When that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with

Download PDF
When that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with. 1 Corinthians 13.10
Abraham was waiting for a city whose builder and maker, or fabrication and anatomy is God. This place of our inheritance being eternal is God. The gift of eternal life that we are receiving is not something being made as though it had not been. If it had once not been it could not be eternal.

The word talks about the buildings and structures  of Jerusalem. But the buildings and structures and Jerusalem had their invisible counterpart. Meaning that they teach of and represent eternal realities. Not that the buildings on earth had any other significance then to build the kingdom within you. God establishes those realities in you.
This is why Jesus is the way, and that He came preaching “The Kingdom of God is at hand” or at your finger tips. He is speaking of His anatomy. Not a thing to be made, but something He is. It is “In Him”. This is why the Jewish leaders were befuddled when He said “destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in 3 days. He is the temple, He is the city and He is the Holy Land.
This too then is our rebuilding. We walk in His promises. This is the Promised land. This is why there is no mention of a promised land in the new testament as though that is outstanding to be fulfilled for “all the promises of God are yes and amen in Christ”. If you are “In Christ” then you are in the place where the promises are fulfilled. They are in Him, they are Him.
All the Old Testament tools of teaching, be it the Sabbath, the Land, the city or a feast, these are all for our instruction and understanding of things invisible and eternal. “But when that which is perfect has come then that which is in part will be done away with. The end meaning of all those things are “in Christ” All the old testament teaching tools have a trade in value. Temporary for the eternal. This is a redemption and a cross over point is that in the renewed mind this is the new and living way, the new creation. This is the “when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with”
This takes place not as a single event called the 2nd coming, but by His assorted comings to us He presents Himself now by His word and He shows us how these things are fulfilled “in Christ” by His Holy Spirit. That which is in part that is done away with are things of the 6 days of creation. This is also called “the shaking” from Hebrews 12.27. That which can be shaken will be shaken so that the eternal remains. He is speaking and shaking even now.  
And this does not have to happen visibly but by faith. You do not see it with your eyes for “no man (of the Adamic nature) shall see God and live”. You must be born again of His composition of spirit not that of time and matter. You must be renewed, tried and transfigured. And again, this is not done at a singular event called a 2nd coming, but by a lifestyle of walking with Him.
If this transition takes place at a 2nd coming then many scriptural concepts are un-necessary and lost. How can you become holy? “Be ye Holy as I am Holy”. Peter quotes this as a continual occurring reality. The gospel of Jesus Christ is according to godliness, meaning god-like-ness. This is not a religious concept of piety and self righteousness. “Be ye holy as I am Holy” is become His Holiness, by faith. He has given us everything that pertains to life and god-like-ness.
Titus 2.11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation (which is not the 2nd coming) hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly (god-like), in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing(s) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify (by the transformation of putting Him on) unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

15 These things speak, 
And this we do. We look to Him now and and He appears as He truly is now in His Glory and this is what we become. This is our transformation now. This is “the prophetic word more sure”. Put this on, put Him on. You cannot put Him on now if you are waiting to see Him at a 2nd coming. You are deprived of the truth of transformation and have traded it for something else. You have lost your reward. Are you not called “saints”? What do you think that means? Do you accept this? Do you receive this? This god-like-ness in this age? You mean it is later? Do you see what happens to your thinking? That means salvation is later and Christ died in vain to have to redeem you at a 2nd coming.
If we learn to receive this then this too becomes us. As He said “He who has seen me has seen the Father” Most don’t understand this. When people interact with us they see something they don’t understand. They see the invisible light and the truth that resides in each one of us, being Gods Holy Spirit. Some admire this, some are jealous and try to squelch this. This is sharing His persecution. On our part he is glorified.
This is not done by calling people to a 2nd coming for even Islam, and Buddhists and other religions believe in a coming Messiah and a renewed earth later. It is the gospel that brings salvation in the here and now that is an offence. The work from the cross is our point in faith, not His return. And we love His appearing but this appearing is continual, not a 2nd coming
We become holy now in this age and “we have this treasure in earthen vessels so the excellency and the power may be of God not ourselves for we do not preach ourselves but Christ crucified”. That is the power of transformation. Look to that for change.We are like a light on a hill that cannot be hid, a bushel of light under a bed.
Doesn’t Paul say that we are living epistles written not on stone but on the heart by the Holy Spirit? That we are read by all men? And if we reject our calling for holy living now, for god-like-ness now, and live for a hope only to be realized at a 2nd coming then we are of all men most pitiable. What a shame and what a sham, for the good news of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation “Today” not tomorrow or 2000 years later. If we are not saved we have nothing. If we are saved then we have the redemption, the adoption, the justification, the reconciliation and the at-one-ment now. Today!
The price has been paid and the only thing that stands in your way is that you want to have a visible confirmation of these truths. So you lump together what you cannot receive by faith and say it is coming later at a 2nd coming and associate yourself with doubters of Gods Holy word. Hath God really said?
If we live only in the hope of a change at a 2nd coming we are of most men to be pitied. What a shame. What a sham. For isn’t the gospel the power of God unto Salvation for today? Now? Or are we in limbo for a 2nd coming? 
This is where our cultural Christianity stops short of His fullness. We do become holy and grow in god-like-ness even now or why would the word say “As He is so are we in this world”? This is not just the same as the man Jesus was because Jesus said “Greater works shall you do for I go to the Father.” And if we can only be like the man Jesus who walked the earth we could not become greater. But as we see Him as He truly is through the gospel we become like Him. This is our mirror to put Him on. Him who is with the father is He who displays a greater reality of the Father. And this is Him in His transfigured, eternal state. This is what we behold. “Tell the disciples that I have ascended to My God and your God, to My Father and your Father. Cling to this. perceive this. Look upon this and become transfigured from the glory to the glory. (2 Corinthians 3.18)
It is enough for a student to become like his teacher and all students perfectly trained do so. So if we see Him as He truly is, it is enough to be like Him as He is. Not a man on earth but raised incorruptible. He is the last Adam who has become a life giving spirit. So too this becomes us. This becomes our greater works. “Good master what must I do to do the works of God? Believe in Him who was sent.” This one who was sent returned and it is there we behold Him, that we are seated with Him, “In Him”. And if we see Him any less we see Him in part. But when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away. This is His gift to us. Eternal life and life is in the Son where He is with the Father. If it is any less then He has not given us of His fullness, but He has. John 1.16. Either He has or He hasn’t, black and white. The gray exists only in a wavering mind.
So do you want to do the greater works? Then believe in Him who was sent from where He came from and where He returned. It is He who calls us to Himself that we may “behold the glory given to Him from the foundations of the world”
There is not much transformation in a man named Jesus. And there is even less in a Jesus who must come back to work salvation. But there is all we need in Him who said it is done, and sat down to prove it.  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *