Garry B (31 Oct 2021)
"THE RESURRECTION WAS REVEALED BEFORE THE CRUCIFIXION"


THE 'RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD' WAS REVEALED BEFORE THE CRUCIFIXION, THE RAPTURE WAS REVEALED AFTER.........


The 'resurrection of the dead' was revealed BEFORE the crucifixion of the Lord , and the 'rapture of the living' was revealed AFTER the crucifixion of the Lord. The 'resurrection of the dead' was FIRST  revealed by the Prophet Daniel in :

Daniel 12:2

"And many of them THAT SLEEP in the dust of the  earth , SHALL AWAKE, some to everlasting life......"

Lazarus's mother knew about the resurrection on the last-day , and Jesus spoke of it many times according to : 

John 11:24-25

"Martha said unto Him , I know that he ( Lazarus ) shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life,  he that believes in Me though he were dead , yet shall he live."

Jesus also spoke of the 'resurrection of the dead' in great  detail during His Olivet Discourse as recorded in :

Matthew 24:27-31

" For as the lightning comes out of the east and shines unto the west so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.......And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet , and they shall gather together ( resurrect ) His elect from the four winds, and from one end of heaven to the other." 

AFTER THE CRUCIFIXION  THE APOSTLE PAUL REVEALED THE 'RAPTURE OF THE LIVING' WOULD BE  IN CONJUNCTION  WITH THE 'RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD' according to :

1 Corinthians 15:49-53

" And as we have been born ( into the world ) in  the image of the earthly ( ie. Adam's flesh and blood body ), we shall also be born ( again ) in the image of the Heavenly ( ie. Jesus glorified body  ). Now this I say , brethren, that ( living ) flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom  of God ; neither does corruption ( dead flesh ) inherit incorruption . Behold I show you a mystery,  we shall NOT ALL SLEEP ,  but we shall ALL BE CHANGED. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,  at the last trumpet for the trumpet shall sound,  and the dead shall be raised ( resurrected ) incorruptible ,  AND WE ( who are alive ) SHALL BE CHANGED  ( from flesh and blood earthly bodies to glorified heavenly bodies. This "change" is commonly called 'the rapture' ). 

THE APOSTLE PAUL THEN REVEALS  GREATER DETAILS ABOUT THE DAY OF THE COMING 'RESURRECTION  OF THE DEAD' IN CONJUNCTION  WITH 'THE RAPTURE OF THE LIVING' :

1 Thessalonians  4:14- 17

"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again , even  so them also which sleep in Jesus ( their souls )  WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM.........For the Lord Himself shall 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 WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN ( because we have been "changed" into our glorified heavenly bodies , ie raptured ) SHALL BE CAUGHT UP ( ascend )TOGETHER WITH THEM ( those who resurrected first ) in the clouds to meet the Lord in  the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord." 

SO, THERE YOU HAVE IT :

During His Olivet Discourse, as recorded in Matthew 24:29-31,  when Jesus was speaking of the 'resurrection of the dead' HE DID NOT, AT THAT TIME , reveal that the 'rapture of the living' would HAPPEN  IN CONJUNCTION WITH the 'resurrection of the dead'.  It was not until AFTER  HIS CRUCIFIXION that Jesus revealed to the Apostle Paul that  the 'rapture of the living' would happen IN CONJUNCTION WITH the 'resurrection  of the dead'. Therefore, wherever the Scriptures speak of the 'resurrection of the dead' WE NOW KNOW that it is also speaking of the 'rapture of the living'.  

What Jesus did not know , BEFORE HIS CRUCIFIXION, His Father revealed to Him  AFTER HIS CRUCIFIXION according to :

Revelation  1:1

"The Revelation of Jesus Christ which GOD GAVE HIM TO SHOW HIS SERVANTS of things which must shortly come to pass."

This Scripture tells us that the Book of Revelation reveals information to us that was not previously revealed before the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, including the coming resurrection/rapture of His Body of Christ Church. 


According to Your Holy Word, come Lord Jesus !