The general resurrection occurs just before the final judgment and ... takes in many nations
"When Ezra provides a list of famous biblical characters
(Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Solomon, Elijah, and
Hezekiah) who made successful intercessory prayers on behalf of the
ungodly, he is told that the day of judgment is different since it
represents"The end of this age and the beginning of the immortal age to come"
(7,113). The last judgment is definitive: "Therefore no one will then be able to have mercy on him who has been condemned in the judgment, or to harm him who is victorious" (7,115).”- Festschrift J. Lambrecht
Resurrection in the New
Testament, F.J. Lambrecht "In 7,102 Ezra asks Uriel"Whether on the day of judgment the righteous will be able to interceded for the ungodly or entreat the Most High for them" (7,102). He is told that"The day of judgment is decisive"And that"no one shall ever pray for another on that day" (7,103-104). When Ezra provides a list of famous biblical characters (Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Solomon, Elijah, and Hezekiah) who made successful intercessory prayers on behalf of the ungodly, he is told that the day of judgment is different since it represents"The end of this age and the beginning of the immortal age to come" (7,113). The last judgment is definitive: "Therefore no one will then be able to have mercy on him who has been condemned in the judgment, or to harm him who is victorious" (7,115).
The themes of no repentance and no intercession also appears in various contexts in the Gnostic Gospels. The parable about constant vigilance in the face of the coming kingdom of God (see Mt 24,36- 25,30; Mk 13,34-37; Lk 17,22-37; 21,29-36) call for repentance in the present before the arrival of the day of judgment (as in 2 Bar 85,12; and 4 Ezra 7,82; 9,12). The parable of Lazarus and the rich man in Lk 16,19-31 denies (as in LAB 33,2-5) that the dead can repent and change things for themselves (see Lk 16,26), and that the dead can interceded for the living (see Lk 16,27-31). And the judgment scene in Mt 25,31-46 indicates that the results of the last judgment will be definitive (as in 4 Ezra 7,102-115) despite the protests of those who are condemned ("When did we see you...?)...
In LAB 3,10 the resurrection is part of the sequence of end-time events that precede the last judgment and the new creation: "And I [God] will bring the dead to life and raise up those who are sleeping from the earth.”The resurrection of the dead is necessary for the last judgment to proceed. With regard to the death os Moses, LAB 19,12-13 seems to refer to two resurrections. In the first instance (19,12) God promises to"raise up you [Moses] and your fathers from the land of Egypt in which you sleep and you will come together and dwell in the immortal dwelling place that is not subject to time.” Then at the end-time (19,13) God promises"to raise up you who are sleeping in order that all who can live may dwell in the place of sanctification I showed you.” In LAB 25,7 Kenaz uses the combination of resurrection and judgment as a motivation for proper behavior at present: "And who knows that if you tell the truth to us, even if you die now, nevertheless God will have mercy on you when he will resurrect that dead?.”
According to 4 Erza 7,32, the resurrection will involve the reunion of the body and the soul: "And the earth shall give up those who are asleep in it, and the chambers shall give up the souls which have been committed to them.” And the resurrection will include whole nations: "Then the Most High will say to the nations that have been raised from the dead... (7,37). In fact, the general resurrection will be the occasion for the nations to recognize the error of their ways in failing to serve the Most High and keep his commandments...
These three first-century Palestinian Jewish texts situate the resurrection of the dead in the complex of end-times events. The general resurrection occurs just before the final judgment and the meting out of rewards and punishments. It involves the reunion of body and soul, which at the moment of death had been separated. And it takes in"many nations.”..
Those who have been declared righteous and wise at the last judgment will enjoy an excellence"greater than that of angels" (51,12; see 1 Cor 6,1-4; 1 Pet 1,12). They will not grow older (51,9) and will not endure any more suffering ("saved from this world of affliction... put down the burden of anguishes"51,14). They will be"like angels and equal to the stars" (51,10; see Dan 12,3). In fact, they will no longer be confined to one form or shape but able to change into any form they wish: "from beauty to loveliness, and from light to the splendor of glory" (51,10). And they will be able to travel anywhere in Paradise and to see the splendor of the heavenly court where the"living beings" (see Rev 6,4; 7,11) and"All the hosts of angels" dwell (51,11).”
Resurrection in the New Testament: Festschrift J. Lambrecht, pages 28- 31
Hardcover: 549 pages
Publisher: Peeters (October 2002)
Language: English, French and German
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi “But these are special time, the Blossom Time. They call it the Last Judgment, you can call it the Resurrection Time, you can call it the Qiyamah, they call it in Koran. It is said that people will come out of their graves and will get their Resurrection. I mean what is left to the graves is nothing but a few stones and a few bones. No, all these souls which are dead will take their birth, take human body and take their Realization in these special times. This is a sensible thing to say and is also happening.”
