Now this is the state of the souls of the wicked, yea, in darkness, And a state of awful, fearful, looking for, of the fiery indignation of the wrath of God upon them; Thus they remain in this state, as well as the righteous in paradise, until the time of their resurrection.
Now there are some that have understood that this state of happiness and this state of misery of the soul before the resurrection was a first resurrection;
Yea, I admit it may be termed a resurrection-the raising of the spirit or the soul and their consignation to happiness or misery-according to the words which have been spoken.
And behold, again it hath been spoken that there is a first resurrection- A resurrection of all those which have been, or which are, or which shall be, down to the resurrection of Christ from the dead.
Now we do not suppose that this first resurrection which has been spoken of in this manner can be the resurrection of the souls and their consignation to happiness or misery- Ye cannot suppose that this is what it meaneth;
Behold, I say unto you, Nay, But it meaneth the reuniting of the soul with the body of those from the days of Adam down to the resurrection of Christ. 53
Now whether the souls and the bodies of those of which have been spoken shall all be reunited at once, the wicked as well as the righteous, I do not say;
Let it suffice that I say that they all come forth, Or in other words, their resurrection cometh to pass before the resurrection of those which die after the resurrection of Christ.
Now my son, I do not say that their resurrection cometh at the resurrection of Christ, But behold, I give it as my opinion that the souls and the bodies are reunited of the righteous at the resurrection of Christ and His ascension into heaven;
But whether it be at His resurrection, or after, I do not say. But this much I say-that there is a space between death and the resurrection of the body, and a state of the soul in happiness or in misery, Until the time which is appointed of God that the dead shall come forth and be reunited, both soul and body, And be brought to stand before God and be judged according to their works.
Yea, this bringeth about the restoration of those things of which have been spoken by the mouths of the prophets-
Israel Shall Call Upon Jesus
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.