XXXII The Nations in Revelation

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Here meet the fifth of six entities accounted for in the final two chapters of John's Revelation. The unsaved during the 70th Week do not exist as a featureless group shuffling from plague to death to judgment. God designs all He does in this seven year period to effectively call many among the nations not to judgment but to repentance and salvation. An unexpected perspective on God's grace, His mercy and His longed-for justice.

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  • XXXII The Nations in Revelation

    1. 1. XXXIV: THE NATIONS f tion o c Produ OG A the sk op orksh W In which we meet the objects of God’s wrath and grace.
    2. 2. a distinct and powerful The so-called ‘nations’ play calypse. In the popular ole in Revelation and the Apo r largely as targets of God’s imagination, they serve serve as targets of God’s wrath. In reality, they also mercy and love. e fifth of six Tribulational I will turn the spotlight on th s Revelation portrays. The protagonists whose fate t will be souls without lds are ripe and God’s harves fie number . . .
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    5. 5. THE NATIONS: “ETHNOS” Unsaved gentiles in general Often meant “peoples” as in ethnic groups. Gets used this way 100 or so times in NT Occasionally equates to ‘nation-states’ of today http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2253/2228668286_5216064f44.jpg
    6. 6. CONSTITUENT PARTS OF THE NATIONS: NOW IN 2014 Some Accept Christnow ‘out of the nations Actively Reject Christ Ignorant of Christ
    7. 7. DESTINIES OF THE NATIONS: NOW IN 2014 HEAVEN to be with Christ Accept Christnow ‘out of the nations Reject Christ Ignorant of Christ HADES
    8. 8. HELL, HEAVEN AND HADES HELL is the place of eternal damnation–not yet open for business till end of 70th Week. HEAVEN receives the spirits of Christians now HADES contains the unsaved departed spirits waiting the Last Judgment (Rev 20:12-15) Abraham’s Bosom and Paradise (Luke 16) Place of torment for lost (Luke 16) See: http://www.biblequestions.org/archives/ BQAR162.htm for more info
    9. 9. THE NATIONS LATER IN THE 70TH WEEK Some Accept Christnow ‘out of’ the nations Help Saints Ignore Saints Needs AntiChrist False Prophet Mark of Beast Group <--------------------------------70th Week------------------------>
    10. 10. FATE OF THE NATIONS as the Tribulation ends Accept ChristTribulation Saints now! Help Saints Ignore Saints Needs HEAVEN Millennial Earth [––––––––––––––––––––> Sheep Judgment Sheep/Goats Goats AntiChrist False Prophet HADES Mark of Beast Group <--------------------------------70th Week------------------------> HELL
    11. 11. THE NATIONS Mindset 1: The Case For Fear
    12. 12. By now, you KNOW the drill! iolence Scale V Large Locu sts Droug ht Famine
    13. 13. Seals umpets Tr Bowls DEATH
    14. 14. orld that rejected His God righteously judges a w purned its own salvation. Son and s
    15. 15. and yet . . .
    16. 16. THE NATIONS Mindset 2: The Case For Hope and Courage
    17. 17. Even to the end of the Great Tribulation, we find a persistent endurance of unexpected ‘normalcy’ amidst chaos. “For the comin g of the Son of Man will be just like the da ys of Noah, Fo r as in those days before th e flood they w ere eating and drinking marr ying and givin g in marriage, unt il the day that Noah entered the ark, and th ey did not und erstand until the flood came and took them all away, so will the comin g of the Son of M a n .” Jesus in Matthew 24: 37-39
    18. 18. This unexpected endurance of fragments of the normal supports these (perhaps) unexpected biblical passages:
    19. 19. Text
    20. 20. it will come about that “Then of all the nations that went any who are left l go up from year to year against Jerusalem wil ing, the Lord of Hosts . . .” to worship the K (after the return of Christ) Zechariah 14:16 Text 1. Some among the nations will survive the 70th Week!
    21. 21. “. . . the time is coming to g ather all natio and tongues ns (to Armageddon). I w i l l se t my s among them ign and will send survivors fro them to the n m ations . . .to th coastlands th e distant at have neithe r heard My fa nor seen My me glory. And th e y sh a l l d e cl a glory among re My the nations . . .” Isaiah 66: 19 2. Some among the nations will even survive Armageddon!!!
