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Chapter 60

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John 15:26
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13-14
[13] Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. [14] He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

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Chapter 60

"Zion: Reconciliation, Restoration, and Enlargement."

Isaiah 60:1 "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

God is telling you to "wake up"; and this is the complete opposite cry to His command for Babylon, to "come down and sit in the dust", that we read of in Isaiah 47:1. This is addressed to a time in the future to us living in the final generation and is addressed to God's elect, those that are sealed with the truth of God's Word in their mind. God is instructing us to wake up and see the things and events that are going around you right now.

Isaiah 60:2 "For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee."

"The darkness" that shall cover the earth are the Gentile nations, but the light that shall shine upon us is the Lord Jesus Christ. His glory will shine upon us. That glory will shine upon anyone that loves Him, and have turned to Him in repentance.

Isaiah 60:3 "And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising."

The light that shall come, is the knowledge and understanding that people will have on that first day of the Millennium age, when Jesus Christ comes to set up His Millennium kingdom. In chapter 59, we read of the First Advent, and now in Isaiah sixty we are reading of the Second Advent of Jesus Christ. When Jesus comes again at the seventh trumpet He will bring about the restoration, and His light will drive out all evil and fear. On that first day of the Millennium age, all souls on the face of the earth will bow a knee in respect and worship to Him.

Isaiah 60:4 "Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at they side."

God is telling you to open your eyes and look with understanding. On that first day of the Millennium age, there will be a caring for one another. Fathers for sons, and mothers for daughters, a caring for family and friend from near and far will be on the hearts and minds of all. God's people all have one mark upon each of them, they have compassion for one another. There is no way that you can love the Lord, and not have compassion for others. In the time of our Lord Jesus Christ kingdom here on earth, that love will shine towards one another. Satan will be locked away in the pit, and his locust army of fallen angels will be gone, as well as all evil that tempted mankind in the flesh. A person without compassion is a misfit in the plan of God.

This is advice for us also today, for if a person has no compassion for others, you know that they do not have our Heavenly Father and His ways locked away in their minds. God's people and those that He touches always have compassion on others.

Isaiah 60:5 "Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee."

Remember that this is talking about the first day of the Millennium age when Christ has returned. Then on that day all people or souls are in their new spiritual bodies and will understand and praise our Lord Jesus Christ together. In their minds they all shall revere and respect the ways of our Lord, and be "enlarged" [filled] with joy and praise in their hearts. At that time the abundance or many souls of all peoples [sea] shall see Christ and turn to Him with love, and desire to serve Him. This teaches of the Messiah and the brightness that He has which will draw all nations of the Gentiles to Him.

We will see that the brightness of the entire earth will light up and shine brighter in the Millennium age, and even the countenance of the people will light up also. Have you ever been in a room when a certain person walked in, and just having that person present made the entire room come alive? That is the way it shall be in the Millennium age, when any of those that serve God come into the presence of the others. It is the reflection that Christ has in your life that shines through you, to lighten those around you.

Isaiah 60:6 "The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praise of the Lord."

The "camels" are animals of commerce, while the "dromedaries" are young camels and indicates youth. "Sheba" is in reference to "seven, and the taking of an oath". The sacrifice that our Heavenly Father desires from His children is their love. Many times treasures are given in love, and when this is done, it is not the treasure that gives the value to the gift, but the love that was in the heart of the one giving the gift. Love is the most powerful and beautiful force in the world. So what this is saying is that the commerce is man's miserable attempt to express his love at that time.

The reason that God created your soul, even before he created the first earth in the first place, was for your love and affection that He desires from you. Revelation 4:11 points to this; "thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."

Isaiah 60:7 "All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory."

"Kedar" are the dark skinned peoples, while "Nebaioth" are the lands and peoples of Ishmael. These souls of Nebaioth are the Arab peoples of today and the offspring of the Ishmaelites, and they shall also come to give service to our Lord Jesus Christ in the Millennium kingdom. God is telling you that in His kingdom there will be peoples of all the Gentiles nations, and that He loves every soul that He has created. He desires that all souls will turn to Him in acceptance in the Millennium age, after the things of the flesh and all evil of this earth age has been taken away, as they will on the first day of the Millennium age. In the Millennium all people will seek Christ and love Him.

