Isaiah

Chapter 52

"The Call to Israel; "Awake".

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org

Isaiah 52:1 "Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean."

Awake, Awake, two times for emphasis, to get your eyes open and pay attention. There is only one strength in this world and He is our Heavenly Father with His eternal hand over each of us. Our "garments" are the gospel of Christ, and it is spiritual and a figure of speech.

This verse is directed to that first day of the Millennium age, and from that day forth never again will a non-believer, (or anyone) that is not committed to Jesus Christ, enter into the holy city of Jerusalem again. When those non-believers of the Millennium age do try to come against Jerusalem and the saints of God, God will slay them dead.

Revelation 20:7 "And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,"

After every soul has been taught in the Millennium age that is in their incorruptible, yet mortal [liable to die bodies], then Satan will be released for a short season. Our Heavenly Father is a God of love, and He has shown His great patience and understand of the shortcomings of mankind. There will be no one that goes to hell and is devoured to ashes through ignorance. If someone follows Satan after the Millennium age, they deserve to die.

Revelation 20:8 "And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, God and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea."

In the Manuscripts, "Gog and Magog", means "from the east to the west". We can see here that Satan will have one last time to spread his lies and deceit among the people of the earth, and there will be many that will believe those lies, just as they will at his coming shortly in this age of the flesh. Even after the thousand years of teaching and discipline, Satan will still have his hoards of followers that will do His evil for him. Think of the seductive powers that Satan has; and then you can see why we are told to put on the whole armor of God in these final days, so that we would be able to stand against the evil attack that Satan will send upon the earth. That attack has already started.

Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might."

Ephesian 6:11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

Yet many pastors today think that you can discard much of the Old Testament, as well as the book of Revelation, but if you are ignorant of any part of the Scriptures, it is like discarding parts of your protective armor that is necessary to do battle with Satan, the fallen angels, the Kenites and any other forces that may come against you.

Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spritual wickedness in hight places.

Ephesians 6:13 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in that evil day, and having done all, to stand."

Ephesians 6 continues on to tell us in detail what that armor is that we must put on, so that we can defend ourselves from head to toe of all the attacks of Satan and his realm. Man in the flesh is weak, but in the Millenium age, all the restraints of this flesh body is lifted and gone and mankind will be in their soul-spiritual bodies.

Revelation 20:9 "And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."

"The camp of the earth about, and the beloved city," are the places where the saints are, and the city of Jerusalem. The beloved city Jerusalem is where Jesus Christ and His temple are; and it is here where the glory of God, and the fire that comes down out of heaven will consume them.

Revelation 20:10 "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

This marks the end of the Millennium age, and it is the time when the old heaven and earth are done away with, and the earth will be rejuvinated. This then is the start of the final age that will never end, and all evil, Satan and those non-believers will be done away with for good. They will be turned to ashes from within.

So we can get a time fix for this verse in Isaiah.

Isaiah 52:2 "Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion."

God is telling us to shake thyself from the dust, the false doctrine and the traditions of men. "arise and sit down", in the Hebrew text, tells us "to sit like a queen on a throne", act like the royality that you are. When you are a child of God, you are somebody, so act like it. You have allowed yourselves to become a bunch of slaves, so now that you are no longer slaves to this world, release yourselves from those bonds that the world would place you under.

Stop and look around you, we have become slaves to the lenders, to the wishes of our government, and even to the evil things of this world. Interest is a form of usuary and slavery. Though there is a need for some financing, we should get out of it as soon as it is possible.

Isaiah 52:3 "For thus saith the Lord, "Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money."

You have sold yourselves for nothing because the thirty pieces of silver that was paid by the Kenite priests for the killing of our Lord Jesus Christ was returned, when Judas repented of his sin.

Matthew 27:3 "Then Judas, which had betrayed Him, when he saw that He was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,"

Judas betrayed Christ, but remember so did all the others including Peter. When Judas saw the wicked act that he had done, he repented for that sin. These chief priests and scribes are the Kenites that took over the priesthood and scribes duties, as we read of in Ezra 8:15, and I Chronicles 2:55.

Ezra 3:15 "And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the People, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi."

The sons of Levi were the only ones God gave the duties at the altar and of sacrifice, and they were gone. This is the time when the "House of Judah", was returning to Jerusalem to rebuild the city and temple, with no Levitical priest to tend to the altar. It will be the offspring of these Kenite priests that are the ones that are demanding the death of Christ, and paid the thirty pieces of silver to Judas.

