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does this scripture mean?
In reading the Bible
or anything for that matter, read the context,
so you can see the intent of the writer and understand what is the overview
he is writing about.
If a spiritual person's works
are not loving, kind, helpful, compassionate, understanding of others,
forgiving towards others, etc.,
and a sincere spiritual person's works will be this way if they are hot
for God; but if they are not that way, but
instead these, then he or she is just 'spinning their wheels', going
nowhere near any hope of a reward, wasting his time here on Earth engaged
with things of the self, which take you more or less happily toward the
end of your time here.
Being like this usually means
an eventual loss of these things as one goes through the fires of life.
He himself will be saved,
but obviously having not qualified for
a reward, he having regarded this present evil world and the things in
it as more important that the
real world to come.
3:13 What does."discovering
the foundation unto the neck".mean
has it."You have
come forth to the salvation of your people, to salvation with your anointed
one. You have crushed the head out of the house of the lawless one, being
the foundation up to the neck."
4:22 "For there is nothing hid which shall not be manifested,
neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.(what
then about gossip?)."
4:12,13 "For the word of God...is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of the heart...is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight,
but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have
to do." Jeremiah 23:24 "Can
any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? says the LORD.
Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the LORD.".Psalms
29:15 "Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the
LORD and their works are in the dark and they say, Who sees us?.(Ezekiel
8:12; Isaiah 47:8-11).and
who knows us?" Job 24:1 "Why, seeing
times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his
Job 28:11 "...the thing that
is hid brings he forth to light.".Job
Openness is important:.Ecclesiastes
10:26. One who seeks to hide their works usually has a reason to not
be found out, because their works are not good:.Matthew
No one can cover his deeds
from the Creator who eventually requites
34:21 "For his eyes are upon the ways of man and he sees all his goings."
26:20,21 "Come, my people, enter you into your chambers and shut your
doors about you.(quiet
meditative times). Hide yourself
as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For,
behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish.(what
does this 'punish' mean?).the
inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth also shall disclose
her blood and shall no more cover her slain."
can one ever really place his darker side where it will not be discovered?.Job
4:5; Hebrews 4:13;.Luke
12:2,3 "For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, neither
hid that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever you have spoken in darkness
shall be heard in the light and that which you have spoken in the ear in
closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.".Daniel
2:22; Psalms 139:12.
is Paul saying here about God's grace?
not I, but the grace of God which was with me".part
of the verse, is talking about how Paul felt about things.
Like us today, some things
we just want to avoid. Paul seeing this in himself also saw together with
it, a burning desire present, a burning desire which enabled him to have
long term vision and to press on toward a better
day. This was his hope. And he commented about what it would be like:.1Corinthians
The spirit life as a member
God family that Emmanuel the Christ now enjoys so far eclipses this
life that there really is not comparison. That's when the real
living will start:.1Corinthians
Note also how this verse
ties in with Ephesians 2:10. See
how we are individual expressions of God.
will Christ return to this earth?
New Testament Notes: He first appeared as the Man of sorrows.(Isaiah
for sin, His way first being prepared by the great John
the Baptist as he was called.
His second great interest
toward people on Earth and appearance was at the immense destruction of
24:27 "For as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even unto
the west so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Today, He also appears in
us, who have the job of preparing the way for another most notable
It's His spirit presence
that is orchestrating the development of the Kingdom of the Creator on
Earth now. And how
is this being done?
He has returned already and
is setting up the Kingdom of God.(where?),
the kingdom which is of
higher consciousness, higher than
Reference Bible Notes:."The
Hebrew and Greek words for salvation imply the ideas of deliverance, safety,
preservation, healing and soundness.
"Salvation is the great inclusive
word of the Gospel,
gathering into itself all the redemptive acts and processes: as justification,
"Salvation is in two tenses:.1)
The believer has been saved from the guilt and penalty of sin before the
universe was even formed.(2Timothy
1:9; Luke 7:50; 1Corinthians
is safe and...