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Revelation Chapter 20 – The First Resurrection

“Next I saw an angel coming down from heaven, who had the key to the Abyss and a great chain in his hand. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan [the Adversary], and chained him up for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, locked it and sealed it over him; so that he could not deceive the nations any more until the thousand years were over. After that, he has to be set free for a little while” (Revelation 20:1-3).

A messenger comes down from heaven with a key and a chain in his hand. His purpose is to seize the Dragon, one of satan’s demonic forces, and lock him up. According to the prophet Isaiah, the Dragon is Leviathan, the ‘serpent in the sea’ –– the Adversary in the midst of the world (Isaiah 27:1). According to Psalm 74, Leviathan also has many ‘heads’ or ‘leaders’ that will be judged (Psalm 74:14).

In the days of Noach, the angels that left their heavenly realm of power and defiled human women were bound with everlasting chains. According to the Amplified Version, the chains kept these fallen beings in ‘the thick gloom of utter darkness’ (Jude 6). Now, the Adversary who deceived Havah in Gan Eden will be imprisoned and kept in that same darkness.

‘Abyss’ in Hebrew is tehom and is used for the ‘the depths of the seas.’ The tehom is the place described as the waters beneath the waters where Leviathan is imprisoned (Job 41:1-3). The word tehom is used in Genesis 1:2 as tohu v’bohu meaning ‘darkness’ or ‘void.’ The Adversary, along with the fallen angels and Leviathan, are in the dark void of the deep waiting for the Day of Judgment.

These enemies of Adonai will be bound for one-thousand years during the Messianic Era and the reign of King Yeshua. During this one-thousand year period, human lifespan will be restored as it was when Adam and his descendants lived nearly one-thousand years. “No more will babies die in infancy, no more will an old man die short of his days — he who dies at a hundred will be thought young, and at less than a hundred thought cursed” (Isaiah 65:20).

“Then I saw thrones, and those seated on them received authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for testifying about Yeshua and proclaiming the Word of God, also those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received the mark on their foreheads and on their hands. They came to life and ruled with the Messiah for a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were over.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is anyone who has a part in the first resurrection; over him the second death has no power. On the contrary, they will be cohanim of God and of the Messiah, and they will rule with him for the thousand years” (Revelation 20:4-6).

Yochanan sees thrones on which are seated resurrected martyrs; saints beheaded for their testimony of Yeshua. Those who had not worshiped the ‘beast’ or its image and didn’t receive the ‘mark’ on their foreheads or hands also receive authority to rule and reign with King Yeshua. This is not the first time this group of holy ones who have a testimony of Yeshua and obey the Torah have been blessed.

These two groups of people made a stand for righteousness in the world. One group practiced standing for Yeshua and the Torah every day, suffering persecution that ultimately led to their death. The second group didn’t bow to serve the ‘beast’ to protect their lives. Taking for righteousness or making a stand against the ‘beast’ is not something that just suddenly happens. Standing for righteousness and against the ‘mark’ of the beast’ takes discernment, courage, and faith.

What if the ‘mark of the beast’ is the rejection of the holy Sabbath as one denomination claims (Ezekiel 20:2)? What if taking the ‘mark of the beast’ requires eating ‘unclean’ animals (Isaiah 66:15-18)? What if taking the ‘mark of the beast’ means death for keeping Adonai’s ‘appointed times’ (Daniel 7:25). How does someone suddenly start obeying Torah when faced with death? Being a holy one, a saint, is defined as one who has a testimony of Yeshua and keeps the commandments of Adonai. Obeying Torah because of faith in Yeshua strengthens the holy ones, the saints, to stand when faced with persecution and death.

Those who come back to life during the great harvest take part in the first resurrection; they are blessed and holy. This first resurrection prophesied by Daniel and Ezekiel we believed by the sect of Pharisees and many Jews.

“Many of those sleeping in the dust of the earth will awaken, some to everlasting life and some to everlasting shame and abhorrence” (Daniel 12:2).

“He asked me, “Human being, can these bones live?” I answered, “Adonai Elohim! Only you know that!” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones! Say to them, ‘Dry bones! Hear what Adonai has to say! To these bones Adonai Elohim says, “I will make breath enter you, and you will live” (Ezekiel 37:3-5).

Martha expressed her faith in the resurrection ‘at the last day,’ after her brother Lazarus died (John 11:21-27). Yeshua tells her, “‘I Am’ the Resurrection and the life” confirming the resurrection of the dead. Peter and Yochanan annoyed the Sadducean leadership because they used Yeshua’s resurrection as proof of the resurrection of the dead –– a belief they did not embrace (Acts 4:1-2). Sha’ul who was a Pharisee teaches about his hope in the resurrection: “And I continue to have a hope in God — which they too accept — that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous (Acts 24:15).

The Hebrew word for ‘blessed’ is barak and means ‘to kneel.’ This word suggests that those who attain to the first resurrection will kneel in reverence before the El Elyon. The Hebrew word for ‘holy is kadosh and means ‘to separate.’ Kadoshim are set-apart from infirmity, impurity, and sin – the ‘holy ones’ of Adonai. Those who take part in the first resurrection lived righteous lives of faith separating themselves from sin by obeying the commands of Elohim (1 John 4:3).

Sha’ul teaches that the resurrection has ‘parts.’ Yeshua was raised from the dead as the ‘firstfruits’ of those who have died. The word ‘firstfruits’ is plural meaning there were others who died and were raised to life with Yeshua. This may include Lazarus and the little girl, but there were ‘firstfruits’ who came out of the graves and walked around Jerusalem where many people saw them (Matthew 27:52-53).

The second part of the first resurrection, the main harvest of souls, will occur when Yeshua returns. Those who belong to him will come back to life at the beginning of the ‘last day.’ The resurrected saints, called the ‘royal priesthood,’ will reign with King Yeshua in the Millennial Kingdom as priests of Adonai (1 Peter 2:9). They will not experience the second death at the end of the one-thousand years.

“But the fact is that the Messiah has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have died. For since death came through a man, also the resurrection of the dead has come through a man. For just as in connection with Adam all die, so in connection with the Messiah all will be made alive. But each in his own order: the Messiah is the firstfruits; then those who belong to the Messiah, at the time of his coming” (1 Corinthians 15:20-23).

The third part of the first resurrection will be the gleanings during the Messianic Era. During Yeshua’s Millennial reign, Satan is bound for one-thousand years. There will be no deception from the Adversary to deceive the world’s people; there will be no excuse of ‘the devil made me do it.’ Sin, however, will still rule the hearts of humanity. Sin that needs to be judged and atoned for.

Yeshua will sit on Mount Tziyon and rule the unredeemed nations with an ‘iron rod.’ ‘Iron’ suggests a strong rule of law,’ while ‘rod’ is an allusion to a ‘scepter’ that is used by a King. The King of Kings will not bend his ‘rod’ to the will of the kings of the nations. He will come against them and shatter them like a clay pot (Psalm 2:9). The overcomers from Thyatira rule and reign with ‘iron rods’ with him (Revelation 2:9). Ruling with an ‘iron rod’ means there is a standard of ‘law;’ the Torah that will remain the standard for justice until the the present heaven and earth pass away (Matthew 5:17-20).

Unredeemed mortals who make up the nations will have to follow Torah regulations for Temple services. The descendants of the priesthood from the clans of Levi, Aaron and Zadok priests will serve at the Altar of Sacrifice for the unredeemed of the nations.

“When the thousand years are over, the Adversary will be set free from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for the battle. Their number is countless as the sand on the seashore; and they came up over the breadth of the Land and surrounded the camp of God’s people and the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and consumed them. The Adversary who had deceived them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Revelation 20:7-10).

When the Messianic Era is complete, the Adversary will be set free from the Abyss to deceive the people of the world whose number is as great as the sands on the seashore. All nations will come into the land and surround Jerusalem. They will bring on the Gog and Magog war, the battle that reveals mankind’s problem is not the devil, but deep-rooted sin. Adonai looks down from heaven and laughs because the nations of the world will become the inheritance of His Son (Psalm 2).

Magog was Noach’s grandson whose descendants settled north of Isra’el. The prophet Ezekiel describes this nation as a huge, mighty army led by Gog, the chief prince of Meshekh and Tuval (Ezekiel 38:2, 15). Meshekh and Tuval were the sons of Japeth, the grandsons of Noach. The descendants of Meshekh settled north of the Black Sea in the area known today as the Republic of Georgia, a war-like land that hates peace (Psalm 120:4-6). Tuval settled in central Turkey which is where the final caiphate of Islam will be located.

Many scholars believe there are two Gog-Magog wars with Isra’el. The one described in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 occurs mid-way through the Great Tribulation with a few nations from the north attacking Isra’el. The result of this war brings Isra’el to repentance, the Messiah returns, and they worship Him during the Messianic Era.

The second Gog-Magog attack one-thousand years later is orchestrated by the Adversary once he is released from the Abyss. He is prepared to destroy Yeshua and the nation of Isra’el. In this war, all of the nations of the earth rebel against Yeshua. The battle between the Adversary and Yeshua will be quick as fire from heaven consumes the evil one. The ‘beast’ and the false prophet are thrown into the ‘burning lake of fire and sulfur’ along with the Adversary where they spend eternity in torment.

“Next I saw a great white throne and the One sitting on it. Earth and heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, both great and small, standing in front of the throne. Books were opened; and another book was opened, the Book of Life; and the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to what they had done. The sea gave up the dead in it; and Death and Sh’ol gave up the dead in them; and they were judged, each according to what he had done. Then Death and Sh’ol were hurled into the lake of fire. This is the second death — the lake of fire. Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was hurled into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:11-15).

Those mortal humans who remain alive at the end of the one-thousand years will immediately stand before the Great White Throne of judgment (2 Corinthians 5:9-10). Millions who died in the sea, and millions kept in Sh’ol are raised up to stand in front of the fiery throne. There will be no time for repentance; judgment as come and they will be judged by their works. This will be the final judgment for everyone through all time who rejected the offer of eternal life. Those who had a testimony of Yeshua and obeyed his commands have already been resurrected, received their immortal bodies, and reigned with Yeshua during his earthly Kingdom.

The Greek word for ‘judgment’ is bema and refers to the platform where one stands to receive the verdict for their crime. In the synagogue, the bema was a raised platform around the aron kodesh, the holy place, where the Torah scrolls were kept. A ner tamid or eternal light hangs over the area to symbolize the eternal light of the Torah. From the bema, Yeshua stood in the synagogue and read from Isaiah on a Sabbath (Luke 4:16-17). When the day of administering punishment or reward arrives, Adonai will stand each person on the bema and use Torah as His plumbline to execute justice (Daniel 2:2, John 5:28-29).

The prophet Daniel is given a vision of this final court of judgment on Yom Kippur. Thrones of the righteous redeemed were set in place. The Ancient One sat on his throne of fiery flames with wheels of burning fire –– a vision of the k’ruvim guarding the throne of Adonai. Fire flowed from His presence while thousands and thousands ministered to him. Millions and millions from all the nations stood before the throne; the court was convened, and books were opened. Yeshua separated the ‘sheep’ from the ‘goats.’ The ‘sheep’ who were kind to Isra’el go to his right hand and receive the blessing of their inheritance, the Kingdom prepared before the founding of the world; the ‘goats’ who mistreated Isra’el will go to his left and into the fire prepared for the Adversary and his angels! (Daniel 7:9-10, Matthew 25:31-45).

