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Who are the ethnos?

Posted by gospelclips on June 10, 2017

Who are the Nations?

Have you ever wondered what happens to those that reject the Gospel?

The Bible refers to the unconverted as “pagans” “gentiles” or the “nations”.  These are all the same word in Greek “ethnos”.

The “ethnos”, namely the ‘Nations’ ‘pagans’ and ‘gentiles’ generally refer to people who are not God’s people.

The Nations are here now, they will be gathered before Christ at his Second Coming, they will be on Earth during the Millennium and they will surround the New Jerusalem in Eternity.

Matt 28:19 says: ‘Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations’

Luke 24:47 says: ‘Repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached to all nations.’

The nations then are the unconverted.   They are those that we need to preach to.

Col 1:13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,

When people in the nations are converted, they become part of God’s kingdom

Matt 24:9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.

In the end times, it is the nations who persecute God’s people.

Rev 2:26 says ‘to him who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the Nations.

This shows that God’s people (those who are victorious and do God’s will) are different to the Nations.   God’s people will be given authority over the nations during the millennium and in eternity.

In Rev 20:7-9 Satan deceives the nations at the end of the millennium.  The Nations number like the sand of the sea and march across the breadth of the Earth to surround the camp of God’s people.

This shows that the Nations will be present during the Millennium and they are separate from God’s people.

Rev 21:24 says that in Eternity, the Nations will walk by the light of the New Jerusalem and the Kings of the Earth will bring their splendor into it

God’s people will be with God in the New Jerusalem.

Who then are these nations who are outside the New Jerusalem?

Rev 22:2 says that the Leaves of the tree are for the healing of the Nations.

The nations in Eternity still need healing.  Just who are they?

 

When Jesus comes again, he will lead an army of redeemed believers to strike down the nations

Rev 19:15  Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”

Matthew 24 says that when the son of man comes, his angels with gather his elect from the four winds of heaven.

And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.  And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Chapter 25 says that when the son of man comes with all the angels, all the nations will be gathered before him and he will separate them one from another like a shepherd separates the sheep and the goats

It says that when the Son of Man comes in all his glory and all the angels with Him, he will sit on his glorious throne.   All the nations will be gathered before Him and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the Sheep and the Goats.  He will put the Sheep on his right and the Goats on his left.

In Matt 24 the son of man comes in his glory and his Angels gather his elect.

In Matt 25 the son of man comes in his glory with his angels and all the Nations are gathered before him

God raptures the church and then he judges the nations.

God tells them, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.   In other words, God will judge the Nations according to how they treated God’s people.  This seems like a judgment according to works but actually it smacks of grace.

The Sheep Nations who were kind to God’s people – (these brothers and sisters of mine) are rewarded and do not go to hell

Those who failed to show kindness to God’s people – The Goat Nations, are sent to hell

This explains where the nations in Eternity and in the Millennium come from.

The New Jerusalem is composed of believers from old and new testament times.  The old testament believers symbolized by the 12 gates and the new testament believers by the 12 foundations.

Rev 3:12 says The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.

Outside are the Nations who were not thrown into the lake of fire.  These nations must therefore be in the Lamb’s book of life.  Yet they are not God’s people

 

The Nations are here now, they will be standing before Christ when he returns and they will be on Earth during the Millennium and in Eternity.

Those who are converted become God’s people and are no longer the nations.

Those who are kind to God’s people escape the lake of fire and are allowed to live outside the New Jerusalem in eternity

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The Nations will stand before Christ when he comes with all his angels. The nations will be divided into the sheep and the Goats according to how they treated God’s people.

Posted by gospelclips on November 16, 2016

The Day of the Lord : The Judgment of the Nations : The Battle of Armageddon

The Day of the Lord culminates with the Battle of Armageddon. It is the Final Judgment upon the Nations (Pagans) where the Beast and the False prophet are defeated. It precedes the Millennium. It is not the same as the Battle of Gog and Magog at the End of the Millennium.

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.  For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,  I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Matt 25:31-46

Here, Christ comes with his Angels and his brothers and sisters to Judge the Nations of the world.

The word for Nations (ethnos) may be translated as pagans or gentiles and it generally refers to the unsaved or the ungodly.

The Nations are judged according to their works, ie how they treated God’s people (the least of these brothers and sisters of mine).   It does not refer to Salvation which is by faith.

Those who were saved by faith were raptured or resurrected to be with the Lord about 30 days prior to the Lord coming to judge the Nations.  There was a marriage in heaven and now Christ is leading the believers back to Judge the ungodly, the pagans, the gentiles otherwise known as the Nations.

The Nations are separated into two groups called the ‘Sheep’ and the ‘Goats’.

The Goats are those who persecuted God’s people and are probably the same people who worship the beast and received his mark.  They will thrown into the Lake of Fire where there will be will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The Sheep are the people of the Nations who were kind to God’s people.  As they are regarded as righteous and given eternal life, they cannot have worshipped the beast or received his mark.  Their reward is to be the Nations who are on Earth during the Millennium and also in Eternity (if they do not rebel when Satan is released at the end of the Millennium).  The Nations in Eternity do not have the same privileges  as those in the New Jerusalem.

