End Times: Back to the Future
Lesson 20Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39, and Revelation 19
In this lesson, the emphasis in Revelation shifts from being focused on the activities of Satan, the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet; and moves to the Second Coming of Christ and the doom for all who chose to follow them.
No event in all the Bible is more anticipated than the Second Coming of Christ. The celebration and the judgments that accompany His return are awesome, as we observe in this study. In this lesson, I hope that you will see things in this chapter that you had not noticed before. So let’s get started.
Read Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39 and Revelation Chapter 19; and consider the following questions:
- What does God prophesy that He will do in Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39?
- How do we know these two chapters in Ezekiel refer to end-time prophecy? (see Ezekiel 38:16 and 39:28-29)
- How long will take to bury the dead after the great battle? (see Ezekiel 39:12-15)
- What do the verses in Revelation 19:18-19 have in common with those of Ezekiel 39:17-20?
- in Revelation 19:1-5, we find a series of praises for God. Why is the "multitude in heaven" praising Him? What is referenced in Revelation 19:1 as leading up to these praises?
- Revelation 19:6-10 tells us about the marriage supper of the Lamb. If possible, look up these verses in a King James Version of the Bible. In all prior references, the Church is referred to as "the Bride of Christ", or simply as "the Bride". How is the Church referenced in verse 7 [KJV], and what can we discern from this?
- Who is "called" or "invited" to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb? If the Church is His wife, who will the other invitees and attendees be at this great celebration?
- Read Revelation 19:11-13. Verse 12 tells us that Christ will have "a name written, that no man knew, but he himself". We won’t know that name until then, but He does have other names and titles when He comes again; what are they? (see Rev. 19:13, Rev. 19:16, and 1 Tim. 6:15-16)
- Read Matthew 24:30-31. Could this be a similar prophesy to that found in Revelation 19:14-16?
- What will the war be like, as described in Revelation 19:19? Will the saints who return with Christ have to slay any of Christ’s enemies? If not, then how will the enemies of Christ die? What will happen to Jerusalem during this battle, and what will happen to it, and Israel, when Christ’s enemies are defeated? Read Zechariah Chapter 14 and note what it tells us concerning all of these things?
- In Revelation 19:20, who is thrown in the lake of fire?
- Where do the dead go, if not in the lake of fire? (see Luke 16:23)
- So what happens to Satan? Where is he sent? (see Revelation 20:1-3)
In our next lesson, we will explore the Thousand-Year Earthly Reign of Christ. As we near the end of our study, we can with all assurance celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ even more so, as we anticipate His coming again and the beginning of his earthly reign.
Have a great week everyone!