As we will see, resurrections are an historical fact throughout Scripture. Some have already occurred
More are prophesied to occur in the near future.
Rom 8:29 Because those whom He knew beforehand, He also ordained beforehand to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, for Him to be the first-born among many brothers.
What is a resurrection – Strong’s #386 – Resurrection of a body from death returning to life.
RESURRECTIONS – A THOROUGH STUDY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES. The resurrection study is a controversial subject; i have spent many, many hours in study to develop a better understanding of this subject.
We welcome constructive input; we consider this study paper a work in progress. The goal of every true believer is Eternal Life. Without being resurrected from the dead, this cannot happen. Notice what Paul said in I Corn 15:13-20: See Below: Chapter 15 is the Resurrection Chapter. 1 Co 15:13 and if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Messiah has not been raised. 1 Co 15:14 and if Messiah has not been raised, then our proclaiming is empty, and your belief also empty, 1 Co 15:15 and we are also found false witnesses of Elohim, because we have witnessed of Elohim that He raised up Messiah, whom He did not raise up, if then the dead are not raised. 1 Co 15:16 for if the dead are not raised, then neither Messiah has been raised. 1 Co 15:17 and if Messiah has not been raised, your belief is to no purpose, you are still in your sins! 1 Co 15:18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Messiah have perished. 1 Co 15:19 If in this life only we have expectation in Messiah, we are of all men the most wretched. 1 Co 15:20 But now Messiah has been raised from the dead, and has become the first-fruit of those having fallen asleep. As we will see, resurrections are an historical fact throughout Scripture. Some have already occurred; more are prophesied to occur in the near future. Rom 8:29 because those whom He knew beforehand, He also ordained beforehand to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, for Him to be the first-born among many brothers. What is a resurrection – Strong’s #386 – Resurrection of a body from death returning to life. Resurrections are done in three ways – one is when a person is brought back to physical life. Another is when a person is raised a Spirit Body to inherit Eternal Life or resurrected to Eternal Death. Some groups have tried to enumerate resurrections mentioned in Scripture calling them the 1 st Resurrection, the 2nd Resurrection and the 3rd Resurrection; but beyond the 1st Resurrection 2 there are no numeric distinctions put on the other resurrections mentioned in Scripture.
contrary to popular belief, there are more than 3 resurrections mentioned in Scripture. A more accurate way to understand the different resurrections, is to look at the different kinds of resurrections there are as they relate to historic events and periods of judgments, as well as the different qualifiers that result in the kind of resurrection a person might receive. This study will cover all the scriptures that address these topics. Before we continue, let’s define the words judge or judgment which is a complete study in itself. There are various words in Scripture used for the words judge or judgment. It can be as simple as discerning between right and wrong or good and evil. Every day we must make these choices or judgments. During this study, we are concerned about judgment as it relates to periods of time where people are judged according to their works in which they will either earn the wages of sin which is eternal death in the Lake of Fire or the reward of Eternal Life as a resurrected Spirit Being. Rom 6:23 for the wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah עשוהי our Master. First Resurrection: 1 Co 15:51 See, I speak a secret to you: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 1 Co 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. Mat 24:31 “And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 1 Th 4:13 Now, brothers, we do not wish you to be ignorant concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you be sad as others who have no expectation. 1 Th 4:14 for if we believe that עשוהי died and rose again, so also Elohim shall bring with Him those who sleep in עשוהי .
Footnote: 1 An euphemism for death, a typical Hebrew word for it. 1 Th 4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Master, that we, the living who are left over at the coming of the Master shall in no way go before those who are asleep. 1 Th 4:16 because the Master Himself shall come down from heaven with a shout, with the voice of a chief messenger, and with the trumpet of Elohim, and the dead in Messiah shall rise first. 1 Th 4:17 Then we, the living who are left over, shall be caught away together with them in the clouds to meet the Master in the air – and so we shall always be with the Master. These scriptures and others, all represent the same time period – at the last trump – at the return of Messiah. The First Fruits are judged during their converted lifetimes. 3 1 Pe 4:17 because it is time for judgment to begin from the House of Elohim. And if firstly from us, what is the end of those who do not obey the Good News of Elohim? 1 Pe 4:18 and if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the wicked and the sinner appear? JUDGMENT PERIODS: There seems to be 4 judgment periods. These judgment periods represent different types of resurrections. 1. This period represents the first resurrection of all those throughout the history of mankind who have been converted meaning they have received His Set-apart Spirit. This includes the kings, prophets, priests, and elders and a few others in the original Covenant. In the Renewed Covenant, it includes all those called and converted who did meet the requirements for Eternal Life.
