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About the Resurrections and the Church
« on: April 15, 2013, 11:49:51 AM »
Hi friends,

1. First of all, this may come as a surprise, but the Scriptures do not reveal the Church participating in either of the two resurrections of Rev.20:4-6. But rather, that we will all be raised from the dead, in our spiritual bodies, as recorded in 1 Cor.15:44 and 2 Cor.5:6-8, immediately following our physical death. In Jn.6:40, Jesus said He will raise us up on the last day, which also means, to each of us dying in our own turn/last day, as the furstfruits we are, according to 1 Cor.15:23 . 

In the first incident, when Jesus returns for us as He said in Jn.14:2-4 and 28, confirmed by Paul, at Jesus appearing in the clouds of the sky, as recorded in 1 Thes.4:13-17.  All believers left on earth alive at His appearing in the sky, will all be changed, in a twinkling of an eye, as described in 1 Cor,15:52-54, translated/raptured as Enoch and Elijah were, in Gen.5:24 and 2 Kgs.2:11. Though 1 Cor.15:52-54 is part of Paul's teachings on the resurrections found in Rev.20:4-6, that refer to the martyred tribulation saints.  The Church is not seen in it because they will return with Christ in His second coming, from heaven, in Zech.14:4-5; Jude 14 and in Rev.19:14.  So the passage in that case, refers to a translation/rapture as well as to the resurrections. Nor is there any need for a bodily resurrection for those of us who have previously died in Christ and raised once before, according to 2 Cor.5:6-8, in our glorified spiritual bodies, as recorded in 1 Cor.15:42-44.

2. The Scriptural disposition of the Church [All of us who belong to Christ], will be Caught Up/Raptured, in 1 Thes.4:17], translated, to meet the Lord in the clouds of the sky. From where He will take us to our Father in heaven, as He promised us in Jn.14:2-4 and 28.  Which is dramatically different from the conditions recorded in Mt.24:30-31, of the second coming of Christ, which takes the Church out of either of the two resurrections of Rev.20:4-5.

3. After the Church is raptured, the "man of lawlessness, 2 Thes.2:3-4 and 8, is the antichrist, the king who "speaks against the Most High," the "little horn," of Dan.7:23-27, the "stern faced king" of Dan.8:23-26, and all three of the "he's" of Dan.9.27, the rider of the white horse in Rev.6:2, the beast out of the sea in Rev.11:7; 13:1-8; 17:8, 11, 16 and 19:19-20. All of them, one and the very same person.  The one world ruler will trigger the Day of the Lord/the 70th and final Week of Dan.9:27/the seven year tribulation, all one and the same event, yet to take place.

4. The man of lawlessness/the Antichrist and the 7 year tribulation will begin, with all of non-believing Israel and gentiles left, following the rapture of the Church, must go through the seven year tribulation.  So God will place 144,000 converted Israelite evangelists on the earth from heaven [In the same way He will place His two witnesses in Rev.11:3-6], to preach the Gospel to those who remain on the earth, to take the place of the raptured Church, in Rev.7:1-8.. The result of their efforts is the Great Multitude of Rev.7:9-17, they bring to the Lord during the tribulation, who become the tribulation saints. Which is also a preview of the same multitude who participate in the first resurrection, in Rev.20:4 and 6. The tribulation saints have nothing to do with the raptured Church.

Please Note:

5. Jesus returns in His second coming to the earth, with His angels, in Mt.24:31 and the raptured Church seen following Him on white horses, dressed in fine linen, white and clean, in His armies from heaven, in Rev.19:14. Jesus leads us into the battle of Armageddon against the Antichrist [beast out of the sea, of Rev.13:1-8] and the false prophet [beast out of the earth, or Rev.13:11-17], with the ten horns [nations] allied to them.  Who are defeated, with the Antichrist and false prophet thrown into the lake of fire, in Rev.19:17-20.

After Satan is thrown into the Abyss for1,000 years, in Rev.20:1-3, the first resurrection will take place consisting of all the martyrs brought to the Lord by the 144,000 Israelite evangelists, in Rev.20:4 and 6.  They will all be made priests of God and of Christ and rule with Him for 1,000 years, according to vs 6, the very same 1,999 years Satan is locked up in the Abyss.

6. The resurrected tribulation saints of Rev.20:4-6 will be resurrected bodily, in the very same way Jesus was, will become priests of God and of Christ, as revealed in Rev.20:4 and 6, and reign with Him for 1,000 years here on earth. With all the survivors of the tribulation, which will be approximately 2.3 billion people, a third of the original [estimated] 7 billion at the beginning of the tribulation, as recorded in Zech13:8.

Life will continue as it always has, with both births and deaths, in which the population will increase as it has from the beginning of human history. There will be many more saved, during the 1,000 year reign of Christ, brought to the Lord by the resurrected tribulation saints, who will then all be priests of God and of Christ, previously addressed above. In this situation, a glorified bodily resurrection will take place, recorded in 1 Cor.15:53-54, to fulfill the Scriptural needs for those who serve the Lord for 1,000 years, according to the Scriptures.

7. When Jesus 1,000 year reign on earth is over, Satan is released from the Abyss and goes out to deceive the people and nations again, in Rev.20:7-10. His new army, from the growth in population of the tribulation survivors, will be as numerous as the sands of the sea, he will bring up against God's people around Jerusalem. God will destroy his army with fire and sulfur from heaven and throw Satan into the lake of fire, where he will be tormented day and night for ever, according to Rev.20.7-10.

8. the second resurrection will then take place, 1,000 years after the first one, according to Rev.20:5, together with the Great White Throne judgment.   When all those whose names are not written in the book of life, will be thrown into the lake of fire. However, there will be many more who will be saved, who will die during the 1,000 year reign of Christ, who's names will be written in the book of life.


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