The Final Fate of Satan and His Followers

Fred Coulter – October 13, 2006

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Greetings brethren! This is the seventh day of the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles, and the Feast comes to an end very quickly, and it seems like when we start, we're all enthused with it. We go through the Feast, and the halfway point, then we get down to the seventh day and then tomorrow is the Last Great Day.

So, we're very grateful for all of you who have been able to keep the Feast of Tabernacles with us, and we know that there is great meaning and all the Holy Days of God. {note book: God's Plan for Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days.} It's transcripts of the best of all of the sermons that I have given through the years on it.

The Feast of Tabernacles pictures the great harvest of God. We don't know how many billions of people will come into the Kingdom of God and receive eternal life during the Millennium. But it's going to be God's great harvest.

Only those in the first resurrection will be the children of God the Father, and Jesus Christ as our High Priest. That relationship as the sons and daughters of God the Father and the Church being married to Christ and all those who are in the first resurrection will always be in that Family of God.

All those who come into the Kingdom of God through the Millennium and to the Last Great Day will be of those nations that are saved as we will cover a little bit tomorrow (Rev. 21:24). All of those in the first resurrection will live in New Jerusalem. But what we need to understand concerning Jesus Christ, the Church and what it says here about Him

Isaiah 9:6: "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulders; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

Why is Christ called "…The Everlasting Father…"? A lot of people have asked that question. Well, the answer is, is really not very difficult to understand. We know there is God the Father and Christ revealed Him to the Church, to all of those whom He is calling. How can Jesus become a Father when we, at this time, are dealing directly with God the Father as we are to pray, 'Our Father Who was in heaven.'

Well, the answer becomes clearer when we understand this: Jesus Christ and the bride are going to marry. They're going to bring forth children. And the children that they bring forth will be all those children entering in to the Kingdom of God during the Millennium and the Last Great Day.

So, the answer to that is that during the time that all the people during the Millennium enter into the Kingdom of God they will be the offspring of Jesus Christ and the Church.

Now, we'll see a prophecy of that in Rev. 22, where this gives us the answer when He becomes an everlasting Father. He lives forever, He's everlasting anyway, and now He will become a Father, but an everlasting Father, and one who we now know as God the Father will be what we call in a family their grandfather. This is going to be interesting.

Revelation 22:17: "And the Spirit and the bride say, 'Come.' And let the one who hears say, 'Come.' And let the one who thirsts come; and let the one who desires partake of the water of life freely." That's the message that's going to go out all during the Millennium, all during the Great White Throne Judgment.

This becomes very important thing for us to know, understand and realize, Isaiah 9:7: "Of the increase of His government…" The government of God rests upon His shoulder, no man. The ministry of God is not the government of God! Christ is the Head of the Church and we are always to point people to God the Father and Jesus Christ.

"…government and peace there shall be no end… [go on into the vastness of the ages of eternity and the universe] …upon the throne of David, and over His kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with righteousness from henceforth, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this" (v 7). This is going to be quite a time during the Millennium.

Now, let's just do a little review and understand about what's going to happen that at the beginning of the Millennium and we will carry it on down and connect it altogether toward the end of the Millennium and then tie that and with the book of Revelation and see what will happen there.

The most important and fundamental thing to change is that in order to have vast numbers come into the Kingdom of God Satan was removed at the beginning of the Millennium. But there has to be:

    • a change of heart
    • a change of mind
    • a change of spirit
    • a change of attitude

in everything that needs to be done.

Ezekiel 36:21: "'But I had pity for My Holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they were exiled. Therefore, say to the house of Israel,' Thus says the Lord GOD, 'I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My Holy name's sake, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. And I will sanctify My great name, which was profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst. And the nations shall know that I am the LORD,' says the Lord GOD, 'when I shall be sanctified in you before their very eyes. For I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all countries, and will gather you into your own land'" (vs 21-24).

Then here's the major thing that has to happen to all people. Not only does it happen Israel, but it will also happened all people of the world. He says:

Verse 25: "And I will sprinkle clean waters upon you, and you shall be clean. I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from your idols. And I will give you a new heart…" (vs 25-26).

Everything is going to be changed back to what it was when Adam and Eve were originally created. That's as Peter called the "restitution of all things."

"…and I will put a new spirit within you… [showing conversion] … And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh" (v 26).

That's restoring human nature to what it was before Adam and Eve had sinned. This is going to be a completely different setting. Satan will be removed, they'll have a change of heart and mind, there will be conversion and there will be great and tremendous numbers of people entering into the Kingdom of God at that time.

Verse 27: "And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My ordinances and do them…. [that has to do with salvation] …And you shall dwell in the land" (vs 27-28).

