The LORD reigns for those who walks in the Way of Holiness

(Day 6—FOT)

Fred R. Coulter—October 15, 2022

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Greetings, brethren! Welcome to Day 6 of the Feast of Tabernacles! Here we are getting down toward the end of the Feast.

As we have seen through the first five days, that no civilization of men will ever last. That's because of Satan the devil and the sinfulness of men. It even applies to the thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ and the saints. We will find that out today and tomorrow.

Granted, it's going to be the best time in the world. Granted, it's going to be a time unlike any in the whole world from the time of Adam and Eve down to that time. On the 8th Day we will see something even greater, and what a climax that will be!

  • let's see what God is going to do to the world
  • let's see what we're going to do to help
  • let's see what's going to happen to people who come through the Tribulation and how things will be

Of course, this will be the best time that the world has ever seen up to that time!

Christ has to return, we have covered that. He comes to the earth with all the saints! We need to understand that we're all going to be teachers, administrators, some kings, some priests, and however God structures what it's going to be in the Kingdom of God, that's how it will be! We have an outline of it here:

Revelation 20:4: "And I saw thrones; and they that sat upon them, and judgment was given to them…"

We're going to judge the world, and it's all under Christ. He will be King ruling out of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is going to have that great huge tabernacle (Isa. 4). It's going to be a beautiful place to be. No temple!

If you still think that the temple of Ezek. 40-48 is the temple that will be in the Millennium, that's a misnomer. It won't be.

We have seen that out of Jerusalem will come the Law, and many nations shall come up and want to know about the Law of God. We'll be sent out to help them. That's what it means "…and judgment was given to them…"

"…and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus…" (v 4).

In the future right ahead of us, we're going to see some very difficult times, indeed!

"…and for the Word of God, and those who did not worship the beast or his image, and did not receive the mark in their foreheads or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years" (v 4).

That's going to be a marvelous time! This is what is called the great harvest of God!Then there will be another one that will be even greater, which is the Last Great Day.

Verse 5: "…This is the first resurrection."

Here's what we need to understand. Here's what makes it worth it all for all of us in this age:

Verse 6: "Blessed and Holy… [meaning we will be in the God Family; we will be spirit beings]: …is the one who has part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power…. [we will come back to that on the 8th day] …But they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years."

There we go; let's see what the world is going to be like. Let's see how people are going to live and how we're going to take care of sin. People will still sin! We have seen from Ezek. 36 that their vile human nature will be reduced considerably to just regular human nature. But God is still going to give them, as we will see, and see whether they will love God and serve Him.

This is quite a thing indeed, because the book of Daniel tells us, and think about this: All the prophecies of the Old Testament pointing to the establishment of the Kingdom of God go all the way back 2,500 years, 3,000 years, and all the way back to Abraham. There are even some things before Abraham.

We're going to see that's a marvelous thing! But here's the prophecy of it. Remember that King Nebuchadnezzar saw this great image, the head of gold and arms and breasts of silver. After silver come bronze then iron and iron and clay.

Nebuchadnezzar pulled a smart one on all of the religious leaders, and the ones who are supposed to be prognosticators to tell the future, he wouldn't tell the dream to them. They said:

  • How are we going to know what the dream is?
  • How can we tell you what the dream is and tell you what it means if you don't tell us what the dream is?

God gave it to Daniel and then Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They came in and told the king the meaning of it. Then Daniel gives the conclusion of it, because it was something! Remember, it's all various forms of Babylon right down to the end of human civilization before the return of Christ. What does the book of Revelation call the world? Babylon the Great! It fills the whole earth!

Daniel 2:43—Daniel says to the king: "And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mix themselves with the seed of men. But they shall not cling to one another, even as iron does not combine with clay."

That shows that at the end-time that it's going to be a temporary alliance that comes along.

Verse 44: "And in the days of these kings… [seven head and ten horns (Rev.17)] …the God of heaven shall set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed…. [the Kingdom of God will go on and on] …And the Kingdom shall not be left to other people… [Who is it going to be left to? The sons and daughters of God!] …but it… [the stone cut out without hand: Christ] …shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it… [the Kingdom of God] …shall stand forever."

Stop and think about how great it is that God is preparing all of this for us, and that we're going to live forever! That's why we have to draw close to God, especially in these last days.

