Armageddon – Revelation 16

  What was the final end of the colossal image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream? (Destroyed by the stone cut out of the mountain without hands). That stone represents what or whom? (The coming of the Lord). Would you say that ending was peaceful or violent? What is the last earthly battle usually called? (The Battle of Armageddon). From where do we get that name? (Revelation 16:12-16). Is it a single battle? (The word “polemos” refers to a war, while “mache” signifies a single battle). What will be the site of that campaign? (The valley of Jezreel or Megiddo in northern Israel). What are the approximate dimensions of that site? (15 miles wide and 20 miles long – from CdA to the Spokane Airport). Will this battle be confined to that site? (Revelation 14:13-20 indicates that the devastation of this battle will be about 160-170 miles – covering much of Israel.) How are the human armies brought to Armageddon? (Unclean spirits – Revelation 16:13-16). Will there be other elements provoking this battle? What sort of things do you suppose they will be? (Greed, hatred, etc.) Who will be the Beast of Revelation 13? (Commonly called “Antichrist.”) Who are his primary allies? (Satan and the False Prophet). Over how much of the world will he have “power”? (All, Revelation 13:7). Will his rule be peaceful? What will be going on during his reign? (The seals, vials and trumpets). Will these tend to strengthen or destabilize his government? (It appears that he will loose control in part prompting Armageddon.) What armies will be involved in the Battle of Armageddon? (South, North, East and...

Isreal in the Millennium – Part I – Revelation 20:4

  What is the Millennium? (The thousand year, literal reign of Christ upon the earth.) Is the word “Millennium” a Biblical word? (It is the word translated “thousand” in the Latin Bible.) What is the Greek word for “Millennium” (“Chilioi – khil’-ee-oy .) What are a couple of the terms used to describe people who believe in a literal Millennium? (Millennialists and Chileists). Has the Millennium begun yet? (No.) Is the Millennium a large or small Biblical subject? (Huge.) What group of people do the prophecies of the Millennium primarily concern? (Israel.) Does the Millennium concern only this people? (No.) Generally speaking, what will today’s saints be doing during the Millennium? (Living and reigning with Christ – Rev. 20:4). What relationship do the Old Testament covenants have to do with the Millennium? (Those covenants are the basis of all Eschatology including the Millennium.) What is a covenant? (An act of God whereby He established an agreement with a special segment of mankind.) What are the two varieties of covenants? (Conditional and Unconditional). Name the most important CONDITIONAL covenant in the Old Testament. (Mosaic). What were the basic terms of that covenant? (The obedience of Israel would bring about God’s blessings; disobedience would bring about God’s judgment). Has God been keeping His part of that covenant? (Yes.) Has Israel been keeping their part of that covenant? (No.) What are the four most important UNCONDITIONAL covenants? (Abrahamic, Palestinian, Davidic, and New). Besides being unconditional, what are some other aspects of the basic nature of each of those covenants? (Literal, eternal, unconditional, and with a specific people). To whom did God first...

Isreal in the Millennium – Part II – Deuteronomy 30:1-10

  What is the Millennium? (The thousand year, literal reign of Christ upon the earth.) Has the Millennium begun yet? (No.) Is the Millennium a large or small Biblical subject? (Huge.) What group of people do the prophecies of the Millennium primarily concern? (Israel.) Does the Millennium concern only this people? (No.) Generally speaking, what will today’s saints be doing during the Millennium? (Living and reigning with Christ – Rev. 20:4). What relationship do the Old Testament covenants have to do with the Millennium? (Those covenants are the basis of all Eschatology including the Millennium.) What is a covenant? (An act of God whereby He established an agreement with a special segment of mankind.) What are the four most important UNCONDITIONAL covenants? (Abrahamic, Palestinian, Davidic, and New). Are these four independent covenants? (The last three might be considered subsections to the first). Besides being unconditional, what are some other aspects of the basic nature of each of those covenants? (Literal, eternal, unconditional, and with a specific people). To whom did God first give the Abrahamic covenant, and where can we read it? (Gen. 12, 13, 15, 17, & 22). What did God covenant to do in Gen. 17:7-8? (To give to Israel Palestine or the land of Canaan for ever). If this aspect of the covenant was repeated elsewhere with conditions, would it void the covenant with Abraham? (No.) What are the features of the covenant recorded in Deuteronomy 30:1-10? (Israel’s repentance, v.1-2; Restoration to the land, v. 3-5; National salvation, v.6; Cursing upon Israel’s enemies, v.7; God’s blessings, v.8-10). Even though, in this case, there are conditional statements...

