When shall Spiritual Gifts be done away? Part 1

   

When the perfect future is revealed before us, the gift of prophesy that is in part will be done away. When the perfect knowledge comes to us, the the gift of knowledge that is in part will be done away. The perfect is the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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What is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ? When will it Happen?

Second coming of Jesus Christ is a general term for 4 events. 1. Jesus Christ is with Us already. 2. Jesus Christ will Rapture His People. 3. Millennium Reign of Jesus Christ. And 4. The End of the World.

1. Jesus Christ is with Us already. Acts 3:26 God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. Matt 28:20 Jesus Christ tells his disciples to teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. So, Jesus Christ is already here, turning people away from their sins and he will be here until the end of the world. At the same time he is on the right hand of the Father according to Acts 2:34. Since he is God, he can be in heaven and on earth at the same time. He has come to convert his people from sins, but if they keep rejecting him, until one day as in: Hebrews 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your hearts… 11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. This happens to one by one at any day that nobody knows. But the disobedient hard heart people will be rejected for eternal life, as their worldly lives continue.

2. Jesus Christ will come to Raise and Rapture His People. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 16 the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then, we which are alive and remain shall be caught up with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: So, Jesus Christ will raise and rapture them who are in him. Preachers say that he may come any day. But, scripture says No. 2 Thessalonians 2:1 brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, (it is rapture) 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Vs 7 the mystery of iniquity doth already work: It says that rapture will not come until 2 things happen. First falling away, that has happened in first generation and Satan entered the churches and showed himself that he is Jesus Christ. See, God will not live in the buildings (Churches). So Satan entered the churches, shows himself as God and receives the worship as Paul was writing this letter. No man can show himself as God, who is invisible, doing miracles, etc, for thousands of years. It is Satan. Until people realize this fact and reveal Satan, Jesus Christ will not come for the rapture, according to verses 3&4. This will take 350 years from now to the rapture.

3. Jesus Christ will establish Millennium reign. King of Babylon saw a statue in a dream, etc. Daniel interpreted the dream for the king. Dan 2:33 says His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. 41 thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, etc. The two legs are Iraq and Iran. Now, they can't attack Israel. But according to the prophesy, Iraq and Iran will become strong enough to destroy Israel in the future. Then Israel will call upon their Messiah for help. Matt 23:39 Jesus says to Jews, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. John 19:37 They shall look on him whom they pierced. As Israel calls upon Jesus Christ, he will come. Dan 2:34 a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. So, Jesus Christ, who is their Messiah, will come and break Babylon, which is Iraq and Iran, to pieces and will establish Millennium. Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit for 1000 years.

4. The end of the world. After the Millennium, Satan will be loosed according to Rev 20:1-3. With his influence, the 7 heads and 10 horns will begin to rule. Most Bible teachers say that the 7 heads rule is Pope and the Catholic church. No, it is not. The rule will not even start until Satan comes out of the bottomless pit. Almost 800 years into their reign, Jesus Christ will destroy this world and make all things new. 2 Peter 3:10 the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. That is, Jesus Christ will destroy this world in total surprise. This will happen approximately 2155 years from now. So, the end of the world will not come now.

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The Transcript of the Message

Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be upon you.

Todays topic is about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially the gift of prophecy and the gift of tongues. But I like to deal with another underlying problem first. 1 Cor 2:11-14 the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. That is, without the Spirit of God, no man know the things that are freely given to us, which are the gifts of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. That is, the things of God is foolishness to a natural man. Some people have received the Spirit of God. God has given them his gifts and the understanding about those gifts. But the natural men, ie common men, cannot know the spiritual things since they are spiritually discerned. But, natural men study the Bible with worldly wisdom. They proclaim as if they have the Holy Spirit in them. They teach spiritual things. This causes a big confusion. They say they have the Holy Spirit when they do not have the Holy Spirit. They think that they can have the Holy Spirit just by believing that they have the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not a ceremonial thing. He cannot be produced by mind power. The Holy Spirit is a person. He is God and he is with God. God has to give the Holy Spirit to a man. So, they should repent and ask God for the Holy Spirit.

