Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
By Ayo Fabiyi, Victor Torres, Pete Wilson and Mitchell Kuhn
All Scripture NKJV unless noted otherwise
2Pe 3:17 (NKJV) You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;
2Pe 3:18 (NKJV) but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
The true church of Jesus Christ is not divided (1Co 1:13). Our Lord is ONE with the Father and with His Christ.
Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.
Joh 17:21 (KJV) That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Christ being One with His Father and His people means the TRUE church cannot be divided and will be of one mind in matters of the Spirit and of Doctrine.
Rom 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Co 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Php 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
An error in teaching has been discovered and those who stood for the Truth have been persecuted. Just recently, it has come to light that the very principles used to understand the words of God has been violated for years by some in our midst.
While it has been taught for years that we must live by every word of God, it has been preached at the same time that we don’t live the verses pertaining to the lake of fire which is the second death.
Here’s an excerpt from an article which is aligned with the Truth:
The significance of the number seven in scripture is not to lay out a certain order, but to tell us that we must live by the complete word of God, and not leave out any part.
Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Luk 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
[End quote/emphasis ours]
Living by every word was established doctrine as can be confirmed by reading many of the older studies and FAQs on IWWB. Here is a summary from another article.
To preach and teach that we are to “guard against keeping the sayings of the prophecy of this book,” is heresy of the highest degree. Christ Himself declares that it is He Himself who is “the first and the last.” To deny that it is incumbent upon His elect to experience “every word which proceedeth out of the mouth of God,” is to make God a liar. It is the diametric opposite of the instructions in the book which tells us how we are to come to know the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear [ all] the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
[End Quote/ emphasis ours]
While this truth was boldly preached and defended, we discovered that they were at the same time violated and not applied consistently. This error was made manifest when the author of those articles quoted above, questioned the Scriptural basis of the article called “Partakers of the Second Death”, saying we do not partake of the second death because there is no “IS application” of the lake of fire also known as the second death.
The contention that led to this crisis in the church, was a long-taught doctrine that said the Elect do not live thru the lake and fire and only administer the Lake of Fire. There were some posts on IsWasandWillbe.com that did indicate the elect live through the lake of fire now, but Mike has since repented of those posts and reaffirmed to his original teaching in the Revelation Commentary of the elect not partake of the lake of fire/ second death now.
Many of us believed what was written in the original Partakers of the Second Death paper posted in the essential reading section of IWWB in 2011 and was narrated by Gale Cullen and posted on Tony’s website (https://anthocul.wordpress.com/). We were all unaware that two very different doctrines have been in our midst since 2011.
Here are just two of the verses they say the elect don’t experience despite saying above “that we must live by the complete word of God, and not leave out any part”:
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
The most commonly cited Scriptures to support this heresy are these verses:
Rev 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
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.
They twist those verses to say the elect are never hurt of the second death, and the second death will never have power of those who has part in the first resurrection. This subtle twist has created contradictions in the word of God and has snared those who have not discerned this deceit.
In this study, we will lay out the very principles that one must have to understand the words of God and guard against this false doctrine.
- Man shall live by every Word of God (Mat 4:4, Luk 4:4, Deu 8:3)
- You shall not add to the words of the Bible (Rev 22:18, Deu 4:2, Deu 12:32)
- You shall not take away from the words of the Bible (Rev 22:19, Deu 4:2, Deu 12:32)
Those three principles taken together should give a very clear statement to those who tremble at God’s words: We will live by every word of God, nothing less, nothing more.
So how do we live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God?
More specifically, how do we live by those verses that pertain to the lake of fire, also known as, the second death?
The answer is in spirit.
Joh 6:63 (KJV) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual with spiritual.
1Co 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.
2Co 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
We apply the words of God within.
Rev 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Luk 17:21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
The word of God is living and active in the lives of God’s elect. They all have an “IS application” to the lives of God’s chosen people, including and especially the words pertaining to the lake of fire, also known as, the second death.
Heb 4:12 (ESV) For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Eze 12:25 For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord GOD.’ “
The word of God pierces to the division of soul and spirit. (old man and new man)
It penetrates the very joints and marrow of our being.
It discerns every thoughts and intentions of our heart.
What is naturally within our hearts?
Mar 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Mar 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
Mar 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Murders, adulteries, fornications, deceit, blasphemy, pride, all the evil things comes from within and are cast into the lake of fire….within!
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Psa 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
When we don’t understand the spiritual meaning of His words, they are a hard saying to us and we are offended by them.
Joh 6:52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
Joh 6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
The natural reaction is to say things like:
“I’m not going to suffer in the lake of fire.”
“That’s for the murderers, idolaters, liars, fornicators and sinners out there.”
That’s a fatal way of thinking. When we think like that, our old man is firmly in place in the throne of God, declaring himself as God.
2Th 2:3 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;
2Th 2:4 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, shewing himself that he is God.