Rom 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, this one is not His! Rom 8:10 And if Messiah is in you, the body is truly dead on account of sin, but the Spirit is life on account of righteousness. Rom 8:11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised עשוהי from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Messiah from the dead shall also give life to you your mortal bodies through His Spirit dwelling in you. 2. This period represents those who live on into or are born during the Millennium and the whole House of Israel covered in Ezek 37 which is a separate resurrection. Judgment period 2 overlaps the 3rd period where the resurrected First Fruits begin to rule, reign and judge with Yahshua. Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to droW eht fo esuaceb dna יהושע of Elohim, and who did not worship the beast, nor his image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years. I Co 6:1 should any of you, holding a matter against another, go to be judged before the unrighteous, and not before the set apart ones? 1 Co 6:2 Do you not know that the set-apart ones shall judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 4 1 Co 6:3 Do you not know that we shall judge messengers? How much more, matters of this life? This will apply to those who live on into the Millennium and are born during the Millennium. There is 1000 year reign of Messiah and the First Fruits during this period. Therefore, I have chosen to make it a separate judgment period. Eze 37:1 The hand of הוהי was upon me and took me out by the Spirit of הוהי ,and set me down in the midst of the valley. And it was filled with bones. Eze 37:2 And He made me pass among them, all around, and see, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and see, they were very dry. Eze 37:3 And He said to me, “Son of man, would these bones live?” And I said, “O Master הוהי ,You know.” Eze 37:4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and you shall say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of הוהי! Eze 37:5 ‘Thus said the Master הוהי to these bones, “See, I am bringing into you a spirit, and you shall live. Eze 37:6 “And I shall put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, and cover you with skin and put a spirit in you, and you shall live. And you shall know that I am יהוה.“ ‘ “ Eze 37:7 And I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a noise, and there was a rattling. And the bones came together, bone to bone. Eze 37:8 And I looked and saw sinews and flesh came upon them, and skin covered them, but there was no spirit in them. Eze 37:9 He then said to me, “Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, son of man, and you shall say to the spirit, ‘Thus said the Master הוהי” ,Come from the four winds, O spirit, and breathe on these slain, so that they live.” ’ ” Eze 37:10 And I prophesied as He commanded me, and the spirit came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, a very great army. Eze 37:11 And He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Yisra’ĕl. See, they say, ‘Our bones are dry, our expectancy has perished, and we ourselves have been cut off!’ Eze 37:12 “Therefore prophesy, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the Master הוהי, “See, O My people, I am opening your graves, and shall bring you up from your graves, and shall bring you into the land of Yisra’ĕl. 5 Eze 37:13 “And you shall know that I am הוהי ,when I open your graves, O My people, and bring you up from your graves. Eze 37:14 “And I shall put My Spirit (Kodesh) in you, and you shall live, and I shall settle you in your own land. And you shall know that I הוהי have spoken, and I have done it,” declares הוהי“ ‘. Eze 37:15 and the word of הוהי came to me, saying, Eze 37:16 “And you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it, ‘For Yehuḏah and for the children of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’
Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosĕph, the stick of Ephrayim, and for all the house of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’ Eze 37:17 “Then bring them together for yourself into one stick, and they shall become one in your hand. Eze 37:18 “And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Won’t you show us what you mean by these?’ Eze 37:19 say to them, ‘Thus said the Master הוהי” ,See, I am taking the stick of Yosĕph, which is in the hand of Ephrayim, and the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, his companions. And I shall give them unto him, with the stick of Yehudah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.” ’ Eze 37:20 “And the sticks on which you write shall be in your hand before their eyes. Eze 37:21 “And speak to them, ‘Thus said the Master הוהי” ,See, I am taking the children of Yisra’ĕl from among the gentiles, wherever they have gone, and shall gather them from all around, and I shall bring them into their land. Eze 37:22 “And I shall make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisra’ĕl. And one sovereign shall be sovereign over them all, and let them no longer be two nations, and let them no longer be divided into two reigns. Eze 37:23 “And they shall no longer defile themselves with their idols, nor with their disgusting matters, nor with any of their transgressions. And I shall save them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and I shall cleanse them. And they shall be My people, and I be their Elohim, Eze 37:24 while Dawid (a first fruit) My servant is sovereign over them. And they shall all have one shepherd and walk in My right-rulings and guard My laws, and shall do them. 6 Eze 37:25 “And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Yaʽaqob My servant, where your fathers dwelt. And they shall dwell in it, they and their children and their children’s children, forever, and My servant Dawid be their prince forever. Eze 37:26 “And I shall make a covenant of peace with them – an everlasting covenant it is with them. And I shall place them and increase (multiply- KJV) them, and shall place My set-apart place in their midst, forever. Eze 37:27 “And My Dwelling Place shall be over them. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. Eze 37:28 “And the gentiles shall know that I, הוהי ,am setting Yisra’ĕl apart, when My set-apart place is in their midst – forever.” The following Scriptures in Isaiah 11 are in the same time period as Eze 37. Isa 11:10 and in that day there shall be a Root of Yishai, standing as a banner to the people. Unto Him the gentiles shall seek, and His rest shall be esteem. Isa 11:11 And it shall be in that day that הוהי sets His hand again a second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Ashshur and from Mitsrayim, from Pathros and from Kush, from Ěylam and from Shinʽar, from Ḥamath and from the islands of the sea. Isa 11:12 And He shall raise a banner for the nations, and gather the outcasts of Yisra’ĕl, and assemble the dispersed of Yehudah from the four corners of the earth. Isa 11:16 and there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, those left from Ashshur, as it was for Yisra’ĕl in the day when he came up from the land of Mitsrayim. Deu 5:29 ‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and to guard all My commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever! 3. This next judgment period includes those mentioned in Rev 20:5 – But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is a resurrection from death back to physical life. The rest of the dead are those who were never called to understand His Truth nor were converted meaning they never received His Spirit during their lifetimes. This period also includes the rest of mankind who have never understood the gospel message. This also includes people who have never heard the message, read the Scriptures or had any kind of true knowledge about YAH or His Word. This also includes infants and aborted babies. Many people say this is like a second chance. On the contrary – this is truly their first chance to understand and choose YAH’s Way of Truth or they 7 can decide to reject it. We have all been given free moral agency and the same opportunity when the time of our calling comes. YAH does not change! Heb 13:8 יהושע Messiah is the same yesterday, and today, and forever Mal 3:6 “For I am הוהי ,I shall not change, and you, O sons of Yaʽaqob, shall not come to an end. Mat 13:10 and the taught ones came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” Mat 13:11 And He answering, said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens, but to them it has not been given. Mat 13:12 “For whoever possesses, to him more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but whoever does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away from him. Mat 13:13 “Because of this I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. Mat 13:14 “And in them the prophecy of Yeshayahu is completely filled, which says, ‘Hearing you shall hear and by no means understand, and seeing you shall see and by no means perceive, Mat 13:15 for the heart of this people has become thickened, and their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart, and turn back, and I heal them. YAH judges everyone by the same standard, out of the same Book and according to our works. All are judged the same way. Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before the throne, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to their works. Those who were not called and could not understand could be forgiven or Yahshua would not have asked the Father to forgive them. Luke 23:34 and יהושעsaid, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots. Paul said what was done, was done in ignorance. Act 3:17 “And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as your rulers did too. 8 Act 3:18 “But this is how Elohim has filled what He had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that His Messiah was to suffer. Torah is the ultimate standard of judgment and justice. It says a person must know what they are doing. John 7:51 “Does our Torah judge the man unless it hears first from him and knows what he is doing?” The Scripture translation is not very clear here. John 7:51 is a man judged by our law before it has given him a hearing and has knowledge of what he has done? Bible in Basic English translation is a little clearer. A person might be punished for breaking Torah, but for them to receive Eternal Judgment; they must break it willfully and with the understanding of a converted mind, having the Set-apart Spirit. They must reach the level of the Unpardonable Sin, where they willfully reject the Word and REFUSE TO REPENT. Blaspheming the Set-apart Spirit: Mar 3:29 but he who blasphemes against the Set-apart Spirit has no forgiveness forever, but is subject to everlasting judgment,” Heb 6:4 for it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Set-apart Spirit, Heb 6:5 and have tasted the good Word of Elohim and the powers