I Chronicles 2:55 "And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez [Jerusalem]; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab."

These Kenite scribes are the ones that control what is to be taught and recorded from this time forth. It is their traditions that replaced God's Word and teaching in the temple, and caused constant conflict with Jesus every where He went in His ministry. Those elders that sat with the Kenite priest and offered the thirty pieces of silver, are the offspring of these Kenite scribe families of Ezra's day.

Matthew 27:4 "Saying, "I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? see thou to that."

Christ died on the cross to forgive all sin, and this betrayal is being repented of. Judas saw his sin and repented with remorse. He returned the thirty pieces of silver that paid for the betrayal.

Matthew 27:5 "And he cast down the pieces of silver in the Temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself."

At first glance it appears that Judas committed suicide, however for the truth of what happened we must go to Acts 1:15-19.

Acts 1:15 "And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)"

Acts 1:16 "Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been filfilled, which the Holy Spirit by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guided to them that took Jesus."

Acts 1:17 "For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry."

Acts 1:18 "Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out."

The chief priests purchased the potters field with the thirty pieces of silver; did you get that? They ripped him open and shook out his bowls, his insides before they hung him. The reporting of this that is common in most churches today, states that it was Judas that did this to himself, before He hung himself, and this is what is traditionally taught. Even common sense tells us that this is foolish thought.

Judas repented from his heart and threw the silver down on the temple floor, and the purchasing of the potters field was the act of the Kenites religious leaders. In ignorance they were fulfilling another part of Old Testament prophecy. It was no accident that the potters field was purchased, for this was a lesson showing us that even when these old clay pots of human flesh are broken and discarded with no hope. God can take these bodies and heal them and put these bodies back together. He can rebuild that spiritual body that is within us, and place that eternal life and peace of mind.

God will do this for you, under the shadow of His hand, as we read in the last chapter. When someone is out to destroy you, God will take care of them. "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay saith the Lord." This is why we study God's Word, to know those promises that He has made for us, as well as how to protect ourselves.

Isaiah 52:4 "For thus saith the Lord God, My People went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause."

Even after Egypt, the Assyrian captured the ten tribes and hauled them away into captivity. They later escaped through the Caucasus mountians to be named later "caucasians" and to this day they don't know who they are. They don't know they are the House of Israel. Most of them are Biblically illiterate.

Isaiah 52:5 "Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl,saith the LORD; and My name continually every day is blasphemed.

Looking at them, God is asking; "What have I here?" What is implied here is, just like a harlot, they sold themselves for nothing. This is exactly as it is today, God's name is continually blasphemed. The blasphemy takes place in ignorance, and all wisdom comes from our Heavenly Father. God created you and everything in this earth. He know you and how to make you successful. He has even told us in detail what is going to happen tomorrow, right up to the end of this earth age. Yet mankind, and even His people chose to remain ignorant. Those that follow God's plan are successful. God's hand over them will see to it.

Isaiah 52:6 "Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am He that doth speak: behold, it is I."

God's name was given to Moses in Exodus 3:14, when Moses asked God who he should tell them send Moses to them.

Exodus 3:14 "And God said unto Moses, "I AM THAT I AM": and He said, "thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, `I AM hath sent me unto you.' "

In the Hebrew text it reads, " `ehyeh `asher `ehyeh". God will be what ever He wants to be, to whom ever He desires to use. I AM THAT I AM. In the Hebrew our Heavenly Father's sacred name is given "YHVH". Do you give people hope when speaking the Word of the Lord? Do you tell others of His love for them? That is what God wants you to do.

Isaiah 52:7 "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, "Thy God reigneth!"

Do you publish or tell others of the peace that can only come through our Lord Jesus Christ? Can you tell others how to be saved, and come to know the Lord as their personal Savior? Do you tell people that God is in control at all times? That is right, even when it looks like things are a complete disaster, God is still in control, and what takes place conforms to His plan. In as much as God is in control, He expects His people to be in control of themselves. We all have bad times from time to time, and that is why we have each other, and repentance in Jesus name. The false Christ is coming, and all those that are Biblically ignorant shall worship Satan, the Antichrist.

Isaiah 52:8 "Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion."

"Eye to eye", means "face to face". Ezekiel 16 records how the Lord came to Jerusalem and mount Zion and made an eternal contract with that place. God said, I watched you when you were born unclean by the Jebusites [Jebus], but David came along and made Jerusalem the city of peace. God explained how He watched the city as it matured, and compared it to a young lady. Then at the right time God saw fit to marry the city and take it to Himself.

