The resurrection to heavenly life is called “the first resurrection.” (Revelation 20:6) This indicates that there will be another resurrection. It will be an earthly one.
is that the meaning? I don’t even understand the paragraphs.
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First, Christians are those seated on the thrones. We are given authority to judge the world (1 Cor. 6:3) through our obedience to the Gospel. The “souls under the altar” (Rev. 6:9) are merely the totality of saints that have suffered throughout history for the cause of Christ and the Word of God. Now, we have:
Revelation 20:6 – Paraphrased
“Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection [baptism into Christ]; over these [Christians], the second death [spiritual death] has no power, but they [Christians] will be priests of God and of Christ [ALL Christians are priests and royalty, cf. 1 Peter 2:9] and will reign with Him for a thousand years [until the end of time: Christ’s return].”
The “thousand years” in this passage, as the bracketed notation indicates, is used to symbolize the time that remains relative to the end of time, that is, the balance of time before Christ brings the world to an end. As the faithful, we are “priests of God and of Christ,” and we are “reigning with Him” – just as all saints have, now, precisely as the passage from Revelation tells us. In case we doubt this:
1 Peter 2:9: "But [Christians] are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [Scripture] of Him [Christ] who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light"