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Q: Good morning Dan, Question about your answer to the question about children after the resurrection, so in Isaiah 11:6, 11:8 talking about the child playing by the cobra's hole and putting his hand in a vipers den -- if there will be any children after the resurrection ? As always your brother in YaHshua.           Elliott
 
 
A: First answer to the last part – “Will there be any children after the resurrection?” 
The answer is yes.  The Resurrection at the return of YaHshua will not be the end of all human life and activity.  The way some teach it may seem that way but is it is not, there will be children and they will grow into adults and have the unobstructed chance to receive YaHshua as their Savior.  At the return of YaHshua it is the armies of the world that will be abolished.  War among humans will cease, He will personally put an end to those serving the “god of war”.  But after that the real Exodus of YaHshua’s people will begin back to the land of Israel and around Jerusalem, which will be called by its proper name, YaH u shalom, or Peace of YaH.  It will truly, then, be the City of Peace.  Of those returning there will be children.
The Christians, being misled by so much pagan theology, teach something different from the Biblical teaching.  Some have claimed to have gone to Heaven and seen innocent children playing in gardens of flower – Really, children forever?  Not so, we are to grow into spiritual adults in our journey on earth and so it will be in the Kingdom.   While we are called children of God we are not to remain as children in our thinking.  Paul give this instruction    Keep in mind, Paul is instructing a people that were introduced the Word of God from birth, Hebrews,  and this is instructions for us too, those of us still learning, some having never been exposed to the Word of God until called by Him.

(Heb 5:11)
  We have a lot to explain about this. But since you have become too lazy to pay attention, explaining it to you is hard.
 
(Heb 5:12-14)  By now you should be teachers. Instead, you still need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word. You need milk, not solid food.   All those who live on milk lack the experience to talk about what is right. They are still babies.   However, solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to know the difference between good and evil.
 
This instruction points to our growth from infants needing care and feeding to growing into adults that care for and feed.  A spiritual adult could actually be younger, physically, than a babe in the Christ.  So, will there be infants in the Kingdom, yes, both spiritual and physical.  Remember, in the resurrection, the whole world is not raised and for a 1,000 years thereafter life will be of a physical nature, as today, for those not changed at that time.  The judgment of the whole world and everyone that has ever lived upon its face will not be until after the 1,000 years.

(Rev 20:5) The rest of the dead did not live until the 1,000 years ended. This is the first time that people come back to life.
(Rev 20:6)  Blessed and holy are those who are included the first time that people come back to life.
The second death has no power over them. They will continue to be priests of God and Christ. They will rule with him for 1,000 years.
GW
 
Reading these verses and the surrounding verse in context you will see there is a “resurrection” into the Spirit at the return of our Lord, and another resurrection of, or into the flesh from which there can be a “second death” if judgment calls for it.  Those suffering the “second death” are finished, from that there is not return.  But, this happens only after the 1,000 years – concerning the whole of mankind that has ever lived.  If you find yourself in the “resurrection” at the return of our Lord you then do not have to fear the “second death” because you will have already received “life eternal” by the power of our Savior YaHshua and as a “child” of the living God and Father”. 
 
Children playing safely around wild animals and serpents?
 The first part of your question, is partly answered by the answer above, but when in the Kingdom on earth we see that the 1,000 rule of our Savior is out of Jerusalem --

(Mic 4:1-2) In the last days the mountain of the LORD'S(YaHWeH’s) house will be established as the highest of the mountains and raised above the hills. People will stream to it.  Then many nations will come and say, "Let's go to the mountain of the LORD (YHWH), to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways so that we may live by them." The teachings will go out from Zion. The word of the LORD (YHWH) will go out from Jerusalem.
 
It will be after our Savior has returned and established His rule from Jerusalem and also having, Himself, restore the House of Israel.  The world at large will be at peace and will remain at peace, country to country until at the end of the 1,000 rule. 

(Rev 20:7)  When 1,000 years are over, Satan will be freed from his prison.
(Rev 20:8)  He will go out to deceive Gog and Magog, the nations in the four corners of the earth, and gather them for war. They will be as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore.
(Rev 20:9)  I saw that they spread over the broad expanse of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's holy people and the beloved city. Fire came from heaven and burned them up.
 
When is it Gog and Magog are to attack Israel?  According to the Word, it is not until after the 1,000 years of our Savior’s rule.  This, essentially, tells us that not all of the World is on the program and have some kind of resentment toward the rule of YaHshua, otherwise Satan would not have such an evil influence.  Satan is again being used as a hoe in the garden to weed out the weeds, pile them up and burn them up.
 