of the age to come, Heb 6:6 and fall away, to renew them again to repentance – having impaled for themselves the Son of Elohim again, and put Him to open shame. Heb 10:26 For if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins. These verses must be balanced by: 1 Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of עשוהי Messiah His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we are misleading ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is trustworthy and righteous to forgive us the sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 9 1 Jn 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us. YAH judges the intent of the heart, the seared conscience, the hardened and bitter heart and rebellion. Weakness is a different thing. Mat 26:41 “Watch and pray, lest you enter into trial. The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh is weak.” 4. The fourth judgment period or the White Throne Judgment has to do with Eternal life or Eternal death. Due to the differences in Rev 20:4 and Rev 20:11-12, I need to make a distinction between the kind of judging done in Periods 3 and 4. Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to ton did ohw dna ,miholE fo droW eht fo esuaceb dna יהושעworship the beast, nor his image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years This scripture makes no mention of eternal judgment. The words “thrones” and “them” which are plural are used in contrast to Rev 20:11-15 where throne and Him are used and are singular and clearly talking about Eternal Judgment – life or death for those involved. In these verses the word used for “judged” is #2919 which means primarily condemnation and final judgment or the determination of a person’s ultimate fate. John 5:22 shows that the final verdict belongs to Yahshua and this explains why there is only one throne in the 4th Judgment Period. John 5:22 “For the Father judges no one, but has given all the judgment to the Son, The above verses show the kind of judging that is done only by Yahshua during the White Throne Judgment Period. The following talks about the kind of judging that the first fruits will do with Yahshua during the Millennium and after Millennium when the rest of the dead live again. The word “judge” used during the thousand year period and Judgment Period 3 is #2915 which can mean condemnation, but can also mean a sentence or punishment more like the way the Judges in Ancient Israel might administer justice in civil and legal disputes among people. Exodus 18:21 “But you yourself, seek out from all the people able men, who fear Elohim, men of truth, hating unfair gain. And place these over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and judges of tens. 10 Exodus 18:22 “And they shall rightly rule the people at all times. And it shall be that they bring every great matter to you, but they themselves rightly rule every small matter. So, make it lighter for yourself, for they shall bear with you. Exodus 22:9 “For every matter of transgression, for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for garment, or for whatever is lost which another claims to be his, let the matter of them both come before Elohim. And whomever Elohim declares wrong repays double to his neighbour. Lev 19:15 ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling (judgment KJV). Do not be partial to the poor or favour the face of the great, but rightly rule your neighbour in righteousness. Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to sih ron ,tsaeb eht pihsrow ton did ohw dna ,miholE fo droW eht fo esuaceb dna יהושע image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years. The above scriptures show we will be ruling and reigning with Him as rulers/kings administering Torah. The parable of the talents shows we will be helping Yahshua to rule over cities and nations. Luke 19:12 He therefore said, “A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive for himself a reign and to return. Luke 19:13 “And calling ten of his servants, He gave them ten minas/talents, and said to them, ‘Trade until I come.’ Luke 19:14 “But his subjects were hating him, and sent a delegation after him, to say, ‘We do not wish this one to reign over us.’ Luke 19:15 “And it came to be, when he came back, having received the reign, that he sent for these servants to whom he had given the silver, in order to know what each had gained by trading. Luke 19:16 “And the first came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ Luke 19:17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant. Because you were trustworthy in a small matter, have authority over ten cities.’ Luke 19:18 “And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ Luke 19:19 “And he said to him also, ‘And you – be over five cities.’ 11 The following scriptures show we will be helping Yahshua to rule over cities and nations. Rev 2:26 “And he who overcomes, and guards My works until the end, to him I shall give authority over the nations. We have now covered the 4 Judgment Periods which show four kinds of resurrections occurring at different times or during different judgment periods. They are as follows: 1. From death to physical life happens 7 times in Scripture: 2. 1 Kings 17:21 And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to הוהי and said, “O הוהי my Elohim, I pray, let the life of this child come back to him.” 3. 1 Kings 17:22 And הוהי heard the voice of Ěliyahu, and the life of the child came back to him, and he lived. 