reply to post by Deetermined
This is the resurrection that Paul spoke of.
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
Both the righteous and wicked would be raised on the last day. This is the last day.
Epistle of Barnabas 15:4
Give heed, children, what this meaneth; He ended in six days. He meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all things to an
end; for the day with Him signifyeth a thousand years; and this He himself beareth me witness, saying; Behold, the day of the Lord shall be as a
thousand years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end."
To see this clearly, let’s put the information into context with the entire story of the Bible:
-Adam to Abraham 2000 Years of Age 1 (FATHER)
-Abraham to Jesus 2000 Years of Age 2 (SON)
-Jesus to Today 2000 Years of Age 3 (HOLY SPIRIT)
-Day of Rest (Day of the Lord) 1000 years (SALVATION)
The Day of the Lord is the central topic of the Entire Bible next to creation and salvation. Here is a description from Isaiah:
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.
Here is a description from Job:
3 “Oh, that my words were recorded,
that they were written on a scroll,
24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead,
or engraved in rock forever!
25 I know that my redeemer[c] lives,
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet[e] in[f] my flesh I will see God;
27 I myself will see him
with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
28 “If you say, ‘How we will hound him,
since the root of the trouble lies in him,’
29 you should fear the sword yourselves;
for wrath will bring punishment by the sword,
and then you will know that there is judgment.
Job got his wish. He can see with the eyes that awaits this day:
28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who
are waiting for him.
Where are we waiting? "You must be born again." John 3 tells how this all works. We are baptized into the water of reality to rise to new life.
The Spirit is the last baptism. We must be born of water first and then Spirit. If the two do not become one (Spirit of God and Soul), then we are
baptized again and wait. Christ came for the sick, not the well. Loving God is the way union with His Spirit happens. If not, we are separated here
in the material world. The World to come is paradise.
"Future bliss can neither be imagined, explained, nor described. We know nothing of its nature, form, greatness, or beauty, its quantity or quality.
This much one should know, the phrase, "the world to come," does not imply that it is a world yet to be called into existence; it exists already, but
the phrase is employed to describe the life into which those who are in the present stage of existence will be transposed when they throw off this
Ecclesiastes 12 on the Silver Cord (Mortal Coil) that Connects us:
12 Remember your Creator
in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
and the years approach when you will say,
“I find no pleasure in them”—
2 before the sun and the light
and the moon and the stars grow dark,
and the clouds return after the rain;
3 when the keepers of the house tremble,
and the strong men stoop,
when the grinders cease because they are few,
and those looking through the windows grow dim;
4 when the doors to the street are closed
and the sound of grinding fades;
when people rise up at the sound of birds,
but all their songs grow faint;
5 when people are afraid of heights
and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms
and the grasshopper drags itself along
and desire no longer is stirred.
Then people go to their eternal home
and mourners go about the streets.
6 Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
and the wheel broken at the well,
7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
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