We know that all the nations are gathered together at HAR-MAGEDON (see
Babylon is destroyed, these armies see that destruction and they march on
up to Jerusalem capturing the holy city, ravaging the women, plundering
the houses, full of "their own selves". They think that this is ''their
day"! But Christ leaves heaven with His ARMY, which includes His holy
angels and the Bride of Christ (in fine linen garments), and comes to
earth. The Bride (the Church) has already met Christ in the air prior to
returning to earth, otherwise we would have to meet Him in the air, turn
around and come back to earth and have no time for the JUDGMENT SEAT OF
CHRIST (this is what some would call a "post-tribulation rapture").
When Christ returns, He comes FIRST TO EDOM south of the Dead Sea (Isaiah
63:1 WHO is this WHO comes from Edom, with garments of glowing colors from
Bozrah, this ONE who is majestic in HIS apparel, marching in the greatness
of HIS strength? "It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.") to
rescue the remnant (see
note) of Jews that God had
kept safe in a place He had prepared for them for time, times and half a
time (see notes
:14). The Messiah then marches from south of the Dead
Sea up to Jerusalem, where the armies of the nations have gathered in the
Valley of Jehoshaphat, where there occurs a great battle with much
Revelation 19:19 (note) And
I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to
make war against Him who sat upon the horse, and against His army.
20 And the beast was
seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his
presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the
beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into
the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.
So at the end of Daniel's 70th Week,
Messiah returns to earth, 1260 days, 3 ½ years after the Abomination of
Desolation has taken his place in the Temple of God declaring himself to
be God and the beast is thrown alive with the false prophet into the Lake
Revelation 19:21 (note)
And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the
mouth of Him who sat upon the horse, and all the birds were filled with
These dead spirits then go to HADES
where they are in TORMENT, and where they wait to be resurrected 1000
years later. And yet not everyone living on earth when Messiah returns
will be killed.
EVENTS THAT OCCUR WHEN MESSIAH
Note: not necessarily in chronological order though:
Zechariah 14:10 All the land
will be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; (just
prior to this Jerusalem had been devastated in Zech 14:1-2 but it will be
''resurrected" and people will live in it) but JERUSALEM WILL RISE and
remain on its site from Benjamin's Gate as far as the place of the First
Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king's wine
presses.11 And people will live in it, and there will be no more curse,
for Jerusalem will dwell in SECURITY.12 Now this will be the plague with
which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against
Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their
eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.
(see last scenes of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark")…14 And Judah also will
fight at Jerusalem (remember that we have seen in Zech 12:7 that there are
tents of Judah that are South of Jerusalem and that the Lord spares them
first); and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered,
gold and silver and garments in great abundance.15 So also like this
plague, will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey,
and all the cattle that will be in those camps. (we saw in Rev 19:17-18,21
that @ the great supper of God…[the birds would] eat the flesh of kings
and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of
horses ) 16 Then it will come about that any who are left of all the
nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to
worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to celebrate the FEAST OF BOOTHS.
So when Messiah returns we see that
conflict is occurring at Jerusalem as the nations have gathered around it
and captured it (as discussed above).
In Mt 24 we see to the very day a prophetic fulfillments in the day of
Passover, the day of Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles.
The Feast of Tabernacles consisted of
(2) Day of Atonement
In Matthew 24 Jesus teaches...
Mt 24:29 "But immediately after the
tribulation of those days (the last 3 ½ years of the 70th Week of Daniel)
THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE
STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be
shaken, 30 and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and
then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF
MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.31 "And He
will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER
TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the
other. (Wherever the sky ''touches down'' on the earth you will find the
Jews…at the four corners of the earth).
Remember that the Feast of Passover
was fulfilled at the crucifixion of Messiah. The Feast of Pentecost
was fulfilled when the Holy Spirit came to indwell believers. So this
takes care of the Church and her salvation, but what about the SALVATION
OF ISRAEL? That seems to be being fulfilled in these verses where just
when the nations of the world are seemingly crushing Israel, Messiah
returns and there is a TRUMPET that calls all of His ELECT, fulfilling the
first part of the Feast of Trumpets, where the Trumpet was sounded to
gather the Jews together on the 1st Day of Tishri (about our October). The
next part of the Feast of Tabernacles is the DAY OF ATONEMENT, the day
when your sins were forgiven in the Old Testament. So Messiah returns, the
Trumpet gathers the Elect Jews and in one day Israel is saved.
Jeremiah 32:37 "Behold, I will
gather them out of all the lands to which I have driven them (speaking of
Israel) in My anger, in My wrath, and in great indignation; and I will
bring them back to this place and make them dwell in safety. 38 "And they
shall be My people, and I will be their God; 39 and I will give them one
heart and one way, that they may fear Me ALWAYS, for their own good, and
for the good of their children after them.40 "And I will make an
EVERLASTING COVENANT with them that I will not turn away from them, to do
them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will
not turn away from Me.