Isreal in the Millennium – Part III – II Samuel 7:12-16

  What is the Millennium? (The thousand year, literal reign of Christ upon the earth.) Has the Millennium begun yet? (No.) What group of people do the prophecies of the Millennium primarily concern? (Israel.) Does the Millennium concern only this people? (No.) Generally speaking, what will today’s saints be doing during the Millennium? (Living and reigning with Christ – Rev. 20:4). What relationship do the Old Testament covenants have to do with the Millennium? (Those covenants are the basis of all Eschatology, including the Millennium.) What is a covenant? (An act of God whereby He established an agreement with a special segment of mankind.) What are the four most important UNCONDITIONAL covenants? (Abrahamic, Palestinian, Davidic, and New). Are these four independent covenants? (The last three might be considered subsections to the first). Besides being unconditional, what are some other aspects of the basic nature of each of those covenants? (Literal, eternal, unconditional, and with a specific people – they are not to be applied willy-nilly). To whom did God first give the Abrahamic covenant, and where can we read it? (Gen. 12, 13, 15, 17, & 22). What did God covenant to do in Gen. 22:15-18? (To bless and multiply his seed, and through his Seed bless all the nations of the earth). To what two things does the word “seed” refer? (To Abraham’s children and to the Messiah). What is the general “double reference” aspect of the Davidic Covenant in II Samuel 7:12-16? (Part of the promise obviously relates to Solomon, and some of the eternal aspects relate to Christ). Did Christ ever commit iniquity or require God’s...

The Millennium – General Characteristics – Isaiah 11

  What is the Millennium? (The thousand year, literal reign of Christ upon the earth.) Has the Millennium begun yet? (No.) At what point in time will the Millennium begin? (At the conclusion of the Tribulation). What will happen to God’s Covenants to Israel? (They will be literally fulfilled). What are the two chief aspects of the Abrahamic Covenant? (God’s blessings and the promise of the Seed). What is the chief aspect of the Palenstinian Covenant? (Israel’s restoration to the land). What is the chief aspect of the Davidic Covenant? (The King, the Son of David). What is the chief aspect of the New Covenant? (Salvation). What does Isaiah 11 suggest will happen to “the curse?” (Removed). Will science or the politics of men be able to accomplish this? Will Satan be destroyed prior to the Millennium? (No). What will happen to Satan (Rev. 20:1-3)? (Bound and incarcerated). What are some of Satan’s current titles? (Satan – adversary, god of this world, Devil – slanderer). Will these be appropriate titles for him during the Millennium? With what event does the Millennium begin? (The return of Christ). If we called the Millennium the “Theocratic Kingdom” what would we mean? (Kingdom of God). Why is the Millennium the Theocratic Kingdom? (Christ will sit upon David’s thorn and rule the world). There are between 3 and 4 dozen Millennial titles of Christ; what do these few suggest? The Rod of Jesse (Isa. 11:1)? The Branch (Isa. 11:1)? The Lord of Hosts (Isaiah 24:21-23; 44:6)? The Lord our Righteousness (Jere. 23:5-6; 33:15-16)? The mighty God, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7)? The Stone...

