Main reference: Book of Revelation of the New Testament
Where is the final destination of the heavenly religion’s 6,000-year long journey of faith? Who is waiting for us there? Is it a place people can find by mindlessly following a crowd? Is it a place of hope or disappointment?
The final destination for Adam’s generation that betrayed was at the time of Noah, and the final destination for Noah’s generation was at the time of Moses. The final destination of Moses’ generation—that is, Abraham’s descendants, the physical Israelites—was Jesus’ first coming. For Jesus’ spiritual Israelites, their final destination is at the time of Revelation.
I wish to speak of what I know—the facts and the truth. Throughout the 6,000 years of God’s work, one era always passed away while another appeared. When will the next era end and when will the new era begin? God knows.
Death is the wages of sin, but who wishes to die? Not even a sinner. God sacrificed His one and only son because He really wanted to resolve this deadly sin. What more can anyone possibly do for a sinner? Man cannot escape sin, and sin cannot leave him.
God has only one solution, and that is God’s seed, the secret of heaven. He desires His seed to be planted inside the heart of man who is like dust, so that he can overcome sin and have the seed grow and bear fruit. We can feel God’s frustration as He delivers judgment in Isaiah 5. “He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines… Then He looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit” (“venom of serpents” in Dt 32:33).
Let’s apply these words to the present day, the time of Revelation. While the vineyard in Isaiah 5 symbolized the people of Israel, a similar scenario unfolds in Revelation 6.
What awaits us at the time of Revelation, the final destination of the 6,000-year life of faith? We shall take a look at what will become an irrevocable proof.
As long as Satan exists on earth, sin will persist no matter how many times a foolish man might be trained or even if the era or pastor changes. This is because Satan will always use a third party. Satan, the root of all sin, must be captured by revealing his identity. If Satan were to patiently watch God’s work unfold, then this world will become God’s, and Satan will lose his place. Satan would never sit still to watch God work.
Furthermore, Satan would never sit still and watch God’s promised pastor work. He hinders him, persecutes, curses, hates, and tries to kill the promised pastor in order to stop him from working. If this pastor were on his side, then Satan would not do such things. But he does, because this pastor does not belong to Satan and has become his enemy. In the end, Satan’s identity is revealed as a result of his actions. In any given era, Satan has always deceived and murdered God’s pastors.
Like the time of Adam’s generation and Moses’ generation, the time of Jesus, and the time of the two witnesses in Revelation 11, churches of tradition have always deteriorated and united with Satan.
Who would Satan want to fight against today? God’s promised pastor, of course. Corrupt churches of tradition hate, insult, and curse the promised pastor today because he is not a part of them. The promised pastor of this era has mastered the Book of Revelation that he will fulfill, but the churches of tradition are oblivious to this fact. Which side is God’s side? Would Satan’s traditional churches simply watch the promised pastor at the sidelines if they were aware of this truth? No, they would hate him to death.
The conditions today are different. After the dragon is captured and imprisoned in the Abyss at the time of Revelation’s fulfillment, the souls of the martyrs and those who did not receive the mark of the beast will reign with Christ for 1,000 years. They will take part in the first resurrection. What kind of resurrection is this? The dry bones in Ezekiel 37 represented the Israelites, the people of Jerusalem, at the time of Jesus’ first coming. Although their death was a spiritual death, they resurrected to life by hearing Jesus’ voice (Jn 5:24-29). In Revelation 6, 1/4 of the people were killed and the remaining people were killed 1/3 at a time in chapters 8, 9, and 12, respectively. These are also spiritual deaths, and they will resurrect to life upon hearing the revealed words of Revelation today. However, this only applies to those who did not worship the beast nor receive its mark. While the people in Revelation 13 received the mark of the beast on their foreheads and right hands, those who did not in Revelation 14 will be harvested from the north, south, east, and west to take part in the first resurrection. Therefore, this resurrection refers to the resurrection of a person’s spirit that was once dead.
Some will return to righteousness during the 1,000-year period, but when that period ends, judgment awaits everyone outside the city. All the souls of those who passed away since creation, along with all of Satan’s spirits, will be judged at this time. Such judgment will proceed according to what each person has done, as recorded in the books. This will be the end of both the spirit and the flesh, and we will enter an everlasting world henceforth.