Mystery of the Faith Lesson 19

The Resurrection at the 2nd Coming



The followers of "The Faith" believed that there would be one resurrection of the saved and lost at the end of the world.  There were things about the resurrection in "The Faith" that they did not understand ("Mystery").  
What they did not understand was that there would be two classes of resurrections, the saved (First Resurrection) and the lost (Second Resurrection).  
The resurrection of the saved would be in three stages.  Israel was taught to harvest their crops in three stages, (1) firstfruits (tithe), (2) main harvest, and (3) the gleaning for the poor.  So also would be the resurrection of the saved, (1) Christ the firstfruits, (2) the main resurrection of the saved at the rapture, and (3) the gleaning of the saved at the 2nd coming of Jesus which would complete the resurrection of the saved.

 The third stage of the resurrection of the saved is at the 2nd Coming of Christ.  In Lesson 17 we found out that not all the saved were raised at the resurrection of Christ.

David was not raised, only 10% (the tithe, the firstfruits) of the saved were raised.  David will be raised at the 2nd Coming of Christ. Therefore even at the Rapture not all the saved are raised.  At the 2nd Coming of Christ all of the saved will be raised and this will complete the resurrection of the saved, known as the first resurrection.  
(Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.)

1. In (Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.), John saw the souls that were raised at the 2nd Coming of Christ.  Fill in the blanks of the descriptions of those who were saved during the tribulation period.

  A. Those who were  for the witness of Jesus, and the
         word of God.

to question 1A.

  B. Those who were  because they did not worship the .

to question 1B.

  C. Those who were  because they did not worship the .

to question 1C.

  D. Those who were  because they did not receive the .

to question 1D.

2. Which Old Testament Saint was raised at this time?  

(Jeremiah 30:9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.)

to question 2.

3. When the third stage of the resurrection of the saved is completed, at the end of the tribulation period, then this concludes the resurrection of the redeemed, which is also known as the  resurrection.  

(Revelation 20:5-6 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.)

to question 3.

4. Hymenaeus and Philetus preached that the resurrection is  already.

  (2 Timothy 2:17-18 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

18  Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.)

to question 4.

  A. Was this preaching the truth?  

(2 Timothy 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.)

to question 4A.

  B. Did this preaching help anyone?  

(2 Timothy 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.)

to question 4B.

  C. The preaching, that when a saved person dies, they go to heaven and there is no bodily resurrection or a life again on the earth, overthrows the faith of those who hear this and may cause them not to live a victorious life now. True or False  

to question 4C.

5. "Now if Christ be preached that he  from the dead,  say some among you that there is  resurrection of the dead?"

      (1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?)

to question 5.

6. "But if there be  resurrection of the dead, then is Christ  risen:"  

(1 Corinthians 15:13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:)

to question 6.

7. "And  Christ be not risen, then is our  vain, and your  also vain."  

(1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.)

to question 7.

8. "Yea, and we are found  witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised  up, so be that the dead  not."  

(1 Corinthians 15:15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.)

to question 8.

9. "For if the dead rise , then is not  raised:"  

(1 Corinthians 15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised)

to question 9.

10. "And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your  ."    

(1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.)

to question 10.

11. "If in this  only we have  in Christ, we are of all men most ."    

(1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.)

to question 11.

12. The following statements are true or false.

     A. If a person does not believe in the resurrection of the believers, then
          Christ is not risen in their belief.  

to question 12A.

     B. The growth of a believers' faith does not depend upon their belief in the
          resurrection of the believers.

to question 12B.

      C. Preaching is powerless without the foundation of the belief in the
           resurrection of the believers.  

to question 12C.

     D. Without the teaching of the resurrection of the believers and the 1,000
          years reign of Christ, a believer is miserable and defeated.  

to question 12D.

Copyright (c) 2013 by Jerry L. Wells

 

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