I show you a mystery, We shall not all sleep[die-natural, earthly
death], but we shall all be changed," Compare 1 Thes 4:15; Phil 3:21
when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal[soul]shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to
pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O
death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"-Compare Hos
ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the
pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall
return unto God who gave it."-Compare Gen 3:19
behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the
bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;"-Cp Ex 26:31; 2
and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many." When? After his
resurrection. Why? For a sign that Christ had defeated death, and for a
witness that Jesus was Christ.
2 Cor 11:23-in "deaths oft."
21:12-"But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and
persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons,
being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake."-Cp. Mk 13:9;
Lk 21:13-"And it shall turn to you for a testimony."-Cp. Phil. 1:28
-Lk 21:14-"Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate[don’t plan]before what ye shall answer:"
-Lk 21:15-"For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist."
21:16-"And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and
kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to
death[reminded here of one of Satan’s names]."-Cp. Heb. 2:14; Rom 8:36;
2 Cor 4:11, 6:9, 11:23; Ps. 88, 44:22, 79:11
-Lk 21:17-"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake."
-Lk 21:18-"But there shall not an hair of your head perish."-Cp. Is. 3:10-11
12:17-"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war
with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and
have the testimony of Jesus Christ."-Cp. Gen 3:15; Rev. 19:10; Dan. 7:21-22
Rev. 19:10-"the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
2:28-"I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy"-Cp. Acts 2:17; Is. 44:3; Gal. 3:28
2:32-"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name
of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem
shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom
the Lord shall call."-Cp. Romans 10:13
Amos 8:11-"Behold, the days
come saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a
famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of
the Lord:"-Cp. Is. 29:11; 1 Sam. 3:11
Rev. 9:4-"And it was commanded
them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any
green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the
seal of God in the forehead."-Cp. Ex. 13:9, 16; Is. 3:10-11, 11:9; Eph
1:13, 4:30; Ezk 3:8; John 3:33; Deut 6:6, 8; Prov. 6:21
9:5-"And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that
they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the
torment of the scorpion, when he striketh a man."-Cp. Mk 13:20; Lk
Rev. 9:6-"And in those days shall men seek death, and shall
not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from
them."-Cp. Job 3:21; Is. 2:19; Jer. 8:3
Mk 13:27-"And then shall he
send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four
winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of
heaven."-Cp. Rev. 6:14; Eph. 1:10; Phil. 2:10; Is. 11:12; 13:10;