Sermon – “Pre Feast Message Last Great Day” – Garner Ted Armstrong Sermon/Bible Study, 1999

What is the significance of the Last Great Day in God’s plan of salvation? That significance is found in part in Revelation 20:5.
“But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.” Who are the “rest of the dead” if not the entirety of mankind from Adam through to the last non converted person who ever lived. That is billions upon billions of people to be resurrected to flesh (as opposed to those who died in Christ and were resurrected a thousand years earlier at His coming) and given their first chance at salvation.

Ezekiel 37 tells us how God will accomplish this resurrection;
“1The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. 4Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 6And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 7So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. 8And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. 9Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. ”

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