THE LORD WILL CREATE THE LAKE OF FIRE UPON HIS RETURN:

       The Lord creates THE LAKE OF FIRE upon his return to Israel. It is like much of what he does in the second coming. There is no indication of ceremony or fanfare. Christ is moving at a supernatural speed to set his global Kingdom in order.

       It is written in the book of Revelation: "AND I SAW THE BEAST, AND THE KINGS OF THE EARTH, AND THEIR ARMIES, GATHERED TOGETHER TO MAKE WAR AGAINST HIM THAT SAT ON THE HORSE, AND AGAINST HIS ARMY.

"AND THE BEAST WAS TAKEN, AND WITH HIM THE FALSE PROPHET THAT WROUGHT MIRACLES BEFORE HIM, WITH WHICH HE DECEIVED THEM THAT HAD RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST, AND THEM THAT WORSHIPED HIS IMAGE. THESE BOTH WERE CAST ALIVE INTO A LAKE OF FIRE BURNING WITH BRIMSTONE."

You'll notice the prophet uses the word "A" instead of "THE" to identify A LAKE OF FIRE. Yet, in other prophecies it is THE LAKE OF FIRE. It will have to be enlarged at the end of the thousand year reign to make room for the occupants of hell. So, what you see at the beginning of the thousand year reign and what you see after The White Throne judgment will represent a sizable difference. This will pose no problem for the Lord who creates THE LAKE OF FIRE in a supernatural moment. "THE BREATH OF THE LORD, LIKE A STREAM OF BRIMSTONE, DOES KINDLE IT." (Isaiah 30:33)


"AND THE REMNANT WERE SLAIN WITH THE SWORD OF HIM THAT SAT UPON THE HORSE, WHICH SWORD PROCEEDED OUT OF HIS MOUTH: AND ALL THE FOWLS WERE FILLED WITH THEIR FLESH. (Revelation 19:19/21)

"THESE SHALL MAKE WAR WITH THE LAMB, AND THE LAMB SHALL OVERCOME THEM: FOR HE IS LORD OF LORDS, AND KING OF KINGS: AND THEY THAT ARE WITH HIM ARE CALLED, AND CHOSEN, AND FAITHFUL." (Revelation 17:14)

       What you just read from the prophecies in the book of Revelation is an insight into the battle of Armageddon. When the prophet writes that Antichrist (the beast) and the false prophet are TAKEN, you need to envision God's point of view which the prophets represent. Antichrist and the false prophet are killed by the Lord upon his arrival at the battlefield of Armageddon. Since they are thrown into THE LAKE OF FIRE a thousand years before hell gives up her dead, this suggests they are also prematurely put back into their bodies and are TAKEN in that circumstance to be thrown alive into THE LAKE OF FIRE.

       Saint Paul clearly predicts that Antichrist will be killed. He writes: "AND THEN SHALL THAT WICKED BE REVEALED, WHOM THE LORD SHALL CONSUME WITH THE SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH, AND SHALL DESTROY WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING: EVEN HIM, WHOSE COMING IS AFTER THE WORKING OF SATAN WITH ALL POWER AND SIGNS AND LYING WONDERS." (2 Thessalonians 2:8/9)

       There is no doubt that Antichrist will be TAKEN either in spirit or in spirit and flesh.

       This is apparently the same LAKE OF FIRE that all of the occupants of hell will be thrown into after their names are not found in the book of Life at the White Throne Judgment at the end of the thousand year reign of Christ.

       The Devil is let loose for a short season at the end of the thousand year reign where he gathers an army of deceived sinners from the four corners of the earth and is defeated and captured when fire is brought down to destroy them: "AND THE DEVIL THAT DECEIVED THEM WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, WHERE THE BEAST AND THE FALSE PROPHET ARE, AND SHALL BE TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOR EVER AND EVER." (Revelation 20:10)

       "AND DEATH AND HELL DELIVERED UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN THEM: AND THEY WERE JUDGED EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS. AND DEATH AND HELL WERE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH. AND WHOSOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE." (Revelation 20:13/15)

       In essence, those condemned to hell are moved to THE LAKE OF FIRE where they can be seen visually by the occupants of the earth.