Isaiah 60:8 "Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

This is referring to the huge sailing vessels that have their massive sails flopping in the breeze. The doves are symbolic of peace itself. So this is talking of the time when there shall be complete peace covering the entire earth.

Isaiah 60:9 "Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He hath glorified thee."

In the original text, this flow is to Jerusalem, the place of Jesus Christ's temple. Those of the "ships of Tarshish" are the Kenites, and those from "a far" are from beyond Babylon. They are from the Gentile nation; the Kedar, of Esau, of Ishmael, and so that shall come to Jerusalem to glorify Jesus Christ.

We are starting to see some of this starting today, in what we call the "Parable of the Fig Tree". That time when Judah, and the Kenite alike are returning to Jerusalem, however this prophecy will be completely fulfilled after Jesus Christ's return to set up His kingdom. We are living in the last generation before this Second Advent comes to pass.

Isaiah 60:10 "And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee."

God is speaking to the city of Jerusalem here, and telling us that the kings of the world shall be of service to Jerusalem. Though Jerusalem has been smitten several times, God has found favor in that city, for it was in Jerusalem that God saw fit to offer His mercy to all of us. That mercy is what we call "grace", God's unmerited favor that comes to us through the blood of Jesus Christ. It came to us through Jesus Christ's death on the cross outside Jerusalem on Calvary's hill. God loves all of His children so much that He did not even hold back their smiting of His Own Son, so that you and I could be drawn back to Him through repentance.

Isaiah 60:11 "Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought."

In God's eternal plan, He has a purpose and mission for each of the races of all Gentile nations. All souls of God's creation are created as God would have us, and He desires the love of each soul to enter into His kingdom. Though many will come to Christ in this earth age, many more are going to be saved out of the Millennium age by and through their works. This is because there will be no need for faith for all souls will be in their incorruptible bodies and will have the knowledge and understanding of God's Word in their minds, and it will be a time for the teaching of discipline for the understanding they already have. Remember Jesus Christ will be here on earth, and all souls will be aware of that. Then after the thousand years are over, and the time of Satan's testing in finished, comes the great white throne judgment.

Revelation 20:11 "And I saw a great white throne, and Him That sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them."

This is the final judgment before the entering into eternity where there will be no end. The one doing the judging will be our Heavenly Father, and there is no escape for anyone from facing our Father at this time.

Revelation 20:12 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written the books, according to their works."

The "dead" are those that are spiritually dead when they entered into the Millennium age at our Lord Jesus Christ's return at the last trump. Those that were sealed with the seal of God in their foreheads or minds and were not deceived by Satan or his religious system are not included in the "dead", for they received their rewards and inheritance on the first day of the Millennium age, at our Lord'd return. Their names only were written in the "Lambs book of life", because their evil repented deeds were blotted out, and their righteous act were given over to Christ.

The other books that were opened that listed all the works of the spiritually "dead' souls, recorded all the works that were done in the Millennium age only, for what was done in the flesh in the flesh age is not what is recorded in these books. Those acts were done in ignorance, however what was done in the Millennium age will all be done with full understanding of who they are, and with the full knowledge of God's Word written in their minds. At that point they will do what they do by choice, and when they chose Satan at the end of that age, there will be no excuse for them on judgment day. This is why all souls of the spiritually "dead" will be judged by their works only, when they stand before our heavenly Father and He recalls the intent of those works before their memory.

Isaiah 60:12 "For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted."

This is speaking again of this geographical location that God has chosen, in Jerusalem. Jesus Christ will have his temple in Jerusalem during that thousand year period. Those nations and peoples that turn from Christ when Satan is released for that brief period are going to perish.

That temple will not be a building made from bricks and mortar, it will be a spiritual temple.       See Live Link to->>>Ezeliel chapter 40

Revelation 20:7 "And when the thousand years are expiried, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,"

This is when the thousand years of the Millennium age are over after the second advent. Remember from Revelation 20:3 that at the sounding of the seventh trumpet when Jesus came to earth that Satan was put away for that thousand year period. "And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years should be fulfilled: then he must be loosed a little season."

Revelation 20:8 "And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea."

During the thousand year period all souls that in ignorance rejected Christ in this flesh age, will have the opportunity to know Christ and be able to understand exactly who He is. Then at the end of the thousand year Millennium age, Satan will be released again to test those again, to see whom they would chose; Jesus Christ or Satan. Gog and Magog at this time is not in reference to Russia, but all heathenistic nations and peoples that think they can come against Jerusalem to destroy the city and those in it.

