This is a very talked about passage in the Bible, for many have wondered its purpose.
The Thousand Years
” comes from the Latin word that means “one thousand”. There can be no Millennium until Satan is removed from the Earth…satan is sent to the Abyss, but not the Lake of Fire (at least not yet). The Old Testament Saints as well as those who went through the Tribulation will live on Earth with Jesus. Now you may ask:The word, ”
?” (Jer 17:9) God will release Satan one more time. Because the heart of people still have the sin nature in them. It is to prove that we cannot be perfect..and we needed Christ no matter what. A perfect environment cannot create a perfect heart. Unfortunately, some of the future generations of the resurrected will revolt and join Satan. It just shows you the heart of people when they do not choose God….how sad. “
Great White Throne
Final judgment for the sinner. What books are involved in this final judgment? The Bible will be there, according to John 12:48. The very Word that sinners hear and reject today will judge them on the last day. There is the Book of Life, containing the names of the saints. If a person’s name is not found in the Book of Life, he or she is cast into hell (v. 15). Also present is the book containing the deeds people have done. God is a Righteous Judge; He keeps a record of their deeds and will punish each one justly. The church & all who are saved will not take part in this judgment. We stood before the Lord at the Judgment seat.
Regarding application…Accountability. Vs. 11, “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it.” No more can people use the excuse that Satan tempted me. For me, this chapter helps me realize even more just how much we need Jesus. Apart from anything other than God…we are doomed. Don’t live this life without remembering who you are! I pray we all are judged for our rightous acts at the judgment seat…rather than our sins at the Great White Throne.