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Amen I agree also How does Jesus Christ come revealing Gods plan of the ages ?
I know many do not believe me, or maybe its understand me , when I say this ,
But every last one of has a man of sin in them that better fear God /the devils do know and tremble]
We have a nature that does not love God first nor their brother as themselves , for me this has always been the Spiritual brother in them , to deny the Christ anointed one in them , the least you have done unto them little ones you have done unto me
For me this was the babes in Christ , and that applies also to the one in you as with others
this was why Jesus said clean the inside of the cup first [Matt 23 , luke 11] and the parable of the strong man of the house [Matt 12]
you cannot begin to love outside yourself , if you do not love God nor yourself in the Spiritual sense of the meaning the Christ in you and hope of glory , you will never love anyone , they all are looking to see by the way you live that you belong to Jesus Christ
when they warn those as lovers of themselves they meant hypocrites
and the man of sin exposed Let no one in any way deceive you, for it
will not come unless the apostasy comes first,
and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son
of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself
above every so-called god or object of worship,
so that he takes his seat in the temple of God,[you are the temple of the Living God ]
displaying himself as being God. [God will judge as you judge]
2 Thessalonians 2: 3,4
just play acting hypocrite
hupokrités: one who answers, an actor, a hypocrite
Original Word: ὑποκριτής, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-ok-ree-tace')
Short Definition: a hypocrite, dissembler
Definition: (lit: a stage-player), a hypocrite, dissembler, pretender.
5273 hypokritḗs (a masculine noun derived from 5259 /hypó, "under" and 2919 /krínō, "judge") – properly, a judging under, like a performer acting under a mask (i.e. a theater-actor); (figuratively) a two-faced person; a "hypocrite," whose profession does not match their practice – i.e. someone who "says one thing but does another."
[5273 (hypokritḗs) was commonly used of actors on the Greek stage. When applied in the NT, it refers to a hypocrite.
"Christianity requires that believers should be open and above-board. They should be themselves. Their lives should be like an open book, easily read" (K. Wuest, Word Studies, Vol 2, Pastoral Epistles, 1 Peter, 50,51).]
This is one reason why I believe and this is just my opinion , we suffer tribulation to see what we are made of , no one knows how they will react to vexation until they are under the pressure of it
we can say all we want , but it is how we live though it that proves who we are in Christ or that man of sin is revealed as the hidden man of the heart IMO
this makes us aware or awakened to righteousness
this tribulation Paul was describing here and we know He was sowing the seeds of righteousness/Christ /Word as Apollos watered them and waiting on the 7th trumpet to blast but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets." (Rev 10:7) 7 times they marched around the city till the walls com tumbling down of Babylon to me ] just as it did for Joshua's time when Elijah told his servant to climb to the top of Mt. Carmel and "look toward the sea" for the prophesied rain. "There is nothing" he responded six straight times! Finally, on the seventh time, he saw a cloud as small as a man's hand and the rain soon followed. 1 Kings 18) we would see Jesus/Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. !
in 1 Corth15
30 And what about us? Why do we put ourselves in danger every hour? 31 I ·die [face death] every day. ·That is true, brothers and sisters, just as it is true that I brag about you [L (I swear) by my boasting in you, brothers (and sisters), which I have] in Christ Jesus our Lord. 32 If I fought wild animals in Ephesus [C probably a metaphor for human opponents, though possibly beasts in the arena (Acts 19; 2 Cor. 1:8–11; 2 Tim. 4:16–18)] ·only with human hopes [or from a human point of view; L according to man], I have gained nothing. If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, because tomorrow we will die [Is. 22:13; 56:12]."
33 Do not be ·fooled [deceived; misled]: "Bad ·friends [company] will ruin good ·habits [or character; morals; C a quote from the Greek poet Menander (c. 342–291 bc)]." 34 ·Come back to your right way of thinking [Come to your senses; or Sober up as you should] and stop sinning. Some of you ·do not know [or are ignorant about] God—I say this to shame you.
What Kind of Body Will We Have?
