People Who Die Twice
PEOPLE WHO DIE TWICE
Of course, a lot of people in the Bible die twice, so they have to be types of people who will die twice.
Let me show you what I mean. All right, here’s your Tribulation– seven years. There’s your Millennium–one thousand years. Here’s your White Throne Judgment, where the dead stand before God, and so forth, and so on. Now, there are going to be people in the Tribulation who get killed, because they won’t take the mark of the beast–they go down here. They come up in the resurrection, and go into the Millennium.
That’s why the Bible doesn’t say, “This is the first resurrection,” until Revelation 20. The first resurrection is not over at the rapture. The first resurrection is not over until the end of the Tribulation. The first resurrection has three parts: (1) Old Testament saints, when Christ came up; (2) New Testament saints at the rapture; (3) Tribulation saints at the end of the Tribulation.
All right, now they come up and go into the Millennium. When they go into the Millennium, they have natural bodies. They don’t get a glorified body, because the glorified bodies, like Christ, went up at the rapture. So, when a man dies in the Tribulation and comes up at the Millennium, he has a natural body and dies again in here. And he comes up here at the last resurrection, and if he couldn’t get life from some place, he’d die again.
So, if a man is a Tribulation saint, or a Millennial, he gets his eternal life off of a tree. “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life,” Revelation 22:14–which is not the way you get your eternal life. You get your eternal life from Christ.
That isn’t all; you don’t get your eternal life by keeping the commandments. Now, these people here have faith and works, faith and works, and they come up here. And if their name is in the book of life, they go into the city and partake of the tree of life and live forever. Otherwise, they die again. There is nothing to keep them from dying; they don’t get glorified bodies.
Now, to show you that’s so, the Lord put into your Bible all kinds of people. Dorcas died, Simon Peter resurrected her, and she died again of old age. Lazarus died, Christ brought him up, and he died of old age. Eutychus fell out of the window, and Paul raised him up, and later on he died of old age. The widow of Nain’s son died twice; Jairus’s daughter died twice. Jonah died twice. The Shunammite’s son died twice. All kinds of people die twice in that Bible. And they died twice to show that, in the future, there’s going to be somebody who dies twice.
Moses is a good example. Moses died, and was buried, and nobody knows where his sepulchre is. In the Tribulation, Moses will come back and get his head cut off. And Moses will die again in the Tribulation, and then come up over here. So Moses is a picture of a Tribulation saint, who dies in the Tribulation and dies again in the Millennium– two deaths. And they get their life from the tree of life in New Jerusalem.
And that’s not the way you get yours. You get yours by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ.