The Resurrection of Jesus

7. The Second Olive Tree is inviting you to ‘under his shadow’

The Sign of Jonas the prophet

There are many kinds of description about the resurrection. Then, especially to the Christians, it implies very invaluable meaning. Indeed, it cannot be emphasized too much that the first reason of the Christian believing comes from the Resurrection of Jesus. Among many things done by Jesus when in earth, the resurrection is definitely the most important. Referring to Jonah’s miracle, Jesus emphasized the importance of the resurrection. “This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet” (Luke 11:29, Jonah 1:17):

Luke 11:29. And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
Jonah 1:17. Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Actually, even though most people get used to death through the funeral of the dead, there must be none who directly witnesses the resurrection in their own eyes. Just, they seem to read or hear about the Resurrection of Jesus in the Bible.

Now,  it is the very end time for the man, because, in earth, there appears the Second Olive Tree standing before God and Jesus. So, from him, both Christians and all other people are able to learn further about the resurrection in the Bible.

The flesh and blood unable to inherit the kingdom of God

Still, many people seem to understand the resurrection as being to reborn with the same body when in deathbed. Indeed, it is not correct. In the resurrection, his body is supposed to turn into the angel-like one (Matthew 22:30):

30. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Paul the Apostle said about the resurrection like this: “And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption” (1 Corinthians 15:49~50):

49. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

It is from the very trait of the resurrection that Mary could not recognize the resurrected Jesus. The resurrection is to reborn in not the body to be rotten, but the holy body not to be rotten (John 20:11~18):

11. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
12. And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him.
14. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
15. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
17. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
18. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

Also, two disciples couldn’t recognize the resurrected Jesus appeared in the way to a village called Emmaus ( Luke 24:13~16):

13. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

The First Resurrection and the Second Resurrection

There are two kinds of resurrection, the First and the Second. Of course, there must be the death before the resurrection. So, it is easily understood that after the first death, the first resurrection comes and after the second death, the second resurrection.

Before the Resurrection of Jesus, after death, the hell always follows it (Revelation 6:8):

8. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

So, all human beings dead before the Resurrection of Jesus could not help being taken into the hell by two devils. Sensing this, David the King eagerly wished. “Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption” (Acts 2:25~27):

25. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

The hell is just the world under the reigning of Satan. Paul the Apostle said that Satan is the prince of the power of the air. And, also, Jesus told to his disciples. “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” Just this heaven or the air means the hell, the spiritual world under the reigning of Satan (Ephesians 2:2, Luke 10:18):

Ephesians 2:2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Luke 10:18. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Thus, there are three heavens. This universe with the earth is the first one, the hell is the second, and finally, the third heaven that Paul the Apostle confessed his being caught up to. It is the world where God and Jesus are staying (2 Corinthians 12:2):

2. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

Indeed, since the expulsion from Eden, Satan has been interfering with the communication between the man and God. All human beings could not but be taken into the hell – the second heaven – by two devils. It comes from the power of death handed over to Satan, after Adam and Eve’s eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:6):

6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Therefore, even the saints – dead before the Resurrection of Jesus – could not help being taken to the hell. After the Resurrection, Jesus had the keys of hell and of death(Revelation 1:18):

18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

With this key of hell, Jesus saved the saints from the hell, eventually getting into the holy city in the third heaven. This holy scene was shown to Matthew the Apostle in his dream(Matthew 27:52~53):

52. And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53. And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

This means the first resurrection.  It is written, in the Revelation 20:6, like this: “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection.” It’s due to the fact that they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years (Revelation 20:6):

6. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

The Second Olive Tree inviting you to the First Resurrection

Meanwhile, in the Two Olive Trees days, they that are called, and chosen, and faithful can receive another Comforter – the dew and living water, the blood of Jesus, ending up being accepted as the righteous ones “which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands.” So, they, after death, can participate at once in the first resurrection. They are supposed to be guided into the holy city by two angels, just like when Jesus ascending.

Among the righteous ones in the Two Olive Trees days, if alive until the Second Advent of Jesus, they can see his coming and turn into the holy body in the light of Jesus. Finally, they shall participate in the most honorable first resurrection (Revelation 17:14, 20:4~5):

17:14. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

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.
20:5. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

It is just the realization of the foretold to Hosea by God: “They that dwell under his shadow shall return.” It is destined to come true because God gave ‘the inheritance of the fountain of the water of life’ to the second olive tree, ‘him that overcometh’ (Hosea 14:5~7, Revelation 21:6~7):

Hosea 14:5. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
Hosea 14:6. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
Hosea 14:7. They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

Revelation 21:6. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Revelation 21:7. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Most of spirits taken to the hell after the first death should wait in the hell, until the last war between God and Satan finishes. After that, they are supposed to be judged by the righteous number – the hundred and forty and four thousand. Among them, many spirits written in the books was cast into the lake of fire. It is the second death. On the other hand, the spirits written in another book – the book of life – are destined to be alive in a new heaven and a new earth. It is the second resurrection.  Therefore, it is easily sensed that the number of spirits written in another book – the book of life – is much smaller than that of them written in the books (Revelation 20:4~15, 21:1):

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.
20:5. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
20:6. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
20:7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
20:8. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
20:9. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
20:10. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
20:11. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
20:12. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
20:13. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
20:14. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
20:15. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

21:1. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

To summarize, God has been earnestly doing all things to produce the righteous number – one hundred and forty and four thousand, destined to participate in the first resurrection:

Since being expelled from the garden of Eden, God have chosen the righteous Noah, Abraham, and finally sent forth Jesus to the earth. And Jesus took the Cross, making ‘the fountain of the water of life’ in heaven. Now, it has been given to the Second Olive Tree – ‘him that overcometh’, fulfilling the rest of the righteous number to attend the first resurrection.

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Author: spacentime

A believer learned from the second olive tree, the overcomer. Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics Interests: Network Science, Mathematics, Econophysics, Data Science

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