Final Hour, Final Judgment


Revelation moves inexorably from the Death and Resurrection of Jesus to the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous

At the conclusion of his ‘Olivet Discourse,’ Jesus presented the parable of the Sheep and the Goats. On the day when the “Son of Man arrives in his glory,” his angels will gather all the nations before him for judgment, then he will divide them into two, the “sheep” and the “goats.” The latter will “depart into everlasting destruction,” but the former “into everlasting life.”

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Final Hour, Satan


OVERVIEW – The Devil will be granted a final “short season” to persecute the saints of the Lamb – Revelation 12:7-12

When Satan is expelled from heaven, a “great voice” warns the “earth and the sea” that the Devil has arrived and is enraged, because he knows he has only a “short season” remaining to inflict harm on the people of God. First, he attempts to vent his rage by persecuting the “woman” who gave birth to the messianic “son,” but he is thwarted from destroying her. Next, enraged further, he launches his “war” to destroy the “remnant of her seed” – Those who have the “testimony of Jesus.”

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Final Hour, Final Judgment


The ingathering of the “grapes” represents the “wrath of God” on all men who have taken the “mark of the beast” – Revelation 14:17-20

Next, Revelation presents the ingathering of the “fruit of the vine,” which is now pressed in the “winepress of the God’s wrath,” the fate of all men who gave allegiance to the “beast” and received its “mark.” Faithful “saints” were gathered into the “sanctuary of God,” but the “inhabitants of the earth” are now “tread underfoot” in His winepress.

Final Harvest, Final Hour


Two different “harvests” occur at the end of the age – The reaping of the “grain,” and the ingathering of the “fruit of the vine” – Revelation 14:14-16

In chapter 14, Revelation contrasts two distinct groups: The men and women who follow the “Lamb,” and those who render homage to the “beast,” the “inhabitants of the earth.” And two different fates await each, now presented as two harvests: the “grain” harvest, and the ingathering of the “fruit of the vine.” Both “harvests” occur at the final judgment.

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