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It seems to me that the individuals described in the question are the ones mentioned in Revelation 20, who are raised in the first resurrection at the time of Christ's return at the beginning of the Millennium, and who then reign with Christ during the Millennium. Revelation 20:6 indicates that the second death (which will befall the unsaved resurrected dead (those not written in the Book of Life) from the second resurrection at the end of the Millennium, in conjunction with the Great White Throne judgment) will have no power over those who were raised in the first resurrection. They will live eternally with God in the New Jerusalem described in Revelation 21.
Where do the people go that did not take the mark of the beast and have given their lives for Jesus? As far as we know, they will be resurrected to life on this earth to reign with Christ for a 1,000 years. (Revelation 20:4) They are referred to as being a part of the “First Resurrection.” (Revelation 20:6) The term “First Resurrection” is somewhat confusing though. While generally there are mainly two resurrections spoken of in the Bible, (John 5:28-29; Daniel 12:1-2.) a more detailed study actually shows that number may be up to six separate resurrections. From a premillennial perspective, it appears that the “First Resurrection” is in four phases, 1. Jesus Christ; 2. The saved at the rapture of the church (1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58); 3. The Tribulation Saints (Great Multitude) (Revelation 7:9, 14) and 4. The Old Testament Saints at Jesus second coming to earth (Revelation 20:4-6). The “Second Resurrection” can be referred to as being: 5. The millennial saints and 6, the unrighteous dead both of which occurs after the 1,000-year reign of Christ. (Revelation 20:12-15) All these resurrections can become very confusing with regard to the question about who those are that did not “take the mark of the beast.” It appears that they will be a part of the “phase 3” resurrection and referred to as the “Tribulation Saints” and/or the “Great Multitude”. These are those who the Antichrist has been given the power “to make war with the saints [those who come to Christ during the Tribulation] and to overcome [kill] them”. (Revelation 13:7) They are again mentioned as being the souls “under the altar” in heaven who are asking to be avenged. (Revelation 6:9-10) John also sees a vision of them in heaven where they are said to be coming out of “The Great Tribulation”. (Revelation 7:14-17) So, those people, both Jew and Gentile alike who do not take the “mark of the beast” will be resurrected and rule here on earth with Christ during his 1,000 reign while Satan is in prison.
They go directly to heaven. Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, of kindreds, of peoples and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. These are the tribulation saints that would not worship the beast and take His mark. Most are beheaded because they will not worship the beast. Apparently there will be so many saved that no man could number. We know that there will be 12,000 from each tribe of Israel saved. Revelation 7:4-8. There will probably be more people saved during the tribulation than any other time in history. There are far more people on the earth now than at any other time. Although 2 thirds will die and if the Lord did not come back at the end no one would be left on the earth. But we are not of them. We are the church, the body of Christ on earth. We will not go through the time of Jacob's trouble. Jesus has already taken the wrath of God for us. John 3:36. We are saved by faith alone in Christ alone. First Thessalonians 4:13-18. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. 18 we are to comfort one another with these words.
This is a very good question. Once again, we must allow the bible to speak for itself. Please pray for the guidiance of the Holy Spirit. The subject of the mark of the beast is a very, very, very important topic. It is mentioned in Revelation 14:9-11 which starts by saying "The Third Angel.." This warning is so crucial that if anyone receives it they will experience the wrath of God which is poured out without mixture. Now there will be people who will not accept this mark and notice who these people are in Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. This verse is right after the warning that talks about the mark of the beast. These people will be still here on the earth. How do I know? If you continue reading up to verses 19 it describes the second coming of Jesus Christ coming to the earth. God's people will be on earth until Jesus comes back the second time. There is no secret rapture. God does not take His people out of the earth during tribulation or trials. Here are several examples: the children of Israel were in Egypt during the plagues Exo 7-11, Jacob when coming back home was fearful of facing Esau and took some time to pray to plead with God (Gen 32; Jer 30:6,7), The three Hebrew boys in the fire Daniel 3:15-26 and also Daniel who was thrown into the lion's den Daniel 6:16-23. How about Job who also went through a very tough time. These are situation's that God was with His people and He delivered them while they went through their trial. Now there are situations where God does allow them to die. For example, John the Baptist and God has given them the strength to endure and to be faithful unto death. In Daniel 12:1 we see that Michael (Jesus) stands up and He also delivers His people which is mentioned in the same verse. So where do people go? They go to Jesus. They will still be here on the earth. Jesus will be keeping them and also watching over them. This is why it says in Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. The people who don't have the mark of the beast also have the "Faith of Jesus". We also need to know what this is. I will not talk about this right now. If you also look at Rev 14:6,7 you will also find the opposite of the mark of the beast. In verse 7 it's says "...and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." This is very crucial. I will give you some homework. In the ten commandments see if you can find similar words and please let me know what you find. I hope this has been helpful in drawing you closer to Jesus.
Revelation reveals earth’s last days events and the final battle between good and evil. Worship is at the center of this last conflict. Ultimately, there are only two sides in this war - those loyal to God and those who rebel against Him (Rev. 22:11, 12). These two groups will be here on earth during the last events: the saved having the seal of God, and the lost having the mark of the beast. There are only two choices: the seal of God on foreheads of the saved or the mark of the beast on the hand and forehead of the lost (Rev 13:16) Before God’s judgments fall on this planet, God tells the angel to seal His people in their foreheads (Rev. 7:2, 3). God holds back His final judgments until His people are sealed and the seal of God is placed in the forehead, a symbol of the mind. This process of sealing is being accomplished by the Holy Spirit of God (Eph. 4:30). The seal of God is not a visible sign - it has to do with the Holy Spirit work in our hearts and minds (2 Tim. 2:19). A legal seal is used to authenticate a document. Seals identify who the document belongs to and the authority that stands behind it (Isa. 8:16). God, just before the end of time, will seal His people showing that they belong to Him (Heb 8:10). Just as Abraham received the circumcision as a sign of loyalty to God (Rom. 4:11), likewise, the saints in the last days will receive a sing showing their loyalty to God (Rev. 14:7).
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