Rick O'Connor
The Things Of The Kingdom And The Things Of The Name
Exceeding Great And Precious Promises


Gather Together My Saints to Me!

God intends to resurrect the dead and gather them together with the living, so as to bring all who are amenable to judgment before Christ to dispense justice:

1 Thessalonians 4:15
Dead and living together meet Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2:1
Gathered together to Christ
Psalm 50:1-5
Saints gathered by one and same call
Matthew 25:32
“All nations” gathered together before Christ
Luke 17:24-37
Gathering within one 24 hour period.
Romans 14:10-12
One judgement seat before which all bow.
Hebrews 11:39
Dead and living perfected at one time.

The First Resurrection


Resurrection “anastasis” = “a standing again” of the dead, alive and vigorous. “Anistemi” shows this = “stand up” Acts 1:15; 10:26; 11:28; 13:16; 14:10; Mark 14:60; Luke 4:16; 10:25

THERE SHALL BE A RESURRECTION of the righteous Acts 24:15 As pledged by promises to Abraham (Matthew 22:30-32) in which some surely obtain immortality (Luke 20:35-38). Christ himself preached it. (Matthew 22:30-32, Mark 12:25-26; Luke 20:35) So did the apostles (Acts 4:2; 17:18; 23:6; 24:21; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4,11-12)

Denial of the Aionion Resurrection is Error

This denies fundamental truth (1 Corinthians 15:12-18), which testifies to ignorance (Matthew 22:29). Claim it is past will overthrow faith (2 Timothy 2:18)

God Demonstrated in Christ Both Resurrection and His Power:

Christ raised dead girl by touch (Mark 5:41)
Christ raised dead man by word alone (Luke 7:14, John 11:43)
God raised Christ in evidence of might (Ephesians.1:19-20)
Christ first to rise, as prophets and apostles testify (Acts 26:22-23)
Christ firstfruits, implying harvest (1 Corinthians 15:20; Colossians 1:18, Revelation 1:5)
God’s dead awakened (Isaiah 26:19)
Former bodily existence restored (Job 19:25-27)

Reasons for the Resurrection of Those Sleeping in Christ

Ransomed in foretaste of death’s own destruction (Hosea 13:14)
Their dead reckoned sleep (1 Thessalonians 4:16)
Made alive because in Christ (1 Corinthians 15:20-22)
Made alive forever because of faith (John 11:25-26)
Given life because they have done good (John 5:28-29)
Raised to receive recompense (Luke 14:14)

Both just and unjust raised (Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; Acts 24:15)
Resurrection object of desire to faithful (Philippians 3:10-11)
Is bettered by suffering (Hebrews 11:35)
This resurrection at Christ’s coming (1 Corinthians.15:23)
At last day (John 11:23-26; 6:39, 40, 44, 54)
This is the “first resurrection” (Revelation 20:5-6)

God, the Judge of All

A judgement of all responsible to obey Gospel, will take place immediately before millennium begins. This is fundamental of Gospel (Hebrews 6:2)

God Himself is Judge of All

He will judge world in righteousness (Psalm 9:7-8; 96:10; 1 Samuel 2:10, 1 Chronicles 16:33, Hebrews 12:23)

God has Appointed Christ to Judge over Men

In day when world judged by him (Acts 17:31)
To son of Man all judgement given (John 5:22,27)
As judge of living and dead (Acts 10:42, 2 Timothy 4:1)
To expose secrets of hearts (1 Corinthians 4:5; Romans 2:16)
We all stand before Christ’s judgment (Romans 14:10; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
This judgment integral to preaching Gospel (Romans 2:16)

The Time of Judgement

All who have undergone probation, or known Truth from creation to 2nd advent are related to AIONION Judgment (Hebrews 6:2), so called because it will determine who enters Aionion blessings, and because it immediately precedes Millennial AION.

Time of Aionion Judgement Fixed as:

At Christ’s 2nd advent (Matthew 24:42-51; Luke 12:42-46; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Jude 14; 2 Timothy 4:1; Matthew 25:1-13; 19-30; Luke 13:24-30; Matthew 7:21-23; 13:24-29; 22:1-14; Luke 19:12-26; Matthew 16:24-27) At the last days (John 12:48)

When the dead are raised (Acts 17:31; John 5:25-29; Revelation 11:18)

When righteous are rewarded (Matthew 7:22; 24:50; Luke 12:46; John 12:48; Acts 17:31-32; Romans 2:5-16; 2 Peter 2:9; 3:7; Jude 6,14)

The day of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:8)

Those Who are to be Judged

Both living and dead, both obedient and disobedient participate jointly:-

Both living and dead to be judged (Acts 10:42; 2 Timothy 4:1; 1 Peter 4:5) jointly (Acts 24:15; Luke 13:27-30)

Righteous and Wicked Appear Together:

All Responsible by Knowledge are Arraigned:

What God Will Bring into Judgement

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