Verse By Verse Through Revelation (21:24-27)

The Light
For the Lord God Almighty will be our light

24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.

“The nations” Refers to different races within the believers.

“the kings of the earth” Reveals different positions in the new earth that believers will inherit due to what they did for the Lord while they were on the old earth. 


25 Its gates will never close by day because it will never be night there.

The Lamb [Jesus] and the Father [God Almighty] will be the light of the new earth [verse 23]. Darkness represents sin and since it will no longer exist neither will night. Our bodies will be like Christ’s which needs no rest. 


26 They will bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.

The nations will bring into the new city, Jerusalem that which Christ has given them [glory and honor], the nations will worship the Lamb and the Lord God. 


27 Nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those written in the Lamb’s book of life.

“Nothing unclean will ever enter it” Refers to those who did not wash their sins away by the blood of the Lamb. Satan and his fallen angels can not enter there, for they are unclean spirits and the unclean are assigned to the Lake of Fire.

“detestable or false” Both meaning the same thing, like those who claim to be Christians but were false teachers, are detestable to the Lord and false religion of all kinds is detestable to the Lord. 

The only ones who are going to be with Jesus, are those who gave their lives to Him and worshipped Him as Lord of lords and King of kings.

“those written in the Lamb’s book of life”

Jesus said in Luke 10:19-20, 19 Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing at all will harm you. 20 However, don’t rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

The believers will rejoice in heaven because they will rest from all their labors [their work for the Lord] and no longer will they be in a fallen world of sin of tribulations and sufferings. But, the greatest joy besides being with Jesus is not being apart from Him like those who did not have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and are in hell for all eternity.

 

 

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Verse By Verse Through Revelation (20:11-15)

the lake of fire

11 Then I saw a great white throne and one seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.

This judgment will be for everyone who ever existed.

Earth and heaven fled from his presence refers to Jesus being in His true form, full of power and great glory.


12 I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works by what was written in the books.

I also saw the dead, the great and the small points to those who were in lower standing in society and those with greater influence by means of wealth or position.

standing before the throne shows that everyone will stand before a Holy God to be judged for what they did on earth.

and books were opened. There are two books that everyone will be judged with.

1. The first book is called the Book of Life which records the names of those who gave their lives to Jesus Christ by faith.

2. The second is the book of records, in it, all the evil done to people from cursing them to physically hurting them will be written. Also, every evil [irreverence] hurled at God and those who attacked God’s people will be written down for that individual to be judged by.


13 Then the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them; each one was judged according to their works.

Then the sea gave up the dead refers to those who died at sea will resurrect to face God on judgment day.

death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them Death and Hades is the same place. Those who are spiritually dead, not having the Holy Spirit will be in Hades.

Luke 16:22-25

22 One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side. 24 ‘Father Abraham!’ he called out, ‘Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!’


14 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

Every single person who is in Hades will be judged for why they are there and afterward will be thrown to their permanent place in the Lake of Fire.

If someone’s name was not found in the Book of Life it will reveal that they are lost and still in their sins. All sinners, those who rejected Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins, will be found guilty of every evil act they did here on earth and will be cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity.


15 And anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

The book of life records the names of those who gave their lives to Jesus Christ. In judgment day, if your name is not found in the book, you shall be thrown into the Lake of Fire, showing that your sins were never forgiven.

Verse by Verse through Revelation (18:6-10)

babylon

6 Pay her back the way she also paid, and double it according to her works. In the cup in which she mixed, mix a double portion for her.

The phrase “Pay her back the way she also paid” refers to justice for the murder of believers and the deception of people in making them believe that they were worshiping the true Living God but in retrospect were worshiping a false god. God’s judgment will pursue those who participated in Satan’s work with double the punishment.


7 As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, give her that much torment and grief, for she says in her heart, “I sit as a queen; I am not a widow, and I will never see grief.”

This false church lived off of the peoples’ donations and established with it multiple side businesses which supposedly was for God’s work but ended up in their pockets and exalted itself above all others, falsely asserting that judgment will never come to it. She is sadly mistaken. Judgment will come.


8 For this reason her plagues will come in one day—death and grief and famine. She will be burned up with fire, because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.

The phrase “For this reason her plagues will come in one day” means that once God is ready to bring judgment upon the false church. It will come quickly without warning.

The phrase “She will be burned up with fire” gives the idea that just as fire destroys everything completely, the Lord God will wipe it out from the face of the whole earth.


9 The kings of the earth who have committed sexual immorality and lived luxuriously with her will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning.

Sexual immorality is in reference to spiritual decay. Anyone who is directed to leave Jesus Christ for a false Jesus will commit spiritual adultery.

The phrase “lived luxuriously” means that money played a big role in the motivation of deceiving the people.

Anyone who seeks a Jesus other than the Jesus of Holy Scripture without question will end up in the Lake of Fire for all eternity.


10 They will stand far off in fear of her torment, saying: Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the mighty city! For in a single hour your judgment has come.

The world will witness the destruction of this false religion.

Babylon is not to be taken as a real place but as a spiritual symbol. The reason for this is because of her description and the role she has played in history. Also, for one to commit sexual immorality, one has to be close to the truth or in the truth and who have abandoned the true God for a false one. That would narrow it down to a church that claims to be Christian but denies Jesus through their practices.