Pro and Con 1370
WHO WILL BE RESURRECTED AT THE SECOND ADVENT?
By Marilyn Agee
"THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE" AND "THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION"
Concerning resurrection, Acts 23:8 says, "the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. In Acts 24:15, Paul said that he had "hope toward God, which they themselves (the Pharisees) also allow, that there shall be A RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, BOTH OF THE JUST AND UNJUST." If this was the only mention of resurrection, we could assume that there was one general resurrection.
Is that what John 5:28,29 means? In the KJV, it says, "Marvel not at this: for THE HOUR is coming, in the which ALL that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE; and they that have done evil, unto THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION." The LITV helps here. It says, "Do not marvel at this, for AN HOUR (hora, an hour, day, instant, season, time) is coming in which all those in the tombs will hear His voice."
In Rev 20:4,5 (KJV), we find out for sure that there are TWO RSURRECTIONS. John said, "I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and THEY LIVED AND REIGNED WITH CHRIST A THOUSAND YEARS. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the FIRST RESURRECTION." If there is a first resurrection, there must be a second resurrection.
The FIRST RESURRECTION started with the resurrection of Jesus and will end when the Millennium begins. The LAST RESURRECTION follows the Millennium. Of it, Rev. 20:13 says, "the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works."
THERE ARE RANKS IN THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE
Christ was the Firstfruit. Rom. 1:4 says that Jesus was "declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD". 1 Cor. 15:20 says, "now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the FIRSTFRUITS of them that slept."
All believers are resurrected in the RESURRECTION OF LIFE. In John 11:25, Jesus said, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live". Rom. 6:5 says, "For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection".
1 Cor. 15:22-26 says, "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ (i.e., believers) shall all be made alive. BUT EVERY MAN IN HIS OWN ORDER (tagmati, series or succession, i.e., rank): Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming (parousia, a being near, or return). Then cometh the end (i.e., of the Millennium), when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. THE LAST ENEMY THAT SHALL BE DESTROYED IS DEATH."
FIRST TRUMP, THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE
Paople will see the Rapture take place. Psa. 40:1-3 says, "I waited PATIENTLY for the LORD; and he inclined (bent down)unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit (as Jeremiah was pulled up out of Earth's miry pit; Jer. 38), out of the miry clay (i.e., out of our bodies of clay), and set my feet upon a rock (Heaven), and established my goings (at the Rapture). And he hath put a NEW SONG in my mouth, even praise unto our God: MANY SHALL SEE IT, AND FEAR, AND SHALL TRUST IN THE LORD."
1 Thess. 4:13-18 tells about the FIRST TRUMP OF GOD. It says, "I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (Old English for precede) them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with THE TRUMP OF GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be CAUGHT UP (harpazo) together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
Isa 18:3-7 says, "All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign (flag) on the mountains (kingdoms, i.e., the UN); and WHEN HE BLOWETH A TRUMPET, HEAR YE. For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider (see) in my dwelling place (Heaven) like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower (i.e., at Pentecost), he shall both cut off the sprigs (i.e., those with fruit) with pruning hooks, and TAKE AWAY (i.e., rapture them) and cut down the branches (i.e., those twigs not having fruit). THEY SHALL BE LEFT (as the foolish virgins are left behind) together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall SUMMER UPON THEM (then the first Rapture is in the late spring), and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place (i.e., Heaven) of the name of the LORD of hosts (Jesus, the Redeemer, Isa. 44:6), the mount Zion."
In 2 Co 12:2-4, Paul used the Greek word "harpazo" to describe his being caught up to Heaven, which is the third Heaven as viewed from the Earth (Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn). He said, "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one CAUGHT UP (harpazo) TO THE THIRD HEAVEN (i.e., Saturn). And I knew such a man...How that he was CAUGHT UP (harpazo) into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."