Feast of Trumpets or Yom Teruah begins the ten Days of Awe when each person takes time to repent for their sins. On Yom Kippur, ‘books are opened’ and the judgment verdict for each life is read and sealed. The prophetic vision for Yom Kippur is the final judgment at the Great White Throne when the Book of Life is opened (Psalm 138:16, Malachi 3:16). Those whose names are not written in the Book of Life or have been ‘blotted out’ experience the second death and receive eternal spiritual death in the ‘lake of burning fire and sulfur.’

“I also request you, loyal Syzygus, to help these women; for they have worked hard proclaiming the Good News with me, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow-workers whose names are in the Book of Life” (Philippians 4:3).

“He who wins the victory [in Sardis] will, like them, be dressed in white clothing; and I will not blot his name out of the Book of Life; in fact, I will acknowledge him individually before my Father and before his angels” (Revelation 3:5).

Yeshua will reward his ‘holy ones.’ Those whose names are found in the Lamb’s Book of Life will receive rewards based on how they built on the foundation of the prophets and apostles (Ephesians 2:20). How each person builds on that foundation – with precious stones, wood or straw –– will be tested at the fire coming from Yeshua’s throne. Some will enter Eternity as just making it through the fire; others will receive crowns that last forever (2 Corinthians 9:25).

“All that awaits me now is the crown of righteousness which the Lord, “the Righteous Judge,” will award to me on that Day — and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for him to appear (2 Timothy 4:8).

“How blessed is the man who perseveres through temptation! For after he has passed the test, he will receive as his crown the Life which God has promised to those who love him(James 1:12).

“Then, when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive glory as your unfading crown (1 Peter 5:4).

The present heaven and earth will vanish.

Chapter 21 – The Restoration and Renewal

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Day of Atonement – Yom Kippur

“The LORD said to Moshe, ‘The tenth day of this seventh month is Yom-Kippur, you are to have a holy convocation, you are to deny yourselves, and you are to bring an offering made by fire to the LORD.  You are not to do any kind of work on that day, because it is Yom-Kippur, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God.  Anyone who does not deny himself on that day is to be cut off from his people; and anyone who does any kind of work on that day, I will destroy from among his people‘” (Leviticus 23:26-32).

Memorial Candle

Ten days after the Feast of Trumpets is the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. The Hebrew word kippur comes from kapparah meaning ‘covering’ or ‘atonement.’ The root of kapparah derives from kofer meaning ‘to ransom’ or ‘atone by offering a substitute.‘ According to Torah, an animal –– a lamb or goat –– was required as a substitute offering for sin. The offerer would place his hands on the head of the animal, called shemicah, and confess his sins over it. The animal was sacrificed and its blood was sprinkled on the Altar by the priest covering the person’s sin.

The Day of Atonement was a day of special rituals and offerings. It was only on this day of the year that the high priest would enter the Holy of Holies to make atonement for himself, the Temple, and for the nation of Israel. His priestly duties were specifically outlined in Torah and it was vitally important that he follow them precisely or he would lose his life. It was also on this day, and only on this day, that the high priest would speak the memorial name of God –– yod-he-vav-hey.

His ‘armor of God’ consisted of a turban with a gold crown with “Holy to Adonai” written on it, a breastplate with stones for the Tribes of Israel, an outer robe decorated with pomegranates and bells, an apron, four linen garments, and a belt and pants. In his holy garments, the high priest would offer a bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. He would enter the Holy of Holies where he would burn incense that rose in a cloud of smoke enveloping the Ark of the Covenant. On the kapparah or covering of the Ark, he would make atonement. Using his fingers, the priest would sprinkle some of the blood from the burnt offering on the mercy seat between the cherubim and on the ground in front of the Ark. He did this seven times in order to purify the Holy of Holies. According to the commands set out in the Torah and explained in the Talmud (the oral ordinances written down), the high priest made 43 trips between the Outer Court and the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur.