Has this ever happened to Israel? Not yet. What is going to happen to
these elect Jews?
Ezekiel 36:24 "For I will take
you from the nations, gather you from all the lands, and bring you into
your own land.25 "THEN (time phrase telling you ''When'') I will sprinkle
clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all
your filthiness and from all your idols.26 "Moreover, I will give you a
new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of
stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.27 "And I will put My
Spirit WITHIN YOU and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be
careful to observe My ordinances.
THE SPIRIT WITHIN: this is what the
Church received at Pentecost when the Spirit came to indwell believers but
the Holy Spirit ''left'', the ''restrainer'' was removed when the church
was raptured…now obviously the Holy Spirit was still at work even as the
Old Testament but not as He was in the NT in and through the vessel of His
Bride, the Church. Jesus had said in John 14:16-17 that after He left
earth, He would send the Spirit to be IN the believers and here in Ezekiel
36:27 we see the prophecy foretelling of the day when the Holy Spirit
would come to INDWELL the Jew
Ezekiel 36:28 "And you will live
in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and
I will be your God.29 "Moreover, I will save you from all your
uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not
bring a famine on you….31 "Then you will remember your evil ways and your
deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight
for your iniquities and your abominations.32 "I am not doing this for your
sake," declares the Lord GOD, "let it be known to you. Be ashamed and
confounded for your ways, O house of Israel!"33 'Thus says the Lord GOD,
"ON THE DAY THAT I CLEANSE YOU FROM ALL YOUR INIQUITIES, (THIS IS WHAT THE
DAY OF ATONEMENT WAS ALL ABOUT!) I will cause the cities to be inhabited,
and the waste places will be rebuilt.34 "And the desolate land will be
cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who
passed by.35 "And they will say, 'This desolate land has become like the
garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate, and ruined cities are fortified
and inhabited.'36 "THEN the NATIONS that are left round about you will
know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted that
which was desolate; I, the LORD, have spoken and will do it."37 'Thus says
the Lord GOD, "This also I will let the house of Israel ask Me to do for
them: I will increase their men like a flock.
So these ELECT JEWS saved by Messiah at the Feast of Trumpets are going to
live on into the Messianic Millennial Kingdom and they will bear children.
And ALL THOSE OFFSPRING of the Jews from that time on WILL BE SAVED…ALL
Israel will be saved during the remainder of the Messianic Age!
Ezekiel 37:21 "And say to them,
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from
among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every
side and bring them into their own land; (When? The Feast of Trumpets!) 22
and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel;
and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two
nations, (they have been divided since their dispersion into Babylon) and
they will no longer be divided into two kingdoms.23 "And they will no
longer defile themselves with their idols, (Israel is doing this even
today!) or with their detestable things, or with any of their
transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in
which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. (When? On the DAY OF
ATONEMENT!) And they will be My people, and I will be their God.
So the Jews are gathered together at Messiah's Second Coming, and they
REPENT IN ONE DAY, and all of the nation of Israel is saved in one day,
God becoming their God and they becoming His people. And then Jesus rules
as King of kings and Lord of lords. Who rules under Him? There are two
branches, one the CHURCH (see notes
Revelation 5:10, 1 Cor 6:2
describe the Church ruling with Messiah) and the other branch, the NATION
OF ISRAEL, who is going to continue to grow in population and will need a
king to rule over them. And who is going to be king over them?
(Incidentally Kay gets more ''hate mail'' over this teaching then you can
imagine!) David will be king under the ''King of kings", the King Jesus:
Ezekiel 37:24 "And My servant
DAVID will be KING over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and
they will walk in My ordinances, and keep My statutes, and observe them.
(How did David get here? Remember the ''First Resurrection" - see chart on
Order of Resurrection)
which we think includes all of the Old Testament saints (which would
include David…See specific reference to his resurrection in Jer 30:9) who
receive a new body. 25 "And they shall live on the land that I gave to
Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it,
they, and their sons, and their sons' sons, forever; and David My servant
shall be their prince forever.26 "And I will make a covenant of peace with
them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them
and multiply them, and will set MY SANCTUARY in their midst forever. (Where
is the SANCTUARY described? Read Ezekiel 40-48). 27 "My dwelling place
also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My
people.28 "And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies
Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever."
Who is going to rule under David?
Remember you will have the 12 Tribes of Israel and they will have the 12
APOSTLES ruling (Mt 19:28, Luke 22:28-30), PRINCES ruling (Ezekiel 45:8)
and JUDGES ruling (Isaiah 1:26, Haggai 2:20-23 talks about Zerubbabel
ruling during the Messianic Millennium).
WHAT ABOUT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES?
We read about that in Zechariah 14
where after Messiah gathers His elect, saves Israel in a day, then He will
have the Feast of Tabernacles, when Jesus Christ Himself ''tabernacles''
among men as King of kings and Lord of lords.
What about the TRIBULATION SAINTS? Those BEHEADED because of the
TESTIMONY OF Jesus and the WORD OF GOD will be resurrected (see notes
and rule & reign with the Messiah for 1000 years.
