Understanding the area of Gog and Magog

(FOT-Day 7)

Fred R. Coulter—October 16, 2022

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Greetings, brethren! Welcome to the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles! Time has been marching on, the world has been developing toward the end and different things are starting to fall in place. We will some updates on those things after the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day!

Today is a special day, because it has to do with all of those who have entered into eternal life through the Millennium. This has all been under the direction of God the Father, Jesus Christ and all of the sons and daughters of God in the first resurrection. This is the great harvest for a thousand years. That's quite a thing; amazing indeed!

What's going to happen? We know, as we have covered a lot of these things, that all during the Millennium people are going to be entering into the Kingdom of God!

We're going to look at some things showing what God is doing all during the Millennium. It all fits together! How is God going to work it so that the people will enter into the Kingdom of God?

One of the complications that comes up is that we're told in 1-Cor. 15 that in Adam we all die! It's given to man and woman once to die! How is that going to work during the Millennium? We will see something very interesting take place in 1-Thess. 4! Paul is writing about the return of Jesus Christ when He comes back to the earth, and the trumpet of resurrection is the seventh trump of the book of Revelation.

We're going to learn something here so that we can understand how the transformation from flesh to spirit occurs. We know what Jesus said about Himself, that He's able to appear as a spirit being or as a human being, and he called it flesh and bone (Luke 24). He didn't say flesh and blood, because true fleshly existence needs flesh and blood!

But when Jesus appears as a human being He coming from spirit to the appearance of being human! It looks just like flesh, and all flesh hangs on the bones, so it's flesh and bones.

  • What happens when Jesus returns?
  • How many are still alive in the flesh when Jesus returns?
  • What's going to happen to them since they did not die and put in the grave?

1-Thessalonians 4:13: "But I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep…"

If you die in the faith, God calls that you have fallen asleep or asleep awaiting the change! We also know that when we die, the spirit returns to God (Ecc. 12). We also know that in Heb. 12 that under the altar there are the spirits of just men/women made perfect!

So, when the spirit goes back to God, it's much like a chip in a computer. Everything you need is on that chip, but it can't come to life unless it's put into the machine to do it. Either a camera, computer or smart phone. So, likewise the spirits of just men/women made perfect are just like that! They have to be put into a spirit body in order to become spirit.

Verse 14: "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in exactly the same way also, those who have fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with Him."

Why? Because all of those who are in the grave are going to rise and meet Christ in the air! Those who are still alive, but converted and have the Spirit of God… (read on):

Verse 15: "For this we say to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall in no wise precede those who have fallen asleep." So, all the dead will be raised first!

I'm going through this so we will understand Isa. 65 considerably better.

Verse 16: "Because the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first."

Paul fully anticipated that Christ was going to return in his day. Later, we know, he understood that it wouldn't happen. Now let's think on this for a minute: 1-Thess. was the first epistle that Paul wrote, so read v 17 with this in mind:

Verse 17: "Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds for the meeting with the Lord in the air; and so shall we always be with the Lord."

So, we're caught up in the air and, as we know from Pentecost, there's this giant Sea of Glass up there. We don't know how many saints are going to be there, but that is going to be great, grand, glorious day! What happens? Being changed we also know that that can also mean metamorphosed! Changed instantly! What it is, the physical body dies and instantly we're completely spiritual!

With that in mind come back to Isa. 65, which tells us what's going to happen in every generation all during the Millennium.

When we come back to the earth to start the Millennium, as we have covered, the earth is going to be just in great heaps of destruction! It's going to have to be all straightened out, and then we begin the process of conversion for those who repented and are baptized. The whole process goes on for a thousand years!

Isaiah 65:17: "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth…."

Because the earth is so messed up, the re-creation of it—putting it back in order—is what's going to happen. This is also a projection and prophecy of the spiritual new heavens and new earth, which all the sons and daughters of God will live in New Jerusalem!

Those who were converted during the Millennium and afterward will live in areas on the earth. They're called in Rev. 21 the nations that are saved. When you read something like this, you can think that it has more than one meaning, which it does!

"…And the former things will not be remembered, nor come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create…" (vs 17-18).

The whole process of people coming into the Kingdom of God is creation! Plus re-creating everything that's on the earth:

  • re-establishing the climate
  • re-establishing the balance between rain, oceans and wind

To make the whole earth productive!

"…for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. I will rejoice in Jerusalem…" (vs 18-19).

Christ and the saints come back to the earth and their feet touch the Mt. of Olives and it splits in two. That's New Jerusalem, and then the great tabernacle. There's not going to be any temple during the Millennium. It will be a great Tabernacle of God!

Who all is going to be there we don't know, but we can come up there. People can come to a certain place, but not go on beyond into the area that's only for spirit beings. It's going to be an awe to see that great tabernacle. It will have the light like it was when they came out of Egypt. The light at night and the cloud by day! There will be the Throne of Jesus Christ! And all the patriarchs and the king who were good kings, all the prophets; that will be something!

"…and I will joy in My people; and the voice of weeping will no more be heard in her, nor the voice of crying" (v 19).

