For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. Psalm 37:9.
At the close of the thousand years the second resurrection will take place. Then the wicked will be raised from the dead, and appear before God…. Thus the revelator, after describing the resurrection of the righteous, says, “The rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.” Revelation 20:5.
At the first resurrection all came forth in immortal bloom; but at the second the marks of the curse are visible on all. The kings and noblemen of the earth, the mean and low, the learned and unlearned, come forth together. All behold the Son of man; and those very men who despised and mocked Him, who put the crown of thorns upon His sacred brow, and smote Him with the reed, behold Him in all His kingly majesty. Those who spit upon Him in the hour of His trial now turn from His piercing gaze and from the glory of His countenance. Those who drove the nails through His hands and feet now look upon the marks of His crucifixion. Those who thrust the spear into His side behold the marks of their cruelty on His body. And they know that He is the very one whom they crucified and derided in His expiring agony. And then there arises one long protracted wail of agony, as they flee to hide from the presence of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
All are seeking to hide in the rocks, to shield themselves from the terrible glory of Him whom they once despised. And, overwhelmed and pained with His majesty and exceeding glory, they with one accord raise their voices, and with terrible distinctness exclaim, “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Psalm 118:26.
Fire will come down from God out of heaven and devour them [the wicked]—burn them up root and branch. Satan is the root, and his children are the branches.
The destiny of the wicked is fixed by their own choice. Their exclusion from heaven is voluntary with themselves, and just and merciful on the part of God.
The Faith I Live By p. 184
Prayer Requests
—-Prayers for my family please. Dad (stepdad) passed away this afternoon. Joe
—-Prayer request please for a district pastor I know. He is having a serious heart procedure today and he is greatly needed by many.. Steve
Dear Friends
As Ron was driving to work one morning, he saw a car that had been tipped over onto its side in the distance ahead. He wondered why no one was stopping to help whoever had tipped over their car and felt quite impatient with all of those uncaring people. He could not understand how people could be so wrapped up in their own little world that they would not get involved.
When he got closer to the object he felt very silly. How different it looked from that perspective. The object was not a tipped-over car at all. It was a large spool of gray cable with a large flat, black plastic object connected on one side and a transformer box nearby. Now he understood. Those people were not uncaring at all. The oncoming traffic could see the objects clearly and knew that no help was needed.
How often we are like Ron. We think we have a clear view of all things and wonder why those around us do not react as we think they should. We become impatient with them and often attempt to force them into our mould. Many times our well-meaning attempt is met with resistance. Sometimes, when we get a clear view of someone’s situation we realize that we would react in the same way.
Our Dear Saviour warns us, “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Matt 7:1-5 Paul adds, “why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” Ro 14:10-13
Yet, this does not mean that we should never judge. Jesus tells us, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” John 7:24 There are blatant sins that must be dealt with but even then we are to have compassion on them restoring them as Jesus would restore placing their feet back on the Heavenly path saving “with fear, pulling them out of the fire [so to speak] ; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” Jude 23
“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.” 1 Peter 3:8-12

The Resurrection to Damnation
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