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Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 15:45-57

This seventh trumpet is going to sound for one thousand years. “When he shall BEGIN to sound” it will be the seventh millennium. And he will be sounding through the whole thousand years of the millennium. All those who are to be resurrected will be resurrected. All those who are to be saved will be saved.

Revelation 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 angel said, “The mystery of God SHOULD BE FINISHED, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” What did the prophets declare would happen during that seventh millennium?

The first thing that would happen is in 1 Corinthians 15:45-52. “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus Christ) was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural (remember, the order is the natural, the spiritual, then the fullness); and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew 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 trump (that means at the seventh trumpet): for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

The trumpet” is the Word, the message. “For the trumpet (message) shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.”

Verses 53-55, “For this corruptible (this wretched thing, this realm in which we are that is exposed to corruption) must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 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. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Do you know where the sting of death is? Verses 56 and 57, “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The sounding of the seventh trumpet is the sounding of resurrection. The saints will be resurrected when the seventh trumpet is sounded. This trumpet is going to be sounded in the millennium to bring in everlasting peace and to bring in Christ to reign and rule on earth. In our low estate, we have to be caught up out of this realm into a heavenly realm. Remember, “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” Therefore something has to happen to us.

Let us read in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 what is to happen. “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.” If Jesus Christ is coming down, then the glory and the heavenly realm will be coming to earth. He “shall descend from heaven with a shout.” It is a descending. Now when He descends, we will have to ascend spiritually. For if He descends physically and we ascend physically, then we would be going up while He is coming down.

Verse 17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (With whom? “With them,” the first batch that shall rise first) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” This does not mean that we are going to be in the air forever with the Lord. This word “air” could not refer to the atmosphere, because the word, in the Greek, aera means the air from sea level to the mountain top. It does not go further than the mountain top. It means we will be caught up out of our carnality, out of our physicalness into spirituality.

As it says, “this corruptible (this thing that is susceptible to corruption) must put on incorruption” and so we will be like Jesus Christ. That means we will have to be changed to be like Him. We will be like Him. “We shall be changed” to be another being than the one we are here. Spirit, soul, and body? Yes, but spirit will overtake soul and soul will overtake body. Jesus, although a physical man roasting fish and eating fish by the seaside after His resurrection, came into a room and said to the brethren, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have,” Luke 24:39. If anybody thinks we are going to become spirits, let me correct you. We are not going to become spirits, we will be men but we will have a glorified body even like His glorious body.

When will this resurrection of the sons of God take place? Remember, Scripture explains Scripture! If someone explains something to you and there is no Scriptural basis, it is not Scriptural.

Matthew 24:30 and 31, “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” That is, from one end of the kingdom of God to the other. Verses 32 and 33, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”

When is this going to happen? Matthew 24:29, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” Remember, there are three different types of FALLEN STARS. These “stars” are not natural stars, but sons of God who will give their lives and will be resurrected. “The sun be darkened (the gospel of Jesus Christ stopped for a few moments, three and a half days), and the moon shall not give her light (the church will be darkened), and the stars (the sons of God) shall fall from heaven (give their lives).” Revelation 8:1 said, “There was silence in heaven.” If you understand the Word of God, you will be able to join verse to verse.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 190-192)

Thought for today: Let us hear the sound of the seventh trumpet and walk in resurrection life.

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Scripture reading: Leviticus 16:13

God Almighty is speaking to a people at this time as never before. And He is saying that we are to be the ENOCH people. We are to be the people who go through the veil. We must go through the veil! Before the priest could go through the veil in the Tabernacle, he had to make an offering. This offering was different than the one that he made out in the Outer Court. Out in the Outer Court, he killed the lamb, or the bull, he took the blood and put it in a basin. He carried the blood with him. However, in the Holy Place he was not going to kill anybody’s lamb, he was not going to kill any bull. He was going to offer himself. He was offering himself for Israel, for the sin of Israel, and for his own sins. When he went into that Holy of Holies, he had to go in PURE. He took the incense, which is a type of the soul. Do you know that when the incense burns, it leaves no residue? It leaves no ashes, nothing. He took the incense and said, “LORD GOD, for my sins, and for the sins of Israel.” He put it on the fire and the cloud went up. The Bible says that he had to wait until it covered the Mercy Seat, lest he died (Leviticus 16:13). If you went in there and the smoke didn’t cover the Mercy Seat, you were a dead man. The priest had to wait until that cloud went in and covered the Mercy Seat. Then he went in and made his offering before God.