Let us see the gifts of the Spirit. 1 Cor 13:8-13. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. That is even though knowledge and prophecy come from God, it come only in part, but not in full. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. That is, when the perfect prophecy and perfect knowledge come, then the gifts, which are in part, shall be done away. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I know even as I am known. That is, as we see through a dark glass that we used to look at the solar eclipse so that the perfect brightness of the sun may not damage our eyes, yet we can see the eclipse. Here, with the perfect Bible, we can see heaven and God but only in part. We cannot see them with their glory lest we die. But at the rapture, we will see heaven and God perfectly face to face. 13 now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. Vs 8 and 13 say charity is the greatest and it will not fail. vs 8 says prophecies, tongues and knowledge will be done away. Vs 13 says now we have faith, hope and charity, but then only charity.

The gifts of Prophecy is necessary for edification, exhortation, and comfort for God's people. 1 Cor 14:3... he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 says he that prophesieth edifieth the church. Those who do not have the Spirit of God do not understand the operation of the gift and so they think the gift does not exist. They teach errors and make false doctrines.

Christians have heard about the gift of speaking in tongues. But most of them know nothing about the gift. Some could have witnessed the manifestations. But they do not know the importance of the gift. In general, those who do not have the Holy spirit, speak against the gift of speaking in tongues as insanity. They are ashamed of the gift. This is a definite sign of them who do not have the Holy Spirit. If only they recognize that it is designed by God and God is not a fool, then they at least will not dare to ridicule the gifts of God. 1 Cor 14:2 he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speakth mysteries. 4 says He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself. ie, It is to speak to God and to edify themselves. But, it is not to speak or not to preach to people of other languages. Ignorant men challenge God and mock the gifts of God saying: why don't you speak and preach to people of other languages? It is total ignorance.

There are: prophecies, tongues, knowledge, faith and hope. Among them prophecies and tongues have spiritual manifestations. They that do not have the Holy Spirit who are natural men do not like the gifts. 1 Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. So, they have come up with doctrines and teachings and say that the perfect, which is in 1 Cor 13:10, has come already and so prophecies and tongues are done away. But if the perfect is come, knowledge, faith, and hope will also be done away. But they say that they have knowledge, hope and faith. As long as knowledge, faith, and hope are here, prophecies and tongues will also be here. That is, either all the five will be done away or all the five will remain according to 1 Cor 13:8-13.

The Holy Spirit gives gifts for the perfecting of the saints and for the edifying of the body of Christ. 1 Cor 12:11 says the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. That is, the Holy Spirit decides when to give the gifts. He gives them in part as they needed. One day, God will give them the perfect gifts. Then the gifts that are in part will be done away, according to 1 Cor 13:10.

Now the question is what is the perfect that is in 1 Cor 13:10? 1 Thes 4:16 the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. This is the second coming of Jesus Christ. The sons of God will be caught up with Christ in the clouds. They will see him in his brightness and glory. Not only that, they will also be transformed like Jesus Christ. They shall be with him forever. At this point, the perfect has come. They have the eternal future, which is perfect prophesy, they have perfect knowledge of every thing, and they can speak to God anytime. Their hope to see God is fulfilled. Their faith in God is accomplished. At this point all these gifts are given to them in full. It is explained in 1 Cor 13:10 as the perfect is come. Until that day, all the gifts of God will continue to function, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, and for the edifying of the body of Christ, which is the church.

But those who claim that the perfect is already come, say that the perfect is the Bible with all the 66 books in it. Now, if the perfect is the printed Bible, then if someone who hold the Bible should know the perfect future, in place of prophecy that is in part, he must talk to God mysteries, in place of tongues that is in part, and he must have perfect knowledge of the things of the world and of heaven, in place of knowledge that is in part. So far, nobody has this perfect power manifested, when he holds the Bible, or even when he studies the Bible. So, the perfect which is to come is not the printed Bible.

Apostle Paul was instructing Timothy in 1 Tim 1:3 ... thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, That is, these people should not teach false doctrines. 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. See, they just teach things they don't even know. So they preach errors. They should repent and ask God for the Holy Spirit. If God gives the Holy Spirit to them, then they may learn spiritual things.

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I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

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