Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lesson 5, Preview of the Coming Age

1. What two different resurrections did Jesus mention?
John 5:28, 29 ______________________________________________

2. The two resurrections are separated by how many years?
Revelation 20:4-6 ___________________________________________

3. What two words describe those who have part in the first resurrection?
Revelation 20:6 _____________________________________________

4. The rest of the dead are not raised until when?
Revelation 20: 5 _____________________________________________

5. The resurrection of the righteous occurs at the time of what great event?
1 Thessalonians 4:15 - 17 _______________________________________

6. The resurrected and living righteous will then be caught up together to meet the Lord where?
1 Thessalonians 4: 17 __________________________________________

Jesus is coming to take the righteous to the place He has prepared for them in heaven (See
lesson 4)

7. When Jesus comes, what will He do to the wicked?
2 Thessalonians 2:8 ____________________________________________
"They shall fall and perish at thy presence" Psalm 9:3.

8. How does Revelation describe what happens to those who are not saved when Jesus comes?
Revelation 19:21 ______________________________________________
"Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down,
and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof... The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord has spoken this word... The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it, and it shall fall, and not rise again." Isaiah 24:1,3,20.

9. Jeremiah was shown the desolate condition of the earth after that time. How will it resemble the way it was before the creation of man?
Jeremiah 4:25 ____________________________________________________

10. Will anyone be left on the earth?
Jeremiah 4:25 ____________________________________________________
"And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth, even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground." Jeremiah 25:33

11. What will happen to all our great cities?
Jeremiah 4:26 ________________________________________________
"For thus hath the Lord said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will i not make a full end." Jeremiah 4:27

12. When the righteous arrive in heaven what responsibility will they be given?
Revelation 20:6 ___________________________________________________________
Verse 4 says, "Judgment was given unto them."

13. What will be involved in this work?
1 Corinthians 6:2,3 ______________________________________________

14. How long will Satan be bound?
Revelation 20:1,2 ________________________________________________

15. He will be bound from doing what?
Revelation 20:3 _________________________________________________

16. How will God bind him from doing that?
Zephaniah 1:2,3 _________________________________________________

17. Where will Satan be during the thousand years?
Revelation 20:3 ________________________________________________
The Greek word used here is abussos, a word used in the Greek version of Genesis 1:2 to describe the condition of the earth before the creation of man.

18. Will God finally create the world anew?
Isaiah 65:17 _____________________________________________________

19. In his vision, what did John notice about the new earth?
Revelation 21:1 __________________________________________________

20. What did he then see coming down from God out of heaven?
Revelation 21:2 __________________________________________________
"And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that
great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God." Revelation 21:10

21. What will Satan do to those who come up in the second resurrection?
Revelation 20:7,8

22. For what purpose will the wicked be resurrected?
Revelation 20:13 __________________________________________________

23. What will every tongue finally confess?
Philippians 2:10, 11 ________________________________________________

24. But their confession is too late, for what then happens to them?
Revelation 20:15 ___________________________________________________
"And fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them." Revelation 20:9

25. What does the Bible call this experience?
Revelation 20:14 ____________________________________________________
"The earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." 2 Peter 3:10.

26. To what may we then look forward?
2 Peter 3:13 _____________________________________________________

27. Who will inherit the earth made new?
Psalm 37:11 ______________________________________________________

28. When will they inherit it?
Psalm 37:34 ______________________________________________________

29. What will be no more?
Revelation 21:4,5 ________________________________________________
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. " Revelation 21:3.

"And they shall see his face, and his name shall be in their foreheads." Revelation 22:4

30. What will the redeemed do in the new?
Isiah 65:21,22 _________________________________________________

31. How peaceful will the new world be?
Isiah 65:25(last phrase) _________________________________________

32. Will sin be gone forever?
Nahum 1:9 __________________________________________________

In the Light of God's Word...

The Millennium

First Resurrection

  • Jesus Comes
  • Righteous Dead are Raised
  • Righteous Taken to Heaven
  • Wicked are Slain
  • Earth is Desolated

During the Millennium

  • On Earth: Satan is Alone, Wicked are Dead
  • In Heaven: Righteous Assist in Judging the Wicked

Second Resurrection

  • Christ, Saints, and City Descend
  • Wicked are Raised
  • Final Judgment
  • Satan and Sinners Destroyed
  • Earth is Renewed

-I understand that the righteous will be in heaven for a thousand years. Then they will inherit the earth made new.

-I desire to receive the home with Jesus has prepared for me

Next Lesson: Invisible Forces Behind the Scenes

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Reflecting Christ's Image

But we all, with open face behold as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18

Looking unto Jesus, dwelling upon His virtues, mercies, and purity will create in the soul an utter abhorrence for that which is sinful, and an intense longing and thirsting for righteousness. The more closely we discern Jesus, the more will we see our own defects of character: then confess these things to Jesus and with true contrition of soul co-operate with the divine power, the Holy Spirit, to put these things away.

It is the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, which Jesus said He would send into the world, that changes our character into the image of Christ: and when this is accomplished, we reflect, as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord. That is, the character of the one who thus beholds Christ is so like His, that one looking at him sees Christ's own character shining out as from a mirror.