Song 2:10-14 says, "My beloved spake, and said unto me, RISE UP, MY LOVE, MY FAIR ONE, AND COME AWAY. For, lo, the winter is past (it's spring), the rain is over and gone (i.e., Nisan is past); The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle (lit., turtledove) is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. ARISE, MY LOVE, MY FAIR ONE, AND COME AWAY. O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock (i.e., in Christ), in THE SECRET...OF THE STAIRS". This SECRET OF THE STAIRS is similar to Jacob's ladder. Gen 28:12 says, "he dreamed, and behold A LADDER SET UP ON THE EARTH, AND THE TOP OF IT REACHED TO HEAVEN".
THERE IS A BETTER RESURRECTION. Heb 11:35 says, "Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain A BETTER RESURRECTION".
THERE IS A LIVELY HOPE. 1 Peter 1:3 says, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto A LIVELY HOPE by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead".
THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE IS A PRIZE WE CAN WORK FOR. Phil. 3:8-14 says, "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH IS OF GOD BY FAITH: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS."
1 Cor. 9:24 says, "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth THE PRIZE? So run, that ye may obtain." Phil. 3:14 says, "I press toward the mark for THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH (ano, upward) CALLING (klesis, invitation) OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS."
The first Rapture will be VISIBLE TO UNBELIEVERS. Psa 40:1-3 says, "I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined (bent down) unto me, and heard my cry. HE BROUGHT ME UP also out of an horrible pit (i.e., the Earth), out of the miry clay (i.e., our bodies of clay), and set my feet upon a rock (Heaven), and established my goings (the Raptures). And he hath put a NEW SONG in my mouth, even praise unto our God: MANY SHALL SEE IT, AND FEAR, AND SHALL TRUST IN THE LORD.
Those that sing the NEW SONG are the saints seen in Heaven in Rev. 5:9 and the 144,000 Israelites in Rev. 14:3-5. These two groups are caught up in the two Raptures. The saints in Rev. 5:9 are the Bride of Christ, caught up in the Pre-Trib Rapture. Tho 144,000 Israelites are caught up in the Pre-Wrath Rapture. They also are virgins without fault before the throne of God.
Mt. 25:1-12 says, "Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto TEN VIRGINS, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And FIVE OF THEM WERE WISE, AND FIVE WERE FOOLISH. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil (i.e., oil of the Holy Spirit) with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels (i.e., bodies) with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out (lit., going out, i.e., sputtering). But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, THE BRIDEGROOM CAME; AND THEY THAT WERE READY WENT IN WITH HIM TO THE MARRIAGE: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not."
How do believers buy the oil of the Holy Spirit? I John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Then the level of Holy Spirit will rise within us like a fountain of living water.
2 Peter 1:4-11 says, "...given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that BY THESE YE MIGHT BE PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE (Holy Spirit), having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But HE THAT LACKETH THESE THINGS IS BLIND (like the Laodiceans), AND CANNOT SEE AFAR OFF (Heaven), and hath forgotten that HE WAS PURGED FROM HIS OLD SINS (when he accepted Christ). Wherefore the rather, brethren (believers), give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for IF YE DO THESE THINGS, YE SHALL NEVER FALL: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
Psa 149:1-9 says, "Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a NEW SONG, and his praise IN THE CONGREGATION OF SAINTS. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and A TWOEDGED SWORD IN THEIR HAND; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD."
At the time of the first Rapture, the Lord has a twoedged sword coming out of his mouth. It is for cutting off the foolish servants. Rev. 1:16 says, "And he had in his right hand seven stars: and OUT OF HIS MOUTH WENT A SHARP TWOEDGED SWORD: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength."
Luke 12:46 says, "The lord of that servant (the unwise one) will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder (lit., cut him off), and will appoint him HIS PORTION (the Tribulation) with the unbelievers." Mt. 24:51 adds, "And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him HIS PORTION with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
LAST TRUMP, THE PRE-WRATH RAPTURE
1 Cor. 15:51-55 says, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall ALL be changed (i.e., become immortal), In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." 1 Cor. 15:42 says, "So also is THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. It is sown in corruption; it is RAISED IN INCORRUPTION". All those of the First Resurrection are raised incorrupt, but not immortal. The whole Body of Christ will be made immortal at the same time, at the time of the Pre-Wrath Rapture.
The rest of the Tribulation saints are not added to the Bride group. Rev. 14:3-5 says, "And they sung as it were a NEW SONG before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and NO MAN COULD LEARN THAT SONG BUT THE HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND, WHICH WERE REDEEMED FROM THE EARTH. These are they which were not defiled with women (i.e., probably symbolizing false religions); for THEY ARE VIRGINS. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the FIRSTFRUITS unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are WITHOUT FAULT before the throne of God." This is the last Rapture.
Dan 12:1,2 says, "at that time (when the False Prophet comes to his end, Dan. 11:45) shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble (i.e., Day of the Lord, Day of God's Wrath), such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and AT THAT TIME THY PEOPLE (i.e., the 144,000 Israelites) SHALL BE DELIVERED (malat, escape), EVERY ONE THAT SHALL BE FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK. AND MANY OF THEM THAT SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE EARTH SHALL AWAKE".
Isa 26:19-21 says, "THY DEAD MEN SHALL LIVE, TOGETHER WITH MY DEAD BODY SHALL THEY ARISE. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and THE EARTH SHALL CAST OUT THE DEAD. COME, MY PEOPLE (i.e., the 144,000 Israelites of Rev. 7 and 14:4,5), enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were FOR A LITTLE MOMENT, until the indignation (i.e., God's wrath) be overpast. For, behold, THE LORD COMETH OUT OF HIS PLACE TO PUNISH THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH FOR THEIR INIQUITY".
THE FIRST RESURRECTION ENDS SHORTLY AFTER THE DAY OF THE LORD BEGINS
In John 11:24, "Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in THE RESURRECTION AT THE LAST DAY." That is the LAST TRUMP.
Joel 2:31 says, "THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE GREAT AND THE TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD COME. AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE DELIVERED (malat, escape)".
Rev. 7:9 speaks of the great multitude that will be raptured at the last trump. "I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands".
Rev 6:12-17 says, "I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and THE SUN BECAME BLACK as sackcloth of hair, and THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD; And THE STARS OF HEAVEN FELL UNTO THE EARTH, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF HIM THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE (i.e., they see the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky as the Day of the Lord comes), and from the wrath of the Lamb: For THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME; and who shall be able to stand?"
Rev 7:13-17 says, "What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, THESE ARE THEY WHICH CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 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: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
Isa 57:1,2 says, "MERCIFUL MEN ARE TAKEN AWAY (i.e., raptured), none considering that THE RIGHTEOUS IS TAKEN AWAY FROM THE EVIL TO COME. He shall enter into peace:".
Rev 20:6 says, "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the FIRST RESURRECTION: on such the second death hath no power, but THEY SHALL BE PRIESTS OF GOD AND OF CHRIST, AND SHALL REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS."
John 6:39 says, "And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again (anistemi, lift up again, i.e., at the second Rapture) AT THE LAST DAY".
THE DAY OF THE LORD IS THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH
Eze 38:18-23 says, "And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that MY FURY shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of MY WRATH have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence (paniym, face; they see the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky), and the mountains (i.e., asteroids of Rev. 8:8-11) shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and EVERY WALL SHALL FALL TO THE GROUND. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain (a tsunami), and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known IN THE EYES OF MANY NATIONS, and they shall know that I am the LORD."
Eze 39:1=8 says, "Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. THOU SHALT FALL UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL, THOU, AND ALL THY BANDS, AND THE PEOPLE THAT IS WITH THEE: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken."