The Story of  Sheep and the Goats is, therefore, another reference to the Battle of Armageddon where Christ comes with his army of believers to strike down the ungodly nations who rejected the gospel.

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The Lamb will bring with him his called, chosen and faithful followers and will triumph over the nations and the beast

Posted by gospelclips on November 15, 2016

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“The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.  They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.  They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

Rev 17:12-14

This is a reference to the Battle of Armageddon.

The Beast, the False Prophet and the Kings of the Earth will wage war against the Lamb but the Lamb will be victorious because he is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  This term is used in Revelation chapter 19 which is also a reference to the Battle of Armageddon.

As in Jude and Revelation chapter 19, the Lamb is accompanied by his called, chosen and faithful followers and he comes to judge the ungodly for the ungodly things that they have done.

 

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The armies of heaven follow Christ when he comes to strike down the Nations

Posted by gospelclips on November 15, 2016

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I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.  His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.  The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.  Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.  On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.

Rev 19:11-16

In Jude, it says that Christ returns with his ‘Holy Ones’ to judge the ungodly.

In Revelation Ch 17, the Lamb will be accompanied by his called, chosen and faithful followers when he wages war against the 10 kings and the beast.

Here Christ is pictured riding a white horse, eyes blazing like fire, wearing many crowns and dressed in a robe dipped in blood.  His name known only to himself.  None other than the word of God.  Coming out of his mouth was a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.

The armies of heaven were following him.  Dressed in white linen and mounted on white horses.  These are none other than the believers who appear in heaven earlier in the chapter and are now returning with Christ as his warrior bride to judge the nations.

The Nations are the Godless, Pagans or unbelieving Gentiles who rejected the Gospel.

Some of them were kind to Christians and refused to worship the beast and receive his mark.  Many accepted the mark of the Beast and persecuted the Christians.

God will separate them into the Sheep and the Goats.

The Sheep, who were kind to Christians, will be rewarded and allowed to continue to live as the Nations on Earth during the Millennium and in Eternity as well (provided that they do not rebel when Satan is released at the end of the Millennium).  They will not be part of the New Jerusalem but will be able to enter it once a year.  They will need the leaves of the Tree of Life for healing.

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The Lord will come with thousands upon thousands of his Holy ones to judge the ungodly.

Posted by gospelclips on November 15, 2016

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Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

Jude 1:14-16

The Lord is coming with thousand upon thousands of his holy ones to judge the ungodly.

God will judge ungodly sinners of all the defiant words they have spoken against him.  He will convict them of all the ungodly acts that they have committed in their ungodliness.

Here Christ brings with him his ‘Holy Ones’ to judge the ungodly sinners who remain on earth after the rapture of the Church.

These ungodly sinners  will be the Nations standing before Christ at his Second Coming.

The Holy ones that Christ brings with him will be the armies of heaven, the redeemed saints.

The Nations will be divided into the Sheep and the Goats according to what they have done.  This is a judgement based on works.

Christians will be raptured or resurrected to be with Christ when he comes on the clouds. After a celebration in heaven and a marriage feast, Christ will return with his army of believers to judge the ungodly nations before the Millennium begins.

Christians are saved by faith but even Christians will be judged and rewarded according to what they have done in the body.

 

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The Battle of Armageddon is the sixth bowl. Christ returns with an army of Believers to Strike down the Nations and separate them into the Sheep and the Goats.

Posted by gospelclips on May 5, 2014

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The Harvest at the End of the Age. A Great Multitude of believers (Wheat) are raptured to be with Christ when he comes on the clouds at the Seventh Trumpet at the End of the Great Tribulation. This co-incides with the First Resurrection which is when dead believers (also wheat) are raised to be with Christ. False Christians (Weeds) are also harvested from the Earth at this time by an angle in charge of the fire and they are thrown in to Hell for eternal punishment. The Nations are left on Earth and are divided in to the Sheep and the Goats according to how they treated God’s people. Those that persecuted God’s people (the Goats) are thrown into the Lake of Fire. Those that were Kind to God’s people receive a reward. They will become the Nations on Earth during the Millennium and in Eternity if they do not rebel against God when Satan is released form his prison at the End of the Millennium.