Now, if you can understand all of that, you will understand that your soul must be offered as a sacrifice before God before you have the Enoch experience of walking through the veil. We are to walk through the veil and still remain here on Earth. God has ordained that a people will go through the veil and experience the resurrection life. We are to experience the resurrection life and still remain here on the earth. Do you understand? The resurrection life that I am talking about is that when men come to you and want to kill you, you will dare them. “Go ahead! Kill me!” The day will come when somebody will kill you. And three days after the person kills you, they will look you in the eye and say, “WHAT? DIDN’T I KILL YOU?” And you will say, “YES! But now I am alive for evermore.”

Jesus took away the keys of death and hell (Revelation 1:18). So therefore, His sons cannot go into death and hell anymore. We have ascended beyond death and hell. Hallelujah! This is the place where God is bringing us. Today, God is asking a company of people to come in!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: Before you have the Enoch experience of walking through the veil, your soul must be offered as a sacrifice before God.

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Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 15:45-57

This seventh trumpet is going to sound for one thousand years. “When he shall BEGIN to sound” it will be the seventh millennium. And he will be sounding through the whole thousand years of the millennium. All those who are to be resurrected will be resurrected. All those who are to be saved will be saved.

Revelation 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 angel said, “The mystery of God SHOULD BE FINISHED, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” What did the prophets declare would happen during that seventh millennium?

The first thing that would happen is in 1 Corinthians 15:45-52. “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus Christ) was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural (remember, the order is the natural, the spiritual, then the fullness); and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew 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 trump (that means at the seventh trumpet): for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

The trumpet” is the Word, the message. “For the trumpet (message) shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.”

Verses 53-55, “For this corruptible (this wretched thing, this realm in which we are that is exposed to corruption) must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 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. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Do you know where the sting of death is? Verses 56 and 57, “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The sounding of the seventh trumpet is the sounding of resurrection. The saints will be resurrected when the seventh trumpet is sounded. This trumpet is going to be sounded in the millennium to bring in everlasting peace and to bring in Christ to reign and rule on earth. In our low estate, we have to be caught up out of this realm into a heavenly realm. Remember, “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” Therefore something has to happen to us.

Let us read in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 what is to happen. “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.” If Jesus Christ is coming down, then the glory and the heavenly realm will be coming to earth. He “shall descend from heaven with a shout.” It is a descending. Now when He descends, we will have to ascend spiritually. For if He descends physically and we ascend physically, then we would be going up while He is coming down.

Verse 17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (With whom? “With them,” the first batch that shall rise first) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” This does not mean that we are going to be in the air forever with the Lord. This word “air” could not refer to the atmosphere, because the word, in the Greek, aera means the air from sea level to the mountain top. It does not go further than the mountain top. It means we will be caught up out of our carnality, out of our physicalness into spirituality.

As it says, “this corruptible (this thing that is susceptible to corruption) must put on incorruption” and so we will be like Jesus Christ. That means we will have to be changed to be like Him. We will be like Him. “We shall be changed” to be another being than the one we are here. Spirit, soul, and body? Yes, but spirit will overtake soul and soul will overtake body. Jesus, although a physical man roasting fish and eating fish by the seaside after His resurrection, came into a room and said to the brethren, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have,” Luke 24:39. If anybody thinks we are going to become spirits, let me correct you. We are not going to become spirits, we will be men but we will have a glorified body even like His glorious body.

