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The Plan of God part two

We saw last time that there are two main resurrections, Hebrews 11:35. The first resurrection provides true Christians who then marry Jesus Christ, Revelation 19:7, with their positions  sharing in the Government of God here on the earth during the Millennium, Revelation 20: 4.

Those positions will depend  upon how diligent and faithful they have been in their calling, Luke 19:17.

At the end of the 1000 years the Second Resurrection will take place, Revelation 20:11-13, Ezekiel 37:5-6. This resurrection will include  all those who have never even heard of Jesus Christ,  as well as the majority of Christians who never understood the true gospel and were deceived by Satan into rejecting God’s Commandments and Sabbath, and the pattern and example of Jesus Christ, Revelation 12:9.

During this Great White Throne Judgement period, some who have deserved punishment will receive it,  before being given their chance to repent.

They will be resurrected into a world  carefully prepared for them during the 1000 years ( See our Article, ‘Return to Eden’).  It is thought  that they will be raised  physically perfect,  without any disabilities, at the age of 30, the age of maturity, when Jesus began His ministry. They will taught God’s way and  live to be 100, Isaiah 65:20. Little children who died young will be raised by their parents, and also reach 100, when  those  who have repented and received Salvation through Jesus Christ will be changed into Spirit Beings.

There may be some who refuse to repent of their sinful ways. They will die only to be resurrected again along with the few who understood and rejected their opportunity for salvation in this life,  to face the lake of fire when the earth is consumed with fire in preparation for the New Heavens and New Earth, Luke 16:24,  2 Peter 3:10-13.

God is giving you a chance now to be in that better resurrection, with all its rewards, but it takes courage, and we have a vitally important God given task to fulfil, which is not even mentioned by the churches, even the churches of God, though it is plain in God’s word!

The Plan of God

There is one chapter in the Bible which summarises the future for those God has called and chosen. Not yet ALL those who have ever lived, for there are 2 distinct resurrections and we are here looking at the “first fruits” resurrection, Revelation 14:4, as against  the second resurrection of the ‘great white throne’ judgement in Revelation 20:11-12, which I will cover later.

That chapter is John chapter 17.  John 17:2 tells us who the chapter is about. They understand that Jesus’ teaching was from His Father, John 17:6-9, and now they keep Gods commands and belong to both the Father and Christ.

They are the called out ones and will be kept through God’s Name, John 17:11, as we read throughout the New Testament – ‘The Church of God’.  Christ has given them God’s word, but the world has then hated them, John 17:14, for it is not easy to be a true Christian in an evil world, John 17:15-18.

The next verses speak of  a mystery, and you can read about that in a recent article on this site entitled,  “The Mystery of The Gospel”.  It explains  that Jesus and His Father are “one”, as of one mind in all things, but now christ prays that these too may become ‘one’  with Himself and His Father.

This will occur fully when they are resurrected and marry Jesus Christ  before His Father’s Throne, on the Sea of Glass, in Heaven. Revelation 14:1-5, 15:2, 19:7.

They are now the children of God but will become the Bride of Christ and take His Father’s Name, as they join His family, Revelation 14, and rule with Christ here on the earth, Rev. 20:4. They  will remain close to their Lord and Husband for eternity, John 17:24, and share in His Glory.

These are not the beliefs of any denomination, but simply the plain words of God, John 17:17, which you may believe, or not, but your choice could determine if you will be in the better resurrection, Hebrews 11:35,  ‘Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. NIV. Or, in the second resurrection, which we will examine next time.’