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Sunday, December 21 2014
Psalm 30: David's Resurrection Prophecy
"O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave ... Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing"
The Messiah (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Messiah) is the firstborn from the dead - with a purpose for all who choose to truly follow Him, rather than merely using His Name for their own arrogance and lusts (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say? and The Messiah's Teachings About Gates; also Truly Uplifting and How Does Satan Impersonate Jesus Christ?).
"1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." (Revelation 1:5-6 KJV)
"4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 KJV)
The second major resurrection will occur 1,000 years after the Messiah's return (see The Eighth Day: Empty Cemeteries).
"20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished." (Revelation 20:5 KJV)
The prophets of the LORD all knew when and how the resurrections will occur (e.g. see Isaiah: Visions Of The Messiah). Many others who are not usually regarded as prophets were also well-aware of the resurrections to come. For example, Job plainly described the resurrection.
"19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me." (Job 19:25-27 KJV)
King David also clearly saw his own resurrection to come i.e. "O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave" (see David's Sepulchre) and "Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing."
"30:1 A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.
Fact Finder: How is physical death merely a postponement?
This Day In History, December 21
640: Muslims captured the "Babylon Fortress" in the Nile Delta after a seven-month siege (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1140: Conrad III of Germany (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) besieged Weinsberg.
1872: The HMS Challenger, commanded by Captain George Nares, sailed from Portsmouth, England on the Challenger expedition.
1883: The Royal Canadian Dragoons and the Royal Canadian Regiment, the first permanent force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army, were established.
1898: Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.
1908: Klara Hitler, mother of Adolf Hitler, died of breast cancer at age 47. It was after his mother's death that Adolf Hitler began his homeless hobo years in Vienna, Austria (Hitler was born in Austria, not Germany) where he developed his warped psychological basis of his supposed "socialist" (NAZI is the abbreviation for his National Socialist party) and anti-Semitic (his resentment toward Jewish shopkeepers, while he was living on the street and in homeless shelters) attitudes (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1910: 2,500,000 plague victims were reported in the An-Hul province of China (see also Leviticus 13: Bacteria).
1946: An earthquake and tidal wave killed hundreds of people in Japan.
1948: Ireland declared itself a republic, rather than a dominion, and withdrew from the British Commonwealth.
1958: Charles de Gaulle was elected the first President of the France's Fifth Republic.
1967: Louis Washkansky, the first human heart transplant patient, died 18 days after the operation by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa.
1975: Terrorists of the "Arm of the Arab Revolution" led by "Carlos the Jackal" raided the OPEC headquarters in Vienna and held 11 oil ministers and their staff hostage.
1986: 500,000 Chinese students gathered in Shanghai's People's Square calling for democratic reforms, including freedom of the press.
1988: Pan-Am flight 103, a Boeing 747, was blown up by on-board bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland; 259 passengers and crew, and 11 other people on the ground killed.
1991: 11 of the former 15 Soviet republics proclaimed the birth of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the death of the USSR. Of the other 4 former Soviet republics, 3 Baltic states were already independent and Georgia chose not to join the Commonwealth.
1993: President Boris Yeltsin abruptly abolished the former KGB security police, saying the huge force Russian citizens feared for decades was "incapable of being reformed."
1995: Bethlehem was transferred from Israeli to "Palestinian" control (see also Bethlehem In History And Prophecy).