“Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth: they that have done good, unto the resurrection oflife; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” (John 5:28-29).
Everybody will have a resurrection, but not everyone will have the same resurrection. Today we’ll look at the Second Resurrection.
This Second Resurrection is NOT the one you want to be in. This is the resurrection to damnation. Those in this resurrection will spend eternity in the second Hell, the Lake of Fire that Jesus prepared for Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41). All lost people, unsaved because they did not believe on Jesus, will spend their forevers under God’s wrath for their unbelief and sins (John 3:36). Rejecting Jesus comes with an horrible, eternal price.
According to Revelation 20:11-15, from the graves, from the depths of the seas, from ash and dust in the ground, the bodies of the unsaved will be resurrected. Those long turned to dust will have their molecules reassembled by the power of Almighty God. Regardless of the body’s condition, it will be resurrected for judgment. The souls of the unsaved held in Hades (the first Hell) will be reunited with their bodies held in death (the grave) (vs13). Then Jesus will hold court at the Great White Throne judgment. Not a good place to be if unsaved. Here the lost are judged for their rejection of Jesus and also for every sin done or thought. Not one sin will be ignored. And when judgment is rendered, they will be cast into the lake of fire, the second death, to suffer the degree of eternal wrath sentenced to them. All will suffer in Hell, but not all will suffer the same. The more they rejected Jesus, the more sin they committed, then the more their degree of suffering (Luke 12:47-48). It’s best to have your sins judged at the Cross by Jesus with forgiveness than at the Great White Throne by Jesus with wrath.