The book of Daniel recorded that at the end there would be a great resurrection. But have you heard that entire nations will be resurrected? Scriptures tell that billions of people who lived and died will come back to life. Before that happens the earth and all that live on it, may face extinction unless something happens to prevent this.
In the prior blog on this subject, we finished with the great prophecies of Daniel. Josephus, the Jewish historian, commented about the prophecies of Daniel and how accurate they were even as to time. But even Josephus was unaware that he lived during a time prophesied in Daniel’s book and that prophecy was fulfilled years after Josephus died when hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed, men, women and children. Hundreds of cities were destroyed. And the Romans cast the people out of Israel and made it illegal for them to enter into Jerusalem. That event, under the leadership of a false messiah, Simon Bar-Kokhba, was the fulfillment of the prophecies of both Daniel and Enoch and that marked the end of that age.
We live now at the time of the end of the seventh age. Daniel was told that this time would be a time of great trouble such has never been in the world until now and never would be again. Daniel was told to seal up those prophecies as they would only be revealed during our time. He was also told that only the wise and knowledgeable would understand. But none of the wicked would understand. I cover this is more detail in my book, Prophecy Unsealed! which you can order from my website.
Now I would not be surprised that most of the people reading this do not consider themselves among the wicked. And that is a good thing. At the same time, though, they don’t understand the prophecies in Daniel’s book and in particular those in chapter 12. Well, let us not draw a logical, but ridiculous conclusion, that those who don’t understand must be among the wicked. That is not true. If you had the opportunity and resources to research those prophecies, you would probably understand them. But to do that you must also free your mind from preconceived notions, accepted traditions and speculations you may have picked up from both Christianity and Judaism.
The understanding of those prophecies requires that things long ago put on the shelves to gather dust and be ignored must be restored. Without restoring knowledge that was known before the House of Israel was taken captive by the Assyrians and the House of Judah by Babylonia, there is no way that you can understand those prophecies. They require the restoration of key knowledge that is not new, just lost and hidden.
When I started to write my book, I had envisioned just a simple book of 32 pages. But as I wrote I realized that the key to understanding demanded that I also write about what was known before, which was critical to decipher the meaning of the prophecies of Daniel 12.
A Great Resurrection With Two Results
The Christian doctrines about the “afterlife” assume that we have an immortal soul and that soul goes to heaven when we die. Then when Jesus returns the soul somehow comes out of heaven to be joined with its former body, which apparently is all fixed up. But they also claim that if you don’t accept Christ (which to them is synonymous with believing in the stories about Jesus,) during this lifetime, you will be forever cut off from God and will spend eternity in Hell, like the one Dante described. They say you only have one chance, and if you don’t do what they say you should do, you are “forever lost.”
I used to watch the wannabe evangelists in school carry a massive, self-imposed “burden” for all the lost souls in the world. They believed that if they didn’t get the message “about Jesus” (their words) to these people that was it. Gone, to burn forever. Few talked about the message that Jesus preached and taught. They were mostly “Pauline” and could care less about what Moses, the Prophets and the Apostles (not Paul) actually believed, taught and lived by. And they certainly didn’t know about our father Enoch. His books were not “Canonized.” So they must be “bad.”
I say that to get to this point. The first resurrection includes millions who never heard “about” Jesus, and Christians, who claim they know but do not, and Jews, who really can’t accept the Christian ideas (Can you blame them?), and others who don’t understand much of anything religious or spiritual, those whose lives were spent in turmoil and suffering as they tried to live out their days, drug addicts, criminals, and many, whom most expect, are now in hell where they “deserve to be.”
The first resurrection will also include those who understood the Message and changed their lives, who walked away from the world’s ways and understood what the Apostles taught in the DIDACHE, who cried out to ELAH and EYAHUWAH for mercy and strength, who believed the Prophets and desired the teaching of Moses, who mourned for what they saw happening in the world and longed for a time when it would be different.
