12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to
and revelations of the Lord.
12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, whether in the
body, I cannot tell or whether out of the body, I cannot tell.("this
is because man's information of either the internal world or the external
world is the same simultaneously."....Grigori
Grabovoi), God knows such an one caught up to the third
12:3 And I knew such a man, whether in the body or out of the body,
I cannot tell, God knows.
12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise and heard unspeakable
words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter..(?)
12:5 Of such an one will I glory, yet of myself I will not glory but
in mine infirmities.
12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool, for
I will say the truth, but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me
above that which he sees me to be, or that he hears of me.
12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure.(see
the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a
thorn in the flesh, the
messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
had much to exalt himself about.
12:8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice.(Paul
was three times after praying, waiting for an answer that would well
up in his mind from the Creator; often
answers come differently than we might expect), that
it might depart from me.
He did get
an answer, but he didn't 'get' the answer; he didn't understand it. His
answer was God's grace and that
2Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace
is sufficient for you. For my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most
gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power
1:1-3).may rest upon me.
12:9 And he said unto me.(how
was this communicated
to Paul, who wrote this book of the Bible?),
and attention of the Creator toward something; what
does this 'sufficient grace' look like:).is
for word 'sufficient' is 'source of unfailing strength'; more
on why the Creator allowed this on Paul).for
is sufficient'). For my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power.(original
'strong ability to do':.1Corinthians
is the Creator called the Word:.John
1:1-3).may rest upon me.(original
for 'may rest upon' is 'to pitch a tent upon', that is, surrround him with
the presence of the Creator:.Exodus
Is Paul saying
it's better to live infirmly, that is, weak in the body and this is what
makes you spiritual? No! No! No! Paul was simply making a comparison
12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities,
in the original means 'to be mistreated, to flee away'),
in distresses for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.(original
for 'strong' is 'the power is available', that is, if one feels he has
no need for more, he limits the
supply; the Creator is fitting us into a hierarchyin
12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will
not be burdensome to you, for I seek not yours, but you. For the children
ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
12:18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make
a gain of you? Walked we not in the same spirit? Walked we not in the same
12:19 Again, think you that we excuse ourselves unto you? We speak
God meaning being in front of God, that is, God knows all, therefor
we speak being well aware that God knows what we are saying)
in Christ, but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.(building
you up, encouraging you in the spiritual things of God, the Conscious Infinite
Intelligence of the universe).
12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I
would and that I shall be found unto you such as you would not; lest there
be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings,
13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two
or three witnesses shall every word be established.
13:3 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you
ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness.(Philippians
2:7,8), yet he lives by the power of God. For we also.(Paul
and those with him).are weak
12:9), but we live with him by the power of God toward
yourselves, whether you be in the faith. Prove your own selves. Know you
not your own selves, how that Emmanuel the Christ is in you, except you
yourselves, whether you be in the faith. Prove
your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Emmanuel the Christ
is in you.(or, as closer
to the original 'do you not recognize Emmanuel the Christ in yourselves?';
and what is Emmanuel the Christ other than the high consciousness of what
is called the Father that He came
to reveal? Paul is saying 'Don't you see the
difference between high
consciousness and low consciousness'
in you?), except you be reprobates.(meaning,
have chosen to not have any part of it:.Romans
1:28)? The Corinthians back then were
a 'go along with the status quo'
sort of group, seemingly
lacking introspection, like
so many today who just go along with whatever's out there which can be
used in their life while
missing life's spiritual part.
They carry on living on a pathway that eventually proves disadvantageous
13:7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear
though it was because of us getting some honor or satisfaction from it,
but we are sincere in just wanting you to be your best at all times),
but that you should do that which is honest, though we be as
matter how you may regard us, it doesn't matter, just do the best you can
and forget about us, if you don't like us.
13:9 For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong.(*).
And this also we wish, even your perfection.
13:11 Finally brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort,
one mind, live in peace and the God of love and peace shall be with.(original
for 'with' is 'meta' in the Greek meaning 'after', 'behind', 'beside',
'beyond', 'above', 'change', 'transformation', 'a higher developmental
stage' and such is God, everything, everywhere; there is
no place you can go where God is not).you..(God
is you, that is, you are of God, when you are in peace)
13:12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.(Romans
13:14 The grace of the Lord Emmanuel
the Christ and the love of God and the
of the Holy Ghost, be with you
to the Corinthians
was written by Titus and Lucas
from Philippi, a city of Macedonia,
an ancient kingdom of northern Greece)