Scriptures admonish and warn us of a great falling away from truth and the consequences that show these lies put us right back in Babylon. Serious leaven has crept in unawares (Jud 1:4) and has corrupted the simplicity of the gospel taking us right back deep into the lies contained in the spirit of Babylon. A brother shared a partial list of those lies where some have fallen to some extent:
- Certain blessings in the scriptures apply to us only.
- Certain curses in the scriptures apply only to people out there
- Some verses in the bible are not about the first man Adam and the last man Adam living/dying and warring within us; It’s about people out there, and what they went through, and will go through, and what we can learn from that.
- Certain parts of the Book of Revelation are about the future only and do not have an is, was, and will be application.
- We go through a different judgment nowt, than what the others will go through later.
These lies have caused tremendous confusion and division within the body. These men who promoted these lies have drawn away disciples after them, and are clearly intent on continuing to teach them to others.
Act 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Act 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Act 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
They have started twisting Mat 4:4 stating that the verse must be qualified and it cannot possibly apply to all the words of God. They have lined up verses asserting that they don’t have an inward application. They convince people that it is the same fire, but not the same event. They have cunningly hidden their heresy with phrases like “different dispensation” and mock those who see the spirit behind the letter.
The Scriptures are signified and they are hard to understand, especially the book of Revelation. If we are not careful, we will twist them to our own destruction.
Luk 1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
2Pe 3:16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
Here’s another set of Scriptures which those who believe this lie will undoubtedly try to twist:
Exo 32:33 But the LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me, I will blot out of my book.
Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Rev 20:15 And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
This is painfully clear to those who are given the eyes to see. Whoever has sinned against God is blotted out of the book of life. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. If your name is not found in the book of life, you are thrown into the lake of fire.
Even our Lord who didn’t sin was made sin for us and was thrown into the lake of fire through dying daily on the cross.
2Co 5:21 For he hath made him sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through [the second] death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of [the second] death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
If we fear the second death, we will be in our lifetime subject to bondage. We will not be aware that our old man is still reigning in our life as we point our fingers to those sinners out there.
But the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.
1Co 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1Co 1:19 For it is written: “ I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
1Co 1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
1Co 1:22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom;
1Co 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
1Co 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
If the words of our Lord are spirit and life, and the letter kills, then getting this doctrine right is truly a matter of spiritual life and death. Doctrine affects our conduct in this life.
2Pe 1:3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
What can appear as semantics (mere word choice) is actually a huge diversion from the narrow way. As has now been manifested, the initial contention over the Second Death and Lake of Fire extends to the very issue of what is our reward in Christ. The leaven has spread like cancer in the Body and must be cut out. Denying the Lake of Fire is a subtle way of our carnal mind seeking to save its life and not die.
Mat 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
Mat 16:25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
This subtle lie is the same lie of the serpent all men get from the very beginning from their father the devil.
Gen 3:4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forevermore and there is only one way to find Him and to know Him and rest in Him. This is that same way as the Lake of Fire just using different symbols. But the dream is truly one. Christ (the tree of life) is only found by going through the Lake of Fire which is abiding with the angels of God (Cherubim) who have His Word and Testimony and are the Lake of Fire for all men in the appointed times.
Gen 3:24 So He drove out the man, and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Our living the Second Death which is the Lake of Fire is how we overcome and how we are saved. To say it’s not for us is to take way from the Word of God and remove ourselves from the Book of Life.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him [Satan and his messengers] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the [second] death.
We should not be diminishing the judgment now that the lake of fire represents, but should be running towards the fire that is the Lake of Fire to hasten the coming of the Lord within us (2Pe 3:12). “Come Lord Jesus Come” is what we should be saying rather than “the Lake of Fire is not for me”.
Rev 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
Rev 22:18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
Rev 22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Removing even one jot or tittle from the Scriptures including the Book of
Revelation takes away our part in Christ now and takes us right out of the Holy City. “Come quickly Lake of Fire”, “Come quickly seven plagues”, is what those who have the Spirit of God in them now will be saying. We will not be denying our part in the Lake of Fire which is the Second Death.
Rev 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
The letter kills and only the Spiritual understanding of God’s word gives life. There are many now who are mistakenly applying the signified words of the lake of fire/ second death in the Book of Revelation by applying those verses by the letter and not the spirit. The result is to abide in death to those that follow the letter. The true saints will see the spirit behind the letter which leads them to see that all the events in the Bible are functional and living events in their life now, not to be postponed, and will be fulfilled in every man in due time This understanding in no way denies the outward dispensations God has appointed in bringing in His harvests. However, failure to live each and every functional and living word of God causes us to remain in spiritual death in this age.
2Co 3:6 KJV Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Joh 6:63 (NKJV) It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
Brethren in our midst have been led astray and are now reverting back to some of the same old lies we left when leaving the deceived orthodox churches. Those standing against the lies are now being falsely accused of spreading heresy themselves. They are unknowingly demanding that we abandon the sound principles of rightly dividing the Word they themselves taught us.