4. Ezekiel 37 – See pages 4 and 5. 5. John 11:41 so they took away the stone where the dead man was laid. And עשוהי lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. John 11:42 “And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing by I said this, in order that they believe that You sent Me.” John 11:43 and when He had said this, He cried with a loud voice, “Elʽazar, come out!” John 11:44 and he who died came out bound feet and hands with wrappings, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Yahshua said to them, “Loosen him and let him go.” Act 9:36 And in Yapho there was a certain taught one named Tabitha, which means Dorkas. This woman was filled with good works and kind deeds which she did. Act 9:37 And it came to be in those days that she became sick and died. And having washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Act 9:40 But Kĕpha sent them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and seeing Kĕpha, she sat up. Act 20:9 And a certain young man, by name Eutuchos, was sitting in a window, being overpowered by a deep sleep. As Sha’ul kept on reasoning, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third storey, and was picked up dead. Act 20:10 And Sha’ul, having gone down, fell on him, and embracing him said, “Do not be upset, for his life is in him.” Act 20:12 And they brought the young man in alive, and were encouraged, not a little. Mat 27:51 And see, the veil of the Dwelling Place was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split, 12 Mat 27:52 and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the set-apart ones who had fallen asleep were raised, Mat 27:53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they went into the set-apart city and appeared to many. After the Millennium Resurrection: Rev 20:5 (and the rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended) From death to Eternal Life happens 3 times: The Messiah – 1 Co 15:20 But now Messiah has been raised from the dead, and has become the first-fruit of those having fallen asleep. The first fruits – 1 Co 15:23 And each in his own order: Messiah the first-fruit, then those who are of Messiah at His coming, The rest of the dead during the White Throne Judgment period – Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne and Him who was sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before the throne, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to their works. Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Rev 20:14 And the death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Rev 20:15 And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. From death to Eternal Death (the lake of fire) – this happens once. Rev 20:11-15 See above 1. Eze 28:18 “You profaned your set-apart places by your many crookedness’s, by the unrighteousness of your trading. Therefore I brought forth fire from your midst. It has devoured you and I turned you to ashes upon the earth before the eyes of all who see you. Eze 28:19 “All who knew you among the peoples were astonished at you.
Waste you shall be and cease to be forever. Mal 4:1 “For look, the day shall come, burning like a furnace, and all the proud, and every wrongdoer shall be stubble. And the day that shall come shall burn them up,” said הוהי of hosts, “ which leaves to them neither root nor branch. 13 Mal 4:2 “But to you who fear My Name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. And you shall go out and leap for joy like calves from the stall. Mal 4:3 “And you shall trample the wrongdoers, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” said הוהי of hosts. This dispels the false doctrine of an “ever-burning hell fire.” Mat 25:41 “He shall then also say to those on the left hand, ‘Go away from Me, accursed ones, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his messengers – The actual number of resurrections found in Scripture is 11, however, in summary, they all fall into only two types, Eternal Life or Eternal Death, however, this only applies after all of the Judgment periods are complete and after everyone has been judged by the same standard. Joh 5:28 “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the tombs shall hear His voice, John 5:29 and shall come forth – those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have practiced evil matters, to a resurrection of judgment. Act 24:14 “And this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the Elohim of my fathers, believing all that has been written in the Torah and in the Prophets, Act 24:15 having an expectation in Elohim, which they themselves also wait for, that there is to be a resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous and the unrighteous. Act 24:16 “And in this I exercise myself to have a clear conscience toward Elohim and men always. QUALIFIERS We Must Meet to Obtain Eternal Life or Eternal Death Eternal Death: 1. Unrepentant Sin. 2. Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah עשוהי our Master. 3. Mar 3:29 but he who blasphemes against the Set-apart Spirit has no forgiveness forever, but is subject to everlasting judgment,” 4. Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Set-apart Spirit, 5. Heb 6:5 and have tasted the good Word of Elohim and the powers of the age to come, 6. Heb 6:6 and fall away, to renew them again to repentance – having impaled for themselves the Son of Elohim again, and put Him to open shame. 14 All the works of the flesh also bring about Eternal Death if not repented of.
