Sunday, October 4, 2015

Our Destiny

Our Destiny    B. Keith Chadwell

Eph 1:17-19 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power...

It is God's goal that we go on, beyond the elementary doctrines of Christ, to perfection in Christ, it is our individual and corporate destiny in this earth.  It is the “end” goal or purpose that God has purposed for His people in the earth.   Then, Him showing forth His righteousness from within our hearts to a dark and dying world and thereby allowing Christ in us to, in fact, be the manifestation of God's wisdom, power and love to the world, through us.
Creation is waiting for this, full, manifestation of the Sons of God. It is the hope of our calling in Christ, OUR DESTINY…the hope of glorifying the Father again, in the earth, even as Christ did.

Phillipians 3:12-16 (Phillips) Yet, my brothers, I do not consider myself to have "arrived", spiritually, nor do I consider myself already perfect. But I keep going on, grasping ever more firmly that purpose for which Christ grasped me. My brothers, I do not consider myself to have fully grasped it even now. But I do concentrate on this: I leave the past behind and with hands outstretched to whatever lies ahead I go straight for the goal - my reward the honour of being called by God in Christ. All of us who are spiritually adult should set ourselves this sort of ambition, and if at present you cannot see this, yet you will find that this is the attitude which God is leading you to adopt.  It is important that we go forward in the light of such truth as we have ourselves attained to.

B. Keith Chadwell,

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"At Hand..."

© B. K. Chadwell

"At Hand" is the second and final teaching of a two part teaching;

1. "The disciples were astonished"
2.  "At Hand"

"Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass. And He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John,  Rev 1:2 who bore record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 

John who?  

Simply put, I believe "John" may have been mistaken for "John", which is not hard to do when "John" is only identified as; "John" and there is more than one "John" to be considered. 
Was Revelation 1: verse 2 written by "John (the Apostle)" OF John (the Baptist) and not of himself? If that were true, then it follows that the activity described only in verses; 1 & 2, would all have been historical  and; "AT HAND' (not future) at the time "John (the Apostle)" wrote the book of Revelation.  If true, there would be much for many Christian scholars and theologians to reconsider and in the opinion of this writer would far better fit with the words which Jesus spoke to His disciples.."The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand". 

Let's see if there is any scripture to support or even suggest such a thesis could be true:" ...

The term "at hand" is not a particularly common term today.  However, whatever the origins, the term's use and history are obviously, at least, as old as the King James English. Today, we can see the first use of the term "at hand" in the King James Bible, in Genesis 27:41.