Now, let's see how it's going to be all during the Millennium. Zeph. 3:14 tells us what's going to be all during the Millennium. It is going to be such a wonderful, fantastic and great time, the best that it's ever been in all the history of the world and all the history of mankind, because God is going to accomplish His work. It's going to be a whole change in human nature and in the way that the earth responds, because sin causes upheavals in the earth so all that is going to be removed.

Zephaniah 3:14: "Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The LORD has turned away your judgments; He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall not fear evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, 'Fear not! Do not let your hands be slack, O Zion. The LORD your God is mighty in your midst; He will save; He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest in His love…" (vs 14-17).

So, the whole Millennial rest is going to be, what you would say a love Feast in bringing many people to God.

"…He rejoices over you with singing" (v 17). Just think of about how great and how marvelous the world is going to be because of that.

Let's see what else God is going to do. This is going to be something how He will, how He will do it, and He's going to feed His people. And we'll see how God is going to do it.

Ezekiel 34:13: "And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land and feed them on the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the places of the land where people live. I will feed them in a good pasture, and their fold shall be upon the high mountains of Israel…." (v 13-14).

We're the ones who are going to feed them. Christ is going to be the overall Shepherd. We will work under Christ. We will help shepherd all the people of God in all the nations of the world.

"'…There they shall lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture they shall feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down,' says the Lord GOD" (vs 14-15)

Verse 23: "And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, My servant David. He shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the LORD will be their God, and My servant David will be a prince among them.…" (vs 23-24).

So, directly under Jesus Christ is David as king over Israel. Under him will be the 12 apostles, as Jesus said, sitting on thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.

Verse 24: "And I the LORD will be their God, and My servant David will be a prince among them. I the LORD have spoken it. And I will make a covenant of peace with them, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land. And they shall dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. And I will make them, and the places around My hill, a blessing; and I will bring down the shower in its season. There shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase. And they shall be safe in their land, and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and have delivered them out of the hands of those who enslaved them" (vs 24-27)—shall no more be a prey.

Verse 31: "'And you My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, are men, and I am your God,' says the Lord GOD."

Verse 30: "'And they shall know that I, the LORD their God, am with them, and they, the house of Israel, are My people,' says the Lord GOD." That's going to be not only for them, but also for all nations.

Now, let's see what else is going to be happening during the Millennium. As a matter of fact, I remember one year I did a whole Feast of Tabernacles on the Kingdom of God in the book of Isaiah, because it's filled with more than any other book in the whole Old Testament about the coming Kingdom of God. This tells us how salvation is going to be. How it's going to be accomplished. The things that we need to do and so forth.

Isaiah 51:1: "Hearken to Me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the Rock from which you were cut, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him alone, and blessed him, and made him many" (vs 1-2). We're all going to be the seed of Abraham.

Verse 3: "For the LORD shall comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places; and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody."

Quite a tremendous and wonderful thing, brethren. No more crime! We're going to look at that here in just a little bit. You can take everything that you watch on the nightly news and all the sins and wretchedness that is in the world, and wipe it away! It will be gone!

Verse 4: "Hearken to Me, My people; and give ear to Me, O My nation; for instruction shall proceed from Me… [that will come out from Zion] … and I will make My justice as a light to the people."

We have rest from sin. We have rest from all the problems and difficulties. We have showers of blessings coming down on the people. Just think what the whole world is going to be like where it is all in tune with God, all the people, all the animals, all the environment. It's going to be a marvelous and tremendous thing that's going to be.
Verse 5: "My righteousness is near; My salvation has gone out… [into all the world] … and My arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon Me, and on My arm they shall trust." It's going to be continuous forever.

When we really understand it and, and go through the Bible and look for all the things concerning the Kingdom of God and the Millennium and then that, of course, that goes down on into the spiritual Kingdom of God forever and ever. But we see something very important. The whole Bible is full of it, literally full of it! Now, isn't it interesting that since the Psalms and, and Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel and the minor prophets, they all have about the Kingdom of God? Yes! Isn't it interesting that most of the Protestants and even the Catholics—especially the Catholics—say they don't need the Old Testament?

Is it any wonder they don't believe in the return of Jesus Christ the way the Bible says. Is it any wonder that they don't believe in the Millennium the way that the Bible teaches it, as it's revealed in the Word of God. They don't even read these things; they don't understand these things. You know, it's just like it says there in Isa. 29: The wise men hold the book, the wise men have the Law and they're told to read it, but they say, 'We don't understand it.' Well, if you reject it and get rid of it, how will you ever understand it? That's what we're dealing with.

