THE KINGDOM OF GOD
John S. Torell
March 23, 2003
CHAPTER TWENTY Part 1
THE LOCKING UP OF THE DEVIL
This time it only takes on angel from God, to chain up the Devil and lock him up in the bottomless pit.
NOTE: The bottomless pit (Abyss) is not the same as hell. There are the following references to it in the Bible: Revelation 9:1-2; 9:11; 11:7; 17:8; and in chapter 20. In the book of Enoch, this place is referred to as "the prison house for the fallen angels." Compare this with Jude 6.
THE 1000 YEARS KINGDOM
The prophet Daniel was given a glimpse of this event, and it is recorded in Daniel 7:7-28. Jesus also spoke about this time - Matthew 19:27-30; Luke 22:29-30. The apostle Paul adds his insight - 1 Corinthians 6:1-3
In order to understand the following, we must now establish who the real Israel is:
Abraham was a Chaldean, who was selected to become a blessing to all nations. The twelve tribes of Israel were the core of the Church to be born, which is compassed of all humans who have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Born again Jews and Gentiles are the Church of JESUS CHRIST!
The prophet Isaiah tells us that the people of Israel (believers in Christ) shall be the prominent people on the earth at this time - Isaiah 49:10-26 and that they shall assume leadership around the world - Isaiah 61:1-11
Jerusalem shall at this time
be a praise in the earth - Isaiah
Who will live during this time? If we add up all the Scriptures which speak on this matter, there will be the following groups of people:
Understand this: This will be the last resurrection of the dead, who are going to be with God forever in heaven. There will be one more resurrection of the dead, but it shall be THE RESURRECTION OF THE DAMNED!
WHICH RESURRECTION IS GOING TO BE YOURS?
Do you have an ear to hear with?
To be continued...