The most frequently requested Christ in Prophecy television show episodes on Revelation have been pulled out of the vault and re-released!
Over the six episodes, Dr. David Reagan and guests Don McGee of Crown and Sickle Ministries and Dennis Pollock of Spirit of Grace Ministries go chapter by chapter through the book of Revelation, explaining that the book of Revelation isn't difficult to understand, rather it is difficult to believe. But, if you will believe it for its plain sense meaning, you will understand it. For anyone who's been born again and has the Holy Spirit residing within them, Revelation can become very clear.
We'll continue on in our journey through the great book of Revelation as our teachers try to solve one of the greatest biblical mysteries from Revelation 21. Feel free to watch, listen, or read along by clicking one of the icons below.
Revelation: Discussion of Chapters 21-22
[Read Chapters 21-22 in the NASB version via Biblegateway.]
Dr. Reagan: In Revelation 21 we have one of the greatest mysteries of Bible prophecy. In verses 24-27 it mentions that on that New Earth there are going to be nations living outside the New Jerusalem on the New Earth. There's going to be sin it appears among these nations, and they will not be allowed to come into the New Jerusalem. It even mentions that there's going to be the leaves of the Tree of Life which will be used for their healing.
Who in the world are these nations living outside the New Jerusalem on the new planet? This is a great mystery of Bible prophecy.
Dennis Pollock: We don't have any idea, and you know we don't, but I will say this — it shows us something exciting. It shows us that in God's process of creation and working and all that He's doing doesn't come to an end when we go to be with the Lord and reign with Him. There's going to be an ongoing work of God, both in the New Earth and who knows, throughout the universe. God is a creative God and He's a busy God. He's going to be doing stuff for all of eternity.
There's one other word that we need to throw in, in terms of talking about serving Him. We talked about seeing His face. One other thing that the scripture mentioned — we will reign with Him. R-E-I-G-N. We will reign!
Dr. Reagan: We're told that over and over. We're going to reign with Him eternally. Doesn't that imply that you have to reign over somebody?
Dennis Pollock: Well, that's right, there's going to be somebody to reign over. It implies government. It implies administration. It implies activity. So, it's going to be more than just singing. It's going to be more than just playing a harp. There's going to be all kinds of stuff to do. Believe me, we will not be bored.
Don McGee: I think we could go back to Matthew 25 and at least get a glimpse of what this might be like. We can't be dogmatic about it, but I think it can give us some room to think about this. In that chapter there's the judgment of the Sheep and the Goats, and Jesus is going to say to those of you who gave me water when I was thirsty and clothes when I was naked, I want you to come over here at my right hand, and those of you who didn't at my left hand. The Sheep will be on the right, the Goats on the left.
I've heard some folks talk about this judgment and say that's the Great White Throne Judgment. Well, it's not the Great White Throne Judgment, and the reason is because, number one, believers are present in that judgment in Matthew 25 and you don't see any believers at the Great White Throne. And, number two, there's a third group of people there, the "my brethren." I believe that it's possible that the Sheep nations of Matthew 25 could be associated with the nations that we find here in the book of Revelation because of the way they treated the Jewish people, Jesus' "my brethren" during the terrible time of Tribulation that's coming on.
Dr. Reagan: Well, no one knows for sure. This is going to be one of those things that we'll only find out when we stand face to face with the Lord, where we look through that mirror dimly right now.
In the final part on this series on Revelation, our teachers will leave us with a great hope in the very last promise Jesus gave in the Bible.
Revelation Revealed DVD