JUDGMENT OF THE NATIONS
This occurs at the return of Messiah.
Joel 3:12 Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of
Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations.
This parallels Mt 25:31ff describing
the JUDGMENT OF THE SHEEP & THE GOATS, the judgment of Gentiles who
survive the Great Tribulation.
THE ''EXTRA'' 75 DAYS
Daniel 12:11 "And from the time
that THE REGULAR SACRIFICE is abolished, (the Middle of Daniel's 70th
Week, when the 7th Trumpet is blown) and the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION is
set up, there will be 1,290 days.12 "How blessed is he who keeps waiting
and attains to the 1,335 days!
Why the extra 75 days (1335 days
minus 1260 days)?
Several things could be happening during this time including cleaning up
of the Temple, getting rid of the Abomination of Desolation, judging of
the Nations at the sheep & goats, the latter being cast directly into the
Lake of Fire (instead of standing at the Great White Throne judgment)
because they have just been judged in person by Jesus Christ. So all those
who survive to the 1335 days are indeed BLESSED! They have made it!
THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF JESUS CHRIST
The Gentile ''sheep'' will have
children during the
who will grow up and
still be called a youth at the age of 100. On the other hand if these
children die during that time, it shows that they die because they did not
believe in Jesus Christ. So people will be living in human bodies during
the 1000 year reign of the Messiah. And those who are born (everyone who
ORIGINALLY BEGAN the 1000 years was saved) will have the opportunity to
either believe or not in Jesus Christ. What happens when the 1000 years
are over to those who are in human bodies since the FIRST RESURRECTION
(see chart on
Order of Resurrection)
has already occurred? How do they continue on into eternity in the next
phase, the New Heaven/New Earth/New Jerusalem? Kay believes that they
continue to live in this New environment by eating to the TREE OF LIFE
(that was in the Garden of Eden) that is now in the paradise of God in the
New Heaven and New Earth.
WHO IS IN THE NEW JERUSALEM?
Twelve Gates are for the twelve Tribes
of Israel. The foundation stones are the 12 Apostles. And Kay believes
that the Father and His bride and Christ the Son & His Bride, the Church,
live in the New Jerusalem. And the rest of the Gentile nations that flow
in and out through the GATES (see ''gates'' in the New Jerusalem in (see
Revelation 22:14) eat of the TREE
OF LIFE whose leaves are for the HEALING OF THE NATIONS (see note
Revelation 22:2) and thus are
sustained. They worship God and then Kay says there is no more sun and no
more moon (This could be true that the sun will cease to exist…for sure
there will be "no NEED of the sun" - See note
Revelation 21:23- because of THE
SON but for your ''homework" read Isa 60:19-20, and Ps 89:36,37, Ps
148:3,6.) Christ is the LIGHT OF ALL for all eternity.
GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT:
All the dead stand before God and if
their name is not in the BOOK OF LIFE they are cast into the Lake of Fire.
How does their name get in the BOOK OF LIFE? Kay believes that when one is
born your name is put in the BOOK OF LIFE. But if you refuse to believe in
Jesus Christ, you break God's heart because He is not willing that any
should perish. If you don't believe, then your name is erased from the
BOOK OF LIFE. So when the books are open, your name is not there. There is
another book called the LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE, which Kay believes has the
names written of all believers and that it was written there before the
foundation of the world. So the dead will stand here at the GWT and every
opportunity that they have had to believe in Jesus Christ they will be
held accountable for. And there will be degrees of punishment in the Lake
of Fire according to the light that you had and what you refused. But
there is no escape. Jesus said ''that it shall be more tolerable for the
land of Sodom in the day of judgment" then for Capernaum, Bethsaida, etc,
because Sodom and Gomorrah only had the witness of Lot, but Capernaum
actually saw the Messiah Himself, but they rejected Him and refused to bow
the knee. Today is the day of salvation.
THE REST OF THE STORY
The rest of the story is about to come to pass. You and I don’t have much
time. We need to run and warn everyone we can to ''flee from the wrath
that is to come'' (Mt 3:7). If you will be a good steward of the mysteries
of God, then on that day when you look down in the Lake of Fire where the
worm dies not and the fire is not quenched, you will not have a guilty
conscience and their blood will not be upon your hands (Ezekiel 3:18,19,
33:6-9) because you were a FAITHFUL STEWARD of the MYSTERIES OF GOD. They
made their choice. They had an opportunity. Romans 1 says that they are
without excuse! The sad thing is that this is forever. Eternity either
ruling and reigning with Jesus Christ where there is no more sorrow, tears
or death OR in the Lake of Fire with the cowardly, the unbelieving, the
abominable and those who believe a lie and THE LIAR, and who miss what God
created men for; i.e., to be in oneness with Him, to rule and reign with
Him forever and ever. He that believes and overcomes will sit with Christ
on His throne forever and ever.
WHERE MY FRIEND WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?