The 7 Resurrections

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: Jhn 11:25

The resurrection; it is the ultimate day a believer looks forward too, allowing them into the presence of Jesus. It is the most precious gift.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1Pe 1:3

There are two types of resurrections, one for the dead and one into life. “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.” Jhn 5:29

The word “resurrection” is only used in the New Testament and used in 40 verses; a trial of one’s life to determine which resurrection he will participate in, and all will participate. There are a total of 7 resurrections in the bible, and all of them are represented by the number 7 whether it be 7 days, months, years, or a combination thereof. There is an order to the resurrections, so let’s look at each of them beginning with the firstfruits of Christ (1st) whom is the resurrection.

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1Co 15:20

But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 1Co 15:23

Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday fulfilling Zechariah 9.9 where He would experience His last Passover supper, betrayal, His Crucifixion, and His Resurrection 7 days later. “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” Zec 9:9.

jesus-resurrection-life At the time of Christ’s Resurrection, He took with Him “many bodies of the saints (2nd)“. These saints were a witness to the power of His Resurrection. 

50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Mat. 27:50-53

It is not clear as to whom these saints where, but perhaps they were those saved before Moses and the Law, having righteousness imputed unto them because they believed. Those such as Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and others. And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.” Jas 2:23

If these are the saints spoken of here, we can derive a 7 since it was about 4,000 years from Adam to Christ” and Jesus was in the grave 3 full days or the fact that Jesus began His ministry after baptism at about the age of 30 (Luke 3:21-23).

The next resurrection consist of two groups. Those remaining Old Testament saints (3rd); perhaps those redeemed by a substitute sacrifice while under the law until Christ died on the cross, and those dead in Christ (4th) (dead believers from the church age). It is also during this time that those living believers will have their bodies translated to eternal ones when the Blessed Hope appears!

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 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. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thess. 4:14-18 

This Rapture/Resurrection will occur at the end of the Church age. We know the beginning of the Church age started with the death of Christ. “For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.” Heb 9:16. Opinions of the death of Christ range from 27 AD to 33 AD. It is an almost certainty the number of years after His death to this Rapture/Resurrection will be divisible by 7. The chart below outlines the possible dates using the range 27-33 AD for His death and 1981, 1988, and 1995 years after His death as these numbers are evenly divided by 7.

Example: 1981 years X 365.25 (days in a year) = 723560.25 days. You can use this date calculator to confirm the date ranges given in the chart.

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DatesThe Next resurrection consist of the two witnesses of Revelation (5th). In this case we use the 3.5 years they are told to witness plus the 3.5 days they lay dead in the street to obtain the 7!

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. Rev 11:3

And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.  Rev. 1:7-11.

The martyred Tribulation Saints (6th), Jew and Gentile are resurrected. “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;”  Rev 20:4. This resurrection occurs at the end of the 7 year Tribulation.

In Revelation 20:10-15 we see the last resurrection in what is called the Great White Throne judgment (7th).

10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

This resurrection is for the dead since the beginning of Adam that are unredeemed and they along with Satan will be cast into the Lake of Fire. This resurrection takes place at the end of the Millennial Reign and at the end of the 7 thousand year plan God has for mankind.

maxresdefaultFor more on God’s 7 thousand year plan, see the post https://lookingforthatblessedhope.com/2015/08/20/the-generations-of-adam/

So there they are, the 7 resurrections all with the number 7 associated to them. The first 6 are a resurrection unto life while the last is a resurrection unto death. Which will you participate in?

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: Job 19:25


 

 

The Generations of Adam

It has been said that one can study the book of Genesis alone for a lifetime and still not learn everything the Lord reveals in the deeply prophetic book. The Lord opens His Word with Genesis and ends with Revelations; a timeline if you will of:

 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isa 46:10. The Lord is the creator of time and He created man in His image setting a course for him to be used and demonstrate the testimony and account of His glory, honor, and divine nature against that great accuser, Satan, for a determined time when he shall be defeated and shall no more have the power to accuse.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Rev 12:10

 Ten is the number of testimony, account, and Law as in the 10 commandments. In Genesis 5, God gives us the 10 generations of Adam beginning with Adam and ending with Noah.

Generations of AdamLooking at the chart, the numbers reveal many things. If we add the number of years in column C we get 7019 years. Seven is Gods number for spiritual things and for setting time. Jesus came 77 generations after Adam and 70 after Enoch. Daniel’s prophecy of 70 x 7 or 490 years to finish the transgression and make an end of sin, and God rested on the 7th day of creation, a set time. We are not given the number of days after the year the men lived. For example, Adam could have lived 930 years and 10 days, Enos 905 years and 40 days and so on and so on. It seems likely those days would add up to an additional 2 years for a total of 7021 years, a multiple of 7. Is it possible that God in His Fatherhood, has laid out an exact timeline for the number of years His sons shall live on earth within the generations of Adam? We will come back to examine 7019 and 7021 a little later.

Notice that Enoch is a figure of the church and lived 300 years after the birth of his son Methuselah. His name means “dedicated – teaching” and Enoch was given the earliest recorded prophecy which referred to the 2nd coming of Christ in Jde 1:14. The number 300 means “God appears” for Enoch was raptured before the great flood:

By faith Enoch as translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God Heb 11:5.

The Ark of Noah was also 300 cubits long. Noah and his family rode with God upon the Ark during the flood. The Ark of Covenant was placed in the tabernacle so that God could dwell among men during the Old Testament times. And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them Exo 25:8.

