May I again express my appreciation to you for the wealth of information that we receive from the Midnight Call. I look forward to your publication every month.
There are some questions that I have concerning the end time events that I am unsure of, and
I believe you can help me with.
1. How will the nations (those mentioned in Isaiah 66 and perhaps other places in Scripture) fit into the millennial scene? There are several Scriptures that inform us of their presence in Israel during that time. Will they be included with the Jewish nation in their Temple worship? Also, if not, how? What of the Gentile nations? Some like the U.S. are half a world away. Maybe pilgrim trips? What will be the differences in their worship?
2. I know the Bible teaches of about 7 judgments, but after the Rapture, when will the unbelieving Gentile be judged and cast into hell? Are they a part of the Great White Throne Judgment also?
3. Are the millennial blessings (Isaiah 2) contained only in the nation Israel?
These are questions that arise with me and others in our Bible studies. Thanks again;
I am anxious to hear from you.
F. Lawson, KS
1. The remnant of the nations will continue to exist. Commerce and industry will also function, based on Micah 4:3; note also verse 2. The nations will then recognize the God of heaven and Jesus Christ the Messiah of Israel. For 1,000 years, Jesus will give the nations and individuals the chance to be obedient to His Law. This is evident from Isaiah 66:20. But that’s for individuals. Representatives of the nations will have to go to Jerusalem to receive instruction in the Law. At the end of the 1,000 year Kingdom of Peace, only believers will be left; sinners who transgressed the Law will die.
2. The unbelievers—Jews and Gentiles—will be condemned; to be precise, at the White Throne Judgment Seat, “Whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
3. The millennial blessings will be global, because topographic changes will take place when Jesus returns (see Zechariah 14:4; Romans 8:19-23).
The Church, consisting of Jews and Gentiles, will be in the presence of the Lord forever. The other group is those who come out of the Great Tribulation (Revelation 7:9). They are saved based on the blood of the Lamb, but they do not belong to the Church.
The last group is the fruit of the everlasting gospel proclaimed by an angel (Revelation 14:6). I am aware that this Scripture applies to the Great Tribulation, but the “everlasting gospel” also includes the eternal Law, which will be made known to the Gentiles during the 1,000 year Kingdom of Peace. Those who refuse will be lost for all eternity.