Now, the FIRST TO BE REDEEMED from this earth are NOT CHRISTIANS as is represented in the so called “rapture of the church” doctrine.
God first chose the people of Israel for his inheritance and then sent his Son Jesus to ALL Jews and Gentiles (Luke 2:32) (John 3:16-18) “to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God” (Acts 26:18).
“But thou, [ISRAEL, ART MY SERVANT, JACOB WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN], the seed of Abraham my friend” (Isaiah 41:8). “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and [THE PEOPLE WHOM HE HATH CHOSEN FOR HIS OWN INHERITANCE]” (Psalm 33:12-18).
Jesus underscored this very fact in his communication with a Samaritan woman by a well saying: “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: [FOR SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS]” (John 4:22-24).
The Apostle Paul added, said: “The Gentiles should be fellowheirs, as co-inheritors with the Jews and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel” (Ephesians 3:6).
“[THAT AT THAT TIME YE WERE WITHOUT CHRIST, BEING ALIENS FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL], and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. [BUT NOW IN CHRIST JESUS YE WHO SOMETIMES WERE FAR OFF ARE MADE NIGH BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST]. For [THROUGH HIM WE BOTH HAVE ACCESS BY ONE SPIRIT UNTO THE FATHER]” (Ephesians 2:12–19).
The FIRSTFRUITS to be redeemed from this earth are the 144,000 servants of God who will be killed or “…slained for the word of God…” (Revelation 6:9-11), and are PRIESTS OF GOD AND OF CHRIST (Revelation 1:1-7, 7:1-3, 20:6). In the Book of Revelation John wrote: “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed [AN HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND OF ALL THE TRIBES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL]” (Revelation 7:4).
“[THESE ARE THEY WHICH WERE NOT DEFILED WITH WOMEN; FOR THEY ARE VIRGINS]. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. [THESE WERE REDEEMED FROM AMONG MEN, BEING THE FIRSTFRUITS UNTO GOD AND TO THE LAMB]. And in their mouth was found no guile: [FOR THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD]” (Revelation 14:4).
The Apostle Paul clearly pointed out God’s REDEMPTION PLAN when he wrote: “Christ the [FIRSTFRUITS]; [AFTERWARD THEY THAT ARE CHRIST’S AT HIS COMING]” (1 Corinthians 15:23).
JESUS EXPLAINED IN DETAIL WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN HE COMES ON THE LAST DAY (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). when he will separate the sheep; (those who are Christs) from the goats (those who are the devils) in (Matthew 25, KLV).
“Then cometh [THE END], when he shall have [DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD], even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1 Corinthians 15:24).
In glory of the FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.