Posted by: ajtony | September 28, 2013

ALL in All

Christ died for our sins, And He has been roused …..

Christ has been roused from among the dead,

The Firstfruit of those who are reposing.

For since, in fact, through a man came death,

Through a man, also, comes the resurrection of the dead.

For even as, in Adam, all are dying,

Thus also, in Christ, shall all be vivified. Yet each in his own class:

The Firstfruit. Christ;

Therefore upon those who are Christ’s in His presence;

Thereafter the consummation,

Whenever he may be giving up the kingdom to His God and Father,

Whenever he should be nullifying all sovereignty and all authority and power.

For he must be reigning until He should be placing all His enemies under His feet.

The last enemy is being abolished: death. For he subjects all under His feet ………..

Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him,

Then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him,

That God may be ALL in All. (selected from 1 Corinthians 15)

Please read the above carefully and then read it again, and again, till you can grasp what this passage of scripture is saying to you.

The Lord may reveal it to you or He may not. That is entirely up to Him and is nothing to do with me. All I am doing is writing down what is on my heart and what I believe the Lord has shown me more recently than some of the older posts on this blog.

Now also read this passage from 1 Colossians 15-20

Who is the image of the invisible God,

Firstborn of every creature,

for in Him is all created,

that in the heavens and that on the earth,

the visible and the invisible,

whether thrones, or lordships, or sovereignties, or authorities,

all is created through Him and for Him,

and He is before all,

and all has its cohesion in Him.

And He is the head of the body, the ecclesia,

Who is Sovereign, Firstborn from among the dead,

that in all He may be becoming first,

for in Him, the entire compliment delights to dwell,

and through Him to reconcile all to Him

(making peace through the blood of His cross)

through Him,

whether those on the earth or those in the heavens.  (1 Colossians 15-20)

The supremacy of God’s Son depends on the universality or totality of His many dignities. This is emphasised in the above passage from Colossians.

Within these five verses we read no less than 8 times that the given glory is all inclusive.

He is the Firstborn of every creature. All is created in Him, and all is created through and for Him. He is before all. All has its cohesion in Him. In all He is becoming first. The entire compliment dwells in Him. He reconciles all through the blood of His cross.

And on two occasions this is amplified and defined as all that is in the heavens or on the earth. it is said to include both visible and invisible.

What more could be said to impress us with the universal scope of the Son’s activities?

If the Lord allows I will write further on ‘heaven and hell’, whether punishment for the unbeliever is eternal, everlasting or forever, or is in fact for a period of time only called ages or eons in the Bible.

Taken from ‘All in All’ by A.E. Knoch and the Concordant Literal New Testament.

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