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Lesson 25

Jesus understood how the kingdom of God will come to humanity. Jesus knew those who were not called to him by God would be the ones who are resurrected back to life in the second resurrection. It occurs after the first thousand years of his rulership is completed. For there to be a resurrection back to life the one being resurrected would have to have been dead. If they were still conscious somewhere else, they would not be resurrected from the dead, but merely reanimated back into a physical body. Having died after their first life comes to an end most people will be resurrected back to life in that second resurrection. Those who take the advice of Jesus to heart and live an honest, loving, life will find themselves with less emotional baggage to overcome during their lives during that second life. Having lived a life of selfless love will make it easier for them to follow the guidance of the saints who are ruling with Jesus in his kingdom. During their new resurrected life Satan will be bound in an abyss, unable to influence them to sin. When Satan is released, he tests their resolve to follow God’s ways of love, many of them will abandon their Godly love and follow their carnal desires and fight against God and his ways. They are destroyed by God in their second death. How many lives do you have to live in order to have a second death? Being raised to immortality at the return of Jesus, why are the saints not hurt by the second death? Has the Kingdom of God arrived fully formed?

Revelation 20:3-9 International Children’s Bible
3 Then he threw him into the bottomless pit and closed it and locked it over him. The angel did this so that he could not trick the people of the earth anymore until the 1,000 years were ended. After 1,000 years he must be set free for a short time. 4 Then I saw some thrones and people sitting on them. They had been given the power to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been killed because they were faithful to the truth of Jesus and the message from God. They had not worshiped the beast or his idol. They had not received the mark of the beast on their foreheads or on their hands. They came back to life and ruled with Christ for 1,000 years. 5 (The others that were dead did not live again until the 1,000 years were ended.) This is the first raising of the dead. 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in this first raising of the dead. The second death has no power over them. They will be priests for God and for Christ. They will rule with him for 1,000 years. 7 And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. 9 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them,

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