:27-28 NASB+

 

It will include all who called on the name of the Lord, whether just before or after the Lord comes in all of His power; and among the survivors those whom the Lord will call.

*And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls. Joel 2:32 ESV+

 

It will include Gentiles (Eze 56:8) who attacked Jerusalem; yet will surrender their will to Jesus, and they will go up to the Feast of Tabernacles (Booths) each year.

*Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. Zech 14:16-17 NIV+

 

It will also include many survivors in different nations, who have not heard about how great our God is, or seen His glory. Some, who survived at Jerusalem, will be sent out to proclaim our Father’s glory to them, bring them to worship at His holy mountain in Jerusalem.  

*"I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations--to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations. Isa 66:19 NIV+

*And they will bring all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord--on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels," says the Lord. "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels. And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites," says the Lord. Isa 66:20-21 NIV+

 

This will include many from Egypt and Assyria, who will come to the new Temple in Jerusalem to worship. A new highway will be built for them for this trip.

*In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria--a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance." Isa 19:23-25 NKJV+

 

13. Heaven and earth are cleansed made righteous

Peter tells us the heavens will disappear, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth will be laid bare. God will create new heavens over the earth, and there will be a new cleansed earth; where righteousness will dwell.

*But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 2Pe 3:10 NIV+

*looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. 2Pe 3:12-13 NASB+

 

Our Father will make new heavens, around a new earth for Christ’s Kingdom to live on. He will also make a new Temple at Jerusalem, for the water flowing through the Temple of Eze 47:1-12 can only be made by our Heavenly Father.

*"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. Isa 65:17 NASB+

*It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, Isa 2:2 ESV+

 

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