In the Resurrection God our Father will ensure that what human life was destroyed in the previous ages shall be lovingly restored.
Many Christians think that they are off the hook because of the blood of Jesus.
Let me tell you something brethren.
If you aborted your own children –Then in the Resurrection HERE ON EARTH your children shall be raised up and you shall do the child care.
Yes you are forgiven for the terrible decision you made –totally forgiven. But that does not mean you have no responsibility to that child. Perhaps the decision was made for you by your parents. They are the grandparents of the deceased child. They shall bear the responsibility in the Resurrection HERE ON EARTH.
I wish I could get through to you that the whole “going to heaven” to live in a mansion and worship Jesus for ever and ever is NOT what Father has planned.
As Christians we love to speak about justice for all. Yes you betcha. Justice. But the Church mostly teaches NO JUSTICE through their adherence to the doctrine of eternal damnation.
Tell me dear one….How is there any justice if the one who murdered someone is forever gone into punishment? How is justice served if the perpetrator cannot repay to the victim what he took?
A thief must repay with interest what he stole. That is God’s Law. Murder is theft. Adultery is theft also. The Adulterer and adulteress must repay what they stole. But I am forgiven you say….Yes you are forgiven by God all your trespasses because of the blood sacrifice Jesus has made.
But in the Resurrection!!
You want justice? God will ensure that we make right what we did wrong to others….and that what was done wrong to you shall be made right by those ones who did it to you.
Jesus believed in the Resurrection of all people in the Age to come. And we are right on the edge of that new age! The Resurrection is at the door! The dawning of a new day.
This is what Job spoke of when he spoke of his hope of seeing his Saviour in the flesh.
Job 19:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;
Job 19:26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God,
Job 19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
Job 19:28 If you should say, ‘How shall we persecute him?’—Since the root of the matter is found in me,
Job 19:29 Be afraid of the sword for yourselves; For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, That you may know there is a judgment.”
Job warns his friends to fear the wrath of God for the way they are treating him and that that wrath shall be in the form of a sword in the day that they are all raised up with Job on the earth again.
That sword shall divide between the sheep and the goats so that some are raised to a resurrection on the earth of blessing and some to correction. All this shall take place on the earth in the Age to come known as The Resurrection. NOT IN HEAVEN!!
The Jewish faction known as the Sadducees did not believe in a resurrection of the dead or in angels or even the spirit(Acts 23:8)–that’s why they are Sad you see? 🙁
Mat_22:23 The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him,They came to test Jesus but Jesus stood firm on His Word.
Mat 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.
Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.
Mat 22:31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying,
Mat 22:32 ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB’ ? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
God has THE POWER to raise the dead –but the Sadducees doubted that. God is the not the God of the dead, but the Living!! All people live unto God but they do not know they do. They are lost who do not know Jesus, even though Jesus knows them. They must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ –THEN they enjoy Life in Him.
The Apostle Paul went about preaching Jesus and the Resurrection. Not just the resurrection of Jesus Christ but THE resurrection of all those in the grave.
Act_17:18 Then certain Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some said, “What does this babbler want to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods,” because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.
Act_17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said, “We will hear you again on this matter.”
You see most preachers today do not preach Jesus and the Resurrection.
Instead they preach ‘Jesus and going to heaven’ or ‘No Jesus and going to Hell’. Paul never preached that and neither did Jesus!!
There will be a resurrection of the dead – Jesus said so.
Luk 20:33 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife does she become? For all seven had her as wife.”
Luk 20:34 Jesus answered and said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage.
Luk 20:35 But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;
Luk 20:36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
Jesus compared the sons of this age to the sons of the resurrection.
The “sons of this age” meaning those not believing in Him and the sons of the resurrection are all those who believed in Jesus. Belief in Jesus MAKES YOU WORTHY to be a part of that resurrection.
With that Resurrection comes the new physical body like unto His body–whereby we are able to go between heaven and earth as led by the Father. Heaven and Earth are not meant to be split apart but ONE.
So you and I dear believer are destined to be raised up into a new body to rule and reign with Jesus in us, in a new heaven and a new earth–
But–for those who refused Jesus in this age—they shall not be raised until the SECOND resurrection AFTER the 1000 years is complete.
Their dead body must wait in the grave and their spirit which has been roaming around seeking rest but cannot find it just as they could not find fulfillment in all their idols during their living years shall hear the voice of Jesus calling them to arise.
At that second resurrection those unbelieving dead shall bow their knee before Jesus and confess Him as their Lord and Saviour. Then they shall be schooled by the Spirit just as we all have been during our time in Jesus.
This is the Resurrection of condemnation or eternal punishment which is a wrong translation of aiōnios kolasis.
Many translators know this and translate it properly….like this…
Mat 25:46 “And these shall go away into the Punishment of the Ages, but the righteous into the Life of the Ages.” Weymouth
Mat 25:46 And these shall go away to punishment age-during, but the righteous to life age-during.’ Young’s
Matt 25:46a “And these shall go away in to Age abiding correction.” Rotherham’s Emphasised
Matt 25:46 “And these shall be coming away into chastening eonian, yet the just into life eonian” Concordant
And this expanded version by Jonathan Mitchell
46. “And so, these folks will continue going off (or: coming away) into an eonian pruning
(a lopping-off which lasts for an undetermined length of time; an age-lasting correction and rehabilitation; a pruning which brings betterment and which has its source and character in the Age; a cutting off during the ages), yet the fair, just and rightwised folks who are in right relationship with people and are in accord with the Way pointed out [continue going off or coming away] into eonian life (life which has its source and character in the Age [of the Messiah]; life pertaining to the Age; or: the life of and for the ages).
Please read that expanded verse over and over…
God’s so called “punishment” as translated by the King James translators is not to destroy but is CORRECTION that will make the person more like Jesus. That is what every son and daughter of God goes through.
We are first fruits of the greater harvest still to come in. We are all going to see eye to eye one day. Even if that “one day” is many ages from now…maybe 50,000 years in the future. In the end God shall bring justice to all.