end time 7. Revelation; the harvest

Revelation 14:
Revelation 14:1-5     The Lamb stands with the 144,000 saints on the heavenly Mount Zion.
Revelation 14:8         Babylon the Great has fallen.
Revelation 14:9-11    Anyone who has received the mark will receive God’s wrath.
Revelation 14:14       A white cloud with the Son of Man with a sickle wants to harvest.
Revelation 14:15-16  The earth is harvested by the Son of Man.
Revelation 14:17-20  Another angel harvest the unrepentant people who will undergo God’s wrath

The rapture of the saints in heaven:

The installation of the New Jerusalem will begin, according to the Scriptures, with the first fruits:

WEB (Romans 8:22-23) 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only so, ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for our adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

WEB (James 1:18) 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

WEB (Revelation 14:1,4) 1 I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him a number, one hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads. 4 These are those who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed by Jesus from among men, the first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

First, the deceased saints will receive a resurrection, afterwards the still living saints will change in an instant and meet the Lord during the last (7th) trumpet:

WEB (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, 17 then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air……

WEB (1 Corinthians 15:51-52) 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.

The inclusion of the prophets in heaven:

The birth of the child, the New Jerusalem, also relates to the resurrection of the prophets, they are also among the first fruits.
They have always prophesied by Holy Spirit and in that regard they also belong to the sons of God:

WEB (2 Peter 1:21) 21 For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

WEB (Romans 8:14-15) 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God. 15 For you didn’t receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba ! Father!”

The prophets will be included in the heavenly kingdom as first fruits, even before the 144,000 saints.

The 24 prophets sit around the throne of our Heavenly Father, who has His throne in the New Jerusalem:

WEB (Revelation 4:4) 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones. On the thrones were twenty-four elders sitting, dressed in white garments, with crowns of gold on their heads.

WEB (Revelation 21:22) 22 I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple.

WEB (Zechariah 8:3) 3 Thus says Yahweh: “I have returned to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called ‘The City of Truth;’ and the mountain of Yahweh of Armies, ‘The Holy Mountain.’”

The rapture of the great multitude in heaven:

During the 7th trumpet the 144,000 saints undergo a change, in an instant, they receive a heavenly resurrection and they go to meet the Lord. (1 Thess. 4:16-17) (1 Cor. 15:51-52)
After the 7th trumpet the seven bowls’ with the wrath of God are poured out as described in Revelation chapter 16.
In Revelation 16:15, after the outpouring of the 6th scale, the rapture of the other faithful Christians follows, who have accepted under no circumstances the mark:

WEB (Revelation 13:16-17) 16 He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads; 17 and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name.

WEB (Revelation 14:9-10) 9 Another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a great voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead, or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is prepared unmixed in the cup of his anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

Concerning the worship of the image, see:
5. Worship of the ‘image’ https://www.dojc.nl/?p=5272&lang=en

Just before the final end, the great multitude gets an inclusion in heaven:

WEB (Revelation 16:15-17) 15 “Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn’t walk naked, and they see his shame.” 16 He gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew, Megiddo. 17 The seventh poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came forth out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!”

In Luke and Matthew is written, that the moment of the rapture of the great multitude is a very urgent matter, similar to the sudden destruction by the flood or the sudden destruction of Sodom with fire and brimstone:

WEB (Luke 17:26-32) 26 As it happened in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky, and destroyed them all. 30 It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed. 31 In that day, he who will be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away. Let him who is in the field likewise not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife!

WEB (Matthew 24:36-39) 36 But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 “As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

The prophets will be the first to be incorporated into the heavenly kingdom, afterwards the 14,000 saints and after the 144,000 citizens, the household of God (the great multitude):

WEB (Ephesians 2:19-20) 19 So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone;

The great multitude will be servants in the temple:

WEB (Revelation 7:13-15) 13 One of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are arrayed in white robes, who are they, and from where did they come?” 14 I told him, “My lord, you know.” He said to me, “These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb’s blood. 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, they serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.

WEB (Revelation 21:22) 22 I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple.

The great multitude is after the inclusion invited to the wedding of the Lamb with the saints:

WEB (Revelation 19:6-7) 6 I heard something like the voice of a great multitude, and like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of mighty thunders, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns! 7 Let us rejoice and be exceedingly glad, and let us give the glory to him. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his wife has made herself ready.”

Read more at: 8. Revelation; the 7 bowls

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