The First Resurrection: God’s Timeline
“And as He [Jesus] sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples [his ‘Saved BEFORE-the-Rapture,’ Christians] came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Matthew 24:3
“What shall be the sign of thy coming…“???
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you [Christ’s disciples / TRUE Christians] up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. [Saying the SAME things that the FALSE prophets have ALWAYS said, “Peace, peace” when there was no peace coming AND, “You don’t really HAVE to obey God, anymore!!!” – ALL LIARS!!!]
And because iniquity [the sin that wasn’t preached against and even PROMOTED] shall abound, the love of many [TRUE love for God] shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then [‘THEN’] shall the end come.
When ye therefore [no “Rapture,” yet] shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:” Matthew 24:4-20
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” Matthew 24:21-22
Some will say that the “elect,” here, is not the Gentile Christians but are instead the Jews who will be Saved!!! And, yes, even though a “Remnant” of them WILL be Saved, God’s Word says… the word, “elect,” despite what SOME “scholars,” and “theologians,” may say, IS NOT limited to the Remnant Jews!!!
For, Paul was sent unto the Gentiles… and, to Timothy (in 2 Timothy 2:10), he writes, “Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.“!!!
The “elect” is ALL who will end up receiving Salvation THROUGH Jesus Christ…
(And, YES, THAT Salvation is ONLY through Jesus Christ and NOT through me… OR through my name – despite how they TRY and make me out to be saying that it is!!!)
“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:23-24
And THIS is the, “strong delusion” that God is going to send them, “that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
“Behold, I have told you before.” Matthew 24:25
I.e., “Look, I’m telling you now, before hand… so you won’t be deceived, or be alarmed, or ill prepared.”
Jesus then continues and says to His disciples, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then [‘THEN’] shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:29-31
And, speaking of “trumpet,” and God gathering, “together His elect”…
“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.” 1 Corinthians 15:52
“We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet Him ahead of those who have died.
For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God.
First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then [‘THEN’] we will be with the Lord forever.” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
And Paul, to the Gentile Christians at Thessalonica, said, “Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet Him.
Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. Don’t be fooled by what they say.
For that day [the “Rapture” / the Gathering] will not come UNTIL there is a great rebellion against God AND the man of lawlessness is revealed — the one who brings destruction. He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
Now,… the, “great rebellion against God” has ALREADY begun… but, it will exponentially increase when the “strong delusion” arrives… and gives people who, “love unrighteous” a world view that ALLOWS them to continue, and enjoy, sinning with a clear conscience (although, SOME, will smarten up)…
But, God says, “the man of lawlessness [must be] revealed,” as well… BEFORE the Rapture / Gathering occurs!!! “For that day will not come UNTIL there is a great rebellion against God AND the man of lawlessness is revealed…”
“And you know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time comes. For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of His mouth and destroy him by the splendor of His coming.” 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8
The ‘pre-tribbers’ will try and say that, “the one who is holding back is the Holy Spirit and THAT signifies that the Church (and the Holy Spirit) is going to be ‘taken out of the way’“…
Where does the Bible say THAT??? Again,… NOWHERE!!!
And, by saying THAT you are making the Word of God, in Verses 6 &7, contradict Verses 1 & 3, “let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet Him… Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed — the one who brings destruction.”
Who it is, MORE likely to be, is Michael the Archangel…
When Daniel was praying the Archangel, Gabriel said that for 21 days he was fighting against the “spirit prince” / fallen angel that rules over Persia / Iran and that, “No one helps me against these spirit princes except Michael,…” Daniel 10:21
And, he also said, in the previous Verse, “Soon I must return to fight against the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia, and after that the spirit prince of the kingdom of Greece will come.”
AND, AFTER Gabriel, in Daniel Chapter 11, talks all about the exploits of this “man of sin,” / the “antichrist” / the eighth head of the beast… and about how, “His army will take over the Temple fortress, pollute the sanctuary, put a stop to the daily sacrifices, and set up the sacrilegious object that causes desecration. He will flatter and win over those who have violated the covenant. But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him.