Joel 2:1-2 says of that day, "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion (i.e., it is Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets), and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for THE DAY OF THE LORD COMETH, for it is nigh at hand; A DAY OF DARKNESS and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it".
Joel 2:15-18 says, "BLOW THE TRUMPET in Zion, sanctify a fast (Tishri 10, the Day of Atonement), call a solemn assembly: GATHER THE PEOPLE (i.e., it is the Pre-Wrath Rapture), sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, GATHER THE CHILDREN, and those that suck the breasts: LET THE BRIDEGROOM GO FORTH OF HIS CHAMBER, AND THE BRIDE OUT OF HER CLOSET. Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people."
Joel 2:20, 21,23 says, "I WILL REMOVE FAR OFF FROM YOU THE NORTHERN ARMY, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things....Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month." The former rain is Tishri 1, first day of the civil calendar, day of Jesus' birth, and the latter rain is Nisan 1, first day of the regnal and sacred calendars, and day of the Second Advent.
REWARDS GIVEN AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST
Luke 14:13,14 says, "THOU SHALT BE RECOMPENSED AT THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST."
Rev 11:15-18 says, "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and THY WRATH IS COME, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest GIVE REWARD UNTO THY SERVANTS THE PROPHETS, AND TO THE SAINTS, AND THEM THAT FEAR THY NAME, SMALL AND GREAT; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."
THE SEVEN MONTH GAP BETWEEN THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH AND THE SECOND ADVENT
Eze 39:11-13 says, "it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog. And SEVEN MONTHS shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD."
THE SECOND ADVENT, THE DAY THE LORD WILL BE GLORIFIED
Hosea 6:3 says, "THE LORD: HIS GOING FORTH IS PREPARED AS THE MORNING; AND HE SHALL COME UNTO US AS THE RAIN, AS THE LATTER AND FORMER RAIN UNTO THE EARTH." The former rain starts on Tishri 1, and the First Advent was on that day. The latter rain comes on Nisan 1, and I expect the Second Advent on that day.
WHO IS RESURRECTED AT THE SECOND ADVENT?
Let's read Dan 12 all the way through. It says, And at that time (when the False Prophet comes to the end of his reign, Dan. 11:45) shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE (Jacob's trouble, the Day of God's Wrath), SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION EVEN TO THAT SAME TIME (Jacob's trouble is not the whole Tribulation, it is one day): AND AT THAT TIME (the Day of the Lord) THY PEOPLE (the 144,000 Israelites of Rev. 7 and 14:4,5) SHALL BE DELIVERED (malat, leap out, 'escape,' as in the YLT, i.e., be raptured), EVERY ONE THAT SHALL BE FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK (at the Pre-Wrath Rapture). And many of them (THE ISRAELITES) THAT SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE EARTH SHALL AWAKE, SOME TO EVERLASTING LIFE, AND SOME TO SHAME AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to THE TIME OF THE END: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased....And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, HOW LONG SHALL IT BE TO THE END OF THESE WONDERS? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that IT SHALL BE FOR A TIME, TIMES, AND AN HALF (i.e., 3.5 years); and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE FINISHED. And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be THE END OF THESE THINGS? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for THE WORDS ARE CLOSED UP AND SEALED TILL THE TIME OF THE END. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND. And FROM THE TIME THAT THE DAILY SACRIFICE SHALL BE TAKEN AWAY (i.e., FROM MID-TRIB), and the abomination that maketh desolate set up (Mid-Trib), there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that WAITETH, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and STAND IN THY LOT AT THE END OF THE DAYS."
Eze 45:1 says, "WHEN YE SHALL DIVIDE BY LOT THE LAND FOR INHERITANCE, YE SHALL OFFER AN OBLATION UNTO THE LORD, AN HOLY PORTION OF THE LAND: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand." Verse 8 says, "In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes shall no more oppress my people; and THE REST OF THE LAND SHALL THEY GIVE TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL ACCORDING TO THEIR TRIBES."
