The Two Resurrections



In Dan.12:2 we read the following regarding Resurrection events: 

Daniel 12:1-2
    At that time…
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.  

Meanwhile, Dan. 12:6-7 makes it clear that the events of Dan. 12:1-2 (the Resurrection events of the Righteous and the Unrighteous, etc.) with respect to this particular Passage MUST be completed no later than by the end of the time, times and a half.  Hence, the Great Tribulation. 

Daniel 12:6-7
    And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river,
How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? [7] And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.  

Therefore, the Resurrection events of Dan. 12:2 must occur at the SAME - ‘AT THAT TIME’ (post-GT) in sequence.  Why?   

The dead of Dan. 12:2 will BOTH raise (AT THAT TIME) - the Righteous first and then the Unrighteous – No thousand years gap thus, NOT at two different time intervals.  In Dan. 12:1-2 we find AT THAT TIME where the Hebrew word for ‘time’ is eth is used as a singular and denotes a singular specific time and NOT a plural ‘times’.  If there is a 1000 years gap between those that raise to everlasting life and those that raise to everlasting shame and contempt in Dan. 12:2 then that would be TWO specific periods of time.  

Thus, the Righteous/Unrighteous dead following the GT of Rev. 20:4-5 raise SEPARATELY – The Righteous dead first and the Unrighteous dead second, then the REMAINING Unrighteous dead who die during the millennial reign of Christ 1000 years later. 

To this end, how can the ‘Unrighteous dead’ then of Dan. 12:2 be the SAME as the ‘Unrighteous dead’ of Rev. 20:5 seeing that the ‘Unrighteous dead’ of Rev. 20:5 do not rise TOGETHER with the Righteous GT dead – the Unrighteous GT dead as stated rise 1000 years later. 

Thus, the first phase of the resurrection of the unrighteous dead respective of Dan. 12:2 occurs at the end of the Great Tribulation - while the second phase of the resurrected unrighteous dead with respect to Rev. 20:5, will be 1000 years later. 

In summary, to reiterate Dan. 12:6-7 reveals that the Resurrection events, the Deliverance, etc. of Dan. 12:1-2 MUST all be fulfilled/completed no later than the ending of the time, times, and half time (GT).  To this end, there can be NO 1000 years Resurrection gap between the Resurrection of the Righteous dead and the Unrighteous dead with respect to Dan. 12:2.  Jesus Himself declared the same:

John 5:28-29 (emphasis added)
    Marvel not at this: for the
hour is coming, in the which all (Strong’s 3956) that are in the graves shall hear his voice, [29] And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Likewise, in Matt. 25:41 & 46 Jesus declared that when He returned in His power and glory (2nd. Advent) that He would place the living SHEEP on His right hand and the living GOATS on His left hand.  As such, the GOATS on His left hand will be sent into (deposited) in the Lake of Fire prepared for the devil and his angels, for their ETERNAL PUNISHMENT - never to rise again.

           Matthew 25:41 & 46 (emphasis added)
              41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
              46 And
these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Moreover, Apostle Paul declared in 2 Thess. 1:7-10 that Jesus would take vengeance on those sinners who have troubled Christians when He is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels (2nd. Advent)

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 (emphasis added)
    7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
    8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
    9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
   10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

Thus, the conclusion is this - The 1st Resurrection and the 2nd Resurrection events will be completed immediately following the GT  - whereas the Unrighteous dead who die thereafter (AFTER - the rest of the dead) during the millennial reign of Christ will not rise until 1000 years later (Rev. 20:5).  

Please note:  there are ONLY 2 Biblical Resurrections – the 1st Righteous and the 2nd Unrighteous (Just vs. Unjust) however, there are several ‘getting up’ events with respect to and comprising each of the two Resurrections.

Acts 24:15 (KJV)
15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.  

Finally, short of any unwise theological attempts to both mutilate and disembowel the above stated Scriptures their interpretative summary is straight forward – there will be NO pre-Great Tribulation Resurrection/Rapture.  

 

A letter answering the "Two" resurrections question:

Can you please kindly explain the following Scriptural Passages in relation to your posted article. 

In the Book of acts we do read that there will indeed be two resurrections – one for the Just and one for the Unjust...but what is the timing of each? 

Acts 24:15 (KJV)
15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

Meanwhile, in Dan. 12:1-2 we read of the Great Tribulation and the resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous dead which the angel in subsequent verses refers to as “WONDERS”.  

Daniel 12:1-2 (KJV)
1 And at that time shall Michael 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 same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Likewise, Dan. 12:6-7 reveals that “ALL” (hebrew kole 3605) of Daniel’s previously seen WONDERS shall be “FINISHED” by the completion or ENDING of the Great Tribulation – the time, times and a half-time. 

Daniel 12:6-8 (KJV)
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river,
How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that
it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

In addition, Jesus declared in Jn. 5:28-29 that “ALL” (greek pas 3956) that are in the graves will be resurrected in the coming “HOUR”...

John 5:28-29 (KJV)
28 Marvel not at this: for the
hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Meanwhile, Rev. 20:5 reveals that the rest of the dead (Sinners) will not live again until the thousand years are completed at the Great White Throne Judgment...

Revelation 20:5 (KJV)
5 But the
rest (greek loipos 3062) of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

We must ask the question of what the greek word loipos translated as “REST” actually means in relation to Dan. 12:1-2, Dan. 12:6-7 and Jn. 5:28-29. 

Does it mean that 1.) “ALL” of the dead in sin from Adam and Eve until the conclusion of the Great Tribulation will only be raised subsequent to the completion of the millennial reign (1,000 years) of Christ, or does it actually mean that 2.) only (the rest – those remaining) of the dead in sin will be raised from the beginning point of the millennial reign (1,000 years) of Christ forwards to the ending of the 1,000 years reign?  Hence, only those who die as sinners during the 1,000 years...i.e. the REST of those who die in sin subsequent to the 2nd. coming of Jesus at the ending of the GT to the end of His 1,000 years reign.

The former theory #1 contradicts the prophecies of both Daniel and Jesus – whereas the latter theory #2 is in complete harmony with both Daniel and Jesus...

PLEASE kindly state and defend your choice of either theory #1 or theory #2.

barney