Correct Answer 1: 1.He will take vengeance on them with flaming fire 2.Everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power
Note: Second Thessalonians 1:6–10 depicts the glory and power of Christ’s coming. All His enemies will be eternally* banished, but His glory will be seen both in the angels who accompany Him and in the believers who will be caught up to meet Him. (Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17.)
Correct Answer 2: They will be cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone
Note: Revelation 13 reveals that, as this age draws to a close, human wickedness will come to a head in the person of a supremely wicked, but powerful, ruler described as “the beast” (Rev. 7:11). He is also called “the man of sin (lawlessness)” (2 Thess. 2:3), “the son of perdition” (v. 3), and “the Antichrist” (1 John 2:18). He will be supported by an evil religious leader called “the false prophet” (Rev. 16:13). Together, they will seek to destroy all the followers of Jesus. (Compare Daniel 8:23–25.)
Correct Answer 3: With a rod of iron
Note: Revelation 19:11–15 depicts the coming of Jesus as King and Judge, with supreme power and authority to deal with all wickedness.
Correct Answer 4: All nations
Notes to Questions 4-7: The judgment* of the nations here described will determine which nations will be admitted to the Lord’s kingdom and which will be excluded from it. The basis of their judgment* will be the way they have treated the brothers of Jesus, the Jewish people. Jesus reckons anything done to the Jews—either good or bad—as done to Himself.
Correct Answer 5: 1. My brethren 2.My people, My heritage Israel
Correct Answer 6: 1. They will inherit Christ’s kingdom 2.They will receive eternal* life
Correct Answer 7: Everlasting punishment in everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels
Correct Answer 8: 1. We will be glorified* together with Him 2.We will reign with Him
Notes to Questions 8-13: When Jesus returns and sets up His kingdom, all believers who have served Him faithfully in this life will be exalted to positions of honor and authority. They will share with Jesus in the government of the universe. (Compare Revelation 3:21.) The degree of honor and authority assigned to believers will correspond to their faithfulness in serving Jesus in this age.
Correct Answer 9: To sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel
Correct Answer 10: The one who overcomes and keeps Christ’s works until the end
Correct Answer 11: 1.To reign with Christ for one thousand years 2.To have part in the first resurrection*
Correct Answer 12: 1.Authority over ten cities 2.Authority over five cities
Correct Answer 13: 1.The world 2.Angels
Correct Answer 14: A scepter of righteousness*
Notes to Questions 14-15: The distinctive feature of Christ’s character will be reflected in His kingdom: righteousness*. Without righteousness* there can never be true or lasting peace. (Compare Romans 14:17.)
Correct Answer 15: Because He loves righteousness* and hates wickedness (lawlessness)
Correct Answer 16: Zion
Notes to Question 16-17: The Lord’s kingdom will have its earthly capital in Jerusalem, or Zion. This is an important reason to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (See Psalm 122:6.) The rest of the earth will never know true peace until Jerusalem is established in peace.
Correct Answer 17: 1.Mount Zion 2.Jerusalem
Correct Answer 18: The mountain of the Lord’s house
Note: At present, Mount Zion is lower than the mountains around it, but at the Lord’s coming, tremendous geologic changes will elevate Mount Zion above these surrounding mountains. (Compare Zechariah 14:3–11.)
Correct Answer 19: All nations (peoples)
Notes to Questions 19-23: Jerusalem will then be the world center for worship, for government, and for instruction in the ways of God. This will bring about worldwide disarmament and lasting peace.
Correct Answer 20: His ways
Correct Answer 21: 1. The law 2.The word of the Lord
Correct Answer 22: 1.Lift up their swords against other nations 2.Learn war anymore
Correct Answer 23: The Feast of Tabernacles
Correct Answer 24: 1.With justice 2.(a) The needy (b) The poor (c) The one who has no helper 3.The righteous* 4.Peace5.(a) Serve Him (b) Call Him blessed
Note: The precise duration of Christ’s reign is stated six times in Revelation 20—in verses 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Correct Answer 27: Deliver the kingdom to God the Father and be subject to Him
Notes to Questions 27-28: The delivering up of the kingdom to God the Father fulfills the principle stated in Romans 11:36. All things have their source in God the Father, and all things find their fulfillment in Him. However, the Father relates to the universe through His Son, the Messiah.