When will this resurrection of the sons of God take place? Remember, Scripture explains Scripture! If someone explains something to you and there is no Scriptural basis, it is not Scriptural.

Matthew 24:30 and 31, “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” That is, from one end of the kingdom of God to the other. Verses 32 and 33, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”

When is this going to happen? Matthew 24:29, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” Remember, there are three different types of FALLEN STARS. These “stars” are not natural stars, but sons of God who will give their lives and will be resurrected. “The sun be darkened (the gospel of Jesus Christ stopped for a few moments, three and a half days), and the moon shall not give her light (the church will be darkened), and the stars (the sons of God) shall fall from heaven (give their lives).” Revelation 8:1 said, “There was silence in heaven.” If you understand the Word of God, you will be able to join verse to verse.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 190-192)

Thought for today: Let us hear the sound of the seventh trumpet and walk in resurrection life.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Leviticus 16:13

God Almighty is speaking to a people at this time as never before. And He is saying that we are to be the ENOCH people. We are to be the people who go through the veil. We must go through the veil! Before the priest could go through the veil in the Tabernacle, he had to make an offering. This offering was different than the one that he made out in the Outer Court. Out in the Outer Court, he killed the lamb, or the bull, he took the blood and put it in a basin. He carried the blood with him. However, in the Holy Place he was not going to kill anybody’s lamb, he was not going to kill any bull. He was going to offer himself. He was offering himself for Israel, for the sin of Israel, and for his own sins. When he went into that Holy of Holies, he had to go in PURE. He took the incense, which is a type of the soul. Do you know that when the incense burns, it leaves no residue? It leaves no ashes, nothing. He took the incense and said, “LORD GOD, for my sins, and for the sins of Israel.” He put it on the fire and the cloud went up. The Bible says that he had to wait until it covered the Mercy Seat, lest he died (Leviticus 16:13). If you went in there and the smoke didn’t cover the Mercy Seat, you were a dead man. The priest had to wait until that cloud went in and covered the Mercy Seat. Then he went in and made his offering before God.

Now, if you can understand all of that, you will understand that your soul must be offered as a sacrifice before God before you have the Enoch experience of walking through the veil. We are to walk through the veil and still remain here on Earth. God has ordained that a people will go through the veil and experience the resurrection life. We are to experience the resurrection life and still remain here on the earth. Do you understand? The resurrection life that I am talking about is that when men come to you and want to kill you, you will dare them. “Go ahead! Kill me!” The day will come when somebody will kill you. And three days after the person kills you, they will look you in the eye and say, “WHAT? DIDN’T I KILL YOU?” And you will say, “YES! But now I am alive for evermore.”

Jesus took away the keys of death and hell (Revelation 1:18). So therefore, His sons cannot go into death and hell anymore. We have ascended beyond death and hell. Hallelujah! This is the place where God is bringing us. Today, God is asking a company of people to come in!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: Before you have the Enoch experience of walking through the veil, your soul must be offered as a sacrifice before God.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 15:45-57

This seventh trumpet is going to sound for one thousand years. “When he shall BEGIN to sound” it will be the seventh millennium. And he will be sounding through the whole thousand years of the millennium. All those who are to be resurrected will be resurrected. All those who are to be saved will be saved.

Revelation 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 angel said, “The mystery of God SHOULD BE FINISHED, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” What did the prophets declare would happen during that seventh millennium?

The first thing that would happen is in 1 Corinthians 15:45-52. “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus Christ) was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural (remember, the order is the natural, the spiritual, then the fullness); and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew 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 trump (that means at the seventh trumpet): for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

The trumpet” is the Word, the message. “For the trumpet (message) shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.”