Verse 45: "Because you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold…"

All of the best of man cannot be compared to what God is going to bring. He's going to have to get rid of it all! So, Daniel says:

"…the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. And the dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure" (v 45). There's no way it's going to change!

Sometimes, because we don't understand how things will fall in the flow in time of actual years, we wonder. I imagine that the Church, when it first started on the Day of Pentecost—and they began to understand certain things and reading the book of Daniel—that they were wondering when this will be.

Here we are 2,000 years after the Church began and we're still moving ahead toward the end and it's going to come! It is going to come!

Verse 46: "Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face and worshiped Daniel…"

For the king to worship Daniel is a big deal, because the subjects knelt and bowed the knee! And in some cases when they thought that the king was the manifestation of God in the flesh, they worshipped the king. On the earth that did not cease until the end of WWII and Japan was conquered.

That was quite interesting, because when the Japanese were ready to surrender, they didn't want to surrender the emperor for him to be taken out of position. So, the United States agreed to let him live IF he would confess that he was not a god and IF he would go out mingle among the people and let them look at him in the face. That was the only condition that the Japanese could have. So, that was granted! Look how long that lasted.

Notice what else Nebuchadnezzar did; "…and he commanded to offer an offering and sweet incense to him. The king answered Daniel and said, 'It is true… [How many people will do this today?]: …that your God is the God of gods, and the Lord of kings, and a Revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret'" (vs 46-47).

Look at what happened to Daniel, and this came to be a great benefit for all the Jews in Babylon. Later, when the 70-year captivity was up, the majority of Jews stayed in Babylon rather than come back to Jerusalem and build the temple and live there.

Sidebar: we find in 1-Peter that Peter was in Babylon when he wrote the book of 1-Peter. How did he get there? After the angel let them out of prison (Acts 12) and he came to Mark's house, it says, 'He left to go to another place.'

Since he was the apostle to the circumcision, the greater number of Jews were still in Babylon. That's why it says that 1-Peter was from Babylon.

Verse 48: "Then the king made Daniel great, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over all the province of Babylon, and chief of the prefects over all the wise men of Babylon. And Daniel asked the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego over the affairs of the province of Babylon. But Daniel sat within the gate of the king" (vs 48-49).

Let's see what's going to happen. This is coming on the world, and when the beast finally comes on the world this is going to be some great and awesome thing! And the false prophet, and many are going to be deceived! That's why it's important that we keep:

  • the Sabbath
  • the Passover
  • the Holy Days

Those people who don't do it will be deceived!

We can talk about that later, but let's see how the book of Daniel, Dan. 2 & 8, brings us to the coming of the Kingdom of God on the earth.

Daniel 8:23: "And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have come to the full, a king, fierce of countenance and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up."

These are worshippers of Satan the devil! What does it say in Rev. 13 about the beast that's going to rise up and the whole world worships Satan and the beast.

Remember that the false prophet comes on the scene with miracles and power and calling fire down from heaven. The whole world is going to go after it!

Verse 24: "And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power…. [but from Satan] …And he shall destroy marvelously, and shall prosper and do his own will, and destroy the mighty and the Holy people." That's the fifth seal of Rev. 6; martyrdom of the saints!

Verse 25: "And also through his cunning he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand…."—bringing out all of the satanic things to control people!

When he is healed from the deadly wound—that's when he will start killing the saints—the whole world is going to worship him. This is talking about the Beast Power!

"…And he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in time of security shall destroy many. He also shall stand up against the Prince of princes…. [tie in Rev. 19, the beast and the false prophet] …But he shall be broken without a human hand" (v 25).

  • Who is going to take care of the beast and the false prophet? An angel!
  • What is the angel going to do to them? Throw them into the Lake of Fire!

Verse 26: "And the vision of the evening and the morning, which was told is true…."

Now let's see about the Kingdom that's going to be setup. All the other prophets—Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, and all of the 12 minor prophets having things to do with the end-time—are subdivisions of the book of Daniel! The book of Revelation is the key that puts it all together!

You can't understand things with just Daniel alone, and you can't understand things with just Revelation alone. You need both of them!

Dan. 7:18 talks about the beast. We won't get into that, but get our In-Depth Study of Daniel/Revelation {truthofGod.org}

Daniel 7:18: "But the saints of the Most High shall receive the Kingdom and possess the Kingdom forever, even forever and ever. Then I [Daniel] desired to know the truth concerning the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, whose teeth were of iron and his nails of brass; who devoured, broke in pieces, and stamped the rest with his feet; and of the ten horns that were on his head, and of the other horn, which came up, and before whom three fell…" (vs 18-20). This bringing the Beast Power taking them out!

