Mountain View Baptist Church


The First Resurrection

The First Resurrection

Series: Revelation

Speaker: Bill Knepper


The enemy of God and creation is bound. (1-3)

  1. A single angel seizes the dragon. (Rev 12:7-9; Jude 9)
  2. The one who lusted for power eats dust. (Gen 3:14-15)

The Messiah reigns as promised throughout Scripture. (4-6)

  1. The saints are on thrones with the authority to judge.
  2. The believers from Adam to Christ are raised.
  3. The believers from the church age are raised.
  4. The believing martyrs from the tribulation are raised.
  5. The “rest of the dead” are unbelievers of all ages.
  6. The Messiah reigns for 1000 years.
    (Jer 23:5-6; Isa 11:1-9; 65:19-20)
  7. The resurrected reign and the mortal live in peace.

One final rebellion ends the reign of evil.   (7-10)

  1. The enemy of God gains a large following.
  2. The earth is repopulated.
  3. The inhabitants are all mortal.
  4. Every person must make a decision to trust in Christ.
  5. Like the rest of history, the unbelievers attack believers.
  6. The enemy of God is judged finally and forever.

Tags: eschatology, glory, jesus, jesús, john, revelation, visions