 

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A great multitude appears in Heaven. Then there is a Wedding. Then Christ, riding a white horse, leads an army of believers to strike down the Beast and the False Prophet and the Kings of the Earth and their armies composed of people who bare the Mark of the Beast (The Goats)

Posted by gospelclips on August 24, 2012

A great multitude appears in Heaven. Then there is a Wedding. Then Christ, riding a white horse, leads an army of believers to strike down the Beast and the False Prophet and the Kings of the Earth and their armies composed of people who bare the Mark of the Beast (The Goats). The Nations will be separated into the Sheep ( who were kind to God’s people) and the Goats (who persecuted God’s people). The Sheep will receive an inherritance prepared for them since the foundation of the Earth and the Goats will be thrown into hell. Zechariah Ch 14 tells us that there will be people amongst the Nations (Pagans) who survive the Battle of Armageddon. The sheep nations who are alive when Christ returns will probably be these people. They will become the Nations in eternity if they are in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

http://truthinlove.com/end_times/index.htm

 

Revelation 19 


Hallelujah!

1After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting:

“Hallelujah!

Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,

2for true and just are his judgments.

He has condemned the great prostitute

who corrupted the earth by her adulteries.

He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”

3And again they shouted:

“Hallelujah!

The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.”

4The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried:

“Amen, Hallelujah!”

5Then a voice came from the throne, saying:

“Praise our God,

all you his servants,

you who fear him,

both small and great!”

6Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:

“Hallelujah!

For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

7Let us rejoice and be glad

and give him glory!

For the wedding of the Lamb has come,

and his bride has made herself ready.

8Fine linen, bright and clean,

was given her to wear.”

(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)

9Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

10At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

The Rider on the White Horse

11I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”a He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

king of kings and lord of lords.

17And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.”

19Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

 

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The Sheep and the Goat Judgment on the Nations is based on works. This is how God will Judge the Nations after the Church has been raptured.

Posted by gospelclips on August 21, 2012

The Sheep and the Goat Judgment on the Nations is based on works. This is how God will Judge the Nations after the Church has been raptured.

The Sheep and the Goat Judgment is not to separate the believers from the non-believers. It does not determine who goes to Heaven or not. Those who are going to Heaven to be with Christ will already be with Him at that point in time.

Whether we go to Heaven or not depends more on whether we believe, whether we have repented and whether we have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior.

All believers, dead and alive, will go to be with Christ when He comes in the clouds and they will remain with Him forever.

If you are part of the rapture or the first resurrection then you will reign with Christ during the Millennium and then be part of the New Jerusalem in Eternity. You will stand before the Judgment seat of Christ and you will be rewarded for the things that you have done in the body.

Living Pagans (Non Believers) will be left behind on the Earth. They will be judged according to their works. They will have no part in the New Jerusalem and they will not be with Christ during the Millennium even if they are the Sheep Nations.

Dead Pagans (Non believers) will not be resurrected until the end of the Millennium. They will be Judged at the Great White Throne according to their works. If their names are in the Lamb’s book of life, they will not be thrown into the Lake of Fire. They will become the Nations in Eternity. If anybody worshipped the beast or took his mark, their names will not be in the Lamb’s book of life and they will be throne into the Lake of Fire.

The Sheep and the Goat judgment is based on deeds. Salvation is based on faith. The Faithful Believers (Wheat) will have already been redeemed (raptured or resurrected) to be with Christ when the Sheep and the Goat Judgment takes place.
The Sheep and the Goat Judgment is a judgment on the Nations (Gentiles / Pagans) to separate them into the Sheep (who were kind to God’s people and did not accept the Mark of the Beast) and the Goats (who persecuted God’s people and are most likely the same people who take the Mark of the Beast).
The Greek word for Nations is “Ethnos” and is usually translated as “Gentile”, “pagan” or “Nations” designating – foreigners who are not converts.
The Bible tells us that Christ will return to judge the Nations of the Earth who are alive with an army of Holy Ones (Jude, Revelations 19). He will Judge the living Pagans (living non-believers) and separate them into the Sheep and the Goats. God’s people will be raptured or resurrected in the twinkling of an eye just before this occurs. False Christians (wolves in sheeps clothing) or Tares (weeds) will go to Hell.

 

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The Battle of Armageddon is the Sheep and the Goat Judgment. It occurs on the Day of the Lord.

Posted by gospelclips on August 16, 2012

The Battle of Armageddon is the Sheep and the Goat Judgment.  It occurs on the Day of the Lord.

The Battle of Armageddon is the Sheep and the Goat Judgment. It occurs on the Day of the Lord.

 

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What happens to those who worship the Beast and receive his mark at the Battle of Armageddon?

Posted by gospelclips on August 6, 2012

A diagram showing what will happen to those who worship the Beast and receive his mark at the Battle of Armageddon

Christ will lead an Army of Believers to strike down the Beast and the False prophet and the Kings of the Earth and their army of people who worshipped the Beast and received his Mark. All who receive the mark of the Beast and worship his Image will go to the Lake of Fire.

Rev 19:11-21

The Rider on the White Horse

11I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”a He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

king of kings and lord of lords.

17And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.”

19Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

This is the Battle of  Armageddon – The Sheep and the Goat Judgment –  On the Day of the Lord.  The Church will have been raptured at this point.  Christ will in fact lead them back to defeat the Beast and the False prophet and the Kings of the Earth and their Armies with the Mark of the Beast.

 

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