"…even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth speaking very boastful things, whose appearance was greater than his fellows. I watched, and that same horn made war with the saints and overcame them" (vs 20-21). That sounds like the Beast Power and the False Prophet combined!

Verse 22: "Until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High…. [tie in Rev. 20; judgment was give to them] …And the time came that the saints possessed the Kingdom"—and he explains a little bit of it.

Verse 23: "Thus he said, 'The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be different from all the other kingdoms and shall devour the whole earth… [a worldwide government, and that agrees with Revelation] …and shall trample it and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise. And another shall arise after them. And he shall be different from the first, and he shall subdue three kings'" (vs 23-24).

Here we have it, identifying it again, over and over again:

Verse 25: "And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change the set times and the laws…."

That's a prophecy of what the Catholic Church would do. They have done it, and to this very day it's affective in everything except the true Churches of God!

"…And they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and one-half time. But the judgment shall sit…" (v 25).

There it is again; all those who come against us and kill the saints—martyrdom of the saints—all of those who come against Christ and fight against Him will have to come under the judgment of God and we will be there to execute it.

Verse 26:"But the judgment shall sit and his dominion shall be taken away to be consumed and to be destroyed unto the end. And the Kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the Kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High…" (vs 26-27).

Who is the Most High? God the Father! See what's going to be given to us! What I want you to do—when we leave and go home after the Feast—many of us will be confronted with some trials and difficulties. I want you to keep in mind the greatness of what God going to do for us, and give us the Kingdom!

We will be, as it says there in 1-Cor. 2, that our eyes have not seen and our ears have heard the things that God has prepared for those who love Him! This is to help us in times of stress and difficulties. So, we come to God and pray to Him to help us and overcome these things.

"…Whose Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom. And all kingdoms shall serve and obey Him" (v 27).

Now let's see what's going to happen to the earth, and see how all of this is going to take place, but first of all, let's come to Psa, 15 and see Who is going to rule!

The Tabernacle of God also means the Government of God, and it also means to serve God in His Kingdom.

Psalm 15:1: "LORD, who shall dwell in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell upon Your Holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness… [this is how we are to conduct our life] …and speaks the Truth in his heart" (vs 1-2).

The Truth of God and the Spirit of God—which is the Spirit of Truth—cleanses our heart and mind so that we are not living in lies.

Verse 3: "He does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor, in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the LORD; he who swears to his own hurt and does not change it; he who has not put out his money at usury, nor has he taken a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved" (vs 3-5).

We're going to go out and take over the Kingdom! That's quite a thing!

Remember that in Isaiah and the Psalms there is more about the Kingdom of God than in any of the other books of the Bible. 

Isaiah 12:1: "And in that day you shall say, 'I will give thanks to You O LORD; though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You do comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation…'" (vs 1-2).

This is how we look to God for everything; this talks about that God calls us, forgives us, and gives us His Spirit:

"'…I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD God is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.' And with joy you shall draw water out of the wells of salvation" (vs 2-3).

That means receiving continuously the Holy Spirit. When you come Rev. 22, what is the first thing you see? The Water of Life coming out from underneath the Throne of the Father and Jesus! And into the River of Life with the Trees of Life on each side of the river with fruit for each month! That's amazing!

Verse 4: "And in that day you shall say, 'Praise the LORD!….'"

That's what we will do. We're not going to have people looking to us and we turn people to us instead of turning them to God. Think about what men do in that way to turn people away from God and turn them to themselves! We've seen that happen!

  • What is one of the greatest examples of that today in this world? Adolf Hitler!
  • What did he do? He was a false messiah, one of those ten horns that was taken down!

Another one is going to be coming up here pretty quick!

"…Call upon His name; declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted. Sing to the LORD; for He has done gloriously…" (vs 4-5).

What is He going to do to the earth? We will see here in just a minute! He's going to make it the most beautiful place that there ever was! That's only the start!

"…this is known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion; for great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst" (vs 5-6).

Isn't that interesting? The next chapter talks about the destruction of Babylon. Amazing how the Bible is put together.