Psalm 147—this is a whole Millennial setting. This is going to show us what it's going to be like. It's going to be the greatest most fantastic time for human beings as since the creation of the world. As I'm speaking of that, you can add on the Last Great Day, which is going to be even more because that's going to undo all the evils. Let's think big, and let's think on a global basis, and think worldwide and think of all the things are going to happen on the whole earth.

Psalm 14:1: "O praise the LORD..." There is going to be a lot of praise to God, because Christ is going to be on the earth, the saints, as spirit beings, will be on the earth with Him, and we'll be praising God for all He does.

"…for it is good to sing praises to our God, for praise is pleasant and becoming. The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel" (vs 1-2).

Here's what He's going to do; and at the first part of the Millennium this will be our biggest job:

Verse 3: "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names" (vs 3-4).

Which is a prophecy of them coming not only just the stars in heaven but of them becoming spirit beings and entering into the Kingdom of God to shine as the stars of heaven.

Verse 5: "Great is our LORD and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite." So, the whole Millennium is going to be an absolutely marvelous and just almost unspeakable time. Yet, every human heart today, in spite of 'the law of sin and death' and the evil that is in them, has that little part reserved in the back of their mind and heart. What do they want? They want the perfection that we're talking about in the Millennium! God put that there as a witness against their own sins. While they do the evil, down deep inside they want the good. Amazing!

Verse 6: "The LORD lifts up the meek; He casts the wicked down to the ground." If there are any wicked during the Millennium they're going to be dealt with.

Verse 7: "Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the lyres unto our God, Who covers the heavens with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow upon the mountains" (vs 7-8)

Like we saw there in Amos 9, that there is going to be such an abundance of food, such an abundance of things that even the plower is are going to tell the reaper, "'Get out of my way, here I'm coming, I'm planting.'

  • no starvation
  • no famine
  • no shortage of food
  • all good, wonderful blessed food of God
  • the land is blessed
  • the water is blessed
  • the people are blessed
  • the animals are blessed
  • the increases blessed

It's just going to be to the uttermost overflowing!

Verse 9: "He gives the beasts their food and to the young ravens which cry. He delights not in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, who hope in His steadfast love" (vs 9-11).

That's what it's going to be for a thousand years! Look at the paltry plans of men, that they have tried to bring in the Kingdom of God. Listen, as you know, only Jesus can bring in the Kingdom of God. No man can do it. No organization of men can do it. No conglomeration of nations or leagues and alliances can make it happen. They don't have the power to get rid of Satan the devil, and before the Millennium begins Satan is removed.
Verse 12: "Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion, for He has made the bars of your gates strong; He has blessed your children within you. He makes peace within your borders and fills you with the finest of the wheat" (vs 12-14). That is the finest of the finest of everything that you could possibly want.

Out here in California we get quite a few organic foods, and I had opportunity to buy some of the best strawberries that I ever tasted in my life. Of course, out here in California we grow lot of them. These were organic—this been organic for three years now—so they build up the soil with compost and everything like that. I brought a box, a nice big box of organic strawberries, and they were so good! So absolutely just tasteful, wonderful, sweet! I couldn't help but thinking that's exactly what God is talking about when He says that it will run down with rivers of joy and happiness and sweetness and good!

Now, let's come to Micah 4 and see what it's going to be like. We want to think about this, and we want to understand God's way and God's Truth, and what it's going to be like during the Millennium. This helps us understand that:

  • we have the great goal of being part of it.
  • we have the great goal of making this happen
  • we have the great goal of the undoing all the wrong and evil that you see in the world today

That's why it's a fantastic thing that God has called us to be a part of it.

Sometimes as we go through the different aspects of the Kingdom of God we use the Scriptures once or twice so you know we need to really understand that a little repetition doesn't hurt. As it says, the scribe brings something new and something old and adds it together and so forth, so that's what we're trying to do here.

Micah 4:1: "But it shall be in the last days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains… [that is over every government] …and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it."

They will have a heart and mind that they will want God's way. The sinner is one that that is really going to be an unusual character during the Millennium. Not that which is normal.

Verse 2: "And many nations shall come and say, 'Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob. And He will teach us of His ways… [we're going to be the ones who will be teaching] …and we will walk in His paths'—for the Law shall go forth out of Zion, and the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among many people, and will rebuke strong nations afar off…" (vs 2-3).

At the beginning of Millennium He's going to have to rebuke some people at the beginning so they get the point. I think many of those nations will be of the North and of the East, going clear back over to the to the Far East and the Orient.

"…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore" (v 3). And the reasons why there is war is:

  • because of Satan the devil
  • because of 'the law of sin and death' in intensity within human beings
  • because children are educated from the cradle on how to fight and war, and to take and be carnal

That'll all be changed, and we'll change it.