       "AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT FROM ONE NEW MOON TO ANOTHER, AND FROM ONE SABBATH TO ANOTHER, SHALL ALL FLESH COME TO WORSHIP BEFORE ME, SAITH THE LORD. AND THEY SHALL GO FORTH, AND LOOK UPON THE CARCASES OF THE MEN THAT HAVE TRANSGRESSED AGAINST ME: FOR THEIR WORM SHALL NOT DIE, NEITHER SHALL THEIR FIRE BE QUENCHED; AND THEY SHALL BE AN ABHORRING UNTO ALL FLESH." (Isaiah 66:24)

       Now if you doubted the miracle working Christ would bother to put flesh back on Antichrist and the false prophet before having them thrown into THE LAKE OF FIRE, look at the above prophecy again. Do you see the phrase "THE CARCASES OF THE MEN?" Antichrist and the false prophet are wearing their flesh.

       In addition, let their be no confusion as to when "ALL FLESH" "SHALL GO FORTH, AND LOOK UPON" Antichrist and the false prophet in THE LAKE OF FIRE. This shall take place from "ONE NEW MOON TO ANOTHER,..." And there is no sun nor moon in the Age following the thousand year reign of Christ. ALL FLESH shall go forth and look upon the carcases of Antichrist and the false prophet regularly during the thousand year reign of Christ to plant the fear of God and of Christ in God's people.

       Now the prophet shows how Antichrist and the false prophet shall die. "AND THE LORD SHALL CAUSE HIS GLORIOUS VOICE TO BE HEARD, AND SHALL SHOW THE LIGHTING DOWN OF HIS ARM, WITH THE INDIGNATION OF HIS ANGER, AND WITH THE FLAME OF A DEVOURING FIRE, WITH SCATTERING, AND TEMPEST AND HAILSTONES." (Isaiah 30:30) The Lord will stretch out his arm toward Antichrist and lightning will come out of his mouth and down his arm to destroy them, and scatter their armies, and hurricane winds and hailstones will accompany the supernatural power he displays.

       In the same Light is there further evidence of the instantaneous creation of THE LAKE OF FIRE. "FOR TOPHET IS ORDAINED OF OLD; YEA, FOR THE KING IT IS PREPARED: HE HAS MADE IT DEEP AND LARGE: THE PILE THEREOF IS FIRE AND MUCH WOOD; THE BREATH OF THE LORD, LIKE A STREAM OF BRIMSTONE, DOES KINDLE IT." (Isaiah 30:33) Antichrist is the King in this prophecy. THE LAKE OF FIRE is prepared for him.

       "THE LORD HAS BROKEN THE STAFF OF THE WICKED, AND THE SCEPTER OF THE RULERS. HE WHO SMOTE THE PEOPLE IN WRATH WITH A CONTINUAL STROKE, HE THAT RULED THE NATIONS IN ANGER, IS PERSECUTED, AND NO-ONE HINDERS. THE WHOLE EARTH IS AT REST, AND IS QUIET: THEY BREAK FORTH INTO SINGING." (Isaiah 14:5/7)

THE DEVIL IMPRISONED:


       We may as well continue the prophecy of Isaiah to include the imprisonment of the devil inside the earth in its prison of hell. The prophet goes on to say: "YEA, THE FIR TREES REJOICE AT THEE, AND THE CEDARS OF LEBANON, SAYING, SINCE YOU ARE LAID DOWN, NO FELLER IS COME UP AGAINST US." (Isaiah 14:8)

Verse eight above: Who is laid down. It is the Devil who took people captive at his will or fell'ed them, so he is referred to as a feller.

"HELL FROM BENEATH IS MOVED FOR THEE TO MEET THEE AT YOUR COMING: IT STIRS UP THE DEAD FOR THEE, EVEN ALL THE CHIEF ONES OF THE EARTH; IT HAS RAISED UP FROM THEIR THRONES ALL THE KINGS OF THE NATIONS. (Isaiah 14:9)

Verse nine above: This is not a voluntary coming. This is not the Devil of Dante's Inferno who torments the prisoners there. The Devil is brought in as a prisoner and all of the wicked rulers incarcerated there are attentive to this great happening. Normally hell is filled with blackness of darkness so black and dark none of the prisoners can see, but this is the exception.

