Revelation 20: 6
“Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.”
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
This is the seventh session in the Heaven lecture series.
In this session, I will talk to you about the 7-Year Wedding Banquet, and also about the Millennium Kingdom that will follow.
In the space of Eden, where we will have the banquet, there is a great castle which is big enough to accommodate all those who are saved. This castle is decorated with all kinds of beautiful things, and it has a great hall filled with many lights of brilliantly vibrant colors.
When all the brides of the Lord arrive at this hall, the Lord will proclaim the beginning of the wedding banquet with strong yet gentle voice. This is the beginning of the 7-Year Wedding Banquet.
Let’s get down to business with this wedding banquet now.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, everything of the 7-Year Wedding Banquet will be prepared and hosted by angels.
God the Father will have perfectly prepared everything through the angels so that the saved believers will not have any kind of inconvenience while enjoying the banquet.
It does not mean that people will be able to exercise any control over the angels at their will like in the New Jerusalem later, but the angels will prepare all the facilities, decorations, and supply the food, etc.
Even in the banquets of this world, there is a lot of food, and joyful music and dance, and all these things that are necessary for the banquet will be prepared and run by angels.
For example, you are the heroes and heroines of the wedding banquet, and for you the angels have prepared for to have whatever you want to eat or drink and they will supply you with food and beverage whenever you want it.
The food in the banquet is not like the food of this world. They are the various fruits and foods in Eden that melt like snow in the mouth. Also, you will drink the very sweet water of the river of life flowing out from the throne of God. The banquet will progress with unending hymns.
The angels will sometimes present wonderful dance to the praise songs and they always make the banquet a joyful one.
You will not just stand and watch the angels dancing and praising. You will also sing praises and dance along with the Lord, our bridegroom, and bless the name of the Father God.
As you dance along with the Lord, you may talk with Him about the time when you were being cultivated on this earth or about the heavenly kingdom in which you will live.
You can also talk about the love of God the Father and give glory to Him to the fullest.
But Luke 22:28-30 says that those who have stood by the Lord in His trials may eat and drink at His table in His kingdom.
Therefore, not everybody at the banquet will be able to sit with the Lord at His table and eat with Him and stay close to Him.
Like the disciples of the Lord, only people of true faith will be able to eat and drink with the Lord at His table, because they are the ones who followed the way of the Lord even if they may have had to sacrifice everything for the Lord.
But as I told you in the last session, even though you just see this on a display screen, you will be comforted and you will feel the love of the Lord as if you were with Him in person.
Therefore, everybody can have the 7-Year Wedding Banquet in happiness and peace.
During the 7-Year Wedding Banquet, you will be able to have lovely and happy conversations with the people whom you wanted to talk to so much, but couldn’t because of many different circumstances.
Also, you will also be able to meet those who had already passed away among your family members or friends, and how happy and glad you will be to see them again!
You will also be able to see the each of the faces of the prophets and apostles.
You will see their faces and exclaim, “Oh, that person is Elijah! That is Enoch!” and your heart will be filled with joy. However, including the Lord, you cannot just invite those who have gone into whole spirit at your will. There is a procedure and you need to get the permission.
When patriarchs like the apostle Paul or Abraham give their testimonies or preach something in front of everybody, there are some people who will see and listen to them in very close proximity, and for the rest of the people, it will be shown on display screens.
Just as many people see me on a TV screen and receive grace by listening to my messages, when the Lord or the patriarchs of faith in highest ranks conduct an official event or give their testimonies, everybody in the wedding banquet will be able to see them.
Brothers and sisters, during the 7 years of the banquet, you will not just stay in the castle, but you can also have great times outside the castle, too.
Outside the castle, you can enjoy nature and have a friendly relationship with the trees, beautiful flowers, and gorgeous multicolored birds. You will have pleasant conversations with your loves ones walking on the roads landscaped with beautiful flowers. You may also dance with them and praise God with them.
In this wide space prepared for the guests of the wedding banquet, everywhere there are so many things that are prepared for us to enjoy. For example, we can ride in a boat on a lake with our loved ones while some people (will be able to ride) with the Lord. We can also go swimming and enjoy many kinds of games and other entertainment.
In addition to these things there are so many other unimaginable things are prepared by the delicate love of God the Father so that we can taste joy and gladness.
