Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Word of the Day... January 28, 2014....

When The Perfect Has Come
8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 1 Corinthians 13:8-10

The gifts will continue in use until “that which is perfect has come.”  There are some people who deny the use of some of the spiritual gifts for today who suggest that “the perfect” refers to the completion of the canon of Scriptures, and because of that some of the gifts have ceased with the first century church.  However, it is clear from the context that the perfect is referring to the coming of Jesus Christ.  It says that then we will see Him “face to face” In verse 12.

But also in Joel 2:28-32, as Joel predicted the coming pouring out of the gifts of the Spirit, he made it clear that they were for the last days, right before the day of the Lord.  We need all of the gifts until our perfect Lord returns for us.  Then they will no longer be necessary.  I hope that you all have a Simply Heavenly day.  


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