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Some Details Revealed About Heaven

The First and the Second Resurrections

When Will They Take Place and Who Will Be Resurrected




PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is to illuminate the understanding of the three areas of the future (immediate and far) that every human will face: Who?, Where? and When?

It is all in the Holy Scriptures as you will soon recognize as it is "decoded".  Then some the Elect may say: "Why of course! It is right there - staring me right in the face!"


GENERAL BACKGROUND


This document will be a little different than prior ones. This one will be issued in two sections.  Each section covers an important aspect of the Who?, Where? and When? We could make up an "intellectually impressive" or "mystically mysterious" good reason for why we are doing this, but that would be foolish. The real reason is because God indicated that we do it this way. Period!


SECTION I

BACKGROUND

As you may already know from our writings, there will be an AntiChrist (2) and a False Christ (3).  In the Book of Revelations, somehow, they were melded into one by name but not by description and/or function.  That melding of manifestations under one name was not part of a conspiracy; that information was not supposed to be known and understood until now [Daniel 12:9]. Nonetheless, Mary slightly lifted the corner of the veil in La Salette  (4) about the difference between the AntiChrist and the False Christ:

"The seasons will be altered, the earth will produce nothing but bad fruit, the stars will lose their regular motion, the moon will only reflect a faint reddish glow. Water and fire will give the earth's globe convulsions and terrible earthquakes which will swallow up mountains, cities.... Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist.

"The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be in dismay. But now Enoch and Eli will come, filled with the spirit of God. They will preach with the might of God, and men of good will will believe in God, and many souls will be comforted. They will make great steps forward through the virtue of the Holy Spirit and will condemn the devilish lapses of the Antichrist.

 Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! There will be bloody wars and famines, plagues and infectious diseases.... There will be thunderstorms which will shake cities, earthquakes which will swallow up  countries. Voices will be heard in the air. Men will beat their heads against walls, call for their death, and on another side death will be their torment. Blood will flow on all sides. Who will be the victor if God does not shorten the length of the test? All the blood, the tears and the prayers of the righteous, God will relent. Enoch and Eli will be put to death. Pagan Rome will disappear. The fire of Heaven will fall and consume three cities. All the universe will be struck with terror and many will let themselves be led astray because they have not worshipped the true Christ who lives among them.  It is time; the sun is darkening; only faith will survive.

As you review the quoted chapters of the Book of Revelations you may begin to discern its true meaning for the End of These Times; however, keep in mind what we have discussed about Biblical Literalism and Symbolism.  (5)  (6)


DETAILS

There is a massive confusion about the First Resurrection, the Second Resurrection, the End of These Times, the 1,000 Year Reign (7) and The End.

Let us see what the Holy Scriptures tells us about that:

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to make war with him that sat upon the horse, and with his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet, who wrought signs before him, wherewith he seduced them who received the character of the beast, and who adored his image. These two were cast alive into the pool of fire, burning with brimstone. [Revelations 19]

Now - let us not get confused. The above alluded beast IS NOT satan.  satan makes his "grand entrance" into the bottomless pit in the following verses....

1 And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should no more seduce the nations, till the thousand years be finished. [Revelations 20]

Eventually, about 1,000 years later,  satan will be released from the bottomless pit, thus, once again, only two remain in the bottomless pit:  The beast and the false prophet.

7 And when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go forth, and seduce the nations..... [Revelations 20]

But satan's new found freedom comes to an abrupt end since he will be permanently returned back to the bottomless pit soon:

9 And there came down fire from God out of heaven, and devoured them; and the devil, who seduced them, was cast into the pool of fire and brimstone, where both the beast 10 And the false prophet shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. [Revelations 20]

When satan is returned to the bottomless pit - that will be permanent and what we know as Creation is about to disappear since the Final Judgment is about to take place:

11 And I saw a great white throne, and one sitting upon it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away, and there was no place found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in the presence of the throne, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and hell gave up their dead that were in them; and they were judged every one according to their works. 14 And hell and death were cast into the pool of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the pool of fire.. [Revelations 20]

As you will see - this was the second resurrection: "13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and hell gave up their dead that were in them; and they were judged every one according to their works."