Now here is the one verse that is a tricky one. We've got to understand it as clearly as we can.

Verse 20: "There will not be an infant who lives but a few days, nor an old man that has not filled his days…"

This shows that there will be full life, no premature death and they will live to be 100-years-old. Always remember that all physical people, all through the Millennium and after the Millennium into the Last Great Day will still have free moral agency. Everyone must choose! God isn't going to take any shortcuts; He's not going to take away free moral agency, because He wants us to choose to love Him with all our heart, mind, soul and being. This is the basic thing that we're going to be teaching and helping people to practice.

"…for the child will die a hundred years old…" (v 20).

As we pointed out, they come to be 100-years-old and this death to be transformed from flesh to spirit and enter the Kingdom of God will instantaneous! It will be almost be like there was no death. But since the body is transformed from flesh to spirit then the flesh died instantly and was replaced instantly with a spirit body, spirit mind, etc. That takes care of those who are converted!

"…but the sinner who is a hundred years old shall be accursed" (v 20).

What does that mean? They will not receive eternal life! If they are accursed that means when they come to their hundredth year and they haven't repented, they will be buried. The burial will be that which shows that they have sinned the unpardonable sin.

Let's review again the things that we know what God does for those who sin. This will be all through the Millennium. Those who are righteous and come to 100-years-old will be changed from flesh to spirit. This means that they have come to see themselves, repent of their sins, believe in Jesus Christ's sacrifice, because His sacrifice is going to cover everyone's sins from the beginning of the creation of the world until the end for all of those who repent.

But those who don't repent will not receive that forgiveness! They will not be changed to spirit beings. What's going to happen to them? We know that the example in the Bible is that in Gen. 3, when Adam and Eve sinned what happened to them! They were removed out of the Garden of Eden! We don't know about their repentance or lack thereof. The only one we know who was righteous there was Abel. Being removed from the Garden of Eden was exile away from God.

We also know that when Cain killed Abel, and he didn't repent… Oh he was sorrowful because he was going to lose his life or that when someone else would see him they would kill him. What happened to Cain? He was exiled further away from God into a land of wandering! We don't know where that was, because that was destroyed in the Flood, as well as the Garden of Eden.

After the Garden of Eden was destroy in the Flood, God was in heaven and would come to the earth and deal—beginning with Noah and then later Abraham—with the patriarchs on a one-to-one basis through personal appearance and through visions and dreams.

What happens to the sinner who dies at 100-years-old?

If they sin during the Millennium, we're going to point out to them that they have been sinning. They will be given a chance to repent, just like with us. God gives us a chance to repent when we sin.

  • What is the sacrifice that covers our sins? The sacrifice of Jesus Christ and His blood!
  • What's going to cover the sins of those who repent during the Millennium? The sacrifice of Jesus Christ and His shed blood!

We will be teaching, as it shows here:

Isaiah 30:18: "And therefore, will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you. And therefore, He will be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you, for the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him."

That's for us now, but also for those in the Millennium. They're going to have to live a 100-years.

Verse 19: "For, O people, who dwell in Zion at Jerusalem, you shall weep no more; He will be very gracious to you at the voice of your cry. When He hears it, He will answer you." That's going to be quite a thing!

The relationship between the people and God, and the children of God who are teaching them is going to be a marvelous thing, indeed!

Verse 20: "And though the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction…"

  • What does this tell us? That people will have difficulties, because even converted people have trouble with sin!
  • Isn't that true? Yes!
  • What about those during the Millennium who are converted?
  • Is life just going to be not one trial? I don't think so!

It says here that "…though the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet, your teachers shall not be removed into a corner anymore, but your eyes shall see your teachers" (v 20).

We will be there to help them get out of their troubles and help them repent! That's going to be a great thing, indeed!

"…but your eyes shall see your teachers" (v 20). They're going to see us!

Just think of the interaction of the people that gives under the charge of each one of us, and our relationship with them. It makes you wonder what the Sabbath is going to be like and how it's going to be done!

On the Holy Days will we hear direct from Jerusalem in live services coming right down to wherever we are. Today we have live services with a camera and Internet. Well, what's it going to be like when God is running things. We'll have to wait and see, but it's going to be fantastic, we can be guaranteed that.

Verse 21: "And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it,' when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left."

What does that mean? This shows free moral agency! Even though it's not quite as intense as it is today, it's still going to follow the pattern that we find in Deut. 30, because this is exactly what God did with Adam and Eve. He gave them free moral agency, told them what to do, and they were well educated before the serpent was released upon them.

Here's what it's going to be all during the Millennium, and all the saints will be there to make sure that it happens.

Deuteronomy 30:14: "But the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may do it."

That's a prophecy because unless you, by study and living, and then during the Millennium by study and living and us teaching them, notice what it says. This did not happen when the children of Israel came out of Egypt.

Verse 14: "But the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may do it."

The only application to them at that time was that it was written and spoken in the language that they used. Take this as a prophecy, and apply it to the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2). What happened on that day with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit? Everyone heard the Word of God, about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit! Each one in his own language that they may hear it and do it!

