In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 the Bible describes how Jesus will come again to receive believers into heaven and is called the rapture. Verse 14 of this passage says, “even those asleep in Christ will Jesus take to heaven.” So verse 16 says, those dead in Christ shall rise first into heaven. Verse 17 says, “Those alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet Jesus in the air so be ever with the Lord. So rapture instantly transforms in an a moment in the twinkling of an eye in 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52. After the rapture will be with Jesus in the 3rd heaven for 7 years length of Tribulation Period taking place on earth. According to Revelations 11:3 God’s 2 witness prophesy 3½ years. The two witnesses, reminiscent of other biblical prophets like Moses and Elijah, carry God’s final warning to the world in the last 3½ years leading up to Christ’s return. God WILL give POWER to the two witnesses to prophesy 1260 days. When they finish evangelising a beast ascends out of bottomless pit to make war against them so overcomes and kills them. 2 prophets dead bodies lie on street of great city where JESUS was crucified. The peoples, tribes, tongues and nations will see their dead bodies 3½ days and not allow dead bodies to be put into graves. Some on earth will rejoice over death, make merry, send gifts to one another because prophets confronted who dwell on earth in verses 3: 7-10. People all over the world see 2 dead bodies 3½ days on display in Jerusalem. Modern satellites, television, portable communications devices and Internet, makes it possible for prophecy fulfilled to be seen globally. Their job is finished, as Revelation 11:7 says beast overcomes them and martyrs them and 3 days later they rise again. Revelation 12:1-6, the “woman” Israel will need protection for how long 3½ years. Tribulation period of 7 years. Revelation, 6-18, tells what happens after rapture to believers in heaven and those left behind on earth. God pours out HIS wrath on the world during 7 years of the great Tribulation directed from heaven. Judgement on earth continues by breaking 7 sealed scrolls in Revelation 5:8-10. Followed by 7 trumpets, poured 7 bowls of God’s wrath by angels in quick successions. Jesus opens 7th seal silence in heaven 1/2 hour in Revelation 8:1. God rewards crowns to those in heaven resurrected in rapture of church before judgement seat of Christ” to receive rewards for things done in life and service for Christ in Romans 14:10; I Corinthians 3:9-15; and 2 Corinthians 5:10. Followed by the Marriage Supper of Lamb after rewards in Revelations 19:7-9. Marriage Banquet celebration lasts for weeks or months. Christ our heavenly Bridegroom is in place of Honour with His bride the church. Revelation 4:4, surrounding the throne of God are 24 other thrones and seated on them are 24 elders dressed in white with crowns of gold on their heads. The victor’s crown is worn by those who successfully win the victory in Christ promised in Revelation 2:10; 2 Timothy 4:8; James 1:12.”The 24 elders some say are 12 Apostles of Jesus plus 12 leaders of Tribes of Israel in Revelation 4:9-11. Others think they are representatives of the church of Jesus Christ. The Church is said will rule and reign with Christ in Revelation 2:26-27, 5:10, 20:4; Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30. Other saints are given special priestly role in both praise and service as in Acts 15:2; 20:17; I Timothy 5:17 includes new Christian believers, saints from Great Tribulation. Christ Honours service as Greatest is Serving others.
Christ gives all dressed in fine white linen, clean and bright, robes of righteousness in Revelation 19:7-9. In Revelation 2:17, saved over – comers receive personalised white stone with new name written no one knows except who receives it. Those considered worthy in resurrection from dead neither marry nor given in marriage like earth in Luke 20:35-36 . They no longer die like angels and God’s Children of the resurrection. Christ’s resurrection promotes higher beings equal to angels as children of God and now joint heirs with Christ. As royal priests in Hebrew 13:15; I Peter 2:5 and I Peter 2:9 as priests of God in Revelation 1:6. Revelation 22:3 says, “His servants shall serve Him and reign in new earth after Tribulation in Revelation 5:10. Life consists of lots of praise and worship around throne of God in Revelation chapters 4 and 5. Lots of singing in Revelation 5:9; 14:3; 15:3. God gives some harps and guitars to play in Revelation 5:8; 14:2; 15:2. As royal priests in Hebrew 13:15; I Peter 2:5 and I Peter 2:9 as priests of God in Revelation 1:6. Revelation 22:3 says, “His servants shall serve Him and reign in new earth after Tribulation in Revelation 5:10. Life consists of lots of praise and worship around throne of God in Revelation chapters 4 and 5. Lots of singing in Revelation 5:9; 14:3; 15:3. God gives harps and guitars to play in Revelation 5:8; 14:2; 15:2. The praise music in heaven stops for a total silence of 30 minutes. Then continues terrible destruction unimaginable punishment to restore perfect justice on earth.
