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Sermon Number 1 – The Origin of the Nations
Sermon Number 2 – The Babylonian System
Sermon Number 3 – Broad Overview Of Biblical History
Sermon Number 4 – Daniel Chapter 7 – Introduction To The Antichrist
Sermon Number 5 – The Antichrist Continued
Sermon Number 6 – The Son of God and The Son Of Man
Sermon Number 7 – Daniel Chapter 8
Sermon Number 8 – Lead Up To Armageddon
Sermon Number 9 – The Rapture Of The Saints
Sermon Number 10 – The Western Alliance
Sermon Number 11 – The Restoration Of The Nation of Israel
Sermon Number 12 – The Northern And Southern Alliance
Sermon Number 13 – More of The Northern and Southern Alliance
Sermon Number 14 – The Eastern Alliance – Armageddon
Sermon Number 15 – The Conclusion Of Armageddon
Sermon Number 16 – A Suggested Order Of Events
Sermon Number 17 – The Judgement Of The Nations And The Gentile Nations In The Millennium


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Zechariah 12 lays God’s groundwork for the events of Zechariah 14:1-15 which read:

Zechariah 14:1-15
1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. 6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: 7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. 8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. 9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. 10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses. 11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour. 14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance. 15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

Zechariah 14:1-15 presents one of the most gruesome scenes in Scripture. These verses mark the end of the “times of the Gentiles”. In verses 1 and 2, the Lord Jesus Christ has gathered all the nations against Jerusalem where he will fight against them with the sword of His mouth. The burdensome stone of Zechariah 12:3 has become the millstone of destruction about the necks of those nations that hate God and the Jew. They will drown in a sea of their own blood and be cast into hell in fulfilment of Psalm 9:17 and Matthew 25:31-46 which we will deal with soon. In Zechariah 12:4, the Lord Jesus Christ has set his feet upon the Mount of Olives causing the land to split into a huge east to west valley creating a North Mount of Olives and a South Mount of Olives. In doing so, the Lord Jesus Christ has come to take dominion of the works of His creation in fulfillment of Psalm 8:6 followed by the judgment of the nations in Psalm 9. Verse 5 tells us we will see a giant earthquake like the Middle East has never seen. This is an event that takes place at the Second Coming, or in other words, the Second Advent, of the Lord Jesus Christ and sees its ultimate fulfillment in Revelation 19:11-21. In Zechariah 14:12-15, we see the gruesome sight of men’s and animal’s flesh and eyeballs consuming away as they stand upon their feet. The only weapon of war known to man that can cause this type of death is nuclear weapons.

Revelation 14:14-20
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. 17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

The Son of man in verse 14 is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. What we have in Revelation 14 is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ reaping the earth in judgment. This reaping may well be in part that by the Lord Jesus Christ in Isaiah 34:2-3 and Isaiah 63:3 which say:

Isaiah 34:2-3
2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. 3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

Isaiah 63:3
3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

The picture in Revelation 14:20 is not one of bloodshed just in the area of Armageddon. It is shown to be throughout Israel because it is spread out over a distance of about 200 miles which is roughly the length of Israel. This proves that the battle of Armageddon is but the final battle in an extended series of battles in an all out war that engulfs all of Israel. What we have is Satan’s final attempt to destroy the land that brought forth the man child and that land is Israel. Israel is personified by that sun clothed woman with the moon beneath her feet and a crown of twelve stars in Revelation 12:1 and Genesis 37:9 (Joseph is the twelfth star.). Turn in your Bibles to Revelation 16:12-16 where it is written:

Revelation 16:12-16
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

We have already discussed the armies described in these verses on page 54 of this series. (This discussion is located here). What we did not talk about is the deception of the Satanic trinity which we will briefly mention here since we are going to do a series on the unholy trinity. The three unclean spirits are none other than Satan as the dragon, the Antichrist as the beast, and the False Prophet as the deceiving spirit. This will be in fulfillment of Matthew 24:24, Mark 13:22, 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10, and Revelation 13:13-14. These Scriptures state:

Matthew 24:24
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Mark 13:22
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

2 Thessalonians 2:7-10
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Revelation 13:13-14
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

