NOW…let’s look at 4 Great Events
Pre-Tribulationists, in past years, like 100 years ago, taught that before there will be world peace and universal righteousness, there must be four great events, AND, in the following order: 1) The Rapture of the Church; 2) The Jews return to the Holy Land IN Unbelief; 3) The Coming of The LORD Jesus Christ, as the Son of Man to be King and Judge; and 4) The imprisonment of Satan in the bottomless pit. Revelation 20:1-3.
Now, this is important…Certainly every minister of Christ, should be a faithful steward of the Mysteries of God, 1 Corinthians 4:1-4, and as such, should so rightly divide the Word of Truth as to know the difference between God’s present program, the making of ‘THE ONE NEW MAN’ of Ephesians 2:15, and God’s NEXT program bringing forth ‘THE NEW ISRAEL’ of Isaiah 62:1-4.
‘THE ONE NEW MAN’ is the ‘Body of Christ, the MYSTERY,’ which was PURPOSED in Christ before the foundation of the world. Ephesians 3:11 and Ephesians 3:9. Chosen in Christ before the world began. 2 Timothy 1:9, and Ephesians 1:4-11. The Body of Christ was PREDESTINATED, but not PROPHESIED.
However, THE KINGDOM, which Christ, announced was at hand in Matthew 4:17, will BE at hand when the Son of Man comes in the cloud with power and great glory as we see in Luke 21:27-33, when He shall sit on the throne of His glory as King and Judge, Matthew 25:31, and His twelve apostles shall sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel, Matthew 19:27-28.
Christ, at the present time is far above all heavens, and is on His Father’s throne in heaven, “Head over all things to the Church, which is His Body” Ephesians 4:9-11 and Ephesians 1:19-23, while now on earth the MYSTERY among the Gentiles (which is no longer a mystery) is ‘CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY’ Colossians 1:27. When the Son of Man returns to earth to establish the KINGDOM of Matthew 25:34, it will NOT be that KINGDOM OF GOD (THE BODY) PURPOSED in Christ BEFORE the foundation of the world; BUT it will be that KINGDOM PREPARED FROM the foundation of the world PROPHESIED but not PREDESTINATED.
It will NOT be the coming of Christ, that pertains to the MYSTERY of 1 Corinthians 15:51-54, the Blessed Hope of Titus 2:13, which is His coming to remove His Body to glory, that will usher in the millennium; BUT, it will be the coming of the King to earth to take over the government of the world, to rule with a rod of iron, but in equity and justice. “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?” 1 Corinthians 6:2.
You see, the PROPHESIED KINGDOM OF GOD, which will bring to this earth universal peace and righteousness, will be both POLITICAL and SPIRITUAL; for the coming of God’s Son from Heaven to this earth will bring about the RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, SPOKEN BY THE MOUTH OF ALL THE HOLY PROPHETS SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN. Acts 3:19-24, and Luke 1:67-77. It was after Christ ascended FAR ABOVE ALL HEAVENS that He gave gifts unto men, for “THE BUILDING UP OF THE BODY OF CHRIST” Ephesians 4:9-13; and it was by SPECIAL REVELATION that Christ in Heaven made known to the Apostle Paul that this present ‘DISPENSATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD’ is the ‘DISPENSATION OF THE MYSTERY’ Ephesians 3:1-4, and Ephesians 3:9; that the Body which is a part of the over‑all KINGDOM OF GOD, is SPIRITUAL but not POLITICAL.
Concerning the making or building of the Body of Christ during this Age of Grace all of the Old Testament prophets were both silent and ignorant, “THE MYSTERY Which has been hid from ages and from generations; but now is made manifest to His saints.” Colossians 1:24-26.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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