Let's see what God is going to do to the earth. He's going to have to do so many things to the earth to get it to produce and have men work it to rebuild everything and plant their crops and harvest them. Keep the Sabbath and Holy Days and the seven-year land sabbath. You know, the seven-year land sabbath is the key to a stable economy.

Isa, 35—Here's what's going to happen. I'm sure that most of you have flown on a jet someplace in the world. When you're up there at 35,000 feet flying along as nearly 600mph, that's quite a thing. You look down on the earth and it looks nearly empty! How much is the world going to change when God blesses it for the Millennium? Here it is:

Isaiah 35:1: "The wilderness and the desert shall be glad and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose."

Just take the Sahara Desert, the Gobi Desert, the deserts in America, wherever else there are deserts, in Australia, etc. No one lives there. Some people do in some little oasis, and they travel even to this day by camel caravan. It's hot, windy and difficult.

Verse 2: "It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing…"

I don't know how the earth is going to rejoice in singing, but it is true that the earth—when evil people work it—does not produce what it should. It affects the soil, affects the plants!

"…the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD and the majesty of our God…. [here is what God is going to do]: …Make the weak hands strong and make the feeble knees sure" (vs 2-3).

We're going to be dealing, at the beginning of the Millennium, with a lot of people who have come through the Tribulation. That's going to be some thing, indeed! This is what we're going to do:

Verse 4: "Say to those of a fearful heart, 'Be strong, fear not; behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the full recompense of God. He will come and save you.'"

Now notice what's going to happen; this is physically and spiritually:

Verse 5: "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness waters shall break out, and streams in the desert" (vs 5-6).

  • Can you imagine that?
  • What's that going to be like?

This is all necessary for supporting the great increase of human beings that is going to come on the earth!

Verse 7: "And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land shall become springs of water in the home of jackals, in its lair, it shall be a place for the reed and rush. And a highway… [it's going to be for the righteous] …shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The Way of Holiness…." (vs 7-8).

It will be literal there, true! But it will also be spiritual, because it's the way that we will be living! The way that people will be taught by us on how they are to live!

Think about it! No more of the gruesomeness of this world, and the sickness, disease, crime, killing, starvation, oppression and war! All gone! He will make wars to cease and they will not learn war ever again!

"…The unclean shall not pass over it. But it will be for him who walks in that way…" (v 8)—the Way of Holiness!

  • What are the commandments of God? Holiness!
  • What are the Sabbath and Holy Days of God? The way of Holiness!

We're doing it now! We're going to help the world do it! What a place that's going to be! So, this whole thing of living forever, and being in the Millennium, helping to bring these things on the earth, yes, we'll just see all of this is projecting forward to the New Heavens and the New Earth.

That's why the Feast of Tabernacles is seven days, and then we have the eighth day. God is going to finish it with a great climax!

Verse 9: "No lion shall be there, nor any beast of prey shall go up on it, they shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk there. And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away" (vs 9-10). That's what we're going to do!

We will see some more of what we're going to do. God is going to make this earth such a wonderful place; it will be virtually unbelievable!

(break@41:40)

Let's continue to see how the Kingdom of God is going to work! Everything is going to flow out of Jerusalem. So, it's going to be wonderful, indeed!

Let's look at some Psalms that talk about God reigning, because that's the only way that the Millennium is going to work. This is absolutely marvelous!

Psalm 93:1: "The LORD reigns… [Christ is in charge, the saints are working, the apostle, patriarchs, prophets, all in harmony together under Jesus Christ.

"…He is clothed with majesty…"—what it's going to be like to see Jesus in His majestic form!

Peter, James and John saw Him when He was transfigured on the Mount of Transfiguration. What's it going to be like for all of us?

  • go visit Jerusalem
  • go talk to Christ
  • go talk to Abraham

for whatever we need!

"…the LORD is clothed with strength. He clothed Himself and the world also is established; it shall not be moved"—is will not change!

Verse 2: "Your throne is established of old; You are from everlasting"—what a thing that is, yes indeed!

Psalm 95:1: "O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise to Him with psalms, for the LORD is a great God and a great King above all gods" (vs 1-3).

In this world He is the only true God, but in the Millennium we all be sons and daughters of God with the nature of God. So, this may be referring to us.

Verse 4: "In His hand are the depths of the earth; the peaks of the mountains are also His. The sea is His, and He made it, and His hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker, for He is our God…" (vs 4-7).