Christ will Reign for 1000 years in Perfect Peace with the saints reigning in Luke 19:12-27 as servants who serve their master well during absence so awarded jurisdiction over a number of cities. In Luke 23:43, Jesus took repentant robber on cross into heaven or paradise. According to 2 Corinthians 12:2-4, Paul was “caught up into the 3rd heaven or paradise.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 says, all believers absent from body are present with the Lord in heaven.” So I Thessalonians 4:17 says, “ believers shall we ever be with the Lord. ”Throughout 7 years believers work based on abilities, talents plus future work of various duties assigned. New multitudes are saved during Tribulation in Revelation 6:9-11; 7:13-14; 12:11 after rapture. Evangelised by Moses, Elijah and 144000 thousand Jews to accept God so reject antichrist in 2 Thessalonians 2:8-11 so martyred. There is joy in heaven in Luke 15:7 for Christians saved. Jesus told Peter in John 13:36, they will follow Him afterwards into an already prepared place of mansions for disciples in John 14:1,2,3 in heaven. Jesus will Come Again to and receive them to Himself so they will be there with Him also. Christians who died and in heaven right now with Jesus. During the tribulation heaven is in direct open contact directing orders through angels so be ready by faith in Jesus. Those who died before Christ are resurrected in rapture before the tribulation in heaven. So will return during the Second Coming of Jesus after Rapture in glorified bodies. Zechariah 14:5 says, “the Lord my God shall come and all the angels with Him.”Revelation 19:11-21 describes the Lord’s return in detail saying, “the heavenly army in heaven will follow Christ verse 14. So the tribulation period ends when Jesus Returns on earth with armies of heaven in the Second Coming to be Victorious in the battle of Armageddon. Jesus and the armies of heaven made up of angels led by Archangel Michael and the saints dressed in white linen symbolize holiness, will fight against the antiChrist, a deceptive evil figure in Bible who appears on the Earth before Jesus returns. So antiChrist will be influenced by satan and his fallen angels so Jesus, saints and holy angels will emerge victorious from the battle.
As the Bible says, this vision shows a holy angel inviting vultures to eat dead bodies of those who fought for evil purposes symbolized by complete destruction of evil. This results finally in verses 19 through 21 on epic battle between Jesus and His holy forces defeat the antiChrist evil forces culminating in the destruction of evil and victory for good.After 7 years on return to earth to Reign, according to Revelation 20:2-6, satan is bound for a season during the Millennium in Latin means 1000. Christ Reigns on earth from Jerusalem with believers for 1000 years reign so the Jews finally have the Messiah rule on earth. According to Revelation 20:2,3, after the thousand years are fulfilled, satan is loosed for “a season to go out to attack the nations to rebel against God in Revelation 20:7,8. Then satan gathers together to battle “the number of whom is as the vastness of the sea.” Finally, God Jehovah Nissi, the Mighty One in Battle, Who has had enough in verse 9 comes to battle down from heaven and sends fire and brimstone to devour them.” The devil is then thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone in Revelation 20:10. This is the Ultimate Battle of all battles to end all evil on earth. So again after the final great terrible battle God Recreates the new earth and new heaven in Revelation 21:1,2. The holy city, the New Jerusalem comes down from God’s City of heaven. According to verse 22, there is no temple in the holy city, because “the Lord God Almighty and the light of God’s Glory are the temple of it.”So God recreates and regenerates a brand new heaven and earth. He brings the heavenly city which He has prepared down to the new earth. God now dwells in the city, with mankind on earth to set up eternity So Psalm confirms in Psalm 37:9-11 the righteous and meek inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 again says the meek shall inherit the earth to spend eternity with God.
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