Enoch wrote about the resurrection of the “righteous and elect.” Daniel wrote what he heard from Gabriel. Ezekiel wrote what he saw in visions and they tell the same thing: the first resurrection includes both the righteous and those not so righteous. Some are raised to glory and power and others are brought back to life, only now in new bodies and looking much like they did before with one small difference: the righteous have bodies like Jesus (EYAHUSHUAH) had when he rose from the dead. The others have new bodies, really new, not sick or weak, no drugs in their blood, no damaged DNA, no mental handicaps, just a brand new body. They didn’t get back all the dust, dirt, and decayed remains of the old bodies. They got what every person who ever lived really wanted, a new, vibrant body, with no flaws or handicaps!
Another thing they will have and maybe they would wish that they didn’t have it, is the memory of everything that happened before they died, not the actual death, but how they lived their lives before. In addition to that they will be given the wisdom to understand what they should have done before. This is the judgment time and the people themselves have the recall and the understanding about what they did and what they should have done. Hence, they are raised to “shame and age-lasting contempt,” knowledge that they will carry for the next thousand years.
It is for this event that the Message will be preached in all the world “as a witness.” It is an “I told you so” of universal scope! It is a message not to condemn but to warn and to inform.
Who are these people?
Ezekiel’s vision in chapter 37 makes it very clear. Ezekiel was a prisoner in Babylon and while there he wrote his prophecy, which could only be also for the time after including our time. In his vision of the valley of dry bones, Ezekiel was told to prophesy over the bones:
Prophesy to these bones and say to them, “Dry bones hear the word of Eyahuwah. This is what the King Eyahuwah says to these bones: I will make breath enter into you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin. I will put breath in you and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am Eyahuwah.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them, and they came to life and stood upon their feet: a vast army!
Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say our bones are dried up and our hope is gone. We are cut off.”
Therefore prophesy and say to them: “This is what the King Eyahuwah says, O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them. I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am Eyahuwah, when I open up your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land! Then you will know that I, Eyahuwah, have spoken, and I have done it! declares Eyahuwah.”
This is why I spent time writing about Israel in part 1. This is not Judah only but all those of the twelve tribes from the time of their father Jacob to the end of this age!
The prophesied trouble that comes at the end of this age will be focused on the descendents of Jacob, “It is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he will be saved out of it.” The Nations of Israel, including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the British Isles, and the countries of Europe, and the tiny land of Israel, will suffer greatly during this time. Many will be killed by disease, and war. But they will be saved out of it by the great resurrection and the coming of Eyahuwah to the earth. These are the “elect” or “chosen” to whom promises were made because of the covenants Eyahuwah made with them, and with our Fathers. He wiped away their debt, which they accrued because of their unfaithfulness, and paid, by sacrificing His body, what they owed. Now Eyahuwah has the right to call them “My people!”
Who are the righteous?
The righteous are those who overcame and were faithful during the time they lived in the flesh. These have not been deceived by the religions of this world, or have seen the great error of apostasy and turned from it. These are those who will be “born-again” by the resurrection and given glorified bodies and will never die again. They are the Sons of Elam and now part of the Elahim. They will appear before the Father in Heaven at the end of the 1335 days as the Wave Loaves offering portrays, and will receive glory, honor, and power. What is their secret? They lived “the Eternal Life” while they were in their flesh, and they did not love their bodies even to the point of death. Many of these will be protected during the time of trouble. Some will die to keep them out of it.
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” Revelation 14: 13-14
Our father Enoch saw the great difference this resurrection was going to mean to all the world. He said, “There I want to be.”
Although the time of trouble may appear to the wicked, the sons of darkness, as a time of victory and great rejoicing, they will be destroyed by the coming of Eyahuwah to the earth and by the transformation of the earth as it is restored to the former glory it had at the time Man was first made from its dust.
But there is more. What finally happens to those who were neither the righteous or the elect? And what will happen on earth during the next age? That I will cover in the next post.