Although we cannot be as free as in the Kingdoms of Heaven, we may take a walk or meet the people we want to meet in the given space in Eden.
During the 7 years of the Wedding Banquet, the lights there do not go out. Of course, Eden is a space of light, so there is no night at all. ‘Lights not going out’ here means that we don’t have to sleep or take a rest like on this earth.
No matter how much you enjoy, you will not get tired but rather you will be filled with more joy and fullness of Spirit.
So, you will not even feel the flow of time, and the 7 years will pass so quickly like 7 days or 7 hours.
Even if you have some family members who were not caught up but remain on the earth during the Tribulation, you will be so happy and joyous that the 7 year will pass without being able to think of those family members.
But, the Lord told me that even when I stay with the Lord and talk to Him about many things during the wedding banquet, my heart will not fully be at rest because of the people remaining on the earth.
Of course, I will feel the blissful mood of the banquet and experience the deep emotion to be at the Lord’s bosom, but because of the thoughts of the people who remain on the earth, I will hope they will keep their faith and I will pray for them with my heart.
Because I consider harboring souls in my heart as my duty, before the Great White Throne Judgment takes place and I go into New Jerusalem, even during the Millennium Kingdom, I will keep on harboring souls in my heart.
While the 7-Year Wedding Banquet is going on in the air, a time like hell will unfold itself on this earth for 7 years. The 7 years in Eden will be like a moment, but the same duration of time will feel so long on this earth.
On this earth, under the leadership of the anti-Christ, they will search out the believers in the Lord. They will horribly torture the believers to make them deny the Lord. Cruel things that cannot even be imagined will take place publicly.
So, those who try to keep their faith on this earth will have to continue their existence each day in such great fear.
You should know how thankful it is for you to be able to participate in the 7-Year Wedding Banquet.
You should know how happy a thing it is to be comforted and loved by the Lord at the wedding banquet that our Father God prepares for us.
Therefore, I hope all of you who are listening to this message will prepare enough oil so that you will be able to enter into this wedding banquet.
In the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew chapter 25, five wise virgins prepared enough oil whereas the other five foolish virgins did not. The bridegroom was late and the oil was running out, but the five wise virgins didn’t have a problem because they had prepared enough oil.
When there was a shout, “Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!” the wise five virgins met the groom immediately, but the other five foolish virgins had gone to buy the oil and could not go into the wedding banquet.
I hope you members will always be awake and pray and prepare enough oil like the five wise virgins.
You also have to circumcise your heart diligently to prepare the wedding clothes for the wedding banquet. In Matthew chapter 22, Jesus tells us that we cannot participate in the banquet if we do not prepare the wedding clothes.
Matthew 22:11-13 says, “But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Here, the wedding clothes refer to the shiny and clean fine linen.
Revelation 19:8 says, “for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
What is ‘the righteous acts of the saints’? It is to act in the light, which is the word of God.
1 John 1:6-7 tells us that those who say they believe in God but do not act in the light but in darkness are liars, and only when we act in the light the blood of Jesus will cleanse us of all sins and we can be saved.
Therefore, I urge you in the name of the Lord to act in the light according to the word of God and prepare the wedding clothes in which you can participate in the wedding banquet.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, after the 7-Year Wedding Banquet in the air, we will come down to this earth with the Lord and reign for 1,000 years.
Today’s passage Revelation 20:6 says, “Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.”
Here, ‘the one who has a part in the first resurrection’ refers to children of God who are saved, and ‘over these the second death has no power’ means that the second death, which is the punishment of hell, has nothing to do with God’s children who are saved.
But rather the saved children of God will be priests of God and the Christ and they will reign with the Christ for 1,000 years. When the Lord comes down to the earth, He will clean the earth which was devastated during the 7-year Great Tribulation. First, He will purify the polluted air, and then He’ll renew the natural environment, the mountains and streams and all of nature, to make it beautiful again.
Then, just like a honeymoon, we will visit each corner of the renewed earth with the Lord. Which place would you like to visit the most with the Lord at that moment?
After the Millennium Kingdom is over, God will move the things in the first heaven that were made for human cultivation to another place, including the earth, the sun, and the moon, everything. . .