Verses 53-55, “For this corruptible (this wretched thing, this realm in which we are that is exposed to corruption) must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 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. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Do you know where the sting of death is? Verses 56 and 57, “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The sounding of the seventh trumpet is the sounding of resurrection. The saints will be resurrected when the seventh trumpet is sounded. This trumpet is going to be sounded in the millennium to bring in everlasting peace and to bring in Christ to reign and rule on earth. In our low estate, we have to be caught up out of this realm into a heavenly realm. Remember, “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” Therefore something has to happen to us.

Let us read in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 what is to happen. “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.” If Jesus Christ is coming down, then the glory and the heavenly realm will be coming to earth. He “shall descend from heaven with a shout.” It is a descending. Now when He descends, we will have to ascend spiritually. For if He descends physically and we ascend physically, then we would be going up while He is coming down.

Verse 17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (With whom? “With them,” the first batch that shall rise first) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” This does not mean that we are going to be in the air forever with the Lord. This word “air” could not refer to the atmosphere, because the word, in the Greek, aera means the air from sea level to the mountain top. It does not go further than the mountain top. It means we will be caught up out of our carnality, out of our physicalness into spirituality.

As it says, “this corruptible (this thing that is susceptible to corruption) must put on incorruption” and so we will be like Jesus Christ. That means we will have to be changed to be like Him. We will be like Him. “We shall be changed” to be another being than the one we are here. Spirit, soul, and body? Yes, but spirit will overtake soul and soul will overtake body. Jesus, although a physical man roasting fish and eating fish by the seaside after His resurrection, came into a room and said to the brethren, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have,” Luke 24:39. If anybody thinks we are going to become spirits, let me correct you. We are not going to become spirits, we will be men but we will have a glorified body even like His glorious body.

When will this resurrection of the sons of God take place? Remember, Scripture explains Scripture! If someone explains something to you and there is no Scriptural basis, it is not Scriptural.

Matthew 24:30 and 31, “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” That is, from one end of the kingdom of God to the other. Verses 32 and 33, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”

When is this going to happen? Matthew 24:29, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” Remember, there are three different types of FALLEN STARS. These “stars” are not natural stars, but sons of God who will give their lives and will be resurrected. “The sun be darkened (the gospel of Jesus Christ stopped for a few moments, three and a half days), and the moon shall not give her light (the church will be darkened), and the stars (the sons of God) shall fall from heaven (give their lives).” Revelation 8:1 said, “There was silence in heaven.” If you understand the Word of God, you will be able to join verse to verse.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 190-192)

Thought for today: Let us hear the sound of the seventh trumpet and walk in resurrection life.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Leviticus 16:13

God Almighty is speaking to a people at this time as never before. And He is saying that we are to be the ENOCH people. We are to be the people who go through the veil. We must go through the veil! Before the priest could go through the veil in the Tabernacle, he had to make an offering. This offering was different than the one that he made out in the Outer Court. Out in the Outer Court, he killed the lamb, or the bull, he took the blood and put it in a basin. He carried the blood with him. However, in the Holy Place he was not going to kill anybody’s lamb, he was not going to kill any bull. He was going to offer himself. He was offering himself for Israel, for the sin of Israel, and for his own sins. When he went into that Holy of Holies, he had to go in PURE. He took the incense, which is a type of the soul. Do you know that when the incense burns, it leaves no residue? It leaves no ashes, nothing. He took the incense and said, “LORD GOD, for my sins, and for the sins of Israel.” He put it on the fire and the cloud went up. The Bible says that he had to wait until it covered the Mercy Seat, lest he died (Leviticus 16:13). If you went in there and the smoke didn’t cover the Mercy Seat, you were a dead man. The priest had to wait until that cloud went in and covered the Mercy Seat. Then he went in and made his offering before God.

Now, if you can understand all of that, you will understand that your soul must be offered as a sacrifice before God before you have the Enoch experience of walking through the veil. We are to walk through the veil and still remain here on Earth. God has ordained that a people will go through the veil and experience the resurrection life. We are to experience the resurrection life and still remain here on the earth. Do you understand? The resurrection life that I am talking about is that when men come to you and want to kill you, you will dare them. “Go ahead! Kill me!” The day will come when somebody will kill you. And three days after the person kills you, they will look you in the eye and say, “WHAT? DIDN’T I KILL YOU?” And you will say, “YES! But now I am alive for evermore.”

