reply to post by Akragon
There are so many other verses that confirm this.
19 But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.
21 See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling
to punish the people of the earth for their sins.
The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;
the earth will conceal its slain no longer.
Keep the Dew in mind as you read the next few references.
1 Kings 17
17 Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe[a] in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew
nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”
Elijah turns off the water. No more dew. What is dew? Dew is the droplets from a larger body of water that have ascended, the fallen in the
morning, shortly before the sun rises. Do you see any symbolism in that? What happens next, in this very chapter?
Elijah meets a widow woman and her son dies.
17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. 18 She said to Elijah,
“What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?”
19 “Give me your son,” Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. 20
Then he cried out to the Lord, “Lord my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?” 21 Then he
stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord, “Lord my God, let this boy’s life return to him!”
22 The Lord heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. 23 Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room
into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive!”
24 Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth.”
Elijah restores the son to life after taking him UP and then DOWN. Who is Elijah in the New Testament? He is John the Baptist. John baptizes in
water as a symbol for preparing the way for the Lord in the wilderness. How does he prepare the way? He turns the water back on. 7 billion souls
are here today. How can we confirm this?
I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men
themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God
Notice, both the wicked and righteous are raised. Not just the righteous. Paul believed that the dead would be resurrected before the Day of the
Lord. Why? To be judged as nations on the Earth. Elijah prepared the way by bringing the dew back to the land. The Son rises and evaporates the
dew with fire.
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to
flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our
father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree
that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will
baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into
the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Go back now and read Isaiah 26 again. The righteous are put to rest while the evil is consumed on Earth. They are then brought back.
I am surprised you are not a Christian in light of such a cloud of witness. Are you prepared for this?
“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”[
So shall it be! Amen.
We are all here to see an event. Taking the name puts us in the character of Christ and identifies us and marks us for removal from the fire.
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