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Observer wrote: Bro Lurker Thanks. I'm glad you agree. Bro James
I know that there is a dispute over verse 21 - whether it should read within you, or among you. But I believe the AV translators got it right, and so the point you make is perfectly valid.
Hey Bro, I wasn't aware of the dispute. I guess I could see how both could be true in a sense but I'm perfectly fine with the KJV rendering as they chose to go along with the translation by Tyndale in 1526.
I believe it ties wonderfully with... Romans 10:17 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Hey Observer I figured I would avoid threads that get me down lol.
I like what James said about the Kingdom of God is in you.
I would say this new Tabernacle that is set up can be seen in the expression being found â€śin Christâ€ť and the light that Christ is, is found in the expression of â€śChrist in youâ€ť who is that new Man that is formed IN YOU who is a light unto your FEET in the Psalms and seen here:
2 Peter 1:19
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a LIGHT that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
That light that is in your heart when the Day Star arises in your heart is Christ in you.
The other is being found in Christ which is the only place where we are to have communion with God which is being found in Christ.
Hebrews 9:11 But CHRIST being come an high priest of good things to come, BY A greater and more PERFECT TABERNACLE, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, not of this building;
2 Corinthians 5
5 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a BUILDING OF GOD, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our HOUSE which is...
Observer wrote: I had not read through this thread from yesterday, so apologies that I had missed the various posts. Bro Lurker Thanks. I'm glad you agree. Bro James
I know that there is a dispute over verse 21 - whether it should read within you, or among you. But I believe the AV translators got it right, and so the point you make is perfectly valid. Bro Christopher Since I don't use a phone to post I cannot tell which threads are dropping off from view. So sadly I'm not in a position to determine which would be the best one. Any help would be gratefully received Sister penned
Bro Kev Good to see you posting again! And a to your post.
how this comes up, if so thanks for the tech support
The question to ask is, do the Scriptures tell us what this other nation is that will be given the kingdom because it brings forth fruits thereof?
The answer is yes, the NT tells us precisely what this nation is. But those who don't raise the question and expect an answer will in all likelihood never see the answer and will be left to their carnal conjectures.
So, what is this nation?
Turn to 1 Peter 2.9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
Who is Peter addressing? Why, its believers!! And what specifically does he tell them ... they are an HOLY NATION!! Believers are the nation to whom the kingdom is given.
Are there other places in the NT which can confirm this?
We considered Col 1.13 yesterday ... but think on that verse again...all the citizens of this kingdom are there by being translated spiritually from the kingdom of darkness. The same thought is echoed in John 3.5 ...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Something more for you to consider. Here are the words the Lord addressed to the chief priests and elders in the temple:
42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof
In these verses we have the final rejection of the nation of Israel as the kingdom of God and the announcement that it would be given to another "nation" bringing forth the fruits thereof. Now immediately the literalist with a carnal understanding will look at which nation this represents on the earth. Since it is no longer Israel, the British Israelites might suggest that it is Britain. But is that what the Lord had in mind?
Because the Bible is a spiritual book and we are looking to understand the mind of God, we are taught to compare scripture with scripture because God sheds light on one passage with another and so the more we know of the Bible the more we can understand.
ah yes, what is the Kingdom that Christ came to build? Has it already begun? Does CHrist reign on high even now and is this why we He is able to intercede for us? Hebrews, Revelation, Romans, do they concur with 1 Corinthians 15 (which was the first Christian creed!)
"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
"For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." col 3:1
Dave from Oz writes: Elder brother observer, I've had to screen shot your posts, as when this thread drops of the app. I'm blocked from commenting via the website, justly so, but none the less. So please don't think I'm ignoring you when I stop replying to the comments on the thread. Hooroo
Hey Guys, just an idea, but if the mods didn't mind, you could jump the conversation to another current, but dead thread that's still visible within the app once this on disappears.
Elder brother observer, I've had to screen shot your posts, as when this thread drops of the app. I'm blocked from commenting via the website, justly so, but none the less. So please don't think I'm ignoring you when I stop replying to the comments on the thread. Hooroo
Dave wrote: ..questions and reply will take about a year to come ..
Bro you take all the time you need. As I said before this is a hugely important and vast topic, because we are dealing here with establishing the Bible's own hermeneutical rules.
Rather than pile too much on your plate, I just want to address one other issue. Some suggest that Christ will establish an earthly kingdom when he returns and that his throne will then be in Jerusalem.
But what saith the Scriptures?
Look at 1 Cor 15.20-28
The passage teaches clearly that our Savior when he returns ends his mediatorial duties. Having subdued all other rule, authority and power, and having destroyed death he delivers the Kingdom to his Father and becomes subject to the Father. Remember that in Matt 28 he told his disciples that all power had been given him in heaven and in earth and by virtue of this he issued the great commission. He had to reign to achieve his mediatorial aims by conquering all spiritual foes, but now his people are all safe, the end has come and he must deliver up the kingdom.
There is no hint anywhere in the NT of any intervening years whereby he would set up an earthly kingdom. His return marks the end of time and ushers in eternity!