"The body will quickly kneel, as it hears his voice."
The pitch, strength or tone of the voice is according to place, time, and participant
without substantially affecting the basic semantic content of that voice.
All you have to do, is listen!
"I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing [in] His kingdom."
Judgment of the living is now, and the dead instantly upon death?
Thus, do we wait patiently to reach the highest point, that of a celestial reunion, which happens at the end of this life?
And can we not attain in the terrestrial, the visible as well?
"The key is in the changing of the wind; vanity to humility."
The only way He can judge the dead is to resurrect them first:
Dan 12:2 "From those sleeping in the soil of the ground many shall awake, these to eonian life and these to reproach for eonian repulsion."
In Astronomy, would that be equal to a billion years?
Jesus said to her, Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Father. (John 4:21)
But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers, will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. (John 4:23)
Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. (John 5:25)
Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, (John 5:28)
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. (1Corinthians 15:52)
Now tell me, does God love to a thousand generations or does He extend it to three or four thousand generations? Does He own the cattle on a thousand hills only, or ten thousand?
It is common for many to place the emphasis on "time" before the outcome.
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then, I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4)
When is this "time" period to begin and end?
And is it not interesting, that this verse or passage says nothing about a physical resurrection?
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years
, and a thousand years as one day
. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9).
Is this a contrast, as in comparing something to something else? Or did Peter really mean to say that it would be a thousand years, after that day?
Did it take Adam a day, or 930 years (just short of a thousand) before he died?
Here is another question, think about it for a day or a thousand years, was Christ in the Grave for "three days, as in three thousand years?"
Either way you look at it brother, it's a long time!"Let us not mock the coming that was promised in their lifetime; and ours."