Here's what the economy is going to be: Best economy! We don't even know what a good economy is. It starts with this:

Verse 4: "But they shall sit each one under his own vine and under his own fig tree; and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken."

  • there's going to be a right economy
  • there's going to be plenty of food

Such an overwhelming amount of food that it's going to just be almost incomprehensible!

  • there are going to be happy, healthy people
    • no more sickness
    • no more disease
    • you won't need health insurance
    • you will not need medications
  • there will be no crime
  • there will be no murder

If there happens to be murder or crime, it will be dealt with immediately; it's not going to languish and wait. It's not going to be a matter of, well, who did it? We will know instantly who did it! It's going to be something!

  • no more kidnapping
  • no more lying and cheating in business
  • no more in debt financing
  • there's going to be the land Sabbath
  • there's going to be the economy that God has and the Jubilee year
  • there's going to be plenty and abundance of everything

But the most important thing is this:

  • they are going to be taught the way of God
  • we're going to learn so they can learn
  • we're going to teach them the way of God

That's why we need to learn now. We are qualifying for the employment in the Kingdom of God:

  • to be teachers
  • to be priests
  • to help
  • to bring all these people these things

So, it's going to be something!

Let's see what happens here. We also have read that 'they aren't even going to hurt or destroy in all the Holy mountain of God.' No, it's not going to be that way. Let's see how crime is going to be dealt with. Let's see how God is going to handle it. And we are going to be the ones who are going to be the enforcers. But we will be good enforcers.

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." Now that's counting us today, but also all of them tomorrow.

Verse 19: "For, O people, who dwell in Zion at Jerusalem, you shall weep no more…"—and neither will there be very much weeping during the Millennium of all people.

"…He will be very gracious to you at the voice of your cry. When He hears it, He will answer you…" (v 19). We will be the ones dispatched to answer those prayers.

Now then, he reflects back at the time of Tribulation here, v 20: "And 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." We'll be right there!

And here's what's going to happen. If things start getting out of hand, it's not going to get out of hand.

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."

Now, think of that. Think of how the economy can be reduced in dollar amounts as we think of it today:

  • eliminate all the wasteful government
  • eliminate all of the cheating that is in business
  • eliminate all the expense for hospitals, for health-care, for medicine
  • eliminate all the prisons
  • eliminate all the police stations
  • eliminate all of the bureaucracy that takes care of the parolees
  • eliminate all of the things that we have today in the way of government that is just wasteful
  • eliminate all of the budget for defense, weapons and war

Eliminate all that and you can take a small amount—a dollar amount—and you can have a greater economy. Everyone's going to be taught:

  • to love God
  • to love each other
  • to respect the neighbor
  • to respect the family
  • to respect everyone in love and kindness;

It is just going to be an overflowing overwhelming time that is just going to be magnificent and we are going to have such a wonderful and marvelous part of it.

Let's see what's going to be happening; here's the way that it's going to be. You're no longer going to have to get in a car and travel to Sabbath services. You're, you're not going to have to go very far at all to worship God. It will be right in your hometown. Probably there will be churches—I don't know how close—but they will be close enough for everyone to get there on the Sabbath. Then the Sabbath can be kept perfectly, because the whole world and society will be all oriented in God's way. It's going to be all in worshiping God, singing to God, bringing in families. Children are going to be marvelous and wonderful. Husbands and wives are going to be taught the way to teach children to help them. The school and the Church will be right connected together; no more separation of church and state. Separation of church and state is another evil. Look at what it's done to this country.

Isaiah 66:21: "And I will also take some of them for priests and for Levites,' says the LORD"—that is to be the teachers, because the priest of the Levites, the priest will be us. The Levites will probably be many of those who will who will be teachers under us. So, we'll be teachers and we'll have teachers under us. During the Millennium there aren't going to be any offerings made. There will be no work for the priesthood of Aaron, nor the Levites, because that will be superseded by the priesthood of Jesus Christ, and our being priests and kings. So, this could probably refer to that more than anything else in a prophetic way.

Verse 22: "'For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me,' says the LORD, 'so will your seed and your name remain.'"

Here's what's going to happen; here's how the society is going to be regulated, v 23: "'And it shall come to pass, that from one month to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me,' says the LORD."

Of course, that's going to be all the Feasts of God. It's going to be a great in a marvelous time more than we have ever suspected, more than we have known. That's going to happen, that's going to be.

Notice again how this is going to take place, and as we're thinking about this, as we're the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, let's multiply this ten centuries over. Let's just think about the magnitude of what it's going to be like at the end, and how great this is going to be.

Isaiah 65:16: "He who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself by the God of Truth… [no more lies, Satan the devil is gone; no more deceptions] …And he who swears in the earth will swear by the God of Truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hidden from My eyes." God is going to wipe away, as if it never existed.

Here's what he is going to do on the earth, because remember the earth has to be virtually re-created again from all the destruction that takes place in the events leading up to the return of Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God.

Verse 17: "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. And the former things will not be remembered, nor come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy" (vs 17-18). Just think of this:

  • no more emotional problems
  • no more mental diseases
  • no more physical disease

All of those things that people are suffering with today will be gone, because only God can remove it, and only God can make it happen.

Verse 19: "I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and I will joy in My people…" Can you imagine that? From having God angry at the wicked every day. He's going to joy in his people and joy in all the nations!

"…and the voice of weeping will no more be heard in her, nor the voice of crying" (v 19). This is going to really be a tremendous and wonderful thing that's going to take place.

What he tells us here in the next few verses is this: how long will people live during the Millennium? We'll see what happens with this and see how it's done.

Verse 20: "There will not be an infant who lives but a few days, nor an old man that has not filled his days, for the child will die a hundred years old…" That is, if it's a sinner. And we're going to see because they'll be eating of the Tree of Life all during the Millennium, and we will administer that. We're going to see that there is a case in the New Testament at the return of Jesus Christ where there will be saints who were righteous who will not die.

Now we will have generation after generation of new saints come along who live to be 100-years-old.

"…but the sinner who is a hundred years old shall be accursed" (v20). There will be those who commit the unpardonable sin, and we'll talk about that a little bit tomorrow and what that means and how people can carry that out and what's going to happen to them.

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). That is for a hundred years, there's going to be tremendous things happening in taking place, brethren.

I don't think we're going to see the kind of industrialization and great corporations that we see today. We will see greater things, greater workmanship, people working in smaller units to produce greater things in all of the mass production that we have today.

Verse 23: "They will not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for calamity. For they are the seed of the beloved of the LORD, and their offspring with them…. [that's quite something] …And it shall come to pass, before they call… [we read it in Isa. 30] …I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear" (v 23-24).

Not like it was with the tsunami and everything happen and everyone was wondering, where is God, 'what happened to God?' No, not that!

Notice the whole change in the environment, v 25: "'The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the food of the serpent. They will not hurt nor destroy in all My Holy mountain,' says the LORD."

Isn't that going to be absolutely marvelous, fantastic and great for us to understand how absolutely magnificent that the whole world will be in the Kingdom of God as Christ rules and the saints rule under Him.

(Part 2)

We'll get back to the to the 100-year-age in just little bit and about how things will be with people then, but let's come over here to look at more description of it in Psa. 144, talking about what it's going to be like with people and how they're going to be

Psalm 144:9: "I will sing a new song to You, O God…" and it's going to be a:

  • change of heart
  • change of mind
  • change of spirit
  • change of environment
  • change of everything the way that we do it
  • change of society
  • change of law
  • change of rulership

It's going to be a complete remaking of the, of the whole world and the whole human race to conform to God's way! That's going to be absolutely something!

So, "…sing a new song to You, O God; on a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You. It is You Who give salvation to kings …" (vs 9-10). God is the One Who does.

Now, also we'll be singing to God; "…Who deliver David His servant from the hurtful sword. Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners… [you can liken that unto sin] …because their mouth has spoken deceit, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood, so that our sons may be like plants grown up in their youth; and our daughters may be like corner stones, polished like a palace building" (vs. 11-12).

In other words, there are going to be nothing but beautiful, wonderful children and people will then be as the way that God intended them to be—without the curse that interferes with their inheritance as we have today. That's all going to be eliminated.

Verse 13: "And that our storehouses may be full, furnishing all kinds of produce; and our sheep may increase by thousands and ten thousands in our fields."

That's not to say anything of what we've talked about, yet. But think of the productivity of the animals. You think about rejoicing and eating, and just take all the things that we have today, how many people like the barbecue and things like that. Just think what is going to be like to have the kind of food and have the kind of things we that will be then:

  • everyone worshiping God
  • everyone praising God
  • everyone keeping the Sabbath
  • everyone keeping the Holy Days
  • everyone doing everything the way that God wants
  • everyone loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and being
  • all the children obedient
  • everyone respecting and loving his neighbor
  • we won't have to have locks on the doors
  • we won't have to have fire alarms
  • we won't have to have burglar alarms
  • we won't have to have police cars

This is going to be marvelous; it's going to be such a strange world as far as his people look at it today. But it's going to be the way God wanted it to be originally; the restitution of all things.

Verse 14: "And that our oxen may labor; that there be no mishap and no loss and no outcry in our streets. Blessed are the people who are so; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD" (vs. 14-15). So, just multiply this for a thousand years.

