And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth. Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God; Whom I myself shall behold, And whom my eyes shall see and not another. My heart faints within me (Job 19: 25-27 NASB).
But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. You dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of earth for their sins (Isaiah 26: 19-21a NIV).
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am (John 14: 1-3 NIV).
(*Notice the reference to “rooms” in both Isaiah 26 and John 14. Norm Franz of Ascension Ministries reflects on this in his sermon dated 9/7/2013 concerning the Fall Feasts.)
And at that time shall Micheal stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever (Daniel 12: 1-3 KJV).
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall all be with the Lord (I Thessalonians 4: 13-17 NASB).
The Bible verses here and in my previous post, Feast of Trumpets, relate to the first resurrection in Revelation 20: 6. I plan to post more verses about the first resurrection in future posts.
- Feast of Trumpets (verse4psalm37.wordpress.com)
- The Fall ‘Feasts’ (wordwielders.wordpress.com)
- Trumpets (thoughtfulspot.typepad.com)
- Rosh Hashanah: Is The Feast Of Trumpets A Dress Rehearsal For Future Events? (lumatha.wordpress.com)