There is already in our day a spirit of deception that dominates apostate American Christianity. That spirit is rooted in and feeds off of unbelief. That unbelief is also rooted in wicked churches that are chock-full of unsaved, professing Christians who are being blown about by every wind of false doctrine. These wicked churches are also overflowing with Anti-Semitic, Jew hating devils posing as professing Christians. Unbelief is always looking for a sign and a wonder and Satan is more than happy to accommodate unbelief with a false sign and a false wonder. The Pentecostal/Charismatic movement in the world’s churches has been the willing victim of much of Satan’s deception. As deceived as these churches are, they have not seen anything like the deception that will take place during the Tribulation. It will be a worldwide false signs and wonders movement accompanied by miracles that will lead unsaved, professing Christians to take the mark of the beast. Unbelief will always accept a sign instead of believing the word of God. Satan pushes signs, wonders, and miracles. God demands faith in the Word of God to prove that which is of God. If I have an uncompromising belief in the Word of God, then I am much less likely to receive a lying and deceiving spirit. The apostle John said in 1 John 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”. It will be the spirit of devils working miracles that will draw the armies of the world to Armageddon for their destruction. None of this comes as a surprise to God because the Holy Ghost prophesied through Paul the coming of a great falling away in 1 Timothy 4:1-3, 2 Timothy 3:1-9, 2 Timothy 4:1-4, and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12. God the Holy Ghost also prophesied of this great apostasy through Peter in 2 Peter 2:1-10. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself spoke of this great falling away in Matthew 24:24, Mark 13:22, and Luke 21:8. Now, let’s look at the final Scripture passage dealing with the wars of the Tribulation. Turn in your Bibles to Revelation 19:11-21:

Revelation 19:11-21
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

The first appearance of a white horse in Revelation has the Antichrist as its rider. The rider of the second white horse is the Lord Jesus Christ who is the greatest Faithful and True warrior to ever live. He leads the greatest calvary the world has ever known. This is the calvary of the saved saints of the Living God, who is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The saints ride upon white horses clothed in fine linen uniforms that are white and clean because they have been washed in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! The whiteness of the garments is the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ is called the Word of God. There is great power in His words for He spoke the world into existence and He will speak the armies of this world into destruction. The sharp and two-edged sword is the Word of God. He, the Word of God, will rule the world with a rod of iron in fulfillment of Psalm 2:9, Revelation 2:27, Revelation 12:5, and Revelation 19:15. He will rule the world as KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. The Lord Jesus Christ has prepared a great feast for the vultures of the air. They will feast upon all the wicked dead including their political and military leaders. At the end of this great battle of Armageddon, the beast and the false prophet will be cast into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.


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We have talked a lot in this Bible Prophecy series about the Gentile nations and Israel. The question arises as to the sequence of events leading to the end of the “times of the Gentiles”. We will attempt to deal with that issue briefly here.

What follows below is a suggested order of events from now to eternity:

1. The world will see the rise of the Antichrist out of the revived Roman Empire. The Antichrist is the little horn of Daniel 7:8, the king of fierce countenance from Daniel 8:23, the prince that shall come of Daniel 9:26, the willful king of Daniel 11:36, the conqueror on the white horse in Revelation 6:2, and the beast of Revelation 13:1-10

2. According to Isaiah 28:15 and Daniel 9:27, the Antichrist will make a peace treaty with Israel confirming the land guarantee of the Abrahamic Covenant. This covenant will be made right at the start of the Tribulation.

3. Israel will be attacked from the south and the north in fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 and 39, Joel 2:1-20, and Revelation 9:1-12.

