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Just What Do You Mean
BORN AGAIN?
NOT YET the Universe!
"Thou hast put ALL THINGS [Moffatt: the UNIVERSE]
in subjection under his feet. For in that he put ALL in
subjection under him, he
left nothing
that is not put
under him...." Can you grasp that? The entire vast,
endless UNIVERSE! But that is for BORN sons of God.
Man is not yet BORN - except Christ only! Continue:
Here comes the answer:
.. But
now
[in this present gestation state] we see
NOT YET all things [the universe] put under him" (verse
8). (Emphasis mine.)
But what
do
we see, Now?
"But we see JEsus ... crowned with glory and hon–
our" (verse 9). Yes, as revealed in chapter 1, Jesus has
already been given the executive administration of God's
Government - the KINGDOM of Gon - over the entire
UNIVERSE! Only,
until
our time to inherit and possess
the government of EARTH, at Christ's return, He is
allowing Satan to continue on this earth his work of
deception. Now continue:
"For it became him [,Jesus], for whom are all things,
and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto
GLORY, to make the captain [margin, leader - or,
forerunner, pioneer - the One who has gone on before
us, as we are to follow] of their salvation perfect through
sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are
sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed
to call them
brethren"
(verses 10-11).
Christ First Born of Many
We are, as quoted before, heirs of God, and joint-heirs
- as BRF:THREN - with Christ. He has gone on ahead,
through a resurrection, to GLORY as the pioneer!
He is the firstborn of many
brethren~
He has INHER–
ITED "all things" - the UNIVERSE! We are still heirs -
still in the gestation stage of the process of being BORN
of God. Jesus is now our High Priest, supervising our
spiritual development - preparing us to be kings and
priests, reigning
u·ith
Him!
The first thousand years we shall reign ON THE