Ezekiel 16:8 "Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread My skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest Mine."

God fell in love with the city of Jerusalem, and when "I spread My skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness", it meant that God took this location to wed. Therefore, this is where the eternal heavenly temple shall be located. This is God's most favored place in the universe.

The purpose of the watchman is to watch out for the enemy and the thieves that would come in and harm your family. Spiritually speaking the watchman is to watch out for those that would plant false doctrine, and forewarn you in advance of those that would rob you spiritually. That is the reason that we study all of God's Word, so that we learn to use simple common sense, based on the warnings from His Word that those evil doctrines don't overtake us or our families.

Isaiah 52:9 "Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted His people, He hath redeemed Jerusalem."

This redemption of Jerusalem is what Ezekiel 16 is all about. That redemption is eternal. Even though there is problems in Jerusalem now, those conditions are written of in His Word, and expected.

Isaiah 52:10 "The Lord hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God."

717 Armageddon = "the hill or city of Megiddo"
In Rev. 16:16 the scene of the struggle of good and evil is suggested by that battle plain of Esdraelon, which was famous for two great victories, one of Barak over the Canaanites, and one of Gideon over the Midianites; and for two great disasters, the deaths of Saul and Josiah. Hence, in Revelation a place of great slaughter, the scene of a terrible retribution upon the wicked. The RSV translates the name as Har-Magedon, that is, the hill (as Ar is the city) of Megiddo.

What God is talking about here is Armageddon and Hamon-gog. These two battles will come at the end of this earth age of the flesh man. Armageddon, or Megiddo in the Hebrew tongue means the gathering place of the crowd. This is the gathering place of the Antichrist's crowd, when Satan has come to earth and rules over His one world system from Jerusalem. Many leaders in that crowd are going to be the Christian leaders of today, for they are going to whore after Satan in the role of Antichrist, thinking he is Jesus. They are Biblically illiterate, and won'tt know the difference between the coming of the two messiahs; the fake which is Satan, and our ture Lord Jesus Christ. They became involved with those that taught the rapture doctrine, that this first messiah would fly them away; and it is not written.

Revelation 16:14 "For they are the sprits 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."

This is the end of this flesh age, just prior to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The spirits that do the gathering, are working for Satan, who is the ruler of this earth at this time for the great deception. The battle is between the forces of Satan, and the coming of Almighty God.

Revelation 16:15 "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame."

This is a surprise to the people of the earth, including most Christians, for they think that Satan is Christ. They have already given themselves over to him. However those that are sealed with the Word of God in their minds, know that Satan the false christ is the one claiming to be Christ. The elect of God are the ones that will continue to watch as the signs of the times are fulfilled right up to the final day of this earth age. We will be given a three and one half day warning, for that time will start when Satan stands in Jerusalem and kills the two witnesses.

Revelation 16:16 "And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."

Revelation 16:17 "And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the Temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done."

This earth age is over with the cup of wrath of the seventh angel being poured out on the earth. All flesh shall be done away with, and the battle of Armageddon will take place in a matter of seconds. It will be the end of the flesh age on this earth, and we shall move to the Millennium age of Christ kingdom here on earth.

The battle of Hamon-gog is written of in Ezekiel 38, and 39. It is the final battle that takes place in this age of the flesh, and is between the "House of Israel" and Russia and her allies.

Ezekiel 39:11 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it the valley of Hamon-gog."

Ezekiel 39:12 "And seven months shall the House of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land."

Ezekiel 39:13 "Yea, all the People of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD."

The battle of Hamon-gog is not with the Jews, but the House of Israel, which is the United States and the Christian nations. The battle will be fought over the sea that is east of Russia, in the land that was purchased by the United States for their burial sight. That sea is the Bering sea, and the land is our state of Alaska. We purchased it at a time when the act was called a folly, "Seward's Folly". Today we our nation is taken up with this world peace, which is a covering for the build up of the battle which will take place.

False doctrines are being made to conform to what religious leaders hope will happen, and not what the Word of God says. The church world today is becoming involved with one particular doctrine called the "rapture doctine" or "any moment doctrine", that teaches christians that they will be raptured or fly away to some holding place for a seven year period while the Antichrist rules here on earth. The whole basis of this is that they don't believe that God can protect His own from Satan, and we must be separated to save our souls.

Ezekiel 13:19 "And will ye pollute Me among My People for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to My People that hear your lies?