35 But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? What kind of body will they have?"
36 Foolish person! When you sow a seed, it must die in the ground before it can ·live and grow [come to life].
37 And when you sow it, it does not have the same "body" it will have later. [L But; On the contrary] What you sow is only a bare seed, maybe wheat or something else.
38 But God gives it a body that he ·has planned [wants; has chosen] for it, and God gives each kind of seed its own body.
39 All things made of flesh are not the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds have another, and fish have another.
40 Also there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. But the ·beauty [splendor; glory] of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the ·beauty [splendor; glory] of the earthly bodies is another.
41 The sun has one kind of ·beauty [splendor; glory], the moon has another ·beauty [splendor; glory], and the stars have another. And each star is different in its ·beauty [splendor; glory].
42 It is the same with the dead who are raised to life. ·The body that is "planted" will ruin and decay [L It is sown/buried in corruption], but it is raised ·to a life that cannot be destroyed [imperishable; L in incorruption].
43 ·When the body is "planted," it is without honor [L It is sown/buried in dishonor], but it is raised in glory. ·When the body is "planted," it is weak [L It is sown/buried in weakness], but ·when it is raised, it is powerful [L it is raised in power].
44 ·The body that is "planted" is a physical body [L It is sown/buried a natural/physical/soulish body]. ·When it is raised, it is [L It is raised] a spiritual body.
There is a ·physical [natural; soulish] body, and there is also a spiritual body.
45 [L So also] It is written in the Scriptures: "The first man, Adam, became a living ·person [soul; Gen. 2:7]." But the last Adam [C Christ] became a spirit that gives life. 46 [L But] The spiritual did not come first, but the ·physical [natural; soulish] and then the spiritual.
47 The first man came from the dust of the earth. The second man came from heaven.
48 People who ·belong to the earth [or are of dust] are like the first man of ·earth [dust]. But those people who belong to heaven are like the man of heaven. 49 Just as we ·were made like [L have borne the image of] the man of earth, so we will[a] also ·be made like [bear the image of] the man of heaven.
50 I tell you this, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot ·have a part in [inherit] the kingdom of God. ·Something that will ruin cannot […nor can the perishable/corruptible] ·have a part in something that never ruins [inherit the imperishable/incorruptible].
51 But look! I tell you ·this secret [a mystery; 2:1]: We will not all ·sleep in death [L sleep; C a euphemism for death], but we will all be changed. 52 It will ·take only a second [happen in a flash]—as quickly as an eye ·blinks [or twinkles]—when the last trumpet sounds. The trumpet will sound, and those who have died will be raised ·to live forever [imperishable; incorruptible], and we will be changed [1 Thess. 4:13–17].
53 [L For] This body that ·can be destroyed [is perishable/corruptible] must clothe itself with ·something that can never be destroyed [the imperishable/incorruptible]. And this ·body that dies [L mortal] must clothe itself with ·something that can never die [immortality].
54 So when this body that ·can be destroyed [is perishable/corruptible] will clothe itself with that which ·can never be destroyed [is imperishable/incorruptible], and this ·body that dies [L mortal] will clothe itself with ·that which can never die [immortality], then this Scripture will ·be made true [come to pass]:
"Death is ·destroyed forever [L swallowed up] in victory [Is. 25:8]."
55 "[L O] Death, where is your victory?
Death, where is your ·pain [L sting; Hos. 13:14]?"
56 Death's ·power to hurt [L sting] is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But we thank God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 So my ·dear [beloved] brothers and sisters, stand strong. Do not let anything move you. Always ·give yourselves fully to [excel in] the work of the Lord, because you know that your work in the Lord is ·never wasted [not useless/in vain].
I believe what was planted in the corruptible bodies will rise in Christ , some believe its when you die literally other say its still way off and some believe its when the old man of sin is done away with in Christ the newness of life in Christ begins
2CORTH 3 But they were blinded in their understanding; for until today whenever the Old Testament is read, that veil remains over them, and it is not revealed that it is being abolished by The Messiah.
I agree with WW the old is how we will understand Revelations in " the Spirit of prophecy" in Jesus CHRIST testimony /witness