Enoch’s son named Methuselah whose name means “death – to bring or to send”, “his death shall bring”, was the longest living man in history at 969 years. Enoch began to walk with God after Methuselah was born Gen 5:22 and seems to have been told by God that the flood would not come until Methuselah’s death and signifies God’s mercy and long suffering in the oldest living man. Methuselah had Lamech at 187. Lamech had Noah at 182 and the flood came in Noah’s 600th year. 187 + 182 + 600 = 969 years.

Noah's ArkNoah was a figure of the Tribulation saints; those who will survive to the end of the 7 year Tribulation. Noah lived 450 years after giving birth to his three sons of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The number 450 means “hope of life after death” for just as Noah and his family had the hope of eternal life after the death of the entire world, the Tribulation Saints will have hope of eternal life after the death and destruction of the world. Noah’s name means “rest or comfort” Gen 5:29 while his father’s name Lamech means “the despairing”. Lamech lived a total of 777 years.

The most accepted date for the creation of the world is 4004 BC. The number 4 detonates “material things, wandering the world”. On the 4th day God made the sun, the moon, and the stars, the material universe. The Garden of Eden had a river which parted into the headwaters of four other rivers. These rivers were the Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel and the Euphrates and their respective names mean to “increase, bursting forth, rapid, and fruitfulness” in that order. To see how the date 4004 BC was derived, you can read the article here: https://answersingenesis.org/bible-timeline/the-world-born-in-4004-bc/.

ussher-chart-topussher-chart-bottomPutting this all together

If we divide the 300 years of Enoch’s fatherhood with Noah’s 450 we get the number of the man of sin. 300/450 = .66666.

Looking closer at the 7019 and 7021 years from the generations of Adam, we notice that 19, 10 + 9 is the number for “Trusting faith and God’s perfect order in regard to His finality of judgment”. Israel was ruled by a total of nineteen kings before God allowed them to be conquered by the Assyrians. The 19th book of the Bible is Psalms, the song book of the people of FAITH and Psa 19:5 says “Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.” A bridegroom comes out of his chamber to take his bride!

Now we turn to 21, – “lawlessness, folly” and symbolizes the great wickedness of rebellion and sin. After the children of Israel left Egyptian bondage they had 21 major rebellious events as they traveled and wandered the wilderness. 3 x 7, 3 = God’s image and 7 = a set time to become the “end of God’s image”. In 2 Timothy 3, the apostle Paul writes of 21 sins which show the exceeding wickedness of self and sin.

Removing the 1000 year millennial reign from 7019 gives us 6019 and 6021 years. Using the date of creation at 4004 BC:

6019 – 4004 = 2016

6021 – 4004 = 2018

The events of 2015/5775

Coming in September, they include the Shemitah and exactly 14 days later, the final Blood Moon. The number 14 refers to “Deliverance, Righteousness, and Salvation”. Psalm (14) is a prayer for SALVATION – “Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.” Psa 14:7. There were 14 generations from Babylon to Christ.

“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” Mat 1:17. Genesis Chapter 14 – Abram defeats Kerdorlaomer. Melchizedeck says “blessed be God who DELIVERED 14 your enemies into your hand”. This battle began in the 14 year of Kerdorlomar’s subjection. “And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all” Gen 14:20.

This will be the 14th anniversary of 9/11. On the Jewish calendar, the year is 5775. The number 75 refers to missionary as Abraham was 75 years old when he left Haran, sojourned in a foreign nation, and set up an alter to the Lord. “So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.”Gen 12:4. So the 7 in 5775 before 75 designates a set time for the end of missionaries! God will never leave man fully abandoned. The Shemitah also falls on a partial solar eclipse. Is this a warning that God is about to remove part of the light of this world (church)?!

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The events of 2017/5777

One of the main events of 2017 is the depiction of Revelation 12 within the stars. Revelation 12 is an amazing passage of past, present, and future events concerning Israel and Jesus. The great sign in the heavens is set for September 23, 2017 two days after Rosh Hashanah. Is it a warning that the Tribulation is about to begin?

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: Rev 12:1

wp30650372Forty days later on October the 31st, 2017 (Halloween is the highest satanic holy day of the year) or the 11th of Cheshvan 5777, the 8th month on the Jewish calendar and according to Jewish tradition Methuselah died on this day! Eight is the number for new beginnings and 11 for fear. Will it be a new beginning for the most fear the world has ever known??

Remember Noah’s father Lamech lived 777 years and his name means “the despairing”. The number 77 is equal to “false prophet”! 7 (set time) x 11 (fear) = 77. The Jews will once more remember the God of their fathers after they realize the antichrist is not the Messiah.

Psalm 77 plays this out:

I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. 10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. 11 I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. 13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? 14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. 15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zec 12:10

The first Zionist Congress was convened by Theodor Herzl as a symbolic parliament for the small minority of Jewry in agreement with the implementation of Zionist goals. This took place in August 29th, 1897. Fast forward 120 years and arrive at 2017 or 5777 on the Jewish calendar. 120 is made up of three forties (3×40=120). Applied to time therefore it signifies a divinely appointed period of probation.

And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Gen 6:3.

6:3? That is man with God!

One hundred twenty years after God spoke those words…..His judgment was brought against the world with the Great Flood of Noah.

7028 years

Adding the remaining 1007 years to the 6021 years brings us to 7028 years total; a multiple of 7! The number 28 is 4 x 7. Remember the number 4 designates material things and wandering the world. The fourth book of the BIBLE, Numbers, is the story of God’s people WANDERING in the desert. 7028 years gives us the end of the millennial reign, a set time for man to stop wandering the world for since Adam was cast out of the Garden, Man has sought for a way back to God!!

There is less than 5 months left in 2015. Will we see the Rapture; the Blessed Hope!

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Heb 10:25