Revelation 20:9 "And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city [Jerusalem]: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."

Even after the close of that age, when all barriers of understanding are removed from their eye, Some people will even then chose Satan over our Lord and Savior. They will gladly chose death over life as they come against Jesus and His temple in Jerusalem. Then it is God that shall bring an end to their souls, as well as the devil.

Revelation 20:10 "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and might for ever and ever."

It is the fire of God that shall destroy all of them, and they shall be no more. Not even the memory of them will exist, for it will be as if they have never existed even the minds of their loved ones that did chose our Lord Jesus Christ. This is why there will be complete peace of mind for all eternity, for there will be no one around to disturb it. We know from Ezekiel 28:18 that these people that have rejected our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as Satan will not be roasting in a fire for eternity, but that their souls shall be turned into ashes, and even the memory of them by their loved ones will be erased from the minds of the saved.

Ezekiel 28:18 "Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee."

Remember that the same thing that happens to Satan, will happen to the lost souls at the end of the Millennium age and judgment.

Ezekiel 28:19 "All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: though shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. "

Even the knowledge of Satan and those loved ones that refused to love Jesus and repent of their sins will be gone forever.

Isaiah 60:13 "The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious."

Though the earth shall be God's footstool, the place that Christ shall rest His feet is on Mount Zion. The trees spoken of here are the peoples that go to make up all parts of Christ's kingdom. "The box" as spoken of here is also related to the verse in Ezekiel 27:6 where many think it is talking of "a company of the Ashurites", however, in the Hebrew Massoretic text it is talking about a "teashur", which is nothin but a "cypress or old box cedar". Though Satan likes to call and refer to himself as an evergreen or fir tree, God refers to him as a short lived "box" tree. The offspring of Satan are the Kenites and even in the Millennium age many of Satan's children will come and worship our Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. The "cedars of Lebanon" are symbolic of God's children of Israel.

Isaiah 60:14 "The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel."

Those "sons of them that have afflicted thee" will come before you in their Millennium age and bow before you. To have a better understanding of this verse, lets first go to Revelation 3:9, 10.

Revelation 3:9 "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee."

This is Jesus speaking concerning the churches that are of the type of this church of Philadelphia in the last generation. It is because Christ is there and they will know His Word that the people of the Philadephia church know who those Kenites are. The Kenites are the ones that call themselves of Judah and are not, but lie and are really of the offpring of Satan, through Cain. God is telling us that in the Millennium age those Kenites are going to come and bow down to worship Christ at the feet of His elect. It is not that you are special, but it is because you are at the feet of the living God in mount Zion, and He is the one that is special.

Revelation 3:10 "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep the from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."

God's elect, those with the seal of God in their minds shall escape the hour of temptation and not be deceived because Satan will not be tempting to them. Satan will be an abomination to every one that has been sealed with the knowledge of God's Word in their mind. God's Word has allowed them to understand and see the deception that Satan and his army of fallen angels will bring upon the world, and it simply is not tempting to them.

Each of the elect escape temptation because they know the events that shall happen, they know the seals, and the trumpets, and they know that the true Christ does not come until the seventh and final trumpet. Then on that day, all souls shall be changed into their incorruptible bodies where there is no sickness or age. So while you are still in your flesh body, anyone claiming to be Christ is a liar. These same Kenites that are assisting in the lies in this earth age will come to worship Christ then in the Millennium because it is written that on the first day of the Millennium age, every knee shall bow to the living God.

I Corinthians 15:51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,"

A "mystery" is something that is unknown up to that period of time, for when the mystery has been explained then it becomes fact and knowledge. This mystery is about dying in these flesh bodies, and not sleeping. It is about death, and Paul is telling us that a time is coming when all souls living in these flesh bodies will never die again, because they will be changed from the flesh body form into another body. This doesn't just affect the saved, but all souls living in the flesh on the face of the earth. Even the un-saved will be changed into incorruptible, but still mortal bodies, for the Millennium. 

I Corinthians 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.

