At the end of the Millennium, God makes all things New
Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me, declares the LORD, so will your name and descendants endure.
2 Peter 3:13
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.
The New Jerusalem descends from Heaven
to a New Earth where it remains for all Eternity
surrounded by the New Nations
The Church will be with Christ in Heaven during the Millennium
At the end of the Millennium, the New Jerusalem will descend from Heaven like a Bride, beautifully adorned for her husband.
The New Jerusalem is made up of all true believers (wheat) in both the Old and the New Testament times.
The twelve foundations symbolize the New Testament Believers and the Twelve Gates symbolize the Old Testament Believers.
The New Jerusalem descends to a New Earth where it will be surrounded by the New Nations
These Nations are in the Book of Life and escape the Lake of Fire when they appear before the Great White Throne
They are most like the Sheep Nations who were kind to God's People and rejected the Mark of the Beast
Revelation Chapter 21 and 22
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb." And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits thick, by man's measurement, which the angel was using. The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass. I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place." "Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book."
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!" Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near. Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy."
"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen.
The Great White Throne Judgment
At the end of the Millennium, the dead outside of Christ (Pagans) will be judged at the Great White Throne.
The Dead in hades and the sea will be resurrected to stand before the Great White Throne.
This is the Second Resurrection or the Pagan Resurrection.
The First Resurrection took place at the start of the Millennium and was for dead true believers who were resurrected
to be with Christ (and shortly to be joined by the living believers who are also raptured at the seventh trumpet).
The first resurrection is for believers while the second resurrection is for pagans.
Pagans are judged at the Great White Throne at the end of the Millennium.
Pagans who were kind to God's people and did not accept the Mark of the Beast will most likely be in the
Lamb's book of Life and will escape the Lake of Fire.
They are destined to become the Nations on Earth in Eternity.
The vile and the cowardly who accepted the Mark of the Beast and persecuted God's People will not be
in the Lamb's Book of Life and will be thrown into the Lake of Fire for all Eternity.
End Times Diagram
Jesus returns unexpectedly at the End of the Great Tribulation to redeem his people
From thence forth, they remain with Him forever
The Nations continue to be the Nations during the Millennium and in Eternity
provided they reject the Mark of the Beast
How will God Judge the Earth?
A schematic diagram illustrating who will be on Earth, in Heaven and in Hell
now, during the Great Tribulation, during the Millennium and in Eternity
From now until the end of the Great Tribulation, believers who die will go to Heaven to be with Christ
Everybody else (who are not Born Again) will go to Hell when they die.
When Christ Comes, the true believers go to be with Christ while false Christians will go to hell.
This will take place in the twinking of an eye.
There will be a period of about 75 days (30+45) where God pours out his Wrath on those who are left behind.
The Nations who were left behind will be separated into the Sheep and the Goats.
The Goats will go to Hell while the Sheep will help repopulate the earth along with the
144000 Jews who were set aside for this purpose
During the Millennium, the True believers (wheat) will be in Heaven with Christ, A select group of Jews and Pagans
will be on Earth and the vile who persecuted the Church will be in Hell along with False Christians.
Sheep Nations who died before the second comming will also be in Hell during the Millennium.
At the end of the Millennium, the New Jerusalem composed of true believers in Old and New testament times
will descend from Heaven to a New Earth where it will remain for Eternity
Nations whose names are in the Lamb's book of Life will surround the New Jerusalem
The vile and cowardly who persecuted the Church and received the Mark of the Beast will spend Eternity in the Lake of Fire
The Wheat are the True Believers in Old and New Testament Times
The Weeds are those who claim to be believers but are not
The Sheep are those who are not believers but help God's people and do not worship the Beast
The Goats are those who persecute God's people and accept the Mark of the Beast
True believers (Wheat) are Holy: sanctified by God.
They believe and confess that Jesus is Lord, the Son of God and even part of the Trinity
False Christians (Weeds) , those who profess to be Christians but are not, believe that Jesus was a real person but not God and never rose from the dead -
they believe he was mad - giving us a licence to sin. They are wrong.
Those who reject the Gospel but have good values and believe Jesus was a Good person (Sheep) are right in a sense.
They live harmoniously with the True believers and refuse to worship the Beast and receive his Mark
Vile non believers who believe Jesus is Bad (Goats), worship the Beast and take his Mark.
They persecute the True Believers.
The Book of Life and the Mark of the Beast
Those who accept the Mark of the Beast will not be in the Lamb's Book of Life
The End Times Revelation
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
There are many layers in the Parable of the Prodigal Son
Central to this parable is the Love of the Father and his ability to forgive his wayward sons.
None the less, this parable contrasts the older son with the younger and the younger son with servants.
When the younger son was in the World he was considered dead by the father.
We can all identify with both the Older son and the Younger son
In a prophetic sense, however, the Older son represents the Pharisees and those under the Old Covenant.
The younger son could represent the prostitutes and the tax collectors who found forgiveness in Jesus under a New Covenant.
Both the Older and the Younger sons can live in the Father's House if they are in right relationship with the Father.
The Father also has servants in his House. Servants do not have the same privilages as Sons.
In Eternity, the Nations will will not have the same privilages as Born Again believers who will be in the New Jerusalem
In the Parable of the Net, there are Good Fish and Bad Fish
Not all the fish who are caught by the Net (the gospel) are Good Fish
Not all Good Fish are caught in the Net
The New Jerusalem will be made up of Good fish who are in the Net
Good fish outside the Net will be the Nations in Eternity
End Times Diagram