What this 1,000 years under the rule of God and Savior it will be proven that to accept Him is to bring peace.  Israel was offered this under Samuel but they refused and wanted a King like the other nations, so, He gave them what they wanted and that did not work out so well.  They had their ups and downs, mostly downs and because of their rejection then and then rejecting YaHshua as Savior we are told they have reaped, then, what they have sown themselves.  BUT,  our Creator and God did not call Israel to fail and then be swept away forever.  If that had been the plan Israel/Jews would not exist today, as other nations have faded away, Israel still hangs on.  He has a plan for them.  All Israel will be resurrected back to life, the Whole House of Israel will be raised back to the flesh, not the spirit.  The fabled "second chance", but with God it is His purpose to put them under their Creator's rule as originally intended and when all will see how that works out. 

During this period, after YaHshua returns and the Saints are changed to Spirit then Physical Israel will be raised to live again the “whole house” of Israel is to be raised back to life in the Flesh (Ezek 37:7-12). 
We are not told how long they will live in the flesh, long enough to accept YaHshua as Messiah and repent of their past.  Read also Zech 12 and 14.  This is not the whole earth, only Israel, what is destroyed is the armies of the world, the capability to make war is removed by YaHshua at His return. After this, during the time of peace in Israel, then what?

(Isa 11:6)  Wolves will live with lambs. Leopards will lie down with goats. Calves, young lions, and year-old lambs will be together, and little children will lead them.
(Isa 11:7)  Cows and bears will eat together. Their young will lie down together. Lions will eat straw like oxen.
(Isa 11:8)  Infants will play near cobras' holes. Toddlers will put their hands into vipers' nests.
(Isa 11:9)  They will not hurt or destroy anyone anywhere on my holy mountain. The world will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD (YHWH) like water covering the sea.
 
In the establishment of the 1,000 year rule, the literal Kingdom on Earth, everyone and every animal will be at peace.  This is contrary to the nature of wild beasts we see today and will be another proof of our Lord, YaHshua being exactly who He claims to be.  No other religion can and dares make such claims, but our Creator can because He made us all, He made everything and it is in His power to change the nature of wild beasts.  It is interesting to note that men quote these verse and right away twist them, not a big twist but still, why try to improve on the clear word of God.  How do they do this?  Reading verse 6, we read that it is Wolves that will live a peace with lambs.  Men make placards and bumper stickers and some even Icon representing their word showing a Lion laying down with the Lamb.  If we look at this from Satan’s point of view it misdirects us away from the warning about “wolves” in the Church, among the Lambs of God (Acts 20:29, Luke 10:3, Mt 7:15), you see, even in this simple change the wolves are hiding, we need to remember there are wolves among men and among the wild animals.  See how the word is changed?  Ask anyone and nearly all will say it is the Lion with the Lamb but scripture clearly says it is the “Wolf”. 

(Act 20:29-30)  I know that fierce wolves will come to you after I leave, and they won't spare the flock.  Some of your own men will come forward and say things that distort the truth. They will do this to lure disciples into following them. 
 
All of that said, we are then told that even creatures we consider dangerous and violent toward us will not harm so much as a small child.  Children will grow into adults in this Kingdom being fearful of nothing, being taught the word and learning the way of God, not the way of men.  We are told that the lion will eat grass.  Some object to this, being swayed by evolutionist that the Lion and dangerous animals like him have fangs made for ripping and tearing, not for eating grass.  But, they neglect to see the Bear, big bears and small bears all have fangs like the lion and while they do eat meat a great portion of their diet is grasses, berries and branches.  Panda bear eats only Bamboo, a plant.  Our Creator is going to remove the violent nature of wild beasts, and the beasts will even be at peace with one another. 

Children will play safely in the streets, old men will sit safely outside and even very small children will crawl around in the yard and the parents do not have to fear the child will come to any harm.  Talk about freedom, freedom from fear -- this will not be so with the whole world, with all countries.  As we see at the end of the 1,000 nations rise up in rebellion, Satan is released to head them in a final last attempt to destroy those people that have accept YaHshua as Savior. 

You and I and many, many others are looking forward to our Resurrection to a new body a new existence to be with YaHshua as Kings and Priests, our salvation assured. 

(Rev 1:6)  and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father--to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

 (Rev 5:10)  You have made them (that would be us) to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth." 

(1Pe 2:9)  But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Our current condition is only temporary and we will be in the Kingdom restore there after we are quickened and changed to be Like YaHshua.  To be kings and priests suggests we are rulers over others, right?  There will be populations around the world, and then there will be the resurrected and restored Israel.  We will have plenty to do in our own renewal and change.
 
(1Co 15:52)  It will happen in an instant, in a split second at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will come back to life. They will be changed so that they can live forever
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(1Jn 3:2)  Dear friends, now we are God's children. What we will be isn't completely clear yet. We do know that when Christ appears
we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is.
 
HalleluYaH – which is to say, “Praise you YaH”

Peace, Dan
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