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What if I told you that the phrase “the dead in Christ will rise first” is probably not what you were taught?

From my time spent in God’s Presence, I perceive that much of the Church’s end-time eschatology is off; therefore, I hold all end-time things loosely to let the Father, Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit clarify these looming and unfolding realities. I don’t claim to be an end-time expert by any means. I simply report what I see, hear, or perceive, as I focus on our Heavenly Father’s perfect will and heart, like Yeshua did (John 5:19). This morning I got a heavenly download when I read the phrase “the dead in Christ will rise first” (I Thessalonians 4:16).

Most of us have been taught that “the dead” are those people who have died and gone to heaven, but that is not what the Lord told me. “The dead” in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 is referring to those who have completely died to their carnal nature, or in other words completely died to their flesh.

Please allow me to back up a bit to give you some context. I was beginning to write an article, which sought to help clarify what Frances Sturgill articulated: "I am convinced the Bride/Remnant/144,000 will leave first according to Matthew 25:6. Their garment is white and free from every wrinkle and spot. It took years of service, suffering, and trips to the threshing floor to mold us into the vessel worthy to be used for His purpose. And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to ALL the nations, and then the END will come... Matthew 24:14. But after those days, AFTER the tribulation....then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds of great glory and power... Mark 13:24,26. Those that did NOT die to their flesh before the Bride leaves will need to go thru enough of the tribulation until they have died to themselves. One of the first things the Harvest Workers will do is help them continue their trek up His Holy Mountain. To God be the glory, great things He has done. Selah." Refer to

I wrote: “Initially, only a remnant will arise and be transformed, like Enoch. Technically, this is not part of the rapture; because they will continue to work, as one with the Head – Christ – as part of the Messiah’s Fully Mature Body, on behalf of the redemption of mankind. These are who the author – Frances Sturgill – are calling the Bride/Remnant/144,000. They can also be called the First Fruits of Revelation 14:4, or the Barley Harvest. This 144000 Bridal Remnant are sovereignly chosen by God Himself; and this remnant contains 12000 from every Tribe of the Children of Israel listed in Revelation 7:4-8, which covers the widest spectrum possible. Please refer to and By the way, they continually have the freewill to either be counted among the 144000 Bridal Remnant, or not. Some have walked away, or chosen not to be part of this First Fruits Bridal Company. See Many times, I call them the Heavenly 144000, because the Lord has shown me that there is an earthly 144000 too. We have been told (when focused on the perfect will of the Father) that the Heavenly 144000 and Earthly 144000 are the two witnesses of Revelation 11 fame.

The rest of overcoming believers in Christ will follow this Enoch pattern of arising and being transformed after they have continually walked with God and have joined Him in purifying themselves to the point where they have completely died to their flesh. The ultimate purpose of mankind’s sojourn on earth is to re-mold us back into His image, as we were created… in the beginning (Genesis 1:26-27), except reaching full maturity this time. The Lord will determine when each of His precious souls are ready, so make the most of every opportunity to become like Messiah Yeshua. Let me re-iterate this last point, only God knows when a person is ready to be wholly clothed in white. Smaller groups of Enoch Walkers will arise and shine at various times at the Lord’s call.

The tribulation will be the refiner’s fire for those not marked by God Himself as part of the Heavenly 144000 Firstfruits. The Lord’s ultimate purpose of these extremely difficult end-times (such as the world has never seen) is to prepare His pure and spotless Bride. NOTE: The Heavenly 144000 Firstfruits did not miss out on His refiner’s fire. They have already done what it took to stay in the hottest part of His flame of love in order to come forth as gold (Job 23:10).”

That is the context for being told by the Lord that “the dead in Christ will rise first” in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 are those who have attained the state of being completely dead to their flesh. Also, when I read the phraseconcerning those who have fallen asleep” in 1 Thessalonians 4:13, the Holy Spirit reminded me that all the virgins (who represent Christ’s Church) were asleep when their Bridegroom – Messiah Yeshua – was delayed in coming (Matthew 25:1-13). Check it out for yourself and please always take everything to the Lord.

May you be part of His Pure and Spotless Bride – an Enoch Walker where you walk with God and are no more!

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

Written October 7, 2021 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!



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