Ezekiel 13:20 "Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; "Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly."

This false doctrine of flying away started back in 1830 when a mentally ill woman had a evil vision, and the christian church world picked up on that evil vision and made it a part of their traditions. It is sad that this evil doctrine that will prepare so many to turn themselves over to Satan, has become the piller of the Christian churches today. It is the center of their their thought in sermons and song. Is it any wonder that so few will be sealed in their minds at the coming of Satan, and have their full armor on and in place to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Isaiah 52:11 "Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord."

This is saying, get out of that confusion, depart from those unclean things, doctrines and traditions that would ensnare you by the Babylon of the end times. The word Babylon means confusion, and to be clean and be used as a vessel of the Lord, you must be free from those false teachings. You get out of confusion by getting into God's Word and studying to prepare yourself for the spiritual battles that are coming. God is not the author of confusion, but the author of peace and blessings.

God is telling you and I to come out of that confusion. A church is not a church unless God's Word is taught there in its entirety. That teaching must be chapter by chapter and verse by verse, whereby the people hear with understanding what God has to say, rather then what some one verse Charlie has to ramble on about. The church system today tends to give a verse that suits them, and then they take it out of context and give their people a shot of love from their periodic church bulletins. That usually satisifies their people until the Sunday, or service. But it is not a house of God unless God's Word is taught there. The famine of the end times is not of bread, but for the hearing of the truth of Word of God. This coming of the famine in large part is here now.

Isaiah 52:12 "For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward."

There will be no mass departure from this earth when Satan comes. You are not going to fly out of here. We read above in Ezekiel what God thinks of those that teach a fly-away doctrine; He hates them and their teaching because they are preparing His children to be taken by the first Christ.

"Rereward" as stated in the Hebrew text is your "rear guard". God is telling you that when you are sealed in your forehead, or mind with the Word of God, you have the whole armor of God on and you have no fear. God is the one that controls both Satan and all those that are under him. God gave Satan the warning that he can go down and sting all mankind, but touch not my sealed.

Rereward - 622 'acaph- to gather, to receive, to remove, to gather in
a) (Qal)
1) to gather, to collect
2) to gather (an individual into company of others)
3) to bring up the rear
4) to gather and take away, to remove, to withdraw
b) (Niphal)
1) to assemble, to be gathered
2) (passive of Qal a, see above)
a) to be gathered to one's fathers
b) to be brought in or into (association with others)
3) (passive of Qal a, see above); to be taken away, to be removed, to perish
c) (Piel)
1) to gather (harvest)
2) to take in, to receive into
3) rearguard, rearward (substantive)
d) (Pual) to be gathered
e) (Hithpael) to gather oneself or themselves

Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."

Revelation 9:5 "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of the scorpions, when he striketh a man. "

Your mind is in your forehead, and to be sealed is to have the armor of the Word of God stored away in your mind. When you know that Satan is coming first, then when Satan comes as the Antichrist, the whole thought of worshipping him become repugnant. God gave the command to Satan and his fallen angels, and the thing that ends this age of the flesh is when Satan declares himself to be God, and kills two of those that witnessed for God. This event is what Jesus quoted Daniel calling it the "abomination of desolation". Satan is that desolator when he declares himself to be God, and the rest of the world believes him. All that is except the sealed, or elect of God.

We shall not see the Jesus Christ in these flesh bodies, for upon His return at the seventh and last trump, We shall all be changed, not fly away. The kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ will be right here on this earth, rejuvinated with all evil taken from it for the thousand year Millennium age of teaching and discipline. There is no better rear guard that having God protecting those that would come against you from where it is hidden from you. God knows what is in the minds of those that would do you harm when they think the thoughts, and he can stop their attacks on you before it starts. Then in Luke 10:19 God gave us power over Satan.

Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

Luke 10:20 "Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven."

The serpents are the Kenites, those sons of Cain that are the negative force on this earth. While the scorpions are the angels that fell, and are part of Satan's realm. Our rejoicing is not over the power that God has given you over those evil ones, but in the fact that Christ's blood has covered your sins, and your name is written in the Lamb's book of life. When your name is written there your soul shall live forever. God has given you power over all of our enemies, however the key to that power is commanding them in the name of Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 52:13 "Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high."