Jesus took away the keys of death and hell (Revelation 1:18). So therefore, His sons cannot go into death and hell anymore. We have ascended beyond death and hell. Hallelujah! This is the place where God is bringing us. Today, God is asking a company of people to come in!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: Before you have the Enoch experience of walking through the veil, your soul must be offered as a sacrifice before God.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 15:45-57

This seventh trumpet is going to sound for one thousand years. “When he shall BEGIN to sound” it will be the seventh millennium. And he will be sounding through the whole thousand years of the millennium. All those who are to be resurrected will be resurrected. All those who are to be saved will be saved.

Revelation 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 angel said, “The mystery of God SHOULD BE FINISHED, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” What did the prophets declare would happen during that seventh millennium?

The first thing that would happen is in 1 Corinthians 15:45-52. “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus Christ) was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural (remember, the order is the natural, the spiritual, then the fullness); and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew 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 trump (that means at the seventh trumpet): for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

The trumpet” is the Word, the message. “For the trumpet (message) shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.”

Verses 53-55, “For this corruptible (this wretched thing, this realm in which we are that is exposed to corruption) must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 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. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” Do you know where the sting of death is? Verses 56 and 57, “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The sounding of the seventh trumpet is the sounding of resurrection. The saints will be resurrected when the seventh trumpet is sounded. This trumpet is going to be sounded in the millennium to bring in everlasting peace and to bring in Christ to reign and rule on earth. In our low estate, we have to be caught up out of this realm into a heavenly realm. Remember, “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” Therefore something has to happen to us.

Let us read in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 what is to happen. “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.” If Jesus Christ is coming down, then the glory and the heavenly realm will be coming to earth. He “shall descend from heaven with a shout.” It is a descending. Now when He descends, we will have to ascend spiritually. For if He descends physically and we ascend physically, then we would be going up while He is coming down.

Verse 17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (With whom? “With them,” the first batch that shall rise first) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” This does not mean that we are going to be in the air forever with the Lord. This word “air” could not refer to the atmosphere, because the word, in the Greek, aera means the air from sea level to the mountain top. It does not go further than the mountain top. It means we will be caught up out of our carnality, out of our physicalness into spirituality.

As it says, “this corruptible (this thing that is susceptible to corruption) must put on incorruption” and so we will be like Jesus Christ. That means we will have to be changed to be like Him. We will be like Him. “We shall be changed” to be another being than the one we are here. Spirit, soul, and body? Yes, but spirit will overtake soul and soul will overtake body. Jesus, although a physical man roasting fish and eating fish by the seaside after His resurrection, came into a room and said to the brethren, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have,” Luke 24:39. If anybody thinks we are going to become spirits, let me correct you. We are not going to become spirits, we will be men but we will have a glorified body even like His glorious body.

When will this resurrection of the sons of God take place? Remember, Scripture explains Scripture! If someone explains something to you and there is no Scriptural basis, it is not Scriptural.

Matthew 24:30 and 31, “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his Elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” That is, from one end of the kingdom of God to the other. Verses 32 and 33, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”

When is this going to happen? Matthew 24:29, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” Remember, there are three different types of FALLEN STARS. These “stars” are not natural stars, but sons of God who will give their lives and will be resurrected. “The sun be darkened (the gospel of Jesus Christ stopped for a few moments, three and a half days), and the moon shall not give her light (the church will be darkened), and the stars (the sons of God) shall fall from heaven (give their lives).” Revelation 8:1 said, “There was silence in heaven.” If you understand the Word of God, you will be able to join verse to verse.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 190-192)

Thought for today: Let us hear the sound of the seventh trumpet and walk in resurrection life.

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