"There are lots of myths in the Bible and one of them is that at the Time of Resurrection your bodies will come out of the graves. This is not only for Christians, but also for the Muslims and Jews. Think of this - What remains in the grave after many years? Only a few bones. And if these bones came out how can you give them Realization? Think of it. It is a big myth. Not possible logically. In Nal Damyanti Akhyan they have clearly given that when the Kalyug will come, all these seekers who are seeking in the hills and mountains will be born again, and they will be given their Self- Realization! Their Kundalinis will be awakened and that is logical, because that is what we are doing today.”
"But the Muslims do not want to talk about Resurrection (Al Qadr: The Night of Power) at all because they want to frighten people with the Doomsday (Al Qariah: Day of Noise and Clamor). They don't want to talk about the Resurrection Time which is going to come, which is the intermediary time, because they want to use the time which will frighten people by saying that: 'Now your Doomsday is coming! Now your Doomsday is coming!'"
"There is a very big chapter on Resurrection, but the fundamentalists don't want to look at it. They believe their religion is the best. But what would it has done to anyone? It is so much misinterpreted... so much misinterpreted.”
"And even in Koran, Mohamed Sahab says that all the Heavens lie at the Lotus Feet of The Mother. Among them, among Muslims there are Sufis who are realized souls and also accepted in the society. The other day I met somebody in Paris, a very high person in the Islamic world and he accepted Sahaja Yoga. He said it is described in Koran that there has to be Qiyamah, the Resurrection - we believe in Resurrection. Also it is for Christians or Hindus, everybody, they have to be resurrected to a higher state. It is just for money and power are some people who are trying to mislead others, keeping them away from Resurrection. I must say they are committing the greatest sin against the Holy Ghost.”
"Today, Sahaja Yoga has reached the state of Mahayoga, which is en- masse evolution manifested through it. It is this day's Yuga Dharma. It is the way the Last Judgment is taking place. Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations of the world, so that nobody misses the blessings of the Divine to achieve their meaning, their absolute, their spirit.”
"The main thing that one has to understand is that the time has come for you to get all that is promised in the scriptures, not only in the Bible but all the scriptures of the world. The time has come today that you have to become a Christian, a Brahmin, a Pir, through your Kundalini awakening only. There is no other way. And that your Last Judgment is also now.”
"These are the times described in the Holy Bible as the Last Judgment and in the Koran as Qiyamah — the Resurrection Time. Astrologically it also called the Age of Aquarius, the Time of Rebirth and of great spiritual development on the Earth.”
"It is very hard to believe that we can become the Spirit. This is one of the big myths of Modern Times and many a times when I speak about becoming the Spirit people say that," How can you say like that?”How can it be that easy?” But it is a living process of our evolution and if it is done by the Power of a living God, then it has to be very simple, has to be very easy... Today that Time has come. That Time has come. The Time of Judgment has come and at this Time we have to see that we'll be judging ourselves; but not by some sort of an authority, but by something which is within us which we call as the Kundalini, is placed in the triangular bone called as sacrum. Just see, Greeks knew about it. That's why they call the bone as sacrum. But what is this bone in the biblical understanding - it is the reflection of the Holy Ghost (Ruh).”
"In between Jesus Christ and His destroying Incarnation of Mahavishnu called as Kalki there is a time given to human beings to rectify themselves, for them to enter into the Kingdom of God, which in the Bible is called as Last Judgment.”
"But in a way is good because this is Last Judgment. If by marriage, by temptations, by wrong doings, by conditionings if you have to go out, you have to go out. I must tell you that also there's very little place in the Kingdom of God. Unless and until you prove to be good Sahaja Yogis, there is no place for you. For mediocre there is no place. You have to serious, deep, seeking, dedicated Sahaja Yogis otherwise you have no place.”
"So this is the Last Judgment and you will be judged for everything that you do for Sahaja Yoga. One has to be very careful as to how you behave, what is your attitude is and how you should change.”
"It is shocking to see where people are going-just towards hell directly. For a mother it is a thing of great concern. How to stop this fall? How to get them out of it? How to make them understand what is their worth, their value? You should not take human life for granted. It is a very precious life which was created out of many processes. It was created with great difficulty. Don't forget that you have to become the Spirit without which your life is a waste. Nay, the whole creation is just a waste because you are the highest in creation. You are the epitome of that creation.”
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