The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #1033
Something happens at Christ's return

which is a "mystery" to most.

When Christ returns to make war at the sound of the 7th Trump,

we read that His armies will follow Him.
It is at this time that His Kingdom will be ushered in,
which is to say that His Millennial reign will begin.

This is one statement to which most everyone agrees.

And so it is that we are about to SEE another very graphic PICTURE
of what happens when Jesus Christ returns at the 7th Trump.

That event is that ALL of mankind
will be instantly changed from flesh to spiritual bodies.

The apostle Paul in 1 Cor. 15 spoke of this event which he called a "mystery".
Of course he then revealed it, i.e. explained it,
in very simple language so that it is a "mystery" no more.
In the book of Revelation that same "mystery" is revealed in PICTURE format

Before we see the picture,
let's first understand what Paul said.
The subject he is addressing is the death and resurrection of the body from flesh to spirit:

1 Cor. 15:44 It is sown a natural body;
it is raised a spiritual body.
There is a natural body,
and there is a spiritual body.
Paul has gone to great lengths in this 15th chapter to let us know
that we have two bodies and that when we die,
the flesh is gone and we are elevated, raised, resurrected,
to our spiritual bodies.
1 Cor. 15:50 Now this I say, brethren,
that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;
neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Remember, Paul is about to show us a mystery,
an event that will occur at the 7th Trump when Jesus returns,
but he first wants to prepare our minds
and remind us that flesh bodies cannot enter into the Millennium, i.e. the kingdom of God,
which will begin on this earth when Christ returns.
So the question is
"How will Christ handle all the people who are alive and remain when He returns?"

Paul explains it and makes it very simple for us to understand,
which I guess is why it is a "mystery" to most.

[51] Behold, I shew you a mystery;
We shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed,
We are not all going to die (as we know natural death).
But we will ALL be changed into our spiritual bodies!
We will document that ALL means everyone when we return to Revelation.

And about how long,
and precisely when will this change of bodies take place?

[52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound,
and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.
"Just like that"
at the "last trump", i.e. instantly when Jesus Christ returns!

Now don't let the phrase
"the dead shall be raised incorruptible"
cause you to switch subjects in the middle of a sentence.

The subject is the change of bodies from flesh to spirit.
We read in verse 51 that it is ALL who are changed
and here in verse 52 Paul breaks it down into two categories.

(1) The "dead", who are the "spiritually dead", i.e. the figuratively dead
(see appendix 139 in the Companion Bible regarding the different use of the word nekros translated "dead" in the NT).
They too will be elevated,
or raised to incorruptible bodies,


(2) we Christians also!

Paul is simply saying both the good and the bad,
those who are saved and those who aren't,
will be changed, i.e. ALL, EVERYONE!

[53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption,
and this mortal must put on immortality.
This the change of body from flesh to spirit,
i.e. from corruptible to incorruptible
(which happens to ALL),
is not the same as receiving eternal life
which is to be elevated from a mortal soul to an immortal soul,
which happens only to those who partake of the 1st Raising to eternal life,
or the 1st Resurrection to Immortality.
Although for some,
 those who are saved,
the resurrection to immortality,
will also happen at this same time.

In other words there is a "resurrection" from the flesh to the spiritual body,
and there is a also a"resurrection" from mortality to immortality!

The resurrection from flesh to spirit bodies happens to ALL at Christ's return,
but the resurrection from mortality to immortality
happens only to those who are His at His coming.

That will be "The 1st Ressurrection" to eternal life!

The rest (those who are not saved at Christ's return) must wait until the 2nd Resurrection to immortality after the Millennium,
and though they will be in spiritual bodies throughout the Millennium,
they will be referred to as the "dead", because they'll still have mortal souls.

You see, the "dead" (spiritually) will STAND before judgment, after the Millennium.
"Dead" is a condition of their soul, not the status of their bodies.
They are not corpses who stand,
they are still mortal souls!

They just didn't make it in the 1st resurrection.
It is that their soul is still liable to die for it is still mortal and subject to the second death,
and that is where they are headed if they don't shape up during the Millennium.
We will read of them in chapter 20 of Revelation.

There is much confusion in the ranks of Christianity
concerning the subject of "resurrection"
because of the lack of understanding of the use of the word "nekros"
and the failing to understand the simplicity of the "mystery"
that Paul explains in 1 Cor. 15.

