Easter Sunday April 20XX
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Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen, this is James Neuman, News Radio WWJD reporting on the scene at Memorial Park. It is a cold April morning, Easter Sunday. We have just arrived to find a scene that is really chaotic, there seems to be a lot of confusion and we want to find out what has happened. We hear a mixture of sounds. There are people screaming in terror, there are many who are making hooping sounds which seem to be very, very happy and they are letting out the stops of joy. Let’s go talk to a few folk and hear their explanations.
Sir, Can we talk with you a moment? What is going on with you? You look very strange, but good. You look like a light bulb that has been turned on and you seem to be moving around without using your legs, like you are just floating there. What is going on here?
“This is the long promised resurrection of the dead. It is here today and the world will never be the same.”
Can you give us your name?
My new name is Daniel, which means that God is the Judge. My new role is to assist the King as he establishes the Kingdom of our Father throughout the earth. Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of the Kingdom and I am being given authority under the Christ of God to teach, administer and enforce righteousness for the benefit of all.”
Sir, can you tell us why you glow? When you talk about Justice, I can’t stand the brightness of the glow and must look away. Wow, this is awesome!
Of course! If I may, let me explain a little more about what has taken place so far this morning?
Yes, sir, we have a clear channel to get this report out to our listeners!
Early today, there was a great lightning flash that went around the world along with a signal blast on a spiritual trumpet. This was heard by those that it was meant for, the lightning was seen by everyone who was awake and looking around outside. At that moment, Jesus, the Anointed King of the Kingdom of God returned in that flash and the ones who heard the trumpet immediately met him in the middle of the sky. In that moment we received a new body that is just like the body that Jesus has. Also, there was a great number of people that came with him out of the heavens. They too had this new body. This body is spiritual and powered with spirit energy, it will last forever and I cannot be harmed or get sick ever again. The second death will have no power over all of us that have gone through this first resurrection!
Tell us more!
Until this morning, I lived a few miles from this spot and worked in this town all my life. There are others here that were changed too. There are others here who were not changed. There are also those who had died through all of time who had died in Christ, they came from heaven with the Lord Jesus and their soul was united with a new body too. Some of the graves here were opened and what was left of deceased people, in the Lord, was exchanged for this type of body but in a personal version. See that woman over there? She died and was buried here about 100 years ago! She looks to be about 30 years of age…with a glow! It seems that now, all those that have been resurrected are being assigned posts throughout the world to bring order out of the chaos. It is all happening so fast!! We know by the spirit that we must go quickly to Jerusalem for the coronation of Jesus and King of the Universe. All the saints of God will be there in a few minutes. Travel is instantaneous!
Oh, you might notice that not all these graves are opened. We, the elect of God, will establish the kingdom for a thousand years and then those graves will be opened for the final judgment of all those who have lived in the earth in all of time. The righteous will enter eternal life, but the wicked into eternal punishment.
There are others here too. Look down the hill in the edge of the woods and you will see people hiding from the presence of the Lord. They are those who were alive in the earth just before the coming of the Lord this morning, but they have not partaken of this glory of resurrection. I feel sorry for them, but they had been given the invitation of God just like we have but they did not think it of much value and did not give themselves wholly to Jesus to be owned by him and to be transformed to be like him. A great pity, but that is the way it is.
Hello, Ma’am, I am James Neuman with News Channel WWJD. May I talk with you about what you have just experienced?
Oh! Hallelujah!! The great time of waiting and watching is over and we will reign with Jesus forever and ever!!! The Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ has come!! Let the whole earth rejoice before Him!
Ma’am…? Eh… Ma’am, can you tell us what happened to you?
Sure, Sunny boy! I died a few months ago during the time of great trouble, when there was war and famine and disease. You are sure to remember that. Well, this gang of demonized young people tortured me for telling them about the coming of the Lord. They cut off my head because of it too. I have been waiting and watching for the command of the Father for Jesus to end all that and to bring in the Day of the Lord.
So, you were in the resurrection because you were killed for your faith?
Well, that’s part of it, but I spent most of the last few years just seeking the Lord, to be in him, to be in touch with him, to make him truly my most important relationship, to hear his voice and to share in his sufferings. My major purpose for living is to know him and to be like him. The scriptures describe this degree of relationship as remaining ‘IN’ him continually, like a branch on a vine. I try to never be out of him for very long. Even now, he is in Jerusalem on his throne, but he is so close to me that I know his thoughts, his feelings and what he wants me to do in any moment. The same level of communication exists for all of us that have attained to the first resurrection. This higher level of relationship has come with the new body too. Truly, I am in him and he is in me. We are in the Father. One big happy family, yessiree! The great ingathering has begun as we all will be leaving shortly for the Feast of Tabernacles with the King. It’s our wedding day, ya know? Sorry you can’t come with us!!!
SWOOSH! Wow, ladies and gentlemen, that is, all who are left in the WWJD listening audience, she’s gone too. There are flashes of light going off all around now as these resurrected saints leave for the celebration in Israel.
There are still many here to talk to; many stories yet to be told! We will come right back after a station identification…This is James Neuman for WWJD news!
Eze 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.
Eze 37:13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them.
Eze 37:14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.'"
Mat 27:52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
Mat 27:53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
Mat 28:2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
Mat 28:3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
Act 1:10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.
Act 1:11 "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."
Act 2:21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
1Co 15:20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
1Co 15:21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
1Co 15:23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
1Th 4:14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
1Th 4:15 According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
1Th 4:17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
1Th 4:18 Therefore encourage each other with these words.
Mat 13:38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,
Mat 13:39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
Mat 13:40 "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.
Mat 13:41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.
Mat 13:42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 13:43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
Mat 24:27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Mat 24:30 "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.
Mat 24:31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Mat 24:39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
Mat 24:40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.
Mat 24:41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
Mat 24:45 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?
Mat 24:46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.
Mat 24:47 I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
Mat 24:48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,'
Mat 24:49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.
Mat 24:50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.
Mat 24:51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 25:1 "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Mat 25:2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
Mat 25:3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.
Mat 25:4 The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
Mat 25:5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
Mat 25:6 "At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!'
Mat 25:7 "Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
Mat 25:8 The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'
Mat 25:9 "'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'
Mat 25:10 "But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
Mat 25:11 "Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' they said. 'Open the door for us!'
Mat 25:12 "But he replied, 'I tell you the truth, I don't know you.'
Mat 25:13 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Mat 25:30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
Mat 25:31 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.
Mat 25:32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Mat 25:33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Mat 25:34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
Mat 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
Mat 25:36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
Mat 25:37 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
Mat 25:38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
Mat 25:39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
Mat 25:40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
Mat 25:41 "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Mat 25:42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,
Mat 25:43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'
Mat 25:44 "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'
Mat 25:45 "He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'
Mat 25:46 "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."
Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Gal 6:14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Php 3:7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
Php 3:8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
Php 3:9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.
Php 3:10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
Php 3:11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Php 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Php 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
Php 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Php 3:15 All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
Php 3:16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
Php 3:17 Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you.
Php 3:18 For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
Php 3:19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.
Php 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Php 3:21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Rev 20:4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Rev 20:5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.
Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.