All did not do it, but that's an example of what we're talking about. So, you project that forward! Whatever language we're going to have during the Millennium and in the Kingdom of God as spirit beings we don't know. But God says that it's going to be a pure language! No more false gods!

So, when you read the Scriptures, think about the vast application that it has. Why is this so? Because Jesus said, 'the words that I speak to you are Spirit and Life!' Since everything is going to lead to conversion and eternal life, it's going to apply.

Verse 15: "Behold, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil… [we will set that before all people during the Millennium] … in that I command you…" (vs 15-16). This is what God wants! We can get a lesson out of this:

That applies to all of them from that time forward on down to the time of Jesus Christ. Now, when the Holy Spirit comes—and we receive the Holy Spirit—it now applies to us in the spirit of the Law! God is interested in our heart and mind, and in conversion. Of course, that's what it's going to be all during the Millennium.

Verse 16: "In that I command you this day to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments so that you may live and multiply…."

  • all during that time
  • all during the time when the Church was established
  • all during the time of the Millennium

See how you can take the Word of God and see where it fits in all of those categories.

"…And the LORD your God shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it" (v 16).

Follow this along with Isa. 30 that you will see your teachers and you will hear a word behind you.

Verse 17: "But if your heart turn away so that you will not hear…"—and that will happen!

We saw what happened when those who don't hear rebel. They're removed! Well, it will be that way during the Millennium. They will be first removed to a place where they can come to repentance. You might call that a 'repentance center' where they can be away from everybody else. They can be there:

  • for special instruction
  • for prayer and study
  • for repentance

If they repent then they're returned back to the community!

If they don't repent, they can't come back to the community, and that's all during the Millennium. Where are they going to go? We will see in a bit and tell you where it is! It's in the geographical area of Gog and Magog! So, if they stay there and never repent, and die at 100, they are buried there.

Verse 17: "But if your heart turn away so that you will not hear…"—a choice!

I want to play for you about a two-minute clip of someone who was urged by his family to give up sin and the drugs. This is quite a thing! No one could persuade him!

(can be seen on the video of this message; a support group with various speakers)

Mom: My dear Matthew, I'm here because I love you. You're my son and I'm so concerned and worried about you. Your damaging your body. Accidents that could have been deadly, and it's just a matter of time until someone is killed. These people can help you; will you please get help now and treatment.

Matthew: No!

Mom: Please Matthew!

Matthew: No!

Female voice #1: Please, Matthew! Please make this about today.

Matthew: 'No, I don't want… I'm not interested in the help you guys are offering.'

Male voice #1: Well, your life is going to change today, either way. So, let's tell him about how things are different if he doesn't go.

Father: I'll go to the courthouse this week and file for a retraining order that you have to be 600 yards away from the baby. Please get help for yourself!

Matthew: No!

Female voice #2: Matthew, if you say no to treatment, you will not return to the condo' I will change the locks. Please accept this today.

Matthew: 'No!'

Mom speaking: Matthew, you're not going to have a place to live.

Matthew speaking: I'm sorry, but no!

Male voice: Okay, Mom:

Mom speaking: There will be no more money, Matthew!

Father: So, is the answer no?

Matthew: Yeah!

Male voice #1: All right, I want you to go outside and turn his phone off while we finish this.

Mom: It isn't working!

Female voice #3: Let's turn off his phone here. It's not over, yet, honey.

Male voice #1: You're asking leave your best friend, which is Duster, forget it! Today is the day! So, if it the answer is no, take a hike!

Mom: Matthew, please say yes.

Matthew: No!

Mom: Please, please, Matthew

Matthew: I just don't want to do it!

Now that you have seen/heard that, isn't it something how strong free moral agency really is? That they can absolutely refuse repentance and salvation by choice!

Verse 17: "But if your heart turn away so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away and worship other gods and serve them."

There won't be other gods there during the Millennium. But there will be other sinners out there with them. What kind of society do they have in Gog and Magog? We don't know! We'll have to wait and see!

Whenever you reject God and refuse to repent… During the Millennium there won't be other gods, and in Gog and Magog there won't be other gods, but each person who refuses makes him or her self a god by saying to themselves, 'I won't do it.' Meaning, 'I'm better than what God has to offer!'

In effect, what happens? Those who do that become their own god and make their own rules! They're 'glad to be away from all of those self-righteous people in the Kingdom of God' and live out there in Gog and Magog so they can have freedom and choice and do whatever they want. They're just like the world today!

Verse 18: "I denounce to you this day that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days on the land where you pass over Jordan to go to possess it"—or being sent off to Gog and Magog! Your days in Gog and Magog are numbered. When you're 100 you're going to be accursed, meaning no eternal life!

Notice what God wants, and this is true all during the Millennium. See how great that the Word of God is, and how it can be applied in so many different ways, and in so many different time settings, because it's eternal!

Verse 19: "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore, choose life, so that both you and your seed may live, that you may love the LORD your God, and may obey His voice, and may cleave to Him; for He is your life and the length of your days, so that you may dwell in the land, which the LORD swore to your fathers—to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob—to give it to them" (vs 19-20).