4. In Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, the world will see the destruction of Israel’s enemies on the mountains of Israel at the hands of God. What is obvious to all Bible students is that the events described in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 have not taken place in the history of Israel and therefore remain to be fulfilled. There has been much discussion on the timing of the events in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. Some hold that they take place at the start of the Tribulation while others believe that they take place at about the midpoint of the Tribulation. Yet another group holds that they take place at the end of the Tribulation. Using Revelation 20:7-9 as the basis for their argument, some even hold that the events take place following the Millennium. The Gog and Magog war of Revelation 20 cannot be the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 because the details are entirely different. In Ezekiel 38 and 39 a northern army has all but one-sixth of its troops destroyed and fed to the vultures on the mountains of northern Israel whereas in Revelation 20 the armies are said to come from the four corners of the earth and be devoured by fire sent down from heaven by God. Any explanation that puts the events of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 any later than at the start, or near the start of the Tribulation will not stand the test of Ezekiel 38:11 which sees Israel dwelling at rest in safety. The period of the Tribulation is seen as a time of wars and rumours of wars by the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:6. It is neither a time of rest or safety. In fact it is referred to as the “Time Of Jacob’s Trouble” in Jeremiah 30:7. Another complication for those who see the Ezekiel 38 and 39 battle as taking place at either the end or the mid point of the Tribulation is that if that is so, then the be the seven year cleanup operation required by Ezekiel 39:9 will overlap both the Second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ and the first 3½ to seven years of the Millennium. That is not consistent with the pristine conditions described for the Millennium by other passages of Scripture. Another complication for those who see the Ezekiel 38 and 39 invasion as happening at the end of the Tribulation is the seven months required by Ezekiel 39:14 for the burial of the bodies would run seven months into the Millennium. Again, that is not consistent with the pristine conditions described for the Millennium by other passages of Scripture. All that being said, we believe that a scenario that puts the Ezekiel 38 and 39 invasion at the start of the Tribulation makes for the least amount of complication. Another question that comes into play in this discussion is this: what drastic event leads Israel to make that seven year covenant with the Antichrist described in Daniel 9:27 and Isaiah 28:15-18? We believe that the Ezekiel 38 and 39 invasion will motivate Israel to sign a seven year peace treaty with the forces of the Antichrist. The Antichrist will break that covenant at the mid-point of the Tribulation. For a more detailed analysis of the pros and cons for the different positions on the timing of the events of Ezekiel 38 and 39 we recommend reading pages 346-355 of Dwight Pentecost’s book “Things To Come”. While we disagree with his conclusions, he presents some very good analysis of the different positions.

5. Then the world will see threats to Israel coming out from the east and the north as stated in Daniel 11:44 which says:

Daniel 11:44
44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

6. Then the world will see the Antichrist come to power as prophesied in Daniel 11:45 which reads:

Daniel 11:45
45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

7. Then, according to 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, the Antichrist will set himself up as God in the temple of God. Here is what these verses state:

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

8. Then, according to Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 12:7-17, the Antichrist will break the covenant with Israel at the mid-point of the Tribulation when Satan is cast down to the earth.

Daniel 9:27
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Revelation 12:7-17
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

This will be a time when the Satanic trinity will be operating in full force upon the face of this earth. It will be a time of wickedness and deception like the world has never seen with Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet prosecuting their war of hatred and extermination against all the children of God and the nation of Israel. This events will end in Revelation 19.
The events that we have just been describing roughly parallel those in Revelation 6:1-17 and Matthew 24:4-30

Revelation 6:1-17
1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. 3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. 5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. 7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. 12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 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: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Matthew 24:4-30
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great Tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29 Immediately after the Tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

In reading the verses of Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 you should pick up on many similar events. Putting the verses in Revelation 6 up side by side with Matthew 24 we see the following parallels. In Matthew 24:4-5 and Revelation 6:1-2, we see the rise of the false Messiah, or the Antichrist with the opening of the first seal. In Matthew 24:6-7 and Revelation 6:3-4, we see wars with the opening of the second seal. In Matthew 24:7 and Revelation 6:5-6, we see famines with the opening of the third seal. In Matthew 24:7 and Revelation 6:7-8, we see pestilences with the opening of the fourth seal. In Matthew 24:8-28 and Revelation 6:9-11, we see martyrdoms with the opening of the fifth seal. In Matthew 24:29-30 and Revelation 6:12-17, we see signs in the heavens of the second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ with the opening of the sixth seal. The sixth seal does not actually mark the second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ. It just gives the signs of his return. Following the return of the Lord Jesus Christ in Revelation 19, we will see the judgment of the nations. Prior to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ the nation of Israel will have already been judged by the events of the Tribulation. Now, let us look at the Judgment of the nations.


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Turn in your Bibles to Daniel 12:1 where it is written:

Daniel 12:1
1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Matthew 24:21
21 For then shall be great Tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

In Daniel 12:1 the “children of thy people” is tha nation of Israel. Daniel speaks of a time of trouble like the world has never seen. During this period of time, all the nations of the world including Israel will be judged. The Lord Jesus Christ quotes Daneil 12:1 in Matthew 24:21 in describing the coming Tribulation. A time of horrible carnage and death is described in Revelation 19:17-18, Psalm 110:5-6, Ezekiel 39:2, Revelation 9:18, and Zecahriah 13:8-9. Now, let’s go read those verses.