Imperceptibly to ourselves we are changed day by day from our own ways and will into the ways and will of Christ, into the loveliness of His character. Thus we grow up into Christ, and unconsciously reflect His image. OHC

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lesson 4, How Will the World End

1. Before Jesus went back to heaven, what promise did He make?
John 14:3 ____________________________________________

2. To what "blessed hope" did the apostle Paul look forward?
Titus 2:13 ____________________________________________

3. Jesus came once already to bear the sins of many. Unto whom will He come the second time?

Hebrews 9:28 _________________________________________
"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall
reward every man according to his works. "Matthew 16:27.

"Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not behold your God will come...
he will come and save you. " Isaiah 35:4.

4. The disciples understood that Jesus' coming would mark what point in the world's history?

Matthew 24:3 _________________________________________

5. Why is it important for us to know the vital details about how Jesus will come?

Matthew 24:24 ________________________________________
The first chapter of Acts describes how Jesus went back to heaven. Notice the emphasis
on the fact that the disciples actually watched Him go up:
"while they beheld (vs. 9) " their sight (vs. 9)" while they looked" (vs. 10)
"gazing" (vs. 11) "ye have seen him go" (vs. 11)

6. What were they then told about the manner in which He will return?

Acts 1:11 _____________________________________________

7. How many people will see Jesus coming?

Revelation 1:7 _________________________________________

8. How easy will it be to see Him?

Matthew 24:27 ________________________________________


9. Who will come with Jesus?

Matthew 25:31 _________________________________________

10. How many angels are there?

Revelation 5:11 _________________________________________

11. What effect can the sight of one angel have upon humans?

Matthew 28:2-4 _________________________________________

The coming of Jesus with all His angels will be literally earth shattering. Notice
Revelation's description:

"And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain
and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men,
and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondmen, and
every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said
to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on
the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and
who shall be able to stand?" Revelation 6:14 - 17

"And there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so
mighty an earthquake, and so great... And the cities of the nations fell... And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent." Revelation 16:18 - 20.

12. What did Jesus say to do when they tell you that He is coming secretly?

Matthew 24:26 ___________________________________

"Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice." Psalm 50:3-5

13. All the tribes of the earth will mourn as they see Jesus doing what?

Matthew 24:30 _____________________________________

14. What will they be mourning?

Jeremiah 8:20 _____________________________________


"And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds." Mark 13:27

15. The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a what?

1 Thessalonians 4:16 ________________________________

"I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south; Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth." Isaiah 43:6

16. As Jesus descends, what is the first thing that will happen?

1 Thessalonians 4:16 _________________________________

17. Then what will happen to the righteous who are alive?

1 Thessalonians 4:17 ___________________________________

18. Where will we meet the Lord?

1 Thessalonians 4:17 ___________________________________

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also. " John 14:3

19. Where is the place Jesus has promised to prepare for us?

John 14:2 __________________________________________

20. Where is His Father's house?

Matthew 7:21 ________________________________________

21. So where is our inheritance?

1 Peter 1:4 __________________________________________

"Behold, your reward is great in heaven." Luke 6:23

22. What will be heard as the angels gather together His elect?

Matthew 24:31 _______________________________________

23. Whether alive or asleep, what will happen to all the righteous when the trumpet sounds?

1 Corinthians 15:51 ____________________________________

24. This corruptible will put on what?

1 Corinthians 15:53 ___________________________________

25. This mortal will put on what?

1 Corinthians 15:53 ____________________________________

26. Death will be swallowed up in what?

1 Corinthians 15:54 ____________________________________

"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? " 1 Corinthians 15:55

27. What must we do now in order to stand before Him then?

1 John 2:28 __________________________________________

28. What does every man do that has this hope in Him?

1 John 3:3 ___________________________________________

29. What offer does the Lord make to every sinner?

Isaiah 27:5 ___________________________________________


30. Then when Jesus comes, what will we be able to say?

Isaiah 25:9 ____________________________________________


In the Light of God's Word...

  • I understand that Jesus will come again, not silently or secretly, but with power and

great glory, to take His redeemed ones home.

  • I desire to be ready to meet Jesus, and go to heaven with Him when he comes.

Next Lesson: Preview of the Coming Age

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jesus Is Always Near

But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. Matthew 14:17.

I think of the disciples in that sore tempest; the boat labored with strong winds and heavy gales. They have given up their efforts as hopeless, and while the hungry waves talk with death, amid the storm a light form is seen walking upon the foam-capped billows... A voice is heard amid the roar of the tempest, "Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid."

Oh, how many in this time of peril , are making a hard pull against a head sea! The moon and stars seem to be hidden by storm clouds, and in despondency and despair, many of us say. "It is no use; our efforts are as nothing. We shall perish. We have toiled at the oars, but without any success." ... Jesus is just as near to us amid scenes of tempest and trial as He was to His followers who were tossed on the Sea of Galilee. We must have calm, steady, firm, unwavering trust in God... We must now have an individual experience in holding fast unto God. Christ is our Captain, that He will take care, not only of us, but of the ship. (the truth)ohc feb 19