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with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live" (verses 5-6).
Now back to verse
"And ye shall know that
am the Eterna!,
have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you
up out of your graves. And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall
live, and
shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know
the Eterna! have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Eter–
This prophecy is of a resurrection to mortal ftesh-and-blood
life - not a resurrection, like that of the saints at Christ's Second
Coming, to immortal Spirit-composed self-existent life.
God had never offered Old Testament Israel His Spirit, or
spiritual salvation. Only material and national promises - and
even that for obedience which they refused to give.
But now, in this Great White Throne resurrection, along with
all other peoples who had been
from God, these lsrael–
ites (including those who were uncalled even after Christ carne),
would be resurrected to mortal, breathing, ftesh-and-blood life.
They all, hopefully, are then to cometo really
that the Eterna!
is Lord, and He shall, upon their eventual conversion, put His
Holy Spirit within them. They, too- along with all of every nation,
who had not been specially called prior to the Millennium, shall
live again physically in this resurrection. And after a period of
growth and overcoming, then shall come their spiritual salvation–
with no Satan around to deceive them!
Now back to Revelation 20. Verses
to 15 indicate that
there will then be a last, final resurrection of the incorrigible who
have rejected the eterna! salvation offered them. They, with any
such living at the end of the Millennium, will then die the
utter extinction- in the lake of fire, described by Peteras
the face of the earth becoming a mo!ten mass.
Malachi adds: "For behold, the day cometh that shall burn
asan oven, and the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be
stubble: and the day that cometh shall
burn them up,
saith the
[Eterna!] of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness
arise with healing in his wings, and ye shall go forth ... and ye
shall tread down the wicked; for
they sha/1 be ashes under the soles
in the day that 1shall do this, saith the [Eterna!] ofhosts"