"but quickened by the Spirit. By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison."
Take away the period and you have an ongoing quote. it doesn't say when, it just says by this same Spirit that Jesus went and preached to the spirits. It is saying, "this same Spirit that resurrected Jesus, was the same Spirit by which he went and preached to the spirits in prison."
It acdtually says dead in flesh alive in Spirit through which ...
So it's giving a timeline. One thing is happening after the other.
I think it depends on how you define quickend.
If quickend means giving great spiritual insight then obviously that quickening precedes the preaching.
If the quickening is resurrection then it happend somewhere in teh middel of the timeline. Jesus did things before and after resurrection. So in that case there is no timeline at all.
There would be no point to start at the cross [dead in flesh'] and skip to 2000 years earlier in the same sentence That's one big run on sentence.
That's not true.
If it's about a timeline it tells us the HS is working for a very long time. So giving credit to the HS.
If it isn't about the timeline it gives us just a little extra info. Just a statement they work as a team
Maybe it's about something totally else. His whole existance Jesus had a superior "spirit body".
But for a period of about 33 years that spirit was lowered into creation. Later that body was quickend by the HS into His former superior state.
IIRC Cardinal once wrote quickening means increasing "frequency" lower down into means decreasing "frequency".
Anyway, it saddens me that so many on this board do not believe that we have already received eternal life, and that life doesn't mean death.
How did you conclude that? We, at least I'm, discussing the 3 days in the grave. Or even "To-day". Revelation speaks about various resurrections. Resurrections linked to harvests.
So my thought is that those resurrections start at Wave Sheaf/Omer/Barley First Fruits. Or at Pentecost weat harvest.
You think the thief went to paradise that same day. I think the thief had to wait 3 days until the Omer offering.
Or the thief had to wait 53 days until Pentecost.
I've been looking into the Wave Sheaf offering the last week (still not completly figured out) and there seems to have great parallels to resurrection etc.Genesis 8:4
and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month
the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
That's Wave Sheaf day!
That's another reason I don't believe the thief went to heaven "Today". It doesn't fit in the pattern.
I'm saying this with big possibly... 370 days in the ark / 365.25 * 360 /12 = 31.28 AD
That's very near His death / Weave Sheaf day.
(the forum is extremely slow for me today)