Psalm 145:1 "I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever." This what it's going, going to be, we are going to have:

  • such an educational system
  • such a worship system, such a music system
  • everything that it is just going to be absolutely marvelous

The full ability and talents that every human being has will be able be developed to the fullest. Just think of that!

Verse 2: "Every day I will bless You; and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another and shall declare Your mighty acts" (vs 2-4).

So, every generation is going to learn. When we come to the Holy Days, then we're going to be able to really teach the full meaning of it to all the people, beginning with the Passover and Unleavened Bread, and all the way down through Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day.

As we get closer to the end of the Millennium the whole gearing of the society is going to be to make and provide for those people of the second resurrection. There are going to be such great and fantastic things take place and great economic things being developed that it's going to be beyond our comprehension to think of it now, because we only 'see through a glass darkly.' But then we will be participating in making the real thing happen.

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

Over the whole earth, "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).

Then with all those people being converted brought into the Kingdom of God, what a magnificent thing is going to be. What a great and tremendous job that God is preparing for each one of us:

  • to be able to participate in this
  • to be able to bring this
  • to be able to bring the longings in hopes of all human beings to its greatest and fullest and most complete way possible

This is a great and a tremendous Psalm.

Verse 10: "All Your works shall praise You… [the greatest work is the creation of Godly character in everyone] …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 to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom" (vs 10-12).

What we are doing not only for the Millennium, but we are preparing for all the rest of eternity, because the ages of eternity and the use of the universe cannot possibly be fulfilled until God completes His plan that He's doing with all human beings.

"…talk of Your power, to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations" (vs 11-13).

All through the Millennium this is going to be. Quite a thing! Absolutely, just so overwhelming! The calling that God has given us and the work that God is going to give us to do is absolutely just mind-boggling!

Verse 14: "The LORD upholds all who fall… [if they sin and repent He restores them] …and raises up all who are bowed down…. [there isn't going to be anymore that] …The eyes of all wait upon You… [see, because every thing that there is depends upon the power of God] …and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing…. [won't that be known during the Millennium] …The LORD is righteous in all His ways and loving in all His works" (vs 14-17).

Notice how quickly prayers are going to be answered, v 18: "The LORD is near unto all who call upon Him, unto all who call upon Him in Truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them. The LORD watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy" (vs 14-20). We'll see that tomorrow, how he's going to take care of that.

Verse 21: "My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless His Holy name forever and ever."

That could not happen until we get into the Millennial setting. What you can say is that these Psalms as they run right in a row are Millennial setting Psalms.

Psalm 146:10: "The LORD shall reign forever, even your God, O Zion, to all generations. O praise the LORD!" That's quite a thing!

Now, we've seen what's going to happen during the Millennium. That there are going to be blessings abundant to overflowing, the maximum development of all human beings, all talent of all ability. There is going to be a marvelous economy, a marvelous production and so forth. Now let's talk about how they will enter into the Kingdom of God.

We've already established in Isa. 65 that they will live 100 years, and we will see that that will also applied to those who come up in the second resurrection. What's going to happen when it comes time for them to enter into the Kingdom of God? Since they're eating of the Tree of Life, why would they have to die?

We're going to see some things here that are very important for us to understand. We know that it says 'as in Adam, all die' (1-Cor. 15). The restitution of all things removes that penalty of Adam and it's going to be that each one will die for his own sins if he or she commits the unpardonable sin.

We have a precedence here in 1-Thess. 4 that there are going to be some saints who are still alive when Christ returns, and they will not experience death. Remember, Jesus said that if you believe in the Son you have passed from death to life. Now, if you are still alive when Jesus returns then something else is going to happen.

1-Thessalonians 4:14: "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…. [they will be resurrected and on the Sea of Glass] …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… [died] …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; 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" (vs 14-17).

We've already explained that going through Pentecost and, and Trumpets and so forth. Let's focus in on this: "…we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together…"

Now, it doesn't say, 'we which are alive shall die instantly and be changed.' No! We who are alive "…shall be caught up together…" so the change will be instantaneous; there will be no death!

  • What would be the purpose of having these people die if they have already qualified for salvation?
  • What purpose would that serve?

Paul says concerning the same thing; it is a mystery, 1-Corinthians 15:50: "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God…"

So, they cannot enter into the Kingdom of God if they are caught up together with them still being alive; they had to be changed instantaneously.

"…flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery: we shall not all fall asleep… [that is die and go in the grave] …but we shall all be changed, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" (vs. 50-52).

Now, let's apply this to the Millennial setting. Everyone is given 100 years to live. If they have been righteous:

  • eaten of the Tree of Life
  • loved God
  • loved their neighbor
  • loved each other
  • kept the commandments of God
  • grown in grace and knowledge
  • grown in character, developed

When they reached 100 years, what would be the purpose of them dying?

