1st Corinthians 14.22+ â€œIn Christ all shall be made alive (quickened) each one in their own order. Christ, the first fruits, afterwards those who are Christs at His coming, after the last enemy death is defeated, then comes the end when He delivers the Kingdom up to Godâ€¦ and vs 28 the purpose being â€œthat God may be all in allâ€. And this passage is generally seen as an event dispensed through time, to be accomplished by another coming Jesus to happen in time and matter.
The writer of Hebrews talks about this from Psalms saying
â€œyou made Him Â a little lower than angels, You crowned Him with Glory and honor, You set Him over the works of your hands, You have put all things in subjection under His feetâ€
Even though we donâ€™t see â€œfilling all in allâ€ played out on earth, it is an (eternal) fact. â€œHe was made a little lower than angels for the suffering of death that He by the grace of God would taste death for every man, agreeing with 1st John that He is the propitiation for the whole worldâ€. The price is paid the way is paved. He is the way and the truth. And it was by this that the last enemyÂ death was defeated.
Hebrews goes on to say this was done for â€œbringing many sons to Gloryâ€ that â€œHe who sanctifies, and those (being added each one in their own order)Â to this sanctification are all oneâ€ Â That it is a timeless eternal gift.
These passages are commentaries on Christs prayer in John 17 â€œFather that they may be with me where I am.. to behold my gloryâ€¦that the glory you have given Me I have given themâ€â€¦ And it is timeless saying â€œFather I say this not only to these here, but to all who willÂ believeÂ in me through their word â€œthat they may beÂ with us, Me in you, you in Me, I in themâ€ (may I add “each one in their own order”).
And here you have the agency of His word, the gospel to be re-iteratedÂ throughout time that the hearer of the Word mixing it with faith may receive the thing that is saidâ€¦each one in their own order. Can you believe this?
So here is the main point of what I am saying, Hebrews 2.14+ that Christ through His death destroyed him that had power over death. That Christ through the cross defeated Satan sin and the last enemy death. That this battle takes place not in the atmospheresÂ and heavens of the creation of timeÂ and matter to be rescued by a second coming Jesus, but in the heavens of your mind by Paul saying â€œcasting downÂ argumentsÂ and everything thatÂ exaltsÂ itself against the knowledge of Godâ€, by appropriating His word. For every enemy is defeated by â€œthe Breath of His mouth and the brightness of His comingâ€. And His coming is not physical but word for God is Word. (Jn 1.1) These are the assorted revelations we experience in our time on earth to bring us into a richer degree of His presence in the here and now. This is His Kingdom at hand.
He already fills the heavens and the earth is full of His Glory, but it is the heavens being the upperÂ echelonsÂ of the carnal mind that is a great void that must be filled with the knowledge of God forÂ Him to be all in all, everything every where. This is our transformation Rom 12.2 the re-newing of your mind.
Here is the second part in understanding what Paul only partially understood in 1 Corinthians 15. He more clearly understood it in Ephesians saying â€œThis mystery I wrote before in just a few wordsâ€¦ that when you read you may understand my knowledge of the mystery of Christâ€. Paul having had current revelation and new understanding says something different than he said in 1st Corinthians about â€œfilling all and allâ€ which was thought to be a carnal event he said to happen after Christ delivers up the Kingdom.
Paul now says of Christ In Ephesians 4.10 â€œHe who descended is also He who ascended far above the heavens to fill all thingsâ€. Â That he no longer sees Christ â€œreigningâ€ meaning fighting, to defeat death and to deliver up the Kingdom for the Father to be all in all like he said in Corinthians, but now He sees Jesus through the cross having defeated the last enemy death, He is seated far above all powers and principalities in any age, all being subject to Him as the gospel says â€œI have been given authority over all fleshâ€ â€œThe ruler of this world is judgedâ€ The ruler of this world is cast downâ€ and â€ â€œwhoever lives and believes in Me shall never die, do you believe this?â€Â Death no longer has dominion like Romans 6.9+.
Jesus Christ defeated Satan and sin. That death is swallowed up in victory. That â€œthe sting of death is the lawâ€ and Paul in Colossians said the law was nailed to the cross through which Christ made a spectacle and a mockery â€œtriumphingÂ over themâ€
A carnal linear time dispensed gospel message is in direct competition with the Spirit of God who by the gospel when believed dispenses the gifts of God (Eph 4.8)
Â So the last enemy death is destroyed by appropriating the gospel of the Christ of the cross through faith as I just demonstrated. It is not reserved for a Jesus who is still fighting being detained from His Glory. â€œFor ought not the Christ to suffer these things to enter His Glory?â€ And He did. â€œIt is finishedâ€ It was finished when He said so.
It is the true gospel that carries out the work of God, not a second coming Jesus. He does not repeat Himself. The gospel does, and we do. This is the faith once and for all delivered to the saints.
Heb 1.1 God has spoken by His Sonâ€. Christ is resting, seated with the Father, the place of our calling, for the eklisia, meaning the called out. The called to, that â€œwhere He is we may be alsoâ€. Â Seated in the heavens at the right hand of the Father â€œIn Christâ€ now. Now to the hearer of the Gospel.
So God forbid that any of us stand before Him for offering to the people anything short of the full gift the blood of Christ who through the eternal spirit paid for our eternal redemption. Let us not think the blood of the covenant as insufficient or a common thing and insult the spirit of grace. To expect another Jesus to save us from planet earth is a slap in the face to Him whom it was said â€œYah save now! Hosanna! Blessed is He who came.
For every spirit that confessed that Christ (the saving one) came in the flesh (and saved) is of God. Everyone that confesses that He must come again to save is not from God. This is the spirit of anti-Christ that is already in the world. But Christ came and saved if you believe.
It is the second coming Jesus who is cloaked in expired scripture fulfilled in Christ at the cross that blinds the mind â€œlest the light of the gospel of the Glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ shine upon them.
The Kingdom of God is at hand.