The First Resurrection

Open Ark – Light – Sabbath
Behold, I tell you a mystery:

Open Veil – Firmament – Passover (Midnight)
We shall not all sleep,

Open Altar and Table (Living Sacrifices) – Land / Firstfruits
but we shall all be changed in a moment,

Open Lampstand – Sun, Moon and Stars
(the Seven Eyes of the Law) – Pentecost

in the twinkling of an eye,

Open Incense Altar – Trumpets
at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound,

Open Laver (Washed forever) – Atonement (first goat)
and the dead will be raised incorruptible,

Open Shekinah – Tabernacles
and we shall be changed.

Paul’s “last trumpet” is the seventh trumpet in Revelation. It is first century, and follows the pattern of the feasts. Trumpets concerns the mustering of God’s armies – a united Jew-Gentile church. Once the saints were taken, it was a Day of Atonement with seven sprinklings of blood, or in this case, seven bowls of blood tipped out on the Land to raise up the Avenger.

Notice also that the word “changed” appears at Firstfruits (the haul of grapes from Canaan as a promise of wine) and again at Tabernacles in the Promised Land. (See Marriage as a Promise of Wine.) It was the heavenly country and all those in Abraham’s bosom were about to enter.

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3 Responses to “The First Resurrection”

  • Daniel Franzen Says:

    I read that you believed that the first res. was in AD 70 in Bible Matrix. I have to admit that I had never heard that before until I read it in the Matrix. Do you feel like you were forced into that position or it helps explain “problem” passages in the NT or…what?

    I am quite interested in researching this view as it seems to make a fair amount of sense. Do you then believe that the only future res. is taught in Rev. 20? I am very leery of hyperpreterism and do not want to go there AT ALL. Sorry for the less than organized quote–it is 0500 in the morning here (Okinawa).

  • Daniel Franzen Says:

    Last sentence should be “post,” not “quote.”

  • Mike Bull Says:

    Hi Daniel

    I do believe denying a future resurrection and judgment is extremely destructive. Besides prooftexting, a doctrinal tree is known by its fruits.

    However, I also find that HP arguments against many (even most) of the FP prooftexts are logical and convincing.

    The answer is structural, as displayed in Bible Matrix. Revelation 1-19 follows the feasts pattern as it describes the offering of the firstfruits church. But 20-22 cap off the structure of the entire Bible with Conquest (the gospel age) and final Glorification (judgment).

    Here’s some links to other local stuff that expands on it a bit:

    Let me know what you think…