When this change comes it will be instant, faster then you can wink your eye. Paul also tells when the change will come, and that time will be at the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet. That means that all the other trumpets have sounded, including the fifth and sixth, in which Satan is kicked out of heaven, and when Satan comes to this earth. So if we are all changed from our flesh to our spiritual bodies at the last trumpet, and that is also when our Lord Jesus Christ come to earth, so then we shall not see His coming in our flesh bodies. So if someone comes claiming to be God, and we are still in our flesh bodies, and one of our loved ones is still in the nursing home, and another lay sick in bed, then a abomination has taken place. That is what shall happen when Satan comes to earth to deceive the people and they believe that he is God while they are still in their flesh bodies. This is the warning that Jesus gave us in Matthew 24:15 when He warned us of the "abomination of desolation" that would take place before His coming.

Though all souls shall know the truth on the first day of the Millennium age, even the Kenites, there will still be many that shall perish on judgment day. So what we are seeing here in this is restoration, is the fulfillment of the book of Revelation. The actual deeds that are broken down nation by nation to give us a better understanding of how it shall be in that Millennium Age of Jesus Christ's kingdom here on earth.

Isaiah 60:15 "Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations."

The city of Jerusalem is the barometer for the understanding of the times that we are living in, regardless of the Age. At Christ's return, the temple that Satan will worship in will be completely destroyed, and turned to dust. Christ's temple in the Millennium age shall be one seventh larger than the the temple of the great deception [tribulation]. (One seventh larger means this temple will not be a building made from bricks and mortar, it will be a spiritual temple.) This is apparent when you study the measurements of the Millennium age temple, and compare them with the temple of Solomon that shall be rebuilt for Satan at the end of this earth age.

These dimensions of the Millennium age temple are given in Ezekiel 40:5-49. As we see activity in Jerusalem at the location of the base and foundation of Solomon's temple, the idea today is the reconstruction on that old foundation. That also is a sign of the times we are in. That temple is not the temple that will serve in the Millennium age, but will be the temple that Satan will commit the "abomination of desolation" that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24:15, where Satan proclaims himself to be God, and the whole world will then believe him. All that is,except those with the seal of God in their forehead, and called the "elect".

Isaiah 60:16 "Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob."

On that first day of the Millennium age every soul will know in his or her mind that Jesus Christ is our kindsman Redeemer, for He bought and paid for their soul with His own blood. This verse is so translated that it just doesn't carry the thought of the Massorah text. It implies that the rulers will impart their physical vitality on the Lord. However, what they shall give to our Lord Jesus Christ is their love and compassion, and devotion to serve Him. Remember that in the Millennium age we are not in the flesh bodies and the physical things of the flesh are gone also. So what they are bringing to Christ is their spiritual devotion and commitment, and love that does have value then. When you give something to one that you love, you give what you think the person receiving it will find value in. Remember that all souls will have understanding of God's Word and love is what He wants from us. It is the only thing of value that the kings, and you and I have to give Him.

Isaiah 60:17 "For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness."

This verse relates back to when God will test your works by fire. Will He find those works burned away like hay and stubble, or will he find pure gold and silver in the value of them. This is telling you that God is going to give you an upgrade in your works for the love and commitment that you give to Him. When you give to God, and even try to do your works for Him and fail, God is going to see those works in far greater value than what they were. What you try to give as brass, God will consider it gold. What you try to give as iron will be considered silver and so on. This is saying that God will not short-change you on anything that you do for Him, but will even show an increase over what was actually given.

It is sort of like the child that goes out and picks flowering weeds to give to his mother in love. Those weeds have no value, but the love and intent of that child to please mother is what makes those wilted things like precious gold, and that is how she treats them in the eyes of the child. What you give to the Lord in love is looked at in such a manner and worth to our Heavenly Father, and are increased far greater then what it's value could be measured. Remember that brass is measured in pounds while gold is measured in grams; iron is measured in tons, and silver in ounces; can you see the upgrade that our Heavenly Father is measuring our love and commitment given to Him? When you are sincere in your trying to serve Him, even though it may have been a failure in your sight, God marks it down as perfect in His sight. He will upgrade you for those acts of love and service to Him. That is what God's love is about.

Isaiah 60:18 "Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise."

