What is the last prophetic event in the Bible?

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The last prophetic event in the Bible would be the second death stated in Revelation 20. This happens as the last part of the great judgement. Satan is bound alone on the earth for a thousand years while all those who chose his side have already been slain (Revelation 19:21).

God’s people have been resurrected and taken to heaven to be with Him during this millennium period. After the thousand years, Satan is loosed and all the people who chose Satan’s side in all time are resurrected for the final judgement.

God and His people return to earth where they judge those on the earth based on their actions that are recorded in the books of heaven (1 Corinthians 6:2). Death and hell are cast into the lake of fire, followed by those who are not found in the Book of Life. Those cast in the lake of fire are consumed away by the fire (Psalm 37:20). “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:14-15).

The last prophetic event in Revelation has a warning to those who add or take away from the prophecy of the book of Revelation, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book” (Revelation 22: 18-19). 

While the destruction of the wicked is a very sad event, for it is not God’s will that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9), but He desires that all would repent and live (Ezekiel 18:32, 33:11). This event stated in the prophecy of Revelation is necessary  and ultimately good as it is the last piece in bringing sin and suffering to an end. It is what will allow those who desire to live in peace, love and harmony to do so for all eternity. May we strive to have our names written in the Book of Life, by God’s grace.

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:21).

In His Service,

Tina

BibleAsk Team

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