The Resurrection of The Bride
The resurrection of the collective bride, the chosen elect, to spirit; comes as the seventh trumpet BEGINS to sound.
1 Cor 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 Cor 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Rev 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
The Seventh Trumpet blasts!
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Brethren, if we truly feared and respected God: WE WOULD DO WHAT HE COMMANDS!
YES! With all our strength and will, and using the strength that God provides for those who love him and diligently seek to please HIM!
Those who compromise with any of God’s commandments or think lightly of them: SHALL NOT BE IN THIS RESURRECTION OF THE SAINTS INTO SPIRIT!
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
In Rev 15 we are shown the now changed to spirit saints, standing before the very heavenly temple of the Father, and as they stand there seven angels with the seven last plagues, the seven bowls of the wrath of God came out of the Temple.
Rev 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
We are then told of a truly marvelous sight before the temple of God in heaven. These things are usually just read over and not thought about.
2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire:
What about this “sea of glass mingled with fire”?
Consider that darkness is the complete absence of light, and that black is the complete absence of colour; while light and white contains ALL colour! The scriptures effectively use black and darkness as symbols of ignorance and the absence of the righteousness, compared to the LIGHT of the wisdom of God; while God is presented as the LIGHT which reveals all things, and white as representing the righteousness of God [his commandments and their keepers]!
Now consider that God shines with a brilliant light! BOTH the Father and the one who became the son! While the angels shine with a lessor light as will the resurrected saints!
Dan 12:3 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.
Now consider the sight! The heavenly temple of God! and before it a great courtyard where the angels and saints can assemble before God to hear him! Consider the resurrected saints now as shining spirits on a courtyard, a great expanse of crystal which reflects and refracts LIGHT. And they are in the presence of the brilliantly shining Father as he welcomes the bride of his brilliantly shining son into his presence!
All of this intense light which is being reflected and refracted by the expanse of crystal and possibly refracted into various hues and colours? Millions of angels and saints standing on the vast crystal courtyard or square before the temple for the marriage of the Lamb, with the Father himself welcoming the bride into the spirit Family of God as his own adopted children; as his daughter in law!
Think of these things and the wonder of it all, and remember the words of David: “What is man that you are mindful of him?”
These things are so much more wonderful that what has been taught! Why do the COG Groups reject such wonderful things?
Now it is also written that only those who have gotten the victory over the beast will be in the resurrection. Does that mean that only people living in the last 3 1/2 years will be included in this event? What of David and Moses and the multitudes of others who have lived since righteous Abel?
Surely this tells us that the ultimate “beast” is Satan himself and his servants teaching rebellion to the sons of men! Satan’s representatives on this earth are also bestial and they have been doing the work of their father for six thousand years.
Yes, there is a final false prophet and a final political beast to come for a short space; but the ancients also got victory over the true and ultimate beast Satan, by the power and mercy of Almighty God as well as people living in the last couple of years.
The true spiritual beast behind the men who rebel like brute beasts against God’s commandments, is satan the devil. And human beasts are ALL those who teach compromise with and rebellion against any of the commandments of God.
The true mark of the beast is rebellion against and compromise with any of the commandments of Almighty God. The mark of the beast includes breaking the Sabbath, and that is taught in every COG; as they call the Sabbath holy and then go out and pollute it: Taking upon themselves; by their very own teachings: The mark of the beast!
and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Then the resurrected saints, given victory over all evil and rebellion and compromise with God’s commandments; sing the victory song of Moses; that was sung in rejoicing as Israel come up out of the Red Sea of Death in a symbolic baptism and resurrection!
3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
This is the victory song of deliverance out of the Sea of Death and from the armies of the god-king of Egypt who is symbolic of the slavery of the god-king of this world.
As Israel was raised up out of the Sea of Death, by the Mighty Power of our Great God; so shall the chosen saints who obey and follow the word of God and dare even to die in service to God, be resurrected out of the grave on the same sixth day of Unleavened Bread; and shall sing the same victory song before the Father and before the lamb standing on the crystal courtyard before the temple of God in heaven!
This song is also prophetic of spiritual Israel ruling the world from Jerusalem.
Oh, what wonders God has wrought! Oh, the wonders he is still to perform for those who love him and do those things that are pleasing to him!
Ex 15 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Our Lord has defeated the armies of Satan, the god-king of this world!
2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
We must trust ONLY in our God who is Mighty to Deliver and shall build us into a Temple for our God with his help!
3 The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.
The Eternal is our defense and our Deliverer, NO One can stand before him!
4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
6 Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
The Canaanites who were types of wickedness and rebellion against God!
15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
The spiritual people which Christ has purchased with his blood; shall pass over the Sea of Death into eternal life, and be brought into an inheritance as kings and priests over all the earth!
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O Lord, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
18 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.
19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Then the seven angels with the seven last plagues appeared, ready to cast their bowls upon the earth. And during the time that these plagues are being poured out, the resurrected saints are being given their inheritances and their instructions, on what they are to do on the earth when they come with Christ after the plagues are poured out.
Rev 15:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: 6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. 7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.