When shall Spiritual Gifts be done away? Part 2

   

"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

 

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

When we can talk to God in person all the time, the gift of tongues that is in part will be done away. The perfect is the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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When shall Spiritual Gifts be done away? Part 2

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

This is the continuation from part 1. Thinking that youtube accepts 15 minutes, I made the video longer than 10 minutes. But it was cut off at 10 before the message was over. So, I am adding it as part 2.

It is about the wise people. 1 Cor 2:14 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. 1 Cor 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. As the devil was trying to tempt Jesus Christ with the word of God, those who do not have the Holy Spirit, twist the word of God to make some other scripture obsolete. They cannot do that. They will not escape condemnation.

Here, the subject is not whether you are perfect, or I am perfect, or someone else is perfect, or diamond is perfect, or gold is perfect, or even whether the word of God is perfect. We all know that the word of God is perfect. Now, the question is, what is mentioned as perfect in 1 Cor 13:10? It is not asking what is the perfect. We should determine first what is perfect referred in 1 Cor 13:10. We will not confuse the issue, if we have an ounce of honesty in us. Vs10 says when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. The one which is perfect and the one which is in part are the same thing. It is not like: now we have a perfect car and so we give away the house that is not perfect. No. But it is like, now we have a perfect car, so give away the old car that is not perfect.

Let me ask the wise people. Do you have any knowledge? Vs 8 says whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease, whether there be knowledge it shall vanish away. If prophecies and tongues are done away, knowledge also will vanish away. If you have no knowledge at all, then tell me, I will accept that tongues and prophecies are done away as far as you are concerned. But, if you have some knowledge about godly things, then others also have the gifts of tongues and prophecies.

Let me talk to spiritual people also. 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.

Thank you for listening and God bless you.

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