It says in Isa. 65, the sinner will be accursed. So, if anyone dies, and that will be their first death because those who go in the Lake of Fire will suffer the second death. So the sinner that dies will be accursed and buried. But the one who is righteous, what's going to happen with them? Well, I kind of think of it this way: I think there is going to be a 'going out' party or a graduation ceremony in place of a funeral service. Let's look at it this way: When it comes time for those to enter into the Kingdom of God, I suppose it is set times during the year when everyone comes to Sabbath services, there is going to be a special ceremony of a 'going out' party, of changing from flesh to spirit, of going from human life to spirit life.

You talk about a demonstration for everyone in church services. That's going to be something! You talk about helping people believe! Of course, they will be able to manifest themselves to all their relatives. Just think of this happening all down during the Millennium, this taking place over and over again. What a tremendous and marvelous thing this is going to be. However, there's one catch to it, which is this: the sinner is going to die and the sinner will be buried.

When we come down to the end of the Millennium, just like we are here at the end of the Feast of Tabernacles, then something has to change, because the sinner will not be able to live to a hundred years and die. So, what's going to happen then? How is God going to handle that?

In going back to the Day of Atonement, this will help us be able to answer another question: Why did God have Satan thrown into the abyss, bound and chained and a seal set over him in the abyss? Because he has one last purpose for Satan! That has to do with the end of the Millennium. That has to do with the people who are sinners and cannot live out their lives to be 100-years-old accursed and buried. They still have to die their first death because of their sins.

Revelation 20:7: "Now, when the thousand years have been completed, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison."

Why loose him out of the prison? To take care of the wicked who have rejected salvation! As great as it's going to be all during the Millennium, what happens when people are born into an environment? Everything becomes normal; the unusual becomes the normal and the accepted! There will be those at the end of the Millennium who will be sinning.

  • How is God going to take care of that?
  • How are they going to die their first death being sinners?

Verse 8: "And he shall go out to deceive the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog..." If this is Gog and Magog the people, then God is a respecter of persons and has not given them an opportunity for salvation. But this has to be Gog and Magog the geographic area.

What does God do with sinners who don't repent, that are not ready to die? Well, we have the example of Adam and Eve, what happened when they sinned? They were removed from the Garden of Eden! They were exiled!

We have another example with Cain. What happened when he sinned? He was further exiled! When God does not want to destroy the wicked at that time then he saves them for another time by letting them live in exile.

Now, we've also seen this with the children of Israel in the children of Judah when they sinned. God sent them into exile, and likewise, with other nations that have sinned grievously before Him. He sends them into captivity. So, we have a principle here.

Let's apply this to the end of the thousand years when they are completed. That because of the rebellion of Gog and Magog before the Millennium, and right after the beginning of the Millennium, could it be that God is going to take part of the area of Gog and Magog, which will be in what we might say Siberia and, and Manchuria, and use that area as an area of exile. So that if people don't want to repent and they don't want to have their sins covered under Jesus Christ, but want to go out and express their own way, then God will exile them to the area of Gog and Magog. For what purpose? Sort of as a collecting point for all the sinners that must die the first death! Remember, the incorrigible wicked must die twice. That's what we find in Rev. 20.

Verse 8: "And he shall go out to deceive the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog… [the geographical area where they have been exiled] …of whom the number is as the sand of the sea, to gather them together for war."

So when is this going to be? I think it's going to be similar to this: Satan is going to be led out of his prison, the demons will be let out of the prison. They will be told they can go to Gog and Magog, and here are all these sinners. They are going to welcome Satan with open arms, because they've already committed the unpardonable sin.

Here Satan comes and says, 'You know, I've been in captivity for a thousand years, and you need to understand that I am really the God of this world. That I am the one who is going to give you immortality, so you can worship me. Let's work up an army and because these people are defenseless down there in Jerusalem, and we'll go take over Jerusalem.' You know, same old tactic that he used before.

  • let's take over God throne, he's thrown down
  • let's take over God's people, he's thwarted
  • he's let out and this is his final act:

Let's go down to Jerusalem and let's take over this place, and we'll run the world and we'll get rid of all of these people. We'll get rid of Jesus Christ, and we'll get rid of all those that are serving Him and you can rule the world.

They probably said, 'Yeah, man, let's go!'

Now, he's loosed for a season. How long is that? We don't know! But:

  • long enough to work up an army
  • long enough to totally deceive them
  • long enough so that they are ready to go and march on Jerusalem

Now let's see what happens. They're not deceived out of salvation; let's understand that first. They've already rejected salvation. They're deceived into going to battle; for what purpose?