The Kingdom was promised to Abraham (Heb. 11). He was looking for the city Whose architecture and Builder is God! That's the Kingdom of God! So, you see how all of this transpires going clear back there. This is what it means in Isa. 30 how we're going to be with people there and help them, and what's going to happen when they do not repent!

Jer. 31—Here's a prophecy of God bringing Israel out of captivity and back to the new heaven and earth created on the earth during the Millennium so that they may live, have children, and that God's plan will continue. This will be for all nations, as well!

Jeremiah 30:24: "The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return until He has done it… [the end-time prophecies] …and until He has fulfilled the purposes of His heart…. [that's applies to the Millennium] …In the latter days you shall understand it."

Jeremiah 31:1: "'At that time'… [the latter days] …says the LORD, 'I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.'…. [wonderful] …Thus says the LORD, 'The people who were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I will go to give him rest'" (vs 1-2).

That's what it's called in Isa. 11, as we covered earlier. The rest of Christ is going to be spectacular!

Verse 3: "The LORD has appeared to me from afar, saying, 'Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love…'"

Now, here's an interesting thing we need to understand. God's love is everlasting, but as it is given and received, it is conditional!

  • What are the conditions?
  • What did Jesus say?

Likewise, this will also apply during the Millennium.

As we will see, during the Great White Throne Judgment that we're going to see tomorrow. Let's see how God's love, though it's everlasting, never stops because His love is always there. But for someone to come into the realm of God's love and to receive God's love, here is the requirement!

John 14:15: "If you love Me, keep the commandments—namely, My commandments." That will apply

  • during the Millennium
  • in the Great White Throne Judgment
  • to today

and it has applied in the past as we read in Deut. 30!

Brethren, we need to understand the marvelous thing about the Word of God. That it covers so much more than just what we think superficially by reading it.

This is going to happen during the Millennium: when the people repent and receive the Holy Spirit of God, we're going to help the brethren at that time—the ones coming in the time of salvation during the Kingdom of God—to understand it!

Verse 16: "And I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that it may be with you throughout the age."

  • What I the age that is coming? The Millennium!
  • Does the Holy Spirit remain with all those people who are converted throughout the age? Yes!

Those who live to be 100 will be changed instantly! The sinner will be rejected and sent off to Gog and Magog and die accursed!

Verse 17: "Even the Spirit of the Truth, which the world cannot receive because it perceives it not, nor knows it, but you know it because it dwells with you, and shall be within you." Same thing during the Millennium!

That's quite a wonderful thing to understand! We will be there to assist! But God's Spirit from God the Father is going to be given to each one who repents and is baptized, just like today!

Verse 19: "Yet, a little while and the world shall see Me no longer; but you shall see Me. Because I live, you shall live, also."

That happened to the disciples directly! But it's going to also happen to us, because we're resurrected and we're going to see Christ, which will happen during the Millennium. When they live to be 100 and are changed from flesh to spirit, they're going to see Christ in a different way than they did when He was in the flesh.

Verse 20: "In that day, you shall know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you."

That's the whole purpose of everything, past, present and future! Now notice how this all ties together:

Verse 21: "The one who has My commandments and is keeping them, that is the one who loves Me, and the one who loves Me shall be loved by My Father…"

  • See how that ties in with everything that we have covered?
  • In all areas of God's relationship with those who are His?

"…and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him" (v 21).

  • How does God manifest Himself to us today? Through His Spirit and His Word!
  • How will God manifest Himself to those during the Millennium? Through us and through being able to hear Christ!

I'm sure they will be able to see Him whenever He does appear so that people can see Him.

Because this was hard to understand, v 22: "Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, 'Lord, what has happened that You are about to manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?'"

God is not going to manifest Himself to the sinners during the Millennium who reject Him. They are going to exiled, removed!

Verse 23: Jesus answered and said to him, 'If anyone loves Me…'"

We have loving the Father and loving Christ; that will also be during the Millennium, and loving us and we loving Them. It's going to be a marvelous thing!

"…he will keep My Word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him" (v 23)—in Him!

As we covered in The Dwelling Place of God, the dwelling place of God today is in us! The dwelling place for God in the Millennium will be

  • where He is personally
  • where Christ is personally

and for all of us as sons and daughters of God

  • where we are personally with the people

Let's see again the warning against the sinners!

Verse 24: "The one who does not love Me does not keep My words…"

That's an interesting study; you might want to do that for a personal Bible study. Write down what the instructions of God Christ are. He words. Go through the four gospels and figure it out.

"…and the Word that you hear is not Mine, but the Father's, Who sent Me" (v 24).

  • whatever the Father taught Him to do, He did
  • whatever the Father said to speak, He spoke

Isn't that what He told them in John 12? The words that I speak to you are not mine, but the One Who sent me! That's Jesus Christ!

Verse 25: "I have spoken these things to you while I am yet present with you."