[And that,] Wise leaders will give instruction to many, but these teachers will die by fire and sword, or they will be jailed and robbed. During these persecutions, little help will arrive, and many who join them will not be sincere. And some of the wise will fall victim to persecution. In this way, they will be refined and cleansed and made pure until the time of the end, for the appointed time is still to come.
[And] The king [this, ‘beast”] will do as he pleases, exalting himself and claiming to be greater than every god, even blaspheming the God of gods. He will succeed, but only until the time of wrath is completed. For what has been determined will surely take place.
He will have no respect for the gods of his ancestors, or for the god loved by women, or for any other god, for he will boast that he is greater than them all.
Instead of these, he will worship the god of forces [a.k.a. the “Aliens,” a.k.a., the “Ascended Masters,” a.k.a., the LYING, DECEIVING fallen angels and their abominable hybrid offspring] — a god his ancestors never knew — and lavish on him gold, silver, precious stones, and expensive gifts.
Claiming this foreign [‘alien’] god’s help, he will attack the strongest fortresses. He will honor those who submit to him, appointing them to positions of authority and dividing the land among them as their reward.” Daniel 11:31-39
Gabriel then says (beginning at Daniel Chapter 12), “At THAT time Michael, the archangel who stands guard over your nation, will arise.
THEN there will be a time of anguish greater than any since nations first came into existence. But at THAT time every one of your people whose name is written in the book will be rescued. Many of those whose bodies lie dead and buried will rise up, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting disgrace.” Daniel 12:1-2
And THEN God’s “Wrath” gets poured out onto the land and on those who are destined for the Lake of Fire!!! And, THIS is the “Wrath” that TRUE Christians are “not appointed unto”!!!
And this Wrath don’t start until AFTER the “seven trumpets” are blown… AFTER WHICH the seven vials (or bowls) of God’s Wrath is poured out!!!
And this seventh trumpet (which is the “last trumpet”) is the last trumpet that’s mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:52 where it says, “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.”
AND, it is the, “voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. [Where] First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.,” that’s mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
AND… you look in Revelation 11 where it tells about the blowing of the seventh / last trumpet, Vs. 15-19, you will read where it says,
“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven:… [And 24 elders said]…
‘We give thanks to You, Lord God, the Almighty,
the one who is and who always was,
for now You have assumed your great power
and have begun to reign.
The nations were filled with wrath,
but NOW the time of Your wrath has come.
It is time to judge the dead
and reward Your servants the prophets,
as well as Your holy people,
and all who fear Your name,
from the least to the greatest.
It is time to destroy
all who have caused destruction on the earth.’ ”
And, this, “… time to judge the dead and reward Your servants the prophets,…” is what’s called the, “Bema seat of Christ.”
And, again, this seventh / last trumpet call of God is, “AFTER the tribulation of those [these UPCOMING] days“!!!
And, if THAT’S not enough Words FROM GOD’S Word to “back me up”… look at Revelation Chapter 20…
It starts off talking about where Satan gets bound for a thousand years which is AFTER the “Tribulation,” and then John, “saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. [So, when I lose mine – I won’t be surprise or lose my head over it… oh, wait, yes I will (I may)… but, my head will roll with the name of MY ONE TRUE God; Jesus Christ rolling off my lips, as well!!!]
They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their forehead or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
This is the first resurrection…”
I.e., “THIS IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION“!!!
NOT the second resurrection!!! (Which it would HAVE to be IF there WERE a “Pre-trib” one!!!
“This is the first resurrection,” GOD SAYS!!!
And THIS timeline matches up PERFECTLY with Daniel’s vision in Daniel Chapter 7 where he, while he is given a vision of the “forth beast” and of the little blasphemous “horn” / the “man of lawlessness” / the “antichrist” that has ALREADY come onto the scene, he sees something else going on…
He says, “I watched as thrones were put in place
and the Ancient One sat down to judge.
His clothing was as white as snow,
his hair like purest wool.
He sat on a fiery throne
with wheels of blazing fire,
and a river of fire was pouring out,
flowing from his presence.