The Father's Servant is Jesus the Messiah. Jesus shall prosper and be exalted and be elevated to rule the entire earth. This is going to take place very shortly at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. It hasn't happened yet, for the purpose of Christ's first coming was that of a servant, to teach and faithful to endure the suffering and cruelty of the Kenites that put Him on the cross. There are two advents of Christ and this is speaking of Christ's second advent, or coming.

Isaiah 52:14 "As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:"

astonied - 8074 shamem (shaw-mame');
a primitive root; to stun (or intransitively, grow numb), i.e. devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense):
KJV-- make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.

The prime root for "astonied" is "shocked". This is speaking of the crucifixion of Jesus, at His first coming. This is pointing to the deep humiliation that we will read of in the next chapter, describing Jesus Christ's death on the cross. This is telling us six hundred years before Christ went to the cross, that Jesus death would be so marred that it would be far greater than any other man could suffer. David prophesied of this also in Psalm 22:6; "But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people." This is the way that His accusers treated Him. He did that for you and I, and every one that would believe on His name, and repent to the Father in Jesus name.

When you repent in Jesus name, you are saying that you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that His blood was shed to cover your sins. God offered this gift to you, only you must accept the gift. When you repent and say "in Jesus name", you are accepting that gift of repentance that our Heavenly Father is offering. It is easy to say, "I believe that Jesus blood has covered my sins." However it takes a little time to have it sink in and know the depth of God's love and accept it by faith, and know it is absolutely true. The depth of our understanding of God's Love comes as we study His Word, and see God's faithfulness to that Word. God's Word, or letter was written personally to you, and it is important to read for understanding all of that letter.

Isaiah 52:15 "So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider."

Sprinkle - 5137 nazah (naw-zaw');
a primitive root; to spirt, i.e. besprinkle (especially in expiation):
KJV-- sprinkle.

Now this verse is talking about the second coming of Jesus Christ. When Christ comes for the second coming, there shall be great joy spring forth from all nations on this earth. "sprinkle" in the Hebrew text has the reverse meaning that we would think of it in the English. It would be a gushing forth with an emmense joy that could not be held back. All of the nations of the earth will sing with joy at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

There will be no more orders by the kings of this earth, for the only word that shall be followed will be that of Jesus Christ. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. His power will be the final authority on earth, and we will enter into a time of God's discipline. This coming is described in Revelation 19:11-16.

Revelation 19:11 "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."

This happens at the sounding of the seventh trump, and it is Jesus Christ that shall ride the white horse here. He is faithful and True, and He will judge all nations in righteousness.

Revelation 19:12 "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."

When Christ comes to earth, His eyes are fixed on one thing, and that is to bring righteousness to the entire earth. He will also bring His vengeance and wrath upon those that that ruled and cheated His people.

Revelation 19:13 "And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called "The Word of God."

The blood that was on His vesture was His own blood from the cross, as well as the blood of those many saints that gave their own blood for the sake of our Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Remember that this is the day of vengeance, which is also called the "day of wrath". It is the day of the Lord.

The name of Jesus is the "Word"; John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

Revelation 19:14 "And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean."

When Christ returns to earth to judge and set up His kingdom, all the saints of God will return and reign with Him. The marriage will have already taken place for those that have passed on, and the rewards given. For those that do not bow to Satan, their rewards will be given at the Lord's return.

Revelation 19:15 "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."

That sword that goes forth is a sharp, two edged sword, which will smite and bring down all nations. The kingdom that our Lord Jesus Christ sets up will be a righteous one, without Satan, the false prophets, and the locust army of fallen angels that will have been removed on that day. Jesus shall rule them with a rod of iron, which means that it will be a thousand years of boot camp, a time of learning and discipline.

Revelation 19:16 "And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."

There is no doubt in the world who the King of kings is that comes to rule the world. Every soul on earth will see Him coming and know exactly who He is. All those that were Biblically illiterate will see at that time and know the shame that they have brought upon themselves. The truth of God's Word will saturate the world at this time, and the covering that was over their eyes and ears that kept them from seeing the truth will be lifted. Men will not have to ask their neighbor of things of the Word, for God will plant His Word in all their minds. This is why there will be no salvation by faith, for there will be nothing unseen or unknown to have faith in.

Salvation in the Millennium age will be by your works only, for Jesus Christ will be here on earth, and He will be seen by all. At Judgment time all souls that bowed to Satan in the age of the flesh will be judged according to what was written in those books that shall be kept in heaven on all that you do during this thousand year period. Those works are what will determine whether you will follow Satan into the flame, or receive immortality like the elect received a thousand years earlier, at the seventh trumpet.

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