Verse 9: "Then I saw them go up upon the breadth of the earth and encircle the camp of the saints… [maybe it was right during the time of the Feast of Tabernacles] …and the beloved city…"

So there they were, a repeat of the past: armies encircling Jerusalem. Satan can't do anything new; he's just peat and repeat over and over again. Now notice what happens. The purpose of this is:

"…and fire came down from God out of heaven and consumed them" (v 9). So, they all die. What is that? That is their first death! They're going to have to wait for the second resurrection and the Lake of Fire.

Now, let's see something else that is important to understand concerning Satan the devil. This is his last and final act! This is his last and his final rebellion against God! He will never ever, ever do it again!

Verse 10: "And the Devil, who deceived them… [because he was a spirit being] …was cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet had been cast; and they…"—t hat is Satan and the demons, because wherever Satan is, the demons are. We find that back here:

Revelation 9:11: "And they… [those demons who were coming out of the abyss that was open] …have over them a king, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but the name he has in Greek is Apollyon."

Wherever Satan goes the demons go with him, because originally in the original rebellion, his tail drew a third part of the angels of God and they became demons just like he became Satan the devil. It says here that 'they shall be tormented day and night into the ages of eternity.'

The Lake of Fire eventually burns up. So, what happens to them? With that the works that the devil is going to do are all over, completed!

Let's see the overall goal that's going to take place, the overall a thing that's going to happen with the power of Christ. We will see that this will lead us on into tomorrow to the Last Great Day, because the seventh day of the Feast and the eighth day of the Feast are connected together and we will see that beginning tomorrow.

Hebrews 2:14: "Therefore, since the children are partakers of flesh and blood, in like manner He also took part in the same, in order that through death He might annul him who has the power of death—that is, the devil."

He's going to annul allthe works of the devil; He's going to eliminate them as if they had never existed. That's not going to be finally accomplished until the Lake of Fire consumes the whole earth. After that happens and a new heaven and earth is put in place, then we need to understand what is eventually going to happen to Satan the devil as a spirit being.

The book of Jude and what's going to happen to Satan the devil and the demons and where what, what their fate is ultimately going to be. It is going to be a punishment, which will torment them day and night forever. Not the flames tormenting them day and night forever, but we will see a different punishment, which will torment them forever. Jude 11 talks about that into the Lake of Fire for those who have sinned:

Jude 11: "Woe to them! For they have walked in the way of Cain; 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, feasting in person together with you; fearlessly they are feeding themselves…. [that has all happened, we've all experienced that] …They are clouds without water, being driven by the winds; trees of late autumn, without any fruit, uprooted, twice dead" (vs 11-12).

That's the second death, and we'll talk a little bit about that tomorrow. What causes the second death? Those who believe and worship Satan the devil and reject God the Father, Jesus Christ and all the saints that are ruling over them during the Millennium!

Verse 13: "Raging waves of the sea… [it goes on in to the demonic and satanic type] …casting up like foam their own ignominious shame; wandering stars…" Remember, Satan's tail drew a third part of the stars of heaven, which are angels. So we have "…wandering stars..." That is Satan and the demons who sinned against God and did not repent.

"…for whom has been reserved the blackest darkness forever!" (v 13).

And that will bring torment! Just like when the blackness that God brought upon Egypt, it tormented them and vexed them. It's not the Lake of Fire that's going to torment them, because as we will see, the Lake of Fire is going to go out; to prepare the way for new heaven a new earth. We'll see that tomorrow. That being cut off from God for ever in "…the blackest darkness forever…" that is torment! Satan and the demons are worthy of that torment.

That ends, as we can say, the 7th day of the Feast of Tabernacles ends with the judgment against Satan the devil and his demons.

All Scriptures from The Holy Bible in Its Original Order, A Faithful Version

Scriptural References:

  • Isaiah 9:6
  • Revelation 22:17
  • Isaiah 9:7
  • Ezekiel 36:21-28
  • Zephaniah 3:14-17
  • Ezekiel 34:13-15, 23-27, 31, 30
  • Isaiah 51:1-5
  • Psalm 147:1-14
  • Micah 4:1-4
  • Isaiah 30:18-21
  • Isaiah 66:21-23
  • Isaiah 65:16-25
  • Psalm 144:9-15
  • Psalm 145:1-21
  • Psalm 146:10
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17
  • 1 Corinthians 15:50-52
  • Revelation 20:7-10
  • Revelation 9:11
  • Hebrews 2:14
  • Jude 11-13

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Rev. 21:24
  • Amos 9
  • Isaiah 29

Also referenced: Book: God's Plan For Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days by Fred R. Coulter

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Transcribed: 7/23/17

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