That is why, when the 7-Year Wedding Banquet is finished, God the Father beautifies this earth where we had received human cultivation and lets us reign over it for 1,000 years.
This was arranged since the beginning within the providence of God’s creating all things in the universe for 6 days and taking a rest on the 7th day. God allows this time period so that we will not miss this earth where we once received cultivation.
For 1,000 years’ time, we will reign with the Lord and enjoy the time on this earth which will be beautifully renewed by God.
We will visit many places where we couldn’t go while we were being cultivated and enjoy all the happiness and joy that you couldn’t enjoy before. During that time, there will be no enemy devil and Satan on the earth, so it will be a time of a life of rest and refuge in a peaceful environment.
But during that time, there will not only be spiritual people like us but also people of flesh who will have survived the 7-year Great Tribulation.
The Lord and the people of spirit will live on this earth, but they will not live with the people of flesh. They will live in a separate place like a castle. People of spirit will live in the castle and the people of flesh will live outside the castle.
People of spirit will have already been changed into spiritual bodies and they will live forever, so they will mainly take the scent of beautiful flowers. But when they interact with people of flesh, they can also eat the food.
But even when they eat such food, their digestive processes will not be like the people of flesh, but the food will be dissolved and processed as part of respiration.
During the Millennium Kingdom, there is no evil or killing, so even people of flesh will not eat meat, just like the people before the Noah’s flood. They will cultivate vegetables and fruits that were grown by God’s work.
Because the number of the survivors from the 7-year Great Tribulation will be few, people will concentrate on increasing population. Because the air is clean and the enemy devil is not present, there is no disease or sin.
Also, because the devil and Satan, who agitated and moved evil minds, are confined in the bottomless pit, even the unrighteousness and evil in man’s nature will not be exposed.
There will not be any death, so during the 1,000 years, the earth will again be filled with so many people.
And because all the civilization and facilities were destroyed during the 7-year Great Tribulation, people will initially go back to old ways of living, cultivating the land and giving birth to children.
They will begin a new life in a clean, peaceful, and beautiful natural environment.
They already experienced a high level of civilization and they may also have the knowledge and wisdom, but they cannot just rebuild the whole civilization of today within 100 or 200 years.
But as the time goes and they gather their wisdom, science will develop again, and when the thousand years is almost over, they will be able to reach a level of civilization similar to that of today.
But as said in Revelation 20:7, “When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison,” after the one thousand years is over, the evil spirits will come out to the earth again and deceive the people of flesh.
People of spirit already know this, so they diligently teach and advise people of flesh during the Millennium Kingdom.
They will teach them saying, “After this Millennium Kingdom is over, evil spirits will be released once again to tempt and deceive you. If you are tempted and seduced by them, you will go to hell. Do not ever become deceived by them.”
But when the evil spirits are released and tempt them, most people of flesh will be deceived, and they stand against God to attack the castle where people of spirit live.
At this time, God will destroy those people of flesh who are deceived with fire and imprison the evil spirits in the bottomless pit eternally. It is just as it says in Revelation 20:9, “And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.”
After the Millennium Kingdom is over, Great White Throne Judgment will follow, and I will talk to you about this in the next session.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, the people of spirit will teach and advise people of flesh for one thousand years. But most of the people of flesh will be deceived in that moment. Seeing this, people of spirit will thoroughly understand how Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and why God had to cultivate human beings on this earth.
It’s because those who have gone through the human cultivation and those who have not are completely different. Those children who have experienced the (comparative) relativity of things and have been able to cast off evil within the love of God through the human cultivation will never betray God and share true love with Him forever.
They will truly feel thanks and happiness for all the things that are given in the kingdom of heaven, and their hearts will never change.
But if you do not go through the cultivation and do not experience the relativity of things, you will not know how to be thankful and you are not able not feel true happiness even if very good things are given to you.
Also, during the cultivation you can find the evil in your heart and cast it off to go into better dwelling places in heaven, so I hope you will live the time of your cultivation with true thanks.
I also hope that you will always be awake and pray to prepare enough oil like the five wise virgins, and diligently circumcise your heart and act in the light to prepare shiny and clean wedding clothes.
Therefore, I pray in the name of the Lord that you will all become heroes and heroines of the 7-Year Wedding Banquet and enjoy the happiness of the banquet with the Lord.