Chapter 12: The Thousand Years are Finished
Then follows the great celebration, the greatest this earth has ever seen. It is the celebration of the triumph of the great multitude. The whole host of newly crowned immortals are there. The thousand-year-old immortals, who sit with Christ upon the throne of His supreme glory, are there. Also attending are myriads of angels. It is the climax of all earth’s ages. It is the celebration which marks the end of time and the beginning of Eternity. Another planet has gloriously concluded its long period of development and is being welcomed into the heavenly family of perfect worlds, among whom it will shine forever and ever. How fitting that the angels should attend!
Then the angels, the saints, and the new immortals all join their voices in one grand chorus that rings through the heavens: “Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen” (Rev. 7:12).
The Revelator adds one more description, a picture of perfect, never-ending peace:
“They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters” (Rev. 7:16-17)—fountains from which issue the streams of immortal life!
Oh, what will it be to be there!