The Living Dead
I tell you for certain the time will come, and it is already here, when all of the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God. And those who listen to it will live!
Don’t be surprised! The time will come when all of the dead will hear the voice of the Son of Man, and they will come out of their graves. Everyone who has done good things will rise to life, but everyone who has done evil things will rise and be condemned.--------John 5:25,28-29
John is speaking of the RESURRECTION of the dead, when Jesus comes to RAPTURE the saints, those who are ALIVE and have given their HEART and LIFE to Him, will be caught up TOGETHER with those who are DEAD and in their grave and have given their HEART and LIFE to Him. The DEAD in Christ will be called up first, then those who are ALIVE will follow.
However, those who have NOT given their HEART and LIFE to Christ Jesus and are ALIVE will be left behind to STRUGGLE and FIGHT to be able to live during the tribulation time that is, if they survive the ‘outcome’ of the RAPTURE, those who are DEAD and had NOT given their HEART and LIFE to Jesus, will remain in their grave.
Now of course, it is the bodies that will be RESURRECTED or REMAIN, the souls of the REDEEMED will come with Jesus, from Heaven, and be reunited with their bodies. The souls of the ones that had REJECTED God’s gift of SALVATION, will remain in Hell, the place of TORMENT, and their bodies will remain in the grave. The RESURRECTION to LIFE will occur in stages, the FIRST RESURRECTION, the RAPTURE of the Church, and the RAPTURE of the Tribulation Saints, which will take place at the Second Coming of Christ.
The next stage will be the resurrection of those who REJECTED Christ and will be CONDEMNED, this will occur at the end of the Millennium, which will take place after the Tribulation period, when Christ will set up His thousand year reign and at the end of His reign the CONDEMNED will be RESURRECTED, JUDGED and SENTENCED to an ETERNITY in the lake of fire (Rev. 20:11-15).
Which group of people will you be in, the group that will go to Heaven during the RAPTURE, or will you take a chance of going after the Tribulation period, where you have the STRONG chance of losing your head for being a Christian. Or will you spend a LONG period of time in Hell, and then end up spending an ETERNITY in the lake of fire, because of your REJECTION of God’s gift of SALVATION.
There is only ONE way for you to go to Heaven and that is by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE in Heaven making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be RESURRECTED to LIFE at the RAPTURE. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!