I am posting chapters from my sister's book, "The End is near. End Time Bible Prophecy Anyone Can Understand." E.A. James. Available at lulu.com
Continued from previous post..
After the Thousand Years
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God… Rev. 21:2
We have been living in God’s mansion in heaven, but now a new city is prepared for us, and Jesus, to live in for the rest of eternity on this earth.
But first there is some unfinished business…
When the thousand years are complete, Satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth…to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore. And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also… Rev. 20:7-10
We who have been in heaven were either alive when Jesus came for us or we were raised from the dead in the first resurrection. Satan was left with nothing to do while we were enjoying the bliss of being in heaven with Jesus and our loved ones. But after the thousand years a second resurrection takes place wherein the unsaved from the history of the world are raised and Satan, who has had a millennium to make plans, gathers these innumerable people in order to make war against the New Jerusalem and those of us inside. Satan, his angels, the beast and the false prophet receive their punishment immediately. The rest of humanity is left to learn of their fate.
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Rev. 20:11-15
All the unsaved from all of history will stand before Jesus to hear why they are not among the saved and to hear the judgment of their deeds.