The Order of the Work of God

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Hi D____,

Thank you for your encouraging words and for your questions.

You ask:

There is an in depth article on entitled The Law of Moses Versus The Law of The Spirit. Please read that paper, and you will see that the law of Moses is “not for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient”.

1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1Ti 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

Read that article, and if you still have questions, please let me know.

Your second question was:

The answer is absolutely not!

Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Col 3:25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Now having acknowledged that God is no respecter of persons, let me also take note that the sum of God’s Word reveals that there are within the body of Christ ‘more honorable’ and ‘less honorable’ members of that body.

You ask:

The answer according to scripture is that even after all is said and done and the eons have run their course and done their work, Christ will still “submit Himself unto the Father”.

1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

So the answer is, yes, there will always be order in all that God does. “One star will differ from another star in glory” 1Co 15:41), and yet your little toe does not resent your hands or your eyes. Your little toe loves and appreciates your hands and eyes, and your hands and eyes do not despise or look down upon your little toe. Here is how that works:

1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
1Co 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.
1Co 12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
1Co 12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
1Co 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
1Co 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
1Co 12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
1Co 12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
1Co 12:21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
1Co 12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
1Co 12:23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
1Co 12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
1Co 12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
1Co 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
1Co 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

This all leads us to your third question:

I answered part two of this question above.

When you ask why John the Baptist is called the least of the least in the kingdom of heaven”, I must point out that you have not quite gotten the point Christ was making about John the Baptist. Christ did not call John the least of the least. What He said was that the least in the kingdom of God is greater than John.

Mat 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

“He that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than” John simply because John will not be in the first resurrection to be in the kingdom of God. John the baptist was under the law of Moses, and no one who is under that law has the faith to be saved. That faith is “the faith of Jesus Christ”.

Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Gal 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Gal 3:23 But before faith [of Jesus Christ] came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Gal 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

“The faith of Christ” did not exist until Christ came in the flesh, and so we are plainly told that the Old Testament prophets were NOT ministering to themselves, “but unto us”.

1Pe 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Pe 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

“The prophets… prophesied of the grace that should come unto you”, not unto themselves. So the “better thing” of Hebrews 11 is “some better thing for us” and “not unto themselves, but unto us”.

Heb 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
Heb 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

This is all of God and not of ourselves. We have no reason to become puffed up, and if we do become puffed up, we will be excluded from that “blessed and holy first resurrection”.

Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

It is after the thousand years that all the great men of the Old Testament, along with all men of all time, will be resurrected to be shown the same mercy we have been shown, and it will be shown to them by those who were chosen to be in that “blessed and holy first resurrection”.

Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

I pray you are given the faith to believe those scriptures and to see that no one in the Old Testament can be in the kingdom of God, which will be set up on this earth for a thousand years. All the Old Testament men of God, like the greatest of them all, John the baptist, will come up in the second resurrection to be judged by those who were in the first resurrection. That is when they will all, for the first time, learn of the name of Christ, the only name whereby we must be saved.

Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Our calling is the greatest honor that can be bestowed upon any man if we are granted to be in that “blessed and holy first resurrection” and to judge both this world, during the thousand year reign, and then after the thousand years to judge angels at that ‘white throne judgment… lake of fire’ which will judge all men and teach all men God’s true righteousness.

Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

“Thy judgments” are “fiery trials”, and through that fire all men will be brought to God.

1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

Judgment did not begin with John the Baptist, nor with anyone before John. Judgment began with Jesus Christ.

Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

Be sure to read that paper entitled The Law of Moses Versus The Law of The Spirit.

I hope these verses have answered your questions. If not, please let me know.

God bless you as you come to ‘know God and Jesus Christ, whom He has sent’.

Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Your brother in Christ,


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