When are Old Testament saints resurrected?


Clarify Share Report Asked March 25 2022 Mini Roger Shaw

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Mini Shirley H Wife, mother, veteran in the spiritual war we all face!
1 Thessalonians 4:15, "For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. (Verse 16) For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first."

So, in reconsidering the aforementioned I would like to add. I believe this refers to the rapture of all believers.

In regards to the resurrection of the Old Testament saints, let's look at Matthew 27:51-53. 

"And suddenly, the veil of the Sanctuary was torn on two from top to bottom, the earth quakes, the rocks were split, the tombs opened and the bodies of many holy people rose from the dead, and these, after this resurrection, came out of the tombs, entered the holy city and appeared to a number of people."

I believe that these holy people were the old testament saints. When Jesus died, the veil was torn. They could now enter heaven.

Look at Leviticus 19:9: "When you reap the harvest of your land you will not reap to the very edges of the field, nor will you gather the gleanings of your harvest"

Leviticus 23:10: "When you enter the country which I am giving you and reap the harvest there you will bring the priest the first sheaf of your harvest"

I see a picture of Jesus in His country, His crucifixion, and His first sheaf of the Old Testament saints..

Jesus is the first fruit. He gathered the Old Testament saints for His offering.

1Corinthians 15:20: "In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first fruits of all who have fallen asleep."

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