“God put Yeshua forward as the kapparah for sin through his faithfulness in respect to his bloody sacrificial death. This vindicated God’s righteousness; because, in his forbearance, he had passed over [with neither punishment nor remission] the sins people had committed in the past;  and it vindicates his righteousness in the present age by showing that he is righteous himself and is also the one who makes people righteous on the ground of Yeshua’s faithfulness” (Romans 3:24-25).

The Tabernacle and its system of worship is how God taught Israel that sin hinders access to His presence. Their sacrifices and offerings only covered their outward sins so they had to remain in the Outer Court. The blood of bulls, goats, and sheep on the Altar of Sacrifice could never bring inward purification that would remove the iniquity of sin in their hearts; only when that happened could they enter the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies.

Two Goats

Another offering on the Day of Atonement involved two goats. After casting lots, one goat was sacrificed to God and its blood sprinkled on the Altar cleansing it from all of Israel’s sins. The other goat, called the scapegoat, had a different destiny. The priest would lay his hands on the head of the goat as he confessed the sins of Israel. This goat would not be sacrificed, but set free in the wilderness to take the sins of Israel far away. The sacrificed goat’s blood made atonement for their national sins; the scapegoat took their sins far away into the wilderness where it died.

During the day of Passover, Pilate had two prisoners, Yeshua and Barabbas sent to him. According to a Passover tradition, Pilate would offer to set one of the prisoners free. Yeshua who was the ‘Son of the Father’ was chosen as the ‘goat’ to be sacrificed. Barabbas, whose name means ‘son of the father,’ became the ‘scapegoat’ and was released into the world to die a natural death.

The Talmud records that the priest would tie a red wool cord to one of the horns of the scapegoat before it was released. He would also put a red wool cord on the outside of the door to the Temple. When the cord on the Temple turned white, it was a sign that the scapegoat had died and God had forgiven the sins of Israel. If it stayed red, the priests were filled with sorrow for their guilt had not been removed.

Josephus, a Jewish historian, states that 40 years before the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 CE, the red wool on the Temple door no longer turned white; it stayed red. The priesthood had not only become completely corrupt, but as Israel’s spiritual leadership, they had rejected Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel. Each year that the red wool remained red, they became increasingly aware that God was no longer accepting atonement for their national sins through the sacrifices of Yom Kippur.

“Come now,” says the LORD, “let’s talk this over together. Even if your sins are like scarlet, they will be white as snow; even if they are red as crimson, they will be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18).

Our High Priest

“But when Messiah appeared as High Priest of the good things that are happening already, then, through the greater and more perfect Tabernacle which is not man-made (that is, it is not of this created world), he entered the Holiest Place once and for all.  He entered not by means of the blood of goats and calves, but by means of his own blood, thus setting people free forever.  For if sprinkling ceremonially unclean persons with the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer restores their outward purity; then how much more the blood of the Messiah, who, through the eternal Spirit, offered himself to God as a sacrifice without blemish, will purify our conscience from works that lead to death, so that we can serve the living God!” (Hebrews 9:11-14).

Yom Kippur reveals valuable truths about Yeshua as a High Priest who made atonement for not only corporate Israel, but also for the world. He entered the heavenly Tabernacle and offered his blood on the heavenly Ark of the Covenant. Because he was a sinless High Priest, he only had to enter the Tabernacle one time for all eternity. His ‘goat’ blood offering brings forgiveness of sin to anyone who trusts in his atonement. His ‘scapegoat’ death also purifies men by removing the iniquity in their hearts, sending their sins “as far away as the east is from the west, so far he has removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).

“Unlike the other high priests, he [Yeshua] does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself” (Hebrews 7:27).

“We have this hope as a sure and safe anchor for ourselves, a hope that goes right on through to what is inside the Holy of Holies behind the curtain, where a forerunner has entered on our behalf, namely, Yeshua, who has become a High Priest forever” (Hebrews 6:19).