(break@50:57)

It's quite amazing of how much is about the Millennium and the Kingdom of God in the Old Testament. Then the New Testament tells us how we're going to get into the Kingdom of God and become spirit beings, and that is through conversion and the resurrection. That was not offered to the children of Israel in the Old Testament. But all of these prophecies are there. This is quite interesting:

Isaiah 33:20: "Look upon Zion, the city of our Holy gatherings; your eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet home…"

Who is going to be there? Jesus Christ, the patriarchs, the apostles!

"…a tabernacle that shall not be taken down… [no temple] …not one of its stakes shall ever be removed, nor shall any of its cords be broken. But there the glorious LORD will be to us a place of broad rivers and streams… [typical of the Holy Spirit and everything growing] …in which no galley with oars shall go, nor shall a mighty ship pass by it" (vs 20-21).

Why? Because this is spiritually speaking of God's Holy Spirit!

Verse 22: "For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us." All during the Millennium that will be happening!

Remember what it said in Isa. 2 and Micah 4 that the mountain of the House of the Lord shall be lifted up above all the mountains! That's means all of the other countries.

Isaiah 25:6: "And in this mountain the LORD of hosts shall make a feast of fat things for all the people, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of refined wines on the lees. And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering, which covers all people…" (vs 6-7)—the blindness!

It says in 2-Cor. 3 that when the Book of Moses is read, there is a blinder on the eyes of the children of Israel. Then we have another thing, too, the blinding of Satan the devil (2-Cor. 4).

He's going to "…destroy in this mountain… [everything in the Kingdom of God] …the face of the covering, which covers all people, and the veil that is woven over all nations. He will destroy death forever… [during the Millennium and the 100-year period] …and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces. And He shall take away from all the earth the rebuke of His people, for the LORD has spoken it" (vs 7-8).

Verse 9: "And one shall say in that day, 'Lo, this is our God. We have waited for Him, and He will save us….'"

What a great thing, all false gods removed, destroyed! All idols gone!

"'…This is the LORD; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.' For the hand of the LORD shall rest in this mountain, and Moab shall be trampled under Him, even as straw is trampled in the dung pit" (vs 9-10).

Lot's of times people in the Church today… Because we're so scattered and we hope that things will improve and there will be a lot of people converted. We don't know how that's going to happen, but God is going to be the One Who is going to have to call them.

Isaiah 32:15: "Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is thought to be a forest. Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. And the work of righteousness shall be peace…" (vs 15-17)—no more war!

We can add onto that the things that we have learned how much wealth there's going to be and there will be the Jubilee! There will be the seven-year land sabbath, which means there will be no more recessions! That is what will bring balance to the economy! Men have never understood that and cannot do it.

What they want to do with this New World Order they're trying to bring in is bring in something that they think is going to make the world a better place. Well, it's going to make it a worse place. Only God can make it better!

"…and the result of righteousness shall be quietness and confidence forever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable home, and in secure dwellings and quiet resting places" (vs 17-18).

We will also see that everything is going to grow abundantly! It's going to be quite a test! Let's see how it describes it in the book of Amos.

Imagine this today, here were are in the midst of all that we have, and we're being threatened—in this country that should be producing more food than any place else on the earth, which it normally does—with famine! All the people today following the new World Economic Forum system are collapsing!

Look at Sri Lanka; they were forced to stop a lot of things to get rid of the petroleum products. Well, the petroleum products used in a right way are good. But 'global warming' is a scam to get all of these things upon the people. Now, here we are! We're going to be facing shortages, maybe famine! You don't think that's possible? Well, look at Venezuela!

It isn't going to be that way during the Millennium! NO! There's going to be so much, and those who work the land, the thorns and thistles—the curse of Adam—will be removed. Think about what that's going to be like!

Think about food that has no weed killer residue in it! Nothing but goodness and nutrition! Here's what it's going to be like during the Millennium!

Amos 9:13: "'Behold, the days come,' says the LORD, 'that the plowman shall overtake the reaper…'"

As soon as it's reaped, they're going to be out there plowing and ready to go.

"…and the treader of grapes him who sows seed. And the mountains will drop sweet wine, and all the hills will flow with it. And I will bring back the exiles of My people Israel, and they shall build the cities…" (vs 13-14).

We saw how they're going to do it and rebuild them. We saw how that it's going to be so great that stones will be like silver! Copper and brass will be like gold. Think about the economic stability that will be there.

"'…which are desolate, and they shall live in them. And they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine. They shall also make gardens and eat their fruit. And I will plant them in their land… [every nation in their inheritance] …and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them,' says the LORD your God" (vs 14-15). That's quite a blessing for us!

Psa. 145 tells us what the Millennium is going to be like for a thousand years! I just happened to think: What's it going to be like when all of these dictators like Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Napoleon and all of these men who were lifted up through the history of the world saying that they are some 'great one' going to bring great things and it all ends in catastrophe!

What is it going to be like when they're raised and they see what God has done? That's going to be something!

Psalm 145:1: "I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You; and I will praise Your name forever and ever" (vs1-2).

What is going to be started in the Millennium will be multiplied in the Great White Throne Period—which we will cover tomorrow—and will be magnified in New Jerusalem and the New Heaven and the New Earth!