Revelation 19:17-18
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

Psalm 110:5-6
5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. 6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

Ezekiel 39:2
2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

Revelation 9:18
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

Zechariah 13:8-9
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

What is shocking in these numbers is the percentages of those who die. In Ezekiel 39:2 five out of six of those involved in the attack upon Israel die at the hands of God on the mountains of Israel. From Revelation 9:18, we see that there will be at least 67 million deaths which would be one-third of a 200 million man army. Zechariah 13:8-9 tells us that two out of every three Israelis will die. All of this carnage will be followed by the judgment of nations in Matthew 25:31-46. This judgment is the subject of Psalm 9:7-8 and Psalm 9:17. Turn in your Bibles to Psalm 9.

Psalm 9:7-8
7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. 8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

Psalm 9:17
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

God fills in the details of the judgment of Psalm 9 in Matthew 25:31-46 where he describes the basis and end result of this judgment. Lets go look at those verses.

Matthew 25:31-46
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

What we see described here is called the “Throne Of Glory Judgment”. It is not to be confused with the “Judgment Seat Of Christ” or the “Great White Throne Judgment”. The “Judgment Seat Of Christ” and the “Great White Throne Judgment” are judgments of individuals whereas the “Throne Of Glory Judgment” is a judgment of the nations. Only saved people are judged before the “Judgment Seat Of Christ” . Only lost people are judged before the “Great White Throne Judgment”. Only nations are judged at the “Throne Of Glory Judgment”. Whether a person goes to the “Great White Throne Judgment” or the “Judgment Seat Of Christ” is based upon whether they received the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour in this life. There are no second chances. There is no purgatory. Unbelievers will be brought up out of hell, judged, and given different degrees of punishment based upon their works as recorded in Revelation 20:11-15. Following the “Great White Throne Judgment”, unbelievers will be cast into the Lake of Fire. Believers will be taken up in the catching away of the saints and appear before the “Judgment Seat Of Christ” and be judged for reward. The “Judgment Seat Of Christ” is described in Romans 14:10, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, and 2 Corinthians 5:10. The believers entry into heaven is based entirely upon whether they have received the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in redeeming them. The “Judgment Seat Of Christ” and the “Great White Throne Judgment” take place in heaven. The “Throne Of Glory Judgment” takes place on the earth.

We see the “Throne Of Glory” in Matthew 25:31. According to Matthew 25:32, those judged at the “Throne Of Glory” will be all the nations of the world. So, it is a national judgment. The basis for this judgment is how the nations have treated Israel and the Jew as stated in Matthew 25:40 and Joel 3:2. Joel 3:2 says:

Joel 3:2
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

According to Matthew 25:34 and Matthew 25:41, every nation that blessed Israel and the Jew will enter into the Millennial Kingdom and every nation that cursed the nation of Israel will be cast into hell in fulfillment of Genesis 12:3 which states:

Genesis 12:3
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

If you will reread Joel 3:2 you will see that ultimately the curse is based upon the nations abusing the Jew and dividing the land of Israel. Again, at the end of the “Throne Of Glory Judgment”, those Gentile nations that blessed the Jew will enter into the Millennial Kingdom.


We are going to make some brief comments about the Gentiles in the Millenium then we are going to close out our sermon series on the Gentile nations by quoting several passages of Scripture. Luke 21:24 says:

Luke 21:24
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

The “Throne Of Glory Judgment” marks the end of the “Times of the Gentiles” identified in Luke 21:24. Matthew 25:34 clearly states that this does not mean the end of all Gentile nations. What happens is that the nation of Israel will again become the chief of nations with the Lord Jesus Christ rukling and reigning in Jerusalem on the everlasting throne of David. Now let us briefly look at the Gentile nations in the Millennium. Turn in your Bibles to Isaiah 60 and let us begin reading.

Isaiah 60:1-14
1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. 6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. 7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. 8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? 9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. 10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee. 11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. 12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. 13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. 14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Zechariah 14:16-21
16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. 17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the bowls before the altar. 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.

Micah 4:1-5
1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. 5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.

This ends our series on the Gentile nations. We will get into the details of the Millennium in much greater depth at some point in the future. We thank you for joining us in this series.

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