Revelation 20:4-6

Revelation 20:4: “And I” [John] “saw thrones, and they” [The 144,000] “sat upon them,” [The thrones] “and judgment was given unto them:” [The 144,000] “and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the Beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived" [Received eternal life] "and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

Revelation 20:5: “But the rest of the dead" [In Christ] "lived not again" [Receive eternal life] "until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.”

Message to reader: The First Resurrection

Revelation 20:4-5 explains the order of The First Resurrection (eternal life in Christ). The 144,000, are “the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb,” they will be the first, in Christ, to receive enteral life. They will reign with Christ a 1,000 years, see verse 4. After the aforementioned thousand years, the rest of the dead in Christ shall be made alive (receive enternal life), and shall reign with Christ an additional 1,000 years, see verse 6.

Revelation 20:6: “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such" [God’s children, those resurrected from the dead and received enternal life] "the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”