Great Sermon! I really loved your Sermon, truly wonderful, I needed to learn this from James 1-4 very inspiring., Thank You God Bless you. Wonderful App. It is my personal Bible Study. So glad to have this as part of my new Life in Christ our Lord Amen. Thank you,.., Victor.
Awakening Sermon! This sermon gave me a very enormous knot in the pit of my stomach. The precision and accurate description that I believe I have ever heard any man describe our LORD Jesus it was so powerful I honestly believe time slowed down. And I was transported back to the time of the crucifixion. And it truly gave me a different view on Him truly I felt an ache in my heart for all the times that I ignored the hand of my LORD. And I thank the LORD for such a wonderful sermon! May you always be in the presence of Him who was sent to take away sin our LORD and savior Jesus Christ the Son of Almighty omnipotent GOD The Father and creator!
Great Sermon! We seem to be so far from preaching the gospel properly here in Sydney. Am wondering if there are any other reformed Christians out here in Sydney?
Please contact me if you are in Sydney and intrested in being part of a reformed church.
The expression 'flesh and blood' never denotes the substance of the body, but man in his totality as frail and perishable in his untransformed state (Mt.16:17; Gal 1:16; Eph. 6:12; Heb 2:14). It has the same meaning in I Corinthians 15:50, shown by the fact that in the parallel clause (v. 50b) the word corruption is used, which obviously denotes the whole man in his corruptibility and not the substance of his body.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
So-what is Paul referring to when he uses the term â€śflesh and bloodâ€ť in 1 Cor 15:50? But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13
Those who â€śreceiveâ€ť him are born of God and their identity and life source are no longer in the adamic flesh and blood.
Now- take a look at verse 53. It says that this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. Something is put on not taken away. Immortality is added to our humanity. This verse doesn't say that one must give up humanity to inherit heaven. Verse 52 confirms that humans will be changed, and verse 53 shows this change happens when humanity puts on immortality.
it might be interesting to note that JW's take exactly the same view of 1 Cor 15:50 as yourself
"That verse could lead you to believe that somewhere in this world are some very old men! What does Christ mean? I believe what Christ was saying can be translated, "Some of you standing here will see the Son of Man coming in His royal majesty before you die." The Greek word translated "kingdom" (basileia) is used over 160 times in the New Testament. It is correct to render it not only as "Kingdom," but also as "the kingliness of the King" "regal splendor" or "royal majesty." The emphasis in verse 28 is on the coming of the King Himself in His royal majesty. Unfortunately a chapter break was made by the translators at a point where it is important to follow the flow of the text. This same promise in Matthew 16:28 also appears in Mark and Luke. In all three cases it is immediately followed by the same incident, but in Mark (9:1-13) and Luke (9:27- 36), it is not followed by a chapter break. What the Lord was referring to in Matthew 16:28 is interpreted by the event that follows. Three of the disciples were about to have a private showing of Christ's glory.
many of the Denominations that teach this Amillenialism are also formalists that make the repetition of the Lord's Prayer into a regular feature of their liturgy, a part of which says this:
(Mat 6:10 KJV) Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Why, pray tell, would we be instructed to pray, "Thy kingdom come," if the kingdom is already here and fulfilled? And why would we be instructed to pray, "Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven," if His will is ALREADY being done on earth as it is in heaven? Of course God is ultimately sovereign over the affairs of this world, but He has called this age, MAN'S DAY (1 Cor 4:3). Hence, except for the sake of the saints, he does not generally openly interfere: He is presently allowing man to have his day - "that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God" (Rom 3:19).
Why do they interpret Zechariah 9:9 literally and Zechariah 9:10 symbolically? This is inconsistent Zechariah 9:9 was literally fulfilled at the triumphant entry. "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass." He literally rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.All agree that this prophecy was literally fulfilled
Zechariah 9:10 speaks of a future time of worldwide peace: "And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from river even to the ends of the earth."
The problem is that most non-dispensationalists deny that Zechariah 9:10 will ever be fulfilled on this earth. They do not believe in a kingdom age as minutely described by all the prophets. They deny that the Messiah will ever rule this earth in a prolonged era of worldwide peace.