STATE OF THE DEAD – RESURRECTION
Although the state of the dead is devastating, it is not final. The condition of man after the death Jesus taught people the following:
Biblical Book : Ecclesiastes 9; 5,6,10
5For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
6Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
10Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Ecclesiastes 12 ; 7
7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Meditate Jesus comeback, coming in glory. In this theme the Bible publishes data regarding the resurrection of the dead.
Who will see Jesus coming in glory? So many people have lived and died in the past, and that they did not see Jesus. Who will now among the living await the Jesus comeback ?
Find answers backed by God , and which can be found on the pages of the Bible :
Revelation 1; 7
7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Although those who pierced Jesus when he died on the cross have already died, this text announces that they will see Jesus when he came to the Earth in its royal glory.
How God has revealed that „the dead know nothing“ and „they don’t have a share in anything done under the sun” , “those who pierced him ” will see the coming of Jesus so that for this opportunity to they will be return to the state of living from God – the resurrection .
Matthew 25; 31 , 32 , 33
31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Let’s face even closer this conflux of all nations in font of Jesus. Will there be enough room on Earth all people of all times, resurrected and those living?
We read that Jesus will „distinguish “, separate people from one another to love and gratitude that they have, or have not had for close ones – thereby for him.
Upon arrival in the glory of Jesus will in accompanied by all the angels keep above the Earth. His faithful but died Jesus will resurrect, and his living will transform into special, eternal , sinless body . All of them together, ” distinguished ” , separated from the infidels and all the unfaithful will be raised up to Christ :
Revelation 15; 2 – 4
2And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
3And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
4Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
It is understandable, that the coming of Jesus Christ, King of the universe, will be carried out in the presence of all the people ever born on this planet. Those who gladly surrendered to the King of love and life, will be prepared shelter like “glass sea“ and Christ’s enemies will this glorious event observe from the earth destroyed by evil.
The appearance of the famous Christ figure and numerous angels, friends of Christ and Christ’s enemies, just resurrected or alive, will react completely differently. It will be a similar event of Christ’s resurrection as described in:
Matthew 28; 1-8
1In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
When detected only one angel of God, which caused a strong earthquake, the enemies of Christ have fallen unconscious, in fear, realizing the superiority of the God whom rejected.
The appearance of Christ and all the holy angels, at his coming in glory, will causean unprecedented devastating earthquake, and the enemies of Christ, who are resurrected by God, to see the glory of Christ , horrified will shoutfrom earthquakes blow up rocks and mountains in the explosion :
Revelation 6; 14-17
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Although the occurrence of a single angel, and earthquake knocked out guards at first caused fear among the two faithful followers of Christ, they remained sane, and through the words of the angel of the risen Christ, received great joy and rushed to publication of all the Disciples of Christ.
Planet Earth will be shattered mighty earthquakes in the coming of Jesus in glory, but Christ’s friends of all times will observe the glory of your Savior joyfully.
His words will be:
Isaiah 25; 9
9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
The resurrection of the faithful Christ taught us through the Apostle Paul:
I Corinthians 15; 20-28 ( and furthermore )
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
The word „subservient“- means placed under God’s rule. Jesus took on the task to return to God the Father all that was misappropriated, stolen, destroyed from Satan.
Jesus began with the return of the people to God the Father.
When he allowed himself to be tortured, watched, humiliated, insulted and killed on the cross, Jesus won the victory over Satan’s authority to people and everything on earth.
Laying his life for sinners and their guilt, he, without guilt , innocence , has enabled every man who accepts it, the forgiveness of sins and eternal life .
During this period, we may with great reason to call „time of God’s grace ,” humanity was offered a grand and glorious deliverance . It will be revealed at Christ’s coming in glory, the human race will not have to wait long . Whether alive or resurrected, let’s find ourselves among the faithful of Christ.