Was The First Resurrection Really The First Resurrection?

I know that's a silly question ,right? For some bible students and scholars there would seem to be confusion about this very topic. Let's read the passage that seems to spark such questions.


Was Revelation 20:4,5 speaking of Jesus Christ's Resurrection? Could it be that this was referring to a future event where the Church would be redeemed from the earth to live and reign with Christ in Heaven? Lets look at a few things to determine which is the case.


They are a few things that absolutely jump out at me in this Rev 20:4,5. First John the Apostle excludes himself from this crowd he sees. Notice the use of words such as they and them;"they sat upon them" and "judgement was given unto them" "souls of them" "they lived and reigned" We see clearly here that John knew he wasn't in this crowd God termed as The First Resurrection. Consider the fact that no one could get in Jesus until he was resurrected from the dead. Roman 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? This resurrection had to take place before the Church could really come into existence, we realized that while Jesus was here in a natural body he was gathering a church together, but he didn't purchase the church until he shed the blood to do so. Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. What does it take to be in Christ? You have to repent of your sins and be baptized into the spiritual body of Jesus Christ and that friends could not happen till the blood was shed for the remission of sins.

Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,