It's going to apply to us, and to all the people living during the Millennium.

"…and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand…." (v 7).

Then He talks about something that will be enforced!

"…Today, if you would but hearken to His voice: 'Harden not your heart…" (v 8).  That's about the Sabbath; everybody is going to keep the Sabbath, it will be a wonderful time!

Psalm 96:1: "O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth."

Think about what it's going to be like when Sabbath begins and then rolls around to the whole earth. All the people come out to praise and worship God. Being thankful and grateful, and loving each other! No crime! No terror! Bo false whatever going on! It's going to be a great time!

Verse 2: "Sing to the LORD, bless His name; proclaim His salvation from day to day."

That's what's going to be all during the Millennium, proclaiming the salvation of God! Why they are here and why we are there with them!

Verse 3: "Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all people." Look at that! All the earth and all people!

Verse 4: "For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods, for all the gods of the nations are idols… [that's talking about those that are out there today] …but the LORD made the heavens" (vs 4-5).

Isn't it astonishing how much we're able to see with the James Webb Telescope going out some 13-billion light years? That is amazing that God gave that technology to those scientists and engineers to design that telescope so there would be this reflection of God as never before seen as a witness to the whole world!

Verse 6: "Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Ascribe to the LORD, O you kindreds of the people; give to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to His name; bring an offering and come into His courts. O worship the LORD in the beauty of Holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth" (vs 6-9).

That's showing us that there is going to be a great spiritual connection with us and God, with the people and us and the people to God! It's going to be a marvelous thing, indeed!

Verse 10: "Say among the nations, 'The LORD reigns…'"

There it is again! How fantastic that is that we know what that's going to be!

"…and the world shall be established; it shall not be moved; He shall judge the people with righteousness. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness of it. Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it; then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy" (vs 10-12).

I don't know what that's going to be like; I've never heard a tree sing! But as spirit beings maybe we can!

"…sing for joy before the LORD; for He comes, for He comes to judge the earth; He shall judge the world with righteousness and the people with His Truth" (vs 12-13). No more Satan the devil! That's going to be some thing indeed!

Now, look at how these Psalms fit together showing the Kingdom of God and what it's going to be like. How the people are going to be. Also, revealing what we will be doing. We will be kings, priests, administrators and all of that in the Kingdom of God!

Psalm 97:1: "The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of islands be glad. Clouds and darkness are all around Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His Throne" (vs 1-2). A lot different than today!

Who is going to be administering that? We are! Think about that! We're going to have the greatest jobs for all eternity! We don't know how that's going to increase. We don't know what God has planned with the rest of the universe. He didn't make it in vain! But He's not telling us what He's going to do with it until He's ready!

Verse 2: "Clouds and darkness are all around Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His Throne. A fire goes before Him and burns up His enemies round about…. [when He comes down to the earth] …His lightnings light up the world; the earth saw and trembled. he mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory" (vs 2-6). That's going to be something!

These Psalms are all about the same thing. The point that is important is that we will be part of people coming into the Kingdom of God under our rulership and then into eternal life we will also partake of it. It's going to be a great and wonderful time.

Psalm 98:1: "O sing to the LORD a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His Holy arm have worked salvation for Him. The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered His steadfast love and His faithfulness toward the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God" (vs 1-3). That's going to be something!

Verse 4: "Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre, and the voice of a psalm. With silver trumpets and sound of a ram's horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD" (vs 4-6). That's what it's going to be!

  • very little to no crime
  • no more war
  • no more fighting
  • people loving each other
  • people loving God

Having children and the increase of the family is going to be so great. All of the people will have the ability to express their talents, their God given talents, and what they can do. Marvelous things are going to be done by them.

Just think about the many good things that people do on the earth today in spite of the evil! The evil overtakes it and destroys it. But think about what it's going to be like then.

  • all of the joy
  • all of the love
  • all of the working together

That's going to be something! Again Psa. 99 says the same thing:

Psalm 99:1: "The LORD reigns; let the people tremble. He sits between the cherubim; let the earth quake. The LORD is great in Zion, and He is high above all the people. Let them praise Your name as great and awesome; Holy is He" (vs 1-3). Think about how that's going to be!