From this group, those whose name was not written in the book of life went to the pool of fire joining the beast, the false prophet and satan.

When we speak of a second resurrection that implies that there must be a first resurrection..... and indeed there is. In Revelations 20 we find who are those who will participate in the first resurrection and when it will take place in the Time Line

4 And I saw seats; and they sat upon them; and judgment was given unto them; and the souls of them that were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not adored the beast nor his image, nor received his character on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead lived not, till the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. [Revelations 20]

and

6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection. In these the second death hath no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ; and shall reign with him a thousand years. [Revelations 20]

It is clear that this (first) group will not even have to go through the Final Judgment. Now, let us try to determine who compose the first group and when all of this begins.

The first group to be resurrected and reign with Christ for 1,000 years is composed of:

(a) "...the souls of them that were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus..." : The early martyrs of the Faith.
(b) "... beheaded for.... ...the word of God,..." : Those who died over the centuries during the Evangelization period.
(c) "...and (those) who had not adored the beast nor his image, nor received his character on their foreheads, or in their hands...": Those of us who will die thorough this period as we fight the forces of the beast and false prophet or upheld our faith - not selling out to Mammon - from the period which encompasses (a) though (c) regardless of financial, social and/or comfort consequences.

See how clear it all is?

Now the confirmation as to: When?

It looks like it happened when:

21 And a mighty angel took up a stone, as it were a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying: With such violence as this shall Babylon, that great city, be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. [Revelations 18]

That is - at  the end of "Babylon"....

1.....Come, I will show thee the condemnation of the great harlot, who sitteth upon many waters,
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication; and they who inhabit the earth, have been made drunk with the wine of her whoredom. 3 And he took me away in spirit into the desert. And I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was clothed round about with purple and scarlet, and gilt with gold, and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, full of the abomination and filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written: A mystery; Babylon the great, the mother of the fornications, and the abominations of the earth. [Revelations 17]

But what does "Babylon" represents?

"Babylon" represents the world that made Mammon its god and adored it and not the true and living God. Babylon:  This group is composed by most of the civil and ecclesiastical authorities.

Details of this appear in Revelations 19 which presents the Second Coming of Christ very well.

 The saints glorify God for his judgments on the great harlot. Christ's victory over the beast and the kings of the earth.

Events which are immediately and coherently followed by:

1 And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. [Revelations 20]



CONCLUSION

Do notice when the much talked about Armageddon takes place

16 And he shall gather them together into a place, which in Hebrew is called Armageddon. 17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial upon the air, and there came a great voice out of the temple from the throne, saying: It is done. 18 And there were lightning, and voices, and thunders, and there was a great earthquake, such an one as never had been since men were upon the earth, such an earthquake, so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts; and the cities of the Gentiles fell. And great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the indignation of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And great hail, like a talent, came down from heaven upon men: and men blasphemed God for the plague of the hail: because it was exceeding great. [Revelations 16]

Armageddon take place before the 1,000 Year Reign starts.

Now - the much talked about Gog and Magog relate to the brief period after the Thousand Year Reign...

7 And when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go forth, and seduce the nations, which are over the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, and shall gather them together to battle, the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. [Revelations 20]

....but Gog and Magog are not individual entities.  It seems that "Gog" means a people, a nation, and "Magog" means the land of "Gog". (8)   That is - in one final push satan will seduce many nations (Gogs) in many lands (Magogs).  


Next:
Section II - Where is the Beast?



NOTES                                       

(1)  About miguel de Portugal
(2)  The Anti Christ
(3)  The False Christ
(4)  Secret of La Salette
(5)  Biblical Literalism - Part I
(6)  Biblical  Literalism - Part II
(7) About the 1,000 Year Reign
(8) About Gog and Magog



Composed on August 9, 2008 - 63rd anniversary of the world's second nuclear attack
Published on a world wide scale on August 22, 2012 - Feast of Mary, Queen of Peace.
Edited for clarity on January 20, 2016 - Feast of St. Sebastian - Patron Saint of San Sebastián de Garabandal and Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain


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