The 17th of the 11th month, and 2000 years from the birth of our Lord, ... "day 1335" ? of Daniel 12:12 ... IS NOW PAST ... and so soon into this time of "Jacob's trouble" ...
- THE FIRST in TIME and GLORY,
- THE "PROTOS",
- THE "BLESSED" RESURRECTION?
- (AND THUS ... WHAT A BLESSED PROSPECT ... WE ARE THAT BLESSED GENERATION?)
NOTE THAT the scriptures supply simple stark contrast to JUST TWO events separated by 1000 years:
- some will be resurrected to everlasting life, ... some to shame,
- there will be a resurrection to life, ... and to damnation,
- there will be a resurrection of the just, ... and the unjust,
- there is a FIRST resurrection, ... but the rest of the dead will NOT live until the end of 1000 years.
(Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; Luke 14:14 and Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:4-6)
These scriptures DO seem to be describing and contrasting JUST TWO GENERAL EVENTS ... the "FIRST" being the BLESSED AND GLORIOUS [PROTOS] ONE:
CLEARLY there can be NO (general) resurrection before "THE FIRST" (general) resurrection, ... SINCE If there COULD, "THE FIRST" (general resurrection), WOULD NOT BE "THE FIRST" (general resurrection)!
So then ...
WHEN DOES THIS GLORIOUS FIRST RESURRECTION OCCUR?
Here are some scriptures that GIVE CLUES as to when this general and MOST GLORIOUS resurrection will take place:
- Daniel was told: "at the extreme end day". (Daniel 12:13)
- Yeshua repeatedly informs us: "at the last day". (John 6:39,40,44,54; 11:24)
This GLORIOUS EVENT is thus pretty "tightly delimited":
- it's the "FIRST" resurrection,
- and it occurs on the "extreme end" or "last" day.
And even the "limits" of the duration of this PRE-EMINENT EVENT are defined:
- this FIRST RESURRECTION looks to ALL take place within an "ATOM/MOMENT" of time,
- within a "twinkling of an eye"!!! (1 Corinthians 15:52)
Revelation 20:4 INCLUDES THESE ALSO among the "just" who WILL BE IN THIS PRE-EMINENT GLORIOUS "ATOM/MOMENT" EVENT:
According to Matthew 24:29-31, the events leading up to this MOST GLORIOUS EVENT COMMENCE
(referring back to that period of great tribulation that our Lord has just told us about in Matthew 24:15,21, that would COME FROM the "setting up of the abomination (THAT LEADS TO) desolation" shown to Daniel).
It seems that Daniel was told that THIS "ABOMINATION" would TAKE PLACE 1290 days from "the turning away". (Daniel 12:11)
NOW, ... AT PURIM 1997, right at MID-POINT of the 7 YEAR DECEITFUL PEACE COVENANT "WITH RABIN", the sacrifice and giving of land for peace was "turned away" and "ceased/took a REST" for 20 months!
AND, AT "day 1290" the abomination that LOOKS TO BE LEADING TO desolation, ... was that the Holy Place - the Temple Mount was handed over by Barak, the Prime Minister of Israel not just to the UN, but very particularly, to (the people of) the god of the Muslims.
BUT ... PRAISE THE LORD! Our Saviour encourages us, when we see these things BEGIN to happen, to "LOOK UP", knowing that GLORIOUS redemption is very near ...
The 17th of the 11th month, and 2000 years from the birth of our Lord ... "day 1335" ... is NOW PAST ... and soon into this "time of Jacob's trouble", ...
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AWESOME HEAVENLY EVENTS seem prophesied to usher in:
- THE FIRST in TIME and GLORY,
- THE "PROTOS",
- THE "BLESSED" RESURRECTION !!!
TRULY THEN, THIS IS A BLESSED GENERATION !!!
Behold! He comes ... (Matthew 24:29-31)
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13)
And ye shall be hated of all for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Mark 13:13)
... Messiah ... Son over His own house, whose house are we if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. (Hebrews 3:6)
For we are made partakers of Messiah, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end. (Hebrews 3:14)
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. (Hebrews 10:35-39)
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. (James 5:11)
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Messiah's sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (1 Peter 4:13)
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