Part Three – New Heavens and New Earth
After the Millennium, Satan will be released from the Bottomless Pit to test the nations. He will stir up a revolt against Christ, and Jerusalem will again be surrounded. Those nations will be judged and Satan cast into the Lake of Fire for ever. The Second Resurrection, the &quot;resurrection of the unjust&quot;, will follow, when the unsaved of all time will finally be banished from God’s presence at the Great White Throne. &quot;Death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them..and whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.&quot; (Rev 20:15). Finally, there will be the eternal state; a New Heaven and New Earth. The Church will be with Christ in the New Jerusalem, Israel around its walls, and the Gentile nations of &quot;them that are saved&quot; will dwell in the New Earth (Rev.21:9,10,12 and 24).
The Second Coming of Christ is therefore in two phases.
PHASE I: Christ will come &quot;to the air&quot; to rapture His Church and thus conclude this present age of Gentile testimony.
PHASE II: After seven years of Great Tribulation, Christ will return &quot;to the earth&quot; to establish His Millennial Kingdom and reign on the throne of David as King Of Kings. Christ’s coming is therefore imminent, personal, pre-tribulation (for His Church), and pre-millennial.