Books and Eternal Destiny

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Messiah; that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to what he has done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

According to Jewish tradition, two books are opened on the Yom Kippur. The destiny of the righteous is recorded and sealed in the ‘Book of Life‘ and the destiny of the wicked is recorded and sealed in the ‘Book of Death.’ Moses, David, Daniel, and Yeshua, acknowledge that these two books exist, and names can be blotted out of the ‘Book of Life’ (Exodus 32:32, Psalm 69:29, Daniel 7:10, Revelation 3:4-6).

The ‘Days of Awe’ are the ten days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement when Jewish people around the world become introspective. They seek to find whatever sin and rebellion may separate them from God. They look for what has soiled their spiritual garments in unrighteous living so that their names are not blotted out of the ‘Book of Life.’ They spend ten days repenting, immersing themselves, and preparing for Yom Kippur. They do not want face the same judgment as the wicked; they do not want to be thrown into the lake of fire where there is eternal torment (Revelation 20:12-15).

During the ‘Days of Awe,’ and the month before known as Elul, John immersed Jewish men and women in the Jordan River for repentance of sins as they prepared for Yom Kippur. Yeshua arrived at the Jordan River to be immersed on the first day of Elul, spent 40 days in the wilderness, and returned to the Galilee on Yom Kippur proclaiming the gospel message of repentance for salvation (John 4:17).

There is a final Day of Atonement still to be fulfilled. Everyone who has ever lived will appear before the judgment seat of Adonai and give an account of their lives, whether they died in the sea or were kept in Hades for the day of judgment. Those who names are found in the ‘Book of Life’ will be rewarded with crowns; they will not experience the second death. Those whose names are not written in the Book of Life, or were blotted out, will experience the second death and receive the judgment of eternal torture in the lake of burning fire (Revelation 20:14-15).

“Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered over; Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD will not reckon against his account” (Psalm 32:1-2, Romans 4:7-8).

Israel’s National Day of Atonement

While numerous Jews accepted Yeshua’s offering of atonement in the first century, Israel as a nation rejected it because of their corrupt leaders. However, Israel will repent as a nation and accept Yeshua’s atonement on a future Yom Kippur.

Zechariah prophesies about this Day of Atonement when Adonai will pour out His Spirit on the nation of Israel. He will lift the veil from their eyes and corporately transform their minds and hearts (2 Corinthians 3:15). They will see Yeshua, the one they pierced, and mourn. They will receive the kapparah of Yeshua and he will become their High Priest. At that time, “All Israel will be saved” (Romans 11:26).

“When that day comes, I will seek to destroy all nations attacking Jerusalem; and I will pour out on the house of David and on those living in Jerusalem a spirit of grace and prayer; and they will look to me, whom they pierced.  They will mourn for him as one mourns for an only son; they will be in bitterness on his behalf like the bitterness for a firstborn son ” (Zechariah 12:10).

The Fast of Atonement

“Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly” (Joel 2:13-15).

The payment for individual sin through Yeshua’s atonement is already settled. However, even as his followers, we can continue to use the ‘appointed time’ of Yom Kippur to remember the nation of Israel and their need to corporately repent of rejecting Yeshua. When they do, they will usher in the Messianic Era. 

‘Denying oneself’ is part of the Biblical command for Yom Kippur. As part of our faith in Yeshua, we can fast for his brothers and sisters around the world. They pack synagogues on Yom Kippur praying and confessing their sins, but they face the consequences for their rejection of Yeshua. Without a Temple, there is no Altar for sacrifice; without a Levitical priesthood, there is no high priest to service the sacrificial system; without bulls and goats, there is no blood. For Jews around the world, the Yom Kippur is a day of sorrow and despair. By fasting and interceding for them, “they may see one they have pierced” before the books are opened. The veil may be lifted and they may see Yeshua, their High Priest and receive the atonement they desire deep in their souls.

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