Monday, September 28, 2015

THE RESURRECTION WAS FOR OLD COVENANT ISRAEL AND NOT FOR NEW COVENANT CHRISTIANS By Tuese Ahkiong

THE RESURRECTION WAS FOR OLD COVENANT ISRAEL AND NOT FOR NEW COVENANT CHRISTIANS
By Tuese Ahkiong



The Resurrection comes out of the Old Testament.  It was promised to Israel and NOT to The New Covenant Christians.  According to Daniel, it would occur at the end of the old covenant age of Israel at the destruction of Jerusalem.


1.     Daniel 12 
“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2 AND MANY OF THOSE WHO SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE EARTH SHALL AWAKE, SOME TO EVERLASTING LIFE, AND SOME TO SHAME AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT. 3 And those who are wise shall SHINE like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream. And someone said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream, “How long shall it be till the end of these wonders?” 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream; he raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and swore by him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time, and that when THE SHATTERING OF THE POWER OF THE HOLY PEOPLE COMES TO AN END ALL THESE THINGS WOULD BE FINISHED. 8 I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?” He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.11 And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. 13 But go your way till the end. And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.”

2.     ***Daniel who told of The Resurrection.  The Old Covenant Jews were the Holy People of God within the context of Daniel.  The resurrection mentioned here takes place when the power of the holy people would be shattered.  Their covenant with God symbolized by The Temple was the power of the holy people.  The destruction of Jerusalem took place in 70 A.D. as Jesus said it would happen within His “this generation” 1st century.  This was when that power of the holy people or Old Covenant Jews came to an end.


3.     Acts 23:6  ESV  Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. IT IS WITH RESPECT TO THE HOPE AND THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD THAT I AM ON TRIAL.”  

4.     Acts 23:6  YLT and Paul having known that the one part are Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, cried out in the sanhedrim, `MEN, BRETHREN, I AM A PHARISEE -- SON OF A PHARISEE -- CONCERNING HOPE AND RISING AGAIN OF DEAD MEN I AM JUDGED.'
5.    
**Paul, in his defense is stating that it is with respect TO THE HOPE AND THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD that he is on trial.  This concept comes out of the Old Testament.


6.     Acts 24:13-15  ESV  Neither can they prove to you what they now bring up against me. 14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, BELIEVING EVERYTHING LAID DOWN BY THE LAW AND WRITTEN IN THE PROPHETS, 15 HAVING A HOPE IN GOD, WHICH THESE MEN THEMSELVES ACCEPT, THAT THERE WILL BE A RESURRECTION OF BOTH THE JUST AND THE UNJUST.

7.     Acts 24:13-15 YLT
nor are they able to prove against me the things concerning which they now accuse me.
14`And I confess this to thee, that, according to the way that they call a sect, so serve I THE GOD OF THE FATHERS, BELIEVING ALL THINGS THAT IN THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN,
15HAVING HOPE TOWARD GOD, WHICH THEY THEMSELVES ALSO WAIT FOR, [THAT] THERE IS 
ABOUT TO BE A RISING AGAIN OF THE DEAD, BOTH OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS.

8.     **Paul, again, states having a hope towards God that there is ABOUT TO BE A RISING AGAIN OF THE DEAD, BOTH OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS.

9.     Acts 24:24-25  ESV  After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, and he sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control AND THE COMING JUDGMENT, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.”

10.   Acts24:24-25 YLT
And after certain days, Felix having come with Drusilla his wife,being a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith toward Christ,  25 and he reasoning concerning righteousness, and temperance, and THE JUDGMENT THAT IS ABOUT TO BE, Felix, having become afraid, answered, `For the present be going, and having got time, I will call for thee;'
11.  
***Paul states that THE JUDGMENT IS ABOUT TO BE!

12.  
Acts24:20-21 YLT
or let these same say if they found any unrighteousness in me in my standing before the sanhedrim,
21except concerning this one voice, in which I cried, standing among them --CONCERNING A RISING AGAIN OF THE DEAD I AM JUDGED TO-DAY BY YOU.'

13.  
**Paul states that it is with respect to the rising again of the dead or resurrection of the dead that he is on trial...

14.   Acts 26:6-8  ESV  And now I stand here on trial BECAUSE OF MY HOPE IN THE PROMISE MADE BY GOD TO OUR FATHERS, 7 TO WHICH OUR TWELVE TRIBES HOPE TO ATTAIN, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king! WHY IS IT THOUGHT INCREDIBLE BY ANY OF YOU THAT GOD RAISES THE DEAD?

15.   Acts26:6-8 YLT
AND NOW FOR THE HOPE OF THE PROMISE MADE TO THE FATHERS by God, I have stood judged,  7 to which our twelve tribes, intently night and day serving, do hope to come, concerning which hope I am accused, king Agrippa, by the Jews;  8 WHY IS IT JUDGED INCREDIBLE WITH YOU, IF GOD DOTH RAISE THE DEAD?

16.   **PAUL STATES THAT THE HOPE OF THE PROMISE MADE TO THE FATHERS BY GOD, TO WHICH THE TWELVE TRIBES HOPE TO ATTAIN WAS THE RESURRECTION.   This was the reason he stood trial.  IT WAS PROMISE MADE TO ISRAEL.


17.   Acts 26:22-23  ESV To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, SAYING NOTHING BUT WHAT THE PROPHETS AND MOSES SAID WOULD COME TO PASS: 23 THAT THE CHRIST MUST SUFFER AND THAT, BY BEING THE FIRST TO RISE FROM THE DEAD, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.”

18.   Acts 26:22-23  YLT Having obtained, therefore, help from God, till this day, I have stood witnessing both to small and to great, SAYING NOTHING BESIDES THE THINGS THAT BOTH THE PROPHETS AND MOSES SPAKE OF AS ABOUT TO COME,  23 that the Christ is to suffer, WHETHER FIRST BY A RISING FROM THE DEADHE IS ABOUT TO PROCLAIM LIGHT TO THE PEOPLE AND TO THE NATIONS.'

19.   ***Paul said nothing besides the things that both the prophets and Moses spoke which were ABOUT TO COME.

20.   Acts 28:20  ESV  For this reason, therefore, I have asked to see you and speak with you, since IT IS BECAUSE OF THE HOPE OF ISRAEL THAT I AM WEARING THIS CHAIN.” 
21.  
Acts 28:20 YLT for this cause, therefore, I called for you to see and to speak with [you], for BECAUSE OF THE HOPE OF ISRAEL WITH THIS CHAIN I AM BOUND.'
22.  
**THE HOPE OF ISRAEL WAS THE RESURRECTION!



TBC

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