Further Study: When All Things Become New
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“In the typical service the high priest, having made the atonement for Israel, came forth and blessed the congregation. So Christ, at the close of His work as mediator, will appear, ‘without sin unto salvation’ (Hebrews 9:28), to bless His waiting people with eternal life. As the priest, in removing the sins from the sanctuary, … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: God Provides a Way
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Moïse drove taxi in Cameroon to earn a living. He was single and lived with his mother. An Adventist friend often talked about the Bible. As Moïse began to understand the importance of the Sabbath, he quit driving his taxi on Saturdays. Moïse’s Aunt Paulette saw Moïse’s interest in God and invited him to church … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Life in the New Earth
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Read Revelation 21:3. In what way will this stupendous fact alter the life experiences of the inhabitants of the new earth? Perhaps there isn’t another awe-inspiring vision throughout the Bible comparable to the one that John the Revelator describes here; the new earth will not only be home to human creatures but also to God. The … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The New Earth
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Revelation 20 ends with the elimination of Satan and his hosts. Revelation 21 opens with a vision of a new heaven and a new earth. Revelation 21:1-5 carries the promise that God is making all things new. In what ways does this reflect the Genesis creation account? (Genesis 1-2). What are the differences? The word translated as … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Events at the End of the Millennium
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Read Revelation 20:7-9. What event marks the close of the millennium, and what opportunity does it provide Satan? Reversal of the circumstances of Satan marks his being ‘released’. This event is linked with the resurrection of the rest of the dead who “did not live again until the thousand years were finished” (vs. 5, NKJV). The phrase … [Click to read more …]

Monday: In The Midst of the Millennium
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Read Revelation 20:4-6 again. What evidence there shows us that the millennium unfolds in heaven (at least for the saved)? A specific segment of the group who will participate in the millennium are described as “the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Events Inaugurating the Millennium
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If the millennium marks the beginning of God’s ‘utopia’ for His people, it is only natural for us to try to know when it will begin and what it will be like. The millennium, as a concept, appears in Revelation 20, where it is mentioned six times between verses 2-7. In order to know the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: When All Things Become New
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Read for This Week’s Study: 1 Thess. 4:16-18, Revelation 20, 1 Cor. 4:5, Rom. 8:20-22, Rev. 21:11-22:5, Rev. 21:3. Memory Text: “ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away’ ” (Revelation 21:4, NKJV). Key Thought: What … [Click to read more …]