The 3rd phase was what was left from the main harvest, the gleaning. If you remember, Ruth met Boaz while she was gleaning in the fields.
This is the symbolic picture of the 1st resurrection taking place in 3 phases.
1st phase Christ is the firstfruits of the harvest.
2nd phase The rapture of the church is the main body of the harvest.
3rd phase Those who were led to Christ during the tribulation are the gleaning of the harvest.
If Jesus' gathering of His Church, both the "asleep" saints and His saints still alive on earth on the day of His return after the tribulation is the main body harvest (which it is), then when is the time of gleaning? That should be your next question after reading my previous post.
This next idea not many will agree with me on. Yet no one will be able to disprove it per God's Word, because it is what God's Word reveals.QUESTION
: What is the implied 2nd resurrection of Revelation 20 about?
First consider what our Lord Jesus revealed in John 5:28-29 that BOTH, the "resurrection of life" and the "resurrection of damnation" occur on the day of His 2nd coming. That's what He showed there. What does that do to man's tradition that the wicked aren't resurrected until the end of Christ's 1,000 years reign of Rev.20? It creates a conflict.
Also, what does the fact that the "nations" which Satan will deceive to go up against the "camp of the saints" on earth reflect, since they are shown existing throughout Christ's 1,000 years reign also? Why would there be the 'wicked dead' not yet raised, while there's 'wicked alive' that go through Christ's 1,000 years?
But alas, John 5:28-29 to the rescue, because our Lord Jesus revealed the "asleep" saints and the wicked dead are both raised on the same day of His 2nd coming. That points to those "nations" of Rev.20 including the wicked dead that are raised at Jesus' coming.
In Revelation 3, we have an interesting promise Jesus made to His elect of the Church of Philadelphia. He told them He would make those of the synagogue of Satan to come worship at the feet of His elect. We know that has never happened in this world, not even to this day. It is reserved for the time of Christ's 1,000 years reign with His elect. And you can't point to any more of a wicked group of men than the synagogue of Satan which Jesus showed. So they are... there, during Jesus' future 1,000 years reign, under His "rod of iron" for that time like The Father promised (Ps.2).
In Revelation 20 we are told that those of the "first resurrection" cannot be subject to the "second death", which is the casting into the "lake of fire" at the end of the 1,000 years. That's about Christ's elect that will rule with Him. That 1st resurrection is the "resurrection of life" of John 5:28-29.
When an ordinal number like "first" is given, that automatically implies at least one more is to happen. But who says it has to be a resurrection of the wicked dead, just because of the end of Rev.20 mentioning the sea and hell giving up its dead?
Because John 5:28-29 about the wicked dead raised happens at the start of the 1,000 years, God's Word is actually pointing to the 2nd resurrection at God's Great White Throne Judgment being about the spiritually dead that accepted Jesus DURING the 1,000. It's another resurrection unto LIFE! not a resurrection of the wicked which is popularly taught.
So when Rev.20:5 says the "dead" lived not again until the thousand years was over, it is pointing to the spiritually dead, not literally still dead in graves. And in that time, the idea of 'Living' means being of the resurrection of Life.
All this because 1 Corinthians 15 and Isaiah 25 about death being swallowed up reveals we all... will be in the resurrection type body for Christ's 1,000 years, including the wicked, especially those called the "resurrection of damnation".
In other words, after God's consuming fire event (end of Heb.12; 2 Pet.3) on the "day of the Lord" when Jesus comes, that will END the things of this present world, including the idea of flesh death. This is why the only... type of death Rev.20 mentions is the "SECOND DEATH". Only those in Christ Jesus will not be subject to that "second death".