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Revelation 20 - The Messiah's Millennial Kingdom Part 1 Supplement B2 End Time Explanations - Second Death




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Rev 20 Messiah's Kingdom Pt 1 Supplement B2 - End Time Explanations ©2019 WF Cobb Truthbase.net DailyTruthbase.blogspot

I. First Resurrection – Righteous Rewarded and Rule {see main outline}

II. Overcomers: Worthy Faithful vs Faithless

*III. Second Death - Loss of life [reward (part-share); or soul] {see Study Guide to Rewards on Truthbase.net}

 See Dt for Life & Death = Blessing/Dominion & Cursing/Diminishment of Dominion [Physical-Spiritual]

IV. Lake of Fire – Great White Throne

V. Book of Life (insiders and outsiders) {see Jude: Lordship Salvation Pt 5 and next supplement B3}

IIIA. Life and Death in Revelation must be understood from Gen 3 thru the rest of the OT and the NT context (esp Revelation)

Dt 30:9 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you..may live; 20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and length of days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers..to give them

Jn 6:40 this is will of Him who sent Me,  who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; I will raise him up at the last day

63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are (of the) Spirit, and they are life.

68 But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. (=Dominion of The Age)

Jn 8:12 I am the light of the world; follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life 11:25 I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, tho he may die, he shall live  12:25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Rev 22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part/portion/inheritance from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

B. Faithful Overcomers will not be hurt/suffer loss by the Second Death (which is the Lake of Fire). Unfaithful losers will suffer loss.

Rev 2:10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.

Mt 10:28 do not fear those who kill the body-can't kill the soul. Rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna Js 4:12

Palestinian Targum on Dt 33:6 “Let Reuben live in this world and not die in the second death in which death the wicked die in the world to come.”  Second death means exclusion  from the resurrection. Not to die 2nd death means to rise again to eternal life -Johnson ExpBC

Targum on Isa 22:14 "This sin (refusal to repent and depend on God) will not be forgiven you until you die the second death."

Targum on Isa 65:6 “I will recompense to them the vengeance of their sins, and deliver their bodies to the second death.''

Targum on Isa 66:24 “and the ungodly shall be judged in Gehenna, till the righteous shall say concerning them, we have seen enough;''

Targum on Jer 51:17  "they (the dull-hearted without knowledge) shall die the second death and not live in the world to come"

Targum  Psalm 49:11 "He sees men wise in wickedness, who die a second death, and are judged in Gehinnom"

Gregory of Nyssa (universalist) understood the second death as a cleansing, albeit painful process. He wrote that "those still living in the flesh must as much as ever they can separate and free themselves in a way from its attachments by virtuous conduct, in order that after death they may not need a second death to cleanse them from the remnants that are owing to this cement of the flesh".

C. The Second Death results in condemnation/loss (of life/dominion) for those who are not faithful (never in or crossed out of Bk of Life)

Rev 20:4 I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a 1000 years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the 1000 years were finished.

This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection.

Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a 1000 years.

Jn 5:24 Most assuredly, I say, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. 25 hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.            28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth: those who've done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.  cf Dan 12

Rev 20:12 I saw the dead, small-great, standing before God, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. The dead were judged acc to their works, which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one acc to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire

Rev 21:5 (New Heavens and Earth) Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." 6 He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unfaithful/unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part/portion/inheritance in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.