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(b) All will rise from the dead to face Eternal Judgement
Jn. 5:28-29 “..all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth …”
Rev. 20:12-15 “..and anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
God is able to re-assemble ev ery part o f our body again by His great power.
All will be raised from the dead and enter eternity o f judgement/ suffering or of joy.
Mk. 12:24-27 “God is not the God of the Dead but of the Living.”
6. T he First Resurrection
Rev. 20:1-6 “Blessed and holy is he who has part in the First Resurrection”
T here are two resurrections – and there are di fferent realms of existen ce in the Kingdom.
T he first Resurrection - Preced es the 1000 year rule o f Christ on the earth
- Precedes the general resu rrection of all dead
- Brings people into a realm of authority and rulership (thrones).
- Is for those who overcom e in this life. (Rev. 3:21)
Mt. 25:1-13 10x virgins.
Heb. 11:35 - stronger, more powerful resurrection.
Phil 3:15 – Paul saw this as something to attain to – a great hope.
Resurrection = exanastasis = the „out from’ resurrection = to stand out from the dead.
Phil. 3:20-21 – transform our lowly body that is might be conformed to His glorious body according to the working by which He is able to subd ue all
things to Himself.
7. Resurrection Life Now
Rom. 8:11 “If the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwell in you, He that rised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His
Spirit that dwells in you”
- Jesus now dwells in heaven.
- We who have received Jesus are joined spirit to spirit with Him (1 Cor. 6:17).
- T he Holy Spirit within you can quicken and energise spirit, soul and body.
- Quicken = to make you alive with the life of anoth er!
T his life of the Spirit begins when you receive Christ as Saviour.
T his life of the Spirit is empowered when you are baptised in Holy Ghost.
T his life of the Spirit can be developed and expressed through you.
- Prayer – Mediation – Word of God – Serving – Obedience.
T his life of the Spirit that dwells within will resurrect our mortal body.
Sometimes we focus a lot on the grace of God, the goodness of God, the mercy of God we forget or overlook that
there is another side, that God is also holy and He's just. His justice requires that He deal with how we've governed
our life and what we've done in our life. All of you have an appointment to keep with this. There is no exception. Matt
16:27 I come and my reward is with me, to give to every man according to his work.
Welcome the last in our series, in Hebrews 6 - First Principles; we're going to look today at Eternal Judgement. We
trust you'll just open your heart, to just hear the word of God; and may the spirit of God m ove where you are, and
touch you, and change your life today.
Hebrews 6:1-3, “Therefore leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not
laying again the foundation of: Repentance from Dead Works; and of Faith towards God; of the Doctrine of Baptisms;
of Laying on of Hands; of Resurrection of the Dead; and of Eternal Judgement. And this we will do if God permits.
So we see a number of truths, which are foundational to being established in Christ. Every one of these truths is a
foundation, so it's not all that we learn. It is the part which has to be laid upon, which everything else builds.
We saw at the beginning, the need for us to turn away from activities and works to try and gain the approval of God -
religious activities; to repent of those things which are dead and lifeless, motivated by wrong motives; and to turn