At this point of restoration, the Millennium age has already taken place and all those that are of evil intent, and those things that are evil will be removed from the earth. There will be nothing there to offend anyone. When the troublemakers are gone, there will be no need for walls or gates. It is kind of like when a family has a troublemaker in it; whenever that person is around, there is bickering and conflict. If trouble wasn't there before he came, when he arrives he brings it with him. Well that is what Jesus is going to do after the Millennium age and judgement, for all those troublemakers will be removed that would cause you to take your mind off Salvation and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. In the new incorruptible bodies that troublemaker will either have corrected his ways through his discipline and learning, or he will be gone. Remember that we are in our spiritual bodies and in the eternity here, God's elect and those saved have been given their immortality and their inheritance and there is nothing that shall bother them from now on through all eternity.

This is the time spoken of in Revelation 21:1 "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."

Revelation 21:2 "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a brideadorned for her husband."

This is the time that we are speaking of here in Isaiah 60:18. In that new Jerusalem there will be nothing that offends any one.

Isaiah 60:19 "The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory."

This verse continues in Revelation 21:3; "And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, "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."

The "Tabernacle of God" is Jesus Christ, and He shall come to earth at the first day of the Millennium age, so of course Jesus is here after Judgment. He has never left again after His first advent. When Jesus comes to set up His kingdom, the Spirit of God which is the Holy Spirit is here also, but following the judgment our Heavenly Father will be here on earth also, and all three offices of the God head will be dwelling amongst men in the new Jerusalem right here on earth.

Revelation 21:4 "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 all passed away."

When all those troublemakers, such as Satan, the false prophet, the fallen angels and all those souls that chose to follow them were consumed into ashes following judgment, even the remembrance of them will be eliminated from the minds of those living in the eternity. All evil will be gone, and this is why there will be no sorrow. It will be an eternal bliss as we are living with our Lord and Savior in person, and all the former things of both this age of the flesh and the Millennium age will be gone.

This is refering to the spiritual body and your spiritual eyes, and many times you have to close your flesh eyes before you can see and understand what is given in the spiritual realm. Many people have a difficult time separating or relating the differences between their two bodies. It is because our Heavenly Father is with us that the brightness is there. Though we have to dig out the answers to our questions out from His Word, then they will all be within our minds. We have the spiritual discernment to answer our questions.

Isaiah 60:20 "The sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended."

This is a figure of speech, and it is not in reference that there shall be no more sun or moon. It means that God's presence is so bright that there will be no need of a sun or moon. The Godhead will be here on earth with us.

Revelation 21:22 "And I saw no Temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the Temple of it."

Revelation 21:22 "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."

Isaiah 60:21 "Thy People also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the barnch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified."

This is possible because all the wicked and evil are destroyed and turned to ashes. They are gone forever. The elect of God accomplished this in the first earth age, while those of the free will, will accomplish it in this age of the flesh, when their salvation comes by faith and repentance in Jesus names. Many will however be saved out of the Millennium age by their works only, for God had allowed them to remain ignorant of His Word while in their flesh bodies for their own protection. However in the eternity all souls that love the Lord and have passed through the judgment will inherit their eternal rewards, and God will be glorified then. It will take some souls to come right to the brink of eternity before they wake up.

Isaiah 60:22 "A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time."

God our Father knows the time that he has set up for the drawing back to Himself those souls that are His. He has set the appointed time, and even the Son doesn't know those times. However God gives us the signs of those times so that we do not wander aimlessly into those times of deception, without having any defence. We learn those signs which are the events that come from the prophecies in His Word, when we study all of His Word.

In the next chapter we will study some of the gap theory, and that is why we were given this subject in this last verse of the chapter. God has the time set for the sounding of the trumpets, and they are sounding in the order that He has given us in His Word. Looking around us today we see many of those things that relate to the end time generation are as history to us today. There is not that much time left before the end is here, and that is why we must watch Jerusalem for the signs dealing with the end. It is from Jerusalem that Satan shall rule, and the events of the final days will be displayed. For the final three and one half days when the two witnesses lay dead in the streets of Jerusalem, the entire world will be in celebration. This will be one of the final signs that our Lord's visit is immediate.


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Here at the American Wisdom Series our goal is to make you think about and question the wisdom of the current:
doctrine of many of our Christian churches, (The Man on a White Horse)
political direction of our country, (The Man on a Red Horse)
economic direction our country has taken, (The Man on a Black Horse)
 and teaching of our schools and media, (The Man on a Pale Horse)

The Four Hidden Dynasties of the New World Order Revelation 6:1-8
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"
Did you know all four are being ridden by Satan?