Q. I was recently listening to your audio study on 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, and you mentioned Matt. 27:51-53 where Jesus returns from Sheol with the ‘First Fruits’ of those who were in Abraham’s Bosom. But then you mentioned Job 19:25, and attributed that to the 2nd Coming. Wouldn’t Job have come back with Jesus as part of the 1st Fruits of the Resurrection or the rapture?
A. Job 19:25 says, “I know that my Redeemer lives and that in the end He will stand upon the Earth.” This is a reference to the 2nd Coming. We’re not told who Jesus brought out of Sheol with him at His resurrection, but in the Rapture only the dead from the Church Age will be raised up.