    22. 22. those on His right,(to the “. . . The King will say to you who are blessed of My Sheep Nations). ‘Come, gdom prepared for you Father, inherit the kin n of the world. For I was from the foundatio e something to eat. . .” hungry and you gave M Matthew 25:32 3. Some among the nations inherit eternal life!!!
    23. 23. , a great multitude which “I looked, and behold t, from every nation and all no one could coun and tongues, standing tribes and peoples and before the Lamb, clothed before the throne d they cry out with a loud in white robes . . . an ‘Salvation to our God . . .” voice, saying, Revelation 7:9-10 4. A HUGE number from the nations become believers–Christians like us!!!
    24. 24. HOW’D SO GREAT A SALVATION HAPPEN?
    25. 25. 1. NEW CLARITY ABOUT WHO GOD IS: The nations experience God’s supreme power. bout the 70th prophecies a od fulfills Bible G l after broken il, broken Sea k in every deta Wee fter Trumpet. eal, Trumpet a S AntiChrist cannot shield his followers from God’s wrath. God exempts Hi s sealed Saints fro m His wrath. The choice for nonbelievers is black and white.
    26. 26. 2. EVANGELISM: God fills the world with His gospel. An angel fli es through the heaven eternal gos s having th pel. His lou e d voice call God, give H s out to fea im glory be r cause the h judgment h our of His as come! R ev 14:6 s to frightened lievers witnes mboldened be E t the world. vers throughou nonbelie Elijah, a la John the Baptist, prepares the hearts of the lost to receive the gospel. Malachi 4:5 The whole world hears the gospel at last.
    27. 27. 3. GRACE: God’s gracious and righteous character calls for salvation-always. “I have no p leasure in t he death of dies,” decla anyone wh res the Lord o God. “Ther repent and efore live!” Ezekiel 18:32 kingdom shall be preached This gospel of the s a testimony to all the in the whole world a e end will come. Matthew 24:14 nations and then th “Unless those da ys had been cut short, no life would be saved. M atthew 24:22 God intends that the lost repent-even here!
    28. 28. AND HOW DID SO GREAT A SALVATION HAPPEN?
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    30. 30. Y -L E AT R BE LY I L L E D FU SE O LY P LR A U P IC D O H LY ET SU M IO R O GL
    31. 31. QUESTION OF THE DAY: th Week tion/70 Tribula must the Why years??? or seven last f
    32. 32. 0th 7 e k: We ble? orri H ntal? g me ? Jud hful rat W Certa and y inly– et . . .
    33. 33. 70th Week: A triumph of Grace for those who would be saved.
    34. 34. 70th Week: A just indictment on any who refuse the free offer of Grace
    35. 35. God’s redemptive purposes for the 70th Week – to complete His Bride, – to shake all Israel loose from stubborn pride, – to call a fallen world to repentance– these purposes find a seven years’ attainment. God accomplishes more than vengeance for the Church, more than judgment on the pride of man, more than victory over the Adversary. God spreads His wrath and judgment over seven frightening years. The resultant fear of God saves souls beyond numbering, makes believers bold witnesses unto death, and makes wretched the unrepentant.
    36. 36. God’s redemptive purposes for the 70th Week – to complete His Bride, – to shake all Israel loose from stubborn pride, – to call a fallen world ECrepentance– E to TED PURPOS EX P NT’S UNseven years’ attainment. UDGME theseJpurposes find a N FULL REALIZED I ur judgments, God accomplishes moreth experiences yo for the Church, than vengeance r when the Ear the pride ofn rightmore ess.” “ o moreFthan judgment on man, eousn than of the the rld lear nts over wo Adversary. victory the inhabita Isaiah 26:9 God spreads His wrath and judgment over seven frightening years. The resultant fear of God saves souls beyond numbering, makes believers bold witnesses unto death, and makes wretched the unrepentant.
    37. 37. Next: A look at the final member of the Tribulation Six: The Creation
    38. 38. Next: A look at the final member of the Tribulation Six: The Creation XXXV: The Creation in the Tribulation
    39. 39. Next: A look at the final member of the Tribulation Six: The Creation Search the Table of Conte nts for Other Offer ings In This Series XXXV: The Creation in the Tribulation

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