The 1st Resurrection: The gift of the Holy Ghost
The 1st resurrection referred to in Revelation 20:6 is stated to protect those who partake in it from the second death. The first death is the death brought upon all mankind by the transgression of Adam. The death that resides with every human being throughout life. The second death is our physical death. Therefore, those who partake in the first resurrection are not harmed by and do not fear the second death. The first resurrection is the resurrection to life mentioned by Paul in Romans 6:4 - "even so we also should walk in newness of life" and Romans 6:23 - "the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord". Every born again person recieves the Holy Ghost and with it takes current possession of eternal life. The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Life. Every believer is quickened and raised to life by the Holy Ghost, which is God the Father and Christ dwelling within them. This is the First Resurrection.
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