The Millennium – Government – Isaiah 16:5

  What is the Millennium? (The thousand year, literal reign of Christ upon the earth.) Has the Millennium begun yet? (No.) At what point in time will the Millennium begin? (At the conclusion of the Tribulation). What will happen to God’s Covenants to Israel? (They will be literally fulfilled). What are the two chief aspects of the Abrahamic Covenant? (God’s blessings and the promise of the Seed). What is the chief aspect of the Palenstinian Covenant? (Israel’s restoration to the land). What is the chief aspect of the Davidic Covenant? (The King, the Son of David). What is the chief aspect of the New Covenant? (Salvation). What kind of government will there be during the Millennium (Democracy, republic, etc.)? (Theocracy). Whose throne will be re-established for the Millennium (Jere. 33:15-21; Ezek. 34:22-24; 37:21-28; Hosea 3:1-5)? (David’s). Will the subjects of the Millennial Kingdom have the first son of Jesse as their king? (Not literally). What theological word is used to describe David’s relationship to the Millennial King? (Type). But is this David’s only relationship to the Millennial King? The subjects under that government will have Whom governing over them (Isa. 2:1-5; 9:6-7; 11:1-5; 16:1-5; 24:16-23; 51:1-5; Daniel 2:37-45; Micah 4:1-8; 5:2-4; Zech. 14:16-21)? (The Lord). Will the Millennial government have no other level but that of the King (Rev. 19:11-16; Isa. 32:1)? (No.). Will this Millennial government be universal or partial (Dan. 7:13-14, 27; 2:31-35; Zech. 9:9-10)? Will the Millennial government be lax or lenient (Isa. 11:3-5; 30:29-32; Rev. 19:11-15)? It is often said that with the Roman destruction of the Temple, it has become impossible for Israel to...

The Millennium – Worship – Isaiah 66:23

  What is the Millennium? (The thousand year, literal reign of Christ upon the earth.) Has the Millennium begun yet? (No.) At what point in time will the Millennium begin? (At the conclusion of the Tribulation). What kind of government will there be during the Millennium? (Theocracy). Will there be a division between the government of the Millennium and worship? (None). Why? (The King will be the Lord Jesus). If Isaiah 12:1-6 describes the primary characteristic of life during the Millennium, what word would you use to summarize it? (Worship). Ezekiel 40-46 describes a beautiful Temple : Is it the Temple of Jerusalem used by the Jews prior to the Babylonian captivity (Solomon’s)? Is it the Temple that the captives returning from captivity built? Is it the Temple that the returning captives were supposed to build? Is it an allegory of the true worship of the Lord by saints today? What is the Temple that Ezekiel describes? (The Millennial Temple). Who will be the chief contractor of the Millennial Temple (Zech. 6:9-15)? (The Lord, Himself). Where will the Millennial Temple be located (Isaiah 2:1-4; Micah 4:1-4)? (Jerusalem). Will the topography of the area be the same as it is today? (Apparently not; the mountain may be higher, and there will be a river flowing out of it). What method of Bible Interpretation should be used when studying Ezekiel 40-46? (Literal). In Ezekiel’s description of the Temple will there be an altar (Ezek. 43:13-18)? In Ezekiel’s description a new piece of furniture is mentioned; what is that (Ezek. 43:7-12)? (Throne). What important piece of Mosaic furniture is missing from Ezekiel’s...

The Millennium – Six Views – Romans 8:21

  Which of the following statements are “true” and which are “false?” From God the Father’s point of view, the Millennium . . . Will be the point when His covenant with Abraham will be completely fulfilled (Gen. 13:14-17; 22:15-18) Will be the time when His Son will be properly honored (John 5:20-23). Will be the time when the prayer of Matthew 6:10 will be thoroughly answered. Will be the time when Satan will no longer a contentious problem (Revelation 20:1-3). Will be the time when His declaration that salvation is by grace alone will be eternally verified (Rev. 20:7-10). Will be the time when He retires from Godhood? [False] From Christ’s point of view, the Millennium . . . Will be the point at which He will receive the throne of His father David (Luke 1:30-33). Will be the point at which He will begin his temporary (one thousand year) reign (II Sam. 7:12-16). [False] Will be the time when His righteousness shall be known over all the earth (Zech. 8:1-8). Will be when His will shall be universally followed (Micah 4:1-7; Isaiah 2:1-5). Will be the period when He will no longer need to redeem people from their sins? [False] Will be the point at which He will make His saints His princes (Rev. 20:6; II Tim. 2:12). From the Saint’s point of view, the Millennium . . . Will be the time of their “regeneration” (Matt. 19:28). Will be when the saints shall be revealed (Romans 8:19-22). Will be a period of inactivity. [False] Will be the day of their “rest”(Hebrews 4:1-11). Will be the time...