We have learned from the apostle Paul
that ALL flesh will be changed when Christ returns,
and it is at that point to which we have arrived in Rev. 19.
Here then is the PICTURE of the end of all flesh at the sound of the 7th Trump:

Rev. 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun;
and he cried with a loud voice,
saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven,
Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
The circling buzzards and birds are going to have a great feast at this event!

The original texts read
"to the great supper of God".
The word "supper" used is here is the Greek word "deipnon"
which comes from "dapane",
dap-an'-ay, Greek #1160;
from dapto (to devour);
expense (as consuming) :- cost.

Don't be confused and bring in subjects that are not being discussed.
This verse is not talking about the marriage supper of the Lamb
which takes place later.

Jesus Christ is returning and the flesh age is over
and all mankind will be changed into their spiritual bodies.

[18] That ye may eat the flesh of kings,
and the flesh of captains,
and the flesh of mighty men,
and the flesh of horses,
and of them that sit on them,
and the flesh of all men,
both free and bond,
both small and great.
Here is the verse that documents that the word "all" in 1 Cor. 15:52
means "everyone" both small and great and not just Christians.

So do you get the PICTURE
that there will be a lot of carcasses lying around
for the birds to feast on and clean up?
Pretty graphic isn't it?

[19] And I saw the beast,
and the kings of the earth,
and their armies,
gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse,
and against his army.
We see here the 10 kings
and the armies which Satan has gathered together in Jerusalem
 to make war with the Lamb.

Remember, Satan has been here on earth,
person, along with his fallen angels,
for the past 5 months,
flooding the earth with lies

Let's switch to the Book of Zechariah and SEE a PICTURE of their fate at the 7th Trump.

The 14th chapter of the Book of Zechariah
gives us this same account of Christ's return
when His feet touch down upon the Mount of Olives.
Remember we just read in Rev. 19:18 that "ALL FLESH"
is going to be consume away at His return
and that includes the earthly kings and their armies
which antichrist has gathered at Jerusalem to make war against the Lamb.

Zech. 14:12 And this shall be the plague
wherewith the LORD will smite all the people
that have fought against Jerusalem;
Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,
and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,
and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
Yep, their flesh is gone too!
(Perhaps this was a bit "over dramatized" by the translators in 1611
but we've got the PICTURE.)
Rev. 19:20 And the beast was taken,
and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him,
with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast,
and them that worshipped his image.
These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Again, be careful not switch subjects here,
but to rightly divide the Word.

We are reading about the events surrounding the return of Jesus Christ,
and not of the judgment after the Millennium
"the" lake of fire which causes the second death.

For the sake of clarity in understanding,
"a" lake of fire
as it is translated here
instead of
"the" lake of fire will help.

Because this verse is simply saying that the
"one world political system", i.e. the political beast,
and the false prophet,
which is Satan's role as the spurious messiah,
will also be consumed away for ever and ever,
This is Babylon the Great being
"utterly burned with fire"
as we read in Rev. 18:8!

Now let's think for a moment.
We know that Satan will be loosed for a short time after the Millennium
to be used as a final test for those who go through the Millennium.
But he will NOT be given a one political system again
(for Christ is taking charge as King of kings forever when He returns),
nor will he afforded the role as false Messiah again, i.e. the false prophet.

Here's verse 21 to complete the 19th chapter:

Rev. 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him
that sat upon the horse,
which sword proceeded out of his mouth:
and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
This verse concludes the narrative contained in the three verses
19, 20 and 21

which all begin with "And".
John is simply telling us (vs. 19) that he saw the beast
and the armies gathered together to make war,
(20) and Babylon the Great was "utterly burned with fire"
as we read in 18:8,
and (21) everyone else was changed from flesh bodies to spiritual bodies.

How truly exciting is the Revelation
from our Father
 to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear!

It will now, in many ways, be like it was in the first earth age.

The age of the dinosaurs.

We will all, again, be in our original spirit bodies
And yes, I believe your elderly grandma, who passed away several years ago, will appear to be about 30 years old, the same as you. And your memories from the age of the dinosaurs will have been restored .


#1 During the next 1000 years, Satan will be locked up and unable to negatively influence us.

#2 Some of us will have already been granted eternal life.

#3 The rest of us will be in,
 you might call it,

 a 1000 year summer school experience,
with Christ being right here on earth,
 with us and in charge,

teaching us the difference between what is holy and what is profane!


For Group #3

"The Great White Throne of Judgment"

Where we might still be granted eternal life,
(The 2nd resurrection) after the Millennium
based on our "Works" during the 1000 years
and our reaction to Satan's short release at the end.

Praise the Lord for His patience and kindness, with us and towards us!

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