Verse 3: "Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another… [that will go on and on all during the Millennium] …and shall declare Your mighty acts" (vs 3-4).

His mighty acts of setting up the Millennium is going to be greater than all the destructions that He has to bring upon it in order to get rid of all the sin.

Verse 5: "I will speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty…"

What's it going to be like for the people we are serving; this is how God looks in His glory! They will be able to see it from time to time!

"…and of Your wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of Your awesome works; and I will declare Your greatness. They shall pour forth the memory of Your great goodness and shall sing of Your righteousness" (vs 5-7).

All during the Millennium they'll be people coming in as spirit beings. When you get to the last generation, how many will be there to give witnesses to tell that last generation what it was like all during the Millennium.

Verse 8: "The LORD is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works" (vs 8-9). Think about that! How wonderful that's going to be!

  • no fighting
  • no warring
  • no hassling
  • no killing
  • no crime

WOW! It's going to be something!

Verse 10: "All Your works shall praise You, O LORD; and Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your Kingdom and talk of Your power, to make known… ['they're all going to know Me from the greatest to the least'] …to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His Kingdom. Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom…" (vs 10-13).

Go on forever. Once the Last Great Day is over and the New Heaven and Earth are here, then God is unveil His plan for the vastness of the universe. What's that going to be like? That's going to be something!

Verse 14: "The LORD upholds all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down."

Now let's look at some unfinished business that must be taken care of at the end of the Millennium. This has to be done before the 100-year period. What we know is it's been designated as the second resurrection!

First of all, when the Millennium begins Satan is bound in the abyss.

Revelation 20:1: "Then I saw an angel descending from heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand. And he took hold of the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years" (vs 1-2).

All during the Millennium his influence won't be there. But all of the incorrigible wicked will have been removed to Gog and Magog. When they live to be 100-years-old and they're still sinners, they die and are buried in Gog and Magog and they'll be resurrected for the Lake of Fire!

Verse 3: "Then he cast him into the abyss, and locked him up, and sealed the abyss over him… [wherever Satan goes, the demons go, so they're bound and removed] …so that he would not deceive the nations any longer until the thousand years were fulfilled…"

So, here we are, seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles picturing the thousand years being fulfilled. Here's the unfinished business:

"…and after that it is ordained that he be loosed for a short time" (v 3).

Then it talks about the first resurrection and all of those who are in it. Blessed are those who are in the first resurrection.

Verse 5: "(But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were completed.)…."

The thousand years has to be completed and with this final act of God, to close the thousand year period. That is when Satan is removed. Let's see what God does!

Verse 7: "Now, when the thousand years have been completed, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison… [Satan and all the demons together] …and he shall go out to deceive the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog…" (vs 7-8). The geographical territory where all the incorrigible will be!

All the incorrigible who died will be buried there, but there will be those who will still be alive. So, Satan is going to go out and it say:

"…of whom the number is as the sand of the sea,…" (v 8).

We don't know how many people are going to really reject salvation in that last generation. But there are enough to say like the sand of the sea! That shows how powerful that free moral agency is.

"…to gather them together for war." (v 8).

What's the first thing that Satan always does? War! Deception and war! You can take that and watch anything concerning history and that's what you will find. So, he gathers them all together and you can almost imagine what Satan is going to say when he's released out of the prison and all the demons with him. He goes to the area of Gog and Magog where all the incorrigible sinners who are still alive are living. He comes there and shows himself in great power and says:

Look! You've been deceived!

Isn't that what Satan always says? Yes!

The God that's down in Jerusalem is not the true God, I'm the true 'God'! What we can do, since we know that they are not defended, and we know that they're all at peace. What we're going to do is gather ourselves together in armies, and I have all of my angels with me that are going to teach you how to war, how to fight, and we're going to have you develop into the greatest fighting machine that the world will ever see.

We will go down and take over Jerusalem and we will remove the One Who says He's the true God, and we'll take over the world and we will rule the world!

Same story that Satan always brings! So, let's see what happens:

Verse 9: "Then I saw them go up upon the breadth of the earth and encircle the camp of the saints, and the beloved city…" Here they cone all around! They're thinking:

We're really going to get it. Look, we're coming right up there; there's nothing that they're doing to try and stop us. We have free reign to go there. Just like I told you! See? We go there and we will defeat them and we'll rule the world!

Well, God has a special surprise for them! Let's read it:

"…and fire came down from God out of heaven and consumed them" (v 9).

The last war, right here! Doing what the first war was intended to do when Satan rebelled and took a third of the angels with him (Isa. 14); he said,

I will become like the Most High! I will go to the sides of the north and I will take over the Throne of God.

And a third of the angels believed him! Remember, he and the angels with him were created by God to serve human beings. But when they found out that the human beings who were converted and changed would be ruling over them, they rebelled!

Here's the last rebellion and the last war! Let's see what happened to them:

Verse 10: "And the Devil, who deceived them, was cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone… [here is the correct translation, because we're going to cover something here in just a minute]: …where the beast and the false prophet had been cast…"

Can flesh and blood live in a fiery environment? No! the beast and the false prophet—before Satan was captured and put away—were cast into the Lake of Fire and they were burned up!

