Anyone who glanced at this blog already knows or at least should know that Saul of Tarsus was a false prophet and the sower of the tares.
So here we have the false prophet in 2Tim 2:18 saying this
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
What is actually said here in the Greek is that the ‘Resurrection is NOW’ which Paul claims is error and not of the truth. How would he know? Seeing as how the truth was not in him. He also says that this doctrine of imminent resurrection overthrows the faith of some. Of course Paul is referring to those that hold to his doctrine of lawlessness and that the doctrine of imminent resurrection or ‘resurrection now’ was overthrowing his ‘gospel’ which Paul calls the ‘faith.’
So did the Apostles of Yahshua, i.e the Twelve, teach that the resurrection was now? Yes in fact they did. They knew that it is the Word of God that is actually resurrected within you. Yahshua as the Word of YHVH said ‘I AM the resurrection and the Life.’ He also said that if we love Him and obey His commandments that He would manifest Himself to us.’ He also said that where I AM you may be also.’ That the Word will rise within us was called the ‘First Resurrection.’ Which makes complete sense, seeing as how Adam and Eve first died within before their bodies gave out.
Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh
with (IN) ten thousands of his saints,
‘Cometh with’ should have been translated as ‘Cometh IN.’ The word ‘Cometh’ is in the present tense, not past, not future, but present. This means that this is in the now. YHVH cometh now in ten thousands of His Saints or at least He did in Apostolic days.
We have assumed that men like James were off the mark when they said things like James 5:8 ‘…for the coming of YHVH draweth nigh.’ Today everyone is of the opinion that poor James just messed up and thought YHVH’s coming was near. But alas he was off by at least 2000 years. Or so the preacher tells us.
Consider this, it wasn’t James or the other Apostles that were mistaken about this, but that we have been mistaken. Yahshua also said ‘repent for the Kingdom of YHVH is at hand,’ Was He mistaken too? Or is it us. Same phraseology as in James 5:8. We have been mistaken about this because we just did not understand what was written, our understanding having been darkened by lies. In short our gross ignorance blinded us.
Pushing the first resurrection and or the coming of YHVH to some indistinct future time comes from Paul the false prophet.
The reason why these events have not happened to Christianity is simply because they have forsaken the Law of YHVH and the Prophets.
Even as Hosea said in 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Christianity will continue to wait forever for these extraordinary events to occur in their lives. While those that have the Word of Truth sown in them and do and keep His Law and Commandments can have the first resurrection NOW.
So to those who qualify you might be asking yourself ‘Why hasn’t this happened to me yet?
Simple answer: You have not, because you ask not.
2Ch 6:41 Now therefore arise, O YHVH, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.