Thursday, September 12, 2013



All saved people will be a part of the Resurrection of Life (the First Resurrection). God will give each saved person a new resurrection body that will be perfectly designed for the believer to live in throughout eternity. This resurrection body is described in 1 Corinthians 15:35-54.

Those who take part in the First Resurrection (saved people) are not all raised up at the same time. Who was the first Person to be raised up (1 Cor. 15:23)? Christ was raised up first. He was the One who led the "RESURRECTION PARADE." Other groups of saved people will follow in their proper ORDER (1 Cor. 15:23):
    Christ was the first to rise from the dead in a glorified body (1 Corinthians 15:23).  The "dead in Christ" (members of the Church who have died) will be raised up at the time of the Rapture (1 Thes. 4:16 and 1 Cor. 15:52). Those Christians who are living on earth at the time of the Rapture will also "be changed" and receive new bodies (see 1 Cor. 15:51-52). 
    Old Testament believers will be raised up after the time of Tribulation (about seven years after the Rapture) according to Daniel 12:1-2. Believers who die during the Tribulation will also be raised up at this time (Rev. 20:4).  We must assume that those who are saved during the 1000 year Kingdom will receive new bodies at the end of the Kingdom Age, although there is no verse that specifically mentions this.

All of the unsaved people will be part of the Resurrection of Damnation (the Second Resurrection), according to John 5:29. Those who take part in the Second Resurrection will all be raised at the same time. They will be raised to stand before the GREAT WHITE THRONE and before the HOLY GOD who sits upon it. This will include all the unsaved who have ever lived, from wicked Cain (1 Jn. 3:12) to the last group of rebels (Rev. 20:7-9). These people will be given a resurrection body that will be perfectly designed for hell so that they will be able to suffer the torments of the Lake of Fire forever (to suffer and to burn but to never be consumed in the burning).

Faith in Jesus allows you to "fly first class!"

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