They violate Torah and the Commandments. Gal 5:19 And the works of the flesh are well-known, which are these: adultery,1 whoring, uncleanness, indecency, Gal 5:20 idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, Gal 5:21 envy, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like – of which I forewarn you, even as I also said before, that those who practice a way of life such as these shall not inherit the reign of Elohim. Eternal Life: Keeping Torah: Deu 30:10 if you obey the voice of הוהי your Elohim, to guard His commands and His laws which are written in this Book of the Torah, if you turn back to הוהי your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being. Deu 30:11 “For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off. Deu 30:12 “It is not in the heavens, to say, ‘Who shall ascend into the heavens for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ Deu 30:13 “Nor is it beyond the sea, to say, ‘Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ Deu 30:14 “For the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart – to do it. Deu 30:15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, and death and evil, Deu 30:16 in that I am commanding you today to love הוהי your Elohim, to walk in His ways, and to guard His commands, and His laws, and His right-rulings. And you shall live and increase, and הוהי your Elohim shall bless you in the land which you go to possess. Deu 30:17 “But if your heart turns away, and you do not obey, and shall be drawn away, and shall bow down to other mighty ones and serve them, Deu 30:18 “I have declared to you today that you shall certainly perish, you shall not prolong your days in the land which you are passing over the Yardĕn to enter and possess. 15 Deu 30:19 “I have called the heavens and the earth as witnesses today against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore you shall choose life, so that you live, both you and your seed, Deu 30:20 to love הוהי your Elohim, to obey His voice, and to cling to Him – for He is your life and the length of your days – to dwell in the land which יהוה swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqob, to give them.” Sabbath and High Days: Mat 19:17 And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One – Elohim. But if you wish to enter into life, guard the commands. True Doctrines: Heb 6:1 Therefore, having left the word of the beginning of the Messiah, let us go on to perfection,1 not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of belief toward Elohim, Heb 6:2 of the teaching of immersions, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of everlasting judgment. Must Have Works of Service: Eph 2:8 For by favor/grace you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim, Eph 2:9 it is not by works, so that no one should boast. Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah עשוהי unto good works, which Elohim prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the esteem of Elohim, After we have grown and overcome and have His Mind and Character, we still fall short. Grace/favor will then make up the difference. **Works alone cannot save us, but without works, we can disqualify ourselves from the blessing of inheriting Eternal Life. Please notice the servant without works disqualified himself. Mat 25:29 ‘For to everyone who possesses, more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but from him who does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away. Mat 25:30 ‘And throw the worthless servant out into the outer darkness – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 16 Jas 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also the belief is dead without the works. Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works, (works of the flesh and works of righteousness.) Because we are judged according to our works, it is impossible to have works unless a person is alive. Judgment can only take place during one’s lifetime so aborted babies, babies and children who die during their lifetimes will be resurrected at the end of the millennium. Rev 20:5 and the rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. We Must Overcome: Rev 2:26 “And he who overcomes, and guards My works until the end, to him I shall give authority over the nations, The Three Principle Things We Must Overcome Is: 1. Our Human Nature **These are all our works. Rom 8:4 so that the righteousness of the Torah should be completed in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Rom 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the matters of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the matters of the Spirit. Rom 8:6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace. Rom 8:7 Because the mind of the flesh is enmity towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself 1 to the Torah of Elohim, neither indeed is it able, Rom 8:8 and those who are in the flesh are unable to please Elohim. Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Gal 4:19 My little children, for whom I am again in birth pains until Messiah is formed in you, Php 2:5 For, let this mind be in you which was also in Messiah עשוהי, Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim. 2. Overcome Satan: 17 1 Jn 2:13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father. Eph 6:10 For the rest, my brothers, be strong in the Master and in the mightiness of His strength. Eph 6:11 Put on the complete armour of Elohim, for you to have power to stand against the schemes of the devil. Eph 6:12 Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies. Eph 6:13 Because of this, take up the complete armour of Elohim, so that you have power to withstand in the wicked day, and having done all, to stand. Eph 6:14 Stand, then, having girded your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, Eph 6:15 and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Good News of peace; Eph 6:16 above all, having taken up the shield of belief with which you shall have power to quench all the burning arrows of the wicked one. Eph 6:17 Take also the helmet of deliverance, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of Elohim, 3. Overcome the World – Who or What is First? Mat 16:26 “For what is a man profited if he gains all the world, and loses his own life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life? Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim. Col 3:2 Mind the matters above, not those on the earth. Tit 2:12 instructing us to renounce wickedness and worldly lusts, and to live sensibly, righteously, and reverently in the present age, 1 Jn 2:15 Do not love the world nor that which is in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 18 1 Jn 2:16 Because all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world. 1 Jn 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but the one doing the desire of Elohim remains forever. Mat 24:12 “And because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many shall become cold. Mat 24:13 “But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved. This is accomplished through diligent prayer, study, meditation and fasting. © Author: Larry Scher – Minister