The theme verses for this third segment will be the first three verses with reference to the keyword “earth” from Psalms, the middle portion of God’s word entitled “middle”
God’s Words Immortal Bible Study for the Word “Immortal” or “Immortality” Passage #1 Lesson 3
Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth WILL PASS AWAY but MY WORDS will NEVER PASS AWAY.”
Heaven And Earth
Psalm 108:5 Be exalted o God, above the heavens, and let your glory be over all the earth.
To record this infrared image of galaxies12 billion Light years away at the edge of the observable Universe, Hubble’s Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer were focused on a small area of sky above the handle of the Big Dipper in the Constellation Ursa Major Credit NASA/AURA/STSCI
The phrase “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens” according to John Gill is a plea asking God to show himself higher and mightier than the heavens and able to save the afflicted earthbound petitioner from his enemies
Gods glory is referred to and fleshed out in the following scriptures: Ex. 15:11…Majestic in Holiness, working wonders…Isa. 4:21…Departing of the glory of God…Josh. 7:19…Give glory (praise) to God…2Chron. 5:14…The brilliance or splendor of God in the Cloud appearing in the temple prevented the priests from doing their work…Ps. 19:1…the heavens are a proclamation of God’s glory…Ps. 29:3…God’s glory is thunderous…Isa. 60:19…The sun and moon will be replaced by God’s glory which will be our light…Luke 2:14…Glory (praise) to God in the highest and on earth peace to men…Acts 7:55 Stephen looked into heaven and saw God’s glory just before his death…Ro. 8:17…If children then heirs of God & coheirs with Christ that we may show his glory…
God has revealed himself through his glory. A glory which was witnessed by the patriarchs, the prophets, the priests, and the people of the Jewish nation during their wilderness wanderings. The disciples Peter, James and john witnessed Christ’s glory at the transfiguration the same glory caused Paul’s blindness. We will experience God’s glory as part of our inheritance with him…Eph1:18.
Let God’s glory in our deliverance from sin and death be seen by all the inhabitants of earth. Christ’s suffering and death which frees all who accept the gospel message. God’s glory was shown in the resurrection of his son from Mortal and Spiritual death.
Christs second Coming
Psalm 109: 15…May their sins always remain before the Lord, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
A search for the phrase or keywords “from the earth” yielded 163 scripture references. I randomly selected two for fleshing out this phrase.
The Great White Throne Zion National Park Utah
Rev 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated upon it. Earth and sky fled from his presence and there was no place for them.
This passage refers to the earth and heavens at the time of the great white throne judgment. The earth and heaven at the time of the great white throne judgment is said to have fled from the face of the judge seated on the white throne. It would seem the heavens and earth were annihilated or dissolved as we are told ‘there was found no place for them. There is disagreement among scholars as to the total destruction or renovation of the present heavens and earth.
Being a person who has staked my eternal soul on the birth, death, resurrection and return of Christ by faith it is of little consequence to me. I take on faith that the Holy Spirit revealed to John both the fleeing away of the old heavens and earth. And the unveiling of the new heaven and earth in Revelation chapter 21, where we are told by John-“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away and there was no more sea.”
This throne on which Christ is seated in judgment is great because of the divine rank and dignity of the judge.
All living and all resurrected dead everyone who experienced creation in God’s image will be present and humbled by the judge on the purest of all thrones “truth and nothing but the truth” will be uttered by or before this judge. His judgment will be final with no chance of appeal for eternity.
Psalm 110:6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead, and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
This prophetic scripture will find its ultimate fulfillment when Satan is released from the bottomless pit a special place provided for the incarceration of Satan and his demons during the thousand year kingdom or millennial period following the rapture of the saints.
Peace will be possible and prevalent on in this 1000 year period because of the incarceration and sealing of Satan in the bottomless pit bound by a great chain. In case you are wondering if the flames of hell and torment will consume the spirit or flesh of those who find themselves confined there for eternity. Consider that Satan and his demons are subjected to these conditions of suffering and flames of torture for 1000 years and then released for a short season to deceive the “nations in the four quarters of the earth”
These nations, called Gog and Magog will have formed during the millennial period and the unbelievers will be the largest number to reject salvation ever known. They will be as the sand of the seashore.
Their great number can be attributed to the favorable conditions of the millennial period…longevity due to lack of disease, peaceful and not warlike environments, large food production, all due to the lifting of the curse from the earth and the rule of Christ with a “rod of iron”.
Since the sin of Adam man has been born with a heart problem enmity to God. Even in this perfected kingdom sin reigns. The curse on the earth is lifted but man still retains his sinful nature.
These heathen hoards along with Satan will come against Jerusalem the capital city of Christ’s rule of the world and the saints.
Fire from God in heaven will consume and devour this vast army who dare to come against Christ.
The lake of fire and brimstone are the eternal resting place of the ungodly trinity Satan, the antichrist and the false prophet along with all who denied God, Renounced the Holy Spirit or rejected Christ they are all destined as eternal fuel in this eternal inferno.
Do not make the mistake of thinking your destiny will be any different if you choose to ignore your natural enmity to God.
Give your heart and your life to God this second and join the eternal rest of the saints in his protective custody now and in eternity.