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Lesson 22

The end time events of the earth restoring millennium, the second resurrection and the final destruction of those who willingly choose to fight against God, all take place in the time frame represented by the Feast of Tabernacles. This eight day festival covers a lot of end time events but there are still events left to fulfill. In the next event Satan will finally be condemned to his fate in the lake of fire. The dead mortal bodies of the Beast and false prophet are there, but being immortal, Satan will have to endure an eternity of torment within the lake of fire. When Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future. He will be tormented forever and ever.

Revelation 20:10 Revised Geneva Translation
10 And the devil, who deceived them, was cast into a lake of fire and brimstone – where the beast and the false prophet are – and shall be tormented, day and night, for evermore.

Many believe the fate of sinful humans is to be tormented in those fires along with Satan. For that to be true humans would have to be immortal. God has told us repeatedly throughout the Bible that humans are mortal. God destroys the sinful people that choose to fight him at the close of the second resurrection with fire. Having had their opportunity to follow Jesus but rejecting it and life, they will never have life again as they were mortal. Humans are mortal until they are changed into immortality as spirit beings and given eternal life. Not until then, can humans boast their victory over death. Why do some people believe they have eternal life now? Is this belief unequivocally confirmed in the Bible? Can you find the scriptural proof?

1 Corinthians 15:50-58 GOD’S WORD Translation
50 Brothers and sisters, this is what I mean: Flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s kingdom. What decays cannot inherit what doesn’t decay. 51 I’m telling you a mystery. Not all of us will die, but we will all be changed. 52 It will happen in an instant, in a split second at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will come back to life. They will be changed so that they can live forever. 53 This body that decays must be changed into a body that cannot decay. This mortal body must be changed into a body that will live forever. 54 When this body that decays is changed into a body that cannot decay, and this mortal body is changed into a body that will live forever, then the teaching of Scripture will come true: “Death is turned into victory! 55 Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?” 56 Sin gives death its sting, and God’s standards give sin its power. 57 Thank God that he gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 So, then, brothers and sisters, don’t let anyone move you off the foundation ⌞of your faith⌟. Always excel in the work you do for the Lord. You know that the hard work you do for the Lord is not pointless.

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