Joel 2:27-32 says, "ye shall know that I AM IN THE MIDST OF ISRAEL (SO IT IS AFTER THE SECOND
ADVENT, and that I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. And IT SHALL COME TO PASS AFTERWARD, THAT I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT UPON ALL FLESH; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and UPON THE HANDMAIDS IN THOSE DAYS WILL I POUR OUT MY SPIRIT. And I WILL SHEW WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS AND IN THE EARTH, BLOOD, AND FIRE, AND PILLARS OF SMOKE."
Eze 37:12-14 says, "Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I WILL OPEN YOUR GRAVES, AND CAUSE YOU TO COME UP OUT OF YOUR GRAVES, AND BRING YOU INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL. And YE SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD, WHEN I HAVE OPENED YOUR GRAVES, O MY PEOPLE, AND BROUGHT YOU UP OUT OF YOUR GRAVES, AND SHALL PUT MY SPIRIT IN YOU, AND YE SHALL LIVE, AND I SHALL PLACE YOU IN YOUR OWN LAND".
Eze 37:21-22 says, "Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I WILL TAKE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, AND BRING THEM INTO THEIR OWN LAND: AND I WILL MAKE THEM ONE NATION IN THE LAND UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL".
Eze. 37:23-26 says, "I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will CLEANSE THEM: SO SHALL THEY BE MY PEOPLE, AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD. AND DAVID MY SERVANT SHALL BE KING OVER THEM; AND THEY ALL SHALL HAVE ONE SHEPHERD: THEY SHALL ALSO WALK IN MY JUDGMENTS, AND OBSERVE MY STATUTES, AND DO THEM. AND THEY SHALL DWELL IN THE LAND that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and THEY SHALL DWELL THEREIN, EVEN THEY, AND THEIR CHILDREN, AND THEIR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN FOR EVER: AND MY SERVANT DAVID SHALL BE THEIR PRINCE FOR EVER. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and WILL SET MY SANCTUARY IN THE MIDST OF THEM FOR EVERMORE."
WHO WILL BE RESURRECTED ON THE DAY LIKE NO OTHER? ISRAEL
At the Second Advent, David will come down with Christ and rule over all Israel, "AND SO ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED" (Romans 11:26). It looks like all Israel that are still in their graves will come out of their graves and join the Israelites that have returned with Christ.
Zech. 14:4-9 says, "And his (Christ's) feet shall stand in that spring day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and THE LORD MY GOD SHALL COME (on Nisan 1 in the spring), AND ALL THE SAINTS WITH THEE. And it shall come to pass IN THAT DAY, THAT THE LIGHT SHALL NOT BE CLEAR, NOR DARK: BUT IT SHALL BE ONE DAY WHICH SHALL BE KNOWN TO THE LORD, NOT DAY, NOR NIGHT: BUT IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT AT EVENING TIME IT SHALL BE LIGHT. And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. And THE LORD SHALL BE KING OVER ALL THE EARTH: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one."
Eze 45:18-22 says, "Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the FIRST MONTH, IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH (NISAN 1, THE SECOND ADVENT, THE DAY CHRIST RETURNS), thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and CLEANSE THE SANCTUARY: And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court. And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month (NISAN 7) FOR EVERY ONE THAT ERRETH, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house. In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month (NISAN 14), ye shall have the PASSOVER, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten. And upon that day (PASSOVER) shall the prince prepare for himself and FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND a bullock for a sin offering."
Eze 39:25-29 says, "Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and HAVE MERCY UPON THE WHOLE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, and will be jealous for my holy name; After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, WHEN THEY DWELT SAFELY IN THEIR LAND, and none made them afraid. When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I HAVE GATHERED THEM UNTO THEIR OWN LAND, AND HAVE LEFT NONE OF THEM ANY MORE THERE. NEITHER WILL I HIDE MY FACE ANY MORE FROM THEM: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD."
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