Verse 4: "The strength of the King also loves justice…"

  • rightly dividing the Word of God
  • rightly judging in situations where judgment must be given
  • done in righteousness

Verse 4: "The strength of the King also loves justice; You established uprightness; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the LORD our God and worship at His footstool, for He is Holy" (vs 4-5). Then it talks about Moses and Aaron!

Psa. 100 is a short, little Psalm, but what a wonderful, wonderful Psalm. This pictures what the Millennium is going to be:

Psalm 100:1: "Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD, He is God. He has made us, and we are His; we are His…" (vs 1-3).

Think about that! For the first time in the history of the world, beginning with the Millennium, people will know that they are a creation of God! Special! Individual! That's something! Compare that to the world today, and there can be no comparison.

"…we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise; give thanks unto Him and bless His name, for the LORD is good; His steadfast love is everlasting; and His faithfulness endures to all generations" (vs 3-5). What a time that this is going to be all through the Millennium!

Let's see what else we have. Let's see what it's going to be in the Millennium with the people living here. Let's come back to the beginning of the Millennium. The earth is in complete upheaval! Mountains have been lowered, valleys have been raised, seas and rivers have been changed and all of that has to be reset.

Isaiah 65:17: "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. And the former things will not be remembered, nor come to mind."

What's going to happen with the people?

Verse 18: "But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and I will joy in My people; and the voice of weeping will no more be heard in her, nor the voice of crying" (vs 18-19).

Notice what's going to happen, and you can guarantee this. There will be no abortions in the Kingdom of God! There will be no sex perversion like we have today, or other times in history in the past. It won't be there!

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

There will be full lives! That's what it's going to be for the people who come through the Great Tribulation and enter into the Kingdom of God. Then all the way down through the thousand years this will repeat and repeat!

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

So, there will still be death, but what kind of death will it be? First of all the Scriptures tell us that as in Adam all die.

Let's talk just a little bit about the resurrection at the return of Christ. There will be those raised from the grave, and then there will be those who are alive in the flesh, and they will be instantly transformed from flesh to spirit.

But the removal of the flesh is death! Won't be around any longer! So, when it says that the infant will die at 100, that is how long everybody is going to live, 100 years! At the end of 100 years the time will come that they will enter the Kingdom of God.

At that time it will be just like at the first resurrection. I don't know how we're going to do this, but it would be something if we have a going out, or coming in, service for those who are leaving the flesh and becoming spirit beings.

That's going to be something, whatever time it will be. Wouldn't it be amazing if they would all transform from flesh to spirit on Pentecost? Just a thought (speculation).

Here we are at Sabbath services and everybody is there and whatever saint who is in charge of that will be there. Here we have a whole group of 100-year-old people who are ready to enter the Kingdom of God and be transformed from flesh to spirit.

So, we announce their names, they come forward. I don't know how we're going to do it. I don't know if it's going to be the laying on of hands and God changes them, I have no idea. But they're going to be changed from flesh to spirit. At the time that the flesh is left, that's dying in Adam and being made alive in Christ!

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

This tells us that during the Millennium there still will be sin! A sinner who is 100-years-old and hasn't repented is not going to have the chance of a sudden change at the last minute in his 100th year. As a matter of fact, we will see in just a little bit that the sinners are going to be removed and exiled away from those who are faithful.

So, when they die, they'll be buried, and they will await the resurrection to the Lake of Fire of all incorrigible wicked. That has to happen (Rev. 20).

Let's finish and then we will see what happens to the sinners.

Verse 21: "And they will build houses and live in them; and they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They will not build, and another live in them; they will not plant, and another eat; for like the days of a tree are so will be the days of My people, and My elect will long enjoy the work of their hands" (vs 21-22).

  • What is the example that we have when we have someone who sins?
  • What are we going to do?

We're not going to let them spread the sin, so we will be able to work with them, talk with them, pray with them, and help them to overcome their sin. That will be taken care of with the sinner having already been removed from the group of righteous people.

  • What do I mean by that? We find this in Gen. 3!
  • What happened to Adam and Eve when they sinned? They were removed from the Garden of Eden and they were not given entrance back into it ever again!
  • What do you do with people who sin, but not a sin unto death? You still remove them and there will probably be what we would call 'repentance centers'!

There will be special teachers to help them:

  • come to repentance
  • to understand what they've done
  • for them to see how wrong that they have been

so that they will have an opportunity to repent!

God isn't going to take away free moral agency from anyone. Repentance is a choice that they're going to have to make.

