1 Corinthians 15:50-57; Paul reveals a mystery. This is a KJV Bible study guide.
I Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."
I Corinthians 15:51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,” [All means all. It doesn't mean some, no one went anywhere.]
I Corinthians 15:52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." [The last trump is the 7th trump; plain and simple. There is no 8th trump. We are all changed into spiritual bodies, in the twinkling of an eye.]
I Corinthians 15:53 "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
I Corinthians 15:54 “So when the corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, "Death is swallowed up in victory."
I Corinthians 15:55 "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”
I Corinthians 15:56 “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law."
I Corinthians 15:57 "But thanks be to God, Which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." [Where do we get our victory, and through who?]
When Jesus Christ returns at His 2nd advent [see Zechariah 9:9-10, 14; Acts 1:9-11 and 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; these verses describe Christ's 2nd advent. No rapture described here.], those [all] that are still alive here on Earth at that time are changed instantly into their spiritual bodies. Some, God's elect will have immortal souls. Most will have mortal souls. God's elect are immune from the 2nd judgment, they are overcomers. Those with mortal souls will be judged at the end of the millennium during God's Great White Throne judgment. If they don't make it then, that will be the death of the soul, the second death. See Revelation 20:14, 21:8.
Hosea 6:3 Christ comes to us on earth just like the rain; no half way trips here.
Jesus Christ, Lord of Lords reigns forever right here on earth: Revelation 11:15; this is at the 7th trump; there is no 8th trump. How long does the antichrist reign? Some say 7 years, but Jesus has told us it will be 5 months only. We will still be in our flesh bodies when the antichrist reigns, see verse 15:52 above. When the real Christ returns we are instantly changed into our spiritual bodies. Plain and simple.
When does the real Christ return? Matthew 24:29-31 [2nd advent] explains when. Immediately after the tribulation. Not before. Which tribulation is being spoken of here? The same one spoken of in Matthew 24:21-22. The tribulation of Satan the antichrist.
At the return of Jesus, will you be able to report to Him, I have done as thou have commanded? Might be something to think about! See Deuteronomy 26:13-14; 1 Kings 9:4.
Remember, we have 2 bodies: 1 Corinthians 15:40, 44;
1 Corithians 15:50, 53, 55: definitions of key words.
corruption = liable to die, perishable, moral decay (G5356), our flesh bodies.
incorruption = immortality, of the risen dead, body exempt from decay (G861), our spiritual bodies.
death = death of the flesh body (G2288), this will happen to many!
mortal = your soul, liable to death/die, spiritually dead (G2349), non-overcomer till the end of 1,000 years [the millennium]; didn't make the first cut. Revelation 20:5;
immortality = your soul, undying, everlasting/eternal, spiritually alive (G110), you are an overcomer, one of God's Elect; they made the first cut. Revelation 2:11, 20:6;
changed = transformed (G236)
inherit = to receive by lot, be an heir to, to become a partaker of (G2816)
Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8; Great white throne judgment. Every soul that didn't make the first cut is judged here according to their works in the millennium [1,000 years]. Those that never knew about salvation through Jesus Christ get their chance here to choose eternal life or the opposite. If they don't make this second and final cut they will experience the second death, the death of the soul. Into the lake of fire, “if” your name was not written in the book of life.