After Satan is hurled into the lake of fire, the apostle John sees a great white throne at some unknown location that is not of earth
or heaven (Rev 20:11). In this second resurrection, the rest of humanity, who were not
of the first resurrection, come to life and present themselves before Jesus Christ the Judge (Acts 17:30-31;
Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and will
come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of
judgment. (John 5:28-29)
Believers, whose souls in heaven join with their glorified bodies, come to life
Non-Believers, whose souls in hell join with their bodies, come to life (Rev 20:13).
Each person was judged by a) looking for their name in the Book of Life and b) evaluating their life in the books that recorded their
deeds (Rev 20:12-13; Matt 7:21-23).
Believers, evaluated in accordance to their deeds, were rewarded for their faithful service
(Rev 20:12; Matt 19:28;
Non-Believers, their names not written in the Book of Life (Rev 20:13),
were thrown into the lake of fire (Rev 20:15).
While its location is not specified, the lake of fire is the final place for the Antichrist, False Prophet, Satan, and non-Believers,
and it is a place of torment and without any rest. In the very end, death and Hell are also thrown into the lake of fire
With the end of death, introduced by Adam’s sin, and evil, introduced by Satan, the apostle John sees a new heaven and a new earth
For deeper study:
The Millennium and the Judge
What is a Resurrection?
What is Glorification?
Helpmewithbiblestudy.org. All rights to this material are reserved. We encourage you to print the material for personal and
non-profit use or link to this site. If you find this article to be a blessing, please share the link so that it may rise in
search engine rankings.