Millions of angels ministered to him;
many millions stood to attend him.
Then the court began its session,
and the books were opened.” Daniel 7:9-10
This is where Jesus, my Attorney and Witness says, “He’s Mine!!! He TRULY loves Me… He didn’t use My blood, grace, or mercy to make EXCUSES to continue sinning!!! I know Him!!!”
And, “As my vision continued that night,” he said, “I saw someone like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient One and was led into His presence. He was given authority, honor, and sovereignty over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language would obey Him. His rule is eternal — it will never end. His kingdom will never be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13-14 AMEN!!! Praise God, Let it be!!!
NO!!! We’re NOT “appointed unto Wrath,” but we WILL be Tried by God’s Refining Fire… and we WILL have tribulation, Jesus Christ says!!! (Which will ALSO be a wakeup call for the church of Laodicea!!!) And WE ARE going to be a part of the FIRST Resurrection!!! And the “second death” will have NO power over us!!!
And AFTER the Tribulation of those days… and AFTER the FIRST Resurrection, which, again, is at the last trumpet (when we ARE taken out of the way)… THEN God pours out His “seven final plagues;” THEN He pours out His gold bowls filled with His Wrath of HIS Indignation!!! (See Revelation 15)
Which is right AFTER Revelation 14:14-20 – I.e., AFTER the “Harvest of the Earth.”
AT the sixth bowl of God’s Wrath is where the Euphrates River dries up and evil spirits emanating from the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet deceive, “all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God the Almighty.” Revelation 16:14
To “BATTLE AGAINST THE LORD,” on that day!!! Not against “the Jews”!!! But, AGAINST THE LORD!!!
ALL of God’s elect are, now, with Him at this point… this is during God’s Wrath… and the “elect,” are, “not appointed unto God’s Wrath,” remember… So all those who are left on earth are the Dragon, the beast, the false prophet, and their deceived minions… and they are all going to be waiting for the Lord Jesus Christ to appear after He pours out the seventh and final bowl, and shouts, “IT IS FINISHED!!!” Revelation 16:17
Which is the same Battle, and time, referenced in Revelation 19:19-21…
“Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gathered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse [Jesus Christ] and His army [i.e., His angles].
And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast—miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue. Both the beast and his false prophet were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse…”
This is Satan’s last stance… for a thousand years… so he’s going to ‘give her all she got’… and LOSE!!!
And, AFTER the thousand year reign of Christ on earth the Devil is let out, again, to try something similar, and he brings Gog and Magog against TRUE Israel, i.e., US… ALL who have found Salvation through Jesus Christ… And that’s when God the Father says, enough is enough and sends fire down from Heaven and consumes the attacking armies!!!
And, “Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” Revelation 20:7-10
And, THEN, “I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it.
The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide. I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life.
And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books.
The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave gave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds. Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15
So WAKE UP!!! And GET READY, you “FOOLISH virgins”!!!… “Let Me in, you LUKEWARM, REBELLIOUS, church of Laodicea,“… “These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God“… I.e., Jesus Christ!!!
“I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.
Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear My voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.
Those who are victorious will sit with Me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with My Father on His throne.
Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what He is saying to the churches.” Revelation 3:19-22
And, “Anyone with ears to hear
should listen and understand.
Anyone who is destined for prison
will be taken to prison.
Anyone destined to die by the sword
will die by the sword.
This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain FAITHFUL.” Revelation 13:9-10
“This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying His Commandments and maintaining their faith in Jesus Christ.” Revelation 14:12
So, look out, and “draw neigh to God,” because the, “the dragon was angry at the woman [Christ’s Bride / the TRUE Church & Body of Christ] and declared war against the rest of her children — all who keep God’s Commandments and maintain their testimony for Jesus Christ.” Revelation 12:17
But, the Good News of the Gospel is that the Devil,… and ALL of his LIES,… and his LAIRS… along with him,… WILL LOSE!!!
And, that Jesus Christ,… and ALL who TRULY know, love, and obey Him,… those standing for the TRUTH of God’s Word and against the LIES… have ALREADY won the Victory!!!