One of the fundamentals of the Christian faith is the doctrine of "the" resurrection from the dead.
Here is what Jesus said about it:
34 Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,
35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;
36 for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are
It is clear that John the Revelator was "in the Spirit" when he "saw" the immortal Lord Jesus Christ on Patmos Island:
9I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
10I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet,
For the record, I would like to assure the saints that I believe that Christ's second coming is future from now.
However, Christ Jesus our Lord commanded John the Revelator to write what he saw (and heard, etc.) and send it to seven Asian Churches of the first century.
So, if the text of what John wrote to the 7 Asian Churches did not have meaning for their first-century time frame, then there is no real point to the book of Revelation in general.
Might I suggest to the saints that there is no prophesy that suggests that there will be a "physical earthly brick-and-mortar third temple/tabernacle" in our future?
Well, the other three were built by God's prophetic command Power only.
Thus, I feel that there is a fundamental misunderstanding concerning what is needed to have an earthly temple/tabernacle that would be the Home of our God. Indeed, without His
There is indeed a reason for the "first resurrection"--and that reason has to do with the reality that the saints in this verse (in bold below):
8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
9I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God