“Second Resurrection” – Part 2

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“Second Resurrection” – Part 2

Last week’s study was broken up into several sections, and we started off by looking at how God looks at all sinful flesh in which we abide in (Rom 7:5-6, Gal 5:17). We also looked at how the physical feeding and nourishing of the flesh of mankind found in these two sections of scripture, Luke 9:14-17 and Mark 8:6-9, are a parable describing the judgment that God’s word is going to work in the lives of all those who will receive His word in time, a word that is likened unto bread (Joh 6:55-58).

We looked at how all men will be saved through a process of judgment which is unfolding little by little as each man in his own order receives that bread of life, those words of eternal life that won’t return void until it has accomplished what God has determined it to do (Joh 17:20, Isa 55:11).

We then dissected those parables a little further (Luk 9:14-17, Mar 8:6-9) to see how all men, represented by the 4000 who sat down and ate bread (Mar 8:6-9), will be saved through judgment that unfolds in two stages: a physical baptism first, because that which is natural is always first (1Co 15:46). That experience is preceded by a spiritual baptism by fire, represented by the 5000 who sat and ate bread at Christ’s feet in this parable in Luke 9:14-17. Together the two stories add up to around 9000 people, the number which we know represents judgment showing us that judgment is something that unfolds in a very specific process.

The salvational experience of all of mankind as a whole can be likened to the twelve baskets full of the fragments that are gathered up after the multitudes ate at the feet of Christ, and it is that foundational event of twelve baskets which God uses in this parable of the 5000 being fed (Luk 9:14-17) that reminds us that none will be lost, but all will be saved through grace and faith (5000, Eph 2:8). The foundation of how God is going to save all mankind starts with God’s elect as these verses witness – Mat 10:2, Rev 7:4, Eph 3:10, 1Co 15:23.

There is significance to the 4000 being fed seven fish and then seven baskets of fragments which were gathered in this parable in Mark 8:5-9, and what we have been learning is that these fragments which are gathered are the complete (7) experience of mankind that needs to be understood as our experience, our one event which is common to all men (Ecc 9:3). When we’re granted to ruminate on this experience of evil (Ecc 1:13) by which we are humbled, we become sorrowful at this event of the dead burying the dead within ourselves, if God is working with us (Luk 9:60, Rom 2:4). This experience in our first Adamic seed is what God uses to prick our hearts and lead us to a repentance which must precede our being born again so we can inherit the kingdom of God within (Rom 6:4, Gal 3:16, Joh 12:24, Joh 3:3).

This week we will look at how God reserves all mankind unto judgment through the law (2Pe 3:7, Heb 10:27) or the schoolmaster where we are “under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father”, the time when we will be judged with a fiery baptism (Gal 3:24, Gal 4:1, Mat 3:11).

We will also look at some parables that point to the need for the preparation which each of us will experience in our lives prior to the ultimate rest in the Lord that will occur in the first resurrection. God is always preparing our hearts and making us ready for what is coming (Pro 16:9, Pro 16:1), and so we can rejoice in knowing that He is our helper Who is helping us overcome and endure through the fiery process of preparation so that we can be made ready to serve and save the rest of humanity (Rom 8:31, 1Ti 4:16).

The last part of our study will conclude in an email that I will read which witnesses to another example of the order that God reveals to us in His word in regard to how judgment must unfold in each life, and how it is by God’s ordained wisdom and order described in this parable found in 2 Peter 3:8 that we can see there truly is one event unto all men (Ecc 9:3). No one will be excluded from that order and process, even those who died in the womb, or any other instance where life was cut short, through war, for example.

Judged by the law for the lawless until we are judged with fire (Mat 3:11)

Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Giving an accounting or confession ‘in the lake of fire’ for the powers and principalities to which we have been subject even in ignorance is typified in the time when we are judged by the school master, the law for the lawless, and the gentiles (within and without) are not excluded from that time, being a law unto themselves.

Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound [the law is that first baptism]. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound [grace that did much more abound is the fiery baptism we go through that changes the heart]:
Rom 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death [Rom 8:2, 1Ti 1:9], even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
Rom 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

1Ti 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Gal 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Rom 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

There is a negative way to compare among ourselves which is not wise, but there is also a positive way to compare that God will use in judgment to bring people to see that He was the one Who gave different cultures or groups of people at specific times, a specific spirit, which required specific works done in it if they were going to repent.

2Co 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

The wisdom of man, or the vanity of mans flesh compares fleshly wisdom with fleshly wisdom and this is the time when we are not going from glory to glory by faith because we are not granted to look to Christ who is our wisdom and the finisher of our faith.

2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Luk 10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
Luk 10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
Luk 10:10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
Luk 10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
Luk 10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
Luk 10:13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
Luk 10:14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
Luk 10:15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
Luk 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

This judgment or these comparisons which Christ draws are part of the process of letting the dead bury the dead, that must precede the lake of fire baptism where those within that fire will be giving an accounting for all of those things that were done in their body. Those things will be brought to their attention, just as Christ did in the type and shadow event of comparing Chorazin and Bethsaida, which represents that time in the second resurrection when the world will start to be convicted of all of the wickedness of mankind and the sovereignty of God over the sins of the Amorites that must be seen as something that is fulfilled within us.

Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Gen 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

This event of giving an account is common to all men and is typified by the court where we are trodden under foot for 1260 days [under the law] (Rev 11:2), where we become convinced of our need for not just this ‘baptism by water’, but we begin to understand more clearly what the fearful waiting for of fiery judgement in the lake of “fiery indignation” will conclude in Heb 10:27, Mat 10:28, Rev 11:3 and Rev 11:7-8.

Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.
Ecc 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
1Co 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
1Co 3:23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.

1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
1Co 6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

Rev 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

Act 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Joh 1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Rev 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Rev 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

The judgment in the lake of fire will be brought about by men being dragged into the temple of God to be tried with fire, after an accounting is given in the court, typified in the example of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, where these three men gave an accounting of their confidence and faith and ability of God to deliver them, only to then be purified in the fiery furnace with Christ, where there are now four in the fire. The four represents all the world which will be saved yet so as by fire (Joh 6:44, 1Pe 1:7), and the elect have been granted to be the first to abide in that fire through the grace and faith process which will save us in advance of the world so we can judge angels (Mat 13:11, 1Co 6:19, Eph 2:8). It is in the temple where that baptism of fire will unfold for the rest of the world after the dead have buried their dead and the Lord deems it time to add another to the church through the temple which we are.

Dan 3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
Dan 3:20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
Dan 3:21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Dan 3:22 Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Dan 3:23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Dan 3:24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
Dan 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

Isa 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

Exo 26:37 And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.

Exo 36:38 And the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass.

1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

In other words, in the resurrected body of a spirit-being in the second resurrection, there is a symbolic time in the court, and there is a symbolic time in the temple, and that time concludes in the seven typified years which are needed to complete (7) the process of judgment that God will bring upon all of humanity, each man in his order. We must live by all these words (Mat 4:4) and ultimately be found lying dead in the street for three and a half days, which symbolizes our dying daily process that is needed in order to “fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church”.

Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

2Co 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Rev 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

Preparation needed to rest in the Lord

There was a preparation taking place for the physical body of Christ that is a type of the preparation which all of humanity must go through in our heavens before we can rest in the Lord (Luk 23:56).

Joh 12:7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

Rom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

God deems the time and order for every individual person to be judged and to have his flesh trodden under foot for 1260 symbolic days before they can enter into “the holiest” within the fiery confines of the temple of God, and our Father shows us that Christ’s flesh was sinful flesh, that was symbolically anointed to remind us that through the anointing of the holy spirit we can endure all thing “against the day of my burying hath she kept this”.

Zec 2:5 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.

Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Joh 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was

Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

We are as Christ and are being prepared to enter into our eternal rest with God and Jesus Christ. For God’s elect this process is unfolding as we are anointed in this life through Christ, Who is our hope of glory, Who enables us to go through the fiery trials of this life that burnish our feet, Christ’s feet. Christ’s feet represent the body of Christ that was anointed and able to endure the trials, or drink the cup that was given to him and is given to us. We can rest in the Lord and die daily and be raised into heavenly places with our Lord where we are anointed with the holy spirit.

2Co 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts

2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Mat 20:23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

2Co 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

For the rest of creation, it will unfold in the second resurrection starting with an earnest (downpayment) relationship that will grow to a fullness which the elect will have already attained by the grace and faith process we will have gone through and that Christ has gone through as our forerunner (1Jn 4:17, Eph 2:8).

Heb 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
Heb 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Knowing that the physical reveals the spiritual as stated in Romans 1:20, and that that which is natural is first and afterward that which is spiritual (1Co 15:46-47), these verses in 1 Corinthians 15:21-23 give clarity regarding how God will resurrect all men and judge all in a specific order.

1Co 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made [process] alive.
1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

1Pe 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
1Pe 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead [which is a spiritual statement telling us that as kings and priest we can know a tree by its fruit that they are yet spiritually dead and in need of judgement], small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Man and the flesh of man are equated with death, a body of death (Rom 7:24-25), and the second resurrection, “the resurrection of the dead”, is just that; it is the resurrection of those who are yet spiritually dead and in need of being judged. It is only through judgment that we can be “made alive”, and that judgment must proceed from Christ and His body (1Co 6:3, Mat 22:28-32) and is what it will take for the world to be raised in heavenly places where we are known of God and Christ through judgment (Eph 2:6, Mat 7:21-23). God’s elect have been blessed to know God’s love through that process of judgment (1Jn 4:17, 1Jn 3:1, Heb 12:6-8) which is upon us today in advance of all those who will, in their own order, be judged of those saviours who will come up on mount Zion.

Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

I would like to conclude this study by reading an email which I believe will help reiterate what we have looked at tonight in regard to the second resurrection and the order in which God will judge all of his creation in time.

Clearly, we have an incredible inheritance in Christ and a blessed and holy family through which God is giving us the support and love so that we can all obtain to that joyous time when we will be able to judge all of God’s children and in so doing wipe away all the tears of sorrow that come with being born in the flesh.

Job 5:7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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