The Close of the Millennium – Revelation 20:1-2

  What three major events take place at the close of the Millennium prior to the Eternal Kingdom? (The release of Satan and his war against the Lord, the renovation of the earth, and the Great White Throne Judgment). In regard to the first event (Revelation 20:1-10) . . . Has Satan already been bound and locked away? (Amillennialists say that He took place during Jesus’ ministry and that he was released at Jesus’ ascension into Heaven.) When will Satan be bound? (At the close of the Tribulation and prior to the Millennium.) How long will Satan be bound? (A thousand years). Will Satan be deceiving the nations or the lost during his incarceration? (No.) Where and what is that bottomless pit? (Next to nothing has been revealed about this.) When will Satan be loosed from his prison and how long will he be free? (At the close of the Millennium and only for a little season?) Will Satan’s “jail time” bring about his reformation? (No.) Will the sinner’s time in Hell or the Lake of Fire bring about reformation in him? (No.) After Satan’s release whom will he be able to deceive? (The unregenerated). How will Satan be able to do this if the Lord is ruling with a rod of iron? (Divine permission). Will God’s sovereign governmental (the Millennium) rule change the hearts of sinners? (No.) Will the revolt against the Lord be just a minor rebellion? (No.) Why will the Lord permit this final rebellion? ( Apparently to prove that sinners are incorrigible.) What will likely be the “camp of the saints”? (Jerusalem). What will happen...

The Great White Throne Judgment – Revelation 20:11-15

  Why is Revelation 20:11-15 generally called the Great White Throne Judgment? Is this the same judgment that is described in II Corinthians 5:10-11? Why is this sometimes called the Bema Judgment? (Bema is the Greek word for “judgment seat.”) What will be the matters judged at the Bema ( I Corinthians 3:11-15)? (Christian works). Will sin be judged at the Bema? (No, sin has been judged in Christ at Calvary.) Who will be the Judge at the Bema? (Christ, the Father judgeth no man, bu hath committed all judgment unto the Son). When will the Bema take place?.(Prior to the Millennium and after the Tribulation). Will the Bema take place at a different location than the Great White Throne? (???) Will the Bema not involve a white throne? (It probably will). When will the Great White Throne Judgment take place? (After the Millennium). Why isn’t this judgment called the Megas Lukos Thronos? (Too complicated). Is there any symbolical significance in the size and color of this throne? Who will be sitting on the Great White Throne? (Christ). According to Acts 17:31, what will be the general tone or nature of this judgment? (Righteousness). What will happen to the heaven and the earth at this time? (“Fled away” – burned up). Who are they who will stand before this throne?. (The dead). Will there be any wicked or unregenerated who are NOT dead prior to this resurrection? (Apparently not). Will there be any righteous who will be dead and resurrected at that time? (No.) So will this be a judgment between the righteous and the wicked? (No.) Will any...

The New Jerusalem – Revelation 21:1 — 21:7

  After the Great White Throne Judgment and the dissolution of the heavens and the earth, what will probably be the next event in preparation for eternity (Rev. 21:1)? (New heavens and a new earth). How would you guess that the Lord will accomplish this? (An act of creation rather than reformation ??? ) Why? (The elements will have melted with fervent heat.) Are the New Heavens and Earth a New Testament revelation given to Peter and John? (No. Isa. 65.17; 66:22). Why is a new earth necessary? (To fulfill the covenant with Abraham and Israel). Should Israel’s eternity be described as “going to Heaven?” (No.) Why, or why not? (The covenant with Israel was primarily of a land and a King.) Should New Testament saints’ primary expectation be described as “going to Heaven” (John 14:3)? (No. Our eternity is not primarily a place but a Person: John 14:3; Col. 3:4; I Thess. 4:16-17.) How will the Lord bring people from the old into the new heaven and earth? (Translation???) Going back to the Millennium, will there be sin during the Millennium? (Yes, but it will be swiftly judged). Will there be sin in the New Earth (II Peter 3:13)? (No.) Will there be any unsaved Jews or Gentiles (unregenerated people) brought into the Eternal State? (No.) Will there be any residual effects from the curse in the New Earth? (No.) Will there be disease, death, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados or Black Widows in the New Earth? (No.) Will the New Earth be divided into continents by which its resident races will be kept separated? (No. Revelation 21:1). Will the...