  • What if they won't repent?
  • What do you do with them?

It's says that the sinner shall die at 100!

  • What do you do with them?

Just like we have with Adam and Eve, what happened when Cain killed Abel? He was further removed!

So, when there are unrepented sins, and people cannot choose to do right. They must be entirely removed! Where are they going to go? They have to go someplace where they will die and be buried when they reach 100! Where will that be? We have this that we will cover in a little more detail tomorrow:

Revelation 20:7: "Now, when the thousand years have been completed, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison; and he shall go out to deceive the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog…" (vs 7-8).

Gog and Magog has to refer geographically to an area of Gog and Magog where the unrepentant sinners go! During the Millennium when they go there, they will live there. We don't know if they will be able to repent from that and come back or not. We'll have to wait and see.

But they will live to be 100 and die and be buried. That's their first death. Why does this not mean the people of Gog and Magog? Because that means that God would be a respecter of persons, and beforehand condemn Gog and Magog people to the second death. This has to be an area, and that's where they will be exiled.

The rest of it is going to be run this way; here's how we're going to teach the people and let them know what they need to do, and give them a chance to repent from their sins:

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. 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" (vs 18-19).

You see, when people come to repentance, they don't repent to us; they will repent to God! God is the One Who grants repentance. He will hear and answer them.

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

There still will be trials during the Millennium for those people who don't do what they should do, when they reach a point that they have to be removed, they'll first go to the 'repentance centers.' We don't know how that is going to work that is just based on the knowledge of the Bible a supposition of what's going to happen.

"…yet, your teachers… [that's us] …shall not be removed into a corner anymore, but your eyes shall see your teachers. And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying… [when you out there ready to sin]: …'This is the way, walk in it,' when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left" (vs 20-21).

So, whenever they get out of hand they're going to be taught. Where will they learn this? I'm sure a lot of it will be direct at the time that they commit the sin! But it also may be when they all come together for Sabbath services to be taught.

  • taught how to grow and overcome
  • taught what they need to know to enter the Kingdom of God

They will have all of us as Spirit beings to be able:

  • to teach them
  • to lead them
  • to instruct them

So that they will succeed!

Human nature is such that with free moral agency a person can make up his or her mind and choose not to repent, choose not to change! They have to be removed in exile to Gog and Magog; they have to live there. I don't know if they will have an opportunity to repent there. But if they do, then we will have to see if they can come back.

But the incorrigible wicked are going to live to be 100 and die and be buried! Of course, they're going to await the resurrection to the Lake of Fire.

That's apparently how God is going to handle it. If it's any different than that, God will reveal it to us when we enter the Kingdom of God.

That's why we need to grow in grace and knowledge! Grow in understanding and using God's Word! How do develop the heart and mind of loving God with everything within us!

  • with all our heart
  • with all our mind
  • with all our soul
  • with all our being

And our neighbors as ourselves! So that we can have love toward the people during the Millennium and:

  • help them overcome their sins
  • help them grow in grace and knowledge
  • teach them

Also know that Christ is going to teach us a lot more, too, so we can teach them!

This is going to be the whole plan of God to bring great salvation to:

  • all who will repent
  • all who will love and serve God
  • all who will walk in His commandments
  • all who will do His will
  • all who will glorify God

The LORD Reigns!

We have one more day for the Feast of Tabernacles, which is tomorrow; day seven!

Scriptural References:

  • Revelation 20:4-6
  • Daniel 2:43-49
  • Daniel 8:23-26
  • Daniel 7:18-27
  • Psalm 15:1-5
  • Isaiah 12:1-6
  • Isaiah 35:1-10
  • Psalm 93:1-2
  • Psalm 95:1-8
  • Psalm 96:1-13
  • Psalm 97:1-6
  • Psalm 98: 1-6
  • Psalm 99:1-5
  • Psalm 100:1-5
  • Isaiah 65:17-22
  • Revelation 20:7-8
  • Isaiah 30:18-21

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Isaiah 4
  • Ezekiel 4-48
  • Revelation 17
  • 1 Peter
  • Acts 12
  • Revelation 13; 6; 19
  • 1 Corinthians 2
  • Revelation 22
  • Genesis 3

Also referenced: In-Depth Study:
            Daniel/Revelation {truthofGod.org}

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Transcribed: 8/9/22

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