We have another thing that is found in the Greek, which is not necessarily known by the translators, the plural is used for casting the devil into the fire. That's in the Greek. Why would the plural be used? The only reason that would be is because the plural applies to:

  • Satan the devil
  • all of the demons

You have to get rid of them! They're cast into the Lake of Fire!

"…and they, Satan and the demons, shall be tormented day and night into the ages of eternity" (v 10).

The torment is not in fire! Let's see what it is. We're going to look at a couple of Scriptures—and we're going to see and I'm going to give you a corrected translation in two places.

Matthew 8:28: "And when He had come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two who were possessed by demons coming out of the tombs, so violent that no one was able to pass by that way. And they cried out at once, saying, 'What do You have to do with us, Jesus, the Son of God?….'" (vs 28-29).

The demons knew this! How long did they know this? From the time they were cast down to the earth!

"…Have You come here to torment us before the time?" (v 29).

When you read that, it indicates that they will be living. Can you torment someone who has been destroyed? There's always this question:

  • Can God destroy Satan? He could! But that's not the right question!
  • What does God want to do with Satan?
  • For what purpose?

Mark 1:23—completely different from the ones in the tomb: "Now, in their synagogue there was a man with an unclean spirit; and it cried out, saying, 'Ah! What have we to do with You, Jesus, the Nazarene? Have You come to destroy us?…." (vs 23-24).

One says torment, indicating they will be living. This one says destroy! Does that really mean to eliminate so that they long have any existence. Well, further study into the Greek, I found out that it could be—and should be—translated this way:

"…Have You come to bring us to nothing?…" (v 24). the word destroy even in English, you've heard people say, 'Oh, you've destroyed my life!' No! You're still living! But everything that you have done has been ruined. Your still alive!

So, this in Mark 1:24 means to bring them to nothing, rather than to destroy! Just like in Ezek. 28 where it talks about the king of Tyre whose going to be destroyed while he was possessed by Satan the devil. The king was destroyed, but Satan continued on, because that which is spirit—and spirit beings—they live.

"…Have You come to bring us to nothing? I know Who You are—the Holy One of God!'" (v 24).

Here we have—in Luke 4—the same thing, just like the English word destroy can mean also to bring to nothing! You've heard people say that you've destroyed me; you destroyed my life; my career! No, they're still alive! Now, here's the same account by Luke:

Luke 4:33: "Now, a man who had an unclean spirit was in the synagogue; and he cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Ah! What have we… [referring to all the other demons] …to do with You, Jesus the Nazarean? Have You come to bring us to nothing?….'" (vs 33-34).

How are they going to be brought to nothing? We will see in a little bit!

"…I know Who You are, the Holy One of God" (v 34).

  • What's going to happen to the demons?
  • What's going to happen to Satan?

Let's see what the fate is going to be, and why God does it!

The book of Jude is quite a book. It's a small, on chapter book, but it tells us an awful lot! Let's understand what's going to happen to Satan and the demons. When Jude talks about evil men and demons, he weaves them back and forth, so we have to see that when we read these verses! Then we end up with the ultimate punishment for Satan and the demons, which will be forever!

Jude 5: "But I myself want to remind you, though you once understood this, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, the second time destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their own original domain…" (vs 5-6)—which was the Earth!

They went with Lucifer to ascend to God's place in heaven to dethrone God (Isa. 14; Ezek. 28; Rev. 12).

"…but deserted their habitation, He is holding in eternal bonds under darkness unto the judgment of the Great Day" (v 6).

So, the first punishment was that they were in darkness. That means in total evil! "…the judgment of the Great Day" is the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles.

Verse 7: "Just as Sodom and Gomorrah—and the cities surrounding them, in the same manner as them—having given themselves over to sexual debaucheries, and having gone after different flesh, are themselves exhibited as a perpetual example of undergoing the punishment of eternal fire."

It's the fire that's eternal, not eternal punishment by fire. When fire came upon Sodom and Gomorrah everything was burned up! All the people evaporated. Just like dropping the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki! The people right around where that came down were just vaporized!

Verse 8[transcriber's correction]: "In the same way also, these dreamers of filthy dreams are defiling the flesh…"

That is all of those who are men and preaching another Jesus, another god and the false doctrines of Satan the devil! They are "…defiling the flesh…"

"…and are declaring as invalid the Lordship of God…" (v 8).

That's what they do! Think about it! Look at the terrible abominations of the Roman Catholic Church down through time, and of all of the pagan religions down through time! Even the Protestant religion is now getting caught up in it.

"…and are blaspheming the Divine powers. But Michael the archangel, when he was personally taking issue with the devil, disputing about the body of Moses, did not presume to pronounce a reviling judgment against him, but said, 'The Lord Himself rebuke you!'" (vs 8-9).

Who is taking care of all of that back in Rev. 20? The LORD!

