Quote Originally Posted by Soldier_of_Faith View Post
All of these speak of that same time of Trouble/Tribulation. It revolves around the Great persecution of the Nation of Israel and her people. (They are told to run for the hills, remember?) The Woman with 12 stars on her head (12 tribes) is protected out of that nation. 12 Woman represents Israel, but more specifically she represents the 144,000 virgin males of Israel protected from Jacobs trouble. The rest of Israel will be taken captive and again spread throughout the earth and scattered one last time. The 144,000 ARE SAVED OUT OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION through the Seal. And they will be redeemed and saved at the end, but only a remnant when Jesus comes back and sets foot on the Mount of Olives to rent it

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be"

"and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:"

I'll suppose Jesus will correct the one of us that is wrong once were in Heaven, Bro.

You are mistaken about the people in Rev 20:6... Let me show you who these are that are resurrected in an event called the "First Resurrection":

During the 3.5 years/1260 Days of the Woman (LINK TO DANIEL 12:7)

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

These ARE NOT the Woman, but are Related by BLOOD to the Woman. Next, towards the end of 1260 days, we see this warning given to the World, and SPECIFICALLY for this same seed:

Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

The Remnant of the Seed of the Woman will not take the Mark of the Beast, and will be beheaded. How do we know that it is speaking of Israel? Because of this statement that is repeated ONLY for this group of people: "keep the commandments of God". That means the LAW. Notice it says GOD, and not Jesus. The commandments of God are the commandments given in the TORAH. Christians are no longer under the Law, YET THIS GROUP still follows them. ISRAEL.

ONLY the beheaded will be selected to be a part of the event of the "first resurrection". So what happens to their Souls when they are beheaded?

Rev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

Jesus Himself will reap the souls of these Beheaded "SAINTS" up into heaven. And we know this for sure, because we then see this group that was beheaded in Rev 15, in Heaven, right after their souls are reaped up right after they are warned not to take the mark for penalty of eternal death.

Rev 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

And then once Jesus Returns on the White Horse, and defeats the AC and the Dragon, He will perform the 1st Resurrection.

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Brother ForHisglory, ONLY THE BEHEADED will be resurrected in the FIRST RESURRECTION.

(FIRST) Resurrection simply denotes THE FIRST OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL to be resurrected. The rest of the Dead of Israel will not be resurrected until the New Heaven and the New Earth.
Can't agree with that, sounds like an SDA teaching.

The reference to those who have the Testimony of Jesus Christ includes all... faithful believers on Christ Jesus. You cannot single out believing Jews in all that just because of mention of following God's commandments. Apostle Paul didn't divide the Church like that, and the doctrine of man you got that from cannot either.

Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 1 showed that Christ's Church is still subject to the portions of God's laws which Jesus did not nail to His cross. They are things like murder, fornication, perjury, thefts, i.e., laws on the books in the judicial systems of the Christian nations!

Paul's idea of the Church not being under the law is often taught in error. Paul's meaning is that IF... we walk by The Spirit, THEN... we are not under the law. Paul made a condition for not being under the law. But Satan tries to trick fools into thinking the Church isn't even subject to those simple laws which Jesus did not do away with! The reason simply is that by walking and thus heeding The Holy Spirit, then we won't be doing anything that is against God's laws.