Against whom do the wicked go to make war, and what is the outcome?
"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." Verse 9.
NOTES - This is the last act in the great controversy between Christ and Satan. The whole human
race meet here for the first and last time. The eternal separation of the righteous from the wicked here takes
place. At this time the judgment of God is executed upon the wicked in the lake of fire. This is the second
death. This ends the great rebellion against God and His government. Now is heard the voice of God as He
sits upon His throne, speaking to the saints, and saying, "Behold, I make all things new"; and out of the
burning ruins of the old earth there springs f6rth before the admiring gaze of the millions of the redeemed,
"a new heaven and a new earth," in which they shall find an everlasting inheritance and dwelling-place.
The millennium is a great Sabbath of rest, both for the earth and for God's people. For six
thousand years the earth and its inhabitants have been groaning under the curse of sin. The millennium, the
seventh thousand, will be a Sabbath of rest and release; for, says the prophet concerning the land, "as long
as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath." 2 Chron. 36: 21. This precedes the new earth state.
What test should therefore be applied to every professed teacher of truth?
Which are some of the most touching and soul-winning of Christ's parables?
What did this power do to the truth?
What did ancient Babylon do to all the nations?
What reason is given for making the new covenant?
What did He say should be done with every plant not planted by God?
How will the Lord manifest Himself to the wicked?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle