There will not take place any
resurrections of the physically dead back to life on earth in the flesh
not on this earth, nor in the promised "new earth".
A "NEW HEAVEN" AND A "NEW EARTH".
"new earth" is new with reference to the Spirit governing people's
lives. (Rev 21:1) (2 Peter 3:13) (Isaiah 65:17. 66:22). The wicked spirit
influence of those dominating the earth with an "Esau"
disposition will be replaced by the righteous Spirit authority of the
"Jacob" age. (Mal 1:2-5). The time designated for the "Jacob"
age is one thousand years. During this age, although people will die of the
physical curse of Adam, faithful ones will be resurrected in spirit by The
Christ. (Isaiah 65:20. Rev 20:4,5). There will be no interval between the
"Esau" and "Jacob" ages. (2 Esdras 6:7-10
Furthermore, those of the dead who will hear Christ's voice and come out of
their memorial tombs, will do so only in the sense of their spirit being
quickened to everlasting spirit life in the "new heavens"; whether
they died before Christ was on earth (Heb 11:13 16), or after his earthly
death. (John 5:28,29).
THE "GREAT CROWD" AND THE "GREAT TRIBULATION". (Rev 7:9-17).
age has been a tribulation for all servants of God. But God will repay
tribulation to those who made tribulation for His beloved people. Those making
tribulation for His servants are lawless ones who do not know God and do not
obey the "good news" about our Lord Jesus. (2 Thess 1:4-10). The
"tribulation ten days" suffered by anointed sons of God described
in Revelation 2:10 occurred between December 1st 1971 and November 30th 1981.
(See Page 29/12/96B of The Signal).
In Revelation 7:9-17, those
dressed in "white robes" (which symbolize salvation through spirit
sanctification) are destined to be before the throne of God and of the Lamb in
heaven in spirit bodies (where there is no sun to "beat down
upon them". 7:16,17). This innumerable "great crowd" will be comprised of
those who have come through the "great tribulation" of the
"Esau" age into the new "Jacob" age, and those born and
living in the "Jacob" age (Isaiah 65:23); each of whom will
have remained faithful to God to inherit everlasting life in the new spirit
heavens before the throne of God. They will be gathered from all nations. There
is no scriptural evidence inspired of God
to indicate that
resurrections of the dead will be to another fleshly life on earth.
THOSE WHO DIED BEFORE CHRIST'S DEATH.
Those who died in
faith will get the fulfilment of the promises they saw afar off.
if they had indeed kept remembering that place from which they had gone forth
(the earth), they would have had opportunity to return."
They did not, because by faith they were reaching out for a better place
belonging to heavenly spirit life. (Heb 11:13-16)
(See Pages 870,
871A and 871B). They have a City in heaven
made ready for them. (Heb 11:16).
THE "ESAU" AGE
Of material appreciation
of God after Jacob.
Dec 1st 1971 and
Nov 30th 1981.
THE "JACOB" AGE
1,000 year period
of the "new earth"
where righteousness will
prevail. (2 Peter 3:13).
THE "NEW HEAVENS"
For resurrected ones who lived
in the "Esau" age, who lived
in both ages,
or who were born
in the "Jacob" age.
(Cont. on Page