RESURRECTION AND JUDGMENT
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SUMMARY OF EVENTS
Let us summarize the chronology of events we have seen thus far. Following is a chart of these events from Yahshua’s resurrection, through the Millennial Reign. This is followed by a more complete written description of this period.
First, as the “first fruits of those who are asleep,” Yahshua resurrected from the dead back into His earthly body, before ascending into heaven on First Fruits (A). As written in Acts 2:31, “He was neither abandoned to hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay.” Most certainly, His flesh did not decay, but came back to life in the same state wherein He had laid it down, thereby preparing the way for all men who are asleep. What would have been the point of saying His body did not decay, if He did not arise in His earthly body?
Following eight days in heaven and being the first to receive a transformed born-from-above body, Yahshua returned to earth and appeared to many for the remainder of a forty-day period (Acts 1:3, 1 Corinthians 15:3-7). Thereupon, the first Remnant was established, and ended with the stoning of Stephen at Tabernacles, a year and a half after Yahshua’s crucifixion and resurrection (B). The first Remnant was then disbursed abroad, and the breach of Christianity began. Saul/Paul was raised up to begin this new work, and the Body of Christ began to be formed—the seven-branched lampstand that separates the two olive trees, the “two sons of fresh oil” Remnant (Zechariah 4).
As attested by the two of three loaves of leavened Pentecost bread that Saul received (1 Samuel 10:3-4), plus many other like testimonies, Christianity’s three one-thousand-year periods of time that were given to them are cut short to two (B to C), and today Yahweh will complete what He began in the first Remnant. He will send His Spirit as on the day of Pentecost, providing now the latter rain, and perform the Bride work that prepares the way for Immanuel. This is in fact the work Paul foresaw in 1 Thessalonians 4:15 when he wrote of those “who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord,” and should have a duration of two years (C to D).
When the second Remnant is formed and completes its Elijah work, as Paul continued to relate, “the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ [the first Remnant] will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain [the second Remnant] will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord” (D). As set forth in Revelation 20:4 and 6, the “first resurrection” will bring forth the first Remnant, who will be joined with the “first fruits” second Remnant, and together they will receive their born-from-above bodies in heaven and return with Immanuel to rule and reign with Him for a thousand years (D to E). This is the Millennial Reign where Satan is bound, the time of the nations (Gentiles) comes to an end, the tree of life is established on earth and men no longer die, and Immanuel builds His temple between the two bronze mountains of the two two-thousand-year periods of Christianity, thereby splitting them and making them clean as well.
One should realize here that as the Body of Christ, Christianity is obligated to three days and three nights in the grave, or three thousand years. Therefore, they cannot be in the first resurrection. As has been addressed, they are sown for the sake of the nations and will not resurrect until the second and final resurrection when “the rest of the dead” come to life after the thousand years of the Millennial Reign are completed (to be laid out as well). You will recall in Luke 12:40-46 regarding the servant who labors in the Master’s house (believers) in an unfaithful manner, that when the Master returns He “will cut him into two parts, and assign him a place with the unbelievers.” These two parts are these two two-thousand-year periods, the two bronze mountains of Christianity, separated by the Millennial period when Immanuel builds His temple. They are the two bronze pillars of Solomon’s temple that one passed between in order to enter into the temple (1 Kings 7:15-22).
So, what takes place from here? Let us now lay out yet another chart for the purpose of examining Yahweh’s judgment of Christianity and the nations, as well as Satan. This, once again, will be followed by a more complete written description of this period.
The Millennial Reign will be the first time that God brings His kingdom to earth, when, as promised, He will personally rule and reign on this earth—Immanuel, God with us. We are told that this period is specifically for one thousand years, that Satan is bound during it, and that those in the first resurrection will rule and reign with Him.
But what might happen at the end of the Millennial Reign? As addressed in The Waltz of Life, it is evident that Immanuel will then return back to heaven, taking His Bride with Him (E). When it says He will rule and reign for a thousand years, it is because He will rule and reign for a thousand years. When that period is complete, obviously He will return back to heaven.
Another evidence that Immanuel leaves is that Satan is released for a short time to deceive the nations (E to F). How could the nations be deceived with God ruling here on this earth? They could not be. Also, this is a repeat of what took place when He left following His resurrection. As soon as He left, the apostles committed the abomination of desolation by standing in the place of the Holy One and selecting a replacement for Judas (read The Great Tribulation, page one). Yahshua alone had the right to make that replacement, and the corruption of the kingdom began. Therefore, it is quite fitting that as soon as Immanuel leaves at the end of the Millennial Reign, once again desolation immediately takes place.
We have no idea exactly how long “a short time” will be; but we do know that afterwards, as it is written, Satan is cast into the lake of fire, Immanuel returns, and “the rest of the dead” are brought forth from death—the earth gives birth to the departed spirits (F)! The Body of Christ will have completed its three days and three nights, or three thousand years, in the grave, and will resurrect on its first day of the week—the chronological eighth day. They have taught a Sunday resurrection, and they will experience a Sunday resurrection as Christ’s Body. Also, just as Christ resurrected back into His earthly flesh, so they will resurrect back into their earthly flesh. The difference for them is that Yahshua ascended alive the next day on First Fruits, and they will not ascend for two thousand years. They must complete the second-part Elijah period that is the second bronze mountain and second bronze pillar. Once completed, the Body of Christ will then ascend into heaven alive to receive their born-from-above bodies and return with Immanuel (G). Here again, read The Waltz of Life, page 4.
Of course when they resurrect on their Sunday, with them comes “the rest of the dead.” This will be all men, women, and children who have died since Adam (with exception to the first Remnant), including Adam himself. It will include all the patriarchs and prophets as well. Again, the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.