"ALL THEY SHALL SPEAK AND SAY UNTO THEE, ARE YOU ALSO BECOME WEAK AS WE? ARE YOU BECOME LIKE UNTO US?" (Isaiah 14:10)

"THY POMP IS BROUGHT DOWN TO THE GRAVE, AND THE NOISE OF YOUR VIOLS: THE WORM IS SPREAD UNDER THEE, AND THE WORMS COVER THEE." (Isaiah 14:11)

"HOW ARE YOU FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O LUCIFER, SON OF THE MORNING! HOW ARE YOU CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND, WHICH DID WEAKEN THE NATIONS!" (Isaiah 14:12)

"FOR YOU HAVE SAID IN YOUR HEART, I WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN, I WILL EXALT MYTHRONE ABOVE THE STARS OF GOD: I WILL SIT ALSO UPON THE MOUNT OF THE CONGREGATION, IN THE SIDES OF THE NORTH: (Isaiah 14:13)

"I WILL ASCEND ABOVE THE HEIGHTS OF THE CLOUDS; I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH." (Isaiah 14:14)

"YET YOU SHALL BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL, TO THE SIDES OF THE PIT." (Isaiah 14:15) (SEE ISAIAH 28:16)

"THEY THAT SEE YOU SHALL NARROWLY LOOK UPON YOU, AND CONSIDER YOU SAYING, "IS THIS THE MAN THAT MADE THE EARTH TO TREMBLE THAT DID SHAKE KINGDOMS:" (Isaiah 14:16)

Verse sixteen above: Those who do take such note died in the Tribulation. What they have to say is profound. Though they be condemned to hell for not having obedience to the faith, they nonetheless have faith. They know the Devil caused the earth to tremble and the kingdoms of the earth to shake during the great shaking of the sixth seal.

"THAT MADE THE WORLD AS A WILDERNESS AND DESTROYED THE CITIES THEREOF; THAT OPENED NOT THE HOUSE OF HIS PRISONERS?" (Isaiah 14:17)

Verse seventeen above: In this verse of prophecy we find out the condition of the world in the seven year Tribulation is reduced to that of a "WILDERNESS" and that imprisoned rulers in hell recognize the Devil was responsible for the destruction of cities. This includes Rome, that was the capital of the world empire, but will be destroyed by fire in the Tribulation. And that is was common knowledge among those fallen rulers that the Devil was behind the global policy of slamming the door shut on Christians and Jews in particular, to kill them with torture and starvation in the prisons of the world. That is why the Lord says: "FEAR NONE OF THOSE THINGS WHICH YOU SHALL SUFFER: BEHOLD, THE DEVIL SHALL CAST SOME OF YOU INTO PRISON, THAT YOU MAY BE TRIED; AND YOU SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION TEN DAYS: BE FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH, AND I WILL GIVE YOU A CROWN OF LIFE." (Revelation 2:10)

"ALL THE KINGS OF THE NATIONS, EVEN ALL OF THEM, LIE IN GLORY, EVERY ONE IN HIS OWN HOUSE." (Isaiah 14:18)

Verse eighteen above: The prophet is not speaking of a house to live in, but of a geneological house. A house with all of those who served his evil ways. They are all kept together.

"BUT YOU ARE CAST OUT OF YOUR GRAVE LIKE AN ABOMINABLE BRANCH, AND AS THE RAIMENT OF THOSE THAT ARE SLAIN, THRUST THROUGH WITH A SWORD, THAT GO DOWN TO THE STONES OF IT; AS A CARCASE TRODDEN UNDER FEET." (Isaiah 14:19)

"YOU SHALL NOT BE JOINED WITH THEM IN BURIAL, BECAUSE YOU HAVE DESTROYED YOUR LAND, AND SLAIN YOUR PEOPLE:" (Isaiah 14:20a)

Verse twenty above: The devil is given the lowliest place in hell.