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Dear Friends

We have just come through the Feast of the Passover and Unleavened Bread. We have relived the facts of the Lord's Supper and the trial and death of Christ on 14 Abib or 5 April 30 CE and the burial and the Resurrection of Christ on end Sabbath 17 Abib or 8 April and his ascension as the Wave Sheaf offering at 9 AM on the Sunday 18 Abib 30 CE (i.e. Sunday 9 April 30 CE).

It is on this fact of the Resurrection of Christ that our faith rests and if Christ is not resurrected then our faith is in vain (1Cor. 15:14); as we also place our hopes and faith on the Resurrection of the elect as Christ himself was resurrected from the dead and lived again as a spirit begotten son of God.  It is by the resurrection that we will be resurrected and translated as elohim.  It is written in our law: "I said ye are gods all of you" and Scripture cannot be broken (Ps. 82:6; Jn 10:34-36). We will become elohim as the Household of David and the Angel of Yahovah at our head (Zech. 12:8).

These promises made to us are not of an immortal soul and a place sitting on clouds in heaven.  We are promised places as sons of God, as elohim, and we will rule from this earth as kings and priests and we will re-educate the planet and deliver all mankind from bondage. We will ultimately rule from the earth over the whole universe with God and Christ at the centre of our being as the Temple of God, which we will all become.

It is important that we study now the entire process of the Resurrection both for the elect as part of the First Resurrection (see the paper Heaven, Hell or the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143A)) and the process of the Second Resurrection of the Dead in the paper The Second Resurrection of the Dead and the Great White Throne Judgment (No. 143B).  It is in these two processes that we will be able to achieve our own place in Salvation and then assist in re-educating the entire planet and in judging all mankind and the fallen Host as well.

It is our great privilege to re-educate also even the angels of God that failed in their first estate. It is through the magnificent mercy and wisdom of God that we are given the opportunity to do the work of God over this vast expanse of time and go on to perform wonders in the development of the Universe after the City of God is transferred here once Christ has prepared the earth for the coming of the One True God and Father of all.

Remember in these last days there are two Churches of God, the Sardis and the Laodicaean that do not make it as churches into the First Resurrection and only individuals qualify.  It is only the final group of the Church of the Philadelphians that qualify.  It is important that we all realise that we may not make it in unless we repent (see the paper The Pillars of Philadelphia (No. 283)).

This month is the month of the Second Passover so if you have not reconciled yourself to your brothers and put yourself right with God it is important that you do so now.  From the end of the Second Passover period this year God will commence to deal with many nations in the power of the Holy Spirit and also many churches and the measuring of the Temple will be completed.  God will commence soon to test us all (cf. Isa. 57:1-2).

Wade Cox
Coordinator General