Most Christians think that the patriarchs and prophets and others who believed enter into the kingdom of God at the time of the church. Many probably naively think they are already there. But the whole of the Scriptures and the ways of Yahweh do not evidence or support this. Keep in mind that the kingdom of heaven, the church, did not begin until Yahshua’s crucifixion, resurrection, and return after eight days. And most importantly, Yahshua Himself clearly stated that those from John the Baptist to Adam were not in the kingdom of heaven: “Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (Mathew 11:11). If no one was greater than John and he was not in the kingdom of heaven, then clearly the patriarchs and prophets were not in the kingdom either.
People do not realize how entirely discriminating and determining time is. For example, if you had lived in the time of Yahshua’s ministry, you could have walked up to Him and been healed of any affliction. But can you do that today? Not at all. So, were those who lived at that time better than you? Were they more spiritual than you? No, they simply had two advantages: time and place. Was Abraham in the church? No, for it had not yet begun. As it is written in Hebrews 11:13, “All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.” That distance is the determining factor of time. Can they be in the first resurrection? Not at all. Why? Because they did not live during the time of the former rain. It is just that simple. Again, time is the great determiner and is entirely discriminating. It places people in opportunities, but at the same time it also excludes all others. Again, was John the Baptist and anyone before him in the church, the kingdom of heaven? Not at all. They died before it was brought to man.
Can you experience the original literal Garden? Can you walk with God in the cool of the day and eat from that tree of life? Of course not. Why? Because of time. But in like manner, neither could Adam and Eve experience the Garden’s fulfillment. They died. Could anyone who has died be a part of those who do not die but ascend alive to meet Immanuel in the air? Of course not. They are not alive at the time of His coming. Therefore, when Christians complete the Elijah second period of their work and ascend alive, how could anyone be in it who was not a part of that work for the two thousand years before the Millennial Reign? They cannot be. It was and is a very specific work. Rather, those who were not alive at the time of that work are all in the nations category until they can later be added into the kingdom according the their faith and according to the will of Yahweh God.
Abraham had faith, but the timing of his life excluded him from receiving his born-from-above body until after the Bride-and-Body church is fully completed. Remember, everyone will eventually fit into one of three places in the kingdom: in the holy of holies Remnant, in the holy place of Christianity, or in the court of the nations. The two-part temple first has to be built, which is not complete until the Body of Christ enters into immortality following their concluding two-thousand-year Elijah period. Only then can others like Abraham and all who had faith be added in, and only at the end of the nations’ own concluding second-part six thousand years (H).
It is evident that at the ascension of the nations to receive their immortal bodies, those who had faith prior to the kingdom of heaven being brought to man will then be placed into either the holy of holies or the holy place. What is not possible in lower dimensions, is possible in higher dimensions. Thus, while time and their natural state have excluded their entrance into the forming and even formed kingdom of heaven, their entrance into immortality allows them to receive their placement and reward according to their faith and works.
Up until that time, two limiting factors have delayed their entrance into the holy of holies or the holy place fulfillments. First is the time required for completing those two works that brought the church into incorruptible bodies. As it is written, “And all these [patriarchs, etc.], having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect” (Hebrews 11:39-40). Second, there must be the passage of time required in order for they themselves to be able to enter into their own incorruptible bodies. Once both of these are effected, the discriminating fourth dimension of time is overcome. At the higher dimension of the incorruptible, they can now enter into the heavenly placement according to their faith.
Remember also that the law and way of Yahweh is that the first will be last, and the last will be first. We already see this being fulfilled in mankind. The kingdom of heaven did not come to man until four thousand years after the Garden. And even in the kingdom, the Millennial Reign will not come until the end of that two-thousand-year period. Thus, truly, the absolute last—the second Remnant—will be the first to enter into the incorruptible, along with the related first Remnant. And it is here that the tide changes. Next will come the Body of Christ into the incorruptible, and following them will be the rest of mankind. Truly, the first will be last into the incorruptible, and the last will be first into the incorruptible.
One other point here: it would seem evident that after the great white throne judgment, Immanuel would return back into heaven and leave the kingdom to the Body of Christ for the remainder of the two thousand years. In writing about any of this, all we can do is put the pieces together that we are given. The split Bride is exceptionally confirmed throughout the Scriptures, as well as even the split Body of Christ. The Millennial Reign is clearly addressed as well, and even the second resurrection of the rest of the dead is clearly set forth. And as we have seen, the great white throne judgment and the purpose of the lake of fire are evident when one lays aside the false wrath teachings and takes an honest look at the Greek words used there, the whole of the Scriptures, as well as the ways of Yahweh.
Also, Immanuel’s return to heaven at the end of the Millennial Reign is quite obvious, the occurrence and placement of Satan’s short release is evident, and the great white throne judgment is clearly placed in time. But the amount of time required for that judgment per Yahshua’s presence is completely silent. Also, as addressed in The Waltz of Life, it seems evident that following their Elijah period, the Body of Christ would bring the return of Immanuel once again. Furthermore, it seems evident that a concurrent six-thousand-year period of the nations would occur in like pattern to the Body of Christ’s concluding Elijah period. Based on what Yahweh performs for the Bride and the Body, it would be essential for the nations to equally be split by the Millennial Reign in order to make them clean as well. Time will tell with certainty how Yahweh will work all of this out, but He has given us some advance information. Today, we see enough so as to anticipate His works, especially for the next three thousand years. And one thing is most certain: Christianity’s wrath and end-time teachings are completely false and entirely contrary to both the Scriptures and the ways of Yahweh God.
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