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1Ti 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
We need to get our guards up and watchmen within constantly at work. As Gideon’s army, we need to be vigilant and always watch and try the spirits of men and test and prove all things, especially of doctrine.
Gal 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
Gal 1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
Gal 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
1Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity [living by every word, one event, etc.] that is in Christ.
We must live by all the words of God. The truth of this essential doctrine is established by multiple witnesses that are required to establish every matter of doctrine.
2Co 13:1 This will be the third time I am coming to you. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.”
Those contending against this Truth have gone to great lengths in using many words of the letter and carnal minded reasoning, to explain away these basic principles we have learned from the very beginning. Taking these principles away opens the door to ensare one in error regarding the Lake of Fire which is the Second Death in every man.
Here are more witnesses to this vital principle that we must hold on to:
1Co 3:21 Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours:
1Co 3:22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are yours.
1Co 3:23 And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.
1Co 13:4 (ESV) Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
1Co 13:5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
1Co 13:6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
1Co 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Looking behind, we can now see what a little leaven can do, and the contradiction taught many years ago has now created a giant gulf in the understanding of some.
Living by every word is having the words of God fulfilled within us. This is a requirement for us to know the mind of 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.
Christ suffered in His sinful flesh and the carnal mind and all the evil spirits resident in it were destroyed by the second death, which is the Scriptural definition of the lake of fire.
Php 2:7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
Php 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Rom 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
Rev 20:14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Our Lord suffered and we follow in His footsteps living the same event in our time in this sinful flesh.
Col 1:24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
Col 1:25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill (i.e. live by every one of them inwardly) the word of God,
Christ taught us that principle which is why He had to be baptized by John the Baptist, to fulfill the Word of God and give us the example we are following today.
Mat 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
Mat 3:14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”
Mat 3:15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.
1Co 15:46 (NKJV) However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.
Living by every word is the ONE EVENT that comes alike to all men in their appointed times.
Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: One event happens to the righteous and the wicked; To the good, the clean, and the unclean; To him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. As is the good, so is the sinner; He who takes an oath as he who fears an oath.
Ecc 9:3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: that one thing happens to all. Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
There is an “IS application” to every event in Scripture (Rev 1:4, Rev 1:8, Rev 4:8, Rev 11:17) Everyone lives by them in their own order (1Co 15:23). Our Lord lived them first as the first harvest. Then His elect/overcomer in the second harvest. Then the rest in the third harvest.
Rev 11:17 saying: “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
1Co 15:23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits [first harvest], afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.[second harvest]
1Co 15:24 Then comes the end [third harvest], when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.
Some have misunderstood us and think we are saying that we will live by every word of God outwardly. These people are understandably baffled by how we live by past events in the Bible like the flood of Noah.
Ecc 3:14 (KJV) I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
Ecc 3:15 (KJV) That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
The flood of Noah is an excellent parable of the destruction of the old man which results in the emergence of the new man, Noah the eighth.
Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world [the old man], but saved Noah the eighth [the new man], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
This is the Revelation of Jesus Christ within us, which is the destruction of the old man. This is the same Revelation of Jesus Christ spoken of by Paul, Peter, and John.
Gal 1:12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1Pe 1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested (tried) by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,
Dying daily, being crucified with Christ, cast into the lake of fire, are all saying the same thing: the destruction of our old man through judgment.
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin
Eph 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
It is only the new man who is not appointed to wrath as much as it is only the new man who shall not be hurt of the second death.
1Th 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
As further examples, we all come out of the world (Egypt) and then go through a wilderness experience after first coming to the knowledge of the Truth before we enter the promised land and begin to conquer sin (the giants) in our land. As Christ, we live these all inwardly, in the spirit, in our appointed time.
Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son
Luk 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Future events for us also cannot be lived by everyone outwardly. Only the very elect who overcome through Christ in this age, will be the administrators and outwardly ruling with Christ in the next age. For example, anyone who is not faithful to the end in this age will not rule and reign with Christ in the outward millennium to come. Yet all men in their order of harvest will live those words inwardly, even for those in resurrected spirit bodies that are still dead in their sins being carnal.
Some have also asked about Christ and the Scriptures attributed to Him? How can man live by those words? This is a good question but is answered in the SUM of the Word, a principle that appears to now be forgotten by those who left our fellowship. The Elect are never to be considered the head, but only the body in subjection to the Head as we fulfill the Word of God as His Christ.
Joh 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
We cannot get into all those potential questions in this study, but if we are given to hold on to the principles of rightly dividing the Word, all things will harmonize.
Questions have been asked like “how do the last harvest rule and reign with Christ and be priests of God”. The answer is they will not do so outwardly but all men will do so inwardly when Christ comes to them and begins working righteousness in them. This is all part of the mystery and how the Lord is making all men all in all with the Father and having every man fulfill the Word of God.
1Co 15:25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death [via the Second Death which is the Lake of Fire after the 1,000 years are lived out inwardly in every man]
1Co 15:27 For “HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted.
1Co 15:28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
2Pe 3:17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;
2Pe 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.