Verse 10: "As for these, whatever things they do not understand, they blaspheme…"

  • that's what they've done with the Bible
  • that's what they did with Christ
  • that's what they've done with the Prophets
  • that's what they've done with the Apostles
  • that's what they've done with the two preachers of the Word of God

"…but whatever things they understand by instinct, as irrational brute beasts, they are corrupting themselves in these things. Woe to them! For they have walked in the way of Cain… [goes all the way back there] …and for gain, they have wholly given themselves up to Balaam's delusion, and haveperished in the rebellion of Korah. These are subversive stains in your love Feasts…" (vs 10-12).

This shows they were keeping the Feasts of God. These are the tares (Matt. 13). These are the false teachers that would come in.

"…feasting in person together with you; fearlessly they are feeding themselves. They are clouds without water…" (v 12).

Here's the blending to show that these men were demon possessed, Satan possessed and they're going to suffer this punishment of Satan and the demons forever!

"…being driven by the winds; trees of late autumn, without any fruit, uprooted, twice dead" (v 12).

All the human beings who commit the unpardonable sin are going to die twice! They will be gone forever!

Verse 13: "Raging waves of the sea, casting up like foam their own ignominious shame… [now it shifts to the angels who sinned]: …wandering stars…"

The power behind all of the evil people of the world down through all time! "…wandering stars…" are Satan and the demons!

"…for whom has been reserved the blackest darkness forever!" (v 13)—the punishment of Satan and the demons!

2-Peter 2:9: "The Lord knows how to rescue the Godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unrighteous to the day of judgment to be punished."

That's people who will go the Lake of Fire! That's the demons who will go to outer darkness.

Verse 10: "But particularly those who walk after the flesh in corrupting lust, and hold in utter contempt the lordship of God. They are audacious and self-willed. They are not afraid to blaspheme the Divine powers whereas angels, who are greater in strength and power, do not bring a railing condemnation against them before the Lord. But these—as irrational brute beasts, born to be caught and destroyed—blaspheme those things of which they are ignorant, and shall be utterly destroyed in their own corruption" (vs 10-12).

Those are men who are possessed! They will be utterly destroyed! But spirit does not die. Spirit cannot be destroyed.

Verse 13: "They are bringing upon themselves the reward of unrighteousness, while finding pleasure in satisfying their lustful desires day-by-day. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their own deceptions, while feasting together with you."

Remember when that happened in our Church in our day?

Verse 14: "Having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, they are engaged in seducing unstable souls, having a heart trained in lustful cravings—cursed children."

Think about this for just a minute! I don't think we understand the gravity of what they have done with all the:

  • false doctrines
  • Sunday-worship
  • holiday-worship
  • abortions
  • setting up societies that are evil, corrupt and rotten

That's why they're going to die the second death!

But the demons that inspired them, and the demons that did it down through generation after generation through the whole history of mankind! We will see that they get their punishment like it was in Jude.

Verse 15: "Who have abandoned the straight way. They have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the reward of wickedness. But he received a rebuke for his own transgression; the dumb donkey, speaking in a man's voice, restrained the madness of the prophet. These false prophets…" (vs 15-17). They are everywhere!

We have to be careful, especially today, because Jesus said that:

There shall arise false christs and false prophets who shall show great signs and wonders if possible to deceive even the elect!

Verse 17: "These false prophets are fountains without water, clouds driven by a storm, for whom is reserved the blackest of darkness forever."

In order to be held in the blackest darkness forever means that Satan and the demons live forever in blackness and darkness cutoff from God!

  • What's going to happen I do not know!
  • Will there be a place in the universe that God is going to put them all together?

When they are all there, and we know that they are there, will this not give us understanding for all time down through eternity that rebellion never prospers? Yes, indeed!

This is the rest of the story of Satan that is fulfilled at the end of the Millennium when the thousand years are completed:

  • First they're cast into the Lake of Fire!
  • Then they are removed to the blackest darkness forever!

Then God is ready to bring in the Last Great Day, and the greatest harvest of all! So, come back tomorrow for the eighth day!

Scriptural References:

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
  • Isaiah 65:17-20
  • Isaiah 30:18-21
  • Deuteronomy 30:14-20
  • Jeremiah 30:24
  • Jeremiah 31:1-3
  • John 14:15-17, 19-25
  • Isaiah 33:20-22
  • Isaiah 25:6-10
  • Isaiah 32:15-18
  • Amos 9:13-15
  • Psalm 145:1-14
  • Revelation 20:1-3, 5, 7-10
  • Matthew 8:23-29
  • Mark 1:23-24
  • Luke 4:33-34
  • Jude 5-13
  • 2 Peter 2:9-17

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • 1 Corinthians 15
  • Luke 24
  • Ecclesiastes 12
  • Hebrews 12
  • Revelation 21
  • Genesis 3
  • Acts 2
  • Hebrews 11
  • Isaiah 11
  • John 12
  • Isaiah 2
  • Micah 4
  • 2 Corinthians 3; 4
  • Isaiah 14
  • Ezekiel 28
  • Revelation 12
  • Matthew 13

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Transcribed: 8/14/22

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